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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Connections and Introductions => Topic started by: Matthew Schenker on June 26, 2008, 01:28 PM

Title: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 26, 2008, 01:28 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 (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 27, 2008, 09:12 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 (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Steveo48 on June 27, 2008, 11:41 AM
Matthew,

My third purchase was a rather back door thing.  I bought the screw assortment in the Systainer 1 Box.   It cost me about $12.00 more to purchase the screws than through my regular supplier and I thought that a good bargain to get a nice organizer with them.

Love the $12.00 Systainer 1 but I can't say I'm thrilled with the screws.  :P

Steve
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 28, 2008, 08:50 AM
Matthew,

My third purchase was a rather back door thing.  I bought the screw assortment in the Systainer 1 Box.   It cost me about $12.00 more to purchase the screws than through my regular supplier and I thought that a good bargain to get a nice organizer with them.

Love the $12.00 Systainer 1 but I can't say I'm thrilled with the screws.  :P

Steve

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 (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Daviddubya on June 28, 2008, 11:27 AM
OK, so I voted in the First, Second and Third Festool Purchases polls.  Looking at the results, it seems hard to draw any conclusions.  As I would have expected, the results are fairly evenly spread over the choices.  I wonder what you are trying to learn, Matthew?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on June 28, 2008, 03:06 PM
OK, so I voted in the First, Second and Third Festool Purchases polls.  Looking at the results, it seems hard to draw any conclusions.  As I would have expected, the results are fairly evenly spread over the choices.  I wonder what you are trying to learn, Matthew?  Thanks.

I know this might sound vague, but the information helps me to know what kind of investment members make in the tools.  It also allows members to get a read on the makeup of the community in general.  Knowing this can play out in many decisions I need to make about forum features and the future of the FOG.  A lot of this will become more apparent in the coming weeks.
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Bill Wyko on June 29, 2008, 04:59 PM
My third purchase was the Domino and the CT-33. The CT-33 must have been on when I was driving by. It sucked me right in. ;D
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Steveo48 on June 29, 2008, 07:46 PM
At this point the only other tool I plan on purchasing is a 150mm sander.  Additional accessories would include longer guide rails and clamps for same.  I have no real need for drills, planers, another saw of ANY kind.

Steve
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Frank Pellow on July 01, 2008, 06:57 AM
OK, so I voted in the First, Second and Third Festool Purchases polls.  Looking at the results, it seems hard to draw any conclusions.  As I would have expected, the results are fairly evenly spread over the choices.  I wonder what you are trying to learn, Matthew?  Thanks.

I know this might sound vague, but the information helps me to know what kind of investment members make in the tools.  It also allows members to get a read on the makeup of the community in general.  Knowing this can play out in many decisions I need to make about forum features and the future of the FOG.  A lot of this will become more apparent in the coming weeks.
Matthew
Matthew, if you can figure that out from the even spread of results that these three polls are yielding, you are better at statistics than me (and I have a degree in Math with lots of statistics courses included).    ;D
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Matthew Schenker on July 01, 2008, 08:50 AM
Frank,
Believe me, these results do count, and they help!
Matthew
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Wim on March 17, 2009, 06:59 PM
My third purchase was the Domino and at last the CT Mini. Total price around $ 1750. No longer ankle deep in sawdust. It was also my last Festool purchase because I may be moving to the US. So I have to sell my stuff in Holland and start all over again. But now I know what I want: the same tools. But instead of the CMS table it will be a MFT/3.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Rob McGilp on March 18, 2009, 04:11 AM
TS75
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: ward on June 05, 2010, 03:23 AM
Bought the ETS 150/3 6" and the Midi

I'm impressed with the little Midi, i took it to work today to vacuum a kitchen floor between coats with my single piece aluminum wand with felt seal, the $ hose fits right into. It's seems so petite and quiet after my 8 gallon stainless steel pacific steemex which Screened ! the joy of silence (relatively).
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: BigHonu on October 15, 2010, 05:56 PM
I talked myself into the TS55 so I don't need to keep going over to my brother-in-law's house to use his table saw all the time.  I figured that with two little kids around (and I work in the garage) that the TS55 seemed like a relatively safer saw to have around.  Dust collection is extremely important as I have allergies and asthma to contend with and having a Midi makes the TS55 even more attractive.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: tjbier on April 16, 2011, 02:29 PM
I guess it would be my 3rd large purchase,
I bought a MFT3 table and a RO90 along with some clamps.
So far extremely impressed with the RO90, the thing is downright mean if you get after it.
MFT3 is very nice also, have already used it for clamping boards in weird spots that wasn't possible before,
and it is great for making drawer boxes with, I used the track and the miter gauge as my square for the boxes.
It was hard for me to spend that on a table, but it is nice.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: CutsTwice on November 08, 2011, 09:26 PM
CT MIDI
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: NoBreyner on November 13, 2011, 07:46 AM
My third purchase was an online purchase for abrasives for my new Rotex 90 sander.  I found on this forum that Tom tools-home breaks up packs of Granat sandpaper into a full range of grits of both round and deltex sandpaper.  While at it I got the Package of ro90 abrasives Systainer with the bundle of Granat grits between 40 and 400.  10 disks of 40,60, and 80, and 20 (or was it 15?) of the rest.  I chose to exclude the triangular sandpaper as I wanted to use up the freebies I got at Woodcraft when I got the Ro90.  While making the online purchase I also picked up the green polishing pad.  
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: andvari on January 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
Domino 500 set. Great machine.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: The Coach on January 13, 2012, 04:21 PM
Last one (so far) was a Mini-Systainer. I got it to keep my lunch in. Doesn't it remind you of an old-fashioned picnic basket?
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: ccarrolladams on March 09, 2012, 08:25 PM
My third Festool purchase was an RO150, an ETS150/3, a 2700mm guide rail and a 2424mm "Holy" guide rail for the LR32 system. All of those were from Eagle Tools of Los Angeles before the end of March 2006.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Reiska on March 28, 2012, 03:42 PM
Well, just purchased basically unused "used" gear:
- CTL 26 E AC
- Basic cleaning kit for the DC
- CMS-GE Basic Legs
- CMS-TS55 module
- CMS-OF module
- MFT/3 Set

