festool jigsaw

I've searched archives and woodworking magazines but don't find very much in a way of evaluations of the festool jigsaw. I know it is expensive, but is it worth the money? Any users have comments?
Bob Heveri
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Hi Bob,
I've used the Festool Trion jigsaw at a woodworking show and was absoultely impressed. Festool USA will introduce this brand new saw this week I think. The Trion offers much more features than the PS 2, for example, saw blade change without tools, improved dust collection, ... Generally, the advantages of the Festool jigsaws are the unique guide which allows precise and almost perfect angles, the guide rails and the special splinter guard. All Festool's are well-made top quality tools which come with a 30 days money back guarantee and a 3 year guarantee. For a first glance at the saw check the Festool Australia homepage http://www.festool.com.au /
The intro price of the Trion will be olny $ 195!
I've a couple of other Festools (ROS, vac, cordless drill) and I'm extremely happy with them.
A friend of mine is hobby woodworker and Festool ISA. He'd certainly give you more information about the saw or a demo if you live in his area. Feel free to email me for his address.
Regards,
Christian
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I've searched archives and woodworking magazines but don't find very much in a way of evaluations of the festool jigsaw. I know it is expensive, but is it worth the money? Any users have comments?
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I've looked at one, but that's all. To be any better than Milwaukee or Bosch would be a pretty tall order. The blade still goes up and down the same way as the others, for the asking price it seems to be overpriced. Another case in point is the Festool plunge router, this seems to be an 8.5 Amp or so router with a quarter inch collet for $295.00. They really seem proud of their product LOL.
Gene
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (EugeneC173) wrote in message

You are not the first one to say that Festool is overprized but I guess you never used one of their tools. Festool's are not cheap and not tools for everyone but if you really need a tool and want the best which is available Festool is certainly worth every penny. I already have the CT 22 vac, the ES 150/3 ROS and my dad has the unique CDD cordless drill with the right angle and the eccentric attachment. Last Friday I ordered the plunge saw and the router and can't wait to get them. I'd recommend to read the several reviews on the web and to give Festool a chance and try their tools.
http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/festool.html http://www.cjohnhebert.com/toolreviews.htm http://www.woodshopdemos.com/men-fes.htm http://benchmark.20m.com/tools/Festool/FestoolIndex.html You might also like to read the comments from another woodworker who bought a Festool ROS some days ago http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?threadid195
What makes the Festool jigsaw so outstanding is the unique (patented) CP guide.

Yeah, and there are lots of reasons to be proud of a Festool product. Festool knows that their tools are worth the price they ask for it, which can't be said for companies like Dewalt. The DW 980K2 cost about $ 170 in the USA, here in Austria we pay about $ 410 (at today's rate).
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Christian
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Woodcraft has mailed out a 20% discount on the first purchase from Festool. The local store does not inventory the tools but has demonstrators. If you didn't get the mailer, just mention it at your local store. Also, Festool showed at the Milwaukee wood show the last two years and hired a cleaning service to keep the floors dry of drool and other emissions. These are superb machines.
Bob

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Local tool store here in central NJ (Force Machinery) sent one of those coupons, too. The dust extractors caught my eye. Anyone have any experience with them?
Dennis Vogel
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I have a CT 22 vac which I really love. If you check the reviews I listed in one of the other posts you'll find lots of comments on the Festool vacs. Besides, I'm a member of another group and some of it's members claim that the Festool vac is even superior to the Fein. What do I like about my vac? Auto on/off, variable suction (important when sanding), large wheels, the flat top which holds Systainers, longer power cord and 3.5 m anti static suction hose, quiet operation and lot's of accessories. Currently Festool has a special offer on the vacs. Check http://www.festool-usa.com/portando/index.cfm or contact Festool ISA and hobby woodworker Bob Marino at snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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Christian
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Forgot to mention in my previous post: Bob Marino live in NJ, too, and might give you a demo of the vacs.
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Christian
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