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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Makita vs Festool?
« Last post by rst on Yesterday at 10:27 AM »
All this boo hoo rah about the new sanders is ridiculous, if Festool would have hung the existing 18v batteries on the new sanders the complaints would have been about the weight.
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Last post by ben_r_ on Yesterday at 10:22 AM »
LOVE Jessem products. I own several. Have been curious about the Pow-R-Tek motor, but since my PC 7518 is still going strong I just cant justify replacing it yet.
Hand Tools / Re: Some interesting Pliers
« Last post by leakyroof on Yesterday at 10:07 AM »
Never seen that style in a slip- joint... I have similar needle nose pliers with the cut out in the jaws, they’re made for holding steel roll pins for easier installation.
You’ve got the same idea with your Cable Staples... [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
Hasnt been an update on this in months guys...
Other Tool Reviews / Re: Makita vs Festool?
« Last post by RobBob on Yesterday at 10:05 AM »
Festool has three current battery types that are not cross compatible.
1. 12v
2. 18v (for drills and saws)
3. 18v (for sanders)

I think it is the brand new sander battery platform that has everyone disappointed.
Other Tool Reviews / Re: Makita vs Festool?
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 09:53 AM »
       I'd just like to point out that some of this incompatibility can be applied to other brands as well.

     I do not see any DeWalt, Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch compact drill/driver that uses the same batteries as the 18v or higher tools in those brands. So how is this different from Festool CXS and C/T series using different batteries?

      A cursory glance through tools and info seems to also indicate that not all chargers are compatible, nor can all newer tools use older batteries in other brands either. 

     It would be great if all the tools used the same batteries within a brand, Festool or otherwise.  But it is not  just   Festool that has some or a variety of battery incompatibility issues.    Hmmmm, interesting.  [scratch chin]

Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Band saw advice
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 09:52 AM »
Number 4 for Laguna...
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Band saw advice
« Last post by leakyroof on Yesterday at 09:51 AM »
I have the now older Rikon 10-325 Deluxe, the previous Green color that Rikon had.  1 1/2HP
Rikon has upgraded it over the years, even offers a larger HP motor option if you want it.
No complaints and it will do whatever I ask of it within its limitations.  Easy to change blades, Dust Collection is decent, the saw tracks well, and I have mine wired to the 220volt set-up.
Although the new Blue saw is stock at 1 3/4HP, I think Rikon offers a larger Baldor Motor option if you need it for resawing.  I’ve been fine with my smaller motor, but I don’t do much resawing .
 If your primary use starting out is as stated, 1 3/4HP should be fine.  And I even like the new Blue Color scheme Rikon is now using..... [wink]
Classifieds / Re: festool hoses for sale
« Last post by mattdh on Yesterday at 09:45 AM »
27mm hose is a new hose that came with my new ct26- i already have 3 other hoses and did not need this on. The 50mm hose came with my  new boom arm and I had made had made a hose just like this to use with my Dust Deputy so this was not needed. and the 50mm with no connections is the left over from when I made the hose for my DD.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino Selection Quandary
« Last post by ear3 on Yesterday at 09:21 AM »
As the boards are a little less than 7 inches wide, two 14mm dominoes should be more than enough to anchor them.
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