Charles Brock: Making chairs with the RAS 115 Sander.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Reviews

RAS 115: A dream wood sculpting machine, by Charles Brock

Several years ago at the Festool IWF booth, I told one of the reps what type of work I do and he said you've got to try the "Termite Tool!" Full of woodworker's cynicism , I thought, Yeah! Just another grinder. I didn't try it, so I continued to shape my rocking chair seats using a grinder with a carbide wheel attachment while turning my shop's air into a dusty haze. My only alternative was to go outside on a windy day and let my neighbor deal with the dust. As usual, necessity is the mother of ..... well? How about "Change!"

I was planning my first Seven Day Build Your Maloof Inspired Rocker Class and was worried about the air quality and the mess when the five students started sculpting their seats in the classroom. I was afraid the air would look like a 1970s rock concert. Festool to the rescue! Thanks to the help from the staff at Highland Woodworking and the Festool Representative, Dan Durant, they put together a group of three Festool RAS 115 sanders and their CT 22 Dust Extractors. How did that "change" work for me?

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Write a review for your chance to win a Rotex 150 FEQ sander!

Enter to win a FREE Festool Rotex 150 FEQ Dual-Mode Sander.

In this age of information, we have probably all searched the Internet at some point to learn more about a product or read product reviews before making a purchase. In fact, you may have even done that very thing before making a Festool purchase.

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Multi-Jetstream: The next evolution in sanding technology

Friday, December 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders

Multi-Jetstream


Festool is in the process of transitioning to a new design for pads and abrasives on its 6" (150mm) sanders. This next step in the evolution of Festool's patented Jetstream technology, called Multi-Jetstream, continues to improve on the phenomenal dust extraction capabilities that you come to expect from Festool sanders. If you'd like to know more about the new Multi-Jetstream technology, you can view a video about it on YouTube.

Multi-Jetstream

Festool Multi-Jetstream Technology Video

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Save Up to 25% on Festool Power Tools!

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Promotions | Routers | Sanders

Festool Owners Group


Save up to 25% off regular catalog pricing on select products! Festool has discontinued the following tools and implemented updated catalog pricing (as shown). All products are in brand new condition. Quantities are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis. Prices are in U.S. dollars and can be purchased and shipped only within the United States. Please contact your Festool dealer of choice to place your order.

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Fine Woodworking Names ETS 150/3 Top Sander Pick.

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sanders

ETS 150 Wins Best Value Award

 

Recently, the editors of Fine Woodworking (FWW) posted an online review comparing 6-inch Random Orbit Sanders and selected the Festool ETS 150/3 as the Author's Choice for Best Overall sander.

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Making Quick Work of Slabs With Rotex & Cristal

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Kinloch Woodworking


Doug Mooberry builds incredible American furniture inspired by antiques, but adds his unique Kinloch Woodworking creative touches to every piece. Founded in 1982, Kinloch Woodworking has assembled a massive portfolio full of examples of awe-inspiring woodworking prowess. As stated on their website, "Details Do Matter" and attention to those details is important and what makes the furniture they produced collectable.

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Bill Wyko's Segmented Monsoon A La Festool

Monday, July 14, 2008 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | Sanders

Festool Fest

Bill Wyko is a true artisan, producing beautiful and interesting pieces of art. Bill talks about how using the Festool Domino and Festool sanders help produce these magnificent segmented vases comprised of nearly 1,500 pieces of wood.

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The Pellow Island Cabin Restoration

Sunday, May 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Frank Pellow is a retired software developer living in Toronto, Ontario. After retiring five years ago, he built a woodworking shop in his backyard in support of his new "job" as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, toy maker, repairman and gardener. He works about half the time in his shop and half the time outside or offsite at the homes of his daughters, friends, and most importantly, at his island on Lake Pivabiska near Hearst Ontario and about 1,000 kilometres north-west of Toronto. Don't we all wish we had our own island?

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