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#1 posted 08-21-2011 05:58 AM

If you can afford them then yes they are good tools and worth having. However, IMO there are two types of Festool tools. There are some that there are no competitors for and others that there are alternate options. Let me elaborate.

Their sanders are flat out better than anything else. They have significantly better dust collection, the paper lasts longer (even non Festool paper) b/c of the DC, and they vibrate a lot less than others. This makes them just superior to any other sanders I have ever used.

The Domino is another tool that has no comparison. You incorrectly label this a biscuit jointer, it is not. Its a lose tenon mortising machine. Dominos are not biscuits don’t confuse yourself about that! :)

Other tools they make, such as the jigsaws and cordless drills and routers are just superior versions to other competitor’s tools. The routers have significantly superior dust collection which is nice but whether its worth the extra money is up to you. For the cordless drills the best example I can give you is Harbor Freight cordless drills. You can go buy a $20 18v cordless from Harbor Freight and compare that to say $150 for a dewalt 18v. Why the devil would you EVER pay SIX times as much for the dewalt? Well because its just flat out better. Now compare the dewalt to a Festool drill, same comparison applies.

The Festool products really are just better than any competitors products, and yes they are heck of expensive. Do this, go buy one and try it for 30 days. They have a 30 day return policy no questions asked so just go see for yourself, it costs you nothing.

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