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Offline Kev

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« Reply #570 on: March 11, 2013, 07:21 PM »
You are correct, they are elongated slightly and need to be.


Tom

Darn - does that me we need a rectangular drill ?   [wink]

A service that converted rails to holy rails would be a really interesting idea. I have 1x3000, 2x 1400, 1x1080 and would gladly have them all "converted". As the track saw market grows, modifying, maintaining, repairing rails could become a be opportunity ... particularly if it solved the unique logistics in terms of transport!

So is the hole something that would need to be routed on a CNC? (I may need to go and have a look at lunch time as I still haven't invested in LR32 yet).

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Offline Alan m

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« Reply #571 on: March 11, 2013, 07:29 PM »
the holes are elongated to allow for movement and to aid adjustment of the sliding part


if you put that bushing plate  ontot he sliding part it should allow for a drill to be used
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« Reply #572 on: March 11, 2013, 10:45 PM »
I notice that Festool doesn't have a drill press.  One thing that might be good is an attachment for the Festool drills that holds it perfectly perpendicular to a surface.  Festool uses a router for some hole boring, but doesn't seem to have a good solution when the best answer is a drill bit.  I've tried one companies jig for a portable drill, but didn't find it to be very accurate, so I'd like a Festool quality solution.

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« Reply #573 on: March 12, 2013, 02:58 AM »
I notice that Festool doesn't have a drill press.  One thing that might be good is an attachment for the Festool drills that holds it perfectly perpendicular to a surface.  Festool uses a router for some hole boring, but doesn't seem to have a good solution when the best answer is a drill bit.  I've tried one companies jig for a portable drill, but didn't find it to be very accurate, so I'd like a Festool quality solution.

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Offline Kev

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« Reply #574 on: March 12, 2013, 06:39 AM »
I notice that Festool doesn't have a drill press.  One thing that might be good is an attachment for the Festool drills that holds it perfectly perpendicular to a surface.  Festool uses a router for some hole boring, but doesn't seem to have a good solution when the best answer is a drill bit.  I've tried one companies jig for a portable drill, but didn't find it to be very accurate, so I'd like a Festool quality solution.

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« Reply #575 on: March 12, 2013, 08:20 AM »
The issue with the Festool drills and a "drill holder / press accessory" is that most require a specific "neck" and would operate the best with a locking trigger.  The design of the drills currently don't support the "neck" and there is not a locking trigger.  Very few - if any - cordless drills have a locking trigger because of battery life, and the drill designs of the Festools have been highly engineered for hand held ergonomics.

Of course these are my views and observations - not Festool's.

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Offline James Watriss

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« Reply #576 on: March 13, 2013, 09:12 PM »
Fair points, but the neck issue is why fast-fix is key.

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« Reply #577 on: March 14, 2013, 03:19 AM »
The issue with the Festool drills and a "drill holder / press accessory" is that most require a specific "neck" and would operate the best with a locking trigger.  The design of the drills currently don't support the "neck" and there is not a locking trigger.  Very few - if any - cordless drills have a locking trigger because of battery life, and the drill designs of the Festools have been highly engineered for hand held ergonomics.

Of course these are my views and observations - not Festool's.

Peter

The TS saws are not designed with a trigger to stay on permanently, same with festool planers both require a extra piece of plastic to keep the triggers held in when they are mounted in a bench.  So the drills are no different really festool could do the same with the drills.

The fast fix heads are the designed  already to be fast fixed onto a larger accessory.

So the only thing I can agree is the batterie life but for one or two holes some where on a roof or something this would be ideal.  

The fast fix quickly attaching the drill on a fixed chuck attached to the stand which holds the drill bits ready.

When done un clip the drill from the fixed chuck which holds the bit in the drill stand.  Unlike others when you remove the drill the drill bit is still attached to the drill. You can leave your bit in the stand in the chuck all set up and you can easily swap from drilling to driving.



Oh another thing FESTOOL if you do decide to make this accessory drill stand please will you add a lock switch on the chuck so that you can add/remove a drill bit with out the need to attach the drill to the chuck to release/tighten the chuck.   Thank you!

Jmb

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Offline James Watriss

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« Reply #578 on: March 14, 2013, 11:28 AM »
-AC adapter that slides into the handle will solve battery life issues.
-Agreed on the plastic trigger lock.
-Chucking bits is easy. Fast fix mount to drill, other end of shaft, use centrotec. Chuck the bit into the chuck on the drill as usual, disconnect, and mount in the drill press accessory.



