|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 04-23-2010 03:20 AM||1011 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-23-2010 03:20 AM
I’ve always been curious about festool but, like many, I could not justify the price. However, I remember when I couldn’t justify the price of a Mercedes-Benz until I bought one. Then I bought a second. I also remember when I could not justify the price of a BMW motorcycle until I bought one. Then I bought a second.
The festool plunge circular saws are on sale this month for 10% off. That is not a huge discount but, since festool never puts anything on sale, this was sort of a big deal. I bought one and immediately fell in love. This is just what I need for a big project I have coming up. However, I did not buy the dust extractor or any other additional product.
I soon realized that I really appreciate the quality of festools and I need a dust extractor. I also did some reading and learned that one could get a modest discount if you bought your products in packages. Furthermore, I determined, via my reading, that their rotex random orbital sander is something special. I took the second plunge and now I own a dust extractor (the midi) and a rotex random orbital sander (5 inch). WOW – these tools are great. I remember when I could not justify the price of a festool until I bought one. Then I bought 2 more.
Are they worth the price? I don’t know. I just know they are exceptional tools. They rank right up there with Mercedes Benz cars and BMW motorcycles. Love those German engineers.
I hope to be woodworking for at least another 20 years. If these tools hold up like I expect, they may very well be worth the money.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.