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Am I the only one who feels insulted that Festool are charging $28 (cdn) for a single guide rail connector? I've been considering a Kapex (despite the horrendous CDN pricing) and drill, but honestly stuff like this makes me less inclined to purchase future products. Do we not pay enough of a premium on the tools themselves?

$56 for two little bars with 4 holes drilled in them..  [blink]

/rant
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Festool and Tanos Systainers / Re: Planex Sandpaper Systainer
« Last post by BJM9818 on Yesterday at 11:48 PM »

Chris

Festool 497691 SYS-STF D225 T-LOC Systainer

Do a search it's out there

Leakyroof-  I currently lay a few sheets of each on the bottom of a Sys4 and have the black 36AC hose on top.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 11:46 PM »
Thank you all for the replies and the info about other scams.  I do agree that it's helpful to hear about the ways people are scamming so that you can get better at recognizing the signs.  Thank you, Gregor, for the comments about the tracking numbers.  Thieves can be pretty clever; just wish they would use their brains for something productive.

Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

      Thanks for the heads up on the scam.

Seth
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 11:45 PM »
Interesting point...time versus real time.

From my experience:
Time = haus frau’s desired time line.
Real time = the actual time it takes for the project to be completed by a competent worker.

M8, I have to hear about incompetence at home too ;)
I thought this was a safe place ;)
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Help identifying festool parts
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 11:44 PM »
Yup ^^^^ they hold the parallel guide (rip guide) or the cover plate (dust cover).

Seth
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: I am done
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 11:42 PM »
Hey guys/gals, first post. I've been dreaming of these tools and couldn't justify the cost. Hilton and Amazon worked out a deal to use your hhonors to shop and made my dreams come true. Used my stash of hhonors points to purchase the domino 500, systainer full of dominos and cutters, ct26 dust collector, and the ets ec 125 brushless sander.

I joined FOG today finally as a real festool owner and the first post I read is this one from a well respected FOG member and I'm thinking I should have taken a 3 week vacation with these points instead.

Am I good to go?

From my perspective, I'm really enjoying the domino. It is the only way I have currently to join a 45 degree mitered table apron to a 90 degree square table leg. The perfect joint in my mind would be to make the end of the mitered apron a dovetail and cut a dovetail slot into the square table leg on a 45 degree angle. However, I don't have a tilting router table. I did my first mitered apron to square table leg today with three 4x20 dominos and it's perfect. I feel like I could make some quality furniture finally.

Looking forward to seeing what else I can make.


Brent

Use it and be happy. (I have a 700)

Whether it is better than a Lamello Zeta or DD40 depends on what you are making.
(I also have a Zeta).

Same deal with sanders... (Many good manufacturers available)
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by prestonvisser on Yesterday at 11:42 PM »
Thank you all for the replies and the info about other scams.  I do agree that it's helpful to hear about the ways people are scamming so that you can get better at recognizing the signs.  Thank you, Gregor, for the comments about the tracking numbers.  Thieves can be pretty clever; just wish they would use their brains for something productive.
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this has to be a universal issue affecting everyone at one time or more often.

Is there a way to easily identify which cord plug-it en works with which tool - WITHOUT going through an analysis of the cord end and then looking at the tool to find the right match every time? - color coding? - or?

I'm not sure what necessitates having different cord ratings and connectors for all these FESTOOL power tools in the first place. What creates the need for more than one-size-fits-all?

Hans


Hans,

   Just put the cords that are the lighter gauge for the smaller tools in a cabinet, sell them, or give them away. The heavier gauge works on all the tools.

Barring Festool adding an identifier a wrap of colored electrical tape could be added to quickly ID the two.

Seth
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Various Woodworking & Crafts Topics / Re: Heavy duty hinging system?
« Last post by tjbnwi on Yesterday at 11:19 PM »
Stainless steel piano hinges, lightweight panels.

Tom
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Various Woodworking & Crafts Topics / Heavy duty hinging system?
« Last post by ear3 on Yesterday at 11:12 PM »
I have kind of an oddball commission I've been considering.  Client wants a collapsible set of small doors/screens that can be pulled across the hall entryway separating their kitchen and dining room so they can keep their small dog in the kitchen as needed.  It's a real small dog, so the panels/screens only have to be about 2 ft. tall.  I plan on making the assembly out of two or three panels, attaching them to one another with piano hinges so that they can be folded up when not in use.  The tricky part though will be coming up with a hinging mechanism that will allow the whole thing to hang from the wall, and will be strong enough to support the weight of the panels when fully extended across the entryway.

Can anyone think of some type of hardware that would do the trick?  They obviously make heavy duty mechanisms for hanging things like panel TVs, but I need something I could attach to one of the 2 or 3 panels, and which would permit them to be folded/tucked away when not in use.   
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