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Offline MDUDLEY

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

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Offline waho6o9

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

The C18 found a new home.  [big grin]

Offline SDWW2019

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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).

Offline Imemiter

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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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Offline josiahjlee

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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.


Offline MDUDLEY

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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!

Offline squall_line

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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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Offline squall_line

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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)

Offline jussi

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« Reply #368 on: April 29, 2021, 09:57 AM »
Nothing today?

Offline squall_line

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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.

Offline MDUDLEY

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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]

Offline squall_line

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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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Offline jussi

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

Offline DynaGlide

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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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Offline slavi.yordanov

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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.

Offline squall_line

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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".

Offline jussi

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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. 

Offline squall_line

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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!


Offline jussi

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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. 

Offline MDUDLEY

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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!

Offline squall_line

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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.

Offline jussi

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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 )

Offline jussi

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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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Offline squall_line

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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.

Offline Chainring

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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.

Offline squall_line

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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.

Offline Chainring

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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.

Offline Cypren

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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.

Offline Chainring

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« Reply #388 on: May 07, 2021, 09:40 PM »
I need to see how that depth limiting chuck is used. Looks interesting, but at $140...yikes.

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #389 on: May 08, 2021, 12:35 AM »
Conturo is now up for sale if anyone's interested.

Other than one of the insane combo sets they sold, I think it's one of the highest-priced Recon items available.  Makes a Kapex look downright cheap!