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Title: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 13, 2016, 01:17 PM
Hi!

I love picture threads  [eek] [eek] [eek] and I love being inspired by purchases other people make  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin] - it would be really cool if we could get this thread running.

Please share whatever you feel like sharing when you made a tool / workshop related purchase - even the smallest gizmo/gadget  [big grin]  [big grin]  [big grin] Just no new Festool purchases, as there is an existing thread for that on the main board. :)

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I'll kick it off with my new, personalized Dryplexx Softshell Work/Shop-Jacket from Engelbert-Strauss (https://www.engelbert-strauss.de/Bekleidung/Jacken_Westen/Wetter-_Winterjacken/Softshelljacken/Softshell_Jacke_dryplexx_softlight-3131280-77420-1-1321.html) I received today among with some personalized workshop T-Shirts, too.

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Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mort on June 13, 2016, 08:55 PM
My latest was two Bessey 24" clamps. I don't have a picture, but just imagine what one Bessey 24" clamp looks like, and double it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on June 13, 2016, 09:05 PM
Beall Tilt Box II to use with my new Bosch Reaxx table saw.   ;D
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on June 13, 2016, 09:14 PM
A Rockler Dust RIGHT Cord and Hose Holder.  It doesn't swing around like the Festool Dust Extractor boom, but it's much less expensive and might serve until I can build my own out of PVC.

Some Makita old style systainer knock-offs and some Kaizen foam to organize them.  We'll see how that works.

A cheap sound meter off of Amazon.  I'm going to measure the sound of different tool combinations in my shop.  I'm still wondering if I can get away without ear protection for a CT 36 and ETS EC 150/3.

Some Mirka interface pads for my ETS.

Some quantum tilt out bin sets for small parts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on June 13, 2016, 09:27 PM
A couple of things much needed...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: erock on June 13, 2016, 10:43 PM
This is my first full summer in my new shop.  I have 8" insulated walls.  The other day it was 87* outside, my shop was 74*, way too warm for my liking.  So today I picked up this window AC unit.   I was originally going to go all out with a Mitsubishi ductless wall mount AC unit.   But I'm gonna give this little guy a try before dropping the coin on the Mitsubishi unit.   This is a little big box store number that didn't break the bank.

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This past Saturday I visited my local woodworking store.   I don't know how, but the Bosch GTS1031 table saw found it's way into the bed of my truck..... [cool]

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Lastly, a while ago I received the Ultimate Dust Deputy from Toolnut. 
 
As of now, all three new items for my shop are STILL in the original boxes.   That will all change tomorrow morning. 
First I'll install the AC unit.  Second I'll set up the Bosch table saw and then I'll hook up the UDD to my CT26. 
All so I can start building a chicken coop !    [scared]
The chicken coop is not for me.  I'm actually gonna get paid for building something  [eek]   [eek]

Eric
 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Paul G on June 14, 2016, 12:44 AM
My new story pole tape measure from fastcap isn't terribly exciting, but it was on sale  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 14, 2016, 02:40 AM
Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)
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Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55
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Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: #Tee on June 14, 2016, 02:54 AM
Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)
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Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55
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Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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very cool kev! some nice items everyone is posting here [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: McNally Family on June 14, 2016, 04:17 AM
In keeping with my goal of learning the metric system myself and teaching my Son as well, tools that show both Metric and Imperial measurements:

1) Starrett C434ME-300 300 and 11-3/4" Combination Set with Square, Center and Reversible Protractor Head and Blade

http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/C434ME-300
 
2) Mitutoyo 500-197-30 Advanced Onsite Sensor (AOS) Absolute Scale Digital Caliper, 0 to 8"/0 to 200mm Measuring Range           

http://www.mitutoyo.com/Images/003/308/500-197-30.jpg
 
3) Mitutoyo 950-300, Pocket Steel Rule, 6"/150mm (1/64"/1mm), 1/2" Wide, With Pocket Clip

http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/27424-950-300-mitutoyo-pocket-satin-chrome-eng-met-steel-rules.html   
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on June 14, 2016, 04:59 AM
Confirmed today.
Kress corded drill.
http://www.kress-elektrik.com/Power-tools.71+M5937e453d65.0.html?&tx_commerce_pi1%5BcatUid%5D=32&tx_commerce_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=1551
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 15, 2016, 06:33 AM
@Locky is to blame [wink]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jimmy FineCut on June 15, 2016, 11:14 AM
Blum Eco drill that also looks like a shocked robot
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Elmar50 on June 15, 2016, 12:00 PM
My 20 yr old Jet table saw's motor failed on me last Sunday. The SawStop was an unexpected but not unanticipated purchase that same day. The Jet would have been on it's third motor service. The added power, much improved dust collection and safety features drove the decision that I would not sink any more money into the Jet. I had considered the Jobsite model but stability and power won out over portability. A bonus was being able to use my cast iron router table on the new saw. The saw works great!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on June 15, 2016, 12:03 PM
I've got the TGP36 version of that saw its beautiful.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 15, 2016, 05:05 PM
So many contributions, great!  [eek] [eek] [eek]   [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Thanks for sharing all those awesome purchases!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: polarsea1 on June 16, 2016, 01:55 AM
Bought an inexpensive 8 1/2" blade for my Metabo SCMS intended to cut some 3/8" fiberglass fence rods for a break down drying rack.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 21, 2016, 08:48 AM
What's the best day of the month? Snap-On Tool Truck day!!!  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]

Always happy when my buddy arrives with his truck.

Today he had for me:

SDM410           Set, Bit, Metric, (41 pcs)
AWSGM800   Set, Wrench, Metric, Hex, Combination T and L-Shape, Soft Grip, Blue Handle, 8 pcs. (2mm to 10mm)   
AWSGT800   Set, Wrench, TORX®, Combination Tand L-Shape, Soft Grip, Green Handle, 8 pcs. (T10 to T45)

PTNDM4KA   4 pc Metric Magnetic Power Nut Setter Set (2x)
BTWOSK           5 pc Bit Miniature Ratcheting Handle Set (Blue-Point®)
106BTMXGLS    1/4" Drive Knurled Extension Set (1 1/4–11") (106BTMX) + 4 Glasses with Snap-On logos from '23, '48, '50 and '95.

MB5D               Bronze Injector Brush (Blue-Point®)
AC5C                Hand Scratch Brush (Blue-Point®)
VSG15T            FAST REL VISE GRIP 9LN

(http://up.picr.de/25965684za.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/25965685wi.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: blaszcsj on June 21, 2016, 12:12 PM
Picked up a veritas honing guide. Very nice set up.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on June 29, 2016, 11:15 PM
GEDORE 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter.

(http://up.picr.de/26053254ht.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on June 30, 2016, 01:18 AM
@Mort : you gave me my first good laugh today.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on June 30, 2016, 01:23 AM
A cuppa coffee.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 30, 2016, 03:30 AM
4x Black Sys2's .. Tanos (does that could as non Festool?) and a Stihl moisture meter - should arrive tomorrow [smile]

Also ordered a bunch of stuff from Incra .. but it won't get here for a while [sad] ..

LS25WFNCSYS   INCRA LS Super System - 25" & 635mm Range in Metric

M-IRMASTER   INCRA Rules Master Set (Metric)

^ BND150M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 150mm

^ BND300M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 300mm

^ CENT300M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 300mm Centering Rule

^ IRPENCIL   INCRA 0.5mm Mechanical Marking Pencil x2

^ PRO160M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 160mm Protractor

^ RULE150M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 150mm

^ RULE300M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 300mm

^ T-RULE150M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 150mm

^ T-RULE300M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 300mm

WXWR365   Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge with Level

WXWR25   Wixey Mini Digital Height Gauge

INC-PUSHGUARD   INCRA PushGuard Combo Push Block & Hand Guard

MJGR-200   Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System Advanced with DVD

......


Plus my monster CADEX order should arrive soon [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: bkharman on June 30, 2016, 10:20 PM
I didn't buy it today but a while back I bought some B+W P5 wireless headphones. They are truly incredible sounding and I wear them at work, on walks and a lot in my shop as passive noise suppression.

Comfy as heck and brilliant sound to boot!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160701/153ea1af40e4f090b4c8d52e4940e3ac.jpg)

Cheers. Bryan.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DiscoStu on July 02, 2016, 03:12 AM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on July 03, 2016, 03:54 AM
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 18, 2016, 04:17 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 18, 2016, 05:06 AM
@Kev -- What a haul!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 18, 2016, 05:37 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 18, 2016, 05:46 AM

Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter

@Peter Parfitt HAH [big grin]

You're not guilty on the bike .. That's my Yeti 575, parked there as I'm about to put the AYUP's on for a bit of night trail riding.

Kev.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SMJoinery on July 18, 2016, 09:24 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Jeez Kev, you starting up a new dealership.
This is going to be my new screensaver! [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on July 18, 2016, 05:26 PM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Nice Kev!

 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on July 18, 2016, 05:43 PM
I bought a new house today with a 845sqft 3 car garage and a 20x20 space in the basement for shop space. This is a big improvement over the 250sqft basement shop that I currently have! I bought a Hammer A3-41 with silent cutter head back in December and received it in March that I will finally be able to take out of storage. I will now need to purchase a tablesaw. I'm wishing that I went with a Felder over the Hammer so that I won't feel the need to upgrade a few years down the road. I also bought 2 axes and a Sloyd knife from Lie Nielsen. I also just bought a bike, but that's not shop related.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 22, 2016, 12:55 AM
Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 22, 2016, 03:06 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 22, 2016, 03:45 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 22, 2016, 07:41 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??

