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Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2021, 06:05 PM »
ugh,   I had stuff in my cart and mid way it was killed, what the heck.

You gotta get in and own it. After that you can go back for another prize.

Better to have 1 item in the cart that you own rather than have 3 items that need to be checked out.   [smile]

Yeah,  to be honest, that was the plan, but then there was new shinny objects up, so brain got side tracked.  Still, if someone is just working thru to complete the transaction....   I was just about to go to start the process and it all went away.

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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2021, 06:11 PM »
Yeah,  to be honest, that was the plan, but then there was new shinny objects up, so brain got side tracked.  Still, if someone is just working thru to complete the transaction....   I was just about to go to start the process and it all went away.

Yea...I had to learn the hard way.  [smile]  A bird in the hand is worth 3 in the bush.

Offline mike_aa

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« Reply #122 on: February 13, 2021, 06:21 PM »
There isn't much I really need (or can afford) right now, but I snagged a Surface Control Light STL 450.  I guess I was lucky since by chance I refreshed the page and the sale was up.  I must have hit it early because I looked around for a while before and after buying.

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Offline Bugsysiegals

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« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2021, 07:29 PM »
I got my long awaited MFK 700 today.  It came with a crack in the systainer, Black interior shell, torn up cardboard tool imagery, and one stripped screw hole for the feeler bearing. 

I’ll get to test that actual router next week ... assuming it works the next 3 years, I’d say the discount was worth it.  :)


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« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2021, 11:14 PM »
So anyone have any idea why they kill peoples sessions when they have stuff in cart? I get closing the front page, but wouldn't you want folks to complete their orders?  I wasn't expecting anything on the weekend, I go away from a computer for just a little bit and this pops up. Thanks for the heads up to those who spotted it, just a couple more minutes and would have been ok.

     Because more than one person is trying to buy the same tool(s). So it is still in stock until the purchase is completed. Otherwise people would put stuff in their cart just to think about it and make sure they have "claimed" it even if they don't really want it or don't end up buying it.

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Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2021, 12:00 AM »
I can see that, to a point.  If someone dumps it from their cart though, it will be back for the next round.  Still, without a countdown or some such, a person who just went for one thing, but got in there near the end will get caught out. I was assuming everyone can put the same thing in their cart, and it's not lockdown to that person till they transaction completes. 

Oh well.

Offline flthr

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« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2021, 12:33 AM »
I got my long awaited MFK 700 today.  It came with a crack in the systainer, Black interior shell, torn up cardboard tool imagery, and one stripped screw hole for the feeler bearing. 

I’ll get to test that actual router next week ... assuming it works the next 3 years, I’d say the discount was worth it.  :)

My MFK 700 and DF 500 both had badly damaged lid inserts which was pretty upsetting. My DF 500 did’t even come with a manual. I’m waiting on a Carvex and a sander next week before I call to see if I can order new ones. I have a lot of testing to do as well on everything I picked up. I’m a little sad to say that my DF500 doesn’t look like it went through any QC as it still had material in the systainer from the original dealer.

Offline jussi

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« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2021, 08:56 AM »
I got my long awaited MFK 700 today.  It came with a crack in the systainer, Black interior shell, torn up cardboard tool imagery, and one stripped screw hole for the feeler bearing. 

I’ll get to test that actual router next week ... assuming it works the next 3 years, I’d say the discount was worth it.  :)

My MFK 700 and DF 500 both had badly damaged lid inserts which was pretty upsetting. My DF 500 did’t even come with a manual. I’m waiting on a Carvex and a sander next week before I call to see if I can order new ones. I have a lot of testing to do as well on everything I picked up. I’m a little sad to say that my DF500 doesn’t look like it went through any QC as it still had material in the systainer from the original dealer.

I'm starting to hear alot more of these experiences while I hadn't in the past when they were only listing 1 tool at a time.  I've bought 2 recon tools but both were when they were listing 1 tool.  Both tools were immaculate and I wouldn't have known they were used at all.  I wonder if qc has declined as they're trying to push out the orders. 

Offline Bugsysiegals

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« Reply #128 on: February 14, 2021, 09:46 AM »
My systainer was latched but the top was twisted and not seated correctly which I assume led to the crack. In fact, it was hard to twist the latch open. 

I’m happy the tools weren’t damaged, besides a screw hole which I can fix, but it is disappointing considering I returned several DF500 which were returned in pristine condition.  As far as the damaged top imagery, I suspect this is from UPS/FedEx turning the package upside down as I don’t see them shipping with “this side up” labeling.

Offline Goldserve

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« Reply #129 on: February 14, 2021, 11:07 AM »
Live now. Visualping.io helped notify me :)

Offline Alanbach

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« Reply #130 on: February 14, 2021, 11:24 AM »
Thanks to @GoingMyWay for the timely heads up today. Looks like we are down to four pages now. No more routers. Lots of drills and sanders plus other assorted goodies.

