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Offline Coen

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2022, 05:08 AM »
Yeah, expected stockdates in the past is usually not good.

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Offline edwarmr

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #181 on: January 04, 2022, 11:43 PM »
You’re correct … about $1,615 USD.

@Bugsysiegals

Just so you know they still have the Vac Sys for $1,375 on Lee Valley’s site. Im guessing since you were on the Canadian site that Festool sells it for a higher rate even with the price conversion. I just purchased off the U.S. Lee Valley site for $1,375.




Offline ttf5003

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #182 on: January 05, 2022, 07:24 AM »
I'm late to the party as usual.

If I picked up a second head, VAC-SYS SE 2, would that also function as a stand alone head? It looks like just the tubing is different.

 I would pick up a third party vacuum pump as shown earlier in this thread.

Thanks,

Travis

Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #183 on: January 05, 2022, 09:29 AM »

If I picked up a second head, VAC-SYS SE 2, would that also function as a stand alone head? It looks like just the tubing is different.

 I would pick up a third party vacuum pump as shown earlier in this thread.


Ya, you're good to go...don't forget to also order a foot valve as it only comes with the SE 1 head. Or you can mount a hand valve to the bench instead.

Offline ttf5003

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #184 on: January 05, 2022, 10:19 AM »


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Ya, you're good to go...don't forget to also order a foot valve as it only comes with the SE 1 head. Or you can mount a hand valve to the bench instead.
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Thanks for the quick response.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #185 on: January 05, 2022, 10:59 AM »
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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #186 on: January 05, 2022, 12:26 PM »
Update from Lee Valley: expected date of arrival of my Vac Sys System at Lee Valley is now 2/22/22.
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Offline serge0n

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #187 on: January 05, 2022, 01:36 PM »
And so it begins:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265482610529?hash=item3dcfff2761:g:FbEAAOSw9S5h0yxp

SE2 set current bid $1575

 [eek]
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.


Offline JMatthew84

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #188 on: January 05, 2022, 05:33 PM »
Thanks for the Lee Valley link, just pre-ordered the system set, now the wait begins; product page says expected Feb 23rd but my order receipt says expected Jan 18th. We shall see!
« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 06:41 PM by JMatthew84 »

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #189 on: January 06, 2022, 12:43 PM »
I waited until after the holidays, then two days ago went into one of the local Festool dealers. He said "Too bad! I just sold my last one!" Groan. It was procrastination, I know (to the tune of "It was fascination").  [crying]
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #190 on: January 06, 2022, 01:19 PM »


I'm starting to make room for the 2nd head on my cart. Working out how I want the hoses routed and waiting on some parts.

I never really planned on having two head units but when I designed the cart I allowed for mounting a second. There's been a few instances a second head would've came in handy. The discontinuation announcement pushed me over the edge.
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #191 on: January 06, 2022, 02:53 PM »
You’re correct … about $1,615 USD.

@Bugsysiegals

Just so you know they still have the Vac Sys for $1,375 on Lee Valley’s site. Im guessing since you were on the Canadian site that Festool sells it for a higher rate even with the price conversion. I just purchased off the U.S. Lee Valley site for $1,375.

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When I went to LV earlier it showed CAD which didn't translate to the $1,375 USD.  After seeing your post I realized I could click a link on the top to visit the United States site even though the website is .com rather than .ca.  Afterwards, I seen the price was $1,375 and I went ahead and purchased but who knows if they'll actually be able to fullfill ... we'll see.  Thanks for sharing, I'd not realized it was still this price or that I could place the order.

Offline edwarmr

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #192 on: January 06, 2022, 02:55 PM »
You’re correct … about $1,615 USD.

@Bugsysiegals

Just so you know they still have the Vac Sys for $1,375 on Lee Valley’s site. Im guessing since you were on the Canadian site that Festool sells it for a higher rate even with the price conversion. I just purchased off the U.S. Lee Valley site for $1,375.

