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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #900 on: January 25, 2017, 08:42 PM »
I have to agree with the comments above. If TTTS price themselves too high their dealer base will walk away, which I am surprised is not happening already since they compete with their own dealers online anyway. I must admit my local Festool dealer seem to be a bit light on for tools on the shelf, even though they are a premium dealer, and are supposed to be stocking everything.

Hope you all are having a great Australia Day.
Regards
Graham

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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Australia Day
« Reply #901 on: January 26, 2017, 06:30 AM »

AUSTRALIA DAY

Hope the Aussie Foggers had an enjoyable day.
Ms Untidy and I travelled to the 'big smoke' for to see an exhibition by a living iconic Australian Artist.

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/john-olsen/[/font][/size]
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 07:02 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline Trosey

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #902 on: January 26, 2017, 09:44 AM »
Untidy,

Is that a yellow Australian kangaroo embryo?

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #903 on: January 26, 2017, 04:46 PM »
Untidy,

Is that a yellow Australian kangaroo embryo?
@Trosey
Nice try.
Perception is in the eye of the beholder!  [big grin]
However much of Olson's work in the latter part of last century was based on his air surveys of central Australia.

This image is unrelated to this painting  but may give you some feeling for his inspiration.

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

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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #904 on: January 28, 2017, 12:13 AM »
The Boss has me scheduled to do the bath cabinet and countertop...

Any noteworthy plumbing fixture supply places in the big smoke(s)?
(We are looking for some copper fixtures, and want to find some larger or more upscale shops.)

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #905 on: January 28, 2017, 12:57 PM »
The Boss has me scheduled to do the bath cabinet and countertop...

Any noteworthy plumbing fixture supply places in the big smoke(s)?
(We are looking for some copper fixtures, and want to find some larger or more upscale shops.)
@Holmz ?? looked at dhgate http://au.dhgate.com/product/home-decoration-single-handle-bathroom-sink/385708447.html?utm_source=pla&utm_medium=GMC&utm_campaign=eimin&utm_term=385708447&f=bm%7c385708447%7c019022-Faucets,ShowersAccs%7cGMC%7c228938908%7cpla%7ceimin%7cAU%7c019022017-BathroomSinkFaucets%7ct%7c%7c&gclid=CNj6quG05dECFU8FKgodBWMCyg

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #906 on: January 28, 2017, 06:37 PM »
@Kev that is a bit garish, but the right idea.

I thought DHnet was similar to Alibaba, so basically all of Asia, and I have looked on the web for a few hour already, so I was hoping for an upscale/large shop.

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #907 on: January 28, 2017, 08:55 PM »
@Holmz Have you tried Earlysettler.

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #908 on: January 28, 2017, 10:56 PM »

Offline Untidy Shop

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« Last Edit: January 29, 2017, 06:10 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 Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #910 on: January 29, 2017, 04:58 AM »
Hey there,

Whatever you do go with the 5 star stuff. We have a 6 star kitchen tap....looking forward to seeing the back of that thing. Bad mistake on my part.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #911 on: January 29, 2017, 08:04 AM »
I am not sure what the stars mean? One can never go bad with the hansgrohe stuff and that ilk. The installation can also cost a bit, and warrenty requires a proper plumber installing it.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #912 on: February 01, 2017, 03:55 AM »
@Holmz

5 star is 6 litres/min
6 star is 3.5 litres/min.

Hansgrohe is a good brand. You can see why I hate my 6 star tap. Takes forever to fill the sink.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #913 on: February 01, 2017, 03:59 AM »
I am with you now @Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #914 on: February 22, 2017, 01:51 AM »
Hi Everyone

An Australian gentleman has raised the issue of the cost of shipping the Parf Guide System (PGS), made by Axminster under their UJK label, to Australia.

At the moment all of the PGS have been sold to individual clients but it would make sense to have an Australian dealer. That same dealer could also take on the Veritas Parf Dogs as well.

This is not something that I should get involved with and so any potential dealers need to talk to Axminster direct.

The discussion can be found in this FOG thread:

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/ujk-parf-guide-system-videos/300/#lastPost

Peter

Offline LooseSox

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #915 on: February 22, 2017, 03:56 AM »
The issue with that is there are already 2 distributors for veritas in Oz, carbatec and the wood works. My main job is sales, I can guarantee veritas won't be shipping dogs only to another party down here.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #916 on: February 22, 2017, 04:17 AM »
The issue with that is there are already 2 distributors for veritas in Oz, carbatec and the wood works. My main job is sales, I can guarantee veritas won't be shipping dogs only to another party down here.

