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My point was that Festool hasn't done much to publicize the roadshow lately.
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: Barn makeover
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 07:32 AM »
Congrats on your new house & shop. Very nice building, your floor seems to be in good shape. Any plan on epoxy? If so do it first while it's empty  [big grin]. I did my floor with the BM kit when their paints went 50% off, cost me $125CAD and did it myself. Not a professional job but I like it, no concrete dust to mix with the wood dust.

The existing wiring is bad, boxes with no connectors and fabric insulated wires. Everything is going away. I'll put in a sub panel that I saved from my previous shop (Siemens) since I have all the breakers I need and the existing panel (Square D) is pretty old. I'll have the electrician review the installation. I'm not sure if I need a local ground or not (Ontario).

I haven't decided what to do with the sink yet. It drains right outside the wall.

Electrical installation are always dependent of local regulations. Hard to tell but in Québec you do not need of a dedicated ground if your sub-panel do not have a main switch. If the panel have a main switch you can put one to save the trouble to kick off your house main panel. I have a 200 amps main that feed my shop 100 amps. The Eaton 100 amp 20/40 package came with 12 breakers and just under $250CAD. The panel is almost full already with some twins breakers  [big grin]

Lightning: Get DEL.. my shop is 20x20 with 4 24"x24" DEL on each corners and a 12"x48" in the center, right over the table saw (no shadow). The DEL are expensive but really efficient, instant light with very large diffusion.

Post more pictures along with your changes.

P.S. Feed that dog  [tongue]
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Member Projects / Re: What's Your Sign?
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 07:09 AM »
Great story Joe, thanks for sharing.
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Ask Festool / Re: Suggestion regarding Festool Roadshow
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 07:01 AM »
I agree with you 100% I attend the Ottawa roadshow last month for the first time and it was very interesting. The only tool that I was interested in is the VAC-SYS system. I was able to play with the system enough to make a decision. My shop have zero clamping capability so am currently saving for the 1870$ purchase  [scared]

I have been in love with it ever since.

The German lady or the sander  [eek]
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Barn makeover
« Last post by ERG on Today at 06:56 AM »
Hello,

I've been lurking the FOG for a while now but never posted much. Anyway, I've just moved to a new (to me) house that has a barn-type building which I'm converting to my new woodworking shop. The inside dimensions are 27x21.

My first step was to clean up the walls and empty the building:





I did this yesterday but haven't taken "after" pictures. I've ran wiring and outlets for shop lights and 120v outlets around the walls. I'll post more pictures later.

The wire to the panel is only good for 40 amp and the run from the house is 150 ft. I've called an electrician to come and pull a new run but I'm not sure what I'll be able to do. My biggest tool right now is the A3-31 which is 4HP and I plan to have either a 3 or 5 HP Oneida cyclone. I also need enough capacity for my heating (and maybe cooling). Hopefully I can also squeeze a CAT6 in the conduit.

The existing wiring is bad, boxes with no connectors and fabric insulated wires. Everything is going away. I'll put in a sub panel that I saved from my previous shop (Siemens) since I have all the breakers I need and the existing panel (Square D) is pretty old. I'll have the electrician review the installation. I'm not sure if I need a local ground or not (Ontario).

I haven't decided what to do with the sink yet. It drains right outside the wall.
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Congrats on your win, @Brian Livingstone! It’s usually a few weeks for the sanders to arrive. Send us a private message if you don’t get it soon.

For everyone else, the ETS 125 REQ giveaway is something that we started in June. Each of our stops going forward will have one (except in locations where it’s prohibited).

We try to bring the Roadshow to as many places as we can, but we’ll never hit everywhere. @Joe Felchin - The dates on the website only reflect the first half of 2018. Over the past two years, we’ve hit as many other parts of the US and CA as possible. As @copcarcollector pointed out, it involves dealer participatio, which adds an extra layer of complexity.

New dates for August and September will be added to festoolroadshow.com later this week.

(Tyler)
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Edit:  after looking at the CT SYS, I don’t think it will work.  The CT SYS only has a big enough hole for a hose to leave its Systainer housing.  No room to get the hose in from the SYS Cyclone.
I don't get it. You only need one hose that pulls air from cyclone into the CT. What's the problem?

Anyway, I always said the whole vac system has to be modular in sys sized blocks. You buy one motor (sys2), then snap in dust bag compartment of your choice (sys 1 through 5). Than you could have cyclone section in between designed to avoid external connecting hose. All goes on sys cart. Easy to reconfigure for the job at hand.
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Now I’m wondering is the hose length will work with a CT Clone stacked on top of a CT SYS.  If it could, then the CT SYS could play a much bigger role in my workflow while never leaving the Sys Port.

Edit:  after looking at the CT SYS, I don’t think it will work.  The CT SYS only has a big enough hole for a hose to leave its Systainer housing.  No room to get the hose in from the SYS Cyclone.

I was thinking along these same lines. Wondering if the separator will work with th CT SYS?  Will definitely cut down on how often I have to empty it. Was going to wait for my local dealer to have one on display so I can play around with them.
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Craftsman is always a funny case study, and it's cousin (Kenmore).  The shear number of people who have no idea they are just sears creations putting their names on other companies stuff amazes me.  It was even more amazing sears tried to sell the Kenmore brand,  somehow an imaginary company had value.  While most all craftsman stuff was junk, the true hand tools where fine, of course they were made under contract by real tool companies.   They did a smart thing at one point by letting some other stores (like Ace) sell craftsman tools, which gave them more legitimacy.  I think Ryobi has a similar thing in the US, where some non-HD places do sell them too.  But of course Ryobi isn't a pure Home Depot creation like say Husky.   The shame with Rigid is now a lot of folks don't know they aren't just a Home Depot brand, many folks have no idea they are actually a serious, real deal, been around a long time tool company.

Yeah, B&D made a mess of batteries.  Their outdoor tools where a perfect example of this, everything has a different battery.  For years I just kept going "why not just use the Dewalt batteries you all ready sell, or mold them in Orange and Black, but have them be interchangeable".  They finally sorta got there by having Dewalt brand yard tools, which then makes one ask what B&D tools are for. But of course again bulk of folks have no idea Dewalt is just a brand of B&D.   Thing is, the cheap 50 dollar B&D battery weed whackers work great,  I bought a much more expensive one, took it right back, bought a newer 50 dollar B&D one, which of course had yet a different battery than my previous one, which was only getting replaced because you could no longer get the battery for the previous one and it had died.

It’ll be interesting to see what Lowe’s will do with the Craftsman brand.  Sears really trashed the Craftsman band in recent years.  Lowe’s has their work cut out for them restoring people’s confidence in the Craftsman logo. 

Home Depot has done a lot to improve Ryobi’s quality over the past 4-years.  The Ryobi products are superior to their Black and Decker, Canadian Tire MasterCraft and Lowe’s Kolbalt Brands. 

The AFS edge trimmers are really Black and Deckers last great product.  I was fortunate to buy one of the 36 volt trimmers before they messed up the line with 20 Volt trimmers.
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Ask Festool / Re: Suggestion regarding Festool Roadshow
« Last post by copcarcollector on Today at 12:20 AM »
If you can, get into one of the end user classes in nv, nc or Indiana.
Great instructors and you learn all kinds of tips!
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