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Offline Yardbird

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #420 on: May 20, 2021, 01:03 PM »
Jigsaw TRION PS 300 EQ-Plus just posted.

Wonder what the build date will be on this one?lol

I do not know.  I purchased a PSBC 420 top handle jigsaw early this year from Recon and it was manufactured in 2013.  I was surprised it was that old, but I purchased the Basic model, without batteries, so was not TO concerned about the age. 

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Offline Yardbird

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #421 on: May 20, 2021, 01:06 PM »
so was not TO concerned about the age

I fault- it should be TOO concerned.   Glad my wife does not read these. 

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #422 on: May 20, 2021, 01:07 PM »
Jigsaw TRION PS 300 EQ-Plus just posted.

Wonder what the build date will be on this one?lol

I do not know.  I purchased a PSBC 420 top handle jigsaw early this year from Recon and it was manufactured in 2013.  I was surprised it was that old, but I purchased the Basic model, without batteries, so was not TO concerned about the age.

The Trion PS 300 EQ is still listed on Festool USA's website, sold in a Gen3 Systainer; it could be as young as only 2 or 3 months old, honestly.

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #423 on: May 24, 2021, 03:01 PM »
Either all three of the tools that were listed sold through, or they decided to pull them for the time being.  My guess is on the latter.

Poor, unloved BHC 18, corded PSB, and corded Vecturo...

Offline Yardbird

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #424 on: May 24, 2021, 04:35 PM »
If anyone has bought anything from Recon in the last few days, have you received any shipping notification?  I bought an item Thursday, May 20th, placing the order before 8 AM, and the order was confirmed, but nothing showing it has shipped yet, as of Monday May 24th 4 PM.  I like to keep an eye on my doorstep but my eyes are getting tired. 

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« Reply #425 on: May 24, 2021, 04:44 PM »
"If anyone has bought anything from Recon in the last few days, have you received any shipping notification?"

Yes I've purchased Recon tools and have always received updates and notifications of shipping  ETA ( estimated time of
arrival)

My last purchase was a C18 set  because  I really like my c12 drills, Festool kept me in the loop. 

You should be okay with your purchase. 

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #426 on: May 24, 2021, 04:46 PM »
If anyone has bought anything from Recon in the last few days, have you received any shipping notification?  I bought an item Thursday, May 20th, placing the order before 8 AM, and the order was confirmed, but nothing showing it has shipped yet, as of Monday May 24th 4 PM.  I like to keep an eye on my doorstep but my eyes are getting tired.

I ordered a Trion last week Thursday, just before noon CDT; no shipping notice from Festool or UPS yet.  It's still only two business days, so I'm not terribly concerned myself.  Last order before that was on a Friday and didn't ship until the following Wednesday.  Based on that timeframe, I would anticipate a shipping notice tomorrow, personally.

Next week Monday is a holiday, so I have no idea when anything will actually arrive.

Offline rubber_ducky

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #427 on: May 26, 2021, 06:16 PM »
My recon-sourced carvex showed up today. Wondering if these are supposed to come with the same bits as a new unit would. My kit came with two splinter guards but without a single blade.

I realize I may be being nitpicky, but I really would like to try festool blades vs using whatever I have on hand (perhaps indefinitely)


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Offline Cypren

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #428 on: May 26, 2021, 06:49 PM »
My recon-sourced carvex showed up today. Wondering if these are supposed to come with the same bits as a new unit would. My kit came with two splinter guards but without a single blade.

It should come with two blades, yes. Reach out via the "Contact Us" form on the Recon website and they should sort it out quickly. I just got a couple of tools back to back missing parts and received replacements for everything today, about a week after I contacted them.

If you want to play with your new toy in the meantime, Bosch makes excellent jigsaw blades that are on par with the Festool ones, in my opinion. You can pick up a nice "sampler" kit for about $20 at Lowes (if you're in the US), which includes 18 blades of a wide range of types.

