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Offline fortrout

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joining two LR-32's
« on: October 13, 2010, 06:14 PM »
At the recent remodeling show  in  Baltimore, Brian Sedgeley had a new part to correctly space the guide rails . What is the part # for this gauge? Is it avaliable yet?

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 06:35 PM »
Sorry, it's not available yet.

Offline NVA_WW

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 08:24 PM »
Some of us were lucky enough to get a set a couple of months ago, thanks to Wood Junkie.  I was surprised they didn't tag along with the new CTs.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 11:53 PM »
I was going to get in on that group purchase, but Rick Bush had told me they were coming, so I figured I could wait a little....  [doh]

Maybe the U.S. version has a wire attached and you know the rest.  [popcorn]

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 12:01 AM »
Sorry, it's not available yet.

Shane, eta? And will it be included in the lr32 sys kit?
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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 12:15 AM »
I am checking out it and will let you know.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 09:02 AM »
I was going to get in on that group purchase, but Rick Bush had told me they were coming, so I figured I could wait a little....  [doh]

Maybe the U.S. version has a wire attached and you know the rest.  [popcorn]

I think it had more to do with the fact that Festool recently introduced the longer LR32 rails.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 01:46 PM »
Just a follow up on this... These should be available Q1 2011.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 02:22 PM »
Just a follow up on this... These should be available Q1 2011.

Shane, will they be apart of a kit, or solo? if so, which kit. I'm looking at the LR32 sys kit right now, wondering if I should wait, or not. Wondering if the price would be worth getting the kit now, or waiting. those sort of decisions.
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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 02:27 PM »
Thanks, Shane and everyone for the info. I will keep using the 8mm bit till then.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 02:44 PM »
Shane, will they be apart of a kit, or solo? if so, which kit. I'm looking at the LR32 sys kit right now, wondering if I should wait, or not. Wondering if the price would be worth getting the kit now, or waiting. those sort of decisions.

As far as I know, it will just be sold separately as is the current rail connector.

Offline Kevin D.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 04:40 PM »
Any chance anybody can show a picture of this LR32 rail connector?  I have two LR32 rails myself, so I am eager to get them as well.
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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 04:59 PM »
Any chance anybody can show a picture of this LR32 rail connector?  I have two LR32 rails myself, so I am eager to get them as well.

Here ya go:
27139-0


http://www.festool.de/Produkte/Zubehoer-Verbrauchsmaterial/Seiten/Detailansicht.aspx?pid=496938


I'll post a real-life picture later.  There are also some knobs that go on it.

Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 09:43 PM »
I haven't looked at my LR32 rail but went ahead and purchased a second rail for bookcases. I assumed I could join with regular rail connector. How do I join the rails? [tongue]

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 10:12 PM »
The hole spacing won't be the same from one rail to the next with the standard connectors.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 11:00 PM »
The hole spacing won't be the same from one rail to the next with the standard connectors.

Right, if you butt the two rail together tight the spacing will be off.  You can use the regular connectors by measuring the hole spacing (leaving a gap between rails).

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2010, 12:26 PM »
The hole spacing won't be the same from one rail to the next with the standard connectors.

Right, if you butt the two rail together tight the spacing will be off.  You can use the regular connectors by measuring the hole spacing (leaving a gap between rails).

Brice is correct.  I just took it one step further...   After CAREFULLY measuring the hole spacing on two rails butted together, I simply trimmed the end of one rail to keep the hole spacing consistant.  Now I don't need to measure everytime I join the two rails, I just butt the rails together tight, spacing is right every time. (and I don't need to wait for special connectors to arrive sometime in the future)

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2010, 05:43 PM »
Great idea Dan. [thumbs up]

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2010, 06:03 PM »
Like many generations of craftsmen before us, I'm not opposed to modifying the tools at hand; to work for me, the way I work.

I'm not sure I understand why Festool can't manufacture the rails to perform like my rather basic fix.  There must be a way to accurately cut the rails to line up the holes, without having to resort to a somewhat "aftermarket fix"  connector rail. It seems to me that they should be able to produce miles of rail, cut at various lengths, with accurate hole spacing from rail to rail.

Just my thoughts, Dan


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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2010, 06:14 PM »
I'm guessing the rails are cut to length while moving.


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Offline Kristian W

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 05:35 AM »
Just a follow up on this... These should be available Q1 2011.

Shane, will they be apart of a kit, or solo? if so, which kit. I'm looking at the LR32 sys kit right now, wondering if I should wait, or not. Wondering if the price would be worth getting the kit now, or waiting. those sort of decisions.

I think they replace the current length stop with the new one, the new one will work both as a rail connector and as a length stop.

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2010, 10:53 AM »
Just a follow up on this... These should be available Q1 2011.

Shane, will they be apart of a kit, or solo? if so, which kit. I'm looking at the LR32 sys kit right now, wondering if I should wait, or not. Wondering if the price would be worth getting the kit now, or waiting. those sort of decisions.

I think they replace the current length stop with the new one, the new one will work both as a rail connector and as a length stop.

The LR32 "connector" bars are *not* intended to connect and hold the guide rails, in replacement of the normal guide rail connector bars.
The LR32 bar is temporarily attached into the 32mm spaced holes in order to create the proper offset, while you set the rails square and tighten the normal rail connector bars.

Offline Kristian W

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Re: joining two LR-32's
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2010, 11:20 AM »
Just a follow up on this... These should be available Q1 2011.

Shane, will they be apart of a kit, or solo? if so, which kit. I'm looking at the LR32 sys kit right now, wondering if I should wait, or not. Wondering if the price would be worth getting the kit now, or waiting. those sort of decisions.

I think they replace the current length stop with the new one, the new one will work both as a rail connector and as a length stop.

The LR32 "connector" bars are *not* intended to connect and hold the guide rails, in replacement of the normal guide rail connector bars.
The LR32 bar is temporarily attached into the 32mm spaced holes in order to create the proper offset, while you set the rails square and tighten the normal rail connector bars.

Yes, that's true. Maybe I didn't explain very well what I meant. The new LR32 "connector" as you call them will be able to both get the proper offset when connecting two LR32 rails but they will also serve as a length stop. Therefore the older version of the length stop will be replaced by the new one which is the one pictured a few post above in this thread.

I didn't find a picture with just the old length stop but you can see one following this link. It's the small metallbar in top of the picture I mean, the one with rounded corners.

So, if you order a LR32 systainer in Europe now, you will get it with the new length stop/connector. The 'interior' of the systainer have also changed from a foam insert to molded plastic, similar to inserts in the TS55 systainer eg. There is also a new part number for it, 583291 have been replaced by 584100.

Oh, I also found it on the UK website. http://www.festool.co.uk/products/accessories/pages/detail.aspx?pid=496938&name=hole-drilling-system-la-lr-32-fs.
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