CMS Router Table Review by The Wood Whisperer

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Routers

CMS Router Table

 

Coming October 1st - See it in action!

Last month, we announced the upcoming introduction of the new Festool CMS Router Tableand it looks like many of you like what you've seen so far. This month, we'll share some videos and other content with you so you can see the CMS in action and to help get you up and running once you get it in your shop.

The Wood Whisperer CMS test drive.

Our good friend, Marc Spagnuolo a.k.a. The Wood Whisperer, takes a look at the new CMS Router Table in this video. Marc talks about what he views as some of the benefits and does some routing to let you see the CMS in operation. Check out the video on Marc's CMS blog post and be sure to post your comments and questions at the bottom of the page. And, we're digging the cool Christmas Story leg lamp, Marc.

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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


Dave Reinhold: You Need a Festool T18 Drill

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Paint

Dave Reinhold T18 Review

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.

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CXS Cordless Drill and TwinBox Available June 1st!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Paint

CXS Compact Cordless Drill

Your cordless drill just can't do what our cordless drills can do!

The new CXS Compact Cordless Drill is now available from your preferred Festool dealer. The CXS Compact cordless drill is the latest, and by far the smallest, extension of Festool’s Li-Ion drill platform. Featuring the FastFix chuck system, the CXS can be used with the Centrotec chuck, keyless chuck, or a right angle attachment that allows you to get the job done right the first time in even the tightest spaces. As you would expect, the CXS features exceptional ergonomics, with a battery design that removes the bulk from the handle, ensuring maximum comfort over extended use.

Visit our website for complete details, video and specs on the new CXS.

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First Impressions of the CXS Compact Drill

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Reviews | Paint

We sent Brice Burrell, a carpenter living in the Pittsburgh area, one of our CXS compact cordless drills to test out. The CXS is being introduced on June 1st and offers the benefits of the FastFix interchangeable chuck system found on all Festool drills. The CXS is just under two pounds and offers exceptional battery life and ultra-fast charge times. If you're considering a compact cordless drill, check out the Festool CXS! Here's what Brice had to say about his use of the CXS over the past few weeks...

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Reviews of the New RO 90 DX Sander

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders | Paint

Paul Marcel RO 90 Review

Paul-Marcel, a member of the Festool Owners Group Forum, has demonstrated a real knack for video reviews of tools which are not only informative but also entertaining, if not comical at moments. This month, Paul-Marcel was kind enough to share his experiences with the new Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander after putting it to good use for a couple of weeks.

A video overview of the RO 90 DX sander and its features
A video comparison of the RO 90 DX and DTS 400 sanders on a teak door
A video demonstrating the RO 90 DX stripping an oak cabinet

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Greg Paolini Reviews the New RO 90 DX Sander

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander Review

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

Transform the way you tackle your next project!

Recently, we connected with Cliff, the self-proclaimed "Wood Nerd", and provided him with the soon-to-be-released RO 90 DX sander to run through its paces. Cliff was nice enough to produce a very detailed assessment of the RO 90 and give his candid thoughts about how it performed in his shop. His review includes several videos that demonstrate various features and techniques. If you like to soak up every detail about a product when considering a purchase, you'll really appreciate Cliff's thorough commentary, dozens of detailed photos and videos.

If, after reading over Cliff's review, you still want to learn more about the RO 90 DX then head over to our Rotex micro website. There you'll find in-depth information about the features and benefits offered by Festool's family of Rotex sanders.

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