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Festool How To... / Re: Mfk 700
« Last post by robert.bradshaw on Today at 08:58 AM »
Thanks for your help, I think I'm going to get the festool bit as it seems a good idea to have multiple cutting edges and will save the day in some circumstances
Any more recommendations greatly appreciated 👍
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I'm based in the Netherlands, just as you haha, I just noticed my profile didn't contain a location

Indeed Marktplaats.nl seems like the place to look for a second-hand device, I'll take a look  [smile]

I did find a site where they rented out Festools, but I'll have to drive 60km to get it so buying my own probably is easier  [big grin]
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But I don't think you can easily find a Rotex for rent. I've never seen them anywhere for rent. Festool's premium price make that they're not interesting for rent businesses.


Alex is onto something here...I've rented tools from a number of places for a day or two and have never seen a single Festool item available for rent.
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Member Connections and Introductions / Re: Hi From Glasgow, UK
« Last post by DB10 on Today at 08:41 AM »
Welcome to the forum Garry, sounds like you have. A great job.
Enjoy using the domino. Make sure you have plenty of scrap wood to practice on because even when you have been using one for a while it's so easy to stuff up as you can easily forget to readjust the depth or height when your immersed in a project. Don't ask me how I know this!
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Where are you based? Festools lend themselves very well for the 2nd hand market. I bought my Rotex 150 as good as new for half price from marktplaats.nl

But I don't think you can easily find a Rotex for rent. I've never seen them anywhere for rent. Festool's premium price make that they're not interesting for rent businesses.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Domino Drying Rack
« Last post by Gjarman12 on Today at 08:12 AM »
Thanks.
Here are the tables. Cypress and cedar, built to match a recently made deck.
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Festool How To... / Re: Mfk 700
« Last post by tjbnwi on Today at 08:05 AM »
You need the Festool 499809 edge banding bit.

Also get the Festool 499749 edge banding scraper (whatever you do don't drop it---bad things happen to it)

Tom
thanks for your help tom they look just the job and a great price compared to the festool one
Have you used this yourself? Have you got any tips on using the mfk as I ain't used it yet
I don't mind paying all the extra for the festool bit but it looks basically like it does a similar thing what's your thoughts tom ? Any advice greatly appreciated thanks rob

I believe you meant to quote joiner1970, I linked the Festool bit.

Major difference between the 2 brands---the Festool has multiple cutting edges. One edge gets dull, rotated the cutter.

Best tip I have is be accurate with your set up.

Tom
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Domino Drying Rack
« Last post by GarryM on Today at 08:05 AM »
Great idea, thanks for sharing
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Ever find the culprit?
I have a mini which has about half the suction as well. Clean filter, clean bag, relatively decent hose....
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Thank you all for your replies

I've did some additional reading based on your advice and it turns out the 1250DEVS is sold in Europe as GEX150 Turbo, cheapest price here is 400 euro. I looked at Amazon.de but they weren't much cheaper unfortunatelly. So the price difference between the Bosch and the Festool Rotex is 100 euro's, will the Rotex be 100,- worth extra? So far all reactions point to Festool Rotex being worth the money

Indeed paint stripper will probably be far cheaper then 500 euro's for a Rotex considering the limited amount I'm doing as a non-professional. The house we currently live in has a lot of woodwork tot sand, but of course I could rent a Rotex for that. The problem is that we're going to find another (old) house to buy in the near future and the house of my parents could really use some proper paintwork as well, so that's why I'm considering these machines.

I notice that I'm sometimes too impatient to properly sand, so the woodwork is not completely smooth when I start painting, especially with these older houses and I'd like to change that in the future.

So now I'm considering the Rotex 150 (best but most expensive), Bosch GEX 150 (very good but not as budget-friendly as in the US), the ETS 150/5 (light, cheaper but maybe not powerfull enough) and I've also read somewhere that the Metabo SXE 450 is a good bang for the buck, although I realise that it's not in the same category as the Bosch and Rotex.

Maybe I'll rent a Rotex, and wait untill I find a good deal on a used one  [big grin]
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