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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #390 on: February 06, 2012, 12:48 AM »
... made a module so I could turn my cordless drill into a corded one, and it would also work on the carvex when it is released in the US.

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and a hammer drill.

DeWalt used to offer an adapter like this for their old 24v NiCad line. I was told it was for rescue crews, one guy would run out with his cordless 24v recip saw and start cutting, while another would get a generator or inverter running and start stringing extension cord.
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Offline bonesbr549

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #391 on: February 06, 2012, 09:24 AM »
Oscilating spindle sander.  I know the DC would be great. 

Offline andvari

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« Reply #392 on: February 06, 2012, 10:02 AM »
A universal locking chuck for the drills - accepting Centrotec, wire detent and ball detent bits.

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Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #393 on: February 06, 2012, 10:28 AM »
Oscilating spindle sander.  I know the DC would be great. 

+1 on this.  There are two levels out there: 1)"darn near trash" that sells for $100 or so at the big boxes and 2)industrial models that sell for $1,000 or so from the big boys.   I think there is a good market here for something in the middle!

Offline Nick C

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« Reply #394 on: February 06, 2012, 10:42 PM »
Rubber or soft plastic clamp pads to slip over the metal clamping arm on the Festool standard and quick-release clamps. Then they wold be more useful for general light-duty clamping tasks. Although the clamping foot is padded, it's not always possible to orient the clamp so that the padded foot is on the finish surface, owing to interference from the clamp screw. For exmple, when clamping a workpiece to a drill press table, the only practical orientation is to have the clamping foot under the table, which puts the unpadded arm on top, in contact with the workpiece.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #395 on: February 07, 2012, 07:09 PM »
Rubber or soft plastic clamp pads to slip over the metal clamping arm on the Festool standard and quick-release clamps. Then they wold be more useful for general light-duty clamping tasks. Although the clamping foot is padded, it's not always possible to orient the clamp so that the padded foot is on the finish surface, owing to interference from the clamp screw. For exmple, when clamping a workpiece to a drill press table, the only practical orientation is to have the clamping foot under the table, which puts the unpadded arm on top, in contact with the workpiece.

Nice idea,
I remember seeing someone suggesting a length of plastic tubing to slip on to the metal arm for this purpose.
A quick and cheep solution. Festool would probably charge 15 bucks a go.
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #396 on: February 07, 2012, 08:23 PM »
Rubber or soft plastic clamp pads to slip over the metal clamping arm on the Festool standard and quick-release clamps. Then they wold be more useful for general light-duty clamping tasks. Although the clamping foot is padded, it's not always possible to orient the clamp so that the padded foot is on the finish surface, owing to interference from the clamp screw. For exmple, when clamping a workpiece to a drill press table, the only practical orientation is to have the clamping foot under the table, which puts the unpadded arm on top, in contact with the workpiece.

Nice idea,
I remember seeing someone suggesting a length of plastic tubing to slip on to the metal arm for this purpose.
A quick and cheep solution. Festool would probably charge 15 bucks a go.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #397 on: February 07, 2012, 08:27 PM »
Rubber or soft plastic clamp pads to slip over the metal clamping arm on the Festool standard and quick-release clamps. Then they wold be more useful for general light-duty clamping tasks. Although the clamping foot is padded, it's not always possible to orient the clamp so that the padded foot is on the finish surface, owing to interference from the clamp screw. For exmple, when clamping a workpiece to a drill press table, the only practical orientation is to have the clamping foot under the table, which puts the unpadded arm on top, in contact with the workpiece.

Nice idea,
I remember seeing someone suggesting a length of plastic tubing to slip on to the metal arm for this purpose.
A quick and cheep solution. Festool would probably charge 15 bucks a go.

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Offline jacko9

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« Reply #398 on: February 08, 2012, 08:37 PM »
I wish that Festool would make a sander with the capability to use different diameter sanding heads from the small RO 90 3.5 inch right up to the 6 inch diameter of the larger machines.  A universal sander with a variable speed motor to provide the ideal sanding speed for the size head selected.

Offline Kev

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« Reply #399 on: February 09, 2012, 01:16 AM »
How about a CT unit with the boom arm support telescoping up out of the chassis itself. 4 telescoping sections on a CT36 chassis should do it. Vacuum and power in the tube. Short head piece (say 30cm) so that you wouldn't need a clumsy outer frame for support. Then you'd only need a short hose and a short pluggit at your table (say 2m).

Another potential ... Alter the WCR so that one of the supports is a hollow boom arm ...

I love Festool and I'd like some overhead Vac capability (needs to be mobile for my workspace) - but I look at the Ikea quality tubing exoskeleton and inwardly groan. C'mon Festool - you can too so much better that that clumsy boom arm. I know it fits a couple of different model Vacs and you can still snug the Vac under the bench ... but I just saw a picture of one of the forum members with a CT and boom arm in the back of his truck and thought "YUCK".

