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Scotland
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Northern Ireland
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Wales
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North West England
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North East England
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Central England
41 (13.8%)
South West England
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East England
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Ireland
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Offline jobsworth

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« Reply #150 on: March 27, 2013, 12:00 AM »
I am supposed to travel about 25% of the time there. I plan on visiting your island anyway. One place I always wanted to go.
Calif Here I come Baby

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« Reply #151 on: April 18, 2013, 04:28 PM »
Greg from south wales  [thumbs up]

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« Reply #152 on: April 19, 2013, 09:00 AM »
Welcome Greg from South Wales  ;D
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« Reply #153 on: April 20, 2013, 04:03 AM »
Welcome Greg !!
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Offline stevewestern

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #154 on: May 05, 2013, 01:52 AM »
Hi,
Only just found this thread but then I am still very new to both this place and Festool !
I am Steve, from London originally but now in Cornwall.
I paint mainly but do a little or everything, and so far have a RTS400 and a Rotex 90.
Looking at a CXS though I don't really need one and a TS55R though I have no idea how to use it to anything like its abilities !

Also looking for help when the credit card bill comes thudding loudly through the letterbox.....

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #155 on: May 05, 2013, 02:47 AM »
Belated welcome!

I think your next buy should be a vacuum to use with your sanders no???
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Offline Roseland

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #156 on: May 05, 2013, 03:11 AM »
Welcome Steve!

Where in Cornwall are you? I'm in St Mawes.

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline stevewestern

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #157 on: May 05, 2013, 04:13 AM »
Belated welcome!

I think your next buy should be a vacuum to use with your sanders no???

I forgot to mention my midi extractor...

Roseland - I am in st austell so not a million miles from you but I work in London most of the time which it is where I am having right now to try to earn the money to fund this stuff! 

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #158 on: May 14, 2013, 05:16 PM »
I thought I might make use of this Topic I started a while ago!    Although I started it mainly to see how many UK members there are and I thought it might be a good way to make ALL UK members aware of UK events etc

I thought I could use this topic to see if some one might have an answer!    I know Festool Should answer his question!  Just be nice if some one else was able to answer it
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/best-power-supply-for-planex-and-vacum/msg258944/?topicseen#msg258944
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #159 on: May 14, 2013, 05:57 PM »
Hopefully, or maybe, someone from Festool UK will learn of this post and get in touch with him.  If he hasn't gotten in touch with them directly he should.  I haven't followed the link to see what happened, I just saw his question in that other thread and hoped it was an easy answer for a UK user.

Peter
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Offline green fever

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #160 on: May 17, 2013, 09:46 AM »
cant believe you don't know where huntingdon is don't tell me you never heard who john major is ? wow.

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #161 on: May 19, 2013, 05:48 AM »
Hi all Paul from Essex  ;D

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #162 on: May 21, 2013, 12:16 PM »
Hello Paul in Essex,  [welcome] to the asylum forum ;D

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Offline jmbfestool

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« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2013, 01:34 PM »
Hi all Paul from Essex  ;D

Welcome!
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Offline Wuffles

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #165 on: June 17, 2013, 03:59 PM »
Hi all, I'm a recent addition to the forum from Axbridge in Somerset. Just stumbled on this thread and thought I'd better add my name and location.

Been a Festool user for the past few years and have recently started to add more green to my collection (mostly due to the £50 off vouchers doing the rounds).

Anyway. Hi.
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #166 on: June 17, 2013, 05:02 PM »
Evening

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Offline ifit

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #167 on: June 21, 2013, 04:13 PM »
Have any uk members had any luck with running a kapex 110v on a generator

after speaking to a guy at festool he said it should run on a genny if my ts55 does, if not i could return it
so i have tried it and it does not run but i do like the saw so would like to keep it if i can find a genny it will run on

If you have a genny it will run on can you post the make and model

mine is a honda eg1900 and as said that will not run it

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #168 on: June 21, 2013, 04:48 PM »
Have any uk members had any luck with running a kapex 110v on a generator

after speaking to a guy at festool he said it should run on a genny if my ts55 does, if not i could return it
so i have tried it and it does not run but i do like the saw so would like to keep it if i can find a genny it will run on

If you have a genny it will run on can you post the make and model

mine is a honda eg1900 and as said that will not run it

Well the festool guy needs to go back to a festool training class!

