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Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Jointing with the CMS GE
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:59 PM »
Up until now, I've been jointing an edge with the track saw.  Now, that I have the CMS GE Set, I'm curious if anyone is using it as a jointer...and 2. - if so, what are their favorite router bits to use? Also, 3. - I have a project coming up using 8/4 hardwood...what router bit would you use for that? Thanks ahead of time!

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 03:08 PM »
I use the CMS for jointing at times. My preference is the TS.

The bit I use is a CMT 3/4" x 2" shear cut bit, 1/2" shank. I don't have the number off hand, I order them from Tom at Tool Home, he'll have the number of the bit I use.

Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 03:25 PM »
You mean this one, Tom?


Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:03 PM »
I use an Amana 43426 2" length bit.  No bearings; just a straight-cut bit.  Like Tom, I prefer using the TS 55 and a guide rail. 

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 05:41 PM »
You mean this one, Tom?


Tom

The one with the bottom bearing only. The other option is to remove the top bearing.

Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 05:45 PM »
That would be this one.


Tom


EDIT:
I thought maybe you were taking both bearings off...
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 10:41 PM by Tom Bellemare »

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 05:49 PM »
That would be this one.


Tom


EDIT:
I though maybe you were taking both bearings off...

Yes sir, thats the bit to use.

No need to take the lower bearing off (the bearing closets to the router when in a table) it is below the ring in the table.

I have the 1/2" diameter bits, I like the mass of the 3/4" bit much better and the sheer cut is very smooth.

Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 05:54 PM »
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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 09:43 PM »
Thanks, Tom, Tom, and Sparktrician! Yes, Tom, a 1/2" shank with a 3/4" wide bit makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 02:13 PM »
Up until now, I've been jointing an edge with the track saw.  Now, that I have the CMS GE Set, I'm curious if anyone is using it as a jointer...and 2. - if so, what are their favorite router bits to use? Also, 3. - I have a project coming up using 8/4 hardwood...what router bit would you use for that? Thanks ahead of time!

yup some of us do use it as a jointer




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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2013, 03:34 PM »
Thanks! Yes, I can see how the CMS would be great for jointing short pieces.  I would have liked to see the user in the first video use a push stick...it's just complete Bu/! $h!x that I spent $1600 on a CMS GE set and a cheap plastic push stick wasn't included! This guy maybe would have used it if he had one.  Making money off of accessories is one thing, but when you shell out that kind of money and they can't include a cheap plastic safety necessity just gave me a ticked off-bad taste. In a state of disbelief,  I kept looking for it on the table...thinking that it was just hidden in a place that I couldn't see. I just couldn't believe that it wasn't included! Not cool.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 03:55 PM by NYC Tiny Shop »

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2013, 04:26 PM »
I've got the push stick hanging on my CMS, didn't cost my a dime. I traded a free t-shirt for the push stick at one of the shows., figured what the heck dosen't hurt to ask.

Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2013, 04:39 PM »
Cool.  Chalk up another point for Festool USA...Unfortunately, no shows for me.

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 10:15 PM »
I have them now...

And, one hangs on my CMS.


Tom

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Re: Jointing with the CMS GE
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 06:46 AM »
Thank goodness, Tom!  You are obviously experienced, but it was still tough for me to watch you have your hands on that small piece.  Glad that I don't have to worry about you.