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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1890 on: April 14, 2021, 10:55 AM »
I tried my darndest to find a deal on the UG cart and wings for the Kapex. Nothing turned up so ordered from Hartville Tool via Amazon. At least the 5% rewards offsets the sales tax. They shipped it overnight on Monday and it arrived yesterday afternoon. Can't beat that.

It's a really nice setup. I went metric figuring if I need absolute precision I'll be using metric anyway.

My tiny 12x16 shop required some late night re-arranging to shoe horn the UG cart and left wing into a spot where I could leave them setup. In the middle of all that I just stood back and thought I've got a serious addiction as I tried to cram all these expensive tools into such a small space. Before I started adding things up I decided it was best to go to bed instead.  [eek] 
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today...a Festool Turbo Brush
« Reply #1891 on: April 14, 2021, 02:53 PM »
I confirmed they had inventory on Wednesday, ordered it on Wednesday and received it on Friday.  [big grin]

Must be a US thing receiving it a day late  [tongue]

Anyway; hmm, I get a totally different brush when I look up 203809.

Was this the one you imagined getting;?


It seems they switched products while keeping the same number. Ugh.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1892 on: April 14, 2021, 04:16 PM »
I tried my darndest to find a deal on the UG cart and wings for the Kapex. Nothing turned up so ordered from Hartville Tool via Amazon. At least the 5% rewards offsets the sales tax. They shipped it overnight on Monday and it arrived yesterday afternoon. Can't beat that.

It's a really nice setup. I went metric figuring if I need absolute precision I'll be using metric anyway.

My tiny 12x16 shop required some late night re-arranging to shoe horn the UG cart and left wing into a spot where I could leave them setup. In the middle of all that I just stood back and thought I've got a serious addiction as I tried to cram all these expensive tools into such a small space. Before I started adding things up I decided it was best to go to bed instead.  [eek]

The UG cart and wings are really nice to work with. Considering it also is very portable. But yeah, it does claim it’s square footage..

- Expensive tools in cramped space?.. your definitely not alone.. I got scared the other day about the value (as for a non professional) in my room [eek] Must update the insurance! 
But, looking at dedicated machinery, Festool tools and add-ons are bargains. This calms me a bit, and I’m having a good time using it all, that’s worth a lot.

Today I got a luck I didn’t foresee, a pre-owned MFT/3 with accessories AND a VL-MFT/3 with a saw module showed up, less than 15min away from me. Picking it all up on Friday [smile]
Now my new space to come only need a pack of 2m Festool extrusions to make a very nice compact shop.

Thanks for the Turbo nozzle digging @Cheese - I’ll see if I can get hold of an Wessel-Werk version, I can (maybe [blink]) live without the green plastic (I do have the correct RAL spray can at hand in green.. [big grin]) Funny enough, I just destroyed a Nilfisk version of the same, with a heat gun... the connecting tube was thick, solid and stubborn, the rest was not [big grin] [big grin]
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1893 on: April 14, 2021, 05:07 PM »
The TS75 showed up today. US Tool and Fastener came through. I ordered it over the weekend and just before noon, there it is. It was actually "signature required" too, which I do appreciate. Since it was coming to a commercial address, it's not as important, but it keeps the driver from leaving it for the porch-pirates on residential deliveries though.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1894 on: April 14, 2021, 06:21 PM »

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


This head is different in that the Miele heads that I'm familiar with raise or lower a pair of wheels on the rear of the head for height adjustment. There is no manual adjustment per se on this head. The front and rear wheels are in a permanent position and the beater bar floats up & down instead.

The 1st/2nd photo is a textured rubber fatigue mat that's had aluminum shavings dropped on it from a Milwaukee cutoff saw. A single forward pass with the turbo head shows the result.






The 3rd/4th photo shows cat litter on a vinyl floor. Again, a single pass through with the turbo head. I should note that I used a tapered 22/27 mm hose hooked up to the turbo head. Not exactly the optimum combination. The straight 36 mm hose would have been a better choice...I just got lazy.  [smile]




 

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1895 on: April 14, 2021, 07:07 PM »
Looks like that works very well. I might have to look into it.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75

Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1896 on: April 14, 2021, 07:30 PM »
@Cheese, thank you very much for that. Looks like it works very well.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1897 on: April 14, 2021, 07:48 PM »
Your new purchase was making quite an impression....

