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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Hi Everyone

I have started a series of videos about Festool's approach to some elements of workplace organisation. I initially set out to cover just storage options but I have expanded this and will eventually include the Sys MFT, Sys Powerhub and the CTL Sys.

The majority of this kit has been purchased by me from Axminster Tools and Machinery and I just walked in and paid the regular price. I did ask the chap serving me if there was a chance of a discount - he was very polite and I did not get any discount at all. Festool UK have kindly lent a couple of items to me.

Here is the link to the first video which went up this morning:



Video #2 will be done very soon and I will follow that with the video about the inserts that I made for the Sys Toolbox. These two videos may have to be swapped around.

The CTL Sys is due to arrive soon. I must confess that I have never rated the Sys MFT and thought it a silly idea. How wrong can you be - it is brilliant but it lacks one very important feature which I am working on right now.

I have a KS60 in its box sitting on the workshop floor and I am unable to unpack it until I have a major clear up. So, mixed in amongst all of this you should expect something on the new mitre saw. The kit is again on loan from Festool UK and I am on a tight time frame so that it can be collected and sent on to the next reviewer.

Peter

I meant to ask - do you like the closing music ??
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Re: Festool Workplace Organisation and Storage Solutions - Videos
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:57 AM »
Very informative, as all your posts are....
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 06:34 AM »
Perfect timing and a great video with real world demonstration. I'm new to the Festool world but organization is what I'm all about, even ordered my tools with SYS Drawers. Seeing what actually fits in these will give me an idea on how many and how to build out the shop and mobile cart.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 07:55 AM »
I will do my best to produce the remaining videos as fast as I can but I will need to look at the KS60 soon in order to get it to the next reviewer in the chain.

Peter

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 10:34 AM »
Great Video Peter, Thank you for sharing.  Bill

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Hi Everyone

I burnt rather a lot of midnight oil last night but managed to finish the editing of the second video.

Here is the link:



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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 01:40 PM »
Well done Peter. You look different did you lose weight. Get a few hair plugs? Anyway I like the dea of the inserts you made for the tool box I'm going to use that one when I get state side. I'm also going to be picking up a box kit as well. After watching the second video and owning a couple of those 3 door syst it seems well worth the cash.

Looking forward to the next one. Less then 90 days to go now probably more like 80 days...
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 03:49 PM »
Peter
Nice videos.  All great information and as mentioned the small boxes.  I had no idea they were available.   You asked so I'll respond.  I've come to enjoy and recognize your usual music, I know when I hear it that another one of your great videos is coming on.  Sort of a trade mark sound.

Thank you for the information

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 03:56 PM »
Well done Peter. You look different did you lose weight. Get a few hair plugs? Anyway I like the dea of the inserts you made for the tool box I'm going to use that one when I get state side. I'm also going to be picking up a box kit as well. After watching the second video and owning a couple of those 3 door syst it seems well worth the cash.

Looking forward to the next one. Less then 90 days to go now probably more like 80 days...

Hi Ron,

Lose weight? Me? In fact I have been on steroids for months now and my face has blown up like a balloon.

If you are going back to the US then do make sure that you get back on the FOG straight away.

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 04:01 PM »
Peter
Nice videos.  All great information and as mentioned the small boxes.  I had no idea they were available.   You asked so I'll respond.  I've come to enjoy and recognize your usual music, I know when I hear it that another one of your great videos is coming on.  Sort of a trade mark sound.

Thank you for the information

I remember watching a trainee driver doing skid pan work and he did the most amazing recovery from a big slide. When the car stopped the instructor got out and I could see him congratulating the driver. The poor guy went on the fail his defensive driving course - he was just lucky on that one manoeuvre.

That sort of sums up my music. I am a rubbish player but I sometimes get lucky with not a hope in heck of being able to repeat the success.

Cheers.

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Hi Everyone,

I have completed the video showing how to make the inserts for the Sys Toolbox.

The plans are available free of charge but I need an email address to send them - you can PM that to me if you like.

Here is the link:



I will be working on the Sys MFT, CTL Sys and Sys Powerhub in a couple of weeks time as I have a deadline to finish the KS60 and CTM 26.

Peter

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Brilliant, in every way, as always!

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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 02:57 PM »
Brilliant, in every way, as always!
Hi Zed,

Many thanks.

Peter

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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Thanks Peter, now I have more items to add to my want list. Videos are great as usual.
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 01:50 AM »
Many thanks Don.

The kit is excellent but not cheap. Some argue that it is better to make your own but I doubt whether a busy professional could justify spending the time doing this. My "guesstimate" is that most professionals could earn enough in time that they would take to make toolboxes (with drawers and that fit together) to buy double the number of Festool storage solutions than they need.

Peter

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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2017, 04:05 PM »
Very nice as usual Peter.  I was a bit doubtful that even you could make an interesting video about some empty boxes but you managed nicely.  I like the look of the insert and looking forward to seeing that video.

Cheers.

Jeff

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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2017, 04:24 PM »
Very nice as usual Peter.  I was a bit doubtful that even you could make an interesting video about some empty boxes but you managed nicely.  I like the look of the insert and looking forward to seeing that video.

Cheers.

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

The link to the insert video is above.

Peter

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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2017, 04:55 PM »
Peter.  I got a chuckle out of your first video where you were bouncing the tool box around and said they were "terribly well made".

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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 03:34 PM »
Hi Peter, seen that you're about to review the Kapex 60. Please can you look at the shadow light and see if you have to lower the blade to use it? Thank you.


