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Offline Phil Beckley

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Exeter Tool Fair
« on: April 19, 2015, 06:35 PM »
Hi
 Just to let you know that the Festool team will be at the Exeter tool Fair @ Westpoint this week 23-24th April - details below.

http://www.toolfair.info/

RG
Phil

Offline Wuffles

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 01:41 AM »
I went there a couple of years ago and it appeared to be around 50% of the stands were companies selling LED or security lighting or Rexel owned electrical distributors under different guises trying to push trade accounts.

Has it improved?

Genuine question too.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline Roseland

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 03:30 AM »
I went last year, and really enjoyed it.  I'm going again on Thursday.  Phil - will you be there?  It would be great to say hello.

Last year Axminster were giving away 10% discount vouchers to be spent in store.  I was on my way to Axminster anyway, and need up with a 14" Jet bandsaw and DF-500 Domino, both of which were already on offers.  An expensive day!  I hope they aren't doing the same this year!

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline msc

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 03:32 AM »
The professional builder based tool fair is half electrical. I go to the Harrogate one each year, I may go to the Manchester one this June as I arrived too late and every stand virtually was packing up.

Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 06:27 AM »
I went there a couple of years ago and it appeared to be around 50% of the stands were companies selling LED or security lighting or Rexel owned electrical distributors under different guises trying to push trade accounts.

Has it improved?

Genuine question too.

I went 2 years back when on the truck tour and there were a lot of lighting companies present but also all the main power/hand tool manufacturers.
No idea if the profile of the show has changed.
rg
Phil

Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 06:30 AM »
I went last year, and really enjoyed it.  I'm going again on Thursday.  Phil - will you be there?  It would be great to say hello.

Last year Axminster were giving away 10% discount vouchers to be spent in store.  I was on my way to Axminster anyway, and need up with a 14" Jet bandsaw and DF-500 Domino, both of which were already on offers.  An expensive day!  I hope they aren't doing the same this year!

Andrew

Hi Andrew
   I will be at the other end of the country demonstrating to college lecturers as part of the World Skills event - after a ticket to Brazil for the finals  [cool].......maybe not [sad]
   Will let you know were and when i will be attending shows as the season has started and we will be again very active.
rg
Phil

Offline Wuffles

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 02:29 PM »
I went there a couple of years ago and it appeared to be around 50% of the stands were companies selling LED or security lighting or Rexel owned electrical distributors under different guises trying to push trade accounts.

Has it improved?

Genuine question too.

I went 2 years back when on the truck tour and there were a lot of lighting companies present but also all the main power/hand tool manufacturers.
No idea if the profile of the show has changed.
rg
Phil

Yes, giving out footballs? Which one were you at the truck stand Phil?
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 04:31 PM »
I went there a couple of years ago and it appeared to be around 50% of the stands were companies selling LED or security lighting or Rexel owned electrical distributors under different guises trying to push trade accounts.

Has it improved?

Genuine question too.

I went 2 years back when on the truck tour and there were a lot of lighting companies present but also all the main power/hand tool manufacturers.
No idea if the profile of the show has changed.
rg
Phil

Yes, giving out footballs? Which one were you at the truck stand Phil?

Yup, i was outside - the sun was shining  [cool] and mainly demonstrating with the Carvex. We stayed in Topsham near the quay and there is a cracking chip shop just by the estuary - really nice place [smile]
rg
Phil
Phil

Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: Exeter Tool Fair
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2015, 03:55 PM »
Hi
 Just to let you know that the HKC55 will not be at the exhibition. However the CTL SYS and C18 will be
rg
Phil