Friday, May 24, 2013
You don't need me to tell you that technology moves pretty fast these days, and that's true no matter what field you work in. Get stuck in a rut, doing the same things you always do, the same way you've always done them in the past and you risk being left behind. This certainly applies to the woodworking trade, and it's doubly true if your goal is to be an efficient, productive, jack of all trades. How many of you have more time than you know what to do with? Anyone…anyone??? One thing we all know is that a good tool not only makes your shop time more productive and enjoyable, it also makes it safer. If there is any downside to the fast paced adoption of new, more technologically advanced tools, it's in the sheer number of choices available in the marketplace and the difficulty in getting an opportunity to put a tool through it's paces before you buy.
One name that's become synonymous with tool innovation is the premium line of woodworking tools made by Festool. In tough economic times, however, it's often hard to justify the purchase of a premium tool, when there are cheaper options out there, especially if you haven't used it in a real-world situation. On the other hand, if a premium tool can increase our productivity while making us safer woodworkers, then sometimes the more expensive option also provides the greatest value. So how is a modern woodworker to make this kind of decision? MASW has the answer!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of a large batch of new Festool drills, eccentric sanders, and mobile dust extractors to replace our current stock of drills and sanders. Throw in a couple of Domino XL joining machines, and a Kapex sliding miter saw and there's a whole lot of new tool goodness on the MASW shop floor! That's right! Now, you can try out these fine tools while attending classes, doing the kind of work that really allows you to evaluate whether these tools could help bring value to your own shop.
Just another way MASW strives to maximize the value of your woodworking education dollars!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I have some new tools to go play with!