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Title: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Ster1154 on June 25, 2020, 03:42 PM
Kind of a random question - but I've noticed that there haven't been many tools posted on the Festool Recon site over the past few months.  Is that more a byproduct of COVID or is Festool phasing out that particular site going forward?
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: SouthRider on June 26, 2020, 08:32 PM
Been wondering the same thing myself.

I'm guessing that they burned through most of their stock during Black Friday/Christmas etc. At one point they were popping one right after another all day long. Good chance that inventory was low about the same time as all this craziness hit, and that with dealers that sell mostly through retail being closed that they are fine with letting the stuff pile up for a while.

Could even envision a skeleton staff there concentrating on customer repairs instead of recon tools.
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: DerickC on June 30, 2020, 10:58 AM
We will be bringing the Recon tools back. Currently, we are at minimal staff and working hard to keep our Warehouse team safe and healthy. And to your point, we're focusing on shipping new products and service to keep our Dealers stocked and craftsman working.
Title: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: darita on October 28, 2020, 05:09 PM
Is there a way to be notified when Festool begins selling their reconditioned tools?  I don't even get notifications from this site, so I may be dreaming.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: GoingMyWay on October 28, 2020, 05:44 PM
Are you already registered on festoolrecon.com?  Notifications should be sent out when a new tool is posted, but there is definitely a delay between the time the tool is posted and when the email notification is sent/received.

I'm always in front of my computer for work Monday - Friday so I use the Check4Change Firefox browser Add-on to check festoolrecon.com for any changes.  I don't believe any new tool has been offered on festoolrecon.com since March.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: darita on October 28, 2020, 06:01 PM
I kept trying to register, however at the end, it keeps saying "Oops...something went wrong." 
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: Alanbach on October 28, 2020, 08:18 PM
Have you tried to register recently? It was broken for a while but I believe that it is better now.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: Mark Katz on October 28, 2020, 08:58 PM
I've been registered at the recon site for a few years now and have bought several items. However, from the end of March and through April all I go were four notifications whose subject line was "Reconditioned Wow, that went fast!!! now available!". In other words, the item was gone before the emails went out. You'd think they could stop the mails from going out if the item is already sold.

Since April 30th I have not gotten any (none, zilch) emails from the recon site. My login is still active.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: darita on October 28, 2020, 09:18 PM
Ya.  I tried twice today, to no avail.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: Mjolner174 on October 30, 2020, 12:45 PM
I bought a TS55 from the recon site in the spring and it was purely by luck. I happened to look at the site and the track saw was for sale. I had not yet gotten an email for it. I've had no luck with responding to any emails, by the time I clicked the link, the tool was always gone, with the exception of the Vecturo, which was available a lot earlier this year.

I think that the issue is that they only have one of whatever it is that is up for sale. When its gone, its gone. If they have several thousand emails to send, by the time those of us who are at the end of the list get the email, it is too late.

I've heard Sedge allude during Festool Live that they were going to be doing something with the recon site in the near future, which I interpreted to mean something for Black Friday.
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: darita on October 30, 2020, 02:12 PM
Wow...back a few years, there was always a list of items to be sold, in all % off categories.  It sure was nice.  What happened to that?
Title: Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
Post by: jobsworth on November 02, 2020, 11:05 AM
@Mjolner174

Black friday???? Wow guess I gotta make some room on credit card hehehehehe
Title: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jronman on November 24, 2020, 06:17 PM
I am wondering what happened to Festool Recon? Seems like there hasn't been tools on there in ages. I can't even remember the last time I got an email about it. Possibly last year. Am I just not getting the emails or are there just not any tools ever being posted on there anymore?
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: SouthRider on November 24, 2020, 07:07 PM
Haven't seen anything since early this year, about the time that covid hit. They made such a huge push last winter I'm guessing that inventory was way down, and then it wasn't prudent to have staff in the facility reconditioning and shipping any more than they have to (they still have to do service and warranty work which is a priority). Also - much of what they sell are dealer returns, and dealers were closed down too, so less volume. When things become more normal they'll probably have a big push again.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Distefanol on November 27, 2020, 01:51 PM
Seem to remember them putting something out right after COVID hit about focusing on maintaining minimal staff with the ability to process repairs and new orders.  Was kind of hoping they'd do the Black Friday things again this year but I guess it's not to be.

Oh well, here's to 2021!!!
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: JimH2 on December 02, 2020, 05:22 PM
I considered buying this, but the description does not say the hoses and oblong head are included. Since it is not advertised as the 203149 I'll guess it was just a group of VAC SYS components.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Thompmd on December 02, 2020, 06:04 PM
Are there more tools on Recon other than the Vac Sys?
It’s the only one I see?

Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: ProCarpenterRVA on December 02, 2020, 06:19 PM
Are there more tools on Recon other than the Vac Sys?
It’s the only one I see?
Usually one goes up and down at a time

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Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: ProCarpenterRVA on December 02, 2020, 06:21 PM
FWIW I got mine from the recon site. It was basically brand new.

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Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: mike_aa on December 02, 2020, 06:44 PM
FWIW I got mine from the recon site. It was basically brand new.

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A few years back I picked up mine at the factory as a recon and it was also basically new.  So were all the other recon tools I've purchased over the last few years.

Mike A.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: 08G8V8 on December 02, 2020, 07:01 PM
I’ve been looking to pickup the Vac-Sys and was going to get the 1 head unit, so I figured this 2 head unit for slightly more but only a 1 year vs 3 year warranty was worth it.

Order placed....Thanks!


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Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Cheese on December 02, 2020, 10:02 PM
Did anyone get an email?  I did not.
No I didn’t either Joe even though I’ve received them for the last 2-3 years.

Maybe there’s a new sign-up that’s needed.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: tallgrass on December 03, 2020, 04:37 PM
I assumed it was no longer being used, since I no longer get email updates. What is going on with this?

Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: GoingMyWay on December 03, 2020, 05:12 PM
I wonder if there's not much inventory to go around so they're just quietly (not sending emails) posting items for sale that people may randomly stumble upon.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on December 03, 2020, 06:20 PM
They’ve only recently been putting items up in the last week with a few one offs a few weeks before that.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Yardbird on December 10, 2020, 10:03 PM
I ordered the dust extractor from Festool Recon and needed to contact them about a missing item.  I am not tech savoy-I would rather hit something with a hammer than push a button.  I am not able to leave a comment, I keep getting this message:

To continue, let us know you're not a robot.

We need your consent to load the ReCaptcha service! This content is not permitted to load due to trackers that are not disclosed to the visitor. The website owner needs to setup the site with their CMP to add this content to the list of technologies used.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get around this? 
By the way, just received my 12 lb sledge from Acme tool today so I have the hammer portion covered, just not good at the button pushing.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jonnyrocket on December 10, 2020, 10:16 PM
@Ron B

You probably don’t want to hear this, but the best thing to do is call the phone number. I had to contact them about a missing filter bag for a CT-Sys I bought from the Recon site and a 5 min phone call got me a full box of new bags at my door in 2 days.

IHTH
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jronman on January 10, 2021, 06:39 PM
Anyone watch the last Festool Live about sys gen 3? If I'm not mistaken Festool Recon was mentioned. Possibly making a return? I don't think I have received any of the emails since before 2020. I think I may need to resubscribe or something. Maybe they have mentioned more about offering tools on recon site again. The site shows a ©2021 date on the bottom which would indicate it has at least been updated/renewed for 2021.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Ster1154 on January 10, 2021, 06:44 PM
I ended up bookmarking the Recon site b/c the emails aren't coming through.   They've been doing a lot more tools the past few weeks - last week they had the Conturo, Domino, OF1400, Kapex and a few sanders IIRC so it's back up and running.   
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jronman on January 10, 2021, 07:13 PM
I ended up bookmarking the Recon site b/c the emails aren't coming through.   They've been doing a lot more tools the past few weeks - last week they had the Conturo, Domino, OF1400, Kapex and a few sanders IIRC so it's back up and running.

My biggest complaint with not receiving the emails is many times products come and go very quickly. Sometimes within minutes or even gone before you can load the website.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DynaGlide on January 15, 2021, 01:57 PM
So it's not just me then? I don't get e-mails anymore.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on January 15, 2021, 02:43 PM
They've been selling items since November 2020 ... VAC Sys, Drywall Sander, Router Table, Dust Extractor, Orbital Finish Sander, Vecturo, Kapex 120, OF 2200, Rotex, Centuro, Domino DF 500, Jigsaw, Linear Detail Sander, OF 1400, CT Midi, Cordless Drills, SysRock Radio, Air Sander, Tracksaw, OF 1010, MFT/3 and many combos just to name a few! LOL
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DynaGlide on January 15, 2021, 02:56 PM
They've been selling items since November 2020 ... VAC Sys, Drywall Sander, Router Table, Dust Extractor, Orbital Finish Sander, Vecturo, Kapex 120, OF 2200, Rotex, Centuro, Domino DF 500, Jigsaw, Linear Detail Sander, OF 1400, CT Midi, Cordless Drills, SysRock Radio, Air Sander, Tracksaw, OF 1010, MFT/3 and many combos just to name a few! LOL

But did you get emails?
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on January 15, 2021, 03:50 PM
No I didn’t get emails ... I’ve my own alerts.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: SouthRider on January 15, 2021, 08:56 PM
No - it appears that emails are no longer going out. To be honest that doesn't change much because the emails could not keep up with the pace of the changes - as items often are replaced and then sold faster than emails could be sent, read, and responded to. Would be helpful if email was sent occasionally to tell those who have signed up when they are about to take a break from posting tools, and when they are resuming sales.

With just a "little" communication from Festool USA about the process most users would be much more understanding, and happier with the service.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: jsjordan1 on January 17, 2021, 11:20 AM
Kapex miter saw is now on there!!
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Cheese on January 17, 2021, 11:30 AM
No - it appears that emails are no longer going out. To be honest that doesn't change much because the emails could not keep up with the pace of the changes - as items often are replaced and then sold faster than emails could be sent, read, and responded to. Would be helpful if email was sent occasionally to tell those who have signed up when they are about to take a break from posting tools, and when they are resuming sales.

With just a "little" communication from Festool USA about the process most users would be much more understanding, and happier with the service.

Amen...to all you've said.  [big grin]

Last week I went to the Festool Recon site and added my email to the list...it came back and said that I was already on their email list. 

So, a week later and still no emails, obviously Festool doesn't want to email folks for one reason or another. The Kapex was for sale yesterday around 3:00 PM and I noticed it's still for sale today.  [eek]  With the older Festoolrecon methods that/those Kapex's wouldn't last for longer than 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on January 17, 2021, 12:03 PM
They’re definitely not hurting for sales without emails ... they’ve sold 12 Kapex since 3pm yesterday and all sorts of other items continually moving through at a quick pace...
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Yardbird on January 17, 2021, 12:49 PM
Out of curiosity, how can you tell that they sold 12 Kapex saws?

They certainly have moved a lot of items in the last couple of weeks through Recon.  Earlier this week in 30 minutes I saw five or six different items come up and then disappear, so I am guessing some were 1 or 2 items and sold out quickly. Then they seem to get stuck on an item, like this Kapex.

My guess is the next item is a 36AC dust extractor and 225 Planex combo. 
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DynaGlide on January 17, 2021, 12:49 PM
My issue re: the emails. If I don't get them I can't go into my email history and see what's come up and for what price. If you have the e-mail with the link you can click on it long after it's sold to see what they sold it for on the Recon site. This helps me decide if I want to buy new or wait for it to come to Recon again.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on January 17, 2021, 02:22 PM
Out of curiosity, how can you tell that they sold 12 Kapex saws?

They certainly have moved a lot of items in the last couple of weeks through Recon.  Earlier this week in 30 minutes I saw five or six different items come up and then disappear, so I am guessing some were 1 or 2 items and sold out quickly. Then they seem to get stuck on an item, like this Kapex.

My guess is the next item is a 36AC dust extractor and 225 Planex combo.

They sold at least 10 Kapex combos, 8 Kapex within a few others days, and 14 since yesterday ... I know this because my day job is managing Business Analytics / Data Science which includes automated data extraction/historicization.  These items are not stuck ... they are selling and re-listing the exact same item until they move to a new product.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Bugsysiegals on January 17, 2021, 02:24 PM
My issue re: the emails. If I don't get them I can't go into my email history and see what's come up and for what price. If you have the e-mail with the link you can click on it long after it's sold to see what they sold it for on the Recon site. This helps me decide if I want to buy new or wait for it to come to Recon again.

I can tell you the price ... what item are you looking for?
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Yardbird on January 17, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thanks Bugsysiegals for telling me how you came up with the Kapex units sold, although if you told me VooDoo I would probably understand it easier.  My computer days were Fortran, CMS-80 and hoping you did not drop your stack of punched IBM 80 column cards and get them out of order.  I guess I am a little out of date. I do remember that the computer HAL in S.O. 2001 is just IBM shifted over one letter, but have not kept up to date since then. 
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DeformedTree on January 17, 2021, 03:54 PM
Thanks Bugsysiegals for telling me how you came up with the Kapex units sold, although if you told me VooDoo I would probably understand it easier.  My computer days were Fortran, CMS-80 and hoping you did not drop your stack of punched IBM 80 column cards and get them out of order.  I guess I am a little out of date. I do remember that the computer HAL in S.O. 2001 is just IBM shifted over one letter, but have not kept up to date since then.

Bob would like to know if you want to get coffee sometime. 

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Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DeformedTree on January 17, 2021, 04:01 PM
So I guess I see some folks wanting the emails, but that just sounds like a night mare of getting flooded with stuff. I figured most folks if they are into looking for stuff would just keep a bookmark handing and refresh it from time to time when they go to their computer.

I'm guessing there is some level of work on Festool's side to make them, send them, deal with people responding, etc.  Unless Festool is filled with stuff they need to get out the door, not sending the emails just means stuff will probably be up there longer, give more folks a chance to see it, make the "store look more full", etc.

If they have sold 14 Kapex back to back, that's just dumb.  I suppose on one level it's easy to move the pile of Kapex closer to the loading dock and just send them all out.  But I would think they would try to have a variety to the stream of stuff.
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DynaGlide on January 18, 2021, 08:01 AM
I just received this e-mail back from Festool Recon:

"Hi Matthew

The email system is currently down, but your email shows as subscribed to the mailing list so you are good to go. We would simply advise that you keep an eye on the site directly for recon sales for the time being.

Kind Regards,
Festool Recon"
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: Cheese on January 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
I just received this e-mail back from Festool Recon:

"Hi Matthew

The email system is currently down, but your email shows as subscribed to the mailing list so you are good to go. We would simply advise that you keep an eye on the site directly for recon sales for the time being.

Kind Regards,
Festool Recon"

Well now that's an interesting statement...so the email system must have been down for the last 8-10 months and is currently still down because I have had a subscription to the mailing list for the last 5 years as confirmed by Festool last week and yet, I've never received an email from Festool since this new Festool Recon approach was initiated.  [jawdrop]
Title: Re: Recon site
Post by: DeformedTree on January 18, 2021, 10:28 AM
Well,  server down could mean many things.

1) Employee who had the password was laid off
2) Sledgehammer embedded into server, service ticket issues, not yet serviced.
3) Server broke, waiting on parts parts.
4) Attempt to convert server from metric to inch went bad.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 08, 2021, 11:30 AM
Well that's interesting...I was able to place an order for an item. Wonder if it's a mistake and they will cancel the order?
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Cheese on February 08, 2021, 11:31 AM
Every item you click on is sold, so I assume that's it for Monday. I did score an OF 2200 so I can't complain. [smile]
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Cheese on February 08, 2021, 11:32 AM
Well that's interesting...I was able to place an order for an item. Wonder if it's a mistake and they will cancel the order?

If you purchased the item Festool will send you a receipt via email.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 08, 2021, 11:40 AM
I did receive an email confirming my order and it hit my credit card. I can also see it in my account on the page.

Guess I got lucky? I'm still 100% skeptical.

I've only scored one Festool recon item over the years. That was when they used to run them through dealers - that's how I got my MFT/3. I've never been able to even see an available item under the new system - forget about buying one.

Repeating - I'm skeptical I actually got this item.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 08, 2021, 11:44 AM
I wouldn't worry - I'm pretty sure you're good to go and will receive the item you purchased.

I ordered the TSC55 off the recon site on 1/15/2021 and it arrived on 1/20/2021.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jussi on February 08, 2021, 11:53 AM
Man they had every item available except the one I wanted  [mad] 
Hope you're orders went through
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 08, 2021, 12:47 PM
What item were you looking for?

Can you share what items were up and for what prices? I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering what was up for offer.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: jussi on February 08, 2021, 12:51 PM
It turns out it doesn’t exist  [unsure] lol. For some reason I thought Festool made a cordless ets ec 150.  sucks getting old lol
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: mbcomer on February 08, 2021, 01:09 PM
Funny how good these guys can be at tools but how bad they can be at IT stuff   [eek].

When you got to festoolrecon.com all you see is "Wow, today's offering went fast!". The navigation links take you to a couple of other pages, but nothing interesting. HOWEVER there is this completely hidden, apparently secret set of pages on the site at festoolrecon.com/collections which has a couple of additional sections under it with a ton of products available (well, hopefully available, I guess we're all still not sure).

So how exactly is anyone supposed to FIND any of these great offerings? I mean, we know that emails aren't going out anymore. And we know that there aren't any links to these seemingly hidden pages full of products. Doesn't seem like the best setup to me if your intent is to get rid of refurbished / reconditioned inventory...
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 08, 2021, 01:55 PM
Thanks guys, found it through that Collections link shared.

@Cheese Did you pick up a 2200? Are you throwing it in the CMS or keeping it out?
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Cheese on February 08, 2021, 02:16 PM
@Cheese Did you pick up a 2200? Are you throwing it in the CMS or keeping it out?

I'm putting it in the CMS Dyna and am ordering a Woodpeckers micro-adjust to also add to the CMS.  [smile]  Should be fun...
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: tomdog4 on February 08, 2021, 05:34 PM
I first noticed the new recon site with lots of listings yesterday but didn’t buy anything before it went down. I was curious if it would be a daily thing so I checked periodically through the day today. Finally just bought the sander I’d been considering for a while now.


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Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: Josh2 on February 08, 2021, 05:46 PM
I managed to get a sander as well after I spent too much time considering my options yesterday. It's crazy how quickly everything sells...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SRSemenza on February 08, 2021, 06:04 PM
Compiled several recent Recon topics ............................................ Also made it sticky.  So add updates here or direct others to this topic.

The most recent (as in today) posts are really the only ones that are relevant about the status of recon sales and availability of recon tools.

  Thanks,

Seth
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Kconway on February 09, 2021, 12:29 AM
I got really lucky.  Been checking the site for about 2 weeks hoping for DF 500 to pop up.  I refreshed my phone just as the sale opened yesterday morning.  Got the DF 500 Q, RO 125 FEQ and TS 55 REQ-F-Plus.  Hopefully it all shows up...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on February 09, 2021, 07:09 AM
What time does the site refresh for you?  I was gone most of yesterday, at around 4 PM EST I checked and for some reason was able to get on and buy a 1010 router.  I then turned right around to try to buy something else but it never worked again.  What time of day does it go up and for how long?   I clicked on a number of items and nothing was available so it is like it is switched on then off and you have to hit those windows.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on February 09, 2021, 09:50 AM
I think you get one shot at it guys...you need to decide on the most important thing you want, find the item, make sure it has the correct part number, pull the pin on that item and then go back a 2nd or 3rd time for other items. If you start putting things in your cart you may miss the sale.

The early morning session lasted about 10-11 minutes, while the afternoon session lasted 14-15 minutes.

So, assuming there are only 95 items for sale and no duplicate items, for a 11 minute session, a tool is being sold every 7 seconds.
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 09, 2021, 09:53 AM
@Cheese Did you pick up a 2200? Are you throwing it in the CMS or keeping it out?

I'm putting it in the CMS Dyna and am ordering a Woodpeckers micro-adjust to also add to the CMS.  [smile]  Should be fun...

@Cheese I took mine out of the CMS and put the 1400 in and sold my Woodpeckers micro adjust  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
Post by: Cheese on February 09, 2021, 10:00 AM
@Cheese I took mine out of the CMS and put the 1400 in and sold my Woodpeckers micro adjust  [big grin]

Were there some issues with the combo? I have the 1400 in the CMS now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: serge0n on February 09, 2021, 10:26 AM
And now everything is gone at 10:15am EST.

I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 09, 2021, 10:41 AM
No, I was able to get in and see it not sold out but there wasn’t anything I was interested in buying.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 09, 2021, 10:42 AM
I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.

What time did you try clicking?  At 10:01am EST, I was able to click on a tool and see its description with an active "Add to Cart" button.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 08G8V8 on February 09, 2021, 10:45 AM
I bought a CXS and got a confirmation email.

For these battery tools, any chance they swap out batteries with fresh?


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Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: serge0n on February 09, 2021, 10:59 AM
I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.

What time did you try clicking?  At 10:01am EST, I was able to click on a tool and see its description with an active "Add to Cart" button.

It was around 10:07 AM EST. Everything was still listed, but impossible to purchase. I also checked the site at 9:55 AM EST and nothing was listed there. Either everything was wiped out in a matter of a few minutes or it was a test.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 09, 2021, 11:11 AM
Just gets frustrating, plenty of things I would buy, then it's "imperial". back to the same issue why Festool hasn't got my money for these new.  General hope with recon is seeing Metric stuff, but at these point, you know most anything metric that shows up is not going to be something that was instantly returned. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 09, 2021, 11:30 AM
I must have looked at it at just the right time this morning.  Now I see it's back to the test pattern.  Wonder if they just get overwhelmed now.  Guess Festool won't be setting up as a Vaccination center.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: flthr on February 09, 2021, 01:32 PM
The last three days have been so surreal on the recon site. I've checked morning, afternoon, and evening for weeks seeing the odd deal here and there but never seeing a DF 500 which is what I was after. Checking Sunday I saw the first (that I know of) of the "limited time extended offering" sale and was able to order my DF 500. Luckily something had gone off in the back of my head telling me to checkout with the DF 500 as soon as possible. Once I had that order confirmed I went back to look around some more but by the time I found something else I wanted the sale was gone.
The last two days I've happened to check while the site was back up and have now ordered a Kapex, trim router and sander. Each time the site seemed to go down right after submitting my order. I was terrified this may be a mistake and I'd get an order cancellation email with an explanation anytime now - I'm delighted that this morning I in fact received a shipping confirmation for my DF 500 - the only thing I really cared about getting.
I'm going to keep an eye on things the next few days and maybe pickup a drill/driver or a jigsaw, but for those wondering, this does indeed seem to be legit.
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Post by: sdscolumbia on February 09, 2021, 04:40 PM
Thanks.  Just snagged a Kapex.   Shortly after I added to my cart they were sold out. 
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Post by: DynaGlide on February 09, 2021, 05:27 PM
@GoingMyWay Thanks. Can't beat those TID18 and T18 Easy combos for stocking up on the new 4.0 batteries.
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Post by: GoingMyWay on February 09, 2021, 05:38 PM
No problem!  I wasn't sure if people might get annoyed with my posts just saying when I noticed tools were live and then pulled (plus people's wallets might be lighter as a result).

I figured at the very least it might be useful to have some start/stop times that could be used as data points.
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Post by: zachjowi on February 10, 2021, 09:54 AM
I got  a shipping notice for my order placed 2/7.  No notice for my 2/8 order yet.
Title: So how do you...
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 10, 2021, 11:11 AM
...actually see the items? I've never received any sort of notification from Festool for much of anything even after signing up.

Every time I visit the page I see "Wow, the recon offering went fast!!!"

The only time I ever saw something different was when someone shared the link and I clicked on that from here.

