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2006-12-02 17:57:41.012905+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I was wrong on those tools, the tool set I was hearing about is Festool. Now I need to go find a shop where I can play with 'em.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-02 18:34:55.534989+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Someone needs to tell them to fix their website. Not everyone likes to use Javascript.

#Comment Re: Festool made: 2006-12-02 22:06:18.508652+00 by: m

I have a 6" Festool Rotex sander which works well. I bought it specifically because of the low vibration and excellent dust collection. I can literally control the sander from the power cord near the handle. Other sanders have truly aggravated the carpal tunnel syndrome which plagues my right wrist, but this one is a joy to use. I have been using a shopvac with the Rotex, and the dust collection is very good to excellent. I will get one of Festool's vacuum systems before my next major project that requires significant use of this tool (making a new set kitchen cabinets).

Festool prices are high, and some or all of the disposables are in a proprietary format (ie the sanding disks have 9 holes). Right now I am primarily using stationary tools, but would have little hesitation about purchasing more Festool products had I the need.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-04 18:50:51.275904+00 by: Dan Lyke

So is there a reason for the proprietary disposables? I'm willing to tolerate such things, but mostly if there's a real reason why the standard form factor doesn't work.

And, yeah, part of our interest in the tools is the low dust with the vacuum system, the rainy season is generally when we feel like doing projects.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-04 18:52:06.910801+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oooh. 8mm shank router bits is a bit of a pain, even if that's not proprietary it's still not something my local hardware store carries. Bummer.