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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2010, 03:54 AM »
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS ONE HANDED PLANER
                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)

                                  Also Wish FESTOOL hurries up and makes a CMS for the CARVEX!!!

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Offline Chris Meggersee

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2010, 04:18 AM »
I wish Festool made:

  • A Drill press
  • A Planer - thicknesser
  • A lathe
  • The ultimate horses. (I'm unsure of the proper word. Trestle legs maybe? The ones you use to put your wood on when you are going to cut it up.)
PS300EQ Jigsaw - OF1010EBQ Router - DF500 Domino - RO125FEQ Sander - C12CE Drill - TS55EBQ Saw - CT22E Dust extractor - DTS400 Sander

Wish List: Anything not listed above in the catalogue.

Offline CJ'60

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2010, 05:11 AM »
A Shane Holland action figure?  [big grin]

The one thing I can think of that I'd love to trade in for a Festool model would be an air compressor. Make something that's really quiet, reasonably light/portable and I'd line up a year ahead of time to grab it.


I thought Festool only creates new items when they can significantly improve the design of something that already exists. How can you improve a syspressor?
It has been dicussed at the forum before.

A picture can be found here. They provide a 'systank' as well, that can be combined with the syspressor. The systank is 10 liter, it has a water separator. The syspressor has a 3 liter tank, and yields 115 l/min. The syspressor can be deployed stand-alone as well. And yes, it's all 240V....

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Offline Alex

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2010, 05:37 AM »
- flashlight for Festool batteries
- corded hammer drill in the 750-1000 watt power range
- cordless impact driver
- larger offering of systainer inserts and preferably a system to design one's own.
- wider range of centrotec bits
- angle grinder, 125 mm and 230 mm
- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2010, 07:39 AM »
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection.

An impact driver would be huge.  I could retire my Ryobi (I do love it though).  I saw in his recent pictorial that Frank Pellow uses these also.   [smile]


Well, I keep my Ryobi impact driver, batteries, and charger in a systainer.  That's almost as good, isn't it. [scratch chin]
Cheers,   
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Offline neeleman

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2010, 07:51 AM »
- flashlight for Festool batteries
- corded hammer drill in the 750-1000 watt power range
- cordless impact driver
- larger offering of systainer inserts and preferably a system to design one's own.
- wider range of centrotec bits
- angle grinder, 125 mm and 230 mm
- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)

Alex, as you might already know.
The flashlight is already there. But only from it's sister company Protool.
Would not be to hard to replace the orange accents and brandname to Festool green.
You can use all the Festool and Protool batteries.
Look at the best online Festool dealer in the Netherlands because it has an introduction price: Geerdink Doetinchem
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Offline David

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2010, 08:03 AM »
I wish they made a handier way to organize router bits.
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Offline Terry Fogarty

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2010, 08:19 AM »
 Better effort to reduce their ridiculously expensive prices.

To get rid of the stupid tabs on the Domino and revert to the pins.
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Offline Neill

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2010, 09:33 AM »
Shane,

I think the rub here is to REPLACE what we have with a Festool.

I wish Festool made a multitool but Fein's Multimaster is great and I would not replace it.

I wish Festool made a hammer drill but the Makita I bought is great and I would not replace it.

I have a Makita cordless mini-circular saw that uses like a 3 1/4" blade that I would not mind replacing with a Festool if offered.

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Offline Jim Becker

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 10:06 AM »
...native Robertson/Square recess driver bits....
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2010, 10:14 AM »
...native Robertson/Square recess driver bits....
Good reply Jim!  We have been asking for those time and time again for over 6 years.   [sad]

But it certainly appears that Festool is not listening.  We are probably  [dead horse],
but I guess that all we can do is to keep reminding Christian and company that we still want this.
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2010, 11:13 AM »
A: The Prebna is impossible to get here in the states.

B: Quit using #2 square drive and join the Torx revolution.

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2010, 12:16 PM »
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)




That was one of the questions when I had my Festool visit recently, the guy asked if I thought a cordless ts55 would be of any use ?. I said yeah but you would have to have a  corcless vac too. This is why they are looking at dust catchers as an option.

Offline Rick Christopherson

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2010, 12:18 PM »
I wish Festool made:

  • The ultimate horses. (I'm unsure of the proper word. Trestle legs maybe? The ones you use to put your wood on when you are going to cut it up.)

This is a great idea. Light weight saw horses with extendable supports in between so they can support long or short stock in the center for ripping with TS saws.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2010, 12:22 PM »

And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the the warehouse when nowone's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

A muzzle for obnoxious posters, or maybe a stapler to pin their fingers down to the workbench so they can't type.  [big grin]

Offline tigger

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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2010, 12:39 PM »
I wish Festool made 1) a Thicknesser, 2) Drill Press, 3) Dedicated Table Saw, 4) Dedicated Router Table, 5) Oscillating Sander -

Okay, let me put it this way. I wish Festool made ALL the "other" motorised workshop equipment. It kills me having to go from using my AWESOME Festools and then place my workpiece in a @#$& machine to continue the job.  [doh]

 [not worthy] Please Festool - DO SOMETHING HERE!  [not worthy]
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2010, 12:46 PM »
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)




That was one of the questions when I had my Festool visit recently, the guy asked if I thought a cordless ts55 would be of any use ?. I said yeah but you would have to have a  corcless vac too. This is why they are looking at dust catchers as an option.


I Agree Cordless Vacuum would be good!!!!!!!  BUT I dont think you have to have a cordless Vacuum because cutting out side is what you would be doing with the Cordless TS55 well that's what I would use if for most! but also  also it would only be for a few cuts at the most if more I would use a corded.  I just want if for a quick straight cut with not hassle carrying a lot of stuff.

