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Classifieds / Re: WTB Carvex jigsaw barrel grip cordless
« Last post by jackandhenry on Today at 12:01 AM »
Everyone wants to keep ahold of theirs. I see them on the recon but they are gone within seconds. Guess Ill keep looking and trying here.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Forum traffic/volume..... "Whaaaaa happened?"
« Last post by jjowen on Yesterday at 11:48 PM »
Instagram as a preferred place to post your handiwork.
Proportion of threads which were negative increased.
A few of the big contributors stopped for various reasons.

 
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General Friendly Chat / Forum traffic/volume..... "Whaaaaa happened?"
« Last post by fritter63 on Yesterday at 11:36 PM »
Ok, I'll admit I haven't been around much lately either. But it seems to me that the traffic on the FOG forums is WAY down from what it was a few years ago. Am I the only to notice this?

Did we reach "Peak Festool" ? :)
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Sales & Dealer Area / Re: Trade Up Program - effective today!
« Last post by Bob Marino on Yesterday at 10:25 PM »
 
 I guess like Pete mentioned - "glass full or glass empty" and I'm not exactly sure why/how Festool decided to this particular promo in this particular manner, but the bottom line is that it's a pretty hefty savings and goes a long way in getting potential customers to push the button and make the purchase.

  I don't think its very laborious for the customer (at least I hope not) - especially when compared to the recon tool program and when the dust settles and/or feathers become unruffled, customers can avail themselves to some great tools at a much nicer price.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by ChuckM on Yesterday at 09:45 PM »

Snip.

Me, personally?  I'm scared to death of the table saw.  I'd rather use my circular saw and jigs and take the saw blade to the work piece than taking the work piece to the saw blade. 

I like this self-awareness of yours. I have known a few woodworkers in person who had their fingers cut using a tablesaw. One complained about pain even months and months after the accident. He now owns a TS55 and track, after ruling out the SawStop (because he does not do a lot of woodworking anymore to justify the investment).
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Member Connections and Introductions / Re: Greetings from Plano, Tx
« Last post by Dick Mahany on Yesterday at 09:29 PM »
Welcome Mike.  The FOG is a great place and has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Enjoy your stay.

I went to Austin TX many years ago and my business associate told me I HAD to try some Plano beer.  It was excellent although I can't remember the brand name ( it was very good obviously  [big grin].

Feel free to contribute as this is what makes this place so special.
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Hi Frank.
You have ben on here a LOT longer than I have. I live in Fairview, on the South side of McKinney. Where in North Texas do you live? maybe we can meet for coffee sometime?
Dave Fox
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Most of the people I know that have the 36 AC ( planex extractor ) reuse the liner over and over should be the same on the CT Cyclone. But with the Cyclone it would be more work to dump the bag then reinstall it, Just dump the dust out of the bin with out a bag skip the reinstalling the bag part.
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Member Connections and Introductions / Re: Greetings from Plano, Tx
« Last post by David Fox on Yesterday at 09:13 PM »
Hello all, I'm new to your group so I wanted to say hi and introduce myself.  I've been building cabinets and furniture for 20+ years using conventional tools.  My niece's husband, a young Air Force officer, has been trying his hand at woodworking for sometime now, but lacks the tools. We've talked about tools, but relocating regularly discourages him from tablesaws, drill presses, etc. That began my introduction to Festool. In helping him find tools that met his needs, I discovered to that Festool was his answer. And of course, I started buying Festool. I've watched a lot of YouTube and am delighted to be associated with your folks.
Hi Mike,
I live just up the road from you in Fairview. Feel free to message me and perhaps we can get together to have a cup of coffee or meet over at Woodcraft.
Dave Fox
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by SilviaS7 on Yesterday at 09:02 PM »
A true track saw is on my shopping list, but in the interim I am using a circular saw and the Kreg Rip-cut and Accu-cut jigs to cut down sheet goods which is my primary supply to work with.  For cutting down sheet goods, I can get some really accurate cuts, even really thin stuff - I just support the track so it won't move and cut away.  If I was trying to cut down lumber it would certainly be more difficult, but not impossible.

Me, personally?  I'm scared to death of the table saw.  I'd rather use my circular saw and jigs and take the saw blade to the work piece than taking the work piece to the saw blade.  So I already know I'm going to be making cuts that would probably best be done on a table saw, with some other method.  I also have a cheap miter saw that does the job as far as cutting across smaller pieces.  I think a table saw makes more sense for you, but I'm not the right person to recommend it.  I can say that a track saw (or in my case, a cheap circular saw with some swell jigs) can get you farther than you think, you just have to be creative with how you setup and stage your cuts.
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