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Thinking about upgrading your shop with a new stationary tool? Welp, now's the time to do it with the  JET tools summer woodworking sale at The Tool Nut! Take 10% off JET woodworking tools during this limited time 4-day sale. Some exclusions apply.

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Bump. Order deadline is TODAY, Monday, July 16th.


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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Today at 08:41 AM »
Last night my wife made thai green curry chicken (left bowl) and northern thai pork belly curry (right bowl) with stir fried chayote.

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Festool How To... / Domino 500 plate to center
« Last post by Gene Davis on Today at 08:39 AM »
Mine is 1500 miles away and I'm asked by a friend.

When flat on bench, what is the distance from surface up to C/L of cutter?
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Today at 08:39 AM »
WOW.  Thanks for all the replies.  I must say I am very surprised how many people all have a Technivorm!

Followup question: what kind of coffee is everyone using in the Technivorm?  I really don't want to have to buy a coffee grinder to grind the beans every morning.  I know that will yield the optimum flavor and taste and all that, but it's not that big of a deal for me.

When we had the drip brewer I just used the big can of ground colombian coffee from Costco.  That was good enough for me.  Would it be sort of foolish to buy such a high end coffee maker if I was going to use pre-ground beans?

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Thank Shane. And good morning.
These are on my hit list.
Was waiting for a set to come up on the recon site but now....
I order a set this week.
Rick
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Bump, ICYMI.

Festool has announced an immediate deep discount on pricing for the VAC-SYS vacuum clamping system. Pricing is now ~25% lower!

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New pricing:

201064   Vacuum pump VAC-PMP USA   $620.00
201065   Vacuum unit VAC SYS SE 1 USA   $425.00
203148   Vacuum unit VAC SYS System   $990.00
203149   Vacuum unit VAC SYS System Set   $1,375.00
580062   Vacuum unit VAC SYS SE 2   $425.00



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Peter -
Well... If they ever do make it to Colorado Springs -
At least 4 of ‘em can stay at my place. We’ve got plenty of room - Indoors.
(We have visitors stay with us from April through September - Every year.)

If any do want to camp... No problem. I’m on 5 acres... At 7,500’. Cool and dry.
You’re welcome, too. [smile]

There was a roadshow in Fort Collins at the Sears Trostel store in 2016. 
I'd bet Austin Hardwoods in Denver had one in recent memory as well.
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Festool How To... / Re: Checking Inside CT Vacs
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Today at 08:27 AM »
Someone at Festool may be plotting a "vac vac" as we speak.  Failure to routinely vac your vac will void your vac warrenty.

The irony of ironies - a vacuum to vacuum your vacuum.

Hey Guys:
Why even let the CT “eat dust”? Those Dust Extractors are expensive.
So are those HEPA filters and bags.
I’m thinkin’ - Dust Deputy - Or if you can wait ‘til the Fall - Festool’s new CT Pre Separator. [smile]

I don't think I really generate enough dust to justify the cost of the a dust cyclone separator.  Most importantly space is at a premium so I don't really have enough room for a Dust Deputy.  The new CT Cyclone might be a little bit more space efficient since systainers can stack on top, but still it's extra space that could be used for something else.
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Thanks for the congratulations about winning the sander.  Just to add a few comments about the roadshow.  I actually attended two.  One at Lee Valley Halifax, and the other Rideout Tools in Dartmouth.

Talking to the tool experts was invaluable.  I hadn't seen the Kapex extensions before.  They are on my want list.  I never did use the parallel guide extensions.  I got a quick lesson on calibration.  I had just recently purchased my 2200 router.  I got some good insight into how to use it. 

I wish the end user classes were closer to Nova Scotia and I didn't have to cross the border to attend. 

All the best.

Brian
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