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Posted on Am I doing the right thing here? First 5 powertools.

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 10:03 PM

I’m sorry, I just can’t see how to justify any Festool product. I guess this comes from working for Mersedes at one point in my carreer. I came to realize that “German Quality” was a complete myth. It’s like a sugar pill, a placebo. You think because it is the most expensive wiget around it must be the best. And they have the sales and marketing clout to be sure you feel good about coming to that conclusion. Fact is, their parts come from the exact same suppliers as everybody elses. And the German production machines we had were total crap.

For what you’re planning to spend on a few portable boutique tools, I could fully equip a real shop. Or, if portable is an absolute requirement I’d have multiple backups of all the top rated normal tools, like Mikita, Bosch, Dewalt, Millwaukee, etc. and still have money left.

Not wanting to step on anyone’s toes here, I just don’t understand the logic. Maybe someone could enlighten me.

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