@Kev
... Both... Together !
 [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on July 22, 2016, 10:37 AM
Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 25, 2016, 05:26 PM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2" 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:43 PM
Never used one before..... Ive been having some fun.... Shitting my pants.  I have soon learnt I HATE hollowing deep bowls its slow...boring.... and tense lol

Orderd a few Robert Sorby chisels.  Decided needed bigger stuff for hallowing so ordered sovereign chisels and Hope hollowing system with camera.  Although I did really want Clarks hollowing system or Korby but both American so not easy to get.  So settled with a less heavy duty british version. Hopefully it will come tomorow. 
 

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:46 PM
Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:49 PM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)

Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say  it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 06:57 PM

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 07:02 PM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)

Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say  it.

My local has a promo on Bessey (that I don't think goes for much longer) .. you get 30% off if you buy a mixed 10 clamps. Just don't know what to grab. K-Blocks are great, but have quite a few already.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 07:04 PM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 26, 2016, 03:47 AM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]

Hey Kev!

Basically it's a secret, but I guess it's safe to tell you, here on a woodworking platform  [scared] [scared]:

My friend and I, we have a side business. We travel the world to exorcise those pesky GEDORE'mons from car- and other workshops... It's quite dangerous  [scared]  [scared], doesn't pay as well as robbing banks  [eek] [eek], but the revenue through owning Snap-On shares - is OK  8) 8) 8). I mean, the harder we work, the more Snap-On is bought and shareholder value raises...

Here's a picture of me in action. That was quite a beast, had to bring out the crossed ratchet and pop-up screwdriver, too.... ;) ;) ;)

(http://up.picr.de/26311663pz.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

PS: Maybe for those that don't know, it's a face shield for welding/welding helmet - Snap-On offers a lot of cool "patterns" even an "Iron Man"... :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 26, 2016, 03:59 AM
LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 26, 2016, 04:04 AM
LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)

Oh yeah! :) :) :)

We're such super special secret squirrel stuff, we don't even have a name... But I like "The Knights of Snap-On" ... Maybe a new tattoo is in order....... ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 26, 2016, 08:27 AM

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.


Monitor and Camera arrived today.
[attachimg=1]

Hope hallowing Jig. Had a play for 30mins and I love it!!  There are better systems available but this does the job perfectly.  I feel safe and I dont get arm ache because Im sh itting myself
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on July 26, 2016, 10:34 AM
Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.

To add to the above, I took advantage of a Woodcraft sale to get the big boy PC router motor.  Just couldn't resist.  Added the 1/4" collet.

A while back I routed my left index finger doing something that I knew better than to do.  So I picked up a Woodpecker Free-Hand Guard as well.

And a couple of silicon glue cups.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 31, 2016, 04:35 PM
Missing part from my last Snap-On order came in Friday.

Snap-On CTUSB761 - turns the 14,4V Micro-Lithium battery packs into a power bank (5V 1A). (( @Festool USA maybe something to consider for the 10.8V and/or 18V batteries? - Would buy one straight away to throw into my CXS Systainer... :) ))

(http://up.picr.de/26367527mz.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 04, 2016, 10:16 AM
Hi!

Got me some digital calipers from Mitutoyo and some Pica stuff...

(http://up.picr.de/26399349ul.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 06, 2016, 06:58 PM
Got this little CoBolt and TwinKey from Knipex today  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/26421246bx.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 12:16 AM
Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils
[attachimg=1]

I'm also getting to crank up the base for my new Incra Positioner (thanks Precision Dogs)
[attachimg=2]

" ... I'm just mad about saffron ..." (they call it my Lamello)
[attachimg=3]

and it's got connections
[attachimg=4]

You'll never ever see these out in the wild
[attachimg=5]

I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."
[attachimg=6]

Then there's the old real estate mantra ... position, position, position
[attachimg=7]

I think the planets must have aligned today!!! [eek]


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on August 09, 2016, 02:52 AM
Lamello 🤑🤑🤑👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on August 09, 2016, 03:46 AM
@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 05:06 AM
@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...

@Holmz the Invis is targeted at an interesting way of connecting fins to boards (think big old timber stuff). It'll be a while before I get to play with it, but it was available for a promo price .. can't pass that by.

The TP jig is very nicely made. Yes - looking forward to using it [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 09, 2016, 05:11 AM
Great stuff @Kev

Like this best, lmao:


(...)

I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."


(...)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on August 09, 2016, 06:00 AM
I need to look for those promos .got a quote for puck lights... Ouch
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 11, 2016, 11:28 AM
Hi!

Today a pre-loved Woodpeckers 300mm Square arrived and a brand new Mini Square, fantastic.

(http://up.picr.de/26471579yr.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26471580ui.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26471581iu.jpg)

Very functional also outside the shop. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

(http://up.picr.de/26471583wy.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 16, 2016, 06:12 AM
Got a new pair of safety/work boots today, very comfy - love the look.

(http://up.picr.de/26522183ss.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 23, 2016, 07:25 AM
just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 23, 2016, 10:06 AM
Hi!

Got a new, better than my old, PRCD-S (Switched Protective Earth - Portable Residual Current Device) from Kopp Germany today. Bought it after someone explained to me why the product I have used before from a different manufacturer is basically useless, quite shocking (no pun intended) given this is supposed to be a safety device.

(http://up.picr.de/26595597vt.jpg)

 [eek] [eek] [eek] [scared] [scared] [scared] [unsure] [unsure] [unsure] [mad] [mad] [mad] [wink]
(http://up.picr.de/26595601rz.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595602jj.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595603ze.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595604yl.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595607gm.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on August 23, 2016, 10:10 AM
just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter

Use this link. (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CrazyLarry on August 23, 2016, 06:48 PM
Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils

I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 24, 2016, 02:25 AM
I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

@CrazyLarry so true. I'm currently in the process of moving a lot of my tools into a work unit while we fix up and present our house for sale .. moving all the systainer housed stuff was a snap. The TP is still in it's box on the bench behind me waiting to go into a box [sad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 26, 2016, 04:18 PM
Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 26, 2016, 05:36 PM
Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513

That thing is just crying out for an eye and some dinosaur teeth [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RockstarRemodel on August 26, 2016, 06:41 PM
Wasn't today, but my most recent non-Festool purchase was a BuildClean air scrubber. I'm digging it so far. It's not the magic air cleaner I had in my imagination, but I do notice an improvement.

I don't usually notice the noise because I work with ear protection always, but when the client comes in, I have to turn the jet engine down to 1.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 26, 2016, 10:33 PM
When you can buy a set for not much more than the 3 cutters yo want ...
[attachimg=1]

... and sadly my local paint store is closing down, but I scraped up a bargain
[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 27, 2016, 03:22 AM
You are definitely keeping the economy going with all the stuff you buy buddy
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DiscoStu on August 29, 2016, 06:11 PM
Bought the UJK Dovetail jig. I was tempted by the Leigh but it was more than twice the price and I doubt it will get a lot of use.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on August 29, 2016, 08:16 PM
Recieved the Bosch GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder from Acme Tool today.   I got tired of using my small digital angle finder for longer work.  It has great features including a lazer.  It will be great for checking for square the steel/aluminum entrances that are a large part of the work I perform.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 31, 2016, 04:35 AM
Hi!

Got me a water/dust/weather- and construction-site-proof "garage" 782 x 385 x 379 mm / 91 l (for my tool bag which is not water resistant and other stuff) and a diamond cutting disc.

(http://up.picr.de/26672539vh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 31, 2016, 05:57 AM
Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on September 01, 2016, 06:53 AM
Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

Clear Blanco or Tinto?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 01, 2016, 07:06 AM
Cab or merlot?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2016, 04:35 AM
Treated myself to these yesterday at a local hardware store and there is another package scheduled for delivery today  [eek] [eek]  [wink] [wink]

(http://up.picr.de/26739138mp.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Carquest on September 06, 2016, 07:19 AM
Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on September 06, 2016, 07:32 AM
@Holmz @rst

A boutique wine barrel stain maker called Shinas Estate ...

https://shinasestate.com/

... Amazingly good for the $'s.

Without a proper cellar I only keep a few cases on hand and mix it up with bottle shop purchases as we like variety. A cellar is a big tick item for the next place!!!


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2016, 02:56 PM
Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

Yes, Sir. It's two Knipex - I life 16 miles from the Knipex factory - so they are not completely unknown to me, as I do own a couple of them already ;)

---

As expected the package containing my new Fluke T 150 VDE was delivered today, great piece of equipment - loving it!

(http://up.picr.de/26744511ho.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26744513tr.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: #Tee on October 10, 2016, 08:27 PM
lovely new tools oliver!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on October 11, 2016, 03:05 AM
Today I got a a cheap Wagner spray gun and a couple of cheap chisels , rasps, etc ... Why?   Because my good stuff is as the wrong end of a very full storage unit [embarassed] [sad]

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

The cheap gun ($199AUD) is very disappointing, I think you'd get a better result throwing paint bomb balloons at the wall [mad]

You can alway use a rough chisel or two, so I'm not so upset about those.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on October 11, 2016, 01:50 PM
Certainly qualifies as non-festool "stuff", workshop-related not so much, but it ate up next years tool budget...  [big grin]

[attachimg=1]

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on October 22, 2016, 02:29 AM
Got my new Lamello few days ago 😁
[attachimg=1]


Had a play with it yesterday for first time. Trying it!  Straight away noticed something... and I think Lamello are missing a trick here.

I thought if I wanted to fix two clamex fixings ontop of each other I would have to drill two access holes on both timber faces inside and out.  I thought that would be daft why doesnt the clamex have a hole on both sides so I only need one access hole.

So I removed the rotating metal cam from the clamex and drilled another hole though. I reinserted the metal cam.  I drilled a access hole from one side through both lamello P slots.
BOOM works brilliantly!
At first I thought I might have trouble with alignemnt of the two allan key holes but Alan Key went through easily. 
[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]

[attachimg=4

][attachimg=5]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on October 22, 2016, 02:33 AM
Video yay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvE9dtzafA
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 22, 2016, 02:42 PM
Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Spiff on November 22, 2016, 02:52 PM
Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

Ha - you beat me to it!!  Well done  [sad]  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Spiff on November 22, 2016, 04:29 PM
In answer to the question in hand:

One of these, but in the 3m version.  Also made in Germany and also absolutely superb!!!  This stainless steel tape measure baffles everyone I show it to.  Yes, it opens itself, as if by magic.  Very useful when working single handed on large panels.  Super light too, with nothing to go wrong.  Whoever designed these is a genius!!   8)  [not worthy]

https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/2/429-bmimeter-1_1.jpg

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 22, 2016, 05:15 PM
I bought the Veritas honing guide set, three of the Diasharp stones, and the medium and carvers inflateable sanding drum set and sleeves.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 02:43 PM
I have been buying tools for woodworking, electronics and metal working for last 6 months and it it is not over yet. [sad]
CMT blade & bit cleaner, digital angle finder and router bits. Italy

[attachimg=1]

Martor ice tempered stainless knives and scissors. Germany

[attachimg=2]

Wera joker racheting wrench set metric & imperial. Germany

[attachimg=3]

Scala 3 pc stainless steel precison squares. Germany
Oneway manufacturing multi-gauge. Canada

[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 24, 2016, 02:49 PM
Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 03:19 PM
Picard magnetic nailholder hammer. Germany
Wiha heavy duty split head mallet.  Germany
Keller hand brush and table sweeper made with waxed beech wood and natural horsehair. Germany

[attachimg=1]

Wiha 57 pc. dynamic & topra ratchet set. Germany
Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany

[attachimg=2]

Stabila magnetic pocket and torpedo level. Germany
Knipex pliers & wrench set. Germany

[attachimg=3]

Heuer vise and stand-lift. Germany

[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 04:08 PM
Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth
Hi Seth,
I think I did shop from the same place for CMT. It was like 3 years ago and it was 50% off but I do not remember the name.
I buy them from www.routerbitworld.com now. Rich is a great guy to deal with and shipping is always $1 and the the prices are lower compare to any where on line.
I am not new to Martor and have been using them for 7 years. If you do not loose it or loan it to a friend that has a bad habit to breaking stuff, then most likely they indestructible.
Here is the link for them in USA and you can order it right there.
   http://www.martorusa.com/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on December 24, 2016, 04:44 PM
Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 05:12 PM
Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.
http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/Steel-Precision-Squares-Made-in-Germany/products/510/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on December 24, 2016, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the link! I buy Forstner type bits from them but never thought to look for squares there.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 24, 2016, 06:10 PM
In the wast week I bought the new Milwaukee 18v 15ga brad nailer to replace my ancient 30 year old Senco FN 40... Acme sent me a 15% off birthday discount.  Also bought the Milwuakee 28 piece hole hawg set...$129.00 with 10% discount.  Ordered 2 1/2" spoil board bit with disposalble blades from Toolstoday...10% off.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 02:11 PM
Hi!

After some health wise - troublesome months - yesterday was again one of better/good days that have gotten rare as of lately and I spent some quality time with my Dad at the Gedore factory shop.

(http://up.picr.de/28183846as.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/28183851vu.jpg)

Bought just a couple of small pieces, can't do anything tool related anyway right now.

(http://up.picr.de/28183854fs.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on February 01, 2017, 06:26 PM
@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ivanhoe on February 01, 2017, 06:55 PM
Waiting for my Incra 1000 SE to arrive for my table saw. [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on February 01, 2017, 06:58 PM
@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

_______

Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 07:11 PM
@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.

Thank you very much @Kev !

@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

_______

Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.


Thank you very much @Untidy Shop

--

Just to clarify, it's nothing life threatening but it's really, really annoying because it sometimes changes within an hour - makes advance planning completely obsolete and I only dare to leave the house on what I call a "100% good day". Plus, I thought I was done with it, then it hit me again out of the blue. So I'm getting used as pin cushion again...

I still hope to be able to continue projects and start some new ones in a couple of months.

Kind regards and again, thank you very much for the well wishes!
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on February 01, 2017, 08:25 PM
Got this just after Christmas , took about 6-7 weeks to build.
Logo's on last week.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170202/9f51fdd547c53016798d4377683b7562.jpg)
Has really helped my work flow
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 08:33 PM
Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: onevw on February 02, 2017, 06:11 AM
Must run fume hood with this stuff[attach=1][attach=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on February 02, 2017, 09:41 PM
Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver
That's funny cuz,the paint is called "desert sand storm"
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 14, 2017, 05:54 AM
Today I bought a CMT 10" calibration disc and a few adhesive sandpaper discs so I can get the table saw set up perfect and use it as a disc sander too. Speaking of the table saw, I picked up the sawstop jobsite saw not long before I joined the FOG along with a bosch gex125-150ave ros.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on February 14, 2017, 06:39 AM
Although, not something directly for the workshop they do aid in making stuff that goes into the workshop.  Some heavier Pfanner Gladiator chainsaw pants for the < 10 degree F days.  Been wearing the ventilation ones for a few months, but those let a little too much air up the rear  [eek]  in the winter. 

(http://www.treestuff.com/store/images/products/large/1815.jpg)
 
And a box of 50 Pfanner work gloves because I don't want to run out anytime soon!


Why chainsaw pants over chaps?  Well, when you're out in the woods all day you're spending more time planning a fall and skidding it out than actually running the saw.  Chaps are easier to take off than to put on.  And it never fails that an unseen limb or buck cut needs the saw on it and fatigue + daylight weening might make one neglect the chaps for that cut (I'm very guilty of this).  But I have never felt the desire to ditch the trousers for nature's full ventilation... the family jewels aren't for ticks!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 14, 2017, 03:04 PM
Not a pro , just the occasional tree to cut up. Never tried the pants but I have the chaps and find them bulky and awkward. Don't like the straps and such either. The pants look like the way to go.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on February 14, 2017, 03:44 PM
@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

Trevin
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 03:12 PM
@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

Trevin
They make them for few manufactures under different names but all have the same quality.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 03:25 PM
The very last purchase was last Friday from two locations.
51 pieces WIHA precison tool set.

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Aigner Distometer

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 18, 2017, 03:58 PM
That is a nice tray full of screwdrivers!

Do you have a part / stock / name number for that set?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 18, 2017, 04:16 PM
Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coliban on February 18, 2017, 04:34 PM
Woodpecker

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 05:19 PM
Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth
Yep, that is the one.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on February 18, 2017, 05:37 PM
Here's a good deal on that Wiha set - $203.00 / 27% off


https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92191-51-piece-master-technicians-precision-set/


I have this version- https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92190-50-piece-master-technicians-bench-top-tool-set/


 in the metal storage rack - really a great assortment
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on February 19, 2017, 06:44 AM
@HAXIT

That looks like a nice set of screw drivers they definitely need to be in a drawer

I got these Friday . Now need to build a rack will need room for expansion will order 8
More next month love these clamps

Thanks Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 23, 2017, 06:44 AM
Does it count if I didn't buy it? This evening I went to collect payment for a recent job and the customer gave me a bonus of an extra $200 plus the 18v Bosch Destroyer brushless kit! Definately could handle a few more customers like that.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 23, 2017, 07:04 AM
I bought the 18v Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer, couple SDS drills, and chisels.  Now there are jobs where I won't need to drag my 30 some year old Hilti TE-72 along.  A couple months ago I bought the Milwaukee 18v 15 ga brad nailer...used the the day it came to reinstall mahogany stops at a skating rink where we replaced all the 4' x 5' insulated units.   Won't need my Senco and hose as much.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on February 23, 2017, 08:23 AM
Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on February 23, 2017, 10:06 AM
8" Knew Fretsaw
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on February 23, 2017, 10:21 AM
Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…

Its okay for some - I have a pair of Dutch bikes on order and I doubt whether the pound will pick up between now and Easter !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on February 23, 2017, 05:57 PM
I rounded out the Woodpeckers collection by making it more square.  6 & 8" squares came in today.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 10, 2017, 02:43 PM
Way nice @Poindexter !

--

After selling almost all of my Bosch stuff, I need replacements. New Fein AFMM 18 QSL.

