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Offline rniles

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« Reply #1080 on: June 24, 2018, 12:34 AM »
I wish Festool greatly expanded their 12v line.  Jigsaw, impact driver and planer to name a few of the tools which would complement the CXS and TXS rather well. 
RO90, RO150, CXS, DWC18, DOMINO 700, TS55, CARVEX, PRO5, MIDI, MFT 1080

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Offline pixelated

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« Reply #1081 on: August 25, 2018, 08:46 PM »
A Bluetooth integrated battery for the cordless sanders. Was a little surprised to find out today that the current line can't trigger a Bluetooth-enabled vac. Though I understand the appeal of a non-tethered-by-anything sander, and I guess the BT remote button is almost as good.

Offline Thistleman

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« Reply #1082 on: August 27, 2018, 07:51 PM »
A USB charger module to fit on a 18v 6ah battery so that I could have recharged my phone when it died on me this afternoon
Festool, Mafell and Felder

Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #1083 on: August 27, 2018, 07:59 PM »
A Kapex (free of motor concerns/worries) WITH a SawStop feature.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #1084 on: August 27, 2018, 11:39 PM »
A Kapex (free of motor concerns/worries) WITH a SawStop feature.

I thought the smoke coming out was the saw stop feature.

Offline jjowen

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« Reply #1085 on: August 28, 2018, 06:17 PM »
A USB charger module to fit on a 18v 6ah battery so that I could have recharged my phone when it died on me this afternoon

They do; part number 202113 (or 202112 in the UK?). This adaptor has a couple of other features too, which you may, or may not, use.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2018, 06:26 PM by jjowen »
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Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #1086 on: August 28, 2018, 07:57 PM »
A Kapex (free of motor concerns/worries) WITH a SawStop feature.

I thought the smoke coming out was the saw stop feature.

Only when the brake pad is nearing the end of its life! [big grin]

Offline pettyconstruction

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« Reply #1087 on: August 28, 2018, 08:23 PM »
18v cordless vecturo


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Offline mrB

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« Reply #1088 on: September 24, 2018, 05:25 AM »
A USB charger module to fit on a 18v 6ah battery so that I could have recharged my phone when it died on me this afternoon

Yeah! This seems like it could easily be produced (who cares where) and sold. Would make GREAT extra use for my 8+ festool batteries. I feel like festool might be the only notable tool line without this bonus product. Excluding the £150 sys rock option for usb charging. . . . . [eek] [eek]
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline WillAdams

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« Reply #1089 on: September 24, 2018, 08:47 AM »
A trim router intended for CNC operation:

 - narrow (~43mm diameter like the Kress 800-FME)
 - cylindrical body which is easily clamped
 - large collet, at least up to 1/2" (ER-20 would be nice, as opposed to something proprietary) --- the largest collet option for the smaller/lighter trim routers seems to be a 3/8"
 - brushless motor with variable speed --- something like the 10,000--30,000 RPM the Makita affords would be fine, though the higher speeds aren't needed, and lower ones, if they could be achieved w/ suitable torque, would be welcome
 - as powerful as one can get out of a 15A 110V outlet in the U.S. --- I'd be fine w/ using a dedicated circuit

Offline sprior

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« Reply #1090 on: September 24, 2018, 02:50 PM »
A trim router intended for CNC operation:


The interesting part about this request is that Festool apparently does supply the router component used in the Shaper Origin.

Offline Svar

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« Reply #1091 on: September 24, 2018, 03:44 PM »
A trim router intended for CNC operation:

 - narrow (~43mm diameter like the Kress 800-FME)
 - cylindrical body which is easily clamped
 - large collet, at least up to 1/2" (ER-20 would be nice, as opposed to something proprietary) --- the largest collet option for the smaller/lighter trim routers seems to be a 3/8"
 - brushless motor with variable speed --- something like the 10,000--30,000 RPM the Makita affords would be fine, though the higher speeds aren't needed, and lower ones, if they could be achieved w/ suitable torque, would be welcome
 - as powerful as one can get out of a 15A 110V outlet in the U.S. --- I'd be fine w/ using a dedicated circuit

A trim router "as powerful as one can get out of a 15A 110V outlet" and "large collet, at least up to 1/2"?
At 1700W this will not be a trim router.
Brushless AC motor in a power tool? Doubt it.

Offline demographic

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« Reply #1092 on: September 30, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Cordless Kapex 60.
I'm betting that theres one in the pipeline as theres several manufacturers making cordless sliding compound mitre saws and the 60 looks a nice size to do it with.
Jobsites are going cordless and to ignore it is a massive mistake.

Offline BMH

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« Reply #1093 on: December 10, 2018, 07:18 PM »
A robot vacuum, it would be great for large shop or small hangars. Hepa filter and auto charging

Offline ijhursh

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« Reply #1094 on: January 13, 2019, 08:26 AM »
All the accessories available in Europe available here, non-powered accessories should be a no brainer, ig:SYS 1 ce-sort, ratchet kit, me-1000, tables to make track saw a table saw, gig saw table, etc.

Offline TSO Products

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« Reply #1095 on: January 13, 2019, 10:51 AM »
A robot vacuum, it would be great for large shop or small hangars. Hepa filter and auto charging
@BMH - NILFISK Advance  in Minnesota may well have something like that in their institutional line up or at least on their product development roadmap.
Warehouses are an obvious market to drive demand for something "un-manned" like that.

