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Offline Ster1154

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Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« 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?

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Offline SouthRider

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #1 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.
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Offline DerickC

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #2 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.

Offline darita

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Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #3 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.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #4 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.
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Offline darita

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 06:01 PM »
I kept trying to register, however at the end, it keeps saying "Oops...something went wrong." 

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #6 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.

Offline Mark Katz

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #7 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.

Offline darita

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 09:18 PM »
Ya.  I tried twice today, to no avail.

Offline Mjolner174

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #9 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.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 12:39 PM by Mjolner174 »
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Offline darita

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #10 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?

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Reconditioned Tool Notification?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 11:05 AM »
@Mjolner174

Black friday???? Wow guess I gotta make some room on credit card hehehehehe

Offline jronman

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What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #12 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?

Offline SouthRider

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #13 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.
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Offline Distefanol

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #14 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!!!

Offline JimH2

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #15 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.

Offline Thompmd

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #16 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?

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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #17 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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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2020, 06:21 PM »
FWIW I got mine from the recon site. It was basically brand new.

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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #19 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.

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Offline 08G8V8

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #20 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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Offline Cheese

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #21 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.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2020, 10:05 PM by Cheese »

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #22 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?


Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #23 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.
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #24 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.

Offline Yardbird

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #25 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.

Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #26 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.

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Offline jronman

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #27 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.

Offline Ster1154

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #28 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.   

Offline jronman

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #29 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.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2021, 01:57 PM »
So it's not just me then? I don't get e-mails anymore.
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #31 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

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #32 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?
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2021, 03:50 PM »
No I didn’t get emails ... I’ve my own alerts.

Offline SouthRider

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #34 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.
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Offline jsjordan1

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2021, 11:20 AM »
Kapex miter saw is now on there!!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #36 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.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #37 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...

Offline Yardbird

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #38 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. 

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #39 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.
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #40 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.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #41 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?

Offline Yardbird

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #42 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. 

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #43 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. 


Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #44 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.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #45 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"
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #46 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]

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Recon site
« Reply #47 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.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #48 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?

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #49 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]

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #50 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.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #51 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.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #52 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.
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Offline jussi

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #53 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

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #54 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.
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Offline jussi

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #55 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

Offline mbcomer

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #56 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...

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #57 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?
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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #58 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...

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #59 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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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #60 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...

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« Reply #61 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.

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« Reply #62 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...

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #63 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.

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« Reply #64 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.

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #65 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]
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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #66 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.

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« Reply #67 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.

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« Reply #68 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.

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« Reply #69 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.
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« Reply #70 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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« Reply #71 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.

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« Reply #72 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. 

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« Reply #73 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.

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« Reply #74 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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« Reply #75 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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« Reply #76 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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« Reply #77 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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« Reply #78 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.

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So how do you...
« Reply #79 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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« Reply #80 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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« Reply #81 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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« Reply #82 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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« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2021, 03:06 PM »
Just got my shipping email...so I'm pretty pleased.

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« Reply #84 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.

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« Reply #85 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.

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« Reply #86 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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« Reply #87 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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« Reply #88 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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« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2021, 08:40 PM »
The fine print in Recon says one year warranty-no returns. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That 2200 is a beast. A beautiful beast.

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

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

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

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

There's been some really solid offerings this time around. The OF1010 for $360~ in particular. The TID 18 and T18 Easy for cheap batteries (compared to what they cost retail).
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« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2021, 10:39 AM »
good luck cheese.   I saw afterwards it looked like a metric OF2200 had been there.  That was one I was going to buy.  I think I missed a chance at 2 different metric routers and a metric planer.

This may be an unpopular opinion but I don't see how the scale on a router matters. If you're routing to drop something specific in I take that something and drop it between the depth stop rod and the stops. Or any number of setup blocks I have in the shop. I have lots of dominos in different thicknesses for that.
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« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2021, 10:41 AM »
At first it seemed like they were opening for a 15 minute window for sales, but they may be using some other criteria?

Or maybe someone really is manually turning it on and off and this morning that person lost track of time .
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« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2021, 10:42 AM »
This is my favorite item. Only costs $0.01!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Seth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2021, 05:56 PM »
So anyone have any idea why they kill peoples sessions when they have stuff in cart? I get closing the front page, but wouldn't you want folks to complete their orders?  I wasn't expecting anything on the weekend, I go away from a computer for just a little bit and this pops up. Thanks for the heads up to those who spotted it, just a couple more minutes and would have been ok.

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

I couldn't fight getting a DF 700 any longer. After that I had to look away! :D
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« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2021, 06:02 PM »
ugh,   I had stuff in my cart and mid way it was killed, what the heck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Oh well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I called and asked why they said it was the address on file for my initial account creation years ago, no apology. I used the correct address for checkout. When I go to my order information it lists my current address. Waiting to hear how they're going to fix it.
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« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2021, 08:26 AM »
Festool shipped my recon purchase to my old address [censored]

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

They're taking care of it and I believe my address has been corrected in their system. Just a heads up if you registered to Recon at a different address it might be worth the call to update your address. I can just imagine a Kapex showing up at someones house and the hassle it'd cause to retrieve it.
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« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2021, 11:56 AM »
Thanks for the updates GoingMyWay.  I checked it a little after 10, decided it was a no go, and went out to chip the ice off of my driveway, so I missed it.  I have already bought enough, but just wanted  you to know I appreciate the updates. 

