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Offline Kim

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OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« on: March 20, 2010, 03:49 PM »
Is the OF2200 the only tool in the line that does not feature a plug it cord option? Is there a retrofit kit available? What is the rationale for not having it? Usin the boom arm and having the plug the cable in my CT33 when I have a cable dedicated with the on the boom arm seems a step backwards to the system/modular design aspect

Kim
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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 04:13 PM »
Kim,

There are other tools that don't have plug-it cords.  Some of them are:
Kapex
Dust Extractors
RAS 115

My guess is that the OF2200 doesn't have one because of the amount of current that it draws. 

Peter

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 04:14 PM »
There are other tools that do not have the plug-it, particularly those that were originally introduced before the plug-it was invented.  The RS 2 E sander and EHL 65 planer are other examples.  The OF 2200 was obviously introduced recently but was not given the plug-it because of the higher than average current draw.

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 04:26 PM »
In some videos of Festool products being used I always see a green power plug at the end that goes into the vacuum. My ts55 has a normal plug. Is there any difference other than color? Do I need some special cord to plug the ts55 into the vacuum?

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 04:42 PM »
In some videos of Festool products being used I always see a green power plug at the end that goes into the vacuum. My ts55 has a normal plug. Is there any difference other than color? Do I need some special cord to plug the ts55 into the vacuum?

Many of the videos you see were produced in Germany, where most Festools are manufactured. The plug you see is probably one of a variety of European plugs. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_plug for an article on plugs from various countries!

Here, for example, is a photo of one of these European plugs being inserted into a dust extractor, and is taken from the video at http://tinyurl.com/nvrq4k

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If you are in the USA, you use the same plug and cord to connect your power tool to the dust extractor as you do to the wall socket - no special cord is needed to connect it to the extractor.

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Offline Kim

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010, 07:00 PM »
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My guess is that the OF2200 doesn't have one because of the amount of current that it draws. 

Peter
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Seems like it would be the same/heavier duty cable/connector like how there are two different plug it cables. I feel like I need to get a shirt with epaulets so that I can keep the OF2200 cable out of my way [tongue] Maybe it could be an accessory
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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 07:13 PM »
So you want to order a Fog tee shirt with epaulets?  That would be interesting?  Maybe make them imitate systainer latches.  Blue shirt - green epaulets. 

Just kidding.   [big grin] [big grin]

Offline Corwin

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 07:21 PM »
... I feel like I need to get a shirt with epaulets so that I can keep the OF2200 cable out of my way [tongue] Maybe it could be an accessory

3-Way Plug for Your Boom Arm

and Dan's photo showing it in action,

Boom Arm 3 Way Extension
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline Kim

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010, 07:30 PM »
... I feel like I need to get a shirt with epaulets so that I can keep the OF2200 cable out of my way [tongue] Maybe it could be an accessory

3-Way Plug for Your Boom Arm

and Dan's photo showing it in action,

Boom Arm 3 Way Extension


I just so happen to have one of those but its being used elsewhere in the garage.

My boom arm is going to have to 36mm hose soon as it arrives because I am hoping I will have better dust extraction with the OF2200. I am concerned I will be working under octopus if I have the boom arm, two hoses, and two power cords. Maybe a second station in the garage is in my future.

What part of WA are you in? I used to live a block away from Pike Place market

Kim
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Offline Corwin

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010, 07:50 PM »
What, you mean something like this?



The above photo is an older one before I added a ClearVue cyclone.  I have the D36 mounted in the Boom Arm's brackets and use rubber bands hooked around the cord clips on either side to hold my D27.  While the D27 fits easily in the brackets, the D36 is a tight fit and requires that you loosen the brackets and reassemble or tighten with the hose in place.  Since the screws are likely so short that they come undone when loosened enough, you probably want to leave setup so you don't have to repeat this procedure.  That's true with mine, so I have never removed the D36 from its place on the Boom Arm.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 09:55 PM by Corwin »
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline Kim

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Re: OF2200 Plug it cord (lack of)
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2010, 02:59 PM »
That is it. I was using my of2200 this morning and I think using the D36 hose would have helped more with the dust extraction. I am glad someone thought of the same thing because since I am such a newbie sometimes I wonder if I am creating solutions to non-existent problems  [embarassed]


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