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  1. Timber Tools & Artisan Show This Weekend In Sydney

    Set up almost finished for this years show :o. I would like to say after years of saying the show needed to change finally i think the show has taken a turn & looks like it will be on the up from...
  2. Yes Alan We Are Back...apologies for last year...

    Yes Alan We Are Back...apologies for last year but I had personal & business issues that thru me around a bit.

    Whilst we havent got the amount of suppliers we would usually have we have put the...
  3. VEK TOOLS will be there with Festool, Sola...

    VEK TOOLS will be there with Festool, Sola measuring, Metabo, Triton,Tormek,flai Saw Blades...A few less brands than previous years 😉
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    Hk series is more a construction focussed saw,...

    Hk series is more a construction focussed saw, when your used to the precision of a joinery saw like the plunge saws there will be a difference. With the MRP pricing strategy it is accompanied by...
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    We sell other German tools in our business, price...

    We sell other German tools in our business, price is always 50-200% more, I have been on dealer trips to Germany & China for various brands & can definitely tell you, that you definitely get what you...
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    We thought it was going to be a major issue when...

    We thought it was going to be a major issue when first announced. To be honest I could count the complaints to the ruling that didnít buy on one hand. It was & still isnít easy work for festool,...
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    does anyone have any contact details for triton...

    does anyone have any contact details for triton owners group
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    We also need help !!! We are trying to create...

    We also need help !!!

    We are trying to create a Triton zone at show to build items with the tools & require a group of enthusiasts with a passion for the brand to man & use the tools thru the show...
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    Help!!!! For Wood Show

    We are trying to create a Triton zone at show to build items with the tools & require a group of enthusiasts with a passion for the brand to man & use the tools thru the show to create items we can...
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    Ring hitachi on 1800100600 they will be able to...

    Ring hitachi on 1800100600 they will be able to send you a breakdown diagram & advise you. if the gears are stripped you will also need to put a service kit thru it too
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    If it's not festool or Protool what brand is it....

    If it's not festool or Protool what brand is it. The only brand I know of that's over 5 years is aeg. If you have the model number call the importer so they can give you the part number & who there...
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    Just got back from show.....what a day 1 I think...

    Just got back from show.....what a day 1 I think it was our busiest day 1 ever in the history of the show...I would like to apologize for the delays due to computer dramas today also & thank everyone...
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    We have decided to try something new following...

    We have decided to try something new following customer feedback & instead of doing the "Barrow of tools" we will be giving away the "dads ultimate garage workshop".

    It will run for both the...
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    Lead failures on the plug it lead are one of the...

    Lead failures on the plug it lead are one of the most common faults, if the machine is that old & you have never changed it 90% it will be that. You might also want to change the brushes as they...
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    These are the guys doing unit work were...

    These are the guys doing unit work were everything is delivered & they just go there & instal, they work in teams of 2-3
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    With the brushless technology everyone that has...

    With the brushless technology everyone that has given us feedback so far has all been positive saying its the closest to a power jigsaw they have found. One of our customers was saying he gets 3-5...
  17. I would agree with the others for accuracy the...

    I would agree with the others for accuracy the festool kapex. The 2 main stand out differences between the Makita & Dewalt is the warranty on the Dewalt is 3years as appose to the 1year of the...
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    It would depend what tools you have to make the...

    It would depend what tools you have to make the products. Maybe some out door furniture for play grounds where they can do as a team to learn team work, bookshelfs for the library or classroom. Items...
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    Very well said Ned, the Fein blades are now made...

    Very well said Ned, the Fein blades are now made by fein internally instead of contracted & the blades have come down in price compared to the past
  20. HEADS UP not sure which kit you were looking at but if its...

    not sure which kit you were looking at but if its at smithfield branch for the sale yes it will be cheaper, just call the branch & let them know the model number . The only store open till midnight...
  21. HEADS UP Vek tools end of financial year midnight tool sale-this friday 28th of june

    VEK TOOLS End Of Financial Year Midnight Sale @ Smithfield Branch Friday 28th of June....the Launch of our newly renovated Festool Premium Shop & New Construction Room!!...Heaps of Red Hot Deals &...
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    Sticky: As a vendor the first thing we do is ask the...

    As a vendor the first thing we do is ask the brands for exclusive deals for the show only...unfortunately with tight economies comes tightning of the belts from suppliers on spending for branding...
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    Working With Wood Show Sydney

    Hi everyone,

    We have almost reached the 1 month till wood show & we are starting to negotiate deals with suppliers & place orders. I have the chance to pick up some really good special pricing on...
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    They are 2 completely different tools. The...

    They are 2 completely different tools. The festool rotex sander range is a dual mode -random orbital & gear drive sander. The fear drive action is exceptional for getting a really flat cut as its not...
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    If the pad looks battered on the edge & the...

    If the pad looks battered on the edge & the machine is full of timber dust I would guess that it was a flooring guys old tool. They usually hammer them against the step rises. That series of machine...
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    Make sure there cheap as you will not be able to...