It's a slippery slope and no end to it visible yet [embarassed]
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: john5mt on August 24, 2013, 07:16 PM
Lr32 kit and rail
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: dazzer on October 20, 2013, 04:24 PM
a couple of drills with all the attachments,still going now,had them donkeys,could do with a nice new one,ended up with 3 different festool drills,my 15 volt one has been out of action due to the batteries,which is a real shame,can't bring myself to buy new batteries for it,better getting one of the newer designs.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: briankb on November 03, 2013, 04:20 PM
my 3rd purchase was just two weeks ago from Bob Marino's website


via Amazon (Bob was out of stock)
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: lovemytoys on November 03, 2013, 10:45 PM
cxs,t18.CARVEX PS 420 EBQ
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Untidy Shop on November 03, 2013, 10:51 PM
1400 Router after ETS150 and CT22.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: ryan_k on November 04, 2013, 09:36 AM
After being completely amazed at dust collection when I finally bought a CT, I quickly bought a RO150FEQ, D500F, RTS400EQ, and a CXS with centrotec kit just for fun :)
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: CSF on November 04, 2013, 05:31 PM
After my TS55 and CTL26E  i now have EHL65e, i mean my last bosch planer was fine but this ones got a white and green box and is just awesome - Hooked!
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: mike68au on February 28, 2014, 07:08 AM
3rd purchase was a TS55 and track.... + a few more systainers.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: eddomak on April 05, 2014, 10:10 AM
Third purchase:
Systainer 4
Systainer 1 with attic
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Hawkeye1434 on May 08, 2014, 11:37 PM
I was in need of a new jigsaw badly so I got the Carvex 420 ESB
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Baremeg55 on May 16, 2014, 04:40 PM
I drank from the cool aid!

Bought the OF1400 two weeks ago, first purchase.  The TS-55 earlier this week and the CT-26E.

Today, I bought the MFT/3 with the cross bars, the Domino DF-500 Q Set, the 497657 guide Rail Accessory Kit, the ETS-125 EQ ROS with an assortment of sand paper, the LR-32 system of components, the 498899 assorted domino tenons and cutters with systainer, along with assorted miscellaneous goodies for the MFT and OF1400....

May look into one of the jig saws eventually, perhaps a drill, but I have many DeWalt drills, impacts and drivers, ot sure if the Festool drills can be rationalized at this time.  The DeWalts do a good job, so unless someone tells me the Festool drills and drivers are indeed that awesome, I will stick with the yellow and black.  Same applies to the Capex.

I have a bunch of cabinetry to build, looking very forward to using the Domino DF-500 and the LR-32 system!

GH
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: twistsol on December 04, 2014, 08:15 PM
My third purchase was a TS75 with a 55 in rail on 2010 January 21.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: ChrisK1970 on December 04, 2014, 09:09 PM
RO90  [big grin]
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: ewils91 on December 05, 2014, 11:32 AM
Trion and all accessories here.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: birchwoodwerks on September 29, 2015, 09:53 AM
Carvex, CXS set, OF1400 and various systainers
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: Chrisprols on October 16, 2015, 05:34 AM
CTL 26 E with basic accessory kit (in systainer) ... followed by the acquisition of a 50mm hose.
(first was TS55R then MFT/3).
... please stop me from buying more !! my bank account is bleeding !
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: leakyroof on February 10, 2017, 10:13 AM
Does 3rd purchase of the month count..... [embarassed]
 This month alone, Duo Light and Stand, HK 55 saw with 420 rail, DWC-18 Drywall Screw Gun, my Pro5 sander[ okay, technically it was ordered last Fall but just now showed up     [wink]].... the list goes on.
Title: Re: Your Festool Purchases (THIRD Purchase Only)
Post by: DrD on February 10, 2017, 11:33 AM
1st purchase, ~ 6 years ago was Trion D-handle to replace a 35+ year old JC Penny Penncraft.  2nd purchase, ~ 5 years ago was the plastic device to mount Trion on a guide rail and a holey guide rail.  3rd purchase was about half of what is in my signature below. 4th purchase was remainder sans Kapex, MFT/3s, and RO150.  Since 4th, it has been dribs and drabs.