Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Festool

Our Festool tool reviews take these woodworking tools and put them into the hands of our Pros. This gives our readers a real-world take that uses and tests the tools as designed. We also reviewed the Festool Hybrid sander line and paired it with the Festool CT 36 E AC CleanTec dust extractor. One of our Pro reviewers spent considerable time with the Festool Domino DF XL 700 joiner as well as the Festool Domino DF500 mortise & tenon joiner. Festool tools are designed to be used as a system. The tools feature a very unique look. Many professional woodworkers in small shops seem to appreciate their well thought-out design and functionality. Overall, while Festool has a limited number of tools, they all share exceptional build quality. Festool Tool Reviews in the Hands of Pro Woodworkers Our professional woodworkers give very precise opinions in our Festool tool reviews below. They provide invaluable feedback which helps Pros make the right purchase decisions for their small shops.

Festool Neidlingen factory tour

Festool Neidlingen Factory Tour

We got a great tour of the Festool Neidlingen Production plant in Germany. In 1952 the plant was built and developed specifically to make Festool’s orbital sander. In 2020 they estimate that twice as many employees will work in the plant as when the factory was built. Getting to visit a plant where they manufacture and assemble tools is exciting. […]

Festool Germany media event

Festool Germany Media Event 2015 in Stuttgart

When Festool invited us to check out their facilities in Germany, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get a closer look into the workings of what makes this company so successful at designing and producing serious tools for the woodworking and automotive industries. The Festool Germany media event, however, was more than […]

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Festool Rotex RO 90 DX

Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Sander Review

I have been testing the new Festool Rotex RO 90 DX (90mm, 3½”) sander for a couple of months. I have owned a Rotex 150 (150 mm, 6”) for some time now and feel it is the best small shop sander I have ever used. Like all Rotex sanders, the new Rotex 90 has an […]

Festool Conturo

Festool Conturo KA 65 Edge Bander Announced

Not every woodworking job is blessed to be done with solid wood. Not every desk, cabinet, and table made with particle board is blessed to have straight edges. Woodworking shops, however, will feel blessed now that the Festool Conturo KA 65 Edge Bander is on the horizon. Banding is an incredibly important aspect of working […]

Festool Service All-Inclusive

New Festool Service All-Inclusive Warranty Announced

Festool Service All-Inclusive Improves Customer Service Focus for Tool Repairs and Service Festool has long been known as producing some of the highest quality power tools in the world. They’re backing that up even more with the more comprehensive Festool Service All-Inclusive warranty and service agreement. Registering your new Festool power tool online is all […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Corded Tools

While the cordless tools tend to make most of the buzz around here with their capabilities expanding, corded tools are far from outliving their usefulness. We still get more power through a cord than we do from most cordless tools, plus the power supply is nearly unlimited. Here’s what we found to be exciting in […]

Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jig Saw Review

I have been testing the barrel handle corded model of the new Festool Carvex Jig Saw for about two months now, and I can say that it is the best jigsaw I have ever used. The basic saw is priced around $350, but it can be tricked out with a host of accessories that can […]

2014 Festool Products

Festool has hit December hard with a variety of new offerings in its lineup of storage and organization, drilling/driving accessories, and the new 18 volt cordless Carvex jigsaw. Some of these products are limited in quantity. All of these products come with Festool’s 30 day money back guarantee and 1+2 limited warranty. In the first […]

PTIA corded tools

2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Corded Tools

With all the excitement surrounding cordless tools, we can’t forget that corded tools not only have a place on the job site or in the shop—they are an indispensable part of what we do. To give credit where credit is due, we awarded the top spots to over a dozen corded competitors who really showed […]

Festool TS 55 REQ splinter guard

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw Review

Having Used the TS 55 EQ for five years now, I was excited when Pro Tool Reviews asked me to test the new Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw. I am still more than happy with my TS 55 EQ, so it was interesting to find out how this iconic design could be […]