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Offline mirock

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Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« on: July 02, 2018, 04:39 PM »
Here is my experiment with gear lift for Festool TS55 for table installing. I tried to make parts by 3D printer and it works.

my video channels:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFCZ2slzAMjP6ChFxYPv6A
And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline mrB

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 07:00 PM »
That's awesome.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Svar

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 07:55 PM »
Its clever and all, but what problem does it solve? The saw is light enough to simply lift it in a controlled manner without the gear.

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 09:15 PM »
Its clever and all, but what problem does it solve? The saw is light enough to simply lift it in a controlled manner without the gear.

He is trying to make a small tablesaw mechanism. Most likely for retrofit into a systainer.
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Offline Svar

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 09:38 PM »
Its clever and all, but what problem does it solve? The saw is light enough to simply lift it in a controlled manner without the gear.
He is trying to make a small tablesaw mechanism. Most likely for retrofit into a systainer.
I realize that.

Online DeformedTree

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 12:00 AM »
Its clever and all, but what problem does it solve? The saw is light enough to simply lift it in a controlled manner without the gear.

He is trying to make a small tablesaw mechanism. Most likely for retrofit into a systainer.

Yes, but it's not clear where this is going to change things.  The device pre-modification did the job the same, maybe even better.  If his device was a worm gear device where you turn the knob to raise and lower and it holds, no additional clamp needed, then it would make a bit more sense, but since you still have to tighten a knob down after turning it, it doesn't really make sense of what was gained.  It's not giving you improved control, or a crank mechanism like on a table saw.  This as shown could be more frustrating as you now are working a knob and a tightener, verses a one hand operation.

It looks like he had fun doing it, and he did a clean looking job (though 3 screws would have held the rack just fine  [smile]), it's just not clear what was gained over the factory bits.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 12:22 AM »
Looks like it works as it was supposed too. Mirock you are a creative inventor.

Online RJNeal

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 06:13 AM »
I think this is a good addition to a TS saw if you were to us it in a CMS. I’m sure it’s A pain to get down on your knees and reach under the table to adjust the blade height just a little. With the spring and hard to reach location of this adjustment it very difficult to raise or lower the blade a bit.
Nice job Mirock.
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline Billedis

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 09:54 AM »
AWESOME job again Mirock!

Offline mirock

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 11:20 AM »
Its clever and all, but what problem does it solve? The saw is light enough to simply lift it in a controlled manner without the gear.
Yes, I agree there is not some BIG problem egregious to a solution. let's consider this not as solved big problem but rather as an experiment.
my video channels:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFCZ2slzAMjP6ChFxYPv6A
And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline mirock

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018, 11:26 AM »
I think this is a good addition to a TS saw if you were to us it in a CMS. I’m sure it’s A pain to get down on your knees and reach under the table to adjust the blade height just a little. With the spring and hard to reach location of this adjustment it very difficult to raise or lower the blade a bit.
Nice job Mirock.
Thank you)
Really, gain is in very little corrections of saw blade heigth. I worked with it before and remember that make little correction need to use both hands and then check. Here we can do it by one hand having other hand free for measurements. Maybe need to try to show it when my small tablesaw will be assemled
my video channels:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFCZ2slzAMjP6ChFxYPv6A
And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline mirock

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 11:32 AM »
Thank you guys for your comments, I won't to question the quality of Festool work - it is great tool and worked out so good that difficult to find real big problem to apply an alternative design solution. Therefore, I have to be content with small lacks)
my video channels:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFCZ2slzAMjP6ChFxYPv6A
And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 01:32 PM »
As usual , I enjoy your work and process. Which 3d printer are you using?

Offline mirock

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 03:38 PM »
As usual , I enjoy your work and process. Which 3d printer are you using?

This one - https://3dprinter.ua/shop/3d-printer-prime-x/
No english sorry. It doesnt matter though. Any cheap printer can do so.
my video channels:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFCZ2slzAMjP6ChFxYPv6A
And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Man you are creative. I wish I was as cleaver. That’s a great idea

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2018, 02:04 PM »
that actually looks like a well thought out printer. The 3 color head looks interesting. The construction details are nice as well.

Offline fshanno

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 11:55 PM »
Cool.  I wish I could have the problem of needing to enhance the saw insert for the CMS.  But in North America we don't have a need to rip boards on site.  At least Festool seems to think we don't.
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 02:29 AM »
Not sure how some don’t get how it’s useful  [eek]

It’s easy to the benefits in your design when mounted in tablesaw mode.

You gotta remember when it’s upside down not only have you got the spring but gravity and adjustment would be a pain.

Your experiment solves this problem very well basic yet very clever at same time.

Allowing one hand micro adjustment while your other hand is free to hold the material or tape measure on the blade

I like it 👌👍
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Offline Cincinnati

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Re: Mirock Gear Lift for Festool TS55
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2018, 07:52 AM »
It’s a cool mod.  I don’t have a use for it, but I do t have a CMS.

This guy is a very creative and unique thinker. If you haven’t seen his other DIY tools, check out his YouTube videos.  I can’t imagine any craftsman not enjoying them.