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Offline woodguy7

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« Reply #420 on: February 19, 2012, 04:22 AM »
Kev

I have a mate who is over there just now, he is working in Melbourne.  I have e-mailed him to see if he can take a set back but he is quite un reliable so I may get back to you on that.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #421 on: February 19, 2012, 08:54 AM »
I know of at least 5 various tradesmen that were sold on the cordless drills until they were told that there was no matching cordless reciprocating saw. The guys just don't want to add another flavor of battery/chargers to their kit. I have a 18V Bosch cordless and it is a beautiful tool for what it is. Is it the tool for all day long demo work? Certainly not. But it is great for when it will take longer to string the cord than cut the hole type stuff.

As for myself, along with seeing a cordless version, I would like to see a corded one. One designed from the ground with dust collection in mind AND a headlight! It seems that 1/2 the time I use a reciprocating saw it is over my head and I just LOVE the way the dust rains down on me and everything else.

This business of "Festool won't introduce a tool unless they can make it 7 ways better" seems ludicrous in the case of a reciprocating saw as I am sure that Festool could:
1) make one more ergonomic.
2) better power to weight ratio
3) better balanced
4) WITH DUST COLLECTION
5) with a blade holder mechanism that doesn't seize, jam or otherwise act retarded
6) comes in Festool green
7) that doesn't crap out after a few uses.

So there's 7  [tongue]

If the folks at Festool can't make a better reciprocating saw than what's already out there, then I think their engineers are over-rated and lack imagination. Since we all know that the latter is not the case............

And I really think NA is a vast untapped market for the Protool line-up. If Germany doesn't think so then they are selling themselves short.  There is a funny phenomenon with Festools as one tool in the line-up sells yet another and another. I believe the same would be true for Protool line.

Harry,

I like your thinking.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #422 on: February 19, 2012, 04:10 PM »
I haven't tried to get any myself, but I'm in Sydney ... so if push comes to shove I can give them a call and see if I can organise a price + shipping deal for FOG members.

Let me know guys.

Do we need to start a new thread.
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« Reply #423 on: February 23, 2012, 02:46 PM »
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]
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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #424 on: February 23, 2012, 04:10 PM »
I posted this on our Facebook fan page recently and there were a lot of responses.  

Obviously, we've had many threads here with various "wishes" but in a word or two, let's hear what you wish Festool would offer that it currently doesn't.



PS - Please keep it clean.  [embarassed]

Shane,

My son is a construction foreman in California and right now they are building three hospitals.  The inspectors are adamant about there being no dust in the holes that they drill for anchors and if Festool could provide a Rotary hammer drill with dust collection they would sell a whole lot of them to the construction trade.  I envision a drill with a sleeve that goes around the drill bit and retracts into the drill body as the drill bit progresses into the concrete.  A dust system could be around the drill flutes inside this sleeve.  It would take some engineering but, the payoff would be very lucrative.

Jack

Jack, your boy should take a look at the Hilti products. Already available in North America. Their dust collection stuff is supposed to be pretty nice. Depending on the model, some run on a small PTO on the bottom of the tool, others sport an electrical connection and a dedicated motor just for the extractor.

Of course, with Hilti you'll be paying Festool-like prices, but I understand they are nearly indestructible and are well-supported.

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« Reply #425 on: February 23, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Tiny router.

- Like a Dremel tool, but of very high quality & adjustability.

Offline arnoldhunter

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« Reply #426 on: March 07, 2012, 09:51 PM »
Well, I pretty much read all the posts and didn't see what I had in mind.  That took so long I don't recall what I had in mind.  [unsure]

Oh, wait, yeah: (as I'm not familiar with everything Festool makes in or out of NA, maybe they have these)

1) a retractable cordreel withe the female end to fit the power tools. Okay, I don't even know if this is a standard connector across the line.

2) a downdraft table or attachment for underneath the MFT. Yeah, I know that no dust escapes the extractor and Festool sanders. But, for the dust that does... Also, I realize this would impede the ability to reach under the table to attach things through the holes. So, maybe it could have a hatch, similar to the access to a sandblasting cabinet. Perhaps an accessory MFT top could have a lot more holes bored in it to make this work better, without messing with the current grid.

3) a hoseless vac to go along with the cordless tools.  [tongue]




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« Reply #427 on: March 08, 2012, 06:58 AM »
I know Festool doesn't like to go where other companies tread unless they can dramatically improve or revolutionize a product.  That being said, I drill a lot of pocket holes on site and would love a powered pocket hole jig that fit in a systainer.  Similar to the porter cable machine, just incorporated into a sys 5.

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« Reply #428 on: March 08, 2012, 11:50 AM »
I know Festool doesn't like to go where other companies tread unless they can dramatically improve or revolutionize a product.  That being said, I drill a lot of pocket holes on site and would love a powered pocket hole jig that fit in a systainer.  Similar to the porter cable machine, just incorporated into a sys 5.

Jon

A Kreg Jig could probably be stored in a SYS 1 or SYS 2 easily enough; would just need an insert to make it work well...

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« Reply #429 on: March 08, 2012, 01:25 PM »
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

+3! A replacement set would sell with me.

The systainer four wheel cart has very quiet wheels.

I think the the CT current series have quieter wheels, if so.... would they fit the CT22 old series?

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« Reply #430 on: March 08, 2012, 03:43 PM »
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

Why, does your CT sound like the wheels have giant flat spots in them like my Big Wheel front wheel did? [big grin]
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« Reply #431 on: March 11, 2012, 10:12 AM »
When I hit a chip or cord on the concrete floor, the wheels stop rolling and drag....

