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What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:06 PM »
Hi Everyone

I think that I have exhausted all of the mechanisms for passing hints to my wife about what I would really like for Christmas. The one that has worked the best in the past was getting a woodworking friend to first compliment my wife on her excellent home made cake and follow that shortly with "...Peter, you really need to get a decent finish sander, I have lent you mine 5 times now."

The other one that worked for one of the routers was to point out how much easier it would make the cabinet work that I was doing for my elder daughter.

I want an MFS. When I borrowed one from Festool UK in order to make the video I was so impressed that I got rid of a whole bunch of jigs that I had made. But then I bought my first lot of Festool storage boxes (and since bought more) and so still no MFS.

The storage solutions were an absolute luxury but they really have transformed the way that I organise my stuff and I have saved a lot of space.

So with just about 16 days to go - what Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?

Peter

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 12:35 PM »
I have been busy in my workshop this week fabricating some 3.6mtr long sections of Corian. On a couple of occasions during the process, I have had to join a shorter rail to my FS3000 to get the necessary lengths for cutting with the TS75 and for routing out rebates etc.....Its a pain in the a..e!......3000 + 1400 and there is still a bit of movement in the joint and I have to re set it every time I pick it up and put it down again.
So, I'm thinking I may have to drop "her indoors" the hint that Santa may like to bring me an FS5000, but quite how he will manage to get it on his sleigh is another matter....!

I'm also tempted by the new CT Bluetooth Remote System for my CT26, but that will have to be in the New Year.

@Phil Beckley  Can we pre-order the new CT accessories for delivery in the New Year Phil....????

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 01:10 PM »
I have been busy in my workshop this week fabricating some 3.6mtr long sections of Corian. On a couple of occasions during the process, I have had to join a shorter rail to my FS3000 to get the necessary lengths for cutting with the TS75 and for routing out rebates etc.....Its a pain in the a..e!......3000 + 1400 and there is still a bit of movement in the joint and I have to re set it every time I pick it up and put it down again.
So, I'm thinking I may have to drop "her indoors" the hint that Santa may like to bring me an FS5000, but quite how he will manage to get it on his sleigh is another matter....!

I'm also tempted by the new CT Bluetooth Remote System for my CT26, but that will have to be in the New Year.

@Phil Beckley  Can we pre-order the new CT accessories for delivery in the New Year Phil....????

Hi
.....the dealers will have the part numbers so can be ordered... [big grin]
....will post the date later for the next fb live  [wink]
Rg
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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 02:38 PM »
CXS or maybe TXS. Have always regretted slightly going for the C15 a couple of years back- it's nowhere near as heavy as the PDC but it's still more substantial than it needs to be. I'd very much prefer to have the lightweight manoeuvrability of the CXS...

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 03:21 PM »
I love the CXS. I use it almost as much as the Kapex. The PDC has a lot of merit and has (I understand) the fastest speed of any battery powered drill on the market. The battery lasts forever. If you have seen my video putting a new roof on a stable block then you would have seen that drill put in well over 1200 long(ish) roofing screws on one charge.

The drill that I really want right now is the C18. My friend has one and I was going to borrow it for a short video but he did not have all the accessories. He may by now have sold it on ebay and gone for the PDC18.

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 05:19 PM »
I really - really - really - would like to have a CMS OF2200, but considering my kids are rather poor, I probably am going to give it to myself. (The alternative being gifting them the means to give it to me, which seems rather off to me.)

Considering this I feel rather guilty that I belong to the baby boom generation (although I have been born at the end of that cycle) that has profited so much from the fruits of our earth, leaving the generations to come to bear the consequences of our bad habits.

But that is another thread, right?

CMS OF2200, yeah!

[UPDATE] I just bought one. That's one crossed of my list!
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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 07:41 PM »
CMS Belt Sander Setup might have to import one for myself....

