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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2017, 06:26 PM »
I have to give full credit to my gunsmith on one thing (others, too, but this was most applicable here).  He said that there are days when it seems that little, if anything, is going right.  When he's having one of those "out of balance days", he just shuts down and goes home rather than mess up a customer's weapon.  I've adopted that thinking. 
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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2017, 08:39 PM »
I have to give full credit to my gunsmith on one thing (others, too, but this was most applicable here).  He said that there are days when it seems that little, if anything, is going right.  When he's having one of those "out of balance days", he just shuts down and goes home rather than mess up a customer's weapon.  I've adopted that thinking.

I was a mason contractor for many moons.  I loved doing stonework and was fortunate to land many bragging right jobs. Some days, every stone found a place almost immediately.  I would be on a roll and did not want to quit.  There were times, tho, when I just could not see how anything was going to fit. Those days, I would just take a walk in the woods to clear my head. If the walk in the woods did not work, i just quit for the day and either went to another job or home.  I did not fight the feeling.  When I returned, the same stones were in the pile, but they all seemed to jump into place.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Ron,

From personal experience please don't push yourself to "get back in the saddle".  If you are uneasy, just walk away.

In 2003 I fell off of a two story roof onto a set of steps leading to deck.  I walked away sore after picking up my tools and ladders.  It took me far longer than a year before I could get onto a roof again. 

What is right for you is right for you in time.

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2017, 10:21 PM »
I like what I see in Cheese's photos: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/kapex-blade-guard-stuck/msg520984/?topicseen#msg520984   Dual clamps!

Dual clamps, but NOT used at the same time...that's the most important element. Dual clamps used at the same time capture an off-cut, provide no escape route and will ensure a catastrophic problem.

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2017, 10:32 PM »
I have to give full credit to my gunsmith on one thing (others, too, but this was most applicable here).  He said that there are days when it seems that little, if anything, is going right.  When he's having one of those "out of balance days", he just shuts down and goes home rather than mess up a customer's weapon.  I've adopted that thinking.

Ya, a friend of mine loves to say in French, there's a time to make things happen and there's a time to let things happen.

It's so true...forcing an issue just doesn't work, but when the synergy is right, the success is inevitable.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 09:10 AM by Cheese »

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2017, 11:24 PM »
I like what I see in Cheese's photos: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/kapex-blade-guard-stuck/msg520984/?topicseen#msg520984   Dual clamps!

Dual clamps, but NOT used at the same time...that's the most important element. Dual clamps used at the same time capture an off-cut, provide no escape route and will ensure a catastrophic problem.

By dual clamps, I meant the convenience you have of a hold-down clamp on either side of the blade. Sometimes, when I make angle cuts, I have to switch back and forth the stock on the opposite side of the blade and repositioning the clamp after each cut is not fun.

Are there any more affordable third-party hold-down clamps for the Kapex?

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2017, 11:58 PM »
By dual clamps, I meant the convenience you have of a hold-down clamp on either side of the blade.

Ya, I understand your statement completely, I spent the extra $$ for the second hold down strictly because of convenience. I don't like to spend money more than anyone else does, however convenience plays a huge part in my expenditures. 40 years ago, I had more time than money, 40 years hence I now have more money (that's relative) than time.

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2017, 06:48 AM »
Ron,

From personal experience please don't push yourself to "get back in the saddle".  If you are uneasy, just walk away.

In 2003 I fell off of a two story roof onto a set of steps leading to deck.  I walked away sore after picking up my tools and ladders.  It took me far longer than a year before I could get onto a roof again. 

What is right for you is right for you in time.

Peter

 Good advice, Pete.
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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2017, 12:46 PM »
I feel good about getting on the bike again. After talking to a lot of people here, other sites, that finishing class I took, the majority of them have had injuries.

What I am kicking myself over is I just remembered a different technique/set up that I could of used the TS 55 and guide rail to do the same cut and I wouldnt of had the accident.

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Offline Tinker

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Re: Public Service Announcement
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2017, 08:22 PM »
I feel good about getting on the bike again. After talking to a lot of people here, other sites, that finishing class I took, the majority of them have had injuries.

What I am kicking myself over is I just remembered a different technique/set up that I could of used the TS 55 and guide rail to do the same cut and I wouldnt of had the accident.

 Live and learn...

Oh, and if we had some ham, we could make ham sandwiches.
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