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 Some years ago, I mentioned this in the Dealer's section here and unfortunately it's time to mention this again. To all dealers using UPS, there is a fraud situation that I will bring to your attention, since this has happened 2 times with the same tool - the Domino 500 set, in the same week. I was notified by the customers inquiring "I just received this package with your (my name) on it that I did not order and my card was charged fraudulently." I'm luck for their honesty!

 Here's the fraud. Thief steals a customer's credit card and places the order on the web, using the victim's correct address for billing and shipping, BUT uses an email address and phone number that goes directly back to the "thief." So, they wait until shipping is confirmed via email and using the "My Ups" option, ask UPS to reroute the tool to their own address.
 
 Just a heads up and something to be aware of. Remedy as you see fit.
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I believe he may be getting overwhelmed by now. I would be interested also.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Last post by RustE on Today at 10:40 AM »
I still have AAA Plus, going on 12 years I think.

Currently I drive a lot of miles for work.  A single tow bill would cover my membership for a few years.  The AAA towing allowance is additive to the towing mileage provided by other programs.

I’ve used their passport photo services a few times, received free maps, got discounted hotel rates, and I’m sure there’s more.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Last post by Wooden Skye on Today at 10:38 AM »
I still have it and probably won't get rid of it.  More of a piece of mind thing.  Roadside assistance is the main service.  They do offer maps, insurance, trip assistance, discounts on things and by us vehicle maintenance.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Last post by Bob Marino on Today at 10:37 AM »
My family had AAA when I was growing up.  I remember frequenting the local office for maps, which my mother had a penchant to hoard.  Actually while cleaning out my parents' house recently, I recycled all those maps, and it was very cathartic.  Then I found more stashed away, and I recycled those too.  But I do have fond memories of heading over there and having a helpful employee highlight the route we'd take for an upcoming trip.  It was all very exciting for me of course as the designated backseat navigator.  Oh, let's pick up a guidebook or two while we're here too!

My wife and I had their auto insurance and home insurance until the late 2000s, but there stopped being much of a distinction between their services and other insurance companies as far as I could tell.  So we eventually switched out.  My parents, however, remain with them for auto and have had some recent claims, and AAA has been fine.


 Yes, same memories - those custom maps - TripTiks in the spiral bound cases with the route highlighted in marker, with those very helpful 'grownups" in the office.
 
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: MFT jig/template
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:34 AM »
I've drilled probably close to a 500 holes with my 1400 and the Festool 20mm bit.  I have a 64" x 102" cutting/assembly table and have built half a dozen other portable tops and all the holes were snug for the dogs and other accessories.

@rst  Curious...Is that the 20mm hinge boring bit, 491072, that Festool recommends using with their routers?
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Member Projects / Re: My first project
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:27 AM »
Nice...that's a lot of drawers. [tongue]

We'd be interested in seeing photos of the final project when it's finished.  [big grin]
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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:16 AM »
I see nothing on FTUSA site that specifically states the outdoor oil is food safe.  If one is using this product for one’s own purposes there are no restrictions on materials that can be used (conscience is the guide), BUT if one is catering to the public that is another story. I would not use any material for areas of food contact unless I had on file the proper MSDS to protect me.

As a matter of fact, the Festool Technical Data Sheet #223, points out these lines in bold letters.

Contains cobalt carboxylate - may trigger allergic reactions.

Contains iodine propynyl butyl carbamate - may trigger allergic reactions.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: TS 75 cutting close to track
« Last post by josem on Today at 10:15 AM »
Thanks guys. I'll be back in the shop today and will give this a shot. Much appreciated!

Thanks,
Jose
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General Friendly Chat / Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Last post by live4ever on Today at 10:05 AM »
My family had AAA when I was growing up.  I remember frequenting the local office for maps, which my mother had a penchant to hoard.  Actually while cleaning out my parents' house recently, I recycled all those maps, and it was very cathartic.  Then I found more stashed away, and I recycled those too.  But I do have fond memories of heading over there and having a helpful employee highlight the route we'd take for an upcoming trip.  It was all very exciting for me of course as the designated backseat navigator.  Oh, let's pick up a guidebook or two while we're here too!

My wife and I had their auto insurance and home insurance until the late 2000s, but there stopped being much of a distinction between their services and other insurance companies as far as I could tell.  So we eventually switched out.  My parents, however, remain with them for auto and have had some recent claims, and AAA has been fine.
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