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Has anybody seen one of these? A darn nice bench system, but the cost is a little pricey (around $800).

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Oh yeah. Those are even more money than the Festool mft's and I just do not think they are worth that much money. Nice, but those are for people that really have loads of money.

I know only one person that has one and he was very excited. After a few weeks the excitement wore off and he said he would not purchase again even at a lesser price.

800.00 does not even get you all the toys. I think my buddy was into it for closer to 1200.00 to 1300.00 when it was all said and done. That is like 5- 8 routers or more if you shop around!
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Hay George how's it going? That, for my part, looks like some one that is in the field all the time would use. (Kinda reminded me of a workmate on steroids.) I can sure think of a lot of things I would want to get yet before something like that.

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I've seen the video and pics before, but haven't been introduced to one in person. Nifty design for someone who needs that sort of portability and flexibility. For the right person (the guy pulling Festools from the back of his BMW or Mercedes SUV), the features are probably worth the lofty price.

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Yep that is designed for a guy to bring to a job site.
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Thanks curiousgeorge

That's a great tool for the contractor but it would be hard to pry his saw horses and his 4' x 8' plywood out of his hands or to say out of the back of his truck

Many contractors just pull out the saw horses out, slap on the plywood and they have a work bench ready to use in about a min. or less..I still use one in the shop when I have a big project to do .. 2ea. 2 "x 4" and some plywood and I'm set..with a great work bench..sometimes the old and tried way is the best

Many new items out on the market place now like the 400.oo dollar ladder,I would like to have one also but I think I will wait for WoodStock , to make a copy of one so I can get one too.. for about 1/4 the price..

But it's always nice to see what they are coming out with now days

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqW6GsN9Qs4



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Well, the clamping methods and many other uniuqe benefits blow a saw horse set up out of the water. Combine this with the Festools and their dust extraction and you get close to a cabinet Bench and workshop on the go.

Handy man types are more the picture you are paining. Bob you would be surprised to see the "new" carpenter. It is not like the old days these guys are starting to pull out tools that rival a full shop, right on site.

I get what you are saying though.
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Very versatile. Pretty expensive.
May be like the shopsmith, can do allot but a PIA to change around. Would you use all/enough of the features to get your monies worth?

http://www.acetoolonline.com/Walko-W...tem-s/9147.htm

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Very versatile. Pretty expensive.
May be like the shopsmith, can do allot but a PIA to change around. Would you use all/enough of the features to get your monies worth?

http://www.acetoolonline.com/Walko-W...tem-s/9147.htm
Actually it is nothing like the shopsmith in that respect. From everyone I have to talked to and the videos I have seen it changes around with ease and is an engineering marvel really. Just to much darn money.
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HI Nick

I don't know about that,,, most now days have a trailer that's like a swiss army knife, loaded with tools but they don't leave them on the job site anymore or in a tool crib bin,,,they load up and go to the next job site or home

Most of the Handy man types I see have a ladder on the roof of the car and some tools in the back seat and trunk with a weeks of lunch bag on the front floor board or in the front seat.. along with the blue prints for many jobs


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Well, the clamping methods and many other uniuqe benefits blow a saw horse set up out of the water. Combine this with the Festools and their dust extraction and you get close to a cabinet Bench and workshop on the go.

Handy man types are more the picture you are paining. Bob you would be surprised to see the "new" carpenter. It is not like the old days these guys are starting to pull out tools that rival a full shop, right on site.

I get what you are saying though.



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