Popcorn removal with the Planex.
Scott Montgomery is a contractor in Saskatchewan and he recently shared a couple of first person videos showing the Festool Planex Drywall Sander in action. Check out the video showing the Planex removing popcorn ceiling or a second video showing it finish sanding drywall.
He replaced his Porter Cable (PC) 7800 with the Planex and CT AutoClean. In his words over atdrywalltalk.com, a forum dedicated to the art of drywall, he says, "Ok, this sander is awesome". Here are some of Scott's other comments on using the Planex...
"This is a 9' basement and was way easier with the Festool than the PC. The ceiling was easier cause the head actually articulates so I didn't have to hold the sander over my head (I was even able to sand the ceiling without the extension after playing around with the vac and speed settings) and I was able to get in tight spots like closets with it cause of the articulating head and the length without the extension, I was able to sand this whole basement other than the points of the angles with the Planex. The AutoClean vac did what they claimed as well, no noticeable loss of suction for the whole job, and no bag!"
Our Festool Connect event was so well received last year that we're doing it again this year, but bigger and better!
Can I attend Festool Connect even if I'm not going to attend JLC Live? Yes. Can I attend Connect even if I'm a hobbist? Yes.
Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, March 21st from 9:30a-4p. This will be a great opportunity for us to, well, connect with you personally away from the hustle and bustle of the JLC Live clinics and exhibits. We want you to be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and of course demonstrating several new products that will be introduced in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only the day before the JLC Live show.
We are only a few weeks away from the 2013 Painting and Decorating Expo, taking place March 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, MO.
Festool would like to invite you to be our guest to 2013 PDCA Trade Show with a free exhibit hall pass. Please download a free pass to attend the Trade Show on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. Just bring this pass to the PDCA registration desk and you will have access to a vibrant trade show floor featuring Festool power tools and nearly 80 other exhibitors and live demonstrations. You can learn more at www.paintinganddecoratingexpo.com.
Be sure to stop by booth #101 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!
In this video, Gregory Paolini demonstrates the proper method for setting the plunge depth on a Festool plunge router.
Visit our YouTube Channel at http://www.festool.tv for more videos, including a more comprehensive video on setting up and using the OF 1400 router.
This method can be used on the full range of Festool plunge routers.
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.
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.
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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.
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.