Just wondering....
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Post by: zachjowi on February 10, 2021, 11:21 AM
Seen the items and have ordered two days. You need to know what you are looking for and order fast!
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Post by: Svar on February 10, 2021, 11:25 AM
I saw 8 pages of tools. Did you see the same thing? All taken in less than 7 minutes?!  [eek]
Yup...one item sold every 7 seconds.  [eek]
If not a glitch, upon seeing this a retailer with any business sense would simply re-adjust the prices upward.
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Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 10, 2021, 11:42 AM
I don't believe these are all selling out ... based on the start/stop times it seems that they're opening it up for 15m and then closing it regardless but clearly inventory is being reduced.
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Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 10, 2021, 03:06 PM
Just got my shipping email...so I'm pretty pleased.
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Post by: Mjolner174 on February 10, 2021, 03:37 PM


I've been able to successfully hit the recon site twice over the last couple of days. The first time it was there for a few minutes and I was able to purchase one item. While I can't go to the site and look for the items that are in stock by clicking on anything that is in the webpage, I found this link on Google. When you go to it it will show you all the items that the site apparently offers. The ones that are faded out, appear to be out of stock, the ones in brighter colors are apparently in stock. I reviewed this and made a list of the items that I wanted and the next time the site went live I was able to add 3 items to my cart and was able to check out with all of them. I would suggest looking at this in making a list, so that the next time it goes live you are prepared.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all
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Post by: Josh2 on February 10, 2021, 04:23 PM
This is a great find. I can confirm. You can even open the pages for specific tools from https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all. They only show "wow everything gone" but when the tools go live at about 10am and 4.30pm, you can just refresh the page and you are right there ready to purchase.



I've been able to successfully hit the recon site twice over the last couple of days. The first time it was there for a few minutes and I was able to purchase one item. While I can't go to the site and look for the items that are in stock by clicking on anything that is in the webpage, I found this link on Google. When you go to it it will show you all the items that the site apparently offers. The ones that are faded out, appear to be out of stock, the ones in brighter colors are apparently in stock. I reviewed this and made a list of the items that I wanted and the next time the site went live I was able to add 3 items to my cart and was able to check out with all of them. I would suggest looking at this in making a list, so that the next time it goes live you are prepared.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all
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Post by: serge0n on February 10, 2021, 05:33 PM
I was finally able to get in on the sale and got the T3 Easy set with batteries. I was hoping for a cordless tool-only Carvex and a Vac Sys, but they were not a part of the sale. Well, maybe next time.
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Post by: JimH2 on February 10, 2021, 07:56 PM
Vac Sys sold out Sunday or Monday. Maybe next year ...

I thought about buying this on the Recon site, but at the time it was only the two piece and not three piece. For me the discount was not enough to give up two years of warranty.
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Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 10, 2021, 08:03 PM
The one advertised was the pump, pedal, and two clamp units with systainers ... is there another one? 

What do you mean give up 2 years of warranty ... I’m pretty sure these come with 2 year warranty so all you’re giving up is the 30 day money back guarantee and 1 year of warranty?
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Post by: Yardbird on February 10, 2021, 08:40 PM
The fine print in Recon says one year warranty-no returns. 
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Post by: Bugsysiegals 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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Post by: slavi.yordanov 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.
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Post by: Yardbird 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.
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Post by: zachjowi 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?
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Post by: Bugsysiegals 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.
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: Cheese 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.
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Post by: DynaGlide 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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Post by: Cheese 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.
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: DynaGlide 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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Post by: DynaGlide 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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Post by: GoingMyWay 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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Post by: Josh2 on February 11, 2021, 10:42 AM
This is my favorite item. Only costs $0.01!
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Post by: Cheese 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.

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Post by: Yardbird 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. 
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Post by: DeformedTree 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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Post by: SRSemenza 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.

Seth
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Post by: Christopher Fitch 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.
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Post by: serge0n 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.
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: Yardbird 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. 
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Post by: serge0n 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.
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Post by: xedos 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]

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Post by: serge0n 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]
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Post by: jussi 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.
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Post by: DeformedTree on February 13, 2021, 05:50 PM
ugh,   I had stuff in my cart and mid way it was killed, what the heck.   
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: Imemiter 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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Post by: Cheese 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]
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Post by: DeformedTree 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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Post by: Cheese 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.
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Post by: mike_aa 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.

Mike A. 
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Post by: Bugsysiegals 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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Post by: SRSemenza 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.

Seth
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: flthr 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.
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Post by: jussi 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. 
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Post by: Bugsysiegals 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.
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Post by: Goldserve on February 14, 2021, 11:07 AM
Live now. Visualping.io helped notify me :)
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Post by: Alanbach 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird 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?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Alanbach 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird 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. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay 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...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: JimH2 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree 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"
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird 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. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: zachjowi 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird 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. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird 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. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: josiahjlee 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 17, 2021, 11:22 AM
I ordered the CXS on Saturday but haven't seen any movement ... do these items only ship once per week?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on February 17, 2021, 11:42 AM
I ordered the CXS on Saturday but haven't seen any movement ... do these items only ship once per week?

No, they ship every day of the week. Sell it on Monday...prepare the shipment & paperwork on Tuesday...ship it out Wednesday.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 17, 2021, 11:54 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.

The TSC 55 that I ordered last month didn't come with Bluetooth batteries.  I wasn't expecting that they would be Bluetooth, but I was kinda hoping they might be so I was a little disappointed to find they weren't (especially hearing about posts like yours where they did get Bluetooth batteries).  I guess it's just the luck of the draw.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on February 17, 2021, 12:31 PM
I bought a basic TSC 55 in early January when only one item at a time would pop up.  I bought a basis because I was afraid of old batteries.  I was surprised that the build date on the tool was early 2016, so glad I did not order with batteries.  Now I am wondering if I would have received bluetooths.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on February 17, 2021, 12:35 PM
I ordered the CXS on Saturday but haven't seen any movement ... do these items only ship once per week?

No, they ship every day of the week. Sell it on Monday...prepare the shipment & paperwork on Tuesday...ship it out Wednesday.

They probably got hammered by the weather.  I was supposed to receive an UPS package on Saturday, and am still waiting for delivery.  There was a lot of ice in this part of the country last Monday, still a lot of ice on secondary roads. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: serge0n on February 17, 2021, 06:14 PM
It's been the same set of tools for the past week or so. Looks like no Vac Sys for the near future for me, so I decided I had enough situations in the past where I told myself: "I wish I had an LS130!", so I bought one 10 minutes ago. Checked the sale again just now, LS130 is still available. I think they have a lot of them in stock.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 17, 2021, 06:28 PM
The timeframe was longer this evening, but there was also no morning sale today or afternoon sale yesterday so I wonder if they're making up for lost time.

I think Festool just likes to keeps up on our toes [tongue].
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Svar on February 17, 2021, 06:54 PM
I'm not looking for anything on recon sale, but after reading recent posts surprised no one mentions customer service side of this.
It's outrageous. If occurred ones it could be a glitch, but these random on and off 15 min flash listings and cancellations of the mostly same inventory without any warning and explanation would get people fired from any normal retailer. It is no way to treat people. Festool should be ashamed of itself. It's as if they are driving customers crazy on purpose and having a laugh reading this thread.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Throwback7r on February 17, 2021, 07:00 PM
I think they are opening it up until x number of tools are sold could be 5 could be 100 but once that number is reached the site shuts down. I bet this is for order processing and shipping constraints. Also, I feel that the time these sales come out so different people have access to what is available.

who knows
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SDWW2019 on February 17, 2021, 07:05 PM
It is odd, but I guess there will always be enough demand to overlook these issues - especially considering the quality of their tools. BTW - the Recon Site FAQs includes the following:

How do I know when a certain tool will become available on festoolrecon.com?

Festool reserves the right to pick offers at random. It will not be transparent what tool will be for sale next. You will only learn of new offers through the official announcement sent out with the recon newsletter posting.  Once it expires, the next offer will become available.  [/i]

I assume that they are trying to prevent re-sellers from hoarding and selling at a mark-up (like ticket scalpers). It does suck to keep checking, but could be worth it if you have time and luck out and find the site active. I grabbed an OF 1010 last week and it was delivered today and it is in near new condition. No visible use and all parts look brand new. I spent a little time testing it out (a few dados) and it is NOICE! So much lighter and easier to handle than the 1400. I am really going to enjoy using it and I saved a few bucks.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 17, 2021, 07:20 PM
The random times make sense if they are trying to mix it up so people who may not be able to get in a sales window at one time on one day have a chance on another.  Of course the problem is how do people get stuff done if they are trying to check the site all day long.  But of course that is then what helps some folks get a real chance at a tool.

I think a lot of folks would just say leave them all up, all the time and let the market do the rest.  But yeah, maybe you would get people trying to make a business out of buying them, and then selling them on craigslist and such.

I'm not sure there is a perfect way to do this.

How long after people made a purchase was it till you got a shipping notice email?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Svar on February 17, 2021, 07:31 PM
I'm not sure there is a perfect way to do this.
There is. List everything available. First come first served (it's not a charity). If sells quickly adjust the price next time. Done.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SDWW2019 on February 17, 2021, 08:20 PM

How long after people made a purchase was it till you got a shipping notice email?

For the Recon OF 1010 I bought last week - I ordered 10 FEB, received a shipment email on 12 FEB, and received item today (17 FEB) here in San Diego. However, I bought another item on Saturday and I still have not received a shipping notice.

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 17, 2021, 08:50 PM
I'm not sure there is a perfect way to do this.
There is. List everything available. First come first served (it's not a charity). If sells quickly adjust the price next time. Done.

I'm inclined to agree with you on this, but since they don't do this, I am going to assume Festool has their reasons. I think way back at the beginning of recon, Festool talked about this in the announcement, like wanting to have it be fun, or give everyone a chance, etc.

Maybe they are trying to avoid angering dealers by giving people a cheaper option then the dealer price on new all the time.  The system gets rid of the 30 day trial items, which helps dealers, yet dealers don't feel they are always competing against recon for a sale. You don't want to create a world where people buy the item new, return it in 30 days, and then re-buy it the moment it comes back up on the recon site at a lower price.  By making it random/hassle/etc, you prevent that problem.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on February 17, 2021, 11:23 PM
You don't want to create a world where people buy the item new, return it in 30 days, and then re-buy it the moment it comes back up on the recon site at a lower price.  By making it random/hassle/etc, you prevent that problem.

That's an awful lot of work to go through for a 20-25% discount and a 2-year reduction in warranty, on top of the risk of someone else buying it out from under you.  Even as a hobbyist, if I need a tool, I usually need it either now, yesterday, or maybe up to a week from now and can wait for shipping.

I mean, people sometimes do that with home electronics, but most retailers that offer open-box discounts usually limit it to 5-10% which barely, if even, covers the sales tax.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on February 17, 2021, 11:30 PM
I have received my purchases yesterday. I have order a metric TSC55, T18+3-E and a Domino 500.

Domino is hard to tell apart from a brand new unit, no scratches at all. It looks to be the latest version with the updated dust port.

The T18 has a few minor scratches on the drill and batteries, clearly a returned unit.

My disappointment is with the TSC55. It's in great shape, but it came with the ancient 5.2 batteries and TCL3 chargers. The thing is that it was actually more expensive than the current model listed on the recon site with 5.2 BT batteries. I really don't care for metric or imperial, but that was the only one available when I had the chance to actually buy something. One would think that the older model would be cheaper than the newer, but I guess it's my fault for assuming that they will not send outdated batteries.
Title: Recon Listings?
Post by: Thompmd on February 18, 2021, 09:31 AM
I was reading through another recon thread and saw that (dynaglide if I remember) had a pic showing 12 pages of Recon items for sale?? How do I access a list?? I’ve only ever been able to see 1 listing and 1 only? Recently I only see the wow that didn’t last long page.

TIA
Title: Re: Recon Listings?
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on February 18, 2021, 10:11 AM
I have found that https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all shows a similar list, but has the out-of-stock items greyed out.

As best I can tell, the items available when it goes live are the in-stock items that are not greyed out. What they have on hand can change, obviously, but you can at least get a sense of what they’ve got.

Can’t remember who first posted that link (thanks), but I had a couple items I was keeping an eye on, and they greyed out at the same time they stopped appearing for sale.
Title: Re: Recon Listings?
Post by: Thompmd on February 18, 2021, 10:52 AM
Ok, makes sense now, thank you guys. I haven’t followed closely but must be why guys are asking about the randomness that they go live .

Thanks again
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 18, 2021, 01:26 PM
One hour.   The Recon sites workouts are really building up its endurance.

Someone bought the LEX 3
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on February 18, 2021, 02:44 PM
Someone bought the LEX 3

Well that's interesting, ALL of the LEX sanders are no longer available on the US website, from Festool:
"Air Sander LEX 3 150/3
Item number 691154
This item is no longer available."


Speaking of interesting...I wonder where all of those C/T 12 drills and C/T 15 drills are coming from?

The C/T 12 was last available in 2013.

The C/T 15 was last available in 2015.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 18, 2021, 02:58 PM
Someone bought the LEX 3

Well that's interesting, ALL of the LEX sanders are no longer available on the US website, from Festool:
"Air Sander LEX 3 150/3
Item number 691154
This item is no longer available."


Speaking of interesting...I wonder where all of those C/T 12 drills and C/T 15 drills are coming from?

The C/T 12 was last available in 2013.

The C/T 15 was last available in 2015.

I'm guessing you felt bad for the LEX 3 and you gave it a home.

I think one of the biggest questions is simply where do the tools that don't fall into the 30 day return tools come from.  Anything sold in the past year I get, between covid, and normal shipping, checks, etc t get it up.

There is no way they are just finding these randomly in corners.  I doubt they come from dealers who had them in the corners of their shops.  So do they build them up from corpses that come in?  Not sure how that works to tell someone it can't be repaired, but then merge dead ones into one? and sell it.  It's also a lot of work for a little gain. Maybe new repair staff trains on bringing the dead back to life.

Metric units haven't been sold since like 2017?

I think it's cool the stuff shows up.  Maybe some of them are from dealers who went out of business and had this stuff in their inventory.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on February 18, 2021, 03:09 PM

I'm guessing you felt bad for the LEX 3 and you gave it a home.


Nope...but actually the LEX I was considering was the small LEX 3 77. Just a great little air sander but it needs 10 CFM @ 90 psi to run. Along with an 80 gallon tank.

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Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rvieceli on February 18, 2021, 04:00 PM
@Cheese please figure out how I can put a LEX3 - 77 PAD on my RO90.

Ron
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: josiahjlee on February 18, 2021, 08:55 PM
Someone bought the LEX 3

Well that's interesting, ALL of the LEX sanders are no longer available on the US website, from Festool:
"Air Sander LEX 3 150/3
Item number 691154
This item is no longer available."


Speaking of interesting...I wonder where all of those C/T 12 drills and C/T 15 drills are coming from?

The C/T 12 was last available in 2013.

The C/T 15 was last available in 2015.

I'm guessing you felt bad for the LEX 3 and you gave it a home.

I think one of the biggest questions is simply where do the tools that don't fall into the 30 day return tools come from.  Anything sold in the past year I get, between covid, and normal shipping, checks, etc t get it up.

There is no way they are just finding these randomly in corners.  I doubt they come from dealers who had them in the corners of their shops.  So do they build them up from corpses that come in?  Not sure how that works to tell someone it can't be repaired, but then merge dead ones into one? and sell it.  It's also a lot of work for a little gain. Maybe new repair staff trains on bringing the dead back to life.

Metric units haven't been sold since like 2017?

I think it's cool the stuff shows up.  Maybe some of them are from dealers who went out of business and had this stuff in their inventory.

My thought is these older tools come from service tools where the price quoted to repair is not worth it to the owner. I suppose a fair number of those get returned to the owner, but I would assume that some owners don’t want the “totaled” tool shipped back. Festool Service can repair these units at cost and sell as a Recon tool for a small profit. Just a guess.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: lineweight.nyc on February 18, 2021, 09:34 PM
Looks like they've taken everything down. Just refreshed and only thing available on the collections is the $0.01 offering.

Is everyone else seeing the same?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 18, 2021, 10:06 PM
Looks like they've taken everything down. Just refreshed and only thing available on the collections is the $0.01 offering.

Is everyone else seeing the same?

Yeah, could be they are going back to normal mode now.  They cleared the warehouse out enough they can use the foosball table again.

All the tools that didn't find a home will be put down now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: beldmade on February 19, 2021, 08:41 AM
I ordered something on the weekend and they shipped it to the wrong address. They used a previous address I had used instead of the one on the order. I know someone else had something similar happen too? What a huge mistake. My sander is now 5 hours away.  [mad]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on February 19, 2021, 10:19 AM
I ordered something on the weekend and they shipped it to the wrong address. They used a previous address I had used instead of the one on the order. I know someone else had something similar happen too? What a huge mistake. My sander is now 5 hours away.  [mad]

That was me. Sorry that happened to you. I got lucky. The person who received it opened the box just enough to find my information and called me to pick it up. I only live 15min away.

Festool was going to send a replacement out however. But this shouldn't happen in the first place.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 19, 2021, 11:53 AM
I ordered something on the weekend and they shipped it to the wrong address. They used a previous address I had used instead of the one on the order. I know someone else had something similar happen too? What a huge mistake. My sander is now 5 hours away.  [mad]

That was me. Sorry that happened to you. I got lucky. The person who received it opened the box just enough to find my information and called me to pick it up. I only live 15min away.

Festool was going to send a replacement out however. But this shouldn't happen in the first place.

I'm surprised they'd send a replacement ... it must not have been a new Kapex!!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on February 19, 2021, 11:59 AM
I ordered something on the weekend and they shipped it to the wrong address. They used a previous address I had used instead of the one on the order. I know someone else had something similar happen too? What a huge mistake. My sander is now 5 hours away.  [mad]

That was me. Sorry that happened to you. I got lucky. The person who received it opened the box just enough to find my information and called me to pick it up. I only live 15min away.

Festool was going to send a replacement out however. But this shouldn't happen in the first place.

I'm surprised they'd send a replacement ... it must not have been a new Kapex!!

They're the ones sending to the wrong address. It's on them to make it right.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 22, 2021, 01:48 PM
Very live - just got an AGC-18...and they changed how the site looks now. I like it alot better.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on February 22, 2021, 02:02 PM
Tools are live again as of 1:39PM EST.

Thanks for the heads up as usual.  I don't know how you're so fast.  I check every couple of hours but I never find out until I get an email notification from this thread.

Was it my imagination or was there a Domino initially?

Still no ETS EC though :(  I guess no one is returning those.

Also what is the difference between the ct sys and ct sys cleantec?  Is it the hose?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 22, 2021, 02:15 PM
Upthread he mentioned a website service that monitors pages for changes. Problem is that you have to pay for rapid monitoring (or at least that's what it said to me).

Another option (if you run Linux), is to setup a shell script that performs a very crude check - something like this (offered without any support or comment):

Code: [Select]
# monitor-webpage.sh - Monitors a web page for changes
# sends an email notification if the page listed in the URL changes
# Run it in a shell script that you leave up (or you can setup a cron job)

USERNAME=""
PASSWORD=""
# Change this to whatever page you want
URL="https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/black-friday/products/cordless-angle-grinder-agc-18-115-li-eb-basic"


for (( ; ; )); do
    echo `date`" Checking ${URL}"
    mv ${HOME}/tmp/new.html ${HOME}/tmp/old.html 2> /dev/null
    curl $URL -L --compressed -s > ${HOME}/tmp/new.html
    DIFF_OUTPUT="$(diff ${HOME}/tmp/new.html ${HOME}/tmp/old.html)"
    if [ "0" != "${#DIFF_OUTPUT}" ]; then
    echo `date` " Changed...send email"
       

# *** This is option 1 for sending the mail - if you want to use this uncomment
# the next four lines and make sure to set your username and password above
# also comment out the
    #sendEmail -f $USERNAME -s smtp.gmail.com:587 \
    #    -xu $USERNAME -xp $PASSWORD -t $USERNAME \
    #    -o tls=yes -u "Web page changed" \
    #    -m "Visit it at $URL"
# End Option 1   
   
# *** This is option 2 for sending the email   
# Must have no indentation for the mail command   
mail -s "Web Page changed" your-email@gmail.com << EOM
Web Page ${URL} changed
.
EOM
# End option 2


    fi
   
    echo `date` " Sleeping 3 minutes..."
    sleep 3m
done

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 24, 2021, 09:17 AM
Interesting that they're only posting 1 tool at a time.  The RO125 is now available as of 9:16AM EST.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 24, 2021, 01:09 PM
Now TS55.  I guess they've gone back to 1 tool at a time.

It appears to be that way now. I did notice that all links from the collections will end up pointing at the main page now and whatever tool is active (if any).

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 24, 2021, 01:23 PM
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on February 24, 2021, 01:50 PM
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

The last time they did single items, about 2-3 weeks ago, they were stuck on Kapex for 2 days and before that they were stuck on Planex for 3 days.  [crying]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on February 24, 2021, 01:51 PM
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

This isn't "normal" either.  Before they listed all the tools at once it was 1 tool per day on weekdays only and many times would remain on the same tool for several days iirc. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 24, 2021, 02:07 PM
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

The last time they did single items, about 2-3 weeks ago, they were stuck on Kapex for 2 days and before that they were stuck on Planex for 3 days.  [crying]

Let's hope a LEX3 doesn't come up.  I would think they would move a tool off the block at some point, but it's probably related to the pile size in the warehouse.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on February 24, 2021, 02:10 PM
if they had a big pile, it would be nice if maybe they had two slots: one for the big pile and one for smaller inventory items that would cycle through pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rmhinden on February 24, 2021, 03:12 PM
Every day when I see a new post on this thread, I go and look at the Recon site.   I have never seen a tool for sale there, always sold out.

I am thinking I am in the wrong time zone or something :-)

Bob
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 24, 2021, 03:15 PM
You know what they say, the early bird catches the reconditioned Festool!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dak656 on February 24, 2021, 03:16 PM
It seems like the bird with the best knack for Internet change snooping and the most free time gets the reconditioned Festool products.  Which is a darn shame.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on February 24, 2021, 03:20 PM
Every day when I see a new post on this thread, I go and look at the Recon site.   I have never seen a tool for sale there, always sold out.

I am thinking I am in the wrong time zone or something :-)

Bob

Nah,  lets just assume Festool recon is in conflict with Proposition 65,  leave clocks out of this  [wink]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on February 24, 2021, 09:25 PM
It seems like the bird with the best knack for Internet change snooping and the most free time gets the reconditioned Festool products.  Which is a darn shame.

There's other ways, too, but some of them are mostly just logging in regularly, setting up change alerts through plugins or website services, or dumb luck.

Depending on what you're looking for, it may or may not even be something that ever gets listed.

And depending on how badly you need it, you may be spending more time (and time = $$$) frantically refreshing than you would end up saving in the long run.

But I know what you mean.  After much frustration, I finally snagged an HK 55 last week and it arrived Monday.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on February 25, 2021, 08:32 AM
My crystal ball predicts Cordless Drill PDC 18/4Li 5.2 Basic QUADRIVE will go up after the TS75
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on February 25, 2021, 08:56 AM
Come on ETS EC!!!! Feels like the craps table in Vegas. lol
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Bugsysiegals on February 25, 2021, 08:59 AM
Festool cordless ball vacuum coming up next!!   ;)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Imemiter on February 25, 2021, 02:16 PM
Do we register re-conditioned tools?

I've enjoyed the spontaneous, hit or miss nature of this year's sale. That they went from single tools released sporadically, to a sale page posted seemingly at whim, and now back to singles posted until they're sold. If nothing else, it's kept us on our toes.
 
In other news got my DF 700 yesterday. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little intimidated. :D [attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on February 25, 2021, 02:28 PM
Do we register re-conditioned tools?


Per the recon site's FAQ:

Do reconditioned tools include a warranty?
Festool offers a one year warranty for all reconditioned tools sold on festoolrecon.com. In order to obtain a one-year warranty, no tool registration is required.

