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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 Distinctive Interiors

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2013, 03:15 AM »
I was lucky enough to be given a CT11, an OF 2000 E, and a Rotex 150 along with 400 discs of varying grit.
 Oh, and a BS75 in the biggest Systainer I have ever seen.....!!!!!!

First purchases were a 27mm replacement hose, Hose Garage and new bags for the CT, Cleaning Set, 2 new pads for the Rotex and new Base Pad for the OF 2000. Followed very shortly afterwards by a TS 75 + Various Blades, FS 1400 + Joining Bars + Storage Bag, Gecko + Rail Adaptor, Rail Clamps, FS 3000...........TS 55EQ + Various Blades


...........it certainly is a slippery slope  [eek]

Next on the list is an MFT 3 (Ordered....!!!), an FS 1900 or FS2400....?????? Cant decide which..!!!!! An OF1400 and I dream about the Kapax but my DW 708 and stand still works fine ATM.

Tim.

Offline otis04

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2013, 08:28 AM »
It was early Dec and I had just sold some tractor Implements, told my wife I wanted to "look" at these tools at Woodcraft that seemed to have some promise.  Went in wanting a TS-55 and maybe a vac.  I left with the TS-55, CT36 vac, Domino, Domino assortment.  Then, for Christmas, my wife got me the OF 1400 and 70" guide rail.

Everything beyond the TS-55 was purchased at the urging of my wife.  She's a good girl!

Offline Kev

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2013, 09:01 AM »
Everything beyond the TS-55 was purchased at the urging of my wife.  She's a good girl!

A keeper [wink]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2013, 09:29 AM »
Ct22, then Ets150/3. Still my favourite sander.

However my new Rotex150 is making a big impression.
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Offline dazzer

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #94 on: October 20, 2013, 04:18 PM »
55 plunge saw,mini extractor for me,never looked back,got the bug,same as most of yous,got rakes of it haha,would like to upgrade to the 2200 router from the 2000, a new track saw,quite like the maffell tho,still debating that one,not rushing in there,still more than happy with my 55,if it aint broke don't fix it,same with jigsaw and drills,all the rest as in my kapex ctl 26 table saw the 50 mm one,both planers,ro 150,little triangle sander,1010 router,old mft, domino and loads of other festool accessories,i can safely say i was bitten by the festooligan.

Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #95 on: October 20, 2013, 05:00 PM »
My first purchase was the TS 55REQ, CT 26E, and the MFT/3, clamping elements, two quik-lock clamps, and two traditional clamps....whatever all that cost?

Offline sgt_rjp

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2013, 08:38 PM »
There was a recent thread accusing Festool marketing for missing the mark, but I can tell you they hit a bullseye with the CTX.  I had never heaard of Festool before i found the CTX.  That was like candy from the drug dealer. I've since puchased a TS75, CT26, RO150, and TI15.   Of course now I'm eying the TS55, 1010, LR32. Domino 500 and the list goes on. 

The forum is a great resource also.   Simple things go a long way too.  I was cutting rigid foam and remembered someone mentioned using the rail as a straight edge.  Perfect!    I guess there's still times when you might want to use the saw, but the straight edge works great on foam.

Offline leer

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2013, 12:31 AM »
I've been lurking for a few weeks.  Made my first purchase today ... A set of clamps. Does this qualify as the cheapest initial purchase ever?   [smile]

Today was apparently the "official" date to sell the TS 55 REQ, but my local Woodcraft was out.  So I decided I might as well buy accessories while I await arrival of the track saw. I'll likely end up getting an MFT/3 as well. 

Festool dust extractor will wait a bit.  I just got a Laguna 2HP dust collector in July, so I'll have to think up a really good excuse to use when my wife asks "So explain again why you bought another little shop vac?!"

Suggestions from all you big spenders are most welcome!

Lee
Lee

Offline Slappy

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2013, 02:16 AM »
domino 500 last year @ this time
Mike

Offline briankb

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #99 on: November 03, 2013, 04:13 PM »
My very first Festool the CSX Compact Drill Set (564274)

I had it about 3 months before buying my next Festool!

Offline lovemytoys

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #100 on: November 03, 2013, 10:41 PM »
ro 90  ro150 ct26

Offline ryan_k

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #101 on: November 04, 2013, 09:32 AM »
TS-55 in 2008, at the time it was my most expensive tool purchase to date.

