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Review by libraryman posted 273 days ago 2087 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Though not a tool in the strict sense, the Festool 2013 tool catalog has provided me with hours of interesting speculation and tool comparisons. I should state from the beginning that I do not own a Festool and will probably never be able to afford one. The power tools I have been able to afford are the reason I love looking at the Festools. Whilst my power tools do an adequate job, the lack of vision by their manufacturers provide a sad “what might have been” comparison with the Festools. Take my power tools – all from the same manufacturer – yet few of them have interchangeable vacuum hose connections. My router has none, my 3”x21” beltsander has a pitiful little zipper bag to collect the dust, my old circular saw had a small (1”?) tube I could never find a hose for and my new saw has no dust collection whatever. My 6” and 5” rotary sanders where a step in the right direction with an interchangeable hose available if you looked long enough. I keep thinking, what if the managers at Porter Cable, Delta or Dewalt had had the foresight 15 years ago to design a reasonably priced vacuum system that would fit every one of their tool’s dust ports? What if someone had had the vision to create a system of tools instead of standalone designs? What if one of them had offered a track guide that would work with their circular saw, router, and jig saw? Why wasn’t there an American Festool company? Companies chasing a dollar instead of a vision? Lack of thoughtful management? Contempt for the intelligence of their tool purchasers? What do you think?




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#1 posted 273 days ago

let me guess, the print catalog costs $1400?

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#2 posted 273 days ago

Nothing like high class tool porn to pass the time. Just don’t let the significant other catch you drooling.

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#3 posted 273 days ago

What do you think?
I think that about the only thing missing from the review section of LJ now is a few paragraphs about the weekly Harbor Freight ad from the Sunday newspaper. And I’m betting that whoever steps up to fill that void will never have stepped foot in a Harbor Freight, or read the Sunday newspaper.

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#4 posted 273 days ago

Not a tool in the strict sense

In what sense is it a tool? Maybe you can use the pages as shims or wipe your a$$ with it. The way some rave about their tools, maybe it replaces Playboy?

Why is this in the review section? Why not start a thread on the forum?

I have nothing against Festool. They may be fine tools and I may own one of their track saws some day.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#5 posted 272 days ago

Not a tool and not a review.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 272 days ago

nothing, not even festool, let alone a magazine deserves a 5

pretty soon everyone will be a valedictorian

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#7 posted 272 days ago

I’m not sure if this is a tool review but I’ve got one under the leg of my belt sander stand to make up for an uneven floor. As a tool it works like a charm. Then again the L.L. Bean catalog is just as good.

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#8 posted 272 days ago

I don’t have a Festool catalog at the present time, but I have requested that one be sent to me.

I give 5 stars to the feeling that I now have knowing the catalog is on its way to me.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#9 posted 272 days ago

Discussions go in the forums. Reviews go under reviews. This is not complicated.

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#10 posted 272 days ago

How is this considered a tool review?

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#11 posted 272 days ago

When I was a child, there was nothing to match the excitement of the arrival of the Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog. I can still remember how it smelled.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#12 posted 271 days ago

For all the ‘tool’ review purists out there, reviews need not be about tools. See for example all the reviews about dvds. Why not review catalogues? I often learn things from them; like the Lee-Valley catalogues.

-- Jason

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#13 posted 271 days ago

For all the ‘tool’ review purists out there, reviews need not be about tools.

True. According to the instructions on the review page they can be:
Review – post your personal review of a woodworking tool, course, book, magazine or DVD

See for example all the reviews about dvds.
Yep, see the instructions above.

Why not review catalogues?
Because they aren’t a tool, course, book, magazine or DVD – see the instructions above.

I often learn things from them; like the Lee-Valley catalogues.
And I can learn a lot about fruit of the loom underwear by reading the label. I’m pretty sure if I tried to do a review of my tighty-whities I’d catch a little flack.

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#14 posted 271 days ago

I often learn things from them; like the Lee-Valley catalogues.
And I can learn a lot about fruit of the loom underwear by reading the label. I’m pretty sure if I tried to do a review of my tighty-whities I’d catch a little flack.

Weeeell it should be woodworking related. So if you do post a review on your tighty-whites make sure they are the ones you used butt burnish your newly finished table top. And for goodness sakes make sure they are clean.

-- Jason

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#15 posted 271 days ago

Weeeell it should be woodworking related.
Excellent point. Underwear is probably out, but there’s some fascinating information on the back of the trojan wrappers, and that’s tool related.

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