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Offline Streamliner

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Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« on: June 02, 2021, 11:19 AM »
Hi Guys — just wondering if anyone knows where
Festool’s  STM 1800 table is made ?

I didn’t get an answer from Festool yet.

Thanks

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Offline Streamliner

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 11:24 AM »
Sorry — just heard from Festool — it’s made in Germany


Offline Packard

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 11:49 AM »
When I buy sheet goods, I already know how they are going to be used.  I then back my van up to the driveway and set two roller stands side by side and roll the sheets off the van floor onto  two saw horses setup to function as a saw table. 

I then cut to size. 

Before I had a track saw (and initially after I got it) I cut oversize and trimmed on the table saw.  Recently I am cutting directly to size on the driveway and carrying smaller pieces into my shop which is in my basement.

So I don't see the need for a oversized table that tilts.  It does look cool though.

Offline Alex

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 12:07 PM »
So I don't see the need for a oversized table that tilts. 

Everybody does things his own way.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 12:39 PM »
Norm did it in the traditional way, on a, by today's standard, a mediocre table saw. I bet the milled stock that came out of the 4x8 sheet might not be as square as many would demand it to be.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2021, 01:07 PM by ChuckM »

Online squall_line

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 12:42 PM »
So I don't see the need for a oversized table that tilts. 

Everybody does things his own way.

Or her own way, although I don't see many women posting on here.

I was thinking about that just the other day, actually; are there any active female members on the FOG, or just lurkers and/or former members?

Offline Packard

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2021, 12:47 PM »
Norm did it in the traditional way, on a, by today's standard, a mediocre table saw. I bet the milled stock that came out of the 4x8 sheet might not be as square as many would demand to be.

That image of Norm is exactly the reason I bought the Festool.  Not only did carrying the sheets down to the basement seem to be a chore, feeding the sheets seemed fraught with risk too.

The TSO squaring and measuring arms are the enablers for me.  I am getting very repeatable results with the TSO system.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2021, 02:12 PM »

I was thinking about that just the other day, actually; are there any active female members on the FOG, or just lurkers and/or former members?

I know a female woodworker who is active in her shop, using traditional machines as well as Festool (DF700, sanders, drills, etc.). She is too busy to spend time on any forums. She builds cabinets, storage projects, kids' stuff, and anything that can be made of wood for her house and her children's houses.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2021, 02:29 PM by ChuckM »

Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2021, 02:55 PM »

[...]although I don't see many women posting on here.

How do you know that the people you assume are men aren’t women?

A lot of women aren’t explicit about their gender on traditionally male-oriented forums — woodworking, IT, gaming etc. — because they know they will be treated differently.

I have a friend who is a member of a maker space in Australia where women are “allowed” on Saturdays. Unbelievable in 2021.

Offline Alex

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2021, 03:04 PM »
How do you know that the people you assume are men aren’t women?

We know. Don't assume too much. Women hardly visit here, at least not active in conversations.

Offline Packard

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2021, 03:22 PM »
How do you know that the people you assume are men aren’t women?

We know. Don't assume too much. Women hardly visit here, at least not active in conversations.
Is "Electric feet" a male-specific name or a female specific-name?  Is Packard, the name comes from the car manufacturer not the computer manufacture, a male name or a female name?

I am a member of a language forum and I am occasionally surprised to learn the gender of some of the members.  A photo that accompanies the screen name will often be the gender giveaway. But I have long since learned not to assume a gender unless it is specifically spelled out.

Online squall_line

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2021, 07:08 PM »
I'm sorry I even brought it up.

Can we get back to talking about how the STM 1800 suits some people's needs just fine?  And that it's made in Germany?

Offline Alex

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2021, 01:19 AM »
Is Packard, the name comes from the car manufacturer not the computer manufacture, a male name or a female name?

So, lemme guess, you're a guy, right?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2021, 01:39 AM »
So, lemme guess, you're a guy, right?

Wrong Alex...he’s a car.  [smile]

And don’t confuse him/her with Mr. Ed... because he was a horse.



Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2021, 09:43 AM »
To get back on track…while the STM is a little pricey, it is a very useful tool in my shop.  I have three of them and boy is it handy for pushing around heavy doors in the shop. 

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Where is the STM 1800 table made ?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2021, 09:59 AM »
To get back on track…while the STM is a little pricey, it is a very useful tool in my shop.  I have three of them and boy is it handy for pushing around heavy doors in the shop.


Good thought for this topic.

Seth