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

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