Introducing a new way to build your Festool Cordless System – PowerSelect.
Starting in June 2015, Festool 15 and 18 volt cordless tools will be offered in numerous new purchase options. PowerSelect offers Basic, Plus, or Set versions; and there are no penalties for buying a Basic version and later adding batteries or chargers. That’s because we’ve significantly lowered prices on batteries and chargers while still offering a full 3-year warranty on them.
Already an existing Festool cordless user? Then maybe the Basic version is right for you. A Basic tool, as part of the Festool system, is delivered in a Systainer without the batteries and charger.
Looking to get started with Festool Cordless? Try a “Plus” version that supplies the tool in a Systainer with Batterie(s) and Charger(s) that gets you started.
Want the whole works? Then the “Set” version is for you. Long popular with our Cordless Drill customers, Set versions give you the tool in a Systainer, the Batterie(s) and Charger(s), and the appropriate System Accessories like additional chucks.
We present you a reprint of a Tech Notes article written by Festool's David McGibbon:
Tech Notes No. 16/07
Low speed settings on Festool Routers
Some of you may have noticed that the speed control adjustment in the Festool routers does not seem to have the effect of slowing the machine down when it is set on number 3 or below. The setting of 1 or 2 runs the machine at the same speed as setting 3. This is normal behavior for the routers when they are not under load.
The speed control is synchronized at 60 times a second to send either short or long pulses of current. When there is no load on the spindle, the mass of the armature acts like an energy collecting flywheel, and even the shortest pulses add energy to the free spinning armature. It is much like pedaling a bicycle down hill.
As soon as the router is put under any load, the slower speeds will lock in under the control of the tachometer. Sometimes mounting a large cutter in the spindle will produce enough load to change things. By the way, if our TS55 saw is run without a blade, the same thing will happen… the speed control seems to have and effect only after the setting is more than half way.
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Also available today for use with the Conturo, new versions of our trim router & work table. The MFK 700 EQ/B Trim Router has a new base making it ideal for use with edge banding. The Conturo goes from hand-held to stationary in seconds with our edge banding work table, the MFT/3 Conturo. This setup makes banding small pieces or bevels quick and improves your results.
Learn more about creating the perfect edge in this series of videos with Phil Beckley of Festool UK:
We are excited to announce the newest addition to the Festool lineup, the Conturo KA 65 Edge Bander. With the new Conturo, it's just as easy to apply edge banding on the job site as it is in the shop. Ditch the iron and move up to production edge banding. Even if you have a large stationary edge banding machine, the Conturo complements it by giving you a way to work with radii, circular pieces, bevels & small pieces.
Quality edge banding calls for a perfectly routered edge. Our new version of the MFK Trim Router features depth of cut micro-adjustment with increments of 1/256th of an inch!
The Conturo goes from hand-held to stationary in seconds with our edge banding work table, the MFT/3 Conturo. This setup makes banding small pieces or bevels quick and improves your results.