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Offline Joshua

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Another Aussie joins the FOG
« on: May 05, 2014, 06:03 AM »
I've been browsing this site for quite a while and figured it was about time I joined.
I'm a builder living in Sydney Australia. Festool has changed the way I approach work and my clients and business have been benefiting from this change. These tools and the system make my work even more enjoyable.
I have learned so much from this site and am keen to help others as I have been helped.

Josh

Offline Kev

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 06:07 AM »
Hi Josh,

Yay ... Another Sydney FOGger.

Where's your local Festool green watering hole?

Kev

Offline woodguy7

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 06:20 AM »
Josh, welcome from a bit further away
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
Shirt size medium
p.s- ive started reading these too

Offline Joshua

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 06:34 AM »
I live in western sydney so the local stores for me are VEK tools or Sydney tools.. Both have been ok to deal with but neither know their product.. Strapped for other options unfortunately

Offline mike68au

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 06:34 AM »
Welcome Josh... great to have some more Aussies here.  

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 07:09 AM »
I live in western sydney so the local stores for me are VEK tools or Sydney tools.. Both have been ok to deal with but neither know their product.. Strapped for other options unfortunately

I have had some favourable exchanges of emails with Ideal Tools:

http://www.idealtools.com.au/

I do not know if they are internet only or if they might have stores in your area. They seem, from the exchanges that I have had, to be very knowledgeable about all things Festool.

Peter

Offline Joshua

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 07:32 AM »
Ideal tools are in another state but they do post.. There is one guy at sydney tools who has a fair idea.. It's just getting him when I go in that is the issue. Festool are sending sales guys to festool training classes and that has helped with their knowledge bank. Maybe we expect too much. I tend to do a lot of research before buying tools on sites just like the FOG. I guess I get disappointed when I know more than the sales guys and it's their job? I'd like the sales guys to be more knowledgable and give sound advice, not push items that give the biggest commission

Offline Kev

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 07:36 AM »
Rod, Darren and Brian at Northern Abrasives (Brookvale, Sydney Northern Beaches) are very knowledgable about their products and their power tool range is very focused.

Rod's "almost" got his web store up and running too.

Locky may just pop his head into the thread and comment !


Offline Joshua

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 07:41 AM »
Guy at Sydney is my go to person..

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 08:04 AM »


Welcome to the FOG Joshua.

Looking fwd to your future posts.   [smile]
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Offline Litch

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Welcome to FOG from the Perth

Offline Michael1960

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Re: Another Aussie joins the FOG
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 09:16 PM »
Ideal tools are in another state but they do post.. There is one guy at sydney tools who has a fair idea.. It's just getting him when I go in that is the issue. Festool are sending sales guys to festool training classes and that has helped with their knowledge bank. Maybe we expect too much. I tend to do a lot of research before buying tools on sites just like the FOG. I guess I get disappointed when I know more than the sales guys and it's their job? I'd like the sales guys to be more knowledgable and give sound advice, not push items that give the biggest commission

Welcome Joshua
Agree with your comments here. 
I know staff from VEK Tools attended this recent Head Office training and it was noticeable.
Like you, I do a lot of research before buying tools and for Festool knowledge FOG is outstanding!