    Make sure there cheap as you will not be able to get parts for them later on, we get customers bringing in aldi tools & we can never get parts for them. To prevent chance of failure make sure you oil...
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    I was lucky to go with the other festool premium...

    I was lucky to go with the other festool premium shop dealers of Australia, it was an amazing experience to see the technology & festool philosophies. It was great to see how the tools wereade &...
  28. Looks like the old triton model when gmc owned...

    Looks like the old triton model when gmc owned the rights. It's a gmc based product not triton, you will have problems getting parts for it if anything goes wrong with it
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    If its the ofk500 it uses a special festool...

    If its the ofk500 it uses a special festool cutter which only festool make, you should be able to bargain them down to below $200. To see how old it is there will be a yeAr after serial number on the...
  30. Thread: Belt sanders

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    The old ones where built extremely well & lasted...

    The old ones where built extremely well & lasted for ever, make sure u check your bearings as they have a tendency to go thru them especially at that age.... If there's anything we can do to help you...
  31. If that's all the list, definitely go the barrel...

    If that's all the list, definitely go the barrel grip hitachi, the rest are handyman models & cause you many problems if you need to get parts for them later
  32. Thread: Belt sanders

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    I would probably say the metabo or aeg, they are...

    I would probably say the metabo or aeg, they are the same machine bothe backed by a 3 year warranty, triton also does well but comes with a 1 year warranty
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    Yes we do service Bosch & Ryobi. Both are pretty...

    Yes we do service Bosch & Ryobi. Both are pretty good on return rate vs volume sold. Ryobi is hard to completely judge as a lot of it has a replacement warranty. To be honest we have higher rates of...
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    5mm version for allrounder & go to a finer grade...

    5mm version for allrounder & go to a finer grade if you want to get a finer finish, 3mm version if its just fine finishing, if you try using a 3mm as an allrounder you will probably chew thru pads...
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    We are the AEG service centre for bunnings & get...

    We are the AEG service centre for bunnings & get very little come back under warranty. The rigid tools & aeg tools are exactly the same, that's why aeg tools we t from the blue colour housings to the...
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    Main thing you would have to look at is back up...

    Main thing you would have to look at is back up service & spare parts. We had the Makita & festool saws in stock, the festool ratio would be around 50 sales of festool to one of Makita. The only...
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    Metal & Wood Show

    Went to check out the show today & was surprised...way different to what I thought it would be when approaching & seing all surrounding car parks full...how did everyone else find it?
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    If your after a hammer drill under $200 I would...

    If your after a hammer drill under $200 I would suggest the einhell 1050w 2 speed usually sells for under $200 & is backed by a 2year trade warranty, they also have rotary hammer drills like the...
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    You are right, festo are the old version of...

    You are right, festo are the old version of festool, whilst its rare we sell the festool router bits they are a high quality router bit but mainly due to limited range we sell the flai Italian router...
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    Most 216mm saw blades come with a 30mm bore, the...

    Most 216mm saw blades come with a 30mm bore, the 216mm platform had the Elu saw as the market leader for many years & was extremely popular for the fit out market due to its compactness & accuracy....
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    Apart from the warranty issues there has been...

    Apart from the warranty issues there has been insurance companies that have catched onto the parallel importing scenarios and voided claims on tools purchased from overseas markets as they haven't...
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    I had the pleasure of visiting the Festool...

    I had the pleasure of visiting the Festool factory on the Festool dealer trip in 2011 & the Metabo factory last year for Octoberfest(awesome timing). It's totally amazing to see the background of the...
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    Just be careful with the imported routers as they...

    Just be careful with the imported routers as they haven't got Australian c tick approvals. Insurance companies have in the past voided claims since they have found this loop hole. The other drama you...
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    The sn70 has been the market leader for framing...

    The sn70 has been the market leader for framing gun & carpenters sledge hammer for the last 20years, full original service kit installed cleaned & relived should cost you more than $150. Beware of...
  45. A good range of quality multito blades is the...

    A good range of quality multito blades is the Smart. They are made in the USA & have an extensive range at pretty good pricing
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    The Dewalt seems to be our biggest seller at the...

    The Dewalt seems to be our biggest seller at the would shows for the jigs because of its compactness & being light
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    When selling cordless tools to customers we go...

    When selling cordless tools to customers we go thru a series of questions to know what tools to show them like:

    whats your budget
    how often will you be using it
    will you be buying any other...
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    Just got confirmation from flai contact, see...

    Just got confirmation from flai contact, see message below

    "Flai buy the router bits as a blank and finish them to the high quality in Italy
    They supply blades OEM to several companies in USA"
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    Try the flai Italian bits, importer is promac...

    Try the flai Italian bits, importer is promac which also brings in other quality tools & accessories like tormek, nobex, armet & more. There website is Promac Tools :: Home it has distributors listed...
  50. That's a great buy they usually go for $129-$189,...

    That's a great buy they usually go for $129-$189, just make sure you always use a sharp blade on all small saws as most of the lack the torque & a blunt blade can burn them out pretty easily
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