Offline rubber_ducky

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #429 on: May 26, 2021, 07:55 PM »
My recon-sourced carvex showed up today. Wondering if these are supposed to come with the same bits as a new unit would. My kit came with two splinter guards but without a single blade.

It should come with two blades, yes. Reach out via the "Contact Us" form on the Recon website and they should sort it out quickly. I just got a couple of tools back to back missing parts and received replacements for everything today, about a week after I contacted them.

If you want to play with your new toy in the meantime, Bosch makes excellent jigsaw blades that are on par with the Festool ones, in my opinion. You can pick up a nice "sampler" kit for about $20 at Lowes (if you're in the US), which includes 18 blades of a wide range of types.
I appreciate the advice. I’ll reach out to them tomorrow.

Oddly enough, I have a [smaller] Bosch blade kit already. They are good blades. That said, my kit came with two blades with reversed teeth. Apparently the orientation of the teeth is intentional. That was quite the learning experience.


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Offline mattgam

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #430 on: May 29, 2021, 06:24 PM »
I'm sure they will fix the issue but if you did the recent recon-sourced Carvex PSB 420 jigsaw order make sure you check what gets delivered.   Mine just arrived and everything from the packing slip to the systainer label listed it as a PSB 420 but the actual tool in the box was a Carvex PS-420. 

I've reached out to their contact form to get the issue addressed.   This is mostly a warning of don't just toss the systainer on a shelf without checking whats inside first!

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #431 on: June 01, 2021, 07:27 AM »
After a long holiday/race weekend, it appears that they're starting to prep for today's offering/offerings.

So far a T-18 Easy (Jacob's Chuck only) is queued up, as well as a Carvex PSBC 420.  They're being held behind the "Wow, that went fast!!!" gate, and if history is any indication, they may not be in that order when they're actually released to be sold.

edit: Also a PSC 420, PS 420, TXS-Plus, CT 48, ETS 150/3 (not the ETS/EC), Cordless Vecturo Set, Trion PSB 320, PDC 18/4 Basic

Happy June!
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #432 on: June 01, 2021, 08:05 AM »
The Hunger Games have begun...

Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus posted.  Great drill, almost a free drill with the price of two batteries.

Following after that:

Carvex PSBC 420 Basic, TXS-Plus, Carvex PSC 420 Basic, CT 48, ETS 150/3 (not the ETS/EC), Carvex PS 420, Cordless Vecturo OSC 18 Set, Trion PSB 320, PDC 18/4 Basic, T-18 Easy Basic (bare tool with Sys).

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #433 on: June 01, 2021, 08:31 AM »
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSBC 420 EB-Basic is now posted (D-handle, cordless, no batteries or charger)

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #434 on: June 01, 2021, 10:32 AM »
Cordless Drill TXS 2,6-Plus just posted.
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 GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #435 on: June 01, 2021, 03:47 PM »
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSC 420 EB-Basic just posted.
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 GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #436 on: June 01, 2021, 03:49 PM »
Random Orbital Sander ETS 150/3 EQ-Plus just posted.
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 GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #437 on: June 01, 2021, 03:51 PM »
The last 2 tools didn't last long!  The CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.
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 GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #438 on: June 01, 2021, 03:53 PM »
Now Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus is up.
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 squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #439 on: June 01, 2021, 03:58 PM »
The last 2 tools didn't last long!  The CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.

Dang!  I'd been waiting on that PSC 420 all day and took a short break from refreshing like a crazy person.  Guess it wasn't meant to be!

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #440 on: June 02, 2021, 08:56 AM »
The Cordless Drill PDC 18/4-Basic is up this morning.
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 squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #441 on: June 02, 2021, 09:02 AM »
Interestingly enough (to me, at least), the PDC is listed despite the Trion PSB 300 not selling through yesterday.  It appears that they have a desire to rotate through to keep the offering fresh if the sun sets on a tool that isn't moving and there are still others in the queue.

