Festool CONNECT 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | General Information


Register now to attend Festool Connect 2015!

Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, RI on Thursday, March 19th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST. This will be a great opportunity for us to, well, connect with you personally — away from the hustle and bustle of the JLC LIVE clinics and exhibits. You'll be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and, of course, demonstrating several of the new products we're introducing in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only, the day before the JLC Live show.

Important note: we are changing to a new venue this year for Festool Connect 2015. We will be at Dunkin Donuts Center, which is adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) where we hosted Festool Connect in previous years.

I don't live anywhere near Rhode Island, so why am I getting this?! Well, we've had attendees from as far away as Alaska at previous Festool Connect events. So, we want to give everyone the chance to attend. Also, we want to let you know you can view the event online on March 19th if you can't make it. More information on the live video stream will come as we near the event date.

What will I see and do at Festool Connect?

We'll begin the day at 9:00 am in the Dunkin Donuts Center, with high-impact clinics by industry professionals. You'll see live demonstrations and learn about tools and techniques to take back to the shop. And we'll have Festool staff on hand all day to answer your questions. At noon, we'll treat you to a nice lunch and have some time to kick back and mingle. In the afternoon we'll provide some refreshments between clinics. You may even get a sneak peek at some new tools. Sounds fun, right?!

And, because we appreciate you registering and attending Festool Connect, you'll not only be treated to lunch, but you'll receive a complimentary pass to the JLC LIVE exhibit hall for March 20th-21th, as well as free Festool swag. As if THAT wasn't enough, you'll also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win Festool prizes. You must be present to win and at least 18 years of age. Festool employees, dealers, and affiliates are not eligible to win.

Want to know more about JLC Live?

JLC Live is one of the premier woodworking shows of the year and we'll be there on March 20th-21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. It's your opportunity to check out some of the amazing new tools that we will introduce in 2015, watch product demonstrations, attend our workshops, and meet us in person.

Be our guest and register now for your free exhibition hall pass. Swing by and see us at Booth #916 and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win some awesome Festool prizes!

Thousands of residential construction professionals from across the East Coast come to JLC Live to hone their skills, network with exhibiting companies and industry peers, get hands-on training with live building clinics, and attend the educational conference. Festool is proud to be a part of it.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit http://ne.jlclive.com/.


2015 Festool Video Contest

Friday, February 6, 2015 | Reader Comments | General Information


This is our third year hosting a video contest and each year we eagerly look forward to this time of year in anticipation of the great new ways we'll see our tools being used. This year, we're creating new categories to make it even easier for you to enter a video. You don't need to have an expensive camera or video editing skills as long as your video meets our simple criteria for eligibility.

Everyone who enters an eligible video will get Festool swag just for participating!

Two randomly selected winners will get $750 (USD) toward Festool products of their choice and the grand prize winner will get $1000 (USD) toward Festool products. Additionally, Festool employees will view and select the top five finalists, who will each receive a Festool 18-Volt Cordless Drill.

Our grand prize winner will be selected by ballot at Festool Connect 2015 in Providence, RI on March 19th, 2015. Our live audience, as well as those viewing online, will have an opportunity to vote for the winner.

Does that sound like fun? Well, head over to our website to check out the entry rules and then get started making your video. Submit it online before March 11th, 2015 to enter.

Enter the 2015 Festool Video Contest

Good luck!

Check out the 2014 Video Contest finalists in this video play list on YouTube for inspiration.


Some of our favorite videos of 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Reader Comments | General Information

We thought we would go back through our video archives from the year and pick a few of our favorites to share. But, before we do...

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our 2014 video contest, including the winner Paul Fuller. And, to let you know to get started on your video because we'll be doing anothervideo contest in 2015 with more great prizes. So, spend some of your holidays in the shop shooting some footage!

Now, enjoy a look back at some great videos from the past year.



Best Video by a Festool Customer:
2014 Video Contest Winner, Paul Fuller

We'll start at the top, with the video selected as the winner of our 2014 video contest by the live audience and viewers of the Festool Connect live video cast.

Our grand prize winner was Paul Fuller of Fuller Banjo for his testimonial video. Paul is a luthier and furniture maker who really appreciates the advantages of Festool sanders and HEPA dust extractors. Did you notice that the bench he's sitting on while giving his comments on Festool is the same bench he's building in the video? Pretty clever.

Of course, the music in the background is him playing one of his instruments. Well done, Paul!



Best Made Up Vocabulary: 
Smallerizing it with Ben Riddering

We get asked periodically if the people in our videos are actors, Festool employees or given a script. Not at all. Ben Riddering is a good example of someone just saying what comes to mind while he talks about himself, his company and his family. When we first saw the footage, and heard him talk about "smallerizing," we were sure that others could relate.

