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Posted on Wood Magazine - dis of Festool

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 12:16 AM

I will also congratulate Woodnerd on a very well written review. I also want to respond to a few of the things he said.

I admit that I have never used the Festool miter saw so perhaps it is wrong for me to call it’s price “completely out of line”. There is one thing I will speculate about regarding the miter saw. In general, Festool does a very good job with dust control and I have never seen a miter saw that was very good at dust control so maybe (only guessing) the Festool miter saw may break away from the pack with respect to dust control.

I have also never owned a domino jointer but I have seen a couple of demonstrations and I have even done a test run. It’s a very good tool. However, when I decided to upgrade my M&T system, I couldn’t see the paying the cost of a Domino and I bought a Mortise Pal instead and I am very happy with it.

Regarding the cordless drill I also have to acknowledge that I have not actually used a Festool cordless drill but the review that Woodnerd wrote has me thinking a little differently about this tool. In actual practice, I use a drill press whenever I can and with respect to handheld tools, I use an impact driver to drive screws much more often than I use a cordless drill to drill holes. My cordless drill does not get a lot of use. (My impact driver gets a lot of use.)

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

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