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Offline alevan

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UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« on: September 09, 2020, 04:21 PM »
Received it about an hour ago.  Put it together very easily only 2 small items. One no hex key supplied yet the Festool video on assembling the table shows the hex key among the parts and two the screws that are used to screw the wood pieces on the large support brackets are tiny and have a really small phillips head.  You will need a magnetized phillips screwdriver.  Other than that very solid and really folds down to a compact size that is easy to store and move around.  Looking forward to using it the next few days.
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 09:02 PM »
Received it about an hour ago.  Put it together very easily only 2 small items. One no hex key supplied yet the Festool video on assembling the table shows the hex key among the parts and two the screws that are used to screw the wood pieces on the large support brackets are tiny and have a really small phillips head.  You will need a magnetized phillips screwdriver.  Other than that very solid and really folds down to a compact size that is easy to store and move around.  Looking forward to using it the next few days.

Interesting, (that it has arrived), I didn't know the boat had left Germany yet.  Curious if Canadian ones came separate from USA ones.

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 09:16 PM »
Tool nut site now shows a ship date of October first, maybe that’s just for more recent orders..? Any additional information @Shane Holland ?

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 10:16 PM »
@copcarcollector let me check. I'm on vacation this week, so I'm not 100% plugged in at the moment. Will try to get back tomorrow with an update.

PS - Pretty sure that @Festool USA didn't want dealers shipping these prior to 9/15, so that Canadian dealer made a mistake shipping it early.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 10:19 PM by Shane Holland »
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 10:09 AM »
Ok, got some info back from my team. Due to the size of our order, our shipments will be staggered over a few weeks. Orders will be shipped in the order they were received. I've asked my team if we can prepare a list of shipments so we can email our customers with a specific ETA for shipment. Since I'm on vacation it may be the beginning of next week before that can happen.

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 11:31 AM »
Ok, got some info back from my team. Due to the size of our order, our shipments will be staggered over a few weeks. Orders will be shipped in the order they were received. I've asked my team if we can prepare a list of shipments so we can email our customers with a specific ETA for shipment. Since I'm on vacation it may be the beginning of next week before that can happen.

Shane

do all dealers get their first batches the same time?

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 01:13 PM »
Ok, got some info back from my team. Due to the size of our order, our shipments will be staggered over a few weeks. Orders will be shipped in the order they were received. I've asked my team if we can prepare a list of shipments so we can email our customers with a specific ETA for shipment. Since I'm on vacation it may be the beginning of next week before that can happen.

Shane

That kinda stinks that not everyone is getting them at the same time.  A shipment ETA would be great at least though.

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 01:36 PM »
Hmmm

 I called FT trying to order extra brackets and they told me they wouldnt be shipped until Oct. Well ya got me all excited now cant wait to get mine.

It will be perfect to use in my new shop. Ill be putting it to good use   [cool]

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2020, 12:42 AM »
do all dealers get their first batches the same time?

I have no insight on how Festool ships product to other dealers. Sorry.
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Offline Don T

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2020, 10:23 AM »
Let’s see some pictures or it never happened.
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2020, 01:46 PM »
I took pics of the box when it arrived and subsequent pics of when I assembled it.  I am having trouble trying to attach pics to my reply.  I have read the instructions but not working. And it did happen.  Send me your cell phone or email address in a PM and I will send you the pics.

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Offline ChuckM

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2020, 01:51 PM »
I took pics of the box when it arrived and subsequent pics of when I assembled it.  I am having trouble trying to attach pics to my reply.  I have read the instructions but not working.
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alevan

Likely the file sizes were too big. When I keep my individual file size to well under 1 MB, I have had no issues with posting images.

Offline alevan

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2020, 02:29 PM »
Trying to  test post one pic, resized smaller.
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Offline alevan

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2020, 02:31 PM »
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Offline elfick

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2020, 02:44 PM »
Not to nitpick (though clearly I am), but having to assemble the wheels is lame. Even the cheapo wheels I buy off of amazon come assembled.

Offline alevan

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2020, 03:00 PM »
I would guess that having wheels mounted would add to the height of the box and therefore more $$shipping  charges based on size of package.
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2020, 03:46 PM »
I would guess that having wheels mounted would add to the height of the box and therefore more $$shipping  charges based on size of package.

I think he is referring to the fact that the user has to bolt the hub of the wheel into the wheel bracket.  Look at the photo that has the wheels in the plastic bag and you can see they are all loose pieces.  I too have never seen wheels come like that.  Even harbor-freight casters come assembled. 

Offline Duck76

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2020, 04:07 PM »
I would guess that having wheels mounted would add to the height of the box and therefore more $$shipping  charges based on size of package.

I think he is referring to the fact that the user has to bolt the hub of the wheel into the wheel bracket.  Look at the photo that has the wheels in the plastic bag and you can see they are all loose pieces.  I too have never seen wheels come like that.  Even harbor-freight casters come assembled.