(https://up.picr.de/28547553gt.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on March 11, 2017, 08:11 AM
Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on March 11, 2017, 03:00 PM
A Mafell BST 460S.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on March 11, 2017, 06:29 PM
I bought Hanson 3095001 2-Piece Adjustable Tap Socket from Amazon.  With these to grip the taps I can use my 3/8 drive Milwaukee for tapping or a 3/8 rachet for restricted areas.  You Tube is almost as hard on my bank account as FOG.  Check out this site for some really nifty tapping and drilling tools http://holemaker-technology.com/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on March 11, 2017, 08:57 PM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


        [attachimg=1]



Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 11, 2017, 09:12 PM
Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

(Attachment Link)

@Poindexter good to see you embracing Arbortech .. I managed to accidentally combine mine with a old angle grinder I sold (and got less for it that the Arbortech cutter was actually worth) [sad]

I'm looking forward to replacing it soon [smile]

It'd be nice to see what you're carving.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on March 12, 2017, 08:22 AM

    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
[attachimg=1]


Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on March 12, 2017, 10:17 AM

    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]



Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
(Attachment Link)


Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Wera VDE bottle opener. Of course if you are thirsty, then you cannot work efficiently. So it is important. [big grin] [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on March 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]
Seth

Hi Seth,

Just as well you have not seen my other Wera video work !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 12, 2017, 06:22 PM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


        (Attachment Link)



Seth

Hi Seth,

Definitely something I gladly take the blame for  [big grin] [big grin]

Great choices by the way! And the pop-up bit-holder is really fun - I got the Snap-On version (same bit-holder, but their colors and "Instinct" handle style)  that Wera makes for them. It's great and fun to play with.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 16, 2017, 05:29 PM
Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on March 16, 2017, 05:49 PM
This was the thread I was actually looking for.  I posted this earlier in another thread.

Here is my new toy!
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Cannot wait to try her out this weekend.  Or maybe tonight... [big grin]

Trevin
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on March 16, 2017, 07:24 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 16, 2017, 10:24 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 17, 2017, 10:07 AM
Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

I now have improved versions of the two planes that I ordered, now that the blades are honed and adjusted.  Per previous experience, they only needed a little polishing on the back, and then a micro bevel.  The blade angle on the shoulder plane was off by a degree or two, but the micro bevel took care of that.

The Veritas jack rabbet plane is awesome, and the review from @derekcohen gave me even more ideas of things to do with it.  The only thing that I can see that you don't get from this plane is the toothed blades.  I wonder if Veritas would custom tooth a blade or two?

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/VeritasJackRabbetPlane.html
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on March 17, 2017, 03:11 PM
Got this today

Had a little play seems really nice, easy to use and a nice thin beam [attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]

But an absolutely horrendous colour clash with the festools lol. Doesn't even look like I could fit it in a systainer
But to be honest everything fits really nice in the box inc the tripod

Will be cool if the sys light fits on the tripod

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on March 17, 2017, 04:16 PM
That looks great.

There is a good chance that the Syslight will fit as most tripod kit that I have come across (apart from artillery range finders) has a standard thread fitting.

Petetr
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 17, 2017, 04:28 PM
Green laser, cool! So much better to spot than the red one.

Enjoy that awesome Leica!

Sys-Lite and Sys-Rock should fit that tripod, iirc they're all 1/4"

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on March 17, 2017, 06:23 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

100a for the moulder, 60a for a buss duct and the 20's because I found a couple.

I can't afford new ones, the 100a one is 450 bucks.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on March 19, 2017, 04:37 AM
Forgive me for I have sinned. It's been over a decade since my last Alternative Green (Ryobi) tool purchase, and hopefully it will be another decade before I am tempted again!

In my defense, my main router died last night and I was trying to beat a timeline for delivery of a project. My local big box hardware store opens at 7am Sunday mornings so down I went and grabbed the only 1/2" shank variable speed plunge router they sold. Now I'll need to submit a proposal to the minister of finance and war as to why I need the OF1400.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 19, 2017, 04:44 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on March 20, 2017, 01:53 PM
Some evening reading just showed up in the mail ...... now I am in trouble  [eek]


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Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on March 20, 2017, 05:45 PM
@seth I just ordered the same two catalogs the other day....

 [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on March 21, 2017, 04:20 PM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 21, 2017, 09:10 PM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on April 03, 2017, 11:23 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on April 03, 2017, 11:25 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 03, 2017, 11:41 PM
I finally bought a SawStop PCS. I went with the 3hp, 52" T-Glide, industrial mobile base, and overarm dust collection. I seriously considered the industrial version and the Hammer K3.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 12, 2017, 05:05 PM
Received this today:

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 12, 2017, 05:12 PM
Very cool!

That Cadex *drool*  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:23 PM
Received this today:

(Attachment Link)


yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassss
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:37 PM
Here in the US, Tool Lady is running a sale on PB Swiss. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:44 PM
Here's what the slotted bits look like after a few years of using them like miniature prybars.
Glad they got rid of that awfully painted identification ring. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 12, 2017, 06:06 PM
Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

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In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 07:03 PM
Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

--

In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver

Agreed.  Everyone waxes poetic about their screwdrivers and hex keys, but it's their bits that never fail to impress me.
I could take or leave their screwdrivers.  Actually, I do in fact take Wiha and ye ol' Facom Ergotwist whenever it ain't bits.  :-0
The tips on the PB versions are the nicest, though.  For hex, I use Bondhus, Wiha and PB, interchangeably.   I'm not saying they're interchangeable.   I'm just saying, they all work fine for me. :0
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 07:28 PM
Here's my attempt to turn the Fog into Garage Journal. 😂
Please don't ask me to travel to my home, mom's home, dad's home, sister's home nor
downstairs to the cobwebbed shop to snap  the Gedore, Facom,  Felo, Wera and whatever
else is spread all around. 😳
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 13, 2017, 11:53 AM
In another recent purchase I was able to complete my Bridge City Tool Works Japanese hand saw set with extra blades. The two burgundy saws I already had. The chisels are relatively new as well.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on May 13, 2017, 06:48 PM
Bought a Ryoba double edge and a Gyokucho Dozuki razor saw, also bought two Festool rustic planer heads, the HK 82 RG and RF.  Just received Freud triple bead and flute set.  Spent the day setting up to make custom base moulding.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CADru on May 14, 2017, 08:20 PM
Milwaukee M12 Fuel Hackzall. A 4.0 Ah battery shipped with kit & the 6.0 Ah battery was free with purchase. Two batteries are a must so when a free battery offer hits a tool I'm looking to pick up its a no brainer.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 15, 2017, 09:18 PM
@six-point socket II

I've been using 6mm hex, all day...on garment racks...at the office.   ;D

Anyway, yeah, 100 degree stubby l-keys from pbswiss.
Am I in love? 💜💙💚💛❤️💘💞💓💗💖💝 Mos def.



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 16, 2017, 01:59 AM
So cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 17, 2017, 02:10 PM
Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.

(http://up.picr.de/29220082yv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220083xd.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220084rv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220085bi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220086nb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on May 17, 2017, 02:58 PM
Very nice!  Didn't know Spax had that.  You might have just spent me some money :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 26, 2017, 09:09 PM
Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.

(http://up.picr.de/29220082yv.jpg)



(http://up.picr.de/29220083xd.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220084rv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220085bi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220086nb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver


We think alike.   The same week that I had PB Bauman fest, I also
ordered a pile of Wera's nippled torx bits.   
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 31, 2017, 04:33 PM
Mafell Aerofix.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 07, 2017, 07:02 AM
Bench Crafted Moxon Vise hardware on the way.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 09, 2017, 12:41 AM

[attachimg=1]

Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on June 09, 2017, 05:55 AM
A portable table saw arrived yesterday, so not exactly a gizmo.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on June 09, 2017, 10:02 AM



Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.



Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 09, 2017, 09:15 PM

Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set . . . .
Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth

Yes Seth agree re cool, but unlike the tool set itself I do not expect the raised logo/tool image will outlast my remaining life time.

@SRSemenza
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on June 10, 2017, 10:59 PM
Just came today ................. this set of Craftsman regular size / longish handle short blade Torx drivers. AKA, Super Stubbies. New old stock Made in USA.  T10 , T15, T20, T25. They just seemed like they might be handy.



[attachimg=1]


Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 27, 2017, 10:44 AM
Hi,

New PPE suited for the next project that will include paint stripping...

3M 4255 FFA2 P3DR (respirator mask)

3M 2890 (safety glasses)

Ansell SOL-VEX 37-675 (gloves)

(https://up.picr.de/29912888eh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 10:28 AM
Hi Oliver

Thought you might like this. I have been after these for a while

And just for reference unboxing wera is very similar to apple lol [attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 10:34 AM
Also

The 1/2 drive set is almost exactly the size of the drawer in a sys 3 3drawer box
I did research this first

So my plan is to make a mechanical kit in a couple of sys drawer units. I have given my traditional type box to my son

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 30, 2017, 11:08 AM
Hi Mick

I am an absolute fan of Wera tools. They are really well thought out and clearly designed by someone who uses tools.

I am a little jealous of your latest pile !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 30, 2017, 11:18 AM
Lately, I've been breaking down 19mm sheets of maple ply. As much as I like the original TSO GRS-16, this newer version will make that task a lot easier.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 12:21 PM
hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 30, 2017, 12:36 PM
hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick

Hi Mick

Yes, I have that little ratchet and use it a lot. For the older or more arthritic members of the FOG it really does make life a lot easier.

At last years D&M show at Kempton Park I saw some low profile sockets that go with the ratchet but cannot find them on the Wera web site. They are very squat and so you can get the ratchet and the socket into a space about 25 - 30 mm high. Any ideas ?

