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Offline Laminator

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2017, 03:31 PM »
Wow am I glad I have 2 ras 115's as they save the day many times in a year.  Although I have not touched any of the new hose ends I sure hope my supply of old style last me the rest of my career.

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 05:32 PM »
What??! Are you Guys telling me that a Festool (RAS115) is NAIE but AINA?


...what has the world come to... ;)
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 05:40 PM »
I've got the RAS 115 but missed news of the DX-93 being discontinued here.
I have a bunch of installed stair treads to sand and was planning to finally buy that gear driven delta.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2017, 01:29 AM »
I've got the RAS 115 but missed news of the DX-93 being discontinued here.
I have a bunch of installed stair treads to sand and was planning to finally buy that gear driven delta.

I just used mine today on some trim work. It’s probably 3-4 times faster than a Fein, pretty impressive. It’s also not as clumsy to use as a RO 90 with the triangular head. The only thing I dislike is the oval dust port. Really, Festool should bring this item back and update it with a round dust port and a removable cord.

Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2017, 12:50 PM »
DX93 still available in a few stores over here. One of the least expensive Festool sanders.
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 01:28 PM »
DX93 still available in a few stores over here. One of the least expensive Festool sanders.

Is a 110 volt model available? If so, how much do they cost?

Offline mwildt

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 08:05 PM »
Sweden and all the Scandinavian countries are 220v. Bummer, but so it is.

Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2017, 08:17 PM »
If you're looking for an alternative to the now-discontinued MFS, stay tuned.  [bite tongue] [popcorn]
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Offline Holmz

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 02:54 AM »
DX93 still available in a few stores over here. One of the least expensive Festool sanders.

Is a 110 volt model available? If so, how much do they cost?

I paid ~250 used for mine in 110v. Currently in Virgina beach, Va on loan...
So I may be interested in selling it getting a 230v one...

Offline rst

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Heads up...TCO Trade Counter Online/Ebay has MFS 700 listed for $382 + 45 shipping.

Offline Alan m

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 07:01 PM »
is the laminate trimmer attactment for the of1010 officially discontinued. I hope not
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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2017, 04:26 PM »
is the laminate trimmer attactment for the of1010 officially discontinued. I hope not

I think it is. Almost sure.

Michael K: no 110V DX93's I'm afraid. The largest dealer has only a single DX93 in 220V in stock, last one that I've seen pretty much everywhere around here. 

I did snag the last RAS115 - wasn't planning on spending a single penny/dime/öre on gear until the yearly bonus in Jan/Feb but it was the last RAS 115 they could source up around here. I had another dealer telling me he could get me one - he was calling around all his colleagues to source one up but it turned out he would have gotten it from the same dealer I did. Felt weird carrying the RAS home only to put it on a shelf, complete set in package. But it sure feels good. Now I am not antsy about losing the one I have been beating up the last couple of years - though I do hope it will last!

Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2017, 08:00 PM »
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 08:03 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2017, 10:25 PM »

Wow...looking at those Aussie prices, it really is sticker shock.  [eek]

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2017, 04:28 PM »
I used my DX93 extensively during the restoration of a 150 year old house. Over a three year period of all my Festools used this one certainly earned its keep particularly when restoring window frames, doors and architrave.  A dealer demo of the RO90 with delta pad did not cut it when compared to the smooth operation of the DX.

I could'nt agree more.  The DX93 is (relatively) powerful, efficient & smooth.  Just like other deltas, that stepped head makes it extremely useful in those diabolical concavities that most other sanders miss.  Allowing a reasonable overhang, together with an aggressive true orbital action makes it far superior to the slow, inefficient micro-rotary oscillating multitool action that currently seems to be in vogue.

