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Nicholas Carey
07-28-2011, 12:03 PM
:cool: Picked this up from Craig's List last night at a righteous price from a German carpenter here in the 'hood who likes his Bosch jigsaw better. Virtually unused.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5984454075_0487e98272_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handforged/5984454075/)
Festool Trion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handforged/5984454075/) by Handforged (http://www.flickr.com/people/handforged/), on Flickr

Of course...now I need to go and buy the guide rails and the assortment of accessories to make it complete ;)

ljb5
07-28-2011, 12:41 PM
Nice.

Concordia 33
07-28-2011, 12:46 PM
:cool: Picked this up from Craig's List last night at a righteous price from a German carpenter here in the 'hood who likes his Bosch jigsaw better. Virtually unused.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5984454075_0487e98272_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handforged/5984454075/)
Festool Trion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handforged/5984454075/) by Handforged (http://www.flickr.com/people/handforged/), on Flickr

Of course...now I need to go and buy the guide rails and the assortment of accessories to make it complete ;)

Pardon my ignorance on this issue. Is the Festool good, and what makes it better than others? I have a Fein mutimaster (I realize it is used quite differently) and I couldn't function in my shop without it now that I have gotten used to it.

Nicholas Carey
07-28-2011, 01:37 PM
Pardon my ignorance on this issue. Is the Festool good, and what makes it better than others? I have a Fein mutimaster (I realize it is used quite differently) and I couldn't function in my shop without it now that I have gotten used to it.On the Trion jigsaw, the big ones would be the integrated (and effective) dust collection, the bandsaw-style 3-way blade guides (so the blade doesn't get vary from perpindicular when making a turn), the provision for zero-clearance inserts in the foot to prevent tearout on the upstroke. Also, all of Festool's tools are built like the proverbial Mercedes.

Concordia 33
07-28-2011, 01:46 PM
On the Trion jigsaw, the big ones would be the integrated (and effective) dust collection, the bandsaw-style 3-way blade guides (so the blade doesn't get vary from perpindicular when making a turn), the provision for zero-clearance inserts in the foot to prevent tearout on the upstroke. Also, all of Festool's tools are built like the proverbial Mercedes.

Thanks for the information