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Offline BigDan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1860 on: February 22, 2021, 12:41 PM »
Got me a OF 1400 Router today.  Should be delivered on Friday according to the manifest...  I had 6 different ones and gave all them away to my brother-in-law, sons, nephews, etc.. I kept that monster 3.5 Triton in my Table... now I need a router for normal handheld use and what's a guy supposed to do?  I bought another...  [eek]

Next up?  Accessories!... just dont know the festool router accessories well enough to figure out what I need though the LR32 looks... well almost as much as the router...lol
The ability to turn a magnificent tree into dust is my exquisite form of magic...  Of which I have an affinity to do using the following tools:
ETS-C 150/5, Domino DF 500 Q-set, Dust Extractor CT 26 E HEPA w./ Boom Arm,RTS 400 REQ-Plus Sander, Dust Extractor CT-Midi I, TS 75 EQ-F-Plus-FS, Router OF-1400, LR-32/SYS, SYS-Roll 100, SYS-RB, LR-32 Holey Rail, etc...and other magical implements of destruction...

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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1861 on: February 23, 2021, 03:01 PM »
A Festool Systainer trolley #495020... found one left-over at a local dealer. Even 20% off.  [big grin]

Since Festool discontinued these things... they sell used for more than what I just paid.

Offline BigDan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1862 on: March 04, 2021, 03:50 PM »
FestoolRecon's been good to me lately.  Just scored a CT-MIDI I, and a RTS 400!  Adding to the signature line now...  [big grin]
The ability to turn a magnificent tree into dust is my exquisite form of magic...  Of which I have an affinity to do using the following tools:
ETS-C 150/5, Domino DF 500 Q-set, Dust Extractor CT 26 E HEPA w./ Boom Arm,RTS 400 REQ-Plus Sander, Dust Extractor CT-Midi I, TS 75 EQ-F-Plus-FS, Router OF-1400, LR-32/SYS, SYS-Roll 100, SYS-RB, LR-32 Holey Rail, etc...and other magical implements of destruction...

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1863 on: March 08, 2021, 04:05 PM »
In the interests of logistics I've after a Long pause added som systainers for organisation to my setup. A Sys Combi 2 which I will use with the PDC drill insert, and replace it's lid with the existing PDC DF (attic) lid. The bit's I already own will sit in the attic lid; Bradpoint, Stone, and bit assortment. The PDC drill insert is already almost fully populated with the optional Chucks, will add the right angle chuck and a dust ekstractor thingy at some point. The Bottom drawer will have space for the Zobo bit set and the  HSS bit set, perhaps a small drilling guide. Any additional bits pieces, Dowling jig etc.

I also bought a Sys 1 with Attic lid which I'll use with the CXS with a bit assortment in one bay and bradpoint short bits etc in the other two bays.

5-15 centrotec countersink.

Blue polishing pad for the R0 150

Interface pad for sanding curved surfaces for the R0 150


« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 06:57 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
Festool 18V HKC 55, TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus   TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3

Offline ScotF

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1864 on: March 08, 2021, 07:31 PM »
Found a complete T18 with 3.1 AH batteries and chucks - so grabbed it. Also picked up a D Handle Trion. I had sold my barrel grip a few years ago and have missed it. I have a battery Carvex barrel that I like as well as a Mafell and Bosch. The D Handle is for a different grip and I have an affection for jigsaws...and apparently T style drills as I added the T18/TID combo kit last week. I need help.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1865 on: March 10, 2021, 02:58 AM »
I cancelled the order in quote below, as the company I ordered from seemed to have some hiccups as to the payment type, when I pressed pay to paypal it sent a thank you for the order but I wasn't sent to the paypal site. This was due I thought to them not being able to deliver some of the items within a reasonable time frame. Yesterday I got a mail saying they were waiting for payment from me and I should use bank transfer. After some thought I cancelled the order.

I moved to CBdirekt.de and and Rubart. so now I have 3 orders on the way, these two and the last order with the Systainers in my previous post from two days ago.

From Rubart

1 x   Festool Bit-Sortiment BITS + BHS 60 CE TL 24x – 769094      
1 x   Festool  D 5 CE/W – 492514   
2 x   Festool  D 4 CE/W – 492513      
2 x   Festool  D 3 CE/W – 492512      
1 x   Festool  SSH-STF-93x175/8 – 483905   

I added  bits with the new version centrotec bit holder which will fit in the attic lid in the sysstainer  for the CXS that I have on order. Price for the bit set with centrotec bit holder with Attic Lid compatible plastic insert was very good compared to just getting the holder alone.

