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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Milwaukee router edge guide
« Last post by antss on Today at 10:29 AM »
What makes the micro fence worth 10x the price of the manuf.'s standard offering ?  [scratch chin]
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Last post by mwildt on Today at 10:17 AM »
@Holmz Cool, definitely on the bucket list. Agree, driving is better than watching. Been fortunate to drive several of our local tracks in the NE, ranging from Mosport, Mont Tremblant, Limerock, WatkinsGlen, NIH etc.

@tjbnwi yep, seen F1 @ Indy twice. Very nice.

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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by antss on Today at 10:03 AM »
That CMT bit birdhunter links has a 20mm shank  [eek]

Good luck finding a collet or even one of your handheld routers to fit that.  And at $180+  it turns an DIY worktop into a silk purse/sows ear kinda project.

I'm not sure whiteside has any 20mm spiral bits.  Boring bits for sure they have.

I'm with Michael though, why have a CNC rough out a rectangle and not drill the holes too? Makes no sense to me.
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Greetings woodworkers. My first post. Help. My fingers are worn down to the knuckles. I am looking for a 20mm spiral uncut router bit for my Festool OF1400, and so far, I can only find one from Axminister, England that is out of stock. Where in the USA can I find this elusive bit? I need to start an MFT project. I have a template being cut by a CNC company in San Antonio, but darned if I can find an appropriate bit to plunge cut those holes. I checked the owners group threads and cannot seem to find the bit manufacture's model number. :'(

If the CNC is cutting why do you need the bit? Usually, a bit that is the nominal size you want will cut a hole larger than that. The CNC uses a smaller bit and enlarges the cut to make the exact specified opening.
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Festool quality?
« Last post by Jaybolishes on Today at 10:00 AM »
Absolutely the Kapex needs a total re design.  Make it 12" with more power, as the current one seems very underpowered.  The Contractors here are used to dewalts, Bosch and others, so one cut with a kapex tells them this saw will not hold up. But I guess it's only a trim saw which is another problem.  It's no wonder the saws motors fail, people plunge into wood like they are used to with their previous saws so the kapex I believe may be failing due to its weak motor.  People with nothing but time on their hands probably don't see motor falures because they have time to let the blade do the cut.  Contractors with a house to build aren't going to make a thousand cuts nice and slow and then also wait for the blade to stop.  Which is another issue. Many people have said to get the kapex to not throw off cuts you should wait for the blade to stop, which is ridiculous as the other saws don't require this at all, at least my Bosch axial and dewalt don't.   Which is another the issue, the problem with some saws having a low turret, like my friends had with his he was using.  The Kapex is a dog with fleas and a very expensive one.  It's also just a trim saw by design.  So they should beef it up to be  more versatile. Maybe they could redisign the handle to be able to flip from vertical to hozizontal, that would be a nice feature.
  If festool just bit the bullet and listened to the feedback and came out with a new saw, they wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves. Unlike my dealer now who says kapex's never sell.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by Peter Parfitt on Today at 09:47 AM »
Try Whiteside. I have used them in the past.

http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/catalog.html#catimgs

Peter
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Another great job!
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Nice execution, but I think you were dealing with a wannabe designer.  One that has no clue about scale and proportion.

Should also be noted that warm greys have been on the scene for three years now, but are just now making it to the masses.
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Finishing and Painting / Re: New Fuji 2Qt. Pressure pot # 5432?
« Last post by wptski on Today at 09:10 AM »
Bumping this up as I'm looking at adding a 2qt pressure pot to my 4 stage Fuji/T70.  With the CA Bandit, is there an advantage (or disadvantage) to going with the 50 psi pot vs the regular 15?  Do you find you ever need more than 15 psi for heavy latex paints?
Just to be clear, I have the Fuji PP and it's stamped 50psi MAX on its lid although its fittings are for turbine use.  A simple garden hose cap on one end and a small regulator(3M mini regulator) on the other, you are ready for a air compressor use.
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This link is broken both at FestoolUSA and here at FOG.
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