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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 pugilato

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2011, 08:00 AM »
With a little bit of patience and jumping on the opportunities presented, I have managed to buy most of my festools at a discount.  The CXS was an exception, but I could not help myself.  I am moving back home to Puerto Rico in the next month, and am trying to figure out how to get my hands on an RO125 before I go...

Offline VSM_4

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2011, 09:34 AM »
First Festool - TS55.  I got it as a Christmas bonus.

First purchase:    Rotex 150 with MINI vac.  both were second hand but saw very use. 

First brand new purchas: Trion - I was disapointed in it, gave to a buddy
Vinny

Offline NoBreyner

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2011, 07:32 AM »
My first purchase was the CT Mini.  I already had a dust deputy so I incorporated it to save on the overall cost of the vacuum.  It was only about two months ago when I got it so I was fortunate enough to get the upgraded motor and HEPA filter with mine.  I bought this as the centerpiece of all the tools that are to follow. 


Offline Dakotapix

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2011, 06:07 PM »
I had to remove my first vote of the TS55 since I had been able to cancel that order via Amazon. I was led to believe that it was going to ship but then it never came and after checking was told the cancellation worked. So...next I ordered directly from The Tool Nut and received the package deal of that saw plus the MFT/3. I had this for nearly two weeks and am still getting familiar with the equipment. The table gave me some fits initially but I believe I have it set up right now. My first project will be a work bench storage unit with six drawers so I can clear off the bench top. First cuts were the plywood for the case. Next will be for the drawers and I'm still working on the plans. Will be using Baltic Birch for the drawers in half-inch size. Also ordered a couple Qwas Dogs from Bob Marino's site.

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2011, 05:08 AM »
my first purchase was a used CT22E on ebay, almost a miracle since i didn't win the auction but the winner backed off and the seller contacted me afterwards.
After that i bought a used kapex.
my first new purchase was a rotex 125 which i actually returned because i was disappointed by it.
BR10, MFK 700, OS 400, ETS EC 150/3, KA 65-plus,TS55R, CT22E, CTLmini, CTL MIDI, CTM 36 AC HD, Kapex KS120, ETS125, ETS150/5, RO150, RO90, CXS-set, T-15+3 set, DTS400, OF900, OF1010, OF2200 set, Carvex PS420 EBQ set, EHL 65, SSU 200, Centrotec installer set, LR32-sys, FS-800, FS-LR-1400x2, domino 500+domino sys, domino 700 XL, Surfix-sys, Sys-box 1, Syslite, LEV-350, Sys-box,MFTB/1-2-4... MFTC, MFSC

Offline The Coach

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2012, 03:29 PM »
My first Festool was a CXS drill. Excellent drill, but a weird design for the case.

Offline andvari

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2012, 04:04 PM »
Mine was an OF 1400 + CT36. When I made my first test cut it was it [eek] [tongue] [not worthy]. I had no idea that it was going to be that nice.

Now I'm going green.



TS55, Domino 500, Domino Assortment, OF1400, CT36+Boom Arm, T12+3, FS3000, Parallel Guides, RO 90, ETS 150/3, Domino XL, Domiplate, LS130, RTS Guide Stop, CMS-GE, Carvex 420

Offline andy5405

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2012, 04:50 PM »
PS300

Offline jlyons

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2012, 08:31 AM »
OF1010.  now if friday would come so that i can actually get it.

Offline fdengel

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2012, 08:58 AM »
Then an MFT and boom arm.

Then a TS and router.

Would be better to get the MFT and TS together to leverage the package deal.

Get the boom arm and router together in step 3.

Offline ccarrolladams

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2012, 08:14 PM »
My first Festool purchase was a TS55 with 2 extra 1400/2 guide rails, the accessory kit, some extra clamps and a CT22.

Just think, all I expected to do that Friday afternoon in January 2006 was to stop by to see the then new location of my long-time woodworking buddy, Jesse Barragán, at Eagle Tools of Los Angeles. I already had a portable contractor's table saw. What I originally wanted was a cabinet-style table saw. Jesse sells several brands of those, but when I explained the layout of my condo, he suggested the Festool track saws. Once I tried a TS55 I convinced myself the cut quality was equal to expensive table saws and required a whole lot less space.

I was on vacation that day, so I put my new saw and CT22 to work within minutes of getting them home. Virtually all the dust was collected so quietly by that CT22 I was not always sure it had auto started!

BTW, I still use that same CT22 several times a week. That first TS55 has never needed service, but I keep it in reserve as the "standard" against which all my other Festool TSxx saws are adjusted to fit my rails.

Offline Michael Garrett

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2012, 07:55 PM »
Festool P26561438 TS 75 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw in T-Loc plus CT 26 E 6.9 Gallon HEPA Mobile Dust Extractor
Festool 495462 MFT/3 Multi-Function Table
Festool 491498 FS 1400/2 55-in (1400mm) Guide Rail(2)
Festool 497657 Guide Rail Accessory Kit
Festool 495415 Imperial/Metric Tape Measure
Festool 491594 Quick Clamp For MFT And Guide Rail System, 6 5/8" (168mm)(2)
Festool 488030 Clamping ElemenTS 2-Pack
CT 26 HEPA, MFT/3 (2), TS 75 EQ, OF 1400 EQ,  DF 500 SET, CXS SET, C 15+3 SET, Ti-15 Basic, CENTROTEC INSTALLER SET 98-PC, TRADESMAN/INSTALLER CLEANING SET, DOMINO ASSORTMENT SYSTEM, LR 32 HOLE DRILLING SET, GUIDE RAIL FS 3000 (1), GUIDE RAIL ACCESSORY KIT, GUIDE RAIL FS 1400/2  (2), GUIDE RAIL FS 1900/2  (2), GUIDE RAIL FS 1400/2 LR 32  (1), Veritas MFT Clamping Kit,  Imperial & Metric Zorbo Forstner Bit Sets, RO 90, ETS 150/3, PSB 420 EBQ w/Accessory Kit, WCR-1000, PARALLEL GUIDE SET, CT 26 BOOM ARM SET, Veritas® Drilling Kit, MFK 700 EQ Router Set

Offline jacko9

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2012, 10:01 PM »
My first purchase was the Domino 500 with the ct22 dust extractor and the domino tenon selection.  My second and third were close together the ETS 125 was a short term (two week purchase) which I returned for the larger 150/3.  I was so pleased with that sander that I went back the following week and purchased the RO 90.  I have since added the Sys Port and a whole lot of supplies.  I forgot, somewhere in between I added the Jig saw!

« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 10:27 PM by jacko9 »

Offline hockey_magnet

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2012, 10:24 PM »
C15. Thought it was going to be my first, last and only Festool. What a joke!   TS 55, MFT/3
, OF 1010, installers kit, RO 90, CT Mini, Kapex, all within 3 months of the C15

Offline Saskataper

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2013, 06:10 PM »
First purchase was a syslight a few months back when I was looking into getting a Planex. They didn't have any in stock but I saw the poster on the wall of a guy shining it across a wall and thought that is the perfect light for doing checkouts (I'm a drywall finisher) and it is! It's nice wide bright even light shows up every flaw and its so nice not to have to drag around a 100' cord with a pigtail and 300w bulb anymore.
Now I bit the bullet and ordered a Planex with the ct36 AC which should be here in a couple days. It's replacing a porter cable sander and vac that I just sold to help pay for the festool. I have about 600sqft of popcorn ceiling to take down with it as soon as it shows up as well as a basement I'm in the middle of finishing that ill use it on.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2013, 06:14 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!  I will bet that you will love the Planex!

Peter
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Offline TinyTiger

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2013, 07:47 PM »
My first purchase was a Domino and the Domino Assortment to go with it...and I was hooked for life.  The Domino moved in, the biscuit joiner moved out, and I've been happily broke buying more tools ever after!   [laughing]
Russ

Offline alkaline

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2013, 03:48 PM »
My purchase history

first TRION PS 300 EQ-Plus
second time, OF 1010 EBQ-Set
third time EHL 65 E-Plus, RO 150 FEQ-Plus, BS 105 E-Plus,
fourth time MFT / 3, TS 55 EBQ-Plus, CTL 36,
fifth time T 12 +3 Li 3,0 Set, Centrotec 07,
sixth time KS 120 EB,
seventh time LR 32 Set
eighth time DS / XL D12/D14 128B

and I believe that will have a few times)))
I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))

Offline cliffp

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #78 on: June 22, 2013, 04:31 PM »
T15+3
Centrotec 2011
TS55R + 1400 rail plus CT Midi
OF1400
MFT/3
RO150
RO90
Domino 500
CMS GE
OF module
TS Module
CXS
T15+3 set, CXS set, Centrotec set (2011), TS55REBQ, TS75EQ, 1400 rail, 1900 rail, 1400 LR32 rail, LR32 set, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, Guide rail adapter, edging plate, angle arm, chip catcher, small bore base, MFS400, MFS1000 profiles, RO90DX, RO150, ETS150/3, Domino DF500, Domino assortment systainer, CTL Midi, compact cleaning set, CMS GE, TS75 Module, OF Module, VL and VB extensions, LA Stopper, Sliding table, Carvex 420 Li 18 GG, core maker set, EHL65EQ, Syslite.

Offline jacko9

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2013, 10:07 PM »
My first purchase was a Domino with a CT22 dust extractor and a tenon assortment.  After experiencing the Festool quality, I soon purchased a Triton 300 jigsaw and then the slide down to most other Festool sanders, drills, etc.

Love a good designer and manufacturer [wink]

Jack

Offline Steamer

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2013, 06:26 PM »
First purchase was a Rotex 150 and a CT26. I was pretty impressed with it, but today I got into some major exterior home trim repair and all I can say is holy crap! I feel like I doubled my productivity. I can't believe I hesitated to make the purchase.

I love this thing.















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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2013, 06:29 PM »
First purchase was a Rotex 150 and a CT26. I was pretty impressed with it, but today I got into some major exterior home trim repair and all I can say is holy crap! I feel like I doubled my productivity. I can't believe I hesitated to make the purchase.

I love this thing.


 Welcome to the FOG!  Just remember to hang on!

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« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2013, 07:11 AM »
The first Festool product I purchased is a
Festool 493047 Hose Sleeve, Antistatic Connector Sleeve
http://www.festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/hepa-dust-extractors/reducing-hose-sleeves/hose-sleeve-antistatic-connector-sleeve-493047

Then, 2 months later, I purchased a TS75, RO90, LS130, Planex, CT Mini and CT36AC.

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2013, 06:57 PM »
My OF2000 E/1

Nice router but now I want an OF2200.
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« Reply #84 on: August 11, 2013, 07:11 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!

Peter
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Offline Mark b

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2013, 01:52 AM »
First was ts 55 REBQ

Offline john5mt

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2013, 07:14 PM »
Ts-55eq
Smoking the green crack

Offline duburban

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2013, 07:21 PM »
ro150 from ebay. 350ish
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

Offline GRegghead

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2013, 11:44 PM »
RO90 was first because I hate sanding. Or I used to hate sanding I should say. Now I look for things to sand!

Have since added a TS55REQ, MIDI, and a Trion jigsaw, but the sander is still my favourite.

Offline Claimdude

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #89 on: August 24, 2013, 11:45 PM »
I bought the 55 saw and CT22 vac first.

Jack