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #131 on: February 14, 2021, 12:09 PM »
On recon site the Additional Item area shows 76 items still up (75+their $.01 item) with ten pages.  Still a lot of saws (and drills).  Where are you seeing 4 pages?

Offline Alanbach

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« Reply #132 on: February 14, 2021, 01:33 PM »
On the very first screen it has a place to hit “see all” when you do that it shows more items on the page. There had been five pages for the last few days but by the end of today it was only four. Still the same amount of total items that you are seeing. I’m just looking at a different page view. Oh, and yes you are correct, there are still quite a few different iterations of their saws.

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2021, 12:43 PM »
Festool shipped my recon purchase to my old address [censored]

When I called and asked why they said it was the address on file for my initial account creation years ago, no apology. I used the correct address for checkout. When I go to my order information it lists my current address. Waiting to hear how they're going to fix it.
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Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2021, 08:26 AM »
Festool shipped my recon purchase to my old address [censored]

When I called and asked why they said it was the address on file for my initial account creation years ago, no apology. I used the correct address for checkout. When I go to my order information it lists my current address. Waiting to hear how they're going to fix it.

They're taking care of it and I believe my address has been corrected in their system. Just a heads up if you registered to Recon at a different address it might be worth the call to update your address. I can just imagine a Kapex showing up at someones house and the hassle it'd cause to retrieve it.
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Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2021, 11:56 AM »
Thanks for the updates GoingMyWay.  I checked it a little after 10, decided it was a no go, and went out to chip the ice off of my driveway, so I missed it.  I have already bought enough, but just wanted  you to know I appreciate the updates. 

Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2021, 12:09 PM »
No problem at all!  I'm happy I'm able to contribute something else to the forum besides just pictures of food  ;D since I haven't been doing much woodworking lately.

I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools.  Though I did see the 2019 model Kapex this morning...
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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2021, 12:21 PM »
I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools. 

I've noticed that the variety of tools have changed over the last week. No more DF's, no Vac Sys, no Shinex, no MiDI and I don't recall ever seeing an MFT of any kind. Surprised though that the RS 2 and RAS 115 show up at every session, especially considering they're discontinued and then there's always the LEX 3, that seems to have been given a permanent position in the sale. [smile]

Also noticed that the sale duration has stretched out a bit. From the original 12-16 minutes to just over 30 minutes.

Offline jussi

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« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2021, 12:35 PM »
Was the ETS EC 150 ever there?  That's the one I really wanted.  I ended up getting a couple of other tools I probably don't need but couldn't resist.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2021, 12:45 PM »
Was the ETS EC 150 ever there?  That's the one I really wanted.  I ended up getting a couple of other tools I probably don't need but couldn't resist.

Now that you mention it, I never saw either an ETS EC 150 or an ETS EC 125 for sale. By the way, the ETS EC 125 will allow you to use your existing DTSC paper while also being capable of being upsized to 150 mm.

Offline JimH2

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« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2021, 12:58 PM »
How does one get notified that items have been posted? I remember getting them, but they just stopped.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #141 on: February 16, 2021, 12:58 PM »
I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools. 

I've noticed that the variety of tools have changed over the last week. No more DF's, no Vac Sys, no Shinex, no MiDI and I don't recall ever seeing an MFT of any kind. Surprised though that the RS 2 and RAS 115 show up at every session, especially considering they're discontinued and then there's always the LEX 3, that seems to have been given a permanent position in the sale. [smile]

Also noticed that the sale duration has stretched out a bit. From the original 12-16 minutes to just over 30 minutes.

Yeah, stuff you can't just go buy would be stuff I would expect to move.   I missed the early days of it, and would have picked up some things that I later saw were there.  There are things that if cheap enough, I'll grab.   I tend to wonder where some of this come from, as some items are like you say discontinued, or things they haven't sold in years, so they can't be 30 day return stuff.   I look at it as stuff that in theory I could be used elsewhere, but at least with this, I know it's not a Con, and I have good faith it will come in good shape.  I've bought a couple items over time from recon without issue.

I still say you see how people feel about the tools, some items may be just because they are big sellers, thus have a lot of returns, like the endless supply of TS55's.  Or they might be that people don't see the value in buying them from recon.   If I was running festool, I might be rather concerned that the battery tools just don't sell.  Even if the number of them is a sign that sales are high and thus many come back on return, that's a lot of tools coming back on return.

Some items I get why they are there. Like I keep going "oh, maybe I should buy a vecturo". but then I realize I don't want a festool battery tool, and a corded Vecturo would be a pain. So I pass.  I'm guessing a lot of folks in the same boat.  I think about it every time it goes live, then decide even if my Milwaukee dies, I can buy 3-4 more of them for the price of the festool.  Same general process for a lot of the tools, sounds great for a moment, then go "nah"

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #142 on: February 16, 2021, 01:07 PM »
I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools. 

I've noticed that the variety of tools have changed over the last week. No more DF's, no Vac Sys, no Shinex, no MiDI and I don't recall ever seeing an MFT of any kind. Surprised though that the RS 2 and RAS 115 show up at every session, especially considering they're discontinued and then there's always the LEX 3, that seems to have been given a permanent position in the sale. [smile]

Also noticed that the sale duration has stretched out a bit. From the original 12-16 minutes to just over 30 minutes.

