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I have used a few Festool products and they really are good, especially the Domino system. But really, are they worth the price, AU$1200 for a 1250w Router. I know they are good, but that good?
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They are nice tools but I dont think me personally could justify the price tag but I guess its like a vehicle a $300 87 Chevy farm truck will drive ya from A to B but a $100.000 hummer will get you from A-B also just more comfortable.

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It's a question only you can answer.

I'm sure it's a fantastic tool. But I know for $1055 USD (the converted equivalent), I could take all the hand tools I've accumulated over the years, the 17543 Craftsman router, the 21829 Craftsman table saw, the C10FCE2 Hitachi, all my Ryobi One+ tools and still be well short of that figure.

If it's what you feel you need, then go for it. I personally would get flogged by my wife for spending that much on one tool.

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Ha your wife to huh? If I was to spend that much on a tool I would have to make sure I had enough for a comfortable couch also because I would be sleeping on it for a hell of a long time lol

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If I was to spend that much on a tool I would have to make sure I had enough for a comfortable couch also because I would be sleeping on it for a hell of a long time lol
That's why you need to buy the good tools so you can build a great workshop with a couch....
...and just don't build any rolling pins


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Yeah mate, totally agree. I would get shot if I did that. Spent $1000 on a new table saw and wasn't spoken to for a week, until she wanted something in return.
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Yes, definitely. I have a 10 year old (Festo) OF1000e which has given good service both in the workshop and out on site (I'm a trade woodworker, so all my tools have to earn their keep). The only downside as far as I'm concerned is that Festool DON'T accept Trend/deWalt guide bushes (or offer a sufficiently wide range of guide bushes of their own). Other than that minor gripe it's a pretty unbustable little router. The only router I've ever used which was better for template routing was the old Elu MOF69. I still have one of those so I'm well able to compare.

As to Festool tools their prices are eyewatering, but you'll rarely find a better tool for the job, either for accuracy, dust extraction, reliability or durability.
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