More stories about Festool

  • Repurposing a Lock Mortiser

    Last summer I built a set of craftsman style carriage doors for my house and decided to use mortise and tenon joints. I hadn't made this kind of joint before so I asked my friend, Gary Katz, how to go about cutting the deep mortises. He suggested using a lock mortising machine, a tool designed for...

  • New offerings from Festool, Bosch, and a Company You Have Never Heard Of

    A couple of weeks back I was in Providence, RI, for one of my favorite events of the year – the JLC LIVE trade show and conference.

  • Festool T-18+3 Drill

    Festool's new T-18+3 drill combines 18-volt lithium-ion power with a number of innovative features.

  • Electrician's Pliers from Milwaukee

    Milwaukee's new 6-in-1 Linesman Pliers are designed specifically for the electrician.

  • Tough Sledgehammers from Wilton

    Above all, a sledgehammer should be indestructible.

  • Multitasking Drill from Festool

    Festool's new T-18+3 drill combines 18-volt lithium-ion power with a number of innovative features.

  • Tools Up Close: Festool CT 26 Vacuum

    About a year ago my remodeling company had an opportunity to test the new CT 26 Dust Extractor. This product was not entirely unfamiliar to us, because our stable of vacuums already included some older Festools.

  • Tools Up Close: Festool CT 26 Dust Extractor

    About a year ago my remodeling company had an opportunity to test the new CT 26 Dust Extractor. This product was not entirely unfamiliar to us, because our stable of vacuums already included some older Festools.

  • Tool Test: Subcompact Drill/Drivers and Impact Drivers

    Subcompact tools are the fastest growing segment of the cordless market. The number of available models has grown from a mere handful four years ago to more than 100 today. The tools in this category are defined by their small size, light weight, and 10.8-volt lithium-ion battery packs (which for...

  • Product Watch: 3-in-1 Sander

    The Festool RO 90 DX Sander has switchable modes that allow it to function as a grinder, orbital sander, and detail sander. In grinding mode, the motor gears down to produce more torque.