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It is a very hot day here in Nova Scotia.  I am in my living room having a little rest with my front door wide open.

I hear a truck in my cul de sac, don’t think anything about it.

In time I get up and lo and behold this beauty is sitting on my front step !

Thank you Festool.

Brian
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Ask Festool / Re: Service turn around time
« Last post by TylerC on Yesterday at 03:44 PM »
On average tools are in and out of our building within 2 business days. That's an average, so some tools will take a bit longer. If you don't hear anything in the next few days, please reach out to me, and I'll see if I can get an update for you.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 03:39 PM »
Mine is the plain version with no programing does not connect to my phone [big grin]

I'd prefer a simple model with basically just an on/off switch.  I don't need anything that can be programmed or turned on remotely via Bluetooth or Wifi.

We have the Technivorm Grand (60oz) and drink all of it every morning (nice being retired). Whole beans ground with a Capresso burr grinder plus Peets Major Dickason blend - weigh the beans - we like 10g for every 6 oz filtered water (so 100g per pot) - the Technivorm maintains the perfect temperature - the best coffee you will ever have.

Dang - you drink 60oz of coffee everyday??  I usually drink 2 cups of coffee a day - I think that's about 20 oz.  I used to drink 3 cups, but I cut back.  Is that 10g of ground coffee or do you weigh before grinding?  Actually, when I think about it 10g of ground vs whole beans should be approximately the same thing right?  Does that ratio result in a strong cup of coffee?

Technivorm is a Dutch make. As a matter of fact at a time almost every household in the Netherlands must have had one, because it was attainable for even families with low income (like my parents’) through a savings program of the biggest coffee brand, Douwe Egberts.
One had to save up ‘points’ — cut out coupons from their packaging — and with several thousand points you could ‘buy’ a coffee maker in one of the special shops DE had around the country (I think a significant discount was involved). Going to one of these shops was a special treat for the Dutch housewives in the sixties and seventies.
I remember that coffee maker had place of honour in the kitchen (and no, I never had any, because I only got into coffee later on in life).

Thanks for sharing that little bit of history.  When I hear "Moccamaster" I think of hot chocolate for some reason.
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Ask Festool / Service turn around time
« Last post by Cen Cal Drywall on Yesterday at 03:37 PM »
Sent a Planex LHS225 for service, festool received it 7/13/18. Just wondering how long before we would get it back. We are in Ca.
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Yep - 1999 KT1200LT

The BWM replacements are $700-$1000 roughly, depending on the size.  I can get aftermarket windscreens for $130-$500, not sure how to gauge quality, so thinking that amortizing in a Rotex might solve that problem.  I guess if it came down to it, I could always give it a try with the Rotex, and if it fails miserably, spring for a new aftermarket windscreen.  It's just that the Rotex seems more versatile in the long run.
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Ask Festool / Re: Planex not being effective with texture
« Last post by Cen Cal Drywall on Yesterday at 03:34 PM »
Try using 24 granite, works very well with painted Texture. Then hit it with 220 grit and skim where needed.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Last post by Bert Vanderveen on Yesterday at 03:25 PM »
Technivorm is a Dutch make. As a matter of fact at a time almost every household in the Netherlands must have had one, because it was attainable for even families with low income (like my parents’) through a savings program of the biggest coffee brand, Douwe Egberts.
One had to save up ‘points’ — cut out coupons from their packaging — and with several thousand points you could ‘buy’ a coffee maker in one of the special shops DE had around the country (I think a significant discount was involved). Going to one of these shops was a special treat for the Dutch housewives in the sixties and seventies.
I remember that coffee maker had place of honour in the kitchen (and no, I never had any, because I only got into coffee later on in life).
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Domino Friction Pads?
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 03:00 PM »
I would not use sandpaper on my Dominos for the reason mentioned above. The only times I’ve had movement of either of my Dominos (700 and 500) is when I’ve not held the machine correctly and I’ve done thousands of mortises with them.

However, if you must, Lie Nielsen sells rolls of adhesive backed sandpaper of assorted grits that would be an option.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Domino Friction Pads?
« Last post by Gregor on Yesterday at 02:46 PM »
I wouldn't want sandpaper style pads, it would mess up the surface that I most likely want to glue up soonafter.

What's your problem with keeping the domino (and which one) in place for the plunge?

I havn't had any after I realized that I need to hold the 700 exclusively at the handle at the fence when using that to register, should I use the base (with fence retracted) I found that to clamp a reference corner (if possible, else at least an edge) for the machine to be held against is the best plan to keep it from moving while plunging.
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@Upscale Delve Square

I order several times from Ultimatetools, always accurate and fast. Free shipping over $150CAD

Like Shane said today is the pre-order deadline.

I also pre-order the Mini-Systainer cordless drills. That is the first time I see that kit on a Canadian retailer.

Even though paying with Canadian funds and paying for terrible shipping costs, I'm seriously considering buying one of these. I can envision a number of uses for these squares!

That is of course if I can't find a Canadian equivalent of these squares.  [sad]

@Shane Holland Sorry for the hijack.
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