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Offline HowardH

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Re: GRS-16 and GRS-16PE. Have you tried one?
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2017, 11:07 PM »
sure beats the heck out my FS-KS.  I never could trust it.
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Offline tazprime38

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Re: GRS-16 and GRS-16PE. Have you tried one?
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 01:32 PM »
Just got my fedex customs bill of £25 plus fedex handling charge of £12😠 for the GRS-16PE . 

This is more than the previous one ordered whic was about £34.

Its the £12 handling charge that is ludicrous.

This still does not diminish the excellence of the GRS -16PE  in any way☺. Fantastic product and looking forward to the Parallel guide attachment.

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Re: GRS-16 and GRS-16PE. Have you tried one?
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2017, 10:20 PM »
Just got my fedex customs bill of £25 plus fedex handling charge of £12😠 for the GRS-16PE . 

This is more than the previous one ordered whic was about £34.

Its the £12 handling charge that is ludicrous.

This still does not diminish the excellence of the GRS -16PE  in any way☺. Fantastic product and looking forward to the Parallel guide attachment.
Experience such as you describe is the reason we are actively working on developing distribution in Europe, ASIA Pacific and North America. Keep an eye on our website "Where to Buy"  [wink]
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: GRS-16 and GRS-16PE. Have you tried one?
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2017, 05:02 AM »
@TSO_Products Any updates on the parallel guides for the square?

Offline eddomak

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Re: GRS-16 and GRS-16PE. Have you tried one?
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2017, 09:39 PM »
Back on the original topic...

Thanks Dave (and others) for your wonderful videos on this product, and Dave, that's a fantastic idea about squaring against the MFT fence as well!

I ordered mine (PE version) and have been using it for 2 weeks now and am extremely happy with the purchase. I had sold my Festool Angle Guide (which I had used less than 10 times) as I have never really needed to cut anything regularly apart from 90 degrees, so the changeover cost wasn't bad for a hobbyist.

I found that (as others have noted) it does end up using some of the capacity of the rail, so whereas in the past I could use a 1400 rail to crosscut a 1200mm sheet, this is no longer possible. And this particular project it was a bit inconvenient as I was cross cutting a 660mm panel, so my 800 rail which I normally use (for easier handling) wasn't able to be used. Fortunately it was only on a couple of cuts which weren't on my MFT (gosh I love the MFT!).