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Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« on: August 18, 2010, 07:46 PM »
I posted this on our Facebook fan page recently and there were a lot of responses. 

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



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Offline justinmcf

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 07:50 PM »
i wish festool made a planer/thicknesser similar to the dewalt dw735.

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« Reply #2 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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Offline Dan Rush

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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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]

Offline Sean G

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« Reply #5 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?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 08:18 PM by Sean G »
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 08:32 PM »
CNC router.  Failing that, a Festool woman.
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 09:07 PM »
... a Basis Plus System which they would sell in Canada.
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« Reply #9 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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« Reply #10 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.


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« Reply #11 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.

Offline John Stevens

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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« Reply #15 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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« Reply #16 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]
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« Reply #17 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. 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 10:08 PM by WarnerConstCo. »

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« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 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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« Reply #20 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.
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« Reply #21 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]

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« Reply #22 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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« Reply #23 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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« Reply #24 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?
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #25 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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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #26 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

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« Reply #27 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)  
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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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« Reply #28 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

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2010, 03:06 AM »
Corded drill

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If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
Shirt size medium
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« Reply #30 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!!!

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2010, 04:18 AM »
I wish Festool made:

  • A Drill press
  • A Planer - thicknesser
  • A lathe
  • 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.)
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« Reply #32 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.

A picture can be found here. 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....

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« Reply #33 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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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #34 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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« Reply #35 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
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2010, 08:03 AM »
I wish they made a handier way to organize router bits.
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Offline Terry Fogarty

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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 10:06 AM »
...native Robertson/Square recess driver bits....
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #40 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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« Reply #41 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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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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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« Reply #45 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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« Reply #46 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


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« Reply #47 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.


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« Reply #48 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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« Reply #49 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.

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 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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Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

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« Reply #50 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?
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« Reply #51 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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« Reply #52 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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« Reply #53 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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« Reply #54 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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« Reply #55 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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« Reply #56 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]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #57 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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« Reply #58 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]




Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #59 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.

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« Reply #60 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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« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2010, 07:14 PM »
How about a guide rail that rolls up?

Richard.

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« Reply #62 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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« Reply #63 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]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #64 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..)
Glad to be back - pleasure to see familliar names..

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« Reply #65 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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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2010, 10:13 AM »
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« Reply #68 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.

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 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!


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« Reply #69 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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« Reply #70 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  ???
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« Reply #71 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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Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2010, 06:31 PM »
An edgebander with associated trimming doo dads.

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« Reply #73 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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« Reply #74 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!
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Alex

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« Reply #75 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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« Reply #76 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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« Reply #77 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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« Reply #78 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

And, if you care to move somewhere out of North America, you can purchase it.   [drooling]  [crying]
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« Reply #79 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.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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« Reply #80 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?
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #81 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. ::))

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« Reply #82 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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« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2010, 05:57 AM »
A belt sander.
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« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2010, 08:41 AM »
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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2010, 10:58 AM »
A sawzall with DC, that would be sooo helpful.
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« Reply #86 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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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2010, 11:55 AM »
A sawzall with DC, that would be sooo helpful.

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« Reply #88 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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« Reply #89 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.

 

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« Reply #90 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?

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« Reply #91 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?
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« Reply #92 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...

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« Reply #93 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.

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« Reply #94 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/). 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 :-)


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« Reply #95 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.

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« Reply #96 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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« Reply #97 on: August 22, 2010, 09:19 AM »
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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]

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« Reply #98 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.
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« Reply #99 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.

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« Reply #100 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.
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« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2010, 10:29 AM »
I think Festool should make a Drum sander for flooring.

Maybe a nice tile saw as well.

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« Reply #102 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)

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

The plunge router was first developed by Elu, today known as DeWalt.
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« Reply #103 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)
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« Reply #104 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.
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« Reply #105 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'.   
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2010, 10:16 PM »
The V-groove accessories are still stuck in Europe. [big grin]

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« Reply #107 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]
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« Reply #108 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?
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« Reply #109 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]
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« Reply #110 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
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« Reply #111 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.
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« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2010, 09:43 AM »
I wish Festool made all their tools 50% cheaper  ;)

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« Reply #113 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.
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« Reply #114 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.

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« Reply #115 on: August 23, 2010, 02:36 PM »
i wish they made quick release guide rail connectors, i see these being a good seller

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« Reply #116 on: August 23, 2010, 04:15 PM »
quick release guide rail connectors would be great dean.

i dislike the current system.

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« Reply #117 on: August 23, 2010, 04:20 PM »
i think its poor  that they use slotted screws

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« Reply #118 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.
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« Reply #119 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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« Reply #120 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


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. 

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« Reply #121 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


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My mum always wants to use my CT vacuum for the car she says its got more suction than her
 
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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.


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« Reply #122 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.

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« Reply #123 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

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


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« Reply #124 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:

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« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2010, 06:05 PM »
I admit I did not research the Fein brush.  I stand corrected.

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« Reply #126 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

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).

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« Reply #127 on: August 23, 2010, 09:52 PM »
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush 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.


