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Offline Rob Lee

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Free Tools (again )
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:16 AM »
Hi -

We have 5 free "somethings" to give away in a month or so....

To get one - you must:

1) be in North America
2) Own a Festool tracksaw
3) Not be a Festool dealer, or direct employee
4) only enter once
5) NOT have won in the other giveawy
6) Not reside in Quebec (sorry – I WANT to give you something, but the law says no…)
7) Compose a haiku about sawing (and post it!)

Haiku's generally have three lines, with 5/7/5 syllables per line. Something like :

Straining to cut oak,
I push my TS55 -
My teeth biting too..

If you are in the first 5 haiku posters in this thread - pls email me your preferred shipping address at rlee@leevalley.com , and I'll look after the rest!

Cheers,

Rob
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 11:25 AM by Rob Lee »

Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Cutting long boards to width
The dust collector humming
Soon comes a new table

Offline Rob Lee

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 11:44 AM »
Will be out for a bit.....

Running a contest
But the dentist chair calls..
Wrong power tool for today! [eek]

Cheers -

Rob

Offline reidbailey

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 11:46 AM »
I walk into the garage
Pull the trigger on my TS 55
I forgot to measure

Offline Pompeio

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 11:50 AM »
Put TS55 on the track
Looked at table saw
Put it back

Offline live4ever

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 12:02 PM »
Track saw is growling
The cold sweat drips from my brow
Cut is straight and true
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline denovo

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 12:13 PM »
TS55 moves forward
wood gets cut perfectly straight
Table project complete!

Offline Dan Rush

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Track saw really rules
Everyone thinks I'm really cools
Now send me new tools

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Offline techne

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 12:16 PM »
splinterguard aligned
the saw blade cuts clean and true
oops—wrong pencil mark

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 01:36 PM »
Too late but I'll put this in anyway.

Project all laid out
With my track saw at the ready
I pause to measure twice
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Rob Lee

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Hi -

Ok - as of now - all cut off!

Denovo was the 5th and last official winner....

But - I feel bad for the next three entries - so they're winners too...

Dan Rush, techne, and Bob D - pls send your shipping addresses too!

Cheers - and thanks for playing!

Rob

Offline Dan Rush

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 03:19 PM »
Hey,  THANKS.

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Offline techne

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 03:26 PM »
Thanks Rob! :)

Offline Pompeio

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 03:45 PM »
Thank you!

Offline reidbailey

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2019, 04:16 PM »
Good fun. Thanks Rob!


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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2019, 07:56 PM »
Thank you Rob.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline live4ever

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 09:47 PM »
I’m excited.  What could it possibly be?!
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline Mark Katz

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2019, 09:59 PM »
Okay, I know this is all over but I thought there should be an acknowledgement that not all Festool tracksaws are TS55s.

AT55-E
in a classic systainer
still works just like new

Offline Rob Lee

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 08:08 AM »
Hi -

Just a quick update - we expect to be shipping these in a week or two....we haven't forgotten!

Cheers -

Rob

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2019, 08:50 AM »
Can't wait to see what Lee Valley will be surprising the winners with this time.  I'm loving the saddles that I won during the last giveaway.  They are just the handiest things for breaking down sheet goods.


Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2019, 09:22 AM »
   [off topic]  Sorry but I had to comment ...........................


          And check out all the nice Kennedy boxes !!

Seth

Offline Cheese

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2019, 09:36 AM »
   [off topic]  Sorry but I had to comment ...........................


          And check out all the nice Kennedy boxes !!

Seth

That's funny...that's also the first thing I noticed. My first thought was "Is this guy a machinist or a woodworker"? [poke]

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2019, 09:47 AM »
   [off topic]  Sorry but I had to comment ...........................


          And check out all the nice Kennedy boxes !!

Seth

That's funny...that's also the first thing I noticed. My first thought was "Is this guy a machinist or a woodworker"? [poke]

Not to derail this topic but........I scored the base cabinets in the mid 80s for $25 each when the company I was working for was going to close its doors.  I couldn't resist adding more over time even though I'm not a machinist.   [big grin]

Offline clark_fork

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2019, 01:32 PM »

Ran over the cord
Above me, pop went the lights
Must be time for lunch
Clark Fork

"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths."  Stephen Wright

"straight, smooth and square" Mr. Russell, first day high school shop class-1954

" What's the good of it?" My Sainted Grandmother

"You can't be too rich, too thin or have too many clamps." After my introduction to pocket joinery and now the MFT work process

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don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2019, 10:26 PM »
I missed it again
I should of looked here faster
Well Maybe next time

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2019, 12:34 AM »
Too late for free tools !  [embarassed]

But! Like others have noted

Stacks of Kennedys !  [eek] [big grin]

Offline usernumber1

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2019, 01:36 PM »
what was the prize at the end?

Offline Pompeio

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2019, 02:25 PM »
I don’t know as I never received anything although I had the third response.

Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2019, 02:34 PM »
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what was the prize at the end?
Funny you should ask. A pair of these was just delivered. I think they'll come in handy. "Low Profile Track Clamp."
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 02:42 PM by Dogberryjr »

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2019, 03:30 PM »
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what was the prize at the end?
Funny you should ask. A pair of these was just delivered. I think they'll come in handy. "Low Profile Track Clamp."

They look handy.  What is the overall height when fully closed?  I'm hoping they may work with the orange LV saddle clamp set up as that would allow for clamping in tight spaces.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 03:34 PM by Dick Mahany »

Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2019, 03:46 PM »
They look handy.  What is the overall height when fully closed?  I'm hoping they may work with the orange LV saddle clamp set up as that would allow for clamping in tight spaces.

Three inches, fully closed. Maximum throat fully opened: ~1 5/16"  And yes, an accompanying note specifies that they were designed to work with the Veritas Panel Platform Kit.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2019, 05:06 PM »
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what was the prize at the end?
Funny you should ask. A pair of these was just delivered. I think they'll come in handy. "Low Profile Track Clamp."

They look handy.  What is the overall height when fully closed?  I'm hoping they may work with the orange LV saddle clamp set up as that would allow for clamping in tight spaces.

Might be why they made them.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2019, 05:25 PM »
They look handy.  What is the overall height when fully closed?  I'm hoping they may work with the orange LV saddle clamp set up as that would allow for clamping in tight spaces.

Three inches, fully closed. Maximum throat fully opened: ~1 5/16"  And yes, an accompanying note specifies that they were designed to work with the Veritas Panel Platform Kit.

@Dogberryjr , thank you for the info.  Now I just need to see them get added to the LV catalog  [smile]

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2019, 08:28 PM »
Mine showed up today too, totally unexpected. I had forgotten about this until I saw a box on the porch and then saw it was from  LV. Even then I thought to myself that I had not ordered anything lately what could it be. Then I read Rob's note and it came back.

The clamps look great and a nice compact size. They fit easily in the Systainer with my TSC55 and that is where they will be from now on so that I won't be searching for them when needed.

I checked and they fit my DeWalt TS rails too and they will probably fit many other brands.

Thank you Rob, much appreciated.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 09:32 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline live4ever

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Re: Free Tools (again )
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2019, 08:53 PM »
Mine arrived today!  These are going to be great with the panel platform kit, which I still haven't broken out of the box.  Hope to put both through their paces this upcoming weekend.  The rubber bumpers on the clamp arms are a thoughtful touch.

Thanks Rob! 
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high