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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #210 on: January 10, 2022, 02:20 PM »
Now I'm really starting to rethink my own "need" for my set... [eek]

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Offline Chainring

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #211 on: January 11, 2022, 11:24 AM »
For those who ordered from US Tool & Fastener (Shop Festool), your time has come. I received an email this morning that my CC authorization had expired since it's been a while and I asked if that meant the orders were in. Yep. They'll be shipping soon.

Offline Ebuwan

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #212 on: January 11, 2022, 01:26 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.


At that point, just get the Schmalz, haha. A product that isn't discontinued.

Online DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #213 on: January 11, 2022, 01:41 PM »
After looking at the Schmalz pricing it's apparent what a deal the Festool vac sys was while it was available.
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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #214 on: January 11, 2022, 02:28 PM »
For those who ordered from US Tool & Fastener (Shop Festool), your time has come. I received an email this morning that my CC authorization had expired since it's been a while and I asked if that meant the orders were in. Yep. They'll be shipping soon.
I also got a email from them,so hopefully it ships soon,
Charlie


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Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #215 on: January 11, 2022, 03:32 PM »
After looking at the Schmalz pricing it's apparent what a deal the Festool vac sys was while it was available.

I'm with you Matt...as nice as Festool tools are, when compared to the vac heads, the SE 1&2 are another level or so above Festool tools for fit & finish. The attention to detail is incredible, the castings flawless. I think the tools that are closest to this level are the DF 500 & DF 700, both of which are above the $1000 price point.

Indeed, $425...that was a steal.


Offline jrs

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #216 on: January 12, 2022, 08:39 PM »
For those who ordered from US Tool & Fastener (Shop Festool), your time has come. I received an email this morning that my CC authorization had expired since it's been a while and I asked if that meant the orders were in. Yep. They'll be shipping soon.
I also got a email from them,so hopefully it ships soon,
Charlie

Mine shipped today  [big grin]

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Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #217 on: January 13, 2022, 06:11 PM »
I bought the Vac Sys complete system (SE1 & SE2) a few years ago.
Reading the Vac Sys was being discontinued - And availability was getting tougher -
I searched for - And scored - From Heartville Tools an additional -
SYS Accessory Set  VAC SYS VT Sort.

Ordered last Friday - Delivered today.🤗


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Offline squall_line

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #218 on: January 13, 2022, 06:28 PM »
I bought the Vac Sys complete system (SE1 & SE2) a few years ago.
Reading the Vac Sys was being discontinued - And availability was getting tougher -
I searched for - And scored - From Heartville Tools an additional -
SYS Accessory Set  VAC SYS VT Sort.

Ordered last Friday - Delivered today.🤗

I ordered the two heads that I didn't have yet (I have two each of the Round and Large Oblong) from ToolNut rather than the three-head set, but have yet to have them ship.  I'm holding out hope that they were on the slow boat from Germany and that my order will be filled.

Offline Chip S.

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #219 on: January 13, 2022, 07:40 PM »
For the many of you who checked with us while we were out - we have just received another shipment of SE2 Modules.

Offline JMatthew84

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #220 on: January 13, 2022, 10:20 PM »
Why do they ship with the old style systainers?

Offline squall_line

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #221 on: January 13, 2022, 10:36 PM »
Why do they ship with the old style systainers?

The entire Vac-SYS system in Europe is based on a vacuum pump that is built into a Classic Systainer, similar to a Rolair compressor.  The systainers for the system components are in Classic systainers as well as a result.

The pump model was unable to gain UL approval in the United States, so the pump was refactored but all of the other components remained the same.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #222 on: January 14, 2022, 06:25 AM »
For the many of you who checked with us while we were out - we have just received another shipment of SE2 Modules.

Couldn't resist... [doh]

Now I'll have a complete set to sell on eBay.

RMW
« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 08:18 AM by Richard/RMW »
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Online DynaGlide

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #223 on: January 14, 2022, 09:10 AM »

Couldn't resist... [doh]

Now I'll have a complete set to sell on eBay.

RMW

 [tongue]

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Offline greg mann

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #224 on: January 14, 2022, 10:10 AM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

Offline squall_line

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #225 on: January 14, 2022, 10:22 AM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]

Man's greatest fear is that when he passes, his wife will sell all of his tools and toys for what he told her he paid for them rather than what they're actually worth.  [cool]

Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #226 on: January 14, 2022, 10:28 AM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]

Better have a lot of tools... [big grin]...am having some issues with my mother and assisted living wants $14,000 per month.

Offline squall_line

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #227 on: January 14, 2022, 12:16 PM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]

Better have a lot of tools... [big grin]...am having some issues with my mother and assisted living wants $14,000 per month.

