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I'm so stoked to get one of these in the shop. I loved the dust deputy, but I'm so bad at remembering to check the black box that it often negates the purpose of having it in the first place when it overfills during a heavy planing session and fills up the CT. The clear tub is the real money saver, for me at least.
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I used saw dust that was not more that a week old. A lot of sanding RO 150 on Lumber 40 grit, Demo of a 850 planer, Domino 500 and 700, Routing I chamfered 50 of our MFT squares to send to amazon and Sawing ( manly domestic hardwood plywood ) Humidity was 52. I've been using this for a month and I can tell you how full the bucket is makes a really big difference !!!!! ( yes I over filled the bucket on the cyclone...…….. guess what at that point it fills the bag, All you have to do is be smarter than the vacuum...…………. I failed ) LOL !!! But all that makes a big difference !!!! but the fuller that clear bucket gets makes a difference too. But it really does work, If you can come by the shop I'll show you !!!! I like things that work !!!!! And Peter's video's are Great been watching them for a long time !!!!!! There are just some many variables in this one. So putting a number on how much dust is Hard !!!!! If you have a better way , Let me know …….
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Carter guides for Hammer band saw...
« Last post by Dick Mahany on Yesterday at 10:34 PM »

@Dick Mahany Which Lenox Tri-Master do you have?  TPI and tooth set?  Thanks!

I'll measure it and reply back tomorrow
Dick Mahany
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Carter guides for Hammer band saw...
« Last post by Huxleywood on Yesterday at 10:21 PM »
The Resaw King has higher shear faces so it leaves a better finish than the triple chip grind on the TriMaster.  The RK also has a thin backer so it is easier to tension on a small lightweight saw like the OP's Hammer.  The RK is his best choice, preferably in 3/4" width. 

I use a Trimaster on my resaw with a power feeder.  I use the RK for hand fed resawing and use a Kerfmaster (the same Atlanta Sharptech blade stock as the Woodslicer for half the price) on a saw I use when I am cutting veneer out of precious wood and want a very thin kerf and a very good finish.  The Kerfmaster (Spectrum Supply), Blade Runner (Iturra Design) and Woodslicer (Highland) are thin kerf, no set, induction hardened spring steel blades.  It is initially VERY sharp and leaves a great finish (helped by the low harmonics of the variable TPI) BUT it dulls very quickly.  It is useful on small cast iron saws since it does not require a lot of spring tension to reach the proper strain and for saving wood.  It is, however, a very expensive (per cut blade) for general resawing/veneer work.  I consider it a specialty blade. 

The OP needs to explain what he means by wobble on the guides and exactly what he means by the dip in the wood.  I am nut sure he is talking about barrelling.
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How about a Swiss Sys Card !  [big grin]

Do I need that...no
Do I want one...maybe...maybe not
But that card sure possesses a certain cool 😎 factor and that’s priceless.  [big grin]
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Carter guides for Hammer band saw...
« Last post by RobBob on Yesterday at 09:43 PM »
Come to think of it, I may not be tensioning enough, I guess it's a trial and error thing. I'll keep trying different settings, I've also been playing with the idea of a carbide blade, any specific suggestions there? Thanks!!

I had a Laguna Resaw King and loved it.  It was the best resaw blade that I had ever used.  It can be resharpened.  The only problem was that my saw is a Delta 14" cast saw and the wheels were too small and caused it to develop stress cracks.  Now I use a Lennox Tri Master and it's almost as good but the Resaw King had a clear edge.

The Laguna blade left an incredible finish on the cut and required minimal cleanup.  I routinely sliced 0.060" veneers from 6"+ hardwood and got consistent results.  It is a thin kerf blade and wasted a minimum of precious wood on the cuts while powering through hardwood with ease.  Good luck!
@Dick Mahany Which Lenox Tri-Master do you have?  TPI and tooth set?  Thanks!
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If it could only be used on Festool tools, we'd have made it green and called it the SYScard or something.

LOL...that’s funny.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Carter guides for Hammer band saw...
« Last post by Dick Mahany on Yesterday at 09:18 PM »
Come to think of it, I may not be tensioning enough, I guess it's a trial and error thing. I'll keep trying different settings, I've also been playing with the idea of a carbide blade, any specific suggestions there? Thanks!!

I had a Laguna Resaw King and loved it.  It was the best resaw blade that I had ever used.  It can be resharpened.  The only problem was that my saw is a Delta 14" cast saw and the wheels were too small and caused it to develop stress cracks.  Now I use a Lennox Tri Master and it's almost as good but the Resaw King had a clear edge.

The Laguna blade left an incredible finish on the cut and required minimal cleanup.  I routinely sliced 0.060" veneers from 6"+ hardwood and got consistent results.  It is a thin kerf blade and wasted a minimum of precious wood on the cuts while powering through hardwood with ease.  Good luck!
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Thinking Aloud - NOT that it's not a good deal   BUT       My only hesitation is that the saws and routers being offered for the rebate are being replaced by a newer line and hence Festool is replenishing their stock to make room for the newer version ( unknowns to us).
So is the $100 savings  worth it?????
Your thoughts?

We don't typically comment on things like this, but I'll debunk this conspiracy theory. But I enjoy the speculation. [popcorn]

(Tyler)
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Keep analyzing while waiting for an answer.  Then the date will pass.  Festool will not respond to marketing questions and everything else you hear here will be pure speculation.  Evaluate your wants and needs and make an educated decision before purchasing tools.
Peter
I don't expect answers. But, when I speculated that promotional PRO5 sander would eventually become a new model I was right.  [big grin]
Festool denied the plans at the time. So, there.  [big grin]
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