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Offline ear3

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Off label Festool usage
« on: June 30, 2017, 07:08 PM »
Since we already have a most embarrassing Festool moments thread going, I figured I'd start one on unconventional uses of Festools.

I was prompted to think about this after what I just did for the last 10 minutes. It's starting to be mosquito season around here with the hot and humid weather and there's always a cluster of mosquitoes in my backyard that infiltrate my shop in the garage. So I got my ct-sys, stood at my shop entrance, and just sucked up all the mosquitoes I could find whether they came close to me or not. It was very satisfying.
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Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 07:20 PM »
Since we already have a most embarrassing Festool moments thread going, I figured I'd start one on unconventional uses of Festools.

I was prompted to think about this after what I just did for the last 10 minutes. It's starting to be mosquito season around here with the hot and humid weather and there's always a cluster of mosquitoes in my backyard that infiltrate my shop in the garage. So I got my ct-sys, stood at my shop entrance, and just sucked up all the mosquitoes I could find whether they came close to me or not. It was very satisfying.

I bet that was a sight!!!   Hope no one saw you [big grin]

Offline RKA

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 07:36 PM »
Neighbors must be thinking "he's gone ghostbusters again!".   [wink]
-Raj

Online Gregor

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 10:25 AM »
Nice plan, two things:

1) close the hose afterwards, or they'll find their way out again, the blast gate might help
2) don't try to gas them afterwards (by sucking in propane or similar) after you collected them.

Offline david_shanks

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 02:59 PM »
I'm always keen to find alternative uses for the Festool kit; helps with the justification for it cluttering up the house.

Using the Midi vacuum to empty a dysfunctional washing machine was a big win. The blue sponge filter paid for itself that day.

The SYS-ROLL has served as a rolling camera platform for documenting my partner's exhibition a few times too. Needs some stabilisation but did the trick!

While the Kapex has received some praise for its overall looks and build quality, I need to find some domestic applications pronto to fully justify its cost. How is it for cutting bread?

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 06:18 PM »
...How is it for cutting bread?

Man you are genius!
Just imagine how thrilled the wife will be, when you show here the french baguette cut just at the perfect angle with laser-precision thickness control for the slices!  [not worthy] [thumbs up]

...I'm off getting some baguette to start the discussion. ;)

Offline RKA

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 07:11 PM »
...How is it for cutting bread?

Man you are genius!
Just imagine how thrilled the wife will be, when you show here the french baguette cut just at the perfect angle with laser-precision thickness control for the slices!  [not worthy] [thumbs up]

...I'm off getting some baguette to start the discussion. ;)

I hope she likes her baguette toasted!
-Raj

Offline waterloomarc

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Re: Off label Festool usage
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 08:11 AM »
It's hardly unconventional and probably couldn't be considered off label but I was thinking last night that I can't remember the last time I used actual sawhorses. It's just easier to grab a couple stacks of systainers and be done with yet.