However, some time ago, I registered a TS55 I bought through the recon site (purchased in 2018), and it is listed in "My Tools" with whatever would be left of a 3 year warranty from the date of purchase.  I don't expect that warranty is valid (and I would never try to claim on it), but it did put it on my list.  I haven't tried with my more recent recon purchases - I suppose it's possible that for more recent purchases, they have a cross check system in place that would either stop you or display the correct warranty info.

So, you definitely don't have to register it. But if you're a completist that wants to see all of your tools on your warranty list, you might be able to get it on there (with incorrect warranty information).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Imemiter on February 25, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thanks Doc!

Edit: I went the 'completist' route, and as you said, the warranty end date isn't correct. But my list is complete!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on February 25, 2021, 04:15 PM

In other news got my DF 700 yesterday. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little intimidated.

Your DF 700 looks to be in good condition. 

I got a DF 500 from the recon site about a week ago, and it looks awfully close to new.  If not, almost everything but the motor must have been replaced.  The dust port and the plug-it connection look brand new, I couldn't find really any wear on the black plastic body, and the baseplate still had the peel-off protective film on it.  The accessories and plug-it cord also look new.  It was manufactured in 12/2019. The systainer only had a couple of minor scuffs.

I got a sander about the same time.  It was manufactured in 2016, and while not nearly as pristine as the Domino, it had been reconditioned well, and the pad is clearly new.

They seem to be doing a really nice job with the recon tools right now, even if the recon site itself is somewhat schizophrenic. 

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: josiahjlee on February 25, 2021, 06:34 PM
I don’t know that his will really help anyone, but here’s another observation about how the site is currently working compared to the blitz style they had in the past weeks. During the blitz postings the Festoolrecon.com/collections/all page would fade out any products that were out of stock and it was a way to tell what products would be available once the site went back live. Right now, the “collections/all” page fades everything out except for the one product that is live on the site currently. Right now it’s the PDC that is live and the only product not faded is the PDC.

Takeaway is the “collections/all” page is helpful to understand the population of tools that may become live on the recon site randomly each day, but we no longer have any certainty of if or when tools will be posted or in stock.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 25, 2021, 06:40 PM
An even more "refined view" is with https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone.  The tools that popped up today were listed here.  They surprisingly added the RTS 400 at the last minute as that wasn't listed earlier in the day.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on February 26, 2021, 08:59 AM
An even more "refined view" is with https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone.  The tools that popped up today were listed here.  They surprisingly added the RTS 400 at the last minute as that wasn't listed earlier in the day.

Thanks for this info.  I needed a Midi with bluetooth and by your method saw it was being listed today and was able to nab it. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on March 01, 2021, 10:34 PM
I have received my HKC Kit from the last day of the big sale. It’s actually brand new with 5.2 bluetooth batteries and SCA charger. I’m not sure what’s reconditioned about it, not a single scratch on any of the things included.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: JimH2 on March 02, 2021, 09:40 AM
At $50 off it is not worth the savings when traded for the warranty.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on March 02, 2021, 10:29 AM
At $50 off it is not worth the savings when traded for the warranty.

My thoughts exactly.  [big grin]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Thompmd on March 02, 2021, 12:13 PM
I saw it on recon, put it in my cart and decided it wasn’t worth it, had it been 25% I would have took the chance.

I called my dealer, bought a new one and it’s sitting under my Kapex now. It’s dedicated.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on March 03, 2021, 09:35 AM
CT Mini is up this morning.
I have just bought one and it still up, so I guess they have more than one for sale.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: sdscolumbia on March 03, 2021, 10:15 AM

I have just bought one and it still up, so I guess they have more than one for sale.

Just a heads up in case you are planning on immediately using the MINI -- I bought a MIDI last week in the big sale and was disappointed to find that there was no bag included in the box or in the vacuum.  I had ordered some bags online (backordered) and was able to find some locally a few days later.   
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Goldserve on March 03, 2021, 11:55 AM
This is obviously an oversight and a quick call to Festool would have remedied it. I determined my Kapex saw blade was too worn to cut without burning and no questions asked. In the process of sending me one but have yet to receive.


I have just bought one and it still up, so I guess they have more than one for sale.

Just a heads up in case you are planning on immediately using the MINI -- I bought a MIDI last week in the big sale and was disappointed to find that there was no bag included in the box or in the vacuum.  I had ordered some bags online (backordered) and was able to find some locally a few days later.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on March 04, 2021, 12:41 PM
Is that the model  [Kapex]  with all the motor issues or the newer one?







EDIT> for context.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on March 04, 2021, 12:47 PM
I'm not positive, but I thought this was the newer "fixed" one.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on March 04, 2021, 01:06 PM
Yes it is the new one, you can tell because the MitreFast Angle Transfer tool no longer resides on the front of the base.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on March 05, 2021, 07:39 AM
Wow I think they went through a few tools real quick.   Domino XL up now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SRSemenza on March 05, 2021, 05:36 PM

   Festool nomenclature and saw sizes topic ------------------>  https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/festool-nomenclature/



Note- people may see that posts have been removed from this topic. Mainly those that simply say tool up / tool gone. Just trying to keep this topic containing information that is relevant and / or current about available tools or in some way directly helpful to those looking to purchase recon tools.



Seth
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on March 09, 2021, 12:49 PM
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw just posted at 10:54AM EST.

Interesting that it comes with a Systainer3.

I wonder if that speaks to the newness of the tool or if they just put an old tool in a new Systainer.

In any event, I would have to think it minimizes your chances of getting a beat up Systainer.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on March 09, 2021, 01:22 PM
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw just posted at 10:54AM EST.

Interesting that it comes with a Systainer3.

I wonder if that speaks to the newness of the tool or if they just put an old tool in a new Systainer.

In any event, I would have to think it minimizes your chances of getting a beat up Systainer.

I'll have to check the HK55 I just got; it came in a Systainer3, but I didn't look closely at the manufacture date.  My guess is just making sure it's in a nice clean container.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on March 12, 2021, 08:16 AM
I think they might have internal competition to see what the hardest thing they can come up with to sell is, while still getting sold. This is one of the craziest things they have come up with so far.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: waho6o9 on March 12, 2021, 08:21 AM
I think they might have internal competition to see what the hardest thing they can come up with to sell is, while still getting sold. This is one of the craziest things they have come up with so far.

It really is crazy in a good way. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on March 12, 2021, 09:27 AM
Much larger discount too.  Would be worth it even if you only need 4 or 5 of the tools.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on March 12, 2021, 09:42 AM
That seems like what you would get if you created a "Pro Demolition Combo Kit" to stand alongside the "Pro Remodeler Combo Kit" and "Pro Finish Combo Kit"
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on March 12, 2021, 09:45 AM
I'm waiting for the "kit" which is just 3 CT48's and a Festool Hat.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on March 12, 2021, 09:54 AM
I think they might have internal competition to see what the hardest thing they can come up with to sell is, while still getting sold. This is one of the craziest things they have come up with so far.

I'm with you on this one...what are you going to do with 4 battery chargers? This would make more sense if it was teamed up with a MINI/MIDI instead of a drywall vac. Besides, the only tool that hooks up directly to the vac is the OSC but the vac comes with a 36-32 mm hose so you'd have to add an adapter to the little OSC.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on March 12, 2021, 10:08 AM
I'm waiting for the "kit" which is just 3 CT48's and a Festool Hat.

The "Kit" would also include 1 each HSK sanding block and a box of 50 each dust bags.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Chainring on March 12, 2021, 10:51 AM
I think they might have internal competition to see what the hardest thing they can come up with to sell is, while still getting sold. This is one of the craziest things they have come up with so far.

I'm with you on this one...what are you going to do with 4 battery chargers? This would make more sense if it was teamed up with a MINI/MIDI instead of a drywall vac. Besides, the only tool that hooks up directly to the vac is the OSC but the vac comes with a 36-32 mm hose so you'd have to add an adapter to the little OSC.
FYI, the 48AC isn't like the 36AC in that the latter comes with the PLANEX compatible hose. The 48AC comes with a smooth 36 hose and a 27mm adapter. It's quite nice.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on March 15, 2021, 07:54 AM
CT SYS Dust Extractor is up.

With the old style hose it appears. They also sell a recon version with the new smooth hose for $15 more every so often.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on March 15, 2021, 07:58 AM
Yah I noticed that.  I got the newer hose version and it was only $15 more. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on March 16, 2021, 09:03 AM
There was a DF700 earlier. I think an OF 1010 is going up as well as an OF 2200 today. Good day to watch the Recon.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on March 16, 2021, 09:08 AM
Oh really wow cool thanks for the heads up.  I thought the Kapex was the only other tool going up today. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on March 16, 2021, 09:09 AM
I'm with Jussi; I figured the Kapex was next and that would be it for the day today.

I should probably wait until I have an actual project for which I need a tool before I pull any more triggers...
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: Jack01 on March 16, 2021, 11:05 AM
We will be bringing the Recon tools back. Currently, we are at minimal staff and working hard to keep our Warehouse team safe and healthy. And to your point, we're focusing on shipping new products and service to keep our Dealers stocked and craftsman working.

Hello
How can I get notified by e mail, text etc. that you have recon tools listed.
I use to get notifications before but stopped about year ago
Thanks
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: squall_line on March 16, 2021, 11:48 AM
We will be bringing the Recon tools back. Currently, we are at minimal staff and working hard to keep our Warehouse team safe and healthy. And to your point, we're focusing on shipping new products and service to keep our Dealers stocked and craftsman working.

Hello
How can I get notified by e mail, text etc. that you have recon tools listed.
I use to get notifications before but stopped about year ago
Thanks

They discontinued the e-mail notices about a year ago; there is no current mechanism to receive e-mail notices directly from the website (and the notices were often stale by the time they arrived in an inbox anyway).

Some people have set up browser plug-ins that notify of a change on a website, some people have set up other mechanisms.  I usually just check this thread daily and/or surf to the Recon site every morning to see what's up.  I think you can subscribe/watch individual threads through the forum settings, which would theoretically ping you when someone posts in this thread.
Title: Re: Festool Recon - Question
Post by: Jack01 on March 16, 2021, 12:30 PM
We will be bringing the Recon tools back. Currently, we are at minimal staff and working hard to keep our Warehouse team safe and healthy. And to your point, we're focusing on shipping new products and service to keep our Dealers stocked and craftsman working.

Hello
How can I get notified by e mail, text etc. that you have recon tools listed.
I use to get notifications before but stopped about year ago
Thanks

They discontinued the e-mail notices about a year ago; there is no current mechanism to receive e-mail notices directly from the website (and the notices were often stale by the time they arrived in an inbox anyway).

Some people have set up browser plug-ins that notify of a change on a website, some people have set up other mechanisms.  I usually just check this thread daily and/or surf to the Recon site every morning to see what's up.  I think you can subscribe/watch individual threads through the forum settings, which would theoretically ping you when someone posts in this thread.

Thank for the reply.  Great suggestions. I will definitely log in every morning to see any updates.
I also would like to set up plug in /extension for Google Chrome for Festool recon page , but could not figure out yet, any suggestions?

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: madjalapeno on March 16, 2021, 12:42 PM
I'm using one called Check for Change. 

Set some text you want it to monitor (I use the SKU), and it will play a sound when the text changes, and bring that page to the front.

Missed all the sanders this morning though, but that's because I was in the shower.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rlsatND on March 16, 2021, 12:55 PM
Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DynaGlide on March 16, 2021, 12:58 PM
Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob

Dang someone grabbed a 2200 Metric for $675 this morning. It lasted a whole minute. This list reminds me I should've paid more attention in programming class.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on March 16, 2021, 01:47 PM
I don't know if it's better to know you completely missed one or not.  I had no idea the routers had come up.  That's why it's nice to see a list of what is coming up.  I have been assuming folks are posting what comes up.  But makes sense some things come thru fast that most don't notice.

I haven't figured out when they start in the morning.  Sounds like they put some of the more appealing stuff up early in the morning and leave jig saws, CT48s, and planex's for the afternoons.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on March 16, 2021, 03:15 PM


Dang someone grabbed a 2200 Metric for $675 this morning. It lasted a whole minute. This list reminds me I should've paid more attention in programming class.
[/quote]

Paying attention in programming would have done me no good.  I learned Cobol and Fortran, back when you wrote a program on 80 column punch cards  and waited hours to have your cards ran on the mainframe.  BASIC came much later. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on March 16, 2021, 03:42 PM
internet doesn't support "80 hole COBOL punch card scripting" ?  huh, go figure.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RustE on March 16, 2021, 05:48 PM
...
I learned Cobol and Fortran, back when you wrote a program on 80 column punch cards  and waited hours to have your cards ran on the mainframe.
...

An Uncle of mine has horror stories about dropping boxes of those cards.

My first computer was a Commodore 64. And programming has never been my forte.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: zachjowi on March 16, 2021, 08:51 PM
I managed to get a df500 today in the morning at 7:13 between the of1010 router and other router.  I guess I was really really fast to order.


Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob
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Post by: jussi on March 16, 2021, 08:55 PM
Curious what time zone are you in?

I managed to get a df500 today in the morning at 7:13 between the of1010 router and other router.  I guess I was really really fast to order.


Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob
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Post by: rlsatND on March 16, 2021, 09:21 PM

Times are US East coast (same as Festool US corporate headquarters). Since we had Daylight Savings Time kick in this month, that's GMT-5 before Sunday, March 14th and GMT-4 after.

        -- Bob

Curious what time zone are you in?

I managed to get a df500 today in the morning at 7:13 between the of1010 router and other router.  I guess I was really really fast to order.


Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob
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Post by: jussi on March 16, 2021, 09:29 PM
Dang I'd have to wake up at 4 lol
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Post by: rlsatND on March 16, 2021, 09:39 PM
My script checks once a minute for updates, so if things are up for less then a minute, it can definitely be missed. At 7:12:34 AM today the OF1010 was for sale, by 7:13:34 the OF 2200 was for sale and by 7:14:36 the MKF 700 was up. Clearly things went pretty quickly there for a bit. Not too surprised I missed something.

Once things go up for sale in the morning, if you check https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone you will see the items that will be up for sale that day and the order in which they will be available.

Congratulations on the timing,

          -- Bob

I managed to get a df500 today in the morning at 7:13 between the of1010 router and other router.  I guess I was really really fast to order.


Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go. Attached below are this month's sales to date. Easy to see that popular items are usually only up a couple of minutes a week, so the odds of catching one with the random check is going to be pretty small (e.g. Domino 700 has been for sale twice so far in March, first time for 9 minutes, then earlier today for 7 minutes).

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob
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Post by: madjalapeno on March 17, 2021, 12:40 PM
Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go.

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob

As someone desperate to get a Domino 500, it's great to see they're coming up (however briefly).  [crying]

(Would you mind sharing the script?)
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Post by: rlsatND on March 17, 2021, 08:51 PM

PM me an email and I will send it along. Unless you are pretty comfortable with unix command line/bash scripting, probably going to be problematic making it work for you. It is something I just hacked together in like 20 minutes, so will definitely need to be tuned to your environment.

         -- Bob

Unless you setup a monitoring service, you are going to miss a lot of things that pop up very briefly on the recon site. I have setup a script on one of my linux boxes to monitor the site, send me emails and log tools as they come and go.

Happy shopping,
         -- Bob

As someone desperate to get a Domino 500, it's great to see they're coming up (however briefly).  [crying]

(Would you mind sharing the script?)
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Post by: Christophl on March 17, 2021, 09:11 PM
I wish I was able to use that code as well, I had no idea items could only last a few minutes as I am rather new to the RECON website.
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Post by: squall_line on March 27, 2021, 11:42 AM
The Planex and CT 36 were also up most of yesterday.

Any time I see a Planex or Planex/CT combo, the first thought in my mind is "well, looks like they're out of tools again."

I also can't wrap my head around free shipping on that combo at a 40% discount from retail.  Granted, it's probably 40% because of the new model, but still...
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Post by: DeformedTree on March 27, 2021, 12:27 PM
My guess is Planex's are probably the most returned tool.  People buy one to do their house, return it in 30 days.  Thus why there are always Planex on recon and always at a good discount.

The CT36 and CT48 have a place I'm sure, but a CT48 is big and now with cyclones, I would think even in shops where the 48 might have made sense in the past, now it doesn't so much.  A CT26 with cyclone is only 1" taller than a CT48 by itself.  Of course neither is below 36"/900mm bench height.  In a non-cyclone world, I guess in a shop the CT48 makes some sense. A bag hold almost twice that of a 26, but only cost 20% more.  So there would be some value.

So you have some big vacs that probably most folks don't want now, and a tool that gets constantly returned.  I would think festool does all they can to just stop them from piling up on them.  Thus the "3 CT48 combo kit" comment.
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Post by: Blues on March 29, 2021, 03:53 PM
Nobody wants the planex and CT36AC 🤑😏. It's been sitting there. May be the strategy should be that the price goes down 5% each day it sits there? 😎🤠
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Post by: Cheese on March 29, 2021, 05:04 PM
I’m sure they have multiples of those items, it’s been up since Friday. It’s a great deal if you need the combo but it’s kind of a niche item. Line 2 of the combos up, sell them and then move on to different products.    Rinse & repeat.

Reminds me of the LEX 3 that was the only item for 4 days.
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Post by: JimH2 on March 29, 2021, 06:12 PM
My guess is Planex's are probably the most returned tool.  People buy one to do there house, return it in 30 days.  Thus why there are always Planex on recon and always at a good discount.

The CT36 and CT48 have a place I'm sure, but a CT48 is big and now with cyclones, I would think even in shops where the 48 might have made sense in the past, now it doesn't so much.  A CT26 with cyclone is only 1" taller than a CT48 by itself.  Of course neither is below 36"/900mm bench height.  In a non-cyclone world, I guess in a shop the CT48 makes some sense. A bag hold almost twice that of a 26, but only cost 20% more.  So there would be some value.

So you have some big vacs that probably most folks don't want now, and a tool that gets constantly returned.  I would think festool does all they can to just stop them from piling up on them.  Thus the "3 CT48 combo kit" comment.

I seriously hope that is not why there are so many of them and hope the same is true for other tools. The people, if they exist, who are doing this are pushing their rentals until those of us who are buying. As for the Planex I do not see an amateur buying one to do their house. A properly done drywall job cannot be done by an amateur as a once off. Additionally the pros I know do not require one and their work requires very little sanding.
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Post by: DeformedTree on March 29, 2021, 06:36 PM
don't underestimate how much people hate sanding drywall.

I don't see any other way to explain why you see so many planex pass thru.  If rental shops carried festool stuff, I'm sure this would be what they rent.  Festool might do well to contact home depot and just do the planex and a ct.  Of course those poor CTs would have so much bad stuff done to them.
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 30, 2021, 07:53 AM
Of all the Festool products sold here in North America, I could imagine that as percentage of those sold, the Planex, Conturo, and DF-700 would be the most likely to be used for a project and then returned under the 30 day policy once the project is completed.

Offering that return policy is a powerful marketing tool.

Peter
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Post by: ForumMFG on March 30, 2021, 11:47 PM
Peter is correct, is a great marketing tool.  I cant tell you how many times my company and others have bought festool products and said, well if we don’t like it we can return it within 30 days and that justifies the purchase.  But we have never returned a single item once.   With the price of their tools, it makes the pill easier to swallow. 
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Post by: DeformedTree on March 31, 2021, 12:13 AM
At least with Festool, because of the recon, the stuff doesn't get trashed, etc.  Good return systems work well for stuff that just goes right back on the shelf, or has a system like recon.  The problem is stuff that goes to a dump.

I'm sure Festool has worked out the math and worked out that even if something has a high rate of return it's worth it. Just from a gateway drug standpoint. Someone might return the planex, but keep the vac. Or they return both, just to remember how nice things where and end up buying some other stuff they keep.

Even for those who don't make the 30 day return, items like Planex still see lot of getting re-sold by folks. Which is nice to see. A tool just works thru a community as people do their homes.

I do wonder how much Festool learns for improvements to tools from the 30 day return. Some tools probably come back like they have been in battle, good way to look for weak spots in tools, get a sense of how people are using them.
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Post by: cpw on March 31, 2021, 02:14 PM
don't underestimate how much people hate sanding drywall.

I don't see any other way to explain why you see so many planex pass thru.  If rental shops carried festool stuff, I'm sure this would be what they rent.  Festool might do well to contact home depot and just do the planex and a ct.  Of course those poor CTs would have so much bad stuff done to them.
Home Depot Rental already has drywall sanders/vacs, just cheaper ones than a Planex.  I rented a lift then the vac/sander as a one-off to do my garage ceiling.  Taping drywall is truly an art form, and I'm slower and worse than professionals; but also too cheap to pay someone else.  The materials are not expensive at all, and the rental is still better than dealing with contractors for a small to medium job.
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Post by: DeformedTree on March 31, 2021, 02:55 PM
never knew there was similar products to the Planex. Never seen one at a home depot.  Did look at sunbelt, $160 for a week, $510 for 4 weeks.   So someone can buy a Planex and return it in 30 days get money back and maybe pay for some shipping, or they can spend $510 bucks and get nothing back. Or wait for a used one to show up on recon for similar prices to a 4 week rental, but have it for life, and or sell it on craigslist.

I'm not saying I would buy something, use it and then return it. But we all know a lot of people will.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on March 31, 2021, 03:00 PM
Keep in mind, that you don’t know how the rental units have been used. Somebody could have used it to remove asbestos materials. Same for floor sanders. I was going to rent a floor sander for my house, but decided to use my 6” Rotex style Bosch instead. Way slower, and result is not as good, but no exposure to lead/asbestos.

I think we are going off topic here, but If I was remodeling my house again, I would for sure buy a proper drywall sander. You can always sell it afterwards.
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Post by: squall_line on March 31, 2021, 03:07 PM
never knew there was similar products to the Planex. Never seen one at a home depot.  Did look at sunbelt, $160 for a week, $510 for 4 weeks.   So someone can buy a Planex and return it in 30 days get money back and maybe pay for some shipping, or they can spend $510 bucks and get nothing back. Or wait for a used one to show up on recon for similar prices to a 4 week rental, but have it for life, and or sell it on craigslist.

I'm not saying I would buy something, use it and then return it. But we all know a lot of people will.

You may be overestimating the visibility of Festool.  We have one dealer in town, an Acme Tools, and I have only ever encountered one other customer in their tiny Festool area; 99% of the people I see come into that store swarm to the same brands they can get in the big box stores, likely because they have an account or something.  Even then, it doesn't compare at all to the swarms in the big box stores.  We're a 250k+ population Metro Statistical Area.

The one other Festool customer I encountered was buying a CT36 (or whatever they had in stock at the time; they only had a single DC, can't remember if it was a 36 or 48) and Dust Separator to replace his recently-dead vac and cyclone so that he could finish his kitchen project.  His wife was with him and talked him INTO the cyclone and a set of bags; I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

In any case, they have a Planex in that store, but it probably has more dust on it from sitting than it would get from being used to sand drywall.  I only know about Festool because I needed a HEPA-certified DC 5 years ago for some lead paint cleanup, and it was about the only thing I could get in town on short notice after a bunch of googling and searching.  Any time I go in to ask questions about other Festool tools, they either don't have anything in stock and/or the staff have no knowledge about them and laugh and say "never used it, I could never afford that stuff..."

slavi makes a good point about asbestos, too, with rentals.  It'd sure be nice if the rentals had waivers for people to sign about the hazards and did pre/post testing before renting it out again.
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Post by: DeformedTree on March 31, 2021, 03:15 PM
Not at all,  this isn't about how well know festool at all.  This would be a situation for those within the know of them.

But yes, I 100% agree on festool not being very well know.  When people see my tools, or I mention them, no one has ever heard of this company. I found them more or less by accident when looking for metric tools. Only reason I know a festool drywall sander like the Planex exist is because of finding other festool stuff first.  Remove that, I wouldn't know anyone has a sander like the planex.

