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Offline ceddy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1290 on: May 06, 2018, 08:49 PM »
Finally got a 2nd MFT, can't believe I waited so long. Got a C15 off ebay for 225$, it's like new with batteries. Also got a new 27mm hose in the new style and new TS55 since I'm sick of having to swap out the TS75 from the CMS module.

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Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1291 on: May 07, 2018, 10:33 PM »
I just received my Braided 36mm x 3.5m hose. Also picked up a c18 5.2ah on the recon sale. The drill feels like a beast after using the CXS. Looking forward to trying it out.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850

Offline ear3

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1292 on: May 11, 2018, 06:37 PM »
5m braided 36mm hose.

I took advantage of the 50% discount on the sleeved hoses that started the other week, so I couldn't justify upgrading my 27mm hose to the braided version.  But I could on the 36mm -- which I typically use only with tools that have integral plugs, like the 2200 and the HL850, so there is no concern about having to buy yet another hose sleeve to couple a plug.  Plus 5m of length vs. my current 3.5 36mm hose.

So I will be joining those people who are flooding the second hand market with the older AS hoses when I put my current one up for sale after the new one arrives.
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Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1293 on: May 12, 2018, 01:00 AM »
I used my old 36mm x 3.5m hose to make a short hose for the Kapex and a short hose for my Contractor Saw Stop.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850

Offline Twoodman66

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1294 on: May 15, 2018, 07:26 PM »
Conturo with mft table, MFK700 , EB base ,1,1.5,2 & 3mm router bits. Sys vac 1 plus 2(x2)
And not festool but Lamello Zeta p2/diamond

Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1295 on: May 17, 2018, 07:00 PM »
I just picked up an HL-850 for $250. It has two cutter heads. Looks to be in pretty good condition except for a small crack in the housing. I don’t think it will effect the performance.
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1296 on: May 17, 2018, 07:58 PM »
Over the past couple of Months.... MX1200 mixer and blades, 3 new Flexible Hoses, one of which promptly took residence in my Workshop Cleaning Kit as a replacement for the old 36mm AS hose that the Kit comes with.
2 Bluetooth Batteries, one Bluetooth Remote Kit
Granat Mesh Abrasives for Drywall Sanding along with the intermediate/interface  pads for them
Used TS75 Saw... need to get a rail or two for it, but that can wait... [smile]
Had to pass on a nice used MK700 Router Kit, A/C work on my house killed the budget for that... [crying]
Oh and thanks to @sixpoint socket... ‘Oliver’... I bought that 5mm drill bit and depth set for shelf work....
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline HowardH

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1297 on: May 17, 2018, 10:02 PM »
I just got the CMS jig saw insert for my Trion.  It's no bandsaw replacement but it really simplifies being able to cut curves without having to clamp and re-clamp constantly in order to not run into my MFT.  I'm just going to leave the Trion attached to it as I don't see needing to remove it unless for a special circumstance. It's a bit of a pain to unhook the hose and power cord every time I need to switch and install the router insert but for all of us that are space challenged, it's a pretty good solution.  I was amazed about how quickly it was sent from GB to Texas.  Only took 3 days to get here!
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1298 on: May 17, 2018, 11:27 PM »
@HowardH

I have one of those. They are great at making templates. Buy a variety of blades and they will  really help you scroll alot easier.

Im really surprised that Festool doesnt sell that in NA

Offline fiftythree

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1299 on: May 18, 2018, 11:56 AM »
I purchased an ETS 150/5 from Woodcraft on clearance the other day. It is last year's model without the new pad. I have a DF500 and a TS55 and this may be my favorite Festool so far. And the clearance price put it at about the same cost as a Bosch 6" sander.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1300 on: May 30, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Haven't bought much Festool for a while. Until today now that changed as  I had the need for a major improvement in my paint removal sanding gear. I've gotten by with a Metabo Turbo tec 425 5 inch sander, but it's rather wobbly with a high center of gravity for working on vertical surfaces also I miss the efficiency of the pllug it and systainer storage with the metabo. I have speculated on getting either  Rotex 125 or the etc etc 125 for the job og paint removal and finish preperation, but when I checked out the shop they had the Rotex 150 with the handle and being better for larger surfacing jobs I  dove in. I just think for agressive paint removal or working with hardwoods the Rotiex i the most capable. The  larger version seems to be the most popular for good reason, today I used it on som oak planks and it did a good job relatively easy sanding out uneveness left by planing with 60 gr granat and bringing it to finish (linseed oil for outdoor) ready with 120 gr.

