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Offline Bugsysiegals

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« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2021, 08:44 PM »
Interesting, you’d think a refurbished tool would be like new ... if it’s only 1 year warranty it seems they must not have a lot of faith in that! Lol

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Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2021, 10:46 PM »
I have purchased the metric TSC55 kit today. Does anyone know if it comes with the bluetooth batteries? Or is it a matter of luck, it didn't specify in the headline.

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2021, 11:17 PM »
The only way I know is, once the sale is on, pull up the current offer and look at the model #, then see if that is a current model. Like you have time to do that. 

I learned the hard way.  I bought a midi then after I received it I realized it was an older model that did not have the Bluetooth module. No one to blame except myself.  That was in December when only one item would pop up, sometimes for less than five minutes.  So now if I am interested in something, I already have the current model # written down to cross-reference.  Some of this is old stuff.  I bought a 55 TSC saw in December and it was manufactured in 2016.  Luckily, I bought the basic so did not have to worry about old batteries.

Another way to check after the fact is to see if the listed price is the same as the current price.  I think TSC saws increased slightly in price last summer when they changed to Bluetooth.  So if the price you paid is 75% of current price, you MIGHT be ok,   If it is not, you KNOW you are not getting Bluetooth.  If you get Bluetooth, consider it a blessing.

Offline zachjowi

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« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2021, 08:01 AM »
Does anyone know if the inventory left is all that is will be until next year while they rebuild new stock to sell 2022?

Offline Bugsysiegals

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« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2021, 08:40 AM »
Nobody knew whether there would even be a Recon sale this year, or if there will be next year, although they seam to happen every year, and so nobody knows what inventory is available.

I was hoping the were still reconditioning tools and I’d see another Vac Sys but since they’re advertising everything at once rather than individually it seems they’re at the end of the sale and are flushing the final inventory.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #95 on: February 11, 2021, 09:48 AM »
gahh.   I keep missing it,  I figured it they were trying to be a bit consistent on the window, so was all ready for 10am-ish.  Went when i thought it was early, just to be at the final moments, some things that might have been there were gone.

Looks like through the course of it they had things I have been wanting, but obviously they are things that many want (metric versions) so they go away quick.   It's crazy to be playing this game, just to have the chance to buy a tool that I'd have no issue paying full price for (new) if they would just sell them again.

It would definitely help if Festool had an easy to find cross reference for PNs.  On tools you don't know if they are inch or metric, and they don't clearly state.  I don't even know what all tools ever got changed (there is no easy way to know).  So then you try to search for the SK, and you get links to retailers, but when it loads up, it's a different number.  They drive folks to their page, just to switch out the number with a newer SK.  That doesn't help anything.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2021, 10:16 AM »

It's crazy to be playing this game, just to have the chance to buy a tool that I'd have no issue paying full price for (new) if they would just sell them again.

It would definitely help if Festool had an easy to find cross reference for PNs.  On tools you don't know if they are inch or metric, and they don't clearly state.  I don't even know what all tools ever got changed (there is no easy way to know).  So then you try to search for the SK, and you get links to retailers, but when it loads up, it's a different number.  They drive folks to their page, just to switch out the number with a newer SK.  That doesn't help anything.

I hear ya...they've had 3 different MIDI and MINI versions so you have to be careful or you may be purchasing a version you already own.  [tongue]

The metric vs imperial thing is something else altogether, that's so fraught with issues and problems.  [sad]  I'll find out what version of the 2200 I purchased when it shows up today, hope it's metric although it doesn't matter too much as I'm putting it in a CMS.  [smile]

On my lap top I just keep a window open and refresh it every so often, so I was also surprised when the sale came up this morning.

The weird thing I did notice this morning is I clicked on the MINI, a Shinex 14, a Shinex 21 and an AGC grinder, all were still available. I then paged 1 page back to the MINI, clicked on it, it was still available. I then proceeded to the Shinex 14...gone, Shinex 21....gone, AGC...gone, then back to the MINI...gone. This whole exercise took maybe 25-30 seconds.

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2021, 10:23 AM »
@Cheese I'm fairly certain they shut the whole thing down at once, regardless of inventory for individual items.

That 2200 is a beast. A beautiful beast.
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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2021, 10:31 AM »
@Cheese I'm fairly certain they shut the whole thing down at once, regardless of inventory for individual items.