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 01:04 PM
Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 30, 2017, 11:03 PM
Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick

I don't think Wera has long / deep sockets.  But you can put any brand 1/4" drive deep socket on the ratchet. Are they just not available in the UK?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 04, 2017, 02:46 PM
Seth

I can definitely get some deep sockets from another make. but I do like a bit of brand allegiance lol

I think that's festools fault

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on August 05, 2017, 09:29 PM
Picked these up from Ebay. 9" length as opposed to many similar that are 8" so they compliment the 7" Knipex ones I already have better than 8" would. And I really like the beveled tips.


[attachimg=1]     [attachimg=2]     [attachimg=3]



Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: unclefester on August 06, 2017, 04:00 AM
My wife bought this for me  [big grin]for our anniversary.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 12, 2017, 11:23 AM
This turned up today don't know how lol
[attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]

Seem to need to feed the wera habit now
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2017, 10:01 AM
Hi,

I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.

(https://up.picr.de/30276947ah.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/30276951bs.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/30276952mj.jpg)

And then I visited one of my tool dealers and bought a Mini-Systainer with clear top and insert, a small chisel, a punch and mini-caliper.

(https://up.picr.de/30278327ei.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2017, 10:39 AM

I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.


Who makes that Oliver, it almost looks like an old Stanley.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2017, 11:12 AM
Hi @Cheese

Unfortunately I can't tell you for sure who the manufacturer is. Allegedly these are/were made by http://www.robert-schroeder.de/home/ueber-schroeder/ for a German store called Manufactum. ( http://www.manufactum.de )

What I can tell you for sure is that this particular model  was up until recently sold by Manufactum - but they have recently discontinued it, this one was purchased in one of their local shops that had stock left.

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.

It's called "Drillschraubendreher" or "Driller" in German, and if you search ebay for example - even NOS/ and used from German Military come up for sale... 

From Wera for example: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wera-Lit-Schraubendreher-445mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS1-/361919958257

"Hermes perfect" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Hermes-Schraubendreher-440mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS3-/391720427467

"Stanley" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Stanley-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS7-/361919957483

"Wiha" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wiha-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS13-/361922831266

Non of them being 1/4" hex variants though.

In this case, I have bought from the seller before and he is gtg (just in case someone must have one of them ;) )

--

There are even some to be found that were made back in the day in GDR:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/DDR-Smalcalda-Drillschraubendreher-Dreher-Schraubenzieher-Werkzeug-Praktikus-/222612373306


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2017, 11:28 AM
Interesting...especially the Hermes variants, I wonder what that was all about?

Ya Oliver, I thought it was a Stanley hand drill until the 1/4 hex drive caught my eye. That was the trigger [scratch chin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 06, 2017, 06:21 PM
I just bought the Wera 05051461001 816 Ra 1/4x142.0 Ratchet Screwdriver,
Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial,
and the
Wera 8100 SB 2 Zyklop 3/8" Metric Ratchet Set.  Sorry guys...no picture porn
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 07, 2017, 01:34 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2017, 02:04 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

From Wikipedia:
The trade name "YANKEE" screwdriver was first marketed by North Brothers Manufacturing Company in 1899, with the No. 30 spiral ratchet screwdriver.

The term "YANKEE SCREWDRIVER" is often used to describe push/pull type screwdriver other than one manufactured by North Brothers Mfg. Co. or Stanley Tools, who purchased the rights to the well-known YANKEE brand or trade name in the 1940s from North Brothers.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 07, 2017, 02:10 PM
Thanks

That makes sense


Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2017, 02:15 PM

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DB10 on September 07, 2017, 09:17 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick
@VW MICK  Stiil got my first cordless with the obligatory jubilee clip. At the time I was using this I was working at a boat builders and without the jubilee clip the Yankee would have been everywhere you didn't want it to be.
 Says on it Stanley Yankee no. 130b made by Stanley, West Germany. I hadn't realised that these Yankee's used to be made in Germany.
 I will now put it back in the bottom of the draw and crack on with my CXS.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 08, 2017, 04:47 AM

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow

Very interesting, seems to be from Schroeder as well. Thanks @Cheese !

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 05:12 AM
Morning guys
These turned up this week [attachimg=1]
I am finding these things really handy
I am not going to start the I wish Festool made them. As I couldn't afford them if they did lol
Also they are what I call beaters and lenders.

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 05:13 AM
Can someone turn my picture around please

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 10, 2017, 09:03 AM
Can someone turn my picture around please
Mick

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 01:14 PM
Ha ha thanks @Cheese


Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 12, 2017, 01:13 PM
I seem to have killed this thread but these two turned up this week
[attachimg=1]

I’ve 9 of these things now they are so handy

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on November 12, 2017, 01:48 PM
I have been looking at insulated screwdrivers for quite some time, but never could find a set with a good variety of tips.  Especially wanted slim and PlusMinus tips.  Then I found this one and couldn't resist.  Already used it putting in smart home fixtures and switches.  Really like it so far.

insulated screwdrivers (https://www.kctoolco.com/chris-insulated-screwdriver-set/)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 12, 2017, 01:53 PM
Nice

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on November 12, 2017, 05:58 PM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on November 12, 2017, 08:01 PM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver

If you do a google search on that Wera model number, it shows up as yellow/red everywhere I looked, just like the other insulated tools.  Maybe the one in the set was new/old stock?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mismarked on November 12, 2017, 10:46 PM
On the Yankee/ Stanley subject (a little late to the party) my dad gave me this. A painted glass display sign from a hardware store. I did not see a date on it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on November 13, 2017, 07:44 AM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver

If you do a google search on that Wera model number, it shows up as yellow/red everywhere I looked, just like the other insulated tools.  Maybe the one in the set was new/old stock?

I think the black / yellow is because they were / are trying to color code the square drives. You can also find pictures of the square  in bright green and yellow handle with red blade.  Also lots of places use the same pic for all the screwdrivers.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on November 13, 2017, 01:30 PM
Hi Seth,

forgive me, I'm not sure we're on the same page here. I know that some stores will use images that might not show the actual or a slightly different product - not taking any issues with that.

But in this instance the pictured screwdriver does exist, and has the 168i, 1000V and VDE stamps... Now that I knew what to look for I found quite a couple of sources to buy these from, even locally.

I still think - square drive or not - it's an accident waiting to happen if someone uses both the 100 VDE and 900 series side by side.

One thing though, I might stand corrected. Judging by the picture from KC Tools I would have sworn it's black/yellow. However if you look at Wera or other vendors, it seems kinda greenish or is that just my eyes?

http://products.wera.de/de/schraubendreher_kraftform_plus__serie_100_vde_160_i_168_i_6_rack.html

https://www.reichelt.de/?ARTICLE=197356


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on November 13, 2017, 05:56 PM
Yes, I realize that it exists in that color I have one too.  It does have a slight green hue. That one link is interesting that it shows two different square drive in that color. Which means they were not trying to follow the standard square color coding. Yes, bad idea, I don't get it.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: android on December 17, 2017, 05:05 PM
Well, I decided to get a square I could trust so I forked out some $$ for the Starrett 12" 4 piece set. It was on Amazon for $230. I checked all the head and they are "dead on balls accurate" as Mona Lisa Vito would say. I had bought a PEC hoping to save a few bucks, but the protractor head was off by about 1-1/2 degrees so I sent it back. The protractor head in the Starrett set is much nicer. If you just want the square and center finder, the PEC would be fine, but I wanted a really good protractor head so this will serve well.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on December 18, 2017, 06:19 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on December 18, 2017, 06:55 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.

Well, they DO look like props from Starship Troopers… : )
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on December 18, 2017, 07:38 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.

Are there more where you got those from? [emoji41]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 18, 2017, 11:07 AM
Wera Zyklop 8100 SC 4 1/2-Inch SAE Ratchet Set, 38-Piece....$345.00,
 Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial, 39 Pieces...$85.00
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 18, 2017, 02:14 PM
Hi @rst

Good purchase would like a picture


Thanks Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on December 18, 2017, 10:35 PM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 18, 2017, 11:46 PM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on December 19, 2017, 12:19 AM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth

3 different drivers (2)slotted/philips, (1) each of slotted/philips/square and slotted/philips/torx. I have a few tools that I keep in my office at work, but most of them I just have at home for personal usage. I need to run a sub-panel to my garage and then run the electric for all my large shop tools.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 19, 2017, 06:47 PM
CuTech 8” Joiner with carbide spiral cutter head.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on December 19, 2017, 10:10 PM
Picked up a Wera bit holder:

Wera 051482 Rapidaptor Bitholding Screwdriver Handle (https://www.kctoolco.com/wera-051482-rapidaptor-bitholding-screwdriver-handle/)

I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it is.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 21, 2017, 12:09 PM
Williams SuperCombo wrench sets .................

   [attachimg=1]     [attachimg=2]


Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 21, 2017, 04:35 PM
Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 21, 2017, 04:42 PM
Graco cordless Ultra airless sprayer...25% off $250.00 @ Zoro
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ManipulatingWood on December 21, 2017, 06:42 PM
Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....

