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Offline Cheese

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2017, 09:34 PM »
I too like my Carvex 420 and love that it's cordless!

I envy you...I wish I would have opted for the cordless Carvex...but I was way into the Milwaukee battery platform at the time.  [sad] [crying] [sad]

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Offline Flatsawn

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2017, 11:08 PM »
I regret buying the CXS because it's mia I can't find it anywhere. Now I'm going to have to buy another [mad]

Offline ScotF

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« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2017, 11:57 PM »
The Trion and Carvex were both good saws and I never had issues with adjusting blade guides. But, I did have challenges cutting straight on the rail or using a fence. The Carvex had a slight amount of where the base mounted to the saw and this caused some inaccuracies. I might buy a cordless version, though, as I think it is the best cordless option available and having one would be perfect in many applications. I would probably just get the saw as the bases really were not useful for most of my cutting needs.

Offline Mort

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2017, 01:27 AM »
I wouldn't call it a regret, but I did end up selling my Carvex. It's fine and all, but I didn't think it was good enough to justify the extra money.

I bought a Bosch 470 instead. I will miss the led lights, but not adjusting the g-d blade guide all the time.
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Online bkharman

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2017, 09:24 AM »
@bkharman can you say more about your MFT setup? I have a track saw but no table, i'm cutting on the floor for now. I've got a craigslist alert and I think I want the full table with angle guide and everything. Would love to learn more about how you've got things set up.

Also for some reference, i've got a small shop, so i'm trying to get as much mileage out of the track saw as I can. No room for a permanent chop saw, table saw, etc. I was thinking the full MFT would help replace a few other tools (even if it's not an ideal replacement).

By the way @schneems , If you still want the full kit and only find the table on CL or elsewhere, I will be glad to sell you the rest of it (maybe minus the small rail) on the cheap.  It just sits on a shelf for the most part collecting dust (not sawdust!).

cheers.  Bryan.
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Offline john5mt

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2017, 11:16 AM »
Track saw accessory kit. Sat on the shelf forever. Stupid miter gauge wasn't accurate. Seems like they took another stab at it with the hkc

D 93 sander. I always end up using the ro90

Buying two 55inch tracks instead of getting a 55 and a 118

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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2017, 11:42 AM »
The Kapex, hands down.  The danged thing isn't even close to being accurate.  Of by as much as a degree or so.  Inexcusable.

Just adjust the Kapex. Look at the Kapex Supplemental Users Manual, page 24.

From the factory, my Kapex was within .12º and after some tweaking I got it to within .05º.

https://www.festoolusa.com/media/pdf/Kapex-KS120-Supplemental-Manual.pdf
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Online T. Ernsberger

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2017, 12:27 PM »
I wouldn't call it a regret, but I did end up selling my Carvex. It's fine and all, but I didn't think it was good enough to justify the extra money.

I bought a Bosch 470 instead. I will miss the led lights, but not adjusting the g-d blade guide all the time.


I bought the Bosch JS572 and it has a LED light and great dust collection.  After reading all the problems with the Carvex and friends that have it telling me not to buy it I bought the Bosch and it's amazing. 

Offline Mort

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2017, 12:36 PM »
I thought about the 572, but it was $100 more, and I don't really use it enough to justify just for some lights. And I like Bosch's dust blower, it goes all over (like every jigsaw) but at least I can see my cut line.
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Offline Nige#58

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2017, 12:44 PM »
Guide rail end deflector just doesn't work and Carvex accessory sys, never use anything in it. That's it.

Offline jaykojc

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« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2017, 05:13 PM »
OF 1400.  It was too big to be convenient but not powerful enough to replace a true 3hp router.  I found the ergonomics of the strange handle setup to be awkward.  Bad visibility.  Given the price and the competition in this space, it should certainly have LEDs or some sort of light.  Sold and bought the 2200.  Might get the 1100 for small work/with the shelf pin jig.

Offline kmharrigan

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« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2017, 07:04 PM »
The only thing that I regret purchasing was the Kapex saw w/stand and extensions. The Kapex saw is only a 10" saw, I install cabinets for a living, a 10" saw just doesn't cut it. My only regret for the kapex was in the returning of the saw, stand and extensions. I was only able to return the saw and not the stand and extensions. So now  I am stuck with the stand and extensions that I cannot use at a cost of $888.00. If anyone is need of a kapex. stand & extensions I will happy to let them go at a discounted rate.

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Offline Flatsawn

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2017, 09:04 PM »
That goofy tape measure. Would never retract correctly. I gave it to my wife (actually I just let it sit on the counter) She uses it because she doesn't know the difference.
 But I'm glad I bought the cxs drill because I found it  [big grin] It was the last place I looked. Why is everything I find in the last place I look? [unsure]

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Offline jack fielding

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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2017, 01:00 PM »
cl12 drill ts15 drill and trion jig saw.  Totally unacceptable tools, in the systainer using makita, dewalt tools.  I have no issue with ALL of the other festool tools i own like, kapex, ts75, six 1080's, mfs 400 and 700, all of the sanders toolie tools tapes, ETC ETC I am a Festool Nut, but for me NO DRILLS AND NO JIG SAW

Offline jaguar36

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2017, 07:13 AM »
Kapex hands down.  I kept trying to like it, but I should have just given up and returned it.  Instead I sold it for a fair loss a few months later.

