Sure, I've experienced a few...
Finding out (in this case) that the quality tool is worth the money
Knowing that your Festool is better quality than most
Taking advantage of the Festool support group
Knowing that your Festool won't make a mess like other tools
Sorry, don't own a Laguna yet, so I guess I lose
But, I guess at this point that most of us Festoolin people sound like
Michael Joel with his unwavering religion. The only difference being
that you can prove the viability of Festool with a purchase ~ not so
easy with finding God, at least scientifically.
You might note that you crossposted, so welcome to the wRec on UseNet,
where every message can be replied to without regard to the wishes of
the original poster, and where it's even more weird to expect otherwise.
Count your blessings ... thus far there has been no mention of religion,
politics or electricity on your precious topic ... but don't hold your
Besides, around here it's all Butch's fault ...
I own several Bosch power tools. The 12 volt Lithium system has been
flawless. Their jigsaw second to none and drills and sanders have been
work horses. When a cpl of Bosch routers wore out, I replaced them
with Milwaukee. I don't like Bosch routers. Festool is my brand of
choice but not ALL their tools are head and shoulders above the rest.
Some are. NO brand has all bases covered.
I have some bosch routers, 1617evs, I like them, I have one issue, the
quick release mechanism, I like the Milwaukee better.
I replace the motor cans on them, to Aluminum from Magnesium, I hated
the oxidation that prevented it from moving well. It took years but
Bosch finally owned up to the fact that the mag. was not working.
They now move like silk.
What is is that you don't like Rob?
On 3/2/2012 12:21 PM, Robatoy wrote:
I have one of the very first 1617EVS routers, I got it in the summer of
1998. The magnesium body was not a problem for me at all however the
motor housing oxidized immediately. I cleaned the motor housing up and
put TopCote on it IIRC and it has never been a problem in the past 10 or
so years. Was the motor housing magnesium too?
Ahhhh well that all makes sense now. The inside of the outer body
seldom gets contaminated with your hands touching it inside and probably
why I never realized the problem, so to speak. I knew early on about
the complaints. I thought only the outer housing was magnesium as the
motor body appeared different in color and did not have the magnesium
imprint in it.
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