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Ask Festool / Re: Guide rail saw tracking when connecting rails
« Last post by DrD on Today at 11:49 AM »
@TylerC

After having read and re-read Tyler's response to the op, I am really put-off by his "dismissive" remarks.  I'm not trying to get on a tirade about what we expect for the price we pay - BUT.  One of Festool's marketing claims is the "System Approach/Concept."  Then yet another is to adjust your tools to their rails.  The op's situation, coupled with Tyler's remarks flies in the face of this.

Having spent the last 25 years as a consultant to the steel industry, I can assure you I am well familiar with manufacturing tolerances.  If Festool cannot hold their extruders or extruded product suppliers to tolerances that allow for their tools to be used as they advertise, they should 1) change their marketing to " ...sometimes a system", 2) tighten up in-house quality assurance/control, or 3) find a better supplier.

And then to have their forum representative to blow off the whole issue is quite unacceptable!
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Festool How To... / Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Last post by iamnothim on Today at 11:44 AM »
I've looked at Veritas clamping products quite a bit and I like them.   I have the traditional holdfasts for top clamping but want to get the Vertas small ones (with knob) for the deadman on my Roubo.

That said the fence won't work for planing the face of mitered stock and the Bench Blades will still need wood scraps for widths that don't work with the 95mm hole pattern on the MFT/3.  To me the really neat thing about the Bench Blades is they fit under the guide rail for miters.  The plunger on the multi clamp always seems to hit the fence or the guide rail.  Gonna order some of those. 

The photo below show a Christopher Schwarz tip I picked up from a Lie Nielsen DVD.   How to shoot an edge on long stock. This a hould work on the MFT/3.

Elevate the stock so as to allow full contact with the plane iron.  Clamp end to end.    Position your body at the end of the stock.   Reach all the way to the front and pull the plane toward you.  If have the stock parallel to the bench you will get a snipe free 90deg edge.   I get a lot better results than trying to balance the plane on the edge of the stock.

All the Best

Luke

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I remember someone else speculating that the stand was a rebadged K&M.  I don't recall the size of the pole/mount but I think it was 32mm or 33mm.  When I get a chance I'll measure my Duo.

The hole/mount on the Duo is 32mm.
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A high powered air rifle in .22 will dispatch them and get around most municipal firearm ordinances. They are rather expensive though.

There's only one thing that smells worse than a live skunk under you porch.


I'd have thought it'd be obvious the dispatching wouldn't take place under the porch/shed.  ::)

Plus, the line of sight would be rather difficult to line up a shot.  It's called hunting for a reason.

Just make sure the first shot does the job...
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General Friendly Chat / Re: National Lampoons hunt for the skunk
« Last post by antss on Today at 11:19 AM »
A high powered air rifle in .22 will dispatch them and get around most municipal firearm ordinances. They are rather expensive though.

There's only one thing that smells worse than a live skunk under you porch.


I'd have thought it'd be obvious the dispatching wouldn't take place under the porch/shed.  ::)

Plus, the line of sight would be rather difficult to line up a shot.  It's called hunting for a reason.
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I think they got rid of the wood frame / hardboard top shipping containers at least ten years ago. [unsure]
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I was expecting my 3000 rail it to come in a container made of wood and a hardboard like material that could be reinforced to use for storage. I was surprised when mine arrived in a cardboard box with half dozen or so foam pieces around the rail and a couple 1x2's lining the sides of the box. When did this change?

Is there any problem storing the rail in a rigid container on its side or is it best stored flat? I do not have the height in my garage to hang it on the wall.
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Classifieds / F/S: Festool Goodies in excellent condition
« Last post by Ed Bray on Today at 10:50 AM »
Unfortunately over the past 14 months I have been suffering with some health issues and having been away from work for the last 11 months now find myself struggling to cope financially. To aid my situation until I can get back into full time work I have decided to try to recoup some cash from the sale of some of my little used items. To start here are some Festool items that hopefully will be of interest:

I am pricing everything to sell and therefore am not interested in any low-ball offers, I have looked at the cost of the items included for sale at Powertool Supplies (in UK) and made a significant cut to what is currently being asked for a new item/s:

Festool Carvex PS-420 Jigsaw Barrel 230V, this was purchased on the 29/06/2015 and was registered with Festool at that time so has just over a year left of its Festool warranty. It has had very little use (mainly due to my health issues) and is in superb condition. (Current New Price is £292)

At the time of purchasing the Carvex I also bought the PS-400 Jigsaw Accessory Kit which has also had either very little use or absolutely no use so again is in excellent condition. (current New Price is £180)

I also bought a Collins Carvex Coping foot which is specifically designed for the PS-420 Jigsaws and again is in excellent condition. (Current New Price £63).

There are also additional extras such as blades, splinter guards and other accessories which are also included.

Total new price for the items mentioned come to £535, but I am looking for a sale price of £300 collected or £320 if shipped by insured courier.

Would prefer payment by either Cash on collection or if shipping is required by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Paypal gift (with buyer paying any Paypal fees).





Next up is my Festool Rotex RO-90 DX FEQ 230V Barrel Sander again this is in excellent condition, again having had very little use and comes in it's systainer with a few extras. Current New Price is £397). Purchased on 05/03/15 and registered with Festool at that time, this leaves just over 10 months warranty on the sander.

Also included is the SYS90 abrasives systainer which New costs £37. There is also the Bumber pack which is an additional £24 new. Also included are all the abrasives pictured which were specifically purchased for use with the RO-90.

Total New cost for these items (without the cost of the abrasives, count them as an added bonus) is £458.

I am again looking for a sale price of £300 collected or £320 if shipped by insured courier.

Would prefer payment by either Cash on collection or if shipping is required by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Paypal gift (with buyer paying any Paypal fees).











Last for this thread is my Festool LR-32 Systainer Kit. This has never been taken out of the box and is in completely as new condition. Current New price for this set is £332.

I am looking for a sale price of £200 if collected and £220 if insured shipping is required.

Would prefer payment by either Cash on collection or if shipping is required by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Paypal gift (with buyer paying any Paypal fees).



Hoping this might whet some-ones GAS, some more Festool items to follow soon.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: National Lampoons hunt for the skunk
« Last post by Paul G on Today at 10:49 AM »
Concentrated ammonia can be a useful chem warfare tool with animals.
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