Like a lot of woodworking stuff, I think there are folks who think festool and plenty of other businesses that serve the market are well know. Many don't seam to understand that folks could have been in construction and woodworking their whole life and never heard of them.  Their sponsorship with This Old House is a smart move, people might go look up what this company is if they notice, but even with that partnership you still see the crew using mainly non-festool stuff.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 02, 2021, 09:42 AM
I wish Festool would think about the people on the West Coast, so we wouldn’t have to wake up at 4:00 am to be able to buy something


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Post by: squall_line on April 02, 2021, 10:10 AM
I wish Festool would think about the people on the West Coast, so we wouldn’t have to wake up at 4:00 am to be able to buy something


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I mean, even in the Central timezone, the sale had already started when I checked at 5:40 CDT.  Lebanon, Indiana is in Eastern Timezone, but that's still only 6:40 AM local for them.

Fortune favors the bold, or the foolish. ;)
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Post by: Christophl on April 02, 2021, 11:05 AM

darn guys, so unfair to us west coasters!  All that's left is the CT36...ugh.
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Post by: squall_line on April 02, 2021, 11:22 AM
It appears sales started around 6:16 AM ET today. This is what I saw today

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7:41 AM   Random Orbital Sander ETS 125 REQ-Plus   $205.00   $153.75
7:42 AM   CT SYS Dust Extractor   $380.00   $285.00
7:5? AM    TID 18 HPC 4,0-I-Set T18    $549.00    $411.75
7:55 AM   TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw   $599.00   $449.25
8:02 AM   Random Orbital Sander ETS 150\/5 EQ-Plus   $390.00   $292.50
9:37 AM   Dust Extractor CT 36 E AC CLEANTEC   $925.00   $693.75

You really need to be ready early if you want a shot at the popular items. Many of today's items were up for less then 5 minutes.

There was a TID/T18 4.0 Set in between the CT-SYS and TS-55.  I have a feeling it was a single unit and was sold as soon as it was listed.  I was watching most of the morning while making breakfast and managed to snag a TS55.  The TID/T18 combo came up very briefly as "Wow, that was fast!", and when I refreshed the page, it was on the TS55.

I almost regret missing the TID/T18, but I got the equivalent Makita set from HD last month in their special with a pair of extra batteries and 45-pack of impact bits, so I'm set as far as drills go.

Based on your script, I'm guessing it was up for only about 30-45 seconds and sneaked in between cronjobs.
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Post by: Christophl on April 02, 2021, 11:24 AM
Wow, I've been waiting for the TS75 and Domino 500 forever.  Good to know at least what I'm missing, thanks for keeping this thread updated guys!
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Post by: jussi on April 02, 2021, 12:07 PM
Yah thanks for the update.  Good to know what tools they continue to list.  Even though I'm not looking to buy anything it's still fun to window shop. 
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Post by: rlsatND on April 02, 2021, 12:57 PM
My script checks the website once a minute, so I can definitely miss things that are up for < 60 seconds. On mornings of big sales like today of popular items, I think the only strategy that really works is sitting there refreshing the page.

Once things go up for sale in the morning, if you check https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone you will see the items that appear to be up for sale that day, so you can quickly determine how to spend your morning if so inclined.
         
                   Good Luck,
                          -- Bob
 



It appears sales started around 6:16 AM ET today. This is what I saw today


There was a TID/T18 4.0 Set in between the CT-SYS and TS-55.
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Post by: squall_line on April 05, 2021, 11:16 AM
Cordless Drill T 18+3 Li 3,1 I-Compact just posted art 10:58am EDT.

Very odd listing.  Includes 3.1Ah batteries (yay! light!) and the CentroTec, Jacobs, and Eccentric Chucks, but not the Right Angle chuck, which is what used to be included in the old 3.1 model from the factory (model 575695).

Grabbed it anyway, because I've been looking at a model with the 3.1 batteries at my local dealer and I can still get the Right Angle chuck separately (or use the one from my C12) and still be money ahead of the local dealer's "discontinued" price.
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Post by: Christopher Fitch on April 05, 2021, 11:22 AM
I think that might include the Right Angle Chuck. I got one of those a few weeks ago and it included the chuck. I think the picture is wrong for that item.

If you search around, you can find other sites that have it and they list it as including the chuck in the "What's included" section

https://www.toolmarts.com/festool-575695-cordless-drill-t18-3li3-1-i-compact-usa

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Post by: squall_line on April 05, 2021, 11:24 AM
Yeah, I definitely stopped relying on the pictures; the listings for the newest 4.0 model of the T 18+3 had the RA chuck in the picture, but not the descriptions.  If I end up with a RA chuck in the box, it'll just be icing on the proverbial cake. :)
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Post by: Imemiter on April 05, 2021, 11:36 AM
Just when I'd convinced myself that drill would never pencil out. [smile]
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 05, 2021, 02:13 PM
If that T18 comes with all the chucks, that would be a sweet deal.
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Post by: squall_line on April 05, 2021, 02:53 PM
If that T18 comes with all the chucks, that would be a sweet deal.

If that T18 comes with all of the chucks, you're basically getting a drill, batteries, systainer, and charger for free.

Honestly, even with "only" the eccentric, it's a sweet deal, especially if you're looking for the 3.1 batteries.
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Post by: Christopher Fitch on April 05, 2021, 03:52 PM
Here's what I received - I also got all the manuals - Drill, Charger, and Battery.

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Post by: Imemiter on April 05, 2021, 04:57 PM
Come to me, my sweet Sys2.  :)
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Post by: thecrazylegs on April 06, 2021, 11:07 AM
Just picked up the conturo. Hoping to love it and find it as useful as the demos look.


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Post by: jussi on April 08, 2021, 08:51 AM
Wow both circ saws lasted like a second.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on April 12, 2021, 07:07 AM
For today:

Vac-SYS
DF-500 Set
RO 125 Rotex
Quadrive PDC 5.2 Set

Enjoy!
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Post by: GoingMyWay on April 12, 2021, 07:08 AM
VAC SYS Clamping Module System Set is up currently.
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Post by: zachjowi on April 12, 2021, 07:35 AM
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up now
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on April 12, 2021, 08:03 AM
Cordless Drill QUADRIVE PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 I-Set-SCA is up.

Final entry for the day, it appears.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on April 12, 2021, 08:55 AM
Just curious was it the full vac sys set?
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Post by: thecrazylegs on April 12, 2021, 09:04 AM
Yes. I just bought the whole set and got it this weekend. Made me jealous lol.


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Post by: Christophl on April 12, 2021, 12:11 PM
How much was the 500 domino?
Thanks!
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Post by: madjalapeno on April 12, 2021, 12:22 PM
How much was the 500 domino?
Thanks!

Think about 795.

Less than the new one I got last week. [unsure]
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Post by: Christophl on April 12, 2021, 12:59 PM
Great price!  Thank You!
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Post by: squall_line on April 13, 2021, 06:49 AM
Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw up this morning.
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Post by: GoingMyWay on April 14, 2021, 08:35 AM
Mixer MX 1200 is up this morning.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: thecrazylegs on April 14, 2021, 08:38 AM
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up now


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Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on April 14, 2021, 09:09 AM
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up now


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This post must have been delayed by Tapatalk quite a bit; the RO 125 was (one of) the first item(s) up this morning.  A 1440 and 2200 were in the mix as well, along with a Trion barrel grip and a LS130 Linear Sander (all posted separately, not as packages).
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Post by: Christophl on April 14, 2021, 12:38 PM
So are all the tools listed in 'One and Done' still to come up today?  I'm not sure what that page represents.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 14, 2021, 12:41 PM
On the West coast we only get to see the last item for the day, that nobody wants
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Post by: Christophl on April 14, 2021, 12:42 PM
Gosh darn it!  Thanks for the info.
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Post by: jussi on April 14, 2021, 12:45 PM
Yah it was up around 4am pacific. I just happened to be up and saw it. There were 2 pages. Including a domino rotex and a couple of saws.  Nothing I needed so I went back to sleep.  If ur in the west coast and really want something you’ll need to get up around 3 or 4. But that’s assuming they decide to post anything that day
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Post by: Chainring on April 14, 2021, 12:47 PM
I get Festool US not wanting to promote recon sales outside of the US, but timing the sales to where anyone on the west coast would have to be up insanely early is not cool at all.
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Post by: squall_line on April 14, 2021, 12:59 PM
So are all the tools listed in 'One and Done' still to come up today?  I'm not sure what that page represents.

The list usually ends with "Wow, that went fast!!!"  I don't know what it means when there are tools listed after that; perhaps that's tomorrow's listing and that's how they throw a bone to the West Coasters?

On the West coast we only get to see the last item for the day, that nobody wants

That poor mixer... [sad]
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Post by: josiahjlee on April 14, 2021, 01:08 PM
Did anyone else here snag a mfk700 this morning? I saw it pop up and ordered immediately. When I checked back the main page it moved to the next tool. Wondering if I got a true “one and done”, or if there were others in stock and other happy new owners.

This one was discounted 31% off of regular price, whereas the typical discount is 25%. I know there are some tools like the planex that are regularly discounted 30%-35%, since we presume they are more highly returned. I didn’t think the 700 would fit into that category. Hoping the 700 is not in rough shape when it gets here!
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Post by: KoruBuildDesign on April 14, 2021, 01:59 PM
Just received the DTS 400 REQ I ordered last week.

Plugged it in to test it and the electronics are all messed up. It spools up to speed then dies and spins at an extremely low rpm that can’t be fixed with the speed control. First time I’ve had an issue with a recon tool.

That and it’s in a systainer 3 which I specifically tried to avoid. There were two different models of this sander last week- one had a picture of a systainer 3 and was $210, the other just a picture of the sander for $202, which I presumed was cheaper because it came in a t loc. Not sure what the difference was then
 
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Post by: squall_line on April 14, 2021, 02:27 PM
Just received the DTS 400 REQ I ordered last week.

Plugged it in to test it and the electronics are all messed up. It spools up to speed then dies and spins at an extremely low rpm that can’t be fixed with the speed control. First time I’ve had an issue with a recon tool.

That and it’s in a systainer 3 which I specifically tried to avoid. There were two different models of this sander last week- one had a picture of a systainer 3 and was $210, the other just a picture of the sander for $202, which I presumed was cheaper because it came in a t loc. Not sure what the difference was then

One may have been an EQ instead of REQ, or some other oddity (different included sets or something).  My T-Loc/Sys3 inclusion has been really hit-and-miss on Recon.

If you give FUSA a call, they should make it right.  They're pretty responsive to the web form on the Recon site as well, from my experience.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 14, 2021, 02:36 PM
I get Festool US not wanting to promote recon sales outside of the US, but timing the sales to where anyone on the west coast would have to be up insanely early is not cool at all.
That’s what I think too. Even if you wake up supper early, they might just post a single unpopular tool for the day and that’s all.

When they had the big sales going, they would post them at 7 or 8am pacific time, so everyone has a chance to get something. Even 6am would be fine..
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Post by: DeformedTree on April 14, 2021, 07:20 PM
I think it drives people more nuts that all the desirable stuff is put up in the morning, so folks have no chance, verses it being later in the list.  Obviously from festool stand point, they just want to get rid of tools, so moving the easy to get rid of stuff (routers, dominos) in the morning means the staff can process that and get them out the door, and let the stuff no one wants sit for the rest of the day.  Today was a bit of an odd day with something that hung it all up being posted early with other tools to come (if the one in done is to be trusted).

Clearly, when stuff like routers are gone in 30 seconds, it's not like many folks had a chance, I think folks just like the idea that they might have been awake during their chance.  I won't even say it's a west coast issue.  Anything before 9AM est is going to be too early for most folks.

But again, Festool's focus is clearing out tools, which they do well, unless it's a mixer, planex, jigsaw, ct36/48, or one of the un-cool drills.
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Post by: Cheese on April 14, 2021, 08:12 PM
It's not the perfect solution that's for sure...but I'd say it's 50X better than the original method which was going through Festool dealers. That was absolutely HORRIBLE for the customers and dealers alike.  [crying] [crying] [crying]
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Post by: squall_line on April 14, 2021, 08:18 PM
You know you have a Recon problem when your alarm goes off in the morning and you check the Recon site on your phone before even moving from the bedside to start showering and getting ready for the day; I used to wait until I was at least out of the shower and starting to make my eggs before I'd check... 

I'm glad I'm mostly done reconning for the time being.
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Post by: jussi on April 14, 2021, 08:33 PM
You know you have a Recon problem when your alarm goes off in the morning and you check the Recon site on your phone before even moving from the bedside to start showering and getting ready for the day; I used to wait until I was at least out of the shower and starting to make my eggs before I'd check... 

I'm glad I'm mostly done reconning for the time being.

Ha I'll check when I have to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom.   [sad]
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Post by: DeformedTree on April 15, 2021, 12:05 AM
It's not the perfect solution that's for sure...but I'd say it's 50X better than the original method which was going through Festool dealers. That was absolutely HORRIBLE for the customers and dealers alike.  [crying] [crying] [crying]

So how/what did festool do before the recon site?  Trash them?  What do they do outside of the US?
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Post by: josiahjlee on April 15, 2021, 08:09 AM
Looks like they heard the “west coast whining”  [big grin] yesterday. A fair number of tools on the queue for today but they didn’t start at their usual 6 or 7 am eastern/central time. Festool is watching!
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Post by: squall_line on April 15, 2021, 08:29 AM
It's not the perfect solution that's for sure...but I'd say it's 50X better than the original method which was going through Festool dealers. That was absolutely HORRIBLE for the customers and dealers alike.  [crying] [crying] [crying]

So how/what did festool do before the recon site?  Trash them?  What do they do outside of the US?

There are others with direct experience, and some of those experiences are posted in threads on here, but my understanding is that there was a certain time of year or time of the quarter when reconditioned tools were sold locally through dealers.

In my head, I imagine it to be like all of the worst parts of Black Friday Doorbusters that you've seen on the news, occasionally without more than one or two tools total to sell per dealer.  But that's my mental version based on things I've read; I didn't stumble upon Festool until after that, and even then I only had a single sander and dust collector because that's all I needed at the time for my project.

Looks like they heard the “west coast whining”  [big grin] yesterday. A fair number of tools on the queue for today but they didn’t start at their usual 6 or 7 am eastern/central time. Festool is watching!

I've noticed as well.  It'll be an interesting day. :)
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Post by: jussi on April 15, 2021, 09:39 AM

There are others with direct experience, and some of those experiences are posted in threads on here, but my understanding is that there was a certain time of year or time of the quarter when reconditioned tools were sold locally through dealers.

In my head, I imagine it to be like all of the worst parts of Black Friday Doorbusters that you've seen on the news, occasionally without more than one or two tools total to sell per dealer.  But that's my mental version based on things I've read; I didn't stumble upon Festool until after that, and even then I only had a single sander and dust collector because that's all I needed at the time for my project.



I think I remember this as well.  I would stop by my local Rockler and there would be list of available tools.  If you wanted one you placed the order through Rockler and Festool would adjust the list accordingly.   
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Post by: Cheese on April 15, 2021, 09:45 AM

So how/what did festool do before the recon site?  Trash them?  What do they do outside of the US?

In my head, I imagine it to be like all of the worst parts of Black Friday Doorbusters that you've seen on the news, occasionally without more than one or two tools total to sell per dealer.  But that's my mental version based on things I've read;

That's a great way to explain it...the worst parts of Black Friday.  [big grin]

It was usually announced on a weekend or close to a weekend when some of the local brick & mortars were closed. Also, not all Festool retailers were willing to be part of the recon sale so it could be hit or miss. When the list of sales items came out it gave part numbers, rated them by condition and then they were assigned a price. 
So imagine some customer that was willing to buy any DF 500 available while some other customer was only willing to purchase the cheapest of the DF 500's available and the retailer was supposed to manage this situation in real-time.

Customer talks to dealer.....dealer talks to Festool.....dealer then talks to customer.....dealer then talks with Festool to place order if the item is still available. If I remember correctly, the order also couldn't be placed with Festool via the internet, it had to be placed with a phone call.

This process would then play out for days as the various dealers were trying to get through to Festool to inquire about and place orders. I remember Bob Marino mentioning that he received something like 1400 phone calls & emails over a weekend.
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Post by: squall_line on April 15, 2021, 09:47 AM
Circular saw TS 55 REQ-F-Plus USA just posted.

Indeed; The Hunger Games have begun!

Once we get to the Planex, you know the fun is over (anyone else not surprised that's the final tool of the day? ;))
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Post by: thecrazylegs on April 15, 2021, 10:38 AM
How do we see what is on the list for the day? I only know how to see what is actively up.


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Post by: GoingMyWay on April 15, 2021, 10:39 AM
It appears that the day's listings are posted on this page:  https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone
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Post by: DeformedTree on April 15, 2021, 10:51 AM
thanks for the history lesson.  Sounds like heck.  Should help folks put things in perspective when they dislike the current system(s) they use.
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Post by: Chainring on April 15, 2021, 10:55 AM
If someone from Festool US was listening to us West coast folks, I'd like to say THANK YOU! While there wasn't anything on the list I wanted/needed today, I sure appreciate having the chance.
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Post by: Cheese on April 15, 2021, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the history lesson.  Sounds like heck.  Should help folks put things in perspective when they dislike the current system(s) they use.

Yup that's the reason I chimed in.  [smile]  With the original method it didn't matter what time zone you were in, it was a total junk shoot.

I remember I once received 2 of the same item. I'd originally ordered from Woodcraft but didn't get a response so I then ordered the same item from a different dealer. Come Wednesday the MFK 700 arrived...come Thursday the MFK 700 arrived.  [eek]
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 15, 2021, 11:21 AM
If someone from Festool US was listening to us West coast folks, I'd like to say THANK YOU! While there wasn't anything on the list I wanted/needed today, I sure appreciate having the chance.
Same here. Thank you!
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Post by: JonathanJung on April 15, 2021, 01:06 PM
What's silliest in all this, is that the OneAndDone page isn't even findable on the home page? How is anyone meant to find it except through direct link?
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Post by: madjalapeno on April 15, 2021, 01:07 PM
What's silliest in all this, is that the OneAndDone page isn't even findable on the home page? How is anyone meant to find it except through direct link?

First rule of Festool Recon is no one talks about Festool Recon.
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Post by: squall_line on April 15, 2021, 01:11 PM
What's silliest in all this, is that the OneAndDone page isn't even findable on the home page? How is anyone meant to find it except through direct link?

First rule of Festool Recon is no one talks about Festool Recon.

 [bite tongue] [bite tongue] [bite tongue]

It's the second rule, too.  Be careful who you say that around.   [big grin]

 [bite tongue] [bite tongue] [bite tongue]

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on April 17, 2021, 09:37 AM
CT MIDI HEPA Dust Extractor is up now.

 [oops]

Was it the MIDI-I, with Bluetooth?  That's one of the only pokemon I'm still waiting to collect!
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Post by: GoingMyWay on April 17, 2021, 09:44 AM
Sorry, I didn't look closely so I'm not sure what model it was.
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Post by: jussi on April 17, 2021, 09:50 AM
CT MIDI HEPA Dust Extractor is up now.

 [oops]

Was it the MIDI-I, with Bluetooth?  That's one of the only pokemon I'm still waiting to collect!

Lucky for you I still haven't refreshed my One and Done page.  Looks like the the original one.  No BT.  Retail $560 Recon $420
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Post by: Yardbird on April 17, 2021, 12:37 PM
If you want a Midi BT, I suggest you write down the correct model number and keep it handy.   If a BT model pops up, you will be in competition with a lot of other people.  The BT lists for $640 so $480 Recon. This one was $560 Recon $420. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on April 19, 2021, 06:24 AM
HK 55 is up
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Post by: squall_line on April 20, 2021, 07:48 AM
This morning at 0530 CDT, the HK55 was still up.

By 0545, the list has been updated and I saw an OF1400 and a Surface Control Light.

We're now on the LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander.

Still to come:

CT MIDI Dust Extractor (price and image indicate it's a non-BlueTooth)
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw
Multi-Mode Sander Rotex RO 150 FEQ-Plus
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set (Look! lightweight 3.1 Ah batteries!)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 20, 2021, 08:55 AM
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set is up now.
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Post by: GoingMyWay on April 20, 2021, 08:57 AM
Vecturo didn't last long at all!
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 20, 2021, 10:11 AM
I guess we are back to posting at 4am
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Post by: SDWW2019 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.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov 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.
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Post by: SRSemenza 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

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Post by: Imemiter on April 20, 2021, 11:53 PM
A depth stop on the vacuum attachment seems like it'd be an easy ace.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SDWW2019 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.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov 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.
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Post by: Cypren 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.
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Post by: squall_line 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!
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Post by: squall_line 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...
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Post by: Yardbird 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.
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Post by: Rick Herrick 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 ?
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Post by: Dr. P. Venkman 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!).
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Post by: squall_line 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.
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Post by: jussi 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?
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Post by: slavi.yordanov 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.
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Post by: Christophl on April 21, 2021, 11:01 AM
So are they releasing these now at 4:45 EST? 
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Post by: jussi 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 :(
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Post by: Christophl on April 21, 2021, 12:05 PM
lol!  So aggravating!  I'll get there, Thanks for the info Jussi.
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Post by: Rick Herrick 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.
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Post by: squall_line 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.
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Post by: jimbo51 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Rick Herrick on April 22, 2021, 08:07 AM
Thanks guys, I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Blues 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]
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Post by: MDUDLEY on April 22, 2021, 02:43 PM
100% agree!
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Post by: MDUDLEY 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!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi 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. 
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Post by: MDUDLEY on April 23, 2021, 11:59 AM
Thanks!
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Post by: waho6o9 on April 23, 2021, 12:09 PM
Thank you Festool!

The C18 found a new home.  [big grin]
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Post by: SDWW2019 on April 23, 2021, 12:13 PM
Save yourself the frustration and recognize there is no method to the madness. It’s a recon site and they sell what is available when its available (that simple). When a day’s inventory (again, based on what is available) is ready for sale they begin offering them. The time varies day by day and sometimes not at all. When active you can see everything up for day on the “one and done” page of the Recon website (https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone). The items are offered sequentially (starting upper left corner) until sold, then they move to next until days available inventory is gone. Sometimes there are multiples of a single item and they appear to sell those all before moving on to next item. That happened to me this week when I picked up a Vecturo. After I purchased and received conformation the same item was still posted and available.

I live on west coast USA and have had no issues picking up a few wanted items. I also don’t sit at my computer all day. I generally check once when I wake up and if nothing there I go about my day and check again the next day. I really see no issue with the way they do things…I believe it makes it fair and prevents a few from grabbing everything and reselling (for example, ticket scalpers). As expressed previously, I like buying directly from Festool…its packaged well and ships fast (last 2 items from Recon were delivered in 2-3 days (Indiana to San Diego).
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Post by: Imemiter on April 23, 2021, 12:21 PM
Thank you Festool!

The C18 found a new home.  [big grin]

I've really been enjoying my recon T18 these last couple of weeks. Yesterday was my first time using the eccentric chuck and I am still a little amazed by how easy it made the task. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: josiahjlee on April 23, 2021, 12:22 PM
“How I learned to stop worrying and love the Recon page”

Agree with everything above- I believe that is exactly how it is working and I think it is effective at preventing mass reselling which is very good for all of us regular folk here. I appreciate what Festool is doing with Recon and realize there is no way for them to do this that is perfect for everybody...I’m just glad they do it at all.

I most recently purchased a recon MFK 700 router set and it was in amazing condition and even had the plug it cord totally unused and twist-tied. Many of the recon tools I’ve purchased are recently manufactured and like new. I checked the date of manufacture on the 700 on arrival  and it was manufactured in 2015 haha! I don’t care though- it fires up perfectly smooth, looks like new, and I have a year of warranty and the trusty Festool service department.

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Post by: MDUDLEY on April 23, 2021, 12:24 PM
Thanks to everyone for helping me out on this.  The link to the one and done page really helps!
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Post by: squall_line on April 27, 2021, 07:06 AM
I wonder if the TXS finally sold last night or if they just pulled it for another day.

