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.


Projects by You.

We really enjoy seeing what you're doing with your Festool power tools. Here are a few projects that we've seen shared on the web the past couple of months. For more projects, check out the member projects section of the Festool Owners Group forum.

Be sure to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to share your project photos with us. Maybe you'll be featured in our next email newsletter. Thanks to those who took the time to share your photos and video with us!

Your Projects Your Projects Your Projects

Systainer Stack Off
on Facebook

You'll have to scroll down the page, but check out the Systainer Stack Off. Fans posted photos of their stacks competitively raising the bar higher and higher. Be sure to share yours!

Facade Reno
on Festool Owners Group

Jordan Fine Woodworking restored the facade on this building in Warsaw, IN. He said the Festool TS enabled him to make the complex angle cuts required. Check out the transformation.

LR 32 System Video Series
on YouTube

Eric C. posted a 7-part video series on the Festool LR 32 hole drilling system. It's probably the most comprehensive educational material on the system to date.

Your Projects Your Projects Your Projects

Beetle-Kill Furniture
on Facebook

Posted on our Facebook page, check out this video of Corbin Clay as he documents the use of Beetle-Kill lumber for the production of furniture in his shop.

Custom Handrail
on Festool Owners Group

Rob, a FOG member from the UK, posted this well documented handrail build. Stairs are an opportunity for true craftsmanship to be shown. Check out this website for some stair inspiration.

White Oak Dining Table
on Festool Owners Group

Norwegian FOG member, Falch, shows off this elegantly crafted white oak dining table. The simple lines were inspired by a similar table from a Danish furniture maker. Check out his project.

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