New Product Showcase – Total Tools Coopers Plains

On behalf of Total Tools Coopers Plains, Festool’s local Partner Plus Store, we would like to invite you to our upcoming Product Showcase Event. During this event Festool will be launching our new range of products with hands-on demonstrations.

Come along and get hands on with on Festool’s brand new KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw and Compact Sanders DTS 400, RTS 400 & ETS 125.

Join us and go in the running to WIN a FREE Festool SYSRock Worksite Radio! All you have to do is RSVP before Saturday 18th March, attend our event and join in the fun. It’s that simple. The prize will be drawn at the conclusion of the event. RSVP below.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of Festool’s latest campaign offers while they are still available and have your Festool questions answered by one of our great Technical Sales Consultants.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

9am – 1pm

Total Tools Coopers Plains
719 Boundary Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
Phone: (07) 3722 2000

March 03 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category Festool Events
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Dealer Event: New Product Launch – NHS Cardiff


On behalf of NHS Cardiff (NSW) we would like to invite you to our New Product Launch and Demonstration Event.

A Festool Representative and NHS staff will be on-site to demonstrate the compact, versatility and mobile functionality of the brand New KS 60 KAPEX Slide Compound Mitre Saw and the reliable HK 85 – Circular Saw with Milling Head. The team will also have on hand a range of other Festool gear to keep you entertained.

Want to win a SYSRock Worksite Radio valued at $249?
Well join us for a cutting competition… All you have to do is RSVP by clicking the below link, show up to the event, test out your skills with the demonstration tool and wait for the winner to be announced. Simple. Oh and remember this is a competition so be prepared.

RSVP Here!

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: NHS Cardiff
6 Wentworth Rd,
Cardiff NSW 2285
Ph: 02 4979 0000

Come along and discover how Festool solutions are Faster. Easier. Better.

February 15 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category Festool Events
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Dealer Event: New Product Showcase – Total Tools Biggera Waters QLD


On behalf of Total Tools Bigger Waters on the Gold Coast we would like to invite you to a product showcase event.

A Festool Representative and Total Tools staff will be on-site to demonstrate the compact, versatility and mobile functionality of the brand New KS 60 KAPEX Slide Compound Mitre Saw and the New RTS 400, DTS 400 and ETS 125 Compact Sanders. We will also have on hand a range of other Festool gear to keep you entertained.

Want to win a SYSRock Worksite Radio valued at $249?
Well you can go in the running, all you have to do is RSVP to the upcoming event by clicking the below link and attend the event in time for the draw. It’s that simple.

RSVP Here!

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Total Tools Biggera Waters
19 Gateway Drive
Biggera Waters QLD 4216
Ph: (07) 5665 2100

Come along and discover how Festool solutions can improve your work.

February 15 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category Festool Events
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Now Available: KS 60 KAPEX – Slide Compound Mitre Saw


Compact, versatile and mobile.

The new Kapex KS 60 is a compact, versatile and mobile sliding compound mitre saw. Compact and light (17.8kg) and with ergonomically placed carrying handles, a practical cord holder and a transport safety device, the new KS 60 is the perfect tool for assembly work. It makes no compromises in terms of precision and versatility of use.

Great application versatility; cutting boards and panels up to 305 x 60mm, square timber up to 60mm thick or cutting skirting boards and cornices to precise angles – quick and easy.

Thanks to the mitre angle of up to 60° degrees on both sides and an inclination angle of up to 47° on both sides, the compact sliding compound mitre saw also enables excellent cutting with maximal precision and versatility in mobile use. The saw slides forwards and backwards on the two inner columns, but the columns do not extend backwards during this process. This saves space – particularly in small workplaces.

The new Kapex KS 60 offers numerous other clever details. These include an LED spotlight, which projects the shadow cast by the saw blade onto the point that is to be sawed on the work piece, precisely highlighting cutting lines without distortion. Even long work pieces pose no problem for the KS 60: Long work pieces can be easily positioned and cut on the integrated pull-out extension table. With the additional feet, the KS 60 can be raised to the height of a Systainer (SYS 1), thus allowing the Systainer to be used as the contact surface.

