Our friends over at Tool Nut and Festool Products (same company) reminded me that today is the last day before Festool’s 2018 prices go into effect. In many cases, this means that a whole bunch of tools will be a little more expensive tomorrow.
I’ve had good shopping experiences at Tool Nut, and they’re also an affiliate partner of ours, but all Festool retailers offer the same prices.
2018 prices go into effect 3/1/2018.
Are you getting anything?
I’ll likely make a last-minute purchase for a small Sys-Port. I need more slides for my larger unit, but they’re so expensive to buy individually, it’s a better idea to buy the small one, harvest the drawer slides, and then use the metal box for something else. I might also buy some of the DIY Systainer Port drawers to make a storage stand for. Right now I have a stack, and it’s a hassle to retrieve bottom boxes.
I didn’t want to post about this “deal,” as I don’t like the idea of tool prices undergoing methodical increases every year, but I always end up buying something last-minute. That extra “if I buy today I can save $X than if I wait a few weeks” incentive is enough to push me into a purchase that I’ve been putting off.
Darn. I also need to check my emails to see if there are any Festool review requests compatible with the projects I have planned for this year. I had been keeping an Amazon wishlist to keep track of things like this, but for some reason I’ve lost the ability to search them.
I have also been tempted to get a “delta” or rectangular sander to complement by 5″ sanders, but I don’t think I’m ready to deal with the mountain of sandpaper that I’d have to order to get the same grit sizes I use with my 5″ sander. So maybe I’ll put that off until the day before next year’s price increases go into effect.
Update: I went with a 5-pack of drawers. Adding Sys-Port Drawers to my Festool-made unit just doesn’t make economical sense. It’s been very useful, but I wouldn’t buy it again.