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I have another question regarding your process for unpacking your A3. Was the slot between the legs sufficiently deep to allow you to use your sled to lower it right down onto the new mobile base (once you had it up in the air and completely disconnected from the shipping pallet) and then just slide out the sled or was it more involved than that?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Last post by Mike Goetzke on Today at 04:39 PM »
Well team, got the new dust collector setup this morning finally (had been sitting in the garage for 2 weeks, holiday time w/ family et cetera).

The clear hose from Rockler was delayed (backordered) and should come in a week or so. But I got it hooked up.

Having a beer to work up the courage to cut a 4" hole in the wall downstairs :) to use Rockler's through-wall dust port.

I decided to mount this in the closet area of the garage - and run hose through the wall right to the machine.

I'll post some more pics sometime that make it more clear.

Matt

(Attachment Link)

Very nice Hammer and nice clean shop to put it in!

Just a word of warning - you will probably fill that dust collection bag in a matter of minutes with that machine.

Mike
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Also, I used a fitting like the one rvieceli described when I converted the 4” outlet on my Sawstop (via a 4” to 5” reducer) to my 5” ducting for my dust collection. Here is a pic.
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Ok, so if I understand it correctly you have a double pole 40 amp breaker in you your main panel feeding this sub panel in your shop. The only thing about that is that it looks like you have one double pole (220V) 50 amp breaker in your sub panel. I’m no electrician but that’s probably not cool??? The good news is that it sounds like you are going to use that 50 amp double pole breaker in the sub panel to only feed your new combo machine and it only requires a 30 amp circuit. So it is probably not code compliant but in practical use it probably won’t pop your 40 amp breaker that feeds this sub panel. I’m no electrician but I do know there are some very knowledgeable guys on this forum including some electricians that you could probably ask.

Are you planning on running a circuit out of that sub panel to your new machine with a receptacle near the machine or are you just going to make up a power cord to run from you new machine into the closet where you have the dc and this sub Panel? How far is it from that sub panel to where you are going to place your new machine?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Calibration of Two Saws to One Track
« Last post by dlu on Today at 04:04 PM »
Was just thinking I have a new Festool track. Before cutting the anti-chip I'll check the blade relationship to it.

Nice, would be very interested in what you see there.
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Am I understanding you correctly that after adjusting the Makita saw to match the blade position of the TS75 that the Makita (and presumably the TS75) just barely cut a new anti-splinter strip on a Makita rail?

If I got that right it sounds like Makita and Festool disagree about the proper position of the saw on the rail (or perhaps your TS75 was set "wide" for same reason - is it new?) or perhaps the new anti-splinter strip on the Makita rail is set in too far.

Either way, I think that you are correct - as long as both saws match and the strip was trimmed, you are good.

Was just thinking I have a new Festool track. Before cutting the anti-chip I'll check the blade relationship to it.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NEW TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide
« Last post by dlu on Today at 03:56 PM »
At the same time for 600 bucks you can buy a pretty decent job site tablesaw which gives you very accurate repeatable rip cuts.

However…

  • A table saw eats up a lot more space, and
  • A $600 saw is not going to be an easy tool to use for breaking down sheet goods.

So it really depends on the space you have and the work you are planning to do.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool parent acquires Saw Stop
« Last post by JimH2 on Today at 03:56 PM »
Maybe the key patents don't expire until 2024 giving Festool plenty of time to integrate and improve it and/or possibly license it to other manufacturers. It's all speculation, but I seriously doubt this was a handout to SawStop.

They may also have other safety products in the pipeline that are equally valuable.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Calibration of Two Saws to One Track
« Last post by dlu on Today at 03:51 PM »
Am I understanding you correctly that after adjusting the Makita saw to match the blade position of the TS75 that the Makita (and presumably the TS75) just barely cut a new anti-splinter strip on a Makita rail?

If I got that right it sounds like Makita and Festool disagree about the proper position of the saw on the rail (or perhaps your TS75 was set "wide" for same reason - is it new?) or perhaps the new anti-splinter strip on the Makita rail is set in too far.

Either way, I think that you are correct - as long as both saws match and the strip was trimmed, you are good.
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Classifieds / FS: ETS 125 and 125 paper with Systainer
« Last post by bwehman on Today at 03:44 PM »
Hi all!

Changed direction in my shop and decided to go all-in on just 90mm and 150mm sanders and abrasives. Got too chaotic managing paper purchases in all three 90, 125, and 150 sizes.

Parting ways with two things. One, an ETS 125 that's in super great shape. With systainer and original accessories, of course. $150. And the second is a systainer full of 125 paper. $200.

Shipping will range from $15-$30 depending on where in CONUS you live.

Cheers!
Brandon


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