Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 41376 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.