2012: A year that was full of new tools.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products

New Tools 2012

As we wind down the year, we thought we would take the opportunity to bring you more information about all of the new tools that have been added to our line up this year since we've had an eventful year.

We've enjoyed hearing stories from you telling us about how these new tools have transformed the way you work. If you have a story or project to share, join us on Facebook,Twitter, the Festool Owners Group forum, or just email us.

Thanks for letting Festool be a part of the passion we share and carrying on the legacy of masterful craftsmanship.

Speaking of new tools... scroll on down for a chance to win prizes and tell what you think of these new additions in 2012.



Submit a Festimonial for a chance to win prizes!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | Paint | Promotions

2012 Festimonial Giveaway


A "Festimonial" is our name for a testimonial about Festool products. Just head over to our website and complete a quick and easy form to enter. Tell us about why you enjoy using our products or about your favorite feature. It's that easy!

We would definitely appreciate testimonials for our new tools introduced in 2012. Tell us how it has impacted your work process, helped you save time or how it's led to a better finished product. Increase your odds by offering a testimonial on multiple tools.

Enter to win one of five SysLites now!



Reclaiming a 100 Year Old Flagpole.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Paint

Projects by You


This month we're featuring Against the Grain Studios of Portland. Malachi Milbourn and his team turn what was old into something new, producing fine furniture from reclaimed lumber.

In this well produced video documentary, they rescue a 100 year old flagpole on top of one of Portland's historic buildings, the Yeon Building. The decades old fir is sawn, turned and crafted into a exquisite table which now resides inside of the building it once stood on looking over the city. After a run through the stationary drum sander, Malachi meticulously finish sands it with the Rotex RO 150.



Getting started with the TS Track Saw

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Saws

TS Plunge Saws

We also have a great tutorial video that will help new TS 55 and TS 75 track saw owners get the most our of their saw right out of the Systainer.

You may also want to review the TS 55 Supplemental Manual which is far more extensive than the owners manual included with the saw, which is a great resource. Its contents are also applicable for the TS 75.



Getting started with the OF 1400 Router

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Routers

OF 1400 Router

If you've not already done so, you may want to head over to festool.tv, check out the videos on our YouTube Channel, and subscribe so you get notified of new videos. Why? Well, because we're creating a library of video content to help you make better use of your Festool power tools and accessories.

A couple of months ago, we introduced the CMS Router Table and the OF 1400 router is a great complement to it. Since many of you have added the OF 1400 to your stack ofSystainers, or plan to soon, we've put together this instructional video showing how to get up and running with it quickly.



Installing decorative hardwood floors.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To

Charles Peterson - Hardwood Flooring

Charles Peterson, an instructor with the National Wood Flooring Association and respected expert on the topic, recently teamed up with This Old House to produce a video showing how to install a herringbone floor.

In the video, Charles uses several Festool power tools, his preferred tools for the task. The photo above is an example of Charles' work and it is the floor that students produce during their NWFA class with Charles. We've seen quite a few exquisite examples of decorative floors over the years produced with Festool.



Win KAPEX Miter Saw + Dust Extractor!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | General Information

Festool Sweepstakes

Oh yeah, baby! You're not going to want to miss this one! It's the season of giving and we're stepping up with our best sweepstakes prize of the year.

Visit festoolsweepstakes.com today to register for your chance to win a Kapex SCMS and CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor. Since the contest starts fresh on the first of every month, you'll have more opportunities to win. Entering to win is quick and easy! Don't worry, we won't spam you or share your information with others.

Congratulations to Jason Tarsi who was our randomly selected winner of the New SysLite LED Worklamp and C15 Brushless Cordless Drill Set last month. You could be next! Good luck.

Want another chance to win?

About once a month, we send out our email newsletter with information to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from Festool. Well, there's a lot more going on than what we share in our email newsletter. If you use Facebook, head over to our page and give us a like. Then. complete the short entry form (name and email address) for your chance to win.

We'll be giving away a SysLite LED Worklamp every week during the sweepstakes period.

See our web page for complete rules and conditions.


Festool reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion or sweepstakes at any time. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age to participate and a resident of the US or Canada, excluding Quebec. Festool employees and dealers are not eligible to participate. See website for list of prizes, dates, rules and restrictions.


'Tis the season.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | General Information

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays and seasons greetings to you and yours from your friends at Festool. We hope that you've had a successful 2012 and that Festool has been instrumental in that success.

Hopefully you're on the nice list and will find some Systainer-size boxes under your tree this year! If you're afraid you're on the naughty list, you can always enter to win the Kapex and CT 26 we're giving away in this month's sweepstakes, like us on Facebook for a chance at our weekly SysLite giveaway, or enter our Festimonial giveaway for your chance at your choice of a CXS cordless drill or SysLite! Wow, it really is the season of giving here at Festool!

We sincerely appreciate your support of Festool.

Best wishes for a great 2013!