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Posted on Wood Magazine - dis of Festool

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 09:53 PM

When talking about Festool, I think is a mistake to generalize too much about their tools. I am particularly fond of their plunge saw, rotex sander and dust extractor. Each one is a very unique tool and, IMO, the pricing is reasonable.

I have purchased a used router and a used jigsaw. Because I got them used they were quite reasonably priced. I don’t think I could justify paying the new price for either and, while they are very good, I don’t consider them to be exceptional tools.

Where the pricing gets completely out of line is the $1,300 for a miter saw, $500+ for a cordless drill and $800+ for the domino jointer.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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