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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #600 on: March 04, 2016, 03:20 AM »
Lol very funny. Might need to check out Kevs new posts on OOG (Ozito owners group)  [big grin]
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Graham

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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #601 on: March 04, 2016, 04:09 AM »
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 04:31 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #602 on: March 04, 2016, 03:08 PM »
Suppose I should come clean now (wouldn't want it coming out in the middle of my run for president) .. I have an Ozito mulcher/shredder (really it's a lump maker) that I grabbed in a rush when there was nothing open other than Bunnings [embarassed]

I think I need a separate little shed for my tools of shame and embarrassment

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #603 on: March 04, 2016, 08:25 PM »
   "The shed of shame"!   I like the sound of that, I inherited a few Homelite garden tools that were taking up valuable shed space.  I saw the light and took them off to Cashconverters. Got peanuts in return but no longer is it the Shed of shame.

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #604 on: March 04, 2016, 08:35 PM »
I put them near the entrance like garlic for vampires.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #605 on: March 06, 2016, 02:06 AM »
I am yet to build the shed of shame but the slab has been poured. I do have a few Ozito tools, they serve a purpose and touch wood are still going strong.

Hope to get the Domino before the sale ends. Surprisingly for a home hobbyist I have a bit of work for it.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... ACCC
« Reply #606 on: March 07, 2016, 05:35 PM »
A group of Australian Festool Consumers have today lodged a Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [ACCC] regarding -

Determination of Application for authorisation A91433 lodged by
Tooltechnic Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd in respect of resale price maintenance
Date: 5 December 2014 Authorisation number: A91433.  Implemented April 1, 2015.

Tooltechnic Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd is the Australian importer and distributor of Festool products.

Refer -
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/one-for-the-aussies/msg437760/#msg437760

« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 06:10 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #607 on: March 10, 2016, 09:41 PM »
Life is pretty good down in the Rocks. ;)

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies.
« Reply #608 on: March 10, 2016, 10:38 PM »
Life is pretty good down in the Rocks. ;)

Holmz your location in the Avatar says that you are located in the North Atlantic according to Wikipedia but your posts often suggest the US. So to quote a past Australian Tourism Campaign slogan - where the 'B H' are you? Here, there or where?   [smile]



From Wikipedia.
In geography, the antipodes (/ænˈtɪpədiːz/; from Greek: ἀντίποδες, from anti- "opposed" and pous "foot") of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it.

This gave rise to the name of the Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, which are close to the antipodes of London at about 50° S 179° E. The antipodes of Australia are in the North Atlantic Ocean, while parts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are antipodal to New Zealand.

@Holmz


« Last Edit: March 11, 2016, 12:07 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #609 on: March 11, 2016, 12:26 AM »
I p'rolly shoulda had quotes or '()' around part of it... And I just fixed it.

(I flew in this morning from North America.)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2016, 12:36 AM by Holmz »

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #610 on: March 11, 2016, 01:18 AM »
Anyone else getting confused other than me?

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #611 on: March 11, 2016, 01:42 AM »
Anyone else getting confused other than me?

Me too... I got on the plane Wednesday and didn't arrive until Friday.  [eek]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #612 on: March 11, 2016, 03:17 AM »

Anyone else getting confused other than me?

Me too... I got on the plane Wednesday and didn't arrive until Friday.  [eek]


Yes but where did you arrive, even more now your corrected avatar indicates the Nth Atlantic?!   [eek] Did not see any reports of ditching there in past few days. [eek] [big grin]


@Holmz. @Kev
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Carbatec Sale
« Reply #613 on: March 11, 2016, 03:20 AM »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies... Carbatec Sale
« Reply #614 on: March 11, 2016, 10:00 PM »
Carbatec have a 4 day sale this long weekend - see

http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d28d6d34d644d1c5dfa25a138&id=b2905025e9&e=80ef83ab64


 @Untidy Shop And those four day public holiday Carbatec sales used to include 10% off of Festool purchases, which was always a good excuse to top up on consumables, without that now I seldom pop in.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Carbatec Sale
« Reply #615 on: March 11, 2016, 10:29 PM »
Carbatec have a 4 day sale this long weekend - see

http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d28d6d34d644d1c5dfa25a138&id=b2905025e9&e=80ef83ab64


 @Untidy Shop And those four day public holiday Carbatec sales used to include 10% off of Festool purchases, which was always a good excuse to top up on consumables, without that now I seldom pop in.

Yes @DB10 as you know those Festool non binding prices are no more! Not that Carbatec ever actually offered them in the past. And as for the 4 day sale, I thought this was worth promoting, even if it might be difficult to find a helpful salesperson.
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #616 on: March 11, 2016, 11:00 PM »
Not really much in that Carbatec promo to really entice. I'd buy well discounted Bessey clamps, but the discounts aren't significant and Bessey quite often does a promo that lets you buy 4 or more at a significant saving.


