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How Much Did You Spend on Your SECOND 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 Matthew Schenker

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Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« 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
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #1 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
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Dan Lyke

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #2 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?
Accomplished computer geek, novice woodworker, road cyclist, in Sonoma county, northern California.

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 11:35 AM »
Dan,
I'm mainly interested in tool purchases here.  But that's a good point.
Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Steveo48

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #4 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.  ::)

Offline Dan Lyke

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #5 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?
Accomplished computer geek, novice woodworker, road cyclist, in Sonoma county, northern California.

Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #6 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.
The bitterness of poor quality, lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten.

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #7 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
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline gearup75

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #8 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?
C12  TS55  OF1400  DF500  CT22  DS400 RO150  MFT3 with Pinnacle router table insert and fence

Offline Wim

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #9 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.

Offline Rob McGilp

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 04:10 AM »
RO150

Offline pnwradar

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #11 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, 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-

Offline BigHonu

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #12 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.  ;)

Offline mark007

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #13 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

Offline andy5405

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #14 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!

Offline CutsTwice

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 09:25 PM »
TS55 set to cut down a fiberglass tub.
Life is an endless, toiled endeavor... yet tonight, I yearn for rest.

Offline NoBreyner

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #16 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.

Offline andvari

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #17 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.

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 The Coach

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 04:19 PM »
My second was a jigsaw (a PS300) and a bunch of extra blades.

Offline Reiska

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2012, 11:36 AM »
TS55 EBQ-Plus-FS was a good second after my OF1400
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline ccarrolladams

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #20 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.

Offline Michael Garrett

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #21 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
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, VeritasĀ® Drilling Kit, MFK 700 EQ Router Set

Offline john5mt

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2013, 07:15 PM »
Of1400 with a rail adapter kit
Smoking the green crack

Offline briankb

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2013, 04:14 PM »
SYSLite at Woodcraft in Jacksonville after holding it and seeing the brightness and spread in person.

Offline lovemytoys

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2013, 10:44 PM »
req 55 track saw ,extra 55 track ,Tradesmen/instal. cleaning set

Offline ryan_k

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2013, 09:33 AM »
Previously had a TS-55, added a new Carvex, RO90 and a CT36

Offline CSF

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #26 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!

Offline Throwback7r

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 11:55 PM »
kapex for me and the Carvex d handle

Offline mike68au

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 06:58 AM »
Second purchase was a CT26 and 3 more Systainers

Offline WarrenWeldon

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #29 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!!
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Turned for Green St. Patty's day 2014,TS55REQ, TS75EQ, OF1400EQ,OF 2200, RO90, DF500+set W/8-10 Dom., 700XL Domizilla W/12-14 Dom. Kit, PSB300EQ+, LS30, LR32 Hole Kit, CT36E, CT48E, Kapex, Kapex UG Stand, LS30, ETS-125 , RAS, CMS GE set, CMT3,Centrotec 18+3, centrotec installers set, Rockwell Uni-Saw, Rockwell Uni-Plane, Performax 16-32, Jet 14 band saw W/re-saw extension block, Jet remote Dust Collector, Nitro Cellulose explosion proof Spray Booth. Pressurized shop with Door Mat switch and a big stack of Brazilian Rosewood !

Offline carlb40

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #30 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]
Carl

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Offline eddomak

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #31 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]

Offline Hawkeye1434

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2014, 11:36 PM »
I had to have the CT36

Offline Baremeg55

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Bought the TS-55, another FS guide rail, more accessories.  Catching a fever for green stuff......

GH

Offline twistsol

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2014, 08:14 PM »
My second purchase was on 2009 May 14 and was a Domino 500.

Offline Ed Bray

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #35 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 Ā£975.

Being delivered in the morning.

Offline crazydave789

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #36 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]

Offline Staniam

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #37 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...
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Offline SittingElf

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #38 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
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Offline musicgioni

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #39 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...

Offline SittingElf

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #40 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]

* Festool Purchases 2013-2015.pdf (41.33 kB - downloaded 86 times.)

Cheers,
Frank

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Offline Chrisprols

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #41 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.

Offline teocaf

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #42 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.

Offline birchwoodwerks

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2015, 09:31 AM »
CT36 was the second
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 Grakat

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #44 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
Regards
Graham

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

Offline beewerks

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (SECOND Purchase Only)
« Reply #45 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.