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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #780 on: July 30, 2016, 05:21 PM »
Humph [sad] Why are they only bundling the HK85 with a 420 rail .. don't they realise I already have one [mad]

We'll see if they'll do a swap for the difference of the 670 over the 420 ($330 v's $290)


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #781 on: July 30, 2016, 06:16 PM »
@Kev

Ah, decisions!

I was glad to see the HK55 at tool only, was only a fraction over what I anticipated. I thought $550. However looking at the specs, the HK85 may be better suited to my needs.  [eek] Think I might keep saving rather than compromise. Nearly there!


Did I not read that the 85 was better suited to the 670 rail due to the practicality of the larger blade size when compared to the 55? If true why not have the 670 in a rail package?
« Last Edit: July 30, 2016, 06:22 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #782 on: July 30, 2016, 06:32 PM »
@Kev

Ah, decisions!

I was glad to see the HK55 at tool only, was only a fraction over what I anticipated. I thought $550. However looking at the specs, the HK85 may be better suited to my needs.  [eek] Think I might keep saving rather than compromise. Nearly there!


Did I not read that the 85 was better suited to the 670 rail due to the practicality of the larger blade size when compared to the 55? If true why not have the 670 in a rail package?

I've got a HKC55, so obviously I'll be going for the HK85. There's a big weight difference per the specs!

@Untidy Shop

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #783 on: July 31, 2016, 01:06 AM »
Hello All,

I am thinking similar to Kev, and taking a foray into Festool cordless with the HKC55 with a 420 rail then getting the HK85 by itself. My uses would more likely see the HK85 on an FS rail.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #784 on: July 31, 2016, 09:48 PM »
Well the "new products" page has been updated ...

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Categories/News/latest_products

Seems we're getting the MFT fastening system at a reasonable price http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/201311

Yah .. the Sys-Rock ... BOOOO!!!! [mad] bring on v2 with DAB !!!

Deffo no systainer set for the knock down Domino connectors - that's poor form in my books! [sad] Do I really have to ship one in???

So, no real surprises, just the stuff we spoke of ... apart from the 5m sleeved hose, which I thought I'd picked up, but sadly I had rushed out and got the 3.5m [embarassed] [sad]


Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #785 on: August 01, 2016, 01:02 AM »
Gregory Machinery appears to be clearing out a few Protool items .. you can get some Centrotec stuff cheaper if you're interested ...

https://www.gregmach.com/product-tag/specials/


Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #786 on: August 02, 2016, 05:58 AM »
I agree with @Kev the clamping units is a good starting point particularly for anybody who has picked up an MFT.

From what I have read the HKC55 with 420 rail and the HK85 by itself looks like an option. My current cordless circular saw is a Ryobi, the 140mm blade certainly makes some cuts challenging.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #787 on: August 03, 2016, 06:49 AM »
So I got a price on a 4x8 (1229x2440) sheet of birch looking melamine MDF.
What does it go for in the big smoke? 357 $AU /sheet seemed a bit high ??

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #788 on: August 03, 2016, 07:06 AM »
Ouch. Is it gold plated?

I don't 100% know the price of a sheet but $357.00 is ridiculous in my books.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #789 on: August 03, 2016, 07:20 AM »
Last year I needed a piece of Laminex coated MDF to colour match a kitchen door replacement and was quoted over $300 for a sheet, and they couldn't match the edgebanding. It only came in 2400 x 1200 and I couldn't find any local cabinet maker that had any offcuts.

Finished up making new doors and drawers in solid hardwood, it worked out cheaper but did take longer.

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #790 on: August 03, 2016, 07:42 AM »
Thanks @Bohdan , maybe I will see how much the wood veneered stuff costs and edge band it with real wood...

Offline Robert James Ross

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #791 on: August 03, 2016, 08:16 AM »
Last year I needed a piece of Laminex coated MDF to colour match a kitchen door replacement and was quoted over $300 for a sheet, and they couldn't match the edgebanding. It only came in 2400 x 1200 and I couldn't find any local cabinet maker that had any offcuts.

Finished up making new doors and drawers in solid hardwood, it worked out cheaper but did take longer.

Laminex is a rip off the guy at the merchants that I picked a couple of sheets up from even told me to buy formica as it is exactly the same but you pay extra for the laminex name!!!

Offline thylaxene

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #792 on: August 03, 2016, 09:26 PM »
Hi all,

What is the state of cordless 18g brad nailers in AU? I see Milwaukee has one but not in AU? The Dewalt one is pretty old tech and hard to find? Senco doesn't sell the 18g in AU, correct? Or is it really a trip down to Bunnings for a Ryobi? Will be used for woodworking and not pro/fulltime use. However have no probs paying for quality... after all I'm on a Festool forum! ;)

Or is it cool to buy skin only overseas (UK) and battery and charger here in AU?

Cheers.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #793 on: August 03, 2016, 10:20 PM »
Hi there,

The Milwaukee one is being released in AU, I saw it at the Timber and Working with Wood show in Sydney. The DeWalt seems popular.

I have some One+ stuff here, the tools work ok, the downsides has usually been with the batteries. The earlier batteries were rubbish, but the latest offerings in Li Ion have been better. For occasional hobby work it could be an option.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline thylaxene

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #794 on: August 04, 2016, 03:54 AM »
Yeah thinking Ryobi One system brad nailer. As they have a stapler as well which might come in handy one day. So having some of their batteries might be good.

