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Offline DynaGlide

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Traveling in Germany
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:12 PM »
I'm over in Germany for the first (and probably last for the next decade or three) time. I was in Munich for a day and now in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a few more then back to Munich. I'm here on leisure while my wife works.

One of my goals was to find a Festool dealer to pop in and see what they have on home turf. That turned out to be a lot harder than I anticipated. The Festool. De dealer search isn't very useful in deciphering which dealers actually carry a sizable inventory. With limited time I tried the only one listed in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was pretty let down after walking 2km in the rain. Shop didn't speak English and had a very limited selection. Well today I rented a car and set out to try one more place 40km away. First time driving manual in over 5 years, pouring rain, and first time driving in Europe. Thankfully Google had my back with directions. After an hour I arrived and again was immediately let down. Feeling defeated I decided to look for a Harley dealer to at least get a shirt for a friend back home. On the way was a Festool dealer that I wasn't even really considering. Boy was I wrong. Great guys, very friendly, and no trouble communicating with me. I would be beyond broke if they were nearby at home. I picked up a twin box I was after and a German catalog. But I may be back for more before the end of my trip... Onto the pictures.











« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 05:18 PM by DynaGlide »

Offline McNally Family

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 05:20 PM »

@DynaGlide

You need to pinch yourself and make sure you have not died and gone to heaven!
GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26  |  RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | SYS-Rock BR10 | Cordless Sander RTSC 400 Set |  Cordless Delta Sander DTSC 400 Basic | Linear Sander LS 130 | PDC 18/4 set | CXS  2.6Ah Set | Installer Cleaning Set (2018 version) |  New style Festool hose D 27/32 x 3,5m AS/CT | Replacement Hose Garage | Remote control CT-F I/M-Set | MFH1000 work stool | Next purchase: TBD

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Online RKA

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 05:42 PM »
What was the name/address of this place?  I want to note this for future trips, looks like they have a nice selection of tools! 

I was in Garmisch 3 years ago, but Festool-ing isn't my wife's idea of fun (go figure!), so I didn't get the opportunity to do that kind of sight seeing.  Maybe next time.
-Raj

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Looks like you found what you are looking for. :)

Unfortunately it is a hit and miss with the dealers here in Germany, as anywhere they stand and fall by the motivation of the staff.
I too have mostly found hidden and unexpected gems of knowledgeable, well trained dealers where not expected.
Most of the times, I even buy a tool from my wishlist, to repay their efforts on the spot, if possible.

I hope you have fun visiting our country. [emoji2][emoji482]

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 05:55 PM »
So glad you found a gem!

Have fun in Germany!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 07:45 PM »
Wow !! What a find.  Those Mafell Erika systems look sweet.  If I had stumbled in there, I'd be broke  [big grin]

I've been to Jena and Oberkochen, but never got to go tool shopping :(
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 07:49 PM by Dick Mahany »

Online RKA

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 08:40 PM »
One more thing, if you tire of German food, there is an Italian restaurant called Colosseo that has really good pizza with a view.  I get happy just thinking about it!   [smile]
-Raj

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 07:57 AM »
Are you going to be able to bring all your loot back home???   [big grin]
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 12:28 PM »
I just left Germany, finishing off a three week European trip in Paris.  I didn't get to look for tools in Germany and somehow Paris doesn't seem like the right place to look.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 12:52 PM »
Nice post and enjoy in Germany. [smile]
However if you are going back to Munich, you might want to visit Dictum shop.

Haager Str. 9, 2. Floor
D - 81671 Munich


http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=H4Y7FRLEoaU

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 03:11 PM »
Nice post and enjoy in Germany. [smile]
However if you are going back to Munich, you might want to visit Dictum shop.

Haager Str. 9, 2. Floor
D - 81671 Munich


http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=H4Y7FRLEoaU

I would love to go there, it's walkable from my hotel but my alone time has ended.  [big grin]

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 04:04 PM »
Just go there after 11:00 am tomorrow.

You can drop her off at the beach38, just behind the tool shop. White sand, a drink to sip, you‘ll have a couple of hours on your own... ;)

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 04:14 PM »
Nice post and enjoy in Germany. [smile]
However if you are going back to Munich, you might want to visit Dictum shop.

Haager Str. 9, 2. Floor
D - 81671 Munich


I was literally 2 streets away on Muehldorfstrasse and didn't even know it was there.  There's a missed opportunity.  From the look, I would have loved it.

Online Gregor

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 07:11 AM »
I was literally 2 streets away on Muehldorfstrasse and didn't even know it was there.  There's a missed opportunity.  From the look, I would have loved it.
Would have likely gotten quite expensive though ;)

Offline Cheese

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Just curious what the difference is between the two Centrotec chucks?


Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2018, 08:32 AM »
Just curious what the difference is between the two Centrotec chucks?

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I think the orange one is the older Protool chuck prior to Festool rebranding from Protool to Festool.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 09:00 AM »
In ProTool times, there was also a bit centrotec (Max?).
Those are also sometimes to be found in the stores...

Larger diameter of drive on the machine for high power applications.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2018, 11:22 AM »
I was literally 2 streets away on Muehldorfstrasse and didn't even know it was there.  There's a missed opportunity.  From the look, I would have loved it.
Would have likely gotten quite expensive though ;)
And heavy.  I'm already right at 49 lbs for the trip back to the US.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: Traveling in Germany
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2018, 01:24 PM »
Nice post and enjoy in Germany. [smile]
However if you are going back to Munich, you might want to visit Dictum shop.

Haager Str. 9, 2. Floor
D - 81671 Munich


http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=H4Y7FRLEoaU

I would love to go there, it's walkable from my hotel but my alone time has ended.  [big grin]
By being that close, it is almost a sin you do not want to give a visit. [smile]
And if I were you and had to rent a car I would drive to Markneukirchen about 4 hours from Munich to visit Warwick factory.
No it is not a tool store but you can see a lot of tools and enjoy a well made custom bass and guitars!
Here, you can visit them on line by clicking on factory tour virtual 360° and keep clicking on eye to get in different rooms.

  http://www.warwickbass.com/en/Warwick---Company--Factory-Tour--Factory-Tour---Visit-us.html#current_site_id