Thanks to the convenient pre-selector, the speed can be quickly adjusted to the material that is being processed and it will remain constant during the sawing process. The bevel enables all of the interior and exterior angles to be precisely gauged and directly transferred 1:1 to the saw’s angle setting, and thereby adjusted to the bisecting line. The spindle stop is also practical and can be used to change saw blades in an instant. Thanks to the centrally positioned switch and handle, the KS 60 can be just as easily operated by left-handed people as it can by right-handed people. Moreover, the cutting depth limiter means that wooden workpieces can be grooved quickly and precisely.

Various versions of the new Kapex KS 60 are available now while the Kapex KS 60 Workstand is available from end of March 2017.

To discover more about the KS 60 visit our website here:

January 20 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category New Products
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Live KS 60 Mitre Saw and DOMINO Joining System Demo at Carbatec WA


On behalf of Carbatec WA we would like to invite you to a demonstration event for the NEW Festool KS 60 KAPEX – Slide Compound Mitre Saw and the Festool DOMINO Joining Machine.

A Festool Representative and Carbatec Staff will be on-site to demonstrate the compact, versatility and mobile functionality of the brand new KS 60 KAPEX Slide Compound Mitre Saw. Along with the KS 60 there will be demonstrations for the Festool DOMINO System showing you how to make stronger, faster and easier joins. We will also have on hand a range of other Festool gear to keep you entertained.

Date: Saturday 21st January 2017

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Location: Carbatec WA
168 Balcatta Road
Balcatta 6021

Come along and discover how Festool solutions can improve your work.

January 20 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category Festool Events
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Now available: New generation compact sanders from Festool

Compact specialists: RTS 400 / DTS 400 / ETS 125

Festool Australia are excited to relaunch the new generation of compact sanders – RTS 400, DTS 400 and ETS 125.

ETS 125, DTS 400 & RTS 400

Festool New Generation Sanders ETS 125 DTS 400 RTS 400

Compact, ergonomic and lightweight – the new compact sanders can easily deal with the demanding day-to-day work. The new compact sanders are ideal for effortless sanding over sustained periods of time, and demonstrate a high level of flexibility. With their compact design and weighing only 1.2 kg, they are also ideal for overhead work. Perfect interaction between design, centre of gravity and a comfortable handle with Softgrip and the intelligently positioned operator switch, all three tools can be used by both left and right handed users.

The three new models not only excel in terms of weight, handling and ergonomics, but also when it comes to power output. Thanks to the special control electronics and a new motor design, an impressive 250W is transferred directly and virtually loss-free to the working surface. In this case, the idle speed of the RTS 400 orbital sander and of the DTS 400 delta sander is between 6000 and 12,000 revolutions per minute. The three compact sanders produce their best results with a 25 percent increase in material removal capacity (compared to the predecessor models).

Tech Specs OverviewRTS / DTS / ETS
No-load speed6,000-12,000
Sanding stroke2mm

DTS 400 Iron Head Orbital Sander

DTS 400

DTS 400

Festool’s DTS 400 is ideal for vertical services or overhead work. It will allow you to sand small surfaces, edges and get right into tight corners. Sand off paint and varnishes on window frames, sand natural timber and veneer prior to varnishing. It’s compact, light and ideal for one-handed operation.

Obtain perfect surface quality with fine and intermediate sanding applications, the DTS 400’s electronics and direct drive deliver controlled speed for a perfect finish.

Visit our website for more details and videos.

ETS 125 Random Orbital Sander

ETS 125

ETS 125

When you need to produce top-class results, the ETS 125 is an absolute must. The smooth-running sanding pad lays absolutely flat on the surface, producing a consistently perfect finish. Festool’s ETS 125 is the ideal solution for wooden surfaces and preparation work prior to varnishing, waxing or oiling. The eccentric sanding motion produces a scratch-free sanding pattern.

The multi-Jetstream design provides maximum suction with unbeatable performance. Festool offers a complete system including sanding pads and abrasives. The Multi-Jetstream principle ensures greater dust removal, cooler pad temperatures and longer abrasive life.