Cheers.

Offline eddomak

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #795 on: August 04, 2016, 10:12 PM »
Yeah thinking Ryobi One system brad nailer. As they have a stapler as well which might come in handy one day. So having some of their batteries might be good.

Cheers.

Best to check if you are happy with the price of the Ryobi One batteries, as I think Bunnings is the exclusive supplier of these and can set the prices as they see fit.  [eek] I don't have any of the power tools, but have 3 tools in the gardening series that are Ryobi One, and when I had to replace a battery recently I seriously contemplated selling the tools and going petrol or buying complete Ozito tool and battery kits.

Offline thylaxene

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #796 on: August 05, 2016, 04:22 AM »
Yeah just got the Ryobi brad. So will see how the battery goes.

Cheers.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #797 on: August 05, 2016, 05:36 AM »

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Best to check if you are happy with the price of the Ryobi One batteries, as I think Bunnings is the exclusive supplier of these and can set the prices as they see fit.  [eek] I don't have any of the power tools, but have 3 tools in the gardening series that are Ryobi One, and when I had to replace a battery recently I seriously contemplated selling the tools and going petrol or buying complete Ozito tool and battery kits.
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I haven't bothered with the garden range as I am a fan of petrol for outdoor jobs. The Ryobi outdoor tools are very hard on the batteries so I haven't seen the point of going down that path. However the indoor tools have been ok, but not brilliant.

Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #798 on: August 05, 2016, 06:03 AM »
Apart from the mower, I've gone Stihl 36V cordless for outdoor and it's great.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #799 on: August 06, 2016, 01:42 AM »
Hello All

As discussed above made my first foray into the HK family today with the HKC55. It is on back order as the local premium dealer didn't have the set in stock and I didn't want a few batteries chucked in a basic set systainer (where they no doubt have no homes in the mouldings). Probably pick it up during the week.

Now I can retire my poor old Ryobi with the 140mm blade  [big grin]
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #800 on: August 06, 2016, 06:14 PM »
Yeah just got the Ryobi brad. So will see how the battery goes.

Cheers.

FYI for everybody the Milwaukee cordless nailer comes out in October. I saw this thing being run at the show, it is quite fast.

@thylaxene   Good luck with the Ryobi, I am interested in how it goes. I don't yet have a cordless nailer, but one would be a lot easier than running out the compressor.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline thylaxene

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #801 on: August 06, 2016, 07:54 PM »
After looking at a youtube video I was convinced (for me) the Ryobi was a good choice over the Milwaukee, not withstanding the price difference. So far, not at all disappointed with it. Except buying the 16g and not the smaller 18g one. Quick trip back to Bunnings for a swap and all good. Why the 18g over the 16g it can shoot smaller brads. Which in woodworking is pretty important.

Cheers.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #802 on: August 09, 2016, 07:43 AM »
Hello All,

I think that one of the batteries is defective. I got the HKC with two batteries and got the third one free, however one is showing a fault on the charger. Might have to take one back and change it.

Also found the splinter guard doesn't want to stick that well. It is already attached to the FSK rail. Is the splinter guard normally attached on the FSK rail?
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #803 on: August 21, 2016, 02:42 AM »
Hello all

FYI Masters are having a big sale, cleaned up in the fastenings section as they were selling most of their fastenings for 50% off. Picked up a few sizes of Dyna bolts in the boxes, bolts, and screws in various sizes.

I'm not 100% certain when it finishes.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #804 on: August 21, 2016, 02:44 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up!

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #805 on: August 22, 2016, 12:21 AM »
Hello again

The Masters sale ends this Wednesday. FYI they are good fasteners, the Stainless bolts I got were Bremick. They don't look like they came from the Dong Shing #1 screw factory  [big grin]
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Masters Closure
« Reply #806 on: August 29, 2016, 09:56 PM »
Hello again

The Masters sale ends this Wednesday. FYI they are good fasteners, the Stainless bolts I got were Bremick. They don't look like they came from the Dong Shing #1 screw factory  [big grin]

No @Grakat , the Masters Sale just continues with their closing down sale. Anyone living close to any Masters Store in the vicinity of the Northern Beaches better get there before 'you know who' gets to the tool and builders hardware departments.  [smile]

http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/fire-sale-masters-announces-closing-date-20160824-gr0enp.html

@Kev
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 10:00 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #807 on: August 30, 2016, 03:19 AM »
@Untidy Shop

I just reposted what I read on the bottom of the brochure they had in store. Although as you said it's going to get interesting up to 11th December.

Bessey clamps and assorted bits and pieces will suit me. Hand tools hopefully will be cheap.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Mike B

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #808 on: August 30, 2016, 08:43 PM »
Went in yesterday and bought as many Bessey cast iron F clamps as I could afford. Even before the discount they were cheaper than anywhere else (a Masters rarity sadly).

It's still only 10% off, but considering I watched a guy come in after me and spend easily over $3500 on every last Bessey F clamp they had (and eye-off my shopping trolley full) I don't think they'll last to any deeper discounts.

Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #809 on: August 31, 2016, 06:37 AM »
Went in and got 12 1000mm and 12 600mm Bessey K series, had to go into 3 stores though. Had been planning to get a few, but my bonus appeared sooner then i thought.