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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Connections and Introductions => Topic started by: Matthew Schenker on June 26, 2008, 01:23 PM

Title: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 26, 2008, 01:23 PM
Everyone,
This poll will help me understand members and make decisions about the forum to better benefit everyone!  Since the forum is separate and independent of Festool, this kind of information must come from members.  The information is anonymous, of course.

Please, kindly take a moment and vote for one of the amounts shown above.  I greatly appreciate everyone's input here.

As always, feel free to post questions and comments below.

Stay in touch,
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 27, 2008, 09:18 AM
Good Morning,
Thank you everyone for your responses so far!  I've received several notes from members asking for voting options beyond $1500.  I have added a few more.

Everyone who voted for the "Over $1500" in the original poll, please edit your vote to be more specific!

Thank you again!  This information is extremely valuable.

Stay in touch,
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Dan Lyke on June 27, 2008, 11:23 AM
So, silly question: I think my second and third Festool purchases were consumables. It took quite a bit of sandpaper and a saw blade and such 'til I bought the Domino. So answering the second and third purchases with that would make my first $3300, and thereafter a couple of hundred bucks a visit.

Is that what you were shooting for?
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 27, 2008, 11:35 AM
Dan,
I'm mainly interested in tool purchases here.  But that's a good point.
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Steveo48 on June 27, 2008, 11:42 AM
Santa brought me the TS 55 for Christmas.  I told Ms. Clause it would help get her kitchen remodeling done faster.  ::)
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Dan Lyke on June 27, 2008, 06:26 PM
I'm mainly interested in tool purchases here.  But that's a good point.

Okay, so I'll answer for tool purchases, but that makes the <$100 category kind of silly, no?
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Bill Wyko on June 28, 2008, 02:24 AM
Hi Mathew. Should my answer include the extra sand paper? My first purchase was a TS-75 but my second was only an ETS125eq I did buy about 100.00 bucks of sand paper.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 28, 2008, 08:46 AM
Okay, so I'll answer for tool purchases, but that makes the <$100 category kind of silly, no?

Everyone,
I just edited the poll question slightly, to clarify the question.  I'm interested in major purchases, meaning tools or tools and consumables together.  The poll is not looking for how much you spend on incidentals like sandpaper.

If you need to, please change your votre to reflect this change!

Thanks,
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: gearup75 on January 24, 2009, 04:01 AM
After reading some of the answers here, I can say with all my purchases in the last week counting as my first purchase to get started about $3550.  Does the make me a Festool junkie?
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Wim on March 17, 2009, 06:35 PM
My second purchase was a OF1010 with an adaptor for the CMS table. Still no CT, so even more sawdust on the floor. But very content with the Festool concept.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Rob McGilp on March 18, 2009, 04:10 AM
RO150
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: pnwradar on August 18, 2010, 02:42 PM
My home's previous owner used a water based finish on all the louvered closet doors, and the rough surface has nagged me since we moved in, 18 months ago.  Not enough to move them all down to the shop and hand-sand them, but a frequent reminder of that exact task looming in the (one day, some day) future.

One evening I read the DX-93 review (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/another-hidden-trasure-dx-93/), saw it works for exactly that job, thought about my last two months' experience with the 150/3 and CT33, then called my dealer and told him to get me one.  Then called him back and added some consumables.  Again to add a TS55 Panther blade, as I'd had some issues ripping a piece of 8/4 cherry the previous week with the stock TS55 blade.

Haven't actually gotten around to sanding any of the door louvers, but having a new Festool for the task is almost as good.

-jon-
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: BigHonu on October 15, 2010, 05:46 PM
Midi.