As of 0500 CDT (and now 0600 CDT), the first item on the page is

PSBC420 Li EB-Plus SCA USA  - Cordless jigsaw, D-handled (listed as only coming with one battery, which I find odd).

After that sells, we have a BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set, and then the end of today's offerings (unless they put more up mid-day).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on April 28, 2021, 07:26 AM
At 0515 CDT this morning, there was a corded RTS 400

We have since moved on to the Cordless delta sander DTSC 400 Li-Basic (bare tool plus Sys in other brands' lingo)

After that is the Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus (5.2 Ah set), and then it's done for the day (theoretically)
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Post by: jussi on April 29, 2021, 09:57 AM
Nothing today?
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Post by: squall_line on April 29, 2021, 10:03 AM
Nothing today?

Apparently not.  There was nothing at 0500 CDT or since.

I would have thought that if they were waiting for the West Coast, it would have been posted by now.
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Post by: MDUDLEY on April 29, 2021, 11:36 AM
Agree!  Looks like nothing today!  But I'm still going to keep watching.....LOL  [big grin]
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Post by: squall_line on April 30, 2021, 08:40 AM
Nothing listed when I checked at 0500, 0515, 0600...

Checked just now after finishing my eggs and there's a TID18 Basic (bare tool plus systainer) listed.  Only 20% off instead of 25%, but it's not terribly expensive to begin with.

Next up is a VAC-PMP (Vac-sys Pump, pump only), and the final offering is the ETSC 125 Li-Set, with the cordless/mains adapter and Sys-Combi2 systainer.

Huh.
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Post by: jussi on April 30, 2021, 09:30 AM
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?
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Post by: DynaGlide on April 30, 2021, 09:38 AM
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?

It uses the same batteries as other Festool if you have that platform. I don't think I'd buy it otherwise. Milwaukee has nicer offerings such as the Surge which is quieter.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 30, 2021, 09:45 AM
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?
It’s kind of meh, honestly. Huge runout, light goes out in one second, not as strong as Milwaukee.

Ergonomics are good, and bit storage is great to have.
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Post by: squall_line on April 30, 2021, 10:06 AM
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP just posted.

The biggest problem with that particular listing is that unless you need just the pump, it's not a very cost-effective way to get into that particular part of the system.  Once you buy the Vac Sys SE 1 (round clamp and foot pedal) for $425 to make it a system, you're only about 50 bucks under the price of the small Vac Sys Set ($990).

The big-daddy set that included the round and oblong clamps last week or the week prior was definitely a better "deal".
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Post by: jussi on April 30, 2021, 10:29 AM
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?
It’s kind of meh, honestly. Huge runout, light goes out in one second, not as strong as Milwaukee.

Ergonomics are good, and bit storage is great to have.
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?

Thanks I actually already have the surge and am pretty happy with it.  Just wondering if I was missing out on anything with the TID. 
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Post by: squall_line on May 03, 2021, 07:06 AM
^^^ what he said.

Of special note, it appears that the Cordless Drill C 18 Li 5.2-Set USA set posted right now includes not only the Keyless and Centrotec chucks, but also the Right angle and Eccentric chucks, plus the SCA-8 Fast charger, along with 5.2 Ah batteries, which is rare for the drills (usually 4.0 or 3.1 Ah compact batteries).

After the C 18 Set sells out, we have a T 18+3 Set with 5.2 Ah batteries, then a C 18 Bare Tool and T 18+3 Bare Tool.

Not a bad day if you like the drills!

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Post by: jussi on May 03, 2021, 09:55 AM
The T18E (not included in this round of tools) seems to be the best bargain if your main use is standard type drilling with a  Jacobs chuck.  For the same price as the T18 basic which comes with only the jacobs and centroc (no batt or charger) you can get the T18E which comes with (2) 4.2 AH batteries and charger.   For me this made the most sense.  I have the older C15 and never really used the other attachments because I had CXS and never needed the extra power when drilling in tight spots. 
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Post by: MDUDLEY on May 04, 2021, 12:26 PM
I have been watching today, it does not look like they will post anything.  Very excited for the new TSC 55 K.  looking forward to seeing the old 55's on Recon site!
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Post by: squall_line on May 05, 2021, 10:12 PM
Here's a weird one for ya.  I just got back to my hotel room and checked the Recon site, and there's an OS 400 up right now, as of 21:11 CDT.

Not sure how long it's been up or if anything else was posted before it, but I didn't see anything throughout most of the day.
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Post by: jussi on May 05, 2021, 10:16 PM
Yah I just noticed it as well and I check a hour or so ago.  Looks like the only tool (well unless they change their mind :D )
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Post by: jussi on May 07, 2021, 07:10 AM
Lots of tools today.  Cordless Carvex up followed by cordless vecturo, dtsc,  c18, hkc, conturo.  Alot of them are only 20% off though.  Wonder if discount is dropping?
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Post by: squall_line on May 07, 2021, 08:13 PM
Lots of tools today.  Cordless Carvex up followed by cordless vecturo, dtsc,  c18, hkc, conturo.  Alot of them are only 20% off though.  Wonder if discount is dropping?

The HKC 55 (currently posted) and the CONTURO Edge Bander are both 25% off...?

That C 18 posting was also quite odd in that it was only the marketing material but nothing stating what was included in the package like most listings.
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Post by: Chainring on May 07, 2021, 09:05 PM
I'm hoping that C 18 comes with everything pictured. It should, seeing as how the part number on the recon listing is exactly the item currently for sale on the retail side.
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Post by: squall_line on May 07, 2021, 09:11 PM
I'm hoping that C 18 comes with everything pictured. It should, seeing as how the part number on the recon listing is exactly the item currently for sale on the retail side.

It should.

It's just surprising because there are also older C 18 sets that come with the right angle chuck and/or SCA-8 charger, and the pictures have been notoriously misleading compared to the listing of included stuff.
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Post by: Chainring on May 07, 2021, 09:17 PM
I'm hoping that C 18 comes with everything pictured. It should, seeing as how the part number on the recon listing is exactly the item currently for sale on the retail side.

It should.

It's just surprising because there are also older C 18 sets that come with the right angle chuck and/or SCA-8 charger, and the pictures have been notoriously misleading compared to the listing of included stuff.
I just had a look at the Festool UK site and the C 18, at least the one with 4.0 batteries, comes in both the Plus and Set versions. It's the Set version that has the extra chucks. Why we don't get that in the US is beyond me, but that's what it is.
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Post by: Cypren on May 07, 2021, 09:29 PM
I think this was a change when they switched over to either the 4.0Ah version or the Sys3 version of the C 18. I picked up one of the Sys2 kits (575674) that ToolNut had on clearance last year when they were doing the switchover from the 3.1Ah batteries to the 4.0Ah ones, and it came with all of the accessory chucks except the "needlenose" depth stop.
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Post by: Chainring on May 07, 2021, 09:40 PM
I need to see how that depth limiting chuck is used. Looks interesting, but at $140...yikes.
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Post by: squall_line on May 08, 2021, 12:35 AM
Conturo is now up for sale if anyone's interested.

Other than one of the insane combo sets they sold, I think it's one of the highest-priced Recon items available.  Makes a Kapex look downright cheap!
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Post by: Cypren on May 08, 2021, 01:23 AM
It is, but that's part of what makes it such a good buy: if you do a lot of edge banding and were thinking about getting one anyway, getting it at a nearly $800 discount is a pretty sweet deal.
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Post by: MDUDLEY on May 11, 2021, 11:23 AM
Boy The Radio went fast!  looks like they have several items up today!
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Post by: squall_line on May 11, 2021, 05:04 PM
Either everyone has all the kit that they want, or they just picked a few dogs for today's event.  We've been trapped on the PSC 420 for quite a number of hours now, and the TXS has traditionally sat for a while as well once we get to it.

I gotta wonder if the Carvex PSB 420 ever actually sold overnight or if they just gave up and put it back in inventory for another day so that they could get today's items listed.

I know that my needs and tastes aren't universal, but already having a CXS Set and T18+3, I can't say that there's anything left on today's list that is of any interest to me other than the HK and HKC, and I already have one of each of them...
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Post by: Cypren on May 11, 2021, 07:13 PM
I am unironically waiting for the TXS to come up because I have an unhealthy compulsion to complete my set of Festool drills. (It's the only one I don't own of the current production models.) I need professional help.  [eek]

I am sort of surprised the Carvex has sat for so long. It's easily one of my favorite Festools I own: it's just one of those tools where they got all the small details right that set it apart from the standard stuff you can get at a big-box store.
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Post by: squall_line on May 11, 2021, 07:26 PM
I am unironically waiting for the TXS to come up because I have an unhealthy compulsion to complete my set of Festool drills. (It's the only one I don't own of the current production models.) I need professional help.  [eek]

I am sort of surprised the Carvex has sat for so long. It's easily one of my favorite Festools I own: it's just one of those tools where they got all the small details right that set it apart from the standard stuff you can get at a big-box store.

I wanted to get the Carvex.  I thought about the Carvex.  I frantically researched the Carvex thinking it would disappear quickly.

In the end, I don't currently have a project for which I need it and the reviews are pretty much love it or hate it, not much in between.  I don't need it badly enough to risk not liking it.

That assumes that there's only one, or only one left, of course, but I think that's what's working against it and what was working against the PSB yesterday.

You still have to wait for the Delta Sander to get snapped up before the TXS is available, of course.

As far as "completing the collection", I'd be torn on the TXS Set vs the TXS Plus.  I already have the CXS Set with the right-angle adapter, I really don't need another one.  But from a resale perspective, maybe a future buyer would want to have the whole thing.

Ultimately for me the TXS seems redundant already having a CXS, T18+3 and T18E.  Even the T18E is somewhat redundant, but it was a cheap way to get more batteries.
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Post by: squall_line on May 11, 2021, 08:59 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the

Cordless Sander DTSC 400 Li 3.1-Plus

is listed.

The 'Plus' version of these sanders only includes batteries and a standard TLoc Systainer.  It does NOT include the Mains adapter nor the Combi Systainer.
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Post by: Imemiter on May 11, 2021, 10:02 PM
Boy The Radio went fast!  looks like they have several items up today!

Do you recall what were they going for? I probably would've hit on one of those.
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Post by: squall_line on May 11, 2021, 11:01 PM
Boy The Radio went fast!  looks like they have several items up today!

Do you recall what were they going for? I probably would've hit on one of those.

Sys-Rock was listed for the standard 25% off retail (which is $125), so $93.75.  Not nearly the dollar discount of some of the higher-priced offerings, but $31 bucks is still $31 bucks.
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Post by: Cypren on May 12, 2021, 01:16 AM
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set (564514) is now up.
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Post by: squall_line on May 12, 2021, 08:34 AM
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set (564514) is now up.
I am unironically waiting for the TXS to come up because I have an unhealthy compulsion to complete my set of Festool drills. (It's the only one I don't own of the current production models.) I need professional help.  [eek]

So, @Cypren , did you get one?  [poke] Inquiring minds want to know!  [popcorn]
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Post by: squall_line on May 12, 2021, 11:30 AM
I wonder if people are all Reconned out; I would have thought the HKC would have gone quicker than it has.  Maybe the only things people are still looking for on Recon are Dominos, OFs, and CT-Minis/Midis?

At least we don't have any Planexes (Planexs? Planexies? Planiges?) on the docket right now...
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Post by: jussi on May 12, 2021, 11:40 AM
I wonder if people are all Reconned out; I would have thought the HKC would have gone quicker

Just a speculation but I think the hkc is more of a specialty saw when compared to the ts. If someone only had the budget for 1 tracksaw I think most would want a TS. I have a feeling if it was a TSC it would have been gone by now.
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Post by: Cypren on May 12, 2021, 04:14 PM
So, @Cypren , did you get one? Inquiring minds want to know!
I did. Now I can rack them in two rows, TXS/T18/PDC and CXS/C18/BHC, the T-handles and the C-handles. [blink]

Next up: collecting all the routers! Wait, already did that. I guess I could get a TS 75 to complete my saw collection?

Or I could start buying tools I actually need instead of trying to replicate the SYS WALL. Nope, that's no fun.

Edit: Since I know someone is going to say "you forgot the DWC!", yes, I have one, but it stays in its box. The others actually do get used.
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Post by: squall_line on May 14, 2021, 08:04 AM
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus is posted.

Edit: by the time I posted this, the RTS was sold.  I snagged the MFK 700 trim router, which appears to have been the only one because now we have the

Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus up and posted.

Looks like they posted a bunch of sanders and the drywall gun for today, along with the 700 trim router.

Interestingly, the HK-55 is still the final item in the One and Done, so I'm guessing they wanted to get the rest of this stuff up and posted rather than wait for the HK-55 to sell through.
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Post by: Yardbird on May 14, 2021, 08:20 AM
When the drywall gun comes up, note the price is 50%  or $285 for a $570 tool.  I do not know why it is 50% off, but once you adjust for the value of the batteries, charger, and systainer, the gun ends up being very cheap.  SO-if someone needs extra batteries or charger, worth a look.
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Post by: squall_line on May 14, 2021, 09:31 AM
Cordless Sander ETSC 125 Li 3.1-Set USA is up.

This is the one that includes the Mains adapter and is packaged in a Sys-Combi2 with the bottom drawer.

After that is the Basic ("bare tool") version.
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Post by: Yardbird on May 14, 2021, 01:09 PM
I see the drywall gun posted at 10:14 and then replaced by the  saw at 10:17.  At 3 minutes the drywall gun sure did not last long so congrats to probably the one person who scored this.   I bought this same drywall gun back in Feb when everything was posted at once, (it also was 50% off at that time)  and to my surprise  the silly thing came with two bluetooth batteries. 
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Post by: guybo on May 14, 2021, 01:25 PM
"@Yardbird", grab your ac vac and dwc,I have work for you :),glad your doing well. guy
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Post by: squall_line on May 15, 2021, 08:59 AM
It appears that they're either prepping for a drop later today, or getting ready for Monday.  The HK 55 is still patiently waiting to be purchased; it probably doesn't help that they're likely still in stock at stores.

That said, they've pre-loaded a Rotex RO 90, Delta DTS 400 (corded), and the TID 18 / PDC 18 combo set after the "Wow, that went fast!" listing.  I've been online once before when I saw that; they prepped everything after that listing, and then changed the order to start the sale.

Not sure when they started to pre-load the items onto the site, I tried to sleep in a little this morning.  I'd be surprised if they opened it up on a Saturday, but they've been doing a lot of surprising things on Recon lately.
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Post by: slavi.yordanov on May 17, 2021, 01:43 PM
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18 just posted.
It was at a higher price compared to when I got mine a week or two ago.
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Post by: Yardbird on May 19, 2021, 11:39 AM
Looks like we are all Recon out.  "Maybe" if one special item popped up, I might bite.
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Post by: squall_line on May 19, 2021, 02:13 PM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.

They dropped a TSC into the mix in the middle of the day when it wasn't in the queue already?

Recon just keeps getting weirder and weirder, man...
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Post by: Yardbird on May 19, 2021, 02:49 PM
The cordless track saw certainly did not last long.
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Post by: Yardbird on May 19, 2021, 04:08 PM
I noticed they are also playing with prices.  The BHC with batteries is 30% off, the Vecturo is 35% off list. 
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Post by: Cheese on May 19, 2021, 08:03 PM
I noticed they are also playing with prices.  The BHC with batteries is 30% off, the Vecturo is 35% off list.

The Vecturo has also been discontinued for 2 years, maybe that plays into the pricing.
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Post by: CeeJay on May 19, 2021, 11:20 PM
I noticed they are also playing with prices.  The BHC with batteries is 30% off, the Vecturo is 35% off list.

The Vecturo has also been discontinued for 2 years, maybe that plays into the pricing.
Vecturo not discontinued here. Still on website and on shelves.


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Post by: squall_line on May 19, 2021, 11:26 PM
I noticed they are also playing with prices.  The BHC with batteries is 30% off, the Vecturo is 35% off list.

The Vecturo has also been discontinued for 2 years, maybe that plays into the pricing.
Vecturo not discontinued here. Still on website and on shelves.

Where is "here", @CeeJay ?  I think Cheese may have been referring to the fact that the *corded* model of the Vecturo has been discontinued in North America.  The cordless is the only model still for sale in North America, OSC 18, in all of its variants.
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Post by: CeeJay on May 20, 2021, 04:03 AM
Oh yup. Cordless. Here is Australia.


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Post by: squall_line on May 20, 2021, 07:30 AM
There was also a CXS-Set (with the right angle adapter) up earlier this morning right before the Vecturo.

Looks like the cordless Vecturo is only 20% off; no battery or charger, but all of the rest of the accessories.
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Post by: jussi on May 20, 2021, 12:16 PM
Jigsaw TRION PS 300 EQ-Plus just posted.

Wonder what the build date will be on this one?lol
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Post by: Yardbird 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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Post by: Yardbird 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. 
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Post by: squall_line 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.
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Post by: squall_line 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...
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Post by: Yardbird 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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Post by: waho6o9 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. 
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Post by: squall_line 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.
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Post by: rubber_ducky 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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Post by: Cypren 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.
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Post by: rubber_ducky 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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Post by: mattgam 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!
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Post by: squall_line 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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Post by: squall_line 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).
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Post by: squall_line on June 01, 2021, 08:31 AM
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSBC 420 EB-Basic is now posted (D-handle, cordless, no batteries or charger)
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Post by: GoingMyWay on June 01, 2021, 10:32 AM
Cordless Drill TXS 2,6-Plus just posted.
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Post by: GoingMyWay on June 01, 2021, 03:47 PM
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSC 420 EB-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 01, 2021, 03:49 PM
Random Orbital Sander ETS 150/3 EQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 01, 2021, 03:51 PM
The last 2 tools didn't last long!  The CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 01, 2021, 03:53 PM
Now Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus is up.
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Post by: squall_line 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!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 02, 2021, 08:56 AM
The Cordless Drill PDC 18/4-Basic is up this morning.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line 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?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 03, 2021, 07:13 AM
The Cordless Drill T18+3-E Basic is currently up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Blues 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 03, 2021, 10:55 AM
Installation Organizer Kit - Metric Version just posted.
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Post by: squall_line 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line 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. :)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman 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.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Bugsysiegals on June 03, 2021, 09:22 PM
I’ve not done the math here but there has been a substantial amount of items which have sold through the Recon site since late last year.  Am I the only one who wonders why there’s such an abundance of reconditioned tools?  For me, it seems people either tried them out and were displeased and returned them or there’s a whole lot of quality returns, both of which set off warning bells in my mind, at least for the specific tools which have sold in abundance.  I like a sale like the next person but I’d almost want to chart the quantities of each tool and stay away from those which had high volume of Recon ...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cypren on June 03, 2021, 09:37 PM
I'm not sure there's as much to worry about here as you might think. For one thing, Festool keeps its tool designs for a long time. Many of the tools you can buy today have been available in the same basic form for a decade or more, with only minor tweaks for usability improvements every few years. Given that Festool's warranty is so broad, this suggests that they're overall fairly confident about the durability of what they're selling: if things were falling apart, it would be a much bigger problem for them than the customers and would likely prompt design changes. (And despite what a lot of people seem to think, it's actually pretty hard to plan obsolescence into devices with widely-varying usage patterns such that they will predictably fail after their warranty expires but not before.)

The other big factors are that because that warranty is so broad, and covers wear-and-tear during the first three years of ownership, people will be more inclined to send tools in for service or replacement for relatively trivial issues resulting from hard usage that they likely wouldn't have bothered with if they had to pay for it themselves. Combined with their turnaround time guarantees, this is going to result in some number of tools that will be replaced rather than repaired, leaving the old tool to be reconditioned and resold. The no-questions-asked 30 day return policy also likely contributes to a number of tools being "borrowed" from dealers and then returned with light usage for a full refund. (I would especially expect this with more specialized tools that people need infrequently.)

The last thing I would note is that the Recon site doesn't seem to go through all that many units in the average day. We're talking dozens at most in a highly active day, likely, based on how long they last and how many people we know are buying them just from posts here on the FOG. We notice them all because we're a bunch of crazy fanboys paying close attention, but in the grand scheme of things, for a company that does north of $400m USD in sales every year, this is barely a rounding error.

My gut guess would be that the higher volume of Recon tools relative to the past is largely an artifact of the brand being much better-known than it used to be, and the number of people picking up hobby woodworking having spiked due to the pandemic.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 03, 2021, 10:45 PM
I agree with @Cypren .  The other thing that I keep in the back of my mind is that some of the older tools that come into people's hands may also be NOS (New, Old Stock) from retailers that closed their doors.  I don't know what Festool's sell-through policy is with their dealers as far as obsolete/discontinued tools and stock returns vs. discounts, but we all know that discounts at dealers are almost impossible to come by unless a tool has been discontinued or sitting on a shelf for a long number of years.

I think some people have gotten tools with > 3 year old production dates through Recon.  Those sometimes appear to be in better shape than some of the tools that were produced within the last 3-4 months which often looks used and appear to be from the 30-day guarantee.

As far as the specialty "use it for a project and return it" tools, that's the going theory on the Planexes (Planixes?) when they show up on Recon.  I can't see someone buying a CXS for a single project just to return it when they're done, but I can definitely see that with a Planex.  The CXS is likely more of a "just didn't fit my needs" sort of a return, or a warranty return that didn't get turned around in time.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on June 03, 2021, 11:01 PM
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.

When they announced them, the set sounded nice. But like both of you mentioned, it came down to the only real thing was the Pozi screw drivers.  No one needs another random crescent wrench.  The wrenches are sized for DIN metric bolts, not ISO/SAE metric bolts, (wrong head size on some of them). So that is of limited use.

I just really doesn't offer much. Make it for stuff we will have (correct metric sizes, or add the 2 or so size wrenches to cover all), give it the more random drivers we don't see much of here.

Make the set be something like all the tools/sizes you need to tear down and put together Festool tools.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cypren on June 03, 2021, 11:57 PM
I was actually rather happy that the set had DIN wrenches, personally, since I already have a very nice set of ANSI/ISO metric wrenches and they're much easier to procure in the US in general.

I'll admit I mostly bought the set to add to the systainer shrine, but as it turns out I've found myself using it quite a lot, especially the ball-end hex key set, which has much longer shafts than any hex keys I already owned. I just keep it permanently locked on top of my CT cyclone so I have quick access to a nicely-organized set of hand tools as I roll the dust extractor around the shop.

When I first saw the set, I remember thinking, "what a ripoff! They're charging so much for the brand logo!" But then I did the math and figured out what it would actually cost to buy all of the included tools (at a comparable quality level, not cheap Chinese imports) and realized that the $225 retail price basically comes down to them charging you about $20 for the Systainer and the matching colors. That's a surprisingly good deal.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 04, 2021, 07:39 AM
And still to come this morning, in this order:

ACG 18 Angle Grinder
TS 75 Plus Track Saw
DTS 400 Plus Delta Sander
HL 850 EF Plus Planer
TSC 55 REB Plus Cordless track saw with batteries and charger
DWC 18 Drywall Gun
HKC 55 Plus Track Saw with batteries and charger

And, of course:

Trion PSB 300 D-Handle jigsaw
T-18 Easy Basic (no batteries or charger)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 07, 2021, 07:50 AM
Still to come this morning:

TSC-55 Plus XL (2 batteries, 2 chargers)

CT 36 AutoClean Dust extractor

ACG-18 Basic Cordless Angle Grinder

BHC-18 Basic Cordless Rotary Hammer

And waiting in the wings (bonus drawing at the end of the day?) there's a Planex with a Installer Systainer set (the 2019 Limited Edition version), for 50% off list prices combined.

I find it odd that they're starting to put hand tools and systainer sets into the Recon.  I wonder if this set is incomplete as well?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on June 08, 2021, 01:35 PM
I noticed Recon did not mention that the three nut drivers are missing.  When you buy something from Recon, it is a tool that you do not have and are not familiar with.  The assumption is that it is all there as in the picture.  On hotter items, like a Domino, you do not have time to check to see if everything is included. Lack of time is not a problem on this one, though. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on June 08, 2021, 01:59 PM
This is weird, the last set they offered 5 days ago was also missing the nut drivers.  [huh]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: cpw on June 08, 2021, 02:13 PM
The way that they say it is also very confusing "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."

