Festool t-55 and other stuff
For the record, while I haven't really used festool often, I'm not a hater of it nor have I been seduced into the cult. With that said, my employer (who readily admits to knowing nothing of tools/woodworking) is infatuated with their stuff after seeing someone demo their sander in conjunction with the dust extractor. I've been getting on him to get some real dust collection in the shop and the complicated nature of DC plus the costs intimidate him. So, while admiring this sander, he's asking questions and the next thing I know is that he's convinced that with a couple sanders, vacs, and a track saw that the shop would magically be transformed into a spot free monument to productivity. I balk at this fantasy and explain how the table saw, bandsaw, drill press, jointer, etc don't fit into this plan. So he calls up festool and now claims that he was advised to get a ts-55 and basically pitch the rest because a track saw is far more versatile than a table saw and it rips glue lines anyway.
Am I crazy or is this totally irresponsible of a rep to BS someone who obviously doesn't know the first thing about tools? Or am I just some some luddite that can't see the future in front of his eyes?
I've looked into getting a domino jointer and have considered the vacs before but this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
We primarily refinish and fabricate casegoods and cabinetry (credenzas, bookcases, not kitchens).