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #400 on: February 10, 2012, 10:14 AM »
Just been cutting some Oak piece with my TS75!    Well I have had to clamp the rail not using the tracks  just clamp the down like a you would if it was just a sheet of metal!   This was because the rail over hung the oak piece and so the tracks where the clamps go normally where useless!     Untill recently due to a FOG post I found out Maffel guide rails have a track closer to the splinter guard where your clamps can go! 

Well I wish Festool did the same thing or better because that would be a very usefull feature especially for this job I am on now!  AND many jobs I have done and jobs in the future hopefully will be doing!


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« Reply #401 on: February 10, 2012, 10:17 AM »
Just been cutting some Oak piece with my TS75!    Well I have had to clamp the rail not using the tracks  just clamp the down like a you would if it was just a sheet of metal!   This was because the rail over hung the oak piece and so the tracks where the clamps go normally where useless!     Untill recently due to a FOG post I found out Maffel guide rails have a track closer to the splinter guard where your clamps can go! 

Well I wish Festool did the same thing or better because that would be a very usefull feature especially for this job I am on now!  AND many jobs I have done and jobs in the future hopefully will be doing!


JMB

I agree.  I've had that issue too.

Offline Nigel

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« Reply #402 on: February 10, 2012, 10:23 AM »
Yep,can be right pain in the rear that.

Offline Alan m

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« Reply #403 on: February 10, 2012, 02:13 PM »
im sure some kind of bracket could be made up . if there was a L shaped piece sticking down  with another L shaped piece going back under the timber. then clamp the end of the second L piece to the timber
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Offline jacko9

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« Reply #404 on: February 10, 2012, 11:01 PM »
I posted this on our Facebook fan page recently and there were a lot of responses. 

Obviously, we've had many threads here with various "wishes" but in a word or two, let's hear what you wish Festool would offer that it currently doesn't.



PS - Please keep it clean.  [embarassed]

Shane,

My son is a construction foreman in California and right now they are building three hospitals.  The inspectors are adamant about there being no dust in the holes that they drill for anchors and if Festool could provide a Rotary hammer drill with dust collection they would sell a whole lot of them to the construction trade.  I envision a drill with a sleeve that goes around the drill bit and retracts into the drill body as the drill bit progresses into the concrete.  A dust system could be around the drill flutes inside this sleeve.  It would take some engineering but, the payoff would be very lucrative.

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« Reply #405 on: February 10, 2012, 11:47 PM »
Jack,

Protool is the division that handles hammer drills/rotary hammers in the Festool family.  Let Festool know that you would like to see some of the Protool construction tools here.

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« Reply #406 on: February 11, 2012, 01:18 AM »
I posted this on our Facebook fan page recently and there were a lot of responses. 

Obviously, we've had many threads here with various "wishes" but in a word or two, let's hear what you wish Festool would offer that it currently doesn't.



PS - Please keep it clean.  [embarassed]

Shane,

My son is a construction foreman in California and right now they are building three hospitals.  The inspectors are adamant about there being no dust in the holes that they drill for anchors and if Festool could provide a Rotary hammer drill with dust collection they would sell a whole lot of them to the construction trade.  I envision a drill with a sleeve that goes around the drill bit and retracts into the drill body as the drill bit progresses into the concrete.  A dust system could be around the drill flutes inside this sleeve.  It would take some engineering but, the payoff would be very lucrative.

Jack

Like these?

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #407 on: February 11, 2012, 07:53 AM »
im sure some kind of bracket could be made up . if there was a L shaped piece sticking down  with another L shaped piece going back under the timber. then clamp the end of the second L piece to the timber


Yes!  but your thinking like a Workshop joiner again!   Gotta think like a site joiner!   Dont want to be carrying jigs around OR making up jigs  if festool can just make a rail which avoid this problem that would be great!   But yes your solution would work!

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #408 on: February 11, 2012, 08:24 AM »
Jack,

Protool is the division that handles hammer drills/rotary hammers in the Festool family.  Let Festool know that you would like to see some of the Protool construction tools here.

I'd like to see some Protool construction tools here.  How's that Ken.  The drills, grinders, cordless correlated screw gun and that's just off the top of my head.
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« Reply #409 on: February 11, 2012, 09:26 AM »
Not enough, Brice.  Say it with more feeeeeeling.  Groveling may help.  I think you should do a video.

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« Reply #410 on: February 11, 2012, 12:34 PM »
laser cross hairs built into the base of the routers so I know exactly where to plunge. I've used lines to center the base but it still takes time to get everything just so.
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« Reply #411 on: February 11, 2012, 12:48 PM »
Not enough, Brice.  Say it with more feeeeeeling.  Groveling may help.  I think you should do a video.

Ken, I was groveling when I had the big man's ear last summer. [big grin]
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #412 on: February 17, 2012, 06:19 PM »
I was looking at the 3 M Ear Protectors with built in Radio the other day and thinking, Everything is going digital soon here in Germany in Britain its already digital as far as I know.
So I will just have to wait till I can get a Digital version.

