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Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #600 on: April 03, 2016, 11:53 AM »
I figured you guys would like this for my first post. Picked these up last weekend from a guy who used to do demos for Festool.

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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #601 on: April 03, 2016, 01:17 PM »
Ordered the MFS 2000 rails, now have the complete system.  I haven't needed this size yet but as I have used all the other sizes, I figure it's just a matter of time.  I know these have gotten somewhat of a bad rap, as long as care is taken during assembly and adjustment, they are great.  I bought two sets from Amazon Warehouse, both were advertised as new, but both had some damage.  Amazon discounted the cost on the first set, but would not on the second.  I work with aluminum all the time so I kept and repaired both as I was not going to full price for them. 

Offline Potts17

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #602 on: April 03, 2016, 02:20 PM »
I figured you guys would like this for my first post. Picked these up last weekend from a guy who used to do demos for Festool.

Wow all in good shape? I'd hate to hear what you had to spend to get all those from him.

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #603 on: April 03, 2016, 04:03 PM »
Nobody really needs two kidneys.

Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #604 on: April 03, 2016, 04:59 PM »
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?

Offline sofa_king_rad

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #605 on: April 03, 2016, 06:06 PM »
Building your workshop is a very good way to get started. There are some very good workshop builds on here, some with very sexy systainer storage options.

I'll start searching...is there any in particular that really stood out? i'm also going to be building out by Transit Connect. I don't use festool tools for my trade work (beyond a CT), but i use Systainers for all more storage in my van nonetheless.
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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #606 on: April 03, 2016, 06:43 PM »
Try using a citrus based cleaner.  Often that will greatly reduce the obvious, I've also used acetone  judiciously.

Offline overanalyze

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #607 on: April 03, 2016, 08:17 PM »
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?
Clear spray on sunblock. It will wipe right off.

Offline Holmz

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #608 on: April 04, 2016, 04:13 AM »
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?

It might be better to leave it on??
If they get pinched, there is a higher than average chance someone would know him.

Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #609 on: April 04, 2016, 05:36 PM »
Another sys2 toolbox [smile] and another 5mm domino cutter
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline DiscoStu

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #610 on: April 10, 2016, 01:38 PM »
Had a bit of a spend.

Bought a OF1400 and a CXS. Got a few bits for the CXS and the rail adapter for the OF1400.


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Offline McNally Family

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #611 on: April 11, 2016, 07:57 AM »
Picked up a couple more little things from my list:

Festool 500312 CT Wings Attachment
Festool 495130 Centrotec Stubby Wood Drill Bit Set, Metric
GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26  |  RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | SYS-Rock BR10 | Cordless Sander RTSC 400 Set |  Cordless Delta Sander DTSC 400 Basic | Linear Sander LS 130 | PDC 18/4 set | CXS  2.6Ah Set | Installer Cleaning Set (2018 version) |  New style Festool hose D 27/32 x 3,5m AS/CT | Replacement Hose Garage | Remote control CT-F I/M-Set | MFH1000 work stool | Next purchase: TBD

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Offline McNally Family

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #612 on: April 11, 2016, 08:01 AM »
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?

With a user name like Goneshootin88 , it makes me wonder if you simply made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26  |  RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | SYS-Rock BR10 | Cordless Sander RTSC 400 Set |  Cordless Delta Sander DTSC 400 Basic | Linear Sander LS 130 | PDC 18/4 set | CXS  2.6Ah Set | Installer Cleaning Set (2018 version) |  New style Festool hose D 27/32 x 3,5m AS/CT | Replacement Hose Garage | Remote control CT-F I/M-Set | MFH1000 work stool | Next purchase: TBD

RED: // Mafell P1cc  //  MT55cc  // Next purchase: TBD

Offline timothy1024

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #613 on: April 11, 2016, 01:53 PM »
wood is awesome and Festool makes it great for hobby work, just bought the Centrotec drilling set and ordered the c-18 drill. Can't wait for next week.

Offline RossJarvis

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #614 on: April 12, 2016, 06:24 PM »
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

Offline McNally Family

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #615 on: April 13, 2016, 09:39 AM »
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

One of the reasons I purchased the C18, and not the T18, was the idea I could rig up a hook to use over framing (or a ladder), and "hang" the drill, rather than try and balance it.  Sorry to hear about your misfortune.  Is something like that covered under the warranty or 30 day return policy?
GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26  |  RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | SYS-Rock BR10 | Cordless Sander RTSC 400 Set |  Cordless Delta Sander DTSC 400 Basic | Linear Sander LS 130 | PDC 18/4 set | CXS  2.6Ah Set | Installer Cleaning Set (2018 version) |  New style Festool hose D 27/32 x 3,5m AS/CT | Replacement Hose Garage | Remote control CT-F I/M-Set | MFH1000 work stool | Next purchase: TBD

RED: // Mafell P1cc  //  MT55cc  // Next purchase: TBD

Offline bobfog

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #616 on: April 13, 2016, 09:49 AM »
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!

Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #617 on: April 13, 2016, 10:13 AM »
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?


The best way to remove sharpie that I've found is to use 90 percent idopropyl alcohol or denatured alcohol. Either might due the job, isopropyl is probably less likely to contain additives that could harm the plastic. Sharpie ink is supposedly shellac based.

Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #618 on: April 13, 2016, 10:20 AM »
Try using a citrus based cleaner.  Often that will greatly reduce the obvious, I've also used acetone  judiciously.

Be very carefull with citrus based cleaners. I was once told by my boss to remove a mess from some old plastic items he had purchased. My boss handed me citrus bssed cleaner to do the job. The citrus cleaner melted the plastic and basically destroyed the surface.

Acetone should also be used cautiously. I slmost melted the handles on some of my favorite screwdrivers when I wanted to clean them. I'm not sure whether acetone would cause any problems for the ABS the systainers are made from.

Offline bobfog

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #619 on: April 13, 2016, 10:23 AM »
The safest thing to remove permanent marker, with no damage to the surface below, is a cheap can of deodorant spray (not anti-perspirant). Then used a tooth brush to get into the grain of the plastic.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #620 on: April 13, 2016, 10:35 AM »
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!


I agree that a 7' drop isn't insignificant, still it is not out of what I would say is "normal use".  What I mean by a drop of 7-8' as normal use is that almost all cordless drills are designed to withstand a certain amount of "abuse".  Falls are unavoidable in normal professional use so the drills have to survive or no one would buy them. 

My experience with the 5 Festool drills I've owned over 8 years has been outstanding.  My drills have survived nasty falls with only superficial damage.  I think these drills are tough, still, it only takes a bit of bad luck for your drill to land the wrong way to do real damage.   
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Offline RossJarvis

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #621 on: April 13, 2016, 01:11 PM »
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!


I agree that a 7' drop isn't insignificant, still it is not out of what I would say is "normal use".  What I mean by a drop of 7-8' as normal use is that almost all cordless drills are designed to withstand a certain amount of "abuse".  Falls are unavoidable in normal professional use so the drills have to survive or no one would buy them. 

My experience with the 5 Festool drills I've owned over 8 years has been outstanding.  My drills have survived nasty falls with only superficial damage.  I think these drills are tough, still, it only takes a bit of bad luck for your drill to land the wrong way to do real damage.   

I for one will say any fault is with me :-[, not the drill.  I can't say I'm surprised the locking collar broke and meant the monkey metal comment as a bit tongue in cheek.  The drill and angle attachment are working fine so all in all impressed that it took such a drop, onto lime screed without any serious damage.  I've ordered two spare locking collars.  One to fix it and one for the next time I do something stupid.

Ironically I know from countless similar experiences not to put tools on high places I'm working on, particularly when vibrating the thing to death with a multi-tool.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #622 on: April 13, 2016, 01:34 PM »
 I feel your pain , I had a four day old Hitachi impact drill   Slide off a two-story roof to the ground .  I eBay to a new housing and put it back together and here I am 10 or 12 years later still with the same drill .
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Offline mkasdin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #623 on: April 22, 2016, 12:19 PM »
Just made my first green purchase this week: midi vac, ro-150 and two boxes of grant sandpaper p40 & p80.

Offline Kynasf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #624 on: April 22, 2016, 05:19 PM »
Got the centrotec installers kit this week. I'm building a new deck for the garden and this has been great so far.  I also ordered the surfix kit. Been meaning to get this for a while but couldn't quite press the button.  It seems impressive from the test piece of oak flooring I tried. Do people tend to use an alternative oil/wax for flooring or stick with the festool oil?

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Offline Flatsawn

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #625 on: April 23, 2016, 03:13 PM »
This works very well so far. My first practice project is a Systainer Port.
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Offline Omar157

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #626 on: April 23, 2016, 09:56 PM »
I stole a bunch of tools today. At gunpoint but I'm a big strong guy so it would have been no contest. I'm sorry be be a douche but I'm a little ticked from a different thread and feel while I should be happy I got a too good to be true deal that I should know better. Good post though, other than my stolen items I purchased the vac clamp, contoro edge banding system an bunch of mft3 accessories( not all festool)
A 55" track, 4 clamps, woodpecker square, 36" straight edge, 24" t square, 12" t square, 12" ruler, 24" ruler, ruler hook, ruler stop. Wixey planer gauge, dewalt dw735 with free stand. I think that's all I got :) sorry again

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #627 on: April 25, 2016, 02:54 PM »
Just bought a CMS VL only no modules, since I already own 3 module and made a couple of more, having the 2nd CMS will come in real handy. Only downside side is it only in 240V so I have to get a 110V switch oder to use my NA tools

Offline Kynasf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #628 on: April 26, 2016, 04:00 PM »


The HKC55 and shorty guide rail arrived today

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Offline mkasdin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #629 on: April 27, 2016, 04:13 PM »
Compact vacuum kit and CT wings and granary 40,80, 120, 180 sandpapers, brilliant 220