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Offline lerabotperche

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« Reply #1096 on: January 13, 2019, 10:56 AM »
I wish Festool supply brand new tools with a set to start working immediately

I wish Festool makes an impact wrench

I wish Festool add led option on EVERY tools

I wish Festool makes a drill press :)

Offline JimH2

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« Reply #1097 on: January 13, 2019, 11:51 AM »
Fewer tools with more effort put into improving and enhancing existing tools instead of maintaining a huge catalog of tools and accessories. There are plenty of other manufacturers to fill in the gaps now and they will be there if the catalog is pruned.

Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #1098 on: January 13, 2019, 12:43 PM »
I wish Festool could come up with a conversion or add-on kit that would allow the DF 500 to cut thicker/deeper mortises (no need to be as deep as the deepest ones like the DF700's) for those few occasions that one may use a longer/thicker domino. May be someone outside Festool has already been looking into that! I could expect a huge demand for that add-on, if available, from existing DF500 users.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 12:50 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Gregor

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« Reply #1099 on: January 13, 2019, 01:39 PM »
I wish Festool could come up with a conversion or add-on kit that would allow the DF 500 to cut thicker/deeper mortises (no need to be as deep as the deepest ones like the DF700's) for those few occasions that one may use a longer/thicker domino. May be someone outside Festool has already been looking into that! I could expect a huge demand for that add-on, if available, from existing DF500 users.
I guess they have that stace that this already exists in the form of the DF 700 XL, so I wouldn't get my hopes up on that.

Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #1100 on: January 13, 2019, 02:00 PM »
I don't think they would release it even if they found a way as it would be affecting the Df700 sales. The DF 700 is not a solution to me because I don't build doors even though I can afford a DF700. I don't want a tool sitting in my shop used only once a year or even two. I use the DF500 in 70% of my projects (cabinets, edge jointing, etc.).

Same reason why Festool does not sell the smaller bits for the DF700 so it can be used to cutter smaller mortises like a DF500.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 02:15 PM by ChuckM »

Offline morts10n

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« Reply #1101 on: January 13, 2019, 02:40 PM »
 A small left blade circular saw with dust collection

Offline Svar

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« Reply #1102 on: January 13, 2019, 03:02 PM »
I wish Festool could come up with a conversion or add-on kit that would allow the DF 500 to cut thicker/deeper mortises...
The amount of stress the mechanism can take is the limitation.
You can add an off-the-shelf male to female threaded adapter to make bit longer, but plunge travel remains the same. No add on will fix it.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 03:14 PM by Svar »

Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #1103 on: January 13, 2019, 03:21 PM »
The limitation thing is certainly true. What we don't know is what that limit is vs the current DF500 configuration. May be the DF500 has the spare capacity, may be not. Like many problems resolved before, some creative solutions are obvious (but not necessarily to the mass) and some are not. I don't expect a too-obvious workaround that would meet my wish.


Offline Kodi Crescent

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« Reply #1104 on: January 20, 2019, 09:12 AM »
A trim router intended for CNC operation:

 - narrow (~43mm diameter like the Kress 800-FME)
 - cylindrical body which is easily clamped
 - large collet, at least up to 1/2" (ER-20 would be nice, as opposed to something proprietary) --- the largest collet option for the smaller/lighter trim routers seems to be a 3/8"
 - brushless motor with variable speed --- something like the 10,000--30,000 RPM the Makita affords would be fine, though the higher speeds aren't needed, and lower ones, if they could be achieved w/ suitable torque, would be welcome
 - as powerful as one can get out of a 15A 110V outlet in the U.S. --- I'd be fine w/ using a dedicated circuit

Mafell Milling Motor FM 1000.  1000W.  Only takes up to 8mm bits though.

Offline Alan B

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« Reply #1105 on: January 30, 2019, 05:01 AM »
I wish Festool made a better switch for the Domino DF500 to make the locking-on action smoother.

Offline JPCleary

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« Reply #1106 on: January 30, 2019, 08:24 AM »
Vecturo dust extraction
Not a professional, just a DIY festfool with apparently too much money on his hands -- Kapex120 | TS75 | OF1400 | CT26 | ETS EC125 | Carvex PS420 | CXS | Vecturo | MW 1000 | x2 MFT3 | UG Stand w/ wings

Offline neeleman

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« Reply #1107 on: January 30, 2019, 11:44 AM »
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Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #1108 on: February 11, 2019, 09:56 PM »
Systainer based cord real, basically so when you are switching tools, moving the vac, or go from tool to clean up mode the cord gets retracted back in.  I'm finding the cord to be a pain during switching around. And with the cyclone on top, there isn't a good place to toss the cord.  If it could fit under the cyclone with a jumper to the vac and then you pull the cord out as you need to work.

Offline OWKFEST

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a STEP STOOL SYSTAINER!
« Reply #1109 on: April 06, 2019, 03:49 PM »
I have been organizing my tools starting in the early 80’s. My shop is a small space and organization is important. I had several Rubbermaid tool boxes that at the time worked. This one pictured I use for my electric tools its about the size of a SYS 2. I like this box as a step stool. First Festool was TS55 in 2000, been trading out and up in some cases to Festools as needed.