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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by rvieceli on Today at 06:16 AM »
The shank on that CMT bit is also 20mm
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by Birdhunter on Today at 05:57 AM »
CMT 195.200.11] 20mm Upcut Spiral Router Bit
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by GarryMartin on Today at 05:52 AM »

Welcome to the FOG!

What shank diameter bit are you looking for? 1/4", 8mm, 1/2"?

I've used the Festool 491072 bit in my OF 1400 quite successfully, but it isn't an upcut spiral - see below for some background info. This is definitely available in the US, but perhaps if we know shank size some other US friends can chip in with some other options for you.
Finishing and Painting / Re: Protective finish on MDF question
« Last post by GarryMartin on Today at 05:39 AM »
As the thread has been resurrected, and to answer @Peter Parfitt ...

I recently reviewed Osmo oils and have spilt some on my MFT top. I think that the Osmo Top Oil would be worth a try. It is a wax based product that absorbs into the surface and it should give you a durable finish. It is then very easy to touch up or re-coat if required. Maybe some other Foggers have tried this?

I've done some tests recently with Osmo on MDF and have been very pleased. One of my goals was not only protecting the surfaces, but also maintaining the raw colour of the MDF. On the recommendation of Osmo UK and some Twitter buddies, I've settled on Osmo Polyx-Oil RAW 3044 as the first coat, followed by Osmo Polyx-Oil Matt 3062 as the second. The below photo shows the colouration in a sample board.

RAW 3044 uses a small amount of white pigments to "neutralise the permanent 'wet-look' that develops after application of a clear finish" and really helps to keep the MDF close to the, well, raw colour.  [wink]

"Osmo Polyx-Oil is developed from natural oils and waxes to provide the most hardwearing and durable protection for wooden flooring and furniture..." so I've no doubt it will stand up well to shop use.

General Friendly Chat / Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Last post by Don T on Today at 04:49 AM »
Here's another intro to fun. From a woodworking point of view the barn is awesome.

That looks like fun. Would probably scare the crap out of me going that fast on a dirt road lined with trees.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool polishing system
« Last post by neeleman on Today at 02:19 AM »
In September 2016 Festool teamed up with 3M for a strategic collaboration to serve the automotive collision repair industry.
Here you can read all about it: 3M & Festool
Building Materials / Re: Working with Valchromat
« Last post by mo siopa on Today at 02:15 AM »
It will machine and finish better than mdf.  You can even carve it by hand.
Other Tools & Accessories / 20mm Spiral Upcut Router bits
« Last post by OlderThanDirt on Today at 02:08 AM »
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. :'(

Thanks for your kind remarks.

Nice shed Buddy looking good, even if it doesnt have a stripper pole in it and keg or 2

Thanks Ron.
I thought you might want to purchase one of these for your US garden shed and before you leave the UK.  [big grin]

The hot sparks will also embed themselves into any galvanizing and leave rust stains. To prevent this use a disc designed for cutting stainless as it does not leave any particles that will rust.

Good advice; something I should have mantioned earlier.
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