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How Much Did You Spend on Your FIRST Festool Tool Purchase (total of all tools in the purchase)?

Under $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $300
$300 - $400
$400 - $500
$500 - $600
$600 - $700
$700 - $800
$800 - $900
$900 - $1000
$1000 - $1100
$1100 - $1200
$1200 - $1300
$1300 - $1400
$1400 - $1500
$1500 - $1600
$1600 - $1700
$1700 - $1800
$1800 - $1900
$1900 - $2000
Over $2000

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Offline Ed Bray

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2014, 04:40 PM »
1st Festool purchase was about 6 months or so ago a Domino DF500 with systainer of Dominos and all cutters.

Offline Billedis

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #121 on: December 29, 2014, 04:46 PM »
First purchase was TS55 with CT48, 55" holy rail, and 108" rail.  As far as I am concerned, it paid for itself on the first 4x8 sheet I broke down.  Since have the MFT3, OF1400, RO125 and parallel guides.  Impressed with everything to date.  Bill

Offline Gwerner

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2015, 09:09 PM »
My first purchase was made earlier this week, bought the CT 36, TS 55REQ and OF1400. Went back out tonight and added the RTS 400 to the mix.

Offline avetwithptsd

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #123 on: February 04, 2015, 03:09 PM »
Went in to the local wood shop store here in Winston-salem nc looking for a belt sander. Since I am new the guy was real helpful and asked questions now I am the proud owner of a Festool Random Orbit Sander!
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Offline Jeffonebuck

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #124 on: February 04, 2015, 08:05 PM »
Received my first today TS 55 REQ, extra rail, ----now I'll take some time and design a breakdown cutting table to go with this[emoji362]Show me some of you Ideas & Pics !
Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution.          "IS CALLED WHINING"

Offline Dawgster55

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2015, 08:24 AM »
Carvex - d handle and accessory kit along with rail

Offline crazydave789

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #126 on: April 30, 2015, 07:54 PM »
20 and a bit years ago, left army trying to learn how to be a fitter while managing a bowling alley so worked cheap and plowed it all back into tools and knowledge. one of the other fitters had a cdd9.6 which I was fascinated with and even more the box it came with.

1st purchase from andy mason at baron bros in leeds

cdd12 with 2 batts and mcu15
ps2e
ehl65
sys1 with universal insert thing and flip up lid
sys1 with boxes
sys2 vari for existing drills
sys3 for tool bits

hand tools lived in a posso box.

nearly cried writing the chq and they all said I was mad. and I was, I added to it like crazy, cheaper tools mainly but good kit  like the massive ryobi router or atlas copco sds and slapped in a systainer right down to waxes, iron/tapes and a brew kit box. the only regret was that the worktop jig wouldn't fit.

but living in a first floor flat the ablity to stack it all neatly in the living room was a blessing [smile] I seeing as I still have everything bar a few batteries and a blown charger or two I cant complain about getting value out of it. just wish the locking latches were cheaper.

tightarse UK trades still gawk when the grey boxes start coming in an endless stream.

Offline Mr Heavy

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #127 on: May 17, 2015, 01:18 PM »
It's all in dollars and I'm too much of a Victorian imperialist to fart around with rebel colony exchange rates. At least it's not in bloody Euros.

My first purchase was probably worth a goat and fifty chickens, rounded up.
Sys4 with cheese sandwich, a small pork pie with Tabasco sauce, a nice bottle of dry, vintage Prosecco and three reusable ice packs. Olives with pimento and a capon, roast in Dijon mustard. Several slices of fresh pineapple, a scale model of the Eiffel tower made from noodles, black forest gateau and a gingham table cloth for the MFT-3. A block of Parmesan and a Stanley 2" chisel for grating.
Sys3 with a half bottle of La Fée Absinthe, a spoon and vodka-soaked mint with Rothenberger blow-torch.
125 year old balsamic vinegar in spray bottle.
Ibuprofen and a pair of handcuffs. 2 loaves, 5 (very) small fishes, some bread, broken. A goblet of blood-red wine, a hammer... nails

Offline demographic

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #128 on: May 17, 2015, 04:52 PM »
TS55 REQ first purchase, with a 1400 guiderail. £355, dunno what that is in dollars bit over $500?
Then another 1400 (LR32) rail for ripping fill sheets of ply.

Subcontractor here, doing work from shuttering formwork for concrete through first fix (rough carpentry) through to second fix (finish) and bar/shopfitting.


