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Offline Chris161190

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Lamello Zeta P2
« on: December 17, 2015, 03:52 AM »
Any one else got/ tried one of these yet?
We have a standard lamello biscuiter a domino and a zeta machine and they all get used in similar quantities.
The clamex hex head type connectors are useful but the really useful connector is the tenso plates. Snapping together with 150n and having a retention force of 250n they are excellent for just about anything from holding cornice into place and holding mitres together whilst drying. If this is a machine your considering but can't yet justify, I can fully recommend it.
Awkward jobs to clamp and large projects that need to be knock down are prime uses for these connectors

The picture below shows one of the prime uses for the tenso connectors. Biscuit as normal with the zeta apply glue and snap together, leave for an hour for glue to dry no clamps!

Chris

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Offline Holmz

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 04:02 AM »
I keep checking the post daily...
Looking more forward to the Clampx, and maybe Divario.

I can see that I will not have any problems with my green hose.

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 04:08 AM »
No they have finally realised most professional shops are using festool vacs, it fits straight in nice and snug like into a festool tool. You will not be disappointed with your purchase we've even used it to simply clamp lippings into boards when it's a long length which would require tons of clamps.
It is a seriously good machine which you'll find at the expense of connectors you'll keep using and using.

A word of advice, your hogging out 8mm rather than 4mm, take your time plunging, lamello jointers have rubberised pads on the face of the machine which grip the work well and with an extractor attached it creates a vacuum actually holding the machine to the surface to be jointed so the machine won't slip easily as you plunge.

Chris

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 04:09 AM »
It also comes with a very easy to understand chart/ wheel selector print out which shows all joints possible and the setting to have your machine at for board thicknesses etc to avoid plunging through. A thoroughly well thought out machine

Offline Kev

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 04:24 AM »
My fear with this is not having local supply of all of the cool connectors and having to order and wait .. or worse, stockpiling a load of stuff in anticipation.

I think I want one [sad]

Offline Chris161190

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 04:30 AM »
We buy them in boxes of 300 still on our first box of clamex fittings after 14 months and our second box of tensos

Offline Kev

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 05:06 AM »
We buy them in boxes of 300 still on our first box of clamex fittings after 14 months and our second box of tensos

I've seen some set deals .. for about $AU2K (plus shipping) you get the P2 + 80 x Clamex and 80 x Tenso.

I honestly think that if I went on a shopping trip to Germany I'd be washing the dishes of Europe for the rest of my life [embarassed]

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 05:38 AM »
I bought this machine a month or so ago and can attest to it's amazing usefulness. Just a brilliant piece of kit

Offline Holmz

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 06:04 AM »
My fear with this is not having local supply of all of the cool connectors and having to order and wait .. or worse...
...

Maaaate, Your local supplier:
http://www.lincolnsentry.com.au/lamello-system


...
I honestly think that if I went on a shopping trip to Germany I'd be washing the dishes of Europe for the rest of my life [embarassed]

They have a refugee program, and there are no boats involved.

I am interested in a Zimmerman apprentice program there.
How is your German and beer consumption skillenzeez?

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 06:38 AM »
Haha holmz you Crack me up [big grin]

Offline Kev

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 06:54 AM »
How is your German and beer consumption skillenzeez?

@Holmz

Only ~3 years of high school German, but I have the highest beer drinking credentials.

Plus quite a number of years working with German software should count for something! [wink] ... and I'm driving my 8th German car too!

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 09:29 AM »
The clamex hex head type connectors are useful but the really useful connector is the tenso plates.

Definitely on the list.
Could have used it this September to add trim to an Ikea Billy bookshelf hack...
Tim

Offline charley1968

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2015, 11:16 AM »
@Kev: i know Germany's pretty cool on Syrian, Iraqi,Afghani aso. refugees, but i am doubtful about Aussies. Maybe you could claim Lamello-policicies as grounds for political asylum. But then, methinks, Lamello is Swiss. ;)
Just for today..

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2015, 12:24 PM »
Tim, both atlas and normand deal lamello up our way

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 01:31 PM »
Tim, both atlas and normand deal lamello up our way

Thanks, but I thought I would just borrow yours...just kidding.

Offline Kev

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2015, 01:34 PM »
@Kev: i know Germany's pretty cool on Syrian, Iraqi,Afghani aso. refugees, but i am doubtful about Aussies. Maybe you could claim Lamello-policicies as grounds for political asylum. But then, methinks, Lamello is Swiss. ;)
@charley1968 probably a good thing I'm British then [wink]

Offline charley1968

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2015, 03:51 PM »
Gnehehe.. I'm sure Swiss authorities will grant ye asylum if you start jodeling for Lamello..
« Last Edit: December 18, 2015, 04:00 PM by charley1968 »
Just for today..

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2015, 06:18 PM »
Tim, both atlas and normand deal lamello up our way

Thanks, but I thought I would just borrow yours...just kidding.
Ha tim if I ever get a day off work we can have a play date. that should be sometime around the year 2130

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2015, 09:13 PM »
Ha tim if I ever get a day off work we can have a play date. that should be sometime around the year 2130

Good to hear you are busy. I imagine the cheap Canadian dollar is making it easy for the Americans to bring their production up here.
Tim

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2015, 11:14 PM »
The past few years have been very good, this year in particular has been great. thus a few big ticket purchases. Hope your business is successful.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2015, 11:39 PM »
This has been my busiest year, definetly blessed with health and the support of my family. That's the best.
Tim

Offline Holmz

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 02:34 AM »
I had a note fromAusPost and collected it on Saturday.
I will. It get a chance to use it before after the holidays...

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2015, 05:27 AM »
Maybe you should reward yourself with a lamello, Tim

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2015, 12:59 PM »
Maybe you should reward yourself with a lamello, Tim

Maybe that will put me in a better mood.
I do need to complete the Lamello set. I have the Cantex and the Top twenty biscuit joiner...
Tim

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2015, 02:38 PM »
Oooo how do you like the lipping planer?

Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2015, 03:03 PM »
I have the Cantex and it is an awesome lipping planer.  I think the pricing on this tool has gotten way out of line with reality (when I purchased, the Cantex was within $100 of the Adler).  If I had to purchase one today, it would probably be the Adler BH556 just on the basis of the cost to an equivalent performance (The Lamello is over $700 higher). 

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 07:55 PM »
I'll check it out but there's some stuff higher up on my list to get first thanks for the tip.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2015, 10:15 PM »
Oooo how do you like the lipping planer?

It's a great machine. Never fails to amaze me when I use it. A very powerful machine, i have trimmed 1" wide edging with no problem. I have never had any tear out planning against grain, or any snipe at the end of a run on any edging I have trimmed  - maple, oak, poplar etc.
I looked at the Virtex, and the Hoffman when I was going to buy a lipping planer but I liked the size and design of the reference plate and way the handles are positioned on the Cantex. The Festool hose plugs into it for chip less cutting.
At last check, the price difference for these machines in Canada is not as great as it is in the US.
I think the Cantex is worth every penny.
Tim

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2015, 05:04 AM »
Lamello really make solid machines

Offline Holmz

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Re: Lamello Zeta P2
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2016, 03:13 AM »
I asked her ladyship if she had 20 minutes...
We went to the garage and I fired up the Zeta on two scraps of melamine'ed MDF.
I installed the Clamp-X into the pieces.

Here eyes flickered... and she said, "I have an idea".

Then the next 2 hours were spent drawing up a cabinet for her craft room, and the cutting list.