That 2200 is a beast. A beautiful beast.

Thanks for that Dyna... [thumbs up]  I just wonder what the trigger is? Is it based on a percentage of SOLD products? Or maybe when a certain percentage of products are just placed in a cart.

If that's the case then it gets real tricky as you're no longer going against sold product but a percentage of presumed sold product...that would definitely shorten the purchasing window.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2021, 10:34 AM »
good luck cheese.   I saw afterwards it looked like a metric OF2200 had been there.  That was one I was going to buy.  I think I missed a chance at 2 different metric routers and a metric planer.

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2021, 10:36 AM »
@Cheese it seems like it's either a 15min or 30min window looking through the posts. I imagine someone is manually doing the start/stop.

There's been some really solid offerings this time around. The OF1010 for $360~ in particular. The TID 18 and T18 Easy for cheap batteries (compared to what they cost retail).
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Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2021, 10:39 AM »
good luck cheese.   I saw afterwards it looked like a metric OF2200 had been there.  That was one I was going to buy.  I think I missed a chance at 2 different metric routers and a metric planer.

This may be an unpopular opinion but I don't see how the scale on a router matters. If you're routing to drop something specific in I take that something and drop it between the depth stop rod and the stops. Or any number of setup blocks I have in the shop. I have lots of dominos in different thicknesses for that.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2021, 10:41 AM »
At first it seemed like they were opening for a 15 minute window for sales, but they may be using some other criteria?

Or maybe someone really is manually turning it on and off and this morning that person lost track of time .
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Offline Josh2

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« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2021, 10:42 AM »
This is my favorite item. Only costs $0.01!

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2021, 10:50 AM »
Well I do hope it is metric...then if I decide to use it outside the table, I can use the same thought/thinking/measuring process for all 3 of the Festool routers.


Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2021, 11:17 AM »
gahh.   I keep missing it,  I figured it they were trying to be a bit consistent on the window, so was all ready for 10am-ish.  Went when i thought it was early, just to be at the final moments, some things that might have been there were gone.

There also tends to be a posting around 4 PM EST.  However, considering they changed the posting of the morning sale, I think I would start checking early and often.  By 4 PM it may be history. 

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2021, 11:23 AM »
good luck cheese.   I saw afterwards it looked like a metric OF2200 had been there.  That was one I was going to buy.  I think I missed a chance at 2 different metric routers and a metric planer.

This may be an unpopular opinion but I don't see how the scale on a router matters. If you're routing to drop something specific in I take that something and drop it between the depth stop rod and the stops. Or any number of setup blocks I have in the shop. I have lots of dominos in different thicknesses for that.

Like all the tools, you might never use the markings on the tool, that's not the point really.  The point is they shouldn't have inches on them. The tools are metric in design, folks work in metric, there is no reason for the inch markings.  Folks very well do use them too, and just want mm on the tools.  A lot of it is principle of it all.  If the tools had no markings on them, then things wouldn't matter. But if they have markings, they need to be correct.   

It's the same reason that I'm not going to buy an inch labeled tool and trying modifying it.  That's just dumb, and it's still "inch" far as the part number of the tool matters.  Every time someone buys an inch based tool, even though they want metric, it's just sending Festool the message that the person wanted an inch based tool.

I can't think of any instance of a company having a product and selling it someplace, then deciding not to sell it anymore, while still making it elsewhere, and even selling an almost identical product. Only some sort of legislative ban on something can cause that.  They could have just kept selling the metric versions along with the inch versions, let folks decide what they want.  It would have avoided the whole mess, plus would have let them really see the market.  They sell the parallel guides in both inch and metric, do the same on the other parts.  People bought their tools in metric for years, now they are left high and dry without options....well Mafell.   Now folks have to hunt used tools just to support doing something that would be a non issue anyplace else.  Any other company would just sell both versions.  Festool has all the parts, the tools are are certified for the US market, etc. It's just part swaps.  They are leaving money on the table and causing folks to look elsewhere for tools.  Some folks don't care about this, fine. But the important part is understanding this matters a lot to other folks.

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« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2021, 11:31 AM »
good luck cheese.   I saw afterwards it looked like a metric OF2200 had been there.  That was one I was going to buy.  I think I missed a chance at 2 different metric routers and a metric planer.

