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Festool SYS 1 CE-SORT 497628 is available from Europe @419 Euro the supplier ships worldwide. He is a festool dealer but I wont list his name here.
I have sent you a PM with his details
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Big ask but could someone break down the parts list for building one of these please? pretty please?  ;D
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I have a trusty CTL26E extractor and could use another for my main workshop. I have seen one on eBay that is correctly(!) described as scruffy https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/festool-ctl-26e/113696926316?hash=item1a78dd6a6c%3Ag%3AEvUAAOSwBPxchYJg&LH_ItemCondition=4.

Having had a close look at the details it became apparent that this machine was imported from Denmark (a material fact that should have been disclosed in the eBay listing). The interesting point for me is that the Danish machine has a lower power rating for the socket outlet than my existing UK machine (presumably the Danish machine was modified with the UK socket shown). I could not find the product code 202153 on the Festool website. I am not interested in a non-UK spec machine that has been adapted but out of interest I have had a proper look at the manual and it seems there are various versions of the machine for different territories.

My UK machine states a limit of 1800W for the socket whereas the Danish machine states 1100W. These details are set out in the manual as below, which also shows the EU limit as 2400W.



I have regularly used my OF2200 router (2200W) through the socket that is stated as 1800W without mishap. So my question is whether the different stated limits for different territories are for some regulatory reason or whether the electronics are actually different in each territory?

Cheers

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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: New HKC55 order...
« Last post by willips on Today at 02:07 AM »
Super handy.... 250 rail will do 80 per cent of the work.
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at first, I use a flip stop at the other end to keep it square, but now I switched to a short parf dog works very well!
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@threesixright - Sadly, often (if not most of the time) there really aren't any reliable organizations or groups checking up on working conditions, etc., There are the rare cases where a somewhat reliable group is in place but the contractors do everything they can to make conditions look good when inspectors show up (which is never unannounced, mind you). There is a fallacy out there that so-called "ethical sourcing guidelines" which often incorporate third party inspection providers are keeping an eye on things. In most cases, these groups are little more than tools of corporate greenwashing. I've been studying this issue for more than a decade and in almost every case, what a set of guidelines states versus what actually takes place on the ground in a given factory are quite different. Which is why I choose to support manufacturers that do business in countries where "ethical guidelines" are unnecessary (since there are federal laws and enforcement mechanisms in place that preclude their existence).   
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: New HKC55 order...
« Last post by ScotF on Today at 12:18 AM »
+1 for the 250 rail.
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Finished my version of the Woodpecker Micro-Adjust mod for my Festool CMS Router table.

The 3/4” Baltic Birch seat bolts to the crown stop which provides the major adjustment feature of the micro adjust via integrated T-tracks. Once I had my crown stop set, I scribed a small reference into the top for alignment with centering protrusion on crown stop. This will help when re-attaching in the field. I filled all the scribe (reference) layout marks on the aluminum top with a black permanent sharpie. This greatly improves visibility.

Did not agree with the crown stop connection being fixed tightly enough (the knob bottoms out too soon) so I extended the threaded shaft. I drilled and tapped the plastic thread shaft to accept a 10-32 x 5/8” pan head machine screw. This screw bottoms out on the end of the center bolt within the knob. I set this screw in epoxy. The additional 1/4” gives me a tighter crown stop to V-rail connection without the knob bottoming out.
Threaded rods are 1/4-20, was thinking I’d up it to 5/16” if the 1/4” rod flexed to much after assembly. By default, the Woodpecker Micro Adjust fence section accepts the 1/4-20 rod. I think the 1/4” rod is stable enough.

To provide for a smooth (minimal resistance) micro adjust movement I set elevations for crown stop plywood seat to accept a spacer between top of (blue) T-track and underside of the Woodpecker T-track. The moving fence section (when micro adjusting) does not slide/ride contact the plywood seat.
The lines on the plywood seat are on 1” centers and are simply for a parallel reference when making a major adjustment of fence. Used a marking knife to score the lines. Traced the knife marks with a pencil then applied a couple coats of spar poly via spray can.

For transport my break down point is at the end of the threaded rod where it connects to micro adjust fence. The jam-nut system on the Festool fence side of the threaded rod is set with Loctite Permatex Red (them babies aren’t moving). This keeps the micro adjust fence parallel to the Festool router table fence for disassembly/assembly.

Thank you @Benjamin for this upgrade idea, works great!
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Emtech 6500 Spray w/airless?
« Last post by Pnw painter on Yesterday at 11:26 PM »
Load up your sprayer and try it on a sample piece. I don’t see why an airless wouldn’t work well if you can’t get it to spray correctly with your HVLP. I’m guessing it’s too thick for your HVLP.


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It won't adapt to your ridgid hose but for about $35-40 the Bosch VAC005 is a non-anti-static hose with an ending that will work with most Festool tools and plug into your Ridgid vac. It doesn't have the lock on the vac end but it's a good friction fit.
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