|Review by tturner||posted 01-12-2014 02:24 AM||3461 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I recently attended the Festool Cabinet Construction training in Lebanon, IN. It was fantastic! We weren’t given a sales pitch on all the tools they make and sell, but were genuinely guided and coached on how to make frame and frameless cabinets using all Festool equipment. Ive never been in a shop that didn’t have a table saw or jointer or floor planer. Didn’t need it. Unbelievable. I own almost all the Festool stuff and have for about 5 years now and learned how to get more out of my tools and got to spend 2 days with 5 other great guys who enjoy this God-awful expensive hobby as much as I do. There is no way Festool made money on this training-thus proving Festool is very interested in making sure the end-user is happy with the tools. Their motto is ‘do the right thing’ and is proven. All the employees are extremely happy with their jobs and the company is very interested in keeping them satisfied. Im happy that my money (and i mean a LOT) has gone to a company that is interested in only the bottom line. And did i mention just seeing all the tools made me drool uncontrollably for days?!
I highly recommend taking any of the classes if you can. Brian, our instructor, is a great guy with lots of experience and is willing to share all he knows to continuously promote woodworking for the next generation(s). I am genuinely honored to have spent time with him, 5 phenomenal woodworkers, and the Festool team there in Lebanon. Sign up fast because they fill up quickly.
-- I'm him