 [crying]


I also wish Festool would make a plunge base for the MFK700.  This would be great for mortising hinges and other small, tight spots.  It could also be usefull for doweling if two pins could be attached to the base.
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« Reply #432 on: March 11, 2012, 04:13 PM »

one of those sanders for floors but built like a rotex. 12"-16" maybe .
and have the middle  section spin the other way so that it is controllable.
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« Reply #433 on: March 11, 2012, 06:35 PM »
Tile saw!
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

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« Reply #434 on: March 11, 2012, 07:02 PM »
wall chaser . cuts a wide slot with not breaking out after cutting  and cutts deep enough for pipes etc
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« Reply #435 on: March 16, 2012, 08:01 AM »
I wish Festool's ekat system was fully functional on an iPad.

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« Reply #436 on: March 16, 2012, 09:41 AM »
I wish Festool's ekat system was fully functional on an iPad.

Lol, I wish it was fully functional on the PC. Some shady programming and strange choices in there.

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« Reply #437 on: March 16, 2012, 11:59 AM »
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


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« Reply #438 on: March 16, 2012, 12:44 PM »
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


JMB

Hey - a "Sys 0.5" sortainer drawer, that inverted the Original to T-Loc linkage would be cool (T-Loc on the bottom but then as is for the top).

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« Reply #439 on: March 16, 2012, 12:57 PM »
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]
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« Reply #440 on: March 16, 2012, 01:01 PM »
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


JMB

Hey - a "Sys 0.5" sortainer drawer, that inverted the Original to T-Loc linkage would be cool (T-Loc on the bottom but then as is for the top).

YEah I would like it if they could make it so that you can also stack and lock a T-loc ontop of a Sortainer using the T-loc method but I understand the reason why NOT to do this.  
Fixing a T-loc turn knob on the front of the Sortainer well dramatically reduce space  so  a 4 draw version One large and 1 medium and two small would become a One large and two small  so you would be loosing a medium draw just for the sake of it being able to lock on like a T-lock.  
I dont mind doing it the old method still just for Sortainers with the latches rather keep the medium draw.  



Stacking a Sortainer ONTOP  and being able to LOCK it onto a T-loc is complete doable and I cant see why Tanons arnt doing it its just a simple mater of altering the bottom section adding the little hook able feet and the little Lug at the front.  Cus at the moment I can not stack and lock my Sortainers ontop of a T-loc which is a little annoying.


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« Reply #441 on: March 16, 2012, 01:02 PM »
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]

Simples The tool has the Vac built on it with its own built in filters and its own disposable bag when its full.   The tool might become a little heavy adding all that to it BUT it will be hoseless!
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #442 on: March 16, 2012, 01:32 PM »
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]

Simples The tool has the Vac built on it with its own built in filters and its own disposable bag when its full.   The tool might become a little heavy adding all that to it BUT it will be hoseless!

Gotta go with the  Mini for sanding though, the 48 is just too clunky in this configuration  [blink]


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« Reply #443 on: March 16, 2012, 03:23 PM »
Fixing a T-loc turn knob on the front of the Sortainer well dramatically reduce space  so  a 4 draw version One large and 1 medium and two small would become a One large and two small  so you would be loosing a medium draw just for the sake of it being able to lock on like a T-lock.  

I've thought of this too. It seems to me that the sortainer doesn't need the full "T", if you know what I mean. Unless I'm mistaken, the sortainer doesn't have a lid which needs to be held closed. So instead of a full "T" latch, the wings could be removed, leaving a much smaller lever that could be rotated 90 degrees to the left or right to release the container above it. If they did it right, it would impinge very little into the drawer space, if at all.
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« Reply #444 on: March 16, 2012, 03:33 PM »
The simpler solution would be to place the knob on the back of the sortainer and it wouldn't interfere with the drawers at all. [wink]
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« Reply #445 on: March 16, 2012, 03:36 PM »
The simpler solution would be to place the knob on the back of the sortainer and it wouldn't interfere with the drawers at all.  [wink]

OR  keep the turn knob on the front and stick the draws in from the rear.   Dont know if any body already knows but sortainer draws can be inserted front and back and still work they still clip into place.   

Thing is though having your draws OR sortainer back to front from the rest of the stack  would be annoying lol
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« Reply #446 on: March 16, 2012, 06:26 PM »
id  like a hose that sences that the tool is running and sends a signal to the vac  to turn on. i often use my 220volt ct22 and my 110v of2000 at the same time  and forget that the vac wont auto start until im covered in dust
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« Reply #447 on: March 16, 2012, 06:38 PM »
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

I totally agree but can you imagine what that change will cost us???   $$$,$$$,$$$.

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« Reply #448 on: March 16, 2012, 08:30 PM »
I don't want a poly wheel that can grit embedded and then I can mess up a customer's floor.  I will deal with the appearance and the sound happily.  One day I would love to have a Festool head engineer have a question and answer session so that I and everyone else will be able to understand the process and the reasonings behind the design.

Just my thoughts.

Peter

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« Reply #449 on: March 16, 2012, 09:11 PM »
I don't want a poly wheel that can grit embedded and then I can mess up a customer's floor.  I will deal with the appearance and the sound happily.  One day I would love to have a Festool head engineer have a question and answer session so that I and everyone else will be able to understand the process and the reasonings behind the design.

Just my thoughts.

Peter

Peter, You no doubt deal with a wide variety of customer floors and casters but I tend to think the opposite might be true -- I haven't noticed my poly casters building up with dirt or chips but I would think the hard plastic CT wheels might leave tracks on hardwood floors, etc.  Again, none of my wheels leave home.