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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2020, 10:50 AM »
This one time contracted batch order offering makes sense to me.

Festool designs and makes machines and tools.
This is neither and I’m pretty sure Festool is not making this welded steel thing.
I wonder if they even designed it?


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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2020, 12:22 PM »
I ordered one from from Anderson Ply. Talking to Don about pricing I told him it was cheaper here than in Europe. He said it could be they are making them here and shipping to Europe.

Dont know fer sure but it makes sense

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2020, 02:28 PM »
I doubt this would be a limited time offering if they were being manufactured in the U.S. and shipped abroad.

This product isn't on the Festool dealer website currently which lists the country of manufacturer, so I can't confirm where it's made.
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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2020, 08:41 PM »
Just placed my order but really could be using it now!
Maybe it will be ready before Oct 1st

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2020, 11:17 AM »
I doubt this would be a limited time offering if they were being manufactured in the U.S. and shipped abroad.

This product isn't on the Festool dealer website currently which lists the country of manufacturer, so I can't confirm where it's made.

@Shane Holland

Another thing Don said was Festool might be using the preorders to help fund the production run.

Im thinking it could be also to determine interest in the US market. We are  very very large market

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2020, 11:58 AM »
@DerickC can you tell us the country of origin for the STM 1800 being sold in the U.S. market? Thanks!
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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2020, 01:52 PM »
@DerickC can you tell us the country of origin for the STM 1800 being sold in the U.S. market? Thanks!

@Shane Holland I was able to confirm that the STM-1800 is made in Germany.
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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2020, 02:42 PM »
@Shane Holland out of curiosity, is this being dropped shipped directly from Festool?

The reason I ask is because I think the strategy of the preorder and limited order window probably have more to do with what happens once they arrive in the US rather than getting them to the US.

If they are drop shipping, it means they don't have to maintain significant stock, ship to resellers, guestimate demand, or be concerned about stock sitting at one reseller while all the others have none. (some of these apply to any preorder, but you get my point)

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2020, 02:44 PM »
@Shane Holland out of curiosity, is this being dropped shipped directly from Festool?

@elfick Festool will not drop ship these.
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Offline Gerald_D

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2020, 04:33 PM »
I ended up pulling the trigger on one today after much trepidation.  Paying $1K for a cutting table didn’t make sense at first (still doesn’t) but what pushed me over the edge is how it can lift the sheet of material easily.  I’m a one man shop and the wife doesn’t like helping me with plywood, so I end up doing it myself most of the time.  I have two bad discs in my lower back and decided it justified the price. 

Unlike most folks here, I’m OK with waiting until October, as I won’t be doing any plywood work until then, so glad to pre-order now since my cc won’t be charged until delivery.

Thanks Shane!

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2020, 04:40 PM »
Thanks for the order, @Gerald_D.

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2020, 03:30 PM »
Here's a look at the STM 1800 - PRE-ORDER NOW[cool]


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Offline Joelm

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2020, 07:06 PM »
Looks great! Ordered.

I wonder if it is stable enough to use with a router sled for flattening slabs too. Guess I'll find out in October.

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2020, 10:43 PM »
I ordered mine also, and normally wouldn’t mind waiting, but I’m building a house and getting ready to build some cabinets and sure would be nice to have right now. I guess at least I’ll have it paid for by the time it arrives from The Tool Nut!

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« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2020, 10:50 PM »
Really appreciate the orders, guys.  [not worthy]
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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2020, 11:32 PM »
For anyone that uses a table like this, as opposed to dense foam, How is the underside of the cut with the TS saws? I have never not used foam, or something that provides full support, and so I assume that it wouldn’t be as clean, but I hope I’m wrong. I want one of these!

Offline elfick

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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2020, 02:15 PM »
For anyone that uses a table like this, as opposed to dense foam, How is the underside of the cut with the TS saws? I have never not used foam, or something that provides full support, and so I assume that it wouldn’t be as clean, but I hope I’m wrong. I want one of these!
I don't think it will affect the quality of cut, the blade is cutting upwards at the leading edge so it's cutting towards the rail strip and whatever the green thing is called, not towards the foam. It would affect your dust collection though, I expect the dust collection to be noticeably better with full support, but I would love to be wrong about that.

Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2020, 03:21 PM »
I don't think it will affect the quality of cut, the blade is cutting upwards at the leading edge so it's cutting towards the rail strip and whatever the green thing is called, not towards the foam.

