Sneak preview Festool's newest innovation: Rotex RO 90 DX.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders

The soon-to-be-released Rotex RO 90 DX promises to be the one sander that you can't live without. All of the great features of the RO 125 FEQ and RO 150 FEQ sanders, plus the ability to convert into a delta sander capable of reaching deep into corners.

Check out this quick sneak peek of the RO 90 and be sure to sign up to receive additional information as it becomes available. We will soon be adding video, a complete list of features, specifications, pricing and availability. Don't worry, we make it easy to unsubscribe if you change your mind later.

 

Taming Solid Surface with the OF2200 Router

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | How-To | Reviews | Routers

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool OF 2200 router in conjunction with a CT dust extractor for solid surface work. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Producing Masterful Works of Art Using Festool.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews

We received an article that was submitted by Rev. Fr. Menas Vlatas, a skilled artisan who creates incredible, elaborate creations for churchs. He shares his story and perspective of how Festool is incorporated into his work. We encourage you to watch the video pictorial of some of his work.

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This Old House Uses Kapex For Crown Installation

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sliding Compound Miter Saws

This Old House

In this episode of This Old House, Tom Silva helps homeowners install foam crown moulding in their home. Tom uses the Kapex's MiterFast tool to quickly, easily and accurately transcribe the angles needed for cuts from the corners to the saw. The MiterFast is just one more way that Festool helps you work Faster, Easier, Smarter.

Need to Polish Your $200,000 Ferrari? Use a Festool Rotex!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Drew Pancroft, proprietor of Zenith Detail, takes the Festool Rotex for a "test drive" in this latest end-user article. Drew travels the country detailing some of the most exotic cars in the United States. Recently, we sent Drew a Rotex RO 150 FEQ and Shinex RAP 150 (Available Spring 2011) to test out and give us some feedback on how these products meet the high demands of his clients. Be sure to check the Zenith Detail website for incredible before and after photos of the Ferrari F-430 from this article.

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Teak Cabanas Made Using the Festool Domino

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners

Building cabanas from teak using the Festool Domino

Festool offers a solution for joinery that needs to withstand the test of time and of the elements. The Sipo Domino tenons are made from a species of mahagony that can be used in harsh environments or outdoors. Sipo is rot-resistant and was the perfect solution for Ken Tomita's cabana project featured below. Let's see what Ken had to say about the project...

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Repairing Stair Handrails with the Festool Domino

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | Sanders

Fox Carpentry of Bridgehampton, NY was recently involved in a remodeling job for one of its client. The task at hand was to repair heavily worn and damaged stairways. This historic home had seen many years of use and the stairways' handrails had seen a lot of wear. Originally assembled using mortise and dowel construction, the joints had weakened and compromised the intregity and safety of the handrail.

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Repairing Damaged Cedar Siding Using the Festool TS 55

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Saws

Fast set-up and break-down of material cutting area. 

A contractor who uses Festool recently did some repair of cedar siding for a customer's 5,000 square foot vaction home in Southampton, NY.

Small, patchwork areas of damaged cedar siding needed to be replaced in numerous locations.  This was accomplished more quickly & accurately because they didn’t have to move a cumbersome table saw around the perimeter of the house. Instead, the Festool TS 55 was used to cut/install siding onsite in narrow spaces. New siding was easily measured, cut, and install in individual sections to line up precisely with the original (which is stained grey in the photo) cedar siding.

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