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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 02:22 AM »

         None of this applies to the cms anyway as all it has is a power switch.The tools and electrics are already approved and available.


Yes, it does apply to the CMS. It's not *just* a power switch, that switch is connected to a plug and a socket, both of which are different to anything already in production for the CMS. It may only be a minor change, but it still requires the re-design, part number, and production changes I mentioned.
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Offline Nigel

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 02:34 AM »

         None of this applies to the cms anyway as all it has is a power switch.The tools and electrics are already approved and available.


Yes, it does apply to the CMS. It's not *just* a power switch, that switch is connected to a plug and a socket, both of which are different to anything already in production for the CMS. It may only be a minor change, but it still requires the re-design, part number, and production changes I mentioned.

   Ok JRB accepted.Surely Festool could manage it though.I would imagine the  socket would be similar to the CTL vacs....

Offline graphex

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2010, 02:44 AM »
I'm wondering if the plug-its being interchangeable has something to do with it. Maybe the router is ok, but the TS crosses the line (for some reason in UL's mind), yet the TS plate, being just a hunk of aluminium, isn't certified by UL. So what's to stop Festool from making the CMS available with the router only, yet offer a plate for TS only in configurations with no power switch? That might be the rub... maybe UL wants some keying mechanism to prevent anything but a router from functioning on the US CMS. Pure speculation, but who knows?
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Offline Chris Meggersee

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2010, 03:03 AM »
Well I can understand why the TS module or the preciso aren't going to work after that Ryobi story on here and how they are pushing to have all table saws with that new stop system.

As Christian stated the CMS base its self has to be UL approved separately and I can't understand how that can fail. It is literally a safety switch on a table. ???
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Offline ghjaxman

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2010, 09:33 AM »
How is the plug in any different than the one I use with my Benchdog table.  I have a switch that I plug the router into and the from the switch to the wall plug, this is pretty much the same as the CMS.  Also the switch I bought from Bench Dog is UL approved, crazy that UL would not approve the same thing with Festool.

Offline windmill man

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2010, 11:54 AM »
Come on chaps [big grin],

Where is the "Can DO" attitude the Americans are famous for.

There is a solution to all this, there is no law stopping one private individual suppling another! [wink]

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2010, 12:12 PM »
Come on chaps [big grin],

Where is the "Can DO" attitude the Americans are famous for.

There is a solution to all this, there is no law stopping one private individual suppling another! [wink]

I looked into the approach discussed above and it got very expensive. Since there was no official time table for the CMS delivery, I when the Non-Festool route. I purchased  the Kreg router table and the PG monster router motor. It worked for me as I do not do job site work. I was look to compactness due to limited garage space.  Instead I sold our third car. That made lots of space.
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Offline RL

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2010, 05:50 PM »
Tired of waiting for the CMS, I built my own. UL approval still pending.

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Offline William Herrold

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2010, 06:03 PM »
Tired of waiting for the CMS, I built my own. UL approval still pending.

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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2010, 07:57 PM »
Come on chaps [big grin],

Where is the "Can DO" attitude the Americans are famous for.

There is a solution to all this, there is no law stopping one private individual suppling another! [wink]

Yes very.

I do have some friends traveling there in a couple months though.

Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2010, 11:46 PM »
Wait till that guy gets some kickback.  Ohhh nuts!  [big grin] [big grin] [eek]

Offline Wim

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Re: Where is my CMS router table?
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2010, 07:48 PM »
I'm in the process for a visa to the USA and hopefully I will move permanently early next year. One of the things I will bring with me is my CMS table with the T55 insert. I will make a sturdy crate for it so the boys will not bash it during transport. I'm not very confident in an early introduction of the CMS to the USA.
A new switch, some cable and plugs and I'm ready to go. Maybe I will need a extra saw then.  [big grin]