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Festool Sys Duo Case Study

Written by on December 24, 2016 in Lighting, Product Reviews with 8 Comments

Job site Lighting: Festool Sys Duo ROI Case Study With interior season here, it is time once again to dust off the work lights, check the bulbs and clean the lenses. Sound familiar? If you are still in that cycle, then you probably haven’t upgraded to LED job site lighting yet, and it might be […]

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Festool Syslite Duo LED Work Light Preview

Written by on October 2, 2016 in Lighting, Products of Interest with 0 Comments
Festool Syslite Duo LED Work Light Preview

Last month, Festool rolled out a new work light that improves their existing line of work lighting. A short list of media outlets received the Syslite Duo for an early look before its release, and TCR was fortunate to spend several weeks with the tool. Our full review will appear in an upcoming issue of American […]

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Festool Syslite Long Term Assessment

Written by on January 1, 2013 in Lighting, Product Reviews, Tools with 9 Comments
Festool Syslite Long Term Assessment

 Jobsite Lighting on the Move… Jobsite lighting is an unfortunate necessity and a real pain in the neck for professionals in all trades, whether you work in residential, commercial, new construction or remodeling scenarios. Frequent power problems, general lack of outlets, and insufficient natural light leave us craving more light at work. Or, should we […]

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Tool of the Week: Festool Syslite

Written by on November 8, 2011 in Lighting, Tool of the Week, Tools with 3 Comments

Festool Syslite [Update Jan ’13: Syslite Review Published] If you follow this site at all, you will already know that a current pet peeve, and it is related to the season and recent time change, is task lighting on projects. Enter, Festool Syslite. It’s a seasonal disorder, but its a thing. The Festool Syslite is […]

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A Revolution in Work Lighting for Painters…

Written by on October 26, 2011 in Lighting with 4 Comments
A Revolution in Work Lighting for Painters…

…Is BADLY needed…Hello Festool Syslite!!! [Update Jan ’13: Festool Syslite Review Published] We have switched the majority of our jobsite and shop lighting needs to the Festool Syslite. Previously, fluorescent and halogen was about as good as we could get. It wasn’t good enough. Call it the three year itch in the relationship with the […]

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Product of Interest: Festool SysLite LED AccuLamp

Written by on September 22, 2011 in Lighting, Products of Interest with 4 Comments

[Update Jan ’13: Click here to read our comprehensive review of this light] Syslite: Illumination Solution Now comes the Festool Syslite…18 watts of portable 180* of portable LED light on battery or plugged in power. Lighting falls among those systems that often frustrates us in the field. Over the years, painters have used them all…halogen […]

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Topcoat unplugged: Stanley 369 Tripod Flashlight

Written by on December 2, 2010 in Cutting Room Floor, Lighting, Tools with 0 Comments
Topcoat unplugged: Stanley 369 Tripod Flashlight

Let me just tell you from personal experience (today) that having a couple of these badboys kicking around the shop or garage when there are 50-70 mph wind gusts, rainstorms and power outages can make life a whole lot easier. Tripod base with articulating head and much led brightness that isn’t too hard on the […]

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Three In One (2008)

Written by on November 26, 2010 in Lighting, Manual Sanders, Product Reviews, Tools with 1 Comment
Three In One (2008)

Update: FCI Radius 360 & Trigon 180 Sander Review (2011) Three practical tools in one article! The Husky Telescoping Tripod Light The Wooster Dust Eater Full Circle International Radius 360 sander That could make someone the beginnings of a nice Christmas list.

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