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Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 12-15-2017 12:24 AM 417 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bohaiboy

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12-15-2017 12:24 AM

Just an observation but I have been receiving numerous emails from Festool about low prices on reconditioned tools. Today was PDC18 5.2Ah Cordless drill set for $450 plus tax. Amazon has the exact tool, new condition, for $20 plus tax with full warranty. Is Fes trying to pull the proverbial wool over our eyes?

-- Tim, Houston, TX area


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 12:28 AM

At that price I’d buy a bunch of them and consider my Christmas shopping finished. I think you mean $420.

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Bohaiboy

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 12:36 AM

Yep, typing faster than i was thinking. $420

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 12:36 AM

Does it make better holes than my dewalt or my neighbor’s makita?

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Loren

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 01:09 AM

Festool makes some excellent stuff, especially
where the designs are proprietary due to
patents. The pricing can be kind of outrageous
though, especially considering Festool doesn’t
have the best reputation for tools holding up
to heavy use. The warranty is good I suppose
if you’re going to use a tool hard every day
and depreciate it. Warranty turnaround is also
allegedly not so quick.

I have several Festool tools for the record and
they are pretty slick. I’ve never used mine
hard enough to burn one out. I just can’t
see spending close to $500 for a cordless
drill though.

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 12-15-2017 01:34 AM

I think you’s be better going with Rigid tools. Just ask richardchaos.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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AlmostRetired

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 07:25 AM

The problems I am having are two fold.

1. They are still too expensive for my blood.
2. If not, the ones I would buy, are sold out soon after I get the emails. Am I just too slow to pull the trigger on those?

Thanks
Roger

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 12-15-2017 07:43 AM


Does it make better holes than my dewalt or my neighbor’s makita?

- Carloz

Why don’t you try one and find out? You can buy one make some hole and then take it back under their 30 day no questions asked policy. Won’t cost you a dime Carloz. Then Festool with have another tool to sell as refurbished. That the way it works in case you didn’t know.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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rbrjr1

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#8 posted 12-15-2017 01:20 PM



I think you s be better going with Rigid tools. Just ask richardchaos.

- AlaskaGuy


link to THAT discussion, please…

-- only an idiot dismisses an intelligent statement because they dont know anything about the person delivering it.

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finns

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 01:35 PM

I’m with Loren on this one. I have a bunch of Festools and use a few of them heavily. I’ll pass on their drills as I find nothing wrong with DeWalt drills. Yes, Festool is very proud of their product as is reflected in their pricing.

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 12-15-2017 07:19 PM

I think you s be better going with Rigid tools. Just ask richardchaos.

- AlaskaGuy

link to THAT discussion, please…

- rbrjr1


Personally I went Festool in 1999 and have never regretted it. richardchaos is famous for bashing Rigid tools. Use the search engine if you to fined his post.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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