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Online Peter Parfitt

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2017, 11:31 PM »
well, I've discovered why a plastic set screw was provided.  a metal screw mars the 20mm shaft.  Now where can I get a plastic setscrew?

Hi Marvin

I will pass on your experience to Axminster. I am sure that they can come with an idea.

I do not have a system with a stop collar as I had the very first set off the production line. I managed because I used the Festool removable chuck but not everyone has that luxury.

Many thanks - I will keep an eye on this and report back as soon as I can.

Peter

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2017, 11:44 PM »
well, I've discovered why a plastic set screw was provided.  a metal screw mars the 20mm shaft.  Now where can I get a plastic setscrew?

Would a brass set screw do better than nylon/plastic?  I've noticed that Laguna uses a brass tip on the screw that locks down the 14/12 fence, and Veritas seems to uses a lot of brass when they are locking down plane settings.

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2017, 12:05 AM »
Brass would be the best as it can lock down harder and still not mark the steel.

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2017, 12:26 AM »
Brass would be the best as it can lock down harder and still not mark the steel.
The best would be a split collar clamp. Something like this:
https://m.mscdirect.com/mobileweb/product_detail?id=35460062&hasRestrictedParts=false

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2017, 03:00 AM »
Brass would be the best as it can lock down harder and still not mark the steel.
The best would be a split collar clamp. Something like this:
https://m.mscdirect.com/mobileweb/product_detail?id=35460062&hasRestrictedParts=false

I like that one.  I might even have to get one (or two).  What's the diameter of the bit?

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2017, 05:17 AM »
My UJK stop collar came supplied with a hex head metal screw which is tightened up with an Allen key.

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2017, 05:46 AM »
Brass would be the best as it can lock down harder and still not mark the steel.
The best would be a split collar clamp. Something like this:
https://m.mscdirect.com/mobileweb/product_detail?id=35460062&hasRestrictedParts=false

I like that one.  I might even have to get one (or two).  What's the diameter of the bit?

The shaft is 10 mm.

Peter

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2017, 06:11 AM »
Parf Guides purchased from TSO will include a Clamp Collar for the 10mm CentroTec bit shaft at no additional charge as soon as we have stock. We will also include the new Clamp Collars with the replacement CentroTec bits we now stock. We will automatically  mail out the collars retroactively to customers who have already purchased Parf Guides or replacement bits from us - no need to request it.

We discussed this concern with Axminster and they are aware of it. They agree with us that the Clamp Collar is a good choice. Originally Axminster envisioned the  Stop Collar as being used only to keep the bit from dropping out while the fixture is being moved from one position to the next with the drill disengaged. This is why non-marring plastic and/or brass screws were apparently used before switching to steel set screws as it became apparent that customers expected to tighten these screws.

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Re: Parf Guide System Review
« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Sounds like a great solution Hans.

By the way - Thumbs up on the Guide Rail Square.  I had originally bought the Festool angle guide but it was easily knocked out of alignment.  I am using your square to cut roofs for Habitat for Humanity houses.  I just make one measurement on the OSB, place your square and guide rail and ...voila, one cut and another factory edge!