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 02:48 AM »
I would like a couple of empty systainers

A 3 drawer and one of those with a drawer at the bottom as I want to organise all my mechanical tools (gave my tool chest to my son)

I don’t think anyone will buy me them so took the precaution of ordering them myself  [big grin]

Mick

And I suppose I will need a new vac in the new year oh and probably a fliping 6.2ah Bluetooth battery  [mad]

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2017, 06:11 AM »

I would like a couple of empty systainers

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Mick

And I suppose I will need a new vac in the new year oh and probably a fliping 6.2ah Bluetooth battery  [mad]

Hi Mick

I know one or two people who would empty a couple of your systainers for you  [wink]  !!

Peter

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 07:57 AM »
Hi
.....i would have liked my flight to not have been cancelled.... [mad].
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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 08:05 AM »
I buy what I want, wrap it, tag from my wife. She is really surprised to see what she got me when I open it.

Tom

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 09:00 AM »
a ts55req showed up on the reconditioned site and I snapped it up, so that covered my christmas.  now i'm eyeing a Parf drilling guide for my birthday ;)
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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Hi
.....i would have liked my flight to not have been cancelled.... [mad].
Rg
Phil

Hi Phil

Were you at the airport when it was cancelled ?

My daughter, who lives not far from Heathrow, sent a photo showing at least 6" of snow.

Peter

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 01:59 PM »
I was so lucky last year the Festool Santa brought me the BHC 18 in their Christmas competition which was so. great

I have been so good this year and have so many items on my list

 Kapex to replace my big DeWalt saw
 Both the DF500 and DF700 to make up the 4  kitchens, table and garden fencing.

 I would have liked to have got hold of the KF 5 (putty router) to refurbish the remaining 5 timber casement windows on a customer job. They had been painted with a some tar paint and have been exposed to the sun and sea winds for decades and the putty has resisted everything - heat guns, multi tool blades, scrapers, solvents, chisels.  My RO 150 does make some inroads but way to big, so it is going to be an RO 90 and DTS400

Some longer tracks for my TS 55 and HKC 55.

A cordless screwgun or two for the 4,000 sq ft of plasterboard (drywall) if have to fit.

And now I have seen them a new extractor and cordless sander

And of course a SysRock and some lights

Of course  they will have to come with a complete set of the dominos,  sanding pads, disks etc.

Totting it all up in UK prices it is going north of £5,000 ($6,800) Don't think Santa is going to be that generous and will have to wait for some voucher deals like last year. 

Which Festool would come out with replacement medical parts - I could do with some new knees as well  ;D

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 07:28 PM »
Hi
.....i would have liked my flight to not have been cancelled.... [mad].
Rg
Phil

Still stuck in Amsterdam Airport. Going on 24hours now. Hopefully I’ll get out in time actually today at 9:30a before the next snow storm hits at 11a

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 09:33 PM »
I'd like an MFT, but I don't think Santa is going to have room for one this year.

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2017, 12:47 AM »
I'd like an MFT, but I don't think Santa is going to have room for one this year.

I heard that this snow in Europe is helping him quite a bit so do not give up hope.

Peter

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2017, 02:22 AM »
I'd love the Conturo edge bander kit, but I'd like my balls to remain attached to my torso more and I fear they may soon lack attachment should Santa bring that kit to me!

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 04:26 AM »
I'd love the Conturo edge bander kit, but I'd like my balls to remain attached to my torso more and I fear they may soon lack attachment should Santa bring that kit to me!

Come on ! You are a cricketing nation - man up and wear a box like the rest of us !

(for those that are not familiar with the game the "box" is designed to protect a chap's important bits)

Peter

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 10:26 AM »
I'd love the Conturo edge bander kit, but I'd like my balls to remain attached to my torso more and I fear they may soon lack attachment should Santa bring that kit to me!

Come on ! You are a cricketing nation - man up and wear a box like the rest of us !

