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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #330 on: April 20, 2021, 08:55 AM »
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set is up now.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #331 on: April 20, 2021, 08:57 AM »
Vecturo didn't last long at all!
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #332 on: April 20, 2021, 10:11 AM »
I guess we are back to posting at 4am

Offline SDWW2019

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« Reply #333 on: April 20, 2021, 11:18 AM »
I woke up early this morning (PST) and checked phone (watching for a Conturo) before getting out of bed this morning. I noticed that the T-55, RO150, and Vecturo were coming up. By the time I came downstairs and opened laptop (like one minute), the TS-55 and RO150 were gone and the Vecturo was up. I would have grabbed the RO150 if available, but instead grabbed the vecturo (since I had one on backorder). They must have had a few of them because after my purchase (and email confirmation) there was another one posted and available.

Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #334 on: April 20, 2021, 04:45 PM »
I never had a multi tool before I got my OSC18. This thing is amazing, especially with the super long Bosch blades. Attachments are gimmicky in my opinion though.

Offline SRSemenza

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« Reply #335 on: April 20, 2021, 11:35 PM »
I never had a multi tool before I got my OSC18. This thing is amazing, especially with the super long Bosch blades. Attachments are gimmicky in my opinion though.

  Gimmicky ?   I think the plunge base is one of the main reasons to get the Vecturo over competing brands. I love that base. Makes it so much easier when accuracy is needed. Or multiple cuts in a row on a line.

Seth


Offline Imemiter

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« Reply #336 on: April 20, 2021, 11:53 PM »
A depth stop on the vacuum attachment seems like it'd be an easy ace.
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Offline SDWW2019

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« Reply #337 on: April 21, 2021, 12:02 AM »
The attachments were the main reason I wanted the Vecturo Set, especially the plunge base and depth stop. I have an older Bosch, but I never ever get clean straight cuts and its always a bit rough. I'm tired of a slightly rough cuts (e.g., outlet cutouts in cabinets) and looking forward to the depth stop for some upcoming careful demo work on a remodel.

Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #338 on: April 21, 2021, 02:34 AM »
A depth stop on the vacuum attachment seems like it'd be an easy ace.
That would be super useful to me.

I mostly use mine to reach into tight spaces or do better cuts than a sawzall is capable of when installing electrical boxes, ice maker boxes, notching studs, etc. I have the attachment collar removed  for increased depth of cut. So most of the time I prefer to breathe some dust than spend 15 minutes to install the dust port.

Offline Cypren

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« Reply #339 on: April 21, 2021, 04:40 AM »
I think the plunge base is one of the main reasons to get the Vecturo over competing brands. I love that base. Makes it so much easier when accuracy is needed. Or multiple cuts in a row on a line.

Absolutely. The Vecturo was actually my gateway drug into the green kool-aid because I had a project that required an ultra-thin, perfectly square vertical incision and didn’t have a good way to make it with the tools I had on hand. It’s a killer feature that I’m surprised other manufacturers haven’t copied.

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #340 on: April 21, 2021, 07:01 AM »
Many, many items up today.  Went live around 0545 CDT.  CT-SYS was one of the first, disappeared almost immediately.

DF-500 and TS-75 are probably also going to disappear pretty quickly.

Interestingly, the T-18 Easy is the closer today.  That's a heck of a good price if you're looking to get into the battery side of things!

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #341 on: April 21, 2021, 08:38 AM »
That was quick.  Already down to the T-18 Easy.  Grabbed myself one; at this price, with the 4.0 batteries and charger, the drill itself is almost cheaper than free...

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #342 on: April 21, 2021, 09:21 AM »
What all was up today?  We lost our power and  I was not able to pull it up.  I agree on the T18-E.  I bought one last time because with battery and charger it was like getting the drill for free-and you get a systainer.

Offline Rick Herrick

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« Reply #343 on: April 21, 2021, 09:28 AM »
I thought the warranty was 1 year on recon tools.  I looked at the T18 E this morning and it the description it said

"Equipped with an EC-TEC brushless motor, integral LED, and many more features, the T 18 delivers at every level while being supported by the Service All-Inclusive® 3-year warranty."

Can anyone clarify which warranty you get ?

Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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« Reply #344 on: April 21, 2021, 09:30 AM »
I thought the warranty was 1 year on recon tools.  I looked at the T18 E this morning and it the description it said

"Equipped with an EC-TEC brushless motor, integral LED, and many more features, the T 18 delivers at every level while being supported by the Service All-Inclusive® 3-year warranty."

Can anyone clarify which warranty you get ?

I would bet just about anything that's a copy/paste error and that you get the 1 year warranty.

But, no, I can't confirm it (helpful, right!).

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #345 on: April 21, 2021, 09:31 AM »
What all was up today?  We lost our power and  I was not able to pull it up.  I agree on the T18-E.  I bought one last time because with battery and charger it was like getting the drill for free-and you get a systainer.