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today...a Festool Turbo Brush
« Reply #1898 on: April 14, 2021, 08:02 PM »

Anyway; hmm, I get a totally different brush when I look up 203809.


I know...it's very confusing. The turbo head that you show is actually 450644, the previous Festool model. If you google the new head, 203809, various sites will still show the older model with the newer part number.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1899 on: April 14, 2021, 08:27 PM »
Suck the asbestos right out of the tiles.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1900 on: April 15, 2021, 09:57 AM »
Your new purchase was making quite an impression....

You got that one right.   [smile]   We call her Nosey Josey and for a good reason.

For these vacuuming trials I'd make a single forward pass, then put the vacuum wand down while the vac was still running, grab the phone and take a picture. So she became very interested in the spinning beater bar/bristle bar.


Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1901 on: April 15, 2021, 11:01 AM »
How does this head compare to the one that comes in the kit,

Festool Workshop Cleaning Set with Sleeved Hose (576838)

Offline Jeff Hamilton

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1902 on: April 15, 2021, 11:37 PM »
Bought into the green kool-aid.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1903 on: April 16, 2021, 12:50 PM »
While I’m waiting at the UPS pick up point to get the other parcel with Festool stuff, this exciting box came along with the CT-VA 20:
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”

Offline elfick

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1904 on: April 16, 2021, 01:37 PM »
How does this head compare to the one that comes in the kit,

Festool Workshop Cleaning Set with Sleeved Hose (576838)
Rick,
I have the set you posted and the head in that set doesn't have a beater bar. The turbo head is more like the head in this:
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203408---d-36-hw-rs-plus
But I think the turbo head has some additional features.
Here's the links for the individual heads:
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/452908---d-36-bd-370
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203797---d-36-bd-ii
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203809---d-36-tkb-ii

-Lee

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1905 on: April 16, 2021, 02:45 PM »
How does this head compare to the one that comes in the kit,

Festool Workshop Cleaning Set with Sleeved Hose (576838)
Rick,
I have the set you posted and the head in that set doesn't have a beater bar. The turbo head is more like the head in this:
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203408---d-36-hw-rs-plus
But I think the turbo head has some additional features.
Here's the links for the individual heads:
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/452908---d-36-bd-370
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203797---d-36-bd-ii
https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/203809---d-36-tkb-ii

-Lee

Hi Lee, thanks for the information.  I am still trying to decide if I need a super duper head for just cleaning up the garage floor.  Be nice to have something I could eventually use in the house on carpet.

Offline John Huh

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1906 on: April 16, 2021, 04:13 PM »
Got a 497628 today from Amazon UK.


Offline Sci

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1907 on: April 18, 2021, 01:33 AM »
Found a tsc55 in my local Rockler and snapped it up.

Offline Bart.v

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1908 on: April 21, 2021, 04:11 AM »
I got home yesterday with a new order list
Kapex 120
TPC an TID Kit
BHC
CTL Midi
and a hole lot of fun stuff
can't wait of everything to arrive  [big grin]

Offline Alanbach

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1909 on: April 21, 2021, 11:20 PM »
Last night I found a DX93 on Craigslist and I went and got it today. As is tradition I spent more tonight ordering sandpaper than I spent on the sander. My name is Alan, I am a toolholic!

Offline luucasco

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1910 on: April 22, 2021, 03:11 AM »
Hello guys, I am quite new here. I am from Prague and we have a two companies, one is focused on outside decking, cladding and second is offering the most luxurious wooden floors. I have personally met with festool tools in 3 years ago. We we were quite small firm and mostly selling decking to small contractors. In that time we mostly hired external workers to install wooden decking, these guys always use cheaper stuff, even from LIDL (hobby brands as Parside, Assist, Einhell etc). How time passed we have grown up from company about 3 - 4 people, currently we are 25 people, 6 our own istallers + on another company another 5 flooring specialist. You know everything what we have is festool :D:D:D.