Yeah, stuff you can't just go buy would be stuff I would expect to move.   I missed the early days of it, and would have picked up some things that I later saw were there.  There are things that if cheap enough, I'll grab.   I tend to wonder where some of this come from, as some items are like you say discontinued, or things they haven't sold in years, so they can't be 30 day return stuff.   I look at it as stuff that in theory I could be used elsewhere, but at least with this, I know it's not a Con, and I have good faith it will come in good shape.  I've bought a couple items over time from recon without issue.

I still say you see how people feel about the tools, some items may be just because they are big sellers, thus have a lot of returns, like the endless supply of TS55's.  Or they might be that people don't see the value in buying them from recon.   If I was running festool, I might be rather concerned that the battery tools just don't sell.  Even if the number of them is a sign that sales are high and thus many come back on return, that's a lot of tools coming back on return.

Some items I get why they are there. Like I keep going "oh, maybe I should buy a vecturo". but then I realize I don't want a festool battery tool, and a corded Vecturo would be a pain. So I pass.  I'm guessing a lot of folks in the same boat.  I think about it every time it goes live, then decide even if my Milwaukee dies, I can buy 3-4 more of them for the price of the festool.  Same general process for a lot of the tools, sounds great for a moment, then go "nah"

I wouldn't dismiss the cordless Vecturo. No other OMT (other than Fein, obviously) has all the features of it when coupled with the accessories. It's expensive for sure, no argument there.
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Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #143 on: February 16, 2021, 01:40 PM »

I wouldn't dismiss the cordless Vecturo. No other OMT (other than Fein, obviously) has all the features of it when coupled with the accessories. It's expensive for sure, no argument there.

So yes, that is part of why it even comes up.  But I don't want a festool battery.  If I had a reason to go all in on Festool battery stuff, it would be different, but since I don't, ending up with one random tool, that is the issue.  Also I use the multi-tool when nothing else fits, so it physically gets abused and smashed.

The stand and such is what makes it in part interesting.

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #144 on: February 16, 2021, 02:42 PM »
Just out of curiosity, I noticed that most Recon items are 25% off, but the DWC18-4500L-plus SCA US cordless drywall screw gun was 50% off (list $570 for $285).  (sorry-sold out)  This was model 574888 with the Better SCA-8 charger and two 5.2 BT batteries.  Just wondering. 

Offline zachjowi

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« Reply #145 on: February 16, 2021, 03:10 PM »
Just out of curiosity, I noticed that most Recon items are 25% off, but the DWC18-4500L-plus SCA US cordless drywall screw gun was 50% off (list $570 for $285).  (sorry-sold out)  This was model 574888 with the Better SCA-8 charger and two 5.2 BT batteries.  Just wondering.

Those batteries are not BT. Not sure why they are half price though.  I bought two for that reason.  Cheap way to get batteries and charger.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #146 on: February 16, 2021, 03:25 PM »
I noticed number of items on Recon Products listing increased.  Looks like the 1010 Router, Midi, and a Syslite were added, not for sure what else.

Yeah,  BiDirection UPS trucks.  I think they are getting to where the inflow and outflow are getting pretty even.

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #147 on: February 16, 2021, 11:32 PM »


Those batteries are not BT. Not sure why they are half price though.  I bought two for that reason.  Cheap way to get batteries and charger.

You are right, it is not supposed to have Bluetooth batteries.  However, the one I received had two Bluetooth batteries in it.  Win-win. 

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #148 on: February 16, 2021, 11:36 PM »
Just out of curiosity, I noticed that most Recon items are 25% off, but the DWC18-4500L-plus SCA US cordless drywall screw gun was 50% off (list $570 for $285).  (sorry-sold out)  This was model 574888 with the Better SCA-8 charger and two 5.2 BT batteries.  Just wondering.

Those batteries are not BT. Not sure why they are half price though.  I bought two for that reason.  Cheap way to get batteries and charger.

Sorry-I butchered the last entry.  As stated, the batteries should not be Bluetooth, but that is what Festool sent me.  So I am happy. 

Offline josiahjlee

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« Reply #149 on: February 17, 2021, 10:53 AM »
Same here- both times I’ve ordered a cordless recon tool (TSC 55 and Carvex) the model numbers indicate the tool originally would not have included a Bluetooth battery but Bluetooth batteries were included with the tool (two 5.2’s for both tools). The TSC actually had a sticker on it that said “new battery”, but the carvex did not, but was purchased during the current wide offering so they may not have taken the time to do stickers.

In addition to the new BT batteries, I have also received the new SCA chargers, two in the TSC 55 and one for the. carvex. When you factor in two new batteries and new chargers, the discount price is really nice.

These recon tools were a great way to get my battery collection to a strong point where I can easily purchase basic tool models going forward and be ok on batteries.