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Offline johncbrownmd

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Festool belt sander
« on: January 27, 2013, 01:02 PM »
Is the Festool portable belt sander coming to the USA?

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Festool belt sander
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 04:41 PM »
Is the Festool portable belt sander coming to the USA?


Welcome to the FOG!  [smile]

Not as far as is known. Here is the most up to date info on tool releases in the USA.


http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/eta-for-new-product-introductions-in-na/



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Re: Festool belt sander
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 07:27 PM »
John,

Welcome to the forum. As you'll see in the link that Seth provided, we don't currently have plans to offer a belt sander in the US/Canada. The Rotex sanders and RAS 115  offer aggressive sanding and stock removal.

Thanks,
Shane Holland
Festool USA

Offline DUSTMAN

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Re: Festool belt sander
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 10:19 AM »
JOHN DO YOU KNOW IF THE GERMAN FESTOOL BELT SANDER WILL WORK WITH A CONVERTION PLUG OF SOME SORTOF OTHER CONVERTION . I HAVE A CABINET SHOP AND ALL THE TOOLS ARE GOING DOWN HILL. BOSH STOPPED MAKING THERE HEAVY BELT SANDERS AND SINCE PORTER CABLE WENT TO MEXICO THEY DO NOT LAST.PLEASE HELP. THE DUSTMAN

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Festool belt sander
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 11:19 AM »
JOHN DO YOU KNOW IF THE GERMAN FESTOOL BELT SANDER WILL WORK WITH A CONVERTION PLUG OF SOME SORTOF OTHER CONVERTION . I HAVE A CABINET SHOP AND ALL THE TOOLS ARE GOING DOWN HILL. BOSH STOPPED MAKING THERE HEAVY BELT SANDERS AND SINCE PORTER CABLE WENT TO MEXICO THEY DO NOT LAST.PLEASE HELP. THE DUSTMAN

You could replace the plug with one that fits your 220v supply or buy a large step-up transformer and an adapter plug.

If you can find someone to buy a sander in Europe and send it to you it will cost you around $1000 US to get the full kit (4" sander with frame in Maxitainer).

I have an extra (nearly new) Bosch 4" sander and frame I'd be willing to sell for half that if you're interested.
The Bosch is a heavy duty sander but isn't as refined as the Festool.