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Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2011, 01:20 AM »
Rats... -hic-
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2011, 02:21 PM »
Any pictures of this huge boom arm installed?
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Offline joraft

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2011, 02:47 PM »
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2011, 02:56 PM »
Holy Toledo, Batman! [eek] [scared] [eek] [scared] [eek]
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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2011, 03:42 AM »
I went to the Axminster Festool store in Nuneaton yesterday, and saw one of these 'in the flesh' for the first time.

Honestly, the pics don't do justice to the sheer size of these boom arms! They really are massive.
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Offline Rick Christopherson

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2011, 01:07 PM »
Yeah, it kind of caught me off guard how big it was too.

I haven't updated this thread because there didn't seem to be much interest in the boom arm, but I'll copy some of the pictures from the other forum.

I mounted the boom arm to the concrete wall that supports the floor of my garage, which is above the "machine room" of my workshop/basement.



It can sweep out an arc that reaches across the whole assembly room and a few feet into my machine room too.



I removed the rigid downtube that normally supports an energy box and installed my plug-it/vac hose. I also added a quad-box pendant outlet with one side for unswitched power and the other side for vac-power (triggers the CT vac). I'm going to mount a couple of hangers on the side of the arm (not shown) to hang an air hose and small extension cord. I also picked up a tool balancer to pull the loose end of the vac hose up off the floor when not being used.


Offline woodguy7

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2011, 01:15 PM »
That thing sure is a beast.  Nice looking workshop Rick.
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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Offline justinmcf

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2011, 02:29 AM »
i want one!!!


Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2011, 07:12 AM »
Justin,

You are in luck!  According to the Festool AU site they are available!

Offline Alan m

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2011, 08:44 AM »
wouldnt we all like one of these.
pity they are so expensive.
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