Offline Knight Woodworks

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« Reply #579 on: April 04, 2013, 08:59 AM »
A TXS... just thought I'd ask.

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« Reply #580 on: April 04, 2013, 03:51 PM »
Smaller packs for abrasives and domino tenons.  Seems like whenever you buy a new festool toy, you have to spend almost the same amount for the accompanying accessories.  For instance, let's say you buy a Rotex  sander, then you have to buy all the grits from 80 to 320 all at a 50 or 100 pack minimum per grit.  Same thing applies to the domino XL, not only do you have to buy the beech systainer assortments x2, you also have to buy the sipo tenons as well just to do outdoor projects.  What's worse about the domino XL is that the 12 mm and 14 mm are only available in the $95 cut your own 750 mm sticks.

I work at a power plant and just do woodworking as a hobby.  So I don't need 100 sheets of sandpaper per grit or 36 750mm sticks of sipo tenon stock.  Seems like festool sells these things with the mindset that all its customers are woodworking professionals and own a high volume business making high end cabinets and furniture.  Kinda wish festool would think of the little guys who work in small garages and would be happy with just 25 pack abrasives or 18 stick or less sipo tenon packs.
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« Reply #581 on: April 04, 2013, 05:58 PM »
Smaller packs for abrasives and domino tenons.  Seems like whenever you buy a new festool toy, you have to spend almost the same amount for the accompanying accessories.  For instance, let's say you buy a Rotex  sander, then you have to buy all the grits from 80 to 320 all at a 50 or 100 pack minimum per grit.  Same thing applies to the domino XL, not only do you have to buy the beech systainer assortments x2, you also have to buy the sipo tenons as well just to do outdoor projects.  What's worse about the domino XL is that the 12 mm and 14 mm are only available in the $95 cut your own 750 mm sticks.

I work at a power plant and just do woodworking as a hobby.  So I don't need 100 sheets of sandpaper per grit or 36 750mm sticks of sipo tenon stock.  Seems like festool sells these things with the mindset that all its customers are woodworking professionals and own a high volume business making high end cabinets and furniture.  Kinda wish festool would think of the little guys who work in small garages and would be happy with just 25 pack abrasives or 18 stick or less sipo tenon packs.

There are dealers that will sell abrasive assortments to you. Im also a hobbyist and I bought assortments for my RO150, ETS150, RO90 and DTS400. For my DTS400 I requested an assortment of 5 each: Granat 40-400, Brilliant2 40-400 and Rubin2 40-220 all in a systainer.
I would like to see a sipo Domino assortment.

Daniel
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Offline fdengel

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« Reply #582 on: April 09, 2013, 01:54 PM »
I'm envisioning a special FastFix chuck assembly that goes between the drill and another chuck, the way the angle adapter does.

This particular accessory places the drill at the end of a spring-loaded frame that rests against a workpiece, allowing the drill to be "plunged" into the workpiece to make perfectly perpendicular cuts.


Offline Midwood Worker

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« Reply #583 on: April 09, 2013, 08:32 PM »
A drill press [big grin]

Offline WPeters

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« Reply #584 on: April 10, 2013, 07:08 AM »
I would like to see them come out with a small hand vac that could be carried easily with one hand....(Think dirt devil or dust buster, but one that actually worked.)  It could be used with a tool in a pinch perhaps, but would be primarily focused on small clean ups.

Also, Are they working on an air-assisted airless finishing system?  I would like to see that someday!

How about cabinet design software???  [big grin]

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« Reply #585 on: April 10, 2013, 02:49 PM »
A How-To book/DVD on using the TS55/LR32/Domino/OF1010 etc. to make cabinets with all the insider tips would probably sell like hotcakes. Basically Guido's Chaos Theory in an Anglicized version. Festool could even make it a Dealer Promo item like the short videos they have been supplying the last few years.

Then we could all give CCarol some competition. [poke]
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Offline VictorL

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« Reply #586 on: April 10, 2013, 07:53 PM »
5 x 24 dominoes. I had conversation on another forum. Folks there use a lot of 16mm stock. The only reason why they are still using biscuit joiners for cabinets is that 5x30 dominoes don't  fit well 16mm sheet goods. 4x20 dominoes are too small for that task too.

