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Offline CADru

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Manufacturing Date
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:06 PM »
How can we tell the date of manufacture for a given Festool product? This question comes to mind due to a label on the box which my Kapex extension shipped in. From reading other posts on this forum originally the extensions for the Kapex where not available in North America circa 2008? The Festool label on the box containing my Kapex extensions reads: "Not for use in North America". So I'm curious if I'm the owner of 8+ year old manufactured extensions (if that's possible) or is this label simply a carry over (generic) type Festool label. Have modifications been made to the original design? Do I own a current build of this product?


Thanks,
Stephen
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 07:17 PM »
Which Kapex extension did you buy?  With that date I would assume you got it on the open market.

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Offline TylerC

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 09:10 PM »
That's an interesting one. There's not a quick and easy way to get the manufacturing date. When and where did you buy it? Can you send me the T-Nr. number on it, and I'll see what I can find out.
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Offline CADru

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 01:42 PM »
Purchased from local Woodcraft store last week, JAN 2017. Don't see any numbers on the extensions themselves but attaching image of sticker on packaging I referenced.
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Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 02:37 PM »
From line (11) 20151002, it looks like October 2, 2015

Offline TylerC

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 08:53 AM »
So I just got an interesting answer to this one. The "Not for use in North America" was not actually about the tool, but it was related to a points program/promotion in Europe. I don't know a lot more, but the NAINA label was about the promotion -- not the tool.
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Offline antss

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 09:20 AM »
From line (11) 20151002, it looks like October 2, 2015

I believe that would be Jan. 10 , 2015.   

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 09:27 AM »
10 02 would be 10 February  I think.

Offline RobBob

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 09:28 AM »
From line (11) 20151002, it looks like October 2, 2015

I believe that would be Jan. 10 , 2015.

Oct. 2, 2015 is probably correct.  Most of the rest of the world uses year, month, day or day, month, year.  This makes sense if you think of it in terms of largest period of time to smallest or smallest to largest.

Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Date and time format - ISO 8601

ISO 8601 describes an internationally accepted way to represent dates and times using numbers.

YYYY-MM-DD

Offline RobBob

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 10:36 AM »
Date and time format - ISO 8601

ISO 8601 describes an internationally accepted way to represent dates and times using numbers.

YYYY-MM-DD

Yep, I agree - year, month, day.  So, how did @antss get January 10, 2015?

Offline CADru

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Re: Manufacturing Date
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 03:32 PM »
Thank you everyone for the feedback.
From line (11) 20151002, it looks like October 2, 2015
Good eye Scott  :o
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