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If thieves want to steal your tools no amount of markings will deter them. Spend the time to document the tools and record the serial numbers and insure them. My van was stolen several years ago, my insurance paid out the replacement value of all of my tools, plus the police recovered and returned most of the stolen tools over the next several months due to the serial numbers.
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Just paint bio-hazard, radioactive, or toxic signs on them.
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Hello,

I am contemplating whether I should paint my systainer or not. I am always super nervous off them getting stolen at a job site. Stickers are easily pulled of so I was thinking of just painting them in a bright weird color like purple or pink (maybe only stripes). That makes them really stand out from the crowd so thieves are less likely to "lend" my stuff.

Has anyone done this or is this a really bad idea?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Guide rail or roller coaster?
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 01:41 PM »
they may want it back to prove to the shipper that it was damaged in shipment.

Makes sense.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Guide rail or roller coaster?
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 01:40 PM »
they may want it back to prove to the shipper that it was damaged in shipment.
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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Bandsaws
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 01:39 PM »
Take a look at the Rikon 10-353 it has a brake. I don’t have This saw but I am seriously thinking of getting it this coming year.

Yes, the 10-353 and the earlier version of this saw, the 10-350, 10-351 and 10-352 have some great features for a saw this size.

14" resaw capacity
Foot brake with auto-stop switch
Wheel cover doors with interlock switches
Uses the same table and trunion as their 18" BS
Dual 4" dust ports
Choice of Rikon 2.5HP or Baldor 3HP 240V motors

If this saw had been available when I bought my 10-325 I would have
gladly paid the $400 difference between my saw and the 10-350
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Guide rail or roller coaster?
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 01:36 PM »
apparently Makita wants the old one back (good luck with that - for what?!?).


Don't know if this is the case, but many companies have a "one-for-one" exchange policy and for control purposes, high value items are accounted for even if they have no resale value (or in this case, the freight cost may be more than any residual value left). From an inventory control/audit point of view, it may make sense.

To keep the return costs to a minimum, some companies require only the return of the critical part or parts but not the whole unit. An example is the Roomba; they would ask for the return of just the battery of a defective unit, before a replacement unit is shipped out.
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Thank you for the answers.  I'm the guy who started this message stream.  The Carvex is my first Festool tool that uses this shape of battery and I mistook the two sets of plastic guides and metal inserts on the charger as being for two different style batteries but apparently one set is just guides and supports for the heavy battery.  Rereading the user instructions, the tech specs note that multiple voltage batteries work.  Therefore I think I will get one of the smaller, lower amp-hour 18V batteries as my emergency spare as I don't like having only one battery for a tool.

Thank you again,
Gary
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"It looks like rub wear in the wrong closed position during shipping."

You do realize when you use the saw for a compound miter cut you HAVE TO MOVE THE FENCE TO CLEAR THE HOUSING? RIGHT?

If you repeatedly forget to move the fence for this type of cut, you will continue to hit the fence creating this damage during normal usage.

So no it is not necessarily shipping damage.

I understand it could be caused by use but you would need to be very careless to do this the main reason why it looks like it was from shipping is that the damage is in the spot of contact of the saw head and fence on how the saw was shipped. The saw was shipped in full 45 degree miter and a slight bevel which made the two points of contact line up perfectly.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Guide rail or roller coaster?
« Last post by Wooden Skye on Today at 12:21 PM »
You should tell Makita you will send it back when they send you a properly designed back so it does get damaged during return shipping.
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