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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2520 on: January 22, 2023, 08:54 AM »
The main reason I got the set was to have everything more portable. I do most of the repairs and maintenance of the equipment in the shop where I work. It's a big place, 60k sqft total, with over 50k of that being shop space. It can be quite a walk from my area to the bigger machines, so if I can throw the sockets, pliers, and screwdrivers Systainers onto a cart, with a deadblow mallet, I'm good to go.
This is all clean, modern, and new machinery, no greasy nasty automotive stuff here, so the plastic handles don't bother me.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2521 on: January 22, 2023, 09:05 AM »
That makes a lot of sense! :)

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Oliver
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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2522 on: January 22, 2023, 09:44 AM »
As much as I like my Festool sets, I would never be without my Wera Zyklop socket sets. I have the 1/2", 3/8",1/4" and 3/8" metric. sets.  I bought all mine from Cadstoolbox.com.  WERA 05003596001 8100 SB 4 is the 3/8" imperial set and WERA 05003594001 8100 SB 2 the metric.  With these sets and 3/8" 1/4'  adaptor or Centroc 3/8" driver adaptor you can fix just about anything as they come with a comprehensive number of 1/4" driver bits also.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2523 on: January 22, 2023, 10:33 AM »
Yet another problem caused by sticking to an outdated measurements system.

Well, you kind of have to, just to repair/service legacy stuff. Even if everything manufactured from this day forward is metric, the old doesn't just disappear. Of course the sooner you start with this, the less time it takes to get most everything replaced, but there will always be holdouts.
The UK guys know that there is still some old Whitworth stuff hanging around. At least we don't have that here

I get what you are saying, we talk about switching the entire shop (drawings and all) over to metric every once in a while. The vast majority of the machines are already doing it in the background. They just convert for the display that the humans interface.
I'm one if the ones who complains about Festool doing the Imperial scales on "some" of the tools.
I wish they had just left it alone.

If US and Canadian metrification efforts weren't sabotaged by a few vocal underbelly opponents that had an ear in high-level politics in the early 1980's, there wouldn't even be a quarter of the stuff around now.

It should have been decades like the slotted screws; only for turning left  [tongue]

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2524 on: January 22, 2023, 12:12 PM »
Yeah @Coen I knew it was political in some way. Back in the early 70s, when I was in school, there was some half-hearted attempt to teach metric. I think they went about it the wrong way though. Essentially they taught conversion, which I think is a mistake with children who don't necessarily have a firm grasp on the Imperial system yet anyway. They certainly are engrained in it, like the adults who have only ever know that.
I think the concern was that there would be a generational disconnect? That only lasts for a little while though and then the next generation never really even knows about it. Sure there is some peripheral older examples still around for some time, but eventually it becomes so minimal that it doesn't matter.
From what I understand, the UK is struggling with some of it too? They have holdouts for some things?
The thing is, it's already happening in the background of nearly everything already, people just don't know it. Almost everything you buy by volume or weight has been converted to more "even" metric sizes, yet is still called something point whatever ounces. Gasoline, milk, and that kind of thing, still come in gallons, half gallons, etc. but most other things are liters or milliliters. Almost nothing is an even pint, quart, or ounce anymore.
It's kind of an underhanded way to get by with "shrinkflation" too. Is that happening in Europe too? Where the portion sizes of items are getting smaller, but the price stays the same. Then later the price goes up too and they do it again.

As far a work goes? I don't see it happening any time soon. It is hard enough to hire people now, adding the perceived difficulty of dealing with metric, game over.
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Online Packard

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2525 on: January 22, 2023, 12:35 PM »
[…], simply didn't know any better […]

Kind regards,
Oliver

Not knowing any better is not an excuse for not knowing any better.

Managers are supposed to know when they need help and go and get the needed help.

The biggest cause of failures in business and elsewhere is people thinking that they had the competence to perform a task, but did not. 

My friend’s father was the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration before WWII, and the President of Beyer, USA from 1939 to the early 1960s.

He told me once that the single largest cause of medical malpractice was when good (or excellent) doctors attempted something just beyond their capabilities.  It was rarely bad doctors that were at fault, but good doctors exhibiting bad judgement. 

So, who ever put this together should have sought assistance.  Blame hubris or arrogance. “Not knowing any better” is not an excuse, it is an explanation.



















Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2526 on: January 22, 2023, 12:51 PM »
@Packard, exactly my point, just like bad language translations. All it takes is someone else looking at it.
That was something the GM of the packaging plant I worked in years ago always promoted. He never liked to see one person complete a specific project all the way through by themselves. Thinking that if they made a mistake early on in the process, they would never see it.

