Product Press Releases

  • Festool Introduces CT Cyclone Pre-separator

    September 2018

    On October 1, Festool will launch the new CT CYCLONE, an anti-static, pre-separator for large debris and coarse dust that is designed to be used with a Festool CT Dust Extractor. By separating large particulate before it reaches the dust collector, users can increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their portable Festool dust collection systems by reducing the number of filter bags needed.

  • Festool Introduces New Accessories

    September 2018

    Festool has just announced that several new accessories are available starting today: the SYS-MINI compact Systainer, a limited-edition SYS-MINI with 74-piece Centrotec bit and chuck set, and the ST-BAG. The new ST-BAG is a transport and storage solution for Festool’s lighting tripod and STL Surface Inspection Light.

  • Festool Introduces High Performance, Cordless Sanders

    Festool has just announced the introduction of three new, “hybrid” sander models, the delta-shaped DTSC 400, the 5” ETSC 125 and the rectangular RTSC 400. Each model provides the same functionality of its corded counterpart but with hybrid power options and can be used cordless or corded. The new sanders are balanced with a unique ergonomic battery for optimum performance and handling that provides up to 30 minutes of runtime at full power. Each sander has an idle engine speed from 6,000 - 10,000 RPM and includes Festool’s integrated Jetstream® dust extraction technology. Available October 2, 2017.
  • Festool Introduces New PLANEX Drywall Sander

    Festool recently announced the introduction of the PLANEX LHS-E 225 EQ, or PLANEX Easy, a light, long-reach direct drive, drywall sander with a plug-in-and-go design. PLANEX Easy is a single-piece machine which makes set-up fast and simple as well as easy to use. It has integrated dust extraction, intuitive controls, weighs in at only 8.8 lbs [4 kg] and was engineered for exceptional balance. PLANEX Easy’s EC TEC brushless motor has a motor-over-pad design and flexible head joint. Because there are no flexible drive cables or carbon brushes on the motor, PLANEX Easy requires little to no maintenance. PLANEX Easy will be available October 2, 2017.
  • With 1,500 Lumens at 5,000 K, the STL 450 Provides Clear Visibility

    Festool is introducing the STL 450 Surface Inspection Light on October 2, 2017. The STL 450 is a purpose-built inspection light with a form factor that puts light close to the surface, illuminating various surface types to let professional craftsmen see flaws and defects before their customers do. With 1,500 lumens and a color temperature of 5,000 K, the Surface Inspection Light brings extraordinary brightness and color to any surface. It was designed for use in a broad range of applications spanning wall finishes, painting, drywalling, countertop surfaces and wood finishing. The Surface Inspection Light has impact-resistant, non-marring, full-body protection and can be used as a hand-held device or mounted on a tripod.
  • Portable, Suction-based Vacuum Clamping


    February 2016

    On March 1st, Festool USA introduced a completely portable, suction-based clamping system, the VAC SYS, that the company says establish a new benchmark for how work is done in small shops or on jobsites. The VAC SYS System allows the user to effectively clamp non-porous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage.

     VAC SYS System - Portable, Suction-based Vacuum Clamping from Festool
  • Festool Introduces the DWC 18 – High-speed, 18v Drywall Gun

    New High-speed, 18v Drywall Gun


    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada has just introduced the DWC 18, a high-speed, 18v, collated drywall gun. The DWC 18 is equipped with a magazine attachment for using commonly available collated screws, on-demand push and drive system (no need to hold the trigger), electronic cut-off, precision depth control, user-serviceable magazine, and an EC TEC brushless motor. The DWC 18 is quiet, efficient, and accurate, for faster installs with less fatigue for any drywalling application. 

  • Festool Introduces CT SYS


    April 2016:
    On May 1st, Festool USA will be introducing an ultra-portable, compact dust extractor, the CT SYS, a full unit HEPA certified, feature-rich solution for the jobsite. The CT SYS has tool-triggered operation, high performance suction, self-contained hose and cord storage and is designed to be carried via an integrated handle, or worn over the shoulder using an included shoulder strap.   

    Der kompakte Sauger im Systainerformat CTL SYS von Festool.
  •  Festool Introduces New, Powerful, Compact Orbital Sanders

    New, Powerful, Compact Orbital Sanders


    October 2016:

    On November 1st, Festool USA and Festool Canada will introduce two new, 250 watt orbital sanders: the DTS 400 REQ and the RTS 400 REQ. At 2.5lbs, the DTS 400 REQ and RTS 400 REQ are compact and lightweight and feature a 25% increase in power over previous models as well as Festool’s MMC electronics. Other new features include a pad protector designed for minimizing pad damage and protecting adjacent surfaces, a rubberized over-grip, a bayonet-style dust port connection and an optional, re-usable Longlife Filter Bag with quick release.

