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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool Kapex KS-60
« Last post by DeformedTree on Today at 10:36 AM »
I feel that their decision is driven solely by marketing, has nothing to do with UL or anything else. What I do not agree with is their tactic to limit sales to the US of items they do not want to bring in. This just leads to resentment and anger against the brand. Reminds me of all the Greymarket M/Benz models that were brought in to the US, that were not available here, until they folded and brought them in finally.


Bringing in any new product has cost/effort with it.  If something never comes there is understanding to a degree of it not being someplace.  The hard to follow is when something is here and they stop, the initial cost of getting it in the market are done.

The Kapex isn't really an inter-connected part like the tracksaws/rails/mft/routers/cms with inserts part of the system where it makes the most sense to have all the bits. But for free standing tools that don't have a co-dependancy/co-functionality with the others it's easier to understand those tools not being in N.A.

Careful on bringing up the cars, we don't want tools companies to get a 25 year import ban put in place like cars have.  [scared]
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General Friendly Chat / Re: South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.
« Last post by DeformedTree on Today at 10:27 AM »
Sounds like something that will change very quickly now.  Since it's no longer "Stores: oh this is to much burden since the tools don't do this so we can't make such a change". now it's "Software/Processor: Since you all have to do this, all our tools for commerce do this automatically"
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In Reply #28 of this thread l espoused the virtue of my TS 75: “The ‘75 meets all my needs” - And said: “Yea... I may buy a lighter saw at some point - Age being a possible ‘game changer’.”

Well.. A TS 55 REQ came available on Festool’s Recon site at a great price -
And I succumbed (once again) to the temptation of the “Green Kool Aid”.
This threads title should have forewarned me: “TS 55 Reliability/Quality Problem”.
The saw arrived DOA.
(And...  To boot - The Blade wasn’t aligned to the Base at 90 degrees, when indicated.)
“Silly me”. I thought Festool actually RECONDITIONED these tools - And at a minimum - Somebody plugged ‘em and pulled the trigger.
Had to go through the hassle of repacking the saw, filling out the paperwork, and hauling it to UPS. It’s on its was to Festool Service.
What a frustration. [mad]

I must say that I bought another Recon Sale item - A CT 26 Dust Extractor - And have had no problems so far.
But... A year or so ago I bought a new DF 700 XL Domino Joiner that’s sight gauge couldn’t be aligned - Even after two trips to Festool Service - And a lot of hassle.
(Eventually, after intervention by Tyler C and Festool Germany HQ - Festool sent me a new one.)

I understand that nothing/no one is perfect.
But, the the last few years, it seems more and more is “slipping through the cracks” with Festool.
This latest experience only reaffirms what I continue to read regularly on the FOG.
It appears that in recent years Festool’s Quality Assurance continues to decline -
As they “trade off” of “yesterday’s” reputation.
Come on Festool. We’re trying to “keep the faith”. Be what you claim to be.
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General Friendly Chat / What happened to Half-Inch shy?
« Last post by grobkuschelig on Today at 09:55 AM »
Thanks for the link!
Good to see he is doing great. He really seems like a great guy.

[emoji23] have you watched the video of him Domino-ing while doing splits? [emoji23]

@PaulMarcel keep it up! You are an inspiration!
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Makita or Rikon lunchbox planers
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 09:30 AM »
In my experience 100 grit in a RO sander cleans it up very quickly, certainly more quickly than the surface left by the original straight blades in the DW735.

That's been my experience also. You can see the ripple visually with strong lighting, but it sands smooth very quickly. Like Kevin said, the ripples sand away quicker than the burnished finish and that was left with the straight blades.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex dies again
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Today at 09:10 AM »
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex dies again
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 09:07 AM »
Can you point me to where I can get this PDF??

I tried to find the original thread but had no luck. So here's the .pdf.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Makita or Rikon lunchbox planers
« Last post by kevinculle on Today at 09:06 AM »
I know this is off topic but I was wondering why my new to me shelix head produces ripples across the lumber? I love the smoothness of the cut with grain just not across. Thanks for your time.

The geometry of a Shelix head will leave a subtly "scallopped" surface with perhaps 0.001" between the peaks and valleys.  You can see it in bright lighting at an angle to the surface.  In my experience 100 grit in a RO sander cleans it up very quickly, certainly more quickly than the surface left by the original straight blades in the DW735.  As a matter of fact a while back I bought a Jet Performax 16/32 drum sander to speed up surface prep on big jobs before finish sanding.  Since changing over to the Shelix head the Performax sits largely unused as the cleanup with RO sanders is quick and painless.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What happened to Half-Inch shy?
« Last post by DynaGlide on Today at 09:03 AM »
Paul Marcel just started a build project yesterday on his Instagram page. 

Peter

Can you share his IG handle?
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