This also goes along with one of those old axioms. "Don't keep working with a mistake, just because you spent a long time making it"

I don't know how many times I've seen that done. Someone will recognize a problem and think that they can just compensate for it somewhere else. They do that, then later that causes something else, then work around that. Eventually, you would have been better off to just start over.
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Offline gamecock111

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2527 on: January 22, 2023, 06:28 PM »
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I am just a dyi/hobbist. About a year ago bought the Kreg version and was completely underwhelmed, even with my limited knowledge. I have been wanting to replace since.

It will join the ct 26, the jigsaw, rotex 90, and a few accessories. Next up will a router at some point.


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Offline Muttley000

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2528 on: January 22, 2023, 09:15 PM »
TS-55-REQ-PLUS-FS

I am just a dyi/hobbist. About a year ago bought the Kreg version and was completely underwhelmed, even with my limited knowledge. I have been wanting to replace since.

It will join the ct 26, the jigsaw, rotex 90, and a few accessories. Next up will a router at some point.


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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2529 on: January 23, 2023, 11:37 AM »
I noticed in the packaging of the FSV/2 that it pictures you storing the allen key in the saw handlebar, behind the saw-blade locking lever. I guess that's only for the TS 60?

It's kind of an underhanded way to get by with "shrinkflation" too. Is that happening in Europe too? Where the portion sizes of items are getting smaller, but the price stays the same. Then later the price goes up too and they do it again.

Oh yes. Meat sold in packages of 0,8 kg instead of 1 kg (although this started after animal associations started shaming grocery stores on selling cheap 1 kg packs of meat; the so-called "kiloknallers"), grapes per 400 g instead of 500 g. Pringles potato chips went from 200 g to 165 g (and apparently to 134 g in some regions?). Grocery stores advertising with the "per 500 g" price instead of the "per 1 kg" price for things like tomatoes, apples, the Broccoli now comes with a longer stem that you still pay for, the full-fat French quark went from 10% fat to 8% fat (and ever since it tastes disgusting as well), etc.

More general recently they made the daily caloric food intake advisory "gender neutral". So it went from "women: 2000 kCal, men: 2500 kCal" to "adults: 2000 kCal".

But despite potato chip bags going from 200g or 300g to 150 and 225...  there has been a reversal back to 200 and 300 with some brands. I guess the smallest 1-portion size dropped off the radar and they had to re-fill the product line from the larger side... Those that did go back are smart enough to use insanely oversized marking on their packaging for the weight.

Then later on the smaller coins start disappearing because there simply is no point. We round everything to 5 cent so we made the 1 and 2 cent coins obsolete, but ze Germans are still 'penny pinching' so I still have 1 and 2 cent coins in my wallet that I only have use for across the border. The time cashiers spend taking in and returning 1 and 2 cent coins is just a pure drag on everyone's well being. Just like you guys in the USA have a 1 cent coin that costs 1.7 cents to make and half the population just puts in a jar somewhere. When the half cent coin was discontinued it had about the value of a dime (10 cents)...?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2023, 11:45 AM by Coen »

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2530 on: January 23, 2023, 11:48 AM »
Being German, I think it's crazy we're still stuck with those 1ct, 2ct, (...) coins. So, I feel your pain.

And like Coen said, of course we got "shrinkflation" as well. Or, as the Nestlé CEO said it on Bloomberg when asked about price increases: we continuously "optimize" packaging. lmao.

It is what it is.

Personally we're not looking at single items that much, it's just the total on the receipt and "volume" inside the shopping basket that's a dead giveaway of what is happening.

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Oliver
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Online Packard

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2531 on: January 23, 2023, 11:55 AM »
American packagers were quick to embrace the liter and two liter packaging (and pocket an additional 6% profit).

And Hagen daz quietly went from 16 ounce packages to 14 ounces.  Only when displayed adjacent to their competition is the size difference noticeable. My grocery store displays Hagen daz in a separate area to avoid that comparison.

When I was a kid, a Hersheys chocolate bare varied from 3 to 3.5 ounces and fluctuated according to their costs so they could always sell the bar for 10 cents, so this is now something new.

Online Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2532 on: January 23, 2023, 12:31 PM »
The locally owned supermarket has recently started advertising the artisanal bulk cheese prices by the 1/2# because the customers were mortified at the 1# prices.

So at first glance, the cheese looks like it's on sale, but when you check out, you realize you didn't do the math on that 1# block that you just purchased.