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« Reply #587 on: April 11, 2013, 03:29 PM »
5 x 24 dominoes. I had conversation on another forum. Folks there use a lot of 16mm stock. The only reason why they are still using biscuit joiners for cabinets is that 5x30 dominoes don't  fit well 16mm sheet goods. 4x20 dominoes are too small for that task too.

i think this is one of the situations where it is better to make them yourself. you can make them any size you want
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Offline VictorL

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« Reply #588 on: April 11, 2013, 03:39 PM »
5 x 24 dominoes. I had conversation on another forum. Folks there use a lot of 16mm stock. The only reason why they are still using biscuit joiners for cabinets is that 5x30 dominoes don't  fit well 16mm sheet goods. 4x20 dominoes are too small for that task too.

i think this is one of the situations where it is better to make them yourself. you can make them any size you want

It's hard to find 16mm stock in the NA now. I'm not sure how popular 16mm sheet material in Europe, but I know at least 5 persons who didn't buy Domino because it's inconvenient for them. 

Offline Wooden Lungs

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« Reply #589 on: April 11, 2013, 04:32 PM »
What if festool made a vac rail???? You just hooked up the rail to vac system. Would leave saw/ router free to work. It could have a series of small holes to suck up saw dust as tool passed along it. So battery saw users would have no trailing leads to deal with. Rails are a static item when cutting/routing so vac should be too.??? Any opinions? I think london tube system uses rails to transfer power to the train would'nt it be great if your rails could transfer power to your tools? Without fire risk.....
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« Reply #590 on: April 17, 2013, 04:32 PM »
I wish Festool made a regular plane.
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« Reply #591 on: April 17, 2013, 07:17 PM »
I wish Festool made a mitre gauge for table saw.
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« Reply #592 on: April 17, 2013, 07:55 PM »
I wish Festool started making Protools and selling them here. [tongue] [big grin]
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« Reply #593 on: April 20, 2013, 03:16 AM »
Hey,   [eek]

I wish festool made the following:

- A similar machine to the domino that could bore out mortices for mortice locks.

- A sturdier, heavy duty, portable on site kapex saw table with built in drawers with small workbench, scrap box attachment, and an integrated power board. This table becomes the hub for all other tools in an on site set up situation. Additional tool holder for attaching multiple tools when not in use. When not in use, table easily packs away onto truck and be weatherproof.

- multimaster tool. Similar to the fein products. Blades to be sturdier.

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« Reply #594 on: April 20, 2013, 05:16 AM »
I wish festool made counter bore and plug cutters for the centrotec chuck.

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« Reply #595 on: April 20, 2013, 12:08 PM »
Hey,   [eek]

I wish festool made the following:

- A similar machine to the domino that could bore out mortices for mortice locks........



I'm pretty sure I saw someone on here use the Domino XL to bore for mortice locks.
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« Reply #596 on: April 24, 2013, 09:57 AM »
Hey,   [eek]

I wish festool made the following:

- A similar machine to the domino that could bore out mortices for mortice locks.

- A sturdier, heavy duty, portable on site kapex saw table with built in drawers with small workbench, scrap box attachment, and an integrated power board. This table becomes the hub for all other tools in an on site set up situation. Additional tool holder for attaching multiple tools when not in use. When not in use, table easily packs away onto truck and be weatherproof.

- multimaster tool. Similar to the fein products. Blades to be sturdier.

This can be done with the DF700 Domino - I show it in one of my Domino Extra videos.

Peter

Offline Mavrik

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« Reply #597 on: April 24, 2013, 12:10 PM »
I want a magic MFT table that:
- magically has holes in it when I want to attach clamps and dogs
- magically doesn't have holes in it through which screws and other small items can fall

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« Reply #598 on: April 24, 2013, 01:11 PM »
I want a magic MFT table that:
- magically has holes in it when I want to attach clamps and dogs
- magically doesn't have holes in it through which screws and other small items can fall

I heard they sell them at Hogwarts.

Offline fdengel

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« Reply #599 on: April 25, 2013, 11:15 AM »
I want a magic MFT table that:
- magically has holes in it when I want to attach clamps and dogs
- magically doesn't have holes in it through which screws and other small items can fall



Hmm... how about lining the hole walls with magnets?