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Classifieds / for sale Mitutoyo absolute digimatic
« Last post by saweet on Today at 07:41 AM »
Mitutoyo absolute digimatic caliper, like new in the hard case. 8" capacity $ 95 plus shipping.
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I honestly don't believe that the realistic economics of establishing "factory" stores will meet normal business planning metrics. It's hard enough for even general woodworking brick and mortar stores to stay in business with reasonable profits these days and folks are not going to travel long distances to go to them for the most part. I could see a few additional locations beyond their national facility in the US for more visible presence, training and other things, but a major network of stores I don't see happening. I don't envision them selling direct online, either. That would also undermine the many Festool dealers/partners who have really stepped up and established both full stocking and well appointed displays/demonstration areas within their footprints. Many Festool dealers, who do not have retail locations, still maintain a very high level of stocking, customer service and other considerations. My Festool Pusher (you know who you are, um...Bob) :) has been to my shop multiple times, loaned me tools to, um...try...and even held a demonstration day for friends in my shop a number of years ago. No other brand and representative of a brand has gone that far for me at any time since I've been enjoying woodworking for over 20 years.

Festool already sell online here in Australia, however when you purchase you nominate a dealer. I believe the product and logistics all happen at the Festool distribution centre but the nominated dealer still gets a cut of the profits.


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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Last post by Tinker on Today at 04:05 AM »
A great idea. What is the weight? In your pics it looks like the gauge is very visible. All my air gauges I can hardly read without my reading glasses.

I have a tire monitoring system on our car. Only twice in 2 years have the tires been out of balance. Had we been far from home, and out in the boonies, it would have been a PITA. This looks like an easily stowable item and all one has to check is the battery life before going on a trip.
Tinker
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Ultimately, these decisions boil down to one very simple thing - did they notice an increase, or a decrease in sales when they switched to imperial. They have no real interest in "educating" the masses, they're in it to sell tools.
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Member Projects / Re: Rustic Night Stand And Dresser
« Last post by Don T on Today at 02:09 AM »
Very nice.
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Member Projects / Re: Rustic Night Stand And Dresser
« Last post by jobsworth on Today at 01:25 AM »
Thank you Peter. She seems to like it. I had to rush to get it done as she is leaving tomorrow and she'll be needing it.  She said she can hold off a couple of weeks for the bed. So I got time to finish it. Ill post photos of it when I finish
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Sales & Dealer Area / Re: Mail order form Oregon or CA?
« Last post by copcarcollector on Today at 01:13 AM »
I used k119 a couple of times too with no issues
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Sales & Dealer Area / Re: Mail order form Oregon or CA?
« Last post by copcarcollector on Today at 01:12 AM »
Lee valley absolutely ships festool within the USA, a fairy recent development tied into their new dc in Reno Nevada
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Member Projects / Re: Rustic Night Stand And Dresser
« Last post by Peter Parfitt on Today at 01:03 AM »
Hi Ron

That is a great piece of work. Your daughter will love it.

That wood looks beautiful.

Peter Sefton would be proud of you !

Excellent job.

Peter
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Member Projects / Rustic Night Stand And Dresser
« Last post by jobsworth on Today at 12:58 AM »
Just finished this project this afternoon. Well sort of. I still have to finish the bed which is in work. They are made out of rustic hickory plywood, with a aromtic cedar back. The drawer fronts are 4/4 rustic hickory hardwood . I spray finished it with GF Enduro Poly with a orange tint to give it a oil look.

I used to spray enduro WB all the time before I went to the UK in 2013 but havent touched until this project. Either they changed the formula or its the new apollo spray gun or both, but I enjoyed the heck out of spraying it, it really sprayed nice.

The night stand has 2 shelves just in case she needs 2 of them.
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