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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Wish List => Topic started by: Festool USA on August 18, 2010, 07:46 PM

Title: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Festool USA on August 18, 2010, 07:46 PM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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]
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Post by: justinmcf on August 18, 2010, 07:50 PM
i wish festool made a planer/thicknesser similar to the dewalt dw735.

justin.
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Post by: Greg Powers on August 18, 2010, 07:56 PM
I wish FestoolUSA sold more of the products, that Festool and Pro-tools make, here in the USA
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Post by: Dan Rush on August 18, 2010, 07:59 PM
Mine's more of a accessory:  

You know the small open squares on the bottom of the systainer's?  It would be cool to have a small insert to provide a rubber, fiber, or other no-mar foot for the toolbox.  I work in finished homes on new floors, c-tops, etc.  I've made my own, but would I rather have a systainer-centric version.

Dan
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Post by: marrt on August 18, 2010, 08:12 PM
I wish FestoolUSA sold more of the products, that Festool and Pro-tools make, here in the USA

What he said!   [doh]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Sean G on August 18, 2010, 08:16 PM
cordless impact driver, with the same technology as their cordless drills (brushless motors, etc.)

I smile as I write this because Shane's subject header reminded me of the "Mad Libs" books I had as a kid.

Protool's line includes impact drivers, correct?
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Post by: Kevin D. on August 18, 2010, 08:32 PM
CNC router.  Failing that, a Festool woman.
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Post by: Peter Halle on August 18, 2010, 09:02 PM
Not to take this off topic, but wouldn't a Festool woman or Festool other cost you a lot up front and then again?
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Post by: Frank Pellow on August 18, 2010, 09:07 PM
... a Basis Plus System which they would sell in Canada.
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Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 18, 2010, 09:15 PM
I wish Festool made a better effort to get some of those European tools over here.

And some sort of saw helper type supports for the kapex.
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Post by: RL on August 18, 2010, 09:24 PM
Not to take this off topic, but wouldn't a Festool woman or Festool other cost you a lot up front and then again?

As with any festool, it's not so much the initial cost but the accessories. Also, I wonder if a festool woman would be compatible with the clamping elements and whether the 30 day return policy would still apply.

Seriously, I would like to see Festool come up with a benchtop drill press.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Festool USA on August 18, 2010, 09:37 PM
Ok, so maybe I wasn't clear about this... First, there's one person that wants all of the stuff from Europe over here more than any of you... ME!

Think of things that Festool doesn't already make.  How about putting it like this...  If Festool made a _____, I would buy one and throw away the one I use now.
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Post by: John Stevens on August 18, 2010, 09:44 PM
A hinge that fits a mortise that can be bored by the Domino, like the Lamello hinges that fit in the mortises cut by their biscuit joiner.  Thank you.

Regards,

John
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Post by: fatroman on August 18, 2010, 09:46 PM
A Shane Holland action figure?  [big grin]

The one thing I can think of that I'd love to trade in for a Festool model would be an air compressor. Make something that's really quiet, reasonably light/portable and I'd line up a year ahead of time to grab it.
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Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 18, 2010, 09:52 PM
I can't really think of anything, there is a good selection of things made that is only for sale in europe.

I do like the portable planer but, I don't see you making it so much better then they are.

A syspressor would be sweet.
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Post by: Peter Halle on August 18, 2010, 09:59 PM
Oh Boy!

1.  An accessory arm that attaches under the systainer cart that allows you to roll your stack, but when you get to a curb lean back like a hand truck.  Looking for just the handle not the Tanos hand truck thing - sorry Franck.

2.  A sysport like item that will handle the mini systainers in a stack of 5.

3.  A rotating platform with wheels that will hold 3 or 4 of item #2.  A carousel effect.

4.  I would hope that one day RFID can be integrated into the tools in case of theft or my stupidity.

5.  A small cms type router table- router only - not interchangeable - accessory that mounts on the MFT - maybe 18 x 18 with diagonal legs back to the mft legs or a telescopic leg down.  Router only - not interchangeable.

6.  A much longer fence for the MFT/3.  Allowing for 9' of flag to cut length on the mft 3

7.  A magnetic plate insert that fits in the systainer lid  inside that when used with the attic systainers would keep things from splattering on the floor if you forget to lock the attic and then open the lid.

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Post by: Corwin on August 18, 2010, 09:59 PM
Well, if Festool made an oscillating spindle sander, I would buy one and off my PC 121. [scared]  This type sander would fit well within the Festool lineup, as the PC 121 can be used handheld and taken to the work AND be placed into a router plate made for this sander and used as a benchtop machine.  So, if built by Festool, such a sander could also be used handheld of mounted into a CMS module.   [smile]

I also wish Festool would make a cart for the MFTs.  If they did, I would be compelled to buy some along with some new MFT/3s and then sell my older MFT 1080s and my MFT 800.  We've seen some that may or may not have been available for purchase before, but one made for the MFT/3 would cause me to fork over the bucks to upgrade my tables.   [blink]

And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the the warehouse when nowone's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 18, 2010, 10:01 PM
Bolt the vac handle on the roll board, or cut apart a cheap 2 wheeled cart for the handle, or have a welding shop bend you one out of aluminum.

Yeah, golf season is nearing its last hu-rah and I could still use a nice festool polo, size medium. [big grin]

I have several different wheels and casters laying around that I got to turn my mft/3 and kapex mft into some sort of cart.
I know they are in the garage somewhere but, I don't have time to mess with them. 
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Post by: JD2720 on August 18, 2010, 10:29 PM
A flashlight, that would use the Festool cordless drill batteries, so I can get back the space that the Dewalt batteries & charger are taking up in my work truck.
A radio would be nice also.

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Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 18, 2010, 10:36 PM
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection.

An impact driver would be huge.  I could retire my Ryobi (I do love it though).  I saw in his recent pictorial that Frank Pellow uses these also.   [smile]

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Post by: Brice Burrell on August 18, 2010, 10:45 PM
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection......


Yes.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: JD2720 on August 18, 2010, 10:45 PM
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection.

An impact driver would be huge.  I could retire my Ryobi (I do love it though).  I saw in his recent pictorial that Frank Pellow uses these also.   [smile]



I am in for a reciprocating with dust collection.  [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brice Burrell on August 18, 2010, 10:51 PM
I am in for a reciprocating with dust collection.  [big grin]

Yeah, for RRP work I think it would go over big.
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Post by: JD2720 on August 18, 2010, 11:07 PM
I am in for a reciprocating with dust collection.  [big grin]

Yeah, for RRP work I think it would go over big.

Yes it would.
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Post by: Corwin on August 18, 2010, 11:11 PM
Bolt the vac handle on the roll board, or cut apart a cheap 2 wheeled cart for the handle, or have a welding shop bend you one out of aluminum.

Yeah, golf season is nearing its last hu-rah and I could still use a nice festool polo, size medium. [big grin]

I have several different wheels and casters laying around that I got to turn my mft/3 and kapex mft into some sort of cart.
I know they are in the garage somewhere but, I don't have time to mess with them. 

Darcy,

I fail to understand what you are wishing for here.  If you had intended to respond to my prior post, you completely failed to understand the type of cart that I was talking about.  I wasn't looking for some make-shift suggestions, but was looking to get the cart that Festool had made to mount the MFT onto.  I tried to find the old photos of that cart, but cannot seem to find them.  But, I would like to see Festool offer a new version of that cart.

Was there something you wish Festool would make?
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Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 18, 2010, 11:32 PM
Bolt the vac handle on the roll board, or cut apart a cheap 2 wheeled cart for the handle, or have a welding shop bend you one out of aluminum.

Yeah, golf season is nearing its last hu-rah and I could still use a nice festool polo, size medium. [big grin]

I have several different wheels and casters laying around that I got to turn my mft/3 and kapex mft into some sort of cart.
I know they are in the garage somewhere but, I don't have time to mess with them. 

Darcy,

I fail to understand what you are wishing for here.  If you had intended to respond to my prior post, you completely failed to understand the type of cart that I was talking about.  I wasn't looking for some make-shift suggestions, but was looking to get the cart that Festool had made to mount the MFT onto.  I tried to find the old photos of that cart, but cannot seem to find them.  But, I would like to see Festool offer a new version of that cart.

Was there something you wish Festool would make?

Sorry, the first part was for Peter, the shirt was for me, and the last part was me wanting to make my tables easier to move around but, I am too lazy to put it together. 
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Post by: Dan Clermont on August 19, 2010, 01:19 AM
I'd like to see a small jointer / planer. A benchtop portable model which could be carried to a jobsite.

Something about 8" wide

Of course, it would have to work well with the Festool dust extractors

Dan Clermont
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bill Hendrix on August 19, 2010, 01:20 AM
1.  A manifold of at least 3 power-sensing, automatic blast gates for the CTs.  When I set up my Festools, I position them in a U-shaped configuration.  The Kapex is on the left leg of the U, 2 MFTs at the bottom of the U for sanding, routing, dominoing, etc, and a 4x8 table with TS-55 on the right side of the U for breaking down sheets.  The CT is stationed in the middle of the U to serve all three positions.  The manifold could mount to the CT handle or boom arm and would connect through the 50mm hose to the CT.  3 (or more) 36mm hoses would connect from the manifold to each tool station.  Each gate would be opened by activating the tool at each position.  When the tool powers down, the CT would run for a few seconds to clear the hose, then the gate would close.  No more changing hoses or cords for users.  More hose sales for Festool.  Win-Win.

2.  +1 for a DW735-type portable planer with helical head

3.  +1 for a Systainer-based continuous-duty, quiet air compressor (like the Thomas T-635HD)  
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/toolguide/product-finder/thomas-hd-air-compressor.aspx (http://www.finehomebuilding.com/toolguide/product-finder/thomas-hd-air-compressor.aspx)

4.  Storage cart for multiple MFTs that would also serve as MFT

5.  Modification to exisiting SYSPORT for better drawer latching and elimination of goofy green button.  PLEASE!!!

6.  A mechanism to perfectly align the holes in two MFTs for cutting long and/or short panel with 2 guide rails, one per MFT.

7.  An improved mechanism for more precise squaring of the guide rails on MFT.

8.  Improved Kapex rail extensions with deeper, adjustable aluminum rails that remain parallel to the Kapex fence.

9.  Replaceable zero-clearance throat plates for Kapex.

10.  Locking casters/wheels/base for MFT3/Kapex
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Post by: mhoy on August 19, 2010, 01:36 AM
1. Portable planner with carbide head and hss (with excellent dust collection of course)
2. Scroll saw with LED light, dust collection, ideally with a moving belt system so the blade only goes up/down, no back and forth play.
3. Drill with built in LED light, not an add on
4. Small CNC wood mill (similar to CarveWright) with standard g-code (or other open) formats

Mark
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Post by: woodguy7 on August 19, 2010, 03:06 AM
Corded drill

Woodguy
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 19, 2010, 03:54 AM
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS ONE HANDED PLANER
                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)

                                  Also Wish FESTOOL hurries up and makes a CMS for the CARVEX!!!

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Chris Meggersee on August 19, 2010, 04:18 AM
I wish Festool made:

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: CJ'60 on August 19, 2010, 05:11 AM
A Shane Holland action figure?  [big grin]

The one thing I can think of that I'd love to trade in for a Festool model would be an air compressor. Make something that's really quiet, reasonably light/portable and I'd line up a year ahead of time to grab it.


I thought Festool only creates new items when they can significantly improve the design of something that already exists. How can you improve a syspressor?
It has been dicussed at the forum before (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/air-compressor-in-systainer/msg86018/).

A picture can be found here (http://www.gereedschappelijk.nl/lucht-gereedschap/compressors/prebena-aerotainer-8-bar-compressor-in-systainers.html). They provide a 'systank' as well, that can be combined with the syspressor. The systank is 10 liter, it has a water separator. The syspressor has a 3 liter tank, and yields 115 l/min. The syspressor can be deployed stand-alone as well. And yes, it's all 240V....

Best, CJ'60
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Post by: Alex on August 19, 2010, 05:37 AM
- flashlight for Festool batteries
- corded hammer drill in the 750-1000 watt power range
- cordless impact driver
- larger offering of systainer inserts and preferably a system to design one's own.
- wider range of centrotec bits
- angle grinder, 125 mm and 230 mm
- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)
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Post by: Frank Pellow on August 19, 2010, 07:39 AM
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection.

An impact driver would be huge.  I could retire my Ryobi (I do love it though).  I saw in his recent pictorial that Frank Pellow uses these also.   [smile]


Well, I keep my Ryobi impact driver, batteries, and charger in a systainer.  That's almost as good, isn't it. [scratch chin]
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Post by: neeleman on August 19, 2010, 07:51 AM
- flashlight for Festool batteries
- corded hammer drill in the 750-1000 watt power range
- cordless impact driver
- larger offering of systainer inserts and preferably a system to design one's own.
- wider range of centrotec bits
- angle grinder, 125 mm and 230 mm
- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)

Alex, as you might already know.
The flashlight is already there. But only from it's sister company Protool.
Would not be to hard to replace the orange accents and brandname to Festool green.
You can use all the Festool and Protool batteries.
Look at the best online Festool dealer in the Netherlands because it has an introduction price: Geerdink Doetinchem (http://www.geerdinkbv.nl/producten/acculamp-protool-flc-uni-nu-met-10-introductiekorting/)
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Post by: David on August 19, 2010, 08:03 AM
I wish they made a handier way to organize router bits.
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Post by: Terry Fogarty on August 19, 2010, 08:19 AM
 Better effort to reduce their ridiculously expensive prices.

To get rid of the stupid tabs on the Domino and revert to the pins.
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Post by: Neill on August 19, 2010, 09:33 AM
Shane,

I think the rub here is to REPLACE what we have with a Festool.

I wish Festool made a multitool but Fein's Multimaster is great and I would not replace it.

I wish Festool made a hammer drill but the Makita I bought is great and I would not replace it.

I have a Makita cordless mini-circular saw that uses like a 3 1/4" blade that I would not mind replacing with a Festool if offered.

Neill
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Post by: Jim Becker on August 19, 2010, 10:06 AM
...native Robertson/Square recess driver bits....
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Post by: Frank Pellow on August 19, 2010, 10:14 AM
...native Robertson/Square recess driver bits....
Good reply Jim!  We have been asking for those time and time again for over 6 years.   [sad]

But it certainly appears that Festool is not listening.  We are probably  [dead horse],
but I guess that all we can do is to keep reminding Christian and company that we still want this.
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Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 19, 2010, 11:13 AM
A: The Prebna is impossible to get here in the states.

B: Quit using #2 square drive and join the Torx revolution.
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Post by: joiner1970 on August 19, 2010, 12:16 PM
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)




That was one of the questions when I had my Festool visit recently, the guy asked if I thought a cordless ts55 would be of any use ?. I said yeah but you would have to have a  corcless vac too. This is why they are looking at dust catchers as an option.
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Post by: Rick Christopherson on August 19, 2010, 12:18 PM
I wish Festool made:

  • The ultimate horses. (I'm unsure of the proper word. Trestle legs maybe? The ones you use to put your wood on when you are going to cut it up.)

This is a great idea. Light weight saw horses with extendable supports in between so they can support long or short stock in the center for ripping with TS saws.
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Post by: Rick Christopherson on August 19, 2010, 12:22 PM

And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the the warehouse when nowone's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

A muzzle for obnoxious posters, or maybe a stapler to pin their fingers down to the workbench so they can't type.  [big grin]
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Post by: tigger on August 19, 2010, 12:39 PM
I wish Festool made 1) a Thicknesser, 2) Drill Press, 3) Dedicated Table Saw, 4) Dedicated Router Table, 5) Oscillating Sander -

Okay, let me put it this way. I wish Festool made ALL the "other" motorised workshop equipment. It kills me having to go from using my AWESOME Festools and then place my workpiece in a @#$& machine to continue the job.  [doh]

 [not worthy] Please Festool - DO SOMETHING HERE!  [not worthy]
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 19, 2010, 12:46 PM
I WISH  FESTOOL MADE

                                         A CORDLESS TS55  (Like dewalt has)




That was one of the questions when I had my Festool visit recently, the guy asked if I thought a cordless ts55 would be of any use ?. I said yeah but you would have to have a  corcless vac too. This is why they are looking at dust catchers as an option.


I Agree Cordless Vacuum would be good!!!!!!!  BUT I dont think you have to have a cordless Vacuum because cutting out side is what you would be doing with the Cordless TS55 well that's what I would use if for most! but also  also it would only be for a few cuts at the most if more I would use a corded.  I just want if for a quick straight cut with not hassle carrying a lot of stuff.

Just carry a Rail and systainer with cordless TS55 in it  cut sheet  fit the sheet and job done. No carrying vacuum no leads no setting up hose and everything.
 

Need to cut out a panel in a floor !simple! get Rail and systainer and  cut out and DONE!   straight cut panel to be replaced back after when finished!


Thats how I would use it


JMB
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 19, 2010, 12:48 PM

- MultiMaster tool (how about incorporating this into the RO 90?)


I think the Fein MultiMaster is as good as I gets really dont think Festool can do any better.


JMB
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Post by: Jesse Cloud on August 19, 2010, 01:31 PM
I wish Festool made 1) a Thicknesser, 2) Drill Press, 3) Dedicated Table Saw, 4) Dedicated Router Table, 5) Oscillating Sander -

Okay, let me put it this way. I wish Festool made ALL the "other" motorised workshop equipment. It kills me having to go from using my AWESOME Festools and then place my workpiece in a @#$& machine to continue the job.  [doh]

 [not worthy] Please Festool - DO SOMETHING HERE!  [not worthy]

Tigger nailed it!  That's my biggest frustration, too. 
+1 on portable (lunchbox) planer/thicknesser
+1 on mulitple hoses from a CT (just running one tool at a time, though)

Another thing I would love is some way to shift the CT from automatic to manual at the end of the hose, maybe a remote or something...   Sometimes I get a mortise clogged and need to vacuum out the shavings.  Multiple hoses would also solve this...
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Post by: jonny round boy on August 19, 2010, 01:39 PM
Saw this post this morning, but didn't have time to reply. As some have pointed out, Festool probably couldn't do much to improve the multimaster, and the compressor in a systainer has already been done by Probena.

One thing that seems quite popular is a 'lunchbox' planer. I've thought in the past that that would be a great idea, in a systainer footprint. I meant to post it at the time, but I did a concept model of it - I've just posted details in this post (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-wish-list/sysplaner/new/).

Other things I'd like to see Festool make are:

a 45 degree base for the MFK700, to turn it into a small cove router;

a new version of the SE-HL Bench Unit (http://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=485017&name=Bench-unit-SE-HL) for the HL850 planer, with an extended, longer bed for surfacing bigger timbers (perfect for use in conjunction with the SysPlaner!);

and, I'd like Festool UK to start importing Protool, and making them properly available in the UK. They are sort-of-available, in a sneak-in-and-ask-to-see-what's-under-the-counter kind of way [eek]
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Post by: greg mann on August 19, 2010, 02:07 PM
and, I'd like Festool UK to start importing Protool, and making them properly available in the UK. They are sort-of-available, in a sneak-in-and-ask-to-see-what's-under-the-counter kind of way [eek]


I agree that importing for the sister company makes sense. Why just expand the Festool side and ignore a market that should be at least as big?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on August 19, 2010, 02:28 PM
As some have pointed out, Festool probably couldn't do much to improve the multimaster, and the compressor in a systainer has already been done by Probena.

I don't understand why people keep saying the MM can't be improved. If so, then why does Fein themselves improve the machines once in a while? And why do they offer two types ( MM and SuperCut)?

Those who kept their eye on the MM know that Fein just brought out a new cordless MM, but only after Bosch showed them the way with their GOP 10.8 version.

There is always room for improvement. And citing 'improvement' as the only reason to bring out a type of tool is utter non-sense. That is not what competition in a capitalist environment is about. It is about fighting for market share. Bosch took up the fight and now a number of people use the Bosch GOP instead of the MM simply because it's cordless. Fein had to respond and now have their own cordless version. This situation is a win-win for the consumer.

Same for the Prebena compressor. Those who actually worked with it report it's greatly underpowered for most uses but nailing. The more companies bring out their own versions the better or cheaper they can get and the bigger the choice is for consumers.
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Post by: JJ Wavra on August 19, 2010, 02:48 PM
I really would like to see some of the other tools made by festool.  So in the spirit of it:  I wish festool made a friend at UL! [tongue]
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Post by: Jonathan on August 19, 2010, 03:05 PM
All of what Jonny round boy said too please, especially a new extended version of the SE-HL Bench unit.
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Post by: hasslefactor on August 19, 2010, 04:39 PM
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]
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Post by: justinmcf on August 19, 2010, 05:41 PM
with regards to the fein multimaster...

i dont think festool would waste their time or money trying to improve what is already a fantastic little tool.

justin
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Post by: Corwin on August 19, 2010, 06:12 PM
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]

And here they say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Oh well, I guess this just goes to prove the point that being able to actually touch and feel something like these shirts in question is far more telling that looking at some silly picture.  Oops, did I just call that picture silly?  [embarassed]  Goodness, I really meant that those non-denim shirts were silly.  So, Festool, how about some REAL denim shirts for us customers?  Maybe even send them to customers that accumulated a certain number of those otherwise useless tool points -- like a shirt for every $5,000 in purchases ...  (just let us worry about the extra closet space that this would require)   [smile]
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Post by: Peter Halle on August 19, 2010, 06:24 PM
And lastly, I wish Festool would offer those denim shirts with Festool embroidered on them.  These may be an employee only (unless you sneak into the warehouse when no one's looking, like someone we know...) now, but how about us customers?   [tongue]

Hey Corwin, this may change your wish list a bit....

Someone I know personally (not naming names   :-X - in fact, for purposes of this discussion, let's just assume it was a friend of a friend of my cousin) recently escaped from the house of said sneaking non-employee with one of the two (that's right, he had TWO!!!!) shirts he had (allegedly, of course) previously pinched from said warehouse. This escapee, not normally the type to pinch things herself,  was more than a little disappointed to discover that the shirts in question are not only NOT denim, but not even 100% cotton.

So....

I wish Festool made a denim (and/or 100% cotton) shirt that's available to customers and only LOOKS like the ones Festool employees wear.
Don't you?   [wink]

And here they say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Oh well, I guess this just goes to prove the point that being able to actually touch and feel something like these shirts in question is far more telling that looking at some silly picture.  Oops, did I just call that picture silly?  [embarassed]  Goodness, I really meant that those non-denim shirts were silly.  So, Festool, how about some REAL denim shirts for us customers?  Maybe even send them to customers that accumulated a certain number of those otherwise useless tool points -- like a shirt for every $5,000 in purchases ...  (just let us worry about the extra closet space that this would require)   [smile]

Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.
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Post by: Corwin on August 19, 2010, 06:40 PM
Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.

Hmmmmm is right!  Maybe the next FOGshirt group purchase???   [wink]




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Post by: Peter Halle on August 19, 2010, 06:49 PM
Shhhhhh.  You don't really think that I sleep do you?  Don't ask, I can't give details yet.  Patience is a virtue.

Peter
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Post by: hasslefactor on August 19, 2010, 06:50 PM
Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.

Long sleeves.
Cotton twill.
Choice of White or that nice Festoolian BluishBlackish color.

I will knit myself some Festool socks to match.
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Post by: RL on August 19, 2010, 07:14 PM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.
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Post by: Greg Powers on August 19, 2010, 07:20 PM
I dought very seriously that Festool would care if you got a shirt and had the Festool name/Logo embroidered on it. As long as you DO NOT sell the shirt. Again this would be for Personal use only not for profit.

On the other hand. I'am part of a Corvette club and GM grants us a limited license to use the Corvette logos (Corvette name, flag logo, Z06 logo, and ZR1 logo etc...) on club apparel, documents and the website.  We cannot sell to non-members, it is for club use only.

May someone here can get the same kind of license from Festool and make FOG apparel with the Festool name.

just my 2 cents!
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Post by: Corwin on August 19, 2010, 07:28 PM
I dought very seriously that Festool would care if you got a shirt and had the Festool name/Logo embroidered on it. As long as you DO NOT sell the shirt. Again this would be for Personal use only not for profit.
...

No, Greg, this just wouldn't be the same thing at all.  After purchasing my second SVT Lightning, they sent me a SVT Racing hat.  Nice hat too.  But, one day while boating that hat was lost in the drink.  And I did miss that hat.  So, for a Christmas present, my wife got me a hat at the Ford shop.  Not the same thing at all -- one was a limited edition and the other was readily available over the counter.

Anyway, my hat's off to Festool for asking what we might want.  Hope to see some new tool offerings down the road.   [big grin]
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Post by: Michael_MA on August 19, 2010, 07:34 PM
Are we really talking about denim or instead cotton twill (lighter in weight and softer).  Long sleeves or short sleeves?

Hmmmmm.

Long sleeves.
Cotton twill.
Choice of White or that nice Festoolian BluishBlackish color.

I will knit myself some Festool socks to match.

..and please post pictures of your socks [big grin]  (just got off the floor from laughing out loud..)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: EEHammar on August 20, 2010, 05:49 AM
I'd like to see a cutting table that allows you to rip and cross cut 4 X 8 sheets with built in repeatability (think Incra).
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 20, 2010, 10:13 AM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.



MAFELL already do one of those.     

http://www.mafell.de/produktkatalog/index.php?ID_O_PRODUCT=5104&sLanguage=English (http://www.mafell.de/produktkatalog/index.php?ID_O_PRODUCT=5104&sLanguage=English)
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Post by: RL on August 20, 2010, 10:40 AM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.



MAFELL already do one of those.     

http://www.mafell.de/produktkatalog/index.php?ID_O_PRODUCT=5104&sLanguage=English (http://www.mafell.de/produktkatalog/index.php?ID_O_PRODUCT=5104&sLanguage=English)

darn! Second again!

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on August 20, 2010, 10:59 AM
Saw this post this morning, but didn't have time to reply. As some have pointed out, Festool probably couldn't do much to improve the multimaster, and the compressor in a systainer has already been done by Probena.

One thing that seems quite popular is a 'lunchbox' planer. I've thought in the past that that would be a great idea, in a systainer footprint. I meant to post it at the time, but I did a concept model of it - I've just posted details in this post (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-wish-list/sysplaner/new/).

Other things I'd like to see Festool make are:

a 45 degree base for the MFK700, to turn it into a small cove router;

a new version of the SE-HL Bench Unit (http://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=485017&name=Bench-unit-SE-HL) for the HL850 planer, with an extended, longer bed for surfacing bigger timbers (perfect for use in conjunction with the SysPlaner!);

and, I'd like Festool UK to start importing Protool, and making them properly available in the UK. They are sort-of-available, in a sneak-in-and-ask-to-see-what's-under-the-counter kind of way [eek]


I would defuntly buy a Systainer thicknesser.   As long as it would do atleast  4 inch tall and 6 inch wide  with self feed and 2mm planning depth I will love to own one!! Would come in handy sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Brilliant for on site.  small in size fits in with my Van Rackin and easy to carry around! brillaint!


JMB
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Post by: joiner1970 on August 20, 2010, 12:50 PM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.


Festool are looking at the possibility I was shown one recently.
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Post by: Frank Pellow on August 20, 2010, 01:19 PM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.


Festool are looking at the possibility I was shown one recently.
Interesting;  I wonder what inovation they can use to differentiate it from the one made by Mafelle  ???
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 20, 2010, 02:55 PM
I'd like to see a cutting table that allows you to rip and cross cut 4 X 8 sheets with built in repeatability (think Incra).

Yeah, just imagine the shipping costs on that one.  And then there's the condition that it would be in when UPS dropped it (pun intended) off at your door.   [scared]



PS:  Hey, I noticed that this was your first post.  Welcome to the forum!   [big grin]
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Post by: minimalist on August 20, 2010, 06:31 PM
An edgebander with associated trimming doo dads.
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Post by: Dovetail65 on August 20, 2010, 06:51 PM
12" disc sander to go with the portable spindle sander someone already mentioned.

Really just a line of bench top tools that would include the little drum sander, planer/jointer, drill press, disc and spindle sanders as well as the 1" vertical belt sander like the Delta SA180.  All tools that could be brought to a site, but normally are bench top shop tools.

Basically all the bench top tools I have are a hodgepodge of the best from different brands

Do they already have a line of nice chisels, if not chisels.
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Post by: mastercabman on August 20, 2010, 07:32 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I also wish that Festool made a portable table saw!
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Post by: Alex on August 20, 2010, 07:39 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I second that. I've made my own right now, it's simple, but an out of the box solution would be great.
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 20, 2010, 07:54 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I also wish that Festool made a portable table saw!

I know it's NAINA.. but one of the CMS modules turns your TS upside down into a small MFT-based tablesaw.
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Post by: Deansocial on August 20, 2010, 07:57 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I also wish that Festool made a portable table saw!

precisio??
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Post by: Frank Pellow on August 20, 2010, 08:10 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I also wish that Festool made a portable table saw!
They do, it's called Precisio  See: http://www.festool.net/mediandoweb/index.cfm?sLanguage=English&ID_O_TREE_GROUP=1770&PARENT=1763&AKTIVPROD=1 (http://www.festool.net/mediandoweb/index.cfm?sLanguage=English&ID_O_TREE_GROUP=1770&PARENT=1763&AKTIVPROD=1)

And, if you care to move somewhere out of North America, you can purchase it.   [drooling]  [crying]
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Post by: Dovetail65 on August 20, 2010, 08:28 PM
No I would prefer a regular type BENCH portable table saw. No legs, closed base, 15 amp with a rack and pinion fence.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 20, 2010, 08:57 PM
I like to see an accessory that will hold the Rotex in such position that you can use it as a bench top disc sander.

I second that. I've made my own right now, it's simple, but an out of the box solution would be great.

You know what we say around here;  Without pictures, it didn't happen.



So, how about a shot of that sander mod?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve Rowe on August 21, 2010, 12:04 AM
1) Lipping planer (although the Lamello Cantex will be hard to improve)
2) Domino glue dispensor
3) Dominos that you don't have to hammer in the mortise
4) RTA fasteners for Domino mortises (RTA = Ready To Assemble)
5) Adapter for drill similar to Centrotec that will accept ball detent bits commonly AINA.  (Since it is not possible to make bits that fit the screws most commonly available, this seems like the only remaining alternative. ::))
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: joiner1970 on August 21, 2010, 04:43 AM
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.


Festool are looking at the possibility I was shown one recently.
Interesting;  I wonder what inovation they can use to differentiate it from the one made by Mafelle  ???

The one they showed me was just a Mafell rail with a crude Festool logo stuck over the top of the Mafell logo  [laughing]
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Post by: Jon Hilgenberg on August 21, 2010, 05:57 AM
A belt sander.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 21, 2010, 08:41 AM
A discussion regarding Festool Belt Sanders and their origins, etc has been split off from this thread at the request of members.

The link to that new thread is:  Festool Belt Sanders (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-wish-list/split-topic-festool-belt-sanders/)

Peter - Moderator
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Post by: Holzhacker on August 21, 2010, 10:58 AM
A sawzall with DC, that would be sooo helpful.
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Post by: Rick Christopherson on August 21, 2010, 11:50 AM

3) Dominos that you don't have to hammer in the mortise


I could not disagree with this statement more. The whole concept behind Domino is precision, and if the Dominos were not so tight, you would have the same crappy precision you would get from a biscuit joiner. If you want them loose for a test-fit, then you should keep a set of Dominos that are sanded down and color coded so you don't use them for final assembly.
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Post by: harry_ on August 21, 2010, 11:55 AM
A sawzall with DC, that would be sooo helpful.

+1
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Post by: irvin00 on August 21, 2010, 12:22 PM
I wish Festool made a tool to the usual high Festool Quality Standard with a price tag that acknowledges the (quality) gap between Festool and other brands has norrowed considerably.
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Post by: Rootmoot on August 21, 2010, 07:37 PM
A lithium ion powered hammer drill. I'm an electrician, so a hammer drill is a must have.

 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: kcufstoidi on August 21, 2010, 08:06 PM
Which tool companies have narrowed the gap, have the system approach, dust collection and the quality that  Festool has and are cheaper?

John
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dovetail65 on August 22, 2010, 01:12 AM

3) Dominos that you don't have to hammer in the mortise


I find with a nice biscuit joiner using glue you can get perfect alignment so I wouldn't say biscuits are crappy, just different. But I I always had to allow for expansion and  glue with the biscuits which took a feel to get just right. Isn't this so with the Dominoes as well?

I could not disagree with this statement more. The whole concept behind Domino is precision, and if the Domino's were not so tight, you would have the same crappy precision you would get from a biscuit joiner. If you want them loose for a test-fit, then you should keep a set of Domino's that are sanded down and color coded so you don't use them for final assembly.

I have a question about that tightness. I do not have a Domino and never used one so I really don't know much about them at all. Is glue normally used with the domino tenons? And if  glue is normally used wouldn't something that was that tight not allow the glue to be useful? It seems from pics there are glue ribs on the domino tenons, but the domino tenons look to be much more stable than a biscuit, so it seems a perfect size would be simpler to attain for the tenons. Is super tight the best size?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: irvin00 on August 22, 2010, 06:10 AM
Which tool companies have narrowed the gap, have the system approach, dust collection and the quality that  Festool has and are cheaper?

John

The milwaukee 6955-20 miter saw costs $650 ( and sometimes much less at Home Depot) and it's every bit as good as Festool's Kapex. Even if you think the Kapex is better than Milwaukee's unit, it's really difficult to believe that it is twice as good, as the price would suggest.

The Trion jigsaw is not any better than the Bosch counterpart, but is priced much higher (I have both and there is no difference in quality whatsoever).

I could provide  more examples, but you get the idea...
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: kcufstoidi on August 22, 2010, 08:21 AM
I'm really not trying to be argumentative but what you have shown are 2 examples from different companies that are not part of an integrated system.  While the Mikwaukee saw may cut extremely well I believe hooking it up to dust collection is still a problem and just moving it around would give most a hernia. The Bosch is a fine jigsaw no question but still not part of an integrated system. You could show me one of examples all day, but what I want you to show me is another tool company available in NA that is on the same level as Festool for a consistently cheaper price. From your previous statements on the forum you are hobbyist and don't make your living with your tools so price is very important to you, I understand that. I personally want Festool to keep using the system approach, ask the fill in blank questions, produce tools that make me money and not strive for mediocrity that most tool manufactures have succumb too.

John
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: irvin00 on August 22, 2010, 08:46 AM
I'm really not trying to be argumentative but what you have shown are 2 examples from different companies that are not part of an integrated system.  While the Mikwaukee saw may cut extremely well I believe hooking it up to dust collection is still a problem and just moving it around would give most a hernia. The Bosch is a fine jigsaw no question but still not part of an integrated system. You could show me one of examples all day, but what I want you to show me is another tool company available in NA that is on the same level as Festool for a consistently cheaper price. From your previous statements on the forum you are hobbyist and don't make your living with your tools so price is very important to you, I understand that. I personally want Festool to keep using the system approach, ask the fill in blank questions, produce tools that make me money and not strive for mediocrity that most tool manufactures have succumb too.

John

Well, as per your request, I gave you examples of tools that provide similar functionality to their Festool counterparts at a fraction of the cost. By "similar functionality" I mean that there is virtually nothing that can be done with the Festool units that can't be done with these other units  (btw, your comment about dust collection on the Milwaukee miter saw is completely wrong; it works as well as the Kapex, but it seems you have a pre-conceived notion that anything NOT Festool is inferior, regardless of how well it may work) .

As for me being a hobbyst, yes, I fully admit to that, and yes, price is a LEGITIMATE concern; In fact, I'm pretty sure price is a concern to the majority here, given that most professionals visiting this forum are small (sometimes single) operators. It should also be pointed out that it is often the case that hobbysts like me are in a better financial situation to buy tools than a professional that struggles to make a living; so, I guess any smart person should look at price as part of the equation when making equipment purchases. I like to be objective and avoid the "Festool groupie" mentality where anything Festool is great and the price is therefore justified.

Finally, I would like to mention that the Festool "Integrated System" is the norm these days  - a good example is the tracksaw by Dewalt (http://www.dewalt.com/us/tracksaw/ (http://www.dewalt.com/us/tracksaw/)). I'm not saying it is better than its Festool counterpart. I'm saying that people have OPTIONS these days and Festool will be wise to factor that into their pricing strategy (they already do that to an extent with their prices in Europe vs USA). That was the gist of my post and I still maintain it - but respect anyone's right to disagree :-)

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on August 22, 2010, 08:50 AM
I personally want Festool to keep using the system approach, ask the fill in blank questions, produce tools that make me money and not strive for mediocrity that most tool manufactures have succumb too.

Wow! Putting Bosch and Milwaukee in the 'mediocre' class is quite a statement.  [blink] I understand this forum is for those who love the green Kool Aid, but you got to be weary of not drinking too much. I can't believe you would call Bosch jigsaws mediocre just because you love Festool so much.

And as for the whole 'system' idea, it's way too overemphasised. Because for most Festool tools the whole system approach means plugging the tool into a vacuum and that's just as easily done with tools from other brands.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve Rowe on August 22, 2010, 09:01 AM

3) Dominos that you don't have to hammer in the mortise


I find with a nice biscuit joiner using glue you can get perfect alignment so I wouldn't say biscuits are crappy, just different. But I I always had to allow for expansion and  glue with the biscuits which took a feel to get just right. Isn't this so with the Dominoes as well?

I could not disagree with this statement more. The whole concept behind Domino is precision, and if the Domino's were not so tight, you would have the same crappy precision you would get from a biscuit joiner. If you want them loose for a test-fit, then you should keep a set of Domino's that are sanded down and color coded so you don't use them for final assembly.

I have a question about that tightness. I do not have a Domino and never used one so I really don't know much about them at all. Is glue normally used with the domino tenons? And if  glue is normally used wouldn't something that was that tight not allow the glue to be useful? It seems from pics there are glue ribs on the domino tenons, but the domino tenons look to be much more stable than a biscuit, so it seems a perfect size would be simpler to attain for the tenons. Is super tight the best size?

Glue is normally used with Dominos.  They do have impressions that allows retention of some glue and ribs on the rounded ends.  

Rick and I are not likely to agree on this but that is his opinion and I have mine too.  I don't believe super tight is the best size since I am a slip fit guy and don't believe tenons (either wet or dry) should have to be hammered home.  I have been making M&T joints for over 30 years and have never had a failure with a slip fit joint.  With the domino, I have actually broken workpieces during glue-up hammering domino joints home and I believe it is due to hydraulic pressure created by the very tight fit.  During dry fit, you can push a domino into position by hand but it requires substantial force and unless you sand some down as Rick suggests, you will need vice grips to remove it for final assembly.  This has always destroyed the domino when I have done so.  
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Post by: harry_ on August 22, 2010, 09:19 AM
Quote
And as for the whole 'system' idea, it's way too overemphasised. Because for most Festool tools the whole system approach means plugging the tool into a vacuum and that's just as easily done with tools from other brands.


Alex,

I couldn't agree more, with one caveat, customer service. Once that is figured in, the road to mediocrity becomes a super-highway.

Because of Bosch's attitude regarding customer service, I will probably never buy another Bosch tool.

I only have one Milwaukee, a 3/8 "hole-shooter" hammer drill. There is no doubt in my mind that this drill has drilled well in excess 250,000 holes (in fact it is a good bet it is actually twice that), mostly for tapcons. I believe it still has the original chuck although I have replaced the cord on it more times than I can count. It is almost 25 years old and I believe it works as well today as the day I purchased it.

As far as the "system approach", on this side of the pond it lacks substance since 1/2 the product line is NAINA including accessories that have nothing to do with UL. But as we all know that is  [dead horse]

Sorry if I drifted  [off topic]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brice Burrell on August 22, 2010, 09:45 AM
If Harry were to replace that 25 year old hole-shooter with their newest version do you think he'd get 25 years out of it?  Not likely.  You comparing apples to oranges when talking about tools that more than 10-15 years old to their new counterparts.  Looking what tool companies were doing 15 or more years they certainly are mediocre now.

I'd agree the "System" may be a bit over emphasized, however, there is no other tool company even close to what Festool is doing to make their tools work together.  Almost anyone trying it now is copying Festool's model.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: kcufstoidi on August 22, 2010, 09:58 AM
Alex and Irvin00

You are both totally right, I now see the light, how could I have been so mistaken all these years.  Bosch, Milwaukee, Dewalt  all produce the same high quality lineup of tools and have the same customer service as Festool. By the way I like green Koolaid.