Visit our website for more details and videos.

RTS 400 REQ 1/4 Sheet Orbital Sander

RTS 400

RTS 400

Festool’s RTS 400 is ideal for vertical services or overhead work and is designed to get into narrow, confined surfaces that are difficult to reach. RTS 400 is perfect for surface preparation on woods, plastics or paints. It’s compact and light weight design makes it ideal for one-handed operation.

Obtain perfect surface quality with fine and intermediate sanding applications, the RTS 400’s electronics and direct drive deliver controlled speed for a perfect finish.

Festool’s new generation electric sanders are available with a wide range of accessories. Visit to learn more.

January 20 / 2017
Author Festool Australia
Category Sanders
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Festool CTL-SYS Shop Vac

Review by Damion Fauser of Wood Review Magazine

Festool recently released a new dust extractor based on the systainer system format. It is compact, lightweight at 6.9kg, and with T-Loc compatibility with other systainers, extremely portable.

This extractor system comes with a 3m x 27mm diameter anti-static hose, 5m insulated mains cable, has an onboard outlet for auto-starting the tool and has a reported volume flow of 3000 litres/minute. It is rated for dust category L.

With a container/filter bag capacity of 4.5/3.5 litres, this is not a high-volume extractor and is therefore better suited for lighter trimming and clean-up operations.

The rated maximum rated wattage of connected tools is 1200W, so this extractor will easily handle sanders, smaller routers, jigsaws etc.

I ran the test unit on the preparation and installation of a large shopfront countertop fitout continuously with no issues for a period of around eight hours. I did run a quick cut in 12mm ply with a TS-55 saw without any problems, but given the 1200W rating, I wouldn’t recommend long or deep cuts with the larger tools.

There is onboard storage for the supplied upholstery brush and crevice nozzle, ensuring that last minute onsite clean-ups are simple.

One issue was that the hose did not easily rotate at the extractor end and kinked on numerous occasions. However I was working on and around a 3200mm long workpiece while testing this extractor – smaller applications would not have this problem.

The mains cable and suction hose neatly coil into the storage compartment on top of the unit, keeping everything tidy in line with the portability of this system. Like all Festool products, this unit has been well designed and solidly built. It comes with a pack of five replacement SelfClean filter bags costing $35. This is an extractor that is better suited for small-volume extraction operations in the onsite final fitting and clean-up scenario, rather than as a primary extractor in a fixed workshop setting.CTL_SYS_01b_web

November 30 / 2016
Author Festool Australia
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Festool Australia @ Dream Big Expo

In celebration of Beyond Tools 30th Birthday, Festool Australia will be live at the Dream Big expo being held on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 at the Claremont Showgrounds in Perth.

This is a unique show that has never been held before in Australia. Designed for anyone who is interested in one of a kind high end luxury top of the range “big boys” toys including cars, boats, drones, bikes, fishing, beer brewing and of cause power tools.

The Dream Big Expo will feature special guests Rick and Kelly Dale (as seen on History Channel’s American Restoration and Pawns Stars). In their first trip down under to Australia, Rick and Kelly will be part of the action for this one of a kind event. Rick Dale – Metal artist, antique restoration expert, and owner of Rick’s Restorations. Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, who is one of Dale’s top customers, has praised Dale’s work by calling him “a certified miracle worker”. Metal Artist and Antique Restoration Expert Rick Dale has been restoring various vintage items for almost 30 years including vending machines, gas pumps, barber chairs, motorcycles, and jukeboxes.


Over the two days Festool will have three demonstration areas for you to visit. See live demonstrations of furniture making, building, and automotive based applications. Learn new processes, techniques and find new solutions that will help you achieve top quality results in record time.

At the furniture making demonstration area, live demonstrations and tips and tricks will centre on the Festool Sawing, Routing, Joining, Edging, Sanding and finishing systems.

Building workshops will cover applications from framing, to fitouts, cabinetry work and sink cut outs as well as facades and external cladding including working with tricky materials such as Alucobond and Cement Sheet. If you want to see how you can save time and money by working with the right system, be sure to visit us.

