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Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #360 on: September 05, 2015, 06:53 AM »
@Untidy Shop    Demo day Sounds fun. Unfortunately I'm only allowed into the big city once a year and that will be in two weeks time.. So come on then, tease us..... what was in the swag bags?

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #361 on: September 05, 2015, 07:16 AM »
@Untidy Shop    Demo day Sounds fun. Unfortunately I'm only allowed into the big city once a year and that will be in two weeks time.. So come on then, tease us..... what was in the swag bags?

Oh nothing much, just a HKC55!  [big grin]

But in reality a Cap, Coffee Mug [Re-Usable], Stubbie Holder, Pencil and Ruler. I like those Festool Rulers.  [smile]

I would not have travelled 150km just for this, but I knew I would be in Melbourne that day, I am considering the HKC and certainly the demonstration by the Festool representative was excellent.

@DB10
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 07:36 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #362 on: September 05, 2015, 07:28 AM »
The 20% discount on Festool consumables was also Nice.

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #363 on: September 05, 2015, 07:32 AM »
Thanks @Untidy Shop
   That swag bag is not too shabby, I've wanted a Festool cap for years now, I have plenty of JT caps, you'd think that someone at Festool Aus would drop one of those hats into one of the many boxes that have left their depot and arrived on my door step over the years, but not even a pencil!  Oh well was given a couple of Metabo caps on Friday, so they will be keeping my head warm next week.

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Re: One for the Aussies...Fathers Day Down Under.
« Reply #364 on: September 06, 2015, 08:32 AM »
After a 9hr shift at the Hardware/TY came home tonight to Hot Muffins, Card, Book and financial contribution to the Festool Funds.  [smile]

Happy Fathers Day to the Aussie FOG Fathers.

Hope this morning for you was not like this, but the end result does look appetising!  [big grin]


« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 08:36 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #365 on: September 06, 2015, 09:11 AM »
Happy Father's Day!

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Re: One for the Aussies...expensive Apron from Festool Aust.
« Reply #366 on: September 07, 2015, 10:57 PM »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #367 on: September 07, 2015, 11:15 PM »
I have heard of heated jackets which run off battery packs, but a heated apron??? Still, it comes with a bonus battery and a systainer, so what is not to like? (Actually, I did purchase an apron, but it is ridiculously short and the big pockets catch on everything so I have given it to my wife to re-engineer.)
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #368 on: September 07, 2015, 11:24 PM »
I'm holding out for the Centrotec Sporran ...

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #369 on: September 07, 2015, 11:52 PM »
To be fair, this time I emailed them directly, rather than FB; received a kind reply and it has been rectified [ie no Festool Sporrans Kev [smile]].

@Kev @jjowen
« Last Edit: September 07, 2015, 11:58 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #370 on: September 08, 2015, 04:16 AM »
To be fair, this time I emailed them directly, rather than FB; received a kind reply and it has been rectified [ie no Festool Sporrans Kev [smile]].

@Kev @jjowen

@Untidy Shop

As a compromise, how about a Feztool ?


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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #371 on: September 08, 2015, 04:33 AM »
Haha!

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #372 on: September 09, 2015, 02:48 AM »
I weakened [embarassed]

Today - Vecturo and HL850 ... and that's after the Freehand Diamond Cutter and FS-AG-2 on Saturday [huh]

No HKC55's in the shop, otherwise I would have got one of them too.

So I've also got two 90th Compartment Systainers too [smile]


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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #373 on: September 09, 2015, 04:50 AM »
I weakened [embarassed]

Today - Vecturo and HL850 ... and that's after the Freehand Diamond Cutter and FS-AG-2 on Saturday [huh]

No HKC55's in the shop, otherwise I would have got one of them too.

So I've also got two 90th Compartment Systainers too [smile]

Haha, oh boy, you sure showed them!!

...Seriously though, I'm interested in your impressions of the planer and Vecturo.  I couldn't see myself spending a grand on a multi-tool at this point, unless there's something magical that makes it so much better than the competition.  If I was doing more carpentry at the moment the HKC55 and HL850 would be on the list.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #374 on: September 09, 2015, 04:51 AM »
 
This on . . . . . . .
I'll only invest in a Festool product via Oz distribution when I need it as they're doing absolutely nothing to separate me from my money.  . . . .

Just a reminder Kev; you wrote this on August 17th!   [eek] [eek] That is by my count, three purchases ago!  [smile] [big grin] [big grin]

You were not out for the knockout long!  [smile]



Enjoy, and I am particularly interested on your thoughts re the HL850.

@Kev

« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 04:59 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #375 on: September 09, 2015, 04:54 AM »
If anyone's sitting on the fence (as I was) about going to the Timber & Working With Wood Show, here's a way to (possibly) get a freebee:

The Tool House in Dandenong have four free tickets to give away to the first four people who like and share the relevant post on their Facebook page.  As far as I can tell, I'm the only genuine punter to have done so.  So, have at it!

