Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 45192 times)

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Offline neilc

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@Peter Halle -

I had a Wedge Smart Level with 24 and 48" rails.  The level stopped working years ago and I pitched sensor and the 24" rail but forgot that I had the 48" rail..   Low and behold I go down in the shop just now and look up in the ceiling joists and there it is.  Dusted it off and think I might devise an insert to let my Wixey digital level be used with this over a 48" space. 

Could be fun project to make the insert with my Shaper!

Thanks for that inspiration!

« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 07:10 PM by neilc »

Offline rst

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I only had the two footer...used to spring clamp it to a 72" extrusion to set doors.  Also clamped to 8'+ extrusions for installing automatic sliding door frames.  Lasers made that unnecessary.  Lasers also made stretching strings to check for plane obsolete.  Technology moves on.  Loving my Shaper, now I have to learn how to computer design and load. 

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re- http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/some-new-wera-goodness!/?topicseen
Sure  it's made in the Czech Republic - but still quality.

« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 04:08 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Cheese

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A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool!  Did you have multiple rails?


Not so fast youngsters...I still have the 24" and 48" models in the basement. And the module still works!!! I've placed them in an ever-growing pile of "tools I need to move along". This includes Bailey hand planes, Milwaukee 12v & 18v tools and the worst idea Milwaukee ever decided to market, the V28 line of tools. [crying] [crying]

Offline rst

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The 24" electronic level I have was the original, the module was built into the level, not transferable.  I've since bought the 72, 48, and 24" Stabila electronic levels.  These are great, they have various modes, including one that tells you how far out is the surface.  They also have different tones so you can tell without looking which way the level needs to move to find level or plumb.  Managed to buy them at 25% off through Zoro.

Offline Alanbach

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Today I received my two new mallets from Blue Spruce Tools! Fancy maple heads with Cocobolo handles. I heard about Blue Spruce for the first time last week, here on the FOG. They fellgreat and look and feel even better!

Offline Cheese

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A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool! 


Check this out...like I said, this Dinosaur 🦖 still lives. I believe this has the original batteries which would be 20+ years old.

Offline mclaeys

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Picked up new a Flexzilla air drop hose and redid my boom arm with new new Festool flexy hose. Put together a quick vac power center board with vac blast gate mounts... slowly getting there. One thing at a time. Cheers.
MY GOODY BAG: MFT3 | TS55  | OF1010 | RO125 | DOMINO | KAPEX | PLANEX | CENTROTEC KIT | CT26

Offline blaszcsj

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Re- http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/some-new-wera-goodness!/?topicseen
Sure  it's made in the Czech Republic - but still quality.

These are by far the best allens out there. the hex plus heads bite like crazy. I just have a hard time finding SAE equivalents.
OF1010 EQ Router | MFT/3 | DF500Q | Carvex 420 | ETS EC 150/3 | CT 36 Auto Clean | TSC55 | LR32 | OF1400 EQ Router | ZOBO Metric Set | CXS Li 2.6 - 90 Limited Edition | Universal Cleaning Set | HKC55 | Centrotec CE-SORT | RO150 FEQ | DTS 400 | RO90 DX | CTSYS | C18 Drill | SysLite KALII | Syslite STL 450 | RAS 115 E

Offline grobkuschelig

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... I just have a hard time finding SAE equivalents.

Why? Wera make HexPlus in imperial as well...
Or did I miss something?

Offline jobsworth

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I dont think Weras Imperial is made i stainless.

But I went and bought a dremel 4300 w a accessory kit.

 I have to trim off some small 1/4" bolts. The ones I bought were tad to long. Tom recommended I use the dremel for it. Took his work and bought one this morning.

Had a dremel before it was a older one gave it away along with my stationary tools when I moved to England. So i got another.

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

I got these for my Birthday.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]



Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline WillAdams

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Worksharp 3000, the wide blade attachment, an extra glass wheel (should've bought two), and the coarse abrasive pack (also need to get the honing pack) --- working on sharpening a batch of Korean chisels I picked up off eBay as a nostalgia purchase and so as to have one complete set of matched chisels.

Online Dick Mahany

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Incra 1000SE miter gauge.  What a solid, well built miter gauge, super pleased.  [big grin] [big grin]

  

Offline Alanbach

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@Dick Mahany - I have one and it is a great miter gauge. You will love it! One side note if you have a Sawstop saw. A few weeks after I got my new Sawstop PCS I was talking on the phone to Sawstop customer service and the person that I was speaking to asked me if I had one (the Incra miter gauge) and when I said that I did he warned me that they are the number one reason that people trigger their saw. So if you have a Sawstop be extra careful as you set up for a cut. The slightest nick and in the aluminum extrusion and you are done😊.

Offline Alanbach

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@Dick Mahany - I am looking more closely at your picture and I am fascinated by the extension that you built to give you more clearance in front of the blade for wider cross cuts. I can see the two captured stove bolts on top but can you tell me (or show me) more about how you mounted it underneath and what, if any, additional structure is under there? That type of fixture would solve a couple of issues for me. I like it!

Online Dick Mahany

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@Dick Mahany - I am looking more closely at your picture and I am fascinated by the extension that you built to give you more clearance in front of the blade for wider cross cuts. I can see the two captured stove bolts on top but can you tell me (or show me) more about how you mounted it underneath and what, if any, additional structure is under there? That type of fixture would solve a couple of issues for me. I like it!

@Alanbach The infeed table is on a DeWalt 7491RS.  It uses the extrusion for the rip fence and the vertical frame tube member to secure it on the saw.  It slides on and self-retains itself with no tools.  I have a number of pics that show how it is mounted in better detail.  PM sent.  One downside is that it does restrict rip fence travel when installed however that is of no concern to me when using a crosscut sled or the miter gauge.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 10:57 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline jobsworth

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Bought a dremel 4300 just to cut a few bolt heads off using their cutting wheel. Did a awesome job. I had one before gave it away the when I moved to the UK.  I cnsider this amust have tool as it can do so many task and has a lot of attechments for it much

Offline mike_aa

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@six-point socket II

Oliver, Happy Belated Birthday!

Mike A.

Offline rst

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Bought a V Line chalk line and tape holder and  Flexzilla air hose and two sets of fittings .

Offline Euclid

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A belated "Many Happy Returns", Oliver; a nice haul of goodies you received. (Especially that ratchet - somebody loves you!)

Offline Cheese

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Some ABS pipe and a couple of 4" Magport fittings for the Dewalt 735.

Offline six-point socket II

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A belated "Many Happy Returns", Oliver; a nice haul of goodies you received. (Especially that ratchet - somebody loves you!)

@six-point socket II

Oliver, Happy Belated Birthday!

Mike A.

Thank you very much! :)

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Today was peanut butter err, Festool Roadshow time. :) :) :)

I bought the limited edition SYS-2. Everything else are/were welcoming gifts from Festool and the dealer.



Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline rst

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Minor purchase but I really like this; V-Line Clamp.  Holds chalk line or tape measure in various positions and clamps to the material.

Offline Alanbach

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I got my Delve SS Square and my Bevel Guage from Woodpecker today. Now I know why people wait for the SS versions of their tools, very nice!

Online waho6o9

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A Lie Nielsen Jack plane with a 50 degree frog showed up last week and it's awesome!

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