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Offline Ben63

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1350 on: December 01, 2018, 07:39 AM »
RO125.
I haven't used a Rotex before (in fact, this is the first real premium-quality sander I have owned for myself - rather than just 'used' or borrowed).

When used in non-geared mode as a finish sander, should I, realistically, expect results comparable to an ETS, or similar? (I accept that the stroke sizes are not exactly the same.)

I have the supplemental manual, but are there any other Rotex tips or warnings to be borne in mind?
Try different pads. Hard and soft. I have Mirka pad for abranet. I have destroyed them a lot, so I have also tested many.

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Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1351 on: December 01, 2018, 07:46 AM »
Thanks, Ben.
I planned on getting the hard pad too (don't think I have an immediate need for the very soft one).
Should I use Festool's 'protection pad' if were to use Abranet?

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1352 on: December 01, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Received DTSC 400 and STL 450 from Festool Recon today, hard to believe that they were used  by anyone. 

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1353 on: December 01, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Thanks, Ben.
I planned on getting the hard pad too (don't think I have an immediate need for the very soft one).
Should I use Festool's 'protection pad' if were to use Abranet?

Although I am not Ben, I would use the protection pads.  Hard cheaper than possibly ruining the backing pad.

Peter

Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1354 on: December 01, 2018, 08:59 AM »
Thanks, Peter.
I've only used Abranet before with the rectangular Mirka vac-hand sanding pad, but was quite pleased with it (esp for dusty stuff like filler or odd bits of plaster repair). I assume the Festool mesh line is similar?

Also, do you have any thoughts about my 'expectations question' for finish sanding with the Rotex (principally for birch ply, valchromat and mdf)?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1355 on: December 04, 2018, 01:19 AM »
OF 1400 arrived today!

Matt

Offline Orion Jim

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1356 on: December 04, 2018, 06:43 PM »
My first Festool arrived yesterday. I am the proud owner of an ETS EC 125/3 EQ-PLUS. I know this may make all you fine woodworkers cringe, but it will be used to remove ablative antifouling bottom paint from my sailboat. It is an annual process which takes several days so the use of a fine orbital sander starts to make sense.
My next acquisition will be a CT MIDI dust extractor, but I’ll probably wait for the latest model to find its way into the marketplace before making the investment.

Offline simonh

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1357 on: December 05, 2018, 12:01 PM »
I got a good deal on an MFK700 EQ/B Plus for trimming ABS edgebanding. Amazon UK had 2 available for shipping and was around 40 quid cheaper than anyone else. Added it to my basket and slept on it. By this morning they'd knocked another 5 quid off it. Bought it, and the one remaining immediately jumped in price 46 quid. I think they have some algorithm at work that drops the price when they don't sell something for a while!

Offline fernando2014

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1358 on: December 06, 2018, 01:49 PM »
I received my cordless barrel grip Carvex yesterday! Wow.... also i'm already using it upside down and it is indeed easier to follow a line that way, much better visibility. Although I do have to practice because it's not as easy to keep the cut at a nice 90... gravity does not help from the underside!
Festools owned: DF500, Carvex PSC420EB,RO 125, ETS 125, LS 130, TSC 55, T18+3, C12, CT26, SYS MFT, FS 1400, FS 1900, and more to come!

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1359 on: December 07, 2018, 01:01 AM »
Received these 2 beauties yesterday. [big grin]


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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1360 on: December 07, 2018, 10:02 AM »
I received my cordless barrel grip Carvex yesterday! Wow.... also i'm already using it upside down and it is indeed easier to follow a line that way, much better visibility. Although I do have to practice because it's not as easy to keep the cut at a nice 90... gravity does not help from the underside!

Welcome to the forum!  [smile]


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Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1361 on: December 07, 2018, 10:37 AM »
Received these 2 beauties yesterday. [big grin]

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@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1362 on: December 07, 2018, 10:44 AM »
@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

Hey Dick, I'm assuming you're talking about the removable hollow bar that's captured by the hinge pins...sorry nada, just open space.

Never knew what that bar was for until now. [smile]

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1363 on: December 07, 2018, 10:53 AM »
@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

Hey Dick, I'm assuming you're talking about the removable hollow bar that's captured by the hinge pins...sorry nada, just open space.

Never knew what that bar was for until now. [smile]

Thanks for the info.  I also wondered why that bar was there until I saw a picture of some parts boxes hung on it.  The boxes also fit into the external label slots in the same fashion as the aux handle or accessory hooks do.

Edit: I have also noted that a few of my systainers have the bar with out slots, just a continuous surface.  Must be different production runs.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 11:04 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1364 on: December 19, 2018, 05:07 PM »
I have not posted here for some time, even though there have been a lot of Festools added to the collection, but today I need to share. :)

I finally got a PD 20/4 corded drill! 8)

Built in 2014 it was a demo unit and I found it at the Festool dealer. New dealer to me, since I just moved here...
After a bit of negotiation they gave me a very good price for the unit (SYS2 and basic parts included).

Main goal was always to get this drill for a drill stand, since I can not see myself getting the space to be able to have big drill press anytime soon.

