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Offline mlanders

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« Reply #750 on: July 05, 2014, 05:38 PM »
I wish Festool made a guide rail connector that had a piece of tract an inch or two long with both guide rail connectors attached. Also there would be a quick connect or quarter turn lock, something faster/easier to use than constantly having to screw and unscrew the connectors.
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Offline bkharman

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« Reply #751 on: July 05, 2014, 09:16 PM »
I wish Festool made a guide rail connector that had a piece of tract an inch or two long with both guide rail connectors attached. Also there would be a quick connect or quarter turn lock, something faster/easier to use than constantly having to screw and unscrew the connectors.

Invest in the Makita rail connectors. You won't curse nearly as much and won't worry about putting a divot in your aluminum rails. Save the divots for the golf course.

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« Reply #752 on: July 05, 2014, 11:22 PM »
did i mention a magnetic extension with sleeve to guide screws that works with the centrotec??  i have many by other manufacturers, but none fit the centrotec?!?!  i would think this would be easy [unsure]
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« Reply #753 on: July 14, 2014, 04:11 AM »


As mentioned elsewhere in past months, I really like my CXS.

However after working in a dark enclosure within an old house today with the CXS and a Makita 18v 3amp, I do wish that Festool had installed its light like that on the Makita which can be trigger switched prior to bit rotation and remains on for a few seconds after bit stop.




And if anyone tells me I have missed some magic switch/technique with the CXS I will be  [mad] and   [embarassed].

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Offline bkharman

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« Reply #754 on: July 16, 2014, 12:15 AM »


As mentioned elsewhere in past months, I really like my CXS.

However after working in a dark enclosure within an old house today with the CXS and a Makita 18v 3amp, I do wish that Festool had installed its light like that on the Makita which can be trigger switched prior to bit rotation and remains on for a few seconds after bit stop.




And if anyone tells me I have missed some magic switch/technique with the CXS I will be  [mad] and   [embarassed].

If you squeeze it a hair, it will light up without rotating. You could also lock the drive between forward and reverse and it will also still light up.

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Offline jbasen

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« Reply #755 on: July 16, 2014, 06:47 PM »
Wireless hand-held remote control that would plug into the outlet on a CT vac and allow you to turn the vac on/off remotely.  The receiver end could have both a plug and an outlet on it so a wired tool could also be used to remotely trigger the vac. 

I am sooooo tired of constantly bending over to turn my ct mini on /off every time I'm using it to control dust with a battery operated tool. 

There are some products on the market that would plug between the vacuum and the wall.  However, that would mean the vacuum wouldn't operate unless the vacuum was first turned on with the wireless remote.  I don't feel this would be as convenient and I'm not sure they would be rated to handle the current of the vacuum with a large tool; like a Kapex. 

Hope this helps

Jay

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« Reply #756 on: July 17, 2014, 01:22 AM »
Wireless hand-held remote control that would plug into the outlet on a CT vac and allow you to turn the vac on/off remotely.  The receiver end could have both a plug and an outlet on it so a wired tool could also be used to remotely trigger the vac. 

I am sooooo tired of constantly bending over to turn my ct mini on /off every time I'm using it to control dust with a battery operated tool. 

There are some products on the market that would plug between the vacuum and the wall.  However, that would mean the vacuum wouldn't operate unless the vacuum was first turned on with the wireless remote.  I don't feel this would be as convenient and I'm not sure they would be rated to handle the current of the vacuum with a large tool; like a Kapex. 

Hope this helps

Jay

Although it is not an elegant solution...

If you have a second socket on the CT then you could put a wireless gadget into that and then plug something random into it. I do not know what the minimum current is to start the CT but it might be possible to have a light plugged in. Then when you press the wireless control the light (or whatever) goes on and makes the CT start.

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« Reply #757 on: July 17, 2014, 02:04 AM »
Wireless hand-held remote control that would plug into the outlet on a CT vac and allow you to turn the vac on/off remotely.  The receiver end could have both a plug and an outlet on it so a wired tool could also be used to remotely trigger the vac. 