Offline Cheese

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #129 on: May 18, 2015, 01:57 AM »
My first Festool purchase was an ETS 125 in 2007 for $165. Used it today to sand down plaster with some 40 grit paper attached. Current price is $195, so after 8 years the price has increased by $30. That's a 18% increase over 8 years. Seems pretty reasonable to me. 
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 02:01 AM by Cheese »

Offline MartyDavis

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #130 on: May 25, 2015, 12:30 PM »
Yesterday I made my first Festool purchase. I had done a lot of research. Since I use a wheelchair (100% disabled veteran) I must be very selective in which tools I purchase; not everything is suitable for use from a seated position.

I what I got on my first Festool purchase was:
  • 1400 Router
  • TS55 Req
  • CXS Kit
  • CT 26
  • MFT/3

I don't know who was happier: The salesman or me. (Probably me since I didn't have to be at work!)

Offline Gilbert

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #131 on: May 29, 2015, 04:01 AM »
First let me introduce myself.

I am Gilbert from The Netherlands. (maybe my english is not so well ,but do my best!)
38 Years Young, working in the IT buisness, but really love making furniture of my own!

also i make my own flightcases (for transport of my drive in disco equipment)

Now finaly after many years of use of my fathers festool equipment.
I saved some money over the years,
And i was so SO finished!! with my hobbycrap Bosch , Black and Decker, and Ferm stuff!!!

so i went to the festool store and bought my first festool set..

- T18+3 set
- PS 420
- RO 90 DX
- CTL-SYS

I think this is the ultimate basic set to do the most jobs around the house.
For the more bigger/dificult pieces i still can use my fathers tools.. (CS70, Kapex 120, HL850, OF1010 etc.)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 04:12 AM by Gilbert »

Offline smiley99er

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #132 on: September 05, 2015, 04:59 PM »
Just bought a TS55REQ on Thursday now saving for a ct 26

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2015, 05:01 PM »
Just bought a TS55REQ on Thursday now saving for a ct 26

Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

Please post a new thread and let us know how you like it or if you have any questions.  [thumbs up]

Seth

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #134 on: September 05, 2015, 05:40 PM »
My first Festool purchase was a RS400 in 2006 or 2007. After that I bought a MIDI, a MFT/3 with a VL, a Domino 500 and a TS55 in September 2008. Since then a bunch more…
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

TS55 · TS55R · OF1010 · DF500 Mk2 · MFT/3 + CMS TS55 + CMS PS300 + LA-CS 70/CMS · CTL Midi · RTS400 EQ · 2 x CXS Li 1,5 · T15+3 Li 4,2 · TI15 Impact Li 4,2 · PSB300 · LR32-SYS · RO150 · Kapex KS120 · MFK700 · RO90 …

Offline Chrisprols

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #135 on: September 14, 2015, 10:35 AM »
Hi ! I'm new here.

First buy is a TS55 REBQ-Plus-FS (not yet received, to date)
... I went straight to my second buy (MFT/3).

Offline TylerC

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #136 on: September 14, 2015, 11:21 AM »
Welcome, @Chrisprols! Adding the MFT/3 to your TS55 purchase was a good call. You'll be able to get the most out of your saw.

You'll have to let us know what you think after it arrives!

Offline birchwoodwerks

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2015, 09:31 AM »
Domino DF500 and TS55 were my first purchase...Its been downhill ever since
TS75,FS1080/2,FS1900/2,FS2424/2 LR32,CT36,
RO125,ETS125,DF500,Domino,RS2,TI-15 set,850HL,Installer set, systainer,OF1400,Carvex 420 D handle,new CXS set, compact cleaning set,  12 drawer Sortainer.

Offline Chrisprols

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #138 on: October 16, 2015, 05:32 AM »
Welcome, @Chrisprols! Adding the MFT/3 to your TS55 purchase was a good call. You'll be able to get the most out of your saw.

You'll have to let us know what you think after it arrives!


Hi @TylerC!
My first feedback on the TS55R is pretty good. I most appreciated the quality of the cut and I was surprised how good is dust collection. It's a big improvement from my previous diy saw. I find it quite noisy but anyway I'm wearing ear protection.
MFT/3 table is very good. I thought it would be lighter but since I don't move it much, it's no problem to me. I will appreciate for sure the precision I'll get from the holes positions and be able to produce square cuts.

Thanks for your repply. It's nice to see the message I posted was not just dropped in space and that a moderator actually read/repplied to it.

Have a good day !

Offline TylerC

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #139 on: October 16, 2015, 08:09 AM »
Thanks, man. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks for taking the time to send it.

