Festool Case Study | Banks Carpentry and Joinery
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Gary Banks has been in the woodworking industry for 20 years or so and has worked almost every type of carpentry and joinery job, including roofing and shuttering. Gary is now the proud owner of Banks Carpentry & Joinery business, creating fitting bespoke furniture. Read on to discover Gary's Festool favourites!
I got into carpentry from a really young age. Me and my dad used to build little wooden boats and put them in the bath, I knew from then that the path for my life would be a carpenter or a joiner. I get excited about Festool tools, what has fascinated me the most is the fact that the individual tools along with everything else is perfectly coordinated as part of one system
Each project that Banks Carpentry and Joinery take on is unique, with its own personality and is carefully thought out from start to finish. Gary takes pride in being there for each project, every step of the way, with the help and support of Festool.
Therefore, when you see Gary's workshop you understand that Festool to him is more than just a tool brand it's a way of life. So, what's in Gary's joinery workshop?
Gary's Festool favourites
"This was my first ever Festool product. With its speed and accuracy, this made cutting sheet material a dream and it's where my Festool journey really began."
"Festool's extraction is key to keeping healthy from all the hazardous dust and chemicals that are produced and contribute to keeping job sites clean and tidy and keeping clients happy. If I had to pick a specific dust extractor, this one is my favourite."
"This machine has made joining and assembling furniture easy, again with its high accuracy and strength with the domino biscuits, you cannot fault it"
"With so much prep to be done on finishing furniture, it's good to have a sander which is lightweight and reliable. The finish this sander produces is next-level"
"With so many components when installing on the job sites, this planer makes scribes and fillers easy to customise and fit."
“This medium-sized router is probably used daily in my workshop. It’s lightweight, and accurate, meeting all our routing needs easily.”
“Probably my favourite workbench. We use these both on-site and in the workshop, as they are sturdy and easy to clamp parts to.”
“This jigsaw is a must-have for job sites. Cuts fillers and scribes with ease with the benefit of good dust extraction and a light.”
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