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Offline shaneymack

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Conturo Edge bander
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:01 PM »
Will the conturo be available in North america soon? Festool just uploaded this to youtube;


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Offline SittingElf

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 12:10 PM »
Already announced on the Forum. Do a search.

Available in March!  You'll LOVE it...I bought mine in Germany last year.

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Offline shaneymack

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 12:25 PM »
Awesome! I didint realise that!  Thanks

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Conturo ready for North America?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 03:32 PM »
I just watch a video about the conturo edge bander    When is going to be ready for North America?   Www.edgebander.com

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 03:34 PM »
Yes, available 3/16. More info at http://www.edgebander.com or check one of the many posts by dealers on the forum.  [wink]

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 03:43 PM »
Should be let the questions begin in this topic..?! [laughing]

How does the Conturo MFK differ from the current MFK router? If it's just the base, is the Conturo MFK base available on its own so I can use the MFK I already have?

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 04:27 PM »
That's cool i was going to get one here before I went back to the states. Now I see I don't have to.

Im assuming this will be a 110v unit right?

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 04:28 PM »
Im assuming this will be a 110v unit right?

Yup.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 05:33 PM »
I knew this item would be expensive, but holy cow.  [eek] I can only see a production shop  having the need at this price point. Would love to own one and the accessories look great, but not at this price, I'd just never get "my money" back out of it as a hobbyist. I would even call myself a "collector" of nice expensive tools (Festool/Woodpeckers/Incra) I can't see spending this amount. Love all of my Festools, which I've acquired a lot, but this one will have to wait, maybe the next Reconditioned Sale! Ha Ha, looks awesome though. What is everyone else's thoughts? Am I way off base? I guess I didn't look at the pricing from overseas I imagine it's pretty similar? No sys vac over here either?

Offline broseiden

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 05:47 PM »
Yeah. If you compare it to stationary machines, even used ones, it's a cheap alternative though!

I'm not a cabinetmaker -- just a renovator that does the odd built-in. I prefer solid edging anyway.

If I had a cabinet shop, or did a lot of curves, I'd probably be considering it.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 06:15 PM »
A year late for me.

Tom

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 07:12 PM »
We do have a large custom cabinet business. One of our automated machines is an edge bander. It did cost as much as mentioned in the video, but it was a substantial investment. As mentioned in the video, my auto edge bander does not do curves. I encourage solid edging, so I selected a machine which can use 3mm banding.

As mentioned in the video the Conturo bands curves. I was in Europe when they were introduced there, and I was impressed. I have pre-ordered a Conturo because each year we are asked to build more curved cabinets.

Personally I doubt that Festool expects to sell many Conturo systems to DIY, but back in 2006 I doubted how many TS55 would be purchased by DIY. People will pay for Festool quality.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 07:46 PM »
I wasn't surprised by the price.  I would love to have a hands on and training on the tool so that I can help others with questions but the math wouldn't work for me either.

Peter

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 08:13 PM »
I noticed it had dust collector hookup. It didn't appear to cut the edging so is that for the glue fumes ? Just curious.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 08:15 PM »
I noticed it had dust collector hookup. It didn't appear to cut the edging so is that for the glue fumes ? Just curious.

Exactly. Just for fumes if it bothers you. It's got a smell to it the first time you use it and the instructions even say this. But, afterward, I don't think it's as noticeable.

Some people might like the fumes...  [eek]

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 08:23 PM »
Shane

You have my address of where to send the free unit you promised.  I know you don't want those photos I have released.  [big grin]

All kidding aside, this is a fantastic machine, demoed at Festool Connect last year.  Sadly would collect to much dust with my usage.
Bryan

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Offline shaneymack

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 08:39 PM »
Where did you guys see the price? I cant find it.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
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Offline shaneymack

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 08:46 PM »
Wow! As much as id like to get my hands on that toy, its out of my price range. Looks so awesome!!

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 09:35 PM »
For the hobby diy guy, how many feet of edge banding would you have to do to make this a reasonable purchase? I am very confident that no matter how many times I handle this tool, I will always put it back down and walk away.

It appears to me that this is about the most specific use tool Festool has introduced to the NA market. I use my TS saws on a regular though limited basis. The same for the Dominos. I have not done any edge banding is over 3 years that I can recall and I do not think I will do more than a hundred feet or so in the next year or two. Even if it takes my 10 hours to do that 100 feet, I am willing to take the time to save that kind of money.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 09:48 PM »
I can't find a  price.  What is it?

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 11:42 PM »
It's almost time to start my happy dance  [big grin].  IMO, the pricing is competitive with other similar machines that do not have the 30 day return policy or the Festool warranty.  I am glad that I held off on an edgebander purchase at the last IWF. 

I am a bit surprised that the vacuum clamp system is not being offered as it seems necessary for optimum time savings with the Conturo.  Yet another decision to wait for Festool to bring it to NA or purchase a different make.

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2015, 07:29 AM »
Shane,

Seeing as Steve brought it up---any word on the vacuum clamping system?

Tom

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Re: Conturo Edge bander
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2015, 07:52 AM »
Seeing as Steve brought it up---any word on the vacuum clamping system?

Not at this time.