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I made the mistake of reading the description first. Then I remembered that this was a Festool and checked the price. If I had checked the price first I wouldn't have bothered reading the description. There are other things I can buy with $1200 and although what it will do is very impressive, I can can use other joinery methods that have been proven over many years to work very well. Maybe in 10 years when they start making $100-200 models.

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I think I need to buy a couple before they figure out they are worth a lot more and go up on the price! AND LOOK BillMeLater Wow! My be I should get three since I don't have to pay for them now!!

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Bob, are you trying to tell me that you DON'T have one? I and I'm sure many members who know you will be surprised!

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Harry, Bob probably has several of the complete kits tucked away safely in his shelves.
He probably knows everyone would just died from envy and he wouldn't want that on his conscience. Besides if everyone died of envy who would Bob post replies to?

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Is it a "must-have" tool? Not for me. I would expect to be able to do more with my $1,200 than mortise and loose tenon joinery. Festool makes some great tools - but that stuff is kinda pricey for a guy like me. I remember when cell phones, plasma TV's, computers, etc. were costly - but now all of those things are better and cheaper. Personally, I wait until competition drives down the prices. Nobody is proud when their old and expensive item gets outshined by something better at 10% of the price.

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"P.T. Barnum was right. There is a sucker born every minute."
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So how do you really feel, Mike?
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Harry,

Every time you post something like this, I go outside and try to imagine my shed expanding.....LOL ( I have a 'Mens Shed' at Strathfield that I will be joining after the trip...)

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