LWIF Wrap-up, or Last Week in Festool
With so many posts about new products from Festool bombarding this column last week, I thought it best to write one more to wrap-up the entries. And luckily for me, Festool delivered another product to get the ball rolling.
How about a classic designed systainer full of first aid supplies? At first you’ll wonder what were they thinking, but take a minute and think this through. At $89 (yes it’s $89) you get a host of first-aid goodies that may – just as you reach full-panic mode – calm your fears because you have whatever you need to make things right. Here’s a list of what is included:
- 100 – 1” x 3” Adhesive plastic bandages
- 3 – Knuckle fabric bandages
- 3 – Fingertip fabric bandages, large
- 1 – 2” Conforming gauze roll bandage
- 1 – 40” Triangular sling/bandage, with 2 safety pins
- 6 – 3” x 3” Gauze dressing pads
- 1 – 5” x 9” Trauma pad
- 40 – Antiseptic cleansing wipes (sting free)
- 1 – First aid/burn cream pack, 0.9 g
- 1 – 4”x5” Instant cold compress
- 1 – 1/2” x 10 yd. First aid tape roll
- 1 – 4-1/2” Scissors, nickel plated
- 1 – 4” Tweezers, plastic, one time use
- 4 – Exam quality gloves, 2 pairs
- 1 – 4 fl oz squeezable bottle with eye wash solution
- 1 First Aid Guide
If you’re still stuck on the $89, consider this: A Festool systainer has a retail value of $60 (according to the updated 2011 Master Price List). This special systainer sells for $66 and has a custom insert as well as a padded lid with foam moulding. That leaves just $22 for the first-aid supplies. I know if you add up the costs of the items included in the box, the total is less than $22. But there is another way to look at this.
This systainer is a one-time, limited-quantity item for Festool. Dare I say it could become a collector item? Additionally, the First-aid systainer fits to your other Festool systainers, including the new T-Loc systainers, so it would be close at hand in your shop, which is exactly where your first-aid supplies should be. And just to go “all in” with this line of thinking, the SYS 1 Systainer is clearly marked with the easy-to-identify red cross first aid latches. The kit’s contents have been certified to be ANSI/OSHA compliant.
While you’re mulling over the investment grade of the red cross systainer, here’s a look back at the Festool posts last week, in case you missed any.