John



Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 22, 2010, 10:22 AM
When I think about the system, I also look at all the accessories that are offered for various tools.  Let's take the routers for example.  Look at what is available for the routers - for their intended application as hand held and then look at others.  Or the jig saws.  Or even the track saws.


Can those other manufacturer's offer a two day class to show the usage of the system and the accessories for just one line of their offerings and still not cover them all?  The advanced router class can.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 22, 2010, 10:29 AM
I think Festool should make a Drum sander for flooring.

Maybe a nice tile saw as well.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: FestFan on August 22, 2010, 11:05 AM
Please remember; we?re all on this forum as fans of Festools. Some of us have experienced working with other brands and didn?t suffer from any bad consequences in doing so. I too have seen the light and adopted Festool as my number one toolsupplier. But I would like to keep in mind though that the world is bigger than Festool and I simply can?t blame other companies that they make either good tools, or are not named Festool.

The so celebrated TS 55 and TS 75 have there roots in 1923 and were invented by a company today known as Skil. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_saw#Invention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_saw#Invention))

The discussed jigsaw was invented by Scintilla which was acquired by Bosch in 1954. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw_%28power_tool%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw_%28power_tool%29))

The plunge router was first developed by Elu, today known as DeWalt.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Router_%28woodworking%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Router_%28woodworking%29))

I never had Koolaid.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: FestFan on August 22, 2010, 11:06 AM
I wish Festool would make something like this: the Skil X-bench 3100. (http://www.amazon.com/Skil-3100-12-X-Bench-Workstation/dp/B0010ODQ1U (http://www.amazon.com/Skil-3100-12-X-Bench-Workstation/dp/B0010ODQ1U))
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Holzhacker on August 22, 2010, 02:12 PM
Ummm, yeah, that Skil table is a cheesy MFT. I had an earlier version of that table years ago. It was a piece of ....
The MFT has a somewhat high price. To make a less expensive version would probably defeat its superior use. At that point one might as well go to the big box store and buy the usual offerings. I've owned many portable / jobsite type work tables over the decades. I never bought a second one of them or have any of them. Waiting for the right job to come along so I can pick up another MFT.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 22, 2010, 04:47 PM
...
And as for the whole 'system' idea, it's way too overemphasised. Because for most Festool tools the whole system approach means plugging the tool into a vacuum and that's just as easily done with tools from other brands.
When I think about the system, I also look at all the accessories that are offered for various tools.  Let's take the routers for example.  Look at what is available for the routers - for their intended application as hand held and then look at others.  ...

The 'system' thing may seem overemphasized to some, but it is more than just "plugging the tool into a vacuum."  Actually, I would like to see more of the 'system' idea put into the Festool lineup.  Take the router accessories for instance;  the edge trimming accessories work for both the 1010 and 1400 routers, yet each router requires its own edge guide.  I understand that there will be limits on how far you can go to make accessories interchangeable between varying size routers, but it sure would have been nice if one edge guide would work for the 1010, 1400 and MFK 700 -- you know, like a system. 

While we wait here for the CMS to arrive on our shores, we have already learned here that the new UG Arms do not fit well on both the MFT/3 and /VL as it does on the CMS due to a simple knob.  And what's up with the extension table on the Kapex?  Why doesn't it terminate with the V-groove also?  When the new MFT/3s we coming out, we were told that there would be accessories that utilized this V-groove -- where are they?

Overemphasized or not, we like the 'system' thing.  Its a large part of your (Festool's) success.  And you should keep it up.  It is frustrating when things within the system change, like the MFT - MFT/3 and the current Systainers - T-Locks, but it is understandable (progress).  So, we want you to continue with the system concept and to make more tools and accessories that fit within and expand upon the 'system'.   
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 22, 2010, 10:16 PM
The V-groove accessories are still stuck in Europe. [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 23, 2010, 12:41 AM
The V-groove accessories are still stuck in Europe. [big grin]

That made me laugh.  So, to properly fill in the blank, let me say:

I wish Festool made a tool that was released in the USA first!  So, how 'bout them apples?   [smile]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jonny round boy on August 23, 2010, 01:06 AM
I wish Festool made a tool that was released in the USA first!  So, how 'bout them apples?   [smile]

I thought they already had. Maybe I imagined it, but I thought you got the OF2200 before anyone else?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 23, 2010, 01:22 AM
I wish Festool made a tool that was released in the USA first!  So, how 'bout them apples?   [smile]

I thought they already had. Maybe I imagined it, but I thought you got the OF2200 before anyone else?

Uhm, well I didn't.  Heh, heh.  Not yet, at least.  But seriously, one tool released here first?  Just you guys wait.  UL-EU in coming!  (actually, it has already started)   Now we'll see who has the last laugh...   [tongue]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Chris Meggersee on August 23, 2010, 03:52 AM
The V-groove accessories are still stuck in Europe. [big grin]

That made me laugh.  So, to properly fill in the blank, let me say:

I wish Festool made a tool that was released in the USA first!  So, how 'bout them apples?   [smile]

Don't know about the tools but all the cool extras aren't even available here (I'm going to go out on a limb here and say neither in Europe since SA is an extension of the EU shipping) had to order the tape measure from America :/ I mean I don't think shirts, caps, levels etc are sold here either.

Anyway I wish Festool made everything else in my workshop so I could sell my left leg to buy it all but the worlds most awesome workshop. :D
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: PaulMarcel on August 23, 2010, 05:33 AM
While we wait here for the CMS to arrive on our shores, we have already learned here that the new UG Arms do not fit well on both the MFT/3 and /VL as it does on the CMS due to a simple knob.  And what's up with the extension table on the Kapex?  Why doesn't it terminate with the V-groove also?  When the new MFT/3s we coming out, we were told that there would be accessories that utilized this V-groove -- where are they?

Many of the modifications I've made to improve my MFT wouldn't work on the MFT/3 due to the V-groove and lack of top T-track.  I'm actually considering getting a second MFT-1080 Basic just because I don't want it to go away :)  I'm actually not sure what the V-groove would buy you over the previous track, but then I don't have an MFT/3 to look at up close n personal n all that.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: nico on August 23, 2010, 09:43 AM
I wish Festool made all their tools 50% cheaper  ;)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Frank Pellow on August 23, 2010, 10:57 AM
I wish Festool made all their tools 50% cheaper  ;)

I'm sure that you intended to say 'sold' rather than 'made'.  [poke]  If they made them 50%, cheaper, most of us would not want such tools.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: ScotF on August 23, 2010, 11:46 AM
I wish Festool made a miter gauge for the guiderail that could be adjusted to lock at 90 degrees and that had the other key angles with stops too -- similar to what is offered by Protool.

Scot
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 23, 2010, 02:36 PM
i wish they made quick release guide rail connectors, i see these being a good seller
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: justinmcf on August 23, 2010, 04:15 PM
quick release guide rail connectors would be great dean.

i dislike the current system.

justin.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 23, 2010, 04:20 PM
i think its poor  that they use slotted screws
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: woodtradesman on August 23, 2010, 05:12 PM
I would like to see a vacuum power brush attachment like the fein PB350 and a high efficiency compact compressor.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 23, 2010, 05:23 PM
I would like to see a vacuum power brush attachment like the fein PB350 and a high efficiency compact compressor.

Well, you are in luck.

the power brush is part number 450644 and is available even in North America.  The compressor we will have to wait on.
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 23, 2010, 05:38 PM
I would like to see a vacuum power brush attachment like the fein PB350 and a high efficiency compact compressor.

Well, you are in luck.

the power brush is part number 450644 and is available even in North America.  The compressor we will have to wait on.

WHAT THE !?  I have been hoping and looking for something like this.  I can't believe I haven't tripped across it on my daily excursions through festoolusa.com

Does this power brush actually have "power"?  E.g. sweeping bristles such that it could be used on upholstery (couch cushions)???

What about this one?
http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/multipurpose-floor-nozzle-452911.html (http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/multipurpose-floor-nozzle-452911.html)


What I've been trying to ascertain is if the CTs would be appropriate to use as a shop vac (of course it is!) AND as a household vac.  It's actually much easier to use, with the long hose, than some upright vacuums.  I just have to convince my wife a CT26 works on carpet and couches.  ;-)
If so, and I adopt the vacuuming chore (twice monthly, pshaw) then another CT could be in the future.



PS:  Some product descriptions need a biiiiit more info and detail. 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on August 23, 2010, 05:49 PM
It says its called a Multi-Purpose Floor Nozzle  so I dont know where your reading power from.

Looking at it it does not have a rotating brush.   Looks just normal with retractable brush.


JMB


Edited:


My mum always wants to use my CT vacuum for the car she says its got more suction than her
 
DYSON
http://www.dyson.co.uk/store/product.asp?product=DC33-IRPU (http://www.dyson.co.uk/store/product.asp?product=DC33-IRPU)


She says it gets the Dog hairs up better with the FESTOOL CT  even though the Dyson says its for Animals!!!.  She never leaves the dog at home it goes with her ever where even in the car.


JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 23, 2010, 05:53 PM
The power brush works on air volume to turn the brush.  The Fein works the same way.  Tom B. posted a video a believe in the CT-26 / 36 thread that has that brush on to illustrate the difference in airflow.

I will research and correct this post if I am wrong.

The other brush is not powered.  It just has retractable bristles I believe.

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on August 23, 2010, 05:57 PM
I think you mean this one with the Power brush.

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/turbo-suction-brush-450644.html (http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/turbo-suction-brush-450644.html)

For carpet and hard surface with 4 casters. Suction-activated rolling brushes, requires 36 mm hose.


JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: woodtradesman on August 23, 2010, 05:59 PM
Sorry Peter. That one won't, It doesn't have a motor powered spinning brush.

I don't know where you got the idea that the Fein one works the same way. If you look closely you'll see that the Fein is corded and described as "Electric Floor Brush".

Follow the link bellow:

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1 (http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 23, 2010, 06:05 PM
I admit I did not research the Fein brush.  I stand corrected.

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 23, 2010, 09:40 PM
Sorry Peter. That one won't, It doesn't have a motor powered spinning brush.

I don't know where you got the idea that the Fein one works the same way. If you look closely you'll see that the Fein is corded and described as "Electric Floor Brush".

Follow the link bellow:

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1 (http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1)

Hrrm... Ok, now the question is... can that Fein electric floor brush be used with the Festool hoses, etc?  Seems like a natural fit to have it plugged into the CT socket and bammo, you have a full featured drag-along vacuum.  KINDA pricey, but...

I guess I wish Festool made a...   Powered vacuum head.   I'mma poke around and see if a local dealer has the suction powered unit so I can fiddle with it.  It would probably suffice for furniture vacuuming (pet hair.. bleh).
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Tom Bellemare on August 23, 2010, 09:52 PM
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/what-size-hose-do-you-use-with-your-ts55/) can be seen in action in this thread.

I used it to show the difference in airflow between a 27mm and 36mm hose. Please note that it is air powered and that the amount of airflow is significant between the two hoses.


Tom
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 23, 2010, 10:02 PM
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/what-size-hose-do-you-use-with-your-ts55/) can be seen in action in this thread.

I used it to show the difference in airflow between a 27mm and 36mm hose. Please note that it is air powered and that the amount of airflow is significant between the two hoses.


Tom

Thanks Tom!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 24, 2010, 02:00 AM
i wish they made quick release guide rail connectors, i see these being a good seller
been thinking about this now and think 4 little levers with cams on the end, also making the connector long there making the connection straighter without the aid of a straight edge
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: DimTex on August 25, 2010, 06:26 PM
I wish they made a good portable HVLP system, portable, easy to use and contained in a single systainer
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Jesse Cloud on August 25, 2010, 06:38 PM
I wish they made a good portable HVLP system, portable, easy to use and contained in a single systainer

Oooh!  Oooh!  Yes - this sounds like a winner.  I remember reading a post talking about Festo painting equipment in an auto assembly plant, so clearly this is an area where they have some expertise.  It also seems like an area where lots of improvements could be made (easy pattern adjustment, easy cleaning, good performance with a wide range of viscosities, lightweight portable ventilated spray booth, etc. etc.)

I'm in line for this one!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: greg mann on August 26, 2010, 08:34 AM

Hrrm... Ok, now the question is... can that Fein electric floor brush be used with the Festool hoses, etc?  Seems like a natural fit to have it plugged into the CT socket and bammo, you have a full featured drag-along vacuum.  KINDA pricey, but...

I guess I wish Festool made a...   Powered vacuum head.   I'mma poke around and see if a local dealer has the suction powered unit so I can fiddle with it.  It would probably suffice for furniture vacuuming (pet hair.. bleh).


I don't see why the Fein wouldn't work in just the way you describe. That is probably the exact way it works with the Fein DC itself. Don't underestimate the turbo head, though. These seem to be very common in Europe. We have one that is about half the width that we bought to use with our Miele for couches, chairs and carpeted stairs. You can bog it down if you really try but it still has amazing power, and that's on a 27mm hose. When I use it with a Festool or Fein DC it really cranks. The cleaning action is very comparable to a powered head, IMO.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dan Rush on August 26, 2010, 06:00 PM
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

Dan
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 26, 2010, 06:05 PM
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

Dan

hehe, what you're asking for is called a "Sysport".    [tongue]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Jesse Cloud on August 26, 2010, 06:18 PM
Some gadget that would safely cut small pieces.  For instance, I use a lot of slip tenons, generally about 3 inches long, but they need to be cut precisely to the combined depth of the two mortises, minus a couple of mm to allow for excess glue.  No way to clamp it down on the Kapex.  Could probably make some sort of jig for a guide rail and a ts55, but it sure would be nice to have a saw that can safely clamp and cut small pieces....
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brice Burrell on August 26, 2010, 09:09 PM
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

Dan

Dan, I asked for this a couple of times.  I'd like to see all tools come in large Sortainers.


hehe, what you're asking for is called a "Sysport".    [tongue]

Junkie,  the problem with the Sysport is that fact that is really isn't made to be transported to the jobsite every day.  With the large Sortainers we'd have Sysport functionality in a portable format since we'd be able to break down the stack to manageable size to carry.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Tom Bellemare on August 26, 2010, 11:12 PM
Brice:

I haven't been on a job site regularly for a year or so but a hand truck and Sysports seems like a pretty good solution to me. The last time I was on a job site regularly with my Festools, I just rolled everything I needed in each day with the CT 22. I suspect you need a few more than I did at the time though...


Tom
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brice Burrell on August 27, 2010, 05:02 PM
Brice:

I haven't been on a job site regularly for a year or so but a hand truck and Sysports seems like a pretty good solution to me. The last time I was on a job site regularly with my Festools, I just rolled everything I needed in each day with the CT 22. I suspect you need a few more than I did at the time though...


Tom

Tom, it's all about flexibility.  I want the same Sysport-like functionality if I have two Systainers or ten on the job. 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on August 27, 2010, 11:29 PM
The fronts could just flip down
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on August 28, 2010, 01:50 AM
The fronts could just flip down


That was what I first thought too when I read how Brice wanted drawer Systainers for the tools.  The flip-down front may work okay for just the tool, but would likely not work as well for all the other stuff that normally accompanies the tools in their storage boxes.  The full-sized drawer for the tool Systainers would work better, but would surely cost much more and require a greater amount of space to house the same amount of contents than the current method.  

The new T-Loc Systainers may just prove to be a good compromise.  While they will still require to stack and unstack (aside from using SystainerPorts), the single latch will make this process much faster and easier.  I'm almost sorry to see these new T-Loc Systainers come to be since they will make our current Systiners out of date.  But, I do think it will be a more space efficient and cost effective solution than the other options suggested.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Terry Fogarty on September 08, 2010, 07:37 AM
A base for the fence to allow the centering of a mortise on 10-14mm stock using the 4mm cutter.

Here is my Teztool hybrid design [big grin]

Pic 1- Take one Festool Trim Stop and remove all hardware, cut the two side wings off (if you dont want to revert to the original, but my tip is you wont as this is a ripper jig if you are into boxes or work where you constantly use thin stock)

Pic 2 -  slip shoe plate back on.

Pic 3 - just another angle [smile]

Pick 4 - Shows the left side mortise in a 10mm board with the Domi fence on the lowest 14mm height setting. The right side mortise shows the result when the Teztool Shoe is fitted to the base and the height setting is set to 20mm. Perfect center alignment. If you want to center an 8mm board, just set Domi on the 16mm setting.

I have on order via Post some some 4.5mm and .5mm black plastic that will be used as an infill for the jig so small widths can be plunged. Will post an update when completed. I love this jig, and its well worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: RL on September 08, 2010, 08:50 AM
Tezzer,

Have you checked out the Domino jig by RonWen? Loads of us on this site have bought one of his jigs. Here is the thread:-

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130)

Richard.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Terry Fogarty on September 08, 2010, 09:17 AM
Tezzer,

Have you checked out the Domino jig by RonWen? Loads of us on this site have bought one of his jigs. Here is the thread:-

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130)

Richard.


Richard i have made his prototype and its a ripper, Ron done an excellent job coming up with this. But we have totally different jigs for different applications. Mines not so much for stability, but for lowering the plate to center in thin stock.

If i wasnt so far away i would love to get one of Rons jigs [thumbs up]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: RL on September 08, 2010, 09:22 AM
Have it shipped in a fogtainer!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Terry Fogarty on September 08, 2010, 09:28 AM
Have it shipped in a fogtainer!

I would love to, but i think the Fogtainers are all gone.  :'(  Plus the first three letters of my surname are Fog and that was my nic name for years [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Nigel on September 08, 2010, 01:29 PM


[/quote]

 Mines not so much for stability, but for lowering the plate to center in thin stock.

[/quote]

    Maybe someone would swap a paddle version for yours?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Rob-GB on September 08, 2010, 02:07 PM
A base for the fence to allow the centering of a mortise on 10-14mm stock using the 4mm cutter.

Here is my Teztool hybrid design [big grin]

Pic 1- Take one Festool Trim Stop and remove all hardware, cut the two side wings off (if you dont want to revert to the original, but my tip is you wont as this is a ripper jig if you are into boxes or work where you constantly use thin stock)

Pic 2 -  slip shoe plate back on.

Pic 3 - just another angle [smile]

Pick 4 - Shows the left side mortise in a 10mm board with the Domi fence on the lowest 14mm height setting. The right side mortise shows the result when the Teztool Shoe is fitted to the base and the height setting is set to 20mm. Perfect center alignment. If you want to center an 8mm board, just set Domi on the 16mm setting.

I have on order via Post some some 4.5mm and .5mm black plastic that will be used as an infill for the jig so small widths can be plunged. Will post an update when completed. I love this jig, and its well worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop.

Cool idea Terry, having had the privilege to work with a bunch of antipodeans a few years back I quite understand the "worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop"  ;D Cheers.
Rob.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dovetail65 on September 08, 2010, 02:09 PM
I wish Festool made a set of very nice measurement and layout tools like woodpecker or Incra does. Squares, T- Squares, rules, etc.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on September 08, 2010, 06:41 PM
How about a nice laser?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Corwin on September 08, 2010, 06:59 PM
I wish Festool made a Sweeping 90 degree antistatic fitting for use with their extractors and extractor accessories.  I would like it to have one male end and the other a female end.  It would be nice to be able to plug such a fitting directly into one's extractor and then plug their hose into the other end.  And, it would work nicely using two fittings to make a 180 degree bend for those of us connecting a cyclone to their extractors.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on September 08, 2010, 07:04 PM
Can you guys make me a robot to do all the work for me, all I have to do is tell him?

I would pay a decent amount of money for that.

Needs to be easy to carry, quick to set-up and some sort of filtration device. [big grin]
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Post by: Dovetail65 on September 08, 2010, 07:32 PM
What is the fun in that?
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Post by: Terry Fogarty on September 08, 2010, 07:39 PM
Cool idea Terry, having had the privilege to work with a bunch of antipodeans a few years back I quite understand the "worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop"  ;D Cheers.
Rob.

Good to see someone picked it up [big grin]
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Post by: WarnerConstCo. on September 08, 2010, 08:12 PM
What is the fun in that?

I'm sure I could find somethings to do while he was working, golf and a nap comes to mind first.
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Post by: Dovetail65 on September 08, 2010, 09:14 PM
Oh, I woodwork for a living and while you are golfing I would rather be woodworking as well for a hobby. Nap, what the heck is that?
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Post by: waho6o9 on September 17, 2010, 11:40 AM
I wish Festool made a Festool credit card with the rebates/points  accured going  to the purchase of product and or services. [smile]
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Post by: Kodi Crescent on September 23, 2010, 01:22 PM
a "25% off all tools" coupon?
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Post by: Deansocial on September 23, 2010, 01:24 PM
or a scrap old tools scheme like hilti
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Post by: speed on September 23, 2010, 04:02 PM
a corded drill would be good
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Post by: woodguy7 on September 23, 2010, 04:14 PM
I agree with you speed, but then i did say that on page 1  ;)

Woodguy
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Post by: Alex on September 23, 2010, 05:26 PM
I'd also like a corded drill. I could get a Protool that's probably excellent too but it just doesn't feel the same.
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Post by: VictorL on September 23, 2010, 06:01 PM
Longer longitude profile for MFT/3. Many people extend or joint MFT tables, so it would be helpful for cutting longer pieces with MFT table

Regards,
VictorL
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Post by: RL on September 23, 2010, 10:52 PM
...section on their website for discontinued tools.

Adios CT 22 and CT33. Nice knowing you.

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors (http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors)

But if I want to check out accessories for the CT22 I can still go here (I was looking for something today and eventually found it).

http://www.festoolusa.com/accessories/dust-extractors.html?compatibility=583366 (http://www.festoolusa.com/accessories/dust-extractors.html?compatibility=583366)

I think Festool should have a section on their website for older model tools, so we can still easily find accessory info, owners manuals etc in one place.

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Post by: William Herrold on September 25, 2010, 02:03 PM
a government
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Post by: Jesse Cloud on September 25, 2010, 05:57 PM
...section on their website for discontinued tools.

Adios CT 22 and CT33. Nice knowing you.

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors (http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors)

But if I want to check out accessories for the CT22 I can still go here (I was looking for something today and eventually found it).

http://www.festoolusa.com/accessories/dust-extractors.html?compatibility=583366 (http://www.festoolusa.com/accessories/dust-extractors.html?compatibility=583366)

I think Festool should have a section on their website for older model tools, so we can still easily find accessory info, owners manuals etc in one place.



Yes!  That is a great idea.  I spent a longgg time trying to find what battery to order for a TDK-12.  Good thing Uncle Bob knew the answer!
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Post by: jmbfestool on September 26, 2010, 04:17 PM
I wish Festool made a SDS hammer driil   but with the special chucks just like the T+15 some how.  So you could attach an angle chuck on your SDS dont know how the impact rod would work for an angle chuck but im sure festool will have a solution.

Also wish they made a cordless fein with an adapter for hammering nails in like a palm nailer.  So you can get nails upto 100mm in tight spaces but probably main use would be for nailing small twist nails with joist hangers and things like that.  I know AEG are bring out a new Fein tool with the hammer adapter but festool would do a better job I reckon.

JMB
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Post by: Mac on September 26, 2010, 04:30 PM
...bandsaw.
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Post by: mark007 on September 28, 2010, 01:13 PM
 a power cope tool
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Post by: Rob-GB on September 28, 2010, 02:38 PM
a power cope tool
That would be a Trion, a Carvex and a RAS 115 all three can do that and more.
Check out Peter Halle's video on the RAS Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPT4zaLpSHw#ws)

Rob.
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Post by: William Herrold on September 28, 2010, 02:58 PM
a power cope tool
That would be a Trion, a Carvex and a RAS 115 all three can do that and more.
Check out Peter Halle's video on the RAS Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPT4zaLpSHw#ws)

Rob.


Do as I say, not as I do... me too, I had 1/2 the forum jump me for even *saying* I do "the unmentionable" with my SCMS
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on September 28, 2010, 03:04 PM
Holy smokes that thing hogs off the material.

The fly at 3:35 is surreal, and reminded me of the movie "The Ring".
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Post by: Pyotr on September 28, 2010, 06:04 PM
Check out Peter Halle's video on the RAS

This board misses the emoticon for jaw-dropping... I was already quite impressed with the Rotex and 40 grit Crystal, but this is astonishing! Granted, pine is soft but this was only 120 grit. Thanks for that video.

Back on topic, things I would like to see:

Well, that's all for now  [wink]
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Post by: mastercabman on September 28, 2010, 06:07 PM
I wish Festool made an attachment for cordless drill ,that would make your drill into a hammer drill.
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Post by: Mac on September 28, 2010, 06:20 PM
Check out Peter Halle's video on the RAS

This board misses the emoticon for jaw-dropping...
[jawdrop]  Nope, there it is!
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Post by: Peter Halle on September 28, 2010, 07:29 PM
a power cope tool
That would be a Trion, a Carvex and a RAS 115 all three can do that and more.
Check out Peter Halle's video on the RAS Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPT4zaLpSHw#ws)

Rob.



Do as I say, not as I do... me too, I had 1/2 the forum jump me for even *saying* I do "the unmentionable" with my SCMS

If someone saw that my old Hitachi was improperly guarded in that video, I apologize.  BUT!  Rest assured that the offending, mis treated piece of equipment that had a yellow blade in that video now rests at the bottom of a landfill.

My Kapex has all the safety equipment installed and in working order!  [big grin]
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Post by: mark007 on September 30, 2010, 11:14 PM
thanks everyone this fog is going to be fun. new member. have been coping with angel grinder for years. i like the dust going away but after broncos hopefully win on sunday
monday my hands might be a little shacky looking for something faster and perfect willing to pay
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Post by: Hans Mertens on October 01, 2010, 02:46 PM
Longer longitude profile for MFT/3. Many people extend or joint MFT tables, so it would be helpful for cutting longer pieces with MFT table

Regards,
VictorL

All you have to do is ask...

(http://www.festool.de/SiteCollectionImages/Catalog/Kat_2005/basis/portal_vbm_zh/pvbm_hb_mfttp_488555_z_01a.png)


Festool MFT/3 - 2000mm profile (http://www.festool.de/produkte/zubehoer-verbrauchsmaterial/seiten/detailansicht.aspx?pid=496824&name=zubehoer-mft-3-tp-2000-la)



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Post by: VictorL on October 01, 2010, 04:19 PM
Longer longitude profile for MFT/3. Many people extend or joint MFT tables, so it would be helpful for cutting longer pieces with MFT table

Regards,
VictorL

All you have to do is ask...

(http://www.festool.de/SiteCollectionImages/Catalog/Kat_2005/basis/portal_vbm_zh/pvbm_hb_mfttp_488555_z_01a.png)


Festool MFT/3 - 2000mm profile (http://www.festool.de/produkte/zubehoer-verbrauchsmaterial/seiten/detailansicht.aspx?pid=496824&name=zubehoer-mft-3-tp-2000-la)



Thanks. I mean that I need extended profile for long Protractor rail. Let say I  have 2 meters MFT table, but I want cut shelves 7 feet high. Right now I'm limited with 36".
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 08, 2010, 05:26 PM
Im waiting for festool to make one of these!!!  

Why is it taking so long!!!!!    Oh Festool! Make sure it takes 14.4 and 18V like the Carvex its a good feature!!!

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Post by: Ken Nagrod on October 08, 2010, 05:27 PM
What is that, a back massager?
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 08, 2010, 05:29 PM
What is that, a back massager?

Dont be silly! lol   [tongue]

I would love a cordless planer!  When some one calls up and just wants to ease some doors! You just pop round with couple off chisels hamer, T15 and EHL 65 Cordless jobs done

Simplesssssss
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Post by: jvsteenb on October 09, 2010, 05:58 AM
Im waiting for festool to make one of these!!! 

Why is it taking so long!!!!!    Oh Festool! Make sure it takes 14.4 and 18V like the Carvex its a good feature!!!

(Attachment Link)

Can you please elaborate on the advantages of having a cordless tool that still needs to be hooked up to a vacuum?
As much as I like cordless tools, in this particular case it would only make the tool heavier, and less user-friendly - even if a method could be devised to switch on the vacuum without current draw from the tool.
That in itself wouldn't be much of a challenge, but it would complicate the vac and the tool, probably the hose as well.

Lee Nielsen makes very nice cordless planers, btw.


Regards,

Job
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 06:15 AM
Sorry I used a picture on the internet and a batterie and attached it with photo shop! Which has the Vac attached!  If you want ill edit it and remove the Vac!  I was just using it as a visual picture for my wishing list!!!!


JMB
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 06:21 AM
I have edited the picture! happy now?!?!   Im not going to put the dust bag on  [tongue]   If you want the dust bag on when you buy the tool you can put it on!  As festool don't sell the dust bag with the festool planer any way so they wont with the cordless! Its an accessory! Thats my reason!!!


JMB
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Post by: jvsteenb on October 09, 2010, 06:27 AM
Sorry I used a picture on the internet and a batterie and attached it with photo shop! Which has the Vac attached!  If you want ill edit it and remove the Vac!  I was just using it as a visual picture for my wishing list!!!!


JMB

I know that, but I was only referring to the fact that a powerplaner without chip/dustcollection makes a heck of a mess, even if you take only a small amount off.
So the vacuum is more or less mandatory for an "in situ" job, unless you want to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards - using a brush and dustpan, which as it happens are also cordless....
If you don't want to spew around chips AND want to be cordless ( which has its advantages, I'll agree ) simply use a handplane.
Just my 0.02 as usual.

Regards,

Job
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 06:49 AM
I find with the dust bag which what I got with the EHL 65 on the left side only having it on the right side its useless. Is good enough as I create mess using my chisel for the lock and hinges and having a dust sheet down I simply fold it up and done I can leave the job!  I prefer using Packexe though if I know ill being doing jobs around the house for a week.  Like I have been doing on the last two jobs.  

Also not always about dust! I was working for this firm had 7 houses built and I Was working from house to house but in random order and different things so other trades could carry on.  Now I got my self a wheel barrel and but all my tools in that but it took two trips as I had leads and transformer. Not all building had power so I had to go to the nearest house!  

Some of the houses were done more than others  so when I done some of the jobs for the other trade on the other houses I had to go to the others which had been carpeted and the doors where a bit tight on the carpet so I had to take a bit off! I hate using hand plane with end grain so a cordless planer is nicer to remove the bottom of the door plus its much easier.

I had a long wheel Lead, T15 drill, fold able trestles, Transformer. Now I dont know about you but you cant carry that all in one go!   Well if I had the Corddles Planer all I would need is Two systainers attached together in one had. One would have the T15 and the other cordless planer. In my other hand I would be carrying the fold able trestles.  I dont see how you dont see it makes your life so much easier!   With Lie-Nielsen you would have to sharpen them and it awkward to do the bottoms of doors especially with end grain and you got large shaving to pic up! The cordless plane willjust be small bits as the bag takes to big bits so the wind can take the small bits!! Its easier to hand plane the side of doors I know but not bottom.

JMB
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Post by: jvsteenb on October 09, 2010, 07:52 AM
This is all a bit beyond me, as I don't work on building sites, and besides, over here we don't have the need to carry a transformer around.  You either have grid power ( 95% of the time ) or you don't.
And when working on existing houses, power is always available.
In my experience a dustbag with a planer is a useless acessory. If I have to take of that little, I get a handplane. I don't mind sharpening plane irons, like I don't mind sharpening chisels.
Although I currently don't own one, I know from experience a good low angle block plane makes short work with endgrain. And when the need arises, even a decently sharpened #4 Bailey will do. At least I still have that one...

But hey, a cordles powerplaner may well be your go-to tool. Whatever rings your bell.
Anyhow: you've made clear why such a tool would be useful in your situation, which is what I asked in the first place.
Thank you for that.

Regards,

Job
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 08:20 AM
Ik ben blij dat je me halen! Maar! Handplane zal een tijdje duren als u was het verwijderen van 6mm denk je niet? Ik weet het niet omdat ik hou van elektrisch gereedschap



Groetjes

JMB
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Post by: Deansocial on October 09, 2010, 08:28 AM
Ik ben blij dat je me halen! Maar! Handplane zal een tijdje duren als u was het verwijderen van 6mm denk je niet? Ik weet het niet omdat ik hou van elektrisch gereedschap



Groetjes

JMB

then wouldn't a cordless plunge saw be more use jmb?
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 08:46 AM
lol yeah but  then you might aswell use a corded planer?!?!? or a TS55 like you said but then thats more stuff cus you have to carry a guide rail aswell!     My ambition its to carry as less stuff as possible on some types of jobs where dust extraction is not necessary.

I have cordless Circular saw, Cordless DRILLs, Cordless Jigsaws, Cordless angle grinder, Cordless hacksaw, Cordless Nail guns, Cordless auto Screw gun, cordless Radio see where im going?!?!?!?! lol

All I need now Is Cordless Circular Guide rail saw (im not buying the Dewalt cordless guide rail saw) and Cordless Planer


JMB
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Post by: Deansocial on October 09, 2010, 08:49 AM
iuse cordless when i need to but would rather have the power to work quicker. I know more to get out but i dont do smaller jobs that much
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Post by: Nigel on October 09, 2010, 08:50 AM


       I never use a planer for trimming doors since getting the ts55.Even a cordless planer wouldn't tempt me to go back to planing.I mean one cut and it's done,no dust,perfect.A planer?!?!
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 08:58 AM
iuse cordless when i need to but would rather have the power to work quicker. I know more to get out but i dont do smaller jobs that much

My jobs are small and big. So yes I would use power cus its quicker but I like the option and some times you have a bit of both.  Like yesterday I fitted laminate flooring in the hall and lounge! I couldnt be bother to set up my kapex gets in the way and you got to walk back and forth.  All I had out was my Milwueakee Cordless Circular saw as all cuts where are hidden under skirting which ill b fitting monday its was very quick as I kept the cordless by my side all the time with a corded circular saw you have the cable doing your head in well it does my head in any way!!

JMB
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Post by: Deansocial on October 09, 2010, 10:37 AM
iuse cordless when i need to but would rather have the power to work quicker. I know more to get out but i dont do smaller jobs that much

My jobs are small and big. So yes I would use power cus its quicker but I like the option and some times you have a bit of both.  Like yesterday I fitted laminate flooring in the hall and lounge! I couldnt be bother to set up my kapex gets in the way and you got to walk back and forth.  All I had out was my Milwueakee Cordless Circular saw as all cuts where are hidden under skirting which ill b fitting monday its was very quick as I kept the cordless by my side all the time with a corded circular saw you have the cable doing your head in well it does my head in any way!!

JMB

surprised with you buying track record that you dont have a flooring guillotine
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Post by: jmbfestool on October 09, 2010, 10:41 AM
Are they any good I have seen them on the internet but im power tool mad so I dont tend to give things like that much thought unless its really beneficial.  Cus I need the circular saw any way to hand to rip the boards down and to notch them. The flooring guillotine will only cut it to length


JMB
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Post by: Deansocial on October 09, 2010, 10:43 AM
never used 1 but see some that cut 22mm hardwood
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Post by: Mac on October 09, 2010, 03:07 PM


Lee Nielsen makes very nice cordless planers, btw.


Regards,

Job


This is brilliant, I love it.   [big grin]
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Post by: Jamie_MA on October 19, 2010, 07:57 PM
What they said:

1: "Lunchbox" 13inch Thinknesser/Planer
2: Benchtop Bandsaw
3: Front Drawer Systainers

Plus one I didn't see:

A Low Flow / High Volume dust extractor with 4" connection & HEPA filter for use with the Planer above.
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Post by: fdengel on October 20, 2010, 11:44 AM
I wonder if it would be possible to create a joiner like the Domino that cuts dovetails and finger joints...

 [cool]
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Post by: Guy Ashley on October 20, 2010, 11:56 AM
It must be!

Years ago a company. I think called Woodcraft, made an aluminium jig that was clamped to the timber by G clamps and you put a combined cutter and guide into a drill chuck and away you went.

Man it was crap and the tearout was so bad as to be artistic. Haven't seen one in years!

Having said that any such machine is surely already in Festools range, the OF1400 and the dovetail jig the VS600.

So I would not imagine they would see the commercial value of another type of router.


 
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Post by: georgemingham on November 02, 2010, 05:47 PM
i wish festool made a Subwoofer?!?

or failing that a spring loaded guide rail on a flat bed so you can use your ts 55/75 like a mitre say for cutting large items.
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Post by: woodguy7 on November 02, 2010, 05:51 PM
Do you mean kinda like an MFT/3 ?

Woodguy
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Post by: jmbfestool on November 03, 2010, 04:24 PM
i wish festool made a Subwoofer?!?

or failing that a spring loaded guide rail on a flat bed so you can use your ts 55/75 like a mitre say for cutting large items.

you mean like Mafel? They make a spring loaded guide system.

JMB
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 11, 2010, 07:35 PM
The ability to attach the MFK 700 on the LR 32 Hole Drilling System plate. The plate works with the OF 1010 and the OF 1400 why not the MKF 700?
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 11, 2010, 07:38 PM
What about a plunge base for the MKF 700?
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Post by: Dan Rush on November 11, 2010, 07:39 PM
Greg,

I'm not sure of the benefit of combining the lr 32 and 700.   Both the 1010 and 1400 plunge, which is necessary to use with the 32, but the 700 doesn't.  What would be the application for the addition of the 700 to the system?

Dan
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Post by: Dan Rush on November 11, 2010, 07:42 PM
OOPs, sorry Greg, our posts passed each other.  Now I get it.  A 700 plunge could be handy.

Dan
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 11, 2010, 07:49 PM
i think its poor  that they use slotted screws

The slotted screws are use for a reason.  Festool does not want you to over tighten the screws and put a dimple in your rail. Look at the MFT/3 connectors they use an allen screws.  So Festool does know the difference.
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 11, 2010, 07:51 PM
OOPs, sorry Greg, our posts passed each other.  Now I get it.  A 700 plunge could be handy.

Dan

Sorry I should have reversed the request. It would make more sense then
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 12, 2010, 12:05 PM
A foot pedal to control the power, so a tool could be turned on and off with out fumbling for the on/off switch.
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on November 12, 2010, 12:08 PM
A foot pedal to control the power, so a tool could be turned on and off with out fumbling for the on/off switch.

These can be purchased right now as aftermarket items.  Though not made by Festool...  (I realize the thread topic, but just want to point out these aren't a missing niche item).
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 12, 2010, 12:54 PM
A foot pedal to control the power, so a tool could be turned on and off with out fumbling for the on/off switch.

These can be purchased right now as aftermarket items.  Though not made by Festool...  (I realize the thread topic, but just want to point out these aren't a missing niche item).

True, I was looking at the one at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/MLCS-9089-Switch-Continuous-Running/dp/B000LJNJOY/ (http://www.amazon.com/MLCS-9089-Switch-Continuous-Running/dp/B000LJNJOY/)

It is a tap for on and tap for off vs a tap and hold for on.
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Post by: speed on November 14, 2010, 11:48 AM
a digital radio that runs off a t15 /t12 battery [big grin]
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Post by: jmbfestool on November 14, 2010, 04:06 PM
a digital radio that runs off a t15 /t12 battery [big grin]

And 18
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on November 14, 2010, 05:37 PM
How about "dummy" batteries for the cordless products that have a built-in step down transformer and mains cord to plug into an electrical outlet for those times when being tied to an outlet is less important than continuous full power run time.  Example:  The Carvex would have the option to use batteries or direct plug in.  Same for the drills, even though being tied to the cord wouldn't be as much of a real world benefit as for a jigsaw, but having a universal option might make it a possibility.  Possibly other tools could be developed using this concept, like the EHL65 small one-handed planer in a battery powered/corded version, the DX93 and the RO90.

I'd also like to see a more powerful, heavier duty (less delicate), larger capacity Kapex and a specific spot on all of Festool's websites for consumer product suggestions and improvements, because not everyone is on, wants to be or knows of the FOG to give input.  You never know who will come up with the next great idea.  Yes, I know it will require extra work for some Festool employees around the world to sift through and deal with that information, costing the company money.  Might be worth it, though.
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Post by: Greg Powers on November 14, 2010, 06:38 PM
How about "dummy" batteries for the cordless products that have a built-in step down transformer and mains cord to plug into an electrical outlet for those times when being tied to an outlet is less important than continuous full power run time.  Example:  The Carvex would have the option to use batteries or direct plug in.  Same for the drills, even though being tied to the cord wouldn't be as much of a real world benefit as for a jigsaw, but having a universal option might make it a possibility.  Possibly other tools could be developed using this concept, like the EHL65 small one-handed planer in a battery powered/corded version, the DX93 and the RO90.


