Ditto here when I'm using powah tools in the shop.
Respirator, too. And glasses, pushsticks, featherboards, and holddown
guides where applicable.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Oops, forgot to say "no pics there" the first time.
I get a "browser not fully supported" for Mozilla 10, but it shows
other pics, so please doublecheck your gallery.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
I call bologny.
There is no measurable electrical difference (unless the cables are
designed to alter the sound via added passive (RC) circuitry, in which
case you're hearing sound that has been degraded by the cables which
confirmation bias makes you think "sounds better").
HDMI cables, the likes of the ones BestBuy sells, make me laugh every time I
see them. $50 for a $3 cable? I think not! I wouldn't be surprised if they
made nothing on the electronics, counting on the gravy from cables (and, of
course, $5 warranties on $10 purchases).
Friend of mine was an amateur blacksmith. The guy next to him at a craft
fair was selling home made pottery and wasn't doing very well. On the
final day of the fair he doubled his prices and sold the lot!
People believe that if something is more expensive it has to be better.
And those people are the ones that may have been looking for a long time
and it would cost more in time and money to continue to search for a
better price. But just because it is higher priced does not mean it is
not worth every penny that you pay for it.
If an item is expensive and sells well enough that it continues to sell
at an expensive price then it is not over priced. Obviously people see
the value in the product that may be beyond what your particular needs are.
So for you maybe Festool is too expensive you don't require the better
of the products offered. For me I produce more and at a faster pace and
make more money using the Festool products.
And if you think it is a situation where some one buys a Festool tool,
has buyers remorse, and will say that it was not worth the price then
certainly they should be returning the product during the 30 day trial
period. And because these tool are expensive it is rare that anyone
buys a whole pile of Festool at one time like the so many cordless tool
kits that are offered by Ryobi, Craftsman, DeWalt, Skil, etc. So if
they were did not see the value in the product they probably would not
be buying additional Festool pieces. It is not uncommon at all for a
Festool owner to have several pieces over a few years. I personally
have 6 different Festool power tools that I have bought over the past
4~5 years and it took me that long to collect them and I have bought no
other brand if Festool offered the same product. Not saying I would not
but in every case the value was there for me. Top that off that I will
be the first to say that I do not believe in brand loyalty but with
Festool all of their power tools seem to be of equal quality and
versatility which is very rare. Most all tool manufacturers have a darn
good bread and butter product that brings in the sales and then most the
rest of their product line may be run of the mill.
On 02 Feb 2012 18:00:54 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Lurndal)
Admittedly, there's varying degrees of betterness when it comes to
certain Festool products. But then, I do own a DeWalt 18v drill and
don't yet own any Festool drills. For all I know, Festool is markedly
better, but I'll leave that to someone else to expound.
My original real cordless drill was a Panasonic, then a DeWalt followed
by another DeWalt and than I turned to a Makita.
Of those listed the Panasonic was a hands down winner, the electronics
and brake were far superior to any of others. The Panasonic would
actually apply the brake to the chuck when slowing down quickly, you
could here it engage just like you had let go of the trigger however it
would continue to spin at the lower speed. Basically the chuck did not
coast down to speed it instantly went to that speed.
My batteries for the 12 volt Makita had been replaced once and it was
time to get rebuild them again. It is 7 years old. Other than that I
was happy with it and the same age Makita impact driver.
For Christmas my wife bought me the T15-3 Festool drill. I have been
interested in that series since they had been introduced a few years ago.
The T15-3 Festool by far is the best quality, strongest, and most
versatile drill of all that I have owned. Its electronics and brake are
similar if not better than the one on the Panasonic. The clutch is far
superior with it being electronic vs. the slipping clutch. When the
desired clutch settin is reached the drill stops until you release and
pull the trigger again. The brushless motor design seems to perform
above average as advertised. I have yet to use my impact driver since
Christmas. In the past I have always drilled pocket holes with a corded
drill for speed. The Festool drill does this with greater ease and with
no bogging down even in oak
I have used the eccentric attachment 1 time and the right angle
attachment at least 4 times in the last month. The drill comes with 2,
3amp Lithium Ion batteries. They stay in a relatively warm garage so I
have not had any issues with them yet.
So I really really like the drill.
Nice wife. Does she have an unmarried twin sister?
Well it's true about what I said to another person who thinks that
Festool is some type of gimmick. I'm afraid I'll like a Festool drill
so much that I'll be forced to buy it. That's why I haven't actually
gone to look at any. If I did, my three other drills would get lonely.
Right now, I refuse to diss my current trusted companion drills.
Well here I am with a 12 volt Makita, a 12v Makita impact driver, a 18v
Bosch impact driver that I apparently won but it is still a secret who
the contest or drawing was with, and my new Festool. I absolutely
forgot to mention the Bosch in my list, I absolutely don't often use it.
The Bosch is probably 4 years old and I have not recharged the batteries
more than 1 or 2 times. So I guess I would place the Bosch impact drive
behind the 7 year old 12v Makita impact. Might be a feel or balance
thing. I do know that Bosch has changed the design several times since
I was awarded mine. The Makita seems to have remained the same basic
design for the last 7 years.
Why did my wife buy me a Festool drill? She said she was going to buy
me a very nice tool when I told her that I did not want any thing in
particular. I wanted to be sure I was going to like/want that very nice
tool that she chose so I gave her a hint and she said that I read her
I did not want her her spending $500 on something I was not going to
use, after all, fifty bucks is fifty bucks! Right Swingman? LOL
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