At the automotive area you will discover the Festool 4 step sanding process for surface preparation in record time. Achieve high gloss results in 2 simple steps with the Festool polishing process and also the Festool spot repair process in less than 90 minutes.

All areas will demonstrate the flexibility of the Festool dust free system and have you ready to start your own projects when you leave.

There will also be opportunities to purchase products that you see during the demonstrations so you can take them home and start working faster, easier and better.

We will see you live at the show!

Festool Australia

1300 063 900160816-dbe-a2-poster-do-you-have-your-own-dream-to-share

October 03 / 2016
Author Festool Australia
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Customer Testimonial Nathan Day

Nathan Day and his team at Nathan Day Design supply Australia with thoughtfully designed furniture made from sustainably harvested timbers. Nathan takes pride in his craftsmanship and has equipped his workshop, located at a winery in the picturesque coastal town of Dunsborough in Western Australia, with several Festool products to improve the quality and efficiency of his team’s work.
Before he started his business in 2010, he did a four year apprenticeship in the south west of Western Australia followed by an overseas scholarship in order to train abroad. After Nathan spent 12 months as a trainee at the Edward Barnsley workshop in the UK, it took him four years to moving out of his parents garage to a larger space while employing a couple of craftsmen. Nathan could see the potential  to sell to a broader market by selling designed products through a couple of key retail outlets instead of galleries and consignment work, business has been building nicely ever since. As a result, offices, libraries, universities, hospitals, architectural firms, interior designer and private clients belong to the company’s main sales territories.
From the very beginning of his career, Nathan was involved with using Festool power tools what he describes as “testament of its quality”. During his internship with the Edward Barnsley workshop he came across the Domino for the first time and bought one as soon as he got back to Australia. This is the same one he is still using today. When starting the business, two ETS 150/3 sanders and a OF1400 router were among the first pieces of equipment Nathan bought and are now his workshop favourites. After being introduced to Festool’s sanders as an apprentice, he came to rely on their “beautiful balance and low vibration”, allowing him to work with minimal fatigue while achieving a superior finish.


Ever since, Nathan has expanded his Festool range with a TS55 track saw, helping him to turn dimensioning timber or breaking down large panels into a “one-man operation”, and a Domino DF500, which enabled him to produce mortises of varying sizes, thereby unlocking “a world of design possibilities”. In addition, Nathan owns several accessories for his tools and a CT MIDI dust extractor, which he is thinking about upgrading as his growing business now requires a higher capacity extractor.
Being used on all tools, his dust extractor has become a central piece of equipment in ensuring perfect results on Nathan’s furniture. “The saw cuts cleaner, the router cuts better, the sander sands finer and we can be more accurate without dust and shavings obscuring our view of the work.” However, a powerful dust extraction is just one of the reasons why Nathan is convinced that Festool power tools “are in another league” compared to other brands.


Above all, they are saving him a lot of time and money. Before buying the TS55, Nathan’s team had to use a circular saw, a router, and a straight edge to dimension table tops and clean the rough cuts. “The track saw cuts this process down from 1hr to 15mins.” Similarly, the Domino is used on almost all furniture pieces, both for key structural joinery and simple location points, and even to pull down solid timber table tops. Sometimes, Nathan’s team even uses the Domino machine upside down for jointing into the ends of short components. “1 tool takes the place of a series of expensive tools and machinery.”
Due to this versatility, together with the tools’ accuracy and thoughtful design, Nathan says that he and his team “thoroughly enjoy owning and using all our Festool products.” Furthermore, he trusts in Festool’s products because of their longevity. Most of the tools have exceeded their warranty period by many years and are still in perfect working order. Consequently, Nathan would recommend anyone working with wood – from furniture makers, over cabinetmakers, woodworkers, and students just learning the trade – to invest in superior power tools and experience “the joys of Festool”.

September 22 / 2016
Author Festool Australia
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What Tradies Want Magazine – Tough Test on the NEW HK 55

Check out this great review on the HK 55 from What Tradies Want Magazine.


September 05 / 2016
Author Festool Australia
Category Circular Saws
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