With over a dozen sander models and nine different abrasives ranges, it can be intimidating to figure out which is the best for the task at hand. Well, we wanted to make it easier for you, so we've added an abrasives search tool to our website.
Just select your Festool sander model, what you're sanding, and optionally what rate of removal you need, and we'll show you our recommendation for which abrasive will do the job the best. You'll also see other abrasives that you can choose from, as well as information about backing pads for your sander.
Choosing the right backing pad is just as important as choosing the right abrasive. For example, a super soft pad is great for a really smooth finish. While a hard pad keeps those edges nice and crisp without rounding them over. The interface pads make the abrasive pliable so that it can conform to curves and irregular surfaces. Festool sanders come standard with a soft pad, which is designed for general purpose use.
So, check out our abrasives search tool the next time you need to stock up on some sandpaper.
During the months of May and June, it's time to stop struggling with doing joinery the hard way and to consider upgrading to the ease and precision of Festool Domino mortise and tenon joinery. Save 10% off instantly on the original Domino DF 500, new Domino XL DF 700, and related accessories and tenons.
Now is the perfect time to buy a Domino DF 500 Joiner or Domino XL DF 700 Joiner. Existing Domino Joiner owners can take advantage of special promotional pricing on Domino tenons and Domino Joiner accessories. Read the reviews and view projects from professionals who use the Domino to increase productivity and profitability.
And, don't forget that you can always buy with confidence with our risk free 30-day money back guarantee.
Visit our Domino Joiner website for more information about these revolutionary tools.
Join Mike Cantrell of Cantrell Construction as he shares his story as a craftsperson and how the Festool Domino XL Joiner has allowed him to produce exceptional products for his clients.
In this particular project, his client wanted four large sliding barn doors. Mike used nearly every Festool in his shop to construct the doors. The TS 75 Track Saw for straight line ripping lumber, his Rotex RO 125 and DTS 400 Sanders, and most importantly his Domino XL Joiner.
According to Mike, the only reason his client could afford the doors is because of the time savings of the Domino mortise and tenon joinery. With the Domino XL Joiner, he was able to mortise all of the joints in the door in less than ten minutes, a process that used to take significantly longer. Also, Mike says that the joinery is much stronger than joinery methods he had previously used. With about 80-something tenons in the doors, it took Mike about an hour and a half to complete.
Mike describes his work as art. When it's hand-made, there's a story behind what he creates. At the end of the day, when you're proud of what you've done, that's craftsmanship at its finest and we're proud to be a part of it at Festool.
When you want something to last, you don't cut corners, you cut Domino mortises.
We are only a few days away from the 2014 Painting and Decorating Expo, taking place March 12-15, 2014 at the Grande Sierra Resort in Reno.
Festool would like to invite you and your colleagues to visit us at the 2014 PDCA Trade Show for FREE on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Please download or print the free pass for our Trade Show on Friday, March 14, 2014. All you need to do is bring this pass with you to the PDCA registration desk and you will have access to a vibrant trade show floor featuring over 50 exhibitors and live demonstrations, including Festool Power Tools for Professional Painters.
Of course, access to the full event is still available. You can learn more at www.paintinganddecoratingexpo.com
Be sure to stop by booth #417 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!
Check out this video from Scott Montgomery, a drywall professional in Canada, as he uses thePLANEX Drywall Sander as an "popcorn un-maker", removing a textured ceiling. The PLANEX makes a task that's usually messy and labor intensive into an easy process. Even better, you don't have to wait for the ceiling to dry before you can refinish it like you would if you were scraping off the popcorn using a wet method.
Please note: Always test popcorn textures for asbestos and use best practices for safe removal.
I've always wondered why painters wear white. After all, they'll get paint on themselves which will stand out against the white, right? By the same logic, you'd think it'd be crazy for a drywall installer to wear dark colors since they'll end up looking like a powdered donut by the end of the day... Mmmm, donuts. Well, with the Planex Drywall Sander, you and your clients' residence or business won't end up coated in fine drywall dust. It's like magical German dust evaporating technology.
The guys at Precision Taping are at the top of their trade when it comes to drywall and vinyl trim installation. Just check out some of their YouTube videos and you'll quickly see that you need to brush up on your drywall skills. They achieve exceptional finishes by using smart, efficient, time saving tools like the PLANEX. There's no question why they get to work on high end residences with the quality of work they do. Granted, there's no substitute for experience and skill, but the right tools will certainly amplify your capabilities and productivity.
Check out these guys in action with the PLANEX and you'll see what we mean...
According to the Gypsum Association's GA 214-10 publication regarding the Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish, the best finish that you can achieve is a Level 5 finish. Well, upgrade to the PLANEX Drywall Sander and CT AutoClean Dust Extractor to take your finishes to a "6".
Ok, so admittedly there's no such thing as a level 6 finish, but if there was you'd be able to achieve it quickly, easily and virtually dust free with the PLANEX Drywall Sander. Experience drywall finishing at level 6 with the PLANEX today. Try it risk-free for yourself for up to 30 days to see if the PLANEX lives up to the hype with our money-back guarantee.
Tony Grove has been a shipwright for more than 30 years specializing in wooden boat restoration. He has also been teaching boat building for about six years. Over the course of his career, he has had experience with a variety of brands and quality of tools and seen various advancements. With that wisdom, he has learned the importance of investing in quality tools.