This Is Carpentry: A Free Online Magazine For Pros

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | General Information

This is Carpentry

Gary Katz, who continues to search out new and innovative ways to educate professionals, has hit another home run with his FREE online magazine named This Is Carpentry. The e-zine is busting at the seams with tips, techniques, reviews and other valuable information in an easy-to-use format.


The 2009 Festool Catalog - Now Available Online or From Your Local Festool Dealer

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | General Information

2009 Catalog

With a fresh new layout, the 2009 catalog is now available online at the Festool USA website and Festool dealer locations nationwide. Over the coming months, we will be providing you with additional information on the new offerings from Festool for 2009, including the Parallel Guide for use with Festool guide rails (page 33), the Kapex extension set (page 66), the EHL 65 E one-handed planer (page 112) and the Festool T+3 Lithium Ion cordless drills (page 131).


The 2009 Festool Catalog - Available on February 1st

Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | General Information

2009 Catalog

Available February 1st, 2009.

We have been busy preparing the newly redesigned 2009 Festool catalog. With a fresh new layout, the 2009 catalog will be available online at the Festool USA website and at Festool dealer locations nationwide on February 1st, 2009. The 2009 catalog will also feature exciting new offerings from Festool. We will send you another reminder on or around the first of February with a link to download it from our website in Adobe PDF format.


Do You Have An Interesting Project To Share?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | General Information

Share Your Project

We are always interested in sharing the interesting ways you use our tools with others. In each edition of SysNotes we like to feature a project or tip submitted by users of our products. If you have something you would like to share, email us at with a few photos and a brief write up. If we select your project for a future edition of SysNotes, we'll be sure to send you a few Festool goodies.


Festool USA Celebrates Headquarters Grand Opening

Friday, April 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | General Information

On Saturday, April 12th, 2008, Festool USA employees, several Festool dealers, members of the media, local officials, and other guests attended the official grand opening of the new headquarters building in Lebanon, Indiana. The new facility was completed in late summer of 2007 and has become the central location for warehousing and distribution.

Among the attendees, we were honored with a visit from Ms. Maier-Stoll, owner of Tooltechnic Systems (Festool),and her daughter, Ms. Barbara Austel. Rather than a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, we chose to do it the Festool way. Ms. Austel cut the red "ribbon" made of wood with a Festool Kapex sliding compound miter saw, the much anticipated newest addition to Festool's portable power tool offerings which will be available in July 2008. Of course, with no dust to clean up the festivities were immediately back underway.

Also among the guests were several of the most prominent members of Festool Germany including Mr. Horst Geiger (Speaker of the Management Board), Mr. Richard Bantel (the architect of the Festool headquarters building), Mr. Michael Bayer (VP of Marketing) and Dr. Christoph Weiss (Member of the Advisory Board).

Guests had an opportunity to tour the new building, view a presentation showing the process of Festool product development, view photographs showing the evolution of Festool USA over the years and view Festool's newest products: the MFT/3, MFK 700 and OF 2200, all available May 2008.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Festool community for the support of the Festool brand.

Festool USA Headquarters


Festool USA Suspends Direct Product Sales

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | General Information

For nearly ten years, Festool has been selling tools directly to the public in the U.S.  Now that we have developed a strong and capable dealer base across the country, we have made the decision to stop selling in this manner, effective April 1, 2008.  We feel confident that our dealer network will be able to provide the high quality service that you have come to expect from us, and that you will be quite satisfied doing business with the Festool dealer of your choice.  A complete listing of these dealers may be found on our website at

We are planning in the near future to offer an option to shop online at the Festool USA website and check out through your preferred dealer's website. There will be more information regarding this new purchasing option as we near its launch.

We will continue to offer spare parts and repair service to our customers directly to guarantee our commitment to provide the best service in the industry.

Thank you for your business, and for your continuing loyalty to the Festool Brand.


Warranty Policy Change

Friday, January 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | General Information

Effective immediately, the warranty for Festool products is not limited to the original purchaser. The warranty period starts once the tool is sold from Festool or a Festool dealer and ends after 3 years, independent of who owns the tool. Anyone who has purchased a used Festool within the previous three years will be covered.

New warranty cards and the 2008 Festool Catalog will reflect the warranty text below when printed.

"Festool warrants that the specified tool will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a term of 3 years from the date of purchase."