OK - so there's The Heavy Iron Slippery Slope, The Neander Tools
Slope, The Sharpening System Slippery Slope - and now The Festool System
Slippery Slope. Each causes acceleration of the depletion of one's
My Festool System Sliippery Slope has begun with the Festool
Trion PS 300 EQ, a 5 pound, barrel grip, pendulum jigsaw with
Systainer - which, coincidentaly, is the least expensive tool
in their "system". While it works very well, its dust/chip collection
set up begs for a Festool "mobile dust extractor" - the least
expensive model is $285, mid range $425 and high end at $490.
Each of them has a 110V outlet for you power tool. Turn on
the tool, the "extractor" comes on and then the tool. At 72 db,
these vacuum cleaners all also serve as the wheeled base for
Systainers to stack upon and lock to.
After that it's probably one of their three plunge routers $325
-$425 - locking shaft with single wrench ratcheting collet nut
tightening/loosening. Of course that would benefit from their
Multi-Function Table ($320-$440) as well as three or four hundred
bucks worth of clamps, stops and other accessories.
If you have the table it'll make some operations with the Festool
TS 55 EQ or TS 75 EQ, 6 1/4" and 8 1/4" plunge circular saw,
with guide, even easier. At $430 and $550 respectively,
these plunge circular saws look sort of familiar - but they're only
very distant cousins to their "created for construction sites"
circular saws. If you do sheet goods cabinets, one of these,
with the guide rail that comes with it, along with one of the
three Festool plunge routers, would do the job. Wouldn't hurt
to have the RO 150 E - dual mode 6" circular sander either.
Oh, if there are any screws to drive - even in a corner, Festool's
C12 cordless drill - at $345, $460 with their FastFix and Centronic
Festool is to hand power tools what Veritas is to neander
tools, without Veritas's very reasonably price ranges.
It'll come as no surprise that Mr. Lucas got his hands on
most of Festools product line and has given them a workout
on an actual set of projects. Be forewarned, your checking
account may be assaulted. Go here - if you dare.
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no association with Festool - just a beginning addict.