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Offline Pablo Ceniza

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Re: Festool Centrotec Standard - Video
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2014, 06:56 AM »
Another high quality review Peter. I also thought the Centrotec system was Festools way of ensuring you had to buy their accessories which put me off purchasing a Festool drill for a long time. Keep up the good work!
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Festool Centrotec Standard - Video
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2014, 07:34 AM »
Another high quality review Peter. I also thought the Centrotec system was Festools way of ensuring you had to buy their accessories which put me off purchasing a Festool drill for a long time. Keep up the good work!

Hi Pablo

Yes, it is amazing how easy it is to get things wrong. I think that the engineering thought that has gone into Centrotec is brilliant and I am now a firm fan.

Peter

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Festool Centrotec Standard - Video
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2014, 10:48 AM »


It's not immediately obvious from some of the vendors' websites, that the HSS Centrotec bits (the ones in the 'holders') come with two spare bits (at least mine did here in the UK) which makes them somewhat less expensive than they might first appear. The packs of replacements (of 5 or 10 bits) are, per unit, actually reasonably cheap - much less than, say, Dormer - and seem to be of quite decent quality. So, all of that makes 'grinding your own flats' seem a bit unnecessary
 

I picked up a 4mm one of those bits today along with a pack of 10 spares. As you say the spares are quite reasonable. Got mine from Warren at toolfest also picked up one of the drill dust collectors for my midi looks a really handy tool.

Offline Euclid

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Re: Festool Centrotec Standard - Video
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2014, 02:59 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome, WOW.

I've been away for a while doing repairs at my parents' place - and getting good use from my new CSX, SYS-MFT and SYSLITE II (really pleased with that…). Have been thinking about a 'take-apart-able' stand and boom for the light  but I saw here that someone else has already done something vaguely similar.

(I will post more later and hope to have some projects to begin in the new year; my background is not really in working so much with wood so I'll probably have more questions than suggestions!)

The Centrotec system is quite easy to get hooked on, but I use quite a lot of stubby and odd-sized drill bits (for e.g. for getting optimum fit for threaded inserts into metal) so the system doesn't address all of my needs.

Love the spirit of enthusiasm and cooperation here...