Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1
Festool How To... / Re: Water extraction kit?
« Last post by Sparktrician on Today at 02:39 PM »
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter Item number 496169.  Be sure to remove the dust bag and HEPA filter.  Also, be sure to hang the hose to let it dry before using with solid materials.  I stongly suspect that succeeding models have the same capability.


Hmmm, never used my CT 22 for water removal...that dignity is always reserved for R2D2.


To be absolutely honest, I haven't either, but I do have the capability, should my El Cheapo R2D2 decide to puke its gizzards. 
2
An interesting hobby...I learn something new every day.  [big grin]

How old are these chisels? Any idea?

Info taken from FineWoodworking community

720 Socket Chisel
Manufactured: 1930 to 1969
Sizes: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 inch widths
Construction: Steel shank, hickory handle
Finish: Lacquered
Uses: General purpose chisels
Average Price: $5 to $10 (Those are the 1990 prices.)

740
1930 to 1955
1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2, 2

750
1930 to 1969
1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2, 1-3/4, 2

Found a blog that might interest the purists Lone Pine Toolwork
3
Sales & Dealer Area / Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Last post by live4ever on Today at 12:49 PM »
The batteries at that price have me debating between buying a TSC55/HKC55 set (with two Airstream batts and chargers) or buying a basic TSC55/HKC55, two of those discounted batteries, and an Airstream charger (one for now). I just don't know what the better route is, if those Airstream batteries are that much better for my usage. I have a TS55 for my shop.

I'd be breaking down some sheet goods at the point of purchase to fit them in my SUV (one to two cuts per board). 50' of cuts at the absolute most at one time. I think the price difference between the two routes would be $180 at the cost of the upgraded batteries and another charger.

Or I suppose I could buy two batteries as backups for a future purchase.

I have all 5.2Ah batteries, and for my use, for which cordless is a luxury and not a necessity, they are more than sufficient.  If I needed maximal efficiency all day on a job site, then I'd go for the bigger newer batteries.  But IMHO the 5.2 are a steal at these sale prices.  I guess the only reason not to go for them would be if you were into the whole BT thing and wanted the new BT batteries...personally I'm still ok using a remote.
4
@Corwin got it thank you sir! Makes perfect sense. The only issue with putting the fence on the left side of the MFT/3 is that it doesn't extend far enough out for ripping narrow stock (if you have the guide rail on the brackets).

I think creating a large (ish) rectangular (but 90 degree edges) piece of wood seems like the easiest and most fool proof.

Totally agree that we want to reference of the large side.

I was thinking maybe I could just use my Woodpeckers 1081 square or whatever it's called, against the guide rail and then on the left side of the narrow piece I want to cut.

That way I can slide the square left/right on the back fence of MFT/3 to rip any width.

Thanks for the reply @Jimdude ! Pictures would indeed be awesome, whenever you get the time  but I think I know what you're saying.

Matt
5
Classifieds / FS: CMS-GE Router Table Set !!!SOLD!!!
« Last post by mcphailbros on Today at 11:18 AM »
I am selling my Festool CMS Router Table set. Includes hoses, table, extension, and guide. Its a year old, and in excellent shape. I purchased it thinking I would use it for jobs, but the plan never panned out. Now it's just collecting dust unfortunately. I'm in Manitoba Canada, but I will ship to anywhere in Canada or the US. $1200 USD Includes shipping to your door. Call, text, or email me.
6
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jig Saw: mafell or . . .
« Last post by Steven Owen on Today at 10:44 AM »
The difference is that the Germans pretty much concentrated on supplying industrial and trade users - so the quality was always pretty high. US manufacturers appear to have gotten into a downward spiral of price and quality much earlier. Nowadays, though, standards appear to be falling with Bosch stuff

I agree with the death spiral which is the result of the Chinafication of everything sold in the US. People demand the same or lower price for a tool every year. You cannot innovate if all you can do is sell a tool at the lowest possible price point. The DeWalt tracksaw is probably an example of this. I have never seen one in the wild. At $450 or it is just not on the radar of their trade customer who laugh at the concept of paying $450 for any non-stationary tool.

You have to place 100% of the blame on the US tool companies who cut corners to maximize profits.  China is very capable of building top notch tools with uncompromising quality.  They build to spec. 

Home Depot give a spec and a price point they want to sell a tool a retail.  Ryobi goes back to China and the factory in China builds the tool to that spec and price point.

Tools are suffering from Home Depot-fication.   Home Depot has done more to destroy many great brands than any other company in Canada and the US.

With more tools being sold online and direct, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel.  Mafell is available to North America because of Online sales channels.
7
Festool Tools & Accessories / Planex easy sanding disc differences
« Last post by Stevem101 on Today at 10:42 AM »
Good day mates. Am steve, also new to the group. I recently purchased a planex easy, I can't seem to find a solid answer on the differences between granat and Rubin discs, aside that Rubin is a little cheaper than granat, I assume performance probably reflects on that. I'll be sanding compound, and popcorn/compound design which would have primer and some kind of paint sheen.
8
Festool How To... / Re: Water extraction kit?
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:26 AM »
My CT 22 is OK for water extraction, with the Wet Filter Item number 496169.  Be sure to remove the dust bag and HEPA filter.  Also, be sure to hang the hose to let it dry before using with solid materials.  I stongly suspect that succeeding models have the same capability.


Hmmm, never used my CT 22 for water removal...that dignity is always reserved for R2D2.

9
The Bosch Track Saw will create more competition and put more pressure on the market to evolve again.  Festool needs some pressure applied to them.  They’ve taken their market for granted for the past 5-6 years.  Some new competition never hurts.
10
An interesting hobby...I learn something new every day.  [big grin]

How old are these chisels? Any idea?
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10