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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Band saw advice
« Last post by leakyroof on Yesterday at 01:20 PM »
I also have the Rikon 10-325 Deluxe and no it does not have a contactor, it is a mechanical switch. I wish it did as it is safer in a power outage. Power stays off if the power drops out but the Rikon I have doesn't have that. No foot brake either and those 14" CI wheels take a while to spin to a stop.

It's a good starter BS, mine was about $750 when I bought it 8 years ago. But if money is no object then I would go with some of the other choices like PM or Laguna to name just two.
.  Bob nailed it on all counts......
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Very poor service for ts55r
« Last post by Joe Felchlin on Yesterday at 01:18 PM »
Jobsworth:
Admonishing good-willed Festool owner/users to sell their tools -
Doesn't help - And is MISSING THE POINT.
We are loyal Festool owners - Many of us having invested tens of thousands of dollars in the Festool brand. We do not choose to complain.
But... Read thru the FOG and you will see that -
More and more Festool owner/users are frustrated -
With their Festool tools (all kinds) having problems -
And then struggling to get Festool Service to fix their problem correctly.
Over and over again - The same issues - Show up on the FOG -
Problems with Tools - Problems with Service -
With Phil (UK) or Tyler (US) - Ultimately having to get involved.
Graciously, they do - Again and again. They shouldn't have to.

My $1,400 Domino XL DF700 came with a sight gauge that couldn't be aligned -
Due to an incapacitating illness, returning it wasn’t an option.
So... When I recovered - I sent my tool into Festool Service - Twice.
The first time it came back unfixed - With another part broken (poor packaging).
After I made long, detailed posts on the FOG and Amazon -
Tyler got involved - Then Festool HQ (Germany).
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/festool-service-disappointed-dissatisfied-disgusted-gt-domino-xl-df700eq/msg498049/#msg498049

Festool Service sent me a brand new tool - That I demanded - FS, themselves assure was correctly calibrated. And they did.
Apparently - The old saying: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" - Worked.
But... It took a lot of time/expense - Persistence and aggravation - For all involved.
It never should have happened. It was the SAME sight gauge alignment problem -
That many Festool Domino owner/users have had - And FOG research shows - Dates back 10+ years.

BOTTOM LINE:
Telling us to sell our tools and "go away" - Solves nothing (although more and more will).
And... The answer isn't the oft heard refrains: To take it back to the dealer - Or send it to Festool Service to get fixed.
A Festool tool should already be in working condition - When the customer buys it.
We customers shouldn’t have to: Test it - Fix it - Calibrate it – Exchange it – Or send it to Customer Service.

The answer is for Festool to FIX what seems to have become two separate SYSTEMIC internal problems:
1.
Festool's QUALITY ASSURANCE - At the POINT of MANUFACTURE - Appears to have degraded over the last few years.
More and more Festool products are reaching customers with problems.
2.
Festool's QUALITY ASSURANCE - At the point of SERVICE/REPAIR - Appears to have degraded over the last few years.
More and more tools are having to be sent back - 2nd - 3rd - And more times.
We customers shouldn't have to be Festool’s Quality Assurance.
Ultimately - The answer is for Festool to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool OF 1010 knockoff
« Last post by Bob D. on Yesterday at 12:58 PM »
I don't care for the rubber overmold either. Over time it comes loose and starts to peel making a mess and looks like cr@P. I have a couple yard tools with it and they are starting to peel after only two seasons use. Something that would get used more often would show this problem sooner no doubt.
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Thank you for posting.

We(I) will not forget.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: When did this happen?
« Last post by Bob D. on Yesterday at 12:50 PM »
$185?! Surely there must be some more accessories hiding underneath that top level.

Yes, the rest is filled with special FT N2 anti-oxidizing gas.  [wink]
But once you open the case it will escape.  [eek]
Replacement gas is available at reasonable (as FT goes) prices.  [big grin]
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Band saw advice
« Last post by Bob D. on Yesterday at 12:45 PM »
I also have the Rikon 10-325 Deluxe and no it does not have a contactor, it is a mechanical switch. I wish it did as it is safer in a power outage. Power stays off if the power drops out but the Rikon I have doesn't have that. No foot brake either and those 14" CI wheels take a while to spin to a stop.

It's a good starter BS, mine was about $750 when I bought it 8 years ago. But if money is no object then I would go with some of the other choices like PM or Laguna to name just two.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Last post by Alanbach on Yesterday at 12:37 PM »
I feel the same way about my Master Lift Excell. I would love the II but no way to justify the expense and the hit I would take on selling my perfectly good excell.
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This is probably the best Sprinter forum. Many builds are for RV's though. There are a few for work vehicles.
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/

You need to decide whether you want just simple pocket storage, sliding shelves, or something really fancy. Do you want to work with wood, plastic, or metal?

Here is a google search using "Sprinter upfitter festool" in images. You can also search "Sprinter Festool", "Sprinter Tanos". The searches will sit you down for hours in front of your computer. Save images that you like and start building.
https://www.google.com/search?q=sprinter+upfitter+festool&num=50&client=firefox-b-1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjj9f_x49XaAhVK0GMKHbd9AmoQ_AUoAnoECAAQBA&biw=1152&bih=634

Keep your weight as low as possible. There is also a ramp available for the rear of the Sprinter which I would highly recommend. Along with a solid bulk head partition and excellent outside locks on the doors, plus an alarm system. Backup camera is a requirement for safety and ease of driving.

Edit: Do search under "Van Racking" and you might find more build outs from Ram Promaster and Ford Transit.
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*cough* GRS-16 inspired guide rail support unit *cough* ?

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