I am sooooo tired of constantly bending over to turn my ct mini on /off every time I'm using it to control dust with a battery operated tool. 

There are some products on the market that would plug between the vacuum and the wall.  However, that would mean the vacuum wouldn't operate unless the vacuum was first turned on with the wireless remote.  I don't feel this would be as convenient and I'm not sure they would be rated to handle the current of the vacuum with a large tool; like a Kapex. 

Hope this helps

Jay

Although it is not an elegant solution...

If you have a second socket on the CT then you could put a wireless gadget into that and then plug something random into it. I do not know what the minimum current is to start the CT but it might be possible to have a light plugged in. Then when you press the wireless control the light (or whatever) goes on and makes the CT start.

Peter

Yes, and you could do the same thing with a multi-tap outlet. just plug in your remote controlled load, then activate it turn on the DE>
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Offline Jon Hilgenberg

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« Reply #758 on: July 22, 2014, 04:09 PM »
Need something like this, but in a systainer.  Would be handy to bring to a jobsite for those smaller rooms I have to work in and need to cut stuff

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Offline ShilohWood

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« Reply #759 on: August 04, 2014, 12:36 PM »
Nail guns......nail guns! [emoji24] Please!!!!

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« Reply #760 on: August 04, 2014, 01:38 PM »
Nail guns......nail guns! [emoji24] Please!!!!

Well, they actually do  [wink]

Schneider Airsystems is owned by TTS Tool Systems (the owner of Festool)

They are the one's with the Systainer compressor as well  [big grin]
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Offline live4ever

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« Reply #761 on: August 04, 2014, 03:40 PM »
A rail-guided wet saw.  Basically a TS55 with a water feed system and the necessary electrical modifications to be safe for use with water.

Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline woodguy7

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« Reply #762 on: August 04, 2014, 04:32 PM »
Now thats a good idea.  A TS with a diamond blade & water cooled
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Offline Alan m

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« Reply #763 on: August 04, 2014, 06:12 PM »
Id buy one of those . But it would need a wet vac with a water filter and recirculationg pump
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« Reply #764 on: August 04, 2014, 07:18 PM »
Id buy one of those . But it would need a wet vac with a water filter and recirculationg pump

Are there wet saws that attach to a vac? [huh]
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« Reply #765 on: August 04, 2014, 07:22 PM »
Fespack.

A cordless ETS90/5 with 3 feet of hose attaching to a cordless Mitey Mite extractor in a backpack. With a cup holder.

Offline Tom Gensmer

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« Reply #766 on: August 04, 2014, 07:45 PM »
For cutting tile, you wouldn't need a wet/dry vac, just a basin to collect the water, and the above-mentioned circulating pump.

You could actually rig something like this up with the TS-55(R), it's just operating the saw outside of factory recommendations. There are already plenty of water kits for circular saws out there (http://www.pearlabrasive.com/Pages/ItemProfile_Detail.aspx?ItemProfileId=871614&ItemClassNo=250), just get a 5" or 6" diamond blade, have the arbor bored to 20mm by your local blade shop, and make absolutely certain you're running on a GFCI.

Years ago I installed a lot of decks that consisted of 2'x2'x2" concrete pavers. I made all of the cuts with a worm drive saw (with water kit), Festool tracks, and a custom sub-base that I made that allowed the worm saw to integrate with the Festool track.

Later, I used the same setup for cutting floor tiles, using the water kit.

Still later, I used the setup with dry dust extraction to cut up wall tiles for a kitchen back splash.

If you plan on performing A LOT of wet cutting, you'd probably want to buy a TS-55/75 dedicated to the task, reserving your primary TS-55/75 for carpentry. According to my local Festool Rep, there are plenty of local granite counter top companies that fit diamond blades on their TS-55's. Granted, they burn the saws up quickly and void the warranty, but the utility and profit the saws deliver during their short lives more than makes up for the cost of replacement saws.

