The MDF table isn't a bad idea. I bought my DPfrom a metal worker and it took 6 months of regular use to stop finding little metal shavings in my nice wood even after multiple good cleanings and giving it the 1-2 with a strong magnet
Beware of the Festool Taliban. AvE could well become the tool worlds Salman Rushdie if he keeps this up. Some people buy tools to do woodworking, and some people do woodworking so they can buy tools. I think this is where a lot of the hate towards Festool comes from. More than any other brand of power tool, they're admired or collected, rather than used. And for whatever reason this seems to upset some people. When was the last time you seen a woodworking video on YouTube with someone miraculously always standing in front of a wall of perfectly framed Ryobi tools? What about a wall full of Systainers in order from largest to smallest, all as shinny as the day they were new? Like it or not, Festool is the power tool of choice for people that have a tool fetish. I think that's always going to create some hate among power tool users, especially those that would like to own them, but can't justify spending that much money on a tool. Personally, I like and use their products, but I'm not radical enough for the FOG just yet.