(Attachment Link)

I was looking at those CUTech jointers over the weekend, but was concerned when I couldn’t locate a phone # for customer service on their website.  I’d love to hear a full review after you’ve had a little time to play.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 21, 2017, 06:46 PM
It’s at the bottom of their website: https://www.cutechtool.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=123
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ManipulatingWood on December 21, 2017, 06:52 PM
D’oh! 🤦‍♂️

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Ajax on December 22, 2017, 11:47 AM
My kids (8 and 10) are really into architecture and building stuff.  They go to a shop to take classes and I volunteer there, but it's scary seeing them use large machines and I spend my time playing Mr Safety and operating tools their small hands can't handle.  So...I found the Proxxon line of model making / craft tools that are mini versions of the large shop ones and I'm outfitting a kids workshop in the basement next to my shop.  This is going to be a great Xmas for them...and if this is just a fad for them, now I have some small tools to use along side my big ones.

So far I've bought...

Table top saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27006.php

Chop saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27160.php

Scroll saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27088.php

Hotwire cutter
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27080.php


Power supply for the 12v tools
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28704.php

12v Drill/Rotory Tool
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28512.php

12v Jigsaw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28534.php

Drill stand
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28600.php


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: David on December 22, 2017, 03:03 PM
A massive piece of gorgeous Big Leaf Maple burl (see hammer for scale).

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 31, 2017, 03:39 PM
A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: McNally Family on December 31, 2017, 07:44 PM
A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]


Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference! 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on December 31, 2017, 10:30 PM
I ordered some Bessey rail clamps from woodpeckers , $56 usd for 2 clamps.
Ships after 1-18-2018 , but that’s o.k for me.
Got 4 at that price.
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 31, 2017, 10:47 PM
Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference!

Ya, it was a no-brainer for me. The Fuel Sawzall with a 9.0 battery and a charger in a cardboard box for $249, that’s something you don’t even think twice about. The naked Fuel Sawzall (tool only) goes for $199. [eek]  The 9.0 battery alone goes for $170 and the charger is a $40-$50 item.


Those blow molded Milwaukee cases however are a PITA. I just chuck them because they’re worthless. Solid structure for landfill.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on January 02, 2018, 05:13 PM
I've purchased two of these recently...(on sale for $9.92 - sadly normal price now - still think they are a good deal)

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https://www.kctoolco.com/felo-22198-1-4-nut-box-with-8-metric-sockets-adapter/

I like them a bunch - wish they had a standard version but I've not found one.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on April 24, 2018, 04:33 PM
Blue Spruce Toolworks coping saw.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 24, 2018, 06:22 PM
Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on April 24, 2018, 06:45 PM
Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.

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?

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on April 24, 2018, 07:00 PM
@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!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 24, 2018, 07:05 PM
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. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on July 12, 2018, 03:55 AM
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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.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 12, 2018, 11:27 AM

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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 12, 2018, 12:07 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on July 12, 2018, 09:09 PM
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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 12, 2018, 09:31 PM

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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mclaeys on August 27, 2018, 11:26 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: blaszcsj on August 28, 2018, 12:16 PM
(Attachment Link)

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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on August 28, 2018, 12:25 PM

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

Why? Wera make HexPlus in imperial as well...
Or did I miss something?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 03, 2018, 03:22 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 05, 2018, 04:28 PM
Hi!

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

(https://up.picr.de/33750646wh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on September 06, 2018, 08:51 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on September 06, 2018, 09:16 AM
Incra 1000SE miter gauge.  What a solid, well built miter gauge, super pleased.  [big grin] [big grin]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 06, 2018, 10:14 AM
@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😊.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 06, 2018, 10:21 AM
@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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on September 06, 2018, 10:51 AM
@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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 06, 2018, 12:26 PM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mike_aa on September 06, 2018, 01:01 PM
@six-point socket II

Oliver, Happy Belated Birthday!

Mike A.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 06, 2018, 01:57 PM
Bought a V Line chalk line and tape holder and  Flexzilla air hose and two sets of fittings .
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on September 06, 2018, 05:03 PM
A belated "Many Happy Returns", Oliver; a nice haul of goodies you received. (Especially that ratchet - somebody loves you!)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2018, 12:53 PM
Some ABS pipe and a couple of 4" Magport fittings for the Dewalt 735.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 11, 2018, 11:13 AM
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! :)

--

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.

(https://up.picr.de/33797800sf.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 11, 2018, 06:13 PM
Minor purchase but I really like this; V-Line Clamp.  Holds chalk line or tape measure in various positions and clamps to the material.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 11, 2018, 08:26 PM
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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: waho6o9 on September 11, 2018, 08:56 PM
A Lie Nielsen Jack plane with a 50 degree frog showed up last week and it's awesome!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on October 02, 2018, 02:03 PM
Pearl Blue - I like. (Snap-On THLD72PB)  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(https://up.picr.de/33967489ew.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on October 02, 2018, 07:01 PM
Nice!
I have a set of SO screw drivers in pearl blue.

John
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ctvader on October 03, 2018, 05:47 PM
TSO rail square guide - told the boss I needed it for a table I was building for her.  ;-)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ctvader on October 05, 2018, 11:13 AM
I was able to 'play' with the TSO square yesterday and I was impresses with the accuracy.  Here are my measurements using the 5 cut test method:

Length of test piece - 19.25"
width of top of off cut - .462"
width of bottom of off-cut  - .458"
difference of width .06" over 19.25"

I would say it's pretty darn accurate...

Not sure what others with the TSO product found but if you're on the fence, hop off and buy it. 

Great job by @TSO Products
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Brian Livingstone on October 05, 2018, 02:38 PM

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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on October 06, 2018, 02:15 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on October 06, 2018, 06:55 PM
I picked up a Woodpecker's 1281 square along with a 6" Incra t-rule and a hammerless nailset.

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Title: Re: What non-Festool tool or workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt5ypLSu298

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."
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 07, 2018, 03:06 PM
WERA 05051030001 KRAFTFORM KOMPAKT PISTOL RA COMBI-DRIVER WITH MAGAZINE...Chad's Tool Box...used my credit
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on November 07, 2018, 05:54 PM
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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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on November 23, 2018, 11:53 PM
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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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 26, 2018, 12:09 PM
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

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on November 26, 2018, 11:56 PM
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. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 12:39 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: koenbro on November 27, 2018, 12:40 AM
Got a tungsten sharpener from arc-zone built on the Milwaukee M12 platform.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on November 27, 2018, 08:39 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 09:31 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 27, 2018, 09:43 AM
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?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 01:02 PM
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?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on November 27, 2018, 08:03 PM
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.


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on January 14, 2019, 08:55 AM
Hi!

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

(https://up.picr.de/34839827xx.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839828ac.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839829yi.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839830tf.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 11:10 AM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on January 14, 2019, 11:40 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 12:03 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on January 14, 2019, 01:20 PM
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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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 01:45 PM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 03:41 PM
Do you know if that is metric or imperial?  Id need metric for the LR32. Do you know how long it is?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 03:47 PM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on January 14, 2019, 04:24 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 04:54 PM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: TSO Products on January 14, 2019, 08:37 PM
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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 02, 2019, 07:25 AM
Hi!

Mini-L-Boxx from/by Wago.

Series 221 (100x 221-412), (110x 221-413) and (25x 221-415) + 4 adaptor plates/mounting plates/carriers to use the series 221splicing connectors inside distribution panels

(https://up.picr.de/34979399dq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34979400aq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34979401aa.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34979402ca.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34979403av.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34979405dt.jpg)

Roll call.  [big grin]  [big grin] [big grin]  [wink]

(https://up.picr.de/34979407yj.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 27, 2019, 06:28 AM
Today I picked up a Dewalt 735 thinknesser, CigWeld 185A welder and a Makita 1019 scms. It was an expense afternoon!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on March 09, 2019, 05:32 PM
I received my Kumiko guide blocks (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190309/aa54a0df0f346911d00390931db33b1a.jpg)from Mike Pekovich earlier in the week.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: stickman on March 09, 2019, 11:14 PM
I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s a55 tomorrow
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on March 10, 2019, 07:24 AM
Thanks for posting Oliver. I wasn't aware Wago made DIN rail holders for the connectors.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 10, 2019, 10:03 AM
I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s  tomorrow

Now that's very cool. [cool] [cool]

I rented one for 2 days when I poured new front steps.

That was such a positive experience that I rented one again for 2 weeks when I put in the blue stone patio. 

I'd love to have one just sitting in the garage next to the motorcycles.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: leer on March 10, 2019, 11:55 PM
[attach=2]Bought a Milwaukee Angle Grinder with paddle switch.  I had a Harbor Freight that I bought when I used one maybe annually.  Never really like the side-mount switches on most angle grinders.  Side handle broke, so it’s in the garage for when my neighbor wants to borrow a grinder.   [smile]

I plan to get a Kutzall Shaping Disk for the Milwaukee.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: stickman on March 12, 2019, 07:40 AM
I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s  tomorrow

Now that's very cool. [cool] [cool]

I rented one for 2 days when I poured new front steps.

That was such a positive experience that I rented one again for 2 weeks when I put in the blue stone patio. 