I decided to get just the regular centrotec bradpoint bits  3-5mm instead of the stubby bits for the CXS as these are short enough for most situations.

Festool stickfix pad for the RS300 eq (I've had this very good sander for 8 years and although it's stick fix pad is in okay shape I think its good to have a back up pad for it.


From CBdirekt I bought the Sandpaper the P500 granat had a long wait time so I will order that later.

1   497365FES   Granat P80 2x50  RO 90
    
2   497371FES        P240 100 stk for RO 90

3   498934FES
    Festool  STF 93X178  Granat  P60 2x50 Stk for RS300 eq
    
4.    STF 93X178  - P80 50 Stück for RS300 eq



The items all ended up being cheaper than originally so that takes some of the pain out wait for them because of the mis-steps with the original order.

I recommend CBdirekt and Rubart warmly for buyers in the EU.

I'm buying things lately that are reasoned adjustments to my consumable items and son logistical adjustments for my type of mobile work. The total items add up to a significant amount of money but are long term investments and necessary to the Festool system I'm running.




I just needed to replace the centrotec D5 D4 D3 CE/W bradpoint bits the 5mm got overheated and likely degraded though it works fine, 4mm and 3mm as backup.

 Sandpaper for the RO 90 60g 80g for stripping paint 240.g regular paint sanding, 500 gr. pre polish on metal and lacquer

Orange polish pad for the RO 90 with polishing paste to match

Sandpaper for the RS 300 which I've had now for 9 years so I filled out the with 60g. 80g. So now have grits 40, 60, 80,120,180, 240, 320 which will last until the end of my time...Higher grits are seldom used the lower grits are covered with 100 sheets in 60g 50 in 80..
« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 06:46 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
Festool 18V HKC 55, TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus   TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1866 on: March 12, 2021, 06:27 PM »
I've received the two orders from CBdirekt in my previous post.

My thought of using a Sys 1 with attic storage has a slight problem I had not anticipated. The space taken up by the attic storage makes it impossible to fit the CXS insert as it is too thick! This caused by the space needed to fit the charger, so disappointed but not deterred  a solution is to leave out the battery charger and use a foam base and make cutouts for the tools, there's then room for an ekstra section for fasteners and a few hand tools instead of the charger.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2021, 08:35 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
Festool 18V HKC 55, TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus   TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3

Offline adamcian

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1867 on: March 12, 2021, 08:48 PM »


Found a RO 150 in the wild today and had to pick it up given the current market. Have the ETSC 125 and have been wanting a rotex for a while even though I may not ‘need’ one right now...

Offline Alanbach

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1868 on: March 13, 2021, 11:09 AM »
A month or so ago I ordered an OF1400 from a large local dealer and they said they had two on order expected to be here this week and that they would hold one for me. Knowing how things are going lately I called them earlier this week and the nice lady in the office called Festool to verify shipment only to be told that it’s been delayed an additional 16 weeks. On the way home I stopped at Rockler to pick up a router bit and BAM, they had an OF1400 just sitting right there waiting for me. I did not see that one coming but I’m pretty happy about it.

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1869 on: March 13, 2021, 01:10 PM »
I picked up a CXS yesterday on my way to the office.  Used it last night to put some pilot holes and screws into a bookshelf project I've been working on; having a drill bit in the Jacob's chuck and the supplied Philips bit in the Centrotec chuck/bit holder was an eye-opener.  I had been using my old Craftsman C3 NiCd 19.2 drill for this before, so the compactness and light weight of the CXS is almost night and day different.

I used it again later in the evening to drill pilot holes for the panel nails (they didn't want to drive straight or easily through the 3/16 hardboard into mahogany), and it was such a joy to use that I could have easily gone overboard with the panel nails if I hadn't stopped myself!

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1870 on: March 13, 2021, 01:47 PM »


Found a RO 150 in the wild today and had to pick it up given the current market. Have the ETSC 125 and have been wanting a rotex for a while even though I may not ‘need’ one right now...

Lol, induced demand. Supply is short and people start to hamster. (dunno if that is still valid in English).

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1871 on: April 08, 2021, 09:13 PM »
OF2200 router and the accessories Systainer for the OF2200.

I have put off this purchase for a long time. Needed it for a project and now is the time. Was hard to find right now because of Covide-19 shut downs. Several dealers said it was backordered and would be 90 to 120 days before I could get one. I did some scouting around and found this one in Mesa AZ at TimberWood. Thanks Wayne and owner RaeAnn. You guys are great.

