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I think the Peter Parfitt videos usually are very inspiring. "The Parf Vise Video -an easy to make Accessory" from March 3 this year was no exception. It inspired me to make a version for the T-systand. 

Since the T-systand already is the first half of a simple vise it should not be hard to make it work.

I tried to keep it as simple as possible. Normal Festool clamps which I always carry in my kit and a simple wooden vise-part.

A few cuts in the Systand and two little peaces of wood keep the clamps in place.



















It seems to work OK, for the little jobs on-site anyway.



Thanks for watching, and Peter thanks for the inspiration
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: sell me on the Centrotec system
« Last post by Svar on Today at 05:13 PM »
There's some additional performance benefits from the Centrotec system, which is that it fully translates the near zero runout of the Festool chucks. 
That advantage (minimal runout) is only over other hex shank types, not over round bits in Jacobs chuck.
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Hi,

@Peter Parfitt 's video is one of the, if not the best video to demonstrate Centrotec and it's advantages.

There's another great video from @Untidy Shop



And here's a video how I utilize Centrotec when working with only one drill/driver.



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All that said and shown I think another very crucial point is overall quality of Festool's drill bits, bits, countersinks and so on. It's not your average stuff, it's high quality and will last longer - of course while still being a consumable, generally speaking.

You don't need to go all in - although the sets are cheaper than buying singles, but there are quite a few bits and pieces that one should definitely have:

The  BTA HW D 5 CE (5mm Centrotec carbide drill bit with depth stop) for example:



Or the Twist drill bit set HSS D3-10 CE/10 (495128)



Kind regards,
Oliver
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Oldwood on Today at 04:59 PM »
I have a cnc and cut tops for other woodworkers. I weighed the Festool top and compared to a top I made out of Plum Creek MDF the Festool top was a little lighter so I would say not HDF.

I have not had problems with tops bowing myself.

FWIW
Gerry
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Rigid Insulation Cutting
« Last post by Fezbollah on Today at 04:45 PM »
I saw the centre fire blades, too. I think we're going down this route as it's a good excuse to buy a table saw! The saw obviously won't cut 150mm, but flipping the board over and cutting it twice will still be quicker and cleaner than what we're doing now. As well as a clean cut, we want as little dust as possible. I'm happy to let go of £50 to not have to clear up celotex dust anymore!
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Festool How To... / Re: Need a router table for a OF 1400
« Last post by J0hn on Today at 04:45 PM »

Say all you want about Girzzy or Shop Fox, this is still better for the same cost as any router table, especially for the larger bits like raised panels..

laughable and not worth replying to
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I love how easy the SYS-SB transforms back from Toolbox to it's intended purpose of being a storage box, thanks to the Sortainer inset boxes. Especially on days where good amounts of installation material are needed.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: sell me on the Centrotec system
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 04:37 PM »
You don't have to go all in on the system to realize the benefits.  I would recommend starting out with one of the Snappy centrotec sets, at minimum the countersinks and vix bits, and then maybe the drill bits.

There's some additional performance benefits from the Centrotec system, which is that it fully translates the near zero runout of the Festool chucks.  But the main issue is the convenience of not having to undo and then retighten the Jacobs chuck every time you switch bits.

For a full rundown, check out this video by @Peter Parfitt 
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 03:48 PM »
Hi I am Don I work at and handle the Festool at Anderson Plywood.
We have Phenolic ply. It's on a Baltic Birch core.
We make the MFT squares out of it.
We tried making MFT tops out of it but the phenolic is very slick.
And it was hard to keep things from moving ..........
It Looked cool but ............ Not sure if phenolic is the right stuff .

Thanks Don good to know.
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Festool How To... / Re: Need a router table for a OF 1400
« Last post by JimH2 on Today at 03:38 PM »
In n America the cms is only approved for use with the 1010 and 1400 routers.
You may find the parts included for th 2200 router in the cms box, but festool says use of the 2200 router will void the warranty

The 2200 use "will void your warranty" statement is just plain foolish. Yes they are telling you not to do it, but they also have no way of telling whether you have done so.
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