Back in January, we selected professionals from hundreds of applicants to become test users for the Domino XL. They were supplied with a Domino XL and tenons in advance of the official launch so that we could learn more about how it fit into their shops and what advantages it offered.
The reactions from our focus group has been overwhelming positive and the advantages offered by the Domino XL over other types of joinery were apparent. Below we're including links to some of the blogs, forum posts, YouTube video and more that have been supplied by the group. If you're interested in the Domino XL, these links offer very good information from professionals who make their living with their tools, just like you.
In the spirit of full disclosure, our focus group was supplied with the products for testing purposes. At the end of the test period, they will be offered a discount to purchase the Domino XL if they choose to keep it. Some posts are from editors that were also provided with the tool for evaluation purposes.
It's a task that nobody enjoys... well, that used to be the case. Drywall sanding has met its match: the new Festool PLANEX drywall sander. Available beginning on March 1st, 2012, please check with your preferred Festool dealer for more information, pricing and availability.
Every so often a tool comes along that completely changes the way woodworking is done and the original Domino was just that type of tool when it was introduced in 2007. We realized that there were bigger projects and applications that needed to be tackled, so we will be introducing the new Domino XL DF 700 in 2012, which, just like the original Domino, makes mortise and tenon joinery a breeze but on a larger scale. Watch a video to see it in action!
We're looking for 25 of the best industry professionals (carpenters, remodelers, furniture and cabinet makers, etc.) in the United States and Canada to put the Domino XL through its paces and provide us with feedback and share how it fits into your shop to help tackle your most demanding projects. For those who are selected, we will send you the Domino XL and an ample supply of tenons months before its North American introduction.
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
Read to learn more about new power tools and drilling accessories that will be available starting on October 1st, 2011.
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.
Limited Edition Centrotec Set - Available October 2011!
Product No. 498 796
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.
Festool CT MINI & MIDI models get an upgrade.
Continuing to raise the bar in performance, Festool has made some improvements to the CT MINI and MIDI. New units will come standard with a HEPA filter factory installed and the new self-cleaning filter bags that were introduced last year in the CT 26 and CT 36. And, the best part... the price remains unchanged.
New for October 2011 - The CT 48 Dust Extractor.
This time last year, we were announcing the introduction of the new CT 26 and CT 36 Dust Extractors which incorporate numerous upgrades from the previous models of Festool Dust Extractors. Now, we're introducing the newest and largest Dust Extractor in our CT family, the new CT 48 (584 084) coming October 2011. If you need lots of capacity, this behemoth is for you!