|This isn't a real blog entry - just two cool FYI's|
I've mentioned the hand and eye blog before - it's one of my favorite design and maker blogs, and so we were very flattered that John Peabody took an entire afternoon to talk tools and design with Tim and Ben in the Gramercy Workshop. John shot photos, and wrote a bit about us and we'd like to thank him for taking time to come out and visit us. - you're welcome back any time John!
Also - over the last year you may have noticed that we release a new product every Friday - well this Friday were releasing old products! - 20 of them in fact. So check out Assorted Clearance Items on FRIDAY (it's Thursday right now and it's not up yet) and you'll still have cash for fireworks and watermelon come the 4th.
Last Friday's new product was The Festool Cooltainer which is the annual limited edition product from Festool. We don't stock all the specials every year, some of them make no sense to me. However this year is different.
Basic Reasons To Make Fun of The Festool Cooltainer:
1 - It's $95 (free shipping) when you can get a cooler for 20 bucks pretty easily.
2 - It's black and therefore a heat absorber.
3 - It's not actually sealed when closed so if you have melted ice sloshing around it could leak.
Basic Reasons To Order The Festool Cooltainer:
1 - Having a cooler that stacks and carries along with all the rest of your tools make it far more likely that the cooler will make it to the job-site. Having a cooler on the job-site means you get to drink or eat what you want when you want it and you don't have to wander off wasting time hunter gathering. Unless you bring your own supply you probably won't drink enough during the day.
2 - When is anything from Festool reasonably priced at first glance? The main reason for getting this cooler is that it stacks along with all your other tools (see reason one). So in the long run that's worth something important I think. As a regular cooler to take to the beach - see reasons above.
3 - Having a black systainer looks very cool. Having a black cooler is just dumb. Most of the time, on a jobsite, it won't matter, but if it does just swap out the interior foam with another sys4 and you end of with a cool looking distinctive case for one of your tools, and a light colored cooler.
4 - It isn't watertight. I never use ice in my coolers - I use those freezer packs. You could of course put the ice in a zip lock, but most of the time when I have a cooler it doesn't just have bottle in it, it also has lunch and other stuff that I would rather not get wet. So that's why I almost never use ice. Also my fridge at home doesn't have an icemaker. You can of course dump the water before you drive home. I shudder to think how much a watertight Festool Systainer would run.
Note: The Cooltainer is a limited edition - when we run out we run out. The main picture above of work in progress in our shop is by John Peabody.
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