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Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #630 on: March 23, 2016, 07:11 AM »
@Kev

it did not take me long to use the Domino, But the (on the otherhand) I got the Zeta, which seems way more useful and was almost idiot proof. (The joints were also simpler).

If I had real wood and the Hausboss wanted real wood then it may be different.

Secondly the DD40 is also useful.

But then I build a gate and a door and needed the Domino.


If @Grakat needs a 1400 now, then it makes some sense to get the 1400 now.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #631 on: March 23, 2016, 08:29 AM »
@Kev

it did not take me long to use the Domino, But the (on the otherhand) I got the Zeta, which seems way more useful and was almost idiot proof. (The joints were also simpler).

If I had real wood and the Hausboss wanted real wood then it may be different.

Secondly the DD40 is also useful.

But then I build a gate and a door and needed the Domino.


If @Grakat needs a 1400 now, then it makes some sense to get the 1400 now.

@Holmz @Grakat

Wasn't trying to steer away from a 1400 .. just wouldn't wait for the day before I wanted to apply the Domino to buy it !!

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #632 on: March 23, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Yep @Kev - it is not there are a lot of bad choices, and I hear your logic.

just if a month becomes a year, then the warranty is for an idle tool for a year.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Aussie Dominos
« Reply #633 on: March 23, 2016, 09:45 AM »
For Aussie Domino Users [current and prospective], have a look at the following resource -

http://www.festoolusa.com/Web_files/Getting_the_most_from_the_Festool_Domino_Machine.pdf

And Paul Marcel's Blog -
http://www.halfinchshy.com/search?q=Domino

And for some simple and not so simple project ideas also have a look at - http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/demo-on-how-i-use-the-domino-for-casework-joinery/msg387039/#msg387039


@Grakat
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 10:03 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #634 on: March 23, 2016, 03:15 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.

That was one of the reasons swaying me towards picking up the Domino sooner rather than later. A router is a fairly common piece of equipment, and the principle of operation is similar across most routers, however the Domino is a specialised machine, and therefore has a learning curve.

When I commence rebuilding the garage into a workshop the Domino will cop a hammering, but that is a few months away yet.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...HK55
« Reply #635 on: March 24, 2016, 05:47 PM »
Does anyone know or have an inkling whether or not Tooltechnic  Australia will be releasing the HK55 [the corded model] in Australia? I note that both models are being simultaneously released in the US.

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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #636 on: March 24, 2016, 08:44 PM »
@Untidy Shop    The Festool rep mentioned to me last month that the corded version of the HK 55 was due for release here in Australia around May this year.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #637 on: March 24, 2016, 08:49 PM »
@Untidy Shop    The Festool rep mentioned to me last month that the corded version of the HK 55 was due for release here in Australia around May this year.[/size]

Thanks @DB10 . If it is May, that is perfect timing re finances and projects.
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #638 on: March 24, 2016, 09:04 PM »
@Untidy Shop    The Festool rep mentioned to me last month that the corded version of the HK 55 was due for release here in Australia around May this year.[/size]

Thanks @DB10 . If it is May, that is perfect timing re finances and projects.

I'm hoping for the HK85 release .. having the HKC55 already would tend to make getting the HK55 a little redundant (though I'm not a good one to draw that into a decision).

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #639 on: March 25, 2016, 09:33 PM »
Hello again,

I received a bonus from work just before Easter. Luck has it that it was a Domino sized bonus. So picked up the DF500 and Domino set this morning. There are a few things of a practical nature ie plywood box to put on the fridge slide in the Landcruiser, and a clamp rack. Simple functional projects with a chance to learn the Domino.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Locky

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #640 on: March 25, 2016, 09:56 PM »
Hey guys, I'm hoping when I head down to Melbourne I will be able to answer all your questions on new tools, but in regards to prices tts usually change there prices in the beginning of the year, so your safe. But they also usually bring out 2-3 promotions per year were they will have specials and freebies as you guys know and considering there was a deal on the domino in this promotion I think you should be safe Grakat [wink]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #641 on: March 25, 2016, 10:15 PM »
Thanks for that @Locky

I've got the Domino set sitting on the floor in front of me so on the price front I should be pretty safe. I think Kev's prediction is getting accurate, the Systainer count is climbing.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #642 on: March 25, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Thanks for that @Locky

I've got the Domino set sitting on the floor in front of me so on the price front I should be pretty safe. I think Kev's prediction is getting accurate, the Systainer count is climbing.

@Grakat it gets really ugly faster than you can imagine [embarassed]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...CXS Dealer Prices
« Reply #643 on: March 26, 2016, 08:47 PM »
I am sure that it's an error! Must be, because it's my favourite dealer.

When publicising that the Festool Promotion ends March 31st, they offer the TXS/CXS Mini Cordless 2.6 sets for A$399 reduced from A$415 when the Tooltechnic price on the Festool website is $399.   [eek] Must be the Free Freight!   [smile]

http://justtools.com.au/festool-108v-lithium-ion-cxs-mini-cordless-drilladriver-set-564540-cxs-li-26-set

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectID=234617

I have emailed them.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 08:56 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...CXS Dealer Prices
« Reply #644 on: March 26, 2016, 09:21 PM »
I am sure that it's an error! Must be, because it's my favourite dealer.

