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.
We do things to our tools that you would probably never dream of doing to them!
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.