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Blog entry by Bill posted 09-25-2007 03:24 PM 1525 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I am doing my normal perusing of woodworking tools, and I find that Woodcraft is having a Festool give away. Then I get to day dreaming, imagining what I could make with a MFT, or a TS55EQ circular saw, or even a plunge router. Then I realize I better enter before the contest is over.

For the Festoolians out there, here is the link to the Festool giveaway.

I am still watching The Woodwhisperer for the next Festool giveaway there as well.

Imagine, a shop full of Festools. Oh no!!!!!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com



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mot

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#1 posted 09-25-2007 03:58 PM

I’d like to add a Kapex to that order, please!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 09-25-2007 04:16 PM

Muahahahaha! You’ve made your first mistake: Now I’m competition for the Domino and the Rotex! (I’ve already got the OF1010 router and the TS55 saw and the MFT, but I’m sure that if I win Charlene will want to keep the extra dust extractor.

However, that’s quite a wait for some awesome tools…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Tony

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#3 posted 09-25-2007 04:34 PM

Oh you guys have all the luck over there – we rarely get competitions like that here!

Buy the way I recently (June) bought the TS 75 EQ circular saw from Festool along with there Rip and Laminate blades. I have never come accros performance like it before Slices through 12/4 white oak like a hot knife through butter – well worth the extra bucks – and the blades give the best of cuts – better than my selection of Freuds (even when they were new). Just need a few extras now to make it a really “mean machine”

Tom - The Kapex looks great – it would compliment any workshop. It is released here in Finland, but at 1200€ (US$1500) it has to do a lot of work to pay for its self

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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mot

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#4 posted 09-25-2007 05:31 PM

I agree Tony. It would be hard for me to justify replacing my DW 12” slider with that, but while we were all dreaming. I love the dust extraction with the Festool products. My Domino, TS55 and ETS150 are “go to” tools already in my shop, and the dust extraction of the Kapex would help me control a bit more. However…pricey pricey pricey!!!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-25-2007 05:50 PM

Lots of folks in this thread on the slippery slope….

So far, I am only infected with handplane disease. Have to keep from getting the Festool bug… Must resist….lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 09-25-2007 06:20 PM

Me too, Wayne and it’s bad enough. I wonder if Bill is old enough to remember what LSMFT stood for? I see an MFT up there. I don’t think Liggettt and Myers own Festool, do they?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 09-25-2007 07:24 PM

I’ve got a Festool ROS sander that I got from them for about half price. But I usually don’t take it out of its Systainer. I just grab one of the other handy ones.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#8 posted 09-25-2007 07:56 PM

Oh Karson…don’t resist man…just pick that bad boy up and use it. Fighting the urge to use the ROS is going to make you constipated.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 09-25-2007 08:49 PM

OOOOO! perish the thought!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 09-26-2007 12:57 AM

I’ve had the opprotunity to demo that Kapex here in Australia. And let me tell you it is worth every penny. Like every festool toll it is flooded with features, like easy to set trenching, a set up that lets you cut crown molding with almost no thought. I can’t remember everything, it is just a great tool. I was released here about 6 months ago, so I guess it won’t be in the states until mid next year. We had the domino for over year before the states did.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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