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Old 04-05-2017, 10:29 AM   #6661
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Grabbed a used RO 90 for $320. Came with a good assortment of paper and 6 months of warranty left.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #6662
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Grabbed a used RO 90 for $320. Came with a good assortment of paper and 6 months of warranty left.
That's a good deal. Used or rebuilt?
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That's a good deal. Used or rebuilt?
Used. Not destroyed though. Sending into Festool to have them clean it and give it a once over while it's still under warranty.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:48 PM   #6664
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$435 on amazon for a light....brass ball Festool has plus increases brass balls

I would say they are across the board 35 to 40% too high for their products. They are enjoying the popularity across the industry on the forums.


Those Milwaukee lights are going for around 300. I'm not really upset about owning this. It's better than 4 separate $100 lights, and takes up less room.


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Those Milwaukee lights are going for around 300. I'm not really upset about owning this. It's better than 4 separate $100 lights, and takes up less room.


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It takes 4-$255.00 Milwaukee Stand lights (2000 lumen's) to equal the output of one Festool Duo (8000 lumens).

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Despite the minor shortcomings of the Duo, I absolutely love mine and use it daily.

I will say that the Duo really needs a tripod to be most effective. I modified the new Ridgid light tripod with a gimble head so I can point the light in whatever direction I want. This is what Festool should have done.
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Despite the minor shortcomings of the Duo, I absolutely love mine and use it daily.

I will say that the Duo really needs a tripod to be most effective. I modified the new Ridgid light tripod with a gimble head so I can point the light in whatever direction I want. This is what Festool should have done.


I got mine with the tripod. I like your set up though. Being able to tile the head is really great.


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I got mine with the tripod. I like your set up though. Being able to tile the head is really great.


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It really is. I have it at some sort of tilt often. I have no idea why Festool made it a rigid mount.
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I've had a few of the 3000's delivered by freight all have arrived un damaged, as well as all the other rails. I use Bob Marino who's up in your neck of the woods.
Then he has to pay sales tax
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It really is. I have it at some sort of tilt often. I have no idea why Festool made it a rigid mount.
So they can sell a gimbal adapter for $300
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Picked up a Festool wing to help hold up crown on one of my upcoming projects. I got a feeling I'll be using this on a lot of there things because it's pretty sweeeeeeeet!! So far held a 9lb pc of Brazilian cherry no problem.

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Make sure the CT is turned up all the way. 14' piece of pine crown was held up with 1 wing.

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Make sure the CT is turned up all the way. 14' piece of pine crown was held up with 1 wing.

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Nice that's exactly what I'm hoping it will do.

Tom which Ct are you using? I have a ct36 and a midi. You think the midi suction will suffice?




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Nice that's exactly what I'm hoping it will do.

Tom which Ct are you using? I have a ct36 and a midi. You think the midi suction will suffice?




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Would have been a Mini or Midi on that one. I'm to old and feeble to carry a 36 up stairs.

Once the crown is set on the top of the wing, flip a few fingers to hold the crown on the wing.

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Nice, yeah I'm getting up there in age too, I'll leave the 36 under the Saw and try out the midi.

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This will sit on my shelf for a very long time unused. But it was worth a hunert. Barely!

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Try it out first. I let mine sit for a few months then I came to a point where I needed to use it. It jumped all over the place. Apparently this is a problem with a percentage of these. So it's in the shop now.

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Try it out first. I let mine sit for a few months then I came to a point where I needed to use it. It jumped all over the place. Apparently this is a problem with a percentage of these. So it's in the shop now.

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Use the unit, it will settle in.

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Rounded out my sander lineup. The DTS 400 did not get a price increase.

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