If the wheel is attached to the caster then there isn’t sufficient room to bolt the caster to the frame.  I missed this in the assembly instructions and installed the wheels on the caster bases first. I then had to remove the wheels again in order to bolt the caster bases onto the legs. 

Other than that mixup the rest of my install when quickly and smoothly.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2020, 07:10 PM »
strong IKEA vibe.

I assume they didn't just have the wheels assembled on it as that would make the box bigger then 800x1200mm (bigger than a europal).

Offline elfick

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2020, 01:22 PM »
Yes, I was referring to the wheels not being mounted in the hubs. I didn't realize the hub needed to be bolted to the frame in a manner that would be blocked by the wheel itself.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2020, 04:58 PM »
Once you wheel this in place how long does it take to assemble with all the top supports?

Thanks

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2020, 06:23 PM »
After wheels were attached the rest of screwing wood brackets to supports and mounting to table took 15 min
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2020, 07:01 PM »
Cant wait to get mines

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2020, 07:27 PM »
Me too, after we dropped an order for one this weekend. Hopefully it’s coming in a week.
It will serve as a real multi use table base during renovation. Later it will still be a multi serve base, but mainly as a cutting table once fitting and kitchen build up is starting. It’s got a massive price tag, but I haven’t found anything more convenient that collapses down to almost nothing as this.
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2020, 08:11 PM »
Me too, after we dropped an order for one this weekend. Hopefully it’s coming in a week.
It will serve as a real multi use table base during renovation. Later it will still be a multi serve base, but mainly as a cutting table once fitting and kitchen build up is starting. It’s got a massive price tag, but I haven’t found anything more convenient that collapses down to almost nothing as this.
Interesting....are the supply chain issues evident in Norway like in N.A.? Our STM 1800s were scheduled to arrive between 9/1 and 9/15. BTW, the supply chain issues seem universal, not just a Festool issue. For a while we continued to receive lots of products from all of our vendors...lately our demand has increased but our supply has decreased. For those of you who have actually received the STM 1800, let's hear some actual user reactions, eh? BTW, FestitaMaktool, I love your sig about the Land Rover and fit wife.....LOL.
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2020, 05:57 PM »
@jcrowe1950 As I have watched the new offerings from Festool this year and it seems like most products are scheduled at least a month later in relation to initial official release date.
I’ve particularly looked into the new ES-ETSC sander kit, and it seems still to be on back order.
I’ve today sent a request for an ETA with the dealer (Denmark).
The STM 1800 have been in stock for quite a while in Europe. The STM could well have been put into production planning way ahead of COVID 19, and therefore the first production batches had shipped just before shut down. I’d guess the FT USA tentative order came in later. I believe this table is completely outsourced from regular Festool plants since it’s so special. There may be planned production no’s with a plant that does other steel orders. .. Just my thoughts.

(On another note: We bought a German made caravan this summer, (also from a danish dealer) and with this purchase we ordered an original accessory at the same time, which still they haven’t been able to deliver. We where told maybe 2-3 weeks lead time on this item, now it’s well over two months [blink])

Thanks; the saying is borrowed from a fellow Land Rover enthusiast, but I to absolutely embraced it because it’s so true in many ways, and one can interpret it in the way one would like [big grin] Although, my LR has been one of my best cars, and one of the cheapest to own also. (Especially if you wrench on it yourself as I’ve done) My “wife”, well she’s spoken of as my “unmarried wife”  [wink]
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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2020, 06:59 PM »
My STM 1800 AND Kapex-UG set have arrived at the local dealer in San Diego, but I won’t be there until end of the week; and even then my hobby will be taking a back burner for a while to family stuff.

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 08:31 PM »
UPS dropped off mine this Thursday, but no time to assemble until tonight.
The wheels was done in seconds, makes sense and eases assembly with the casters not factory assembled.
What was worse than IKEA was the wood being not attached to the 4 wide supports. I definitely had to pre-drill cause the wood is hard, so it was time consuming laying out for the holes [huh]. IKEA do provide pilot holes.. [wink]
It did come together nice though. The quality is substantial, so the weight follows in this regard too.
I’m really looking forward using this as a base for assembly, sanding/painting doors and similar large items, as a cutting table, and as a general work table with a large surface.
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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 09:03 PM »
Should have git the centipede table from Lowe’s or Bora. Full material support with a foam sheet or plywood on top and folds up much smaller. I been a sucker for buying everything Festool brings out but this thing is a joke. Talk about over complicate something that’s so simple. I can use the centipede table to stand on to and right upto the edge.

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Re: UPS just dropped off my new STM 1800 table
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 09:08 PM »
Should have git the centipede table from Lowe’s or Bora. Full material support with a foam sheet or plywood on top and folds up much smaller. I been a sucker for buying everything Festool brings out but this thing is a joke. Talk about over complicate something that’s so simple. I can use the centipede table to stand on to and right upto the edge.

And how many wheels does the Centipede require so you can roll it.  [poke]
And when you’ve installed the wheels you can lean it over 90* to load a standing sheet of ply?