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When I went to LV earlier it showed CAD which didn't translate to the $1,375 USD.  After seeing your post I realized I could click a link on the top to visit the United States site even though the website is .com rather than .ca.  Afterwards, I seen the price was $1,375 and I went ahead and purchased but who knows if they'll actually be able to fullfill ... we'll see.  Thanks for sharing, I'd not realized it was still this price or that I could place the order.

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Offline simnick

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #193 on: January 07, 2022, 03:18 AM »

I'm starting to make room for the 2nd head on my cart. Working out how I want the hoses routed and waiting on some parts.

I never really planned on having two head units but when I designed the cart I allowed for mounting a second. There's been a few instances a second head would've came in handy. The discontinuation announcement pushed me over the edge.

Why did you make the heads so proud of the cart? I have a very similar system into extrusion on my outfeed, but I made mine so the head was flush with the table when using the larger heads, so that it would provide more support.

The adjustable height support inspires me, as I could drop it down when a) running large boards on the outfeed, as the edge sticks up, b) go clear of the table for reasons I want to hear from you c)drop it down even further to work for the smaller, taller heads.


Offline DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #194 on: January 07, 2022, 06:43 AM »

I'm starting to make room for the 2nd head on my cart. Working out how I want the hoses routed and waiting on some parts.

I never really planned on having two head units but when I designed the cart I allowed for mounting a second. There's been a few instances a second head would've came in handy. The discontinuation announcement pushed me over the edge.

Why did you make the heads so proud of the cart? I have a very similar system into extrusion on my outfeed, but I made mine so the head was flush with the table when using the larger heads, so that it would provide more support.

The adjustable height support inspires me, as I could drop it down when a) running large boards on the outfeed, as the edge sticks up, b) go clear of the table for reasons I want to hear from you c)drop it down even further to work for the smaller, taller heads.

The main reason is because that cart is never clean. When I'm working on something I set stuff down there like edgebanding supplies. Having it proud let's me use the heads with stuff on the cart.
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Offline JD2720

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #195 on: January 07, 2022, 07:49 AM »
And so it begins:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265482610529?hash=item3dcfff2761:g:FbEAAOSw9S5h0yxp

SE2 set current bid $1575

 [eek]
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Has anyone else tried to get an estimated cost on shipping? When I do it with my zip code & other valid zip codes, it come back as invalid zip. Is this a scam?

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #196 on: January 07, 2022, 09:22 AM »
And so it begins:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265482610529?hash=item3dcfff2761:g:FbEAAOSw9S5h0yxp

SE2 set current bid $1575

 [eek]
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Has anyone else tried to get an estimated cost on shipping? When I do it with my zip code & other valid zip codes, it come back as invalid zip. Is this a scam?

I’ve sold over $4,000 over the last 60 days on eBay of stuff I’ve collected and haven’t been using. Sadly, eBay takes around 11% of all my sales. It used to be around 5% eBay and 5% Paypal. They no longer use PayPal and do direct deposit but now charge 11%! I thought this vac-says kit was selling really high but after eBay fees and shipping the seller won’t make a huge profit on these.

When I click on shipping, it goes to send the seller a message.

For me it wants to message the seller to get the quote.

Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #197 on: January 07, 2022, 10:21 AM »
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Up to $1850 with 3 days left...

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #198 on: January 07, 2022, 10:35 AM »
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Up to $1850 with 3 days left...

Buyers can still pay with PayPal. It is a payment option on the buyers end. It is just that all the payments go through Ebay to the seller regardless of the payment method.

Seth

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #199 on: January 07, 2022, 01:01 PM »
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Up to $1850 with 3 days left...

Buyers can still pay with PayPal. It is a payment option on the buyers end. It is just that all the payments go through Ebay to the seller regardless of the payment method.

Seth

Right, but the ripoff is that as a seller I was losing 5% to PayPal and 5% from eBay in the past and now I lose 11% even though eBay does direct deposit to me ... I was expecting to only get the 5% fee from eBay but I guess they've found eliminating PayPal and taking the extra 5% for themselves was more profitable ...

