Read to learn more about new power tools and drilling accessories that will be available starting on October 1st, 2011.
The arm-wrenching torque of the T18 can be yours on Oct. 1st!
Our good friend Dave Reinhold, a finish carpenter from New Jersey, took the opportunity to review the new T18 Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless Drill for us. Dave is a guy just like you, out on the jobsite every day using his tools to make a living. He's been in the industry for 14 years and works for a home builder primarily in new construction. Take a few minutes to check out his walk through of the features and components. Then, watch him put the T18 to the test and use it in some practical applications around the jobsite.
Upcoming Katz Roadshow Events
What is the Katz Roadshow?
As a professional, you'll want to attend the Katz Roadshow before your competition does! The Katz Roadshow is a great (and completely free) opportunity for you to see industry leaders put Festool power tools to the test in real-world applications, while demonstrating methods to increase competency and proficiency.
An introduction to QR Codes.
You may have noticed that, for the past year or so, Festool has been putting these weird looking codes on advertisements in magazines, posters in stores and in our catalogs. So what are they and how are they used? They are called QR (Quick Response) Codes and can be scanned by most smartphones, tablet computers and similar devices to take you to a website. This puts the information you're looking for right at your fingertips, quick and convenient.
Limited Edition Centrotec Set - Available October 2011!
Product No. 498 796
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.
Festool CT MINI & MIDI models get an upgrade.
Continuing to raise the bar in performance, Festool has made some improvements to the CT MINI and MIDI. New units will come standard with a HEPA filter factory installed and the new self-cleaning filter bags that were introduced last year in the CT 26 and CT 36. And, the best part... the price remains unchanged.
New for October 2011 - The CT 48 Dust Extractor.
This time last year, we were announcing the introduction of the new CT 26 and CT 36 Dust Extractors which incorporate numerous upgrades from the previous models of Festool Dust Extractors. Now, we're introducing the newest and largest Dust Extractor in our CT family, the new CT 48 (584 084) coming October 2011. If you need lots of capacity, this behemoth is for you!
Festool provides tools for the smartSHOP in the WorldSkills competition at AWFS 2011.
WorldSkills is an international career technical education training organization. Students from countries around the world compete for gold medals and recognition in their field of training. The Qualifying Trial held at AWFS determined who will compete in WorldSkills Leipzig (Germany) in 2013. The finalists competed for three days during the AWFS Fair while show attendees watched the students build projects showcasing their cabinet construction and woodworking skills. The intent was to increase awareness of SkillsUSA and emphasize the importance of skilled trades to the future of the industry.
Discuss. Share. Learn.
The Festool Owners Group Forum has become the premier destination on the web for anyone who uses our tools. With over 10,000 members, there are plenty of people just like you who are eager to answer your questions and share their experiences. Also, employees of Festool actively participate in the forum, providing direct dialog with the company.