  • New Rotex Sander Line for Painting Contractors 


    February 2016

    Festool USA recently introduced its award-winning line of multi-mode, Rotex sanders to professional painters. Widely known as the multi-mode sander of choice among remodelers, cabinetmakers, furniture makers and a broad variety of other professional users, professional painters are now just becoming aware of the benefits of using a Rotex sander, for everything from heavy stock or old surface removal and orbital sanding, to polishing.

     Festool USA Introduces Rotex Sander Line to Painting Contractors
  •  Festool Introduces the HK/HKC Carpentry Saws

    Festool Introduces the HK/HKC Carpentry Saws 

    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada have just introduced the HK [corded] and HKC [18v cordless] Carpentry Saws with an integrated guide rail and features that Festool says will revolutionize carpentry, framing and other construction applications. The HK/HKC allows users to make exact and repeated cuts in dimensional lumber and sheet goods anywhere the material is located versus the status quo of taking the material to the tool or to the jobsite sawhorse set-up. 

  • Festool Introduces SysLite DUO

    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada have just introduced the SysLite DUO Work Light, a lighting solution with 8000 Lumens projecting an evenly diffused light over 180° with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvin. Designed for the jobsite, the SysLite DUO provides consistent, color-correct illumination without hot spots and is impact and water resistant meeting IP 55 standards for dust and water intrusion. 

    Provides consistent, bright, color-correct, jobsite lighting with 8000 Lumens - The new Festool SysLite DUO Work Light
  •  Festool USA Launches “Power Select”

    Festool USA Launches “Power Select” 


    February 2016:

    Festool USA has just launched its Power Select cordless tool program featuring a variety of purchase options, as well as interchangeable batteries and chargers across its entire line of cordless power tools for construction, trim carpentry, woodworking and remodeling. Power select allows both new and existing customers to determine the delivery scope of Festool tools, providing them with a number of options and packages for batteries, chargers, and accessories.

  • Festool Introduces CT Cyclone Pre-separator

    September 2018

    On October 1, Festool will launch the new CT CYCLONE, an anti-static, pre-separator for large debris and coarse dust that is designed to be used with a Festool CT Dust Extractor. By separating large particulate before it reaches the dust collector, users can increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their portable Festool dust collection systems by reducing the number of filter bags needed.

  • Festool Introduces New Accessories

    September 2018

    Festool has just announced that several new accessories are available starting today: the SYS-MINI compact Systainer, a limited-edition SYS-MINI with 74-piece Centrotec bit and chuck set, and the ST-BAG. The new ST-BAG is a transport and storage solution for Festool’s lighting tripod and STL Surface Inspection Light.

  • Festool Introduces High Performance, Cordless Sanders

    Festool has just announced the introduction of three new, “hybrid” sander models, the delta-shaped DTSC 400, the 5” ETSC 125 and the rectangular RTSC 400. Each model provides the same functionality of its corded counterpart but with hybrid power options and can be used cordless or corded. The new sanders are balanced with a unique ergonomic battery for optimum performance and handling that provides up to 30 minutes of runtime at full power. Each sander has an idle engine speed from 6,000 - 10,000 RPM and includes Festool’s integrated Jetstream® dust extraction technology. Available October 2, 2017.
  • Festool Introduces New PLANEX Drywall Sander

    Festool recently announced the introduction of the PLANEX LHS-E 225 EQ, or PLANEX Easy, a light, long-reach direct drive, drywall sander with a plug-in-and-go design. PLANEX Easy is a single-piece machine which makes set-up fast and simple as well as easy to use. It has integrated dust extraction, intuitive controls, weighs in at only 8.8 lbs [4 kg] and was engineered for exceptional balance. PLANEX Easy’s EC TEC brushless motor has a motor-over-pad design and flexible head joint. Because there are no flexible drive cables or carbon brushes on the motor, PLANEX Easy requires little to no maintenance. PLANEX Easy will be available October 2, 2017.
  • With 1,500 Lumens at 5,000 K, the STL 450 Provides Clear Visibility

