HUGE Festool Sale at Atlas Tools - Up to 60% off on Sanders, Drills & Jigsaws
- Deal Link:
- 60% off
- June 9, 2020
- Atlas Tools & Machinery
Jun 1st, 2020 8:41 pm
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If you're that worried a lot of the kits you can just pay an extra $50 for an AC adapter.
Jun 2nd, 2020 3:44 pm
18V is 20V. Dewalt overseas uses 18V branding because their old 18V branding was never sold elsewhere. The 20V is just marketing. The change in connection interface drove the branding change.
Jun 2nd, 2020 3:57 pm
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Jun 2nd, 2020 4:13 pm
A 911 doesn't necessarily last twice as long as a Camry. Doesn't mean there's no reason to buy a Porsche...mobbie wrote: ↑ Hard to picture ever needing to pay this much for the bit of additional quality/reliability I assume these have over Dewalt Brushless line if I didn't need to use it every day for a full time job. I have a hard time believing buying one of these tools on sale would last longer then buying 2 dewalt tools at full price.
Jun 2nd, 2020 4:23 pm
Jun 2nd, 2020 4:29 pm
Right on. His opinion was exactly my view before I picked up one of their tools. Many would think a tool is a tool as long as it gets the job done. Same can be said for Mastercraft vs Channellocks vs Knipex. This deal definitely isn't for everyone, myself included. But I can certainly appreciate the quality of such tools.
Jun 2nd, 2020 4:30 pm
Jun 2nd, 2020 5:22 pm
This sale actually kinda confused me in this regard.... as all the tools are brushless, so its not like the tools are old or outdated tech.
Jun 2nd, 2020 5:26 pm
Jun 2nd, 2020 7:07 pm
This is for their current models. However, they are releasing the newer models later this summer. I heard it will come out in July?
Jun 2nd, 2020 7:29 pm
Jun 2nd, 2020 7:38 pm
Hilti, Milwaukee, ridgid, bosch, etc haven't. Those 60v are no better than Milwaukee 18v or hiltis so I can't see someone like festool piss off a pretty dedicated customer base that pays a premium for their tools to just up and change over, Atleast not any time soon
Jun 2nd, 2020 8:03 pm
But you can't really compare the 18v to 20v change in dewalt. The old 18v were NiCad and when companies started realizing Lithium was far superior for runtime and power compared to the old NiCad they had to change. Everyone was going away from the cartridge style battery because without that long shaft, they were able to shrink the tool sizes and weight.ScoFF wrote: ↑ Yes but the battery shape is totally different from 18v to 20v and you basically have to have two different battery shapes and sizes ( or use that stupid adapter) or convert to the newer 20v sizes and resell the old tools. They all seem to change their batteries every few years or so (but promise to keep around the old stuff). Then the newest tools use their newest batteries. Just like Festool's regular cordless 18 Li 5.2 batteries, they won't work in these new tools, the charger will though.
Also, Festool's main appeal is their dust collection, so you'll most likely want to use the dust vac connected, so I don't see much point using a battery operated sander standing right next to a vac.
Using the power adapter looks pretty long compared to their power cord versions.
I have most of their staple tools, that's why I also looked over their flyer.
Good prices though.
I even thought about getting their hybrid tools, keeping the systainer, power adapter and selling the batteries and charger but I don't want that longer hybrid tool.
Jun 2nd, 2020 8:07 pm
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