Off the top of my head...

CT-SYS Vac
RO 125, RO150
TS 55, TS 55 (two different prices)
TS 75
MFK 700 Set, MFK 700 Plain
T-18 Easy
DF-500 Set

I think there ended up being 11 different SKUs today, so I may have forgotten one of them; they filled up the queue starting around 0535 CDT, then re-ordered them and released the hounds by 0545 or so.

Offline jussi

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« Reply #346 on: April 21, 2021, 10:08 AM »

Off the top of my head...

CT-SYS Vac
RO 125, RO150
TS 55, TS 55 (two different prices)
TS 75
MFK 700 Set, MFK 700 Plain
T-18 Easy
DF-500 Set

I think there ended up being 11 different SKUs today, so I may have forgotten one of them; they filled up the queue starting around 0535 CDT, then re-ordered them and released the hounds by 0545 or so.

Thanks for the update.  Missed everything but the T18.  Even though I have way too many drills I ended up ordering it just for the battery in case I need more in the future.

As an aside, does anyone know if the 4.0 will power a Tracksaw?  I know it won't last as long but will it work in a pinch?

Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #347 on: April 21, 2021, 10:41 AM »

As an aside, does anyone know if the 4.0 will power a Tracksaw?  I know it won't last as long but will it work in a pinch?

It works with TSC/HKC55.

Offline Christophl

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« Reply #348 on: April 21, 2021, 11:01 AM »
So are they releasing these now at 4:45 EST? 

Offline jussi

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« Reply #349 on: April 21, 2021, 11:17 AM »
So are they releasing these now at 4:45 EST?

It’s random.  The only thing somewhat consistent is it will be early. For me and others in west coast it’s super early.  In the range of 2am to  4am pst :(

Offline Christophl

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« Reply #350 on: April 21, 2021, 12:05 PM »
lol!  So aggravating!  I'll get there, Thanks for the info Jussi.

Offline Rick Herrick

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« Reply #351 on: April 22, 2021, 07:44 AM »
Anyone else having this problem? At this moment there were 7 items listed.  When I click on any of them, it brings me to the jigsaw every time.  I can't bring up the one I am interested in.

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #352 on: April 22, 2021, 07:54 AM »
Anyone else having this problem? At this moment there were 7 items listed.  When I click on any of them, it brings me to the jigsaw every time.  I can't bring up the one I am interested in.

That's not a bug, it's a feature that forces the top item to be sold first.  A few months ago, you could get around it the way you described, but it appears that they've fixed the code.

It's tough when a person wants to know more details about a specific item even if they have to wait for it to bubble up before they can order it.

In reference to Jussi's post, there was also a CT-MIDI I up when my alarm went off at 0515 CDT this morning.  I want one, but I've been on the road and decided to take the opportunity to snuggle up with my wife while I'm home instead.

Offline jimbo51

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« Reply #353 on: April 22, 2021, 07:54 AM »
I think it means only the jigsaw is left. There is a delay in removing items.

I need to post a note in the bathroom to remind me to check. I am often up early for a brief time. Sigh.

Offline Rick Herrick

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« Reply #354 on: April 22, 2021, 08:07 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll keep that in mind.

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #355 on: April 22, 2021, 12:21 PM »
Cordless Sander ETSC 125 Li 3.1-Set USA just posted.

I'll just point out for posterity's sake that the "Set" versions of these cordless sanders are usually the ones that include the mains adapter in addition to the battery and charger.  That appears to be the case for this offering as well.

If I didn't have an RTSC-Set already, I'd be tempted.

Offline Blues

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« Reply #356 on: April 22, 2021, 02:40 PM »
The darn thing about festool recon..  [big grin] is if you keep looking and even if you don't want some thing, you would be tempted to buy something .. just because you have not bought anything for a while  [tongue]

Offline MDUDLEY

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« Reply #357 on: April 22, 2021, 02:43 PM »
100% agree!

Offline MDUDLEY

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« Reply #358 on: April 23, 2021, 10:30 AM »
Question: Why is it that some days they have several items listed on the Recon page and others (like today) I dont see anything?  I'm not complaining, I'm simply attempting to figure this page out so i can be better prepared when looking for tools!  Thanks!

Offline jussi

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« Reply #359 on: April 23, 2021, 11:19 AM »
Question: Why is it that some days they have several items listed on the Recon page and others (like today) I dont see anything?  I'm not complaining, I'm simply attempting to figure this page out so i can be better prepared when looking for tools!  Thanks!

Don’t know why but al I could think of when I read this post was from the movie 300  “this is madness.  Madness?  This is sparta! “

Seriously though there doesn’t seem to be a pattern. They will go for days with nothing. Or days with only 1 tool a day or days with multiple tools a day. Lots of speculation but I haven’t read of any official explanation of how they organize the site.