I didn't have an extension cord and the ETS125 needed a friend.  I guess it 'collects dust' pretty well.  ;)
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: mark007 on October 18, 2010, 10:04 PM
vac hose to work with my ridgid shop vac. constuction is down its ben hard . my price has come down to get work and i am happy to get it . love my track saw
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: andy5405 on October 09, 2011, 04:47 AM
I just found all these polls which are quite interesting. I'm alarmed that my 2nd purchase was way over $2000 dollars but at least 9% of respondents are as enlightened or stupid as me!
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: CutsTwice on November 08, 2011, 09:25 PM
TS55 set to cut down a fiberglass tub.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: NoBreyner on November 13, 2011, 07:39 AM
My second purchase was October 1 to take advantage of the sanders and accessories price cuts.  I picked up the Rotex 90 that fateful Saturday and indulged in a demo.  When done the guy doing the demo had his abrasives systainer with him and gave me five of each grit of Granat Deltex abrasives. 

Side note:  I noticed the CXS there and he demoed that for me and my mom being retired wanted to come with me saw how my eyes lit up when working with Festool's products decided on the spot to buy me the CXS set.  Technically I can't count the drill as the third purchase as I didn't pay for it.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: andvari on January 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
The second purchase was a TS 55. Haven't used it that much, but when I do it is a huge difference maker over trying to wrestle large sheets on a table saw.

Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: The Coach on January 13, 2012, 04:19 PM
My second was a jigsaw (a PS300) and a bunch of extra blades.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Reiska on March 06, 2012, 11:36 AM
TS55 EBQ-Plus-FS was a good second after my OF1400
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: ccarrolladams on March 09, 2012, 08:18 PM
My second Festool purchase was also from Eagle Tools of Los Angeles, in January 2006 a few days after I bought my first TS55.

That was an OF1010, with the 1080mm "Holy" rail, the complete LR32 kit in a Systainer, a few more clamps and a Tradesman cleaning set. I paid extra, I think, for an AS 36mm hose, so I could use it with the TS55.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Michael Garrett on April 16, 2012, 03:45 PM
Festool 498899 Assorted Domino Beech Tenons and Cutters in T-Loc Systainer
Festool 497700 Tradesman/Installer Cleaning Set
Festool 574432 DF 500 Q Domino Joiner Set in T-Loc Systainer 2
Festool 496120 Longlife Filter Bag for CT 26
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: john5mt on August 24, 2013, 07:15 PM
Of1400 with a rail adapter kit
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: briankb on November 03, 2013, 04:14 PM
SYSLite at Woodcraft in Jacksonville after holding it and seeing the brightness and spread in person.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: lovemytoys on November 03, 2013, 10:44 PM
req 55 track saw ,extra 55 track ,Tradesmen/instal. cleaning set
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: ryan_k on November 04, 2013, 09:33 AM
Previously had a TS-55, added a new Carvex, RO90 and a CT36
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: CSF on November 04, 2013, 05:29 PM
After getting my TS55 i needed dust extraction obviusly so had to get CTL26 that came with compact cleaning kit that came in a Systainer - getting hooked!
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Throwback7r on February 27, 2014, 11:55 PM
kapex for me and the Carvex d handle
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: mike68au on February 28, 2014, 06:58 AM
Second purchase was a CT26 and 3 more Systainers
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: WarrenWeldon on March 18, 2014, 07:17 PM
So far about 1/3 of the second purchasers are in the 300-600 range? Must have immediately run back to get another tool !! no-one can own just one kinda like potato chips !! The only way to cure the Green Fever it is to buy the ALL!!
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: carlb40 on April 04, 2014, 02:29 PM
Well i now have my TS55, 2 rails and accessory kit. Plus the sys roll and a systainer 5 to keep my makita lxt stuff in.   [big grin]

Saving for the CXS/ midi  next and maybe DRC too  [cool]
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: eddomak on April 05, 2014, 10:08 AM
First purchase was the TS55 REBQ with guide rail and accessory kit.

Second purchase was the MFT3, here in Australia for far more than what you pay in the USA. RRP is $AUD1275 = $USD1183  [sad]
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Hawkeye1434 on May 08, 2014, 11:36 PM
I had to have the CT36
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Baremeg55 on May 16, 2014, 04:20 PM
Bought the TS-55, another FS guide rail, more accessories.  Catching a fever for green stuff......