My grandmother-in-law is having some issues lately.  I think the place my in-laws went to look at had a $130k application fee, which was before the monthly fees.  [eek]

My own grandmother is in a senior apartment-type complex with meals included in a dining hall and other group and individual amenities, but no on-site care.  Fortunately she doesn't require constant care and can call it in when she needs it.  Also, I think I heard that the insurance and pension she has through my late grandfather's old job is phenomenal; it's probably cheaper for her to call an ambulance almost every day than to live in a care center.

Offline Coen

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #228 on: January 14, 2022, 01:05 PM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]

Man's greatest fear is that when he passes, his wife will sell all of his tools and toys for what he told her he paid for them rather than what they're actually worth.  [cool]

Well, given current inflation and longevity of Festools we are close to the used prices denominated in $ or € being equal to original new price...

Offline greg mann

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #229 on: January 14, 2022, 02:52 PM »
I guess when I finally go into a nursing home my wife can eBay all my tools to pay for my long term care.  [unsure]

Better have a lot of tools... [big grin]...am having some issues with my mother and assisted living wants $14,000 per month.


I obviously wrote tongue in cheek. This really is no joke and I empathize with your plight.
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #230 on: January 14, 2022, 06:50 PM »
I obviously wrote tongue in cheek. This really is no joke and I empathize with your plight.

No Greg you're good... I thought your reply was funny...what is a joke is that it will take 3 shops completely filled with tools & equipment to pay for any medical assistance short of "take an aspirin & call me in the morning".

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #231 on: January 14, 2022, 07:51 PM »
@Cheese I feel for you and all the others who have to help deal with this.  God bless you.

Peter

Offline Cheese

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #232 on: January 14, 2022, 09:27 PM »
@Cheese I feel for you and all the others who have to help deal with this.  God bless you.

Peter

Thanks Peter  [smile]...Thankfully, my mom has very good insurance, but that brings up the larger issue that many people in this wonderful country just aren't that fortunate...and so my heart goes out to those folks because there are no options for those people. Dignity in death should not be something that's just a commodity for sale. 

On to a better discussion about the discontinued Vac Sys. [big grin] [big grin]

« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 09:52 PM by Cheese »

Offline Rollin22Petes

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #233 on: January 15, 2022, 08:59 AM »
I went through the same with my father who passed away from Alzheimer's three years ago (only 64). As if dealing with the disease wasn't hard enough the cost associated with it were a shock to say the least I don't know how some people manage it. If it wasn't for his VA benefits I have no idea what I would have done. Thats a total other subject the hoops I had to jump through with the government for him to get the benefits he was entitled too was a nightmare in itself. Unfortunately death and life ending illness has become a money making business. My prayers and best wishes to you my friend as you navigate these difficult times. 

Offline Blakk

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #234 on: January 16, 2022, 04:22 AM »
Availability information :
I called Festool France last week.
VAC SYS SE2 will be back in stock first week of march.

Don't know why they delete the web page of this product  ???

Blakk

Offline AVL_wood_shop

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #235 on: January 16, 2022, 07:44 PM »
I’m getting ready to sell a bunch of woodworking tools. Including a complete VAC SYS setup:
Two modules, vacuum pump, and foot pedal
Two MFT mounting brackets
The set of three mounts in the Systainer
One additional D215 mount
A spare vacuum hose that I used for some custom vacuum jigs

I really prefer to deal in person. I’m in Asheville, NC. Any of you guys looking for a VAC SYS near western NC?

Otherwise, what have you had good luck with in terms of online sales?

-Greg

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #236 on: January 16, 2022, 07:54 PM »
I’m getting ready to sell a bunch of woodworking tools. Including a complete VAC SYS setup:
Two modules, vacuum pump, and foot pedal
Two MFT mounting brackets
The set of three mounts in the Systainer
One additional D215 mount
A spare vacuum hose that I used for some custom vacuum jigs

I really prefer to deal in person. I’m in Asheville, NC. Any of you guys looking for a VAC SYS near western NC?

Otherwise, what have you had good luck with in terms of online sales?

-Greg

Hmm Greg from Asheville. Your last name doesn't happen to be Paolini does it?  [big grin]
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Offline elfick

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #237 on: January 18, 2022, 03:51 PM »
I just received my set from USTF. A month earlier than projected so mad props to USTF.
Only problem is I can't exactly claim it as a birthday gift a month early!  [tongue]

Offline Chainring

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #238 on: January 18, 2022, 04:32 PM »
My set came in from US Tool & Fastener, too.

My GF was initially questioning how in the heck something like this would be used, but when I suctioned it down onto a coffee table and stuck a cutting board on it, her light bulb started glowing.

Offline HowardH

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Re: VAC SYS DISCONTINUED?
« Reply #239 on: January 18, 2022, 05:20 PM »
I used mine yesterday.  I find new ways of using it all the time. 
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