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Forum topic by jusfine posted 09-27-2010 04:56 AM 3388 views 0 times favorited 50 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2010 04:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

My wife came into my office this afternoon and burst out laughing.

She pointed at where I had set my coffee mug down and I thought you may get a smile out of it as well…

Didn’t ever see a horse rolling his eyes before.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 09-27-2010 01:11 PM

Nah, I think it’s a look of endearment, LOL

-- Joe

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 01:26 PM

an see the price tag thats just out of veiw

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 01:31 PM

Well, I just don’t have any Festool stuff because I just plain can’t afford it. So I can’t say if Festool is good, bad, or ugly.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 01:40 PM

OOH
I thought the text said that “the coffee mug was the tuffesttool”

take care
Dennis

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 03:35 PM

I see my wife roll her eyes often. That is not the same look—LOL

The horse seems to be looking up to Festool in awe!

Thanks—good picture

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 04:17 PM

wish i could afford that mug, i could drink so much faster and more accurately…

but the mug may not be so expensive, the problem is that it only functions with expensive festool water, and can only be washed in the CT22 W dishwasher, and stored in a systainer kitchen!

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 07:47 PM

cutmantom, I laughed after I read your comment and looked at the little horse again, that thing has been sitting on my desk for years, and I hadn’t noticed the price tag was still on its neck.

Kent, you are right. It does look more like awe.

Greedo, the mug was given to me at the dealership when I bought my first Festools, and it is very much easier, faster and smarter to drink out of. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 09-27-2010 09:54 PM

Maybe that cup smells of hide glue!

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 09-27-2010 10:05 PM

I just don’t get it reminds me somewhat of the emperors new clothes when people buy festool.
A just gotta have that label .Still if you’re the kind that likes to show you’ve got money then go ahead and fool yourself.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 09-27-2010 10:11 PM

I just don’t get it reminds me somewhat of the emperors new clothes when people buy festool.
A just gotta have that label .Still if you’re the kind that likes to show you’ve got money then go ahead and fool yourself.Alistair

I dunno. That’s not quite the impression I get.

I tend to believe—not through ANY first-hand experience, mind you—that Festool is about 40-50% better than the next best, and costs about 2-3 times more.

So … while it may not hit everybody’s sweet spot, on the VALUE curve … even my horribly cynical and rather snobby brother … when drunk enough … says it’s better ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 09-27-2010 10:21 PM

Neil it like having a Biro that costs 10 cents and a mont blanc pen that cost ten thousand dollars.They both write don’t they? We just have to ask is the mont blanc so much better than the biro.Obviously it’s better but is the margin justifiable I don’t think so sorry my Brother. They are just tools at the end of the day.
If a Festool was able to have the timber thrown in one end and have chippendale furniture come out the other in a few minutes then yes it would be cheap at half the price .
just as the purpose of a pen is to write Having a Mont Blanc pen won’t make you write like Shakespeare sonnets . the skill is with the operator.MY 4 cents now LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 09-27-2010 10:31 PM

Bob, no horses were hurt or injured in the making of my coffee cup (says right on the bottom beside LIMITED EDITION and Made in Germany).

Scotsman, wow, thanks for throwing on the cold water. You were hoping for some Festool bashing?
I am not trying to fool anyone, the horse clearly has no clothes…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 09-27-2010 10:32 PM

Don’t be a crab now Alistair.
You know darn well if they were selling Festool at Dewalt or B&D prices you’d be right in the front of the line. <g>
In my profession I have always used the best and regretted it not.
If your just pooping around in your garage making “toaster trivets” then I suppose you wont even wear out the cheapest ones.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 09-28-2010 03:00 AM

I guess that’s the thing, though, Alistair: value vs. which one’s better.

If somebody was GIVING ME the tool, I’d ask for “Festool, please!” (or a DuPont or a Waterman or a Mont Blanc pen, for that matter !).

For MY money, though ? I doubt I’ll ever buy into the green. I just … don’t have the green to do it ;-)

I think Bob #2 said it pretty darned well. I buy Craftsman for hand tools. If I had the money, though, or … they were a gift, or … they were the same price … I’d have a BIG ol’ rack of Snap-on stuff !

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 09-28-2010 03:39 AM

I’m almost afraid to comment but I am a fan of some (not all) of the festool products. In my opinion some (not all) are worth their price – especially if you can get them used at a reasonable price.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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