The Evolution of a Writing Desk

Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Routers

Charles Wilson

A special thank you to Charles Wilson for sharing his Writing Desk project in this edition of SysNotes. While Charles has a rather innovative use of the Domino as a locking mechanism in his desks, the tools he used most during the construction were the Festool 1400 EQ Router and MFS Multi-Routing Template System.


Kapex: Built For The Toughest Demands!

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.


We do things to our tools that you would probably never dream of doing to them!

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.I'm always amazed to see the abuse that our tools are put through to ensure their durability. Here you see the Kapex sliding compound miter saw getting put through it's paces. The saw is running while it is blasted with Arizona sand, considered by most scientists to be the most abrasive sand on Earth. Coated in more than an inch of sand, the Kapex continues to operate.

So if you're worried that the Kapex can't take the abuse of the jobsite, think again. It's been there and done that already.

We understand that you can't afford to have a tool fail while on the jobsite.  Festool power tools are built using tight tolerances and the best materials available, so you can purchase with confidence.  Designed and tested to stand the rigors of the jobsite, Festool power tools are made for the toughest demands!

New Festool Fall 2008 Product Offers & Savings!

Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Reader Comments | Promotions

Festool Fall 2008 Promos


Festool Plunge Saw Accessory Assortment

TS 55 Accessory Assortment - Product No. M0074
TS 75 Accessory Assortment - Product No. M0075

A great addition to your Festool TS plunge saw, the accessory assortment includes several essentials to maximize the capabilities and longevity of your saw. Save up to $26.00 versus purchasing these items separately. Save up to $71.00 when combined with the purchase of a TS 55 or TS 75 plunge saw at participating dealers. See dealer for details.


  • Universal Saw Blade (1)
  • Fine Tooth Saw Blade (1)
  • Panther Rip Saw Blade (1)
  • Splinterguard 5-Pack (1)
  • Replacement Guide Rail Splinterguard (1)

Limited time offer, while supplies last. More...

Saw Blade Assortment

Festool Clamping Assortment

Product No. M0079

The perfect compliment to the MFT/3 Multifunction Table, this limited edition clamping assortment includes the three most commonly used types of Festool clamps. Save $14.50 versus purchasing these items separately. Save up to $44.50 when combined with the purchase of an MFT/3, MFT/3 Basic or MFT/3-Kapex at participating dealers. Limited time offer, while supplies last. See your Festool dealer for details. More...


  • Clamping Elements 2-Pack (1) - Product No. 488030
  • 4-11/16" Screw Clamps (2) - Product No. 489570
  • Quick Clamps (2) - Product No. 491594
Clamp Assortment

Festool MFK 700 Trim Router - Basic

Product No. 574419

Rout grooves for inlays easily with the lightweight and maneuverable MFK 700 Basic. The Basic model offers a less expensive alternative to the MFK 700 Set and can be easily upgraded with additional bases and accessories. More...


  • MFK 700 Router
  • Vertical Base
  • Dust Collection Shroud for Vertical Applications
  • ¼" and 8mm Collets
  • Collet Wrench
  • Plug-It Power Cord
  • Note: This Product Does Not Include A Systainer Case
MFK 700 Basic

Festool MFT/3 - Basic

Product No. 495888

Redesigned for 2008, the height has been adjusted to make work more comfortable. New V-groove channels make adjustments both faster and easier. The MFT/3 Basic has 85% more working area than the older MFT 800, and is 15% lighter than the MFT 1080. Even though the MFT/3 has many improvements, we did not abandon features that you have come to trust and enjoy—features like perforated tops, side channels for attaching clamps, and folding legs to allow two working heights, and easy transport. The Basic model does not include the miter gauge and guide rail. More...

MFT/3 Basic

What Your Festool Is Trying to Tell You

Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts

Your Festool power tool is trying to tell you something! Following our motto of making your work faster, easier and smarter, your tool has important information that can help you become more efficient.

Before we start looking at some of the information you can find on your Festool power tools, have you ever noticed that most of the buttons, dials and triggers used to operate and adjust your tools are all green? That makes it easy to find when you need to make an adjustment. Pretty smart, huh?


Do You Have An Interesting Project To Share?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | General Information

Share Your Project

We are always interested in sharing the interesting ways you use our tools with others. In each edition of SysNotes we like to feature a project or tip submitted by users of our products. If you have something you would like to share, email us at with a few photos and a brief write up. If we select your project for a future edition of SysNotes, we'll be sure to send you a few Festool goodies.


We're Green in More Ways Than One.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.

Of course you know Festool by it's green logo and tools. But we are also an environmentally friendly company as evidenced by our alliance with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

On September 19th, 2008, Festool Managing Director, Horst Geiger, donated a check in the amount of 748,520 euros to the WWF (the equivalent of $936,261.47 U.S. dollars). For years, Festool has supported responsible behavior towards the environment through its cooperation with WWF as well as other "green" activities including recycling and conservation of natural resources.


Festool: Official Tools of Ericsson Ocean Racing Team

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts

The Volvo Ocean Race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavor which has been built on the spirit of great seafarers - fearless men who sailed the world’s oceans aboard square rigged clipper ships more than a century ago.


Little Known Facts About Festool Guide Rails

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts | Guide Rails | Saws

Guide Rail Facts

Obviously the guide rail is one of the main components of the Festool system. As such, we would like to share some things about our guide rails that you may not know.