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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 02-18-2017 12:48 AM 627 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchuck2010

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02-18-2017 12:48 AM

The promotional Festool ROS is finally on the way! I should have it on Monday. It was ordered Oct 5th 2016. Wow, how time flies. hahahaha

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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ravensrock

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 12:52 AM

Got mine from in the mail today. Still have to try it out. Looks pretty good though!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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Woodchuck2010

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 01:14 AM



Got mine from in the mail today. Still have to try it out. Looks pretty good though!

- ravensrock

Sweet! Make some dust!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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greenacres2

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 01:20 AM

Hey…I was due on February 9, almost forgot. Haven’t had any correspondence…but it will come.
earl

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RobS888

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 02:20 AM

5 more weeks for me.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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nakmuay

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 02:20 AM

I ordered mine October 28th, I just received my 5th new delivery notice for March 15th.
5th time lucky!!!

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PRGDesigns

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 04:21 AM

Ordered and paid for mine on October 5, 2016. Multiple e-mails back and forth with the vendor. Received shipping advice for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

I did see one advertised on Craigslist for $149.99, which included the $50.00 coupon for a future Festool Sander purchase.

The price was outstanding, but the delivery left much to be desired. Disappointed with Festool and the vendor I purchased the unit from. Fool me once, my bad. Fool me twice – won’t happen.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#7 posted 02-18-2017 05:34 AM



Ordered and paid for mine on October 5, 2016. Multiple e-mails back and forth with the vendor. Received shipping advice for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

I did see one advertised on Craigslist for $149.99, which included the $50.00 coupon for a future Festool Sander purchase.

The price was outstanding, but the delivery left much to be desired. Disappointed with Festool and the vendor I purchased the unit from. Fool me once, my bad. Fool me twice – won t happen.

- PRGDesigns


If you feel so bad, cancel and get a refund…you will get yours a couple of weeks before me, so if you cancel I’ll get mine sooner.

Toolnut told me they sold 4 (projected) years worth in 3 days.
The only fools were people like me that took some time to think about it and got on the end of the list.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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Rick_M

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 08:14 AM

Festool stopped production of these sanders which seems weird to me.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 04-03-2017 07:38 PM

Sander arrived today. Toolnut sent me an email 2 weeks back that it would be shipped on or about 21-April-17.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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AHuxley

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#10 posted 04-03-2017 11:47 PM



Festool stopped production of these sanders which seems weird to me.

- Rick M

They were never meant to be anything but a short time offer and they sold multiple times their original estimate/intent . The exact sander will be sold after all the Pro 5 production is finished (though not verified it will probably use the standard ETS 125 nomenclature). They are already selling the new ETS 125 in Europe but they didn’t have a promotion there.

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Rick_M

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#11 posted 04-04-2017 03:52 AM



They were never meant to be anything but a short time offer …
- AHuxley

Like I said, weird.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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AHuxley

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#12 posted 04-04-2017 04:13 AM


They were never meant to be anything but a short time offer …
- AHuxley

Like I said, weird.

- Rick M

How is it weird that a promotion that is 50% off and with the voucher 75% off their normal selling price is only a short term offer? Promotions are by their very definition for a finite period of time. They updated the ETS 125 (along with the DTS and RTS) and just made a short term marketing promotion out of it in the US, it would have been odd for them to continue to sell the sander for half price. They will be happy to sell you an ETS 125 (or whatever they decide to call it in the US) in the coming months for the standard price which based on the DTS and RTS I expect to remain at $195.

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Rick_M

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#13 posted 04-04-2017 04:20 AM

My information was they stopped production and will not be making more. I said that is weird. You seem to be saying that my information is incorrect but I misunderstood how you meant “offer”

Edited for clarity

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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AHuxley

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#14 posted 04-04-2017 04:35 AM



My information, which you agreed with, was that they stopped production on this sander. That info might be wrong and if it is, okay, but to me it s weird.

- Rick M

The Pro 5 sander in the blue Systainer, with the $50 voucher was announced from the beginning as a limited edition so one would expect production to end with a limited edition, correct? Nothing weird about that right?

The sander is the updated version of the ETS 125 and is being produced and sold everywhere except NA as the new ETS 125 currently. Once the pre-orders for the Pro 5 are satisfied they will end production of the limited edition Pro 5 and will begin selling the full priced sander. While Festool USA has not verified the name it will be sold as either the Pro 5 or the ETS 125 so the sander itself whether labeled the Pro 5 or the ETS 125 will continue, the only production that will end is the production of the limited edition version.

I can’t for the life of me see anything unusual about the situation and you have yet to actual articulate exactly what you thing is weird.

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Rick_M

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 06:23 AM

Promoting something that won’t be available for purchase after is weird to me. Why is it so hard to wrap your brain around that. Now you seem to be claiming it will be for sale which is fine, my info might be wrong, I admitted that. Where are you getting your info?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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