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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Domino cutter life
« Last post by tjbnwi on Yesterday at 10:59 PM »
I have heard they can be resharpened, I’be never had one sharpened.

Tom
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Domino cutter life
« Last post by dicktill on Yesterday at 09:21 PM »
Yep, a lot of Dominos, Tom was shipping me 5 boxes a week.

I find the CMT 5mm bit holds up better than the Festool. I’ve found no difference on the other sizes, they dull before they break.

Tom

Hi Tom,

Can either brand be resharpened? If so, is it worth the cost?

Thanks, Dick
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Finishing and Painting / Re: What Primer and Paint for Cabinets?
« Last post by PaulH99 on Yesterday at 09:00 PM »
Success!

Thank you all for the various suggestions. I just sprayed my MM5 for the first time ever, using the DuraLaq Undercoat that @JCLP recommended. Once I dialed in the flow rate it went pretty quickly. My basement is unheated, and it's late, so the sanding and second coat will have to wait until tomorrow.

@Motown - will do!
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Domino cutter life
« Last post by tjbnwi on Yesterday at 08:59 PM »
Yep, a lot of Dominos, Tom was shipping me 5 boxes a week.

I find the CMT 5mm bit holds up better than the Festool. I’ve found no difference on the other sizes, they dull before they break.

Tom
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Take a look at the Wixey remote reading digital read out for height.

I really like it on on my Festool MFS table.
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: plywood rack in van
« Last post by Frank-Jan on Yesterday at 08:12 PM »
I usually put it fairly plumb against the racking, then secure it with a few vertical telescopic shoring poles with little blocks of foam between the pole and the material so it doesn't have room to rattle or get damaged (the foam blocks I save from double glazing packaging)

Mine were custom made for my van, but there are systems with tracks that are commercially available.

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Member Projects / Re: Red Oak Trestle Table
« Last post by fritter63 on Yesterday at 08:10 PM »
BEAUTIFUL work. Hopefully you made sure to alternate the growth rings on that non QS oak for the top?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Impact driver recommendation
« Last post by leakyroof on Yesterday at 08:07 PM »
Hi!

It sounds like what the OP is looking for is a "higher RPM" "Spinner" that doesn't hurt the wrist if it's by accident not stopped on time. Hence the 3/8 impact. Higher RPM and if not stopped on time it won't break your wrist when operated with one hand.

Personally I think that if you're looking to buy 30 units, at least 2 - 3 batteries per unit and probably even a charger each - that's something that most representatives from the afore mentioned manufacturers/importers of Panasonic, Hilti i.e. will gladly come out to demonstrate what they have. I can't speak for Hilti US, but their fleet service around here is top notch and the tools, honestly, they are what they are.

"Problems" I see: No one is really going to like the Idea of a 3/8" (or even some 1/2" compact type) driving 30 or 32mm sockets - even if their main job is only going to be "free-spinning" a bolt . This is going to be an issue especially when looking for service/repair/replacement because of premature wear.

But like I said, I really think it's best discussed with actual sale reps of those "usual suspects" like Panasonic, Hilti - maybe Snap-On, but I don't know if they do industrial stuff directly in the US - As I definitely wouldn't want to be hanging by one franchisee in your type of work/ overall setting. And I don't know if it would be the right tool for the job anyway - I love my 3/8" Snap-On for what it is and it serves me well, but I'm not even close to your usage cycles, compared to what you're looking for, what I do is pathetic.

I think if I was in your situation, I'd call Hilti and hear what they say face to face on location.

Kind regards,
Oliver
. The 1/2” Compact Impacts will easily handle a standard length 30 or 32mm socket. Especially if you need their higher RPM operating speed over a Cordless Tool with no huge impact blows setting the final torque since that will be handled by another tool.
I recommend Astro-Pneumatic’s Onyx model since A-P will tell you they weren’t trying to match the much higher quoted Torque Ratings of their Competitors models. But instead, a more reliable tool in the Compact class, needing less downtime or repairs.  The Direction Control and Power Setting valve is on the Rear of the Tool, making it easier to reach and adjust in my opinion compared to what seems to be a common design with the power adjustment around the Tools’ Trigger on other Compact Impacts.
 I’ve seen THAT design more problematic out here in the field since it seems to be a bit delicate.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Domino cutter life
« Last post by Jasonj888 on Yesterday at 07:03 PM »
Wow, that’s a lot of dominos! Have you tried the CMT bits? Wondering how they compare to the Festool bits. Thank you, I appreciate your insight.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Last post by justaguy on Yesterday at 07:03 PM »
Mine arrives tomorrow
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