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I’ve increasingly considered buying Festool’s Vac Sys SE Vacuum Clamping Unit.
I’ve read the many glowing reviews on the FOG – And can see where it would add to my ease and speed in my woodworking.
Wanting to be thorough in my research – I went to the Festool USA web site –
And downloaded/read thru the product’s Operation Instructions PDF.
The Trouble Shooting section (page 16) details: Problems – Causes – Solutions.
Problem:
“Required vacuum is not attained, indicator on the vacuum gauge [1-2] in red sector.”
Cause:
“More than 6500 ft (2,000 m) above sea level.”
Solution:
“Usage prohibited. Vacuum cannot be attained, expect device malfunction!”

So Here’s My Question:/b]
I live at 7,435 ft (2,266 m) above sea level (Colorado).
It looks like – According to Festool – This unit won’t work in my shop.
My local Woodcraft store don’t know – One way or another.
I really don’t want to "drag it home" – Set it up – And then have to take it back to the store.
Should I go ahead and buy it? Or just forget about it?
Your expertise and input - Would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ahead,
Joe
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Sales & Dealer Area / Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Last post by Bigdaddy65 on Yesterday at 01:59 PM »
FesWooTool :)
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by Svar on Yesterday at 01:57 PM »
Interesting, thanks for posting.  I wonder how they manage to obtain legitimate tracking numbers heading to the same town at the correct timeframe?
I wonder if tracking numbers are sequential or have origin or destination areas encrypted in them.
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Member Projects / Re: What gauge nailer & nails?
« Last post by DIY WoodWerx on Yesterday at 01:55 PM »
To be honest, with that amount of wood, you might want to get a keyhole router bit and put some durable screws in the drywall and slide the board down onto the screws. I know 16g nails should hold but it seems like a PITA.

If you need details, let me know. I did something similar with old barn wood as a chair rail in my in laws house.

Cheers. Bryan.




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Can you send me details and some pics if possible.  That would be great.

So I will do my best here with a stock internet photo. First, the keyhole router bit would make a slot like this in the back of your boards/panels. Then you would simply need to put screws in the wall matching the panel pattern. It requires a bit of math, but would be very strong and removable.




I will look and see if I took pics of the application I did before but am fairly certain I don’t have any. If you are a FineWoodworking subscriber, they had a good article from years ago that was my basis.

Let me know if you get the picture or if you need further explanation. Think of each of your panels as a large mirror and you are hanging the panels on the screws.

Cheers. Bryan.


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That helps.  This will work with 1/2” material?  The planks are 1/2”
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Trosey on Yesterday at 01:52 PM »
 Far too politically correct IMO.

IMO, NO POLITICS is the only thing that is correct. But your BO may differ from by BO.

HAND
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by live4ever on Yesterday at 01:51 PM »
Interesting, thanks for posting.  I wonder how they manage to obtain legitimate tracking numbers heading to the same town at the correct timeframe?
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Festool Wish List / Re: Autonomous orbital sander
« Last post by Svar on Yesterday at 01:48 PM »
Automation could certainly be integrated into these tools. 
But, the cost to do so would make the number of potential sales rather low.   
I'm sure all of you asking about this have a CNC router, yes ?

Finally, someone picked up on my hint.
You get a cookie Master C.
Would not be difficult to make a cradle/clamp to fit a palm sander.  A rotex yes.  [smile]
Personally I thought your hint was supporting the statement that sales would be too low. In effect asking / suggesting that not that many of you own a CNC router table so how could one possibly expect to sell very many auto sanders.
Seth
I think you assumption was correct, Seth.  [wink]
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Sysrock..Any early thoughts?
« Last post by Ebuwan on Yesterday at 01:20 PM »
I have the SYSRock, i love it and have no problems with it.

Radio reception at my house is horrible, so just stream it with an app and use bluetooth to the SysRock

no complaints. Looking to buy a battery for it at some point

Ev
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Festool How To... / Re: Level work table (How to?)
« Last post by Bert Vanderveen on Yesterday at 01:16 PM »
Work surfaces do not need to be level to the ground, although it adds some comfort to working on them. Usually you reference of the surface that holds the material. Eg when you do a bevel cut on a tablesaw you could use one of those nifty digital angle gauges, put it on the table, zero it and than put it on the blade and adjust that to the desired angle. Or use a protractor, you get the drift…

Once you try to get movable stuff level, it will drive you nuts in the end…

(Edit: Birdhunter posted before I hit the Post button. Essentially what I tried to covey.)
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Festool How To... / Re: Level work table (How to?)
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 01:12 PM »
I don’t see the perfectly level or not affecting cuts on any of the tools you mention. As long as the bed of the tool is flat and the fence at true 90 degrees, it seems as the tool being leveled is not an issue. What am I missing?
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