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Offline Yardbird

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2430 on: November 05, 2022, 06:12 PM »

They normally have one of those big FS5000 rails hanging on the wall, but it was gone.

I think the 197" rail was discontinued.  Someone probably bought the one off the wall.  Can you imagine the problems shipping something like this without it being damaged?

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2431 on: November 05, 2022, 06:35 PM »

They normally have one of those big FS5000 rails hanging on the wall, but it was gone.

I think the 197" rail was discontinued.  Someone probably bought the one off the wall.  Can you imagine the problems shipping something like this without it being damaged?

The number of those damaged in shipping was large.  Also had to go common carrier due to the length.  Festool USA actually had materials in their warehouse to build shipping boxes for those, but many a forklift won the squeamish.

Peter

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2432 on: November 05, 2022, 06:35 PM »

They normally have one of those big FS5000 rails hanging on the wall, but it was gone.

I think the 197" rail was discontinued.  Someone probably bought the one off the wall.  Can you imagine the problems shipping something like this without it being damaged?

It's still in the newest catalog item number 491500. Yes, shipping is the exact reason I got my FS3000 and this FS2424 from a local dealer. They will get it truck delivered from F-USA and the usual "rough handlers" don't get near it. They are probably too big for most of them anyway. The FS5000 definitely would be. I did get the FS1900 from an Amazon seller, it was ok. It had two pieces of pine 1 x 4 in the box though.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2433 on: November 05, 2022, 06:37 PM »
It is not showing on their website although the page description mentions "...up to 197"".

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2434 on: November 05, 2022, 06:42 PM »
I got an actual hard copy of the catalog from the dealer, during my visit to the "Festool Experience" last month. It's my first one since 2016. They had the same one at the dealer today to look up the number for the FS2424.
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Offline Yardbird

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2435 on: November 05, 2022, 09:08 PM »
Here is a notice from Shane stating this rail was discontinued.  Dated May 4 2022. 


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Festool USA discontinuing the 5000mm (197") guide rail
« on: May 04, 2022, 02:34 PM »
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If this one is on your list, order soon.  [wink]

Once it's sold out, customers will need to order shorter rails and use connectors.

https://www.toolnut.com/festool-491500-fs-5000-197-guide-rail.html

Shane

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2436 on: November 13, 2022, 12:17 AM »
Tough I already have a orginal (old version in new condition) Milwaukie Hamer Drill, I have a lot , I mean alot of drilling to do to put some screens to cover the drain holes on my block wall fence. I live on a acre and half which the back of the house is enclosed by a block wall fence. In Az lower couse of blocks are required to have the blocks with holes to allow for drainage.

This is also where my little doggie sneaks out of the yard and where rabbits and snakes sneak into the yard. The darn rabbits keep eating my plants.

So I found the PDC kit on the Festool recon and  got it. Just see dragging a extension cord all over the back yard to drill holes to screw tapcons in (using tapcons to attach the screen to the block wall)

Offline LooseSox

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2437 on: November 13, 2022, 01:04 AM »
Came home with a DF500, MFK700, OF1400, KA65 and a MFT3.

Turns out this purchase should have been discussed with the ministry of war and finance first, who knew  [scratch chin]
« Last Edit: November 13, 2022, 01:18 AM by LooseSox »

Offline HowardH

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2438 on: November 15, 2022, 04:20 PM »
Bit the bullet and ordered the TSC 55 KEB today along with the CT bluetooth module.  I already had a charger and a number of batteries but none of them are bluetooth so I figured it was time for an upgrade in that department as well so I got the Plus variant. 
« Last Edit: November 15, 2022, 04:22 PM by HowardH »
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Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2439 on: November 15, 2022, 04:53 PM »
Came home with a DF500, MFK700, OF1400, KA65 and a MFT3.

Turns out this purchase should have been discussed with the ministry of war and finance first, who knew  [scratch chin]

First rule of tool ownership, seek forgiveness AFTER buying the tools!

Offline HowardH

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2440 on: November 15, 2022, 04:55 PM »
Came home with a DF500, MFK700, OF1400, KA65 and a MFT3.

Turns out this purchase should have been discussed with the ministry of war and finance first, who knew  [scratch chin]

First rule of tool ownership, seek forgiveness AFTER buying the tools!

After what my wife bought herself while we were in Santa Fe this weekend, even with my purchase, I still have room for some catch up...
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

mft1080, P1cc, MFT/3, T15, TID-18, RO150FEQ, ETS EC 150, MT55cc, RTS400, CT22, CT36E, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900 rails, OF1400, CSX, C18, VacSys, Vecturo, Domino, Qwas dogs, Parf Dogs, Zobo's, Syslite Uni, CMS GE, Sawstop contractor, PM 1500, Jet J/P, FS-WA, Shaper Origin. Felder AF-14, TSC 55 KEB, Dash-Board bench system

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2441 on: November 15, 2022, 06:05 PM »
Came home with a DF500, MFK700, OF1400, KA65 and a MFT3.