I started last year to buying festool.
1 psc each - KS 60, KS 120, KS 88
3 psc - OSCURO
3 psc - track saw
7 psc - TID, PDR, PDC etc.
1 psc CS 50, TSK 80
2 psc radias SYS
2 psc duo lighs
and many others.

cost me fornute but do not regret any crown invested (we still have czech crowns). I have become total festool lover and i do not want to my people will use another brand than festool. I can tell that our company is growing well also thanks to festool, clients see our tools and our reputation is great.

yesterday I was in shopping mood:
1 psc KS 120 + 1 psc KS60 + tables + L+R prologntate
1 psc DUO
1 psc CS 50
1 psc OSC 18
3 PSC TID 18, 3 PSC PDR + 1 PSC TS 18
2 PSC vaccumcleaners
1 psc rotex 120 + rotex 90
6 systainers, + tracks + blades

so i am looking forward to invoice - 10 000 EUR ex. VAT spent. but looking forward for my festool tools :-)



Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1911 on: April 22, 2021, 09:54 AM »
Last night I found a DX93 on Craigslist and I went and got it today. As is tradition I spent more tonight ordering sandpaper than I spent on the sander. My name is Alan, I am a toolholic!

You'll like the DX 93...it's a nice sander. Coming from a Fein triangle sander, you'll notice much faster removal rates with the Festool and the paper doesn't wear out as fast.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1912 on: May 04, 2021, 07:54 PM »

I’ve been looking to pick up this sander for a bit,and was going to buy it soon.
I cut a butcher block countertop for a guy at work ,and he gave this one to me.
He had 2 and I was negotiating buying one of them, but after a few times helping him,and the countertop ,he gave it to me.
Total surprise to me.
It’s used but works well.
RTS 400 Req.
Cheers,Charlie


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Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1913 on: May 04, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Picked up the BHC 18 set that was on Recon the other day because I wanted to complete my drill collection I have very important and top secret projects to use it on.

It arrived looking brand new in box. Would never know it was a refurb.

Offline threesixright

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1914 on: May 05, 2021, 03:12 AM »
The dust extraction nozzle "MX-A" arrived. I'm going to call this setup "Naja Festooliensis".  [scared] [big grin]




Viele Grüße,
Oliver
Gutentag Oliver, Curious how this works. Was on the fence fir this one. Let us know?


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Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1915 on: May 05, 2021, 04:24 AM »
Gutentag Oliver, Curious how this works. Was on the fence fir this one. Let us know?

I heard Oliver quit the internet.

Offline Wayne CW

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1916 on: May 05, 2021, 03:42 PM »
I got myself one of those little CXS drills and wasn't disappointed. It really is a great tool to use and made building my MFT top a real nice project. I was lucky to get one here in Canada but Ultimate Tools in Vancouver got a few in and i bought one.

Couldn't find one of my lag bolts until after i had my bench up on its wheels. 😃
"There is always something new to learn and old age isn't an excuse to quit."

Online notenoughcash

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1917 on: May 06, 2021, 03:49 AM »
ctl midi courtasy of nuts and bolts, or powertool suplies.
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
PSC 420 EB, TSC 55 REB, CTL MIDI I

Offline hdv

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1918 on: May 06, 2021, 05:47 AM »
Oliver has decided to spend his time in other ways and therefore he won't be able to answer your question.

But for those curious as to what that contraption is: it is the Festool MX-A. You use it to prevent dust from going all over the place when you drop a bag of plaster or something like it in a bucket. You hang it over the rim, connect it to a vacuum, and only then empty a bag into the bucket. If you have ever stood in a cloud of that nasty stuff, then you'll understand why that would be desirable.

[Edit] Apologies. I see now that is not the question that was asked.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 05:52 AM by hdv »

Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1919 on: May 07, 2021, 10:22 PM »
Received T 18 ordered from Recon today. Unlike most of the previous refurb tools I’ve gotten, this one has clearly seen some use: the tool and batteries are both pretty dusty and clearly weren’t given even a basic wipe-down at the factory, which makes me wonder a bit about how thorough of an inspection it was given. The Systainer has a few stains on it as well that indicate it’s traveled a bit.

What was a bigger surprise, though, was that what I ordered and paid for was a T 18 Basic, and what I’ve got here is… well, a bunch of stuff someone threw in a box, apparently. The drill, three Centrotec chucks, the right angle chuck, Jacobs chuck, two 5.2Ah non-Bluetooth batteries and an SCA-8 charger. The box, though, reads T 18+3 Li-Basic.

I’m a bit perplexed, but not going to complain about free stuff.