Well said, Ben!



Best Use of Useless Timber:
Beetle Kill Pine, Azure Woodworking

Laying waste to countless acres of Colorado forests, the pine beetle has found an unlikely ally in Corbin Clay, owner of Denver based Azure Furniture. Corbin's team takes this Beetle Kill Pine, an otherwise value-less lumber that has be burned off to prevent forest fires, and converts it into heirloom furniture. Listen to his story to see how he finds value where others do not.




Best Analogy Between Marriage and Woodworking:
Sorek Minery, Blue Ridge Woodworks

Sorek Minery of Blue Ridge Woodworks delivered our second place video, showcasing a dark box he built for use in wet plate photography by 179 Pictures. Enjoy this brilliantly produced piece about a man and the tools he uses to put his passion to work. And stick around till the end to hear Sorek's take on how marriage and woodworking can be viewed through the same lens.



Best Soon-to-be-Reality TV Personality Using Festool:
The Organic Bed by Jory Brigham

Set your DVR for Framework, an upcoming TV series from Spike TV debuting January 6th, featuring Jory Brigham, a frequent contributor to the Festool video library. Framework is set to showcase some of the country's best furniture designers and builders going head-to-head in a competition to see who's best. Tune in to see what Jory and the rest of the contestants can do under pressure, especially when they're armed to the teeth with Festool.

Watch the Spike TV trailer for Framework.



Best Saving History with Festool:
Saving Canada's Oldest Sailboat, Tony Grove

Tony Grove has been a shipwright for more than 30 years specializing in wooden boat restoration. He has also been teaching boat building for about six years. Over the course of his career, he has had experience with a variety of brands and quality of tools and seen various advancements. With that wisdom, he has learned the importance of investing in quality tools.

Currently, Tony is restoring Dorothy, the oldest sailboat in Canada, for the maritime museum. Watch this piece of history come back to life on the website "Between Wood and Water".



Best Company Promotional Video Featuring Festool: Warline Painting

Warline Painting, Ltd. of Vancouver produced this amazing promotional video for their paint business. Touting the fact that they're not your typical painters, Heidi Nyline talks about what differentiates Warline from other paint companies. The owners and employees of Warline share a pride in their work and a passion for their craft. Festool is honored to be the tool of choice for their company and to also be associated with such premium craftsmanship.



Best Scientific Study Featuring Festool:
Peter Lawton

Peter Lawton of LeadSMART talks about his experiences with various dust collection solutions for RRP work. In the video, he discusses the regulations and requirements for lead-based paint and compares the options. Backed up by third party lab results and extensive field testing, he sorts through the relative effectiveness of various RRP dust containment solutions.



Best Project Series Featuring Festool: 
Building Kitchen Cabinets with Eric Clevinger

Eric is a great contributor on the Festool Owners Group forum, sharing his passion for woodworking and video production. He recently filmed a 21 part series, featuring quite a bit of Festool in action, showing how he planned, constructed and installed a set of kitchen cabinets. Be sure to check it out to learn some good tips that may help you get more out of your own tools.



Best Over-the-Top Acting & CGI: 
Spencer Ratliff, Saving Cats with Festool

You might recognize Spencer as the winner of our 2013 video contest. He impressed our viewers with his quirky sense of humor as well as his video review of the Trion Jigsaw, during which he somehow figures out how to saw through a two-foot thick log. Well, kind of. Since then, he's also made a very nice bookcase and at least one sandwich with the TS 55.

In his latest video installment, his quick reactions save a precious cat from losing one of its nine lives.


Introducing SERVICE All-Inclusive!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Reader Comments | General Information | Paint

Service All-Inclusive

Now, there are even more reasons to register your Festool power tool(s)!

In recent years, the idea of customer service has become more of a buzzword than a meaningful concept, marketed by companies who want you to believe they've got your back. Well, Festool is not that kind of company. We aspire to build and maintain meaningful relationships with each of our customers, especially in times when you need us the most. That's the essence of SERVICE All-Inclusive, a new way of doing business from Festool that puts our approach to service at the same caliber as our tools... second to none.

In short, SERVICE All-Inclusive means that every Festool power tool comes bundled with an industry-leading package of offerings to support you and assist with any problems you might encounter with your tool. Don't forget to register your tools with us to make it easy to use these services when you need them!

