Sanding and Dust Collection

Take that, “to do” list!

Take that, “to do” list!

Festool Systems for Organization One of the most stressful aspects of managing multiple paint projects simultaneously is that empty feeling when you arrive on a job and realize that you have forgotten something. There is always something. But we are gaining on it. Giving every system a little scrubdown, or in some cases a major […]

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Festool Sanders and Dust Collection for Paint Contractors?

  Update: Read our Festool System Review from APC January ’12 issue. In mid 2011, we began initial setup and testing of Festool sanders and dust collection tools. Our intentions in researching upgrades for these critical systems: Improve jobsite conditions for ourselves and our customers Improve efficiency of our labor intensive prep processes Improve quality of finished […]

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Paint Contractor Tools: Sanders and Dust Collection

Paint Contractor Tools: Sanders and Dust Collection

Not About Tools, but How Work is Done… So, what do you do with sanders and vacuums that are disappointing you in the field? Well, tools are to be assessed on performance. I’ve been somewhat vocal about the fact that our current sanders and vacuums are showing signs of not

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Radius 360 and Trigon 180 sander Review (2011)

Radius 360 and Trigon 180 sander Review (2011)

Our review of the Full Circle International sanding system appears on pages 8 and 9 of the May 2011 issue of American Painting Contractor magazine in the column “From the Field”, by Scott Burt. FCI is one of the sponsors of our Contractor Blog Post Contest, generously contributing their products to go to one contest […]

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Fein Turbo I Review (2009)

Fein Turbo I Review (2009)

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would someday purchase vacuum cleaners for the jobsite and shop that would cost hundreds of dollars each, I would have laughed. Really hard. For years, we used the Fein Turbo Series. More recently, we have replaced them with Festool extractors, in order to gain the […]

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