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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 08:18 AM

PeteMoss, I just went to my local Festool dealer to get some more Dominos and a new power cord today, and he made it quite clear that I was welcome to bring projects down and try out pretty much anything.

In other words: Thanks to the fixed pricing, your dealer competes based on service, and if you have a dealer who’s worth a darn your first hit is very definitely free. And at the same time very very expensive. I’ve got a couple of cuts the Kapex would do marvelously, and had a few tasks for the LS130 linear sander, but I’ve muddled through because… well… I’d have to build a larger roll-around case to store my Festools in, ‘cause it’s already full.

WhittleMeThis, welcome to the dark side. And somehow even though I buy much of my wood off of Craigslist I still manage to spend more on wood than I do on Festool, so the cost has been way overshadowed by the convenience of using tools that just work and continue to do so.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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