I like that idea. The one tool for both cord and cordless. That would be very cool [cool]
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Post by: Jesse Cloud on November 15, 2010, 06:21 PM
A gadget that would do for dominoes what a center point does for dowels.  That is, you cut a mortise, stick in the gadget, then butt it against the mating piece.  It would leave some marks so that you could plan exactly where to put the mating mortise.

dowl center points (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T82N/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001OQY9E2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=08RF284T4DRGCX78EDNZ)

An example of how it would be used: I want to mortise an armrest into the back leg of a chair.  I could fit the armrest in at just the position I want (most comfortable) and mark the location of the matching mortise on the leg.
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Post by: jmbfestool on November 16, 2010, 04:00 AM
A gadget that would do for dominoes what a center point does for dowels.  That is, you cut a mortise, stick in the gadget, then butt it against the mating piece.  It would leave some marks so that you could plan exactly where to put the mating mortise.

dowl center points (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T82N/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001OQY9E2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=08RF284T4DRGCX78EDNZ)

An example of how it would be used: I want to mortise an armrest into the back leg of a chair.  I could fit the armrest in at just the position I want (most comfortable) and mark the location of the matching mortise on the leg.


I like idea saves working out  just bang it up and your done

Jmb
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Post by: VictorL on November 16, 2010, 11:49 AM
Ripping saw blades with thick carbide tips for cutting wood with nails and concrete residuals.
Similar to Bosch's Construct Wood.
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Post by: Sparktrician on November 28, 2010, 11:00 AM
I'd be delighted if Festool made a guide stop for the MFK700 that would work with the guide rail system. 

 [smile]
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Post by: Mavrik on December 27, 2010, 08:50 AM
(1) An MFT clamping element that was slightly lower so it would fit underneath the guide rail for holding small pieces.
The handle is just too high.
(http://www.festoolusa.com/images/400/488030-clampingelementmftsp.jpg)

(2) A smooth curved plastic attachment that could fit to the whole front of the MFT table ... that would prevent the hose from snagging on the front edge.
(maybe I should make something like this by cutting open a PVC pipe lengthwise?)
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Post by: Sparktrician on December 27, 2010, 09:20 AM
(1) An MFT clamping element that was slightly lower so it would fit underneath the guide rail for holding small pieces.
The handle is just too high.
(http://www.festoolusa.com/images/400/488030-clampingelementmftsp.jpg)

(2) A smooth curved plastic attachment that could fit to the whole front of the MFT table ... that would prevent the hose from snagging on the front edge.
(maybe I should make something like this by cutting open a PVC pipe lengthwise?)

1) What about using 1/4" plywood shims to raise the clamped piece to get clearance until Festool comes out with a lower profile? 
2) Would a piece of old garden hose sliced lengthwise provide the snag-resistance better than the more rigid PVC while not wanting to slide off as easily as the PVC? 

 [smile]
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Post by: Jerry Sitton on December 30, 2010, 05:35 PM
I didn't read all of the post, hopefully not repeating, my bad.
I would love to see the 1010 and 1400 routers have the same locking fine
depth control as on the 2200 EB.
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Post by: Dovetail65 on January 03, 2011, 08:02 AM
I wish Festool made a 8" Rotex sander.  :)
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Post by: fortrout on February 13, 2011, 11:21 AM
I wish they would make a plunge base for MFK700.
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Post by: Peter Halle on February 13, 2011, 11:34 AM
A less expensive trammel / circle attachment for the OF 1400 instead of the MFS series.
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Post by: Gene Howerton on February 13, 2011, 11:47 AM
I also wish they made a plunge base for the 700.  I would buy one in a second.
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Post by: jmbfestool on February 13, 2011, 11:49 AM
I wish festool invented some sort of arch creator.  Like for when im on site and I have to make dummy frames for the bricklayers and I have to make arches. I only know two ways to do this with out using a CNC when I got my work shop would come in handy for stuff like this. Any way I would like something for site!  

The most common way I do it if find something flexible plastic really as its more likely to bend consistently as a thin bit of wood if it has a knot or odd grain wont bend evenly.   The other option if I had the space or room is have two sheets of 8x4 flat on the ground and draw a square line from the centre of the arch and use a string line but this takes time and is awkward and just for arch windows it aint worth doing so I normal stick with something bendable! As the arches are for example 1metre wide and only 80mm high this is a VERY large circle and two 8x4 sheet aint always long enough.    

Wha I have been think of it something which runs along the straight edge of the ply! With a wheel which measures how far the devices is traveling.   Then a little motor which extends or retracts a bar on the end of the bar you will have your pencil or ben or something which will mark the ply/mdf sheet. So you type in 1metre for the width of the arch and the heigh you want which is 80mm so a little computer inside will calculate and process this date and then you move along the front edge with this device and because of the wheel it  will be know how quickly and how much extend or retract the bar as you roll it along.  

Maybe something like this exist or some one know a better way to do arches please let me know.


JMB
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Post by: jmbfestool on February 13, 2011, 12:13 PM
Im not very good at explaining so done a quick sketch up.  I have not finished of the bar but you get the idea they allow for a geared wheel to extend or retract the bar as you move along and the wheels measure the distance.  So if you was to move along quicker the bar will extend or retract quicker but obviously it has its limits to how fast it can extend or retract the bar so you cant run across the front edge lol

[attachimg=#]

JMB
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Post by: William Herrold on February 13, 2011, 12:30 PM
I wish festool invented some sort of arch creator.  Like for when im on site and I have to make dummy frames for the bricklayers and I have to make arches. I only know two ways to do this with out using a CNC when I got my work shop would come in handy for stuff like this. Any way I would like something for site!  

The most common way I do it if find something flexible plastic really as its more likely to bend consistently as a thin bit of wood if it has a knot or odd grain wont bend evenly.   The other option if I had the space or room is have two sheets of 8x4 flat on the ground and draw a square line from the centre of the arch and use a string line but this takes time and is awkward and just for arch windows it aint worth doing so I normal stick with something bendable! As the arches are for example 1metre wide and only 80mm high this is a VERY large circle and two 8x4 sheet aint always long enough.    

Wha I have been think of it something which runs along the straight edge of the ply! With a wheel which measures how far the devices is traveling.   Then a little motor which extends or retracts a bar on the end of the bar you will have your pencil or ben or something which will mark the ply/mdf sheet. So you type in 1metre for the width of the arch and the heigh you want which is 80mm so a little computer inside will calculate and process this date and then you move along the front edge with this device and because of the wheel it  will be know how quickly and how much extend or retract the bar as you roll it along.  

Maybe something like this exist or some one know a better way to do arches please let me know.


JMB


Something like this:
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on February 13, 2011, 12:42 PM
Nice job!

But not that extreme lol!


Im on about just simple dummie frames for normal house which are very wide and low profile which I would use my jigsaw to cut not a router lol I would have two pieces of ply and then stick some 2x1 inbetween.  Your circumference is small enough for you to use your Festool Mfs but if you had much lower profile 80 mm at 1metre or more thats a very large circle. You would need a longer mfs.


JMB
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Post by: William Herrold on February 13, 2011, 12:50 PM
The trammel pictured i use for casings / arched doors/windows. Last count I was up to 8+ meters of MFS profiles, I use them for many different jobs.

The earth cellar forms i cut out with a jigsaw and finished w/ a EHL65  planer. each joint has 4, 10mm doms- and a kreg coutersink to pull them together.
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Post by: dharmon on February 13, 2011, 12:55 PM
(1) An MFT clamping element that was slightly lower so it would fit underneath the guide rail for holding small pieces.
The handle is just too high.
(http://www.festoolusa.com/images/400/488030-clampingelementmftsp.jpg)

(2) A smooth curved plastic attachment that could fit to the whole front of the MFT table ... that would prevent the hose from snagging on the front edge.
(maybe I should make something like this by cutting open a PVC pipe lengthwise?)

1) What about using 1/4" plywood shims to raise the clamped piece to get clearance until Festool comes out with a lower profile? 
2) Would a piece of old garden hose sliced lengthwise provide the snag-resistance better than the more rigid PVC while not wanting to slide off as easily as the PVC? 

 [smile]

These would be really nice.  How about about having the MFT/3 front guide rail support finger drop below this curved surface, so that I can quit scratching my plywood pieces.

Also, maybe Festool could develop a portable power pack that attaches to the tool using the plug-it cord.
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Post by: jmbfestool on February 13, 2011, 12:56 PM
The trammel pictured i use for casings / arched doors/windows. Last count I was up to 8+ meters of MFS profiles, I use them for many different jobs.

The earth cellar forms i cut out with a jigsaw and finished w/ a EHL65  planer. each joint has 4, 10mm doms- and a kreg coutersink to pull them together.


I know wa ur saying but it takes some time setting up dont it plus aint practical on site  I think.  This is a job I made some arches for they are 2.7meters wide or more and the arch profile is about 200mm high as far as I can remember it has been a year or so now since I made them arches.

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JMB
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Post by: Dan Clermont on February 13, 2011, 02:02 PM
Some sort of UL / CSA approved tabletop where you could install your OF 1400/2200 router and then swap it out for a TS 55 / 75, etc

I realize the CMS is already available Worldwide except for North America. I sure wish Festool could get this thing onto North American soil. To me it is the last piece of the puzzle for a complete Festool shop.

Cheers
Dan Clermont
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Post by: Alan m on February 13, 2011, 02:44 PM
i would like the ct vacs to have a retractable cable like a domestic vac. push a button and a small motor pulls in the cord .
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Post by: Mavrik on February 13, 2011, 03:05 PM
i would like the ct vacs to have a retractable cable like a domestic vac. push a button and a small motor pulls in the cord .
Probably my only major gripe with Festool is that I'm always tripping over wires and vacuum tubes and bumping into the vac body at my feet and the vac wheels get stuck on the wires on the floor and ... grrrr
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on February 13, 2011, 07:35 PM
I'll add this to my previous list:  A drywall router with vacuum extraction similar to Rotozip.
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Post by: Brice Burrell on February 13, 2011, 09:20 PM
I'll add this to my previous list:  A drywall router with vacuum extraction similar to Rotozip.

Ken, you'll need to cut a lot of drywall to get your money back on a Festool rotozip. [tongue] 

I think it wouldn't hard for Festool to make one, they're already 3/4 of the way there with the MFK 700.

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Post by: Ken Nagrod on February 13, 2011, 09:24 PM
Brice,

I've got an easy solution for that.  Just double my drywall labor rate.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Brice Burrell on February 13, 2011, 09:26 PM
Brice,

I've got an easy solution for that.  Just double my drywall labor rate.  ;D ;D ;D

Why didn't I think of that. [doh]
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Post by: fdengel on February 14, 2011, 12:18 PM
Nice job!

But not that extreme lol!


Im on about just simple dummie frames for normal house which are very wide and low profile which I would use my jigsaw to cut not a router lol I would have two pieces of ply and then stick some 2x1 inbetween.  Your circumference is small enough for you to use your Festool Mfs but if you had much lower profile 80 mm at 1metre or more thats a very large circle. You would need a longer mfs.


JMB


If the sizes tend to be reasonably consistent, you could carry pre-cut patterns and trace them with a pattern bit (or flush cut bit) using a router.
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Post by: dharmon on March 13, 2011, 12:31 AM
A dust-free drywall router with templates to cut accurate "old work" holes and improve my techniques for cutting holes for new work.
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Post by: Greg Powers on March 13, 2011, 01:50 AM
I wish Festook made a Dust extractor that integrated better with the boom arm. like moving the vacuum port the top back instead of front and centered. The current routing the vacuum hose from the front over the handle etc just does not look will engineered . Look like an after thought.
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Post by: davidbrac on March 15, 2011, 04:34 AM
I wish they made a 2 inch rotary pad for the RO90, l have used this sander on items on my lathe and its excellent, but a smaller pad would help
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Post by: woodguy7 on March 15, 2011, 09:30 AM
Another brit, welcome  [smile]

Woodguy
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 15, 2011, 12:44 PM
Another brit, welcome  [smile]

Woodguy

Yes! We will take over Fog soon!

JMB
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Post by: James Watriss on March 16, 2011, 11:09 AM
I can't see lugging a drill press to and from the site.

For a few years I've been using a cheesy drill guide (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2405&filter=drill%20guide). It works-ish. Kinda.

My proposed refinements:

-Hooks to drill via fast-fix collar. I feel like chucking up to the pin on top of the guide's chuck makes for un-necessary wear and tear. Also, locking the drill handle at a specified angle feels like it would cut down on the flopping around and make it easier to line up.

-Uses centrotec chucks. No point in adding a costly chuck to the thing when we already have good ones in the kit. Also, no chuck key to lose.

-I've screwed a board onto my guide's base, so I can clamp it up to things, to try to keep it accurate. I'd like a base that bolts to MFS rails, both for clamping, and for repeatable positioning in the middle of a field. Also, hooking to the edge of short MFS rails would give it the ability to clamp it to an edge. Thinking door latches, alignment pins for table tops and other pieces, etc.

-Theoretically, I'd also like a fine-adjustment slide built in to the base, similar to the guide stop blocks for the router, so that I can fine-tune the drill bit's point of entry after everything's clamped up. That, or a fine adjustment "nudging" knob that bolts onto the MFS rail, next to the base, to enable "nudging" of the base. Lastly, some sort of calibrate-able indicator that works with the measurements that are already on the MFS rails.

-Beefier angle adjustment mechanism, with a SOLID 90 degree stop. Also folds to 0 degrees to fit inside big sortainer-4 drawer.

-Compatible with LR 32. The ability to drill regularly spaced holes for alignment pins or dowels would be huge. All that would be required here are similar bolt holes to the 1400.

-darn well better be AINA.

I think that's the bulk of it...


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Post by: Tom Bellemare on March 16, 2011, 11:15 AM
Great idea, James!


Tom
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Post by: James Watriss on March 16, 2011, 11:38 AM
My second big idea.

A recent job has really brought home my need for over-head routing. Plywood is getting less and less regular these days, and the ability to get it to fit into dados, or to leave an accurate thickness after a router pass is just a hassle. I'm thinking something similar to the router bridge for the MFS, but beefier, open on both ends, and more versatile. Dig it:

-Brackets to mount MFS rails to the sides of the MFT, such that one side edge is resting on the MDF panel. One rail on each side of the table.
-No-sag bridge that spans the whole table, resting on the MFS rails, slides easily, resting on plastic bushings or roller bearings. The router mounts in the bridge, and is able to be positioned and fixed anywhere along the bridge, or to slide along the bridge. This is basically the unit they'd have to produce, along with the brackets mentioned above.

This would enable overhead routing of dadoes or rabbeting of plywood edges to make cleaner joints when inserted into dadoes. Given that I've had to run plywood on edge between a straight bit and router table fence to make this happen, an MFS mounted version of an overhead router would be much easier. I'm envisioning the ability to work on pieces longer than the table, cutting rabbets and grooves either in line, or perpendicular to the piece. Think of it as a full, x-y axis overhead guide rail.

The big deal:
-With some thought put into clamping elements, and a height-adjustable mounting attachment for the power planer, we would also now have an MFT-based thicknessing system. We've been bragging for years about how it's easier to slide the saw over plywood than to slide plywood over a saw. This isn't much different. Given the ability to determine the height of the cut above the table, I think it'll be easier to slide a power planer over the wood at a specific height, than to lug a lunchbox planer to the site. AND this system would have a width restriction of the width of the MFT. For those of you shop guys who are trying to figure out how to plane down that plank that's 16" wide, and you only have a 15" planer, you're in luck. This should be able to surface tabletops if need be.

-Same deal with the belt sander. You now have a job site version or shop version of a time saver. Flattening out frame and panel doors anyone? Slab tables? Wide figured woods?

-Again, since it's my idea, and I'm in the states, if this isn't AINA, it really won't be fair. But we'd need to work more seriously to get the belt sander over here.
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Post by: fdengel on March 16, 2011, 12:20 PM
I can't see lugging a drill press to and from the site.

For a few years I've been using a cheesy drill guide (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2405&filter=drill%20guide). It works-ish. Kinda.

My proposed refinements:

-Hooks to drill via fast-fix collar. I feel like chucking up to the pin on top of the guide's chuck makes for un-necessary wear and tear. Also, locking the drill handle at a specified angle feels like it would cut down on the flopping around and make it easier to line up.

-Uses centrotec chucks. No point in adding a costly chuck to the thing when we already have good ones in the kit. Also, no chuck key to lose.

-I've screwed a board onto my guide's base, so I can clamp it up to things, to try to keep it accurate. I'd like a base that bolts to MFS rails, both for clamping, and for repeatable positioning in the middle of a field. Also, hooking to the edge of short MFS rails would give it the ability to clamp it to an edge. Thinking door latches, alignment pins for table tops and other pieces, etc.

-Theoretically, I'd also like a fine-adjustment slide built in to the base, similar to the guide stop blocks for the router, so that I can fine-tune the drill bit's point of entry after everything's clamped up. That, or a fine adjustment "nudging" knob that bolts onto the MFS rail, next to the base, to enable "nudging" of the base. Lastly, some sort of calibrate-able indicator that works with the measurements that are already on the MFS rails.

-Beefier angle adjustment mechanism, with a SOLID 90 degree stop. Also folds to 0 degrees to fit inside big sortainer-4 drawer.

-Compatible with LR 32. The ability to drill regularly spaced holes for alignment pins or dowels would be huge. All that would be required here are similar bolt holes to the 1400.

-darn well better be AINA.

I think that's the bulk of it...





Hmm, a "straight-drilling" add-on chuck/attachment for the Festool drill line...  maybe one that fits between the drill and another chuck the way the right-angle adaptor does, but this one had sides that go down to some sort of ring/base that rests against (or optionally gets clamped to) the workpiece?

What will people think of next?


(I'd buy one if the price was reasonable).


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Post by: Timtool on March 16, 2011, 03:20 PM
this may have been posted before, but i would really pay anything for a small tiny little sander that fits in your palm, and who's only task is to sand edges!
take the sharp  edge off planed and sanded wood, i just really hate doing that by hand and i always end up tearing the paper.

there is already a large oscilating sander with a concave V shape, but im thinking of something way smaller, the size of a pc mouse.
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Post by: jobsworth on March 27, 2011, 04:34 PM
I wish festool made some intructional DVDs.  Just showing various types of popular projects setting up ad using the products.

Also I really wish festool made a MFT3 kit. so if someone wanted a longer /wider or both MFT3 thay could order the table parts and maybe some pattern paper so we can make our own tops to fit.

or sell a solid wood MF top.
Ive been thinking about making one taking the top to a cab shop with a huge drum sander and pay them to sand it flat and to size….

a standard repair for the top …..

Just a few I wish festool has a….  wishes :>D
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Post by: ThomasC on March 27, 2011, 07:20 PM
I'll admit I haven't looked at all the posts in this thread, so maybe this has already been mentioned, but I wish Festool would offer a 75"/1900mm LR-32 guide rail. I like this size rail for cross cutting sheets, especially angled cuts. I think the 95" LR-32 would be way too long for this. Personally, I think it's too long to be useful for built-in's with the LR-32 system too. I build a lot of cabinets that are 8-10" high, but very seldom do I require a full run of shelf pin holes 95" high. My shorter (I don't remember - 42", maybe?) rail is often too short. I think the 1900mm would fill the void well. I have, I think, 6 or 7 rails and I would love to scale back. I've been making an effort to only haul around the minimum amount of equipment. It still fills up my truck, and occasionally more, but at least I'm more efficient than I used to be.

TC
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Post by: builderbob on March 28, 2011, 12:00 AM
I just saw on Bob Marino's site a LR-32 rail joiner. I haven't heard of or seen it anywhere else, but that could help for those of us that need to get extra length outta the LR rails!

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/lr-32-guide-rail-connector/p/496938/

Bob
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Post by: worknfool on March 28, 2011, 10:52 AM
I tried to address this from the stand point of what I still own that's not Festool, and that I use frequently. The belt sander is a no brainer. My best flat work unit is m Porter Cable locomotive. It's an antique worm drive pig that will destroy a project in a second of inattention, but once you get the hang of it there's nothing plastic and new that comes close IMO. For quick and light I'm constantly grabbing my Bosch 3x21 or 4x24. The Multi-tool thing is cool but my Fein sits for weeks at a time without being looked at.

As for recip saws, although I don't do field work or many installs any longer, mainly just in shop, my Porter Cable Tiger Cub I think it's called is slick as seal snot. The articulations allow it to go places that nothing else will fit. A Festool variant that incorporated a brushless E.C. - lighter duty motor, cordless w/ LiOn batteries, and some sort of off-set attachment that gave it the flush cutting capability of my Bosch fine cut 1640VS while keeping the articulation of the Porter Cable. Don't care for their blade changer though. It's very positive and Ive had better longevity from it than the DeWalt/Rigid style but getting a hot blade out is a test of your tolerance for pain.

How about a panel cart that worked with everything. Something that lifted panels from vert. to horiz. and visa-versa, and/or fed them onto my MFT (I use the old profile on my bench with 2 meter rails). The panel cart would also of course be height adjustable, handle multiple sheets, have locking wheels actuated by a single stomp down pedal, also adapt to hauling a mess of systainers into a job, and maybe even work as its own cut table or Kapex stand. Oh yeah, and when not in use it would fold up and store in a Systainer I.  ;)

The impact driver would be awesome. I brutalized my little Bosch LiOn compact for several years before finally wearing it out. It's repairable but a new one costs about the same and my Festool cordless drills do just about everything else that it did just as well...just a few spots where the impact is still a nice go to. The Rigid Rt. Angle junk I burned up two in the same day, (never, ever, never would I ever buy another tool of theirs). Something of Festool quality w/ the Bosch size and function and nothing in common w/ the Rigid.

A larger adjustable bed for the 850 planer to convert it to a portable joiner. Some mechanism for thickness planing would also be trick.

The mini CNC idea is cool, but I tremble at the thought of the price.

How about a band saw. Since ditching my table saw and going all Festool in my new closet sized shop, my Mini Max, thickness plane, joiner, drill presses and lathe are the non-Festool gear I have left other than some sanding equipment. Festool needs to get on the ball or send me some friggin' green paint. :)

What about a Systainer based HVLP finishing system?

A larger dust evac system that would adapt to a central design? (or handle my planer)

A portable dust collector/air cleaner for the airborne bits that aren't already gathered up.

A lay flat tape measure with metric/std. markings.

Something smarter than the pocket multi-tool torx/hex set (it always makes me curse).

A combo square set like my Starretts', but something that won't make my heart stop if it gets dropped or knocked on the floor.

How about a multi-spindled head that would allow my 2200 to drill five or seven shelf pin holes at once instead of one at a time with the 1010.

A hard case for storing/transporting guide rails.

An offset base to trim right up to a wall, and a seaming base for the 700 so I can sell my old Bosch installers kit.

Low draw LED flashlights that use existing batteries (this is my personal crusade - all manufacturers should be forced to adopt a standard battery and stick with it for the next decade - this battery scam is drivin' me the short distance that I had left to be totally nuts). The flash light could extend  and articulate, and have a couple of different attachment bases (magnetic, clamping, etc.) that would allow it to be used on a tool or rooting around the back of a dark work truck.

How about a convertible step ladder/stool/work stand that folds and fits with the Systainers?

Modular half height Sysports that could integrate with the Basic System modules and maybe different MFT profile rails to create custom benches/work areas. Work areas could be tied together to allow pieces to slide from station to station (alright maybe that's a little out there).

Systainer job site sound system w/ multi-charger, I-Pod dock, power distribution w/ GFCI, etc.

Panel/box clamping system that allows stacking multiple glue-ups and efficient clamp storage.

Sell the articulating arms here in the States (as long as you bring the belt sander).

O.K., that's about enough fantasizing. Back to reality. My local dealer had none of the vacuum or jig saw accessories that I needed yesterday, so it's back to making due with something less.

Tomorrow's project...adapting a Kegorator to work with my Systainers.

Oh yeah...I did read somebody's idea about an over arm or overhead type router. How about some kind of improved radial arm saw type set up?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jobsworth on March 28, 2011, 11:31 PM
How about a systainer insert for the kreg jig?????
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: SRSemenza on March 29, 2011, 12:30 AM

The impact driver would be awesome. I brutalized my little Bosch LiOn compact for several years before finally wearing it out. It's repairable but a new one costs about the same and my Festool cordless drills do just about everything else that it did just as well...just a few spots where the impact is still a nice go to. The Rigid Rt. Angle junk I burned up two in the same day, (never, ever, never would I ever buy another tool of theirs). Something of Festool quality w/ the Bosch size and function and nothing in common w/ the Rigid.



A lay flat tape measure with metric/std. markings.


A hard case for storing/transporting guide rails.


Low draw LED flashlights that use existing batteries (this is my personal crusade - all manufacturers should be forced to adopt a standard battery and stick with it for the next decade - this battery scam is drivin' me the short distance that I had left to be totally nuts). The flash light could extend  and articulate, and have a couple of different attachment bases (magnetic, clamping, etc.) that would allow it to be used on a tool or rooting around the back of a dark work truck.


Modular half height Sysports that could integrate with the Basic System modules and maybe different MFT profile rails to create custom benches/work areas. Work areas could be tied together to allow pieces to slide from station to station (alright maybe that's a little out there).

Systainer job site sound system w/ multi-charger, I-Pod dock, power distribution w/ GFCI, etc.


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Hi,

Wow , big list !!

The smaller add on Sysports already exist. You will just have to put up with Tanos color instead of Festool color.

http://www.systainerworld.com/Tanos_Small_lockable_Systainer_strongbox_empty_wi_p/115-004.htm (http://www.systainerworld.com/Tanos_Small_lockable_Systainer_strongbox_empty_wi_p/115-004.htm)

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The MFT profiles used to be available in a longer length for the older version.

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I thought ProTool , Festool sister tool company made impact drivers but I can't seem to find a pic. NAINA (Not Available In North America)

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ProTool also makes a flashlight that works with Festool batteries. Not sure about NiCd / LiOn versions. NAINA

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/new-protool-torch-that-uses-festool-batteries/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/new-protool-torch-that-uses-festool-batteries/)

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A lay flat tape would be a good promo item.

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A hard case for rails would be nice. What I really wish is for a Mafell type roll up guide rail , because it fits in a regular Systainer.

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Do a search on here for ..  systainer radio... you will find a bunch of nicely done conversions.



Hope that helps.


Seth

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: tiudic on March 30, 2011, 01:41 AM
a systainer  air compresor...i am not kidding...everybody who owns festool is gonna buy...this guys are pros and they use pin nailers and they will not come cordless soon(at a respectable quality)...the brad nailers i already have them cordless in systainers,i would ...please make one...honestly i wish festool made all tools..but this is a must
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: tiudic on March 30, 2011, 01:51 AM
i broke many compresors not buy using them but transporting them (porter and cable red pancake ones)...so please a compresor in systainer even if it is sys V Tlock ;)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Hans Mertens on March 30, 2011, 02:01 AM
All you have to do is ask, it's not Festool but it's a compressor in a Systainer.

Prebena Aerotainer 200 (http://www.prebena.com/cms/81-1-AEROTAINER200-CompressorinSystainer3l08gal.html)


(http://shop.claerbout.be/images/article_la/11044.jpg?PHPSESSID=635b2473554ecfdf7f26e48f2ab19561)

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on March 30, 2011, 06:52 AM
All you have to do is ask, it's not Festool but it's a compressor in a Systainer.

Prebena Aerotainer 200 (http://www.prebena.com/cms/81-1-AEROTAINER200-CompressorinSystainer3l08gal.html)


(http://shop.claerbout.be/images/article_la/11044.jpg?PHPSESSID=635b2473554ecfdf7f26e48f2ab19561)




I have looked at them for a while! now been very tempted to buy one.  I have managed to stop my self!  1. cus my current batterie nailer still works so why replace something which still works 2. I cant seem to find a angle brad for that system only a first fix 1.  I dont like straight they always restrict me where I can nail.   I have asked the company if they will be making them in T-locs I am awaiting a reply. 

JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: woodguy7 on March 30, 2011, 09:56 AM
Something like this ?

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-axminster-da65-angle-finish-nailer-prod21881/ (http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-axminster-da65-angle-finish-nailer-prod21881/)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on March 30, 2011, 11:48 AM
Something like this ?

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-axminster-da65-angle-finish-nailer-prod21881/ (http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-axminster-da65-angle-finish-nailer-prod21881/)

Noooo silly!    For the Airosystainer!  The free air guns.  lol  I know you can get angled air guns attached to the compressor but I mean the hose less ones with a compress canister I cnt find n angled one.

JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: MTRANGER on March 30, 2011, 01:07 PM
I wish festool made the of1400 with the same design as the of2200
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jonny round boy on March 30, 2011, 03:36 PM
...cus my current batterie nailer still works so why replace something which still works...

OK, who are you, and what have you done with JMB? [scared]

 [tongue]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mavrik on March 30, 2011, 03:46 PM
I wish festool made the of1400 with the same design as the of2200
I have a 1010.
Touched an of1400 for the 1st time on Saturday.
Oooohh ... I liked it
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on March 30, 2011, 04:02 PM
...cus my current batterie nailer still works so why replace something which still works...

OK, who are you, and what have you done with JMB? [scared]

 [tongue]

Yes who wrote that? That does not sound like me! Some one must of logged into my account.  They also did a few bad spellings and grammer to make it more believable lol [tongue]


JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mac on March 30, 2011, 04:52 PM


 [tongue]

 They also did a few bad spellings and grammer to make it more believable lol [tongue]


JMB

HAHA, I loved this! Brilliant, JMB  [big grin] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on March 31, 2011, 12:07 PM
Back to the subject...

Fill in the blank with...

price cut?
helicopter?
cheeseburger?


Lawn mower?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: GaryB on April 02, 2011, 03:05 AM
hard sanding pad for the ETS 125.

bench clamp adapter for the RO 150 to use as a stationary sander for small parts.

36-27mm hose nozzle  adapter so I don't need to keep swapping hoses.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jonny round boy on April 02, 2011, 04:53 AM
hard sanding pad for the ETS 125.

bench clamp adapter for the RO 150 to use as a stationary sander for small parts.

36-27mm hose nozzle  adapter so I don't need to keep swapping hoses.



GaryB,

Festool don't make one, but you can make one yourself from 2x 27mm hose ends and a short length of 27mm hose. There's a few posts about it.

Or if you prefer, Bob Marino sells them pre-made through his website I believe.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alan m on April 02, 2011, 05:17 AM
Back to the subject...

Fill in the blank with...

price cut?
helicopter?
cheeseburger?
Lawn mower?

I'd really like a Festool nail clipper.
 ;D

maybe an attachment for the belt sander or planer [scared] [scared] [scared] [scared] [eek] [eek] :o :o :o :o [tongue]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve R on April 21, 2011, 01:51 PM
I wish Festool made a systainer for the battery drills that had the charger mounted so I would not have to remove the charger to use and could just open a door on the systainer to pull out the charger cord. That way I take up less space on site and don't get dust in the sys.

This would apply to the now cordless jigs coming out also...

If more product go cordless.... maybe a charger systainer... One plug.... to all Chargers in the box

Cheers,
Steve


PS. if you do this I want to be a tester for you!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jobsworth on April 30, 2011, 12:29 AM
A wheel base for the MFT to move it around the shop.

A hose adapter to 4" so I could use it on my DC
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Greg Powers on April 30, 2011, 10:31 PM
Carvex PS400 in North America!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: woodguy7 on May 01, 2011, 04:39 PM
LOL, shouldn't laugh  [embarassed]

I wouldn't worry about it guys, its not their crowning glory.  If i had to give up 1 Festool, that would be it.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: harry_ on June 13, 2011, 05:58 PM
A flashlight, that would use the Festool cordless drill batteries, so I can get back the space that the Dewalt batteries & charger are taking up in my work truck.
A radio would be nice also.



+1 (except mine is Bosch)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: harry_ on June 13, 2011, 06:03 PM
No one yet mentioned a reciprocating saw (Sawzall, not a jigsaw), with ample and integrated dust collection.

An impact driver would be huge.  I could retire my Ryobi (I do love it though).  I saw in his recent pictorial that Frank Pellow uses these also.   [smile]



This would be a huge one for me. I am so tired of making contraptions to fit my sawzall for sucking dust at the source.
Anyone can vac sawzall dust off of a floor,... but a pro does it at the blade because it is faster, easier, SMARTER. and put a headlight on it too!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: CutsTwice on June 13, 2011, 08:42 PM
Has anyone asked for a 13 inch benchtop thickness planer with a spiral cutter head and pretty black and green markings. I would buy one in a minute. Sorry if I'm twicing, but it's a loooong thread and I'm too lazy to read the whole thing. :)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jonny round boy on June 14, 2011, 01:56 AM
Has anyone asked for a 13 inch benchtop thickness planer with a spiral cutter head and pretty black and green markings.

Certainly have!!! (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-wish-list/sysplaner/)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wonderwino on June 17, 2011, 04:26 PM
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.   (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy053.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy096.gif)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve R on June 17, 2011, 04:48 PM
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.   (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy053.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy096.gif)

So you didn't get the secret discount code..... never mind! Actually that seems like a good package to me....but dang already have the Kapex.

Where do you get all the cool emoticons and do they come in a systainer?

Cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: dharmon on June 17, 2011, 08:48 PM
A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve R on June 18, 2011, 12:17 AM
A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection.

Okay this is not Festool... but if you want as you say "A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection". Use a Fein Muti Master with a universal blade at a 45 degree angle . Take the Festool crevice tool and duct tape it on the bottom of the FMM very close to the blade. You will find the right distance from the cutting edge with a little practice. And then connect to a CT22 or bigger Festool extractor. You can cutout a section of sheet rock with a razor thin cut and use it as the patch.  I was working for engineer and he was a dust freak... (as am I) I bet him double the cost of the job or free if he had dust on his black baby grand piano. It was easy money...but betting is not legal in my state so I never did that...really IRS.

If you need to cut out Elec. boxes holes etc put a Y connection on the CT and have the FMM set as I stated above and then have the second hose pulling the dust from the back side of the cut.

Really this works very very well.

Cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Ken Nagrod on June 18, 2011, 02:03 AM
A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection.

Doesn't Rotozip (Bosch) have this?  I usually use the Rotozip DR1 for drywall work which has a different end on it so you can't attach dust collection, but I also have the regular full Rotozip kit and I thought it had an adapter for dust hose pickup.  I'll check later today.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wonderwino on June 18, 2011, 09:04 AM
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.   (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy053.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy096.gif)

So you didn't get the secret discount code..... never mind! Actually that seems like a good package to me....but dang already have the Kapex.

Where do you get all the cool emoticons and do they come in a systainer?

Cheers,
Steve

No, I didn't get the secret code yet.  I'm about to buy a Kapex, which will cause the package to become available 32 days later.   (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused009.gif)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-chores016.gif)  And to your second question:  http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  Just copy the URL and substitute it for the # sign as an inserted inline image.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: dharmon on June 18, 2011, 04:11 PM
A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection.

Doesn't Rotozip (Bosch) have this?  I usually use the Rotozip DR1 for drywall work which has a different end on it so you can't attach dust collection, but I also have the regular full Rotozip kit and I thought it had an adapter for dust hose pickup.  I'll check later today.

Yes, I have a new Rotozip 2000, too, but the dust collection still is messy.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on June 23, 2011, 01:33 PM
How about a saw that doesn't produce dust in the first place?

 ::)


More realistically, how about a self-centering chuck?

Kind of like the self-centering bits, but the bit goes inside of it such that any bit up to some maximum diameter and length behaves as a self-centering one...

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on June 23, 2011, 11:12 PM
I need a tiny little jobsite table saw.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: justinmcf on June 24, 2011, 05:30 PM
i wish festool made a swiss german army knife.

justin.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wood_Junkie on June 24, 2011, 06:19 PM
i wish festool made a swiss german army knife.

justin.

Voila.  Ye olde "taschenmesser"   (ok ok. it's the Swiss Army knife)
http://www.festool.de/produkte/zubehoer-verbrauchsmaterial/seiten/detailansicht.aspx?pid=497898&name=taschenmesser-festool (http://www.festool.de/produkte/zubehoer-verbrauchsmaterial/seiten/detailansicht.aspx?pid=497898&name=taschenmesser-festool)


The new Swiss soldier knife is cooler, IMO:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=64262&cat=1,51222 (http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=64262&cat=1,51222)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jobsworth on July 12, 2011, 06:15 AM
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Steve R on July 14, 2011, 12:17 PM
Two items for extractors. 

AS gates for the "Y" connector so I don't have to lose suction or switch hoses all the time.

AS connector that lets me connect any size (they all have the same size going into the Extractor)  to a 27mm and one that would work for the 36mm and one for the 50mm.

Cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Greg Powers on July 14, 2011, 03:17 PM
Two items for extractors. 

AS gates for the "Y" connector so I don't have to lose suction or switch hoses all the time.


Plus one on the gates  [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: woodwoman on August 04, 2011, 10:57 AM
an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bukster on August 04, 2011, 11:07 AM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: GhostFist on August 04, 2011, 11:54 AM
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.

This minus the laser (WHY???)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Ken Nagrod on August 04, 2011, 12:01 PM
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.

This minus the laser (WHY???)

It helps to mentally specify the target.  [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on August 04, 2011, 12:58 PM
I want a laser on my Rotex. I'm missing the right spot too many times. [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alan m on August 04, 2011, 03:16 PM
 [welcome] wood woman and  [welcome]Bukster

great to see women in woodworking and on the fog

an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

they do have one for their own routers for the cms system. i would like a cms module that has a hole in it for an incra etc router lift, also a blank insert for the cms

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.

i have been on here for a year now  [eek] and i dont remember any post that were sexist . you should highlight them to us. we often make funn of people on here , especially the uk guys but it is all fun .
i bet that if you polled our members  there would be a lot more than you would think are women. you wouldnt know by most of their names.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on August 04, 2011, 05:47 PM
an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.

They already make a CMS like Alan said.
CMS Thread! (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/mft3-mft3vl-cms-basic-unit-cms-of/)


You call your self WoodWoman  so whats the difference with FestoolWoman.   I just had a quick glance and I can not find this sexist remark your referring to any where.      You have just registered to this site I assume der are other woman on here who have not said anything about this post your talking about.  It was said before you registered I dont see the problem.  Especially the UK memebers make fun of each other a little banter does no one any harm.    You say you can appreciate jokes but not here well where?           I just feel its rude to join a group and start dictating how it should be run straight away why join in the first place?


JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 04, 2011, 05:52 PM
an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.

what comments

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 04, 2011, 05:56 PM
[welcome] wood woman and  [welcome]Bukster

great to see women in woodworking and on the fog

an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

they do have one for their own routers for the cms system. i would like a cms module that has a hole in it for an incra etc router lift, also a blank insert for the cms

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.

i have been on here for a year now  [eek] and i dont remember any post that were sexist . you should highlight them to us. we often make funn of people on here , especially the uk guys but it is all fun .
i bet that if you polled our members  there would be a lot more than you would think are women. you wouldnt know by most of their names.


JMB im sure
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool on August 04, 2011, 06:04 PM
[welcome] wood woman and  [welcome]Bukster

great to see women in woodworking and on the fog

an easy mount router table for one of their own routers with the incremental raise/lower feature.

they do have one for their own routers for the cms system. i would like a cms module that has a hole in it for an incra etc router lift, also a blank insert for the cms

I also wish the Festool owners group monitors will add a request to keep sexist remarks about women ("Festool Women"? come on this is not jr. high) off this site.  I mean I can appreciate jokes but this is not the place for it.

i have been on here for a year now  [eek] and i dont remember any post that were sexist . you should highlight them to us. we often make funn of people on here , especially the uk guys but it is all fun .
i bet that if you polled our members  there would be a lot more than you would think are women. you wouldnt know by most of their names.


JMB im sure


HaaaaaHaaaa lol  D head! 

Trust you!  I should of thought of that! Im to slow!

JMB
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 04, 2011, 06:13 PM
Sorry for not posting earlier, just got back from work.

