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Offline Peter Halle

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 06:23 PM »
I would love to try that, but I guess it's still a long way before something like that will fit me.

Seems heavily aimed towards long-reach planer use, understandable it coming from Festool. Just imagine something like that supporting legs as well, and then carrying building materials up or downstairs, or movers, (...) ... so many uses.

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Offline MikeGE

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 07:00 PM »
The exoskeleton looks like the S700 by exoIQ.

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 10:30 PM »
The exoskeleton looks like the S700 by exoIQ.
Looks like a collaboration. The ExoIQ has Festool bats on the EXoIQ promos and the Festool promo are in the ExoIQ colors.

Looks cool.
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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 11:36 AM »
TTS Tooltechnic Systems (which owns Festool and Tanos) also owns 70% of exoIQ
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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 01:57 PM »
Hilti already have something similar, although their version is passive, using adjustable-tension springs and dampers so there are no motors, cabling or switchgear to fail. Yours for just $2200  [eek]

The local Hilti rep called by today to drop off some consumables I'd ordered, and he had one of these gadgets on his van. After I spotted it, he told me that the project to develop it had been 100% driven to reduce litigation against employers by what he described as 'lame, powder-puff wimps who shouldn't be working in construction'. The UK's insidious ambulance-chasing compensation culture is particularly driving sales, with larger contractors buying these things in bulk, and making the wearing of them mandatory for employees having to lift practically anything heavier than a two-pound bag of sugar above shoulder height. The argument is that any subsequent claim against them for RSI etc. can be successfully defended by the employer by proving every conceivable effort to make life easier for these chancers. The hammering in of a nail on every site in the UK now is accompanied by ludicrous piles of paperwork - method statements, CoSHH, HSE, datasheets, risk assessments and so on, all for the same reasons - a virtue-signalling arse-covering exercise for that eventual day in the courtroom. $2200 is a cheap option by comparison.

He also jokingly said that Hilti are also working on something to tuck these people up in bed and give them a goodnight kiss on the forehead.

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2023, 02:08 PM »
You're cracking me up, Kevin!  [thumbs up]  [big grin] [big grin]


(...)

He also jokingly said that Hilti are also working on something to tuck these people up in bed and give them a goodnight kiss on the forehead.

(...)

Now I hope my wife will never find this post  [scared] [scared]  [big grin] [wink], but I wouldn't mind if that "something" from Hilti came in form of these two:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3572/3374466723_2dbc8aede2_b.jpg

(No worries clicking, it's SFW and within Forum guidelines. I chose to post the link only, because of copyright issues.)

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2023, 04:51 AM »
I don't think there is any disagreement in general that this technology has its place and can be useful & maybe even life saving in future.

What is questionable, when as described by Kevin's Hilti Rep, this technology is "forced" onto people purely on behalf of (company) lawyers to be better positioned in case of litigation against the employer.

Is it exciting? You bet!

Kind regards,
Oliver
 
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Offline marku5

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Festool ExoActive Exoskelett
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2023, 08:48 AM »
allegedly lauching in 2023 (in Europe at least?)

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2023, 10:40 AM »
@SRSemenza mino had posted something about the political history of his country which I planned to read it later but it has been deleted.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Festool Exo-Skeleton
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2023, 05:43 PM »
Hilti already have something similar, although their version is passive, using adjustable-tension springs and dampers so there are no motors, cabling or switchgear to fail. Yours for just $2200  [eek]

The local Hilti rep called by today to drop off some consumables I'd ordered, and he had one of these gadgets on his van. After I spotted it, he told me that the project to develop it had been 100% driven to reduce litigation against employers by what he described as 'lame, powder-puff wimps who shouldn't be working in construction'. The UK's insidious ambulance-chasing compensation culture is particularly driving sales, with larger contractors buying these things in bulk, and making the wearing of them mandatory for employees having to lift practically anything heavier than a two-pound bag of sugar above shoulder height. The argument is that any subsequent claim against them for RSI etc. can be successfully defended by the employer by proving every conceivable effort to make life easier for these chancers. The hammering in of a nail on every site in the UK now is accompanied by ludicrous piles of paperwork - method statements, CoSHH, HSE, datasheets, risk assessments and so on, all for the same reasons - a virtue-signalling arse-covering exercise for that eventual day in the courtroom. $2200 is a cheap option by comparison.

He also jokingly said that Hilti are also working on something to tuck these people up in bed and give them a goodnight kiss on the forehead.

Kevin

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