So now I own the RO 150 to pair with the RO 90 for paint removal and wood surfacing.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 03:44 PM by PreferrablyWood »
RO 150, 850 HL E Planer rustic head standard head angle fence, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, sliding fence, VB and 2x VL extension tables, OF 2200, Accessory Set ZS OF 2200 M,36mm 5m antistatik hose, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set,  3.5m sleeved hose, Syslite duo, Sys 4 sort 3 x3, Sys Roll, Sys 1 Box x2 , classic Sys 3-Sort 4, classic Sys 3 Sort 6 x2, Sys Cart x3 Systainer 4 x2  as toolbox with selfmade inserts Systainer 5 as toolbox with insert.
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Offline niky1

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1301 on: June 04, 2018, 04:45 PM »
KS 120 UG-Set KAPEX [big grin]
Terminal KL-KS 120
2 x Crown stop AB-KS 120
Fine tooth saw blade 260x2,5x30 W80 .....

+ gift for free  [thumbs up]
Soft shell jacket, men Festool
3 x Crew neck T-Shirt men Festool
Safety cutter knife Festool
UVEX Safety glasses Festool
Tape measure Festool
Toolie multi function tool Festool
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1302 on: June 07, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Just picked up the DF 500 Q Set off the recon site.

I don't really have a need for it, but I wanted to score one when it came up.  I think I should be good to go with Festool purchases for a while now.  Although - I guess I am missing a rectangular sander...
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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1303 on: June 07, 2018, 01:24 PM »
A Vac-Sys System set from the recon site. Wow, I'm in love with this rig!

Thinking about how to make an 80/20 solid top bench 4 foot by 8 foot to assemble on and clamp the vac sys on a high adjustable 80/20 dual track mounted about a foot in from each end. That should be the ticket for door and cabinet side drilling and sanding...[emoji41]

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1304 on: June 07, 2018, 02:06 PM »
To celebrate a nightmarish home sale going through I picked up a CXS after lusting after it for a while. I have to say I'm a little perplexed by this drill. I get the balance, and the right angle and fast fix chucks. .but where it falls short for me so far:

The included 1/4" bit adapter is awfully wobbly when you have it going into the centrotec chuck.

They really should include or at least offer the Twinbox for this drill. Can't buy it anymore in the US. To that end how about some sort of Centrotec starter kit. The installer set isn't available either. .only in Europe. One of the big supposed benefits is centrotec yet I don't see many bits offered here.

For the purpose of getting into tight spaces and ergonomics I like the drill I'm just lost as to why it falls short when it comes to accessories. I need more time with this, it hasn't wowed me yet. I was hanging 2x4 on joists to mount light boxes, driving GRK 3 1/2" screws with T25 heads and it couldn't get them past about half way. My Milwaukee M12 non-fuel had no problem doing it.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 02:09 PM by DynaGlide »

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1305 on: June 07, 2018, 03:40 PM »
To celebrate a nightmarish home sale going through I picked up a CXS after lusting after it for a while. I have to say I'm a little perplexed by this drill. I get the balance, and the right angle and fast fix chucks. .but where it falls short for me so far:

The included 1/4" bit adapter is awfully wobbly when you have it going into the centrotec chuck.

They really should include or at least offer the Twinbox for this drill. Can't buy it anymore in the US. To that end how about some sort of Centrotec starter kit. The installer set isn't available either. .only in Europe. One of the big supposed benefits is centrotec yet I don't see many bits offered here.

For the purpose of getting into tight spaces and ergonomics I like the drill I'm just lost as to why it falls short when it comes to accessories. I need more time with this, it hasn't wowed me yet. I was hanging 2x4 on joists to mount light boxes, driving GRK 3 1/2" screws with T25 heads and it couldn't get them past about half way. My Milwaukee M12 non-fuel had no problem doing it.

I love the CXS and am also a Centrotec fan...

Is there a chance that the 1/4" Centrotec Tool Holder is not quite pushed in far enough in the Centrotec chuck? I have accidentally had this happen a couple of times and so it is worth a check.

