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I have no idea what quarts/pints etc are and how they all roll up into gallons.  I don't understand tablespoons/teaspoons etc either.

Actually liquid measures are really very easy.
1 pinch = 1/8 tsp
1 dash = 1/4 tsp
1 tsp = 1/3 Tbl
3 tsp = 1 Tbl = 1/2 oz =  1/16 cup
6 tsp = 2 Tbl = 1 oz = 1/8 cup
2 tsp + 2 Tbl = 1 1/3 oz = 1/6 cup
12 tsp = 4 Tbl = 2 oz = 1/4 cup
1 tsp + 5 Tbl = 2 2/3 oz = 1/3 cup
24 tsp = 8 Tbl = 4 oz =1/2 cup

Quarts, pints and gallons are equally straightforward.   [cool]
Finishing and Painting / Re: 3M PPS Series 2 - Fuji
« Last post by ben_r_ on Today at 09:41 PM »
Is the series 2 a new version of the PPS system? I didnt know they came out with a new one.
If it wont, you could also consider going with something like a Micro Fence and using their interface for the Festool rails. Buying into their system means you could pretty much make any router compatible with any rail and you can use their edge guide and circle jig with any router.

I recently purchased the Micro Fence interface and it's real slick. It's smooth, accurate, repeatable and easy to adjust in either imperial, .001" increments or in metric .1mm increments.  [big grin]
Yep, they really are nice. I love mine!
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dealers selling pre-converted tools?
« Last post by Coen on Today at 09:01 PM »
Interesting. The university textbook for mechanics (Hibbeler, from Pearson) used here (the SI version) is bloated with appearances of imperial units, where they seem to have translated only half an example.

One level lower they use an even more expensive Dutch language version of the same... where Pearson stacked the translation errors on top of that  [blink]

Plus you have to deal with the issue of Nationalism.  A large part of the US population thinks the US is special and detest anything to do with being standardized with the rest of the world. They essentially demand the US do the opposite of the rest of the world.  You will very often hear these people use metric with "communist",  they straight up see metric/SI as being un-american.

Yeah, I get that from reading American articles. Car journalists that oppose markings in Liters for engines supposedly because advertising with cubic inches would be more accurate...

It's a strange strain of nationalism too. Fighting a war against the Brits and ending up as the only one keeping their standard  [tongue]

Overhere we make jokes that Napoleon's occupation blessed our land with the metric system. When the French "left" and we became a monarchy, the first king decided that regardless of it's association with the French occupation... the metric system was superior and would stay.  [big grin]
Finishing and Painting / 3M PPS Series 2 - Fuji
« Last post by jparker on Today at 09:00 PM »
Does anyone happen to know if the 3M PPS Series 2 is going to have a H/O cup that will work with Fuji?  3M lists Series 2 adapters for Fuji guns but I don’t see any H/O cups available.

Yeah, it definitely looks like if the end goal was just tracked tools and not much beyond, I could go that route.

The CMS is something I really like the idea on, especially being over time my workspace will get smaller (problem with completing a house is less of it becomes job site), and in the end, I want to be able to pack/store it all easily.   It's part of the reason I own the really small Bosch table saw (the tube frame one were everything basically packs into a cube). In the end, it's far from a perfect product and I wouldn't try to do finish carpentry cuts with it, also it screams like a banshee.  So having a CMS option for router and smuggling in saw insert over time works for me.  The Mafell Erika just isn't appealing to me, and I don't see a similar insert concept to it.  While swapping inserts and so forth may be a bit of a hassle, it does save on redundant objects/weight/cost. 

It looks like Bosch in some ways is filling in some holes for at least the US market where Mafell leaves off by having a good router setup for the rails.  I'm not so sure why their would be much interest in the Circular saw, not seeing why someone wouldn't just get the Mafell. But if it means the Mafell rail system gets more bits and pieces out there, all the better.   

My concern with the Bosch stuff is if their pro stuff is like their other tools I have bought where they seam nice at first, but quickly you find they aren't that great quality wise or have some really bad designs.
Great- Thank you everyone!
Now all I have to do is find out where I can get a KS60 in 120v, Canada or South America.

I checked and evidently no ks60 in Canada , I checked some countries in s America but no ks60

Are the only countries that have them in 220 volts?
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: 200 years in the future...
« Last post by SRSemenza on Today at 07:14 PM »
With the annual price increases that SYS2 is gonna cost ~$40K by then  [wink]

Well, the largest legalized crime syndicate (central banking) reduced the value of the US$ by about 96% in 100 years. If the next 200 years are the same, that $70 (?) Systainer 2 will indeed be ~$40K.

And at 40K a Systainer is worth every penny.   [smile]

Let's not get off track here.


Yes, the Bosch-Website is awful. And they are still working on it, especially if it comes to listed accessories ...

If you want to take my word for it:

Bosch has no CMS or anything close to it.
Bosch has no MFT or anything close to it.

Regarding the pairing of Bosch and Mafell:

Mafell track saw will run on Bosch FSN RA 32 (32mm system guide rail). Obviously the Bosch router with OFA 32 Kit will also run on it. ;)

Bosch uses L-Boxx, Mafell Systainer. (If that matters to you/ your work)

Kind regards,
As others have mentioned, the feature is available in KS120 and KS60. Easy to use and adjust.

As mentioned, if you need a perfect dado, either a quick clean up with a chisel or use of a flat headed blade is advised...
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