Some of our favorite videos of 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Reader Comments | General Information

We thought we would go back through our video archives from the year and pick a few of our favorites to share. But, before we do...

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our 2014 video contest, including the winner Paul Fuller. And, to let you know to get started on your video because we'll be doing anothervideo contest in 2015 with more great prizes. So, spend some of your holidays in the shop shooting some footage!

Now, enjoy a look back at some great videos from the past year.

 

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Best Video by a Festool Customer:
2014 Video Contest Winner, Paul Fuller

We'll start at the top, with the video selected as the winner of our 2014 video contest by the live audience and viewers of the Festool Connect live video cast.

Our grand prize winner was Paul Fuller of Fuller Banjo for his testimonial video. Paul is a luthier and furniture maker who really appreciates the advantages of Festool sanders and HEPA dust extractors. Did you notice that the bench he's sitting on while giving his comments on Festool is the same bench he's building in the video? Pretty clever.

Of course, the music in the background is him playing one of his instruments. Well done, Paul!

 

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Best Made Up Vocabulary: 
Smallerizing it with Ben Riddering

We get asked periodically if the people in our videos are actors, Festool employees or given a script. Not at all. Ben Riddering is a good example of someone just saying what comes to mind while he talks about himself, his company and his family. When we first saw the footage, and heard him talk about "smallerizing," we were sure that others could relate.

Well said, Ben!

 

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Best Use of Useless Timber:
Beetle Kill Pine, Azure Woodworking

Laying waste to countless acres of Colorado forests, the pine beetle has found an unlikely ally in Corbin Clay, owner of Denver based Azure Furniture. Corbin's team takes this Beetle Kill Pine, an otherwise value-less lumber that has be burned off to prevent forest fires, and converts it into heirloom furniture. Listen to his story to see how he finds value where others do not.

 

 

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Best Analogy Between Marriage and Woodworking:
Sorek Minery, Blue Ridge Woodworks

Sorek Minery of Blue Ridge Woodworks delivered our second place video, showcasing a dark box he built for use in wet plate photography by 179 Pictures. Enjoy this brilliantly produced piece about a man and the tools he uses to put his passion to work. And stick around till the end to hear Sorek's take on how marriage and woodworking can be viewed through the same lens.

 

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Best Soon-to-be-Reality TV Personality Using Festool:
The Organic Bed by Jory Brigham

Set your DVR for Framework, an upcoming TV series from Spike TV debuting January 6th, featuring Jory Brigham, a frequent contributor to the Festool video library. Framework is set to showcase some of the country's best furniture designers and builders going head-to-head in a competition to see who's best. Tune in to see what Jory and the rest of the contestants can do under pressure, especially when they're armed to the teeth with Festool.

Watch the Spike TV trailer for Framework.

 

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Best Saving History with Festool:
Saving Canada's Oldest Sailboat, Tony Grove

Tony Grove has been a shipwright for more than 30 years specializing in wooden boat restoration. He has also been teaching boat building for about six years. Over the course of his career, he has had experience with a variety of brands and quality of tools and seen various advancements. With that wisdom, he has learned the importance of investing in quality tools.

Currently, Tony is restoring Dorothy, the oldest sailboat in Canada, for the maritime museum. Watch this piece of history come back to life on the website "Between Wood and Water".

 

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Best Company Promotional Video Featuring Festool: Warline Painting

Warline Painting, Ltd. of Vancouver produced this amazing promotional video for their paint business. Touting the fact that they're not your typical painters, Heidi Nyline talks about what differentiates Warline from other paint companies. The owners and employees of Warline share a pride in their work and a passion for their craft. Festool is honored to be the tool of choice for their company and to also be associated with such premium craftsmanship.

 

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Best Scientific Study Featuring Festool:
Peter Lawton

Peter Lawton of LeadSMART talks about his experiences with various dust collection solutions for RRP work. In the video, he discusses the regulations and requirements for lead-based paint and compares the options. Backed up by third party lab results and extensive field testing, he sorts through the relative effectiveness of various RRP dust containment solutions.

 

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Best Project Series Featuring Festool: 
Building Kitchen Cabinets with Eric Clevinger

Eric is a great contributor on the Festool Owners Group forum, sharing his passion for woodworking and video production. He recently filmed a 21 part series, featuring quite a bit of Festool in action, showing how he planned, constructed and installed a set of kitchen cabinets. Be sure to check it out to learn some good tips that may help you get more out of your own tools.

