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.


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.


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.


Visit Us at JLC Providence, March 23-24

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Experience working faster, easier and smarter with Festool first hand!

JLC Live is one of the premier woodworking shows of the year and we'll be there on March 23rd-24th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. It's your opportunity to check out some of the amazing new tools that we introduce in 2012 , watch product demonstrations, attend our workshops, and meet us in person. Some of the new products and power tools we'll be showing at JLC Live include the SysLite Work Lamp, Planex drywall sander, CT AutoClean Dust Extractor with auto-filter cleaning technology and more.


Seeking Test Users for the New Domino XL

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products

Domino XL

Every so often a tool comes along that completely changes the way woodworking is done and the original Domino was just that type of tool when it was introduced in 2007. We realized that there were bigger projects and applications that needed to be tackled, so we will be introducing the new Domino XL DF 700 in 2012, which, just like the original Domino, makes mortise and tenon joinery a breeze but on a larger scale. Watch a video to see it in action!

We're looking for 25 of the best industry professionals (carpenters, remodelers, furniture and cabinet makers, etc.) in the United States and Canada to put the Domino XL through its paces and provide us with feedback and share how it fits into your shop to help tackle your most demanding projects. For those who are selected, we will send you the Domino XL and an ample supply of tenons months before its North American introduction.


Marc Spagnuolo: Sanding Efficiency Video

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Paint

The Wood Whisperer: Sanding Efficiency

Marc discusses the terminology, tools and techniques of sanding.

Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, has covered the topic of sanding in many of his videos, touting the advantages of Festool sanders and dust extractors in producing a remarkable surface quickly and easily. In this video, Marc covers some important topics about sanding, particularly as it relates to the selection of the correct abrasive.


Dave Reinhold: Centrotec Drill Set Review

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Reviews

Centrotec Set Review

Dave Reinhold, a finish carpenter from New Jersey, takes a look at the new Festool Centrotec Set in this video review. Get a good look at all of the components of this versatile, limited edition set as Dave checks out all of the pieces of the kit and puts it to use. Watch the video.

The Centrotec Set is packed with solutions for just about any drilling or driving application, this set puts the right bit, countersink, bit holder or extender in your hands when you need it the most. Features no-slip, quick-change shanks for use with the Festool Centrotec System or any keyless or three-jaw chuck, so you spend less time fumbling around and more time getting work done. Festool Centrotec drill and driver bits are precisely machined from high-grade steel so you get a proper fit, reduced run out, and assurance that your investment will last a very long time.

The Festool Centrotec Set contains 98 components in a Festool T-LOC Systainer® SYS1.

Product No. 498 796