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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Saw Base "Flattness" and Kickback
« Last post by deepcreek on Yesterday at 04:18 PM »
If they both rock, I would check the rail for flatness.  Make sure it's not twisted.  That could be your problem.
Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by rvieceli on Yesterday at 03:41 PM »
@deepcreek Joe I like your jig. I'd be tempted to put a stop of some sort on the inside top of the side that has the push clamp on it. It would completely keep the leg from moving up in the jig.

Also I like to flip the guide rail around so that the router hangs off the other side not the splinter strip side. That way the whole router base rides on the work piece and you don't need the foot. Feels more stable to me.

Classifieds / Emmerich Primus Reform Smoother $ 200 shipped SOLD
« Last post by vkumar on Yesterday at 03:34 PM »

For sale is what Lee Valley describes as the Cadillac of wooden planes. Made in Germany.
It is unused, with some nicks from bumping around in my shop.
Here is the Lee Valley link.,41182,41187

Will ship either in a flat rate box or UPS (my choice). Price is $ 200 shipped in the continental US.

PM me if interested. Will take paypal (+ 3 %) or Venmo or Zelle.
That's sweet! The inability to store the PGS is a usable configuration really irked me - it seems like such an obvious design consideration and the kind of thing that you would expect to be part of a high end tool.
Festool and Tanos Systainers / Re: Sys T-Loc IV Sale
« Last post by dlu on Yesterday at 03:24 PM »
Thanks! Caught the Sys-IV sale on the flyer, but hadn't noticed that it was a pattern. That's good to know, I have a shopping list…

And while I'm thinking about it, they have a free shipping code too, WELCOMEBACK IIRC.
Festool and Tanos Systainers / Re: Nail Gun / Pneumatic Systainer updated
« Last post by dlu on Yesterday at 03:21 PM »
Looks great! Thank you for sharing what you've learned. I just took advantage of Woodcraft's sale to get a deal on a Sys-IV :-)

Where did you get the regulator? It looks like Lowe's is out of the CO2 business. Is it something that any paintball supplier would have?
Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Oldwood on Yesterday at 03:20 PM »
I like the system you came up with. It has the advantage of using the track and router adapter to locate the mortise on the leg and that would probably be less trouble than getting the template guide to locate the mortise.

I look forward to seeing the table.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Saw Base "Flattness" and Kickback
« Last post by Sourwould on Yesterday at 03:11 PM »
First a little background.

In August I bought a second hand TS55 on ebay that ended up having a bent base and was missing some parts. While waiting for the return on that to go through, I bought a Makita track saw. I ended up getting a straight refund on the Festool, so I decided to keep the Makita and try and get some stuff done while waiting for the parts for the Festool to arrive.

I finally got some time to build something (for me) today and broke out the Makita. First plunge and the saw kicks back hard and cuts into the track. The saw kicks back on nearly every cut I try and make. Sketchy!

I'm not a homegamer or a novice. I work as a carpenter and use a skilsaw 5 days a week or more. Many of the cuts I make are less than ideal, made with a dull blade or in awkward positions on ladders. I haven't had kickback I couldn't control since my first year on the job. So I feel pretty comfortable ruling out my technique. Granted, this is my first track saw. My boss has the Makita and I've used it trimming doors or sopping wet PT decking or even in Pecan without much fuss.

What I noticed about the Makita I have is that the saw rocks corner to corner on the track about an 1/8", like the base is twisted. I feel pretty good ruling out the track as the case of the problem because there's so much rock. I feel like that amount of twist in the track would be obvious if I sighted it. I have not tried to rig up twist sticks on the base to check it, but did try in on a freshly jointed piece of wood and it rocked like on the track. Is this the cause of my kickback woes?

So I got curious and decided to check the replacement base I ordered for the TS55 on the track and see if it sat well. It rocks too, About a 1/16" and on opposite corners as the Makita. Should I worry about this?


Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 03:07 PM »
I like that set up you plan to use. Might want to add some non-slip material or closed ends to the jig to make sure the leg doesn't slide fore and aft at all.

Member Projects / My new dining table with matching benches
« Last post by Peter Parfitt on Yesterday at 03:02 PM »
Hi Everyone,

We are moving house and need a new dining table to match the space in our new home. We also thought that a pair of matching benches would be perfect for the visits by the grand children.

Everything is made from French oak and the plans are available free of charge (hopefully below if I can get the technology to work).

Here is the video:

and hopefully these are the plans:

* Dining Table and Benches.pdf (39.64 kB - downloaded 61 times.)

I could not have made this without my Kapex and the TS55. I made great use of my various Festool sanders and the ETS EC 150/3 did a great job. As always, the unsung hero is my CT26.

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