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Great pic. Fortunately, we do not have snow that often, so I can‘t really give any good advice. [emoji41]
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: RO-90DX vs DTS 400 REQ
« Last post by ScotF on Today at 01:46 AM »
So if you were just comparing the delta pad on the RO-90DX to the DTS 400 for corner applications the DTS is better for control?Why is that, is the stroke length or pattern different that makes the RO-90 take off more?  Not as smooth?
The dust collection as well is worse on the RO-90?   I would have thought it would be equal, isn't the interface to the pad the same?

I'm asking because I have the RO-90 and always thought getting the DTS would be totally redundant.

The DTS pad is curved and allows you to go right to an adjacent edge without it skittering about. It has a bigger pad, so more stable and faster on edges and flats. DC is better. It is a gem of a sander.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Last post by lwoirhaye on Today at 01:39 AM »
JET had a seasonal sale of their parallel clamps for awhile.  I never bought any because I already had clamps.   I don't know if they're the best ones out there but with the discount people who bought them seemed to think they were a good deal.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Last post by dlu@canishe.com on Yesterday at 10:51 PM »
Where all would you suggest to buy some tradesman bessey clamps from or who would have some good black friday deals for clamps in general.

Acme Tool seems to have good pricing and free shipping.
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Winter has hit Maine early. 4" of snow. I work on rural historic renovations and parking near the homes isn't always possible. What does everyone else do, as far as moving their gear in and out of projects every day?287766-0
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: NEW CTM Midi Teaser Pics
« Last post by grainhaus on Yesterday at 09:15 PM »
Looks awesome, how does the bluetooth hose work, does it need the module at the end of the hose still like the other vacs?

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I started out with the TS-55 with the 55" rail.  I frequently use it to cut two layers of 3/4" baltic birch plywood with out any issues.  Just went at a reasonable pace.  I like to cut two layers at the same time to insure they come out exactly the same size. 

I added the TS-75 and a longer rail (106") when I had a project that was too thick for the TS-55.

The only thing I would do differently, is to get the 55" rail with the holes. 

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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: Sheet good handling
« Last post by BarneyD on Yesterday at 08:36 PM »
The older I get, the less I find myself willing to lift. I have a cutting table I made of 3/4" ply on folding legs (so I can easily store it). And my shop is fairly small so I prefer to do this outdoors where I have plenty of room.  I just slide the sheets out of the truck onto the cutting table and have a go at them with the tracksaw.  Sliding is way easier than lifting.

 
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Classifieds / For Sale: Festool LR32 set with guide rail
« Last post by martintools on Yesterday at 08:25 PM »
LR32 Set with guide rail.  Like new condition.  This includes a brand new base for 1400 router and new 35mm bit.  The two missing clamps in the photo are excluded.  Therefore this set has two bases: one for 1010 and one for 1400.  Two 35mm bits: one new and one used once. 

$450

Kent
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I skimmed the OSB with joint compound.  I only did one coat so it isn't totally smooth.  But one coat filled in the holes well enough that it painted much better.  And joint compound is cheap.  I also filled in the joints between the sheets so they are less apparent too.  I don't think I used it but if you want more water resistance you could use setting compound.  It goes on as easily and dries much faster but you have to mess with mixing it with water.
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