Peter

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1306 on: June 07, 2018, 05:12 PM »
To celebrate a nightmarish home sale going through I picked up a CXS after lusting after it for a while. I have to say I'm a little perplexed by this drill. I get the balance, and the right angle and fast fix chucks. .but where it falls short for me so far:

The included 1/4" bit adapter is awfully wobbly when you have it going into the centrotec chuck.

They really should include or at least offer the Twinbox for this drill. Can't buy it anymore in the US. To that end how about some sort of Centrotec starter kit. The installer set isn't available either. .only in Europe. One of the big supposed benefits is centrotec yet I don't see many bits offered here.

For the purpose of getting into tight spaces and ergonomics I like the drill I'm just lost as to why it falls short when it comes to accessories. I need more time with this, it hasn't wowed me yet. I was hanging 2x4 on joists to mount light boxes, driving GRK 3 1/2" screws with T25 heads and it couldn't get them past about half way. My Milwaukee M12 non-fuel had no problem doing it.

I love the CXS and am also a Centrotec fan...

Is there a chance that the 1/4" Centrotec Tool Holder is not quite pushed in far enough in the Centrotec chuck? I have accidentally had this happen a couple of times and so it is worth a check.

Peter

@Peter Parfitt see the attached video of how it wobbles

Is this normal? Even the centrotec Chuck looks like it's wobbling

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1307 on: June 07, 2018, 05:19 PM »
My reconditioned CXS doesn't wobble like that. That doesn't seem normal.
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Offline jarbroen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1308 on: June 07, 2018, 05:32 PM »
The bit holder also looks a little too far out.  The backside of it should but up against the Centrotec chuck.
When I first got my CXS I had a similar problem.  The bit holder wouldn't seat all the way.  Turns out I had an extra magnet stuck in the hex socket - it had come off the Centrotec chuck.  The dealer swapped the chuck and I was good to go.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1309 on: June 07, 2018, 09:54 PM »
I searched the forum for cxs wobble and found several threads... With lots of people making excuses for it saying it's normal

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1310 on: June 08, 2018, 02:20 AM »
@DynaGlide

That does not look normal and you should go back to your dealer and get an expert opinion.

Good luck.

Peter

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1311 on: June 08, 2018, 08:28 AM »
@DynaGlide

That does not look normal and you should go back to your dealer and get an expert opinion.

Good luck.

Peter

@Peter Parfitt I will do that, thank you. I tried the jacobs and right angle chucks and they wobble pretty badly as well. If it were a $100 drill I'd live with it but. . .as it is it's causing the entire drill to shake when I touch the bit to something.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1312 on: June 08, 2018, 12:54 PM »
@Peter Parfitt

I went to the dealer and we were unable to get a good combination. We pulled out the demo CXS, my new CXS, and a package containing the centrotec bit holder and the centrotec chuck accessories. We tried every combination we could between the two CXS demo and new, the demo centrotec chuck, the new centrotec chuck, and the centrotec chuck from the accessory package, the bit holder from my CXS and the bit holder from the accessory package.

Observations:
The centrotec quick release bit holder from the 'kit' he pulled looked different than the one in my Systainer. It was silver while mine was black, and it had a green o-ring whereas mine didn't, and it seemed to wobble less in any given configuration. Every now and then we'd get the wobble to go away with a given setup but then removing the bit or bit holder and rotating it and re-inserting would reproduce wobble. No matter the setup the right angle chuck was unusable with the amount of wobble.

I ended up returning the CXS. He's ordering in several more, and will call after he's tested them out. The one I returned had a 1/2018 date on it.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2018, 12:59 PM by DynaGlide »

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1313 on: June 08, 2018, 01:59 PM »
It's definitely the best you could do. As others pointed out already, what you were experiencing isn't normal, and not acceptable. So let's hope for the new shipment of CXS as it's a great drill/driver!

Can you give me a link to the screws you couldn't sink with it?

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1314 on: June 08, 2018, 03:16 PM »
It's definitely the best you could do. As others pointed out already, what you were experiencing isn't normal, and not acceptable. So let's hope for the new shipment of CXS as it's a great drill/driver!

Can you give me a link to the screws you couldn't sink with it?

Kind regards,
Oliver

For the screws to be fair I hadn't charged the battery yet so I don't think I can rule on that just yet.