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@Peter Halle -

I had a Wedge Smart Level with 24 and 48" rails.  The level stopped working years ago and I pitched sensor and the 24" rail but forgot that I had the 48" rail..   Low and behold I go down in the shop just now and look up in the ceiling joists and there it is.  Dusted it off and think I might devise an insert to let my Wixey digital level be used with this over a 48" space. 

Could be fun project to make the insert with my Shaper!

Thanks for that inspiration!

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Classifieds / festool hoses for sale
« Last post by mattdh on Yesterday at 06:52 PM »
These are new and unused- 452878 Antistatic Hose, 27mm X 3.5m $85 shipped to the lower 48. 452888 antistatic hose 50mm X 6ft $100 shipped lower 48. also have a 9ft of 50mm antistatic hose with no ends (or connections) on it $75 shipped. Any questions or pics pm me- thanks matt!
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Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.

A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool!  Did you have multiple rails?

Peter
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool OF 1010 knockoff
« Last post by mcooley on Yesterday at 06:42 PM »
The handle on this unit may actually be an improvement!

The finger grips an improvement?

Finger grips are only an improvement if they fit a persons hand.

Glock put finger grips on their pistols for import reasons in the USA, and people haven’t stopped complaining about them since.

Sure finger grips but I am speaking more about the lack of material one can grip on many Festool tools. Their 1400 router being one example and the 500 Domino another. No idea why some of their tools get the "grip" and others don't. The 55 tracksaw only has it on one of its two handles.
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Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Kapex 60 undercarriage modifications
« Last post by Gregor on Yesterday at 06:22 PM »
Hi Gregor
Thank you for your suggestion, in this instance the pipe clips would probably not work as you have to negotiate the shelf around an upright tube before it will sit in place.
Possible. Havn't experimented with that particular geometric situation yet.
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However you have sparked an idea to use these clips. If you can convert the clips fixing hole into a threaded one, you could have a threaded hole on any pipe. The thread could be tapped directly into the clip or a threaded insert used, depends on how much material is available.
It should be no big problem to glue (or melt) a hex nuts into these clips, the bolt going in there would just need to be of precise length or it'll push the tube out of the clip (when coming out of the other side of the nut).
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: New TS75 “Kicks Back”
« Last post by Corwin on Yesterday at 06:20 PM »
... I don't see why plunging in itself should cause kickback as cutting downward, from the POV of the circular saw blade, is identical to cutting forward. ...

No, this is not correct.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Last post by TinyShop on Yesterday at 06:13 PM »
Reviews in English for the Wabeco drill stands are difficult to find. However, I just stumbled upon this one:



Here are the links to the English translations of the related blog posts that appear in the show notes:

The decision process that lead to choosing a drill stand (in place of a dedicated drill press) and building the DIY table: https://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://holzhandwerk.andreas-kalt.de/bohrtisch-wabeco-bohrstaender/&sl=auto&tl=en

User improvements to the Wabeco stand: https://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://holzhandwerk.andreas-kalt.de/verbesserungen-am-wabeco-bohrstaender/&sl=auto&tl=en

Links to the originals in German: here & here

And, finally, a photo depiction of what I see as the major advantage of a drill stand over a stationary drill press (in a Sortainer but I trust that you get the idea):





 
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: New TS75 “Kicks Back”
« Last post by live4ever on Yesterday at 05:17 PM »
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Festool C18 - Video
« Last post by Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on Yesterday at 05:13 PM »
I too have that love/hate relationship with the C models. Prefer them when the Centrotec chuck is mounted. Loathe it with the drill chuck on. Can't decide whether to use the middle finger or the index finger. But I have been given Festool the middle finger for a while so there you have it.

I have the T18, C18 and CXS. I always wonder why I don't prefer the T18, it sits better in hand and is more comfortable with the drill chuck on.

I do love the CXS both for grip, size, front magnet and clip. Wish it RPM'ed a little higher and had a little more torque.

The very best precision drill was the old C12 for me personally. Amazing. The C18 is close though.
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