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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #720 on: May 05, 2014, 12:48 AM »


. . . .   a FESTOOL  bank account for me!   [eek] [big grin] [big grin]
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #721 on: May 05, 2014, 05:30 AM »
...a 30mm attachment soft pad for the Rotex 90 to sand small detail work.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #722 on: May 05, 2014, 06:02 AM »


. . . .   a FESTOOL  bank account for me!   [eek] [big grin] [big grin]

On a serious note...

How about a Festool loan scheme - to help young trades people get started? Festool would not need to be financially involved as it could easily be undertaken by experts in each country but Festool could do a deal with those providers and write the rules. Just like when you buy a car - the garages only offer the loans provided by completely independent financial people.

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« Reply #723 on: May 05, 2014, 09:08 AM »
...a 30mm attachment soft pad for the Rotex 90 to sand small detail work.
  That's really small.  For that large of a size change, wouldn't a motor housing in a smaller tool[I know, ANOTHER sander to buy.. [wink]] be the better way to go? Just wondering.
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #724 on: May 05, 2014, 09:29 AM »
...a 30mm attachment soft pad for the Rotex 90 to sand small detail work.
  That's really small.  For that large of a size change, wouldn't a motor housing in a smaller tool[I know, ANOTHER sander to buy.. [wink]] be the better way to go? Just wondering.

Yes, it is small. I was doing this by hand, because the 90mm pad is too big...was thinking that if only I had a smaller attachment, then I would have flown threw this task. Pic below.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #725 on: May 05, 2014, 11:42 AM »
...a 30mm attachment soft pad for the Rotex 90 to sand small detail work.
 That's really small.  For that large of a size change, wouldn't a motor housing in a smaller tool[I know, ANOTHER sander to buy.. [wink]] be the better way to go? Just wondering.

Yes, it is small. I was doing this by hand, because the 90mm pad is too big...was thinking that if only I had a smaller attachment, then I would have flown threw this task. Pic below.

If you have a Fein MM you could use the sanding profile kit
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #726 on: May 05, 2014, 12:33 PM »
Thanks, Greg. Just finished sanding it by hand. Yes, I will pick up the profile attachment before the next time. Good idea.

Offline Acrobat

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« Reply #727 on: May 08, 2014, 10:28 PM »
And I wish they made a better fence than the LA long version for the CMS Table saw. It doesn't seem to lock in parallel to the blade very well without a lot of fiddling.
Also whilst I think about it, a feather board for the CMS table saw is pretty much a necessity too.
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« Reply #728 on: May 09, 2014, 07:24 AM »
A corded battery...

That is, an AC adaptor for the battery-powered tools that attaches the way a battery does.

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« Reply #729 on: May 12, 2014, 01:48 PM »
zero clearance insert for Kapex.

ps...the European stuff everyone wants here, is that still Festool or under a different name?

Offline amt

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« Reply #730 on: May 12, 2014, 02:56 PM »
I would really like to see the pad modularity of the RO 90 applied to the EST 125 and 150.  It would be a huge cost savings to buy a ETS 125 and be able to have a quick change a delta and rectangular pad.

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« Reply #731 on: May 14, 2014, 03:52 AM »
I would really like to see the pad modularity of the RO 90 applied to the EST 125 and 150.  It would be a huge cost savings to buy a ETS 125 and be able to have a quick change a delta and rectangular pad.

I dare say you'll never see that on the 150's, but it'd be awesome as a ets125, dts400, rts400 option. I also think it's win/win for Festool as they'll sell heaps more abrasives to the "single sander family" and shops that use these tools a lot would just buy multiples anyway.

I have several Festool sanders, but only the dts400 out of the ets125, dts400, rts400 family set - I also have an ls130 with tons of compatible abrasives for the rts400 ... on to of thatI've got some 125 abrasives I won on a trigger happy ebay night after a couple of glasses of vino [embarassed]

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« Reply #732 on: May 14, 2014, 11:23 AM »
I wish Festool made something similar to the Mafell NFU 32 groove cutter.

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« Reply #733 on: May 21, 2014, 04:19 PM »
LCD viewing screen mounted on top of OF1400 so you can use router freehand and see your marking out with dust hood fitted 

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« Reply #734 on: May 25, 2014, 12:13 PM »
Drywall router with dust collection.

Offline Untidy Shop

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« Reply #735 on: May 25, 2014, 05:39 PM »
LCD viewing screen mounted on top of OF1400 so you can use router freehand and see your marking out with dust hood fitted 

Yes that is about the only area of this router's design that I find to be a significant fault. Hence in some situations I just have to eat the dust and chips. [eek]
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« Reply #736 on: June 02, 2014, 12:30 PM »
I wish festool would make an extended roller accessory for the Edge bander.


I have been making my own oak edging strips.  

I can get them down to 1mm which makes them perfectly flexible enough for the festool edge bander BUT!

Using my thicknesser to get them that thin can be a hit and miss because it would sometimes swallow the strips or cuts/snaps them down in length randomly when they pass through.

 Making them 2 to 2.5 mm is much easier BUT the edge bander has to be slightly off angle so not to bend the oak to much causing it to splinter/snap.    

I have been using 2 to 2.5 mm no problem but i would prefer if the secondary wheel attachment came out further (adjustable) to apply final pressure on the surface.

Ill attach some pictures showing the accessory attachment wheel I am referring to.

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Offline jimbouk

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« Reply #737 on: June 02, 2014, 04:13 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.
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« Reply #738 on: June 02, 2014, 04:52 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

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« Reply #739 on: June 02, 2014, 05:01 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.
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« Reply #740 on: June 02, 2014, 05:21 PM »
I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.