 

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Best Over-the-Top Acting & CGI: 
Spencer Ratliff, Saving Cats with Festool

You might recognize Spencer as the winner of our 2013 video contest. He impressed our viewers with his quirky sense of humor as well as his video review of the Trion Jigsaw, during which he somehow figures out how to saw through a two-foot thick log. Well, kind of. Since then, he's also made a very nice bookcase and at least one sandwich with the TS 55.

In his latest video installment, his quick reactions save a precious cat from losing one of its nine lives.

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Introducing the Vecturo Oscillating Multi-Tool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | New Products | Oscillating Multi-Tools

Vecturo Multi Tool

Available December 1st in the United States and Canada.

The ultimate in versatility, the Vecturo Oscillating Multi-Tool combines limitless functionality and power with exceptional controllability, delivering precise results in the trickiest of places. With industry-first, tool-less Plunge Base (500 161) and Depth-Stop (500 160), the Vecturo Oscillating Multi-Tool stands apart, delivering a level of cutting precision customers can only expect from Festool. Ergonomic handling and tool-less everything translates to faster, more comfortable work with less downtime.

Versatility - Cut, scrape or score virtually any material, thanks to a wide variety of blades and variable speed.

Controllability - Achieve accurate, to-the-line cuts anywhere in the material, thanks to the Plunge Base and slim body design.

Fast and Simple - Power through the most challenging tasks with ease thanks to hassle-free, tool-less base and cutter changes.

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Vecturo Plunge Base and Depth-Stop

  Basic Version Set Version
Product No. 563 006 563 007
Depth-Stop, 500160   Included
Plunge Base, 500161   Included
(1) Universal Blade, 500129 Included Included
(1) Wood Blade, 500128   Included
(1) Round Wood Blade, 500139   Included
13' Plug-It Cord Included Included
Systainer  SYS 2 SYS 2 Attic
  Shared Specifications
Power 400 Watts (3.3 amps, 120V AC)
Oscillating Frequency 10,000 - 18,500 opm
Amplitude (Left/Right) 2.0°/2.0° (4.0° combined)
Blade Changing System Quick-release lever, FastFix
Weight 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)

 

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CT Wings. When you need a helping hand.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | New Products | Paint

CT Wings - Extra Hand

Available December 1st in the United States and Canada.

Utilizing suction from a CT Dust Extractor, the CT Wings provide an additional support for mounting long items to a wall like molding, or holding a straight-edge or level in place for layout marks. With 16 adjustable "wings", CT Wings adjust and conform to molding and other stock quickly while providing a tacky grip surface to minimize movement. A bypass-valve allows for quick and easy release and reset without going back to the extractor.

CT Wings

Product No. 500 312
Maximum Material Thickness 2" (50 mm)
Maximum Load 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Size 5" x 3" x 2"
(130x80x50 mm)
Weight 0.8 lbs (350g)
Availability December 1st

Want to see more of the CT Wings in action? Check out this video from Gary Katz demonstrating some uses for the CT Wings.

Katz CT Wings Review

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SysLite UNI - System Based Lighting

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | New Products | Paint | Work Lamps

SysLite UNI

A perfect partner to the SysLite and the Festool cordless system, the SysLite Uni delivers quality, durability, and performance in a spotlight platform. Equipped with three LED Lamps, pivoting head, high and low settings, and a battery fuel gauge, the SysLite Uni provides reliable lighting for nearly any setting or challenge. The large handle makes it easy to carry while the belt hooks on each side provide hands-free options. A removable rafter hook for overhead lighting and a keyhole slot for mounting on a nail or screw provide even more working options. Compatible with Lithium Ion and Nickel-based Festool battery packs (flat, slide-type batteries).

Product No. 500 639
Power 3 watt LED (x3)
Light Duration 12v Battery, ~7.5 hours
15v Battery, ~8.5 hours
18v Battery, ~9.5 hours
Compatibility 10.8 - 18.0V Lithium Ion and Nickel-based batteries.
Weight (w/o battery) 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)
Availability December 1st

 

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DIY Systainer cabinets: the SYS-AZ Drawer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | New Products | Storage Systems

Sys AZ Drawer

Custom build a storage solution that fits your needs. With individual drawer and slide mechanisms, featuring full-slide capability, each Systainer lid can be fully opened. Designed to work with 32 mm systems for layout and construction. Compatible with Classic or T-LOC Systainers. Maximum load 44 lbs. Systainers sold separately, includes one drawer.

