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@Gregor thanks for the clarification. A lot of woodworking is making up jigs and templates. I get that. I just didn't know if there was a manufacturing issue or if the wrong materials were used or what. I was truly curious. Obviously, if it's something only used once in a blue moon yes - economics says to make one out of whatever materials you have laying around the shop.
I have some shims that I use quite often with my 700 when using the seneca adapter for thin stock. These are made from breadboards that were on sale at the local supermarket, thrown through a thickness planer to make them even and bring them to the intended thickness and then cut to size. Total cost for three of them about 1€, time to make was less than 10 minutes.

In case I would see the need I could modify them so they attach to the fence like the (LA/RA)-DF 500/700, but paperclips work fine to hold them in place.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Last post by Alanbach on Today at 12:26 AM »
And don’t forget the value of a really great battery platform. Their M12 and M18 battery platforms and the variety of small hand power tools available within them is also a big selling point. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Festools but unlike Festool, Milwaukee is adding multiple tools (and batteries) to these two platforms consistently. Their Fuel line are as powerful as any cordless tools I have used.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Last post by xedos on Yesterday at 11:22 PM »
Did you know the brains behind Milwaukee Tools' parent is German ?

And childcare isn't really free?

I think you've forgotten to value the added cost of a brushless motor, the better metal chuck, and the offset drive in your price consideration too. None of which CXS even offer at any price.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Last post by xedos on Yesterday at 11:11 PM »
Slightly off topic, but does anyone know if Festool is producing these in house?

Or, have they partnered with someone as with the vecturo ?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Last post by Dane on Yesterday at 11:01 PM »
More about the promotion, please.... [smile]

You can get it now (via mail) by purchasing through an qualifying automotive dealer. But Home Depot will run an in store special soon.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/E-Rebates/Auto/2019/Q4/Q4-2019---AUTO---M12-FREE-XC-BATTERY

Thanks!
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Opinions on CT SYS?
« Last post by SouthRider on Yesterday at 10:48 PM »
Love the ct-sys mounted in the bottom of my mw-1000. Use it for any field work - tracksaw, jigsaw, sanding, and even minor routing or planing.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: 8mm Domino Tenons
« Last post by Jim_in_PA on Yesterday at 10:03 PM »
I agree with your thoughts, Russ. General stock is great to have in assortment but when you find what you use the most of...go for the longer pieces for economy.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / 8mm Domino Tenons
« Last post by RustE on Yesterday at 09:47 PM »
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You may want to check your cost for the longer "cut your own length" Domino stock vs the pre-cut versions and see if there's any material benefit to you, too.

@Jim_in_PA, I have thought about the cut-to-length stock for the 8mm and 10mm tenons.  Although I would probably wait until I have an actual need before buying either of these (cost and storage).  Whereas the 8x36, 8x40, or 8x50 would be a smaller quantity to have around for the random projects that come up.
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@Gregor thanks for the clarification. A lot of woodworking is making up jigs and templates. I get that. I just didn't know if there was a manufacturing issue or if the wrong materials were used or what. I was truly curious. Obviously, if it's something only used once in a blue moon yes - economics says to make one out of whatever materials you have laying around the shop. Again, thanks for the clarification.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Last post by PeterJJames13 on Yesterday at 09:37 PM »
I just picked one up. 99.9% sure it's 5/8"-11. I can check tomorrow am if you'd like.
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