To all our female members and visitors:  As a moderator I will try to keep a better eye on comments that might be insulting to our female members AND visitors.  In a sincere effort to help, I would encourage any female members to send me a PM of what types of posts are bother some.  I hope that you will take me up on the offer.

To Members:  It really isn't very welcoming to a new member to question their initial comments and suggestions.  Just because a member joined today doesn't mean that they haven't been a visitor for years.  Many viewers visit and only become members when they have something to post.

Peter - moderator
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Deansocial on August 04, 2011, 06:16 PM
Sorry for not posting earlier, just got back from work.

To all or female members and visitors:  As a moderator I will try to keep a better eye on comments that might be insulting to our female members AND visitors.  In a sincere effort to help, I would encourage any female members to send me a PM of what types of posts are bother some.  I hope that you will take me up on the offer.

To Members:  It really isn't very welcoming to a new member to question their initial comments and suggestions.  Just because a member joined today doesn't mean that they haven't been a visitor for years.  Many viewers visit and only become members when they have something to post.

Peter - moderator


a better way to deal with it Peter would have been a PM to a mod IMHO not going  [off topic] with a political [tongue] comment about sexism etc etc blah blah
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on August 04, 2011, 06:27 PM
Dean,  I will agree that would have been another good option, and probably the preferred.  But it is here, I consider it an eye-opener and I hope that we can move forward and my invitation for information will be accepted in the manner in which I offered.

And I certainly could have just sent a PM to the member, but honestly after thinking about the post, maybe we don't have as many female members or posting female members or future female members because of what was written.  In this way the message is out there for all to help educate me / us.


Peter
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Post by: Deansocial on August 04, 2011, 06:34 PM
the worlds gone mad
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 04, 2011, 06:37 PM
We have atleast 2 as two Females have joined to day


JMB
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Post by: Peter Halle on August 04, 2011, 06:42 PM
You have many more than that.  Who says that when you sign up you honestly fill out the questions.  In fact, you don't need to fill out that selection at all.  I don't care.  A member is a member.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to move away from the male / female issue and go back to talking about tools?

Peter
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Post by: maxrpierce on August 04, 2011, 06:45 PM
I bought a tile saw ( Gemini revolution xt) it's a ring saw designed to cut circles radius' etc. Great idea terribly made. I said from the minute I bought it I wished festool  made a tile saw like this. It would be like a scroll saw to cut tile
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Post by: Alan m on August 04, 2011, 06:49 PM
so it is ok to talk about jmb  [poke] [poke]

 i dont think anything was ment by the "sexist comment" in question. (the festool woman previously mentioned)

the point is another festool adict has joined our ranks. she is more than welcome . i hope she and other potential members arent put off by such comments
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 04, 2011, 06:50 PM
You have many more than that.  Who says that when you sign up you honestly fill out the questions.  In fact, you don't need to fill out that selection at all.  I don't care.  A member is a member.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to move away from the male / female issue and go back to talking about tools?

Peter


I dont care either female/male all the same!   I was just saying two have joined to day thats all nothing meant by it just one joined on better terms than the other.


I havnt filled my profile out correctly im actually 40 years old really just look very young for my age and dont act it either so I know I can get away with it  [tongue]

Yes talk tools! Tools! I like tools more than...  [tongue]


JMB

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Post by: Alex on August 04, 2011, 07:34 PM

To Members:  It really isn't very welcoming to a new member to question their initial comments and suggestions.  Just because a member joined today doesn't mean that they haven't been a visitor for years.  Many viewers visit and only become members when they have something to post.


On the other hand, when you're new at a place and trying to get friendly, the best thing to do is start complaining right away.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to move away from the male / female issue and go back to talking about tools?

Fine by me. But on the other hand, wouldn't it be nice to find out how this issue actually came about? How can we learn from our mistakes if we don't even know what they are?  ::)
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Post by: Alan m on August 04, 2011, 07:34 PM
I bought a tile saw ( Gemini revolution xt) it's a ring saw designed to cut circles radius' etc. Great idea terribly made. I said from the minute I bought it I wished festool  made a tile saw like this. It would be like a scroll saw to cut tile

that saw looks handy. does it spin or just ossilate back and forth. i presume there is probably a pattent issue stopping other companies making a better built version. shame thow
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Post by: Wood_Junkie on August 04, 2011, 09:12 PM
I wish Festool made an Invisi-Sys.  That way I could carry my new goodies through the house and not get the reproachful look.  I could be like "nope, nothing in my hands, just passing through" as I head to the workshop to stash the loot  tool.


On a serious note, I wish Festool would design or arrange a drill holster that was designed for the C-series drill body shape.  This is one of the main reasons I use my TDK and my li'l Bosch the most, don't reach for the C12 very often unless I'm IN my shop, and have held off on a CXS.

And a small compressor, designed to fit into a Sys2.  I.e a very flat 1-2 gallon compressor.  Enough for a trim or pin nailer.  
Plug-it socket, air coupler and power switch accessible from the outside.  Perhaps a Sys3 option which has some foams to reduce noise.



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Post by: jonny round boy on August 05, 2011, 12:26 AM
And a small compressor, designed to fit into a Sys2.  I.e a very flat 1-2 gallon compressor.  Enough for a trim or pin nailer.  
Plug-it socket, air coupler and power switch accessible from the outside.  Perhaps a Sys3 option which has some foams to reduce noise.

This has been asked for many times, but if Festool did ever make one, you wouldn't get it.

The reason given for the VacSys not being available stateside is that UL won't allow equipment designed to be operated whilst mounted inside a systainer. If you can't get something that sucks, you won't get something that blows.... [eek]
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Post by: Brice_Arnold on August 05, 2011, 01:23 AM
I haven'nt looked through all eleven pages but i would like to see a cordless rotary sds hammer drill that uses the same batteries as the T15 and/or T18. Also a cordless electric finish nailer similar to the dewalt one. I am phasing out my dewalt cordless tools and looking for replacements.
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Post by: Deansocial on August 05, 2011, 01:51 AM
And a small compressor, designed to fit into a Sys2.  I.e a very flat 1-2 gallon compressor.  Enough for a trim or pin nailer.  
Plug-it socket, air coupler and power switch accessible from the outside.  Perhaps a Sys3 option which has some foams to reduce noise.

This has been asked for many times, but if Festool did ever make one, you wouldn't get it.

The reason given for the VacSys not being available stateside is that UL won't allow equipment designed to be operated whilst mounted inside a systainer. If you can't get something that sucks, you won't get something that blows.... [eek]

why put 1 in a systainer when you can make it the shape of a systainer and build the cathes into it etc.
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Post by: Alan m on August 05, 2011, 05:09 AM
jaysus dean, thats a very good idea especially for that early in the morning [tongue]
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on August 05, 2011, 11:07 AM

Fine by me. But on the other hand, wouldn't it be nice to find out how this issue actually came about? How can we learn from our mistakes if we don't even know what they are?  ::)


I believe she was referring to posts from page 1 of this thread.

Now back to tools and the wish list.
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 05, 2011, 01:23 PM
Page 1?  All the way pack der?   That was a year ago! When I was looking for that post I only went two pages back lol.

Hardly offensive either!  I thought it had more to it than that not just that word!

oh well Tools!


JMB
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Post by: woodwoman on August 05, 2011, 06:29 PM
J.F.C. forget I even mentioned it.  

As Ken said just get back to it.  now about the router table with a lift, more details please?
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Post by: jmbfestool on August 05, 2011, 06:55 PM
J.F.C. forget I even mentioned it.   

As Alan said just get back to it.  now about the router table with a lift, more details please?

Der is a fe options


The BASIC CMS or the MFT/3 cms which requires you to have the MFT table also

I own both of them setups and find the basic cms a lot more useful for site lighter and easier to setup.  The MFT3 is more long term setup I dont use mine but I hope once I have my workshop it will come in.


I have the OF2200 which I fixed to the setup but all the other festool routers will fit also.


Jmb
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Post by: jobsworth on August 06, 2011, 01:07 AM
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.

This minus the laser (WHY???)

It helps to mentally specify the target.  [big grin]

Nah I thought of a laser cuz it being a Fe$tool it cost double the price of a fein so it have to add something special to justify the price
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Post by: Alex on August 06, 2011, 04:21 AM
Nah I thought of a laser cuz it being a Fe$tool it cost double the price of a fein so it have to add something special to justify the price

Nah, Fein is also a "double priced" brand.
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Post by: woodwoman on August 06, 2011, 12:42 PM
J.F.C. forget I even mentioned it.   

As Alan said just get back to it.  now about the router table with a lift, more details please?

Der is a fe options


The BASIC CMS or the MFT/3 cms which requires you to have the MFT table also

I own both of them setups and find the basic cms a lot more useful for site lighter and easier to setup.  The MFT3 is more long term setup I dont use mine but I hope once I have my workshop it will come in.


I have the OF2200 which I fixed to the setup but all the other festool routers will fit also.


Jmb


I commented on the other site and I see its not available in the US - it does sound like its not perfect though and I may just suck it up and get a 3.5 hp porter cable with a precision router lift table and make a new platen that can go into my Festool table.
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on August 06, 2011, 01:36 PM
If you're not going to go the shaper route, my recommendation is the Porter Cable 7518 in a good router lift with the Wixey digital height gauge to make setups and repeat cuts easier or if you already have a plunge router like the 7539 or maybe a Milwaukee, etc., then just a plate with the Wixey gauge if you can work that together.

If your plans include rail and stile work and want the speed + ease, maybe look at the double router setups with either 2 tables or the single large table and 2 routers.

I'm not too fond of what I've seen with people making a router table part of the MFT.  There are plenty of posts and pictures if you do a search.  Spend time researching it so you're happy with the end result, since there are a lot of possibilities.
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Post by: RL on September 16, 2011, 10:47 AM
...systainer for all the various bits that go with the OF1400. Bases, edge guides, copy rings, feet, wrench etc. I know most of it fits into the original systainer but a lot does not, and I am tired of everything knocking around and having to empty it all out to reach the wrench etc.

Rant over.

I think I will make myself a French fitting drawer in the bottom of another systainer in the meantime.
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Post by: jonny round boy on September 16, 2011, 11:15 AM
I think I will make myself a French fitting drawer in the bottom of another systainer in the meantime.

What's that then? Never heard of a 'French fitting drawer'...  ???
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Post by: RL on September 16, 2011, 11:42 AM
It's basically where the drawer bottom has an insert which is moulded round all the tools, just like the plastic systainer inserts. It can be made from cork, MDF, etc.

You see them a lot in cutlery sideboards, or gun cases, musical instrument cases etc.

[attachthumb=#]

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Post by: woodguy7 on September 16, 2011, 12:16 PM
Ive never heard it called that either !
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Post by: VictorL on September 16, 2011, 01:36 PM
...systainer for all the various bits that go with the OF1400. Bases, edge guides, copy rings, feet, wrench etc. I know most of it fits into the original systainer but a lot does not, and I am tired of everything knocking around and having to empty it all out to reach the wrench etc.

Rant over.

I think I will make myself a French fitting drawer in the bottom of another systainer in the meantime.

There was SE-KB-SYS systainer package. It's discountinued now. I'm trying to find it without any luck :( .


http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/489433/Systainer-Foam-Insert-for-Edge-Trimming-Accessories (http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/489433/Systainer-Foam-Insert-for-Edge-Trimming-Accessories)

VictorL
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Post by: RL on September 16, 2011, 03:02 PM
That's basically what I ended up using, but I used the foam insert set.

http://www.festoolcanada.com/products/systainers/foam-inserts/foam-insert-set-487427.html (http://www.festoolcanada.com/products/systainers/foam-inserts/foam-insert-set-487427.html)

I used it a couple of years ago to pack some precision tools, and happened to keep all the little squares! I wish festool came out with the 1400 equivalent of the 2200 accessory systainer.
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Post by: NoBreyner on October 10, 2011, 07:50 AM
A Festool benchtop tablesaw
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Post by: EWTHeckman on October 10, 2011, 10:49 AM
I wish Festool made a chuck like the Centrotech chuck for 1/4" hex quick connect bits.
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Post by: Alan m on October 10, 2011, 01:14 PM
I wish Festool made a chuck like the Centrotech chuck for 1/4" hex quick connect bits.

not sure i follow what you mean
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on October 10, 2011, 01:34 PM
He wants a Centrotec style chuck that will accept standard 1/4" shank hex bits without having to use an adapter.

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Post by: EWTHeckman on October 10, 2011, 02:59 PM
He wants a Centrotec style chuck that will accept standard 1/4" shank hex bits without having to use an adapter.

Exactly…
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Post by: greg mann on October 10, 2011, 03:24 PM
Standard hex bits are not made to an accurate enough tolerance, and have no standard beyond the hex. The centrotec relies on a closely held diameter that is slightly smaller than the standard hex bit, which has no diameter specification, just a resulting size across the points. These vary from one manufacturer to another. Festool solved the problem by holding a diameter across the points that extends beyond the hex length, giving them a true running shank. They also changed the detent groove position. All of this was intentional, I would guess, but not to necessarily make it proprietary. I suspect it was their way of improving on a concept that certainly had room for improvement. If they had designed the chuck to hold any traditional hex bit it would have needed a far more open tolerance factored-in to accommodate all of the variability in the market. At that point there would have been an unnacceptable amount of runout in many cases and they would have been accused of making a subpar tool when it was the inherent variability of the bits for which they could not compensate.
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Post by: jtwood on October 10, 2011, 09:27 PM
Probably has been mentioned here before, but...

A Domino that has a switch to allow just a straight, round hole for inserting a dowel, as well as being able to cut a mortise.

Some places are just too small for a domino to fit, where a 1/4" dowel is perfect.
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on October 10, 2011, 10:08 PM
An upgraded (Benz quality) gate and cord connector to split from one-to-two hoses w/ cords.


Tom
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Post by: Greg Powers on October 10, 2011, 10:15 PM
A upgraded (Benz quality) gate and cord connector to split from one-to-two hoses w/ cords.


Tom

This would be great. I already have two hoses on my boom arm, but swapping the hose back a forth is a real PITA.
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Post by: RL on October 11, 2011, 12:09 AM
Probably has been mentioned here before, but...

A Domino that has a switch to allow just a straight, round hole for inserting a dowel, as well as being able to cut a mortise.

Some places are just too small for a domino to fit, where a 1/4" dowel is perfect.

A drill?
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Post by: jtwood on October 12, 2011, 05:19 PM
Yes, to drill a straight hole instead of a wide mortise.  In other words, make the side-to-side motion switchable.  Side to side for mortises, straight -line for dowels.  The ease of lining up holes would make it possible to replace a doweling jig.
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Post by: EWTHeckman on October 13, 2011, 01:26 PM
Standard hex bits are not made to an accurate enough tolerance, and have no standard beyond the hex.

I can see more precise tolerances being helpful for drilling. Though in my experience, the biggest accuracy problems in drilling come from the hand holding the drill, not the bit setup. For driving screws, I don't see any problems with the hex tolerances. Festool apparently has no problems using that hex for the main connector to the drill. They even advertise using that connector to put a short hex bit in it. Why not use that exact size for a Centrotec style chuck?

As I've been evaluating the Festool drills, there are a couple of issues that come up.

First, I already have a significant investment in hex bits. That means I need to either toss that investment, or continue to use them with the Jacobs chuck on the Festool, which removes one of the significant advantages of those drills.

Second, some bits just aren't available in Centrotec. A prime example is the square drive bits. As with the hex bits, I have a significant stock of square drive screws. I need a bit for those, and being able to use a short chuck can be a significant advantage when space is tight.

Third, I know a short bit can be attached directly to the drive out of the drill. I hate using those things because after driving a screw in, I usually have to take the bit out of the screw and put it back in the drill.

The first two of these issues are ones which keep popping up on this board. In my mind, that means Festool ought to address them one way or another. After all, we've already seen one solution to these issues that isn't far from using duct tape (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/binder-clip-to-stabilize-hex-drill-bits/).

I'm pretty sure Festool could even come up with some sort of solution to the tolerance issues in a chuck. (Maybe an internal rotating collar or other mechanism that clamps the bit to remove the slack as it's locked into place?) Even if it was slightly larger than the Centrotec chuck, it would still be a much better solution than using a binder clip.
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Post by: zapdafish on October 13, 2011, 07:22 PM
lawn mower  [big grin]

Mine died and have been browsing Amazon.com for a cordless one  ;D
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on October 13, 2011, 07:56 PM
lawn mower  [big grin]

Mine died and have been browsing Amazon.com for a cordless one  ;D

I can't help you with a cordless one, but, depending on the cutting path size you're looking for, mount two TS55's sideways or two TS75's sideways, to your old mower deck (fabrication and design I'll leave for you).  Attach them with a 'Y' connector to a CT and cut your lawn without leaving a green mess.

P.S. - You'll probably want a helper to move the CT while you're cutting unless the mower deck can accomodate everything.
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on October 13, 2011, 10:38 PM
The CT's 26, 36, & 48 can be pulled evenly behind by their hoses...


Tom
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Post by: PeterK on October 14, 2011, 09:07 AM
To answer zapdafish----
For a modest amount of money :) you can fly over to EU and get a pair of battery operated Carvexes. They probably sell some super long blades there as well. Mount them back to back on a wheeled stand and voila a battery operated Festool mower! Be sure to get the vegetation blades. ;)

Oh and mount the new CT 48 to get maximum collection capacity.

For me, I don't want anything new from Festool. I only want what they already sell in the EU!!!!!!
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Post by: CutsTwice on November 01, 2011, 12:13 PM
I would really like an imperial set of the new forester bits. I usually use them for doing radius cutouts in templates, so metric doesn't work for me. Are there any plans on making a set some day?
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Post by: GhostFist on November 01, 2011, 07:39 PM
How about a portable thickness planer???? Bet Festool could whip up something amazing.
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Post by: Brice Burrell on November 01, 2011, 08:35 PM
How about a portable thickness planer???? Bet Festool could whip up something amazing.

Where have you been, they're working on it.  Didn't you see the leaked rendering images?
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Post by: VictorL on November 01, 2011, 09:08 PM
I would really like an imperial set of the new forester bits. I usually use them for doing radius cutouts in templates, so metric doesn't work for me. Are there any plans on making a set some day?

Festool makes metric bushings (copy rings). Switch to metric :)
VictorL
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Post by: SteveC on November 08, 2011, 08:15 PM
How about hose by the foot (or meter) ?
I've been reading that a shorter hose improves Kapex dust collection and would rather buy
a short piece and ends rather than chop my 3.5m - 36mm.
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Post by: Peter Halle on November 08, 2011, 08:36 PM
Some dealers will do what you ask.  I think that I read here that Bob Marino has done something similar.  You might want to send him a message.

Peter
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Post by: Alex on November 08, 2011, 08:44 PM
In Europe we can buy hoses by the meter. Is that not offered in the USA?
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Post by: TomLewis on November 08, 2011, 08:59 PM
For me, I don't want anything new from Festool. I only want what they already sell in the EU!!!!!!

Agreed. Though I do like brousing through German tool stores...
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Post by: SRSemenza on November 09, 2011, 04:38 PM
In Europe we can buy hoses by the meter. Is that not offered in the USA?


Right , only the premade  lengths are available in the USA.


Seth
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Post by: jmbfestool on November 09, 2011, 05:53 PM
In Europe we can buy hoses by the meter. Is that not offered in the USA?


Right , only the premade  lengths are available in the USA.


Seth

Gutted! lol   Even though I ordered a 17 metre length and had to send it back cus suction loss was so much it was like having a henry vac lol!

JMB
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Post by: NoBreyner on November 10, 2011, 07:40 AM
I wish they'd sell a 5" pad for the Ro90, so we can use the larger papers.
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Post by: Samer on November 10, 2011, 07:58 AM
I wish Festool made a better price in New Zealand so expensive here my gosh ... lol
USA you guys are lucky.
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Post by: mishle on November 10, 2011, 10:04 AM
I wish Festool made NAINA TO N AINA
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Post by: fdengel on November 10, 2011, 11:39 AM
I wish Festool made NAINA TO N AINA

Here we go again...

Shall we dredge up square bits too while we're at it?


Considering the difficulty they are having with getting square bits going, maybe they should just invent their own screws with heads that take round driver bits.
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Post by: Kev on November 22, 2011, 08:58 AM
I wish Festool made a car.

Just think of the nifty attachment they'd have for cutting through heavy traffic. Plus it'd come in it's own garage (unfortunately you'd probably need to open the roof and lift it out).
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Post by: mishle on November 22, 2011, 09:05 AM
Sounds like the first mainstream hover car. It would be hard to get approved in the us with its anti UFO laws.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on November 29, 2011, 07:29 PM
A pre lit artificial Christmas tree that would work past its warranty period and had a feature where if there was trouble with the lights the light nearest the problem would blink.

I would pay double for that one!

Happy Holidays!

Peter
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Post by: DF on December 04, 2011, 05:39 PM
Make available the work station light that is only available in Europe, make in available in the USA and painting contractors for one would jump all over it!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Paul W. on December 08, 2011, 09:26 PM
"If Festool made a _____, I would buy one and throw away the one I use now".

(http://www.feinmultitasker.net/images/multimaster/120709_marine_set.jpg)

I'd like a better way to cut out lathe and plaster and drywall.
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on December 09, 2011, 03:01 AM
A pre lit artificial Christmas tree that would work past its warranty period and had a feature where if there was trouble with the lights the light nearest the problem would blink.

I would pay double for that one!

Happy Holidays!

Peter

Peter,

Is your Charlie Brown tree acting up again?  [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: ART at WORK on December 09, 2011, 06:18 AM
This is more a suggestion of what would improve the Drill they have already. (probably also already suggested)
I have a set of Countersinks with drill and my old eyes cant quickly tell the difference in size at the back of the draw.
So could they please colour code the neck of the drill for easy recognition.
Thanks
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Post by: buller on December 22, 2011, 08:29 PM
brushless TS 55/75
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Post by: Wonderwino on December 28, 2011, 05:13 PM
An outlet adapter for plugit cords that would let you use them as an extension cord.   [cool]
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Post by: Alan m on December 28, 2011, 07:27 PM
vac with a 4 inch dc hose
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Post by: NoBreyner on December 31, 2011, 09:24 AM
10 packs for Ro90 abrasives.
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Post by: Peter Halle on January 16, 2012, 10:11 PM
... Longer arms for the parallel guides.

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alan m on January 17, 2012, 04:22 AM
... Longer arms for the parallel guides.

Peter

pity that the extrusion isnt one from the mfs system. you could add things onto them or swap them out for longer ones
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Post by: WoodChuckWoods on January 17, 2012, 11:08 PM
Buy one get one free coupon  [scared]
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Post by: EWTHeckman on January 17, 2012, 11:19 PM
Buy one get one free coupon  [scared]
[thumbs up] (http://www.heckman.us/smilies/anim_lol.gif)  
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Post by: CutsTwice on January 23, 2012, 06:08 PM
I would REALLY like a Centrotec nut driver set in Metric. 5mm through at least 14 mm. I would pay a good price for it too.
Metric and Imperial would be very nice as well.

If this has already been brought up, I apologize. The thread is just to long to read through the whole thing.
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Post by: Alex on January 23, 2012, 07:55 PM
I would REALLY like a Centrotec nut driver set in Metric. 5mm through at least 14 mm. I would pay a good price for it too.
Metric and Imperial would be very nice as well.

Well, there is this adapter in both 1/4'' and 3/8'' so you can mount any nut driver you want:

[attachimg=1]

Isn't it sold in the states?
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Post by: CutsTwice on January 24, 2012, 12:36 PM
Yup, we can get 'em here and I have them both. I use them quite a bit and love them, but a matching set of nut drivers would just be awesome! I haven't figured out  a slick way to fit a socket set in a systainer so nut drivers were my next idea.
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Post by: woodguy7 on January 24, 2012, 04:12 PM
I have the Centrotec set with the socket set.
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Post by: ShawnRussell on January 24, 2012, 04:37 PM
... 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.

C15/18 impact driver
and a hammer drill.
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Post by: Burchie on January 26, 2012, 07:31 PM
coupling to allow the Crown Stop Base Extensions (494369) to be attached to and used in conjunction with the Kapex Extensions
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Post by: ART at WORK on February 05, 2012, 06:04 PM
... 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.

C15/18 impact driver
and a hammer drill.

I was just thinking today about a module that would slip on to a cordless drill or carvex.
I was looking at stuff on Ebay and some guy was selling drills and a Carvex without the batteries. (He sells the charger and batteries separately)
That's when I thought we need an attachment to connect it to the mains.
I cant decide whether to get a cordless or mains Carvex this would solve my dilemma.
Can we have it before October please.
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Post by: Greg Powers on February 05, 2012, 07:24 PM

That's when I thought we need an attachment to connect it to the mains.
I cant decide whether to get a cordless or mains Carvex this would solve my dilemma.
Can we have it before October please.


Plus one on this. The ability to run then C15 on a battery or 110volts would be great. I have one of these adapters for my iCom radio. The module replaces the battery and allows you to connect the iCom radio to the 12 volt socket in the car.  Not the same but the same idea on 110 volts.
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Post by: Roseland on February 06, 2012, 12:31 AM
I'd really like a chuck to fit my CXS that took standard hex bits without having to use an adapter.

Andrew
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Post by: Tom Gensmer 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.

C15/18 impact driver
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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Post by: bonesbr549 on February 06, 2012, 09:24 AM
Oscilating spindle sander.  I know the DC would be great. 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: andvari 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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Post by: Jesse Cloud 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!
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Post by: Nick C 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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Post by: ART at WORK 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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Post by: Brice Burrell 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.

I'm someone. [tongue] 
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Post by: Peter Halle 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.

I'm someone. [tongue] 

Hey someone!

Welcome to the FOG  [poke]

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jacko9 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.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev 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".
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmbfestool 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!


JMB
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Post by: Ken Nagrod 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.
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Post by: Nigel on February 10, 2012, 10:23 AM
Yep,can be right pain in the rear that.
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Post by: Alan m 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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Post by: jacko9 on February 10, 2012, 11:01 PM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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
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Post by: Ken Nagrod 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.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Nigel on February 11, 2012, 01:18 AM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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?

http://sdsdrillexpert.co.uk/drills/metabo-bhe201dr-110v (http://sdsdrillexpert.co.uk/drills/metabo-bhe201dr-110v)
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Post by: jmbfestool 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!

JMB

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Post by: Brice Burrell 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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Post by: Ken Nagrod 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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Post by: zapdafish 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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Post by: Brice Burrell 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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Post by: ART at WORK 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.

[attachimg=#]

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)

[attachimg=#]
http://www.eyemuffs.com/ (http://www.eyemuffs.com/)

This year would be a good launch date please

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Post by: Peter Halle 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.

(Attachment Link)

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/ (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.

Peter
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Post by: woodguy7 on February 18, 2012, 10:24 AM
Anybody know if those eye muffs are available in the UK ?
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Post by: Greg Powers 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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Post by: Alan m 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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Post by: Kev 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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Post by: harry_ 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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Post by: Steve R 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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Post by: woodguy7 on February 19, 2012, 04:22 AM
Kev

I have a mate who is over there just now, he is working in Melbourne.  I have e-mailed him to see if he can take a set back but he is quite un reliable so I may get back to you on that.

Cheers.
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Post by: Brice Burrell on February 19, 2012, 08:54 AM
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

Me too.
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Post by: ART at WORK on February 19, 2012, 04:10 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.

Do we need to start a new thread.
"Who wants some Muffs"
I would be interested, Importing one pair is a pain with the customs, so from UK it would be easier for me.
Could you do a review first. [wink] :)

Thanks
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Post by: Wonderwino on February 23, 2012, 02:46 PM
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]
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Post by: Tom Gensmer on February 23, 2012, 04:10 PM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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

Jack, your boy should take a look at the Hilti products. Already available in North America. Their dust collection stuff is supposed to be pretty nice. Depending on the model, some run on a small PTO on the bottom of the tool, others sport an electrical connection and a dedicated motor just for the extractor.

Of course, with Hilti you'll be paying Festool-like prices, but I understand they are nearly indestructible and are well-supported.

Best,
Tom

http://www.us.hilti.com/holus/page/module/product/prca_catnavigation.jsf?lang=en&nodeId=-71255 (http://www.us.hilti.com/holus/page/module/product/prca_catnavigation.jsf?lang=en&nodeId=-71255)

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Post by: Cableaddict on February 23, 2012, 06:38 PM
Tiny router.

- Like a Dremel tool, but of very high quality & adjustability.
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Post by: arnoldhunter on March 07, 2012, 09:51 PM
Well, I pretty much read all the posts and didn't see what I had in mind.  That took so long I don't recall what I had in mind.  [unsure]

Oh, wait, yeah: (as I'm not familiar with everything Festool makes in or out of NA, maybe they have these)

1) a retractable cordreel withe the female end to fit the power tools. Okay, I don't even know if this is a standard connector across the line.

2) a downdraft table or attachment for underneath the MFT. Yeah, I know that no dust escapes the extractor and Festool sanders. But, for the dust that does... Also, I realize this would impede the ability to reach under the table to attach things through the holes. So, maybe it could have a hatch, similar to the access to a sandblasting cabinet. Perhaps an accessory MFT top could have a lot more holes bored in it to make this work better, without messing with the current grid.

3) a hoseless vac to go along with the cordless tools.  [tongue]



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Post by: Jon Hilgenberg on March 08, 2012, 06:58 AM
I know Festool doesn't like to go where other companies tread unless they can dramatically improve or revolutionize a product.  That being said, I drill a lot of pocket holes on site and would love a powered pocket hole jig that fit in a systainer.  Similar to the porter cable machine, just incorporated into a sys 5.

Jon
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Post by: fdengel on March 08, 2012, 11:50 AM
I know Festool doesn't like to go where other companies tread unless they can dramatically improve or revolutionize a product.  That being said, I drill a lot of pocket holes on site and would love a powered pocket hole jig that fit in a systainer.  Similar to the porter cable machine, just incorporated into a sys 5.

Jon

A Kreg Jig could probably be stored in a SYS 1 or SYS 2 easily enough; would just need an insert to make it work well...
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Post by: Steve R on March 08, 2012, 01:25 PM
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

+3! A replacement set would sell with me.

The systainer four wheel cart has very quiet wheels.

I think the the CT current series have quieter wheels, if so.... would they fit the CT22 old series?

Cheers,
Steve
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Post by: harry_ on March 08, 2012, 03:43 PM
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

Why, does your CT sound like the wheels have giant flat spots in them like my Big Wheel front wheel did? [big grin]
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Post by: Wonderwino on March 11, 2012, 10:12 AM
When I hit a chip or cord on the concrete floor, the wheels stop rolling and drag....

 [crying]


I also wish Festool would make a plunge base for the MFK700.  This would be great for mortising hinges and other small, tight spots.  It could also be usefull for doweling if two pins could be attached to the base.
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Post by: Alan m on March 11, 2012, 04:13 PM

one of those sanders for floors but built like a rotex. 12"-16" maybe .
and have the middle  section spin the other way so that it is controllable.
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Post by: duburban on March 11, 2012, 06:35 PM
Tile saw!
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Post by: Alan m on March 11, 2012, 07:02 PM
wall chaser . cuts a wide slot with not breaking out after cutting  and cutts deep enough for pipes etc
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 16, 2012, 08:01 AM
I wish Festool's ekat system was fully functional on an iPad.

Peter
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Post by: Alex on March 16, 2012, 09:41 AM
I wish Festool's ekat system was fully functional on an iPad.

Lol, I wish it was fully functional on the PC. Some shady programming and strange choices in there.
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 16, 2012, 11:59 AM
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


JMB
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Post by: Kev on March 16, 2012, 12:44 PM
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


JMB

Hey - a "Sys 0.5" sortainer drawer, that inverted the Original to T-Loc linkage would be cool (T-Loc on the bottom but then as is for the top).
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Post by: Kevin B on March 16, 2012, 12:57 PM
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 16, 2012, 01:01 PM
Larger draw Sortainers   +  the ability to clip ONTOP of T-locs  just like Protool Toolbox do.


JMB

Hey - a "Sys 0.5" sortainer drawer, that inverted the Original to T-Loc linkage would be cool (T-Loc on the bottom but then as is for the top).

YEah I would like it if they could make it so that you can also stack and lock a T-loc ontop of a Sortainer using the T-loc method but I understand the reason why NOT to do this.  
Fixing a T-loc turn knob on the front of the Sortainer well dramatically reduce space  so  a 4 draw version One large and 1 medium and two small would become a One large and two small  so you would be loosing a medium draw just for the sake of it being able to lock on like a T-lock.  
I dont mind doing it the old method still just for Sortainers with the latches rather keep the medium draw.  



Stacking a Sortainer ONTOP  and being able to LOCK it onto a T-loc is complete doable and I cant see why Tanons arnt doing it its just a simple mater of altering the bottom section adding the little hook able feet and the little Lug at the front.  Cus at the moment I can not stack and lock my Sortainers ontop of a T-loc which is a little annoying.


JMB
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 16, 2012, 01:02 PM
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]

Simples The tool has the Vac built on it with its own built in filters and its own disposable bag when its full.   The tool might become a little heavy adding all that to it BUT it will be hoseless!
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Post by: SRSemenza on March 16, 2012, 01:32 PM
A Hoseless vac? How does that work exactly? [smile]

Simples The tool has the Vac built on it with its own built in filters and its own disposable bag when its full.   The tool might become a little heavy adding all that to it BUT it will be hoseless!

Gotta go with the  Mini for sanding though, the 48 is just too clunky in this configuration  [blink]


Seth
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Post by: EWTHeckman on March 16, 2012, 03:23 PM
Fixing a T-loc turn knob on the front of the Sortainer well dramatically reduce space  so  a 4 draw version One large and 1 medium and two small would become a One large and two small  so you would be loosing a medium draw just for the sake of it being able to lock on like a T-lock.  

I've thought of this too. It seems to me that the sortainer doesn't need the full "T", if you know what I mean. Unless I'm mistaken, the sortainer doesn't have a lid which needs to be held closed. So instead of a full "T" latch, the wings could be removed, leaving a much smaller lever that could be rotated 90 degrees to the left or right to release the container above it. If they did it right, it would impinge very little into the drawer space, if at all.
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Post by: Festool USA on March 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
The simpler solution would be to place the knob on the back of the sortainer and it wouldn't interfere with the drawers at all. [wink]
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 16, 2012, 03:36 PM
The simpler solution would be to place the knob on the back of the sortainer and it wouldn't interfere with the drawers at all.  [wink]

OR  keep the turn knob on the front and stick the draws in from the rear.   Dont know if any body already knows but sortainer draws can be inserted front and back and still work they still clip into place.   

Thing is though having your draws OR sortainer back to front from the rest of the stack  would be annoying lol
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Post by: Alan m on March 16, 2012, 06:26 PM
id  like a hose that sences that the tool is running and sends a signal to the vac  to turn on. i often use my 220volt ct22 and my 110v of2000 at the same time  and forget that the vac wont auto start until im covered in dust
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Post by: RonWen on March 16, 2012, 06:38 PM
I wish Festool would put polyurethane wheels on the CTs.  Those plastic ones sound like a kid's Bigwheel trike rolling accross the shop.   [tongue]

I totally agree but can you imagine what that change will cost us???   $$$,$$$,$$$.
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 16, 2012, 08:30 PM
I don't want a poly wheel that can grit embedded and then I can mess up a customer's floor.  I will deal with the appearance and the sound happily.  One day I would love to have a Festool head engineer have a question and answer session so that I and everyone else will be able to understand the process and the reasonings behind the design.

Just my thoughts.

Peter
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Post by: RonWen on March 16, 2012, 09:11 PM
I don't want a poly wheel that can grit embedded and then I can mess up a customer's floor.  I will deal with the appearance and the sound happily.  One day I would love to have a Festool head engineer have a question and answer session so that I and everyone else will be able to understand the process and the reasonings behind the design.

Just my thoughts.

Peter

Peter, You no doubt deal with a wide variety of customer floors and casters but I tend to think the opposite might be true -- I haven't noticed my poly casters building up with dirt or chips but I would think the hard plastic CT wheels might leave tracks on hardwood floors, etc.  Again, none of my wheels leave home.
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Post by: fdengel on March 23, 2012, 08:59 AM
How about balls instead of wheels, so it can move in any direction without having to turn?

http://technabob.com/blog/2011/09/30/omni-crawler-crawling-robot/ (http://technabob.com/blog/2011/09/30/omni-crawler-crawling-robot/)


Meanwhile, why not branch out a bit and create a FOG machine?  [laughing]
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Post by: harry_ on March 29, 2012, 10:39 PM
A `switch mat`, like this one (http://alarmsuperstore.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_82_89&products_id=638)

It would need to have a a little bit of electronics with it (transformer/relay/load). so that when you step on it it will start your CT. This way while you are aligning your stock on your Kapex, the vac can be 'priming'.
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Post by: greenMonster on March 29, 2012, 11:04 PM
Wireless power.
Plug an adapter into the outlet and it powers all your festools in a 10meter radius
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Post by: Kev on March 30, 2012, 08:28 AM
Wireless power.
Plug an adapter into the outlet and it powers all your festools in a 10meter radius

With hose-less dust collection too  [smile]
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Post by: greenMonster on March 30, 2012, 09:35 AM
Ha! At least the physics of my proposal exist, heck we may see a phone in production soon enough . (granted powering a cellphone vs. a router are *slightly* different ;) )
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Post by: Scott Burt on March 30, 2012, 09:51 AM
...a way to attach the Syslite to the front of my head.
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on March 30, 2012, 10:37 AM
...a way to attach the Syslite to the front of my head.

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Post by: MissHailey on April 05, 2012, 11:11 AM
I wish Festool made a Refrigerator !
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on April 05, 2012, 11:45 AM
Quote
I wish Festool made a Refrigerator !


Try Miele.


Tom
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Post by: Alan m on April 17, 2012, 01:40 PM
id like an impact or drill  that would have two trigers ,or a button to switch direction but wont stay in reverse.
i was rescrewing olddrywall to a ceiling with no stud finder. some screws would miss and i would have to switch direction. not a big deal but is very anoying and slow on a big job.
if there was a drill with trigers for both directions you would be a lot faster
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Post by: woodguy7 on April 17, 2012, 02:03 PM
Kinda like my over n under Browning trap gun  ;)
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Post by: Reiska on April 17, 2012, 02:33 PM
A Sys5 cyclone bin with an retractable cyclone that flips out and into the systainer when not in use for transport and is attachable to the CT vacs systainer clamps.
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Post by: DKurzweil on April 17, 2012, 03:34 PM
id like an impact or drill  that would have two trigers ,or a button to switch direction but wont stay in reverse.
i was rescrewing olddrywall to a ceiling with no stud finder. some screws would miss and i would have to switch direction. not a big deal but is very anoying and slow on a big job.
if there was a drill with trigers for both directions you would be a lot faster

Heavy duty impact guns, those with a 1/2" drive, such as those used by mechanics have a double trigger.  Press the top you go forward, press the bottom you go backward.

You just need to find a 1/4" chuck version of this.

I have not personally seen one.

Best,
Daniel
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Post by: Nathan Lee on April 25, 2012, 02:31 AM
A second centrotec chuck that's 'red' or any other colour that's not green, that takes normal 1/4 'snappy' drill bits for those who don't buy in to the centrotec's 'no runout' drill bits

I've been using snappy for the last four years and love the quick change system, but I've bever had any issues with run out
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Post by: Alan m on April 27, 2012, 07:05 PM
id like a sander like a flader or brush sander , so that you could use it on round stair banisters etc free hand. the brushes would follow the shape nicely
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Post by: Greg Powers on May 13, 2012, 05:21 PM
(http://www.stargateunofficial.com/fog/sanders3.png)

I wish that the three sander above were just ONE sander with three  inter-changeable bases. The motors are the same on all three. So just make three different bases, that can be bolted on.

I wonder if you could buy one sander. Then buy the other two bases a repair parts? Then you could get all three sanders function for the price of one sander (and two repair parts).
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on May 13, 2012, 05:40 PM
Greg, Where have you been, buddy?  [smile]  You're adding in the ETS, which would be the same method.  Scroll down to post #6 to see how to join them.
Thread on combo sander (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/would-you-buy-this-sander-from-festool/)
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Post by: Wooden Lungs on May 13, 2012, 06:46 PM
A built in extraction system on the TS55 that could be used for only several small cuts eg: fitting a kitchen worktop. Like a tiny battery operated onboard extractor that could be fitted or removed easily. Crazy I know but sometimes to do just one or two cuts is so labourious on site. I would run out and buy one tomorrow if it was possible to do. Would work great on other saws too. Maybe the air flow already coming out of a saw could be utilised? Heard modern cars can now utilise braking friction to charge onboard batteries!!!! so anything is plausable. ;)
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Post by: andvari on May 13, 2012, 06:58 PM
Make the 498528 STANDARD on the end of the 36m hose. There is really no reason to have two different size tool ends on the hoses.

