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Offline bwehman

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Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« on: February 08, 2021, 10:18 AM »
Any idea if this will get restocked someday, or is it sort of like a one-time offering?

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Offline zapdafish

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 10:35 AM »
My understanding limited time availability in the US and then that would be it. But who knows for certain.
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Offline Jakez

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 10:43 AM »
Sears Trostel in Ft Collins, CO, has one - I don't know if they ship.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 01:44 PM »
This is a case of sitting on the fence hoping they would change course, but losing out for now.

Offline Don T

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 04:50 PM »
I saw one at Timber Woodworking Machinery in Mesa, AZ Saturday
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Offline Yardbird

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2021, 05:09 PM »
I don't know where you are at, but Hartville Hardware in Ohio has one at their Hartville store according to their website.  However, their on-line site says they are out, so only one available is pickup only .  Maybe the Hartville store one is set up for display? 

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2021, 05:33 PM »
I don't know where you are at, but Hartville Hardware in Ohio has one at their Hartville store according to their website.  However, their on-line site says they are out, so only one available is pickup only .  Maybe the Hartville store one is set up for display?


@Yardbird  Last Monday the store had two - one was the display and the other was stock.  I put in a phone order and picked it up last Tuesday.  So if one is still left, it's probably the display.  Additionally, the Hartville Tool online warehouse was already out of stock.  They told me they had the last one on reserve for someone.

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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 07:31 PM »
Late to the STM 1800 game. Looking for any Festool dealer that has a STM 1800 in stock, New, Used or Demo unit. Will pay shipping to Southern Calif.
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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Late to the STM 1800 game. Looking for any Festool dealer that has a STM 1800 in stock, New, Used or Demo unit. Will pay shipping to Southern Calif.
Apex tools in Reno had one about a month ago , as did the Rocker store in Rocklin ,ca
Give them a call.
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PS. You may also try Macbeath hardwood in Stockton ,Ca ,as I called on a Vac-clamp and they have one in stock.


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Offline calsynergy

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 12:20 PM »
Fasteners in Sacramento has them available as well.

Offline egmiii

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2021, 12:53 PM »
Couple of sawhorses and 2x4s is a fine substitute. A better value as well.

Offline James Carriere

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2021, 04:45 PM »
I think K119 has one as well.

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 05:20 PM »
I think I found one in AZ. Waiting for shipping confirmation.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2021, 11:16 AM »
@Greg Powers

what store in Az?

Timbers?

Im axing cuz thats where I live.

You will like it if you get one.

 The height adjustment alone is awesome

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 04:11 PM »
@Greg Powers

what store in Az?

Timbers?

Im axing cuz thats where I live.

You will like it if you get one.

 The height adjustment alone is awesome

@jobsworth  Yes it was Timber Woodworkers in Mesa AZ. Great staff there.
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Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 04:26 PM »
Couple of sawhorses and 2x4s is a fine substitute. A better value as well.

There is absolutely no comparison other than they both can be used to cut wood and function as a table.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 04:38 PM »
The sawhorse set-up is my approach when I need it. The STM 1800, however, trumps sawhorses in several ways, but the most important of which to me would be that you can move it around with whatever that is on top of it. For example, I can move a stack of parts between machines as they're worked on.

I don't handle sheet goods in general, or this would have already found its way to my shop.

Offline egmiii

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 05:48 PM »
Couple of sawhorses and 2x4s is a fine substitute. A better value as well.

There is absolutely no comparison other than they both can be used to cut wood and function as a table.

Not trying to be a wise guy, but isn't cutting wood and functioning as a table 90% of what it's designed to do? I can't see why one would spend $1000 to get this capability. What else does it do that makes it so worthwhile? I haven't researched this table in depth and would seriously like to know. Obviously I'm missing something.

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 06:00 PM »
Not trying to be a wise guy, but isn't cutting wood and functioning as a table 90% of what it's designed to do? I can't see why one would spend $1000 to get this capability. What else does it do that makes it so worthwhile? I haven't researched this table in depth and would seriously like to know. Obviously I'm missing something.

The caster system, the folding/collapsibility, and the "tilt-to-load" are the features I see touted the most.

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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 07:18 PM »
Couple of sawhorses and 2x4s is a fine substitute. A better value as well.

There is absolutely no comparison other than they both can be used to cut wood and function as a table.

Not trying to be a wise guy, but isn't cutting wood and functioning as a table 90% of what it's designed to do? I can't see why one would spend $1000 to get this capability. What else does it do that makes it so worthwhile? I haven't researched this table in depth and would seriously like to know. Obviously I'm missing something.

Cutting is probably a small percentage of it's usefulness.

I could almost see myself having mine holding material most the time and cutting on something else. As mentioned, having a wheeled platform to move material around is great.

The ability to easily flip material from on edge, to on top of the table is a huge feature.

The fact it folks up so small.  I don't even know where mine is right now.

I could definitely see myself with 2 of them.   One to wheel out and have material loaded on to, wheel back into workspace, shove in corner, but be able to move stuff around as needed.  then the second to slide material onto for cutting.

I would say it's more of a material management tool than cutting, it just happens cutting is sorta the last part of the whole deal.

Offline rst

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2021, 10:46 AM »
I used mine Tuesday.  Hauled it and MFT style top 3 hours away to cut laminated door glass on site to avoid trip to measure and return.  I love mine, definitely great for 68 year old tired of hoisting full sheets of MDF or plywood, MUCH easier on the spine.

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2021, 01:07 PM »
If you watch the Sedge video and aren't completely sold on the STM 1800 then it's not the right tool for you.
I watched that video and soon after purchased the STM 1800.  It really fit my needs for breaking down a kitchen's worth of cabinets.
And it's been great as an assembly/finishing table with a piece of MDF on top.

It was a back saver when I needed to cut a dozen 3/4" BB 4'x8' sheets solo.  Those are a pain in the back to lift solo onto the MFT or sawhorses.  The STM I just roll it over to my stack, tip it, slide the sheet edge onto it and then flip up.  Minimal effort.
And after I rip a 2' section off the 8' sheet I wheel the cart to my MFT and slide it to my crosscutting setup.  No lifting/twisting required.
When I bring home sheets loaded in the back of my F150 they slide right onto the STM 1800 when it's at full height.  Easy peasy.

When I don't need it, I can collapse it and shove it in a corner.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2021, 11:01 AM »
been using the heck out of mine,

By sheet goods back up my truck I can slide them right out of my truck on to the STM no issues at all makes it easy for a beat up old 67 yo geezer
 
Plus using it as a cutting table,

Plus  added some removable pieces of MDF to turn it into a assembly table,

 and lowered the height and loaded some shop cabinets on it to screw backs on the cabinets and rolled them over to the seperate base and set them,

next week, 

going to use it to domino some 1'x12" x 8' pine and glue and clamp together....

I very seldom use my MFTs for cross cutting anymore as

 I use the STM with my GRS and PGs to rip and cross cut sheet goods.

It depends if it fits your needs. If it does its awesome if not its still awesome but not for you



Offline egmiii

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Re: Festool STM 1800 sold out everywhere...
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2021, 01:05 PM »
I have a hydraulic scissor lift cart for unloading sheet goods and moving them around the shop. I also use a 10' sliding table saw for cutting all of my sheet goods in the shop. When I'm working remotely, I rarely have to move material around a flat area, so I just setup sawhorses where the material is, size it with the TS55, assemble, and carry to the installation area. The STM 1800 would be an overpriced sawhorse for my needs, but it appears others have made substantial use of it remotely and in their main shops. I appreciate what you've shared.