Festool ETS EC 150/5 and ETS EC 150/3 Sanders

I had to think long and hard about whether the Festool ETS EC 150 variations were worth the hefty price tag. Let’s face it — they are expensive any way you look at it. I’ve now used the 150/3 and the 150/5 extensively in my shop. They are hands-down superior sanders. On paper you might might ask what all the hoopla is about? Yes, it has a lower centre of gravity. Yes, it has better ergonomics than the non EC version of the Festool ETS. Yes it has some fancy electrical features regarding vibration and vacuum efficiency. Yes it weighs less. But for half again more money? Hmmm. Any single feature of this machine justifies the increase in price, and [...]

By | 2016-03-14T18:26:14+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Categories: Reviews, Power Tools|Tags: , |

Parken Drill Press

A couple of years ago I took receipt of a new drill press. At the time I didn't have a website and posted the details of my purchase on www.woodworkforums.com.au. If you've read the post previously, there is nothing new here. Otherwise, read on… If you're anything like me, you'll love to have a look at the photos. Obviously this review is biased — I've been looking for an "ultimate" woodworking drill press for a long time, and this press seems to fit the bill for me. Also, there are not a lot of pictures of the newer Parken presses on the internet, so these pictures may be of use to others looking for a high quality, Australian made machine. [...]

By | 2017-05-19T09:58:16+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Categories: Reviews, Machinery|Tags: , , , |