Now you can achieve a Level 6 Finish!

Friday, February 21, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint | Sanders

PLANEX Level 6

According to the Gypsum Association's GA 214-10 publication regarding the Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish, the best finish that you can achieve is a Level 5 finish. Well, upgrade to the PLANEX Drywall Sander and CT AutoClean Dust Extractor to take your finishes to a "6".

Ok, so admittedly there's no such thing as a level 6 finish, but if there was you'd be able to achieve it quickly, easily and virtually dust free with the PLANEX Drywall Sander. Experience drywall finishing at level 6 with the PLANEX today. Try it risk-free for yourself for up to 30 days to see if the PLANEX lives up to the hype with our money-back guarantee.



Dorothy: Canada's Oldest Sailboat

Friday, February 7, 2014 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Paint | Sanders


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.



Topcoat Finishes and Festool

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint


Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar of Topcoat Finishes, a residential painting company of 20 years, share their experiences using Festool sanders and HEPA dust extractors. The use of tools in the paint industry has remained largely unchanged for decades, but professional painters now have a way to produce faster, superior results without creating a mess using Festool. Historically, painters had come to expect that surface preparation was at least half the job, but Festool sanders combined with Granat abrasives excels at turning this tedious task into quick work. Festool HEPA Dust Extractors are the key ingredient to allow you to work virtually dust free without the need erecting barriers, which is time consuming and unprofitable. The most important testament to the benefits of Festool come in the form of satisfied clients that are eager to create additional business in the form of referrals. Being open to change the way you work is critical to advancing as a company. Festool is your partner to rise above the competition and take your business to the next level.


Educating the next generation of pro painters

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint


Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar share a passion for creating beautiful finishes with their experience as educators and have created a program to teach young tradespeople about the tools and techniques for success. They, along with Festool, are working to fill a void in education programs for the paint and drywall trades. The Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and Dust Extraction system enables these apprentices to quickly produce exceptional finishes with drywall. Making what has traditionally been a dreaded and filthy task of drywall sanding a clean, virtually dust free experience, it exposes them to a new way of advancing their skills. Festool is proud to be a part of this program advancing the way we raise the next generation of painters, drywallers and tradespeople.

Learn more about the Prep-to-Finish program at


Save 10% Instantly on the Planex!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint

PLANEX Drywall Sander

Now even more incentive to leave your competition in the dust!

During the month of February 2014, save 10% instantly when you purchase the Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and related accessories. Get your 10% off coupon code now!

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With the PLANEX LHS 225 Drywall Sander, you can sand walls and ceilings in a fraction of the time it takes with other tools or methods. In addition, you'll save countless hours on prep work and cleanup, since the PLANEX and CT 36 AC Dust Extractor will capture and contain virtually all the dust and mess. Stop sanding by hand or with some other poorly designed solution, and upgrade to a system designed to help you achieve the ultimate in finished surfaces, with minimal dust and no down time. Benefit from smart accessories that help you work smarter, not harder.

The Planex Drywall Sander is not only ready to tackle your toughest challenges, but is built to withstand the abuse that comes from daily jobsite use. And if that's not enough, Festool backs it up with a 30-day no hassle guarantee and a full 3-year warranty.

This offer is valid only in the United States and Canada during the promotion period from February 1st, 2014 through February 28th, 2014. See website for a list of eligible products. Customers must submit name, address, phone number and email address to be eligible. Some restrictions apply. Available on at participating Festool authorized dealers.



New Products Coming Dec 2013!

Sunday, November 17, 2013 | Reader Comments | New Products | Paint



SYS-MFT Systainer (500076)

The new SYS-MFT brings worktable functionality to a highly portable surface, improving results by providing more secure clamping options to jobsite applications. The SYS-MFT also provides storage for all your key tools like clamps and hand tools. Equipped with 13 clamping points, an integrated V-groove for securing round stock like dowels and pipes, a non-skid strip for even greater security of the workpiece, and a slotted handle for easy transport. The SYS-MFT is the same size as a Systainer SYS 1 so you can use Systainers side-by-side for an extended work surface. The robust and durable design will support up to 110 lbs (50 kg).Coming December 2013.

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* Clamp sold separately.



Circa 1925 Festo Chainsaw in Action!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Reader Comments | How-To | Paint

Projects by You

Maybe you remember in our last email newsletter that we noted a mid-1950s Festo Chain Mortiser in one of our customer's testimonial video. Well, when we saw a video posted on YouTube by our colleagues in Lithuania, we realized it was just too cool not to share with you.

You may know that one of Festool's (previously known as Festo) claims to fame is the invention of the world's first gas-powered portable chainsaw in 1925. In this two minute video, we see one of those antique Festo chainsaws brought back to life as it cranks up and then cuts through some timber. Please always wear proper safety equipment and operate your power tools per the manufacturer's instructions.



Win a TI 15 Hybrid Impact Drill/Driver

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Reader Comments | Paint | Promotions

Festool Sweepstakes


Visit today to register for your chance to win a Festool TI 15 Hybrid Impact Driver. 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.

Want another chance to win great prizes? Well, you're just in luck. We've teamed up with our friends at Fine Homebuilding to give away an assortment of Festool prizes worth nearly $5,000. Head over to The Fine Homebuilding website to enter to win. See website for prize details and sweepstakes rules.

Good luck!

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.