This was my assumption as well but I haven’t ever tried it. I guess I have some test cuts to make tonight. :)


Offline SilviaS7

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« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2020, 08:35 PM »
Oh maaaaaaaan I totally want this.  I'm just a stupid hobbyist but I prefer working with sheet goods for now (baby woodworker here) and this table calls out to me, especially because I have limited space at home to work, so when I'm done I can fold this up.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2020, 05:59 AM »
So it seems Festool are saying to you guys across the water, we’re are making these available to you as a one time offer. Trouble is, you can’t get your hands on your ordered table until October  [blink] but, we’re knocking off $400 to make it easier to swallow?

I suppose it’s better them making a one time availability, as opposed to no availability at all.
It’s a strange state of affairs though, in this day and age, with all the technology we have and big ships and aeroplanes etc, that products are not available worldwide?

It does work both ways though, I often hanker after stuff from N.A. That is just not available to me.
Sometimes I can get around it by paying crazy shipping costs and duty, or I might ask one of my pals from N.A. to arrange something but, I don’t like to trouble them.

Not sure yet, how available Festool and other stuff from Europe will be to the U.K. after the end of December this year?

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2020, 08:01 AM »
Something to keep in mind. .I mentioned above but it hasn't been stated this is a deal or a sale. For all we know this could be the permanent pricing for the US if it becomes a stocked item. Or it could be $400, $800, etc more. Using UK pricing and converting to USD is just a guess and doesn't always work out considering they most likely price higher in Europe to allow for discounts vs US where dealers are not allowed to run independent promotions.

TLDR: I wouldn't jump on this because it's perceived as $400 off. Might leave a sour taste in peoples mouths if 6-12mo from now it's released at the same price as the pre-order offer.
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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2020, 10:18 AM »
For the time being you’re quite lucky...
Best price here is $1529. I have seen none intro pricing yet. ..Could hope it is surfacing one though [huh].
As a hobbyist, although a dedicated one, I see a lot of benefits in this table, and it was the one new product from FT I really liked. If I was a professional handling sheet material, in need for a collapsible lay out table, work table, assembly table that packs in a car or moved out of the way in the shop I would have jumped on the pre-order available here. I wish FT do a campaign in the same manner here and I would most likely jump on it.


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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2020, 12:23 PM »
@Jiggy Joiner

Im not sure why festool would make this a limited time offer. Im guessing maybe to see if there is the interest here.

I ordered one excited about getting it. Wish Id known about this before i had a architect draw up my new shop. I could of gotten away with a smaller one.

But never worry, Im quite sure I will use all the space and then some.

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2020, 01:30 PM »
Hi Ron, yes them seeing if there’s any interest is a possible explanation but, if there was a big interest, how would they deal with it after saying it’s a one time offer?

Anyway, at least you’ll have plenty of room for yours in your new shop  [thumbs up]

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2020, 06:31 PM »
@Jiggy Joiner 

Good question, I dunno what they are going to do. Maybe raise the price in future sales after they do the research on this limited release. We have price fixing here not like the competitive price you have over there.

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« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2020, 08:33 PM »
Remember that several of Woodpecker's One Time Tools have reappeared.

Back in the day when I had a nice income and a craving for the latest from Festool, I would have bought this table. Now I get my 3/4 (18mm) plywood cut to smaller pieces at the store. I can still handle sheet of 5.2 mm underlayment. This table would be overkill for that.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2020, 11:14 PM »
Anyone starting to re-think signing up for one of these now given events? I hadn't pulled the trigger yet. Now things have made this a much hard decision.


Offline xedos

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2020, 09:00 AM »
I don see how events have fundamentally changed a decesion like this. 

Presumably need / want / can afford it ; so get it.  Do you agonize the same over gasoline for your automobile?

While the recent events may influence how frequently or where you go for gas , your need and ability to pay hasn't changed. Same on the table.

If on the other hand you didn't really need or want one, but instead get caught up in the "hype" and collectability of the thing and were going to borrow to acquire it  -  and now have been given a reality check..............

well, that's a good thing. Right ?

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Re: NEW! Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table (US)
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2020, 10:05 AM »
Events dont affect  me being a geezer.
This this helps my ability to easily remove ply from my truck and handle it, then rip it and load it on my MFT to cross cut and repeat.
 
This is designed for one person/single man shops.