I'd love to have one just sitting in the garage next to the motorcycles.  [big grin]


Having a Dingo around (or any diesel mini skid steer) is so handy. I have done a month of projects in 3 days. I dropped some trees and bucked them then moved everything into a pile, I pulled out a bunch of landscape plants, I fixed a fence that has been bugging me for years, I have pulled out a ton of English ivy, etc
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on May 05, 2019, 01:17 AM
Yesterday I finally purchased Jessem’s clear cut TS stock guides. I also purchased two mag switch 150’s so that I could mount the guides on my Sawstop PCS without drilling holes in my fence. I followed Dave Stanton’s plan laid out on YouTube. Thank you Dave, this is a GREAT idea! I am really pleased that I was able to install these guides in this way so that I can easily remove the guides when needed as I was not going to drill holes in my fairly new saw anyway. I mostly work alone in my shop and although I do own a TS55 I tend to break down most plywood on the table saw anyway. This makes handling a large sheet so much easier since the guides take care of the process of making sure the edge stays registered properly against the fence.

I make a lot of stuff but nothing pleases me more than a good shop fixture!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 17, 2019, 08:37 PM
A couple of weeks ago I bought the Veto Pro Pac Tech OT-MC and got a TP4B free.  Veto is currently running their spring promotion (https://www.vetopropac.com/redemption/) where you get a free TP4B with a qualifying purchase from March 1, 2019 through June 30,2019. 

[attachimg=1]

I already have Veto Pro Pac XLT, but it's really heavy fully loaded and I also like this open design better.  I need to buy more hand tools to fill out my new toolbags.  I took out some of the tools in the picture from the XLT.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 17, 2019, 08:53 PM
A wall clock for the garage (I trust no pics are necessary).  I’m always losing track of time when I’m out there and it’s a nuisance to find the phone or run in the house to check.  It really is something I should have bought years ago.

Funny thing is I wanted an analog clock that I didn’t need to adjust since it would be high on a wall.  I thought with all the WiFi enabled stuff out there, surely there is a better option than the atomic clocks.  The answer is...there is and they are marketing these things for commercial settings ($$$) where all the clocks are synchronized and nobody needs to set them.  So, the atomic clock won.  Thankfully it did find the signal inside of 10 minutes. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 03:18 AM
@GoingMyWay I love the Veto Pro Pacs bags, we have a XXLF closed top that’s nudging 7 years old and still going strong. Also a now discontinued OT-XXL that’s of similar age, and in very good shape.
They’re expensive but very durable, I cannot think of another tool bag that comes close.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on June 18, 2019, 06:04 AM
A wall clock for the garage (I trust no pics are necessary).  I’m always losing track of time when I’m out there and it’s a nuisance to find the phone or run in the house to check.  It really is something I should have bought years ago.

Funny thing is I wanted an analog clock that I didn’t need to adjust since it would be high on a wall.  I thought with all the WiFi enabled stuff out there, surely there is a better option than the atomic clocks.  The answer is...there is and they are marketing these things for commercial settings ($$$) where all the clocks are synchronized and nobody needs to set them.  So, the atomic clock won.  Thankfully it did find the signal inside of 10 minutes.

Or just stick an Echo Dot in the shop and you can ask Alexa the WX or time when you need to, set a timer for some task you're doing, use the intercom feature to contact (or be contacted by) someone in the house, stream music to the shop, chat with a friend across town or hundreds of miles away, or listen to podcasts. You could even tie it into your HA system and use a remotely controlled switch our outlet (with appropriately rated capacity of course) to start/stop a shop vac or dust extractor by a verbal command. I bought a refurbed 2nd Gen Echo Dot for the shop for $29 not long ago. That's not much more than the price of a clock.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 18, 2019, 08:36 AM
@GoingMyWay I love the Veto Pro Pacs bags, we have a XXLF closed top that’s nudging 7 years old and still going strong. Also a now discontinued OT-XXL that’s of similar age, and in very good shape.
They’re expensive but very durable, I cannot think of another tool bag that comes close.

They are very nice, albeit a bit expensive.  I'm not a even a professional tradesman or anything like that.   They're very solidly built and as a result they're not exactly light even when completely empty.  I'm hoping this setup will be a little lighter than my XLT since they can't hold as many tools.  I'm also trying to be more judicious in the tool selection.  I bought the Klein 7-in-1 nut driver instead of having 7 separate nut drivers (none or maybe just 1 or 2 of which I really even need) like I have in the XLT.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on June 18, 2019, 09:46 AM
Picked up my first table saw yesterday. DW745 from Home Depot on Special Buy. I've avoided owning one for a couple years now due to being nervous around them but with all the safety features nowadays and needing something to do narrow rips it's time. Everything is square out of the box and the rack and pinion is a pleasure to use. Too bad the CMS fence isn't rack and pinion ...might have to change that. The track saw is great and I'll use it for everything I can but for narrow rips it's too much fussing around.

Now I need @TrackTubesGuy to finish his mobile station plan for incorporating this saw for proper outfeed.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 18, 2019, 12:18 PM
Or just stick an Echo Dot in the shop and you can ask Alexa the WX or time when you need to, set a timer for some task you're doing, use the intercom feature to contact (or be contacted by) someone in the house, stream music to the shop, chat with a friend across town or hundreds of miles away, or listen to podcasts. You could even tie it into your HA system and use a remotely controlled switch our outlet (with appropriately rated capacity of course) to start/stop a shop vac or dust extractor by a verbal command. I bought a refurbed 2nd Gen Echo Dot for the shop for $29 not long ago. That's not much more than the price of a clock.

Yeah, for whatever reason I haven't jumped on that bandwagon.  I don't love the idea of talking to a computer (or having it listening or recording, etc.).  I suspect that's a matter of time though.  Some use case will come up that will force me to rethink, but today it's not the "time of day" issue.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 01:10 PM
My long wait for my Nova Voyager ended this morning:

(https://i.ibb.co/23y9Td9/FD1848-D1-6-E5-E-4-EC5-B0-DC-113-CF3604247.jpg)

Up and running, and what an amazing piece of kit, I’ve used lots of drill presses, nothing like this though.

(https://i.ibb.co/gzFY9FC/DC0-F8485-CF35-4250-9-A58-9-A173-E471-A78.jpg)

Very pleased  [thumbs up]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 18, 2019, 01:27 PM
My long wait for my Nova Voyager ended this morning.

Up and running, and what an amazing piece of kit, I’ve used lots of drill presses, nothing like this though.

Very pleased  [thumbs up]

Is there a distributor in the U.K. or did it come from the U. S. ?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 03:59 PM
Hi Cheese, yes a UK distributor. Tbh at the start of the year, I searched for weeks for a distributor. I found a seller that imported with more or less no warranty cover. I was about to give up when I found a link, I contacted them and they said they’d put me on a back order list, with the machines said to arrive in June.

I got a call a couple of days ago, saying I was second on the list, and the machines were in. I jumped at it.
I filled out the online warranty registration earlier, so not only happy but, now have peace of mind too  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 18, 2019, 06:43 PM
Ordered Metabo's tapping drill and batteries...sooo, Milwaukee 12 & 18v, Festool 10.8 and 18v, Fein 18vand now Metabo 18v platforms
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 30, 2019, 01:24 AM
Picked up TSO Products parallel guides and a second GRS PE.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 30, 2019, 04:53 AM
Picked up TSO Products parallel guides and a second GRS PE.

Just waiting for the parallel guides to make their way over here, and I’ll be on them.
I love the TSO stuff.
@jobsworth Ron, which length guides did you go for, or did you buy the full package?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 30, 2019, 10:50 PM
Hey Jiggy,

I got me the 20" and 30" l/h and r/h sides. Tom who tested them for TSO told me you dont really need 2 GRS's for long rips but it does make it easier, so I bought GRS PE (cheaper one) to use for long rips. Made some long rips a couple of days ago and hes right. Made it very easy and accurate.

I am thinking about getting one 50" PG to use on my MFT when I use a GRS mounted to the hinge on the MFT for repeat cuts.

not sure how much they want for one. Oh I think TSO will ship international dont know the cost though.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 01, 2019, 02:33 AM
Hi Ron, thanks very much for that.
I already have the TSO GR-16 and GR-16 PE set, so I’m halfway there. The 20” and 30” sound like they’d cover most situations.

I’ve bought previous TSO stuff from Axminster, so hopefully they’ll be getting some, otherwise, I’ll get them shipped directly.

Thanks again  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 01, 2019, 09:04 AM
Hi Ron, thanks very much for that.
I already have the TSO GR-16 and GR-16 PE set, so I’m halfway there. The 20” and 30” sound like they’d cover most situations.

I’ve bought previous TSO stuff from Axminster, so hopefully they’ll be getting some, otherwise, I’ll get them shipped directly.

Thanks again  [thumbs up]

I purchased the 20/30/50 set and have used it on a couple projects so far. I have by far fond the 30" to be the optimal length for my projects. The 20" only extends about 4" beyond the square and the 50" is a bit long to have on the track and move it around the shop. The t-tracks can be swapped out fairly easily but it's nice to set it and forget it.

Mike
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 01, 2019, 04:39 PM
@Mike Goetzke  Thanks Mike, I was thinking originally of buying the full kit, as I will have a fair amount of use for the 50”.
Might treat myself when the chance arises  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on July 02, 2019, 12:19 PM
Though I dont have any electrical projects coming up in te near future. I bought some Wiha insulated pliers and a crimper. Just wanted the darned things

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on July 02, 2019, 08:13 PM
bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... [attach=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 03, 2019, 03:41 AM
bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... (Attachment Link)

I like that  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 03, 2019, 10:23 AM
A pair of Bessey magnetic soft jaws. I really like the through-holes for gripping dowels or rods.