The Tool House - Facebook

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #376 on: September 09, 2015, 06:56 AM »
I weakened [embarassed]

Today - Vecturo and HL850 ... and that's after the Freehand Diamond Cutter and FS-AG-2 on Saturday [huh]

No HKC55's in the shop, otherwise I would have got one of them too.

So I've also got two 90th Compartment Systainers too [smile]

Haha, oh boy, you sure showed them!!

...Seriously though, I'm interested in your impressions of the planer and Vecturo.  I couldn't see myself spending a grand on a multi-tool at this point, unless there's something magical that makes it so much better than the competition.  If I was doing more carpentry at the moment the HKC55 and HL850 would be on the list.

I've got a Fein Multimaster and a cordless Bosch multitool - the thing that drives me crazy with both of them is the way the blade drifts as you try to hold the machine solid and plunge into a surface. From all accounts, the plunge base with the magnetic blade attractor for the Vecturo eliminates this hassle. I was sold on this new concept, but the blade prices  for the Vecturo had me a bit rattled (to my thinking, the Festool blades are about 3x what they should be in $'s).

I've found that there's a couple of options for blades, so I bit the bullet.

I've wanted to pick up the HL850 for a while, just always seemed to buy something else!

I haven't used the Vecturo yet and have only had a couple of quick passes with the HL850 before it got dark and time for quiet. A quick pass down a piece of framing treated pine made it feel like it had just come out of a Japanese hand planing competition [eek] Not too messy either, but there will be clean up after you use it.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #377 on: September 09, 2015, 06:58 AM »
This on . . . . . . .
I'll only invest in a Festool product via Oz distribution when I need it as they're doing absolutely nothing to separate me from my money.  . . . .

Just a reminder Kev; you wrote this on August 17th!   [eek] [eek] That is by my count, three purchases ago!  [smile] [big grin] [big grin]

You were not out for the knockout long!  [smile]

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Enjoy, and I am particularly interested on your thoughts re the HL850.

@Kev

In my defence, I'd held my resolve with Festool Oz a thousand times longer than I've ever been able to with my wife [embarassed]

@Untidy Shop

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #378 on: September 27, 2015, 08:27 AM »
Anyone heard re winning 90th annerversary CXS comp?

Trust we are all enjoying and entering the 9 tools in 9 weeks comp!  [smile]

quote - No, I'm going to get my wife, daughter, son, father, sister, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, dog and deceased canary to enter on my behalf.
How are the relations and pets going Kev?  [big grin]

@Kev
« Last Edit: September 27, 2015, 08:33 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #379 on: October 15, 2015, 05:01 AM »
Anyone heard re winning 90th annerversary CXS comp?

Trust we are all enjoying and entering the 9 tools in 9 weeks comp!  [smile]

quote - No, I'm going to get my wife, daughter, son, father, sister, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, dog and deceased canary to enter on my behalf.
How are the relations and pets going Kev?  [big grin]

@Kev


As Week 7 ends, has anyone heard any good news, including the 90th Aniversary CXS?

A N Y   O N E? 
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 05:07 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #380 on: October 15, 2015, 05:15 AM »
Anyone heard re winning 90th annerversary CXS comp?

Trust we are all enjoying and entering the 9 tools in 9 weeks comp!  [smile]

quote - No, I'm going to get my wife, daughter, son, father, sister, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, dog and deceased canary to enter on my behalf.
How are the relations and pets going Kev?  [big grin]

@Kev


As Week 7 ends, has anyone heard any good news, including the 90th Aniversary CXS?

A N Y   O N E? 

@Untidy Shop

Not a dickie bird! [mad] [crying] [sad]

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #381 on: October 15, 2015, 08:04 PM »
All very quite over here as well.
  @Kev Has your new brushless Metabo angle grinder with the new Hi-Li batteries turned up yet?  My dealer still hasn't managed to get any stock in, I would be interested to know your initial thoughts when you get your hands on it.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #382 on: October 15, 2015, 08:23 PM »
All very quite over here as well.
  @Kev Has your new brushless Metabo angle grinder with the new Hi-Li batteries turned up yet?  My dealer still hasn't managed to get any stock in, I would be interested to know your initial thoughts when you get your hands on it.

@DB10

I have it. Thought I'd get the benefit of getting a kit and also cash in on a bonus. As a result I just got ..

Kit:
Cordless Brushless A/G (paddle trigger)
Cordless Brushless hammer drill SB 18 LTX
2x 6.2Ah LiHD batteries
~30 series charger

Bundle:
Cordless SCMS
1x 5.2Ah Li battery
~30 series charger

Skin:
Cordless Brushless 400Nm impact wrench

So here's a little warning - don't buy a kit with the SB 18 LTX hammer drill in it ignorantly - there's 2 versions, a "standard" and a "quick". The Quick supports interchangeable chucks like the Festools and that's NOT the one you get in the kit. A bit of a con in my books! Not that I care too much as I have my PDC 18-4. I do think the "pulse mode" is cool on the thing though [wink]

Everything else is pretty good.

I haven't attacked anything with the A/G yet, will give it a go on the weekend. Is there anything you would cut in particular that I should try and mimic as a test for you?

