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Cheese :  I just wanted to see if I could get a very good quality blade for finsih work (not carpentry), that I could buy in the U.S., as the Festool would have to come from Europe.

Scorpion: Yes, I bought the KS-60 online from a dealer in the UK, and had him ship it DHL to me here. No problems. I dont want to divulge their name online, since Festool may reprimand them for selling out of their territory. Dont want them to get penalized for doing a good deed!


Looks like I may be stuck getting the Festool blade, can these be sharpened? If so, where in the US?

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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Another Kapex Bites the dust. Again.
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 12:21 PM »
Like many of the current owners of a Kapex, I am concerned about the possibility of a motor failure in my saw. But since I have the saw and it is the only CMS I have, I just enjoy it to the fullest. For those of you who are waiting for the release of a new Kapex that is "motor-issue free," your waiting may never end. But that is ok as long as whatever CMS you have is all that you need.

Festool has not officially acknowledged the existence of any motor deficiency in its Kapex, and we as consumers or owners do not know either how bad the motor issue really is. Waiting won't solve anything.

I know I wouldn't have waited because by the time I had finished waiting (if there was such a thing), my woodworking life might have come to an end, given my age. In the meantime without waiting, I have used my Kapex on many of my builds, with excellent precision and dust control. The risk (of failure) is worth taking in my case.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Dado jig for the OF-1010 needed
« Last post by Intex on Today at 12:17 PM »
RKA, Maybe I'll just try and run the flat side of the base along a straight edge and see if that works. Its easier with a router that has a full round base, since it always has the same radius to the cutter, but if you cant the flat edge a little off, the radius will change

Maybe tyhe best method is to make a jig carriage that a pattern cutter with bearing can cut off of.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Another Kapex Bites the dust. Again.
« Last post by hemlock on Today at 12:03 PM »
I have refrained from weighing in on this issue for quite some time. I re-tooled my shop over the past 7 years with mostly Festool. I started because of the need for dust collection and got hooked on that and their quality.   Overall, I am happy with them.  I appreciate their build quality, dust collection, and performance--especially those that are innovative (e.g., domino). I have 15 different Festool "tools" (including MFT and LR32).  I do not have a Kapex.  I have a Bosch Glide 12" CMS.  I just couldn't justify the additional cost of the Kapex years ago.  The Bosch has performed extremely well; however, recently I began reconsidering replacing the Bosch with a Kapex for better dust collection.  I will not until the Kapex issue is addressed by Festool.  I understand Festool reads these posts.  I hope they do.  Frankly, its insulting to their loyal customer base to, at best, "explain away" the problem or, at worse, seemingly ignore it.  As a constructive comment for the problem, I hope the US version of the REB includes some explanation of how the motor in it addresses previous problems (hopefully it does).  However, I suspect the liability of acknowledging there was a problem will prevent that from happening; in which case I will not upgrade my CMS, and my view of Festool will be diminished more than it already is.   
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFK700 and Vertical Milling
« Last post by grobkuschelig on Today at 11:59 AM »
Check out the Festool surfacing router bit: 500368.

I think that is what you are looking for. Gives a 28mm cut width.
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What is the best process to create cabinet drawer fronts and doors using laminated Birch plywood? Edges will remain exposed.

Can I laminate an entire sheet of 4'x8' Birch plywood, edge the sides with a router, then use TS 55 to cut the drawer fronts and doors to the sizes I need or do I need to cut the plywood down to each individual  drawer front and door and then laminate each piece and route each edge?

Can I get a clean cut of laminated plywood using the TS 55? What blade would be recommended?

Thanks,
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Have you considered spreading rosin instead of sand? Rosin is traditionally used to make V-belts on static machinery more grippy and should do the same for floors
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Member Projects / Re: How would you guys do this?
« Last post by AtomicRyan on Today at 11:56 AM »
Another thought...I actually have two of these:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/The-Baltic-Butcher-Block-8-ft-Natural-Straight-Butcher-Block-Birch-Kitchen-Countertop/999931668

They were given to me... so I wouldn't feel all that bad about painting them or maybe using a black stain... and I think I'd have more confidence joining them using cabinet bolts on site.
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@woodvkk @TSO Products

There is a new posting for the class which @jobsworth took at the Gregory Paolini location in Asheville, NC.

https://festooltraining.com/collections/asheville-north-carolina-training-facility

The dates are March 11-15th, 2019. After missing out on the last one offered in September 2018 I signed up. As of right now the listing is still available. I'm a novice woodworker but am very much interested in cabinetry and am looking forward to learning as much as I can. It's a shame it isn't  a bit later in the season as it'd be a nice long ride down on the bike.

If anyone else from the FOG signs up shoot me a PM as I'd like to know if you'll be attending.
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Ask Festool / Re: CT Mini... Is it sufficient for use with the Kapex?
« Last post by RKA on Today at 11:37 AM »
You don't need an adapter, the 36mm fitting will fit tight into the mini.  The connector is a straight connector though (not right angle like the one that comes with 27mm hose included with the mini).  So if need to stack systainers on top of the mini, you may or may not be able to do that with the 36mm hose. 
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