"Item has complete scope of delivery." to me would indicate that everything is included, when after reading your posts it seems to indicate the exact opposite; that they are only including the 8 screw drivers listed below, not the 11 in the picture. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 08, 2021, 03:05 PM
I e-mailed them to ask, but haven't heard back.

I typed their 888 number into my phone to call them and ask, but got distracted by too many other things.

If I was serious about wanting to buy it myself, I would probably have called by now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 09, 2021, 08:20 AM
I e-mailed them to ask, but haven't heard back.

FWIW, even though it's no longer listed, I received an e-mail back from Festool stating that the Installer's kit did, in fact, come with the nut drivers.

That Planex/Sys-installer combo is wicked odd, but the installer set has some nice inclusions such as the blue Systainer, ratcheting clamps, and Sys-MFT.  I use the blue Systainer for my electrical cords on work road trips, since my day job's company colors are chartreuse and navy.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rubber_ducky on June 09, 2021, 08:21 AM
The Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219) & Systainer Installers Set (576913) is up.
Bummer… I have no need for the drywall sander but would have happily picked up the installers set on its own.


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Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on June 09, 2021, 12:21 PM
FWIW, even though it's no longer listed, I received an e-mail back from Festool stating that the Installer's kit did, in fact, come with the nut drivers.

Weird.  The nut drivers in the metric set aren't metric (1/4, 5/16, and 3/8) - I wonder if that caused some confusion in the writing of the description.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 14, 2021, 07:38 AM
Dust Extractor CT MIDI I HEPA is up.

After that:

TSC 55 Set with batteries and charger ('old' model)
RTSC-400 Basic
Kapex KS 120
Conturo KA 65

Not sure if anything was up before the CT MIDI; I certainly wasn't.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 08:50 AM
Cordless Orbital Sander RTSC 400 Li-Basic is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 08:52 AM
Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 09:02 AM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 09:28 AM
TID C/PSC B Impact Driver & Jigsaw Combo Kit (205603) just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: live4ever on June 14, 2021, 09:56 AM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is up.

Darn, missed it.  Do you remember how much it was?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 09:59 AM
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention to the Conturo price.

I only noticed that the Kapex was $1,125, but it didn't specify whether or not it was the new 2019 model.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 14, 2021, 10:00 AM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is up.

Darn, missed it.  Do you remember how much it was?

It's still there; it'll be back up later today.  25% off list, I think the price is around $2300-ish.  I wish I could justify it, but I haven't built A cabinet yet, let alone many that would require something that specialized.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 10:24 AM
The Conturo is back up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on June 14, 2021, 10:52 AM
Cordless Orbital Sander RTSC 400 Li-Basic is up.

Darn...I would have pulled the pin on that item. [big grin]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 14, 2021, 10:55 AM
The RTSC 400 went pretty quickly so it must be a popular item.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: live4ever on June 14, 2021, 12:13 PM
Oof, talk about analysis paralysis on that Conturo - thought I would pull the trigger but now I'm second-guessing it.  I have several closet built-ins coming up that could make good use of it, but I haven't yet spec'd out the materials/edgebanding.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 15, 2021, 07:25 AM
Pro Finish Pack TID B/T18/TSC S/PSC B has been posted.

This includes: TID 18, T18+3, TSC 55, PSC 420, 2x 5.2 Ah batteries, 2x 4.0ah batteries, 2 TCL6 chargers, Right Angle chuck, extra 28T blade for TSC, 25-pack blade assortment for PSC, dust bag for TSC, plus a spare Sys1 and Sys-Toolbox.

"Only" 15% off of retail, but retail is already a pretty decent discount compared to buying all of these tools and accessories separately.

Had this come up back in January when I was starting to fill out my kit, I may have pulled the trigger, but I already have everything other than the cordless versions of the TS and PS (also, back then I was looking at the Remodeler pack, which has the HKC and OSC instead of the TSC and PSC).

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 15, 2021, 03:54 PM
Oscillator OS 400 Vecturo EQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 15, 2021, 04:40 PM
I'm honestly surprised that the Vecturo sold.  Finally an empty slate!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cypren on June 15, 2021, 04:54 PM
Same. Seems difficult to imagine anyone buying it unless it’s a replacement for an existing Vecturo or Fein that gave up the ghost. That proprietary blade format is just such a downside.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 16, 2021, 08:59 AM
Rotary Hammer BHC 18 Li-Basic is up this morning.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 17, 2021, 08:48 AM
Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219) & Systainer Installers Set (576913) is up.  50% off of list price.

The Installers Set is a pretty good deal in and of itself, not sure how many people still need a Planex.

The One and Done list for today reads like the Box of Misfit Toys: Planex plus Installer Systainer set, Carvex PSB 420 (D-handle), BHC-18 Hammer Drill Set, and HK-55 corded saw.  Each of these has individually languished over the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 20, 2021, 12:51 PM
Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus is posted.

Either the Planex/Systainer set finally sold, or they took it down so that the next tool could come up.

Happy Father's Day!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 20, 2021, 11:35 PM
BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set is up.

For how long has it been up?  Beats me, I've been painting a bathroom all day.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 21, 2021, 02:28 PM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 21, 2021, 02:32 PM
Cordless impact drill TID 18-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 21, 2021, 03:10 PM
Track saw HKC 55 Li EBI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 21, 2021, 04:06 PM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 22, 2021, 07:17 AM
TS 55 & MFT/3 Multifunction Table is posted  [eek]

About 20% off.  Considering the typical cost of shipping (which is free in this case), that's not a bad deal for someone looking for both items.

A long list of things today, including Rotexes (Rotices?) of all sizes, OF2200 and OF1400, and more!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:07 AM
LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander is up now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:14 AM
Rotex RO 150 FEQ Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:18 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:20 AM
TS 55 REQ-F-Plus imperial just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:48 AM
Router OF 2200 EB-F-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:53 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:58 AM
OF 1400 EQ Imp. Plunge Router just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 08:59 AM
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 09:02 AM
Random Orbital Sander ETS 150/5 EQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 09:03 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 22, 2021, 09:18 AM
We're back to the TS 55 & MFT/3 Multifunction Table combo.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on June 22, 2021, 10:08 AM
There’s a bunch of stuff lined up again, including a RAS 115.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on June 23, 2021, 07:04 AM
They have released the next batch - a TSC55 variant has come and already gone.

Now up Cordless orbital sander RTSC 400 Li 3,1-Plus
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 23, 2021, 08:07 AM
Router OF 2200 EB-F-Plus is up now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 23, 2021, 08:09 AM
Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219) & Systainer Installers Set (576913) just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cypren on June 23, 2021, 05:38 PM
There's a huge list of items queued up after the placeholder right now:

OF 1010 EQ Router imperial
Circular saw TS 55 REQ-F-Plus USA
Cordless Drill T 18+3 Li 3,1 I-Compact
Cordless Sander ETSC 125 Li 3,1 I-Set
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus
Router OF 1010 EQ-F-Plus
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 23, 2021, 06:25 PM
There's a huge list of items queued up after the placeholder right now:

OF 1010 EQ Router imperial
Circular saw TS 55 REQ-F-Plus USA
Cordless Drill T 18+3 Li 3,1 I-Compact
Cordless Sander ETSC 125 Li 3,1 I-Set
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus
Router OF 1010 EQ-F-Plus
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus

Anyone know the difference between the OF 1010 EQ and OF 1010 EQ-F?  I wonder if the -F just means it's in the SYS3 M 237?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: pixelated on June 24, 2021, 06:39 AM

Anyone know the difference between the OF 1010 EQ and OF 1010 EQ-F?  I wonder if the -F just means it's in the SYS3 M 237?
If it helps;
I bought an OF 1010 a couple of months ago, that came in the new systainer. The label says
“OF 1010 EQ-F-Plus”
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: madjalapeno on June 24, 2021, 08:39 AM
There's a huge list of items queued up after the placeholder right now:

OF 1010 EQ Router imperial
Circular saw TS 55 REQ-F-Plus USA
Cordless Drill T 18+3 Li 3,1 I-Compact
Cordless Sander ETSC 125 Li 3,1 I-Set
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus
Router OF 1010 EQ-F-Plus
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus

Anyone know the difference between the OF 1010 EQ and OF 1010 EQ-F?  I wonder if the -F just means it's in the SYS3 M 237?

I was holding out for the EQ-F, but it seemed to vanish from the queue. :(
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 24, 2021, 09:13 AM
Yes, I noticed that it went from a pretty full queue to almost nothing in the last hour or so after the OF 1010 and TS 55 sold and the T 18+3 3.1 set moved to the front of the line.  Now the T 18 is still at the front of the line but everything else is gone.  Definitely curious what happened.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 24, 2021, 09:54 AM
Oscillating Tool Vecturo OS 400 Set is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 25, 2021, 01:24 PM
Planex Easy Drywall Sander (571935) & Installation Organizer (205747) just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 28, 2021, 09:08 AM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander was posted some time this morning.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 29, 2021, 10:16 AM
I don't think the Conturo actually sold (maybe it did), but today it's been replaced with

Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector, at a generous 40% off list.

I feel like this is the trend for a while until the end-of-model TS/TSC55s start coming back or the first round of TS/TSC55K's start coming in during their 30-day return period.  I'm sorta waiting for the rash of end-of-model OF 1010's and OF 1010 R's to start later this year.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 29, 2021, 04:12 PM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 07:24 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic is posted.

Along with 21 other tools in the list for today.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 08:09 AM
Cordless delta sander DTSC 400 Li 3,1-Set is up (including the Sys-Combi and mains adapter)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 08:38 AM
Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw is live
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 09:42 AM
I missed a few others going by, but now:

Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 09:43 AM
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 10:04 AM
Cordless Screw Gun DWC 18-4500 Li-Basic USA has gone live
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on June 30, 2021, 10:24 AM
Cordless Screw Gun DWC 18-4500 Li-Basic USA has gone live
I wonder why only the 4500 version ever goes to recon. I thought the 2500 is the proper gun screwing into wood framing.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 10:26 AM
Cordless Screw Gun DWC 18-4500 Li-Basic USA has gone live
I wonder why only the 4500 version ever goes to recon. I thought the 2500 is the proper gun screwing into wood framing.

The 4500 is the only one sold in North America to my knowledge.  If a 2500 ever showed up, it would have had to come from across the pond.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rlsatND on June 30, 2021, 11:54 AM
I haven't posted this is a while, thought some might find the data interesting. For those who have not seen it before, for the past 4 months, I have had a script running that samples the Recon website every minute, records any updates, and emails me about tools that I am looking to buy. The script will miss some things that sell in under a minute (e.g. based on postings here, I know it has missed at least 2 DF 500s), but I believe it has caught most of the for sale items.

As I pretty much have everything that I want, I haven't paid much attention to this lately, but I found the cumulated data useful this week when I decided to look for a Rotex RO 90. It was helpful to see how often they came up and how long they lasted (i.e. while they come up fairly often, about every other week, they tend to sell pretty quickly, usually in < 5 minutes). Allowed me decide to wait a bit to see if it showed up and the knowledge to know that I should jump on it quickly once it does. I was able pick up the kit this morning.

Hope you find it helpful in your recon shopping.

                       -- Bob
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on June 30, 2021, 12:15 PM
Vecturo OS 400 EQ Set is up and ready for purchase (or ready to sit for hours on end).

Theoretically last item of the day, since the "Wow, that went Fast!" is listed next.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 01, 2021, 07:29 AM
The DF 500 and OF 2200 have already gone this morning.

Planer HL 850 E-F-Plus is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 01, 2021, 08:05 AM
DF XL 700 apparently sold out before the listings went live today, so it was skipped.

Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 01, 2021, 08:13 AM
Cordless impact drill TID 18 HPC 4,0 I-Plus is listed

(a TID / T18 combo is up later today if you need/want both)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 01, 2021, 09:08 AM
Well, that escalated quickly...  While I was eating breakfast and driving to work, just about everything else sold.

Last up for today (for now?) is Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 01, 2021, 09:12 AM
At 6:45 EST the sale had not started-Vecturo was still  up from yesterday.  So whenever it started items went quick.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 01, 2021, 09:31 AM
At 6:45 EST the sale had not started-Vecturo was still  up from yesterday.  So whenever it started items went quick.

By 7:20-ish EST, the OF 2200 was up, and stayed up for a little bit.  I vacillated for quite some time before deciding to pass on the opportunity and was hoping to get the DF 700.  Alas, neither was meant to be this time.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 02, 2021, 10:56 AM
I see on today's Recon lineup, they have one Vecturo corded set at 50% off and on the next page one for 40%.  Both have list price of $630 so assume they are the same model. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on July 02, 2021, 12:48 PM
They just opened all items up for sale instead of the one at a time.

Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus
Vecturo OS 400 EQ Set
Planex Easy Drywall Sander LHS-E 225 EQ USA
Rotary Hammer BHC 18 Li-Basic
Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219) & Systainer Installers Set (576913)
Planex Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219)
OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool
Oscillating Tool Vecturo OS 400 Set
BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set
CT 48 E Dust Extractor
CXS Li 1.5 Plus Drill
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 02, 2021, 02:54 PM
An island of misfit toys, for sure.

Not surprised that the TXS and CXS disappeared almost immediately.

Good on them for doing something a little different leading up to the holiday weekend (in the US) and with the backlog of Planex and Vecturo models.  I don't expect this mode to last beyond the holiday weekend and/or beyond this list of items, and I'm okay with that.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Chainring on July 02, 2021, 04:19 PM
Did I miss something, or has the recon site completely change today? I went to the bookmarked One and Done I had to see the listings and I'm now greeted with a whole new interface. Good news is, it looks like you can select what you want instead of waiting for products to roll through the queue.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 02, 2021, 06:16 PM
Did I miss something, or has the recon site completely change today? I went to the bookmarked One and Done I had to see the listings and I'm now greeted with a whole new interface. Good news is, it looks like you can select what you want instead of waiting for products to roll through the queue.

I have a message at the top of my screen that says "Be sure to select 'View All' to see our limited time expanded selection!".  The link under that test is to the Black Friday sale, which goes nowhere, but yes, they changed the interface briefly, likely to clear out the backlog of stuff that simply hasn't moved much the last few weeks/months.  Also, it's a 3 (or 4) day holiday weekend, so this gives them a chance to just let it all sit there for anyone to get any version of a Planex that they want or need.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on July 05, 2021, 06:36 PM
Now it's back to normal - with a BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 06, 2021, 09:26 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA has been posted?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 06, 2021, 11:12 AM
Looks like they sold through for the day.  That hasn't stopped them from posting new items mid-day in the past, of course, but who knows any more.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 07, 2021, 07:25 AM
Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB has been posted. 

Many items up for sale today.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 07, 2021, 08:05 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 08:13 AM
Random Orbital Sander ETS 150/5 EQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 08:28 AM
SysLite DUO is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 08:29 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 09:16 AM
Cordless Drill QUADRIVE PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 I-Set-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Eric J on July 07, 2021, 09:25 AM
Cordless Drill QUADRIVE PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 I-Set-SCA just posted.

I just scooped this up! I've been looking for an 18V drill to compliment my CXS.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 09:27 AM
Cordless Drill QUADRIVE PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 I-Set-SCA just posted.

I just scooped this up! I've been looking for an 18V drill to compliment my CXS.

Awesome score!

Cordless orbital sander RTSC 400 Li 3,1 I-Set is up now.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 02:03 PM
Cordless impact drill TID 18 HPC 4,0 I-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 02:53 PM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2021, 03:00 PM
Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 07, 2021, 03:03 PM
WOW  [eek]

I refreshed, saw the VAC SYS was available, added it to my cart, and by the time I hit the "Checkout" button, it was out of stock.  I didn't hesitate or hem and haw like I sometimes do on my Recon purchases.

Kudos to whoever was able to get it before me!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: SleepDoc on July 08, 2021, 05:11 AM
Domino 500 q set up now
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: PoKe-Mon on July 08, 2021, 01:09 PM
Somewhat of a Festool noob here.  I picked up the ETSC 125 Li 3.1-Set this morning.  I noticed the price was $420, 75% off of $560.  I believe it may have included only 1 battery, rather than 2.  Theres nothing on the Festool site for $560.  Just wondering if I messed up by ordering this, as it stayed up a lot longer than it has in the past. Thanks!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 08, 2021, 01:18 PM
Somewhat of a Festool noob here.  I picked up the ETSC 125 Li 3.1-Set this morning.  I noticed the price was $420, 75% off of $560.  I believe it may have included only 1 battery, rather than 2.  Theres nothing on the Festool site for $560.  Just wondering if I messed up by ordering this, as it stayed up a lot longer than it has in the past. Thanks!

The Set version of the cordless sanders should come with the Sys-Combi systainer (with a drawer on the bottom) as well as the mains adapter that allows you to run the sander corded.  It usually comes with two batteries, but the Recon versions are often listed with only one (for the ETSC, at least).

Even a single battery will outlast your hand/comfort level.  If the battery dies in the middle of an all-day sanding session, that's an indication that it's time to take a lunch break and recharge your body's batteries as well.  And you can plug it in while the battery is charging if push comes to shove.  If you're not sure what the battery level is before starting a project/work day, you can check with the indicator on the battery itself and charge it the night before a project if absolutely necessary.

It might also show up with two batteries, which has been known to happen.

Bottom line, I think you'll be fine if you're a hobbyist.  You can always call FestoolUSA to ask them if you want to be absolutely sure, and they might be willing to cancel before shipping if you're not comfortable with their answer.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 08, 2021, 01:40 PM
Also I think that 110v converter device is a nifty addition.  If you later buy any of the other battery operated sanders (Delta or RTS rectangle sander) the converter will work with them.  I know your feeling-that is a bunch of money for a sander.  I went through the same thing last year.   Do you know if the battery(s) is Bluetooth or not? That is important whenever you get a dust extractor, but probably not right now. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 08, 2021, 04:15 PM
Also I think that 110v converter device is a nifty addition.  If you later buy any of the other battery operated sanders (Delta or RTS rectangle sander) the converter will work with them.  I know your feeling-that is a bunch of money for a sander.  I went through the same thing last year.   Do you know if the battery(s) is Bluetooth or not? That is important whenever you get a dust extractor, but probably not right now. 
That's partly why I jumped on a -Set version when I got my RTSC.  In theory, I can get an ETSC or DTSC Basic when the need arises for either of those shapes.

I believe all of the current "Ergo" batteries are Bluetooth, but I don't know if the originals were or not.  I got my RTSC-Set almost 2 years ago, I should check the batteries on that one (I didn't get a BT extractor until this past month, so I never worried about it).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 09:28 AM
TSC 55 REB-Plus/XL-SCA imperial is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 10:20 AM
CXS Compact Cordless Drill Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 10:24 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Chainring on July 12, 2021, 10:28 AM
I snagged the CXS and as soon as I did, no more to be had.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 10:34 AM
TSC 55 REB-F-LiPlus imperial just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 10:56 AM
OF 1400 EQ Imp. Plunge Router just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 10:57 AM
OF 1400 EQ Imp. Plunge Router just posted.

That didn't last long!  Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 11:06 AM
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 12:02 PM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 12, 2021, 12:04 PM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 12, 2021, 02:57 PM
Track saw HKC 55 Li EBI-Plus is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 06:47 AM
Domino Joiner DF 500 Q-Plus (not Set) is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 06:51 AM
MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus Edge Router is posted

(this has the different base on it; I've never really understood the difference between the two)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 07:51 AM
Cordl.circ.saw TSC 55 REB-Plus Li USA is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 08:25 AM
OF1400 was posted for maybe 30 seconds, if that.

Now we're on Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li EB-Basic
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 13, 2021, 09:29 AM
RO 150 FEQ-Plus ROTEX Sander is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 13, 2021, 09:40 AM
Dust Extractor CT SYS CLEANTEC just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 13, 2021, 09:43 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: JonathanJung on July 13, 2021, 10:04 AM
Anyone know why all the links are broken? They all send to a TSC. Have been mislinked for weeks now. How are you buying the item if you can't go to the item page to add it to cart?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 13, 2021, 10:07 AM
You can only purchase the item that is currently up on https://www.festoolrecon.com/.

The items listed on https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone are more or less the queue of what will post after the current item on https://www.festoolrecon.com/ sells.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: JonathanJung on July 13, 2021, 10:10 AM
You can only purchase the item that is currently up on https://www.festoolrecon.com/.

The items listed on https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone are more or less the queue of what will post after the current item on https://www.festoolrecon.com/ sells.

It's only coincidence then that every time I look, a TSC is next up in queue? Currently looks like "Wow, that went fast!" is next up after the TSC...ya'll want to buy some "wow" now!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 10:33 AM
It's only coincidence then that every time I look, a TSC is next up in queue? Currently looks like "Wow, that went fast!" is next up after the TSC...ya'll want to buy some "wow" now!

Yes, there have been many, many different TSC listings recently.  Some with batteries, some without, some with the SCA-8 charger, some with TCL-6, some with a TLoc, some with a Sys3. Each one has its own SKU and thus its own listing.

The "Wow" listing is the end of the queue.  They may release the other items after that later today or just have them queued up for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 01:49 PM
TSC is sold through, end of queue reached.

Not sure if the remainder of the queue will open up later today or early tomorrow morning or when.  It's got some doozies in it, for sure! :)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 13, 2021, 01:57 PM
Notice some of the prices are down only 20%, not 25% as normal. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: kludgex on July 13, 2021, 04:36 PM
Hi Folks - I'm looking for some feedback to see if people who've purchased on Festoolrecon share my recent experience. I ordered the OF 1400 and when it arrived the router looked to be barely inspected. There were wood chips and dust all in the Systainer and router itself. The power cord was just thrown in there without any velcro straps. No manual to be found inside and the cardboard infosheet was torn in half and pretty messed up in general.

I've ordered several tools from Festoolrecon previously and they've all been neatly packaged. Pretty much every tool arrived without sawdust and save a few scratches they looked top notch. Now I wonder if I've just been lucky in the past or if what I experienced with the OF 1400 is the norm. Any feedback would be appreciated as it helps inform my next purchasing decision with Festoolrecon. TIA!
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Post by: squall_line on July 13, 2021, 04:52 PM
Hi Folks - I'm looking for some feedback to see if people who've purchased on Festoolrecon share my recent experience. I ordered the OF 1400 and when it arrived the router looked to be barely inspected. There were wood chips and dust all in the Systainer and router itself. The power cord was just thrown in there without any velcro straps. No manual to be found inside and the cardboard infosheet was torn in half and pretty messed up in general.

I've ordered several tools from Festoolrecon previously and they've all been neatly packaged. Pretty much every tool arrived without sawdust and save a few scratches they looked top notch. Now I wonder if I've just been lucky in the past or if what I experienced with the OF 1400 is the norm. Any feedback would be appreciated as it helps inform my next purchasing decision with Festoolrecon. TIA!

If you read through this thread (and some others probably), you'd see that your overall experience is pretty normal.  Most tools look almost brand new but occasionally you'll get one that looks like it's been used pretty heavily, sent back during the 30 day trial period, and resold without a once-over.

Which honestly mirrors my experience with buying used tools from eBay as well.  Mostly just fine but with an occasional stinker that works fine but looks like heck.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Dr. P. Venkman on July 13, 2021, 04:55 PM
I think your overall experience is the norm. 

I certainly wouldn't expect velcroed power cords and like-new tools every time, but most stuff is in good shape. Every now and then the tool looks essentially brand new, and occasionally something ships out that feels like it was missed by whatever QA process is in place.

If the tool doesn't work, or if something is missing, Festool will take care of it for you, but over time, I would expect the occasional tool in the condition of your 1400 (certainly not most, though).

