Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar of Topcoat Finishes, a residential painting company of 20 years, share their experiences using Festool sanders and HEPA dust extractors. The use of tools in the paint industry has remained largely unchanged for decades, but professional painters now have a way to produce faster, superior results without creating a mess using Festool. Historically, painters had come to expect that surface preparation was at least half the job, but Festool sanders combined with Granat abrasives excels at turning this tedious task into quick work. Festool HEPA Dust Extractors are the key ingredient to allow you to work virtually dust free without the need erecting barriers, which is time consuming and unprofitable. The most important testament to the benefits of Festool come in the form of satisfied clients that are eager to create additional business in the form of referrals. Being open to change the way you work is critical to advancing as a company. Festool is your partner to rise above the competition and take your business to the next level.
Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar share a passion for creating beautiful finishes with their experience as educators and have created a program to teach young tradespeople about the tools and techniques for success. They, along with Festool, are working to fill a void in education programs for the paint and drywall trades. The Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and Dust Extraction system enables these apprentices to quickly produce exceptional finishes with drywall. Making what has traditionally been a dreaded and filthy task of drywall sanding a clean, virtually dust free experience, it exposes them to a new way of advancing their skills. Festool is proud to be a part of this program advancing the way we raise the next generation of painters, drywallers and tradespeople.
Learn more about the Prep-to-Finish program at http://preptofinish.com/.
Now even more incentive to leave your competition in the dust!
During the month of February 2014, save 10% instantly when you purchase the Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and related accessories. Get your 10% off coupon code now!
With the PLANEX LHS 225 Drywall Sander, you can sand walls and ceilings in a fraction of the time it takes with other tools or methods. In addition, you'll save countless hours on prep work and cleanup, since the PLANEX and CT 36 AC Dust Extractor will capture and contain virtually all the dust and mess. Stop sanding by hand or with some other poorly designed solution, and upgrade to a system designed to help you achieve the ultimate in finished surfaces, with minimal dust and no down time. Benefit from smart accessories that help you work smarter, not harder.
The Planex Drywall Sander is not only ready to tackle your toughest challenges, but is built to withstand the abuse that comes from daily jobsite use. And if that's not enough, Festool backs it up with a 30-day no hassle guarantee and a full 3-year warranty.
This offer is valid only in the United States and Canada during the promotion period from February 1st, 2014 through February 28th, 2014. See website for a list of eligible products. Customers must submit name, address, phone number and email address to be eligible. Some restrictions apply. Available on at participating Festool authorized dealers.
Let's get together in Providence!
Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, RI on Thursday, March 20th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST. 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. You'll be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and, of course, demonstrating several of the new products we're introducing in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only, the day before the JLC Live show.
What will I see and do at Festool Connect?
We'll begin the day at 9:00 am in Ballroom A, on the 5th Floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, with high-impact clinics by industry professionals. You'll see live demonstrations and learn about tools and techniques to take back to the shop. And we'll have Festool staff on hand all day to answer your questions. At noon, we'll treat you to a nice lunch and have some time to kick back and mingle. In the afternoon we'll provide some refreshments between clinics. You may even get a sneak peek at some new tools. Sounds fun, right?!
And, because we appreciate you registering and attending Festool Connect, you'll not only be treated to lunch, but you'll receive a complimentary pass to the JLC LIVE exhibit hall for March 21-22, as well as free Festool swag. As if THAT wasn't enough, you'll also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win Festool prizes. You must be present to win and at least 18 years of age. Festool employees, dealers, and affiliates are not eligible to win.
Share your instructional or testimonial style video featuring a Festool power tool for a chance to win one of several great prizes! Everyone with an eligible entry is guaranteed to get some Festool swag.
Some of our previous video contest participants have gone on to partner with us to review tools and create additional videos and content. It's enthusiastic members of the Festool power tool community who are willing to share their expertise and knowledge that we really enjoy working with.
Two randomly selected winners will receive $750 toward any Festool product(s) of their choosing. Festool employees will vote to select their top five favorites from all of the entries, each of whom will receive a Festool C 15 Cordless Drill. Those finalists' videos will be featured at our Festool Connect 2014 event on March 20th where those in attendance will vote for the grand prize winner of $1,000 toward Festool product(s) of their choice.
The new TS 55 REQ represents the most advanced plunge cut saw and guide rail system we've ever built. Watch the video!
The TS 55 REQ is not your standard circular saw. With its accuracy and versatility, a better comparison would be to the most advanced table saws, miter saws or panel saws available. Add in its incredible portability and unbelievable ease of use, and you have a precision-cutting solution like no other, at home in the highest-end cabinet shop as well as an onsite remodel. With the addition of micro-adjustable depth controls and a flat housing for flush-cutting against walls or adjacent surfaces, the TS 55 REQ is our most advanced plunge cut track saw ever, which is saying a lot.
But, don't take our word for it. Pros and editors agree that the Festool TS 55 is the best track saw available.
See our website for pricing and to find a Festool dealer near you.
Now for a little levity, watch this video from Spencer Ratliff demonstrating some "interesting" features and uses of the TS 55 REQ Track Saw.
SYS-MFT Systainer (500076)
The new SYS-MFT brings worktable functionality to a highly portable surface, improving results by providing more secure clamping options to jobsite applications. The SYS-MFT also provides storage for all your key tools like clamps and hand tools. Equipped with 13 clamping points, an integrated V-groove for securing round stock like dowels and pipes, a non-skid strip for even greater security of the workpiece, and a slotted handle for easy transport. The SYS-MFT is the same size as a Systainer SYS 1 so you can use Systainers side-by-side for an extended work surface. The robust and durable design will support up to 110 lbs (50 kg).Coming December 2013.
* Clamp sold separately.
How do you make the Carvex even better?
You make it cordless.
Tackle your most demanding (and remote) applications with the robust and versatile new Carvex Cordless Jigsaws. Designed to deliver the same performance as their corded counterparts while taking advantage of the tool-less base change platform, these revolutionary jigsaws will have you forgetting that you've cut the cord.
The 18-volt 4.2Ah Lithium Ion batteries coupled with high-efficient brushless motor technology provides exceptional run time. The Cordless Carvex 420 is compatible with all Festool flat pack batteries made since 2005 including NiCad, NiMH and Lithium Ion batteries ranging from 12-volts to 18-volts.
Choose from the traditional D-Handle design or the barrel grip design. Already own a Festool cordless drill? Save by buying the "Basic" versions of the cordless Carvex, which exclude the batteries and charger.