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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Festool quality?
« Last post by Peter Parfitt on Yesterday at 10:47 AM »
There is no manufacturer or supplier in the World who would publish failure rates.

We FOGgers might share the odd anecdote about our own mishaps and sometimes share a picture.

Would any professional woodworker publish details of the customers that have not been satisfied, the number of jobs that they have had to return to after completion or the number of jobs that they have started but been sacked from for whatever reason?

Building and maintaining a business is about success not broadcasting failures.

Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Compressors
« Last post by tdwilli1 on Yesterday at 10:28 AM »
Yea the noise of loud compressors kills me. Thats why I went with a California Air Tools. They hardly make any noise at all.

@ben_r_  Are they really that quiet? I seen a couple videos and they do seem it.

2 years ago I picked up that upright DeWalt compressor (20gal?) from HD.
It was semi-quiet at first but now.... I'd like to roll it to the street.

I had the same Dewalt and it was NOISY! It blew a seal I think so I just got rid of it and got the California air tools and it is night and day! It also has 2 tool connections so another plus.
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Bosch to Compete Against Saw Stop
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 10:07 AM »
Correct @grbmds .
If someone wants to save their fingers, or have confidence that their fingers will remain, then they can buy his saw.
He is not morally responsible for the 80 billion fingers in the world.

people do not have a God given right to his creativity for which they are adverse to pay a heavenly price for.
Classifieds / Woodpeckers Phenolic Router Table package/ NY 14224
« Last post by james.barnas on Yesterday at 10:05 AM »
Selling a brand new,never used,Woodpeckers 27x43 phenolic router table ($349) with woodpeckers super fence ($219) woodpeckers router stand ($189) woodpeckers wheel kit ($49) JessEm Master-r-lift II ($329.00) Porter Cable 7518 ($357.77) Asking $1200.00 firm! Will not go any lower! Total invested ($1492.00)Everything was put together and installed never used! Immaculate condition,never used. Have all manual and paperwork. Local Sale Only! I'm in Western NY 14224.
I'm interested trade for Festool tools of equal value Kapex,Domino or older cabinet saw powermatic,grizzly,general,unisaw 220v single phase.
Festool Tool Problems / Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 10:04 AM »
        When comparing cut quality make sure the same type of blade is being compared. I don't know if you have blades other than those that come on the saws but just for peoples general info. HKC comes with an 18 tooth blade that probably has a tooth geometry that is a compromise for rip and crosscuts. While the TS55 comes with a 48 tooth blade that is optimized for crosscuts and sheet goods.

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: TSS 55 depth guide
« Last post by TylerC on Yesterday at 10:01 AM »
I just heard back from our service team:

"No, the TS 55 cannot be retrofitted with this feature.  It is actually a complete assembly and simply doesn’t fit."
Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Festool quality?
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 09:52 AM »
It's sorta hard in my option for Festool to get an accurate failure rate bc people use their saws for different cuts...

The rate is #-failed / time. They have the returns - so they would,know the rate.

The mechanism for failure may be related to how they are used, or maybe not... Who knows?
One needs some model of reality, and the science of failures and quality control has been pretty well understood for many decades.

If they wanted to understand it, they certainly could.
If they wanted to advertise what they understand, then they could.
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Bosch to Compete Against Saw Stop
« Last post by grbmds on Yesterday at 09:50 AM »
@Dovetail65 No. No one called Steve Gass a bigot. I was merely taking the extreme analogy and sarcastically or "tongue in cheek" making a point. The analogy of a company supporting bigotry and racism was extreme and doesn't apply in the Sawstop situation. It's not morally reprehensible to attempt to protect one's rights or patents or even creativity. It's only common sense that he would take whatever legal means available to protect what, whether you like the guy or not (and I don't personally like him), was an innovative and genius of an idea to solve a huge problem which, for many years, no one came close to matching. I don't blame him and I don't feel that his actions, totally within the law by the way, are morally reprehensible. It doesn't even come close. That's my only point. This is why these discussions get out of control. You can't really make points which everyone takes in the right way. So, sorry for the rant here. I'm done forever with this unresolvable topic.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: HK - HKC saw questions
« Last post by Jmacpherson on Yesterday at 09:45 AM »
HKC was my first Festool purchase and still one of my favorites, enjoy using it.

I've cross cut 2x2 material @45 without problems, just remember to set the plunge depth of the saw to max depth.
Not sure about 45/45 cuts though.

Just remember whatever FSK rails you look at, the actual physical length of the rail is a lot longer than the size it cuts vs the FS rails which is as long it cuts. Eg. FS1400 is +/-1400mm long, the FSK420 is a lot longer than 420mm.

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: TSS 55 depth guide
« Last post by TylerC on Yesterday at 09:26 AM »
Our service team is the most likely crew to have an answer for this one. I've asked and will let you know when I hear something back.
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