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Offline live4ever

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« Reply #767 on: August 04, 2014, 09:01 PM »
For cutting tile, you wouldn't need a wet/dry vac, just a basin to collect the water, and the above-mentioned circulating pump.

You could actually rig something like this up with the TS-55(R), it's just operating the saw outside of factory recommendations. There are already plenty of water kits for circular saws out there (http://www.pearlabrasive.com/Pages/ItemProfile_Detail.aspx?ItemProfileId=871614&ItemClassNo=250), just get a 5" or 6" diamond blade, have the arbor bored to 20mm by your local blade shop, and make absolutely certain you're running on a GFCI.

Years ago I installed a lot of decks that consisted of 2'x2'x2" concrete pavers. I made all of the cuts with a worm drive saw (with water kit), Festool tracks, and a custom sub-base that I made that allowed the worm saw to integrate with the Festool track.

Later, I used the same setup for cutting floor tiles, using the water kit.

Still later, I used the setup with dry dust extraction to cut up wall tiles for a kitchen back splash.

If you plan on performing A LOT of wet cutting, you'd probably want to buy a TS-55/75 dedicated to the task, reserving your primary TS-55/75 for carpentry. According to my local Festool Rep, there are plenty of local granite counter top companies that fit diamond blades on their TS-55's. Granted, they burn the saws up quickly and void the warranty, but the utility and profit the saws deliver during their short lives more than makes up for the cost of replacement saws.

Work safe, and have fun!  [big grin]

I'd definitely consider getting a second/used TS to see if I can rig this up.  I'm curious if mitered edges can be achieved this way.  I've seen many smaller fabricators use a rail guided wet saw (e.g. Accuride) that costs $2k.  Its rail system is a bit more beefy/stable compared to a Festool track though.
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Offline mrB

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« Reply #768 on: August 06, 2014, 08:29 AM »
I'm sure it has been said before. . .  . . A small CT Extractor in a systainer.  This would be so much more versatile for storage and transport for those of us who 'fully' utilise the systainer system.
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« Reply #769 on: August 06, 2014, 09:43 PM »
ear protection, iphone dock, bring back the safety glasses, power outlet adapter/LED light attachment accessory for the work center and a legit lunch sys tloc box and some.
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« Reply #770 on: September 13, 2014, 06:43 PM »
I'd like to see them make a benchtop bandsaw.  I am new to Festool however I am a long time admirer and the dust collection, system integration is awesome.

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« Reply #771 on: September 14, 2014, 01:51 AM »
 A repairable plug-it  [smile]

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« Reply #772 on: September 14, 2014, 01:55 AM »
A repairable plug-it  [smile]

They do. See my 'Plug-It' post.

Unfortunately, it is NAINA.
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« Reply #773 on: September 14, 2014, 01:58 AM »
naina  naina..... what a pity

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« Reply #774 on: September 20, 2014, 10:21 AM »
...long narrow head for the RO90 that would attach in delta mode. It would use the Stickfix abrasives so you could sand spots that are too narrow for either the round or delta heads

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« Reply #775 on: September 20, 2014, 11:25 AM »
I'd like to see them make a benchtop bandsaw.  I am new to Festool however I am a long time admirer and the dust collection, system integration is awesome.


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« Reply #776 on: September 26, 2014, 11:47 AM »
A system to lock in the systainers in job trailers and vans

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« Reply #777 on: September 26, 2014, 11:52 AM »
A system to lock in the systainers in job trailers and vans

This is a factor of NANIA for the Tanos range ... they make it, you're just not getting it [embarassed]

Offline CarolinaNomad

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« Reply #778 on: September 30, 2014, 09:24 PM »
Cordless Sawsall.  Anything cordless.  It will go great with my T-18 and my future purchase of the PDC and BOH-18.
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« Reply #779 on: October 05, 2014, 07:07 PM »
Having just purchased a Carvex I'd really like them to make another angle base where the whole base remains flat as it tilts and has space for dust collection.