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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: festool tsc 55 li battery vs cord?
« Last post by jb.bouw on Today at 08:40 AM »
I think going corded or cordless depends on the cuts you do. If you use a vacuum and or make repetetative cuts you're better off with a corded saw. If you do a lot of on location single cuts you're better off without a cord. IMHO
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RST the Virutex units weren't around when I did my little project and even my LV setup is typically too high on a MFT to work comfortably. I only use the Carvers clamp now when I want to do something on 90 degrees.

The vacuum pads are produced by an Australian company and I find placing the pads directly on the MFT surface works much better for me. The bottom lines is when I put this together, for less money than the Virutex head alone I bought 2 pads, the LV Carvers clamp and then later a vacuum pump. If I truly needed more and wanted to spend a stupid amount of money I would purchase something from Barth.

https://www.martin-usa.com/products/vakuucar-vakuucar-xl/
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Thanks @GarryMartin for remembering this.

I use it on both the CMS-OF and CMS-TS and it is very useful. I am surprised that Festool did not make one as an optional extra.

I must apologise for my infrequent visits to the FOG but we are still trying to find a new house (and workshop). We made an offer on one house, which was accepted but then the seller asked for 10% more money ! So, we are back to the drawing board with much of my workshop stuff in boxes ready to be moved. That house did have lots of awful wallpaper which I would have wanted to remove in the first few weeks and so that is one consolation I suppose. The workshop would have been wonderful.

I have a Workshop Notes video in the pipeline and I have built a new solid bench which will be the subject of 3 or 4 videos.

Also, I have built a folding bench which is the same size as the MFT3 and a dash lighter. I may release the plans for that, free of charge, when I can get around to drawing them.

Cheers.

Peter
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Lots of messages but still available.
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Can't remember where I saw it (I duly ripped off the idea lickety-split!) and screwed a couple of pieces of incra track on to a pair of featherboards. The track slips right on to a protractor giving you adjustable horizontal pressure as and when needed :)

It was our dear friend @Peter Parfitt I believe? http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/cms-ge-feather-board/msg373870/#msg373870

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No, can't have been him. My featherboards are black ;) Oh well, belated thanks to Peter and you, GarryMartin, for that ever impressive memory of yours!
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Can't remember where I saw it (I duly ripped off the idea lickety-split!) and screwed a couple of pieces of incra track on to a pair of featherboards. The track slips right on to a protractor giving you adjustable horizontal pressure as and when needed :)

It was our dear friend @Peter Parfitt I believe? http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/cms-ge-feather-board/msg373870/#msg373870

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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Source for 10mm dia. drill bushing?
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 01:24 AM »
Thanks for the ebay link. Ordered one such set even though I have already placed an online order for a 10mm  ID steel tube.
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Agree with the post above.  When you are in the shop, then wear shop specific clothing.  When I am doing construction work, I wear my tough construction pants or my overalls.  And a t-shirt that already has holes in it and I don't care about it.  Same when I mow the lawn.  I wear my mowing clothes.  I don't care if I get grass stains and dirt on them.  I can put on a t-shirt and pants in about a minute.  Spending one minute on either end of your shop forays doesn't seem like too much time.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 11:27 PM »
So seeing as we're talking about food at this hour, the dinner for tonight was Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw. It was very good...I'd like to tweek the lime avocado crema a bit, but for the first roll-out it was a dinner winner.



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