It's also just about everything that the RO90 isn't: in delta mode anyway.  Where the DX is light, compact, ergonomically sound, easily handled, smooth running and can access overhangs, the baby Rotex is poorly balanced, rough handling, incapable of accessing all but the most minuscule of overhangs, & so rough that delicate surfaces & mouldings are in constant danger of irreparable damage.  For fine work, sash frames, stair mouldings, architraves & complex skirtings the DX93 is ideal, & the RO90 nigh on useless.
   I liked mine so much I bought a 2nd used one earlier this year since they are NLA. All the reasons you mentioned.....esp. tight space sanding.... DX excels at this...   [thumbs up]
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2017, 11:37 PM »

Wow...looking at those Aussie prices, it really is sticker shock.  [eek]

Welcome to Australia. 🤗

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2017, 05:40 AM »

Wow...looking at those Aussie prices, it really is sticker shock.  [eek]

@Cheese  - Did you do the currency conversion too?

Unfortunately Festool Aust, unlike Festool USA, is  actually a seperate company from Festool, and so in addition to setting its own margins, can fix dealer prices (given an exception few other companies in Australia enjoy), and as I say often here provides a weaker version of 'Service All Nothing', er I mean 'Inclusive'  [big grin].
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2017, 10:03 AM »

Wow...looking at those Aussie prices, it really is sticker shock.  [eek]

@Cheese  - Did you do the currency conversion too?

Unfortunately Festool Aust, unlike Festool USA, is  actually a seperate company from Festool, and so in addition to setting its own margins, can fix dealer prices (given an exception few other companies in Australia enjoy), and as I say often here provides a weaker version of 'Service All Nothing', er I mean 'Inclusive'  [big grin].

At least there is sense to this. 
Now if only if one could explain the VHS tapes at 9,600 ¥
and the 3,500 króna compact discs.  [tongue]








Offline Cheese

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2017, 10:32 AM »

@Cheese  - Did you do the currency conversion too?

Unfortunately Festool Aust, unlike Festool USA, is  actually a seperate company from Festool, and so in addition to setting its own margins, can fix dealer prices (given an exception few other companies in Australia enjoy), and as I say often here provides a weaker version of 'Service All Nothing', er I mean 'Inclusive'  [big grin].

Ya Untidy, I did the conversion on the 486534 Copier. It costs $159 Aus = $121 US and I paid $72 from Toolnut with free shipping (that's a distance of 1230 miles) a year ago.  [jawdrop]

When it comes to owning Festool gear in Australia, as they say in car & bike racing, "Ya gotta wanna".

At those prices it's easier to justify Mafell gear.

Offline DB10

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2017, 06:24 PM »

@Cheese  - Did you do the currency conversion too?

Unfortunately Festool Aust, unlike Festool USA, is  actually a seperate company from Festool, and so in addition to setting its own margins, can fix dealer prices (given an exception few other companies in Australia enjoy), and as I say often here provides a weaker version of 'Service All Nothing', er I mean 'Inclusive'  [big grin].

Ya Untidy, I did the conversion on the 486534 Copier. It costs $159 Aus = $121 US and I paid $72 from Toolnut with free shipping (that's a distance of 1230 miles) a year ago.  [jawdrop]

When it comes to owning Festool gear in Australia, as they say in car & bike racing, "Ya gotta wanna".

At those prices it's easier to justify Mafell gear.
You would think but unfortunately Mafell do not have a distributor in Australia. If they did one could only imagine what the prices would look like.

Offline Coen

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2017, 04:23 PM »
The anti-splinter strips on the rails but with the glue that keeps them actually.... like glued to the rail?

Or did I miss a re-release there?

Offline SWC

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2017, 09:02 PM »
All lengths and lighted configurations of Festool/Stabila levels.  Stop the wild secondary market prices   :o

Offline ScotF

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2017, 11:34 AM »
All versions of drill bits, including Zobo and Brad points. I have the Installer Set, but would love ability to replace individual bits.

Offline Coen

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Re: Discontinued Festools that you wish Festool would bring back?
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2017, 06:26 PM »
Festool #201311

Why oh why is that a limited edition...  [huh]