Now I need to order the Metric scale upgrade. Really never got why Festool went imperial. Twelve years they were ALL Metric. Now it is a PITA to convert the tools back to there original Metric roots. Festool needs to included both metric and imperial scales in the box. And let the buy install the scale they prefer.  [big grin]

Thanks again
« Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 09:31 PM by Greg Powers »
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Offline GoodBadUgly

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1872 on: April 08, 2021, 10:14 PM »
Picked up an MFK 700 full set in time for weekend project of laundry room cabinets..

After the purchase, smacked my own head for the green bug I have been bitten with .. as it is my 5th router after OF2200, OF1400, Milwaukee 2.25HP in my Jessem table and a Bosch Colt trimmer. I think I am done with routers now


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Offline Eric J

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1873 on: April 08, 2021, 10:48 PM »
I picked up a corded Carvex last month. It has a nice heft and "hand feel". I've cut top down and bottom up and was able to track a line very accurately with no deflection in both cases. Trying to decide if I should get the angle base next.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1874 on: April 09, 2021, 03:00 AM »
I'm getting the Syslite KAL II set tomorrow if all goes well.

The perfect companion for me as I often work late into the evenings where lights are inadequate non existent.

EDIT: On second thought no, I double checked the ad and could se I had mistaken the model for sale it was the KAL version so I opt out for now. The KAL II set is what I want and will get it at the time of my next order..
« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 03:14 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
Festool 18V HKC 55, TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus   TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3

Online ChuckM

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1875 on: April 09, 2021, 05:03 PM »
I usually buy tools when I know I'll have projects for their use. This Domino connectors kit is an exception; I have no immediate needs for any knock-down projects.

I'll start researching for ready-to-assemble projects in the near future.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today...a Festool Turbo Brush
« Reply #1876 on: April 09, 2021, 10:12 PM »
I usually buy tools when I know I'll have projects for their use. This Domino connectors kit is an exception; I have no immediate needs for any knock-down projects.

Good for you Chuck...I also purchased the kit but was hesitant at first because of the price. The good thing is that I had a project that it was needed for so the pain level was lowered substantially. [smile] You're a creative guy, so I'll be interested in what projects you use the QD connectors for.

On another note...I received the Festool Turbo Brush (203809) today. This seems to be one of those Festool endangered species items because it's difficult to find one that's available on the street. Woodcraft can't order it, Rockler can't order it and Festool USA doesn't list it on their website.

I found it at:
https://www.ustoolandfastener.com/search.php?search_query=203809&section=product

I confirmed they had inventory on Wednesday, ordered it on Wednesday and received it on Friday.  [big grin]

Rather than using electricity to turn the beater brush which is usually the case with Miele vacuums, this beater brush runs on the air drawn into the vacuum head. The drawn-in air, turns an impeller which is directly linked to the beater brush. It works really well. I'm very satisfied.

However, here's a heads-up...the item is manufactured by Wessel in Germany and can be purchased under the Wessel TK 286 part number for $50. If you prefer the Festool name and the lime green trim, it'll cost you $150.  [mad] [crying]








Offline guybo

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1877 on: April 09, 2021, 10:18 PM »
Thank you I have been looking at this, finders fee? guy

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1878 on: April 10, 2021, 09:28 AM »

Offline rvieceli

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1879 on: April 10, 2021, 01:09 PM »
here's a link to a US vendor for the Wessel branded one.

https://www.allaboutvacuums.com/product/wessel-werk-tk286-vacuum-cleaner-1-1-4-32mm-turbo-tool/

No experience with them though. Amazon has one for $65

Ron

Offline RustE

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1880 on: April 10, 2021, 03:12 PM »
I usually buy tools when I know I'll have projects for their use. This Domino connectors kit is an exception; I have no immediate needs for any knock-down projects.
...

I’m looking to purchase some connectors as well.  Debating if I’ll go with the kit or get the pieces that I need in the near term and a SYS3 M89 for storage.

Online ChuckM

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1881 on: April 10, 2021, 03:27 PM »
RustE, Never knew that option existed. How much cheaper would be it be to go that route?

I don't have the LR 30 system, but I can find a way to drill those holes if need be. I found that any regular bit holder can be used to screw the hardware, not just the Festool bit holder, which I don't own.




« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 04:42 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1882 on: April 10, 2021, 03:57 PM »
RustE, Never knew that option existed. How much cheaper would be it be to go that route?

I don't have LR 30 system, but I can find a way to drill those holes if need be. I found that any regular bit holder can be used to screw the hardware, not just the Festool bit holder, which I don't own.

FWIW Chuck, here's a list of the individual components and their part numbers. All are available separately.  [smile]

If I remember correctly the 15 mm drill bit and oilite stop are about $60 while the drill guide is about $75.

