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Festool How To... / Re: OF-1400 w/Leigh Templates and VRS
« Last post by Harvey on Yesterday at 02:43 PM »
I would contact Leigh Tech support. It's part of price and they want you to get the most out of their products.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: OF 1010 EQ dust collection
« Last post by yetihunter on Yesterday at 02:32 PM »
Have you considered the MFK 700?
It's super fiddly, but so is the OF1010 when you set it up for that task.

Are you literally just laminate trimming?  Is the limitation of 3/4" diameter and 5/8" length
on the horizontal base acceptable in your situation?

If so, I've owned the MFK 700, and still own the 1010.  The MFK is definitely the way to
go for what it's intended for. 
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Removing scratches from a glass table top
« Last post by mwildt on Yesterday at 02:31 PM »
Long Time back I stumbled over some YouTube videos by some shade tree mechanics. They listed tricks in how to strip and paint a aluminum wheel etc. Some of the methods was crude but did give a more refreshed look without going into oven baking the clear coat etc.
In any case one such video also listed how to remove scratches in glass. Like the ice scraper or a worn windshield wiper could have done. Their suggestion was to use hand cleaner with pumice. Put on a sponge and then grind away. Hard to tell if it really worked but you could research that as a possibility.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Parkett floor refurb going VERY slowly
« Last post by mike_aa on Yesterday at 02:26 PM »
@Sarjsmith  You should really look into renting a U-Sand machine if you can find one in your location.  I'm a DIYer and I tried a drum sander as well as the large oscillating sheet sander.  The drum sander was way too difficult for me as a first time user and the large oscillating sander just didn't seem powerful enough for stripping the finish and leveling.

For me the U-Sand had a short learning curve.  With four 6 inch sanding pads, it's powerful and I had no issues (with coarse grits) grinding off old finishes and leveling high spots.  One of the benefits is that you can sand very close to edges pretty much eliminating the need for an edging machine.  The first time I used it was to refinish and level a small floor that was very uneven and I was able to smooth it out to a glass flat finish without much difficulty.  I also used it another time to level and sand 500 square feet of newly installed oak flooring with great results. 

The website has videos and tips as well as a rental locator function. http://www.u-sand.com/

Good luck!

Mike A.
   
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Member Projects / Re: Help on Spraying BM Advance/Regal Select
« Last post by bnaboatbuilder on Yesterday at 02:23 PM »
Looks great. So what did you do different this time?

This thread was moved to the Member Projects folder because I was not able to see it anyore in the Finishing & Painting folder.

Anyway. Well as many of you know, along with BM Advance I was also trying to spray BM Regal Select and this paint, which is really thick, has proven to be more of a challenge then Advance.

Well, by thinking outside the box and ignoring common HVLP turbine rules, I believe I have figured out how to spray BM Regal Select pearl Finish. I have tried 5 test panels and all of them look like the one in the photo. The pencil is there so the camera had something to focus on as the surface is too smooth. This is after 5 hours of drying.

Cheers,
JC
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Member Projects / Re: Help on Spraying BM Advance/Regal Select
« Last post by JCLP on Yesterday at 02:17 PM »
This thread was moved to the Member Projects folder because I was not able to see it anyore in the Finishing & Painting folder.

Anyway. Well as many of you know, along with BM Advance I was also trying to spray BM Regal Select and this paint, which is really thick, has proven to be more of a challenge then Advance.

Well, by thinking outside the box and ignoring common HVLP turbine rules, I believe I have figured out how to spray BM Regal Select pearl Finish. I have tried 5 test panels and all of them look like the one in the photo. The pencil is there so the camera had something to focus on as the surface is too smooth. This is after 5 hours of drying.

Cheers,
JC
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: OF 1010 EQ dust collection
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 01:58 PM »
Here ya go.
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Festool How To... / Re: Micro-Adjusting Dovetail Router Bit Depth
« Last post by Corwin on Yesterday at 01:54 PM »

Yes, the large black knob must be released before you are able to adjust the plunge depth. But, maybe if you apply enough downward force to prevent the router from springing back up while you loosen the large black knob just enough to allow for movement, you might be able to make the adjustment that you need.  Assuming that you have your router plunged and the depth stop is engaged with the turret stop, here’s what you’ll need to do:

This works, but it is far from what I would call "user friendly".

LOL, my $50 (non-plunge) router works better than the Festool, in this regard.

Lots of people have multiple routers, and leave a dovetail bit in one of their fixed-base routers just for this particular task. So, your $50 non-plunge router can now become a "one trick pony."  [big grin]
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Festool How To... / OF-1400 w/Leigh Templates and VRS
« Last post by bgm1911 on Yesterday at 01:39 PM »
For 3 days I've been making test cuts with my OF-1400 and new Leigh D4R w/VRS and F3 box template. Every aspect of the cut has been a struggle: depth changes from front of board to back (VRS), adjusting the 1400 depth (already posted about that), fingers not consistent widths.

So, off to the internet to get answers.  There are posts on FOG about the OF-1400 not being concentric.  Besides repeated test cuts that never turn out, is there a way to measure if my router is centered to the bushing?

IRT the Leigh VRS, the dust extraction is adequate and IMO required.  However, the support brackets are lacking in proper support.
I've set and reset the VRS level to the template.  I've made many attempt to minimize the weight placed on the VRS.  Has anyone else experienced this with the VRS, and do you have a fix?
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I must be missing something:  What does the $30 price differential get you on the Mini and the Midi?

Does the new hose come with the 90° end fitting for use with the Mini and the Midi?
Is the new hose heavier than or lighter than the current hose?

@RustE, yes, the upgrade on the MINI/MIDI is the new hose with the correct right angle vac-end connector.

I have heard that the new hose is lighter and more flexible. Again, let's get @TylerC  to confirm.
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