    Festool is introducing the STL 450 Surface Inspection Light on October 2, 2017. The STL 450 is a purpose-built inspection light with a form factor that puts light close to the surface, illuminating various surface types to let professional craftsmen see flaws and defects before their customers do. With 1,500 lumens and a color temperature of 5,000 K, the Surface Inspection Light brings extraordinary brightness and color to any surface. It was designed for use in a broad range of applications spanning wall finishes, painting, drywalling, countertop surfaces and wood finishing. The Surface Inspection Light has impact-resistant, non-marring, full-body protection and can be used as a hand-held device or mounted on a tripod.
  • Portable, Suction-based Vacuum Clamping


    February 2016

    On March 1st, Festool USA introduced a completely portable, suction-based clamping system, the VAC SYS, that the company says establish a new benchmark for how work is done in small shops or on jobsites. The VAC SYS System allows the user to effectively clamp non-porous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage.

     VAC SYS System - Portable, Suction-based Vacuum Clamping from Festool
  • Festool Introduces the DWC 18 – High-speed, 18v Drywall Gun

    New High-speed, 18v Drywall Gun


    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada has just introduced the DWC 18, a high-speed, 18v, collated drywall gun. The DWC 18 is equipped with a magazine attachment for using commonly available collated screws, on-demand push and drive system (no need to hold the trigger), electronic cut-off, precision depth control, user-serviceable magazine, and an EC TEC brushless motor. The DWC 18 is quiet, efficient, and accurate, for faster installs with less fatigue for any drywalling application. 

  • Festool Introduces CT SYS


    April 2016:
    On May 1st, Festool USA will be introducing an ultra-portable, compact dust extractor, the CT SYS, a full unit HEPA certified, feature-rich solution for the jobsite. The CT SYS has tool-triggered operation, high performance suction, self-contained hose and cord storage and is designed to be carried via an integrated handle, or worn over the shoulder using an included shoulder strap.   

    Der kompakte Sauger im Systainerformat CTL SYS von Festool.
  •  Festool Introduces New, Powerful, Compact Orbital Sanders

    New, Powerful, Compact Orbital Sanders


    October 2016:

    On November 1st, Festool USA and Festool Canada will introduce two new, 250 watt orbital sanders: the DTS 400 REQ and the RTS 400 REQ. At 2.5lbs, the DTS 400 REQ and RTS 400 REQ are compact and lightweight and feature a 25% increase in power over previous models as well as Festool’s MMC electronics. Other new features include a pad protector designed for minimizing pad damage and protecting adjacent surfaces, a rubberized over-grip, a bayonet-style dust port connection and an optional, re-usable Longlife Filter Bag with quick release.

  • New Rotex Sander Line for Painting Contractors 


    February 2016

    Festool USA recently introduced its award-winning line of multi-mode, Rotex sanders to professional painters. Widely known as the multi-mode sander of choice among remodelers, cabinetmakers, furniture makers and a broad variety of other professional users, professional painters are now just becoming aware of the benefits of using a Rotex sander, for everything from heavy stock or old surface removal and orbital sanding, to polishing.

     Festool USA Introduces Rotex Sander Line to Painting Contractors
  •  Festool Introduces the HK/HKC Carpentry Saws

    Festool Introduces the HK/HKC Carpentry Saws 

    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada have just introduced the HK [corded] and HKC [18v cordless] Carpentry Saws with an integrated guide rail and features that Festool says will revolutionize carpentry, framing and other construction applications. The HK/HKC allows users to make exact and repeated cuts in dimensional lumber and sheet goods anywhere the material is located versus the status quo of taking the material to the tool or to the jobsite sawhorse set-up. 

  • Festool Introduces SysLite DUO

    September 2016

    Festool USA and Festool Canada have just introduced the SysLite DUO Work Light, a lighting solution with 8000 Lumens projecting an evenly diffused light over 180° with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvin. Designed for the jobsite, the SysLite DUO provides consistent, color-correct illumination without hot spots and is impact and water resistant meeting IP 55 standards for dust and water intrusion. 

    Provides consistent, bright, color-correct, jobsite lighting with 8000 Lumens - The new Festool SysLite DUO Work Light
  •  Festool USA Launches “Power Select”

    Festool USA Launches “Power Select” 


    February 2016:

    Festool USA has just launched its Power Select cordless tool program featuring a variety of purchase options, as well as interchangeable batteries and chargers across its entire line of cordless power tools for construction, trim carpentry, woodworking and remodeling. Power select allows both new and existing customers to determine the delivery scope of Festool tools, providing them with a number of options and packages for batteries, chargers, and accessories.