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Offline LooseSox

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2017, 12:46 AM »
Hi guys,

I've joined the black and green club as of yesterday with this  http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/561555/SubProducts/270000

Purchase was made all the better as one of my customers from my main job got word of my previous career (shopfitting and cabinet making) and me wanting to get back into it. He offered me some work at his shop and offered a silly amount of cash plus the tools I needed to do the job with! Getting keen to have a play with it all in the shed tonight.

Offline hensley

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2020, 08:27 PM »
I picked up the OF 1400 6 mos ago.

Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #152 on: April 21, 2020, 01:10 PM »
TS 75 plunge saw about 1 1/2 years ago. 
TS-75, LR32, OF-1400, TSO GRS16PE,  TSO TPG-20, TPG-30, TPG Adapter

Offline mrB

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #153 on: April 21, 2020, 01:49 PM »
TS55 - 12 ish years ago - Still my most loved tool.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline WillAdams

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #154 on: April 21, 2020, 08:35 PM »
Bought a Festool CT Midi to go with an Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy cyclone for dust collection/cleanup of my small CNC machines (Shapeoko 3 XL and Nomad 883 Pro --- ob. discl. I work for the company).

I've debated buying more, but a bit put off by the recent change in Systainer sizes (and bummed that Lee Valley seems to be discontinuing their toolsets in Systainers), so doing things on the cheap for the nonce by hacking a Husky Rolling Connect 22" cart to have removable "drawers" in the form of Harbor Freight and Husky storage units.

Offline CeeJay

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #155 on: April 22, 2020, 05:58 AM »
After using my teachers tools for a few years I bought 1st, 2nd and 3rd in one awesome hit.

CT Midi, DF500 and OF1400 in one go.

I knew exactly what I wanted - a happy day back in the shop!


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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #156 on: April 22, 2020, 09:34 AM »
MFT and TS 75 was my first .....and then ....and then ...and then ...and then.....

Offline imdking

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #157 on: June 08, 2020, 07:28 PM »
My first Festool purchase was on 14th April, and consisted of the TS55 REBQ - Plus, a Festool carrying bag for the 1400mm guide rail, and a cable deflector for the rail. What about a guide rail for the track saw, you wonder 🤔. That was on the next order, 2 weeks later.

All these were being shipped from axminster in the UK to Botswana. For a total of around $600 + shipping and customs duties. And I won't get to see them til December when I get to go on leave. I'm in the US during the year.
TS55 REBQ, FS 1400/2, FS 800, Festool carrying bag for rails, FS-AW Cable Deflector, Kapex KS 120 REB, CTM Midi, FS-HZ 160 ratchet lever clamps x2.

Offline DukeNinja

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #158 on: September 19, 2020, 03:16 AM »
My first purchase was the DOMINO DF 500 Q-Set Jointer & Assortment 1060 - PACKAGE DEAL for AU$1700.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #159 on: September 19, 2020, 04:49 PM »
Six or seven years ago I needed a brush attachment for my Fein Turbo. The only brush the board store had was the Festool  Universal Brush Nozzle (498527.) It was maybe another four years before I bought a Festool vacuum to go with it. As brush accessories go, it's very nicely made!   

Offline DrDrey

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #160 on: September 19, 2020, 05:20 PM »
My first post on FOG. First purchase: MW 1000 Mobile Workstation (with the extra table).

Interestingly, I had some unexpected (small) trouble with assembly. The base (dark blue) is a plastic mold. The two aluminum extrusion legs go into deep molded pockets. In both pockets there defects from the mold -- pieces of plastic of irregular shape. In one of the pockets, the defects were smaller. In the other pockets, they were larger. The defects precluded the two aluminum legs from seating all the way in. I used a long and sharp chisel to carefully remove the defects and move on with assembly. (The chisel: NAREX 1/2" Paring Chisel, blade length: 245mm = 9-1/2"; it was important that the chisel was long, regular chisels were not long enough to reach where needed). I admit: these molding defects caused disappointment with quality control. Otherwise, a very useful product.
· MW1000 Mobile Workshop · Jigsaw Carvex PS 420 Plus EBQ Emerald Set ·

Offline aloysius

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Re: Your Festool Purchases (FIRST Purchase Only)
« Reply #161 on: September 19, 2020, 11:35 PM »
Following a financial windfall I purchased a swag of Festo branded tools around about Summer 1989/90.  A whopping Au $3K (3 months wages at the time) of investment in what was to me an utterly unknown manufacturer.  A huge gamble that has in general repaid me well:

An SR5E extractor, made for Festo by Wap & the only autostart vac available at the time.  It was a revelation in performance, cleanliness & efficiency.  A good extractor should be at the heart of any woodworking system, & Festo/ol have always been an ideal start.

Rotex RO150E sander.  Again, an unusually powerful, efficient & versatile tool that was literally streets ahead of anything else available.  It's still a remarkably efficient & versatile tool.  I consider this 2nd generation Rotex to be a superior tool to newer generation versions.

Deltex Dx93E delta sander.  The most aggressive (fastest working) delta sander that's ever been made.

AP85 Pendulum Saw.  A bit disappointing.  A 240 mm saw with only 1700w, it was a bit too gutless to handle Aussie hardwoods.  This has been a recurrent problem with other Festo/Festool saws I've used over the years.  I eventually replaced it with an Elu MH85, which was better, & was able to re-use my 240mm blades.

RS1C half-sheet orbital sander.  Heavy, basic & powerfully efficient, with an aggressive 5 mm orbit.

HL850E, a brand new upgrade of the brilliant HL750, with a smidge more power (excellent) & smart electronics, like so many other German manufacturers were doing in the 80s.  In this case to cut current in between cuts.  It has been later upgraded to have an electronic brake, but the same design has remained unchanged for over 40 years.  One of the best planer designs ever made, & in my opinion the best tool that Festo has ever designed.  It's only downside is that it's a big, long two-handed machine.  Unlimited rebating, spiral slicing blade & an accessory undulating rusticating head are utterly unique features that make this tool a marvel.
FOG-wit since '95:  Some say since birth...