Saying if the TS55 will run the kapax should is rubbish!

I had same problem on a job I turned up to find my kapex wouldn't run.  I spent 1hour messin about no luck.  Yet my TS55?worked.     Luckily my mate had his dewalt chop saw and left it for me to use while he went on another job.


You need a generator with a clean sine I think.  The kapex is really picky doesn't like dirty electricity

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Offline ifit

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #169 on: June 21, 2013, 05:05 PM »
have you found a specific model that will run it?

about 50% of my work is done of a genny

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #170 on: June 21, 2013, 06:08 PM »
This thread is not particularly about the Kapax, but about the OF 2200 router. The principle is the same and i'm sure the same theory will apply.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/of2200-router-power-issue/

Hope this helps Ifit!

Tim.

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #171 on: June 21, 2013, 06:59 PM »
Hi Guys, Toto from Wirral North West
Festhooligan

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #172 on: June 22, 2013, 08:38 AM »
Welcome  Toto



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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #173 on: June 22, 2013, 08:39 AM »
have you found a specific model that will run it?

about 50% of my work is done of a genny

I can't recommend a generator sorry because 95% of my work is mains power.


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Offline ifit

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #174 on: June 22, 2013, 11:47 AM »
Thanks for the replys

And welcome Toto!

Offline Davej

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #175 on: June 22, 2013, 11:57 AM »
Hi Guys, Toto from Wirral North West


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Offline Wuffles

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #176 on: June 22, 2013, 03:34 PM »
Is this the best thread to ask a sort of UK specific question? I'll ask it anyway and maybe someone can move it if it's the wrong place.

Has anyone successfully used any other vac attachments (specifically Henry as they're cheap as chips on eBay) on a Festool hose? I'm weighing up buying just a 36mm Festool hose as I need one, or paying the extra and getting the tradesman's cleaning set which includes the 36mm hose and various attachments. This would mean chucking away my large collection of siemens, henry, karcher attachments that I have been using on various incarnations of - you guessed it - siemens, henry & karcher vacs over the years.

I didn't need the angled wand bit on my last vac as it was built into the hose, but I'd be looking to get a henry one as they're metal and cheap and try to ram it into the 36mm somehow.

Ta in advance.

I've also just ordered a couple of these to get my bosch sander and chop saw to fit the hose perfectly by the way. http://www.espares.co.uk/product/es538504/karcher-vacuum-tool-adaptor-sleeve?ApplianceTypeId=1086&ManufacturerId=877 - just cut it at the stop you want to use and as it's rubber it fits perfectly. The large end pops straight over the end of the 27mm hose - not sure about the 36 yet as I don't have it.

UPDATE: I've started a new thread on the subject in case it's not a UK specific thing.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 03:13 AM by Wuffles »
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #177 on: June 24, 2013, 08:34 AM »
Hi all Im Steve from Eclipse Projects UK dealer based in the south east/west

Offline Toto

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #178 on: June 24, 2013, 03:22 PM »
Thanks DaveJ, I believe the will  be a new Festool dealer on the wirral soon, have you heard anything? where do you get your blades and bits from?
Festhooligan

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #179 on: June 24, 2013, 04:38 PM »
Thanks DaveJ, I believe the will  be a new Festool dealer on the wirral soon, have you heard anything? where do you get your blades and bits from?

Not heard about a new dealer . I usually go to MBS  , occasionally go to Axminster if im heading off that way ( cant beat a good drool  [smile] ) . Tried grahams in Chester but it was full price on everything.
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