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Offline Wim

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Have saw, will travel.
« on: February 21, 2007, 06:35 PM »
At the moment, I am helping a friend moving to a new house. One of the jobs was removing a laminate floor (in total about 50 m²) from the old house. I went in with the TS55, the CT MINI and the 800 mm guiderail (came with the OF1010). It was the first time I used the TS55 stand-alone, not on the CMS and outside my house. After adjusting both alignment knobs I made a dummy run on the rail to put the rubber splinterguard to size. Then the floor was divided into pieces of about 1,5 x 1,5 m. Only the last 10 cm at the wall I had to cut loose with a chisel. Because of the insulation layer I could just go through the thickness of the panels by a mm. It took me about 2 hours but most of the time I was shifting furniture.
To reduce costs (moving is costly) I was asked to cover two rooms in the new house with the laminate panels until over a few month a new floor will be layed.
My new sawtable was the pavement in front of the house, covered with insulation-material. I was not allowed to saw in the house because of the dust and the noise. There the guiderail-system proved to be almost perfect. With the 800 mm rail I had to make a few successive cuts to cover the length and width of the panels. The offset between each cut was a few tenth of a mm, not bad considering the uneven pavement.
Now most of the time was consumed by walking in and out of the house, fitting and measuring and above all explanations to the neighbours regarding my equipment. Most neighbours were really impressed by the ease of "freehand" sawing and the dustcollection. I am afraid I have one or two men more or less converted to Festool.
When the job was almost finished, my friend came to clean-up the mess and she was surprised to find so little sawdust. She commented:"The next floor you may cut inside the house"

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Offline Tinker

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Re: Have saw, will travel.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 06:31 AM »
I recently bought the CT 22 (I already have the 33 more or less permanantly installed in my cellar shop at end of my MFT 1080)  The purchase created a little static from above, at first.  i had been awaiting delivery of the 22 so i could do a couple of long awaited honeydo projects up in the house.  When I hooked up saw and vac hose to the 22 and started making noise, THE BOSS was standing by ready to clean up the mess as fast i could make it so I would not track all thru the house.  After about five minutes of standby with pan and brush at the ready, she finally gave up and let me play alone.  She was absolutely amazed at how little dust could be found as i continued working, without "supervion" I might add.
Wayne H. Tinker

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Have saw, will travel.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 09:21 AM »
I'm remodeling our master bathroom, which is connected directly to our bedroom.  I have my CT22 and MFT in the bathroom.   Despite using my TS55, RO150, OF1400, PSB300, Makita belt sander, and RotoZip drywall router (all hooked to the CT22), there's virtually NO dust tracked into the bedroom.    And, since the CT22 is always there and very quiet, it's easy to vacuum up the small amount of dust that does drop.