This may be an unpopular opinion but I don't see how the scale on a router matters. If you're routing to drop something specific in I take that something and drop it between the depth stop rod and the stops. Or any number of setup blocks I have in the shop. I have lots of dominos in different thicknesses for that.

Like all the tools, you might never use the markings on the tool, that's not the point really.  The point is they shouldn't have inches on them. The tools are metric in design, folks work in metric, there is no reason for the inch markings.  Folks very well do use them too, and just want mm on the tools.  A lot of it is principle of it all.  If the tools had no markings on them, then things wouldn't matter. But if they have markings, they need to be correct.   

It's the same reason that I'm not going to buy an inch labeled tool and trying modifying it.  That's just dumb, and it's still "inch" far as the part number of the tool matters.  Every time someone buys an inch based tool, even though they want metric, it's just sending Festool the message that the person wanted an inch based tool.

I can't think of any instance of a company having a product and selling it someplace, then deciding not to sell it anymore, while still making it elsewhere, and even selling an almost identical product. Only some sort of legislative ban on something can cause that.  They could have just kept selling the metric versions along with the inch versions, let folks decide what they want.  It would have avoided the whole mess, plus would have let them really see the market.  They sell the parallel guides in both inch and metric, do the same on the other parts.  People bought their tools in metric for years, now they are left high and dry without options....well Mafell.   Now folks have to hunt used tools just to support doing something that would be a non issue anyplace else.  Any other company would just sell both versions.  Festool has all the parts, the tools are are certified for the US market, etc. It's just part swaps.  They are leaving money on the table and causing folks to look elsewhere for tools.  Some folks don't care about this, fine. But the important part is understanding this matters a lot to other folks.


I get that this is related to the recon tools that may or may not be available in metric or inch versions.  So if people have part number info and such that IDs the versions or helps someone know what version they are looking to buy ........ OK. But this is the recon topic where people are popping in to find the latest info on recon tool sales. Lets not turn it into another metric vs imperial debate topic.

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Offline Christopher Fitch

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« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2021, 03:02 PM »
I received my T18+3 Compact in a TLOC Sys 2 so I'm pretty pleased. I picked it up to replace my aging T15+3. Only downsides is no attic lid on the new one so I might pick up an attic lid TLOC Sys 2 and swap it out. I like the lid.

Offline serge0n

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« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2021, 04:37 PM »
Looks like there won't be a second round today. Typically  it's right around 3 PM CST.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2021, 10:33 AM »
like to know if they are ending this.   Yesterday they jumped the gun compared to others, so missed it.  Then they didn't have a late day one when I was waiting.  Today get around early so not to miss it again, and so far nothing.

Offline Yardbird

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« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2021, 10:54 AM »
I have not seen anything this morning either.  It has been hot and heavy for them-maybe they are just trying to get items shipped and things organized before another blitz. 

Offline serge0n

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« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2021, 11:05 AM »
Yesterday they jumped the gun compared to others, so missed it.  Then they didn't have a late day one when I was waiting.  Today get around early so not to miss it again, and so far nothing.

Yes, it's been a very frustrating experience. I also got up early and nothing is on sale today.
Why can't Festool announce a sale at a specific time and make all items available instead of adding a tiny subset once or twice a day on an unknown schedule that lasts as few as 7 minutes.

Offline xedos

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« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2021, 10:49 PM »
Because it’s not supposed to be easy or pleasurable for you to get a discount on Festool  [big grin]


Offline serge0n

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« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2021, 11:31 PM »
Because it’s not supposed to be easy or pleasurable for you to get a discount on Festool  [big grin]

True, we must suffer for a 25% discount!  [big grin]

I already received my T18+3E less than 48 hours after ordering! Shipping speed is incredible, even considering they had to ship from Indiana to Illinois. They forgot to vacuum the systainer, it still had some walnut dust under the insert.  [big grin]

Offline jussi

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« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2021, 05:22 PM »
I don't any of the tools listed but for some in-explainable reason I have to fight the urge to click the add to cart button.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2021, 05:50 PM »
ugh,   I had stuff in my cart and mid way it was killed, what the heck.   

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2021, 05:56 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.

Offline Imemiter

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« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2021, 05:56 PM »
I don't any of the tools listed but for some in-explainable reason I have to fight the urge to click the add to cart button.

I couldn't fight getting a DF 700 any longer. After that I had to look away! :D
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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2021, 06:02 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]