Festool

Ah! Festool. What can we say. They are almost a religion, such is the faith that some people have in this brand. At one time they seemed a little too expensive for the average British trades-person but Festool is managing to build a very impressive following.

You can spot a Festool customer a mile off. They tend to be of smart appearance with tidy vans, they like order and precision in their lives. They tend to charge quite a lot for their services but when it comes to buying tools and materials they never look for the cheapest.

So is the high price and elite image of Festool justified or is it all about the stacking cases and the system? We would say a little bit of both. There is undoubtedly a snob element there but there is nothing wrong with believing you are a cut above the average so long as you continue to deliver and  for the most part Festool does. They have some clever kit but they are being copied.  Everything that has a function is coloured bright green.

We also  love their kettle lead system where you can plug the corded tools into a universal supply lead

festool power tools
festool power tools

Festool launches Cycle Challenge to promote lung health to UK tradespeople

festool cycle challenge

Festool, the supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has launched a new Cycle Challenge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople. The Cycle Challenge will feature two static Wattbikes that will join Festool’s impressive UK roadshow on its European leg in July. Members of the trade will have the …

Read More »

Festool teams up with British Lung Foundation to promote healthier workplaces

festool cycling shirts

Festool, the supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has teamed up with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) to provide top quality cycling tops as a fundraising initiative. With carpenters four times more likely to contract asthma compared to other workers, Festool has previously promoted the importance of safer dust-free working conditions with the help of the BLF at last …

Read More »

Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw demonstration

Festool KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

In February Skill Builder was invited to Festoool’s UK HQ for an exclusive demonstration of the new Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw. In this video Philip Beckley, Festool’s training officer, provides a comprehensive demonstration of the new machine and talks through some of its key features and benefits. www.festool.co.uk

Read More »

Festool TS 55 REQ Saw Review: Your questions answered

Festool TS 55 REQ Saw Review:

In this latest video from Skill Builder Roger Bisby answers your questions from Part 1 of the Festool TS 55 REQ Saw review. www.festool.co.uk  

Read More »

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw REVIEW

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review

In the first part of this Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review Roger Bisby talks through some of the features and benefits of this porduct. Viewers are invited to ask questions about the saw which will be answered in the second part of the review when Roger takes the product out on site. Festool describes the Festool TS 55 …

Read More »

The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

roger bisby

Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

Read More »

Which 18v drill is best?

Which 18v drill is best?

If you’re thinking of buying an 18v drill and you’re wondering which 18v drill is best, Skill Builder has some useful resources that might help you to make a decsision. In our series of three YouTube videos we put drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. You can view these videos via the …

Read More »