For over 80 years, Festool has carefully cultivated a reputation for innovation in the woodworking industry. Since Gottlieb Stoll and Albert Fezer founded the business in 1925, over 300 patents and 80 awards for products and business have been awarded to Festool supporting their commitment to quality and innovation.
Over the years, Festool has rolled out numerous industry benchmarks, including the first orbital sander, the first eccentric sander, the Rotex® dual-mode sander, the first brushless drill driver, and the revolutionary DOMINO® tenon joiner. Today, the Festool name is recognized as an industry leader and well regarded as a producer of some of the highest quality tools available.
Festool’s reputation for precision, attention to detail, and exceptional ergonomics is unmatched in the industry. How did they achieve such high standards? Product developers for Festool take the time to visit real-world shops. They study woodworkers as they work in their shops, garages or basements and then design tools specifically with those woodworkers in mind. With every machine they aim to eliminate unnecessary steps, improve accuracy and produce superior results. Festool engineers also tailor their tools precisely to the human hand. They study the way woodworkers move and refine the ergonomics to make the motions as natural and comfortable as possible.
At Festool, each tool is designed with its neighboring tool in mind. Dust extraction, for example, is seamlessly integrated into every tool. Turn the tool on and off and the vacuum automatically turns on and off. The Systainer storage cases that come with every tool click neatly onto one another, as well as on top of the dust extractors. Simply close the case, click it in place and roll your entire workstation to the next work area. The famous Festool guide rails work with routers and plunge cut saws alike, allowing you to pack a small woodworking shop into a couple of Systainer cases.
Over the years, Festool has produced numerous patents and new technologies, and they are constantly reassessing old standards to refine each tool in every possible way. Consider Festool’s Carvex jigsaw or the Kapex miter saw. Each style of machine is widely used and has been around years but Festool found a way to reinvent them both by adding features and accessories you won’t find anywhere else.
Across the board, Festool delivers machines with high tolerances, low vibration, excellent heat dissipation and top-quality materials that combine to make quiet, comfortable, durable tools that help you work, "Faster, Easier and Smarter."