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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 1070 days ago

I have a 6” refractor telescope that cost $9000. The mount needed to set it on is another $9000.

I have a 12.5” reflecting telescope that cost $21,000. The mount required for that scope cost $12,500.

I have two astronomy cameras that cost $13,000 and $9000 each.

I have another 4” refractor telescope that cost around $3000.

The performance of all that equipment I just mentioned cannot be duplicated with other, less expensive gear for the applications that I perform…Astrophotography.

Can Festool performance be duplicated by other manufacturers? That’s the question.

I say, it depends on the product. To me, the sanders, dust collectors, and the Domino are probably the equipment that might truly be worth the money because they seem to do things other tools can’t. But as much as I’d like a track saw like the TS55, I’ll probably opt for the DeWalt instead.

But so much of this is my perception of these things. If I used any of them, I’d probably change my mind on all the Festool products…or at least I could better see the value of them compared to others. You folks probably gulped when you saw the price list of my astronomy gear above, but if you come out and see how rockin’ awesome that stuff if, you’d understand.

But, yeah, some of that Festool stuff looks a bit crazy expensive to me, especially their drilll. How high-tech do you need a drill to be?

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com


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