Probably just a matter of time before that's also the case with steak & sea food.   [crying]

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2533 on: January 23, 2023, 12:49 PM »
That's the norm for many years, maybe like forever? here. "Expensive" products get advertised with the "per 100g" prices, and "normal"/"cheap" with the "per kg" prices. With the metric system, it's just the decimal point that moves. ;)

And with digital price tags being installed in more and more grocery stores nowadays, I think we're just one step away from dynamic pricing. Whatever that will look like in the end.

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online Packard

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2534 on: January 23, 2023, 03:07 PM »
Retailers play fast and loose with the term “sale”.

Kohls had some impressively beefy flatware sold in 4 piece sets.  So you could buy 4 forks or 4 spoons or 4 soup spoons, all priced at $6.99 per set. 

I bought enough for my one-person household. 

The following week, they had a big sign that said “50% off”.  Since you can never have too many teaspoons, I brought two packages (8 spoons) to the register.  I was expecting to spend $6.99 total.  Instead the price came to $18.99.

It turns out that the 50% off was off the list price of $18.99.  So the sale price actually raised the price of the goods from $6.99/ pack to $9.50/ pack.

Macys was not much better.  Shoes with a big red “discount” sign to $69.99.  When I peeled back the price sticker, the original price was $70.00.  It is hard to get excited over a savings of one cent. 

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2535 on: January 24, 2023, 03:25 PM »
Isn't that against he law over there?

Online Packard

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2536 on: January 24, 2023, 03:33 PM »
I don’t think so.  We are very “buyer-beware” in the USA.

Kohls also had “Save 50% on Men’s wallets”.  That turned out to be “buy one at full price and the second one is free.”

How many men do you know that buy two wallets at a time?  I buy a new wallet when the old one wears out.  My current wallet (from a vendor that is out of business) was purchased 30 years ago.  Best wallet I have ever had. Not worn out yet, but looking its age.  But cannot be replaced.

My point is “Save 50%” is pretty much a come-on.  No one I know will store a wallet for use 5 or 10 years down the road.

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2537 on: January 24, 2023, 04:34 PM »
How many men do you know that buy two wallets at a time?  I buy a new wallet when the old one wears out.  My current wallet (from a vendor that is out of business) was purchased 30 years ago.  Best wallet I have ever had. Not worn out yet, but looking its age.  But cannot be replaced.

Ironically, you seemed to answer your own question about why one would do such a thing.  [wink]

Based on the way some men buy their New Balance shoes, it wouldn't surprise me if some men bought wallets that same way.  Especially with cheap flimsy leather-ish wallets.

Speaking of which, when NB went from the 604 V3 to the V4, I wasn't happy, but the V4's still fit in the same size and had similar colorways, so I accepted it.  The newer V5s have neither of those features (fit nor color), and I've remained unhappy.


In any case, we're WAY off topic here, so I'll bring it back by saying that my Recon LS130 was apparently delivered to my office and is waiting for me to pick up.

Offline jcameron42

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2538 on: January 25, 2023, 10:11 AM »
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2539 on: January 25, 2023, 05:23 PM »
I don’t think so.  We are very “buyer-beware” in the USA.

Kohls also had “Save 50% on Men’s wallets”.  That turned out to be “buy one at full price and the second one is free.”

How many men do you know that buy two wallets at a time?  I buy a new wallet when the old one wears out.  My current wallet (from a vendor that is out of business) was purchased 30 years ago.  Best wallet I have ever had. Not worn out yet, but looking its age.  But cannot be replaced.

My point is “Save 50%” is pretty much a come-on.  No one I know will store a wallet for use 5 or 10 years down the road.

Whenever mine wears out, I can't find an identical replacement. When I bought my current one, there were two nearly identical ones... one 18 bucks and one 40 bucks. The 18 bucks one lasted 2 months before falling apart, returned for full money back. I then bought the 40 bucks one and so far it's going into it's 10th year.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2023, 05:29 PM by Coen »

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2540 on: January 25, 2023, 06:46 PM »
My wallet, which is over 30 years old, and all the seams are holding, has outlasted the manufacturer’s embossed name on the inside flap.

But when I checked many years ago, they were out of business. Perhaps being on Rodeo Drive precipitated their demise. I paid $80.00 back the.  According to the Consumer Price Index, that’s $171.93 today.  But still, a good value.

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2541 on: January 26, 2023, 12:38 AM »
Grabbed a DF500 yesterday, to go with my DF700. I had hoped to make use of the Senaca adapter, to use smaller cutters in my 700, but it just didn't work out for me. 
The tenon/cutter set is part of the upcoming February promotion down here in Aus, according to my supplier, so have one of them on hold until then.