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« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2010, 10:02 PM »
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush 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.


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« Reply #129 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

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« Reply #130 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
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« Reply #131 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!

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« Reply #132 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.
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« Reply #133 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.

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« Reply #134 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.

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« Reply #135 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....

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« Reply #136 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.
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« Reply #137 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...


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« Reply #138 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...


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« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2010, 11:29 PM »
The fronts could just flip down

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« Reply #140 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.
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Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #141 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.
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« Reply #142 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

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« Reply #143 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

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]
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« Reply #144 on: September 08, 2010, 09:22 AM »
Have it shipped in a fogtainer!

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« Reply #145 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]
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« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2010, 01:29 PM »


[/quote]

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

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    Maybe someone would swap a paddle version for yours?

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« Reply #147 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.
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« Reply #148 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.
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« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2010, 06:41 PM »
How about a nice laser?

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« Reply #150 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.
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« Reply #151 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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« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2010, 07:32 PM »
What is the fun in that?
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« Reply #153 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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« Reply #154 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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« Reply #155 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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« Reply #156 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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« Reply #157 on: September 23, 2010, 01:22 PM »
a "25% off all tools" coupon?

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« Reply #158 on: September 23, 2010, 01:24 PM »
or a scrap old tools scheme like hilti

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« Reply #159 on: September 23, 2010, 04:02 PM »
a corded drill would be good
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« Reply #160 on: September 23, 2010, 04:14 PM »
I agree with you speed, but then i did say that on page 1  ;)

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« Reply #161 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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« Reply #162 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

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« Reply #163 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

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

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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« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2010, 02:03 PM »
a government
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« Reply #165 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

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

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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« Reply #166 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.

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« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2010, 04:30 PM »
...bandsaw.

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« Reply #168 on: September 28, 2010, 01:13 PM »
 a power cope tool

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« Reply #169 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

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« Reply #170 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

Rob.


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« Reply #171 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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« Reply #172 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:
  • more documentation and video's about using the tools; hire people like Rick, Brice, Jerry etc to write more manuals
  • a metric bradpoint centrotec set with the countersink like the imperial one you folks got in the US (yes, you're allowed to feel smug now)
  • bigger systainers; a sys-2 for the C12 and RTS400 would be more practical IMO than the sys-1 they come in now
  • a less noisy CTL mini / midi
  • a CTL mini / midi SET with accessoires for generic workshop / household cleaning
  • bench and raildogs for use with the MFT; I got them from Steve (QWAS), they are excellent and Steve was great with getting them to me in the Netherlands but with Festool selling them more people would know about them / buy them. Then sell just the MFT without the extras: less expensive and with the dogs even easier to transport.
  • all abbrasives available in 10-packs, at a price (per sheet) only marginally higher than the 50/100 packs
  • hand sanding blocks with dust extraction with reasonable prices
  • a hand sanding block with dust extraction for two 80x130 sheets lengthwise (mind the previous point)
  • a small tool/accessoire to drill straigth (90 degrees on both axes), like for dowels but for more drill diameters (starting at 3mm)
  • a small (like the Leatherman Juice) multitool with a serated sheep's foot blade and corkscrew; would make a great gift!

Well, that's all for now  [wink]
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« Reply #173 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.
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

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« Reply #174 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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« Reply #175 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

Rob.



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« Reply #176 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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« Reply #177 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

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« Reply #178 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

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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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« Reply #179 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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« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2010, 05:27 PM »
What is that, a back massager?

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« Reply #181 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

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« Reply #182 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!!!

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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.


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« Reply #183 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!!!!


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« Reply #184 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!!!


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« Reply #185 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.

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« Reply #186 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.

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« Reply #187 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.

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« Reply #188 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



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« Reply #189 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



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then wouldn't a cordless plunge saw be more use jmb?

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« Reply #190 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


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« Reply #191 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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« Reply #192 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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« Reply #193 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!!

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« Reply #194 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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« Reply #195 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


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« Reply #196 on: October 09, 2010, 10:43 AM »
never used 1 but see some that cut 22mm hardwood

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« Reply #197 on: October 09, 2010, 03:07 PM »


Lee Nielsen makes very nice cordless planers, btw.


Regards,

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« Reply #198 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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« Reply #199 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...

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« Reply #200 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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« Reply #201 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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« Reply #202 on: November 02, 2010, 05:51 PM »
Do you mean kinda like an MFT/3 ?

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« Reply #203 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.

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« Reply #204 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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« Reply #205 on: November 11, 2010, 07:38 PM »
What about a plunge base for the MKF 700?
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« Reply #206 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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« Reply #207 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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« Reply #208 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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« Reply #209 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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« Reply #210 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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« Reply #211 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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« Reply #212 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/

It is a tap for on and tap for off vs a tap and hold for on.
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« Reply #213 on: November 14, 2010, 11:48 AM »
a digital radio that runs off a t15 /t12 battery [big grin]
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« Reply #214 on: November 14, 2010, 04:06 PM »
a digital radio that runs off a t15 /t12 battery [big grin]

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« Reply #215 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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« Reply #216 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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« Reply #217 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

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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« Reply #218 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

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

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« Reply #219 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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« Reply #220 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. 

