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Old 06-14-2019, 03:19 PM   #41
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I smell the outhouse in this threads future if we can't keep politics out of the discussion.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #42
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At least Festool is still solvent and making stuff. Over the years you pick up great tools and then the company goes belly up and you have a good tool with no replacement parts. It's like having a polaroid camera and one day there is no more film. It may be easier to by a Ryobi every year. Not nearly as good but cheaper and there is no shortage of them or the attachments.
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@Brushman4 I actually hate ALL of Amazon's business practices. The working conditions, the fact that they compete with their own sellers, the damage they have done to small business'; books could be written about the damage Amazon has done! I also hate Google and Facebook with all of their related sites. These new "tech" companies have more power than our Governments. I find them frightening! I try to buy direct from companies and stores. A Great read is "The Myth of Capitalism" by Jonathan Tepper. SPOILER: Capitalism does not exist.
While I'm on about good reads, another is "Confessions of an Economic Hitman".
How many books can be written about the damage the auto industry has done to the horse and carriage industry? Would you read those books on a tablet or have computers destroyed the paper book industry? Will you type your reply on a keyboard or use smoke signals?

Seriously, do you live in an abandoned mining town?
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The service industry will naturally be a low wage industry because of the business saturation and competition for customers. It's probably not the best industry to stake an entire career on unless the organization provides decent benefits and cost of living increases that at least provide a sustainable life style. And those companies are far and few between. Actually, to even have these jobs available to natural born citizens who may not have access to higher learning, or may not want to seek higher skill sets, is a topic for another discussion. And then there's the loss of manufacturing jobs to foreign countries.
Yes, everyone's a victim, everyone's losing, all the winners are cheating and the "others" are coming to get you. How sad for you
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Ill ask...What is Festool?

If only there were some sort of search tool that tied into a worldwide database of information. Alas, until someone invents that, we'll have to rely on people in a forum.
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When it comes to grinding, sanding, vacuuming, and fastening, I just want something that works and is conveniently available. I stopped using my Festool equipment some time ago because getting replacement pads and vacuum filters
became a challenge for my supplier.

I prefer to go to my local Big Box. They have it all!
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It depends on what you are doing. If you're doing maintenance, sure, grab a dewalt, grind that door frame. Others may be grinding of a different sort, every day.

Hard to believe it's a challenge for ANY supplier in the Bay Area. That's just silly.
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