Sounds to me that one or both of those should consider stocking the PGS.

Peter

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #917 on: February 22, 2017, 05:14 AM »
The issue with that is there are already 2 distributors for veritas in Oz, carbatec and the wood works. My main job is sales, I can guarantee veritas won't be shipping dogs only to another party down here.

Sounds to me that one or both of those should consider stocking the PGS.

Peter

As for one mentioned.



I would try
The  Wood Works
http://www.thewoodworks.com.au
Or
http://www.cwsonline.com.au
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 05:22 AM by Untidy Shop »
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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #918 on: February 22, 2017, 05:30 AM »
I will let Axminster do all of this.

Looks like the apple harvest has been good this year !

Cheers.

Peter

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #919 on: February 22, 2017, 06:31 AM »
Yep, a real beauty.

Offline eddomak

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Re: Soft Close Drawer Slides 900mm?
« Reply #920 on: February 23, 2017, 08:42 PM »
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a place I could buy some soft close drawer slides with an extension of 900mm?

It looks like 750mm is the longest I can seem to find, and anything longer is heavy duty without a soft close mechanism.

It's used for some drawers under a bed to be filled with clothes, so I don't think it will be very heavy.

I guess the alternative is to go with heavy duty (to get the extension required) and then spend even more money to put a separate soft close mechanism on it?

Ideas appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #921 on: February 24, 2017, 01:48 AM »
I built our bed many years ago and have put 4 deep drawers on each side. There were no slides available and so they just run on wooden battens which are made of hard wood (beech in  my case) and were waxed when installed.

They work perfectly despite being packed with all sorts.

Peter

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #922 on: February 24, 2017, 03:26 AM »
I just put the drawer on wheels.

Offline eddomak

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #923 on: February 26, 2017, 08:50 PM »
Thanks for the ideas!

Those drawers are going to be pretty large (990 wide x 900 deep x 200 high) and won't be on the ground.

In the attached picture you can see the 2 carcasses under the bed, each holding 2 drawers.



Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #924 on: March 07, 2017, 12:56 AM »
Well the Airstream 6.2Ah batteries are available on the rest of the planet ... but here we go again with Tooltechnic supply retardedness!!!

Anyone want to place a bet on when we'll see the 6.2Ah's on the shelves locally? .. I'm going to go with November [mad]


Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #925 on: March 07, 2017, 02:39 AM »
Well the Airstream 6.2Ah batteries are available on the rest of the planet ... but here we go again with Tooltechnic supply retardedness!!!

Anyone want to place a bet on when we'll see the 6.2Ah's on the shelves locally? .. I'm going to go with November [mad]

Which year though?

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #926 on: March 07, 2017, 03:15 AM »
 I've got a UK trip coming up soon, might pay me to bring a couple back with me, I take it that you can charge them up with the older style charger, but how long will they take to charge fully charge, anyone hazard a guess?

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #927 on: March 07, 2017, 03:21 AM »
I've got a UK trip coming up soon, might pay me to bring a couple back with me, I take it that you can charge them up with the older style charger, but how long will they take to charge fully charge, anyone hazard a guess?

Careful on a plane - hit and miss with significant batteries through security .. but yes, the standard charger will just be slower than the airstream charger.

I'm guessing the guts is pretty much the same as the Metabo batteries (that were available here yonks ago).

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #928 on: March 07, 2017, 06:37 AM »
I've got a UK trip coming up soon, might pay me to bring a couple back with me, I take it that you can charge them up with the older style charger, but how long will they take to charge fully charge, anyone hazard a guess?

Careful on a plane - hit and miss with significant batteries through security .. but yes, the standard charger will just be slower than the airstream charger.

I'm guessing the guts is pretty much the same as the Metabo batteries (that were available here yonks ago).
Good point @Kev I'll check with the airline beforehand. I was thinking a couple of 6.2 airstream batteries for the TSC would be perfect.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #929 on: April 02, 2017, 09:31 PM »
Why does one get multiple customer satisfaction surveys when multiple items are purchased within one transaction? I gave my dealer 9/10 by the way. 😀😀


Does this happen elsewhere in other Festool markets?  @TylerC  @Phil Beckley I suspect it might because the emails have Festool Aus as CC, implying the sender is Festool HQ.
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