I'll also put on my flame suit and say the Domino too.   I still use it from time to time, but its so fiddly, never as accurate as I'd like, so much room for error, and so un-egronomic.

Offline Mort

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2017, 09:13 AM »
Why is everything I find in the last place I look? [unsure]

Mark

Because if you found it, why would you keep looking for it?
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Offline rlamb007

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« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2017, 10:30 AM »
Parallel Guide for the Track saw - For me it is very cumbersome and hard to set. I have spent WAY to much time trying to calibrate
 and set it up. And being Metric only, adds another level of complexity. Now I use simple plywood sliding sticks.  The Festool Parallel guides have not be used in a long time.

Offline Edward A Reno III

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« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2017, 02:56 PM »
Hmmm...brave man.  Just curious, where are you getting the errors?

I'll also put on my flame suit and say the Domino too.   I still use it from time to time, but its so fiddly, never as accurate as I'd like, so much room for error, and so un-egronomic.
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Offline jaguar36

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2017, 01:18 PM »
Hmmm...brave man.  Just curious, where are you getting the errors?

I'll also put on my flame suit and say the Domino too.   I still use it from time to time, but its so fiddly, never as accurate as I'd like, so much room for error, and so un-egronomic.
Some errors come from the multitude of adjustments that need to be made on the tool: bit, depth, height, angle, width.  I'll sometimes forget to change one of them, which can be disastrous.  By accuracy I just mean that when I try to glue up a panel, the faces rarely end up perfect and require to much sanding.  The outrigger guides are basically worthless, they don't stay attached well, and its far to easy for little position errors to accumulate on a long run making the dominos not line up.

Most of this is certainly user error, but I feel like there are just way to many ways for the user to make errors with a domino.

Offline Runhard

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« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2017, 11:39 AM »
Hose Hook   [embarassed]

I just received the hose hook and discovered that it is not compatible with the new CT dust extractors. I should have read the details better as it is for the older CT11, 22, and 33. I thought that there was a hose hook for the newer CTs.  [scratch chin]
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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Carvex 420 Jigsaw.                                                           
C.M.S. fence for table saw.                                                 
C.M.S. extension tables.
Hose deflector.
Compact cleaning kit.
SYS open toolboxes sizes 1 and 2.
SYS-Roll trolley.
All gone via eBay.

The TSC dust chute that prevents hose droop on a TS-55R. For a few hours maybe.
If it only rotated from 8 to 4 o'clock it would be perfect, instead of very annoying.

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Offline ElectricFeet

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« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2017, 03:11 PM »
That goofy tape measure. Would never retract correctly.

+1 on this. My main gripe is that it's inches and cm and the inches side always seems to be on the side where I'm trying to measure cm.

Mine retracts OK, but:
a) It only extends qround 70cm before bending -- not good;
b) The ink on the labelling is a bit too thick, so your eyes get lost in a sea of ink;
c) It doesn't feel like Festool quality and certainly doesn't justify the cost.

Taking inside measurements with the little window thing it good though. But other cheaper tapes do this too. 

Offline ElectricFeet

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« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2017, 03:13 PM »
I regret buying a 15V drill/driver. It was my first Festool purchase. If I'd known how great Festool would turn out to be and how many tools run on 18V, I would have bought an 18V one.

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #83 on: April 09, 2017, 04:51 PM »
Me too, the tape measure. It has never closed on its own since I bought it a few years ago. But like most koolaid drinkers, it's still on my MFT for the occasional layout though truthfully I use my Fastcaps more often.
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Offline skids

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« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2017, 06:00 PM »
cl12 drill ts15 drill and trion jig saw.  Totally unacceptable tools, in the systainer using makita, dewalt tools.  I have no issue with ALL of the other festool tools i own like, kapex, ts75, six 1080's, mfs 400 and 700, all of the sanders toolie tools tapes, ETC ETC I am a Festool Nut, but for me NO DRILLS AND NO JIG SAW

You just bought the wrong drills in the line up. I had the C12 and agree, which is why I sold and got the CXS, and the T18. Potent combo.
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Offline Flatsawn

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2017, 07:18 PM »
That goofy tape measure. Would never retract correctly.

+1 on this. My main gripe is that it's inches and cm and the inches side always seems to be on the side where I'm trying to measure cm.

Mine retracts OK, but:
a) It only extends qround 70cm before bending -- not good;
b) The ink on the labelling is a bit too thick, so your eyes get lost in a sea of ink;
c) It doesn't feel like Festool quality and certainly doesn't justify the cost.

Taking inside measurements with the little window thing it good though. But other cheaper tapes do this too.

I'll have to take your word for it, I never got past the retract to know.  [big grin]
I think they were made that way I once saw a utube video where a guy repaired it. I thought about it, then thought why bother?