Producing Masterful Works of Art Using Festool.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews

We received an article that was submitted by Rev. Fr. Menas Vlatas, a skilled artisan who creates incredible, elaborate creations for churchs. He shares his story and perspective of how Festool is incorporated into his work. We encourage you to watch the video pictorial of some of his work.

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Need to Polish Your $200,000 Ferrari? Use a Festool Rotex!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Drew Pancroft, proprietor of Zenith Detail, takes the Festool Rotex for a "test drive" in this latest end-user article. Drew travels the country detailing some of the most exotic cars in the United States. Recently, we sent Drew a Rotex RO 150 FEQ and Shinex RAP 150 (Available Spring 2011) to test out and give us some feedback on how these products meet the high demands of his clients. Be sure to check the Zenith Detail website for incredible before and after photos of the Ferrari F-430 from this article.

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It works better than a belt sander!

Friday, November 5, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sanders

Don't take our word for it.

How do you move seamlessly between rough sanding and final sanding without switching sanders? It is easy when you own a Rotex dual-mode sander. The design of this multipurpose sander is nothing short of an engineering marvel. Use the aggressive action to quickly and efficiently remove wood, paint, or varnish. Switch to the fine setting for final finishing. Combine with a wide assortment of accessories for polishing tasks. There's virtually nothing these sanders can't handle with ease!

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Festool product reviews galore!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | Reader Comments | Festool Owners Group | Reviews

So, you've been thinking about checking out a Festool to add to your Systainer stack but you're not quite sure about it yet. Count on the Festool Owners Group members to help you decide!

Not so long ago, we put together a contest whereby forum members submitted written or video product reviews for a chance to win a Rotex 150 Dual-Mode Sander. The contest produced dozens of great product reviews from customers who use the tools on a regular basis. The reviews are completely unbiased and offer first-hand experiences and opinions.

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Charles Brock: Making chairs with the RAS 115 Sander.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Reviews

RAS 115: A dream wood sculpting machine, by Charles Brock

Several years ago at the Festool IWF booth, I told one of the reps what type of work I do and he said you've got to try the "Termite Tool!" Full of woodworker's cynicism , I thought, Yeah! Just another grinder. I didn't try it, so I continued to shape my rocking chair seats using a grinder with a carbide wheel attachment while turning my shop's air into a dusty haze. My only alternative was to go outside on a windy day and let my neighbor deal with the dust. As usual, necessity is the mother of ..... well? How about "Change!"

I was planning my first Seven Day Build Your Maloof Inspired Rocker Class and was worried about the air quality and the mess when the five students started sculpting their seats in the classroom. I was afraid the air would look like a 1970s rock concert. Festool to the rescue! Thanks to the help from the staff at Highland Woodworking and the Festool Representative, Dan Durant, they put together a group of three Festool RAS 115 sanders and their CT 22 Dust Extractors. How did that "change" work for me?

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The TS Plunge Saw conquers even the most challenging installs.

Saturday, April 3, 2010 | Reader Comments | Saws | Reviews

Having the right tool can allow you to avoid the pitfalls of wasted time, damaged materials and an unhappy client. Recently, Matthew Fritz shared a story about using the Festool TS 55 plunge saw to precisely and accurately cut panels for the balcony pictured above. Judging by Matthew's online portfolio of work, he has made good use of the TS and has many satisfied clients.

Below is Matthew's account of this challenging balcony installation. If you have a story you'd like to share, email us at newsletter@festoolusa.com and be sure to include photos of your work.

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Robert Slack discovers the Plexiglas template routing aid

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Reader Comments | Routers | Reviews | How-To

Routing mortises for locks the easy way.

View a video of the Festool Plexiglas template routing aid on YouTube.

Gaucho WoodworkingWe received an email and some photographs of a project from carpenter Robert Slack of Gaucho Woodworking. He was in the process of installing mortise locks into doors and was struggling to find an easy way to accomplish the task. Fortunately, he got in touch with us as we had the perfect solution: the Plexiglas template routing aid (495 246). This accessory is perfectly suited for any application where you need to position the router (center or otherwise) on narrow stock. This is just one of a myriad of Festool router accessories designed specifically to make the most difficult tasks simple.

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Why professionals rely on Festool

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | Reader Comments | Routers | Reviews

Consistently delivering exceptional results.

You know that saying... There's the hard way and there's the easy way. Well, we'd like to think Festool is synonymous with "the easy way". And, if you make you're living running power tools all day long, the easy way means more profit.

While Festool is the brand of choice for professionals throughout Europe and other parts of the world, we're still relatively new to the scene in North America. However, it hasn't taken long for trade magazines, professionals and ambitious do-it-yourselfers alike to discover why Festool is different. It's all about consistently delivering exceptional results.

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