Doesnt matter what side of the fence your on, you are either the good neighbor or the bad neighbor, you have formed an opinion, if only in your own unbudgable ego : ) or your wallet, you live to your means or you live below them. A few are like me and are teetering on the fence, remaining silent and undecided
I freaking love Festool but am disappointed that so few cxraftsmen have the chance to enjoy them, rather a more fortunate bunch who decorate second homes with them. Some of those embarrass me with a video, some of them implore me to dig deeper into the world of “Festool”
To own them is a privilege, certainly and by no means a right, and respectfully bow to those who can afford to own them, and never put them to use, no worse, no better, then those who are dedicated to Ridgid and do the same.
When I see so many, buy a brand new tool when they could have bought ten times the tool, had they bought the same tool used, and then “Slam” the price of Festool, it beacons me to think that there is never a stupid question but only stupid people: (..............
My bias….......yup. I am a craftsman. Forgive me please but I know I am. And no one is going to take that away fro me…....... because they cant…..: ) , so I speak from my heart, my soul, and I call, make choices, decide, for me, for my client, my friend, and my enemy, choices and decisions that might not be the best ones, but non the less, choices that must be made…..............and I live with them. Most often and thank God, they have been good ones.
Festool is to the skilled as a pencil is to paper. For those gifted in mathematics, logic and common sense, they are like a God Given gift of how to be more competitive, more efficient, and bottom line…......how to save the client money while increasing your own profit.
Has anyone checked out that circular saw ?
Or played with their router?
Or the track thing a ma jiggy combined with that workbench?
Its a situation I have never been in, yet I am in it. A choice to make, to sell tens of thousands of dollars in stationary tools, and change over to a portable shop, supply and install the same product, at less cost to the client, consumer. Add that capacity to the world of “some body else made it and I install it”...............its a money machine very few comprehend.
Brings me back to the world Festool understands….................every single soul in a mortal body hates dust.
and some pay more then others just to avoid it…..........be it the client, the owner of the new expensive trophy, or the tradesperson…..opps,.............the craftsman.
Long Live Ryobi, as they keep people like me busy
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso