PLANEX: The Popcorn Un-Maker.

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

Planex Popcorn Removal

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Check out this video from Scott Montgomery, a drywall professional in Canada, as he uses thePLANEX Drywall Sander as an "popcorn un-maker", removing a textured ceiling. The PLANEX makes a task that's usually messy and labor intensive into an easy process. Even better, you don't have to wait for the ceiling to dry before you can refinish it like you would if you were scraping off the popcorn using a wet method.

Please note: Always test popcorn textures for asbestos and use best practices for safe removal.


Precision Taping: Drywall Rock Stars.

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

Brian Kitchin

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I've always wondered why painters wear white. After all, they'll get paint on themselves which will stand out against the white, right? By the same logic, you'd think it'd be crazy for a drywall installer to wear dark colors since they'll end up looking like a powdered donut by the end of the day... Mmmm, donuts. Well, with the Planex Drywall Sander, you and your clients' residence or business won't end up coated in fine drywall dust. It's like magical German dust evaporating technology.

The guys at Precision Taping are at the top of their trade when it comes to drywall and vinyl trim installation. Just check out some of their YouTube videos and you'll quickly see that you need to brush up on your drywall skills. They achieve exceptional finishes by using smart, efficient, time saving tools like the PLANEX. There's no question why they get to work on high end residences with the quality of work they do. Granted, there's no substitute for experience and skill, but the right tools will certainly amplify your capabilities and productivity.

Check out these guys in action with the PLANEX and you'll see what we mean...


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.



Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander Available March 1st

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders | Paint

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.


Marc Spagnuolo: Sanding Efficiency Video

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Paint

The Wood Whisperer: Sanding Efficiency

Marc discusses the terminology, tools and techniques of sanding.

Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, has covered the topic of sanding in many of his videos, touting the advantages of Festool sanders and dust extractors in producing a remarkable surface quickly and easily. In this video, Marc covers some important topics about sanding, particularly as it relates to the selection of the correct abrasive.


J. Weir Masterworks: Sustainable Woodwork

Weir Masterworks

We were recently contacted by Joshua Weir, proprietor of J. Weir Masterworks, about his discovery of Festool and how it makes his business, which specializes in the use of green, sustainable materials and methods more productive and profitable. To learn more about J. Weir Masterworks and to see more of their work, visit their Facebook fan page.


As If You Needed Another Reason...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Reader Comments | Promotions | Sanders

Save 10% Instantly on Select Sanders

Festool sanders offer so many great benefits, that 10% off instantly on select sanders during our Fall Sander Promotion is just the icing on the cake.

  • Brilliant surface preparation
  • Vibration-free operation
  • Exceptional dust extraction
  • Durability backed by a 3-year warranty
  • Soft-start, variable speed control, thermal and overload protection
  • Great ergonomics
  • Sanders that are purpose build for your task
  • And now, 10% off instantly on select sander models

For complete promotion details, visit our Fall 2011 Promotion website. Plus, check out exclusive video content on these phenomenal sanders and polishers to get a better idea of which will best suit your application needs!

Time is running out to SAVE 10% instantly when you purchase select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories!

Take advantage of this limited time offer and receive 10% OFF select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Promotion includes Rotex 150, Rotex 125, Rotex 90 DX, ETS 125, ETS 150/3, ETS 150/5, RAS 115, and Shinex Polisher, abrasives and related accessories. Maximize your savings by purchasing a sander package that includes one of our Festool CT HEPA Dust Extractors. See your preferred Festool dealer for complete promotion details and information about additional package savings. Offer valid from 10/1/2011 - 11/30/2011 at participating Festool dealers.

Festool strongly promotes the importance of dust extraction when working with power tools. For this reason, you can save even more when you purchase one of these sanders with a Festool Dust Extractor. Please see your preferred Festool dealer for complete details.