Offline CSF

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #102 on: November 04, 2013, 05:28 PM »
Had alot of doors to hang on a job and they are oak so need something good to use

So i got a TS 55 with two rails, two connecters and the bag :)

Offline leer

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2013, 04:51 PM »
I ordered a TS55 REQ today.  Although I posted last month that I made my first Festool purchase, it was just a set of clamps.  About a week ago I bought the 75" guide rail since I decided to build my own "MFT-XL" (36"X84") workbench for breaking down plywood sheets.  I was determined not to get the saw until the workbench is functional, and now just await its arrival.

Lee

Offline Timberrat

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #104 on: February 25, 2014, 10:15 PM »
Well I made my first festool purchase today.  I bought ts55req with fs2700/2 track and 4 4" screw clamps. Can't wait to cut some sheet goods next week. No more table saw

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #105 on: February 26, 2014, 05:45 AM »
My first Festool was over Christmas and was from my Fiancé, the TS55REQ. Instantly hooked. I bought the Carvex PS420. Absolutely utterly hooked. Thanks Festool  [mad] !!!!!!!  [big grin]
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Offline Throwback7r

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2014, 11:55 PM »
CSX for me. I love that little driver!

Offline mike68au

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #107 on: February 28, 2014, 06:57 AM »
CXS was my first, as well as 3 Systainers....  that was around 12 months ago.  It got real bad after that, real bad.

Offline josephgewing

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #108 on: February 28, 2014, 01:43 PM »
ATF 55 saw and CT22 dust collector - both are still going strong.


Joe Ewing

Offline carlb40

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #109 on: March 25, 2014, 05:13 PM »
Well my first purchase was yesterday, a 1400 rail as a spare to go with the 2 rail TS55 kit i will be getting in just over a week from now.  [big grin]
Carl

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Offline ivanhoe

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #110 on: March 25, 2014, 06:40 PM »
MFT/3 top for a self build came in this past weekend. I am converting another tracksaw maker's table to accept the MFT/3 top.  I call it my Frankentable. MFT/3 top, (mft 800 parts kit ordered yesterday), QWAS dogs and rail dogs. And to top it off, a Mafell MT55.  [embarassed]

Offline dpetrzelka

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #111 on: March 25, 2014, 07:48 PM »
Festool Domino 500 kit - I'm hooked.
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #112 on: March 25, 2014, 08:12 PM »
Festool Domino 500 kit - I'm hooked.

The Domino will hook you so fast your head will spin. It changes the way you build projects.
Greg Powers
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Offline Hawkeye1434

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #113 on: May 08, 2014, 11:35 PM »
Just like GPowers said the domino xl was a huge gamechanger for me one day after that I bought a ct36, carvex and two other Systainers full of dominos

Offline Woza

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #114 on: May 10, 2014, 01:28 PM »
ordered my 1st on friday. spent £720 on a TS55r, 2x1400 rails and rail bag, connectors, midi extractor and 2x clamps. cant wait for monday for the delivery

Offline Baremeg55

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #115 on: May 16, 2014, 04:16 PM »
First purchase was the OF1400 with a FS1400 rail and other accessories.  Intent was to get the TS55-REQ, local store had no inventory but had them on order.   You know where this is going, right????

GH

Offline Cross-cut Canuck

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #116 on: September 11, 2014, 06:03 AM »
Hi

My first purchase was a second hand TS 75, 3 different blades, 3000 rail, 1900 rail, 1400 rail, parallel guide set, and CT36AC. It was december 2013, at the time I was just looking for a rail saw and was redoing my garage with cabinets found this add on craiglist thought the deal was kind of expensive had no idea what the name meant. After the first set of cuts I was sold on this splinter free cut. From that time ive research and learn so much im now a fan and slowly building inventory of festool products.

cheers
AAron 
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Offline Skillman

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #117 on: September 11, 2014, 05:17 PM »
Bought my first festool tools over a week ago . Very happy with my TS-55 REQ , Midi , 55" rail , quick clamps , deflector . I'm sure more green gear is on the way in the furture .

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #118 on: November 17, 2014, 10:19 PM »
My first purchase including the following:

TS55 REQ
CT36
MFT/3
OF1400
RO125
Extra rails, abrasives and lots of clamps
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 10:21 PM by SoonerFan »

Offline twistsol

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2014, 08:12 PM »
My first Festool purchase was a Kapex / CT33 bundle for $1804.00 before tax on 2008 July 01. I'd just seen a demonstration of it at Seven Corners Hardware in Saint Paul, MN. Went across the street for lunch to mull it over, and was loading it into my pickup an hour later. Never a single regret.