When publicising that the Festool Promotion ends March 31st, they offer the TXS/CXS Mini Cordless 2.6 sets for A$399 reduced from A$415 when the Tooltechnic price on the Festool website is $399.   [eek] Must be the Free Freight!   [smile]

http://justtools.com.au/festool-108v-lithium-ion-cxs-mini-cordless-drilladriver-set-564540-cxs-li-26-set

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectID=234617

I have emailed them.



@Untidy Shop

If you look at other sellers $399 is a promo price ... saving a whopping $16. Makes me want to rush out and buy two [huh]

Expect it to go back to $415 next week!

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #645 on: March 27, 2016, 04:20 AM »
I guess if you haven't got one and you wanted one you've got until the 31st to secure one. Personally I have a compact Makita Impact driver and cordless drill set, so see no need to change.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #646 on: April 03, 2016, 03:36 AM »
Domino 101 today.

Made a few mistakes but they were in scrap pieces of timber. Finished off the day by using the domino to put together my clamp rack project. The joints are very strong once they are glued up. I tried to seperate one....no chance.

I figure the more I use it the better I will get at it.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #647 on: April 03, 2016, 05:13 AM »
Domino 101 today.

Made a few mistakes but they were in scrap pieces of timber. Finished off the day by using the domino to put together my clamp rack project. The joints are very strong once they are glued up. I tried to seperate one....no chance.

I figure the more I use it the better I will get at it.

@Grakat 

Wrong ... the more you use it, the more dominos you'll need to buy [big grin] [big grin]


Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #648 on: April 03, 2016, 05:21 AM »
@Kev

I think the biggest problem was my setup. As the garage has not yet been converted into a workshop I was working on a temporary workbench. I think that the tool is super accurate, which means my setup needs to match it.

Agree on the additional dominos. Once I get going I'm going to use a lot.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #649 on: April 03, 2016, 05:34 AM »
@Kev
Agree on the additional dominos. Once I get going I'm going to use a lot.

You think?!  [big grin]
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #650 on: April 05, 2016, 04:35 AM »
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If @Grakat needs a 1400 now, then it makes some sense to get the 1400 now.

@Holmz @Grakat

Wasn't trying to steer away from a 1400 .. just wouldn't wait for the day before I wanted to apply the Domino to buy it !!
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Here is your chance: http://festoolownersgroup.com/classifieds/dx700-230v/

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #651 on: April 05, 2016, 06:03 AM »
Looks like a good deal, however having just picked up the DF500 wouldn't be able to justify the DF700. Anyway, I'm very happy with the DF500, factoring in the limited use it has received so far.

The next tool will be the OF1400, then the RO150, all going well.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline eddomak

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Wera available through Bunnings
« Reply #652 on: April 13, 2016, 03:00 AM »
Hi, just got brought to my attention that there seems to be some Wera tools now being stocked by Bunnings and can be seen on Bunnings' website (Wera Search). In some instances their prices seem to be quite a lot cheaper than the usual suppliers I have checked in the past (RS Online, Element 14, eBay, Amazon etc). I wonder if they support special orders for particular items?

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Wera tools
« Reply #653 on: April 21, 2016, 09:44 PM »
@eddomak

Just picked one up this week. The Kraftform Kompakt 28 SB Screwdiver Set with retractable and adjustable length on shaft, inbuilt bitt holder. Bitts and shaft can be used in power tools.

Those Aussies who watched the Australian Broadcasting Commission's 'The Checkout' this week, will appreciate that it comes in a nice box.  [big grin]

In my images I have it all opened up -




http://www-us.wera.de
« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 09:02 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #654 on: April 22, 2016, 05:22 AM »
Cool. Looks good.

You might need to purchase a Sys1 for it  [big grin]

Regards
Graham
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #655 on: April 22, 2016, 06:12 AM »
I "almost" got myself a Leatherman Tread the other day. Went home and read a few reviews and decided I wasn't a wanna be survivalist wanker .. yeh .. I'm certainly other forms of wanker [embarassed]

@Untidy Shop are you keeping the Wera in a pouch with other essentials? I'm pondering a small acreage future and I'm guessing "the shed" being more than 10 metres away creates some tool logistics issues.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #656 on: April 22, 2016, 08:51 AM »
@Untidy Shop are you keeping the Wera in a pouch with other essentials? I'm pondering a small acreage future and I'm guessing "the shed" being more than 10 metres away creates some tool logistics issues.

Well yes @Kev it does, but as one 'matures'' it is more like after having walked the 20 metres to the Untidy Shop its; "now what did I come down here to get?"  [eek] It also means some basics/duplicates stay in the house, for example; having two Festool Vacs.

@Grakat I plan to put it in a drawer yet to be made and installed under the assembly table. But then again I have two 90th Aniversary Sys 1s doing nothing at the moment!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 09:57 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Lest We Forget
« Reply #657 on: April 24, 2016, 09:53 PM »
ANZAC Day
Lest We Forget




At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 09:58 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline CMortz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #658 on: April 25, 2016, 05:18 AM »
and in NZ

Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. We will remember them


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Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #659 on: April 25, 2016, 05:46 AM »
and in NZ

Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. We will remember them


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Amen Bruss.