Full Unit HEPA = Full Compliance for EPA RRP

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Paint

Festool Full Unit HEPA Certified Dust Extractors


Only a Full Unit Certified HEPA dust extractor meets the EPA RRP regulation guidelines, protecting you from expensive fines!

All current Festool CT Dust Extractor models, shipped to dealers as of October 2011, have been independently tested and certified to be FULL UNIT HEPA Dust Extractors. When you purchase a new Festool CT Dust Extractor, regardless of model, you will find a printed certificate in the box as well as labeling on the dust extractor documenting its Full Unit HEPA certification.

If you are a contractor or remodeler working on projects impacted by the EPA's RRP regulations, and your current vacuum only has a HEPA filter, without Full Unit HEPA Certification, then you are at risk of being cited for non-compliance with the updated requirements. Simply put, there's absolutely no substitute for Full Unit HEPA Certification when using your vacuum for EPA RRP.


What Do EPA RRP Instructors Think of Festool?

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Paint

Festool CT RRP Work


There's little doubt that EPA RRP inspectors will see Festool's Full Unit HEPA Certification as the standard by which all other manufacturers are measured. After all, this certification fully meets all of the requirements of the EPA RRP regulations when other manufacturers' vacuums only meet a portion of the requirements.


Experience Sanding Euphoria, Save 10%!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Promotions | Sanders

Fall Sander Promotion - Save 10% Instantly!


SAVE 10% instantly, up to more than $50, on select Festool sanders, accessories and abrasives during October and November 2011!

Take advantage of this limited time offer and receive 10% OFF of select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Promotion includes Shinex Polisher, ETS 125, ETS 150/3, ETS 150/5, RAS 115, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125, and Rotex 150 sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Maximize your savings by purchasing a sander package that includes one of our CT HEPA dust extractors. See your preferred Festool dealer for complete promotion details and information about additional package savings. Some restrictions apply. Offer valid from 10/1/2011 - 11/30/2011 at participating Festool dealers.

Get all of the details and see what else is new with Festool in our Fall 2011 mini-catalog.


Greg Paolini: Curing Sander Swirl Marks

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders

Greg Paolini


In this article, Gregory Paolini shares a story about one of his students and why they were getting swirl marks while sanding. 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.


New Tools & Drill Accessories!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Dust Extractors | New Products

New Product - Oct 2011


Read to learn more about new power tools and drilling accessories that will be available starting on October 1st, 2011.


Dave Reinhold: You Need a Festool T18 Drill

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Paint

Dave Reinhold T18 Review

The arm-wrenching torque of the T18 can be yours on Oct. 1st!

Our good friend Dave Reinhold, a finish carpenter from New Jersey, took the opportunity to review the new T18 Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless Drill for us. Dave is a guy just like you, out on the jobsite every day using his tools to make a living. He's been in the industry for 14 years and works for a home builder primarily in new construction. Take a few minutes to check out his walk through of the features and components. Then, watch him put the T18 to the test and use it in some practical applications around the jobsite.


The Katz Roadshow - 2011 Q4 Schedule

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Reader Comments | General Information

Katz Roadshow

Upcoming Katz Roadshow Events

Sign Up! Date Roadshow Host Location Clinic Type
Register 9/26 Hingham Lumber Rockland, MA Frame-to-Finish
Register 9/28 Jackson Lumber & Millwork Lawrence, MA Frame-to-Finish
Register 9/30 Ricci Lumber Portsmouth, NH Frame-to-Finish
Register 10/26 Reedley Window Center Reedley, CA Finish Carpentry
Register 10/28 Sierra Point Lumber Brisbane, CA Finish Carpentry
Register 12/13 Ganahl Lumber Anaheim, CA Finish Carpentry

What is the Katz Roadshow?

As a professional, you'll want to attend the Katz Roadshow before your competition does! The Katz Roadshow is a great (and completely free) opportunity for you to see industry leaders put Festool power tools to the test in real-world applications, while demonstrating methods to increase competency and proficiency.


What is that blob of dots and lines?!

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Reader Comments | General Information | Paint

QR Codes

An introduction to QR Codes.

You may have noticed that, for the past year or so, Festool has been putting these weird looking codes on advertisements in magazines, posters in stores and in our catalogs. So what are they and how are they used? They are called QR (Quick Response) Codes and can be scanned by most smartphones, tablet computers and similar devices to take you to a website. This puts the information you're looking for right at your fingertips, quick and convenient.