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General Friendly Chat / Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Last post by Dane on Yesterday at 11:38 PM »
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?

I think if you are happy with preground- stick with it.  Something like a Technivorm will definitely improve the quality by virtue of having consistent water temperature, but it’s not going to work any miracles.  Getting really good coffee is really a combination of bean type, grind, freshness and water temperature.  I’d still recommend the Technivorm for the durability and simplicity of the thing.  And if you ever do decide to dabble in brewing a higher end cup, then you’re all set.  Oh- one other super advantage of the Technivorm- it’s fast.  Easily twice as fast to brew a pot as the budget models.  I’m always shocked when I go to a rental house or am visiting someone how long it takes the coffee to brew, it’s like torture.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Ets ec 150 vs Rotex 150
« Last post by Eddiethebuilder on Yesterday at 11:03 PM »
Repeating a lot that's already been said but figured I'd add my 2 cents. I do a lot of laminated table tops and the RO in rotex mode mades taking off high spots, glue and planer chatter. After I hit the table top with the RO I sand up my grits with my ETS 150/3 EC. The RO does an amazing job of taking off material then the ETS 150/3 is fast an efficient at sanding from 80-240gr.
Hey team! Hope you're all doing well!

As a result of this thread from a week or two ago:

I built myself a jig as we discussed (thanks everyone for the input!)

The jig works pretty well. One of the things I did, is for the left hand guide that the stock butts up against, I used the domino along the guide rail so I knew that it was perfectly 90 degrees to the fence (I did this of course after putting a straight cut against the fence).

That got me thinking - one of the issues I am having (see pictures) is that after a handful of cuts of just a few different widths, the top rail that the piece pushes against gets really cut up and starts to deteriorate quickly.

The jig works well but I fear it won't last much longer at least not accurately. How do people solve this?

I am wondering if I use dominos but no glue, I could make the top section removable and replaceable with any straight piece of wood?

Thoughts? Cheers!


I was unimpressed with the toenailing of the Airstrike Brad nailer.  I used it once before I traded it for 3 30 packs of Gennesee Light!  Bought a Paslode and have been nailing happily ever after!  Pneumatic-like power and no delay. 
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Prime Day Deals
« Last post by DeformedTree on Yesterday at 10:11 PM »
It's the Universe spiting Amazon for having "prime day" but seams like every year it's never on a prime  day.   Never understand this, why not the 11th, 13th, 17th, 19th, etc of the month.  I have my issues with Amazon, but this is definitely up there on my list of reasons not to like Amazon.

Just go to a local store and support them,  if you can't get past the front door of your local store, they don't need your business at that time.

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.

Ugh,  I now have the 20V trimmer, the older 36V one was much nicer.  I would walk past the batteries but not buy one, then mine suddenly died, went to the stores and they had just sold them out, no one online had them.   [sad] [mad]
Classifieds / ISO TS75/RO90/RTS400
« Last post by xfran4 on Yesterday at 09:58 PM »
Interested in purchasing a TS 75 is good condition. Also have been looking for a rotex 90 and RTS 400? If you are looking to sell let me know with photo's


they'll work just fine. If you have any doubts then use a shop made base out of 3/4 ply
@Oceans05  - your question about the 32mm System is one of the reasons we are offering books to provide clear insight that can be followed in your shop:

this is a great reference which helps you decide which method is best for your needs. You'll keep it handy in your shop.
If this book does not provide the help you are looking for, TSO will refund your money.
The other book we offer by Greg Paolini is full of "how-to-get-it-done" pointers but does not go into the 32mm System like Bob Lang's book.

Post what you decided and where you found what you were looking for. You are not the only one with this question [smile]

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