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Offline Brian Livingstone

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Bought a new Raimondi Exploit 70 wet tile saw.

I don’t really do enough tiling to justify the purchase but bought it anyway.

Made in Italy, has a Festool feel to it.  Tiling a bathroom floor this weekend, will try it out.

Brian
Kapex, TS75, MFT, OF1010, OF2200, DTS400 REQ, Parallel guide rails, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900, 3000 guide rail, Domino 500, CT36, CT Midi, , RS2E, RO150, Boom Arm, Crown stops, 6 drawer Sortainer, Carvex, Syslite II, Festool safety glasses must start to wear.

Offline WillAdams

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After my last impulse buy (Wheeler Engineering gunsmith screwdriver set), I decided I wouldn't buy anymore cheap tools if there was any sort of alternative, and that I would begin systematically replacing the cheap tools I have.

Ordered a Grace USA Gunsmith 24 Bit Magnetic Tip Screwdriver Set to make up for the Wheeler purchase and a Sturtevant Richmont F80-10 Torque Wrench 0-80 in/lb 1/4" Dr. off eBay since it was a fabulous bargain.

Offline GoingMyWay

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I picked up a Woodpecker's 1281 square along with a 6" Incra t-rule and a hammerless nailset.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Online Cheese

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Re: What non-Festool tool or workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #273 on: November 07, 2018, 11:44 AM »
Haven't purchased this yet but I did think it was some interesting stuff. The shot with the chainsaw is intriguing.



https://www.forj.com

This stuff was originally called BRAEÖN. This quote is from the website:

"THANK YOU FOR SEEKING OUT BRAEÖN. YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE BY BEING ABLE TO SPELL BRAEÖN!

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE RECEIVED LOTS OF FEEDBACK ABOUT THE NAME AND WE (still) THINK IT’S A COOL NAME, OUR SURVEYS TELL US THAT FEW CAN SPELL IT, PRONOUNCE IT (brawn), OR REMEMBER IT.

THAT PROMPTED THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF COMING UP WITH A NEW NAME…INTRODUCING...FORJ."

Offline rst

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WERA 05051030001 KRAFTFORM KOMPAKT PISTOL RA COMBI-DRIVER WITH MAGAZINE...Chad's Tool Box...used my credit

Offline travisj

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I have an extension table coming tomorrow for my Hammer A3-31.  Also some 8 foot lengths of Misumi Engineering t-track are scheduled for delivery tomorrow.  Excited about both so I can continue working on my outfeed table/workbench project.


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Offline travisj

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As I’m sure several of us took advantage of some Black Friday deals.  I ran to Home Depot to pick up some electrical parts and couldn’t pass up a DeWalt 20v cordless OMT kit.  Tool, 20v 1.5amp battery, charger and a couple of blades for $99.


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Online Cheese

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I recently purchased a nice selection of 2" extended Torx drive bits from Apex Tools, made in the USA. Sizes 6 through 40. Very handy to have when those Torx screws are buried in a deep recess.

While not being Centrotec, I do find Apex to be the longest lasting bits on the market. Better than Festool & Milwaukee and 10 times better than Dewalt & Irwin. I've never had one shatter, crack or break. They last for years.

http://www.apex-tools.com/tools/bits




Offline neilc

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Purchased the SysLite Duo with the tripod from Bob Marino.  Have a basement drywall and painting project coming up and looking forward to using it.
darn that thing is bright.

I am thinking about adding an in-line power switch to the cord close to the light head - bought one from Amazon for $8 that I may try. 

Offline tjbnwi

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One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

Upgrade kits for my W&H;

https://www.williamsnhussey.com/collections/molders

some small stuff also...

Thank god I have an understanding wife....

Tom

Offline koenbro

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Got a tungsten sharpener from arc-zone built on the Milwaukee M12 platform.


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Offline HarveyWildes

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One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

....


For use together?  What are you going to use them for?  Sounds like a lot of wide boards to me.

