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Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:34 AM »
So, this video came up on my YouTube video alerts and I wanted to share it.

This unidentified Festool skeptic apparently saw the video on our website showing some of the torture tests we conduct to ensure our power tools meet the toughest demands. He runs his new T15 cordless drills through a series of torture tests.

Does it survive?


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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 09:51 AM »
Shane    Awesome Video, I hope most of us don't abuse our Festools like that, but it great to know they can take a licking and keep on ticking  [thumbs up]
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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 10:01 AM »
Oh boy - now we are going to have people who wash their tools before they polish them. [eek]

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 10:06 AM »
So Shane, you searching out all the Taco Bell stores in Ohio for this guy so you can remove him from the warranty program?

We'll have to wait and see what effect the cake mix has on his T15 down the road.  I didn't see a microwave test in this video.  [tongue]

Now I know I can bring the battery powered Carvex into the shower with me to cut some 4x before I shampoo.

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 10:30 AM »
I hope that he never asks to borrow one of my tools.  I guess the smarter tool won.




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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 10:32 AM »
Great demo.
Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 10:48 AM »
I guess the smarter tool won. [smile] [smile] ;D




i would love to see that test done with a time allowed for the stuff to set a bit or soak in a bit. if it was left in it for a minute or so to really let it get in there
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 11:26 AM »
Respect to this guy. It's a good video. Now I know I can use my drill in the rain for example without worrying.

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 11:28 AM »
I bet this guy returned the drill after this test...
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 11:32 AM »
That was kind of silly.  Some dust, dirt, water and what not is kind of silly.

Dropping the stuff from ladders, running over a tool with your truck, tossing a router on the ground, that is a good test.


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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 11:33 AM »
I bet this guy returned the drill after this test...

While I hope that he didn't, if that's what it takes to independently verify our testing is legitimate then so be it. Too many people in the US think our tools are delicate because they are precise. In Europe, based on what I've been told, customers buy our tools because they want a tools that's durable.

I should mention that I have no idea who this person is and they have absolutely no affiliation with Festool. This video was produced completely independently.

Dropping the stuff from ladders, running over a tool with your truck, tossing a router on the ground, that is a good test.

Darcy, I'm looking forward to your video of these tests with your tools.  [wink]

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 11:40 AM »

While I hope that he didn't, if that's what it takes to independently verify our testing is legitimate then so be it. Too many people in the US think our tools are delicate because they are precise. In Europe, based on what I've been told, customers buy our tools because they want a tools that's durable.I should mention that I have no idea who this person is and they have absolutely no affiliation with Festool. This video was produced completely independently.


Absolutely spot on Shane. Too many tools have a 12 month guarantee and then die at about the 13 to 18 month mark.

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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 11:40 AM »
I was just going to say that Shane.

I don't understand why people think these tools are dainty and need to be treated with care to work properly.

There are not too many tools I use as hard as my Festools and I have only had one tool render itself in need of repair.

Shane, I would have to have a live feed from the shop if you want to see some accidental misuse of some certain green tools. [big grin]

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 12:47 PM »

Shane, I would have to have a live feed from the shop if you want to see some accidental misuse of some certain green tools. [big grin]

 [scared] [scared] Now that I would pay to see!!! [laughing] [laughing]

Mmm, wonder how that will be received at Festool HQ in Germany
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 12:54 PM »
This guy must be nuts, why would you try and break a very expensive Drill. Just because you do not believe the manufacture?
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 12:59 PM »
Did he pull the video?  It would not play for me before and now it is not showing up in Shane's post.

Working now... never mind.

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Offline JD2720

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 12:59 PM »
I bet this guy returned the drill after this test...

That was my thought also.
The test did not cost him anything.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 01:01 PM »
Did he pull the video?  It would not play for me before and now it is not showing up in Shane's post.

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 01:09 PM »
Seems that YouTube is having some intermittent issues. If you're having trouble viewing the video, try again in a few.

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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 01:14 PM »
I thought it was funny that he was willing to do all that to the drill but seemed to go out of his way to avoid getting the dirt and stuff on his clothes.

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2011, 01:15 PM »
What was the alarm sound telling him?  Low battery?  Or a warning that Darwin is going to thin the heard? [big grin]

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2011, 01:21 PM »
So Shane, you searching out all the Taco Bell stores in Ohio for this guy so you can remove him from the warranty program?

We'll have to wait and see what effect the cake mix has on his T15 down the road.  I didn't see a microwave test in this video.  [tongue]

Now I know I can bring the battery powered Carvex into the shower with me to cut some 4x before I shampoo.

why taco bell stores?

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 01:30 PM »
What was the alarm sound telling him?  Low battery?  Or a warning that Darwin is going to thin the heard? [big grin]

Steve, the beeps indicated a problem with communications from the battery. Some of the crud he tossed the drill in contaminated the contacts of the battery. Once he blew it off, it was fine.

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Re: Are Festool power tools as tough as we claim?
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2011, 01:51 PM »
Haha, this has amused me...I wouldn't lend him a tool but I bet he's good fun to have a few beers with!

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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2011, 02:27 PM »
I guess the smarter tool won. [smile] [smile] ;D




i would love to see that test done with a time allowed for the stuff to set a bit or soak in a bit. if it was left in it for a minute or so to really let it get in there

Well to be fair water had plenty of time to get in as he had dipped it in water plenty of times and turned it so it would of got in pretty much every where  it could! 

So I think it was a pretty fair test!  Cus if you was to drop your drill in a bucket by accident thats pretty much the same amount of water time it would get in the video this random guy did cus I dont know about you but if my drill dropped into a bucket I would dive like super man to try and get it out as soon as possible.

What I am curious about is to see if this guy comes back with another video on youtube to see if the drill still works cus all that water inside will properly start to make things go a little rusty and that could stop the drill from working no?

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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2011, 02:38 PM »
abou the duration of the test , the water test was ok for a normal dunk but after a months of dusty sites a layer of junk would have built up. i meant that if some ejit left it in water for a good lenth all that junk would absorbe some water. this might clog up the inside of the drill.



as for my tools . i would never let my tools get wet , never. no body ever borrows them  [wink]. i would never leave my tools lying around , they get put away safe when i am finished using them
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2011, 02:57 PM »
Shane you could not pay for better advertising  [wink]
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2011, 03:41 PM »
He was a cack handed git trying to drive those screws, does he actually know how to use these tools in his work ??

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2011, 04:07 PM »
He was a cack handed git trying to drive those screws, does he actually know how to use these tools in his work ??


lol I thought the same thing!   

He seems very clumsy and unprofessional trying to screw them screws in.    He said the screw was flush and you could clearly see it was sticking out 20mm  he then goes and feels it and drives it in flush comedy!

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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2011, 04:33 PM »
He was a cack handed git trying to drive those screws, does he actually know how to use these tools in his work ??


lol I thought the same thing!   

He seems very clumsy and unprofessional trying to screw them screws in.    He said the screw was flush and you could clearly see it was sticking out 20mm  he then goes and feels it and drives it in flush comedy!

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Ditto, this guy is a tool!!!!!!!!!!
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