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Offline secutanudu

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Domino light
« on: May 31, 2016, 01:55 PM »
An LED light on the domino to make it easier to read layout lines on the work and line them up with the domino's cursor would be OUTSTANDING.

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Offline danbox

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 02:52 PM »
Just glue this little guy on it.




Offline Holmz

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 03:52 PM »
Just glue this little guy on it.

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Offline danbox

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 04:19 PM »
I got mine at the Lego shop.

Offline conduitguy

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 04:16 PM »
I agree it would be dandy if Festool came out with a Domino light. I was working on something as it was getting dark recently, and I McGyvered this together. I just wrapped the elastic headband around the t-handle. The light is very compact and plenty bright. It also rotates up and down to put the light where it's needed.

Unfortunately, it looks like Surefire has stopped making this headlamp, called Minimus, and they are kind of expensive. The only one they have now is much larger and even more expensive. The thing about lighting the Domino is to use a light with even, hotspot-free illumination.

Offline RobBob

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 04:42 PM »
Festool could easily fix the lack of light on their tools simply by offering a small stick-on LED light that uses one of the common small flat, round batteries.  Should be Festool green.   ;)

It could be retroactively used on routers, drills, Dominos, Vecturo, etc...Of course, I would expect it to be offered at a small cost, not the usual over priced Festool branded price.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 03:16 PM by RobBob »

Offline conduitguy

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 01:40 AM »
Yeah. I doubt it would be cheap though. If they thought it out like they do most of their products, it would probably be worth it.

Offline Lou in DE

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 12:24 PM »
I've have the Syslite for just a few weeks and I am finding it extremely useful to help with older eyes!





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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 04:00 PM »
I've have the Syslite for just a few weeks and I am finding it extremely useful to help with older eyes!




  I need to buy that base since I've got two Syslites and either use them alone or mounted on a Tripod... [tongue]
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Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2016, 08:56 AM »
Excellent ideas!  I am so tired of moving around my corded desk lamp every time I use my DF 500...


Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2016, 09:10 AM »
I need to buy that base since I've got two Syslites and either use them alone or mounted on a Tripod... [tongue]

The magnetic base is fantastic...I use it along with a Syslite outside when I'm grilling, just stick it to the Weber frame. [cool]

Offline RobBob

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2016, 10:31 AM »
Wow, great ideas.  I never even thought to use it for a tool, machine, grill, etc light.

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 02:37 AM »
It's small enough to use for painting when cutting in. I can hold it with one hand.

Offline lunchman

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2016, 08:42 AM »
Here's how I resolved my lighting issue when I'm working in the shop. $20 at Lowe's.

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selections-13-25-in-Adjustable-Stainless-Steel-LED-Clip-On-Desk-Lamp-with-Metal-Shade/1000003084

Beats moving an old desk lamp around and clips to the workbench and portable stands I have set up for my bandsaw and spindle sander. And I did use it the other night when using the Domino.

Offline clark_fork

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2016, 01:41 PM »
There are various clip on reading lights that will work. This one is the Energizer LED Clip On Light at $7.00. It easily clips  upside-on and downside on when using the Domiplate. It easily lights up the infernal faint line although I usually hit the line with a Sharpie wiping off the excess. I wish they would etch this line deeper.





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Offline antss

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2016, 03:12 PM »
I bet @mirock  is working on an onboard light system for the domino as we speak.  [big grin]

Offline Ross 71

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Re: Domino light
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2016, 08:10 PM »
I can't do photos, so words will have to do. I bought 3 anglepoise lamps quite cheap. They have a large weighted plastic base, suitable for desk use. The arm of the anglepoise has a stub that just sockets into the base, allowing it to turn. Great for desk use, lousy for the workshop.

I cut some blocks of 2x2, bored a (14mm) hole through the top to fit the lamp spigot. Screw the block to the wall anywhere you want to place a lamp. I've got one block screwed to one pillar drill. The other pillar drill I found a piece of steel tube the correct bore. 4" length of tube, hammered flat leaving 1 1/2 " piece of tube untouched. Drill 2 holes in the flattened part and rivet it to the pulley housing.

I wish I'd thought of the steel tube approach earlier.... a neater solution.

I've picked these lamps up for £4 ish in sales, and they get thrown out by people who realise they aren't students anymore and so need something more expensive.
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