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

I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools.  Though I did see the 2019 model Kapex this morning...
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« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2021, 12:21 PM »
I think the funniest thing is that I'm more excited to post when the tools go live than the fact that tools are actually available for purchase.  I haven't even really looked through the offerings or thought about purchasing anything, which is probably a good thing considering I don't really need any more tools. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wouldn't dismiss the cordless Vecturo. No other OMT (other than Fein, obviously) has all the features of it when coupled with the accessories. It's expensive for sure, no argument there.
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« Reply #143 on: February 16, 2021, 01:40 PM »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #150 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?

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« Reply #151 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #152 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.
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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #153 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #154 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. 

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #155 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #156 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].
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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #157 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.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 06:59 PM by Svar »

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #158 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

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #159 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #160 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?

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #161 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #162 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.


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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #163 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #164 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #165 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.

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Recon Listings?
« Reply #166 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.

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Re: Recon Listings?
« Reply #167 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.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 10:13 AM by Dr. P. Venkman »

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Re: Recon Listings?
« Reply #168 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 .

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2021, 01:26 PM »
One hour.   The Recon sites workouts are really building up its endurance.

Someone bought the LEX 3

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #170 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #171 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #172 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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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #173 on: February 18, 2021, 04:00 PM »
@Cheese please figure out how I can put a LEX3 - 77 PAD on my RO90.

Ron

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #174 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #175 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?

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #176 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #177 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]

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #178 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.
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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #179 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!!

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #180 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.
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Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #181 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.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #182 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?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 02:06 PM by jussi »

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #183 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


Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #184 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.
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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #185 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).


Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #186 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.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #187 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]

Offline jussi

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #188 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. 

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #189 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.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #190 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.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #191 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

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #192 on: February 24, 2021, 03:15 PM »
You know what they say, the early bird catches the reconditioned Festool!
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Offline Dak656

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #193 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.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #194 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]

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #195 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.

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« Reply #196 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
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« Reply #197 on: February 25, 2021, 08:56 AM »
Come on ETS EC!!!! Feels like the craps table in Vegas. lol
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« Reply #198 on: February 25, 2021, 08:59 AM »
Festool cordless ball vacuum coming up next!!   ;)

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« Reply #199 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
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« Reply #200 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).

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« Reply #201 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!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 06:24 PM by Imemiter »
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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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« Reply #202 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. 


Offline josiahjlee

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« Reply #203 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.

Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #204 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.
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« Reply #205 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. 

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« Reply #206 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.

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« Reply #207 on: March 02, 2021, 09:40 AM »
At $50 off it is not worth the savings when traded for the warranty.

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« Reply #208 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]

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« Reply #209 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.
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« Reply #210 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.

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« Reply #211 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.   

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« Reply #212 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.

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« Reply #213 on: March 04, 2021, 12:41 PM »
Is that the model  [Kapex]  with all the motor issues or the newer one?







EDIT> for context.
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« Reply #214 on: March 04, 2021, 12:47 PM »
I'm not positive, but I thought this was the newer "fixed" one.
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« Reply #215 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.

Offline jussi

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« Reply #216 on: March 05, 2021, 07:39 AM »
Wow I think they went through a few tools real quick.   Domino XL up now.

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« Reply #217 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.



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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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« Reply #218 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.
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« Reply #219 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.

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« Reply #220 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.

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« Reply #221 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. 

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« Reply #222 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.

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« Reply #223 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"

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« Reply #224 on: March 12, 2021, 09:45 AM »
I'm waiting for the "kit" which is just 3 CT48's and a Festool Hat.

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« Reply #225 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.
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« Reply #226 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.


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« Reply #227 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.

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #228 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.
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« Reply #229 on: March 15, 2021, 07:58 AM »
Yah I noticed that.  I got the newer hose version and it was only $15 more. 

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #230 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.
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« Reply #231 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. 

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« Reply #232 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...

Offline Jack01

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #233 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

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« Reply #234 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.

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #235 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?


Offline madjalapeno

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« Reply #236 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.
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« Reply #237 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,
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« Reply #238 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,
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« Reply #239 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.

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« Reply #240 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.
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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. 

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« Reply #241 on: March 16, 2021, 03:42 PM »
internet doesn't support "80 hole COBOL punch card scripting" ?  huh, go figure.

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« Reply #242 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.

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« Reply #243 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,
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« Reply #244 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,
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« Reply #245 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.

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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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« Reply #246 on: March 16, 2021, 09:29 PM »
Dang I'd have to wake up at 4 lol

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« Reply #247 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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« Reply #248 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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« Reply #249 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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« Reply #250 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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« Reply #251 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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« Reply #252 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.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2021, 09:19 AM by DeformedTree »

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« Reply #253 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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« Reply #254 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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« Reply #255 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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« Reply #256 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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« Reply #257 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.