Box construction should be 16-13/16" (427mm) wide by 14-31/32" (380 mm) or more deep, with a minimum of 1/2" (13mm) under the bottom drawer and 5/16" (8mm) above the top drawer. See manual for more information.

Also available in a 5-pack with savings, 500 767. Optional lock and key available, 500 693.

Product No. 500 692
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15-1/2" x 15-1/2" x 4" 
(396 x 396 x 105 mm)
Maximum Load 44 lbs (20 kg)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Availability December 1st

 

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Festool Shop Apron with T-LOC Mini Systainer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | New Products | Promotions

Shop Apron

Look good, and stay organized with the Festool woodworking apron. Use this fine canvas apron to hold tools, fasteners or other products. It features a fully adjustable belt with quick-release buckle, 12 oz. 100% cotton duck, dual hammer loops, adjustable neck strap, and bar-tacked reinforcement. It comes in a handy T-LOC Mini-systainer, which can be used to store pencils, tape measures, and other small items to keep your shop space clean and well organized.

This item will be available in limited quantities, while supplies last.

Product No. M0064
Availability December 1st

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The "Toolie" Tool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Reader Comments | Promotions

Toolie Tool

A much sought after tool, the "Toolie", makes its return for a limited time. Equipped with popular drivers for making adjustments to many Festool tools and accessories, it’s the perfect size to stow in an apron pocket, a toolbox, or inside a Systainer. Keep one in the shop and one in the car so you are never without this most useful tool. All tools fold neatly into the handle and are easy to retrieve with the quick-access green slide.

Drivers Included: 
2.5 mm Hexagonal Wrench
4.0 mm Hexagonal Wrench
5.0 mm Hexagonal Wrench
6.0 mm Hexagonal Wrench
T10 Torx driver
T15 Torx Driver
T20 Torx Driver
PZ2 Pozidrive Driver
4.5 mm Slot Driver

This item will be available in limited quantities, while supplies last.

Product No. 498 863
Availability December 1st

 

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Introducing SERVICE All-Inclusive!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Reader Comments | General Information | Paint

Service All-Inclusive

Now, there are even more reasons to register your Festool power tool(s)!

In recent years, the idea of customer service has become more of a buzzword than a meaningful concept, marketed by companies who want you to believe they've got your back. Well, Festool is not that kind of company. We aspire to build and maintain meaningful relationships with each of our customers, especially in times when you need us the most. That's the essence of SERVICE All-Inclusive, a new way of doing business from Festool that puts our approach to service at the same caliber as our tools... second to none.

In short, SERVICE All-Inclusive means that every Festool power tool comes bundled with an industry-leading package of offerings to support you and assist with any problems you might encounter with your tool. Don't forget to register your tools with us to make it easy to use these services when you need them!


Enjoy the benefits of SERVICE All-Inclusive

36-Month Warranty 36-Month Comprehensive Warranty
The most comprehensive warranty in the industry provides coverage 36 months from the date of purchase.
3-Year Free Shipping 3-Year Free Shipping
Festool will cover the cost of shipping tools to the service department and back to the customer for the first three years with our online repair form.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Customers are provided with a no-risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If they are not completely satisfied, they can return the tool for a refund.
10-Year Spare Parts Availability 10-Year Parts Availability
Spare parts availability is guaranteed for 10 years, ensuring long-term support for your investment.
48-Hour Repair Service 48-Hour Standard Repair
Most tools are repaired and ready to ship back to the customer within 48 hours of the tool being received by the service department.
Dedicated Service Hotline Dedicated Service Hotline
Factory-trained service professionals are available for troubleshooting and questions about repairs at 888-337-8600.
24/7 Online Service Hub Access spare parts catalogs and product manualsfill out repair forms and mailing labels, and review video content online anytime.
Instructional videos Instructional Videos
A comprehensive library of troubleshooting and how-to videos are available online anytime.

 

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