The DIY Network's Cool Tools crew visits us at IBS 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Chris Grundy and gang stop by to check out the OF 2200 Router.

The crew of DIY Network's show, Cool Tools, caught up with us in Las Vegas at the International Builders Show 2010. Chris Grundy, the host of Cool Tools, shows viewers innovative and sometimes unusual tools. If you're a tool fanatic, then this show is for you! Cool Tools has recognized the quality, innovation and solutions provided by the Festool line of power tools. Since it's introduction, the show has featured nearly the entire line of Festool products.


Festool Training Classes

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Cabinetry Class

We mentioned briefly in the last SysNotes that we had selected several members of the Festool Owners Group forum for an exclusive Festool training class. Well, we've decided to offer two additional opportunities for professionals to attend a Festool training class.


Ericcson Racing Team: Volvo Ocean Race Update

Monday, May 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Volvo Ocean Race


In the November edition of SysNotes, we had an article about the Volvo Ocean Race and the Ericsson Racing Team. Festool is the official power tool supplier of the Ericsson Racing Team and has participated in the world's most demanding ocean race, the Volvo Ocean Race, since 1997. We thought we would update you on the status of the race as it nears its arrival in Boston, Massachusetts and tell you a little more about Festool's involvement in the marine industry. At the time of this writing, the two Ericsson boats are in first and fourth place in the overall standings. Go Team Ericsson!


Festool Meets the 15th Century

Monday, May 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Doing DaVinci


Discovery Channel recently began airing its newest hit series, Doing DaVinci. The Doing DaVinci team takes some of the revolutionary designs of Leonardo da Vinci and constructs them. These designs were, without doubt, far beyond their time and it's definitely interesting to see these fascinating machines come to life. Interestingly, there is no record of these machines having ever been constructed before now.


Festool Steals The Show at the International Builders Show

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

2009 Tradeshows

This month, SysNotes readers get a peak at some of the cool Festool wares that the professional remodelers and woodworkers saw in January at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.   In addition to great demos that focused on sanding, sawing, drilling, routing, and trim carpentry, visitors were able to see some of our new products coming out this spring.  The new Parallel Guide, EHL 65 E one-handed planer, and T+3 Lithium Ion cordless drill sets created great anticipation for their availability later this year.


The Gary Katz Roadshow Clinics

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Gary Katz Roadshow

The Gary Katz Roadshow is a great (and free) opportunity for you to see industry leaders put Festool power tools to the test in real-world applications, while demonstrating ways to increase competency and proficiency.


Dreams Do Come True At IWF

Thursday, September 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

IWF Dream Shop Winner

Dreams Do Come True At IWF.

Festool exhibited at the International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair (IWF) 2008 in Atlanta, GA on August 20-23rd. We had thousands of people visit our booth and there was a lot to be seen. There were seven demo stations showcasing all of our major tools, including the newest products, the Kapex sliding compound miter saw, MFK 700 trim router, OF 2200 router and MFT/3 multifunction table. Marc Spagnuolo, ‘The Wood Whisperer’, also demonstrated the Festool tools at the booth Wednesday and Thursday.


Calling All Festool Fans! Regional Festool Fests.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Festool Fest

A few weeks ago, I pitched the idea of a new way for Festool fans to connect... "Festool Fests". These would be regional gatherings of Festool users that would give you the opportunity to meet other woodworkers and enjoy great eats, conversation and tools. What better way to learn about techniques and share knowledge? Our sincere thanks to those who are willing to open their shops and host the first Festool Fests.