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2542 on: January 26, 2023, 06:30 AM »
Grabbed a DF500 yesterday, to go with my DF700. I had hoped to make use of the Senaca adapter, to use smaller cutters in my 700, but it just didn't work out for me. 
The tenon/cutter set is part of the upcoming February promotion down here in Aus, according to my supplier, so have one of them on hold until then.

They've gone up in price heaps over the last few years, I got my DF500 starter sets for $230 from VEK tools. Don't know if your after any for the XL but Beyond Tools has a couple sets on special:

https://beyondtools.com/products/domino-xl-beech-8mm-10mm-starter-systainer-set-498204-by-festool

https://beyondtools.com/products/12mm-14mm-beech-domino-xl-starter-systainer-set-498205-by-festool

Offline WhoamI

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2543 on: January 26, 2023, 09:36 AM »
Hello there,

my new DF 500 Q arrived yesterday with some accessories as well as the installer set and the starter set for the DF 500.
If you had asked me 1,5 years ago about buying these tools, I would have declared you insane :D

I really like the tools they produce, and I am looking forward to some projects in the future.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2023, 10:09 AM by WhoamI »

Offline ChuckS

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2544 on: January 26, 2023, 10:16 AM »
I hope you'll find the DF500 a game changer as many of us do. Move beyond its basics, and you'll be amazed how versatile it is. The only tool that I won't give up before the DF500 is my SawStop. Anything else, including the Kapex, is not as important.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2023, 10:19 AM by ChuckS »

Offline WhoamI

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2545 on: January 26, 2023, 10:57 AM »
I hope you'll find the DF500 a game changer as many of us do. Move beyond its basics, and you'll be amazed how versatile it is. The only tool that I won't give up before the DF500 is my SawStop. Anything else, including the Kapex, is not as important.

It definitely is a game changer. The holes I drilled were absolutely perfect! I would not give up on my C18 set as well. With all the adapters, it is a must-have for me as well. And this little drill is the reason why I got hooked on this stuff.

I have also received an Of 1010, which will provide some new skills I have to master.

I will let you know about the projects soon.

Best regards

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2546 on: January 26, 2023, 05:51 PM »
I hope you'll find the DF500 a game changer as many of us do. Move beyond its basics, and you'll be amazed how versatile it is. The only tool that I won't give up before the DF500 is my SawStop. Anything else, including the Kapex, is not as important.
The DF500 was my first also, and the gateway to the rest. It truly was a gamechanger for me.
There are others I consider 100% required for the way I work though. The TS55, CXS, and MFK700, I wouldn't be without any of them. This would be followed quickly by an RO125, OF1010, and a CT15.
I love my CT26, but as bare minimum essentials, the CT15 would be first.

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DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400/ LR32, FS1900, FS 2424/ LR32, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set, Bluetooth remote
CT15
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
RTS 400
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation/Plate
MFT clamps set
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Socket/Ratchet set
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Offline eschumac

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2547 on: January 27, 2023, 04:48 PM »
Planex 2 soft pad and the BT adapter for the CT36 AC so i can run a hand sander and Milwaukee M18 Track saw :)

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2548 on: January 27, 2023, 07:43 PM »
Grabbed a DF500 yesterday, to go with my DF700. I had hoped to make use of the Senaca adapter, to use smaller cutters in my 700, but it just didn't work out for me. 
The tenon/cutter set is part of the upcoming February promotion down here in Aus, according to my supplier, so have one of them on hold until then.

They've gone up in price heaps over the last few years, I got my DF500 starter sets for $230 from VEK tools. Don't know if your after any for the XL but Beyond Tools has a couple sets on special:

https://beyondtools.com/products/domino-xl-beech-8mm-10mm-starter-systainer-set-498204-by-festool

https://beyondtools.com/products/12mm-14mm-beech-domino-xl-starter-systainer-set-498205-by-festool

@luvmytoolz - thanks, but I got one of those sets when I bought my 700. Only really want the 500 set for the cutters.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2549 on: January 28, 2023, 01:49 PM »
My wallet, which is over 30 years old, and all the seams are holding, has outlasted the manufacturer’s embossed name on the inside flap.

But when I checked many years ago, they were out of business. Perhaps being on Rodeo Drive precipitated their demise. I paid $80.00 back the.  According to the Consumer Price Index, that’s $171.93 today.  But still, a good value.

But you never know in advance how long something will last.

And for those in the current Eurozone... the maximum banknote size might have increased, not fitting their pre-Euro mini-sized wallet. For the Dutch guilder the max bill height increased from 76 to 82 mm.