Um, what happened to the hose?
Hi all FOG Folks,
Shane, that was the 27mm hose for our new CT. Tim and I were an assigned team. Before we used any of the other tools, we wanted to set up our CT. That was when we discovered the wounded hose. Except for that damaged section, there were no other wear marks or wounds of battle. There was no evidence of dust inside. I wanted to immediately call in the famous Las Vegas CSI team to do a complete investigation, but cooler heads prevailed.
From his endless store room Steve brought us another brand-new 27mm hose. That was like the wounded one, in that it was so new it still wanted to curl up and sleep. In the background of some photos that second hose is shown hanging from the complete first-aide kit so gravity will help it learn to remain fairly straight during use.
Everyone at Festool should be so proud of Steve and Brian. They know how to train adults. Some of us came to class with out own ways. Most of us were open to suggestions of more effective ways of doing tasks.
A prime example was toward the end of Cabinet Day Two when I brought out my oldest TS55. Mind you that saw and my older OF 1010 were thrilled to be in a shop with so many of their fellow Festools. I wanted to learn how Steve and Brian check adjustment of saws in the field, without the sophisticated equipment of the Service Center.
Although this TS55 is used several times a week, and makes outstanding glue-ready cuts without excessive wear of its blades, Steve immediately noticed the toe needed re-setting. He took the time to make the necessary adjustments. Brian made some other suggestions. The point is that so long as we have a business card and a credit card with an embossed name, we are carrying all the gauge blocks needed to perfect the toe setting.
Yesterday, when I returned to my shop I tested the toe setting of all my other TS saws. Sure enough, they were perfect. So, now my thinking is that the drive up to Las Vegas, although in a TS Systainer, might possibly have changed the adjustment. Funny though, when I checked the older TS at the shop after the return drive, it was still perfect.
At the end of each training day, Steve and Brian would ask each of us what "Ah Ha!" moment we had that day. For Cabinet Day 2 mine was learning how simple it is to test and adjust the tow using items already in my wallet! Perhaps the savings in saw sharpening will be enough to pay for the hotel, gas and food when the planned Door and Drawer class is offered in Las Vegas!