See What You've Been Missing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Paint | Work Lamps

New Festool SysLite LED Worklamp

Available on June 1st, 2012.

See what you've been missing thanks to 170° of even light dispersion that goes where you do. Whether your work takes you under a cabinet or crawlspace, or to an attic or the outdoors, the SysLite's robust build and shock-resistant body is easy to carry and designed to perform when you need it most. Six high-efficiency, LED bulbs will provide even, consistent light for up to four hours on a single charge, longer when paired with a compatible Festool cordless drill battery, and without interruption when plugged directly to a power source.

New SysLite LED Worklamp

Compact and Rugged - Built to handle the toughest you can throw at it, the SysLite features a rugged housing and nearly indestructible LED lights, so you won't ever have to worry about breaking or replacing bulbs.

Unbelievably Bright - The SysLite delivers an even, balanced light source, casting a brilliant and consistent white light, so you can examine the smallest details in close quarters, or take a few steps back to look at the big picture.

Multiple Power Options - The SysLite features a long-lasting internal battery as its main power source, but can be easily charged or run with the included wall and car chargers, or used with a compatible Festool battery as an auxiliary power source to the internal battery.


Participate in the 2012 Festimonial Giveaway

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Promotions

Win one of five SysLites!

Submit your Festimonial for your chance to win.

Be among the first people in North America to own one of these incredible worklamps! Simply enter our 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!

Enter to win one of five SysLites now!

We'll randomly select five winners to receive a Festool SysLite LED Worklamp. Your odds of winning are not based on providing positive feedback, so please be honest with your testimonial. Festimonials must be received no later than May 15th, 2012 to be eligible for our random drawing.

Must be a resident of the United States or Canada, excluding Quebec, and over the age of 18. Employees and family of employees of Tooltechnic Systems, Festool dealers and employees and other Festool affiliates are not eligible to enter. All entries become property of Festool USA and may be used for marketing or other purposes. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries received. Entries must be received no later than May 15th, 2012. Limit one entry per email address.


Surfix - A First Place Finish Every Time

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Paint

New Surfix Finish Applicator


Available on June 1st, 2012 in the United States. Coming soon to Canada.

Final finishing doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming, or messy. The Festool Surfix tackles one of the hardest-to-nail finishing tasks with ease, dispensing oil directly from the squeezable handle and into the sponge, so you can control the amount and the distribution of oil across your surface without covering your hands or clothes. This self-contained system not only provides quick and even distribution but also reduces costs associated with throwaway rags and brushes.


Win $760 in prizes - C15 Drill Set & SysLite!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Reader Comments | Promotions

Festool Sweepstakes


Visit today to register for your chance to win. 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! For April, we're giving away a C15 Cordless Drill Set and the NEW SysLite LED Worklamp valued at $760 USD.

Congratulations to Thomas Lestelle, Sr. who was our randomly selected winner in March. You could be next!

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.


Reviews of the new Domino XL Joiner

Monday, April 16, 2012 | Reader Comments | Joiners | New Products

Back in January, we selected professionals from hundreds of applicants to become test users for the Domino XL. They were supplied with a Domino XL and tenons in advance of the official launch so that we could learn more about how it fit into their shops and what advantages it offered.

The reactions from our focus group has been overwhelming positive and the advantages offered by the Domino XL over other types of joinery were apparent. Below we're including links to some of the blogs, forum posts, YouTube video and more that have been supplied by the group. If you're interested in the Domino XL, these links offer very good information from professionals who make their living with their tools, just like you.

In the spirit of full disclosure, our focus group was supplied with the products for testing purposes. At the end of the test period, they will be offered a discount to purchase the Domino XL if they choose to keep it. Some posts are from editors that were also provided with the tool for evaluation purposes.


Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander Available March 1st

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders | Paint

It's a task that nobody enjoys... well, that used to be the case. Drywall sanding has met its match: the new Festool PLANEX drywall sander. Available beginning on March 1st, 2012, please check with your preferred Festool dealer for more information, pricing and availability.


Visit us at the Painting & Decorating Expo!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | Paint


We are only a few weeks away from the 2012 Painting and Decorating Expo, taking place Feb. 19-22 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Festool would like to invite you to be our guest to 2012 PDCA Trade Show for FREE on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Please download a free pass to attend the Trade Show on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.  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 from Pierre Finkelstein, IDAL and NGPP.  You can learn more at

Be sure to stop by booth #319 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!


Win a Festool Kapex and CT 26 HEPA Vac!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Reader Comments | Promotions

Festool Sweepstakes

Head over to the Popular Woodworking website before February 12th, 2012 for your chance to enter to win a Festool Kapex Silding Compound Miter Saw and CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor, plus a Workshop Cleaning Set, valued at $2092 USD. See website for complete rules, terms and conditions. Good luck!

Finally, a sliding compound miter saw that combines large cutting capacity with precision cutting capability—all in a compact, lightweight design.

Weighing in at just 47 lbs and with a rigid, space-saving rail-forward system, the Kapex is easy to transport and optimized for use in even the tightest workshops or jobsites. With precision-driven features such as dual-line lasers and micro-adjustable bevel controls, you achieve better quality work while significantly reducing waste.