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... AussieTools
« Reply #617 on: March 13, 2016, 08:33 AM »
At the green shed, found out today that OZITO stands for AussieTools. But was taken over by Einhill in 2013.

Hence the recent change to a pink/red tool casing.



http://news.eisenwarenmesse.de/en/2013/06/einhell-buys-ozito/

@Kev @DB10 @Grakat
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #618 on: March 13, 2016, 07:38 PM »
@Untidy Shop So that would explain why those Ozito tools keep catching my eye!

   They do seem great value and I'm sure they have served people well, I just couldn't bring myself to purchase them. I guess at the big green shed Ozito must be the biggest seller of power tools followed closely by Ryobi.

Offline Locky

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #619 on: March 14, 2016, 05:26 AM »
I wonder if ozito ends up like gmc

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #620 on: March 14, 2016, 06:56 AM »
I wonder if ozito ends up like gmc

I doubt it! They have been around for twenty years and since 2013 have some serious German backing. But spoken like a good Festool Salesperson. And with some reason.  [big grin]

@Locky

Ps. I hear Northern Abrasives is suffering from the salt of the sea air from the Northern Beaches!? See one of Kev's posts on another thread [big grin] [eek] @Kev
« Last Edit: March 14, 2016, 07:06 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...ETS-EC125
« Reply #621 on: March 15, 2016, 08:37 PM »
Following a viewing of Erocks video review of the ETS-EC125/3 I went to check it out on the Australian Website. Thought I might add it to the 'one day' list!

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/video-comparison-of-the-ets-ec-1253-eq-and-ets-125-eq/msg448366/?topicseen#msg448366

Short of embarrassing myself again (See # 591-3 ), I looked and looked and looked! I even checked my Dealer's site and the latest Festool Promotion Catalogue.

So guys, is it available here or not, embarrass me again please!?  [eek]



@Kev @Grakat  @Locky
« Last Edit: March 15, 2016, 08:39 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Locky

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #622 on: March 16, 2016, 02:31 AM »
Sorry to say Untidy, but not yet I'm sure they will though. I'm heading down to festool hq in Melbourne mid April, so I might see some new products .
Kev lives so close to the beach his timber door is rusting [big grin]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...ETS-EC125
« Reply #623 on: March 16, 2016, 02:53 AM »
Following a viewing of Erocks video review of the ETS-EC125/3 I went to check it out on the Australian Website. Thought I might add it to the 'one day' list!

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/video-comparison-of-the-ets-ec-1253-eq-and-ets-125-eq/msg448366/?topicseen#msg448366

Short of embarrassing myself again (See # 591-3 ), I looked and looked and looked! I even checked my Dealer's site and the latest Festool Promotion Catalogue.

So guys, is it available here or not, embarrass me again please!?  [eek]



@Kev @Grakat  @Locky

I couldn't find it either. There is only the 150mm version available. There is a 2mm stroke ETS available in 125mm but I don't know if that is brushless.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #624 on: March 16, 2016, 03:41 AM »
Sorry to say Untidy, but not yet I'm sure they will though. I'm heading down to festool hq in Melbourne mid April, so I might see some new products .
Kev lives so close to the beach his timber door is rusting [big grin]

@Locky @Untidy Shop

Rusting / rotting ... tomato / tomato  [unsure]

Just to be clear too - the issue with the KAPEX blade being rusty isn't a Tooltehnic and is deffo not a Northern Abrasives issue. It's a Festool packaging issue. A light protective film or a plastic seal .. but no, a blade in cardboard wrapper, with an open patch to attract rust [sad]

Salty air and power tools / power tool accessories isn't a new problem. My new blade in package sat on top of a Systainer that was under a shelf in my garage for a few months and it blossomed into really ugly rust.

So Locky .. I've been waiting for notification of the Champagne Service model you're working on before I pop down. Is it in place yet? [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Offline Locky

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #625 on: March 16, 2016, 05:56 AM »
I'm getting Rod to renovate the shop for you

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #626 on: March 23, 2016, 04:39 AM »
Dilemmas dilemmas. Shall I get the Domino before the sales end or shall I roll the dice and hope it doesn't go up on 1st April.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #627 on: March 23, 2016, 05:04 AM »
Dilemmas dilemmas. Shall I get the Domino before the sales end or shall I roll the dice and hope it doesn't go up on 1st April.

If you do not need it now then wait.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #628 on: March 23, 2016, 06:02 AM »
Ok sounds good. I don't need it right now, in fact would have more work for an OF1400 right now than the Domino.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #629 on: March 23, 2016, 06:08 AM »
Ok sounds good. I don't need it right now, in fact would have more work for an OF1400 right now than the Domino.

@Grakat I don't believe the Domino is going up in Oz - we got bit at the beginning of the year, but the bundle benefit may not be there after the Jan-Mar promo window.

The Domino is something that you want to spend some time getting to know before you "need" to use it IMO.