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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 04:33 PM »
Hi Peter, seen that you're about to review the Kapex 60. Please can you look at the shadow light and see if you have to lower the blade to use it? Thank you.


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Hi Stuart

I am ahead of you. I have nearly finished all the filming. In my view the shadow line is improved by lowering the saw. However, the shadow line is no more accurate than a laser. If you need precision to 0.5 mm then use a fine pencil mark and kiss the surface with the blade to get it spot on. Better still, use the UG cart and the length stops which eliminates all the guess work.

The saw is really well made and the cuts that I have done are very accurate. The bed area where the wood rests is quite small, certainly compared to the KS120 as the KS60 has the 60 degree both way mitre. That reduces the possible size of the work piece support.

The main casting is excellent and to a better standard than the KS 120.

I have a lot of editing to do and may need to re-shoot the odd bit. But all being well the videos should appear in about 5 days from now.

My biggest worry is how to get it all back in the box to get it back to Festool. They use a banding machine when they send out their cartons and I have to cut that stuff off to get at the contents. I think that I am going to have to buy a banding machine now to re-pack all the tools - life is never easy.

Peter

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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2017, 04:53 PM »
Peter thanks for the info. I've been using a DeWalt recently and I find the shadow line almost pointless because you have to lower the saw to get the guard out of the way. I'm sure for ultimate accuracy lowering the blade is ideal but for a lot of things a mm or maybe 2 doesn't affect what I'm doing and if it's a particularly big and heavy workpiece it's not easy to move with one hand.

Rather than a banding machine have you considered a roll of the industrial cling film? It comes on a reel and you can insert a handle and you just wrap it around the item.

I'm campaigning for them to produce Christmas pattern cling film as I'm sure loads of us guys could use it for their Christmas wrapping.

Looking forward to the video as always! If you need a hand getting rid of the saw then I'll pop up and help!


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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Btw I did wrap Christmas present in kitchen foil one year and that works well. Again if they offered that in decorative wrap it would sell well!




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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2017, 01:07 AM »
Hi Stuart

That is a great idea to use that industrial cling film. I see that Screwfix do it so will give it a try.

Don't let the shadow line put you off the KS60. It is there and it works but it is improved by lowering the blade. I have now filmed the trenching and that is better than the KS 120. It may be that the columns are stiffer or it may be the lighter head unit but it is better.

With luck the overview video will be up late tonight or early Friday. The second video with all the cutting and so on should be done by Sunday or Monday.

Peter

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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2017, 01:51 AM »
I think that I am going to have to buy a banding machine now to re-pack all the tools - life is never easy.

Peter

You can get banding with band buckles that are fitted by hand - much cheaper for the occasional use.

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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 06:12 AM »
Thanks @Bohdan

You learn something new every day.

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2017, 07:46 PM »
Baha ha.  Come on these reviews are getting ridiculous.  This crap has nothing to do with how  real professionals work.  Great marketing for the part timers buying into the festool propaganda. Sorry to be so harsh but this is getting ridiculous.

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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2017, 10:18 PM »
Baha ha.  Come on these reviews are getting ridiculous.  This crap has nothing to do with how  real professionals work.  Great marketing for the part timers buying into the festool propaganda. Sorry to be so harsh but this is getting ridiculous.


Didn't make you click on this thread... didn't make you watch one (or both) videos... perhaps you leave us non professionals alone in the videos that make us happy and entertain us.

Perhaps you should go to the professional Festool owners forum, you can find it at the same place you can get a nice warm glass of ...

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2017, 03:47 AM »
It is interesting the number of professionals who do indeed use these Festool items. They are probably the ones who have too much work to spend time on a thread like this or are so well organised that they can enjoy a bit of FOG leisure time. I visit several local professionals who do not blog, are not members of any fora and work 6 days a week. I keep them up to speed with new kit and, when I am able, I show them any kit that has been on loan to me before it is sent back.

I sometimes help them out with routine stuff. I made a batch of KS120 zero clearance inserts not so long ago which went to professional friends - at least one of whom is a serious professional and FOG member. By this morning I have sent out 98 sets of plans for these toolbox inserts.

I first saw the large Festool toolbox in a working environment being used by one of the chaps working on a £3m house near London. One of my desks had been delivered the day before and so I was able to show it off to him. It was quite topical as the desk was walnut and he was just finishing off the solid walnut detail on the staircase.

Peter
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2017, 10:32 AM »
I'm currently at a theatre with a number of professionals. Nearly all of them have had a play with my tracksaw and said how much they like it and one of them has even ordered one online today. They obviously knew of Festool but viewed it as expensive after seeing the accuracy and me explaining the 3year warranty and insurance they all seemed very impressed and they liked the systainers and how they link etc.


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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 12:26 AM »
Many thanks Don.

The kit is excellent but not cheap. Some argue that it is better to make your own but I doubt whether a busy professional could justify spending the time doing this. My "guesstimate" is that most professionals could earn enough in time that they would take to make toolboxes (with drawers and that fit together) to buy double the number of Festool storage solutions than they need.

Peter

Even for us hardcore hobby types it's worth it, protecting your investment and making things portable at the same time.  I have convinced my wife to use these for all of her craft, sewing and nail polish collections.  I have and am making furniture all the time for her hobbies but these make a great solution to things you want to have mobile.  Now when she goes to a crafting event she can bring all her Sortainers with a cart and wheel it in, even if that event is just out in the living room or at a friends house.   

At first she had a fairly negative reaction to the price of the items but slowly she's coming around.