Just carry a Rail and systainer with cordless TS55 in it  cut sheet  fit the sheet and job done. No carrying vacuum no leads no setting up hose and everything.
 

Need to cut out a panel in a floor !simple! get Rail and systainer and  cut out and DONE!   straight cut panel to be replaced back after when finished!


Thats how I would use it


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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2010, 12:48 PM »

- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)


I think the Fein MultiMaster is as good as I gets really dont think Festool can do any better.


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Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2010, 01:31 PM »
I wish Festool made 1) a Thicknesser, 2) Drill Press, 3) Dedicated Table Saw, 4) Dedicated Router Table, 5) Oscillating Sander -

Okay, let me put it this way. I wish Festool made ALL the "other" motorised workshop equipment. It kills me having to go from using my AWESOME Festools and then place my workpiece in a @#$& machine to continue the job.  [doh]

 [not worthy] Please Festool - DO SOMETHING HERE!  [not worthy]

Tigger nailed it!  That's my biggest frustration, too. 
+1 on portable (lunchbox) planer/thicknesser
+1 on mulitple hoses from a CT (just running one tool at a time, though)

Another thing I would love is some way to shift the CT from automatic to manual at the end of the hose, maybe a remote or something...   Sometimes I get a mortise clogged and need to vacuum out the shavings.  Multiple hoses would also solve this...

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2010, 01:39 PM »
Saw this post this morning, but didn't have time to reply. As some have pointed out, Festool probably couldn't do much to improve the multimaster, and the compressor in a systainer has already been done by Probena.

One thing that seems quite popular is a 'lunchbox' planer. I've thought in the past that that would be a great idea, in a systainer footprint. I meant to post it at the time, but I did a concept model of it - I've just posted details in this post.

Other things I'd like to see Festool make are:

a 45 degree base for the MFK700, to turn it into a small cove router;

a new version of the SE-HL Bench Unit for the HL850 planer, with an extended, longer bed for surfacing bigger timbers (perfect for use in conjunction with the SysPlaner!);

and, I'd like Festool UK to start importing Protool, and making them properly available in the UK. They are sort-of-available, in a sneak-in-and-ask-to-see-what's-under-the-counter kind of way [eek]
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Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

Offline greg mann

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2010, 02:07 PM »
and, I'd like Festool UK to start importing Protool, and making them properly available in the UK. They are sort-of-available, in a sneak-in-and-ask-to-see-what's-under-the-counter kind of way [eek]


I agree that importing for the sister company makes sense. Why just expand the Festool side and ignore a market that should be at least as big?
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Offline Alex

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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2010, 02:28 PM »
As some have pointed out, Festool probably couldn't do much to improve the multimaster, and the compressor in a systainer has already been done by Probena.

I don't understand why people keep saying the MM can't be improved. If so, then why does Fein themselves improve the machines once in a while? And why do they offer two types ( MM and SuperCut)?

Those who kept their eye on the MM know that Fein just brought out a new cordless MM, but only after Bosch showed them the way with their GOP 10.8 version.

There is always room for improvement. And citing 'improvement' as the only reason to bring out a type of tool is utter non-sense. That is not what competition in a capitalist environment is about. It is about fighting for market share. Bosch took up the fight and now a number of people use the Bosch GOP instead of the MM simply because it's cordless. Fein had to respond and now have their own cordless version. This situation is a win-win for the consumer.

Same for the Prebena compressor. Those who actually worked with it report it's greatly underpowered for most uses but nailing. The more companies bring out their own versions the better or cheaper they can get and the bigger the choice is for consumers.

Offline JJ Wavra

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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2010, 02:48 PM »
I really would like to see some of the other tools made by festool.  So in the spirit of it:  I wish festool made a friend at UL! [tongue]

Offline Jonathan

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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2010, 03:05 PM »
All of what Jonny round boy said too please, especially a new extended version of the SE-HL Bench unit.

Offline hasslefactor

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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2010, 04:39 PM »
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]
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Offline justinmcf

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2010, 05:41 PM »
with regards to the fein multimaster...

i dont think festool would waste their time or money trying to improve what is already a fantastic little tool.

justin

Offline Corwin

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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2010, 06:12 PM »
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]

And here they say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Oh well, I guess this just goes to prove the point that being able to actually touch and feel something like these shirts in question is far more telling that looking at some silly picture.  Oops, did I just call that picture silly?  [embarassed]  Goodness, I really meant that those non-denim shirts were silly.  So, Festool, how about some REAL denim shirts for us customers?  Maybe even send them to customers that accumulated a certain number of those otherwise useless tool points -- like a shirt for every $5,000 in purchases ...  (just let us worry about the extra closet space that this would require)   [smile]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2010, 06:24 PM »
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]

And here they say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Oh well, I guess this just goes to prove the point that being able to actually touch and feel something like these shirts in question is far more telling that looking at some silly picture.  Oops, did I just call that picture silly?  [embarassed]  Goodness, I really meant that those non-denim shirts were silly.  So, Festool, how about some REAL denim shirts for us customers?  Maybe even send them to customers that accumulated a certain number of those otherwise useless tool points -- like a shirt for every $5,000 in purchases ...  (just let us worry about the extra closet space that this would require)   [smile]

Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.
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Offline Corwin

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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2010, 06:40 PM »
Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.

Hmmmmm is right!  Maybe the next FOGshirt group purchase???   [wink]




Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2010, 06:49 PM »
Shhhhhh.  You don't really think that I sleep do you?  Don't ask, I can't give details yet.  Patience is a virtue.

Peter
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