EDIT: @squall_line is faster than me, but clearly we have similar thoughts. I promise I wrote mine myself and didn't just copy/paste yours [big grin].
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Godfather on July 13, 2021, 06:25 PM
The last two sanders I purchased did not come with power cords included in the box. The first one had been abused and not cleaned during the refurbished process.  Festool did send a cord out ASAP but I do not feel the quality checks / cleaning is being done now like it was in the past. Might just be unlucky with two in a row, not sure.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: kludgex on July 13, 2021, 06:45 PM
Thanks for confirming folks! Just noticed they didn't include a wrench or the dust extractor, but they threw in a copying ring?!?!?  [unsure] Looks like I'll need to reach out to their customer service. Also for anyone looking to pick up one of these, the listing only stated it includes an 8mm and 1/4" collet, but mine had the 1/2" collet attached.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 14, 2021, 12:34 AM
It should have all three collets.
I had a similar experience with a dust extractor from Recon.  It had a lot of dry wall dust on it, and the wheels would not turn.  I had to take the wheels apart and clean out the drywall sludge so the wheels would turn.  There were a couple of other issues, and I just ended up calling and they gave me permission to return the item with the understanding I would buy another one when they came back up on Recon. The 2nd machine was much nicer, the first was abused then not checked our properly.  I think that one just slipped through, because I think a couple of my other recon items were brand new. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on July 14, 2021, 01:00 AM
All the tools I bought from the Recon site came in mint or brand new condition (Domino, CT Mini, ETSC125, HKC55, TID/PDC Kit, T18E). Even the ancient, metric TSC55 was in great shape. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 14, 2021, 07:16 AM
This morning has begun.  Kapex sold or was pulled from the sale almost immediately.

Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus is currently up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 09:04 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 09:07 AM
Random Orbital Sander ETS 125 REQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 09:33 AM
Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 10:23 AM
Router OF 1010 EQ-F-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 10:24 AM
Cordless impact drill TID 18 HPC 4,0 I-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 14, 2021, 10:35 AM
I wonder if they set a time limit on tools on the site.  The AGC appears to have been moved to the end of the queue, rather than selling through.

Also, completely unsurprised that the OF 1010 disappeared as soon as it moved to the head of the line.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 10:37 AM
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSC 420 HPC 4,0 EBI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 14, 2021, 11:01 AM
SysLite DUO is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 11:16 AM
Cordless Drill T18+3-E Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 11:19 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 14, 2021, 01:44 PM
Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 15, 2021, 09:14 AM
For those who have been looking...

RS 2 E Orbital Finish Sander is posted  [eek]

After that, a RAS 115 and then an LS130.  [scared]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 09:58 AM
Rotary Sander RAS 115 E-Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 10:00 AM
LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 10:01 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 12:12 PM
Dust Extractor CT MIDI I HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 12:14 PM
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18 just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Chainring on July 15, 2021, 12:15 PM
Dust Extractor CT MIDI I HEPA just posted.
And I snagged it. With taxes, $126 off new. That's pretty decent.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 12:27 PM
Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 15, 2021, 07:09 PM
Cordless Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li 3,1-Compact is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 15, 2021, 11:12 PM
Planer HL 850 E-F-Plus is currently up; the sale has been going most of the day slowly but steadily.

Next up is the T-18 Easy Set with the fixed chuck, which is a good way to get more batteries if you just need batteries and have confidence you can sell the drill and systainer.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: sg1011 on July 15, 2021, 11:19 PM
Does the site just upload one item at a time?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 15, 2021, 11:36 PM
Does the site just upload one item at a time?

The site works a lot like woot! used to work back in the pre-Amazon days.  One tool SKU is listed at a time, and the site moves to the next item (or closes the entire sale) once that SKU has sold through.

There are no indications of what quantity of each SKU is up for sale.  Sometimes there is more than one of a given SKU for sale so the item may remain listed even after someone purchases it.  Many times, only one quantity of a given SKU is available and the site moves to the next item as soon as the single quantity is sold.

The site has a pre-loaded queue that can be viewed at https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone .  All of the links will redirect to the first item in the queue, except for special events such as the 4th of July Sell-off and an occasional Black Friday Sell-off.

No matter the length of the queue, when the "Wow, that was fast!!!" item comes up, that's the end of the queue.  Sometimes that's in the middle of a long list of items, but usually it's the last one in the queue.

Many items are listed at 25% off of retail, with free shipping.  Occasionally an item will be listed at 20% off, sometimes even at 30% or 50% off, depending on the item.  There does not seem to be any direct correlation between the percentage off and the quality of the item, it may be related to the popularity of the item or the lack thereof (Planex sanders, for example, seem to get the highest percentage and tend to sit unsold for a long time).

This is all information that has been gleaned and gathered from observation over time.  I don't believe anyone at Festool has officially confirmed any of this, other than perhaps the whole "all links lead to the first item in the queue" redirects.

In "the before times", Recon items were actually sold through dealers.  I wasn't around then, but from everything I've read, it was a very dark and ugly time indeed.

The rules of the website are subject to change at any time (see also: the 4th of July Sell-off).  Festool could decide to discontinue the sale at any time as well.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: sg1011 on July 15, 2021, 11:42 PM
Does the site just upload one item at a time?

The site works a lot like woot! used to work back in the pre-Amazon days.  One tool SKU is listed at a time, and the site moves to the next item (or closes the entire sale) once that SKU has sold through.

There are no indications of what quantity of each SKU is up for sale.  Sometimes there is more than one of a given SKU for sale so the item may remain listed even after someone purchases it.  Many times, only one quantity of a given SKU is available and the site moves to the next item as soon as the single quantity is sold.

The site has a pre-loaded queue that can be viewed at https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone .  All of the links will redirect to the first item in the queue, except for special events such as the 4th of July Sell-off and an occasional Black Friday Sell-off.

No matter the length of the queue, when the "Wow, that was fast!!!" item comes up, that's the end of the queue.  Sometimes that's in the middle of a long list of items, but usually it's the last one in the queue.

Many items are listed at 25% off of retail, with free shipping.  Occasionally an item will be listed at 20% off, sometimes even at 30% or 50% off, depending on the item.  There does not seem to be any direct correlation between the percentage off and the quality of the item, it may be related to the popularity of the item or the lack thereof (Planex sanders, for example, seem to get the highest percentage and tend to sit unsold for a long time).

This is all information that has been gleaned and gathered from observation over time.  I don't believe anyone at Festool has officially confirmed any of this, other than perhaps the whole "all links lead to the first item in the queue" redirects.

In "the before times", Recon items were actually sold through dealers.  I wasn't around then, but from everything I've read, it was a very dark and ugly time indeed.

The rules of the website are subject to change at any time (see also: the 4th of July Sell-off).  Festool could decide to discontinue the sale at any time as well.

Hope this helps!

Wow. Thanks for all the Info!  It definitely helps out a lot. I just recently came back to Festool and the way that the reconditioned tools were available 10-15 years ago was completely different.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 16, 2021, 12:49 AM
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus is up.

Good night, and good luck
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on July 16, 2021, 02:07 AM
Now it's Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus

and after that are two more Carvex's
Cordless Jigsaw CARVEX PSC 420 HPC 4,0 EBI-Plus
Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 16, 2021, 07:20 AM
Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus is up.

It's the only SKU currently up (0620 CDT).

Everything else either sold through overnight or something timed out with the listings.

It's anyone's guess if any other items post today.

TGIF!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 19, 2021, 07:42 AM
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 19, 2021, 07:49 AM
Cordless Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li 3,1-Compact just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: brbeard on July 19, 2021, 02:11 PM
Just a heads up for anyone looking to purchase a 1400 router soon. I purchased what was described as the imperial version of the router through Recon and received it last week. What I received was a very worn metric version that was manufactured in 2010. It was also just loose in the systainer banging around with all of the parts when I opened it. I was fortunate that the description was wrong, as they allowed me to return it. If a metric version pops up on the recon site soon though, it'll likely be this one. And, again...it was very worn and 11 years old. It wasn't a deal at only 25% off in that condition. I'd recommend staying away from any metric 1400s over the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 19, 2021, 03:15 PM
What I received was a very worn metric version that was manufactured in 2010.

Definitely an unfortunate experience.

My understanding of the Recon is that the tools are "reconditioned".  Sometimes, this means a tool that was tried out and returned during the 30-day trial period, which may be used or may appear brand new.  Other times, this may mean a tool that was sent in for repair during the 3-year warranty and potentially deemed "not fiscally advantageous to repair" and subsequently replaced by FUSA.  Also possible are tools sent in for repair and then either abandoned by the owner or the owner deemed the repair cost not financially feasible and decided to get a new tool instead.

The first scenario (especially if the tool is lightly or never used) are the "dream" scenario for a hobbyist, in my estimation.  A good tool, brand new condition, and at a discounted price.  From FUSA's standpoint, the lost retail sale price is made up for by a smaller balance on the actuarial balance sheet for warranty repairs after Year 1.

It's the two latter scenarios that are the worrisome scenarios for sight-unseen buyers.  Something like a 10-year-old router being sold above its 10-year-old retail price, without any prior notice that it was that old?  The 1-year warranty may not be worth the price difference between that item and the one that you might stumble across on eBay, Facebook, Craigslist, Offerup, etc.

Toyota-esque resale prices notwithstanding (depending on the tool), it's probably not what people are thinking of or looking for when purchasing direct from the manufacturer on a "factory reconditioned" tool.

The packing quality (or lack thereof) certainly doesn't help matters.  That's another place where some of our online retailers tend to shine: the extra care they take to add internal packing to the systainer to ensure a tool arrives in good shape.

I get the feeling that there are some pros who buy from Recon, possibly to supplement their stock, but I have a feeling that if I ever make the turn from "hobbyist" to "making a living with my tools", my cost-benefit will likely drive me to retail purchases for the extra warranty (and because I can depreciate a small percentage of the cost over time).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: slavi.yordanov on July 19, 2021, 03:26 PM
What I received was a very worn metric version that was manufactured in 2010.

Definitely an unfortunate experience.

My understanding of the Recon is that the tools are "reconditioned".  Sometimes, this means a tool that was tried out and returned during the 30-day trial period, which may be used or may appear brand new.  Other times, this may mean a tool that was sent in for repair during the 3-year warranty and potentially deemed "not fiscally advantageous to repair" and subsequently replaced by FUSA.  Also possible are tools sent in for repair and then either abandoned by the owner or the owner deemed the repair cost not financially feasible and decided to get a new tool instead.

The first scenario (especially if the tool is lightly or never used) are the "dream" scenario for a hobbyist, in my estimation.  A good tool, brand new condition, and at a discounted price.  From FUSA's standpoint, the lost retail sale price is made up for by a smaller balance on the actuarial balance sheet for warranty repairs after Year 1.

It's the two latter scenarios that are the worrisome scenarios for sight-unseen buyers.  Something like a 10-year-old router being sold above its 10-year-old retail price, without any prior notice that it was that old?  The 1-year warranty may not be worth the price difference between that item and the one that you might stumble across on eBay, Facebook, Craigslist, Offerup, etc.

Toyota-esque resale prices notwithstanding (depending on the tool), it's probably not what people are thinking of or looking for when purchasing direct from the manufacturer on a "factory reconditioned" tool.

The packing quality (or lack thereof) certainly doesn't help matters.  That's another place where some of our online retailers tend to shine: the extra care they take to add internal packing to the systainer to ensure a tool arrives in good shape.

I get the feeling that there are some pros who buy from Recon, possibly to supplement their stock, but I have a feeling that if I ever make the turn from "hobbyist" to "making a living with my tools", my cost-benefit will likely drive me to retail purchases for the extra warranty (and because I can depreciate a small percentage of the cost over time).
I’m pretty happy with all my recon purchases, but I don’t really use the tools professionally. The C18, that I have bought brand new, needed repair after a year or so. Recently the right angle attachment fell apart, and seems like the plastic part is damaged, so that would need replacement. That’s the only tool, that I abuse really and it doesn’t take it very well

The T18-Easy I just bought from recon has a wobbling chuck, so I would probably have to send it for repair..

Some stuff is really not worth it, especially since they reduced the discount to 20% on some items. They are some sites that you can get stuff without tax, which makes the price difference negligible.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 20, 2021, 07:38 AM
LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander is posted.

A number of new items up this morning; yesterday's leftovers got moved to the back of the line.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 20, 2021, 07:47 AM
HL 850 E Planer is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 20, 2021, 08:24 AM
RAS 115 sold pretty quickly.  DF 700 (Plus, not Set) was listed, and like with the Vac-Sys last week, was sold out by the time I hit the "Pay" button.

We're now on the Cordless Orbital Sander RTSC 400 Li 3,1-Set (with the mains adapter and Sys-Combi), which happens to be the first tool I ever purchased from Recon back in the day.

Again, Cordless Orbital Sander RTSC 400 Li 3,1-Set is now posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 20, 2021, 10:52 AM
Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 20, 2021, 11:57 AM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Godfather on July 21, 2021, 07:00 AM
Ro150 is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 21, 2021, 07:44 AM
After the RO 150 sold, the ETS 150/5 also sold.

TSC 55 REB-F-LiPlus imperial is now posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 21, 2021, 07:45 AM
Scratch that, Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 21, 2021, 09:08 AM
Cordless Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li 3,1-Compact is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 22, 2021, 09:12 AM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is currently up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: guybo on July 23, 2021, 07:22 AM
Pick an item add to cart [big grin].guy
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 23, 2021, 09:44 AM
It's a Recon Clearance while the team is in Vegas, baby!

The usual "One and Done Collection" is down.  The "Black Friday" collection is up.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/black-friday

All links should be active for their respective items.  I wish I had been up earlier to see what else was available, as I noticed some items have sold out since I first checked 20 minutes ago (Sys-lite Duo, Trion barrel-grip)

I find it odd that the Conturo continues to sit unsold, although even the Recon price is north of $2k.  If you had your eye on one of the "Installation Organizer" sets, the Imperial and Metric versions are still currently available.

Need a BHC 18?  Get the bare tool or the set with batteries!

A Planex?  For days...  "Easy" set with bag or the version with the classic systainer.

Fun times!

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on July 23, 2021, 01:11 PM
That Conturo blocked the queue for a while and they loaded up starting around 3:00 am. I think there was around 24 items - lots of drills added - those are all gone now.

Just a guess but I suspect there are a few items that just won't sell - the Conturo, the Planex Easy, and the HK Imperial.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rlsatND on July 23, 2021, 02:02 PM

Based on my logging, it appears that the sale started at 4:16AM ET and contained the following items (item/list price/sale price)

     HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial   $475.00   $356.25
     PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw   $275.00   $206.25
     BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set   $599.00   $419.30
     Cordless drills C 15 LI 4,2 Set USA   $535.00   $321.00
     Planex Easy Drywall SAnder LHS-E 225 EQ USA   $775.00   $465.00
     CXS Li 1.5 Plus Drill   $255.00   $191.25
     OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool   $470.00   $282.00
     Cordkess Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li3,1-Compact   $549.00   $411.75
     Coreless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set   $315.00   $236.25
     C18 Li 5.2 Cordless Drill Set   $499.00   $374.25
     Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA   $699.00   $524.25
     Rotary Hammer BHC 18 Li-Basic   $399.00   $299.25
     Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander   $3,075.00   $2,306.25
     Installation Organizer - Metric Version   $225.00   $180.00
     Track saw HKC 55 Li EBI-Plus   $599.00   $449.25
     Jigsaw TRION PSB 300 EQ-Plus   $275.00   $206.25
     SysLite DUO   $315.00   $236.25
     Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus   $299.00   $224.25
     Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus   $625.00   $468.75
     Installation Organizer - Imperial Version   $225.00   $180.00
     Planex Drywall Sander LHS 225   $1,250.00   $625.00
     Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 5,2 KEBI-F-Plus   $699.00   $629.10
     VAC SYS SE2 Clamping Module   $424.00   $318.00

I would have missed something if it sold out in the first 10 minutes.

                   -- Bob
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: guybo on July 24, 2021, 07:19 PM
new items added.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 25, 2021, 07:15 PM
Looks like we're back to just 1 item.  Currently up: Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 26, 2021, 07:27 AM
Finish Delta Sander DTS 400 REQ-Plus is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RobS888 on July 26, 2021, 07:52 AM
the 5 inch rotex + was up this morning, by the time I ran it by my wife and got the nod, it was gone. oh well, I got the ok if it comes up again.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 26, 2021, 07:54 AM
Now on 1010 Router
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on July 26, 2021, 08:17 AM
There were a couple additional items after the 1010 router-all are gone now.  It went so fast makes you wonder if there will be another round today. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 27, 2021, 08:27 AM
There was an MFK-700 up earlier this morning.

Now BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: zachjowi on July 27, 2021, 11:03 AM

Do you know how much the mfk was?

There was an MFK-700 up earlier this morning.

Now BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on July 27, 2021, 01:12 PM

Do you know how much the mfk was?

There was an MFK-700 up earlier this morning.

Now BHC 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Set is up.

@zachjowi , it was $435, down from $580 (25% off). The BHC was 30% off, which is unusual.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 29, 2021, 08:57 AM
OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 02, 2021, 07:35 AM
Rotary Hammer BHC 18 Li-Basic is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 04, 2021, 08:48 AM
Planex Drywall Sander LHS 225 (575219) is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 05, 2021, 07:28 AM
SysLite DUO has been posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: jussi on August 06, 2021, 08:27 AM
Alot of vacs for today
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 06, 2021, 09:07 AM
Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC is posted.

This is the non-Auto-Clean version.  The Auto-Clean version is up next.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 06, 2021, 09:11 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 36 E AC HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 06, 2021, 09:13 AM
Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 08, 2021, 10:59 AM
Some time overnight, the PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw was moved to the front of the queue.

So,

PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw is now listed.

Great little jigsaw, I finally used mine for the first time yesterday.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 08, 2021, 02:30 PM
SysLite DUO just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Pizza Steve on August 09, 2021, 08:51 AM
SysLite DUO just posted.

Thanks for posting! I was intending to purchase a SysLite Duos, but I never go to the recon site on my own
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RobS888 on August 09, 2021, 12:22 PM
Some time overnight, the PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw was moved to the front of the queue.

So,

PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw is now listed.

Great little jigsaw, I finally used mine for the first time yesterday.

I showed the Jig saw to my wife and she asked me to get it for her. She recently helped make a water bowl stand for the dogs and was very frustrated with my Ryobi jig saw.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 09, 2021, 02:05 PM
Someone at Festool must have gotten impatient; the SysLite Duo and Cordless Angle Grinder were put into detention.

CT 48 E Dust Extractor (non-Autoclean) is now posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on August 09, 2021, 02:34 PM
And they are down to a 15% discount now. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 09, 2021, 03:18 PM
And they are down to a 15% discount now.

I think it still depends on the item.  The other tools in the "collection" are still 25%, and most of the postings I've seen lately have also been 25%.

The CT 48's accessories/consumables and shipping are both pretty pricey; I wouldn't be completely surprised if 15% is all they have left in a CT 48, or maybe it's even a brand new return rather than previously used (although we haven't really seen that sort of differentiation before).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 10, 2021, 08:07 AM
OF-2200 was up earlier.

Planer HL 850 E-F-Plus is now up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 10, 2021, 08:20 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 15 HEPA is posted.  Only 15% off, but still a pretty solid deal.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 10, 2021, 08:40 AM
Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB is now available
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 10, 2021, 08:46 AM
Cordless delta sander DTSC 400 Li-Basic is up (no battery or charger)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 10, 2021, 10:58 AM
Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 10, 2021, 02:58 PM
SysLite DUO just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 10, 2021, 03:25 PM
CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 10, 2021, 03:26 PM
SysLite DUO just posted.

'bout time someone bought the CT 36.  I was waiting for the DUO to come back up after they moved it out of the queue yesterday just after I decided I wanted it. :)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 07:18 AM
This morning started with at least a DTS-400 and a CXS-Plus (not set).

As of this writing, Dust Extractor CT 26 E HEPA CLEANTEC is posted.

There must be more than one, because I just grabbed one for myself and it's still up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 07:33 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 08:38 AM
Cordless orbital sander RTSC 400 Li 3,1-Plus is live

(with batteries and normal Systainer)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rvieceli on August 11, 2021, 08:46 AM
PS 300 EQ-PLUS Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on August 11, 2021, 09:47 AM
Does anyone know what else is on the list for the day? Sometimes they give you a preview but I haven't found that screen/option for the last several weeks.  [sad]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 11, 2021, 09:57 AM
Looks like TS 55 REQ-F-Plus imperial, Cordless Sander DTSC 400 Li 3.1-Plus, OF 1010 EQ Router imperial, Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC, Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB, Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set, PS 420 EBQ-Plus Jigsaw, SysLite DUO, Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set, Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector, CT 48

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 10:14 AM
Note, too, that the "Wow, that went fast!!!" is after the DTSC and before the OF 1010.  That means the OF 1010 and other items after it may not actually see the light of day today.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on August 11, 2021, 10:16 AM
Looks like TS 55 REQ-F-Plus imperial, Cordless Sander DTSC 400 Li 3.1-Plus, OF 1010 EQ Router imperial, Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC, Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB, Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set, PS 420 EBQ-Plus Jigsaw, SysLite DUO, Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set, Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector, CT 48

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone

Thanks for that... [thumbs up]...that's the screen I've been missing.  [smile]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rlsatND on August 11, 2021, 04:03 PM

For whatever reasons the CT 15 and the CT 48 have consistently been 15% off for the past 4 months. Other Dust Extractors are the more usual 25% off.

The other noteworthy exceptions to the usual 25% is the Planex (which is typically 50%, but sometimes only 40%) and more recently the OS 400 which has been going for 40% off. Also for unknown reasons we also see the random non-usual discount (e.g. the TSC 55 is usually 25% off, but has also been listed for 10%, 20%, and 30% off at times)

                  -- Bob

And they are down to a 15% discount now.

I think it still depends on the item.  The other tools in the "collection" are still 25%, and most of the postings I've seen lately have also been 25%.

The CT 48's accessories/consumables and shipping are both pretty pricey; I wouldn't be completely surprised if 15% is all they have left in a CT 48, or maybe it's even a brand new return rather than previously used (although we haven't really seen that sort of differentiation before).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on August 11, 2021, 05:10 PM
This spring the drywall gun DWC 18-4500 was 50% off ($570 for $285) so I nabbed it.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw both 5.2 batteries were Bluetooth.   Wish they had more deals like this.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RobS888 on August 11, 2021, 05:32 PM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander is up

How much was the Rotex 90? Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 05:35 PM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander is up

How much was the Rotex 90? Asking for a friend.

$365.25. Current retail is $475, so it was 25% off.

Lucky for me it was still cached on my phone's browser, since I don't have a script running to track it (though I could and should and might in the future).
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 11, 2021, 10:14 PM
Either someone's up working late, or someone's up shopping late, because the Trion and TS 55 are both gone from the list and we're at the "Wow, that was fast!!!"

OF 1010 likely kicks off the morning tomorrow, but I've also seen them move items around in the list at 5 AM before releasing the floodgates.  I have a sneaking suspicion I'm not the only one going after the 1010 tomorrow, so it could be an interesting Thursday.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on August 11, 2021, 11:02 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion I'm not the only one going after the 1010 tomorrow, so it could be an interesting Thursday.

Good luck tomorrow Squall.  I scored mine earlier this year.  I do not remember the exact items, but do remember this spring seeing 5 items move through Recon in 30 minutes. 

I wonder what the hottest items are in order?  I assume Dominos then maybe vacuum clamps and the router lineup?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: rvieceli on August 12, 2021, 06:23 AM
OF 1010 EQ Router imperial
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 12, 2021, 06:46 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion I'm not the only one going after the 1010 tomorrow, so it could be an interesting Thursday.

Good luck tomorrow Squall.  I scored mine earlier this year.  I do not remember the exact items, but do remember this spring seeing 5 items move through Recon in 30 minutes. 

I wonder what the hottest items are in order?  I assume Dominos then maybe vacuum clamps and the router lineup?

Thanks!

Saw it was live at 0515 CDT, pulled the trigger, it was still up (and is still up almost 30 minutes later), so there must be more than one available.

