Are our Tools Really as Tough as We Claim?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Reviews | Paint

Drill Torture Tests

Yes, it really is practically impossible to kill a Festool cordless drill.

We talk about how our tools are designed for the toughest conditions. We've shown photos and videos of the torture tests that we perform to make sure that there's virtually nothing you can do to destroy your Festool power tool. Well, even with all of our evidence there are sometimes skeptics out there and we found a video from one of them!

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Festool's commitment to durability.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Paint

Drill Torture Tests

It's practically impossible to kill a Festool cordless drill.

With all of the sophisticated technology packed into Festool power tools, let's not forget a key criteria for any power tool --- durability! Festool power tools are built to withstand your toughest demands. Don't get the impression that our tools are too delicate for the jobsite. We torture tests all of our power tools with some extreme conditions, many that you would never imagine doing to your own tool.

Sure, many power tool manufacturer's may do a standard drop test where the drill is dropped from a distance onto a hard surface. We do that too. But, we also pour metal filings into the drill and run it, dowse it in a muddy water while it's running, and run it in a dust chamber while harsh, abrasive dust is blasted into the tool just to name a few of our other tests.

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RO 90 DX: Built for the toughest demands!

Thursday, December 9, 2010 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts | New Products

Engineered (and tested) to last a lifetime.

We understand that you can't afford to have a tool fail while on the jobsite. Festool power tools are built using tight tolerances and the best materials available, so you can purchase with confidence. Designed and tested to stand the rigors of the jobsite, Festool power tools are made for the toughest demands!

It's always amazing to see the abuse that our tools are put through to ensure their durability. Quality control engineers punish our tools with a battery of tests designed to push them to their limits.

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Kapex: Built For The Toughest Demands!

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.

 

We do things to our tools that you would probably never dream of doing to them!

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.I'm always amazed to see the abuse that our tools are put through to ensure their durability. Here you see the Kapex sliding compound miter saw getting put through it's paces. The saw is running while it is blasted with Arizona sand, considered by most scientists to be the most abrasive sand on Earth. Coated in more than an inch of sand, the Kapex continues to operate.

So if you're worried that the Kapex can't take the abuse of the jobsite, think again. It's been there and done that already.

We understand that you can't afford to have a tool fail while on the jobsite.  Festool power tools are built using tight tolerances and the best materials available, so you can purchase with confidence.  Designed and tested to stand the rigors of the jobsite, Festool power tools are made for the toughest demands!

What Your Festool Is Trying to Tell You

Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts


Your Festool power tool is trying to tell you something! Following our motto of making your work faster, easier and smarter, your tool has important information that can help you become more efficient.

Before we start looking at some of the information you can find on your Festool power tools, have you ever noticed that most of the buttons, dials and triggers used to operate and adjust your tools are all green? That makes it easy to find when you need to make an adjustment. Pretty smart, huh?

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We're Green in More Ways Than One.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.

Of course you know Festool by it's green logo and tools. But we are also an environmentally friendly company as evidenced by our alliance with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

On September 19th, 2008, Festool Managing Director, Horst Geiger, donated a check in the amount of 748,520 euros to the WWF (the equivalent of $936,261.47 U.S. dollars). For years, Festool has supported responsible behavior towards the environment through its cooperation with WWF as well as other "green" activities including recycling and conservation of natural resources.

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Festool: Official Tools of Ericsson Ocean Racing Team

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts

The Volvo Ocean Race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavor which has been built on the spirit of great seafarers - fearless men who sailed the world’s oceans aboard square rigged clipper ships more than a century ago.

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Striving for Perfection.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Facts

Festool Facts. Striving For Perfection.

In the last edition of SysNotes, I talked about the level of integrity used in the production of our products. Think about this... If I told you that I would become your cell phone provider and guaranteed that your phone would work 99% of the time would that be acceptable? That means that 14 minutes of every day your phone would not work. Not so great after all, huh?

I don't know about you but it's almost uncomprehensible to think about something in terms of millions. When is the last time you counted a million of something?

We measure our tolerances in terms of parts per million. Ok, what's the big deal? The big deal is that our parts suppliers need to meet very strict tolerances and most of them have fewer than 60 parts per million (or 99.994%) that do not meet those tolerances. Let me give an example of a strict tolerance to put things into perspective. There's a part in our Rotex sanders that has a specification of an 8mm diameter with a tolerance of 8 microns. A micron is 1/75th the width of a human hair.

In simple terms, that means we strive for perfection because we want to provide you with the best tools in the world.