Offline leebo914

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2015, 01:38 PM »
My first purchase was the TS55 track saw with 1400mm rail and a CTL midi accompany it from N&B tools. They have worked great and i would highly recommend them.

Offline Grakat

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #141 on: January 04, 2016, 06:13 PM »
Hello Everybody.

I submitted the price in AUD as its over $2K for the TS55 saw and rail, and the CT26. There was no discount for purchasing as a set in the land down under.

Next purchases are likely to be OF1400, PS420, and RO150. A DF500 might find its way into the collection in the future.

Regards
Graham
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #142 on: January 04, 2016, 06:16 PM »
Hello Everybody.

I submitted the price in AUD as its over $2K for the TS55 saw and rail, and the CT26. There was no discount for purchasing as a set in the land down under.

Next purchases are likely to be OF1400, PS420, and RO150. A DF500 might find its way into the collection in the future.

Regards
Graham


Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

Enjoy your new tools.

Seth

Offline ART at WORK

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #143 on: January 04, 2016, 07:14 PM »
My first festo tools were a Ro 150 E and a OF900, I was doing my apprentership and helped out to do a shop fitting, the owner bought me these as a thank you for my help. This was in 1998 and I had used the rotex and router in one of the other workshops where I was doing job training. Just loved how good they were. Both are still running and used a lot. My next own buy about a year later was the cdd 12 v with all the chucks. I love being able to get into any corner. Had to replace the batteries a couple years ago but its still going strong. Since then its just about everything, except planer and 125 sanders.

Still look forward to the new releases like a kid at christmas.
Pip
Kapex 120 + UG Set, ETS 150/3, DF 500, RO 90, MFT/3, CTL 36 AC, RO 150, 0F 900, OF 2200, T15+3,  CDD 12, TS 55, A5 Router table, First Aid kit, LR 32 SYS, FS 800, FS 1400/2, FS 1400/2 LR32 FS2 3000, CTL Midi + Cleaning Set, Clamps, Parallel Guides, Centrotec drills, Zobo Forstner set and countersinks, Routers, Systainers, Sortainers, Sys Cart, Syslite

Offline rob.In

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #144 on: May 21, 2016, 10:46 AM »
New to the forum. Just bought a Domino XL with Domino's as my first Festool purchase. Just tried it today on some test pieces and I can't believe the dust collection! Are all Festool tools that good?

Kinda glad I missed the UK discount, or else I'd have bought the cms router table and 1400 router that I keep eyeing up, and there's no way I'd get that past the other half!!
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 05:38 PM by rob.In »
Domino XL DF700
CMS-GE GB
OF 1400 | CMS-OF
TS 75 | CMS-TS
LS 130

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #145 on: May 21, 2016, 11:02 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  Some Festool products are great at dust collection and the majority are good to excellent.  Much depends on the usage.  For instance the track saws cutting close to the edge of the board will not be as good as when cutting in the middle of a board.  I would venture a guess that most users are satisfied usually with the collection - especially if they ever have to do similar operations without an extractor later.

Peter
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Offline geoffshep

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2016, 05:34 AM »
Started out 18 months ago at just over $1000 (at today's rates) - TS55, guide rail, CT26 for a bathroom re-modelling project.

Only 6 months before that I had never heard of a domino or Festool, but now I also have OF1400, Rotex 150, Carvex 420, MFT, CTL-SYS, CXS, Kapex 120 - and a DF500 on the way!   [eek]


Offline Ancientone80

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2016, 10:51 AM »
Finally got me some Festool tools.   [big grin]

Picked up an RO90 and a CT26E on Saturday, also picked up a good selection of sanding pads and the abrasives systainer.

Ultimate destination for the tools is the shed, but for the time being they are being pressed in to service in the house for light duty sanding during redecorating.

Got $100 discount on the RO90 when bundling with the CT26, wasn't expecting that so was quite happy and the savings went back too Festool anyway as they were spent on the abrasives systainer.

DF500, Kapex 120 and OF1400 are on the wishlist for the future.

Cheers


Offline VA_BYFLY

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #148 on: August 24, 2016, 04:59 PM »
First post and first Festool purchase occurred today. Ordered a Rotex RO 90, ETS 125, and a CT SYS. Soon to follow will be a TS 55 and an RO 150.

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #149 on: August 24, 2016, 05:11 PM »
First post and first Festool purchase occurred today. Ordered a Rotex RO 90, ETS 125, and a CT SYS. Soon to follow will be a TS 55 and an RO 150.

@VA_BYFLY   [welcome] to the FOG. Hide your wallet!