Enjoy the benefits of SERVICE All-Inclusive

36-Month Warranty 36-Month Comprehensive Warranty
The most comprehensive warranty in the industry provides coverage 36 months from the date of purchase.
3-Year Free Shipping 3-Year Free Shipping
Festool will cover the cost of shipping tools to the service department and back to the customer for the first three years with our online repair form.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Customers are provided with a no-risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If they are not completely satisfied, they can return the tool for a refund.
10-Year Spare Parts Availability 10-Year Parts Availability
Spare parts availability is guaranteed for 10 years, ensuring long-term support for your investment.
48-Hour Repair Service 48-Hour Standard Repair
Most tools are repaired and ready to ship back to the customer within 48 hours of the tool being received by the service department.
Dedicated Service Hotline Dedicated Service Hotline
Factory-trained service professionals are available for troubleshooting and questions about repairs at 888-337-8600.
24/7 Online Service Hub Access spare parts catalogs and product manualsfill out repair forms and mailing labels, and review video content online anytime.
Instructional videos Instructional Videos
A comprehensive library of troubleshooting and how-to videos are available online anytime.



Register Your Tools Today!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Reader Comments | General Information | Paint

Register Your Tools!

To take full advantage of the Service All-Inclusive program, register your tools today. Tool registration takes just a few minutes, but the benefits last for years.

  • Should you need to send your tool for repair or servicing, the process will be much faster.
  • It creates a record of your purchase in case your tool is lost, stolen or damaged by a fire or other catastrophe.
  • Automatically enters you into our monthly sweepstakes where you have a chance to win more tools!
  • Access videos for demos and tips to help you get the most out of your investment
  • Expanded coverage - now includes any product with a serial number, including MFT/s, CMS Router tables, Sys-Ports and any other product with a serial number.

Registering a tool only takes a couple of minutes. To get through it faster, you'll want to have your tool nearby, or at least easy access to the model and serial number.

Protect your investment and register your tools today!


Seeking Regional Sales Managers for Paint

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Reader Comments | General Information

Tooltechnic Systems, LLC dba Festool USA, a German Manufacturer of high quality, innovative power tools for professional trades people, is seeking three promising salespersons to fill the Regional Sales Manager (RSM) Paint positions in three key markets. The markets include: New York, San Francisco/Bay area, and the Washington/Oregon region. Candidates should have strong B2B outside sales experience as well as experience calling on end users; college degree or equivalent preferred. Experience in the paint industry and/or sundries sales a plus but not a requirement. Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs.

We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits and growth potential.

Initiatives include sales of products by maintaining and expanding customer base, achieves regional sales goals through definitive sales plan, implements trade promotions and recommends product lines through surveying customer needs and promoting line through selling of core power tool systems. Candidate skills to include meeting sales goals, motivation for sales, territory management, presentation skills, performance management, build relationships, time management, emphasize excellence, negotiation, and be results driven.

Festool is an equal opportunity employer.

Requirements: B2B Outside Sales Experience, College Degree or Equivalent, Travel Required, Paint Industry Experience Required.

For more information, including method for applying, please visit our website at http://www.festoolusa.com/contact/jobs/.


Hot off the presses: 2013 Festool Catalog

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Reader Comments | General Information

TS 55 R and Carvex Jigsaws


Hot off the presses: 2013 Festool Catalog.

Well, it's a new year and that means new Festool tools and accessories. Visit your preferred Festool dealer for a copy of the new 2013 Festool Catalog, or visit our website and fill out ourcatalog request form. We'd recommend that you contact your dealer to confirm they have the catalogs in stock. We also have a PDF copy of the catalog that you can view online.



Win KAPEX Miter Saw + Dust Extractor!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | General Information

Festool Sweepstakes

Oh yeah, baby! You're not going to want to miss this one! It's the season of giving and we're stepping up with our best sweepstakes prize of the year.

Visit festoolsweepstakes.com today to register for your chance to win a Kapex SCMS and CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor. Since the contest starts fresh on the first of every month, you'll have more opportunities to win. Entering to win is quick and easy! Don't worry, we won't spam you or share your information with others.

Congratulations to Jason Tarsi who was our randomly selected winner of the New SysLite LED Worklamp and C15 Brushless Cordless Drill Set last month. You could be next! Good luck.

Want another chance to win?

About once a month, we send out our email newsletter with information to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from Festool. Well, there's a lot more going on than what we share in our email newsletter. If you use Facebook, head over to our page and give us a like. Then. complete the short entry form (name and email address) for your chance to win.

We'll be giving away a SysLite LED Worklamp every week during the sweepstakes period.

See our web page for complete rules and conditions.


Festool reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion or sweepstakes at any time. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age to participate and a resident of the US or Canada, excluding Quebec. Festool employees and dealers are not eligible to participate. See website for list of prizes, dates, rules and restrictions.