Hmmm, so it doesn't do 3mm thick edging? All the videos I have watched seem to indicate that it can.
Were your problems only with the homemade "real wood" or all 3mm. Also have you tried some veneer softener on that home made Oak veneer of yours?
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« Reply #741 on: June 03, 2014, 03:23 AM »
I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.

Hmmm, so it doesn't do 3mm thick edging? All the videos I have watched seem to indicate that it can.
Were your problems only with the homemade "real wood" or all 3mm. Also have you tried some veneer softener on that home made Oak veneer of yours?
Tim

No i don't know about the other stuff not tried that yet. I am sure it will work fine with bought 2 -3 mm stuff made for edging.  

I am having problems with home made stuff I make my self.    

I would like to work with home made edging stuff because some times I might only want a couple of metres making and I don't want to end up buying rolls of all different kinds of wood to store when I might only ever use one type of wood edging.  

Like I said I can get it thin enough but its a pain 2-3mm is nice thickness to machine up.


I didn't know you could get veneer softer.  That would make solid oak soft?!? Lol   Currently I'm using American white oak to make my edging strips

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« Reply #742 on: June 03, 2014, 03:25 AM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.

If you are buying you edging in  i'm sure it will work fine no?!?! Have you got festool edge bander

It's my home made stuff I'm having problems with.
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #743 on: June 03, 2014, 02:55 PM »
How about a 90* quick clamp?  That way i could use multiple to create a  vise along the entire length of the MFT3 instead of just clamping the 2 ends which also limits the length of material i can vertically clamp. hmmm maybe my idea doesn't work on second thought, but maybe it will inspire one of the FANTASTIC engineers at FESTOOL. 
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« Reply #744 on: June 03, 2014, 03:08 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.

If you are buying you edging in  i'm sure it will work fine no?!?! Have you got festool edge bander

It's my home made stuff I'm having problems with.

Yeah if its on a reel its already bent so far so i thought it would work.

Offline jimbouk

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« Reply #745 on: June 03, 2014, 04:02 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.

If you are buying you edging in  i'm sure it will work fine no?!?! Have you got festool edge bander

It's my home made stuff I'm having problems with.

No same deal. It works sometimes sometimes snaps. Sometimes just too much spring back to get a good join. Its meant for pvc edging or 1mm solid is what i have been told. The edging we buy is really good and had no issues at all in the past.

Saperate issue but the lamelo cantex is the nuts for trimming off solid edge after been applied, pricey but worth it if using a bit.
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« Reply #746 on: June 03, 2014, 04:27 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.

If you are buying you edging in  i'm sure it will work fine no?!?! Have you got festool edge bander

It's my home made stuff I'm having problems with.

No same deal. It works sometimes sometimes snaps. Sometimes just too much spring back to get a good join. Its meant for pvc edging or 1mm solid is what i have been told. The edging we buy is really good and had no issues at all in the past.

Saperate issue but the lamelo cantex is the nuts for trimming off solid edge after been applied, pricey but worth it if using a bit.


That's ridiculous price!!! LoL  not much to it.

That's for proper thick edging like 10mm thicker.

I use my CMS to trim of the excess.  I pack up the back fence by 4mm.  Then set if flush with a straight cutter.


Do you find when sanding the glue clogs up your sand paper!?!

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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« Reply #747 on: June 03, 2014, 05:04 PM »
I didn't know you could get veneer softer.  That would make solid oak soft?!? Lol   Currently I'm using American white oak to make my edging strips

I believe it is designed for thinner veneer, but it might work.
Haven't tried it, but I may need to apply some "homemade" 3mm trim and will try some hide glue and a veneer hammer as I don't have enough banding to send out and we don't have the Festool edge bander here in NA.

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« Reply #748 on: June 03, 2014, 05:07 PM »
+1 jmb. Big design flaw and makes the machine almost pointless for me the amount of hassle doing 2mm solid. Proper pony.


Yeah I think it is something festool should of picked up on.  

It took me 10 seconds.

Straight away I thought if this accessory wheel would extend forward it would be problem solved.

I did some at a strong to 2.5mm 3mm thick edging.  

Got poor results really.  They where to thick ended up rotating edge bander so much it was to far away from the edge really to apply proper pressure onto the surface.    If it had an extendable wheel I'm sure it would do the job.

Thicker I can get the edging the better 2-3mm is nice decent edge.

Yeah the stuff we get on the reel is 2mm thick. If it cant do that which is industry standard no point for me.

If you are buying you edging in  i'm sure it will work fine no?!?! Have you got festool edge bander

It's my home made stuff I'm having problems with.

No same deal. It works sometimes sometimes snaps. Sometimes just too much spring back to get a good join. Its meant for pvc edging or 1mm solid is what i have been told. The edging we buy is really good and had no issues at all in the past.

Saperate issue but the lamelo cantex is the nuts for trimming off solid edge after been applied, pricey but worth it if using a bit.


That's ridiculous price!!! LoL  not much to it.

That's for proper thick edging like 10mm thicker.

I use my CMS to trim of the excess.  I pack up the back fence by 4mm.  Then set if flush with a straight cutter.


Do you find when sanding the glue clogs up your sand paper!?!

Jmb

Yeah have found that on the blades of the cantex bit of a gummy glue build up on them. I dont really sand that much after using that only a slight rub with 240 or 320. I got the lamelo second hand for half price and still eye watering.
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« Reply #749 on: June 03, 2014, 05:23 PM »
Saperate issue but the lamelo cantex is the nuts for trimming off solid edge after been applied, pricey but worth it if using a bit.

Agreed. Love the Cantex. Trims 19mm edge like butter, without even kissing the veneer.
Tim