D 8/50 Instructions.pdf

Download DF 500 connectors
https://www.festoolusa.com/service/owners-manuals#DOMINOJoiners
« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 04:07 PM by Cheese »

Offline RustE

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What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1883 on: April 10, 2021, 05:37 PM »
RustE, Never knew that option existed. How much cheaper would be it be to go that route?
...

Not sure it’s going to be any cheaper. Thinking to not have pieces around that might never get used.

203164 Drilling Template - $78
203165 Hinge Cutter - $57
203166 KV D8 Connectors (50) - $115
204854 SYS3 M89 Organizer - $80

Total of $330 versus $385 for the 203170 D8 Kit.

Online ChuckM

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1884 on: April 10, 2021, 06:25 PM »
Thanks Cheese & RustE.

The price difference indeed is negligible.

I'll share my first Domino knock-down project when I finish one. I'm starting on a new build which has been budgeted for 4 - 6 weeks, so it'll be a while before any ready-to-assemble piece will be identified and attempted.

My last knock-down project was made for storage purposes (image). I'm hoping to use the Domino connectors for a furniture piece. 

Offline Wayne CW

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1885 on: April 10, 2021, 08:11 PM »
I bought my first Festool tool today. I bought the Festool 1010 router from Lee Valley. The first time i owned a plunge router although i have been woodworking for over 50 years. I think i made a good purchase since i've had a big Porter Cable in a table for over 20 years and i have a trim router so this 1010 should be a good fit and become my go to router.

I have a Milwaukee 18 volt combo drill set but have been eying that little CXS. Heard a lot of good things about it. In fact i attempted to order one but it is a scarce item here in Canada right now.
"There is always something new to learn and old age isn't an excuse to quit."

Online ChuckM

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1886 on: April 10, 2021, 08:59 PM »
Snip.
I have a Milwaukee 18 volt combo drill set but have been eying that little CXS. Heard a lot of good things about it. In fact i attempted to order one but it is a scarce item here in Canada right now.

It's not clear if Ultimate Tools has any stock as it allows to you preorder as well as buy it now online:  https://www.ultimatetools.ca/products/festool-cxs-2-6-c-handle-cordless-drill-set-576099?_pos=3&_sid=f8797c8f7&_ss=r

A call to them will have the answer. Free shipping, too, I think.

Offline Wayne CW

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1887 on: April 11, 2021, 09:00 AM »
Snip.
I have a Milwaukee 18 volt combo drill set but have been eying that little CXS. Heard a lot of good things about it. In fact i attempted to order one but it is a scarce item here in Canada right now.

It's not clear if Ultimate Tools has any stock as it allows to you preorder as well as buy it now online:  https://www.ultimatetools.ca/products/festool-cxs-2-6-c-handle-cordless-drill-set-576099?_pos=3&_sid=f8797c8f7&_ss=r

A call to them will have the answer. Free shipping, too, I think.
No Ultimate is out. The only one showing one in stock is Elite Tools and they show only 1 so whether they have it or not is questionable and for the money i don't want the demo. I already ordered one from someone else and was put on back order and i had to email them to cancel because i don't want to be on someones back order list. The first one who gets them back in stock will get my sale and most send out flyers via emails when they
get stock. I got a Parf Guide coming from Axminster in the UK to make my MFT table too right now so i'm not in hurry for the CXS. 😃
Wayne
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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1888 on: April 12, 2021, 10:45 AM »
Here's the Wessel-Werks branded item.

https://www.wessel-werk.com/en/products/turbo-nozzles/227-tk-286


I just received the data sheet for the Wessel TK 286 Turbo Head. This thing (I have the Festool version) works really, really well, I'm astounded.

I detached the Miele electric vac head and placed this on the Miele instead. I'd have to say this $59 turbo head works as well as or possibly even better than the electric Miele SEB 236 head for $259.

From the Wessel data sheet.
"Thanks to the new geometry, TK 286 is ideally suited for the use with low-output/energy-saving vacuum cleaners. This turbo brush features an effective turbine-driven brush even when matched with low airflow."




Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1889 on: April 12, 2021, 11:24 AM »
This thing (I have the Festool version) works really, really well, I'm astounded.

Have you used it on concrete floors?  Do the brushes reach the floor, and do they provide any benefit?

My only complaint about my aluminum Festool nozzle is that there is some dust (drywall, for example) that really clings to the floor and needs some sort of friction to get loose. But I don't like to leave the bristles on my nozzle low enough to scrub the floor because it tends to push stuff around without actually picking it up.

If that thing will scrub up the dust that doesn't want to come up with just airflow, it would be well worth the $59 to me.