I am very happy and am still astonished about the machine.
What a sexy tool.

Hopefully this concludes my drill-addiction for now. (PD, PDC, C18, CXS, BHC)
At least until the rumored cordless impact shows up next year. ;)


Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1365 on: December 20, 2018, 03:47 AM »
I have the similar DR18; I wasn't sure if these machines were still available - and given how rarely (virtually never) they are mentioned around here, I thought I might be the only person to have one!
It's a lovely machine.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1366 on: December 20, 2018, 04:28 AM »
They were discontinued in 2017, I think.

I was surprised to find one at a dealer. :)

Offline Alanbach

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1367 on: January 10, 2019, 06:21 PM »
I received my second order from The Tool Nut today. Some sandpaper and a systainer to go with my new RTS 400 that I recently picked up from Festool Recon. I am really impressed with Tool Nut but probably not for the reasons you would expect. Tool Nut is one of the few companies that I order online from that has a first class shipping department. This stuff came so well packed I couldn’t believe it! I order a decent quantity of tools and supplies online and you might be surprised how much of it arrives damaged or at least in terrible packaging. No sales tax, free shipping and packed so professionally! Thanks @Shane Holland !

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1368 on: January 30, 2019, 08:59 AM »


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline BobNY

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1369 on: January 30, 2019, 09:40 PM »
I purchased a TS55 and MFT/3 a few days ago. My first bit of Festool. Soon to be followed by many more I am sure  ;D


Offline WoodworkTech

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1370 on: January 30, 2019, 09:44 PM »
Picked up the Kapex and Betterley zero clearance insert.  Kapex extensions are on the way....
Festool TS 55 REQ-F-PLUS
Festool OF 1400 EQ-F-PLUS
Festool CT MIDI HEPA
Festool Domino DF 500 Q-PLUS
Festool PRO 5 LTD (ETS 125 REQ)
Festool FS 1400/2 (x2)
Festool FS 1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail
Festool LR32 Router Hole Drilling Set

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1371 on: February 10, 2019, 08:09 PM »
I just ordered a Vac Sys.  I finally pulled the trigger after noticing the reduced price and getting a few questions answered by @Shane.  All the favorable comments in this thread also helped with the decision.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/what-would-you-do-58366/

I ended up ordering the set with one unit and the extra pads.  I think that will serve me better than two clamping units for about the same price. 

Cannot wait for it to show up.  I have to route/sand 12 charcuterie trays in the next week or so.  I think this kit will be a big time saver for that job.

Offline ceddy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1372 on: February 11, 2019, 10:32 AM »
I've actually been selling tools lately. After some years now of being a hobbyist, I realise the tools I really don't use. Sold my TS75 (I have the TS55) and Carvex in the last few weeks. In both cases, I sold them for the price I paid (obviously some years bettween the purchase and sale). Still pretty amazing that you can do that with tools.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1373 on: February 11, 2019, 03:38 PM »
Saturday, I bought another STB/1 extension for my MFT/3’s

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1374 on: February 27, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Well I replaced the pad for my ETS 150. I went with the new pad design. It was easy to replace and pretty darned good as far as Pads go. I also bought the filters to turn my CT22 into a wet vac

Offline harry_

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1375 on: February 27, 2019, 09:46 PM »
OF2200. I just couldn't pass up the recon.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1376 on: March 08, 2019, 07:08 PM »
Well went and Did it [scared] Bought a MFK 700 kit along with  the edge guide with the edge banding bit. I played with them in festool end users classes and its a pretty nice router very good for edge routing. Even though I already have the 1010, I think this  will be fun to use.

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1377 on: March 09, 2019, 08:33 AM »
Managed to snag another Festool 497926 CT Dust Extractor Blast Gate VS-CT AC off Ebay for $20+ less than list.  Still trying desperately to resist clicking BUY an the MW 1000 set. 

Offline niky1

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1378 on: March 11, 2019, 11:25 AM »
ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus [smile] [smile]
D27/22 x 3,5 m AS-GQ in SYS 3 T-LOC
All accessories ....
TS 55 EBQ, 2 x FS 1400/2, FS 800/2, PS 420 EBQ - Plus,  OF 1010 EBQ - Set + accessories, CXS Li 1,3 - Set, CXS Li 2,6 - 90 Limited Edition, DF 500 Q-Set + SORT-SYS DOMINO, set  ZOBO system, SYS 1 CE-SORT, PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set, SURFIX SYS3-SET, RTS 400 REQ-Plus + SYS-STF 80x133 + HSK-A 80x130, MFT 3 + SYS-MFT fixing set + FSZ 120, FSZ 300 + Veritas Parf Dogs, CMS-TS 55 R Set + all accessories, DOMINO  KV-SYS D8, KS 120 UG-Set KAPEX + all accessories, ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus + D27/22 x 3,5 m AS-GQ in SYS 3 T-LOC, CMS-OF, CMS-PS.........

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1379 on: March 12, 2019, 01:43 AM »
Just ordered a Vacuum Sys with the Accessory kit and the MFT clamp.

Ordered it from Beaver Industrial Supply, Thought Id give them a try