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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 03-29-2014 03:28 AM 1311 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MT_Stringer

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03-29-2014 03:28 AM

My latest email from Rockler says to get ‘em now before the prices go up! I guess that is a good sales tactic. I know a lot of folks use Festool tools but they are not for me. There is no way I am going to pay three or four times the price of a tool vs other brands available.

Maybe some day I will eat those words. :-)

Note: I am retired and not a professional so I can’t justify the additional cost of those tools.

And they are increasing in price!

So, the bottom line is get ‘em while they are cheep. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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squaretree

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 03:36 AM

I almost laughed out loud when I saw that rockler ad! I couldnt believe festool could get any more expensive. Plus, im assuming after the “price increase” I would be paying even more for their blades, sanding discs, etc… what a joke

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 03:41 AM

seems like every year they have an increase.

-- Jeff NJ

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Paul

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 03:50 AM

Buy a Festool FOS or a brand new Cabinet Saw your choice!

;)

Paul

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 07:08 AM

Come on MT. You can afford it.
Rockler is offering “free shipping”.
wink-wink…..............

-- mike...............

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The Box Whisperer

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 10:46 AM

Geez guys, seems like quite a gate on for festool!

Myself Ive been considering their sanders for a specific reason. I have had 6 herniated discs in my lower back. Its a miracle I can still walk let alone woodwork. As you can well imagine, the vibrations from sanding, well, are very hard on my back to say the least. My understanding is that the festool sanders have the lowest vibration output and are the closest thing to ergonomic that I will find. I did read about a low vibe bosch model but I cant find it anywhere. For my money, if the festool has any positive impact on my pain levels, then it’s well spent. I am in pain 24/7 and will be for the rest of my life, but trust me when I say no cost is too high when it comes to a tool that will not increase my pain just by normal use.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Marcus

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 10:54 AM

You might want to look into the low profile porter cable ROS too. It’s the only sander I can use for extended periods for similar reasons.

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The Box Whisperer

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 10:59 AM

Really?! Thanks for the tip Marcus, Ill look right now. Thanks very much! Also, nice project page. In particular, the walnut and maple coffee table is superb. I actually tweaked my back a little working on my coffee table, also made from walnut and maple. I was hoping to finish it this weekend and have it posted here for monday, but that may have to get pushed back. Anyway, thanks again for the tip on the PC.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#8 posted 03-29-2014 02:48 PM

“There is no way I am going to pay three or four times the price of a tool vs other brands available.”

I agree MT. I like quality tools but Festool is just tooooo much. And Rockler is iffy.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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bonesbr549

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#9 posted 03-29-2014 08:12 PM

The do go up on occasion but they are a system, and they are fantastic tools. I know it’s either a love’m or hate’em crowd but if you get the chance to use em you will be hooked. If your lungs mean something you will also appreciate them. Every tools is designed with the DC in mind. I use the CT33e hepafilter DC with the tools and they are fantastic. I also have the ROS which IMO can’t be beat. I’ve got other green as well, but I have to say, those tools last and last and last. I’ve paid a lot for them, but spread out over the years it actually very cost effective. The biggest draw for me was the DC. I only wish they were American Made.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#10 posted 03-29-2014 08:32 PM

Who the hell can afford Festool anyways?

Though everything I’ve come across says they make fantastic tools.

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longgone

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#11 posted 03-29-2014 08:32 PM

I have a few Festools and love them. have the 6” sander, the CT vaccum and the Kapex. I am getting ready to order the 5” ROS.

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