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It somewhat coincided with Brexit and the other national movements.
But the US has always held fast and loyal to the imperial system.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino kit cost
« Last post by grobkuschelig on Today at 05:38 PM »
Try this:
Festool 498899 Domino-Buche-Sortimentssystainer https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0073E5N8U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QQx3ybFAV3D4Y
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: T-track question . . .
« Last post by mwildt on Today at 05:36 PM »
@DrD Sure comes handy from time to time [big grin]
Kidding aside its our multipurpose room in the basement. My wife sewing machine is about 6' to the left in that picture. It works since I use Festool with minimal dust escaping. I try to use the garage as well but only when we have warmer weather so I can roll the summer car out.
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@Cheese

I hear you on the 735 snipe.  I built an 8-foot bed that ran through my 733 and had to make it wider when I got my 735.  My 'method' for combatting the snipe is to (1) raise the stock as I feed it into the cutters and (2) do the same as it exits the cutters. However, what I have found that works in addition to the above process is to take miniscule cuts when I am nearing my final dimension.  By miniscule I mean lowering the head less than 1/4 turn of the wheel.  This works for me.  The lighting in my shop is such that I can actually see - and feel - the snipe which is a good thing.

As to the long bed, I once leveled it perfectly and just knew that was the key to ridding myself of snipe.  Wrong!  That may have actually made it worse.  I think I built this bed over ten years ago and I do not think I could ever work without it.  I will say that I make certain that the melamine bed lays perfectly flat against the 735's built-in infeed/outfeed tables.  I use a feeler gauge for this as shown below.  IMHO, the ends of the bed do not have to be perfectly level because as I noted above, I raise the stock as it enters and leaves the machine which voids any benefit a perfectly level bed would provide.  This is just my experience with this planer bed.

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@patriot  I get no snipe (or only very rarely) on my 735. I found the key to eliminating snipe is to raise the outer edges of the infeed and outfeed extensions just slightly above level. This accomplishes the same thing as raising the outer end of the board with your hands but I've found it's a better solution. It only takes a slight adjustment above level to make a difference.

As for the cutter head, I've watched the videos about changing the butterhead. It might be a "straight forward installation" for a mechanic or a machinist, but not for me. I would never even think of it. There is no question you will get better results with a segmented/helical butterhead, though. I have an 8" jointer with a helical head (not Shelix) and it does a great job; quieter too. The slight ridges or scallops are insignificant os I wouldn't let that stop you from doing it. However, given the amount of effort involved in installation, I would suggest replacement of the planer or just living with steel or carbide blades. I personally have never found the wear on blades that problematic and the carbide tipped blades don't seem to be worth the extra cost.

I have always loved my 735 and it continues to do a great job for me.
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Classifieds / Re: FastFix Chucks
« Last post by Bhend18 on Today at 05:13 PM »
reduced
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Classifieds / Re: DeWalt Brushless Drywall Screw Gun
« Last post by Bhend18 on Today at 05:12 PM »
reduced
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Pretty cool!
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino kit cost
« Last post by ben_r_ on Today at 04:56 PM »
Buy it from German Amazon for ~$185 shipped, you will have it in less than a week, I usually get orders from them in 3-4 days.
Can you provide a link?


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Been reading around the net its been removed from the site. That tends to happen whenever a god price like that on a Festool item pops up. Great deals when you can get in on them!
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Good thread, thanks all for your posts, very informative.
I've had my 735 for many years and thought a couple times
about replacing the cutter head.
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