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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NEW TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide
« Last post by dr.r.lam on Yesterday at 07:29 PM »
If you’re doing a lot of narrow rips get the entire setup. If it’s only once in awhile get the rods and another set of stops.

Tom


Thank you Tom.

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Check out this Great Russian wood workers Festool tracksaw blade adjustment system he built.

\Has not returned email about how too get one made or buy the code go print one.



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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NEW TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide
« Last post by tjbnwi on Yesterday at 07:17 PM »

Yes, that is why I highly recommend two sets of stops if you're going to be ripping a lot of narrow and "normal" sizes. Calibrate each once.

Tom


Thanks Tom (also for the picture).
Does that mean the narrow stock rods connect to the stop directly?


Are you recommending a separate set of T-tracks for a narrow-stock rod/stop combo?
Or just an additional narrow-stock rod/stop combo to be used with the same T-track as a normal stop?


Best regards,

If you’re doing a lot of narrow rips get the entire setup. If it’s only once in awhile get the rods and another set of stops.

Tom
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Plywood Cut Sheet
« Last post by JimH2 on Yesterday at 07:08 PM »
There is also MaxCut.  I've used Cutlist Plus, but the company is a royal PITA when one has to reinstall the product after a hard drive replacement or the like.

If you are PC: VMware or Virtual Box (free)
If you are Mac: Parallels or VMware or Virtual Box (free)

I use it to run PC only software on my Mac and in a prior life used it for Windows development testing. It is the only way to roll when you don't want the software installed on your computer and/or it has weird installation restrictions. Make a backup of it (it is just a file) and then restore to it if something goes south.
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How does a Musclechuck fit a Festool OF 1010? I didn’t see any 8mm adapter listed, but that kind of info is surprisingly scant at his site.

If I had to guess I would say the 1010 listing is a mistake. There is no way the same chuck would fit a 1010 and a 2200. The chuck’s best feature is that it has a tapered body that fits into the spindle taper just like a standard collet would and is secured with a threaded element that emulates a collet nut. This makes the whole unit pretty much a monolithic extension of the spindle. This is much better than a shanked extension held in a standard collet into which a router bit shank is inserted. The least rigid point of the latter is that shank inserted into the standard collet. The muscle chuck does away with this weak point. I think of it as an ‘over spindle adapter’ as opposed to an’in the spindle adapter’.

All of this does not mean a muscle chuck couldn’t be designed around an OF1010 but I don’t see any way it could work with anything larger than an 8mm shank (maybe 10mm).
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NEW TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide
« Last post by dr.r.lam on Yesterday at 07:02 PM »

Yes, that is why I highly recommend two sets of stops if you're going to be ripping a lot of narrow and "normal" sizes. Calibrate each once.

Tom


Thanks Tom (also for the picture).
Does that mean the narrow stock rods connect to the stop directly?


Are you recommending a separate set of T-tracks for a narrow-stock rod/stop combo?
Or just an additional narrow-stock rod/stop combo to be used with the same T-track as a normal stop?


Best regards,
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Thanks so much for the replies everyone! This forum is such a wealth of knowledge.

I have to admit I think I'm going to try it with the 4" just because that's what I have already and I jus can't stand to wait any longer!

But... that at least allows me to compare it with a 5" run to compare them ;)

Lots of stuff coming in today (small stuff like adaptors and power cable and stuff) so should hopefully have pics of it working in a day or two!!

Matt

Matt, going from 4" to 5" hose will double the dust extraction! I started on 4", was amazed at the better efficiency with 5", and plan ti move up to 6" (which requires new out ports).

My A3-31 runs happily on 15A. As does my K3. However the N4400 bandsaw needs 20A. As with ALL these machines, Felder advise that the start button must be held down until the motor is running. Never simply jab it to start. That will burn out the start capacitor.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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Home Improvement & Other Projects / T&G porch floor challenge
« Last post by Straightlines on Yesterday at 07:00 PM »
Greetings, I have a difficult T&G porch flooring repair challenge:  There are some existing T&G floor boards on my porch (Doug Fir 2-1/4" W X 13/16" Thick) and I could only find and purchased nominal 3/4" X 3-1/8" W DF T&G flooring from my local lumberyard with the intention to rip them to width (on the groove side) and kerf in the new groove.  Seemed simple enough until I took a test core of the existing in order to confirm the thickness -- CRAP, was I ever wrong, and the new boards are too thin, not too thick, so milling them down is NOT an option.

Also, the original boards (beautiful old growth DF with super tight grain) are lain directly on the joists, whereas the new DF is VG, but not old growth, is thin, and clearly needs a subfloor to work.

Any suggestions out there?


TIA,
Bradley
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Blade Left Development
« Last post by rst on Yesterday at 06:42 PM »
Leftys are the only people in their "right" mind.  My oldest daughter, the artist, is the only lefty in our family.  I have always tried to use my left hand as often as my right...just to be balanced.  My earliest organized sports were Judo and Jujitsu so being balanced and unhanded as much as possible was always part of my outlook on life.
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Thanks.  Can you buy the side extension table in the US?  It's not listed, from what I can tell, on the US website.  I have the outfeed table but having the side table would be critical, I would imagine.

Not with Mother Festoosl USA blessings but ebay has them from sellers on the other side of the wall.

Rick
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