(for those that are not familiar with the game the "box" is designed to protect a chap's important bits)

Peter

Peter, maybe a “ box” is in order then. 😜

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
A box would not stop a pregnant hormonal wifey if I dropped $10k on a tool that does something that apparently I can do just as well by hand  [unsure]

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2017, 08:51 PM »
A buddy of mine who was a neighbor in the UK sent me photos of the snow, while I was out picking lemons from my lemon tree

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 09:27 PM »
Been joining rails to breakdown sheet good for about 4 years now.  Even though I am not a professional, I think that is long enough. So At the top of my list is an FS3000.  If for some strange reason Santa thinks I have been good enough to warrant two presents I would add add a CT SYS.  Been doing a fair amount of remote work lately.  It would be nice to load a few Systainers, the CT SYS and tool box and be on the way.

I could add a third and fourth choice but no chance I have been that good.

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2017, 09:42 AM »
Id like either a contra kit or the vacuum kit,...some day Santa will be good to me ...

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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2017, 10:29 AM »
Id like either a contra kit or the vacuum kit,...some day Santa will be good to me ...

Ron

You are retired now so you have to do your buying in smaller steps - unless you strike oil in the garden  [smile] so start digging !

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2017, 08:26 PM »
Id like either a contra kit or the vacuum kit,...some day Santa will be good to me ...

Ron

You are retired now so you have to do your buying in smaller steps - unless you strike oil in the garden  [smile] so start digging !

Peter

Well I ansered the question I didnt say I would rush out and buy it.

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2017, 08:49 PM »
Hi!

Honestly, Christmas gifts (and actually gifts in general) nowadays (and basically since becoming an adult) is more about the "little" surprise gifts. I love giving and receiving "little", well meant, doh-dahs the other person knows nothing about more than dropping hints and "acting" surprised when opening... Gifts like that have a whole different meaning to me/us.  Additionally I have "horrific" memories dating back to childhood when Mom & Dad would buy stuff together, than wrap it and put it under the tree as "gifts" to each other... I'm not going to say it can't work out or argue with them ;), for them it did work out and they've celebrated their golden wedding (50th wedding anniversary) and are still going strong... But I always thought/feared it would be the end of my relationship to my SO if we started gifting "household"-items that are basically just an anyway necessary purchase...

If I/we "need" a tool/something it's bought and thats it. Gifting to me means thinking about the person it's for - so it happens that I stroll through a store or mall, see something that reminds me on someone and I buy it to gift it to him/her at some point, sometimes "immediately". Another very positive side effect: Zero Christmas rush. We go and enjoy the stores, mall and Christmas markets but we don't need to haste from one place to the next to get everything together.

So no Festool for me for Christmas, unless my SO (or someone else, lol.) went rogue at some point, of course.

Speaking of New Year, I'm pretty much "sold" on the BT module and batteries, additionally I will closely monitor if (and if, when) Festool is going to drop a CT(L)-SYS with BT next year. If that happens, it's a 100% purchase.

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2017, 09:35 AM »
A festool Sedge T Shirt

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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2017, 11:14 AM »
I love the CXS. I use it almost as much as the Kapex. The PDC has a lot of merit and has (I understand) the fastest speed of any battery powered drill on the market. The battery lasts forever. If you have seen my video putting a new roof on a stable block then you would have seen that drill put in well over 1200 long(ish) roofing screws on one charge.

The drill that I really want right now is the C18. My friend has one and I was going to borrow it for a short video but he did not have all the accessories. He may by now have sold it on ebay and gone for the PDC18.

Peter

The Fein ASCM 18 I had for about two days is as fast as the PDC.   It also has a soft start and a useless clutch (versus the PDC's spot on control); which is why I only had it for two days. :0

EDIT:  I forgot the important part... I want:

A.) Kapex with UG stand and fences or fastcap fence.
B.) OF2200
C.) Vacuum Clamp   
D.) A cxs to replace the one I gave to my sister
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Re: What Festool kit do you really want for Christmas?
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2017, 01:33 PM »

I forgot the important part... I want:

A.) Kapex with UG stand and fences or fastcap fence.
B.) OF2200
C.) Vacuum Clamp   
D.) A cxs to replace the one I gave to my sister

Keep your eyes on the northern sky late on Christmas Eve - I have passed your message on to a friendly elf who dropped in a few minutes ago.

Peter