Next is a CT 36, then a Kapex, then a TXS Set, PS420 Carvex, Syslite Duo (mine from two days ago still hasn't shipped),  Cordless Vecturo, Planex with CT 36 AC set, and finally a CT 48

Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 09:50 AM
Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 09:51 AM
The Kapex didn't last long!  Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set is now up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 10:22 AM
PS 420 EBQ-Plus Jigsaw just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 10:26 AM
SysLite DUO just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 10:28 AM
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 10:32 AM
Dust Extractor CT 36 E HEPA CLEANTEC just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 10:36 AM
Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 12, 2021, 12:01 PM
CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 13, 2021, 07:21 AM
I think yesterday was the first time that I received something from Recon that was obviously a retail return, because the systainer had corporate logos on it.  Interesting...

In any case, this morning, for the last hour or so, Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP has been posted.  This is the pump only, for the VAC-SYS clamping system.  An oddity, for sure, since the pump itself is a tough way to get started in the system unless you already have other clamps or need a new pump.



Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 13, 2021, 10:22 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 36 E HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 13, 2021, 01:01 PM
RTSC 400 Cordless Orbital Sander is up again.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 14, 2021, 09:38 AM
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP has returned to the front of the queue.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 14, 2021, 12:32 PM
Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: guybo on August 17, 2021, 09:25 PM
new items added
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 17, 2021, 11:46 PM
CT 48 E Dust Extractor is posted; came up some time this evening.???
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 18, 2021, 11:34 PM
Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is up as of sometime this evening.  CT48 was moved to the back of the line.

Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 20, 2021, 09:49 AM
OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 23, 2021, 07:49 AM
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set has been posted.

More items up today as well.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 08:39 AM
OF 1400 EQ Imp. Plunge Router just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 08:48 AM
CXS Compact Cordless Drill Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 08:49 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 09:04 AM
Cordless Drill TXS LI2.6 Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on August 23, 2021, 09:49 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.

I bought one of these then saw it is an old model #.  This is 571823 and new is 576263.  I searched the internet, but could not find out the difference.  I am assuming this is just a systainer update?  Hate to think I bought old version of something that had a radical update like the Planex, but systainer not a problem.  Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on differences.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 23, 2021, 10:12 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.

I bought one of these then saw it is an old model #.  This is 571823 and new is 576263.  I searched the internet, but could not find out the difference.  I am assuming this is just a systainer update?  Hate to think I bought old version of something that had a radical update like the Planex, but systainer not a problem.  Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on differences.

There have been no updates, radical or otherwise, to the RO90 itself in at least the last 5 years since I purchased mine.  Some may consider the Sys3 a "radical" change, but that's just the box it sits in.  To wit, EKAT only shows one tool number for the RO90, 496427, indicating that there have been no changes since it was launched.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 10:29 AM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on August 23, 2021, 11:50 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.

I bought one of these then saw it is an old model #.  This is 571823 and new is 576263.  I searched the internet, but could not find out the difference.  I am assuming this is just a systainer update?  Hate to think I bought old version of something that had a radical update like the Planex, but systainer not a problem.  Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on differences.


There have been no updates, radical or otherwise, to the RO90 itself in at least the last 5 years since I purchased mine.  Some may consider the Sys3 a "radical" change, but that's just the box it sits in.  To wit, EKAT only shows one tool number for the RO90, 496427, indicating that there have been no changes since it was launched.


Thanks, Squall_line.   I bought a few items earlier this year on Recon, and knew enough to keep the current model # written down so I would not get the older version.  I have seen older models, such as Mini and Midi pre-Bluetooth models on Recon and wanted to avoid that problem. This RO90 popped up too quick for me to research so glad only difference is the systainer. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 12:19 PM
TS 55 REQ-PLUS Tracksaw Metric just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 12:34 PM
Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 23, 2021, 12:40 PM
CT 48 E Dust Extractor just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: DeformedTree on August 23, 2021, 10:53 PM
TS 55 REQ-PLUS Tracksaw Metric just posted.

I have to wonder if it was an original one.  It would be like 5+ years old at this point.  Again I wonder if sometimes they do a conversion on some to help the variety/etc.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 07:23 AM
TS 55 REQ-PLUS Tracksaw Metric just posted.

I have to wonder if it was an original one.  It would be like 5+ years old at this point.  Again I wonder if sometimes they do a conversion on some to help the variety/etc.

I found that curious as well.

Also, it's likely truly an original, not a swap.  It's either a NOS that was sold and returned in the 30-day window, warrantied out in the 3-year window, or it was sent back for repair and deemed too costly by the owner and given up for parts.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 07:24 AM
LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander has been posted.  33 other pieces are queued up as well, with the end-of-day blocker after the first 11 or so.

Again,

LS 130 EQ Linear Detail Sander has been posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 09:00 AM
CT MIDI HEPA Dust Extractor is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 09:04 AM
CT MIDI HEPA Dust Extractor is up.

Note: this is the old, non-BlueTooth model, with the dials.  The MIDI-I is later on in the list.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 10:59 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 Li REB-F-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 11:13 AM
Router OF 2200 EB-F-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 11:25 AM
PS 420 EBQ-Plus Jigsaw is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 11:29 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 12:04 PM
Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 24, 2021, 12:10 PM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 15 HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 01:42 PM
A perennial favorite, the Planex is back up!

Planex (LHS 225) Drywall Sander & CT 36 AC Dust Collector has been posted.  40% off!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 02:01 PM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 04:28 PM
Looks like they're done for the day.

Then again, they've moved stuff around in the evening before, too, so who knows.

But it's sitting on "Wow, that went fast!!!", which is their normal stopping point for the day.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 24, 2021, 05:22 PM
Router OF 2200 EB-F-Plus just posted.

Curiously, I noticed that the "original" price on this one was already the newer, updated late-2021/early-2022 price of $1029 instead of $995.  Looks like I "saved" $25.50 when I snagged mine two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 25, 2021, 07:18 AM
CT-MIDI I and RTSC Basic already sold this morning.

Finish Delta Sander DTS 400 REQ-Plus is posted.

Interestingly, the new anti-Kickback KEB model of the TSC 55 (TSC 55 KEBI-Plus) is up later today.  Only 10% off, but it's definitely the new model designation.

Again, Finish Delta Sander DTS 400 REQ-Plus is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 25, 2021, 07:36 AM
Dust Extractor CT MINI I HEPA (new model with bluetooth) is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 25, 2021, 08:25 AM
Impact Driver and Percussion Drill Set TID18 HPC 4,0 I-Set PDC18 is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 25, 2021, 08:39 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 25, 2021, 08:56 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 5,2 KEBI-F-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 25, 2021, 10:56 AM
Oscillating Tool Vecturo OS 400 Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 09:00 AM
Cordless impact drill TID 18 HPC 4,0 I-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 09:24 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 36 E HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 09:26 AM
SysLite DUO just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 09:40 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 48 E AC HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 10:14 AM
Cordless Drill QUADRIVE PDC 18/4 HPC 4,0 I-Set-TCL just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 26, 2021, 11:43 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 27, 2021, 07:34 AM
Domino Joiner DF 500 Q Set is posted.

Also, it appears that FUSA is starting to adjust their retail prices on Recon items, as the "was" price has been bumped to $1,099.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 27, 2021, 10:03 AM
HKC Track Saw 55 5.2 EBI-Plus is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 30, 2021, 08:28 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 5,2 KEBI-F-Plus (2021 model with anti-kickback) is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 30, 2021, 08:35 AM
TS 55 REQ-F Track Saw is posted.

There were also a PSB 420, RAS 115, and Domino XL 700 before that, but they all sold in a matter of 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 30, 2021, 09:04 AM
Cordless Drywall Screwdriver DWC 18 5.2 Li-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 30, 2021, 10:03 AM
I noticed that once you get to around Page 2, it looks like there's a little bit of everything listed, almost every combination of set, plus, cordless, corded, 125, 150, etc... With the holiday weekend coming up, I'm wondering out loud if they're going to get through some of the higher-demand items (like the Domino and saws) and then throw all of the sanders and battery drivers up for grabs, Black Friday-style, like they did on the 4th of July weekend.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 30, 2021, 11:04 AM
OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 31, 2021, 07:16 AM
Cordl.circ.saw TSC 55 REB-Plus Li USA is posted.  (30% off)

A Kapex has sneaked into the queue for today with its new higher MSRP used as the base calculation.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 31, 2021, 07:21 AM
Sliding Compound Miter Saw KAPEX KS 120 REB is up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 31, 2021, 09:10 AM
Once the Kapex finally sold, a bunch of other items have filtered through.

Currently, Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus is posted
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on August 31, 2021, 09:32 AM
I take a meeting, a bunch more things disappear.

Cordless Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li 3,1-Compact is now up
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on August 31, 2021, 10:25 AM
OS 400 E-Plus Vecturo Oscillating Multitool just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RobS888 on August 31, 2021, 12:26 PM
I bought a RO 90 last week, but had to pay attention to the one and done order and was on it the second it popped up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: waho6o9 on August 31, 2021, 01:41 PM
The RO 90 is a great sander, congrats on your purchase!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: RobS888 on August 31, 2021, 04:06 PM
it seems so, it only had a triangle piece of sandpaper, so I cut a 3m cubitron or whatever the purple ones are called and tested it with that. it needs 2 hands for sure in Rotex mode.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 01, 2021, 07:52 AM
Cordless delta sander DTSC 400 3.1 I-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 01, 2021, 08:04 AM
Cordless Drill C 18-Basic is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 01, 2021, 08:09 AM
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 E-Basic is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 01, 2021, 08:32 AM
Jigsaw CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-Plus is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 02, 2021, 07:23 AM
Planer HL 850 E-F-Plus is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 08:39 AM
Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 11:46 AM
Cordless Track Saw TSC 55 REBI-F-Plus-SCA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 11:47 AM
VAC SYS SE 2 Clamping Module just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: todd_fuller on September 02, 2021, 11:48 AM
VAC SYS SE 2 Clamping Module now.

I hope no one else was hoping for the TSC 55. ;-)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 11:49 AM
Drywall Sander PLANEX LHS 2 225 EQI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 02, 2021, 12:05 PM
VAC SYS SE 2 Clamping Module just posted.

So the TSC lasted for 1 minute and the Vac Sys lasted for 2 minutes...I'll have to be quicker the next time.  [smile]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 12:11 PM
Clamping module VAC SYS SE 1 just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 02, 2021, 12:15 PM
Drywall Sander PLANEX LHS 2 225 EQI-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: todd_fuller on September 02, 2021, 12:30 PM
So the TSC lasted for 1 minute and the Vac Sys lasted for 2 minutes...I'll have to be quicker the next time.  [smile]

I had a plugin for Safari that refreshed the page every few seconds. Carvex lasted WAY too long. After investigating the REB vs KEB differences, I decided the REB was for me since I didn't have to redo all the edges on my tracks for a thinner kerf blade of the KEB.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 02, 2021, 11:47 PM
OMG…the drated trifecta are on-board. The Planex…the Carvex…and the Vecturo. Surely someone will cover the grenade by purchasing these items so that we can get back to serious business.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 03, 2021, 08:09 AM
The Island of Misfit Toys is open for business!  It's a holiday weekend, so Recon is back to Black Friday-style sell-off!

Everything that is listed can be clicked on and purchased without having to wait for the tool before it in line.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/black-friday

Happy shopping!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christopher Fitch on September 03, 2021, 07:01 PM
My timing was perfect - page switched over and I refreshed - saw the list and picked up the HKC-55 Basic.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 03, 2021, 09:41 PM
My timing was perfect - page switched over and I refreshed - saw the list and picked up the HKC-55 Basic.

I saw the list fairly early this morning but not as early as normal since I slept in.  There were a few other saws and items up, but curious if any of the Vac-Sys or other popular big-ticket items were up?  I know the CT 48 AC sold today, and I doubt either of the three Planexes will sell (although one is the Planex 2).  The Conturo seems to be one of those things that either disappears right away or lingers forever.  Looks like it's in it's "linger" phase recently.

I was surprised when they had the Vac-Sys SE-2 clamp up yesterday and then also threw an SE-1 clamp up mid-day, mid-sale.  The price break for buying the whole set together is too much to want to even try to buy each piece individually through Recon; hoping someone returns a Set again soon...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 06, 2021, 09:15 PM
Does anyone here use Slack (https://www.slack.com)?

I recently wrote a Python script that checks the Recon site for updates. If there's a new tool, it writes the tool name to a Slack workspace channel. I did this so I could use the Slack app to get a notification on my phone/desktop when a new Recon tool is posted.

I think Recon used to send emails when tools were posted but I no longer see that option. One could subscribe to this thread, but then you're also getting forum emails for every post and not just the posts mentioning new tools. I wanted a targeted notification specifically for newly added Recon products so I decided to write some code and manage notifications via the Slack app.

Currently, the script only writes a single tool name to the notification. If there are multiple tools offered on Recon (as there were during the last few days), the notification simply says "Multiple Items" (I'll update this to include all tool names as time permits). Once the tool is gone, the notification says what the Recon site says:

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2021-09-06_12-53-23.png)

Notifications are only sent when a new tool is available or when a tool sells out (see screenshot above).

If anyone might be interested in using Slack for these notifications, the workspace address is:

https://join.slack.com/t/recontools/shared_invite/zt-vhaifro4-fY5nsGhW8nA02GHQQRSRYg (https://join.slack.com/t/recontools/shared_invite/zt-vhaifro4-fY5nsGhW8nA02GHQQRSRYg)

AFAIK, Slack doesn't allow anonymous workspace users. To use the app, you'll need a free Slack account before being able to join the workspace and receive notifications. Maybe someone will find it useful.

Cheers!



Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 07, 2021, 07:56 AM
Domino Joiner DF 500 Q Set has been posted.

Also, I like the Slack channel idea!
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 07, 2021, 08:33 AM
The Domino was up for MUCH longer than I expected.  OF-2200 went pretty quick after that.

Dust Extractor CT MINI I HEPA is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: LazySundayWoodworker24 on September 07, 2021, 09:55 AM
I really like the slack idea as I currently use distill web browser to send me updates, but when recon is full it runs of out of free email notifications.

I can not get the slack app to let me join the workspace as it requires my email address to be on the workspace already.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 07, 2021, 10:22 AM
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP is listed.

VAC-SYS is pretty much the last Pokemon that I want to capture, but buying it on Recon piece-by-piece is only a 16% discount vs. a 25% discount over the "Set" price.  And also requires the right pieces to show up on Recon.

In any case, if you need just the pump, Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP is posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 07, 2021, 11:38 AM
I really like the slack idea as I currently use distill web browser to send me updates, but when recon is full it runs of out of free email notifications.

I can not get the slack app to let me join the workspace as it requires my email address to be on the workspace already.

My bad...this should be the correct sign-up link:

https://join.slack.com/t/recontools/shared_invite/zt-vhaifro4-fY5nsGhW8nA02GHQQRSRYg

It was kinda cool waking up and seeing the notification this AM. Here's what the bot posted in the channel:

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2021-09-07_08-41-27.png)

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: LazySundayWoodworker24 on September 08, 2021, 06:30 AM
Finish Orbital Sander RTS 400 REQ-Plus is posted. Domino DF500 went earlier this morning.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 09:38 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 26 E HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 09:42 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 10:36 AM
Random Orbital Sander ETS 125 REQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 10:37 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 36 E HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 10:40 AM
Planer HL 850 E-F-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 10:42 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 48 E AC HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 10:48 AM
Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christophl on September 08, 2021, 12:08 PM
I don't understand this at times, yest. One and Done had tools/and a CT26 but none were being offered on Recon.  Now today, they started selling all those items...why have tools on One and Done when they're not offering them for sale on Recon?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: waho6o9 on September 08, 2021, 12:39 PM
I don't understand this at times, yest. One and Done had tools/and a CT26 but none were being offered on Recon.  Now today, they started selling all those items...why have tools on One and Done when they're not offering them for sale on Recon?


Interesting isn't it?
https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 08, 2021, 01:01 PM
I don't understand this at times, yest. One and Done had tools/and a CT26 but none were being offered on Recon.  Now today, they started selling all those items...why have tools on One and Done when they're not offering them for sale on Recon?

The One and Done (https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone) page is new to me. I didn't see it linked via the Recon home page but was able to find it via Google. My guess is they're using the One and Done collection as a staging area for upcoming products and when the product is scheduled to be active, it'll take over on the home page.

There was a CT 26 active on Recon this morning for about 4 minutes before it was replaced by a Rotex. If you saw the CT in the One and Done collection but it wasn't available to buy, your timing was probably off.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Slack__festool__ReconTools_2021-09-08_09-57-13.png)

Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 08, 2021, 01:56 PM
I don't understand this at times, yest. One and Done had tools/and a CT26 but none were being offered on Recon.  Now today, they started selling all those items...why have tools on One and Done when they're not offering them for sale on Recon?

Here's the 'explainer' post about how the Recon site works:

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festool-recon-question/msg647479/#msg647479
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 02:52 PM
Rotary Polisher SHINEX RAP 150-14 FE just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 03:02 PM
Mixer MX 1200 just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 08, 2021, 03:03 PM
Nailed the RAP... [big grin]...obviously the only one available.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 08, 2021, 03:05 PM
Nailed the RAP... [big grin]...obviously the only one available.

Nice!  Are you going to use it to polish your car?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 08, 2021, 03:11 PM
Actually my wife's black metallic SUV, someone nailed her with a shopping cart. Nothing went through the clear coat so we're good there. I really wasn't looking forward to pulling out the Rotex 125 for the job.  [smile]  The Rotex works well it's just slow.

Just did the math...35% discount on the RAP.  [big grin]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: todd_fuller on September 09, 2021, 09:05 AM
I got the TSC 55 REB yesterday. It was practically new, never even registered. Now I need to sell my corded metric-scale TS55.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Christophl on September 09, 2021, 02:47 PM
Thanks guys for the information.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 13, 2021, 07:56 AM
HK 55 EQ-F-Plus imperial has been posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: squall_line on September 14, 2021, 12:14 AM
Some time after 3 or 4 PM CDT today, the Conturo was posted.

Conturo KA 65 Portable Edge Bander is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 15, 2021, 08:00 AM
CT MIDI Dust Extractor is currently up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 15, 2021, 08:01 AM
SysRock Radio BR10 is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 15, 2021, 08:58 AM
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set is up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 15, 2021, 11:27 AM
Missed another Kapex. They seem to get posted in the middle of the night (in my timezone).  [mad] [mad]

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Slack__festool__ReconTools_2021-09-15_08-12-49.png)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: guybo on September 16, 2021, 12:35 PM
new tools in the q.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 16, 2021, 05:30 PM
Cordless Drill PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 20, 2021, 07:58 AM
Domino Joiner DF 500 Q Set is currently up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 20, 2021, 08:16 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 20, 2021, 08:51 AM
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 20, 2021, 02:40 PM
Cordless impact drill TID 18 HPC 4,0 I-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 20, 2021, 03:16 PM
Cordless Drill T 18+3-E HPC 4,0 I-Plus just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 21, 2021, 08:41 AM
Multi-Mode Sander ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus is currently up.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 21, 2021, 09:16 AM
Rotary Sander RAS 115 E-Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 21, 2021, 09:18 AM
CT MIDI HEPA Dust Extractor just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on September 21, 2021, 10:08 AM
Anyone have a time how long the 1400 Router, 700 Domino or Kapex  lasted?  They were in the lineup yesterday evening.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 21, 2021, 11:24 AM
Cordless Drill PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 21, 2021, 12:16 PM
Anyone have a time how long the 1400 Router, 700 Domino or Kapex  lasted?  They were in the lineup yesterday evening.

Domino for an hour, 1400 for little over 1.5 hours, and the Kapex about 20 mins (times in screenshot are PDT)

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Slack__festool__ReconTools_2021-09-21_09-13-21.png)
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Yardbird on September 21, 2021, 01:23 PM
Thanks 4nthony.   I appreciate that someone is tracking this. 
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: guybo on September 22, 2021, 08:49 AM
and they are off new in the q
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 10:26 AM
Dust Extractor CLEANTEC CT 26 E HEPA just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 10:34 AM
Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 10:44 AM
Cordless impact drill TID 18-Basic just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 10:51 AM
Clamping module VAC SYS SE 1 just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 22, 2021, 10:57 AM
Ok, which one of you clowns grabbed the SE 2 unit from my shopping cart... [smile]...that transaction lasted all of 25 seconds.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 10:58 AM
PS 420 EBQ-Plus Jigsaw just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 22, 2021, 11:24 AM
Ok, which one of you clowns grabbed the SE 1 unit from my shopping cart... [smile]...that transaction lasted all of 25 seconds.

Ha. That went almost as fast as the 1010. They're moving a lot of product today.

* Just noticed a 2200 went even faster than the 1010.   [eek]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: LazySundayWoodworker24 on September 22, 2021, 11:26 AM
Anyone have a time how long the 1400 Router, 700 Domino or Kapex  lasted?  They were in the lineup yesterday evening.

Domino for an hour, 1400 for little over 1.5 hours, and the Kapex about 20 mins (times in screenshot are PDT)

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Slack__festool__ReconTools_2021-09-21_09-13-21.png)

Just want to say I love the slack recontool notifications, its awesome.  I was able to snag a CT15 for the Kapex last week because of it which I have been waiting on for a bit.  Thanks again for setting up the bot!  Just need to find a second job to pay for the rest of the tools...
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: 4nthony on September 22, 2021, 11:32 AM
Just want to say I love the slack recontool notifications, its awesome.  I was able to snag a CT15 for the Kapex last week because of it which I have been waiting on for a bit.  Thanks again for setting up the bot!  Just need to find a second job to pay for the rest of the tools...

Nice! Stoked it worked out for you  [cool]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 22, 2021, 12:20 PM
Cordless Screw Gun DURADRIVE DWC 18-4500 Li 3,1-Compact just posted.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Eagle on September 22, 2021, 04:45 PM
Ok, which one of you clowns grabbed the SE 1 unit from my shopping cart... [smile]...that transaction lasted all of 25 seconds.

Ha. That went almost as fast as the 1010. They're moving a lot of product today.

* Just noticed a 2200 went even faster than the 1010.   [eek]

I had the 1010 in my cart and as I was paying for it, it sold out. So maybe the same person 😀

But whoever bought the vac sys 1,  Great timing, as I was able to get the vac sys se 2, which I have been wanting to get for some time now.

Just curious, is there a reason to get vac sys se1 without the pump?
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Cheese on September 22, 2021, 06:07 PM
But whoever bought the vac sys 1,  Great timing, as I was able to get the vac sys se 2, which I have been wanting to get for some time now.

Just curious, is there a reason to get vac sys se1 without the pump?

So you're the clown... [smile]...I originally meant to type SE 2. I've had the SE 1 for about 4-5 years.

As far as purchasing just the SE 1, I purchased it because I use it with a Milwaukee vacuum pump that came off of one of their Vacu-Rig core drill setups. Milwaukee uses Gast vacuum pumps, one of the best for industrial service.
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: Eagle on September 23, 2021, 08:06 AM
But whoever bought the vac sys 1,  Great timing, as I was able to get the vac sys se 2, which I have been wanting to get for some time now.

Just curious, is there a reason to get vac sys se1 without the pump?

So you're the clown... [smile]...I originally meant to type SE 2. I've had the SE 1 for about 4-5 years.

As far as purchasing just the SE 1, I purchased it because I use it with a Milwaukee vacuum pump that came off of one of their Vacu-Rig core drill setups. Milwaukee uses Gast vacuum pumps, one of the best for industrial service.

Oops… [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
Post by: BobA on September 24, 2021, 12:28 PM
I have been wanting (not needing) a variable speed angle grinder for a couple of upcoming projects.  I had one in my amazon cart, and on a lark, I checked the recon site.  The Cordless Angle Grinder AGC 18-115 Li 5,2 EBI-Plus × 1 is the first item that popped up for $200. less.  I am tickled pink. Now I just have to explain it to the boss. She usually forgives me.