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« Reply #221 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.


(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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« Reply #222 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.


(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? 

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« Reply #223 on: December 30, 2010, 05:35 PM »
I didn't read all of the post, hopefully not repeating, my bad.
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« Reply #224 on: January 03, 2011, 08:02 AM »
I wish Festool made a 8" Rotex sander.  :)
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« Reply #225 on: February 13, 2011, 11:21 AM »
I wish they would make a plunge base for MFK700.
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« Reply #226 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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« Reply #227 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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« Reply #228 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.


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« Reply #229 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

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« Reply #230 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.


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« Reply #231 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.


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« Reply #232 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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« Reply #233 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.


(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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« Reply #234 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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« Reply #235 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.

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« Reply #236 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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« Reply #237 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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« Reply #238 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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« Reply #239 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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« Reply #240 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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« Reply #241 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

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« Reply #242 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.


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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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« Reply #243 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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« Reply #244 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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« Reply #245 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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« Reply #246 on: March 15, 2011, 09:30 AM »
Another brit, welcome  [smile]

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« Reply #247 on: March 15, 2011, 12:44 PM »
Another brit, welcome  [smile]

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« Reply #248 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. 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...


« Last Edit: March 16, 2011, 11:14 AM by James Watriss »

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Great idea, James!


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« Reply #250 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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« Reply #251 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. 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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« Reply #252 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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« Reply #253 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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« Reply #254 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.

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« Reply #255 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/

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« Reply #256 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?
Maybe it's time to start building Gibbets in front our rulers' castles? Perhaps they'd get the hint.

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« Reply #257 on: March 28, 2011, 11:31 PM »
How about a systainer insert for the kreg jig?????
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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #258 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

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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/

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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


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« Reply #259 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

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« Reply #260 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 ;)

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« Reply #261 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





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« Reply #262 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







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. 

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If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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« Reply #264 on: March 30, 2011, 11:48 AM »
Something like this ?

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.

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« Reply #265 on: March 30, 2011, 01:07 PM »
I wish festool made the of1400 with the same design as the of2200
Shane

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« Reply #266 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]
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« Reply #267 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
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« Reply #268 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]


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« Reply #269 on: March 30, 2011, 04:52 PM »


 [tongue]

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


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« Reply #270 on: March 31, 2011, 12:07 PM »
Back to the subject...

Fill in the blank with...

price cut?
helicopter?
cheeseburger?


Lawn mower?

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« Reply #271 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.


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« Reply #272 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.
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« Reply #273 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]
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« Reply #274 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


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« Reply #275 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
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« Reply #276 on: April 30, 2011, 10:31 PM »
Carvex PS400 in North America!
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« Reply #277 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.
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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« Reply #278 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)
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« Reply #279 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!
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« Reply #280 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. :)
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« Reply #281 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!!!
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« Reply #282 on: June 17, 2011, 04:26 PM »
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.  
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« Reply #283 on: June 17, 2011, 04:48 PM »
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.  

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
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« Reply #284 on: June 17, 2011, 08:48 PM »
A drywall cutout tool with extreme dust collection.

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« Reply #285 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
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« Reply #286 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.

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« Reply #287 on: June 18, 2011, 09:04 AM »
A Kapex/UG-Kapex w/wings package for about $2,000.  

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.   

  And to your second question:  http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php  Just copy the URL and substitute it for the # sign as an inserted inline image.
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« Reply #288 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.

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« Reply #289 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...


Offline WarnerConstCo.

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« Reply #290 on: June 23, 2011, 11:12 PM »
I need a tiny little jobsite table saw.

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« Reply #291 on: June 24, 2011, 05:30 PM »
i wish festool made a swiss german army knife.

justin.

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« Reply #292 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


The new Swiss soldier knife is cooler, IMO:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=64262&cat=1,51222

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« Reply #293 on: July 12, 2011, 06:15 AM »
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.
Loving the Calif sun....

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« Reply #294 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.

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« Reply #295 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]
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« Reply #296 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.

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« Reply #297 on: August 04, 2011, 11:07 AM »
I posted this on our Facebook fan page recently and there were a lot of responses. 

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



PS - Please keep it clean.  [embarassed]

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« Reply #298 on: August 04, 2011, 11:54 AM »
Has anyone mentioned a Festool Multimaster? Maybe add a lazer to it.

This minus the laser (WHY???)

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« Reply #299 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]

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« Reply #300 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]

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« Reply #301 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.
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« Reply #302 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!


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?


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« Reply #303 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


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« Reply #304 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

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« Reply #305 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!

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« Reply #306 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.

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Offline Deansocial

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« Reply #307 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.

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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

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« Reply #308 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.


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« Reply #309 on: August 04, 2011, 06:34 PM »
the worlds gone mad

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« Reply #310 on: August 04, 2011, 06:37 PM »
We have atleast 2 as two Females have joined to day


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« Reply #311 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?

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« Reply #312 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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« Reply #313 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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« Reply #314 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]


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