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #383 on: October 15, 2015, 11:16 PM »
@Kev Thanks for the heads up on the Metabo Kits.

I'm pretty much just cutting the usual stuff that you would use an angle grinder for, although I have been cutting quite a bit of 19mm cement sheets lately, If I happen to have much more of this to cut I would probably just buy the Festool Diamond tipped blade for the TS 55 and use that.
  But ultimately  I want to get away from having a cable on my angle grinder and the cordless angle grinder I have is an old Makita non brushless running on old batteries. So I thought when I upgrade, if I switch over to the new Metabo cordless angle grinder with the Hi-Li 6.2 batteries I'll be able to use these new batteries on my SCMS as well.

Offline Larso

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #384 on: October 16, 2015, 01:03 AM »
If you already have some makita 18v stuff the brushless 5 inch grinder is ten times the tool of the original model,however the battery technology of the metabo stuff certainly make their tools very appealing,i have an old metabo plug in grinder and SDS drill which i would happily buy again if i was in the market for these items.

Metabo grinders have a good rep and that with the fancy new batteries gives you a good reason to go that way,but if you already have makita 18v tools the new BL grinder (and circular saw btw)are very good tools which stand up to heavy daily use. Makita 6ah batteries with fuel gauge are due around Christmas.

Some internet chatter about a metabo (18 x2) cordless contractor saw around and i guess the new batteries make this type of tool possible, if these do come out and are well performed i may add metabo to my current brands.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #385 on: October 17, 2015, 11:14 PM »
@Kev Thanks for the heads up on the Metabo Kits.

I'm pretty much just cutting the usual stuff that you would use an angle grinder for, although I have been cutting quite a bit of 19mm cement sheets lately, If I happen to have much more of this to cut I would probably just buy the Festool Diamond tipped blade for the TS 55 and use that.
  But ultimately  I want to get away from having a cable on my angle grinder and the cordless angle grinder I have is an old Makita non brushless running on old batteries. So I thought when I upgrade, if I switch over to the new Metabo cordless angle grinder with the Hi-Li 6.2 batteries I'll be able to use these new batteries on my SCMS as well.

@DB10

Just a quickie on the Metabo angle grinder ...




It's a knife through butter. Only hint that it's cordless is the balance with the weight of the battery. I've only attacked a bit of mild steel .. haven't tried a wood carving wheel yet (and that's what I was more intending).

Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2015, 11:26 PM by Kev »

Offline Larso

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #386 on: October 18, 2015, 01:29 AM »
Kev,

what type of wood carving blade are you intending to use and can you re-position the battery, from the pic it looks as though it can be turned around to suit the job?

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #387 on: October 18, 2015, 06:19 AM »
Kev,

what type of wood carving blade are you intending to use and can you re-position the battery, from the pic it looks as though it can be turned around to suit the job?

@Larso

Yes, the battery holder "neck" rotates to give you clearance for different attack angles.

I'll grab a Turboplane and an Industrial Woodcarver from Arbotech.

(must admit I've been curious about their power chisel and mini grinder too)

I had an early Woodcarver on a Hitachi that I sold a while back .. it was a dumb move to get rid of it in all honesty, along with pedestal drill, scroll saw and Makita laminate trimmer. I really don't know what was going through my mind when I did that [embarassed] [sad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #388 on: October 18, 2015, 07:01 AM »
Kev,

what type of wood carving blade are you intending to use and can you re-position the battery, from the pic it looks as though it can be turned around to suit the job?

@Larso
Yes, the battery holder "neck" rotates to give you clearance for different attack angles.

I'll grab a Turboplane and an Industrial Woodcarver from Arbotech.

(must admit I've been curious about their power chisel and mini grinder too)

I had an early Woodcarver on a Hitachi that I sold a while back .. it was a dumb move to get rid of it in all honesty, along with pedestal drill, scroll saw and Makita laminate trimmer. I really don't know what was going through my mind when I did that [embarassed] [sad]

Probably  Green Kool Aid!  [eek] [big grin]

@Kev. @Larso
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Larso

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #389 on: October 18, 2015, 03:55 PM »
Let us know how they go when you have used them,don't know what i would do with them but they wont be lonely with all the other things i have bought just in case they come in handy.I like the rotating battery although i am not sure how often you will use this,better to have a function and not use it than want one you don't have in the middle of a job though.

BTW the original plastic orange dogs from the workmate fit in the MFT,not perfectly but well enough for most things.

My makita laminate trimmer is one of only two plug in tools i carry in my van and couldn't do without it.Apparently a cordless one from makita is coming soon and it is made to suit the optional spring loaded and angled bases of the latest corded one.Hopefully it is a decent tool,i have used a friends cordless ryobi and for laminate trimming and routing hinge recesses it is pretty good but top heavy in use.
If you don't need a heavy duty drill the electronic bench drill in Bosch green at Bunnings looks like a reasonable option for most tasks.
Cant believe you sold tools i really struggle with that even when i clearly have no need for them,surprisingly i have found it easier to give them to family members then rather sell them off.My nephew refers to me as his favourite uncle which i am sure is because of the free kit he goes home with every time he visits.