[attachimg=1]


[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on July 03, 2019, 10:37 AM
Metabo BEV 1300-2 drill. See this thread. (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/festool-drill-stand/msg583130/?topicseen#msg583130)

Seems like a good match for my DUSS drill stand.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: niky1 on July 04, 2019, 05:30 AM
ufff ..... [big grin]

(http://imgway.cz/v/Wz8.jpg)
(http://imgway.cz/v/Wz9.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on July 04, 2019, 04:48 PM
and this arrived yesterday.

this is not my first forklift, sold my previous forklift thinking I wont be needing it with some planning....
but we all know the story, the day after you sold your tool- you need to use it!!!

no sideshift, runs on petrol, pretty basic 1.8ton/4000lb lifting capacity.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 09, 2019, 08:57 PM
Ordered Metabo's 18v extractor AS 18 L PC (602021860) CORDLESS VACUUM CLEANER and two 5.2 batteries.  Has twice the CFM of my Milwaukee 18v vac and will attach to Systainers.  Not long ago I bought their tapping drill with two 2.0 batteries and charger.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on July 09, 2019, 09:27 PM
Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.


They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -


Available from Amazon, Ebay and many others online.  Home Depot carries Milwaukee but I have not seen this one in stores locally.
Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 09, 2019, 10:46 PM
Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.

They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -

Neil...I concur, 100%, here's a shot of the $40 Rover versus the $200 KAL II. The color rendition may be a bit better with the Festool light but these small Milwaukee lights aren't used in that capacity...it's just called a flashlight.  [big grin]

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 10, 2019, 02:42 PM
The Flexzilla retractable power cord I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday.  I mounted it to the existing garage door opener's bracket so fortunately I didn't need to screw anything into the ceiling joists.

[attachimg=1]

I also got a cordless Makita trim router, a little Rover light, and a 10" aluminum pipe clamp.

[attachimg=2]

I had been wanted a little trim router that I could setup with a dedicated chamfer of roundover bit.  I had thought about getting a little corded Bosch Colt, but I bought this one based on @Jiggy Joiner 's recommendation in another thread.  It made sense since I already have the Makita 18v platform.  This is my first time ever using a trim router or a roundover bit.  I'm really really liking it!  I'm gonna start going around putting a roundover on everything now!!

[attachimg=3]

I also got my first Japanese Pull Saw.  I have no idea how good it is, but it got 5 stars on Amazon and it was only $36.99.

[attachimg=4]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 10, 2019, 02:49 PM
That ZillaReel is way cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 10, 2019, 05:18 PM
@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 10, 2019, 08:23 PM
I’m going to call this the problem solver.  Once or twice a year I need a thin jaw wrench.  Usually to counterhold a thin nut in a tight location.  Last weekend was one of those instances while working on the brakes on my dad’s car.  10 trips back and forth to the toolbox to find something.  Needle nose pliers wouldn’t work, none of my open end or adjustable wrenches would work.  I have one bicycle cone wrench for doing the brakes on my car, but it was too small.  There was one small cheap craftsman adjustable that was a tiny bit too fat, but I made it work.  Enough already!

Channellock makes a version of these thin jaw adjustables, but reviews said the jaws aren’t parallel.  And since I can’t inspect locally before buying, I went with these Klein’s (made in Spain).  The jaws are perfect.  Machining isn’t anything to brag about, but they will do what I need them to do.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 10, 2019, 08:32 PM
Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

But that adjustable will work too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 10, 2019, 08:47 PM
Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

Really? Valve tappet wrenches...sorry Bob but you’ve now become one of us.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 10, 2019, 09:09 PM
Yeah, for how often the need comes up, I didn’t want yet another full set of wrenches in the box.  The adjustable will hopefully cover 90% of the needs that should arise.  The rest might require a larger version with a larger jaw opening.  Anyone need a 15mm cone wrench?   [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 10, 2019, 09:44 PM
Set of Stabila levels from ToolNut. My 4 footer is good, but I have been meaning to replace my 24 and 18 inch levels for some time now. So figured I'd pre-order the Stabila set and pick up a second 48 incher in the set.

https://www.toolnut.com/stabila-22130-limited-edition-4-piece-level-set.html
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 11, 2019, 08:24 AM
@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]

I have small hands and I found the rubber grip on the router very easy to hold and manageable.  It's a real winner!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 11, 2019, 09:04 AM
Veto Pro Pac CP4 "Grubber" Camo

(https://up.picr.de/36226034cg.jpg)


Viele Grüße,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 11, 2019, 04:27 PM
Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 12, 2019, 06:06 AM
The EGO yard tools have met my needs. I  have the mower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw. Recently picked up the string trimmer and it's OK but rotation is opposite of my last trimmer and not sure I like it. Other that that it's fine and has plenty of power. I have cut my entire lawn (19K SF) on one charge with the 7.5 AH battery. I did it a couple times just for kicks, usually I use the mower for trimming and tight spots I can't get into with the riding mower. Like you my Stihl equipment sits in the shed unused for now. Maybe next year when I feel confident that I can rely on battery power alone I will sell them off.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on July 14, 2019, 09:17 AM
Not actually today, but last week…

this little Veritas Edge Trimming Plane.

I deliberated long over ‘right-‘ or left-hand’. This seems, to me, to be more about the orientation in which one wants to use it, and how it fits one’s hand than whether the user is left or right-handed. I’m told it also works well as pull-plane, Japanese style. Haven’t used it yet, so can’t say if will be super-useful, end up staying in the drawer, or whether I’ll also be buying the ‘right-hand’ version!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 14, 2019, 09:30 AM
Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

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Three seasons ago I went all EGO - nice choice!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on July 14, 2019, 10:19 AM
Collins Coping Foot and Festool blades for Carvex.  FastCap Crown Clips.

Collins Bunny Planes - I have wanted them for years but they have been hard to get.  But they are available now!  Great experience ordering directly from them and dealing with humans versus computers!

Note:  The $20 bill is not included in the package.  Just there for size reference.

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Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 15, 2019, 12:33 PM
Veto Pro Pac TP4.

(https://up.picr.de/36260136dq.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 18, 2019, 09:35 AM
Another Milwaukee Rover LED light purchase. After seeing the above posts I had to have one. I originally was going to buy the 2112-21 stick light shown above but saw the 2114-21 pivoting base 10 LED 550 lumens right next to it. I'm a sucker for lights...to me lights are like clamps - never have enough of them:

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 18, 2019, 12:47 PM
I think we all have a little bit of a flashlight fetish. As a kid how many comic books did you read by flashlight when you were supposed to be asleep. That's where it all started. :-)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 18, 2019, 12:55 PM
Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 18, 2019, 03:03 PM
Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver

No Oliver,  NO! 

 You have enough flashlights.  [big grin]

Seth

Title: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on July 18, 2019, 05:27 PM
I don‘t want to put Surfix-Oil on the flames here... ;)

BUT, I recently made a business trip to the US and used the journey to acquire some tools.
INCLUDING the brilliant Milwaukee Rover Flashlight!
@six-point socket II
It runs on 2xAA, has two Magnets and a clip.
I love it as an addition to the two battery powered Syslites. :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 07:41 AM
You guys are killing me ...  [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 19, 2019, 08:17 AM
Just say the word and I’ll put it in a box!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 08:31 AM
Oh, another cute Golden.   :) :) :)

Thank you Raj, but please, not at the moment. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 19, 2019, 03:00 PM
I got the Rockler Router Bit and Saw Blade Cleaning Kit.

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3 Rockler 1/4" router bits: 2 mini round overs and 1 mini chamfer

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Woodriver Router Bit Storage Rack

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2  16' Tajima Tape Measures

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 03:14 PM
Love the cleaning kit and the rack!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 19, 2019, 03:33 PM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc

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I especially like that the 100mm Rapidaptor can be removed from the handle and used with a drill driver. I'll probably replace some of the three slotted bits with square drive bits.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 19, 2019, 10:29 PM
My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 20, 2019, 01:05 AM
My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.

You lost an hour at the Tappan Zee?  Are both of the new spans open now?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 20, 2019, 07:26 AM
Yes, both are open and the old bridge is gone/demolished. Westbound traffic on the new span is limited to 3 lanes as there is some construction still underway that has the two outermost lanes closed. They took down the last bits of the old bridge in May 2019. Traffic was good going up (NJ to CT), but those traveling south were jammed up, miles of backup and that was in the morning and no construction. We got loaded up and started home about 1430. Heading west from Danbury toward the TZ we again lucked out and hit no snarls until about 5 miles before the bridge, but managed to duck off on an alternate route and avoid much of it jumping back on 287W just before the bridge. On the west side of the Hudson is was slow for a couple miles on 9W but once we got to the NJTP was smooth sailing all the way to Exit 3.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 21, 2019, 12:15 AM
Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/wiha-usa-sale/msg584460/#msg584460

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The only thing better are some Swiss watchmaking screwdrivers for 3X the price.

https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-6899-ergonomic-watchmakers-screwdrivers-set-of-10-with-rotating-base/

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RustE on July 21, 2019, 10:21 AM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc
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@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 21, 2019, 10:26 AM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc
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@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?

@RustE , yes the KK60 (non-stainless steel version).  I got the metric set and realized afterward that the metric set didn't include a # 1 or #2 Robertson Square bit.  Fortunately I had a few 3" bits from other sources that I added to it.