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« Reply #258 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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« Reply #259 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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« Reply #260 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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« Reply #261 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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« Reply #262 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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« Reply #263 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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« Reply #264 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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« Reply #265 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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« Reply #266 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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« Reply #267 on: April 02, 2021, 11:05 AM »

darn guys, so unfair to us west coasters!  All that's left is the CT36...ugh.

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #268 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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« Reply #269 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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« Reply #270 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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« Reply #271 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.
         
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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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« Reply #272 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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« Reply #273 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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« Reply #274 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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« Reply #275 on: April 05, 2021, 11:36 AM »
Just when I'd convinced myself that drill would never pencil out. [smile]
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« Reply #276 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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« Reply #277 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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« Reply #278 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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« Reply #279 on: April 05, 2021, 04:57 PM »
Come to me, my sweet Sys2.  :)
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« Reply #280 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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« Reply #281 on: April 08, 2021, 08:51 AM »
Wow both circ saws lasted like a second.

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« Reply #282 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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« Reply #283 on: April 12, 2021, 07:08 AM »
VAC SYS Clamping Module System Set is up currently.
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« Reply #284 on: April 12, 2021, 07:35 AM »
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up now

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« Reply #285 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.

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« Reply #286 on: April 12, 2021, 08:55 AM »
Just curious was it the full vac sys set?

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« Reply #287 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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« Reply #288 on: April 12, 2021, 12:11 PM »
How much was the 500 domino?
Thanks!

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« Reply #289 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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« Reply #290 on: April 12, 2021, 12:59 PM »
Great price!  Thank You!

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« Reply #291 on: April 13, 2021, 06:49 AM »
Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw up this morning.

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« Reply #292 on: April 14, 2021, 08:35 AM »
Mixer MX 1200 is up this morning.
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« Reply #293 on: April 14, 2021, 08:38 AM »
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex Sander is up now


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« Reply #294 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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« Reply #295 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.

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« Reply #296 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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« Reply #297 on: April 14, 2021, 12:42 PM »
Gosh darn it!  Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #298 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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« Reply #299 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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« Reply #300 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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« Reply #301 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!

Offline KoruBuildDesign

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« Reply #302 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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« Reply #303 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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« Reply #304 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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« Reply #305 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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« Reply #306 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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« Reply #307 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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« Reply #308 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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« Reply #309 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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« Reply #310 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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« Reply #311 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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« Reply #312 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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« Reply #313 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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« Reply #314 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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« Reply #315 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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« Reply #316 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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« Reply #317 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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« Reply #318 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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« Reply #319 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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« Reply #320 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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« Reply #321 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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« Reply #322 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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« Reply #323 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]


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« Reply #324 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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« Reply #325 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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« Reply #326 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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« Reply #327 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. 

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« Reply #328 on: April 19, 2021, 06:24 AM »
HK 55 is up

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« Reply #329 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!)

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« Reply #330 on: April 20, 2021, 08:55 AM »
Cordless Oscillator VECTURO OSC 18 Li 3,1 EI-Set is up now.
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« Reply #331 on: April 20, 2021, 08:57 AM »
Vecturo didn't last long at all!
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« Reply #332 on: April 20, 2021, 10:11 AM »
I guess we are back to posting at 4am

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #336 on: April 20, 2021, 11:53 PM »
A depth stop on the vacuum attachment seems like it'd be an easy ace.
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« Reply #337 on: April 21, 2021, 12:02 AM »
The attachments were the main reason I wanted the Vecturo Set, especially the plunge base and depth stop. I have an older Bosch, but I never ever get clean straight cuts and its always a bit rough. I'm tired of a slightly rough cuts (e.g., outlet cutouts in cabinets) and looking forward to the depth stop for some upcoming careful demo work on a remodel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone clarify which warranty you get ?

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

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

Can anyone clarify which warranty you get ?

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

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

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

Off the top of my head...

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

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

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

Off the top of my head...

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

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

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

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

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

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

It works with TSC/HKC55.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #360 on: April 23, 2021, 11:59 AM »
Thanks!

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« Reply #361 on: April 23, 2021, 12:09 PM »
Thank you Festool!

The C18 found a new home.  [big grin]

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« Reply #362 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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« Reply #363 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. 
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« Reply #364 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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« Reply #365 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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« Reply #366 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).
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« Reply #367 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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« Reply #368 on: April 29, 2021, 09:57 AM »
Nothing today?

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« Reply #369 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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« Reply #370 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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« Reply #371 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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« Reply #372 on: April 30, 2021, 09:30 AM »
Any significant advantage the TID has over other impacts?

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« Reply #373 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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« Reply #374 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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« Reply #375 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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« Reply #376 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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« Reply #377 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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« Reply #378 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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« Reply #379 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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« Reply #380 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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« Reply #381 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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« Reply #382 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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« Reply #383 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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« Reply #384 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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« Reply #385 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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« Reply #386 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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« Reply #387 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.