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Post by: Kev on May 13, 2012, 07:09 PM
A built in extraction system on the TS55 that could be used for only several small cuts eg: fitting a kitchen worktop. Like a tiny battery operated onboard extractor that could be fitted or removed easily. Crazy I know but sometimes to do just one or two cuts is so labourious on site. I would run out and buy one tomorrow if it was possible to do. Would work great on other saws too. Maybe the air flow already coming out of a saw could be utilised? Heard modern cars can now utilise braking friction to charge onboard batteries!!!! so anything is plausable. ;)

How about a surgically replaced right (or left) arm that comes complete with plug-it power and DC ?

That'd be cool - we could become "The Green Borg"  [big grin]
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Post by: Greg Powers on May 13, 2012, 07:16 PM
Greg, Where have you been, buddy?  [smile]  You're adding in the ETS, which would be the same method.  Scroll down to post #6 to see how to join them.
Thread on combo sander (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/would-you-buy-this-sander-from-festool/)

Sorry Ken I missed that thread. But Three for one is better then two for one. [big grin]
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Post by: Greg Powers on May 13, 2012, 07:19 PM
A built in extraction system on the TS55 that could be used for only several small cuts eg: fitting a kitchen worktop. Like a tiny battery operated onboard extractor that could be fitted or removed easily. Crazy I know but sometimes to do just one or two cuts is so labourious on site. I would run out and buy one tomorrow if it was possible to do. Would work great on other saws too. Maybe the air flow already coming out of a saw could be utilised? Heard modern cars can now utilise braking friction to charge onboard batteries!!!! so anything is plausable. ;)

I have seen people just place a dust collection bag (like used on sanders)on the dust collection port for a quick cut.
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Post by: Alan m on May 13, 2012, 07:23 PM
A built in extraction system on the TS55 that could be used for only several small cuts eg: fitting a kitchen worktop. Like a tiny battery operated onboard extractor that could be fitted or removed easily. Crazy I know but sometimes to do just one or two cuts is so labourious on site. I would run out and buy one tomorrow if it was possible to do. Would work great on other saws too. Maybe the air flow already coming out of a saw could be utilised? Heard modern cars can now utilise braking friction to charge onboard batteries!!!! so anything is plausable. ;)

I have seen people just place a dust collection bag (like used on sanders)on the dust collection port for a quick cut.
.

i have a dc dag in the ts55 sys all the time . it is off of my dewalt chop saw which has virtually  0 dust colection potential.
it works great on the ts55 for a few cuts or if you are outside and dont want to set up the vac.
it doesnt work well with mdf as is tends to restict the air  flow and it builds up in around the blade  housing.
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Post by: jmbfestool on May 14, 2012, 02:23 AM
I'll say it again!  And again untill festool makes one!  I want a  cordless TS55r!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pleaseeeeeee!

Thank you festool!!
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Post by: Steve R on May 14, 2012, 11:04 AM
I'll say it again!  And again untill festool makes one!  I want a  cordless TS55r!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pleaseeeeeee!

Thank you festool!!

So... if Festool stops shipping the plugit cord with the TS55r... That will help you how?  [poke]

Cheers,
Steve
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Post by: zapdafish on May 14, 2012, 12:24 PM
solar charger so I can go hiking/camping with the syslite  [big grin]
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Post by: Reiska on May 14, 2012, 03:07 PM
I'll up that a bit Zap and request a hydrogen fuel cell for the Syslite [cool]
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Post by: Charimon on May 18, 2012, 01:20 AM
I want a suction cup (a smaller gecco lever type) that would attach to the RO90 in orbital only mode.    the lever would be right in front of the sander and latch to one side prefferably down to the left.  Its purpose is to fully bed tile in thinset. 
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Post by: jacko9 on May 18, 2012, 02:39 PM
solar charger so I can go hiking/camping with the syslite  [big grin]

I'll second that, my son asked me to loan him mine for camping next week.

 [big grin]
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Post by: greenMonster on May 20, 2012, 02:37 PM
i cant for the life of me visualize what you're requesting

I want a suction cup (a smaller gecco lever type) that would attach to the RO90 in orbital only mode.    the lever would be right in front of the sander and latch to one side prefferably down to the left.  Its purpose is to fully bed tile in thinset. 
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Post by: Kev on May 21, 2012, 08:30 AM
i cant for the life of me visualize what you're requesting

I want a suction cup (a smaller gecco lever type) that would attach to the RO90 in orbital only mode.    the lever would be right in front of the sander and latch to one side prefferably down to the left.  Its purpose is to fully bed tile in thinset. 

I'm imagining a RO 90 in Dalek orientation with it's toilet plunger.  [eek]
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Post by: Paddyfin1 on May 21, 2012, 11:55 AM
Ok my wish is a bit different than most on here
How about a sys 4 split into two, the bottom half having a decent DAB radio,whilst the top opens to have a single socket for charging iPhone etc maybe a couple of compartments as well for keys etc and powered by a single plug it lead
This would make life bliss for all festool nuts with OCD [scared]
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Post by: Kev on May 22, 2012, 07:39 AM
Ok my wish is a bit different than most on here
How about a sys 4 split into two, the bottom half having a decent DAB radio,whilst the top opens to have a single socket for charging iPhone etc maybe a couple of compartments as well for keys etc and powered by a single plug it lead
This would make life bliss for all festool nuts with OCD [scared]

From my OCD perspective "etc" is not acceptable. I need detail and I need a clean, hygienic compartment for each!
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Post by: Michael E. on May 25, 2012, 11:39 PM
I wish they made a 18v impact driver with a magnetic catch for screws.
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Post by: Kev on May 26, 2012, 12:27 AM
I wish they made a 18v impact driver with a magnetic catch for screws.

They do - it's called a Protool PDC 18-4. Just not for NA ... you're waiting to see the Ti15. I certainly can't see the reluctance to release the Protool cordless range into the US ... but I suppose the rest of the Protool range being 240v is the issue.
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Post by: Ken Nagrod on May 26, 2012, 12:47 AM
No Kev.  Impact driver, not hammer drill.  There is a difference.  Found an article to help explain to anyone who's interested in the differences.
Differences between a hammer drill mechanism and impact driver mechanism. (http://home.howstuffworks.com/difference-between-hammer-drill-and-impact-driver.htm)
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Post by: Reiska on May 26, 2012, 02:01 AM
I seriously wish Festool would make a C/T/Ti/Carvex battery shaped mains to 14.4V transformer with a swiveling Plug-it cord socket on the outer edge of it at the end (like on the PSB400 corded Carvex) for transforming all Festool battery operated machines for corded use when extended continuous use time is needed.

This should be a trivial job for Festool to do and it would be so usable across the board from C/T/Ti drills to the cordless Carvexes (especially when connected to the CMS module) and now even the Syslite would benefit from this on jobsite use.

Even DSLR camera manufacturer have these main connection kits, why not Festool?
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Post by: Kev on May 26, 2012, 02:35 AM
No Kev.  Impact driver, not hammer drill.  There is a difference.  Found an article to help explain to anyone who's interested in the differences.
Differences between a hammer drill mechanism and impact driver mechanism. (http://home.howstuffworks.com/difference-between-hammer-drill-and-impact-driver.htm)


Pretty sure the words on this page say "impact" ...

http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=5872&ID_O_PRODUCT=371607 (http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=5872&ID_O_PRODUCT=371607)

But there's more to take your pick from ...

http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=5873 (http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=5873)

And models without and bangy/thumpy functions ...

http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=4807&ID_O_PRODUCT=371602 (http://www.protool.com.au/mediandoweb/index.cfm?ID_O_TREE_GROUP=4807&ID_O_PRODUCT=371602)

Anyway - I'm aware of the difference ... but percussion, hammer, impact all get misused as terms here unfortunately! Nuff said that the Protool range has nice options across the 18v range. Maybe they'll get an NA release along with the most recent facelift.

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Post by: Ken Nagrod on May 26, 2012, 05:38 AM
Kev,

I saw that word too (impact), but I believe it was just loosely translated from German.  A parts exploded view should verify it.
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Post by: Kev on May 26, 2012, 06:00 AM
Kev,

I saw that word too (impact), but I believe it was just loosely translated from German.  A parts exploded view should verify it.


Yep - I'm agreeing with you ... I just grabbed the wrong reference! I automatically refer to the PDC  [big grin]  been hanging out for the new model, now my local has a special of the "current" model, with an extra battery and the Protool work light. Grrr! makes the decision to hold out for the new one even harder - much harder when the "current" has a Protool T-Loc and 3 x 3.0Ah batteries and the only thing the new one brings is a slightly different moulded motor housing, light and battery status leds.

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Post by: b_m_hart on June 16, 2012, 03:39 AM
I wish that Festool made a mirror image of part number 497022 - the bracket that holds the end of the guide rail when it's swung down onto the table.  This would allow people with joined tables to use a very long rail along the full length of the table, and not need to have 12+ foot tall ceilings.  You could just use both of the brackets to drop the rail down onto.
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Post by: green fever on July 20, 2012, 03:22 PM
A cover for the kapex when on the jobsite, perhaps made from the same material as the guide rail cases, or from a showerproof fabric as we do get caught outside whilst cutting in this unpredictable english weather, i dont always have the space to set an easy up .
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Post by: woodguy7 on July 20, 2012, 04:56 PM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?
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Post by: jmbfestool on July 20, 2012, 05:49 PM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?

Im ordering one of these!   Just the XL and some other tools came first but next week maybe Im getting Rhino Gazebo!  

Its strong enough to take the weight of a car! NICE!
http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm (http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm)       Hex50 baby! Heavy duty!

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JMB
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Post by: Kev on July 21, 2012, 04:25 AM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?

Im ordering one of these!   Just the XL and some other tools came first but next week maybe Im getting Rhino Gazebo!  

Its strong enough to take the weight of a car! NICE!
http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm (http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm)       Hex50 baby! Heavy duty!

  (Attachment Link)

JMB

Are you going to get it branded? Makes a lot of sense to have a web site and a phone number on it - excellent advertising.

I can image people using them for arket stalls too.
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Post by: jmbfestool on July 21, 2012, 04:49 AM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?

Im ordering one of these!   Just the XL and some other tools came first but next week maybe Im getting Rhino Gazebo!  

Its strong enough to take the weight of a car! NICE!
http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm (http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm)       Hex50 baby! Heavy duty!

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JMB

Are you going to get it branded? Makes a lot of sense to have a web site and a phone number on it - excellent advertising.

I can image people using them for arket stalls too.

Yeah I am its  cost £100 set up and then £40 per side along the roof and £60 per triangle section on the roof    then its £80  per side   so its expensive! What I wanted PLUS the price of the Gazebo its self it was going to cost me £780 for ONE Gazebo!   AND I said I would buy TWO Gazebos!  one 3mx3m and one 3mx6m  what deal with you give me!  They said they would only charge me for one Delivery charge value £19 

HAHAA NO! Crap deal so I am only buying one now   3x6 and getting some one I know to brand it for me be cheaper!   

I am not putting my number on as I am removing my number from my Van any way.   Its pointless never had a single job from it.

ALL my jobs are from recommendation.   I have had people come up to me asking what my number was even though we where standing right next to my van.......... so people dont really take notice of the number!  But I still wanna get the Gazebo branded cus it looks professional and things like that do stick in peoples minds! If they keep seeing my van and Gazebo around the area it looks good.  

JMB

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Post by: speed on July 21, 2012, 05:57 AM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?

Im ordering one of these!   Just the XL and some other tools came first but next week maybe Im getting Rhino Gazebo!  

Its strong enough to take the weight of a car! NICE!
http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm (http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm)       Hex50 baby! Heavy duty!



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JMB
could you erect it by yourself? how quick is it to put up/down everyday, its no lightweight it weighs more than me [eek], its something on my want list maybe just a 3x3m, 6x3 is huge and wont fit on some propertys
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Post by: Alan m on July 21, 2012, 06:22 AM
i would rather 2 smaller ones
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Post by: woodguy7 on July 21, 2012, 08:18 AM
To windy here.  I would just want a small cover I can pull over it to protect from small rain showers.
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Post by: jmbfestool on July 21, 2012, 09:00 AM
That's a good idea but you may want to change that to "British" weather.  We get rain here also  ;)

Was thinking about getting some sort of garden furniture cover to see if that would go over the Kapex.  Anyone tried this ?

Im ordering one of these!   Just the XL and some other tools came first but next week maybe Im getting Rhino Gazebo!  

Its strong enough to take the weight of a car! NICE!
http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm (http://www.rockawnings.co.uk/hex50.htm)       Hex50 baby! Heavy duty!



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JMB
could you erect it by yourself? how quick is it to put up/down everyday, its no lightweight it weighs more than me [eek], its something on my want list maybe just a 3x3m, 6x3 is huge and wont fit on some propertys

yeah you can one of the reasons I want it its just a pull out ready to go.

The weight I like also to help keep it in place on a normal day with out the need to  find weights or water tubs to keep it down

JMB
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Post by: RL on July 21, 2012, 09:54 PM
I want low profile clamping elements. Or at least a low profile head.
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Post by: Kev on July 21, 2012, 10:56 PM
I want low profile clamping elements. Or at least a low profile head.

Vac-SYS is pretty low  [smile]
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Post by: RL on July 21, 2012, 10:57 PM
I want low profile clamping elements. Or at least a low profile head.

Vac-SYS is pretty low  [smile]

That's a low blow

 :)
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Post by: Alan m on July 22, 2012, 06:09 AM
 id like a cordless domino for site work. maybe a mini domino size. it would be only really for allignment more than strength
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Post by: GhostFist on July 26, 2012, 08:06 PM
I would like a pillar drill attachment for festool drill. I would attach via centrotec, and have the ability to clamp to the work piece, be used in conjunction with a guide rail or a parallel fence, and accurately positioned at angle up to 45 degrees. Oh an has to be stored in a systainer.
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Post by: jeep jake on August 12, 2012, 04:57 PM
I think a reciprocating saw with dust collection whould be KILLER!!! We are always having to have one guy hold the vacum up to the blade while some one does the cutting.
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Post by: woodguy7 on August 12, 2012, 05:20 PM
Welcome Jake.
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Post by: jeep jake on August 23, 2012, 12:55 AM
thanks woodguy7
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Post by: colombia602 on August 26, 2012, 11:11 PM
I wish that Festool would make a lathe. 
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Post by: Kev on August 27, 2012, 03:41 AM
I wish that Festool would make a lathe. 

Blimey I hope they don't - the last thing I want is a lathe ... but if Festool made one I'd probably buy it [sad]
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Post by: Yeahbaby on August 27, 2012, 08:02 AM
 [cool]
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Post by: hrrb on September 05, 2012, 11:19 AM
What about a plunge base for the MKF 700?

Agree!  [thumbs up]

A plunge base for the MKF700 would make me buy the pair immediately. A plunging palm router would be a killer.  [drooling]

I've been very close to buying the Bosch GKF 600 many times lately.
I'd really like to have a true one hand router but I think I'd be missing the plunge mecanism if I bought the Bosch

Kind regards
Henrik

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Post by: Peter Halle on October 09, 2012, 10:03 AM
I wish that Festool made available a sample pack of small bottles of the finish products included in the Surfix set.  Nothing else.  It would give an opportunity to test for color changes on raw wood prior to committing to a larger set.

Peter
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Post by: woodguy7 on October 09, 2012, 12:10 PM
Peter, that's something I asked for when it first came out but it fell on deaf ears  [sad]. I probably would have then bought the complete set but I'm not going to take that chance.
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Post by: skids on October 16, 2012, 08:07 PM
Centrotec bit set!!!! Make it s permanent product in your line up.
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Post by: Wonderwino on October 19, 2012, 04:02 PM
Gotta put in another plug for a Kapex/UG Kapex combo set.  Why not?

Also a DF700 w/both domino systainers as a set.

I don't imagine that either of these tools will often be a first time buy for those new to Festool.  If they are, they will get a discount and incentive to buy more.  For those of us that have already spent $K on Festool, a small reward for our loyalty to the Festool system.
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Post by: Andywoj on January 09, 2013, 10:25 PM
What about a hammer drill option for concrete bits.
Andy
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Post by: Kev on January 10, 2013, 12:31 AM
What about a hammer drill option for concrete bits.
Andy

Yep, done - Protool. That's just a NA disti issue.
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Post by: promhandicam on January 10, 2013, 04:37 PM
. . . tool for getting old silicone sealant off of surfaces - tiles especially  [big grin] For the Germans that would be a machine to get the Silikondichtstoff off!
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on January 11, 2013, 11:31 AM
An oscillating tool and a blade with no teeth works pretty well for me.


Tom
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on January 11, 2013, 11:50 AM
I wish Festool made a mistake and sent at least one of every type of their tools to me!

Seriously, try...

...an improvement in the Kapex trenching capability.

...injection moulded Parf and Bench Dogs free with every MFT3.

...a better pin system on the DF500 - like the brilliant ones on the DF700

...more effort to support the European members of the FOG (competitions with prizes would be a nice start).

Peter
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Post by: promark747 on January 11, 2013, 01:07 PM
- Portable bandsaw
- Cross-member to support middle of MFT table to prevent sagging
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Post by: 3PedalMINI on January 12, 2013, 01:43 PM
Reciprocating saw with dust collection, i know simple but would really be nice.

Rotary Hammer W/ Dust Collection, This is a serious void in festools lineup IMHO

Oscillating tool
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Post by: Kev on January 12, 2013, 04:42 PM
I wish Festool made a mistake and sent at least one of every type of their tools to me!

Seriously, try...

...an improvement in the Kapex trenching capability.

...injection moulded Parf and Bench Dogs free with every MFT3.

...a better pin system on the DF500 - like the brilliant ones on the DF700

...more effort to support the European  [big grin] Australian [big grin] members of the FOG (competitions with prizes would be a nice start).

Peter

Fixed the small error in your post Peter !
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on January 13, 2013, 12:30 AM
Hi Kev,

I hope all those fires are well away from you and your family.

Yes, I like your adjustment but I thought that I was being generous by saying European rather than UK or Brit!

Peter
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Post by: Kev on January 13, 2013, 08:18 AM
Hi Kev,

I hope all those fires are well away from you and your family.

Yes, I like your adjustment but I thought that I was being generous by saying European rather than UK or Brit!

Peter

Hey Peter,

No fires here, in fact my weekend project of new front facia boards was cut short due to rain ! I hope the rains hitting where it's needed.

Our distribution in OZ isn't directly Festool owned, so give away promotions are rare ... but they have looked after me a couple of time  [big grin]

We also seemed to have a price drop on consumables, accessories and a few tools ... info is a bit sketchy, but promising !

cheers,

Kev

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Post by: jonathan-m on January 15, 2013, 01:51 PM
It's about time Festool introduced a boom arm for the mini/midi vacs...
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Post by: Kev on January 15, 2013, 09:18 PM
It's about time Festool introduced a boom arm for the mini/midi vacs...

It wouldn't be a BOOM, maybe just a whimper [big grin]
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Post by: Scostin on January 15, 2013, 09:48 PM
Ipad apps detailing techniques on use of each tool for us DIY dummies.  Or at least videos of classes being given in Indiana.
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Post by: SRSemenza on January 16, 2013, 12:23 AM
It's about time Festool introduced a boom arm for the mini/midi vacs...

It wouldn't be a BOOM, maybe just a whimper [big grin]


A whimper arm ?? Hmmmm, I don't know  ???   [smile]


Seth
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Post by: SRSemenza on January 16, 2013, 12:26 AM
Ipad apps detailing techniques on use of each tool for us DIY dummies.  Or at least videos of classes being given in Indiana.


Hi,

Welcome to the FOG!  [smile]

Careful withthat app idea you might put FOG out of business  [eek]   [big grin]



Seth
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on January 16, 2013, 12:49 AM
Ipad apps detailing techniques on use of each tool for us DIY dummies.  Or at least videos of classes being given in Indiana.
Help is on the way - keep checking the 'How to..' area.

Peter
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Post by: Christopher Robinson on January 18, 2013, 07:58 PM
CXS type cordless drill/driver WITHOUT the "Knucklegaurd" shape...it get's in the way.  Not often, but when it does...sigh...

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Post by: Wood_Junkie on January 18, 2013, 10:19 PM
CXS type cordless drill/driver WITHOUT the "Knucklegaurd" shape...it get's in the way.  Not often, but when it does...sigh...



I wish this was simply detachable.  Rarely do I like it... but rarely is it inconvenient for me.
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Post by: ccarrolladams on January 22, 2013, 08:29 PM
I wish Festool USA sold all three sizes of AS hose in continuous length without connectors, as Festool does in many other countries.

My experience has been that the vac connectors do not wear out. I find the 27mm tool ends wear faster than the 36mm tool ends. A long time ago I bought several new tool and vac ends in all three sizes. But over the years I have replaced several assembled hoses from which I saved the connectors.

If I could buy just the hose, I would be very happy.
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Post by: Peter Halle on January 22, 2013, 08:49 PM
Good suggestion!

Peter
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on January 22, 2013, 10:07 PM
Quote
If I could buy just the hose, I would be very happy.


I'll second (or third) that!


Tom
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Post by: adubeau on January 22, 2013, 11:18 PM

A washer and dryer...  with Rotex mode for the really dirty stuff.. (clothes that is..)




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Post by: 3PedalMINI on January 30, 2013, 07:51 PM
oscillating tool with suitable dust collection!

this is a long shot but a spiral cutting saw with integrated dust collection that works, im always cutting drywall and would love to have a spiral cutting saw that actually collects dust!
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Post by: sprior on January 31, 2013, 01:02 AM
A friend just sent me this prototype Festool product, don't know who produced it.
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Post by: Kev on January 31, 2013, 01:14 AM
A friend just sent me this prototype Festool product, don't know who produced it.

That's the SCREAMEX ... you should hear in when it's turned on  [sad]
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Post by: Guilliaume woodworks on January 31, 2013, 02:20 AM
A friend just sent me this prototype Festool product, don't know who produced it.
that is definitely a fest product you'd use the return policy!
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Post by: Acrobat on February 13, 2013, 06:21 PM
A Festool framing nail gun would be sweet. Battery powered!
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Post by: Acrobat on February 13, 2013, 06:24 PM
And a cms module for a festool planer so one can use it as a small jointer. I see that there's a blet sander cms module so something like that perhaps?
I know they have a stationary set up kit, but can it mount in a cms?
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Post by: Acrobat on February 13, 2013, 06:40 PM
And a drill that has a LEVEL INDICATOR on it so I can drill straighter! Sometimes I find the angle I hold the drill at when in awkward positions i.e.under a deck can mean I end up drilling the hole at an odd angle and it can be hard to tell visually until its too late.
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Post by: Runhard on February 13, 2013, 08:06 PM
I'm thining about getting a long rail, maybe the 3000. I do not have the LR32 system, but it could be in my future. I wish Festool made a 3000 "holy rail" so I did not have to buy 2 long rails. The 2424 is not long enough to rip sheet goods.

Thanks,

Daniel
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Post by: CarolinaNomad on February 13, 2013, 10:23 PM
I second Runhard's suggestion and add, OF 2200 should be able to work with the LR 32 System
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Post by: Kev on February 14, 2013, 12:36 AM
How about an LR32 drilling system for drilling LR32 holes into a standard FS rail? ... am I starting down the chicken or the egg path??
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Post by: MrMac on February 24, 2013, 09:08 PM
digital readout for the kapex.  1/10th degree would do it. (similiar to the 12" Milwaukee)
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Post by: vtteleskier on February 24, 2013, 09:23 PM
I wish the Kapex had a small light shining over the cutting area. Nothing too bright so that the laser will not show.
 
A small light would also be good on the domino. I find it had to see my marks on a dark piece of stained wood.
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Post by: alldaymckay on February 24, 2013, 09:39 PM
track saw with a dado stack. when i worked in a shipyard when i was a kid we had skill saws that had dado blades, they were great for cutting dados in large timbers. It would be awesome with a guide rail for cabinet making
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Post by: Greg Powers on February 25, 2013, 01:11 PM
track saw with a dado stack. when i worked in a shipyard when i was a kid we had skill saws that had dado blades, they were great for cutting dados in large timbers. It would be awesome with a guide rail for cabinet making

Why not use the router on the track for a dado?
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Post by: Alex on February 25, 2013, 01:15 PM
track saw with a dado stack. when i worked in a shipyard when i was a kid we had skill saws that had dado blades, they were great for cutting dados in large timbers. It would be awesome with a guide rail for cabinet making

Why not use the router on the track for a dado?

Festool will never make a track saw that can take a dado. Dado stacks are forbidden in Europe.

Maybe, maybe in the far future, when their market share in America is high enough will they develop products specifically for the American market, but not anytime soon.
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Post by: jmbfestool on February 25, 2013, 04:34 PM
track saw with a dado stack. when i worked in a shipyard when i was a kid we had skill saws that had dado blades, they were great for cutting dados in large timbers. It would be awesome with a guide rail for cabinet making

Why not use the router on the track for a dado?

Festool will never make a track saw that can take a dado. Dado stacks are forbidden in Europe.

Maybe, maybe in the far future, when their market share in America is high enough will they develop products specifically for the American market, but not anytime soon.


.... Doesn't mafel not do something which can do dados?
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Post by: Alex on February 25, 2013, 05:13 PM
.... Doesn't mafel not do something which can do dados?

Most brands do something that can do dados. They call it the plunge router.  [poke]

But Mafell has two routers that look like they're circular saws. But they're not. Mafell calls them routers. MF 26 cc & NFU 32 (http://service.mafell.de/index.php?IdTreeGroup=12964)

Those two machines are dedicated machines and can do all kinds of dados, but with a special blade, not a dado stack.

For normal circular saws, dados are strictly off limits.
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Post by: bakerswoodshop on February 26, 2013, 12:37 AM
Festool scientists!!
 I would love to have an auxiliary fence for the Domino 500. I recently purchased the 4mm bit and was attempting to 45degree mitre 1/2inch material. I had to build my own fence to allow for the domino to land closer to the "short point" of the miter. It works fine but is not up to the specs of Festool's machining and/or adaptability standards. Thank you I hope this comes out soon.

Ryan
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Post by: Alan W on February 26, 2013, 04:28 AM
Guide for their drills that I could use to drill holes at exactly 90 degrees.

Sort of like a mini drill press. I bought this one from Woodcraft, and it's pretty crappy despite costing upward of $50.
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Post by: greg mann on February 26, 2013, 02:01 PM
Guide for their drills that I could use to drill holes at exactly 90 degrees.

Sort of like a mini drill press. I bought this one from Woodcraft, and it's pretty crappy despite costing upward of $50.


A guide with plunge rods similar to a plunge router could be attached by way of the coupling for the accessory chucks.
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Post by: Alex on February 26, 2013, 02:32 PM
That's a very nice idea you two, Alan and Greg, have together. I could see use for that. Would be very good to be able to click it on the drill with the FastFix connection.
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Post by: greg mann on February 26, 2013, 03:10 PM
Thanks, Alex, but I need to cite Ned Young for the idea. He posed it, to me at least, about 5 or 6 years ago.
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Post by: panelchat on February 26, 2013, 04:48 PM
Heavy duty rails, certified to a stated straightness tolerance!
And shipped in a real box.
Last vendor I talked to said they lose 10% of them in shipping from bending. If this is true, this is totally absurd.
My 55 rail just fell over on the sidewalk from a tiny breeze onto a little pebble and now, improbably, has an impact mark and a little bend in it, and I have to set up an accurate straightness test to see if its trash now or not.

I think many of us probably use these in the shop the majority of time, where the weight issue is not important.

2 more mm of thickness on the profile, and you could have a long rail for 4x8 panel cutting that wouldn't have to be treated with a highly unusual amount of care.

Corrugated plastic shipping box, would last a long time for transporting around...


Another item: Mafell style roll up rail, fitting in a syatainer. I'd buy it in a second!
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Post by: Paddyfin1 on February 28, 2013, 04:58 PM
I want a DAB radio built into a systainer with a slot for my iPhone, maybe some keys, a sandwich ,a drink [scared]
This is what I want now bloody well build it (cause I can't  [crying])
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 06, 2013, 01:56 PM
Longer extrusions for the parallel guides that could be connected up to 8' in length.

Peter
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Post by: Alan m on March 06, 2013, 02:10 PM
Longer extrusions for the parallel guides that could be connected up to 8' in length.

Peter

it would be great if you could add on mfs profiles. and have a flat bit sticking out at each joint to support the rail
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Post by: James Watriss on March 07, 2013, 10:13 PM
Somewhere earlier in this head I had a similar idea for a fast fix drill guide, with a base that would bolt to the LR 32, and mount to both face and edge of MFS system for repeated placement tasks like drilling for drawer knobs, door knobs and latches, dowel joints, and so on.

Not only that, at this point I'd like to see one with a feed lever like and old school Drill stand for corded drills, with depth stop, etc, to keep bits from self-feeding or to enable controlled drilling through metal with small bits.
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Post by: sprior on March 10, 2013, 01:54 PM
Yesterday I was using the parallel guide to crosscut shelves off the end of a sheet of melamine using a 1400mm guide rail and it would have been nice to have a guide rail just a little bit longer to be able to cut the 48" wide sheet with enough extra to attach both parallel guides and have enough left over for the track saw to fully engage the guide.  Another 5-10 inches long would have been perfect and the next longer available guide rail is way too long.  I guess if you're making parallel cuts in plywood you'd be doing it in the other direction so you'd need an even longer guide rail, but with MDF or melamine cross cutting the sheet can make sense.
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Post by: fdengel on March 11, 2013, 12:11 PM
How about an LR32 drilling system for drilling LR32 holes into a standard FS rail? ... am I starting down the chicken or the egg path??

I'm wondering if the LR32 system could be adapted to work with a drill... aren't those designed for making holes too?

 ;D
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Post by: Alan m on March 11, 2013, 05:15 PM
im sure an aluminium piece with a bushing would allow a bit to the used with a hand drill
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 11, 2013, 05:26 PM
I believe that I am in correct in saying that the holes in the rails are not actually round.  That is part of the expense and the difficulty in manufacturing.

Peter
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on March 11, 2013, 06:16 PM
You are correct, they are elongated slightly and need to be.


Tom
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Post by: Kev 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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Post by: Alan m 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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Post by: sprior 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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Post by: jmbfestool 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.

Protool do one
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Post by: Kev 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.

Protool do one

Protool actually do several, and Timberwolf flog the in the colonies ... http://www.timberwolftools.com/tools/protool/P-GDP.html (http://www.timberwolftools.com/tools/protool/P-GDP.html)
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Post by: Peter Halle 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.

Peter
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Post by: James Watriss on March 13, 2013, 09:12 PM
Fair points, but the neck issue is why fast-fix is key.
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Post by: jmbfestool 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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Post by: James Watriss 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.


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Post by: Knight Woodworks on April 04, 2013, 08:59 AM
A TXS... just thought I'd ask.

John
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Post by: cvn72 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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Post by: Runhard 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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Post by: fdengel 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.

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Post by: Midwood Worker on April 09, 2013, 08:32 PM
A drill press [big grin]
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Post by: WPeters 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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Post by: greg mann 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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Post by: VictorL 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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Post by: Alan m 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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Post by: VictorL 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. 
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Post by: Wooden Lungs 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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Post by: electricald on April 17, 2013, 04:32 PM
I wish Festool made a regular plane.
Dan P.
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Post by: electricald on April 17, 2013, 07:17 PM
I wish Festool made a mitre gauge for table saw.
Dan P.
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Post by: Brice Burrell on April 17, 2013, 07:55 PM
I wish Festool started making Protools and selling them here. [tongue] [big grin]
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Post by: popaconstruct 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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Post by: bellchippy on April 20, 2013, 05:16 AM
I wish festool made counter bore and plug cutters for the centrotec chuck.
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Post by: Brice Burrell 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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Post by: Peter Parfitt 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
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Post by: Mavrik 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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Post by: Alex 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.
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Post by: fdengel 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?
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Post by: Jaybolishes on April 25, 2013, 11:51 AM
Locking mechanism on the hose swivel on the ts55.  I want to keep the hose from swivelling down and catching on everything.  Tape has worked to this point.  I like the hose permanently fixed facing to the left, right, or up.  I wish the swivel couldn't swing in the down position at all in fact, just a way to catch on the work table or work piece.
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Post by: Tom Bellemare on April 25, 2013, 12:04 PM
Have you seen this thread (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/ts55-hose-connector/msg254390/#msg254390)?


Tom
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Post by: Jaybolishes on April 25, 2013, 12:18 PM
No I didnt! Thanks a lot  Tom!
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Post by: Alli on May 06, 2013, 04:57 PM
How about a shelf for the MFT that is made the same as the top but fits onto the siderails and is below table level that can hold clamps, dogs, etc when not in use, which keeps the main top clear but are close at hand.

Again with the MFT, a traditional type woodworking vise that fits onto the side rails.
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Post by: Svar on May 06, 2013, 05:09 PM
... self installing cabinets, so you could skip all this tool buying part.
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Post by: TOOLTOWN on May 06, 2013, 05:12 PM
... self installing cabinets, so you could skip all this tool buying part.

Blasphemy

 [ban]

Ken
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Post by: Julimor on May 21, 2013, 11:04 AM
Festool has tool + vac sets, tool + MFT sets, cordless drill sets.  I wish they made more.

When I bought my Bosch Colt router I bought the complete set.  It has bases for just about everything.  I added a few more accessories as they came out and it is now my go-to router for 1/4" bits.  Years ago I bought a B&D router.  It has no accessories.  I almost never use it.

I think Festool would sell more tools if they were fully accessorized.  Create mini sets, mid-level sets and complete sets.  Offer them at a discount, like they do with the CTs and MFTs and I believe they will sell like hotcakes.  [thumbs up]
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Post by: leakyroof on May 21, 2013, 01:02 PM
Festool has tool + vac sets, tool + MFT sets, cordless drill sets.  I wish they made more.

When I bought my Bosch Colt router I bought the complete set.  It has bases for just about everything.  I added a few more accessories as they came out and it is now my go-to router for 1/4" bits.  Years ago I bought a B&D router.  It has no accessories.  I almost never use it.

I think Festool would sell more tools if they were fully accessorized.  Create mini sets, mid-level sets and complete sets.  Offer them at a discount, like they do with the CTs and MFTs and I believe they will sell like hotcakes.  [thumbs up]
. Intriguing but confusing. A lot of Festool items that I buy come with accessories in the box, err, systainer with the tool. Since some of the not-included accessories are ether pricey or specialized, I and others would hold off until we could either afford them or actually need them for an upcoming project.
There's probably a price point marketing plan somewhere in all of this too. [smile]
 
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Post by: Julimor on May 21, 2013, 08:35 PM
I'll bet you could put together something like "The Remodeler's Kit" and include a CT, TS55, MFT/3, router, jigsaw, sander, etc, all accessorized with what would normally be used by tradesmen doing remodeling work in customer homes, and they would sell.  Never underestimate the power of the deal.   ;)  And never underestimate the attraction of making the job easier, including buying tools.  ;D

Something else I was thinking about is in all my time on construction jobsites (34 years) I never once saw a Festool. I never even heard the name mentioned.  Many tool manufacturers would send out reps in tool trucks and they were instantly swarmed. Milwaukee used to be the most common tool I would see.  Before I retired it was DeWalt and I attribute that to DeWalt's marketing. 
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Post by: Kev on May 21, 2013, 09:18 PM
I'll bet you could put together something like "The Remodeler's Kit" and include a CT, TS55, MFT/3, router, jigsaw, sander, etc, all accessorized with what would normally be used by tradesmen doing remodeling work in customer homes, and they would sell.  Never underestimate the power of the deal.   ;)  And never underestimate the attraction of making the job easier, including buying tools.  ;D

Something else I was thinking about is in all my time on construction jobsites (34 years) I never once saw a Festool. I never even heard the name mentioned.  Many tool manufacturers would send out reps in tool trucks and they were instantly swarmed. Milwaukee used to be the most common tool I would see.  Before I retired it was DeWalt and I attribute that to DeWalt's marketing. 

Different in Oz, my local Festool dealer is only 10 minutes away. They have a Festool/Protool Van that does the rounds, job sites, TAFE's, body shops, etc. I'm really surprised that's not happening in the US!

I have seen a few retailers locally offering a "everything you need to be a .... " kind of kit (I'm not talking Festool here). If they're good packages they could be a particularly attractive offering (especially if you can swap pieces you may already have for other items of similar value).
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Post by: supermono on June 11, 2013, 02:41 AM
Hi Guy's,

New over here, and Dutch as i am: i have a small cross-line laser from Gadella. It just puts an + set of lines on a wall.  If Festool made one that has three axes (like a horizontal and two verticals 90 degrees apart), i  would be sold.  [cool]
It would save so much time....


Regards,

Erik

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Post by: SittingElf on June 11, 2013, 05:08 AM
How bout an auxiliary base table with shelving (or CT cabinet) and mobility that is made to directly mount an MFT/3 while maintaining the 900mm table height. Ideally on casters that can be retracted to provide full table stability when stationary. ???
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Post by: aptpupil on June 21, 2013, 12:12 PM
Radio
Table saw
More options and improvements for sortainers. deeper trays, trays of varying sizes, less finicky when sortainers are tipped on their sides and screws move around inside.
Grinder with DC
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Post by: Kev on June 21, 2013, 12:31 PM
Radio
Table saw
More options and improvements for sortainers. deeper trays, trays of varying sizes, less finicky when sortainers are tipped on their sides and screws move around inside.
Grinder with DC

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Post by: Paul G on June 21, 2013, 12:37 PM
Kev, it never ceases to amaze me how many products Festool does not sell in the US.
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Post by: Untidy Shop on June 21, 2013, 05:15 PM
Kev, it never ceases to amaze me how many products Festool does not sell in the US.


Ah, 240 volts, don't we just love it!
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Post by: Nick C on June 26, 2013, 01:15 PM
An edge guide for the OF1400 that works with the extended base. This base is a necessity for edge work, but it is thicker than the regular base. The edge guide can't slide underneath the thicker base (and close to the bit) like it can with the regular base. The edge guide body is in two parts (a fence section and a rod attachment section) which enables the micro-adjuster to function. A spacer could be created (~12mm) that would allow the fence section to drop just beneath the thick base, and then slide underneath.
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Post by: Nick C on June 26, 2013, 01:19 PM
The LR32 can be used to drill construction holes (cross-panel) as well as system holes. A 32in rail would be much more convenient for the typical 12-24in panel widths.
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Post by: Festoolfootstool on June 26, 2013, 04:17 PM
Hi Guy's,

New over here, and Dutch as i am: i have a small cross-line laser from Gadella. It just puts an + set of lines on a wall.  If Festool made one that has three axes (like a horizontal and two verticals 90 degrees apart), i  would be sold.  [cool]
It would save so much time....


Regards,

Erik


Hey Erik welcome to the FOG


Is that a mk1 Cortina?


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Post by: James Finn on June 27, 2013, 06:33 PM
How about a :
1) rotating bench light for the Mft table that has a magnifier and a laser guide
2) bench-top planer with dust collection
3) bandsaw
4) cordless track saw
5) domino jig for mortising hinges, key locks, etc.
6) vise system that uses one or more suction cups to hold work piece
7) portable jig to convert cordless drill into a bench-top drill press
8) hand-held electric edge plane
9) domino biscuits for 5 mm bit that is 40 mm long
10) electric chisels
11) fully automated Mft table that is also height adjustable
12) festool tool apron
 
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Post by: Tugmike on July 21, 2013, 04:41 PM
I wish festool would build a Bluetooth chip into their tools, similar to this :http://www.thetileapp.com/
So that you could find your tools, or set a reminder on your smart phone for yourself not to
leave home without this or that tool.
A smart phone app could tell you that the tool you wanted isn't in the truck before you leave home or the job site. And aid in finding missing and stolen tools.
The chip could be battery powered and recharge its self every time external power is supplied.
What do you guys think? Would you pay an extra $20 per tool to have that functionality?
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Post by: jmbfestool on July 21, 2013, 05:12 PM
I wish festool would build a Bluetooth chip into their tools, similar to this :http://www.thetileapp.com/
So that you could find your tools, or set a reminder on your smart phone for yourself not to
leave home without this or that tool.
A smart phone app could tell you that the tool you wanted isn't in the truck before you leave home or the job site. And aid in finding missing and stolen tools.
The chip could be battery powered and recharge its self every time external power is supplied.
What do you guys think? Would you pay an extra $20 per tool to have that functionality?

Mattfc here on fog was talking to me about same thing at
Tool show a while back

He was more for not forgetting your tools on the job.  You can simply look at device and see if all your tools are in the van.

 The technology is so cheap it wouldn't even have to be an extra 20dollars festool could add it for free.

Another idea was to have stickers with the technology in the sticker so tools which don't have this already built in you can simply stick the sticker onto the tool your self.

half of UK bank cards/credit cards now have wireless pay  this same
Technology would easily be attached to a tool
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Post by: Davej on July 21, 2013, 05:18 PM
I wish festool would build a Bluetooth chip into their tools, similar to this :http://www.thetileapp.com/
So that you could find your tools, or set a reminder on your smart phone for yourself not to
leave home without this or that tool.
A smart phone app could tell you that the tool you wanted isn't in the truck before you leave home or the job site. And aid in finding missing and stolen tools.
The chip could be battery powered and recharge its self every time external power is supplied.
What do you guys think? Would you pay an extra $20 per tool to have that functionality?

Mattfc here on fog was talking to me about same thing at
Tool show a while back

He was more for not forgetting your tools on the job.  You can simply look at device and see if all your tools are in the van.

 The technology is so cheap it wouldn't even have to be an extra 20dollars festool could add it for free.

Another idea was to have stickers with the technology in the sticker so tools which don't have this already built in you can simply stick the sticker onto the tool your self.

half of UK bank cards/credit cards now have wireless pay  this same
Technology would easily be attached to a tool



+1
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Post by: Valleywood on August 12, 2013, 08:02 PM
I wish Festool made a 12"   Kapex.     It's really silly to be limited  to  3   1/2 "  depth of cut.

I'm being forced to go to Makita or Bosch.   
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Post by: NERemodeling on August 13, 2013, 12:32 AM
I wish Festool made a 12"   Kapex.     It's really silly to be limited  to  3   1/2 "  depth of cut.

I'm being forced to go to Makita or Bosch.   

in an effort to save you a lot of frustration, stay away from the Makita LS1016. I have had it for years and think i have spent more time adjusting it than cutting with it!  the fence is junk, never flat across and breaks with the slightest kickback    and the bevel detents (especially 0*) are a joke  so many more things i could rant about but no one wants to hear it... just dont buy it

i cant really comment on their LS1216 but it looks like a exact copy so i would imagine that it has a lot of the same problems

John
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Post by: Valleywood on August 13, 2013, 07:14 AM
Thanks for that.

Looks like I'm stuck with the Bosch.   That might work tho . . . .
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Christopher Robinson on August 15, 2013, 06:15 PM
I wish Festool made a 12"   Kapex.     It's really silly to be limited  to  3   1/2 "  depth of cut.

I'm being forced to go to Makita or Bosch.   

Is it really resricted to 3 1/2" cuts?  Even in the 'special' mode where it cuts like a chop saw?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Tom Bellemare on August 16, 2013, 12:35 PM
I wish Festool made a 12"   Kapex.     It's really silly to be limited  to  3   1/2 "  depth of cut.

I'm being forced to go to Makita or Bosch.   

Is it really resricted to 3 1/2" cuts?  Even in the 'special' mode where it cuts like a chop saw?


4-23/32" x 3/4"


Tom
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jobsworth on August 17, 2013, 04:13 AM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I already made one for cross cutting.

Routed a 2" w by 3/8 deep groove into the mft top. I used a dovetail bit to dovetail the inner edges to prevent movement and attached it with screws ensuring that they are out of the path of the TS 55 blade.

When it gets pretty thrashed, I just make up another out of scrap and install it.  When my tools finally get here, Im going to make one up for length wish to cut the length of the MFT. kinda like a L pattern.

Saves replacing the top all the time.

I know the top is considered replaceable. But at $145 or more bucks a pop. It can add up.


some longer MFT connectors would be nice to.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on August 17, 2013, 05:11 AM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I already made one for cross cutting.

Routed a 2" w by 3/8 deep groove into the mft top. I used a dovetail bit to dovetail the inner edges to prevent movement and attached it with screws ensuring that they are out of the path of the TS 55 blade.

When it gets pretty thrashed, I just make up another out of scrap and install it.  When my tools finally get here, Im going to make one up for length wish to cut the length of the MFT. kinda like a L pattern.

Saves replacing the top all the time.

I know the top is considered replaceable. But at $145 or more bucks a pop. It can add up.


some longer MFT connectors would be nice to.

How about tongue and groove MFT top pieces? Awesome way to build a bench ... 2 metre lengths. C'mon Festool - or anyone with a CNC !
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on August 17, 2013, 05:43 AM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I thought that the MFT's entire surface was meant to cut on. Not just a narrow strip.

And as a woodworker, shouldn't it be easy to make your own sacrificial strip if you want one?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: EV on August 17, 2013, 06:04 AM
7.  A magnetic plate insert that fits in the systainer lid  inside that when used with the attic systainers would keep things from splattering on the floor if you forget to lock the attic and then open the lid.
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DONE THAT WHILE ON A JOB SITE YESTERDAY, WITH OTHER TRADES AROUND AND ALL MAKING THEIR OWN COMMENTS ABOU IT. FELT LIKE RIGHT T...! :)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jobsworth on August 17, 2013, 05:40 PM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I thought that the MFT's entire surface was meant to cut on. Not just a narrow strip.

And as a woodworker, shouldn't it be easy to make your own sacrificial strip if you want one?

i did design ad make one. Easy. When it gets thrashed I unscrew it and make another, to easy.

just would like festool to design and make one

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wooden Lungs on August 18, 2013, 03:56 PM
Wireless charging tools! Like my new Nexus 7 which is the first tablet that can charge wirelessly..
I think wireless charging for power tools is very far down the road but all the same very feasible. I remember when cordless drivers came out years ago and I was astonished! Still have my old "yankee" screwdrivers stored away.
Also read about the development of instant charging which would be amazing if developed.[attachimg=#]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Valleywood on August 18, 2013, 05:40 PM
Well, bleep.

If Chris & Tom tell me I'm wrong, I'm wrong.  Did get the spec. off festools site though.

Whatever the case,  I'll order the Kapex.  I just can't pull the trigger on that other stuff any more.

Sigh. [embarassed]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Christopher Robinson on August 23, 2013, 04:04 PM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I already made one for cross cutting.

Routed a 2" w by 3/8 deep groove into the mft top. I used a dovetail bit to dovetail the inner edges to prevent movement and attached it with screws ensuring that they are out of the path of the TS 55 blade.

When it gets pretty thrashed, I just make up another out of scrap and install it.  When my tools finally get here, Im going to make one up for length wish to cut the length of the MFT. kinda like a L pattern.

Saves replacing the top all the time.

I know the top is considered replaceable. But at $145 or more bucks a pop. It can add up.


some longer MFT connectors would be nice to.

+1 Sure would beat my process of using bondo from time to time.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: harry_ on August 23, 2013, 05:50 PM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I already made one for cross cutting.

Routed a 2" w by 3/8 deep groove into the mft top. I used a dovetail bit to dovetail the inner edges to prevent movement and attached it with screws ensuring that they are out of the path of the TS 55 blade.

When it gets pretty thrashed, I just make up another out of scrap and install it.  When my tools finally get here, Im going to make one up for length wish to cut the length of the MFT. kinda like a L pattern.

Saves replacing the top all the time.

I know the top is considered replaceable. But at $145 or more bucks a pop. It can add up.


some longer MFT connectors would be nice to.

If festool made a sacrificial strip it would cost $135 and UPS/FedEx would see to it that it would arrive at your door broken.  :o
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: ART at WORK on August 30, 2013, 06:00 PM
Dont know if I mentioned this before, but I wish festool would design a replaceable sacrificial strip for their MFTs. One that aligns with the cross cut rail and another for lengthwise cutting.

rather then replacing the entire table top, we could just replace the sacrificial strip as needed.

I already made one for cross cutting.

Routed a 2" w by 3/8 deep groove into the mft top. I used a dovetail bit to dovetail the inner edges to prevent movement and attached it with screws ensuring that they are out of the path of the TS 55 blade.

When it gets pretty thrashed, I just make up another out of scrap and install it.  When my tools finally get here, Im going to make one up for length wish to cut the length of the MFT. kinda like a L pattern.

Saves replacing the top all the time.

I know the top is considered replaceable. But at $145 or more bucks a pop. It can add up.


some longer MFT connectors would be nice to.

If festool made a sacrificial strip it would cost $135 and UPS/FedEx would see to it that it would arrive at your door broken.  :o

 [thumbs up]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Michael E. on September 09, 2013, 10:12 PM
You know I would love a corded drill. I know there is a protool corded drill with the interchangeable chucks, but I'de love to see it come to the US. There is not much of anything I can't do with my T-18 but every now and then I still want the power and kick that you can get from a corded drill. Be nice if it worked with the plugit cords too.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on September 10, 2013, 01:32 AM
You know I would love a corded drill. I know there is a protool corded drill with the interchangeable chucks, but I'de love to see it come to the US. There is not much of anything I can't do with my T-18 but every now and then I still want the power and kick that you can get from a corded drill. Be nice if it worked with the plugit cords too.

Shouldn't be long now with the orange to green movement going on - hopefully that will mean ex-protools available in the US real soon
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: sheeschen on September 10, 2013, 03:36 AM
Along that line, could they make a transformer/charger shaped like a battery, so it could clip into the tool, and also plug in with a short cord?  I love the portability of cordless tools, but there are times when I'd be willing to give that up for a few hours just so I didn't have to wait for batteries to charge up (I'm remembering installing my deck).  Even with a few batteries, sometimes they just don't charge up fast enough.  So frustrating, especially those times when I'm working within 10 feet of a socket.

      Scott
 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: festooltim on September 10, 2013, 08:01 PM
How about some promotional phone cases. I'll take one for iphone 5 and instead of the apple maybe a little TS 55 emblem and Festool real big on the back.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: leakyroof on September 11, 2013, 12:12 PM
You know I would love a corded drill. I know there is a protool corded drill with the interchangeable chucks, but I'de love to see it come to the US. There is not much of anything I can't do with my T-18 but every now and then I still want the power and kick that you can get from a corded drill. Be nice if it worked with the plugit cords too.

Shouldn't be long now with the orange to green movement going on - hopefully that will mean ex-protools available in the US real soon
  Don't tease us Kev with such talk..... [wink]  Brice Burrell asked about those tools a few years back. Maybe we're getting them and have him to thank.. [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: NYC Tiny Shop on September 16, 2013, 02:13 PM
It would be tremendous to have a Festool dual function router/ track saw (inverted)CMS table and the blade have the Sawstop safety technology.

Also, I would like to see guide rails inter-lock without the need for the connectors...they could overlap and then clip into each other.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: SittingElf on September 17, 2013, 09:41 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on September 17, 2013, 11:11 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]

So are the Hitachi ones - though admittedly it looks like the current lineup is a rather pale green, going by the pictures.

Maybe that's actually appropriate?   ;D
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: CharlesWilson on September 17, 2013, 11:38 AM
What I would like to have is a tool locator system. Every day that I am in the shop I end up asking myself at least once, "Where did I put that _____?" This is most often in reference to a Festool product. Unfortunately, there are many nooks and crannies in my shop where a tool can be lodged. In some cases, the light levels are very low, and finding one clamp or accessory in a drawer full of them can be difficult.

A visual and audible indication would be desirable.

If a tablet or smartphone is involved, a GPS-like navigator would be nice. A voice recognition interface (like Siri) wouldn't be bad, either.

Charles


Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: greg mann on September 17, 2013, 03:37 PM
What I would like to have is a tool locator system. Every day that I am in the shop I end up asking myself at least once, "Where did I put that _____?" This is most often in reference to a Festool product. Unfortunately, there are many nooks and crannies in my shop where a tool can be lodged. In some cases, the light levels are very low, and finding one clamp or accessory in a drawer full of them can be difficult.
A visual and audible indication would be desirable.

If a tablet or smartphone is involved, a GPS-like navigator would be nice. A voice recognition interface (like Siri) wouldn't be bad, either.

Charles






Festool makes a tool for low-light situations, you know. [poke]

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on October 02, 2013, 10:08 PM
What I would like to have is a tool locator system. Every day that I am in the shop I end up asking myself at least once, "Where did I put that _____?" This is most often in reference to a Festool product. Unfortunately, there are many nooks and crannies in my shop where a tool can be lodged. In some cases, the light levels are very low, and finding one clamp or accessory in a drawer full of them can be difficult.

A visual and audible indication would be desirable.

If a tablet or smartphone is involved, a GPS-like navigator would be nice. A voice recognition interface (like Siri) wouldn't be bad, either.

Charles




You'll need an app for finding your tablet or smart phone .... then something to help you find the thing that helps you find ....
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: epicxt on October 09, 2013, 10:41 PM
Ok, not sure if there is a workaround, but I wish Festool made a hold down clamp for the Kapex that extended just a bit further past the fence.
When I use an auxiliary fence I usually make them out of prefinished 1/2" material and the hold down clamp ALMOST clears it. Almost.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Louis84 on October 10, 2013, 09:50 AM
Set of kitchen knives!!

Forever sharp
Perfectly balanced
A pleasure to be cut by

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Walk On Wood on October 10, 2013, 10:04 AM
A low profile sander that could fit under kitchen cabinets.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Runhard on October 10, 2013, 10:54 AM
Ok, not sure if there is a workaround, but I wish Festool made a hold down clamp for the Kapex that extended just a bit further past the fence.
When I use an auxiliary fence I usually make them out of prefinished 1/2" material and the hold down clamp ALMOST clears it. Almost.

That's a good idea.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Laminator on October 13, 2013, 08:34 PM
Very good idea indeed.  Any auxiliary fence makes the clamps worthless.  While they are at it they should integrate a syslite mount onto the top of the new longer reaching clamp.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: epicxt on October 13, 2013, 09:23 PM
Very good idea indeed.  Any auxiliary fence makes the clamps worthless.  While they are at it they should integrate a syslite mount onto the top of the new longer reaching clamp.
yes!
This has crossed my mind as well! Just finished doing a trim out where the lighting in my cut area was sub-optimal and kept having to rig up my syslight to make cuts.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Flashman on November 10, 2013, 08:45 PM
I wish Festool would make a cushion (similar to the Multifunction stool cushion - cost £25-) that clips on the lid of systainers.
It would be called the Sitstainer (careful how you say that).
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on November 11, 2013, 07:37 AM
I wish Festool would make a cushion (similar to the Multifunction stool cushion - cost £25-) that clips on the lid of systainers.
It would be called the Sitstainer (careful how you say that).


sitainer might work a bit better (without the extra "s")?

 ;D
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Post by: Flashman on November 11, 2013, 01:24 PM
It doesn't sound good either way!
I want one though.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Joseph C on November 11, 2013, 02:01 PM
I wish Festool would make a cushion (similar to the Multifunction stool cushion - cost £25-) that clips on the lid of systainers.
It would be called the Sitstainer (careful how you say that).


Most of us have already have enough padding back there to sit down on top of our systainers!  [blink]
At lunch time, my helper and I have the most expensive chairs on the jobsite!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on November 12, 2013, 07:49 AM
Hmm...

Maybe Festool should get together with Disney and release a sithtainer when episode 7 is released in a few years (2015 supposedly)?

It would have the unique property of turning off any syslites that came too close to it.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on November 12, 2013, 09:09 AM
Now you've gone and done it ... I want a green Festool light sabre
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Parfitt on November 12, 2013, 09:44 AM
Seeing the comment earlier about a 'Sitainer' made me think - some job sites do not have lavatories !

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Sean Ackerman on November 12, 2013, 09:56 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]

On a serious note, I wonder how far fetched this actually may be considering Festool's affiliation with Schneider air compressors.  I don't believe they produce guns, just compressors, but they expertise may be there.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on November 12, 2013, 10:09 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]

On a serious note, I wonder how far fetched this actually may be considering Festool's affiliation with Schneider air compressors.  I don't believe they produce guns, just compressors, but they expertise may be there.

Festool already makes some air sanders, but not sure what they would do to improve on a nail gun - would be interesting to see what they might come up with, but consider the reason they haven't come out with a competitor to the MultiMaster (like all the other tool companies are doing)...
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Sean Ackerman on November 12, 2013, 10:24 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]

On a serious note, I wonder how far fetched this actually may be considering Festool's affiliation with Schneider air compressors.  I don't believe they produce guns, just compressors, but they expertise may be there.

Festool already makes some air sanders, but not sure what they would do to improve on a nail gun - would be interesting to see what they might come up with, but consider the reason they haven't come out with a competitor to the MultiMaster (like all the other tool companies are doing)...

Ya that's the crux.  Their philosophy of "we wont make it if we cant improve upon it" is an opportunity lost here IMO.  I think most all of you guys would gobble up a Festool pinner in seconds.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on November 12, 2013, 10:37 AM
How about Festool producing a 23 Gauge pin nailer!  With the kind of work Festool products are superior at, a pin nailer would be a significant "family" product.

In the meantime, I guess I'll be buying a Grex....since it's Green! [big grin]

On a serious note, I wonder how far fetched this actually may be considering Festool's affiliation with Schneider air compressors.  I don't believe they produce guns, just compressors, but they expertise may be there.

They do make nail guns too. http://www.schneider-airsystems.com/Products/Pages/Product-Competence.aspx?foc=SD-Klammer_Nagelgeraete_8600 (http://www.schneider-airsystems.com/Products/Pages/Product-Competence.aspx?foc=SD-Klammer_Nagelgeraete_8600)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mark b on November 12, 2013, 02:59 PM
A good quality tool bag
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Post by: Davej on November 12, 2013, 03:08 PM
A good quality tool bag


Facom . Excellent tote bag
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: aptpupil on November 21, 2013, 01:34 PM
Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-L-Boxx-3D-Storage-Removable-Drawers/dp/B00BD5G62M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385058631&sr=8-3&keywords=bosch+l-boxx (http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-L-Boxx-3D-Storage-Removable-Drawers/dp/B00BD5G62M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385058631&sr=8-3&keywords=bosch+l-boxx)
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Post by: Paul G on November 21, 2013, 02:03 PM
I wish Festool made a belt sander. Oh yea, NAINA
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Reiska on November 22, 2013, 09:16 AM
Well, Tanos makes something like the Bosch system:

http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html (http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html)

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Post by: jonny round boy on November 22, 2013, 09:53 AM
Well, Tanos makes something like the Bosch system:

http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html (http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html)



Yes, I'm currently thinking about re-organising my tool & fixings storage/transport, and I'm seriously considering getting one of these!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Untidy Shop on November 22, 2013, 02:43 PM
Well, Tanos makes something like the Bosch system:

http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html (http://www.gerschwitz.net/tanos/systainer-classic/tanos-rack-systainer-4-mit-4-rackboxen-lichtgrau-nr-80590041.html)





Available as -

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/491522/SubProducts/491985 (http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/491522/SubProducts/491985)



Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Wonderwino on November 26, 2013, 10:27 AM
A natural for the SYS-MFT would be to package it with a couple of quick clamps, with the normal package discount!    [eek]  I plan on using mine to store my MFT accessories in.   [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: cliffp on November 26, 2013, 11:56 AM
How about a planer thicknesser that you could mount on the CMS with (relatively) lightweight detachable tables that are ultra high precision to avoid the setup problems people often report with these products.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: pk1987 on December 01, 2013, 02:20 PM
i wish festool made a clear plastic chip deflector for there routers
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Post by: SRSemenza on December 01, 2013, 04:10 PM
i wish festool made a clear plastic chip deflector for there routers

Hi,

Welcome to the FOG!  [smile]

Do you mean the sort of cup shaped one that attaches to the bottom of the base, and is currently black?

Seth
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Post by: Shawn on December 01, 2013, 05:44 PM
Dust Buster.... I want a cordless Festool dust buster, potentially that we could attach a hose to and put it on the cordless jigsaw as well as use for smaller site cleanup
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jimmylittle on December 07, 2013, 09:57 PM
They really need to make an air compressor.  A nice quiet one that is built into a Systainer 5.  I keep a 1 gallon Craftsman in a Sys5 so it can stack, but I can see at least 2-½ gallons fitting in there if a custom tank was fabricated.  And hookups and gauges on the outside, please!!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: neeleman on December 08, 2013, 04:57 AM
A Schneider compressor in a systainer is already available from TTS (owner of Festool/Tanos/Protool/Schneider).

In Holland there is also a non TTS compressor in a Festool systainer.

(http://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/407x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/9/a911000.jpg)

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Post by: jonny round boy on December 08, 2013, 07:39 AM
A Schneider compressor in a systainer is already available from TTS (owner of Festool/Tanos/Protool/Schneider).

In Holland there is also a non TTS compressor with the looks of a Festool systainer.

(http://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/407x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/9/a911000.jpg)



Unfortunately, that compressor is really, REALLY LOUD.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: BMH on December 08, 2013, 11:32 AM
I wish they expand their cordless line with a  small cordless circular saw. I don't want to have different type of battery to charge if I can help it. This would expand nicely their cordless system.

Bruce
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Post by: Christopher Robinson on January 05, 2014, 12:23 PM
Dust extraction on drill
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Post by: fesfrank on January 11, 2014, 08:22 PM
An attachment for the tools that hooks up to the tool in order to change vac speed without going to vac.  Used from sanding on low to sawing, routing on high....   Also I would like crown detents on my kapex like hitachi.  Thats kind of a tool improvement but still would be nice.
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Post by: Walk On Wood on January 11, 2014, 08:38 PM
An attachment for the tools that hooks up to the tool in order to change vac speed without going to vac.  Used from sanding on low to sawing, routing on high.... 

Really cool idea!
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Post by: chrismorrow on January 11, 2014, 10:03 PM
An affordable Sys-port.
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Post by: SittingElf on January 11, 2014, 11:17 PM

In Holland there is also a non TTS compressor in a Festool systainer.


Here's the link for the product listed above. Compressor in Systainer 4 (http://www.toolnation.nl/catalog/product/view/id/56948?s=qw)

Unfortunately, the system is rated at 90DB....wayyy too loud!

Rolair should look at putting their excellent, and QUIET JC10 in a systainer package like that one!
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Post by: Guilliaume woodworks on January 12, 2014, 12:01 AM
Wish Grex would team up with festool and release a 23g micro pinner & 18g brad nailer combo in a custom systainer.  Then I will be happy.
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Post by: jobsworth on January 12, 2014, 02:38 AM
+1 on the thickness planer that fits in the CMS.

Also a small drum sander for the CMS simular to the small jet one.

Also a long systainer to hold 1400 guide rails, make a kit with some clamps connectors etc.
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Post by: dbworkshop on January 14, 2014, 01:19 PM
I don't have a cms (yet!), but I would like to see a compact power feed that came fitted in a systainer.
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Post by: Jak147 on January 16, 2014, 04:56 PM
Sure this has probably already been said but I didn't get all the way thru the 24 pages!
I would love a smooth ct hose that didn't catch on everything within an 11' radius of the vac.
We fitted some high end Hans grohe showers before Xmas with smooth hoses that were just as flexible as a standard hose
Come on festool I know you can do it
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Post by: amt on January 19, 2014, 07:49 PM
I wish Festool made a C18 drill
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Post by: Christopher Robinson on January 19, 2014, 11:27 PM
The spiral is metal wire to dissapate static. If you want smooth you might try hose sleeve
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Post by: Foghat on January 24, 2014, 04:13 PM
I'd like to see a planer, thickness unit, like the man from Queensland said. Something that will get the wood to the size I need, and then I can cut, shape and sand it with my Festool tools.

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Post by: Jak147 on January 24, 2014, 04:43 PM
Christopher,
After a loosing my temper with the hose for the nth time today I gave in and ordered a flexiPET sleeve. In an odd coincidence (or maybe not) the Oger colour looks as if it was made for festool extractors! I will post some picks when it arrives.
Back to the original issue. Festool, being as clever as they are, surely can find a way to make a flexible hose if they really wanted to. Would not a few strands of copper weaved into a hose sleeve during manufacture have much the same effect as the coiled wire in the hose?

So I will rebuff. I would like a smooth anti-static non-kink, flexible extractor hose
Jamie
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Post by: Saskataper on January 30, 2014, 05:26 PM
I would like to see a vac in a systainer similar to the Schneider air compressors so I could have it on my sysroll and just have one cart to roll in on my small jobs. Now that would be slick.
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Post by: Peter Halle on January 30, 2014, 06:25 PM
I would like to see a vac in a systainer similar to the Schneider air compressors so I could have it on my sysroll and just have one cart to roll in on my small jobs. Now that would be slick.

One of our members here who I consider a great friend told me that he had taken a mini, flipped it over and bolted it to the top of a systainer.  That allowed him to have storage below and with the Mini upside down on a Sysroll stack he saved one trip in and out.

Just passing on some knowledge.

Peter
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Post by: jobsworth on February 15, 2014, 01:32 PM
Though this is a N/A site and doesnt realy support the CMS saw module or Prescio,

 Id like to see a fence for the CMS similar to the Beismeyer or Unifence that has a single locking point on the head of the fence.
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Post by: JUDOKA on March 16, 2014, 02:19 AM
SYSTAINER INSERT TRAYS WITH SOME KIND OF HANDLE SO I COULD PULL THEM UP EASIER WHEN I HAVE A FEW STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER
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Post by: jonny round boy on March 16, 2014, 06:30 AM
I recently got a couple of the Festool centrotec 6mm masonry bits (I didn't buy the set, just the 6mm) and they're great. I've used them with my PDC18 for drilling tiles (awesome results, apart from the water pipe I drilled into [embarassed] ) without the hammer action, and for drilling a few different types of stone/brick, both with and without the hammer action.

There's just one problem with them - they're WAY too short. You can drill a hole about 60mm deep, but that's your lot!

I want Festool to make longer versions, ideally about 150-200mm long. The existing ones are fine if you're drilling straight into the wall without anything in the way, but if you want to drill through a cabinet, through plasterboard that's been dot & dabbed, and into the masonry behind, you've got no chance!!!
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Post by: Woodhack on March 19, 2014, 12:38 PM
I wish Festool made plug it cords that are the sizes of the hose lengths they sell.

For example I used on of my sanders in a skylight last week. I had to lift the ct 26 to reach but, have now started looking into extra hose lengths and it seems this would be the easiest thing rather than try and combine other stuff with my Festool tools
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Post by: hopper on March 19, 2014, 10:07 PM
A plunge base for my MFT700 req.
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Post by: Greg Powers on March 20, 2014, 07:55 PM
A plunge base for my MFT700 req.

plus 1000  [unsure]
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Post by: b_m_hart on March 21, 2014, 05:13 PM
I'd like to see a planer, thickness unit, like the man from Queensland said. Something that will get the wood to the size I need, and then I can cut, shape and sand it with my Festool tools.



Combo unit - planing function, sit it on the kapex mft, and the in/outfeed tables a flush with a standard MFT, fold away legs, and the outfeed is flush with the MFT3 while standing for jointing work.  They've made a $2500 hand held edge bander, why can't they make a jointer / planer in that price range that will incorporate the existing work tables?
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Post by: bryan1982 on March 22, 2014, 05:00 AM
I wish they made a Cordless multi tool.

I wish the made a small base like the off500 base to fit mfk700 router
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 22, 2014, 05:28 AM
I wish they made a Cordless multi tool.

I wish the made a small base like the off500 base to fit mfk700 router


They do make a multi tool
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Post by: SittingElf on March 22, 2014, 05:46 AM
I wish they made a Cordless multi tool.

I wish the made a small base like the off500 base to fit mfk700 router


They do make a multi tool

He said "Cordless".  The Vecturo OS 400 will only be available in a corded version (220V) for now, but I would predict that Festool will come out with a cordless, battery model in the future.

These iPhone shots from Festool Germany's New Product brochure.....
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Post by: neeleman on March 22, 2014, 05:50 AM
Should be an easy task for Festool-Fein.
Because the cordless Fein SuperCut model is already on the market for some time.
They only have to design an other battery socket which fits the Festool batteries.
(http://www.toolmax.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/0/100074329_24_3141_08.jpg)
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Post by: johninthecamper on March 22, 2014, 07:05 AM
The spiral is metal wire to dissapate static. If you want smooth you might try hose sleeve
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it is a suction hose,wire is there so it wont collapse, being so flimsy and light.it would have to be much thicker without the wire,including way stiff and heavy.I was told that the anti static is from graphite
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Post by: jmbfestool on March 22, 2014, 07:34 AM
I wish they made a Cordless multi tool.

I wish the made a small base like the off500 base to fit mfk700 router


They do make a multi tool

He said "Cordless".  The Vecturo OS 400 will only be available in a corded version (220V) for now, but I would predict that Festool will come out with a cordless, battery model in the future.

These iPhone shots from Festool Germany's New Product brochure.....
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True I missed that little detail
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Post by: Brice Burrell on March 22, 2014, 07:44 AM
Should be an easy task for Festool-Fein.
Because the cordless Fein SuperCut model is already on the market for some time.
They only have to design an other battery socket which fits the Festool batteries.
(http://www.toolmax.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/0/100074329_24_3141_08.jpg)

I agree, a cordless version is likely a future option, but first they want to sell you a corded multi-tool.  That way you have to go out and get the cordless version when it becomes available.  They're pulling that now with the cordless TSC saw.  You know they had TSC ready to go at the time of the TS55R launch but held it back after the sales of the R leveled out........
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Post by: Cellule on March 30, 2014, 02:34 PM
I wish festool made a 6inch planer that could fit in the CMS module.
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Post by: Peter Halle on March 30, 2014, 02:40 PM
I wish festool made a 6inch planer that could fit in the CMS module.


That would then be available in North America.

Peter
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Post by: Davej on March 30, 2014, 02:49 PM
I wish festool made a 6inch planer that could fit in the CMS module.


That would then be available in North America.

Peter




Dream on   [tongue] [big grin]
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Post by: wow on March 30, 2014, 05:04 PM
I have been resisting posting this for weeks, but I can't hold it back anymore:

" I wish Festool made a ... lot more items AINA !!! "

There - I said what I have been thinking! Now, will I burn in Heck?

 [scared]
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Post by: ART at WORK on April 03, 2014, 07:16 PM
I would like to see a vac in a systainer similar to the Schneider air compressors so I could have it on my sysroll and just have one cart to roll in on my small jobs. Now that would be slick.

THere is one made by Scheppach about the right size, costs 64 Euros bei Amazon.

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Post by: ART at WORK on April 03, 2014, 07:18 PM
I don't have a cms (yet!), but I would like to see a compact power feed that came fitted in a systainer.

+1 on that idea
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Post by: rl4020 on April 04, 2014, 07:18 AM
i wish festool made a brushless cxs with more power than the milwaukee fuel 12v.  if they make one they need to compare it to the fuel and make it stronger. Im sure it would sell like hotcakes here in the states.  Its the tool that gets used the most.
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Post by: Zacharytanner on April 07, 2014, 03:40 PM
How about a sawsall
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Post by: TelcoRandy on May 05, 2014, 12:41 AM
I wish Festool made a chuck like the Centrotech chuck for 1/4" hex quick connect bits.
I'd really like a chuck to fit my CXS that took standard hex bits without having to use an adapter.
Andrew
A second centrotec chuck that's 'red' or any other colour that's not green, that takes normal 1/4 'snappy' drill bits for those who don't buy in to the centrotec's 'no runout' drill bits

I've been using snappy for the last four years and love the quick change system, but I've bever had any issues with run out
+1
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Post by: Untidy Shop on May 05, 2014, 12:48 AM


. . . .   a FESTOOL  bank account for me!   [eek] [big grin] [big grin]
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Post by: NYC Tiny Shop 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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Post by: Peter Parfitt 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.

Peter
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Post by: leakyroof 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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Post by: NYC Tiny Shop 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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Post by: Greg Powers 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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Post by: NYC Tiny Shop 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.
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Post by: Acrobat 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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Post by: fdengel 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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Post by: Foghat 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?
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Post by: amt 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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Post by: Kev 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]

This would get the [thumbs up] from me.
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Post by: Dendrophore64 on May 14, 2014, 11:23 AM
I wish Festool made something similar to the Mafell NFU 32 groove cutter.
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Post by: VW MICK 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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Post by: Kodi Crescent on May 25, 2014, 12:13 PM
Drywall router with dust collection.
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Post by: Untidy Shop 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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Post by: jmbfestool 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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Post by: jimbouk 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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Post by: jmbfestool 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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Post by: jimbouk 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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Post by: Tim Raleigh 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?
Tim
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Post by: jmbfestool 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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Post by: jmbfestool 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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Post by: roblg3 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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Post by: Deansocial 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.
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Post by: jimbouk 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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Post by: jmbfestool 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!?!

Jmb
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Post by: Tim Raleigh 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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Post by: jimbouk 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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Post by: Tim Raleigh 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
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Post by: mlanders 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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Post by: bkharman 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.

Cheers. Bryan.
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Post by: roblg3 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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Post by: Untidy Shop 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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Post by: bkharman 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.

Cheers. Bryan.
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Post by: jbasen 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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Post by: Peter Parfitt 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.

Peter
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Post by: wow 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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Post by: Jon Hilgenberg 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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Post by: ShilohWood on August 04, 2014, 12:36 PM
Nail guns......nail guns! [emoji24] Please!!!!
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Post by: Reiska on August 04, 2014, 01:38 PM
Nail guns......nail guns! [emoji24] Please!!!!

Well, they actually do  [wink]

Schneider Airsystems (https://www.schneider-airsystems.de/Pages/index.aspx) 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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Post by: live4ever 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.

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Post by: woodguy7 on August 04, 2014, 04:32 PM
Now thats a good idea.  A TS with a diamond blade & water cooled
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Post by: Alan m 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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Post by: Brice Burrell 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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Post by: Scott Burt 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.
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Post by: Tom Gensmer 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 (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]
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Post by: live4ever 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 (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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Post by: mrB 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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Post by: #Tee 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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Post by: Huckleberry 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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Post by: r cash on September 14, 2014, 01:51 AM
 A repairable plug-it  [smile]
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Post by: wow 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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Post by: r cash on September 14, 2014, 01:58 AM
naina  naina..... what a pity
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Post by: abgoto 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
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: SRSemenza 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.


Welcome to the FOG !  [smile]

Nice chair. Too bad you have to use those clamps to keep it together  [big grin]


Seth
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Post by: bearpaw on September 26, 2014, 11:47 AM
A system to lock in the systainers in job trailers and vans
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Post by: Kev 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]
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Post by: CarolinaNomad 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.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: brentmorris 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.
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Post by: woodguy7 on October 06, 2014, 05:59 AM
Welcome Brent
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Post by: wow on October 06, 2014, 11:22 PM
Yes, Brent:

[welcome] to the FOG! Don't forget to post a project or two, here. We LOVE pictures!
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Post by: brentmorris on October 08, 2014, 05:42 PM
Thanks, I'll be sure to post pictures of my upcoming projects.
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Post by: roblg3 on October 13, 2014, 11:51 AM
TS 75 REQ.  I love the 75, but it needs the same functionality!!!!
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Post by: Cealan on October 17, 2014, 04:20 PM

framing nail guns & finishing nail guns! Something to rival bostitch & paslode & prebena!!
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Post by: Reiska on October 18, 2014, 05:21 AM


framing nail guns & finishing nail guns! Something to rival bostitch & paslode & prebena!!

Have you had a look at Schneider Airsystems guns? They are part of the Tooltechnik group that Festool belongs to as well.
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Post by: marc rosen on October 21, 2014, 09:07 PM
I know there was a similar post before but I wish Festool made a remote start for the CTs.  I'd be happy if it were as simple as a button switch you could connect to the Plug It cord.  If they made  a remote and a cord operated switch I'd buy both.
                                                                                                                                                                      Marc
"Most woodworkers are usually boring holes."
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Post by: Festool USA on October 22, 2014, 09:47 AM
Welcome to the forum, Marc.
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Post by: wow on October 22, 2014, 10:27 AM
I know there was a similar post before but I wish Festool made a remote start for the CTs.  I'd be happy if it were as simple as a button switch you could connect to the Plug It cord.  If they made  a remote and a cord operated switch I'd buy both.
                                                                                                                                                                      Marc
"Most woodworkers are usually boring holes."

First, [welcome] to the FOG!

You are not the first person to ask for or suggest this. It can be quite an annoyance, can't it?

Check out this thread from 2011. It has a suggestion that might help you in the meantime?

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/ct-remote-control/msg153114/#msg153114 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/ct-remote-control/msg153114/#msg153114)
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Post by: Edward on October 22, 2014, 10:51 AM
I would love to have a Festool BHC and Vecturo
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Post by: neeleman on October 22, 2014, 03:55 PM
They are already made by Festool, but NAINA, so posted in the wrong board.
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Post by: neilc on October 22, 2014, 09:42 PM
I know there was a similar post before but I wish Festool made a remote start for the CTs.  I'd be happy if it were as simple as a button switch you could connect to the Plug It cord.  If they made  a remote and a cord operated switch I'd buy both.
                                                                                                                                                                      Marc
"Most woodworkers are usually boring holes."


Marc - welcome to FOG.  I use this and really like it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D425RWC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D425RWC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

neil
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Post by: paraglideaddict on November 01, 2014, 09:41 AM
I wish Festool made a Centrotec one-hand screw shooter telescoping magnetic bit holder ('extendable sleeve') that guides and holds the screw for one handed screwing... like Makita has (784814-A / 784812-A) (http://www.makitatools.com/en-us/Modules/Accessories/AccessoryDetails.aspx?ID=34159).
(http://www.makitatools.com/en-us/Assets/Images/Accessories/cordless/finder_drivers_insert_bits/6L.jpg)
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Post by: roblg3 on November 01, 2014, 01:25 PM
+1!!!!!  i keep asking for this!
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Post by: BMH on November 02, 2014, 10:07 AM
Modified Festool CT wing with a dust pan to collect dust from drilling or cutting drywall electric boxes out. Part of the vacuum power being diverted to catch the dust falling in the dust pan. Dust pan would be slightly convex to better catch the dust.
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Post by: carlb40 on November 02, 2014, 01:20 PM
Some decent plug cutters with matching drill bits for the centrotec system. Starting with a 12mm version as most only go up to 10mm. 
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on November 02, 2014, 01:25 PM
Some decent plug cutters with matching drill bits for the centrotec system. Starting with a 12mm version as most only go up to 10mm.

Brilliant idea - I have tried so many that just don't live up to my expectation.

Peter
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Post by: LarsL on November 02, 2014, 06:13 PM
Was just looking at the Vecturo and wishing it had dust collection. 

Perhaps festool could make a version of a CT Wing that split the suction (internally) and would both stick itself to a wall and have a reduced flow dust collection on its top edge.  You would position it under (ideal) or to the side of the area you were working on and it could pick up as much as possible.

Neither the Vecturo nor drills are huge dust creators but 75% of the dust would be better than none.
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Post by: carlb40 on November 03, 2014, 03:18 PM
Some decent plug cutters with matching drill bits for the centrotec system. Starting with a 12mm version as most only go up to 10mm.

Brilliant idea - I have tried so many that just don't live up to my expectation.

Peter

Agree, and i would hope that they did make their own rather than just having rebranded ones from elsewhere.  [smile]
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Post by: Alex on November 03, 2014, 05:03 PM
and i would hope that they did make their own rather than just having rebranded ones from elsewhere.  [smile]

Agreed, generally you'd expect Festool to come up with something better. Which, in this case of the Fein Supercut, is rather difficult to do. So that's why I think they decided not to mess with the innards, but just add some features on the outside of an already perfect machine.   
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Post by: Dangermouse on November 11, 2014, 06:39 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.

Me too
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Post by: wow on November 11, 2014, 11:28 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.

Me too

Me three! This is a rather glaring omission I think. And I don't believe it would be THAT difficult to make...
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Post by: tjdrake on November 12, 2014, 08:47 PM
I wish I had a PLANEX LHS 225 Drywall Sander! It's on my list to get soon.
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Post by: Samu1979 on November 17, 2014, 02:58 PM
Full angled plate for the carvex, not the half plate butterfly plate that is available currently.
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Post by: brentmorris on November 17, 2014, 09:52 PM

Full angled plate for the carvex, not the half plate butterfly plate that is available currently.

I think there is a clear trend emerging here.
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Post by: BOBTHEFIXER on November 28, 2014, 12:26 AM
i wish festool made a GOOD SPONGY dustless drywall corner sander, Tried the block , not doing the job as needed!
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on November 28, 2014, 02:27 AM
Having been reading the thread about workshop reorganisation created by a poor chap with too little space....

I wish that Festool made a Tardis:

  - It needs to fit in a standard garage
  - be bigger on the inside (of course)
  - have plenty of power sockets
  - be able to travel back in time and to any dealer's shop in order to pick up those missed bargains
  - have a button that you press that allows you to go back in time to make or mend that thing that your other half has been
    banging on about so that you can produce it just before the next reminder
  - be able to travel forward in time to see just what Festool are gong to produce next year

I think that all of this is quite feasible except that it is bound to be NAINA.

Peter

[You may not know this but the FOG has a clever time machine function and I have just come back in time to correct a typing error]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a anti fatigue mats for uk
Post by: slitec1 on December 10, 2014, 01:53 PM
 ;D
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: slitec1 on December 10, 2014, 01:56 PM
festool anti fatigue mats for the uk market please
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: slitec1 on December 10, 2014, 02:00 PM
A large selection of hand tools
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WastedP on December 10, 2014, 02:55 PM
An installation van.
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Post by: Jak147 on December 10, 2014, 04:48 PM
Apprentices
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brent Taylor on January 01, 2015, 12:41 PM
I would like to see a Sys that opened like Kreg's & the big boxes cant boxes, Sys 1 or 2 size or better yet both. I moved my Kreg jig & screws into a large unit I bought at HD & am thinking about doing the same with my small guns and nails/pins. It would be nice to have a stackable kit. Hint hint
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alan m on January 01, 2015, 01:38 PM
I would like to see a Sys that opened like Kreg's & the big boxes cant boxes, Sys 1 or 2 size or better yet both. I moved my Kreg jig & screws into a large unit I bought at HD & am thinking about doing the same with my small guns and nails/pins. It would be nice to have a stackable kit. Hint hint

what kind of boxes are those
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Scott Burt on January 01, 2015, 01:47 PM
Custom graphics package for extractors.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Brent Taylor on January 01, 2015, 07:44 PM
I would like to see a Sys that opened like Kreg's & the big boxes cant boxes, Sys 1 or 2 size or better yet both. I moved my Kreg jig & screws into a large unit I bought at HD & am thinking about doing the same with my small guns and nails/pins. It would be nice to have a stackable kit. Hint hint

what kind of boxes are those

I am out of town, I will try to get a pic ASAP.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Sys Mini 2____!
Post by: Brent Taylor on January 07, 2015, 08:19 PM
I would like a deeper Sys mini for router bits & the like.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: neeleman on January 08, 2015, 02:56 AM
Tanos did make a Classic SYS Mini 2 which was deeper/higher.
Don't know if it's still available.
Until now there's no Mini 2 T-Loc version available.
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Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Euclid on January 19, 2015, 09:17 AM
SYS 6-TL.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: neeleman on January 19, 2015, 12:20 PM
In the old days there was a Classic Systainer telescopic frame TKR-SYS (491631) with a height of 107 mm.
With this you could make your own SYS 6, alas for a Classic one, there is no T-Loc version yet.
(http://www.festool.com.au/WebRoot/Store/Shops/tooltechnic/5118/8889/7B6A/7C67/27AB/C0A8/DA16/40E3/491631.jpg)
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Post by: Euclid on January 19, 2015, 12:43 PM
Ah - I'd forgotten the telescopic frame... the heyday of the Classic Systainer pre-dates my 'Festoolism' but I had seen that still offered on a vendor's site quite recently.

Are the Classic Systainers themselves still available anywhere?
(A 'SYS 6' would work well for my portable Karcher steam cleaner, and also for some car-related stuff.)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: neeleman on January 19, 2015, 01:31 PM
Hard to tell, the Classic and T-Loc line existed some years together but nowadays most shops only sell T-Locs.
Here is a German shop who still sells Classic systainers, including the telescopic frame: Systainer-classic (http://www.systainer-classic.com/systainer-Classic-Line:::22.html)
Strangely the light grey one sells for €99,99 while the anthracite one sells for €24,69.

There is also another German shop which sells a lot of Classic Systainers on ebay.co.uk: Werkzeugwelten (http://www.werkzeugwelten.com)

Or you can try to find some private auctions on ebay because the Classic is offered there frequently.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: chrismorrow on January 31, 2015, 08:04 PM
I'm sure this has been mentioned, but I really wish Festool made a jobsite radio with bluetooth functionality. 
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: BMAC on February 01, 2015, 05:28 PM
In the old days there was a Classic Systainer telescopic frame TKR-SYS (491631) with a height of 107 mm.
With this you could make your own SYS 6, alas for a Classic one, there is no T-Loc version yet.
(http://www.festool.com.au/WebRoot/Store/Shops/tooltechnic/5118/8889/7B6A/7C67/27AB/C0A8/DA16/40E3/491631.jpg)

What would be great would be one of these telescopic frames that sit atop a sys-toolbox high enough that one could then stack t-loc systainer on top. Currently when I go go work sites the sys-toolbox Systainers have to be the top stacking systainers and sometime it would nice to have an option to stack the systainers differently when transport on my Syscart or CT36AC.

When I've got time I'll have to probably make such an interface.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: leer on February 01, 2015, 05:49 PM
I'd like to see a small jointer / planer. A benchtop portable model which could be carried to a jobsite.

Something about 8" wide

Of course, it would have to work well with the Festool dust extractors

Dan Clermont

I'd like this.  I have a 6" jointer, and a 13" planer.  The jointer is too narrow occasionally.  The planer is often wider than needed (although I do love my planer -- a DeWalt DW735).  An 8" combo unit would seem about ideal for what I build.  I seldom buy lumber wider than 8".

And a Festool lathe!  My lathe creates more mess than any other tool.  If Festool could build a decent lathe with dust extraction, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Staniam on February 01, 2015, 06:16 PM
A heated sweatshirt or jacket. Similar to the Milwaukee M12 sweatshirt/jacket line. I spend a ton of time in a cold garage workshop and it would be awesome to have a heated jacket from my favorite tool brand.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on February 01, 2015, 06:30 PM
I'd like to see a small jointer / planer. A benchtop portable model which could be carried to a jobsite.

Something about 8" wide

Of course, it would have to work well with the Festool dust extractors

Dan Clermont

I'd like this.  I have a 6" jointer, and a 13" planer.  The jointer is too narrow occasionally.  The planer is often wider than needed (although I do love my planer -- a DeWalt DW735).  An 8" combo unit would seem about ideal for what I build.  I seldom buy lumber wider than 8".

And a Festool lathe!  My lathe creates more mess than any other tool.  If Festool could build a decent lathe with dust extraction, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

That stuff is out there, I don't see them messing with it.

I do see where there is a need for a nice OSS with excellenct DC, same with a disc sander and I will throw two off the wall ones out there.  A nice compact euro style tenoner (wouldn't have to look real far) and a mortiser to compliment it, maybe a chain/chisel unit. 

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: avetwithptsd on February 04, 2015, 03:06 PM
Since I am new and just bought my first Festool on Monday. I am just starting out in woodworking as a hobby.
I wish they made a Table saw, belt sander, someone to help teach me the ropes, oh I could go on and on.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Staniam on February 04, 2015, 03:09 PM
Since I am new and just bought my first Festool on Monday. I am just starting out in woodworking as a hobby.
I wish they made a Table saw, belt sander, someone to help teach me the ropes, oh I could go on and on.

They actually do make a belt sander. Its just NAINA (not available in north America). Their table saw is the TS saw basically. What was your first purchase?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: avetwithptsd on February 04, 2015, 03:18 PM
Since I am new and just bought my first Festool on Monday. I am just starting out in woodworking as a hobby.
I wish they made a Table saw, belt sander, someone to help teach me the ropes, oh I could go on and on.

They actually do make a belt sander. Its just NAINA (not available in north America). Their table saw is the TS saw basically. What was your first purchase?

I just purchased it on monday. It is a random orbit sander. I forget the model number.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on February 04, 2015, 03:23 PM
Since I am new and just bought my first Festool on Monday. I am just starting out in woodworking as a hobby.
I wish they made a Table saw, belt sander, someone to help teach me the ropes, oh I could go on and on.

They actually do make a belt sander. Its just NAINA (not available in north America). Their table saw is the TS saw basically. What was your first purchase?

And they also make table saws, but again NAINA.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: avetwithptsd on February 04, 2015, 03:28 PM
Well Then I want everything they make available to us over here.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: wow on February 04, 2015, 03:49 PM
Well Then I want everything they make available to us over here.

You're preaching to the choir, son, but it's good to add your voice to the fray!!!

 [wink]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: avetwithptsd on February 04, 2015, 03:59 PM
Well Then I want everything they make available to us over here.

You're preaching to the choir, son, but it's good to add your voice to the fray!!!

 [wink]

Well where is the congregation I want to preach to them.
Can we order from their site and have it shipped over here?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: mike_aa on February 04, 2015, 05:15 PM
Well where is the congregation I want to preach to them.
Can we order from their site and have it shipped over here?
And a big WELCOME to the FOG to you.  I can see you already fit right in.

Mike A.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Handyman Mike on February 04, 2015, 09:09 PM
Since we're doing Systainers now ;) , I could really go for taller versions of the Midi, like a Midi 4 and 5. The extra width is mighty handy some times.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: avetwithptsd on February 05, 2015, 08:49 AM
Well where is the congregation I want to preach to them.
Can we order from their site and have it shipped over here?
And a big WELCOME to the FOG to you.  I can see you already fit right in.

Mike A.

Thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kmcc on February 08, 2015, 05:17 PM
A padded case for all of my saw rails! At least 4 and to fit the 106!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: mrB on February 11, 2015, 04:53 AM
I want one of these for my festool batteries. . . (pic)[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: bryan1982 on February 27, 2015, 06:49 AM
i wish festool made an adapter for the cxs / txs batteries to fit onto the normal charger


Cheers


Bryan
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mort on March 10, 2015, 12:59 AM
Well, I didn't read the whole thread, but I did see some reciprocating saw requests. I'd like one with interchangeable heads, most notably one with an offset head so I can cut right next to a wall or another piece of wood. That would be the bomb for breaking down pallets.

Also, perhaps some metal working tools, like an angle grinder, bench grinder, and whatever else people that do that sort of stuff do. A lot of us hobbyists also work in metal (not me, but other people), and it might be a good crossover market. Of course, make it for us in the Ewe Essay. Maybe a bagless CT for that line so the hot metal doesn't catch the bag on fire.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jacko9 on March 14, 2015, 05:07 PM
Longer 8mm and 10mm cutters for the DF700 joiner.  I want to be able to do through mortises for leg to apron joints and the 8 and 10mm cutters would be ideal if they were about 25 to 30mm longer than the stock cutters.

Jack
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mort on March 14, 2015, 07:49 PM
Does Festool have a refrigerated Systainer? It could have a 120v plug or run on an 18v battery. They could call it the Lunchex.

I'll gladly trade my licensing fee for a TS55 and CT Midi  [blink]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: NERemodeling on March 15, 2015, 05:17 PM
Does Festool have a refrigerated Systainer? It could have a 120v plug or run on an 18v battery. They could call it the Lunchex.

I'll gladly trade my licensing fee for a TS55 and CT Midi  [blink]

not refrigerated but they did offer a insulated, sys4. limited edition i think but you can still find them..  called the "cooltainer"
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: T. Ernsberger on March 15, 2015, 06:55 PM
I wish Festool would fix the inserts that are in systainers.   You have a premium tool in a premium case (systainer) and the inserts are GARBAGE!!!    They always crack or become cracked over time.   I just bought a New Df500 and it has a broken insert new.   I will Festool this week to get a new one.   
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mort on March 15, 2015, 11:25 PM

I wish Festool would fix the inserts that are in systainers.   You have a premium tool in a premium case (systainer) and the inserts are GARBAGE!!!    They always crack or become cracked over time.   I just bought a New Df500 and it has a broken insert new.   I will Festool this week to get a new one.

I see your point. I just popped my Festool cherry today with a Carvex. The Systainer looks fine but that insert was pretty lame. My Milwaukee stuff is in a case that looks like you can run it over with a large truck. Maybe I'll make a nice one.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: wow on March 15, 2015, 11:31 PM
I wish Festool would fix the inserts that are in systainers.   You have a premium tool in a premium case (systainer) and the inserts are GARBAGE!!!    They always crack or become cracked over time.   I just bought a New Df500 and it has a broken insert new.   I will Festool this week to get a new one.

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Festool to get this done. But perhaps it's an opportunity for another vendor or an enterprising individual?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Untidy Shop on March 21, 2015, 04:04 AM

Could have easily used 1 and 2mm Centrotec drill bits today!  [sad]
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Post by: NeathawkDesigns on March 22, 2015, 04:41 PM
I wish Festool made a tool similar to the Dremel with it still having dust extraction. Or at least a 1x1" flat sander to get in the tiny areas of my signs LOL [eek]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alan m on March 22, 2015, 05:11 PM
welcome to the fog.
you cant make a claim  like  'maker of cool signs and not show us a few
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Untidy Shop on March 22, 2015, 05:21 PM
welcome to the fog.
you cant make a claim  like  'maker of cool signs and not show us a few

Oh yes she can! Have a look at -
http://www.neathawkdesigns.com (http://www.neathawkdesigns.com)

And Welcome Lindsay, to the FOG.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on March 22, 2015, 06:31 PM
It was so cool to meet you at FestoolConnect! @Neathawk Designs .  I believe it was your daughter who loved boxes?  I didn't get to introduce myself but Hi!  I'm Peter.   [big grin]

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: NeathawkDesigns on March 22, 2015, 07:44 PM
Hey Guys!! Yes I love making cool signs. I can't believe I haven't signed on sooner to the FOG! The funny thing, is not all my cool signs are up on my website. Been too busy to update it with the new stuff.  [tongue]
Hi @Peter Halle !! Yes that was our son Carter who was the "Festool" Box Troll LOL We all had a blast at Festool Connect
And thank you @Untidy Shop for your comment!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on March 22, 2015, 07:54 PM
OOPS.  Son / Daughter all look the same when covered with a box!  [big grin]  Sorry.  Hope that he won't be tainted for life by my comment. [eek]


Peter
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Post by: NeathawkDesigns on March 22, 2015, 08:05 PM
No worries @Peter Halle !! LOL
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Post by: NERemodeling on March 24, 2015, 11:20 AM
Haha!! I remember seeing that little guy walking around before he had an eye hole cut! Lol.     Cute kid and great looking work!!   Welcome to the fog
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Halle on March 29, 2015, 09:06 PM
I wish that Festool made a microwave oven.  At least then I have have an expectation that one would last past 1000 uses.  ^*^&%@@@&*^$@&^$($*^$#$^ (&$(#&$#$#^$)@_#@&$#!!!!!!!!
Peter
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Post by: fdeloncker on March 29, 2015, 09:23 PM
ETS 200

Sometimes 150 just isnt big enough  [tongue]

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Post by: WastedP on May 17, 2015, 12:43 PM
Phosphorescent T-Loc latches.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on May 18, 2015, 03:04 PM
I wish that Festool made a microwave oven.  At least then I have have an expectation that one would last past 1000 uses.

That's cheating.  Try using real cooking appliances more often (toaster oven, pressure cooker, ...)
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Post by: jjowen on June 04, 2015, 01:30 AM
I was ironing my shirt last night, cursing the silly controls, thinking I wish Festool made a ...
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Post by: TCancelleri on June 06, 2015, 07:36 PM
I wish they made a robot shop helper to clean, help move lumber and be the lackey in the shop.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Billy stray on June 19, 2015, 09:23 PM
Ok I have one , we've all seen the small hand held metal cutting bandsaw on the market , festool should make one for wood , talking about bringing the tool to the work. ...
would be awesome for cutting pergola parts !!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Billy stray on June 19, 2015, 09:39 PM
Oh and I'll gladly wave my licensing fee for a domino xl and a CT 36  [wink]
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Post by: TheTrooper on June 19, 2015, 09:50 PM
I wish they made a cordless and corded Jamb Saw, for cutting door jambs and baseboards. And dustless
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Post by: andreasg on June 22, 2015, 06:32 PM
Please put suction-control on the CTL SYS. Small jobs sometimes needs less suction. And this is surely made for small jobs?

Just returned a supercool product because this was missing. Will for sure pick up a new one when this is corrected.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Rick Martin on July 26, 2015, 05:49 PM
I wish Festool made a vacuum hose that is powered same as a house central vac.
A all in 1 unit so we don't have to leave a tool power cord attached.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Alex on July 26, 2015, 07:19 PM
I wish Festool made a vacuum hose that is powered same as a house central vac.
A all in 1 unit so we don't have to leave a tool power cord attached.

They actually make them (https://www.google.nl/search?q=festool+plug+it+hose&biw=1791&bih=850&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCsQsARqFQoTCLf9lYv3-cYCFcnHFAodvCABIQ), but they are not allowed to sell them in North America because of UL reasons. The rest of the world can use them just fine.
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Post by: Zacharytanner on July 26, 2015, 10:25 PM
Spindle Sander with outstanding dust control
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Post by: Darren1972 on August 16, 2015, 04:27 PM
I wish festool made a real no bells or whistles impact driver 18v
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Darren1972 on August 16, 2015, 04:31 PM
Recipricating saw 18 v
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Post by: Sparktrician on August 16, 2015, 11:28 PM
I wish Festool dust extractors had 3-stage bag condition indicators; green - bag OK, yellow - bag nearly full, red - change bag now.  Alternatively, it would be good if a full bag shut down the DE and killed power to the tool receptacle, preferably with a bag full LED.
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Post by: Zebt on August 17, 2015, 05:33 PM
antidote to wanting anything with a Festool logo!
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Post by: Kev on August 18, 2015, 03:25 AM
antidote to wanting anything with a Festool logo!

I've been injected with it, it's called "arrogance of Festool Australia".

It's offered free of charge ... nothing else they offer is discounted, free or even current!!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bohdan on August 18, 2015, 07:13 AM
I wish Festool dust extractors had 3-stage bag condition indicators; green - bag OK, yellow - bag nearly full, red - change bag now.  Alternatively, it would be good if a full bag shut down the DE and killed power to the tool receptacle, preferably with a bag full LED.

@Sparktrician I think that's what an M class machine does,
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Sparktrician on August 18, 2015, 09:01 AM
I wish Festool dust extractors had 3-stage bag condition indicators; green - bag OK, yellow - bag nearly full, red - change bag now.  Alternatively, it would be good if a full bag shut down the DE and killed power to the tool receptacle, preferably with a bag full LED.

@Sparktrician I think that's what an M class machine does,


The problem is that I have two "F-class" machines...   [big grin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Darren1972 on September 10, 2015, 04:29 PM
 Multi speed 18 v angle grinder thats doubles up as a mini cutting tool with saw blades
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Post by: OWKFEST on September 10, 2015, 11:56 PM
A way to connect the Dimino to the guide rail.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jjowen on September 11, 2015, 12:23 AM
A way to connect the Dimino to the guide rail.

Then what? How would it work? For situations where you can't lay the two work pieces together?
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Post by: burp110 on September 11, 2015, 02:21 AM
18v vinyl record player in systainer format.
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Post by: wilde737 on September 11, 2015, 02:05 PM
I just saw the new tapered hose at my local festool dealer today.  It's really nice, I love the sleeve that holds the power cable so it's one unit.  Could you please make the sleeve available alone, I really don't need another hose, especially for the $250 price tag, but I could really use the sleeve.  I also saw the new ETS sanders, I really like the ergonomics of the new machines!  Could you make an RO in the same format?
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on September 11, 2015, 02:21 PM
I wish Festool made a little button that when pressed would make certain anti FOG people disappear for ever. I have just been drawn into "The Festool-is-too-expensive-i-own-something-else-group.com" thread.

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: teocaf on September 11, 2015, 02:48 PM
I wish Festool made a little button that when pressed would make certain anti FOG people disappear for ever. I have just been drawn into "The Festool-is-too-expensive-i-own-something-else-group.com" thread.

Peter

now, now, @Peter Parfitt -- don't be an anti-"anti-FOG" kind of guy!  The anti-FOGers must serve their useful purpose, surely.  As you must well know, there are people on here, like yourself, that are instructive in showing others "what to do";  and then  there are others who are just as instructive in showing us "what not-to-do".  I learn either way...

I sense you're probably more annoyed with yourself for being drawn into the ever-alluring siren song of negativity.  I've been there dude.  Lash yourself to the mast and ride it out...

Keep up the good work man!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Davej on September 11, 2015, 02:49 PM
I wish Festool made a little button that when pressed would make certain anti FOG people disappear for ever. I have just been drawn into "The Festool-is-too-expensive-i-own-something-else-group.com" thread.

Peter


Lmao . couldn't agree more. Some seriously stupid comments on that thread.
Dave
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Peter Parfitt on September 11, 2015, 03:19 PM
I wish Festool made a little button that when pressed would make certain anti FOG people disappear for ever. I have just been drawn into "The Festool-is-too-expensive-i-own-something-else-group.com" thread.

Peter

now, now, @Peter Parfitt -- don't be an anti-"anti-FOG" kind of guy!  The anti-FOGers must serve their useful purpose, surely.  As you must well know, there are people on here, like yourself, that are instructive in showing others "what to do";  and then  there are others who are just as instructive in showing us "what not-to-do".  I learn either way...

I sense you're probably more annoyed with yourself for being drawn into the ever-alluring siren song of negativity.  I've been there dude.  Lash yourself to the mast and ride it out...

Keep up the good work man!

Thanks - you have restored my faith in man.

Cheers.

Peter
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Post by: Cheese on September 11, 2015, 04:16 PM
now, now, @Peter Parfitt -- don't be an anti-"anti-FOG" kind of guy!  The anti-FOGers must serve their useful purpose, surely.  As you must well know, there are people on here, like yourself, that are instructive in showing others "what to do";  and then  there are others who are just as instructive in showing us "what not-to-do".  I learn either way...

I sense you're probably more annoyed with yourself for being drawn into the ever-alluring siren song of negativity.  I've been there dude.  Lash yourself to the mast and ride it out...


Ah Teo...what would the FOG do without your biting wit?
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Post by: teocaf on September 11, 2015, 04:33 PM
Ah Teo...what would the FOG do without your biting wit?

Something productive, I'd guess?!?  I finished work early so I thought I'd throw in my half pence worth of hilarity...
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Post by: Wuffles on September 11, 2015, 04:47 PM
Ah Teo...what would the FOG do without your biting wit?

Something productive, I'd guess?!?  I finished work early so I thought I'd throw in my half pence worth of hilarity...

I have your change here.  [wink]

Edit: Added a smiley face as sarcastic humour is free flowing this side of the pond and sometimes doesn't translate.
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Post by: teocaf on September 11, 2015, 05:28 PM
Ah Teo...what would the FOG do without your biting wit?
Something productive, I'd guess?!?  I finished work early so I thought I'd throw in my half pence worth of hilarity...
I have your change here.  [wink]
Edit: Added a smiley face as sarcastic humour is free flowing this side of the pond and sometimes doesn't translate.


How dare you, Sir-- I find your remark reprehensible and totally devoid of merit!

(See what I did there?  I got my humor across just fine without the little yellow thingies cluttering the brilliant prose--I guess I'm just gifted that way...)
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Post by: Cheese on September 11, 2015, 05:28 PM
@Wuffles
I don't know about teo...but it registered with me. Actually, your reply was extremely humorous and I was going to commend you on it but I didn't want to suck up all the bandwidth and have some local fogger furious.

Actually teo is probably still cracking up from your reply and that's the reason he hasn't rejoined the conversation.
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Post by: Cheese on September 11, 2015, 05:30 PM
Whoops...2 posts at 5:28, and he slid his in there sideways.
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Post by: teocaf on September 11, 2015, 05:31 PM
had to run and get my kid from school.  and it looks like i still beat out your entry.  youth AND good looks...
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Post by: Wuffles on September 11, 2015, 05:35 PM
I once did a "Good day Sir, I said Good Day!" on a forum and it was lost in translation, in Britain no less. Stupid Brits.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: GrinningShark on September 13, 2015, 09:47 AM
I love my RO90, but was thinking an ETS90 would be cool.  It would be a finish sander similar to the ETS125/150.  Would be handy for sanding smaller/thinner pieces and would be easier to keep flat in some situations (like moulding after it is installed on the wall).
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Post by: Awebster on September 20, 2015, 11:02 PM
An IMPACT!

As a remodel contractor I'm constantly reaching for my Panasonic impact. I love my green and would gladly  switch to the Festool cordless line, but without an impact it isn't practical.
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Post by: Darren1972 on October 15, 2015, 02:58 PM
Double charger unit
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Post by: jmac80 on October 15, 2015, 03:41 PM
A bandsaw.. Never going to happen but just imagine how sweet it would look with a massive green FESTOOL logo on it..
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Post by: mbrusso on November 08, 2015, 09:39 AM
Impact Drivers! And also cordless grinders, so I don't have to buy a Milwaukee one! :)
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Post by: bryan1982 on November 14, 2015, 12:52 AM
I wish they made something like this

Cheers

Bryan
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on November 14, 2015, 03:57 AM
I wish they made something like this

Cheers

Bryan

With 5 grandsons I totally agree. I believe that every child, girl or boy, should be encouraged to be practical. They may go off into smart professions and be doctors or whatever but at least they can put up a shelf, change a bulb or assemble some Ikea kit.

Peter
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Post by: southtrunk on November 25, 2015, 12:18 AM
would like to see the new ETS 125 sander available in 5 mm stroke!
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Post by: Kev on November 25, 2015, 12:55 AM
would like to see the new ETS 125 sander available in 5 mm stroke!

Make the 125 & 150 variable stroke !!
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Post by: Alex on November 25, 2015, 08:35 AM
would like to see the new ETS 125 sander available in 5 mm stroke!

Make the 125 & 150 variable stroke !!

That's the better idea. Other brands can do it, why not Festool.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gwerner on December 10, 2015, 05:19 PM
I would like to see a new fence for the DF 500 that has multiple stops like the 700 has. If they offered a new fence separately I would buy one in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: jmac80 on December 10, 2015, 06:43 PM
I would like to see a new fence for the DF 500 that has multiple stops like the 700 has. If they offered a new fence separately I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Definitely put me down for one also!
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Post by: Mort on December 10, 2015, 07:47 PM
Isn't that the one the 500 used to have?
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Post by: Kev on December 11, 2015, 03:50 AM
I would like to see a new fence for the DF 500 that has multiple stops like the 700 has. If they offered a new fence separately I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Definitely put me down for one also!

I think an serious upgrade kit for the DF500 would be an awesome offering. If Festool doesn't I'm sure Seneca will !
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Post by: bkharman on December 12, 2015, 10:48 AM

I would like to see a new fence for the DF 500 that has multiple stops like the 700 has. If they offered a new fence separately I would buy one in a heartbeat.

When you say "fence" do you really mean the indexing pins?  Or are you truly talking about the detent indexing to adjust the 0 - 90 deg setting?

Cheers. Bryan.
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Post by: Staniam on December 12, 2015, 11:29 AM
Like has been said many times now, an 18v impact driver. I really hope the rep in my area is right about his "hinting". There are few times I need an impact for what I do as the PDC is so power, but it would be nice in those rare cases.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: anthonyz on December 12, 2015, 01:57 PM
Toss up between my CT midi, Kapex, and ETS 150/5 Most used. Least used, HL850 (But I still love that machine!)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gwerner on December 12, 2015, 02:02 PM

I would like to see a new fence for the DF 500 that has multiple stops like the 700 has. If they offered a new fence separately I would buy one in a heartbeat.

When you say "fence" do you really mean the indexing pins?  Or are you truly talking about the detent indexing to adjust the 0 - 90 deg setting?

Cheers. Bryan.

I'd really be after additional indexing pins, but when I posted I was thinking about ease of retrofit. Would be far easier to swap out the entire fence/base assembly to a new unit.
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Post by: jmac80 on December 12, 2015, 02:14 PM
Maybe somehow indexing pins for the height as well for stacking dominos one above the other.
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Post by: Jozsef Kozma on December 12, 2015, 02:41 PM
18 v sawzall , 18 v impact (I love my 15 s ) 18v plainer ,
18 v trim router , 18 v vecturo
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Post by: johninthecamper on December 12, 2015, 03:24 PM
Policy to introduce all of the products in north america
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Post by: copcarcollector on December 12, 2015, 03:30 PM
Policy to introduce all of the products in north america

X1000 !!  ;)
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Post by: Greg Powers on December 14, 2015, 04:25 PM
Policy to introduce all of the products in north america

Plus 2  [big grin]
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Post by: xxjinkyxx on December 25, 2015, 03:04 PM
I wish festool would make their tools cheaper
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Post by: Eden1415 on December 25, 2015, 08:26 PM
Tweaks to LR32 to add two holes for mounting the Domino, and put a grove pointing toward the rail > on the centering hole so you can use it to mark with would be nice.   Both of these should be simple changes to the metal punches in the manufacturing stage for the router base plate in the LR 32 system. 
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Post by: Untidy Shop on December 26, 2015, 02:29 AM
An automatic tool to vacuum smart switch. Vacuum switch recognises which tool and switches on automatically with the tool and also automatically adjusts to the appropriate suction level. Suction level could still have manual override.

Would be great when up ladders etc, or when you have set up a tool such as a domino and as I recently did, after fine tuning on the pencil line, you realise the vac is still on Manual!  [eek] [and not for the first time either!]
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Post by: greg mann on December 26, 2015, 11:39 AM
I got into the habit of using auto as my off position. I think you meant your DE was in off as opposed to manual as it would be running in manual. For me, off has no value, only as a frustration. When I am finished using manual I switch to auto and it will be ready to go when I hook up to a tool. If I am going to use it manually again I just swing back through manual and then back to auto. In short, auto becomes my off.

Can't help you on the suction level unless you come up with a bypass valve at the hose end like there is on the plastic cleaning set.
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Post by: yiquanone on December 27, 2015, 08:40 PM
leveling stuff on the drill guns.
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Post by: pedarski on January 16, 2016, 05:31 PM
Broken record here: I don't want a multifunction driver. I already have a Quadrive. I just want an 18v impact driver. Onboard shadowless LED illumination would be a bonus.

Given that new products show up on the international site well ahead of the US site, it looks like it's gonna be a long, miserable wait.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: TSDDR on January 30, 2016, 01:54 PM
Not a new tool, but I wish Festool would reintroduce the VS 600 joining system.
I missed out getting one several years ago and would really like to have it.
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Post by: Kev on January 30, 2016, 02:53 PM
Not a new tool, but I wish Festool would reintroduce the VS 600 joining system.
I missed out getting one several years ago and would really like to have it.

 [welcome]

You could still source one from another market .. they still have them here in Oz ..

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/488876/SubProducts/488876

Honestly though, the Leigh jigs offer so much more sophistication. The Festool VS600 is only really good for the basics!
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Post by: demographic on January 30, 2016, 03:47 PM
I don't think anyone's mentioned it on this thread yet  ;) but I would like them to make an 18 volt impact screwdriver, that would make the rest of their 18 volt range a far more viable prospect.

Not fussed about centrotec, just made the darn rattle gun already.

Maybe take a few ideas off De-Walt regarding the three LEDs on the front of theirs so the bit doesn't cast a daft shadow and it doesn't have to be the best thing in the whole wide world, just good enough.

If I'm being fussy, make it quite short and brushless but really, rattle guns aren't rocket science are they? Just do it.
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Post by: demographic on January 30, 2016, 04:08 PM
Oh and a T-Loc site radio, with attic lid LED lights combined with being a mains powered* charger for the batteries.
Chuck in a phone charger, DAB,FM radio, USB memory stick and Bluetooth and Roberts yer mothers brother.

Or just do the bloody rattle gun, like every site worker wants.

Ta muchly.

*Although technically being a UK site worker I would like it in 110 volts with the yellow plug.
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Post by: TSDDR on January 30, 2016, 05:54 PM
Thanks Kev
I think it has something to do with having the complete system, and is to a lesser extent a utilitarian tool. But you are right, the Leigh jig is more versatile.  I will leave it here so as not to clutter up the thread.

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Post by: drumkid on February 08, 2016, 06:55 AM
A small battery charged blower to keep work site free of dust.
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Post by: Shotsbyrocks on February 11, 2016, 10:06 AM
Concrete chipping hammer. Similar to Hilti, but better.
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Post by: Midnight Man on March 28, 2016, 07:46 AM
It would be really nice if each of the dust extraction units (at least CTL-SYS and the mobile units) also had 2 x USB ports in them for charging of mobile phones and other similar equipment.

Perhaps this might not be too much to engineer into the product, perhaps it is... just a thought! :)
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Post by: ggc on March 28, 2016, 09:01 PM
I'd like something like a RAP 80/RAS 115 (which appear to be pretty much the same unit with different gear ratios), but with a multi speed gearbox.  A really low ratio plus a drill chuck  so it can be used like a Milwaukee Hole Hawg, medium ratio for polish and light sanding, high speed for heavy sanding.
Also, bring back the BF1 powerfile/mini belt sander attachment for the same unit.
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Post by: Untidy Shop on May 04, 2016, 08:55 PM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.
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Post by: Kev on May 05, 2016, 08:07 AM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.

@Untidy Shop sadly I think Festool's love affair with 15V ended a while back. I have only the C15 and Ti15 in 15V, but I have a C18 and if Festool bring out a "Ti18" I'll be selling all of my 15V stuff along with several extra batteries.

I also have a 12V and a mains Protool DWC's ... I'd grab an 18V DWC and ex the two Protools as well
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Post by: Untidy Shop on May 05, 2016, 08:59 AM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.
@Untidy Shop sadly I think Festool's love affair with 15V ended a while back. I have . . . . .
Yes @Kev, sadly I know that, but look at the title of this Thread!
At least I can wish.  [big grin]
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Post by: Holmz on May 05, 2016, 09:08 AM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.
@Untidy Shop sadly I think Festool's love affair with 15V ended a while back. I have . . . . .
Yes @Kev, sadly I know that, but look at the title of this Thread!
At least I can wish.  [big grin]


Well they should show here next year then... [wink]
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Post by: Alex on May 05, 2016, 12:47 PM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.

I don't get it, I have 4 of these. Or do you mean a low profile battery?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on May 05, 2016, 05:36 PM
2.6 amp batt at 15V.

I don't get it, I have 4 of these. Or do you mean a low profile battery?

Yes - that's what he means.

@Alex
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Post by: RockstarRemodel on May 05, 2016, 07:45 PM
Festool Wishlist (not in order, and +1 to a few others wishes)

* Air compressor in Systainer
* 18v Brad/finish nailer or even framing nailer
* 18v reciprocating saw with dust extraction
* 18v impact driver, shadowless LEDs
* Double battery charger
* Wet tile saw/s, TS for strait cuts, jigsaw for curves/custom cuts
* Bag fullness indicator on dust extractors
* A plug-it cord with a button on the tool end to turn on dust extractor manually
* Vecturo with dust extraction
* Air scrubber in Systainer
* An AC adaptor for the battery-powered tools that attaches the way a battery does.
* release the auto-feed drywall adapter or drill in the US

And an end to NAINA while you're at it...
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Post by: Kev on May 06, 2016, 12:04 AM
Festool Wishlist (not in order, and +1 to a few others wishes)

* Air compressor in Systainer
* 18v Brad/finish nailer or even framing nailer
* 18v reciprocating saw with dust extraction
* 18v impact driver, shadowless LEDs
* Double battery charger
* Wet tile saw/s, TS for strait cuts, jigsaw for curves/custom cuts
* Bag fullness indicator on dust extractors
* A plug-it cord with a button on the tool end to turn on dust extractor manually
* Vecturo with dust extraction
* Air scrubber in Systainer
* An AC adaptor for the battery-powered tools that attaches the way a battery does.

And an end to NANIA...

I'd be really curious how much is fundamentally NANIA v's NAI110V v's other reasons.

My understanding with CMS modules is cost of hoops to jump through. CMS OF2200 issues are unclear to me.
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Post by: sprior on May 12, 2016, 10:22 PM
Drill press attachment.
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Post by: Peter Parfitt on May 13, 2016, 01:19 AM
Drill press attachment.

Is  https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768768&name=Drill-stand-for-carpentry-GD-320 (768768) the sort of thing you mean?

Peter
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Post by: redbirdone on May 13, 2016, 04:13 PM
Festool Wishlist (not in order, and +1 to a few others wishes)

* Air compressor in Systainer


This times 1,000.  Give me a 3/4 to 1 gallon tank, 3 to 4 CFM at 90 PSI, at about 60-65db max packed into a SYS 4 or 5.  Something you can run a finish nailer off of when working alone, not doing 100 nails per minute with someone racking the materials for you.  Winner winner chicken dinner. Not an engineer, so don't know if it is possible...
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Post by: sprior on May 15, 2016, 12:59 PM
Actually no, I've got a non Festool jig like that and they're just barely OK and not accurate.  From Festool I'd rather see a base that attaches to the body of a Festool drill, not one that provides an intermediate chuck, provides a rigid flat base, has a solid back spine, and uses a cam action to raise/lower the drill into the work and maybe has a depth stop.  Like a real drill press.  A first try would maybe have form fitting holders that match the shape of the specific drill body to hold it in place, but future possibilities would be putting standardized attachment holes in the top of future drill models which would be used to mount the drill into a single holder.  Bonus points if that solid base was a modified Systainer (maybe with an aluminum top section) which could be used to store it.

Drill press attachment.

Is  https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768768&name=Drill-stand-for-carpentry-GD-320 (768768) the sort of thing you mean?

Peter
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Post by: Bradleywerner.com on May 15, 2016, 01:57 PM
A jig or housing to use the mortise and tenon dominoe as a stand alone unit. So repeatability and production can or could becom it's function. Instead of just hand use.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: rst on May 15, 2016, 03:12 PM
Sprior, this one accepts the common 43mm neck drills...works with my Milwaukees, amazon.com/Wolfcraft-4522-Mobil-Drill-Stand and has dust extraction port
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: sigmatango on June 29, 2016, 04:15 PM
I wish Festool made a Blum hinge drilling attachment. One that can drill the cup as well as the screw holes.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: neeleman on June 29, 2016, 05:19 PM
What's wrong with the Blum Ecodrill? It does a fine job drilling the holes you're asking for.
Do you think Festool will make a better one as they always claim?
(http://www.wjskitchenwarehouse.co.uk/images/P/Blum%20hinge%20hole%20jig.jpg)
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Post by: Runhard on June 29, 2016, 07:05 PM
I wish Festool made their metric tools available for us in North America!  [dead horse]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: sigmatango on June 29, 2016, 07:29 PM
What's wrong with the Blum Ecodrill? It does a fine job drilling the holes you're asking for.
Do you think Festool will make a better one as they always claim?
(http://www.wjskitchenwarehouse.co.uk/images/P/Blum%20hinge%20hole%20jig.jpg)

It's not GREEN! ;)
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Post by: MaBurnJoinery on July 04, 2016, 05:22 PM
A cordless OF1400 Router. Id like to see something similar to the cordless plunge saw set up where you can run it with a single 5.2ah 18v battery or double them up to run at 36v.

I work a lot on site and am bored of lugging a huge generator about, constantly refuelling it.

Alternatively, a Festool power hub with a giant battery pack allowing me to run 110v tools from it and to charge Festool batteries simultaneously. Something I would recharge at home overnight.