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So Festool I would like better Ear Protection lighter in weight, less noise getting through, and a digital radio receiver, WiFi,
MP3 etc.

Even a model with built in Eye Protection, like those Australian Eye Muffs - (can one say muff on here)

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http://www.eyemuffs.com/

This year would be a good launch date please

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« Reply #413 on: February 17, 2012, 07:13 PM »
I was looking at the 3 M Ear Protectors with built in Radio the other day and thinking, Everything is going digital soon here in Germany in Britain its already digital as far as I know.
So I will just have to wait till I can get a Digital version.

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So Festool I would like better Ear Protection lighter in weight, less noise getting through, and a digital radio receiver, WiFi,
MP3 etc.

Even a model with built in Eye Protection, like those Australian Eye Muffs - (can one say muff on here)

(Attachment Link)


http://www.eyemuffs.com/

This year would be a good launch date please



They could even have a subliminal message that plays.  No.  never mind.  We as FOG members send out that message all over the world every day.   [big grin]

For those who get here thru a search engine, this was in jest.

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« Reply #414 on: February 18, 2012, 10:24 AM »
Anybody know if those eye muffs are available in the UK ?
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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« Reply #415 on: February 18, 2012, 07:15 PM »
Anybody know if those eye muffs are available in the UK ?

they were designed by and australian company
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« Reply #416 on: February 18, 2012, 07:17 PM »
im sure you could find one of your family or friends  etc that has moved there to send you one.
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« Reply #417 on: February 18, 2012, 08:18 PM »
I haven't tried to get any myself, but I'm in Sydney ... so if push comes to shove I can give them a call and see if I can organise a price + shipping deal for FOG members.

Let me know guys.

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« Reply #418 on: February 18, 2012, 10:39 PM »
I know of at least 5 various tradesmen that were sold on the cordless drills until they were told that there was no matching cordless reciprocating saw. The guys just don't want to add another flavor of battery/chargers to their kit. I have a 18V Bosch cordless and it is a beautiful tool for what it is. Is it the tool for all day long demo work? Certainly not. But it is great for when it will take longer to string the cord than cut the hole type stuff.

As for myself, along with seeing a cordless version, I would like to see a corded one. One designed from the ground with dust collection in mind AND a headlight! It seems that 1/2 the time I use a reciprocating saw it is over my head and I just LOVE the way the dust rains down on me and everything else.

This business of "Festool won't introduce a tool unless they can make it 7 ways better" seems ludicrous in the case of a reciprocating saw as I am sure that Festool could:
1) make one more ergonomic.
2) better power to weight ratio
3) better balanced
4) WITH DUST COLLECTION
5) with a blade holder mechanism that doesn't seize, jam or otherwise act retarded
6) comes in Festool green
7) that doesn't crap out after a few uses.

So there's 7  [tongue]

If the folks at Festool can't make a better reciprocating saw than what's already out there, then I think their engineers are over-rated and lack imagination. Since we all know that the latter is not the case............

And I really think NA is a vast untapped market for the Protool line-up. If Germany doesn't think so then they are selling themselves short.  There is a funny phenomenon with Festools as one tool in the line-up sells yet another and another. I believe the same would be true for Protool line.
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« Reply #419 on: February 18, 2012, 10:54 PM »
I know of at least 5 various tradesmen that were sold on the cordless drills until they were told that there was no matching cordless reciprocating saw. The guys just don't want to add another flavor of battery/chargers to their kit. I have a 18V Bosch cordless and it is a beautiful tool for what it is. Is it the tool for all day long demo work? Certainly not. But it is great for when it will take longer to string the cord than cut the hole type stuff.

As for myself, along with seeing a cordless version, I would like to see a corded one. One designed from the ground with dust collection in mind AND a headlight! It seems that 1/2 the time I use a reciprocating saw it is over my head and I just LOVE the way the dust rains down on me and everything else.

This business of "Festool won't introduce a tool unless they can make it 7 ways better" seems ludicrous in the case of a reciprocating saw as I am sure that Festool could:
1) make one more ergonomic.
2) better power to weight ratio
3) better balanced
4) WITH DUST COLLECTION
5) with a blade holder mechanism that doesn't seize, jam or otherwise act retarded
6) comes in Festool green
7) that doesn't crap out after a few uses.

So there's 7  [tongue]

If the folks at Festool can't make a better reciprocating saw than what's already out there, then I think their engineers are over-rated and lack imagination. Since we all know that the latter is not the case............

And I really think NA is a vast untapped market for the Protool line-up. If Germany doesn't think so then they are selling themselves short.  There is a funny phenomenon with Festools as one tool in the line-up sells yet another and another. I believe the same would be true for Protool line.

Harry,

I like your thinking.

Cheers
Steve
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