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Offline Sailronin

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slippery slope
« on: March 13, 2020, 01:35 AM »
I'm sure you all know this but Festool is a slippery slope...
I purchased a Kapex saw and although stunned by the price when I first saw it, I bought it and after only a day loved the ease of use and accuracy.
The next week I had to get a CT Midi dust collector so the Kapex could "breathe easier" and keep my bench cleaner.
Now I'm lusting after an OF 1010 router and maybe an RO 125 sander and then there are those cool little cordless drills.......
Rookie wood butcher...improving thanks to Festool accuracy.

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Offline Francis_Beland

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 09:04 AM »
Welcome to our life!


Offline waho6o9

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 09:11 AM »
I see a Domino in your future....... welcome aboard! [big grin]

Offline jarbroen

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 11:36 AM »
I see a Domino in your future....... welcome aboard! [big grin]

I read people saying that for the last 3 years... bought plenty of other Festool first, didn't think I needed a Domino.
Then I had a project it was perfect for and I bought one.  Then I scratched my head wondering why I hadn't found an excuse to get one sooner. :D

Welcome to the club(or support group) Sailronin!
I picked up one of the newer Midis recently and it rocks!  Check out the 36mm hose - if you don't already have one.
It really helps on the Kapex, tracksaws and bigger routers.  The 27mm hose is great for sanders, domino and smaller routers, but I found a big improvement on the OF1400 and Kapex with the bigger hose.

The 'little cordless drills' if you're talking about the CXS - it's awesome!  I use that sucker on almost any project I do.
And for the Rotex - unless you have size constraints - check out the RO150 as well.  My opinion is get that one first.  The 6" discs make the work go crazy fast and the 150 is supposed to be a bit easier to control than the 125.
Keep in mind which finish sander you'd want to pair it with.  Helps minimize the formats of sandpaper you need to stock.

Offline Gregor

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 09:37 AM »
I see a Domino in your future....... welcome aboard! [big grin]

I read people saying that for the last 3 years... bought plenty of other Festool first, didn't think I needed a Domino.
Then I had a project it was perfect for and I bought one.  Then I scratched my head wondering why I hadn't found an excuse to get one sooner. :D
Domino was a game changer for me. All other festools just made me more precise or quicker, but the Domino enabled me to do things (mortice & tenon) with confidence that I prior skipped out of knowing that I suck too much to get these kind of things done properly enough...

Offline Sailronin

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 10:13 AM »
Jarbroen...I got the 36mm hose when I purchased the Midi, dealer gave me credit for the 27mm against the 36. 
Ordered the ETS 125 finish sander yesterday...now you guys have me watching Domino videos...AHHH
Rookie wood butcher...improving thanks to Festool accuracy.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 02:42 PM »
Jarbroen...I got the 36mm hose when I purchased the Midi, dealer gave me credit for the 27mm against the 36. 
Ordered the ETS 125 finish sander yesterday...now you guys have me watching Domino videos...AHHH

😁 - Don’t worry, just buy something else (special) Festool! I did - got the CS 50 instead of a Domino.. to the contrary of other I know, they are “missing” a CS 50! I don’t even own the wholly grail; a TS 55 - there’s a time for everything. Buy what you need and not what you just want and end up not affording the tools you need.. [blink]
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Offline neilc

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 02:56 PM »

Congratulations.  Forget the CoronaVirus.

You now have the 'IWannaVirus'  Fortunately, it's only fatal to your wallet.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 03:41 PM »
 [scared]
And it is a long term condition as far as I can tell, it even has an very old and comprehensive support group!
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline andy5405

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 02:10 AM »
It is a slippery slope and you will end buying things you maybe don't need. You may also become fiercely loyal to the brand in a cult kinda way and insist on Festool when there are more suitable options out there. Don't get me wrong, it's good stuff but you could be years away from the return to rationality.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 10:18 AM »
The only cure is to move on to the harder stuff. Mafell etc.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2020, 11:40 AM »
Might want to google or check FB for a Festool Addicts Anonymous group,  There has to be a FAA group somewhere

Offline sheperd80

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2020, 08:52 AM »
I started with a domino and ct midi 3 years ago. Ive been slowly adding tools as needed for furniture and cabinet making. I now have 9 tools and only plan on 2 or 3 more. There are certain tools i just wont buy from them (kapex, drills, jigsaw, etc) If it doesnt require dust collection or need to work as part of that "system" then i often lean towards other brands.

Festool makes 2 things: clever problem solving tools, and over-engineered gimmicks. Do yourself a favor and buy smart!

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Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2020, 08:06 PM »
I actually love my Festool Drill/Drivers, sheperd80. Same for the Centrotec system. But yes, there are many good options for D/Ds out there!
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Offline Gregor

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2020, 04:33 AM »
I now have 9 tools and only plan on 2 or 3 more.
There is always only 2 or 3 more.

And I can stop any time I want...

Offline Sailronin

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 12:44 AM »
This addiction is worse than I thought.  In a month have gone from zero Festools to Kapex, CT Midi, ETS125 and soon to be arriving OF 1010. And all I started out to do was make some laundry room cabinets...
Rookie wood butcher...improving thanks to Festool accuracy.

Offline Gregor

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 03:47 AM »
And all I started out to do was make some laundry room cabinets...
Cabinets... just having ordered the OF... Have you looked at the LR-32 SYS?

Offline Dove_Tail

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 11:18 AM »
And all I started out to do was make some laundry room cabinets...
Cabinets... just having ordered the OF... Have you looked at the LR-32 SYS?

+1 - You will love the LR-32 SYS

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Offline Gregor

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2020, 10:10 AM »
"My name is Mark and I'm a Festaholic"
Hello Mark.

Offline Coen

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2020, 10:17 AM »
maybe an RO 125 sander

Get the RO 90 and RO 150 instead  [wink]. Word is that the RO 125 is harder to handle than the 150. There is also more available in 150mm. But then you obviously need the RO 90 for where the 150 does not fit.  [tongue]

Offline SilviaS7

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Re: slippery slope
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2020, 11:01 AM »
This happened to me.  I tried tons of random orbit sanders and thought they were all garbage - the stuff you can buy at Lowe's and Home Depot.  I thought, man, someone has GOT to make a better version of this... what do the pros use?  Started Googling and found lots of info about Festool sanders.  Finally went to a local shop (WoodWerks in Columbus, Ohio, love those guys), talked to a gentleman who uses Festool sanders every day in his primary job as a carpenter making cabinets every day, and he convinced me to take the plunge.  I got an ETS EC 125, and it changed my life.  Honestly anyone who hates sanding needs to get a Festool sander and it will open their eyes to how good a random orbit sander can be. 

That said, I only own two Festool products - the sander and an MFT clamp I just got yesterday, hah.  I want to see if it fits my Kreg track saw.  But anyway, I have plans to eventually get a Domino and a vacuum for dust collection, and I'm in desperate need of the new cutting table but that may not happen in time for the preorders to close, hah.  But yes one good Festool will suck you down the rabbit hole.