Turns out this purchase should have been discussed with the ministry of war and finance first, who knew  [scratch chin]

First rule of tool ownership, seek forgiveness AFTER buying the tools!

After what my wife bought herself while we were in Santa Fe this weekend, even with my purchase, I still have room for some catch up...

What did she buy....a car or something?

I always heard it as "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission."
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation/Plate
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set
Socket/Ratchet set

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2442 on: November 15, 2022, 10:30 PM »
Maybe she bought a Bernina Sewing machine.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2022, 12:30 AM by me_two »
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Offline HowardH

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2443 on: November 15, 2022, 11:27 PM »
Maybe she bought a Bernina Sawing machine.

Nothing that practical.  More like cashmere wraps and sweaters to the tune of about $3000.  Oh and throw in some sort of necklace for about a grand. However, she doesn't say a peep about me indulging my Festool habit from time to time. She works like a fiend as the EVP of HR of a multinational corporation so she deserves anything she wants to get, IMO.
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

mft1080, P1cc, MFT/3, T15, TID-18, RO150FEQ, ETS EC 150, MT55cc, RTS400, CT22, CT36E, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900 rails, OF1400, CSX, C18, VacSys, Vecturo, Domino, Qwas dogs, Parf Dogs, Zobo's, Syslite Uni, CMS GE, Sawstop contractor, PM 1500, Jet J/P, FS-WA, Shaper Origin. Felder AF-14, TSC 55 KEB, Dash-Board bench system

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2444 on: November 16, 2022, 12:06 AM »
I always heard it as "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission."

That's an old marketing/sales statement...and that's certainly apropos so much of the time.

The original statement was: It's better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.

That lexicon would then normally be proudly bandied about after the salesman/marketing manager violated all of the internal corporate guidances and sold a multimillion $ piece of a one-of-a-kind tool for less than cost and promised that it would be delivered within an impossible time frame.


Offline timwors

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2445 on: November 16, 2022, 02:22 PM »
Got my new TS55 FEBQ, my first Festool track saw.

I used it briefly today for some test pieces and am totally blown away with the quality of it - quite astonishing (but then you all know that!). I think it will be a big upgrade on my 10 year old Dewalt saw, which is basically a circular saw that goes on a fairly simple track and chucks dust everywhere.

I bought the 2022 (UK) "fan edition" as it was cheaper than the regular edition. It seems to be the same product as the regular edition, but came in a special systainer with green handles, and also had a Festool branded Pica pencil and tape measure thrown in.

I had been agonizing over whether to get this or the new TS60, but as I'm mainly going to use it for small projects and cutting plywood I decided that the extra £130 wasn't really worth it. Hopefully I won't regret this!


Offline Muttley000

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2446 on: November 16, 2022, 08:10 PM »
The "old" FS/2 set or the new one?
If that was aimed at me it is the new one.
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Offline Skylier36

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2447 on: November 22, 2022, 10:48 PM »
Walked into the local dealer with a plan to get a CXS. Out of stock!
Settled on a Kapex instead.

Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2448 on: November 23, 2022, 10:33 AM »
Nice consolation prize  [big grin]

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2449 on: November 23, 2022, 02:29 PM »
I offloaded some old Dewalt routers on Ebay and treated myself to an OF1400.  Wanted something in between the MFK700 for edge work and the router table for throwing big bits.  The OF1400 seems like a good all-rounder for 1/4 and 1/2 inch and 8mm bits.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2450 on: November 23, 2022, 04:52 PM »
Walked into the local dealer with a plan to get a CXS. Out of stock!
Settled on a Kapex instead.
Both are useful, but hardly interchangeable.

Anyone know where that quote comes from?
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation/Plate
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set
Socket/Ratchet set

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2451 on: November 23, 2022, 05:34 PM »
I have one battery platform too many, and seeing as Fein are pulling out of Australia, I have sold my Fein gear and being replacing with Festool. Latest addition is the OSC 18v Vecturo. Still need an angle grinder and rotary hammer.

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2452 on: November 24, 2022, 02:45 AM »
I have one battery platform too many, and seeing as Fein are pulling out of Australia, I have sold my Fein gear and being replacing with Festool. Latest addition is the OSC 18v Vecturo. Still need an angle grinder and rotary hammer.

I thought Festool bought Fein? The Slugger cold saw  got a while back shows up on my Festool warranty list, as does my Fein multi tool.