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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1110 on: April 07, 2019, 07:19 AM »
Systainer based cord real, basically so when you are switching tools, moving the vac, or go from tool to clean up mode the cord gets retracted back in.  I'm finding the cord to be a pain during switching around. And with the cyclone on top, there isn't a good place to toss the cord.  If it could fit under the cyclone with a jumper to the vac and then you pull the cord out as you need to work.

And maybe have another outlet for plugging in a battery charger.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1111 on: April 07, 2019, 07:55 AM »
A handsaw that cuts the exact width as a ts55. I had to finish some angled plunge cuts into a corner and the thin blade on my pull saw likes to go off on it's own course. Bonus points if it cuts on the pull stroke and fits in the systainer. limited edition is fine.

What if you shimmed the thickness of a pull saw with some magnetic sheet. You could place it on either side depending on which side of the saw kerf you needed to follow. Haven't tried it myself I just thought of it while reading your post. You can get magnetic sheet material in fairly large sizes, I don't know if the thickness would make up the entire difference between the TS saw blade and your pull saw but it might be worth a look.
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Offline kevkrieg

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1112 on: April 11, 2019, 08:13 PM »
An adaptor plate to use the DF500 with the LR32 track.

Offline mostlylab

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I wish Festool offered a Centrotec Chuck to accept 1/4" hex shank bits.
« Reply #1113 on: December 06, 2019, 02:08 PM »
I understand the currrent Centrotec chuck lets the shank end of Festool drill and driver bits insert deep into the collet of the drill.  This is extra stability and we understand why the design is the way it is.  My issue is that Festool is not currently offering imperial sized drill bits.  If Festool continuously offered imperial sized drill bits,  I would not be posting this "wish".  But they don't that I can see.  (They have in the past in installer's sets I believe (now discontinued). And those folks are out of luck when they are looking for replacements).

Standard 1/4" hex shank bits, those with a dentent groove, have a shortened shank from the groove to the very end of the shank (compared to Festool shanks).  It would be more of a challenge to have a quick style chuck hold these shanks secure, but certainly not impossible to design a Centrotec type chuck to work with these ubiquitous shanked bits in north America.

Even if a chuck just allowed a magnetic hold, with no lock on a detent groove, I think it would be well received.  I get that Festool probably wants every shank end you stick into a Centrotec chuck to lock in positively, so a magnetic only hold method may not ever fly with them (and inserting a 1/4" hex shank direct into the collet of the drill's nose spindle works, but it's not elegant by any measure).  But we do know that the collet of the drills can accept the 1/4" size hex shanks, it's the Centrotec chuck design that keeps us from inserting 1/4" shanks into the chuck.

Using imperial drill bits with 1/4" hex shanks (that you can find in every home center in America) in Festool's included 1/4" hex shank bit holder that comes with their drills can induce inaccuracy to one's drilling results due to the increase in length and the extra play in a second "connection".  So please Festool, either sell imperial sized twist drill bits (at least) for your Centrotec chuck, or make and sell a Centrotec type chuck accessory to work with standard 1/4" hex shank tooling found in north America / USA.

We want an easy way to drill imperial sized holes and then fast change to drive a screw, while remaining as close to the nose of the drill as possible for accuracy's sake.

Thanks for listening.
(And if you're a Festool drill owner and would like to see an accessory Centrotec chuck take 1/4" hex shanks directly, speak your wishes to Festool.)

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1114 on: December 06, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Agreed..
Centrotec is a nice idea, but falls in on its own. To use an adaptor for using world wide 1/4” hex bits, and second to exchange to a Jacobs Chuck for using standard drill bit. No..
Centrotec should have accepted standard hex bit in the first place. The next, so I see may come, is the that the impact driver should use std. hex bit, as also the contact area of bits through Centrotec chuck is too small, I bet the bit would brake or deform otherwise.
Another thing, me and several user of Festool drills, who are used to, and still use drills from all other manufacturers, end up dropping Festool drills to the floor - gripping the drill by the chuck (Centrotec) to change bit... [blink] Good thing I have wooden floors..
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Sooo, a redesigned Centrotec is welcome. As runout is minimal, bit changes fast, and it is narrow. But so is the ones that comes with (my) Makita impacts, amongst others. Here the bit sits deep, so std. short bit won’t do here either...
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Offline TinyShop

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1115 on: December 06, 2019, 10:13 PM »
@mostlylab - if you are unaware you can at least go from 1/8" up to 3/8" (and 1/64" on either side of each) using Snappy's Centrotec-compatible drill bit holders/adapters:

https://www.snappytools.com/product-category/festool-centrotec-compatible-accessories

A far cry from comprehensive, I realize, but nonetheless a meaningful workaround. Buy your US-made jobber-length drill bits in bulk from a supplier like Victor Machinery Exchange (buy a lot, their minimum shipping charge is terrible) and always have extras on hand for when you break or dull a bit.

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Offline mostlylab

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1116 on: December 07, 2019, 12:46 AM »
@TinyShop  - Thanks for the lead on the aftermarket drill bits to work in the Centrotec chuck.  Much appreciated!

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1117 on: December 08, 2019, 02:00 AM »
@TinyShop  - Thanks for the lead on the aftermarket drill bits to work in the Centrotec chuck.  Much appreciated!

