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Festool How To... / storing tools in cold garage?
« Last post by mwbrewster on Today at 09:09 AM »
Does anyone have any input on storing power tools in a cold environment? I'm building cabinets in my unfinished garage to store my TS55, OF1400, CT 26 and soon to be purchased Rotex. Love to have a climate controlled shop but not in the cards right now.  gets pretty cold up here in New Hampshire. Not often, but the temp in there periodically drops below freezing during the winter months.  Also gets pretty humid in the summer.

thanks in advance.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on new extension ladder
« Last post by deepcreek on Today at 08:56 AM »
I've always had a healthy respect when working with ladders.  A friend's father died when I was a teenager because he fell off an extension ladder putting up Christmas lights.  Broke his neck.  A few years ago, I fell off the top of a two foot ladder and busted my tailbone.  Most ladder accidents occur because of human error.  In both cases, we were overreaching.  I was just lucky enough to be 20 feet lower and land on my butt.

I am a big fan of Little Giant engineering and quality.  I actually own two - the original 13' folding model and a black 22' from when they offered a professional grade heavy duty version.  Spendy but worth it in my opinion.

For tall work, I still prefer a traditional extension ladder rather than folding out one of their articulating models.  I have a 28' Werner aluminum but this one looks intriguing.  Fiberglass is a far safer when working around electricity but will break down if you store it outside in direct sunlight.  I like the features you highlighted and will probably look into it.

Truth be told as I sit here and think about it, I have too many ladders already.  I worked for many years as a contractor and you tend to accumulate them.  Last count it was two 2's, two 4's, three 6's, two 8's, one 10, one 12 double sided, two Little Giants, an old Krause MultiMatic, and the extension ladder.  I'm probably forgetting some.

My name's Joe and I'm a ladder-holic.
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I would consider buying this ladder.  Certainly I have bookmarked the item for future consideration.

Thanks for the link!
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Additional Workbench/Pool Table
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 08:39 AM »
All that's missing is a cot in the corner.  Why would you ever leave your shop?
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I think you're going to be really happy with the #8.  Since I got it this Summer, it has actually seen more use than the #7, particularly for things like panel flattening. 

Went to the Austin event today. It was really great and well worth the 2.5 hour drive each way.  Tried out almost every tool i had even the slightest curiosity about and learned a lot. Even learned how a froe is used.
      Ordered a few items, including a #8, which was not even on my wish list, and decided to wait on a few others that had been on the list. It helped a lot to be able to hold and use the tools.
      One of these days I will have the time to stop collecting toys and start using them in earnest.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: New TS55 loosing oil
« Last post by acer66 on Today at 07:40 AM »
If it is just a little oil it may not indicate an issue with the saw.  Occasionally the gears are packed with a bit two much grease and in operation there can be some separation of the oils and seepage.  If it is a brand new saw and you are in your 30 day period you certainly can exchange the saw.  I would suggest wiping off the oil and then monitoring it.

Peter

Thank you, I was hoping that would be the case.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: New TS55 loosing oil
« Last post by Peter Halle on Today at 07:32 AM »
If it is just a little oil it may not indicate an issue with the saw.  Occasionally the gears are packed with a bit two much grease and in operation there can be some separation of the oils and seepage.  If it is a brand new saw and you are in your 30 day period you certainly can exchange the saw.  I would suggest wiping off the oil and then monitoring it.

Peter
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Festool Tool Problems / New TS55 loosing oil
« Last post by acer66 on Today at 07:23 AM »
Hi,

My brand new TS55REQ is loosing oil out of an opening between motor and the blade housing.
I can post a pic later if that makes no sense and some of the oil, very very little, made it on the track.
I made only half a dozen cuts so far and otherwise it works great.
So is that normal?

Thank you


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Member Projects / Re: Small pleasures, or what new in the East ...
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 07:19 AM »
Those insurance pictures are some heavy duty tool porn!
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Sales & Dealer Area / Re: Tool for working wood in NYC
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 07:13 AM »
  Wondering if I can transport rasps and such back to Houston in my carry-on baggage.

Lol.  I bet those aren't listed under the TSA FAQs!

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