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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 01-10-2016 06:56 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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athomas5009

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01-10-2016 06:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router festool used

I have the opportunity to acquire a used festool of 1400. The guys claims he only used it for 1 job that lasted a cpl days. Is in like knew condition and was Bought Summer of 2015. It has all original accessories and syst.

MSRP is 555$

His price is 475$

What do you think about the price?

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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Mike Throckmorton

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 07:27 PM

I think the scenario is odd.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 07:49 PM

You will never find it on sale. If you can check it out and test it then it sounds like a good deal.
What does he mean by all original accessories? Accessories are expensive and I don’t know which ones come with the 1400 other than the systainer.

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athomas5009

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 08:18 PM

That was my way of saying it wasn’t missing anything. It has the rods, wrench, ring, dust port and what not.

Id still need to purchase the edge guide but that is standard.

I just wasn’t sure what a decent price for a used festool of 1400 was, so I was looking for opinions.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 08:22 PM

Its double what a bosch set runs but Im in the market for another router and just thought to myself how disappointing even some of the better models are. So I was thinking why not just suck it up, toss don’t the money and never have a complaint or need another mid sized plunge router for another 20+ yrs.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 08:23 PM

I think its a decent asking price, about 15% off of retail. Festool hold its value in the second hand market. Also, if he bought it new from an authorized dealer last year, there will be 2+ years of transferable warranty, so any issue that might arise should be taken care of.

Sometimes people buy things and use them very little or not at all, it happens. I think if you can power it up before you buy, make sure all the knobs and screws work OK, it plunges OK, I would go for it.

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 08:43 PM

INCLUDES
Systainer – SYS 4 TL
Standard U.S. guide bushing adapter
Chip catcher
Collet – 8mm
Collet – 1/4”
Collet – 1/2”
Plug-it power cord
Dust extraction hood
Guide rods

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/router-of-1400-eq-t-loc-/p/574342/

Make sure all the collets are there. If not, a price around 450.00 should be acceptable.

The 1400 is a strange looking machine, once you’re used to it it’s a pleasure to use.

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athomas5009

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 09:19 PM

It deff looks different but Ive never had negative thoughts about its looks. I really like on how every video Ive seen the user talks about how smooth the action is and how it has no play and locks without play either. My biggest beef with most combo routers is it seems there is always a minute amount of play in the action and or lock. For most operations it doesn’t matter much but can be annoying for mortises and inlays.

It is super annoying having to clean up a bunch of small depth marks when doing an inlay. Usually left because only one post lock on most routers instead of 2.

Also I really need a 2nd mid sized routher. I often have my router set up and find myself needing to use it for something else. Which sucks because then you have to wait or waste 30mins trying to set it up exactly the same.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 09:29 PM

I would try to beat him down a little. Hard to find buyers willing to shell out that kind of money on a used item.

I love mine. Worth every retail penny. The only other router I would consider here in the states would be a Bosch and it is a distant second. Most of the other vendors have gone to hell in a hand basket.

Enjoy!

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 09:36 PM

offer him 50 less and take it. They go for near retail. You will be able to tell if its been abused. Great tools!

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 12:14 AM

Thomas, if it is in good working order and all the parts and pieces are present, then even $500 (90%) would be reasonable for a Festool product IMO.

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#11 posted 01-11-2016 12:18 AM

for the price difference and the cost of the tool I would buy a new one with a warranty

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