The second either of these hit the market. I'm in.
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Post by: Michael Kellough on July 04, 2016, 07:53 PM
What's wrong with the Blum Ecodrill? It does a fine job drilling the holes you're asking for.
Do you think Festool will make a better one as they always claim?
(http://www.wjskitchenwarehouse.co.uk/images/P/Blum%20hinge%20hole%20jig.jpg)

It's not GREEN! ;)

If Festool made it there would be 5 more moving parts. Yes they'd be green but I don't know how they would improve it. By the way, Sommerfeld makes knock-off of the Blum jig that's works just as well and it's yellow if you prefer that. (https://www.amazon.com/Sommerfelds-Hinge-Boring-Yellow-Black/dp/B00EO4T02C)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Greg Powers on July 05, 2016, 03:15 PM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on July 28, 2016, 03:01 PM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.

+1...

But isn't this the wrong thread for that?    [huh]
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Post by: Kev on July 28, 2016, 03:30 PM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.

+1...

But isn't this the wrong thread for that?    [huh]

Should he have used a metric thread? [scratch chin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Holmz on July 29, 2016, 07:43 AM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.

+1...

But isn't this the wrong thread for that?    [huh]

@Kev you have a Whit worth...

Should he have used a metric thread? [scratch chin]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on July 29, 2016, 11:38 AM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.

+1...

But isn't this the wrong thread for that?    [huh]

@Kev you have a Whit worth...

Should he have used a metric thread? [scratch chin]

@Holmz you don't SAE
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Post by: bkharman on July 29, 2016, 11:44 AM
I wish that Festool would continue to make METRIC scaled tools in the USA.

+1...

But isn't this the wrong thread for that?    [huh]

@Kev you have a Whit worth...

Should he have used a metric thread? [scratch chin]

@Holmz you don't SAE

Makes me wonder why the Proclaimers (Scotts) wrote their very catchy song in the 80's as "I would walk 500 miles"...

And you are all welcome for singing or humming that in your head for the rest of the day!  ;^)

Cheers.  Bryan.
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Post by: Holmz on July 29, 2016, 06:13 PM
We were all whistling that Tenets song yesterday...
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Post by: Dovetail65 on August 14, 2016, 06:08 PM
I wish Festool made an attachment so the Syslite could be clicked on to the end of the boom arm to cast light on my table, it could be a great inexpensive accessory. 

Another idea is to sell a separate light for this function or even include an LED down light in the boom arm kit.

I rigged up my own LED attached to the boom arm for now.



Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on August 14, 2016, 06:26 PM
I wish Festool made an attachment so the Syslite could be clicked on to the end of the boom arm to cast light on my table, it could be a great inexpensive accessory. 

Another idea is to sell a separate light for this function or even include an LED down light in the boom arm kit.

I rigged up my own LED attached to the boom arm for now.

@Dovetail65 I believe you could use a handlebar camera mount successfully ...

http://www.lightinthebox.com/justone-bike-handle-bar-mount-holder-and-long-screw-for-camera-dv-gopro-hero-4-3-3-2-sj4000_p3021940.html?currency=AUD&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&adword_mt=&adword_ct=122719361954&adword_kw=&adword_pos=1o5&adword_pl=&adword_net=g&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=1810908567_303095594_34514465834_pla-211701108074&gclid=CJLEhqv5wc4CFQoHvAodFNsKkg
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Michael Kellough on August 14, 2016, 06:36 PM
I wish Festool made an attachment so the Syslite could be clicked on to the end of the boom arm to cast light on my table, it could be a great inexpensive accessory. 

Another idea is to sell a separate light for this function or even include an LED down light in the boom arm kit.

I rigged up my own LED attached to the boom arm for now.


I wonder if this "umbrella light" would be useful? (https://www.amazon.com/Amir-Patio-Umbrella-Light-Umbrellas/dp/B00T1R3L8G/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1471213947&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=umbrella+light)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: trevorg on August 22, 2016, 10:08 PM
A table saw that is available in the USA :(

I'd love to go cordless on my finish nailers, piners, and staplers... I bought my Kapex largely for doing trim and it would be nice to have a Festool compliment to that job... it would be sweet to loose the air and cords for nailing, but I don't feel like very many companies have engineers that would be able to pull it off.  A 16ga. and 18ga. finish nailer would be very nice cordless (especially if they could get the power out of 1 battery for added balance), and a pinner and stapler might be good additions WHEN the nailers are sucessful.  They'd probably need a different looking battery pack, but it would be nice to be able to use the same chargers.  Here you go you crazy Festool geniuses... a challenge!

Obviously a cordless multi-tool and possibly a cordless grinder.  Cordless everything... the quality in these cordless tools leaves the competition in the dust.  Despite the crazy amounts of engineering in the drill, that one doesn't impress me much, but the track saw and Carvex are both huge upgrades from the corded versions of the same tools.

A cordless leaf blower w/ serious power would be nice... I'd prefer to get something like 6 or 8 batteries on a blower and be able to thrive w/o the inconvenience of gas.  Also it would introduce all the neighbors to Festool quality, so consider that suggestion marketing potential.  A blower can save a lot of time.

I gotta say Festool, I'm in love with your cordless.  Keep the cordless coming and I'll keep buying it!  Please take your time in the details, but don't stop adding cordless options!  So far you guys are killing it when it comes to cordless!  Keep up the good work!

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: fdengel on August 24, 2016, 12:27 PM
+5 to this:

* Air scrubber in Systainer

+2 to these:

Quote
* Air compressor in Systainer
* An AC adaptor for the battery-powered tools that attaches the way a battery does.


+1 to these:

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* Bag fullness indicator on dust extractors
And an end to NAINA while you're at it...


Integrating an air scrubber into the dust extractors might also be an interesting concept?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bohdan on August 24, 2016, 08:25 PM
A delay timer so that the CTs would keep going for a some time after you turn the tool off to clear the air, or to run continuously when you're doing a lot of drop sawing.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Pete Connor on September 08, 2016, 08:00 AM
I wish Festool made a Multi Functional table that replaced the outfeed table of my Dewalt Cabinet saw.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: mrB on September 13, 2016, 11:13 AM
One of these please festool. . . .

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Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: T. Ernsberger on September 13, 2016, 12:55 PM
I wish Festool would make a twist lock dust shoot for the of1400.  The 27mm hose end falls out all the time.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gregor on September 14, 2016, 02:37 AM
I wish Festool would make replacement base plates for the TS55 and TS75 series that upgrade these to fit on the FSK rails.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: ginge on September 14, 2016, 02:55 AM
A delay timer so that the CTs would keep going for a some time after you turn the tool off to clear the air, or to run continuously when you're doing a lot of drop sawing.


Just put the ct in manual mode and it will do exactly that!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: bryan1982 on September 14, 2016, 05:56 AM
A delay timer so that the CTs would keep going for a some time after you turn the tool off to clear the air, or to run continuously when you're doing a lot of drop sawing.


Just put the ct in manual mode and it will do exactly that!

the ct dust extractors have a 3 sec delay before they switch off
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: mrB on September 14, 2016, 07:27 AM
I wish Festool would make replacement base plates for the TS55 and TS75 series that upgrade these to fit on the FSK rails.

I'm think the sprung nature of the plunge on these saws would make the action/use of them pretty tricky on the FSK cross cut rails. . .
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 14, 2016, 08:35 AM
A delay timer so that the CTs would keep going for a some time after you turn the tool off to clear the air, or to run continuously when you're doing a lot of drop sawing.


Just put the ct in manual mode and it will do exactly that!

You can also simply keep the saw running for a few seconds after you stop making sawdust.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gregor on September 14, 2016, 05:36 PM
I wish Festool would make replacement base plates for the TS55 and TS75 series that upgrade these to fit on the FSK rails.

I'm think the sprung nature of the plunge on these saws would make the action/use of them pretty tricky on the FSK cross cut rails. . .

It works without problems with a normal (not clamped down) FS rail that differs to in not being attached to the saw and not having the nice angle stops - so the plunge should work with the FSK rail too.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dovetail65 on September 14, 2016, 05:50 PM
A delay timer so that the CTs would keep going for a some time after you turn the tool off to clear the air, or to run continuously when you're doing a lot of drop sawing.


Just put the ct in manual mode and it will do exactly that!

the ct dust extractors have a 3 sec delay before they switch off

I noticed it right away the CT 48 have such a short duration after switch off it aggravated me 3 seconds? I think more like 1.5 to 2 seconds in reality. I thought I was imaging things, but I checked m the CT 33  and it stays on about twice as lone as my CT48's after tool switch off, almost 5 seconds and it makes  huge difference.

As far as cut off sawing I get that, but just get one of these from Christian,  I wish it worked for my old CT 33's as well. I use to trigger my tool on and off and use the sander like a vac to clear my table, now I just to touch my MaxSys button no having o trigger the tool on and off, it's great. I have mine in this velcro pouch from fastcap.

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http://www.rts-engineering.com/


Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: OWKFEST on September 23, 2016, 02:23 AM
I wish Festool would make the Sysroll with a built in step ladder.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WastedP on October 08, 2016, 12:21 AM
A powered carpet brush head for one of the clean-up kits.  With a plug-it cord.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gregor on October 08, 2016, 04:01 PM
A powered carpet brush head for one of the clean-up kits.  With a plug-it cord.
Dyson carpet heads (https://www.google.de/search?q=dyson+carpet+head&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X) should work nicely, they are air driven.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Drweeks on October 15, 2016, 05:38 AM
Grinder, to take a 150 blade
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: ajmdecorators on October 15, 2016, 10:23 AM
1 a proper decent dab Bluetooth radio to compete with Makita and dewalt. 2 a brushless cxs. 3 a. Brushless rts 400 and 4 a battery powered sander
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: LJD on October 23, 2016, 02:36 PM
Lets hope it is NOT like the Makita ! No tone settings and far far too "Boomy" for a house etc .It sounds nasty . I hate them with a passion.It seems ALL site radios in 2016 have been designed by Stevie wonder and his class if 3 year olds.

I am building my own "festool " DAB from the small Dewalt DAB.Its a good size to start from. Sounds ok and gets the stations I want.Also i have a few 18v dewalt batteries handy .
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: bump on October 26, 2016, 03:16 PM
corded sds drill.
i know they make a battery propelled version, however i want one with string on it that i can plug into the mains supply.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Kev on October 26, 2016, 05:15 PM
corded sds drill.
i know they make a battery propelled version, however i want one with string on it that i can plug into the mains supply.

@bump I'm sure you'll be able to find a CHP45 Protool if you go hunting. I'm surprised we haven't seen the 25 and 45 re-released in green!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PROTOOL-Bohrhammer-CHP-45-MAX-mit-1-100W-Vom-Fachhandler-/131960895351?hash=item1eb97b7777:g:7gMAAMXQ6M5RX96u
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: bump on October 26, 2016, 05:50 PM
corded sds drill.
i know they make a battery propelled version, however i want one with string on it that i can plug into the mains supply.

@bump I'm sure you'll be able to find a CHP45 Protool if you go hunting. I'm surprised we haven't seen the 25 and 45 re-released in green!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PROTOOL-Bohrhammer-CHP-45-MAX-mit-1-100W-Vom-Fachhandler-/131960895351?hash=item1eb97b7777:g:7gMAAMXQ6M5RX96u

oh my gosh, that's a bit of a beast. 45mm drill into concrete or 90mm core drill... i could almost fall down the hole i drill with that one!
is PROTOOL part of festool (or the other way round)?
I can't seem to find any in the uk so far, germany and australia seem to have them. maybe we aren't worthy or just can't be trusted with them.
cool find though, nice one.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: sheperd80 on November 05, 2016, 04:40 PM
A one-handed belt sander like the small Porter Cable would be extremely useful.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161105/1e88ac0a2d51688659953d98ae41f920.jpg)

But of course festools would be more poweful, have variable speed and much better dust collection.

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Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dovetail65 on November 15, 2016, 03:42 PM
Festool 498528 RM-D36/27 AS Reducing Sleeve Adapter but the 27mm tool side with the new bayonet style adapter.

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Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: mbrusso on November 16, 2016, 10:28 AM
Impact driver impact driver!!!

I am holding out for one right now.  Yes I know there is a 15 v discontinued one.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: sheperd80 on November 16, 2016, 10:56 PM
A one-handed compact router for carpenters!

Im sure the MFK is a great laminate and banding trimmer but its useless to me. The giant base, the knob, and the complete lack of visibility totally defeat the purpose. On the job I do lots of edge details, rabbeting, free-hand mortises, etc and 90% of it is with my bosch colt. Its great but lacks good dust collection, fine adjustment, and of course "system-ness"!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Spiff on November 16, 2016, 11:03 PM
Beer.

Because if Festool made beer, it would probably be the best most expensive beer in the World...  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: rst on November 17, 2016, 07:14 AM
Spiff, even worse it would probably be NAINA  [mad]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Spiff on November 17, 2016, 09:36 AM
Spiff, even worse it would probably be NAINA  [mad]

Okay, I'll bite - what's a NAINA?  [smile]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Goz on November 17, 2016, 10:56 AM
NAINA = not available in North America

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Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: zapdafish on November 17, 2016, 10:57 AM

This coffee maker should be in a systainer.

(http://cdn.blessthisstuff.com/imagens/stuff/oxx-coffeeboxx-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Dovetail65 on November 21, 2016, 05:37 PM
I would gladly allow the CT SYS to be 3" taller if it has a retractable CORD AND HOSE.

From the design it appears I could make a retractable cord and add nothing to the size, this should of been the design from the start.

Again, I would gladly allow the unit to be  3" taller if they could find a way to make the hose retractable, heck maybe even 6" because as it is that space is used with the hose and cord flopping around on top anyhow because I don't have time to  wrap it up neatly. I just let cord and hose sit on top any old way.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: HarveyWildes on December 16, 2016, 08:48 AM
Granat sandpaper for the DTS 400 in grits > 400.  Does anyone know if any third parties make such a thing?  Klingspor maybe?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: pixelated on December 16, 2016, 01:11 PM
Spiff, even worse it would probably be NAINA  [mad]

Okay, I'll bite - what's a NAINA?  [smile]

Not Available In North America.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Mort on January 13, 2017, 06:20 PM
In lieu of a full line of small tools running off the CXS/TXS batteries, how about just a flashlight? Also, a redesigned systainer insert so you can store it with your drill.

Please and thank you.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: stoufferc on March 06, 2017, 08:28 AM
My idea is simple.  Make a circular saw that is specifically designed to cut dados and would ride on a track.  The saw could be equipped with a 6" Fraud Dial A Dado type blade and would only have to cut up to an inch deep.  The dado track saw would be used to cut perfect dados anywhere and to any length your track will allow.  Having a dial a dado type blade would allow the perfect fit to any thickness material or plywood.  Yes a router can be used to cut dados and I have used that process but a circular blade that scores the veneer with the outer teeth would leave a cleaner cut and would cut faster and could be completed in one pass.  Yes router bits come in undersized plywood thickness but they are never perfect. And yes you can make two passes with a smaller router bit and a jig.  I'm just saying that a track saw equipped with a blade make specifically for cutting dados would be really really cool!
Thoughts?
Craig
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: Peter Parfitt on March 06, 2017, 09:58 AM
My idea is simple.  Make a circular saw that is specifically designed to cut dados and would ride on a track.  The saw could be equipped with a 6" Fraud Dial A Dado type blade and would only have to cut up to an inch deep.  The dado track saw would be used to cut perfect dados anywhere and to any length your track will allow.  Having a dial a dado type blade would allow the perfect fit to any thickness material or plywood.  Yes a router can be used to cut dados and I have used that process but a circular blade that scores the veneer with the outer teeth would leave a cleaner cut and would cut faster and could be completed in one pass.  Yes router bits come in undersized plywood thickness but they are never perfect. And yes you can make two passes with a smaller router bit and a jig.  I'm just saying that a track saw equipped with a blade make specifically for cutting dados would be really really cool!
Thoughts?
Craig

The HK85 will do your dados with the optional groove cutter.

Peter
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: DrD on March 06, 2017, 10:22 AM
Is the HK 85 with dado and optional groove cutter available in the USA?

DrD
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gordon Bombay on March 06, 2017, 10:28 AM
Belt sander that was available in NA.

I do a lot of tabletops, and would really like the belt sander available here.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Holmz on March 07, 2017, 04:27 AM
Belt sander that was available in NA.

I do a lot of tabletops, and would really like the belt sander available here.

Not a lot of options for decent belt sanders, so I am with you conceptually.
There is always the 110v->230v transformer... and then you use a Euro version.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: drdabrown on March 17, 2017, 09:12 PM
Why doesn't Festool make an accurate square that could be used to set up their MFT instead of having to depend on Woodpecker bringing back their MFT one-time-tool square someday?
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Gregor on March 18, 2017, 10:32 AM
Why doesn't Festool make an accurate square that could be used to set up their MFT instead of having to depend on Woodpecker bringing back their MFT one-time-tool square someday?
It exists, it's called MFS 700.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: JakobProgsch on March 18, 2017, 10:23 PM
I wish Festool made a very short plug-it cable for the CMS.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: bkharman on March 18, 2017, 11:56 PM
I wish Festool made a very short plug-it cable for the CMS.

+1

Also, I wish that the CMS had aluminum router rings held in place with magnets.

Cheers. Bryan.


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Post by: Dundee99 on April 17, 2017, 03:07 AM
I am not an expert on plastics, but a 'sys-chem'...

A systainer, and set of bottles to fit inside, made of plastic to resist all heavy chemicals eg metho, turps, thinners, brake cleaner and the like! Any spilling could be contained.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bob D. on April 17, 2017, 05:47 AM
Belt sander that was available in NA.

I do a lot of tabletops, and would really like the belt sander available here.

If they make a belt sander include a frame like the one on the DeWalt DW433 which is great for
controlling the aggressiveness of a belt sander and helps to ensure a flat surface.

Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ___pneumatic nailer!
Post by: pstout11 on June 11, 2017, 03:52 AM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bob D. on June 11, 2017, 06:58 AM
Is the HK 85 with dado and optional groove cutter available in the USA?

DrD

I wish it was.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: DTSaskatoon on June 26, 2017, 03:35 AM
I wish my new Festool Syslight Duo had a small bracket with a cylinder to fit the light that I could mount to the wall (or shelf) of my garage. I have the tripod but I'd rather store the light on a permanent mount so I can use it and leave the tripod folded up and stored away. I suppose that I could build something but it would be so much better if it was an accessory. Ive seen some online reviewers mounting their lights in a way that is clearly in conflict with the instruction manual warnings. Thanks for considering my request...
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: LooseSox on June 26, 2017, 04:32 AM
My idea is simple.  Make a circular saw that is specifically designed to cut dados and would ride on a track.  The saw could be equipped with a 6" Fraud Dial A Dado type blade and would only have to cut up to an inch deep.  The dado track saw would be used to cut perfect dados anywhere and to any length your track will allow.  Having a dial a dado type blade would allow the perfect fit to any thickness material or plywood.  Yes a router can be used to cut dados and I have used that process but a circular blade that scores the veneer with the outer teeth would leave a cleaner cut and would cut faster and could be completed in one pass.  Yes router bits come in undersized plywood thickness but they are never perfect. And yes you can make two passes with a smaller router bit and a jig.  I'm just saying that a track saw equipped with a blade make specifically for cutting dados would be really really cool!
Thoughts?
Craig

Seeing dado stacks aren't exactly legal in most parts of Europe, will never happen from any Euro tool company. Not to mention the inertia of a dado stack is somewhat higher than a normal blade, I wouldn't want a hand held version in the event of kickback
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: Bob D. on June 26, 2017, 05:05 AM
My idea is simple.  Make a circular saw that is specifically designed to cut dados and would ride on a track.  The saw could be equipped with a 6" Fraud Dial A Dado type blade and would only have to cut up to an inch deep.  The dado track saw would be used to cut perfect dados anywhere and to any length your track will allow.  Having a dial a dado type blade would allow the perfect fit to any thickness material or plywood.  Yes a router can be used to cut dados and I have used that process but a circular blade that scores the veneer with the outer teeth would leave a cleaner cut and would cut faster and could be completed in one pass.  Yes router bits come in undersized plywood thickness but they are never perfect. And yes you can make two passes with a smaller router bit and a jig.  I'm just saying that a track saw equipped with a blade make specifically for cutting dados would be really really cool!
Thoughts?
Craig

Seeing dado stacks aren't exactly legal in most parts of Europe, will never happen from any Euro tool company. Not to mention the inertia of a dado stack is somewhat higher than a normal blade, I wouldn't want a hand held version in the event of kickback

You mean the HK85 will be discontinued and not be available in Europe? I was hoping it would appear in the USA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj51s79KM1w
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: Brice Burrell on June 26, 2017, 09:36 AM

You mean the HK85 will be discontinued and not be available in Europe? I was hoping it would appear in the USA.


If I'm not mistaken Tyler already said the HK85 will not be coming to N. America.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: antss on June 26, 2017, 09:48 AM
HK85 doesn't take a standard dado blade.  It will only work with Festools grooving unit.

And it's not a big seller.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a Dado Track Saw
Post by: Bob D. on June 26, 2017, 04:45 PM

You mean the HK85 will be discontinued and not be available in Europe? I was hoping it would appear in the USA.


If I'm not mistaken Tyler already said the HK85 will not be coming to N. America.

That's a shame since there is nothing like that here. I don't care if it's a grooving unit or a dado blade as long as it can cut a dado or rabbit while guided by a track. Actually I like the grooving unit better than a dado setup.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: antss on June 26, 2017, 05:08 PM
It's pretty much just a proprietary dado balde in a housing that couples to the saw.

If you really want one, you'll need to look into importing it. Chances are slim to none that FT brings it stateside.

BTW, there is no 110v version available.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Holmz on June 26, 2017, 05:40 PM
...
BTW, there is no 110v version available.

That does not stop people from complaining.
We all know that anyone can get the tool imported in 230v and use a transformer... But many hold onto a fairy tail belief that somehow a limited number of 110v tools will get the UL approval process to make sense. That will not happen.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Svar on June 26, 2017, 06:11 PM
But many hold onto a fairy tail belief that somehow a limited number of 110v tools will get the UL approval process to make sense. That will not happen.
Mafell sells their 120V 2200W KSP85 in the US through an authorized dealer. So, either UL approval is a) optional, or b) not that difficult to get. Regardless, it's a marketing decision which has little to do with the UL.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: antss on June 26, 2017, 10:03 PM
UL approval is not difficult to obtain.   

It is costly.

And when amortized over a product that has little sales potential it becomes a non - starter.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: kdzito on June 26, 2017, 11:53 PM
It's probably already been said in this thread but a cordless trim router like Ridgid's!
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Bob D. on June 27, 2017, 08:41 AM
"That does not stop people from complaining."

Is complaining the correct term? Maybe desire
or want or request would better describe their
request for such a tool compatible with the
power available in their country or region.
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: Holmz on June 27, 2017, 07:49 PM
"That does not stop people from complaining."

Is complaining the correct term? Maybe desire
or want or request would better describe their
request for such a tool compatible with the
power available in their country or region.

Well I suppose it is in the ears of the beholder.

When NAINA is mentioned the tone is often toward frustration rather than hope.

If they were actually complaining, then their countenance could be made glowing with a transformer.

While that is a good solution to fix the issue of power, it is not the solution that they want, and often results in a further sourness upon their countenance.

The obvious long term solution is to head to DC brushless motors. Either batteries or a transformer that goes into a DC slot from the wall.

If they can buy a similar tool that does the required task, but do it like the colour or cost, then they are truly complaining.
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Post by: Naildrivingman on August 13, 2017, 08:41 AM
Nothing new!  I'm going broke!
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Post by: Woodwork Wizard on August 13, 2017, 12:53 PM
I wish Festool made splinter guard tape that stayed stuck to the guide rail. Makita can.
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Post by: pettyconstruction on August 13, 2017, 02:13 PM
I , like a lot of people here,went with the  Makita splinter guard. Works better
Charlie


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Post by: Dovetail65 on August 13, 2017, 10:28 PM
I wish Festool made upgraded routers.

It's time to update the complete line of routers. They all need LED rings, Festool should come out with the best LED lighting system made for routers with no shadow and pure white light, even dimmable on/off switching.

The turret system on OF1010 and OF 1400 leave some to be desired. The OF 1010 can use some more power too. My little DeWalt in use seems truly more powerful.

The OF 2200 plastic shroud plastic over the years became very difficult to see through, change the plastic type. Make the 2 point contact clamp a 4 point system for the attachment rods.

Heck, I prefer the OF 1010 and OF 1400 design be scrapped altogether and just make them look identical to the OF 2200. Shrunken down small OF 2200 style routers would be awesome.

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Post by: WilliamO on August 27, 2017, 03:40 AM
4.5 inch (114 mm) trim saw
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Post by: jobsworth on August 27, 2017, 09:05 AM
I wish they made a sawmill but then it would cost 3xs the cost of a milwaukie
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Post by: dastueve on September 22, 2017, 08:34 AM
I would like Festool to make a drill attachment to emulate a drill press in a portable way.  This would provide a straight drill platform with repeatable drilling.  I use my router regularly, but would like a simple mobile solution.
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Post by: Euclid on September 22, 2017, 05:36 PM
I would like Festool to make a drill attachment to emulate a drill press in a portable way.  This would provide a straight drill platform with repeatable drilling.  I use my router regularly, but would like a simple mobile solution.

Do you mean something like this…?
https://www.festool.co.uk/products/timber-construction/drilling-guide-systems/768768---gd-320#Overview
I think they are intended, principally, for long holes in timber construction work; though there are much smaller (and less expensive) items (from Wolfcraft, for example) which work in the same way.
Or are you thinking of something different?
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Post by: rst on September 22, 2017, 08:46 PM
Not Festool but very interesting...youtube.com/watch?v=LDa2bSWLvcE.
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Post by: Al-Breit on October 15, 2017, 08:49 PM
I posted this on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Festool) 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]
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Post by: abt on October 28, 2017, 03:50 PM
On the MFT tables, the same registered stops in place on the long sides, put in on the short sides.  I currently use a combo square (and longer track of course) to align the track supports, but built in stops would be quicker.

Like others on the FOG group, registration jigs (short and long) and matching head for the Domino's like the other German 'Brand X' has (ya know, the guys with the red colored logo), which would make working with wider boards a lot easier.
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Post by: Peter Halle on October 28, 2017, 04:01 PM
On the MFT tables, the same registered stops in place on the long sides, put in on the short sides.  I currently use a combo square (and longer track of course) to align the track supports, but built in stops would be quicker.

Like others on the FOG group, registration jigs (short and long) and matching head for the Domino's like the other German 'Brand X' has (ya know, the guys with the red colored logo), which would make working with wider boards a lot easier.

You can order extra Festool Feather keys for the MFT/3 extrusions.  That is what the part is called.

Peter
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Post by: woodbear on November 09, 2017, 03:21 PM
a taller hose garage for the CT SYS vacuum. is anyone else with me on this? it could have been 1-2"  taller so the hose will fit easily instead OF SHOVING IT INTO THE CORNERS TO GET IT ALL TO FIT. I am seriously thinking of getting a systainer 2 to handle the hose and on board accessories ( which you have to unplug the hose to get access to)
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Post by: Gregor on November 09, 2017, 04:55 PM
a taller hose garage for the CT SYS vacuum. is anyone else with me on this? it could have been 1-2"  taller so the hose will fit easily instead OF SHOVING IT INTO THE CORNERS TO GET IT ALL TO FIT. I am seriously thinking of getting a systainer 2 to handle the hose and on board accessories ( which you have to unplug the hose to get access to)
Yes, a SYS2 sized hose garage would be nice, as an option.
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Post by: Jim_in_PA on November 23, 2017, 01:20 PM
I've been asking for years for Robertson/Square Drive support from Festool for drill/drivers. I have the Snappy Centrotec square drive bits, but they are not as good quality as I would prefer.
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Post by: Alan m on November 23, 2017, 02:02 PM
I would like an edge sander. something like the ls130 or dts sanders but with an attachment that hold it square to the edge like the laminate trimmer attachment for the of1010
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Post by: Holmz on November 23, 2017, 08:50 PM
I would like an edge sander. something like the ls130 or dts sanders but with an attachment that hold it square to the edge like the laminate trimmer attachment for the of1010

That Sir... seems like it would be pretty brilliant thing to have.
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Post by: Cheese on November 23, 2017, 10:13 PM
I've been asking for years for Robertson/Square Drive support from Festool for drill/drivers. I have the Snappy Centrotec square drive bits, but they are not as good quality as I would prefer.

Unfortunately, the square drive bits were only offered in a limited edition installer set for the USA that was offered 2-3 years ago. They are also not available as replacement parts.  [mad] [mad]
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Post by: Jim_in_PA on November 25, 2017, 08:17 PM
I've been asking for years for Robertson/Square Drive support from Festool for drill/drivers. I have the Snappy Centrotec square drive bits, but they are not as good quality as I would prefer.

Unfortunately, the square drive bits were only offered in a limited edition installer set for the USA that was offered 2-3 years ago. They are also not available as replacement parts.  [mad] [mad]

I've been asking for them for about ten years. I made a few of my own that fit in the Centrotec setup by chucking in my lathe and employing some files and about a year ago bought the Snappy bits that are designed for Centrotec. The last answer I got was "...we can't get them with the quality we want..." (paraphrased) which makes no sense to me. I've had plenty of great quality  1/4" "standard" bits over the years! Oh well...all I can do is ask. And ask again.  ;)
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Post by: Shawnm75 on November 28, 2017, 04:40 PM
Belt sander w/dust  collection Chambers that don't clog. Makita 3×21 hooked to CT is good but not great when using 50grit paper
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Post by: fdengel on December 04, 2017, 01:37 PM
I've been asking for years for Robertson/Square Drive support from Festool for drill/drivers. I have the Snappy Centrotec square drive bits, but they are not as good quality as I would prefer.

https://www.festoolproducts.com/atlas-4r123-10-1-2-3-centrotec-shank-robertson-square-drive-bits-6-pieces-x-r2-x-4-length-2-pieces-x-r1-x-4-length-2-pieces-x-r3-x-4-length.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt7n09__w1wIVC9tkCh2HOgg4EAQYAiABEgLbmPD_BwE

https://www.festoolproducts.com/atlas-4r2-10-2-centrotec-shank-robertson-square-drive-bits-10-pieces-x-4-length.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt7n09__w1wIVC9tkCh2HOgg4EAQYASABEgLBDPD_BwE

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Post by: CSOrtner on December 06, 2017, 10:20 PM
I wish Festool made a 12 inch compound mitre saw. This is probably the most dust creating tool in my shop. I like the way the 10 inch one works, and would buy it if it could cut a table leg!
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Post by: Master Carpenter on December 07, 2017, 01:10 AM
A handsaw that cuts the exact width as a ts55. I had to finish some angled plunge cuts into a corner and the thin blade on my pull saw likes to go off on it's own course. Bonus points if it cuts on the pull stroke and fits in the systainer. limited edition is fine.

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Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 07, 2017, 02:24 AM
A handsaw that cuts the exact width as a ts55. I had to finish some angled plunge cuts into a corner and the thin blade on my pull saw likes to go off on it's own course. Bonus points if it cuts on the pull stroke and fits in the systainer. limited edition is fine.

I have had to tackle similar challenges.

Get a small Japanese pull saw. I use the cheap and cheerful ones made by Irwin. You can follow either edge of a kerf line very easily. I am sure that I have shown this in some of my videos but have not a clue which ones.

Peter
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Post by: Peter Halle on December 24, 2017, 06:55 PM
An electric computer controlled gift wrapping machine! 

Happy Holidays!

Peter
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Post by: mrB on December 25, 2017, 11:17 AM
A handsaw that cuts the exact width as a ts55. I had to finish some angled plunge cuts into a corner and the thin blade on my pull saw likes to go off on it's own course. Bonus points if it cuts on the pull stroke and fits in the systainer. limited edition is fine.

They have jigsaw blades the same size/kerf. One of the gold/yellow ones. Can find one of mine and post more details if you like ..
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Post by: Kai on January 09, 2018, 12:25 AM
Bench saw TS 55 R insert for CMS table for USA
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Post by: rp127777 on January 09, 2018, 02:35 PM
I added in Facebook as well, but Festool should add a built-in light to their routers.  Attached is my low budget solution until they do.
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Post by: Rkee on January 15, 2018, 02:52 PM
A cordless 18v ehl 65 planer would be a nice add to the cordless range


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Post by: KongKirill on January 16, 2018, 03:45 PM
A woman!  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
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Post by: ProCarpenterRVA on January 16, 2018, 08:14 PM
How about a "Domino Table" similar to the Kreg Foreman? I think that it would save us a lot of time when doing repetitive work like face frames.

Festool design team : I would be very happy to have the first table once you have a marketable product. For free, of course. [emoji16]

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Post by: Master Carpenter on January 16, 2018, 11:12 PM
Not sure if it's mentioned already. An 18volt ct sys dust collector to go with all the cordless tools.
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Post by: grobkuschelig on January 17, 2018, 06:57 AM
A woman!  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Do you need help finding the parts that need to be operated, so you want them colored green? [poke]
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Post by: mrB on January 17, 2018, 10:44 AM
An FS 1400 rail bag that is as nice, stiff & padded as the FSK rail bags. The current bag is only good for preventing scratches!? Doesn't stop the ends denting when someone plonks your bag down a bit too hard on a concrete floor..
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Post by: sospan on January 17, 2018, 07:18 PM
A smooth running sabre saw. Everyone I have had, have vibrated and shaked so much that a straight cut is a real challenge
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Post by: OWKFEST on January 18, 2018, 11:10 AM
I wish Festool made a Systainer that is strong enough to stand on. I have an old Rubbermaid that I can stand on.
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Post by: Alec Buscemi on January 18, 2018, 05:38 PM
I stand on all of mine. Sometimes I make steps with them.
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Post by: KongKirill on January 23, 2018, 01:24 PM
I just bought a systainer mini 3 TL for my 11 month old son. IT will be his first toolbox. I just wish Festool made tool set for kids, so I didn't need to poison my son with bad taste by buying Bosch!
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Post by: Woodwork Wizard on January 24, 2018, 05:31 AM
I wish Festool made a Systainer that is strong enough to stand on. I have an old Rubbermaid that I can stand on.

SYS-5 with MFT lid, I have 3 and I stand on mine regularly. Saves me bringing a ladder...
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Post by: john5mt on January 25, 2018, 03:06 AM
The first company that makes an hkc type saw that works on my festool tracks as well (obviously they would have to mirror the FSK rails) I am going to sell mine and get it. I love the HKC saw except the blade is on the wrong side.
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Post by: rst on January 25, 2018, 10:52 AM
John5, the HKC does work with the standard Festool tracks.  You may have to adjust the blade offset to match the TSs but other wise it is made to use either style track.
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Post by: john5mt on January 25, 2018, 11:02 AM
yes i have it.....blade is on the wrong side of the saw. If someone made one with the blade on the opposite side i would buy it immediately
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Post by: justard on March 10, 2018, 04:06 PM
A much longer fence for the MFT/3.
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Post by: rst on March 10, 2018, 04:32 PM
An impact driver already, brushless.
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Post by: mrB on March 12, 2018, 08:42 AM
An impact driver already, brushless.
It gets more ridiculous with every year that passes!!?? ?  HOW have they not decided/managed to do this yet? I just don't get it. . .
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Post by: Master Carpenter on March 12, 2018, 09:26 AM
A much longer fence for the MFT/3.

You can attach the left side kapex extension to the mft. You might have to cut a little off of the mft fence to get them to mate seamlessly.
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Post by: Rkee on March 14, 2018, 06:17 AM
A 18 v planer is much needed ive just bought a Dewalt until it happens and a 18v mitre saw   As this would be a-nice addition  to the line up and possibly a cordless vac it has to be said dewalt really have a great line up of cordless tools at the moment


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Post by: akatar on March 31, 2018, 08:52 AM
i really would like a 18 volt impact driver... and...
a 18 volt vecturo
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Post by: scholar on March 31, 2018, 09:10 AM

...sander with an intelligent sensor Velcro pad - this would detect when you have not fitted an abrasive sheet and will prevent the machine starting and you wondering why the surface is taking so much effort to sand...

Cheers


PS please do not ask how many replacement Velcro pads I have now purchased :-[

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Post by: justard on March 31, 2018, 09:15 AM
A much longer fence for the MFT/3.

You can attach the left side kapex extension to the mft. You might have to cut a little off of the mft fence to get them to mate seamlessly.

So I followed exactly the instruction and yes Festool should not bother making a longer fence for the MFT/3... Thanks
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Post by: mschoonmaker on March 31, 2018, 09:37 AM
A 2700mm LR32 (holey) guide rail
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Post by: simonh on April 12, 2018, 07:43 AM
Precisio CS70 in a VL format to fit the MFT table and use the MFT sliding table accessory.
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Post by: CrazyLarry on April 12, 2018, 08:24 AM
Any of a hundred odd suggestions raised on here every year all of which follow the general idea of 'if this is a system why do I get to this part in the process and then have to resort to (bosch/dewalt/mafell/makita/other/noname) just to finish'?

The list is horrendous from systainer inserts missing places for very obvious items (CXS no attic lid ... REALLY?) or a huge multitude of bits that just don't exist in centrotec - spade bits - pilot bits below 3mm - hinge guide bits - a range of countersink bits with adjustable stops TC cutters and no marr rings - auger bits etc etc And yes I have many of these from 3rd parties trend (snappy) axsminster fisch but it is astounding that Festool develop a format with all the costs associated with that, make the case for it's superiority, and then undermine any possibility of it's success by not presenting a multitude of bits they could make yet more profit from!!!

And that's not to mention spare components and two new systainers designed to take two kits of bits say all the cabinetry related or a whole series of specialist sets VDE for example? It's not like wera and fisch don't make any of this already!

Their amazingly unteutonic lack of attention to detail is staggering and undermines the very essence of the 'system' they themselves don't really seem to understand. Anyway rant over... b r e a t h e : [big grin]
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Post by: Bob D. on April 12, 2018, 03:02 PM
A hinge that fits a mortise that can be bored by the Domino, like the Lamello hinges that fit in the mortises cut by their biscuit joiner.  Thank you.

Regards,

John

Domino hinges, I like that idea.
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Post by: JimH2 on April 12, 2018, 06:21 PM
Any of a hundred odd suggestions raised on here every year all of which follow the general idea of 'if this is a system why do I get to this part in the process and then have to resort to (bosch/dewalt/mafell/makita/other/noname) just to finish'?

The list is horrendous from systainer inserts missing places for very obvious items (CXS no attic lid ... REALLY?) or a huge multitude of bits that just don't exist in centrotec - spade bits - pilot bits below 3mm - hinge guide bits - a range of countersink bits with adjustable stops TC cutters and no marr rings - auger bits etc etc And yes I have many of these from 3rd parties trend (snappy) axsminster fisch but it is astounding that Festool develop a format with all the costs associated with that, make the case for it's superiority, and then undermine any possibility of it's success by not presenting a multitude of bits they could make yet more profit from!!!

And that's not to mention spare components and two new systainers designed to take two kits of bits say all the cabinetry related or a whole series of specialist sets VDE for example? It's not like wera and fisch don't make any of this already!

Their amazingly unteutonic lack of attention to detail is staggering and undermines the very essence of the 'system' they themselves don't really seem to understand. Anyway rant over... b r e a t h e : [big grin]

The system is already to big and unmanageable to even think of adding more to it.
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Post by: jjowen on April 12, 2018, 10:26 PM

...sander with an intelligent sensor Velcro pad - this would detect when you have not fitted an abrasive sheet and will prevent the machine starting and you wondering why the surface is taking so much effort to sand...

Cheers


PS please do not ask how many replacement Velcro pads I have now purchased :-[

+1
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Post by: Gregor on April 13, 2018, 01:23 AM
The system is already to big and unmanageable to even think of adding more to it.
That's a joke, isn't it?
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Post by: CrazyLarry on April 13, 2018, 08:33 AM
The system is already to big and unmanageable to even think of adding more to it.
That's a joke, isn't it?

I think he may be a member of TTS management  [laughing]

He's got the sense of irony for it!!!
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Post by: rniles 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. 
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Post by: pixelated 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.
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Post by: Thistleman 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
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Post by: ChuckM on August 27, 2018, 07:59 PM
A Kapex (free of motor concerns/worries) WITH a SawStop feature.
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Post by: DeformedTree 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.
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Post by: jjowen 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.
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Post by: ChuckM 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]
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Post by: pettyconstruction on August 28, 2018, 08:23 PM
18v cordless vecturo


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Post by: mrB 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]
Title: Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
Post by: WillAdams 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
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Post by: sprior 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.
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Post by: Svar 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.
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Post by: demographic 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.