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Offline BillCourington

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Festool University
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:47 PM »
I've been casting about for a vacation idea and have narrowed it down to a class of some kind. About 10 seconds of further thought led me to wish for Festool University.

My idea of a week-long class:
Spend most of the time on the most popular tools: saws, MFTs, routers, I'd guess. How to use them to do the basics and not so basics (cutting narrow identical pieces). Lots of practice time to develop "muscle memory". Some advanced or novel techniques. Finally, quick hands on experience of some of the less popular or newer tools.

I'd pay a solid tuition charge. Festool might sell me some more tools. It good be a good exercise in "building community" as well ... meeting and working with fellow owners or wouldbes.

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Offline ejantny

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  • Scotia, NY
Re: Festool University
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 04:05 PM »
Welcome Bill, sounds like a great idea. Be great if it were able to travel to different parts of the country.

Offline Daniel Platt

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Re: Festool University
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 04:12 PM »
Hello Bill,
This is an interesting idea and I can see the benefit in hands on training. When I first started looking at the Festool line I found it hard to visualize how things worked together. Jerry's excellent documents helped a great deal, but it wasn't until I had the pieces in my hands that I "got it". This is most likely a limitation on my part, but I need to actually use the tools to fully put the words and pictures in context.

Offline Bob Childress

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  • South Carolina, USA
Re: Festool University
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 05:31 PM »
That is an excellent idea and it seems it could be implemented through the dealer network. Festool could send around a demonstrator or two and hold the classes at the dealer's store. An all-day class would give you a pretty good intro to the lineup, and a 2-day class could go into more depth. (No pun intended.)  ;D
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