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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: elfick on April 25, 2019, 04:47 PM

Title: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: elfick on April 25, 2019, 04:47 PM
Has anyone had a FS 3000 guide rail shipped to them? How was the experience? I want to get one but I don't have an easy way to transport it so I was considering having it shipped to my house, but I'm concerned about how well it will survive the trip.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Joe Felchlin on April 25, 2019, 05:05 PM
Ordered my FS 3000 Guide Rail online several years ago.
It was well packaged (unlike many Festool’s shipped in Systainers) -
And arrived in excellent condition.
I still use the shipping box to store it in.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: elfick on April 25, 2019, 05:09 PM
Joe, I've read posts that say they used to ship in a wooden box but now they ship in cardboard. Was yours in wood or cardboard?
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Doug S on April 25, 2019, 05:26 PM
Mine came very bent in a cardboard box, it did have a 2 pieces of 2x1 taped to it but these had snapped, second attempt was fine.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: jobsworth on April 25, 2019, 05:33 PM
Mine came in a box wood framed and hardboard top and bottom. But then I ordered it from Bob and Bobs packing was legendary
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Shane Holland on April 25, 2019, 06:03 PM
Unless something has changed, they come in a wooden box from Festool. We ship them direct from Festool to minimize the potential of damage for our customers.

@Festool USA, can you confirm packaging? Thanks.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: RobBob on April 25, 2019, 06:46 PM
Unforunately, they come in a cardboard box now.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: SRSemenza on April 25, 2019, 08:48 PM
Unforunately, they come in a cardboard box now.

   Even the 3000 and 5000 ?

Seth
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Laminator on April 25, 2019, 09:03 PM
My 5000 (which I made my 3000 from) came in a wooden crate.  It was shipped in a freight truck and had no damage. This was at least 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Mike Goetzke on April 25, 2019, 09:20 PM
I have a 118" Makita rail that came from @Festool USA and was in perfect shape.

I also recently purchased a 75" Festool rail that came in a cardboard box. The rail sits at an angle in the box on top of a diagonal cardboard stiffener. The box is so nice I store two 55" and the 75" rail in the box. Makes the rails east to transport if needed.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: DeformedTree on April 25, 2019, 09:21 PM
I bought my 3000 in the fall.  As mentioned it comes from festool directly.

It was in a heavy duty cardboard box with wood inside. Was a good package, no issues.  I used the wood from inside the box to support it to rip the splinter strip as it was the only thing I had fully length to do that with.

Worst part is it comes freight, so you have to go back to a previous world of scheduling delivery and having to be home for it and have a big truck come down your street, and of course he was delayed so I had to sit around all day for him.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: SoonerFan on April 25, 2019, 09:59 PM
I bought all my longer rails locally to avoid the potential for shipping damage and to avoid sitting around and waiting.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: SRSemenza on April 25, 2019, 11:03 PM
I have a 118" Makita rail that came from @Festool USA and was in perfect shape.


   Huh?   [huh]

Seth
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: RobBob on April 26, 2019, 07:30 AM
Unforunately, they come in a cardboard box now.

   Even the 3000 and 5000 ?

Seth

The 3000 rail I bought locally from Woodcraft came in a cardboard box.  Don't know about the 5000, but I would assume so.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: dataz722 on April 26, 2019, 12:57 PM
I have never purchased any rails, but I have heard from the guys at my local woodcraft the ones they get in have a pretty high rate of coming in damaged.  Enough that they make sure to open every single one even if they were ordered specifically for a customer to check them.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Distinctive Interiors on April 26, 2019, 01:17 PM
I purchased my FS3000 rail more than 7 years ago and it came in a wooden box.

I made an enquiry with Phil Beckley not too long ago regarding what the FS5000 rail shipped in as I was thinking about getting the long rail.
He informed me that they now ship in a cardboard box......
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: elfick on April 26, 2019, 01:26 PM
Yah, I'm thinking I will have to build a box that I can strap down on my vehicle to protect in transit and just buy it locally. The closest seller to me that has one in stock actually unboxes all the rails, I'm not sure if it's to inspect them or for space efficiency, but I wouldn't even have that cardboard box to protect it.
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: Mike Goetzke on April 26, 2019, 01:54 PM
I have a 118" Makita rail that came from @Festool USA and was in perfect shape.


   Huh?   [huh]

 [huh] what? Long rail was delivered in perfect shape from Toolnut/Festoolusa.

Seth
Title: Re: Shipping a FS 3000 guide rail
Post by: SRSemenza on April 26, 2019, 01:57 PM
I have a 118" Makita rail that came from @Festool USA and was in perfect shape.


   Huh?   [huh]

 [huh] what? Long rail was delivered in perfect shape from Toolnut/Festoolusa.

Seth

Oh I see. But @Festool USA  is not Toolnut. That is the FOG account of Festool on the forum. So it didn't make sense that   Festool   delivered a   Makita   rail.


Seth