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Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2021, 04:26 PM »
Here in Copenhagen we have a well assorted physical store with good selection of Festool items. So I pretty well covered there. On the other hand I ordered sandpaper and centrotec bits from a company in Germany and haven't heard anything for 10 days on when they will be shipping.

I've dealt with them before and it's a solid company but previously I had a wait of 4 months for something that deeply disturbing, I think I found another supplier for a time, better prices too. But they have since disappeared, so I returned to my other company as they list absolutely every available Festool and for the most part deliver in a timely fashion.

Well at least some good news , I ordered the 50 mm bit set for the top attic insert and it's shipping now. I've had a tool addiction for many years now so more than well stocked on every front for present and future projects. But the sandpaper I just ordered are slow to arrive. Have enough for the foreseeable future.

What I think I'll save up for a the bigger items bandsaw, beltsander. And just start using what I have more, lots of projects that need to be done in the gardens that I take care of..
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Offline Cheese

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Re:Is Festool short on stock or only me?
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2021, 09:36 PM »
Hey Cheese,

Where is that photo from? It looks like a well stocked dealer, even if the tool inventory is not the greatest. I'd love it if you could send me some more photos of the Festool displays in that dealer...I need inspiration for improvement of our local display, assuming the tool shortage comes to an end.

Hey @jcrowe1950  I was over at Woodcraft today so I took some additional photos for you. I get to Woodcraft every 2 weeks as the stuff I've ordered just dribbles in at the rate of maybe 1 item every couple of weeks.  [sad]  I could go on but I won't.  [big grin]








Offline Bob D.

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2021, 06:54 AM »
Jeez Cheese, my local Woodcraft Festool display is about a third of that, maybe less.
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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re:Is Festool short on stock or only me?
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2021, 07:04 AM »
Hey Cheese,

Where is that photo from? It looks like a well stocked dealer, even if the tool inventory is not the greatest. I'd love it if you could send me some more photos of the Festool displays in that dealer...I need inspiration for improvement of our local display, assuming the tool shortage comes to an end.

Hey @jcrowe1950  I was over at Woodcraft today so I took some additional photos for you. I get to Woodcraft every 2 weeks as the stuff I've ordered just dribbles in at the rate of maybe 1 item every couple of weeks.  [sad]  I could go on but I won't.  [big grin]


   Thanks Cheese....looks like they used Kaizen foam as the base of their displays for some of the tools. Also, I like the security measures on the hanging items and the amount of space they dedicate to their tools and accessories.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2021, 08:54 AM »
Jeez Cheese, my local Woodcraft Festool display is about a third of that, maybe less.

Ya, the owner has a pretty liberal stocking policy to say the least. Yesterday I noticed the small Festool metric tape measure was no longer on the pegboard so I asked one of the guys if it was obsoleted. He replied that the owner was in a few weeks ago and instituted a new Festool stocking policy...if 2 or less of any item were sold within a YEAR, then they'd no longer inventory the item.   [blink] [blink]

Consequently,  the content just keeps growing.  [cool]

Offline rst

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2021, 07:33 PM »
Woodcraft in Harrisburg, Pa looks just like those pics.

Offline JeremyH.

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2021, 11:09 PM »
I've never been to mine here. Ok it's out in the valley though... Pretty sure my local place that carries a fair bit pays their employees a lot more since Woodcraft is like min wage - easy choice for me.
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2021, 05:59 AM »
Here's my local store





Just kidding  [big grin] that's from my trip to Germany
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2021, 08:32 AM »
I was all  [eek] when I saw the Mafell....
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Offline Imemiter

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2021, 09:45 AM »
Hovering over that report to moderator button...  ;)
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Offline Cheese

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2021, 09:46 AM »
Love the Mafell section  [not worthy] [not worthy] [not worthy] 

Hey Matt @DynaGlide  what are those green cords next to the jigsaw blades in the Festool display used for? I've never seen them before.

Offline RustE

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2021, 10:01 AM »
Here's my local store
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Just kidding  [big grin] that's from my trip to Germany

Boo!

I was about to ask if you’d ship a green power cord.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2021, 10:01 AM »
...what are those green cords next to the jigsaw blades in the Festool display used for? I've never seen them before.

These are PUR-cables. (Oil and flame resistant, highly flexible). Similar to the orange extension cords from the same material.

Offline Cheese

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2021, 10:28 AM »
These are PUR-cables. (Oil and flame resistant, highly flexible). Similar to the orange extension cords from the same material.

Well thanks for that... [smile] and they are different than the black variety in what way/usage?  When to use green, when to use black?

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2021, 10:57 AM »
No Velvet rope around the mafell section?  No signs telling folks Portable Band Saws make great stocking stuffers? No "ask about our 96 month payment plans" ?    [tongue]

« Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 11:09 AM by DeformedTree »

Offline mino

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2021, 11:20 AM »
These are PUR-cables. (Oil and flame resistant, highly flexible). Similar to the orange extension cords from the same material.

Well thanks for that... [smile] and they are different than the black variety in what way/usage?  When to use green, when to use black?
They are less flexible and the material is very strong - you can pretty much run them over by a lorry without a risk of the cable bursting. They are also oil-resistant as mentioned so will not decompose if put in an oil dump in car shop etc. At this thickness level, these are the strongest cables I have seen in normal use.

In practice they are a bit stiffer so are better (mode predictable) when used tied-in with a hose. But for standalone use the stiffness can be a disadvantage in turn. Unlike with "stiff" rubber cables the stiffness comes from the insulation material which is very hard not form thickness or from the wire itself. I like them also for the color - easy to see at all times where the cable is.
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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2021, 11:39 AM »
Did anybody else notice the Gen 1 Systainer in the Mafell section?
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2021, 01:06 PM »
Not sure how old the photo is, but Mafell didn't get to the T-locs until more recently, but they do now ship stuff in T-locs.

Offline Cheese

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2021, 01:21 PM »
Ya, when I ordered my P1 CC a couple of years ago, I fully expected it to arrive in a Gen I because that's all they showed on the website. Surprise, it showed up in a T-Loc instead.  [big grin]

Offline Alex

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2021, 01:26 PM »
Festool stores here in Holland are just as empty, it's making me cry inside.

I have never seen a display with Mafell tools before, that's an incredible rare sight.

The green pur cords are very stiff, I had one and I didn't like it at all. Seems indestructable though, the cable itself, but the Plug-It part breaks just as easily as with the normal ones. 

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: is it all short on stock or only me?
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2021, 02:38 PM »
Festool stores here in Holland are just as empty, it's making me cry inside.

Saves you money!
I have never seen a display with Mafell tools before, that's an incredible rare sight.

Increases their exclusivity, helps support very posh pricing.