Also interestingly enough, there is a Metric Installer's Organizer Set (with the M-89-Org systainer) listed in the queue today.  First time that I personally have seen a non-power tool listed in the Recon.

I almost regret posting that, as I have a selfish desire to grab it myself, but I'm surely not the only one who saw it.

Considering that there are (or were) at least a half-dozen of those left at my local Acme, maybe they're just buying them back from retailers and selling them on Recon, or doing the same for stores that closed up shop last year?

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #442 on: June 03, 2021, 07:13 AM »
The Cordless Drill T18+3-E Basic is currently up.
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 Blues

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #443 on: June 03, 2021, 08:52 AM »
Always.. Always check (read) the exact item you are buying.. and after it gets delivered open the box inspect the item. If you find anything missing you can get it addressed by their sales dept. Couple of my recent purchases i found some items were missing.. ensure what you ordered is what you got.
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #444 on: June 03, 2021, 09:27 AM »
Always.. Always check (read) the exact item you are buying.. and after it gets delivered open the box inspect the item. If you find anything missing you can get it addressed by their sales dept. Couple of my recent purchases i found some items were missing.. ensure what you ordered is what you got.

This is always a good point.

My Trion PS300 was missing one of the two blades that it was supposed to come with.  As one of the lower-priced consumables for the product, I just let it slide, as the staff time and shipping far outweighs the price of the single missing blade.

If it had been a missing TS or HK blade, much different story.

My Domino was missing the trim stop.  It took a little while to get a replacement because they were out of stock at home base, which may explain why it was missing in the first place.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #445 on: June 03, 2021, 10:55 AM »
Installation Organizer Kit - Metric Version just posted.
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 squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #446 on: June 03, 2021, 11:09 AM »
Installation Organizer Kit - Metric Version just posted.

Interesting caveat on that kit:
"Note: This is an open box item and minor cosmetic/surface scratches should be expected.  Item has complete scope of delivery.  Non-returnable, all sales are final."

I was waiting for it to post up, expecting to pull the trigger.  Then I did like I always do and waited until it was available to start researching it.  Doesn't appear to include anything that I don't already have other than PZ drivers.

Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #447 on: June 03, 2021, 11:28 AM »
I was waiting for it to post up, expecting to pull the trigger.  Then I did like I always do and waited until it was available to start researching it.  Doesn't appear to include anything that I don't already have other than PZ drivers.

I've kind of wanted one of these since they were released - for whatever reason, I just find this set appealing.  But I've never been able to go through with it for exactly the same reason (down the the PZ driver being the only thing I don't have). I still think it's a pretty set, though.

Edit:
I just looked closer, and per the scope of delivery, this set appears to be missing the nut drivers.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2021, 11:33 AM by Dr. P. Venkman »

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #448 on: June 03, 2021, 11:40 AM »
Edit:
I just looked closer, and per the scope of delivery, this set appears to be missing the nut drivers.

I have a hard time reconciling "This item has complete scope of delivery" with the incomplete "Contents:" listing.

For "only" 20% off instead of the usual 25%, I would probably call FUSA and ask before pulling the trigger if I was truly that interested.

I definitely agree that it's a pretty set.  I think the Large Centrotec Installer sets (of which a new version has been released in EU but not yet in NA) are prettier, especially the older version in the TLoc with the captive drill index/set. :)

Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #449 on: June 03, 2021, 11:58 AM »

I have a hard time reconciling "This item has complete scope of delivery" with the incomplete "Contents:" listing.

For "only" 20% off instead of the usual 25%, I would probably call FUSA and ask before pulling the trigger if I was truly that interested.

I definitely agree that it's a pretty set.  I think the Large Centrotec Installer sets (of which a new version has been released in EU but not yet in NA) are prettier, especially the older version in the TLoc with the captive drill index/set. :)

I took it to mean "despite what normally comes in the set, the complete scope of delivery is listed in the item description below," but that may not be right.  Agree that I wouldn't purchase it without confirming.

Yeah, if they re-released that Centrotec set, I would jump on it instantly.