Offline edwarmr

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #200 on: January 07, 2022, 01:39 PM »
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

Up to $1850 with 3 days left...

Buyers can still pay with PayPal. It is a payment option on the buyers end. It is just that all the payments go through Ebay to the seller regardless of the payment method.

Seth

Right, but the ripoff is that as a seller I was losing 5% to PayPal and 5% from eBay in the past and now I lose 11% even though eBay does direct deposit to me ... I was expecting to only get the 5% fee from eBay but I guess they've found eliminating PayPal and taking the extra 5% for themselves was more profitable ...

Ebay’s fee is actually currently 12.55%. But even before with PayPal ebay’s fee was 10%, not 5%. Ebay used to charge 10% and PayPal would add on another ~2%. So the total fee is very similar to what it was before. I agree it’s a ripoff though. That’s why you have to have such high prices on ebay to make a profit. And what makes matters worse is that ebay actually charges you 12.55% on the tax that the customer has to pay them! So if the customer has to pay ebay $100 sales tax on an item they bought from you ebay adds $12.55 to your final value fee.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #201 on: January 07, 2022, 02:53 PM »
FWIW - Facebook has a lot lower fee and cheaper shipping than eBay but doesn't have as many buyers on the platform but if you're looking to sell something it seems to be better.  That said, I did not see any vac-sys listed there and can only hope Lee Valley will come through for me! :)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 05:32 PM by Bugsysiegals »

Offline edwarmr

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« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2022, 03:02 PM »
FWIW - Facebook as a lot lower fee and cheaper shipping than eBay but doesn't have as many buyers on the platform but if you're looking to sell something it seems to be better.  That said, I did not see any vac-sys listed there and can only hope Lee Valley will come through for me! :)

I’m hoping the same 😊 Every day Lee Valley’s expected delivery date moves out one day further which has me a little worried 😟.

Offline RobS888

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #203 on: January 07, 2022, 03:21 PM »
I got a Vac sys SE 2 this week from (don't laugh) Beaver supply

https://beavertools.com/580062-festool-vac-sys-se-2-clamping-module.html

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #204 on: January 07, 2022, 04:47 PM »
It's The FOG!  Just rotate the screen.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #205 on: January 07, 2022, 05:33 PM »
I got a Vac sys SE 2 this week from (don't laugh) Beaver supply

https://beavertools.com/580062-festool-vac-sys-se-2-clamping-module.html

Leave it to Beaver!  ;)

Offline Coen

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #206 on: January 07, 2022, 06:18 PM »
Aren't Paypal and eBay kinda one company these days?

Paypal takes another few % on the exchange rate btw. As in % more compared to what my bank would do for wire transfer in other currency.

Eg if I need to pay $2000, my bank would charge me €1797 + ~€15, but Paypal would charge €1846.

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« Reply #207 on: January 08, 2022, 12:04 AM »
Aren't Paypal and eBay kinda one company these days?

Paypal takes another few % on the exchange rate btw. As in % more compared to what my bank would do for wire transfer in other currency.

Eg if I need to pay $2000, my bank would charge me €1797 + ~€15, but Paypal would charge €1846.

They split quite a few years ago.   A side effect is that you can pay with other methods now.  As opposed to what the seller may or may not accept.

     Sorry didn't mean to take this OT.

Seth

Offline Blakk

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #208 on: January 08, 2022, 10:19 AM »
I was on the french festool website and VAC SYS pages started to disapear.
I'm happy to find this topic, I could buy one of the last SE1 set available on french market.
Now, I hope to receive it  [laughing]

Unfortunately, SE2 is no more available.

Blakk

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2022, 02:01 PM »
And so it begins:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265482610529?hash=item3dcfff2761:g:FbEAAOSw9S5h0yxp

SE2 set current bid $1575

 [eek]
Incredible. Current bid is already $1750. Started from $999.

The winning bid was $2450.
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