Have fun.

Offline tjbnwi

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One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

....


For use together?  What are you going to use them for?  Sounds like a lot of wide boards to me.

Have fun.

No, the power feed is on the shaper. The stock PM tires are not that good. Needed the upgrade.

Long story on the jointer. Not worth the bytes to explain.

The W&H I bought used, the upgrades make it a better unit.

Tom

Online Cheese

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One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

Hey Tom, did you choose the straight blades or go for the helical head?

Offline tjbnwi

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One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

Straights, it fit the budget.

Tom

Hey Tom, did you choose the straight blades or go for the helical head?

Offline Runhard

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I finally purchased a bench. One of the first projects that I wanted to work on was a Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo workbench. I bought 2 hardware vise packages, the lumber, tools and equipment to build 2 benches but just haven’t got around to getting my equipment setup and start building one. I ordered the classic bench and hope to use it to build a split top and Shaker style bench in the future. I’ll update with pictures when I get the bench delivered and moved into my basement.


Daniel

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

10mm SDS-Plus extraction drill bit from Heller tools. For an upcoming project.









Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Online Cheese

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Hi!

10mm SDS-Plus extraction drill bit from Heller tools. For an upcoming project.

Nice Oliver...while at HD the other day, I noticed that Milwaukee, Hilti & Bosch are now also offering SDS bits with dust extraction holes. However they do command a premium price. [eek]  They're around 4-6X the price of regular 4-cutter bits.   Gundrilled holes don't come cheap.  [smile]

Offline six-point socket II

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For me it's a live experiment. I want to see if I really can put in chemical anchors immediately after drilling the holes. Without blowing out residue. And I want to see how much residue (if any) will come out if I blow out the holes.

I honestly never understood why it was good practice to use a dust extractor while drilling and then blow out the residue without any form of dust extraction and just use a dust mask. (Or use no extraction and rely on a dust mask for both steps ...)

If it works as it should/ as it its marketed - the 10mm extraction drill bit is well worth the 25,- Euro I paid for it.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline jobsworth

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I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.

 I must say I really do like it.

I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.

Offline travisj

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I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.

 I must say I really do like it.

I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.
If you use it with parallel guides you can.  Festool’s won’t work because they occupy the same space as the GRS.  The Seneca ones will work and I presume the Woodpecker’s as well.  You could also make a “fence” that would mount to the GRS.  I believe I saw that TSO was coming out with said fence.


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Online Cheese

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I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.
I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.

Stay tuned...

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-guide-rail-squares/tpg-30-parallel-guide/?mc_cid=b779030d42&mc_eid=ef572d3138

Offline jobsworth

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Do you know if that is metric or imperial?  Id need metric for the LR32. Do you know how long it is?

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Do you know if that is metric or imperial?  Id need metric for the LR32. Do you know how long it is?

I know nothing...but I’ll bet Hans @TSO Products may have some info.  [smile]

Offline RKA

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I'll answer (based on squinting at the pictures Hans posted).  :)  Metric and imperial are on the scale and it looks like it will handle 30-31" wide rips (or xcuts) with the rail pictured.
-Raj

Offline jobsworth

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Thats pretty dog gone good. I was just thinking (which is the reason I came back here) that I wuldn really need an metric scale for theLr 32 as I use a metric tape measure (fast cap) that has marks every 32mm. So it wouldnt matter.

But the scale having both would/is a good thing

Offline TSO Products

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Thats pretty dog gone good. I was just thinking (which is the reason I came back here) that I wuldn really need an metric scale for theLr 32 as I use a metric tape measure (fast cap) that has marks every 32mm. So it wouldnt matter.

But the scale having both would/is a good thing
@jobsworth - thanks for confirming that we made the right choice with Dual Dimensions on the new TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide [smile]

Hans
PS: and thanks for honoring us with your first Non-FESTOOL accessory purchase - tip of the hat to you!
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