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Various Woodworking & Crafts Topics / woodworking books
« Last post by DKwoodworking on Today at 06:24 AM »
hey everybody,

With christmas just around the corner i was wondering what woodworking books you guys would recommend?

so shoot and give me some inspiration! i need to expand my library a little!  [wink] [smile]
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by bulubuluplopplop on Today at 05:01 AM »
I have also unsatisfying results with the Festool FSV connector.
I just use a long 3 metre aluminum straightedge (the profiles used for concrete, not sure how its called) to move the 1400 rail along, and it works fine.
The straightedge is fixed to the panel with clamps.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex right hand laser line bent!
« Last post by Gregor on Today at 04:45 AM »
Possibly you just misaligned the laser (by twisting the hex key, as you wrote) so much that it dosn't fall through the lens where it should be but through the differently formed side (which is still clear but has different optical fraction properties).

The laser mechanic is sensible to external forces so you might have failed to notice (when aligning it's a good idea to turn a little, remove the hex key, then check - repeat) that you actually moved it but as you applied force with the hex key you didn't see it move that much as it did in reality.

Another thing could be that you didn't insert the lens correctly.

Another thing is that you pushed in the hex key that hard that you misaligned/deformed the metal holder for the laser (~2€ part), worst case is you overturned the screw or broke the mechanic through excessive force, which would set you back around 50€ (for a full new laser unit) in case you do the replacement yourself.

A picture might help, along with a detailed description about which screw you turned in what direction and how much, as there is a good chance that this isn't a fatal error that needs replacement parts.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex right hand laser line bent!
« Last post by Rosco on Today at 02:19 AM »
Sometimes you can't put the blade in the cut line. That's why the laser is handy.

If anyone has some actual tips or experience on this fault recommendations are appreciated
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by David Stanton on Today at 02:19 AM »
Hi there myer84. I have a few 1400 rails and tried every trick in the book to get them joint perfect when connected, even using a 1.8 metre level behind the rails to keep straight as I tightened the screws but as you say, there was some degree, no matter how minute, error would creep in. I ended up frustrated and bit the bullet, bought a 2.7 metre rail and have never looked back. It cost me a bomb but as I say to people, "buy once, cry once". The longest cut I make is 2.4 metres (8 x 4 feet ply or melamine) so the 2.7 gives me 200mm approach to the sheet good and 100mm exit.
Other's ideas mentioned here are good but I went the 2.7 metre rail and never looked back. I may find something further down the track that amazes me and if I do, as always I will do a video on it as I did on Peter's UJK Parf guide system.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex right hand laser line bent!
« Last post by #Tee on Today at 02:05 AM »
just go away from it. i know it looks cool and all but nothing beats dropping the blade on the cut line.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex right hand laser line bent!
« Last post by Rosco on Today at 01:17 AM »
Yes, I actually did that before trying to adjust.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by Peter Parfitt on Today at 01:05 AM »
Joining two rails works as long as you ensure that they are straight when you tighten up the grub screws and then treat the joined pair with care.

One or two of my professional friends use saws costing up to $40,000 for cutting sheet goods but those that cannot afford that sort of luxury do what I do....

Make a thin cut along a long edge in order to produce a clean reference edge. Having worked out the cutting plan for the job then do the next long cut by measuring from that reference edge in two places at opposite ends of the sheet - handle a joined pair of rails carefully.

Then use your tracksaw cutting station to get near CNC accurate cross cuts and trim cuts. The tracksaw cutting station is a piece of MDF with a series of 20 mm holes where the rows and columns are at perfect right angles. It can be upto a whole sheet in size or even as small as the top of your MFT3. It has to be made very accurately.

Peter

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Ask Festool / Re: Ordering Parts Direct?
« Last post by SRSemenza on Today at 12:27 AM »
Hi,

  Welcome to the forum.  [smile]

   Call Festool at the number in the header above ^^^   See hours of operation there as well.

Seth
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What ever you choose, please don't do this.

(Stoled the picture from a FB group I'm a member of)

Tom

   I like the ones right at the hinge mortise  edge ..............  perfect  [blink]


Seth
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