GH
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: twistsol on December 04, 2014, 08:14 PM
My second purchase was on 2009 May 14 and was a Domino 500.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Ed Bray on December 29, 2014, 04:38 PM
My second Festool purchase was today a DF700XL with systainer Domino kits of 14mm and 8mm/10mm. Total cost £975.

Being delivered in the morning.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: crazydave789 on April 30, 2015, 07:56 PM
more systainers for me, festo didn't make the tools or they were out of my price range for the use they got so I had to buy makita or similar and hide them in a decent box  [smile]
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Staniam on April 30, 2015, 08:26 PM
CXS which was after I told myself (and my gf at the time) I wouldn't buy another tool from Festool because of the price. Since then it's gone downhill.

Or uphill...
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: SittingElf on April 30, 2015, 08:31 PM
I wish I could remember! [eek]  The last two years have been a GREEN blur! After the CXS, it 'might' have been the T18+3, but I truly can't remember what was #2.

Cheers,

Frank
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: musicgioni on May 01, 2015, 09:10 AM
Man it all started last summer with a RO150. Then a RO90 and a bunch of sandpaper for both. This year it all went...downhill   ;). A new Kapex (to take advantage of the 10% sale they had back in March), then an MFT3, the OF 2200 router then the MFK 700, the OF1400 and LR32, the Carvex and all the extra bases... it has become a blur for me now...I know I have spent well over 6K on Festool this year alone and do not regret anything. And to think I was one of (ignorant) critics of this company a few years ago...
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: SittingElf on May 01, 2015, 09:28 AM
I wish I could remember! [eek]  The last two years have been a GREEN blur! After the CXS, it 'might' have been the T18+3, but I truly can't remember what was #2.

Cheers,

Frank

Out of a wealth of curiosity, and a spat of boredom.... I went back to all my purchase invoices to see if I could answer the original question.

Success!  The second Festool I bought was an ETS 125 Sander one month after the CXS first purchase, and thereafter I found I needed a better ShopVac/Dust Collector, and that's when the Green Disease started in earnest! [scared]  Not Kidding!! [eek]

[attachthumb=1]

Cheers,
Frank

Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Chrisprols on September 14, 2015, 10:37 AM
after buying a TS55 REBQ-Plus-FS, I looked through the website and there was most "special offer" ...

... I bought a MFT/3.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: teocaf on September 14, 2015, 11:03 AM
Well, hey Chrisprols, welcome to the FOG forum. 
Looks like you're on your way with some good Festool kit.  It's been  a long time, but I think my first/second purchase was not quite identical, but similar to many others on here:  a Ts75 saw, the old style MFT table, and a CT vac
I see you're from France so:  "Bienvenue!"

added PS to the other members:
I couldn't help but notice the post above the last one.  Whatever happened to the blue elf guy--does anyone know?  He seemed pretty gung-ho about the whole Festool brand and very enthusiastic to detail all his purchases.   I don't recall seeing any posts by him recently.  Did he flame out and got hooked on some other type of buying spree?  I do remember that he had some amusing threads--has anyone kept in touch with the guy?  It'd be a shame for Festool / FOG to lose the captain of its cheerleading team.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: birchwoodwerks on September 29, 2015, 09:31 AM
CT36 was the second
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: Grakat on January 16, 2016, 02:29 AM
ETS 150/3 for me.

Needed a finishing sander. Thought it would be good in the future to have a finishing sander finer than a Rotex 150 in the future.

There was a deal for 100 discs of 160 grit paper for free with the deal, normally $106 down under.

Regards
Graham
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
Post by: beewerks on May 18, 2017, 09:23 AM
Picked up a minty fresh CT26 from a garage sale for $350.  I've been quite happy with it running alongside my big dust collector for added flexibility in dust management.