@mostlylab - I forgot to mention that Snappy also makes a locking bit holder that's Centrotec compatible designed to accept standard 1/4" hex-shanked tooling. So, can you have your cake and eat it too! :)

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Offline Nic Rhodes

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1118 on: March 10, 2020, 07:24 PM »
I have always wanted a battery operated trim router using the same batteries as their sanders (and the compatible mains unit). It does not need to be a '18v 5.2ah' system, the small 'round' batteries would be fine.

Offline mrB

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1119 on: March 27, 2020, 07:39 PM »
Feel like I might have been here before to say this, but darn festool, give us a USB charger/outlet device to clip on to our batteries 🔋!

Every other manufacturer has them, over no doubt they’re cheap as chips to make. Designed and made in China is fine, I just care that you think they’re safe. Let’s get it done, I feel like I’m being punished for having festool as my main battery platform. It would be so easy, and every single one of your 18v customers has a phone that could probably benefit from this product! PLEASE.
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Online Dusty.Tools

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1120 on: March 28, 2020, 12:11 AM »
A Coronavirus cure? I know it would be expensive but i’m sure it would do the job exceptionally well!

And if it didn’t, there’s always the 30 day return policy and the excellent FOG community to help out!


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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1121 on: March 28, 2020, 09:47 PM »
Well, I was thinking a Festool Flame Thrower.  I'm sure you would be able to find cheaper flamethrowers that do the job, but a Festool one would be systainer based, so when not suppressing COVID with it, it fits into folks tool storage nicely. Also you ensure social distancing. Probably would end up NAINA  [mad]

See if they can get Hank Scorpion as a spoke person for it.

Offline dabfog

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a fence for the MFT____!
« Reply #1122 on: April 15, 2020, 08:41 PM »
I find the current “fence” difficult to use for any cutting outside of a somewhat limited range.  I also find myself making repeated measurements for multiple identical pieces. Maybe I’m “ doing it wrong” but the existing miter gauge and “fence” doesn’t accommodate nearly the range of cutting as those found on a table saw of similar cost to the TS55 or 75 and MFT and accessories..

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1123 on: April 16, 2020, 12:31 PM »
that thay had a 75% discout for u21's....... [eek] [big grin]

beeing 16 and all that. [wink]

expanded cordless line up even further.  that is the reason why i'm a makita guy when it comes to 18v gubbins.....

and flip the handle on the kapex 90 degrees and make it horizontal.  also a cordless version please.

i thought festools were always quite ergonomic (and indeed they usualy are) but the kapex handle is downright blddy uncomfortable and just doesn't feel right.
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wishlist:    take a look at every page in the festool website.

Offline rylim

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1124 on: May 09, 2020, 10:42 AM »
I wish Festool made a cordless Rotex RO90 and RO150
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1125 on: May 10, 2020, 11:51 PM »
Bringing a cordless Fein grinder and their Supercut over to the Festool stable was an excellent decision.   It may seem out of your market, but consider seeing what you can do with one of their cordless die grinders.  I’d also like to see some woodworking application dust extraction accessories for the grinder.   Put big ol’ warning labels on there if you’re worried about people using it with metal.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1126 on: May 15, 2020, 05:46 PM »
A vacuum hose accessory for limiting suction on the CT-Sys. Thinking it could be a replacement for the right-angle vacuum end. The collar has a hole and a rotating sleeve regulates the air flow. Usually you see them on the tool end of the hose. I think I've seen a Bosch nozzle. My Fein has a sliding gate on the tool end as well. That, and BT switching for the CT-Sys. Otherwise it's pretty near perfect.   

Offline justinmcf

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1127 on: May 23, 2020, 06:35 AM »
It's been nearly 10 years since I first posted on this topic.
A lot of our wishes have came true!

I am very impressed with the cordless range available from Festool now.
I never thought the world needed cordless sanders, but they are fantastic tools!


I think the Sawstop technology is a game changer and I think Festool and Sawstop are a great combination.
I can't wait to see the new tablesaw in action.

My original wish was for a thicknesser / planer and now that Festool have the Sawstop technology I would hope that the engineers are busy trying to figure out how to incorporate that same brake technology into a planer head.
I wonder if the high RPM and the weight of the planer head are major engineering challenges?
It would be difficult to engineer as the planer head is above whereas the blade on a tablesaw is pulled down and away from the operator with the Sawstop brake.

But if anyone can make this happen, I am sure Festool can!

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1128 on: May 24, 2020, 11:21 PM »
Cordless metal cutting circular saw.  Doesn’t need to be a Fein Slugger, just comparable to the cordless Bosch, Makita and Hilti offerings.  Metabo dropped the ball on the quality of their track compatible metal saw and so there’s an untapped market right there.  Most would like to see it ride a track (metal roofing), I’d like to see it run on a crosscut HK rail.  Definitely two batteries. 

While we’re at it, a generic 36v (2x18) 6 1/2” or 7 1/4”would really be nice to see. 
Makita is doing one that runs on your rails for $300.  I’d pay $400-450 for a Festool iteration.

An anti vibe recip saw would do wonders too.  Go after the Makita single 18v. 


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Offline justinmcf

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1129 on: May 25, 2020, 05:42 AM »
I agree yetihunter.

I would love to see a cordless reciprocator by Festool.
They already make great recipro blades! Which are amazing for ripping and cross cutting through Aussie hardwoods.
We just want the recipro to go with it!

Of course the most important cordless tool we need ASAP is a coffee maker...