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Offline Mike Chrest

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Crown Molding
« on: January 29, 2007, 07:31 PM »
Hi Christian,
  I heard a rumor on another site about Festool offering a mitre saw in the future. Any hope for us carpenter types? I can't cut crown molding with my plunge saw
Thanks,
Mike Chrest.

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Offline Christian Oltzscher

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 01:24 AM »
Mike,

Sorry, can't talk about it. I guess the answer will be available on the German Festool homepage 
in the next 2-3 months...

Regards,

Christian

Offline ccmviking

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 08:32 AM »
Would be nice if it was deep enough to cut the big crown and base standing up like the Dewalt's can.  It's much quicker and accurate to cut 6" base standing up against the fence.  Usually faster, safer, easier to rotate and cut rather than tilt and cut....

Chris...

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 07:07 PM »
Thanks Christian,
   Can't wait to see what you guys have come up with. Hope it has dust collection as good as the other Festool products.
Mike

Offline Christian Oltzscher

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 11:43 AM »
Mike,

Dust extraction is probably one of the biggest challenges. It will never be as good as the dust extraction
of a sander for example. It depends on so many factors that in some cases dust extraction might be
excellent and with the next (slightly different) cut it is not excellent at all. It is hard to cover all those
variables. But we will see.

Christian

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 03:26 PM »
Christian,

If the mitre saw is not a sliding type, here's a thought for a solution.  Attach a pair of bellows-like pleated skirts of rubberized fabric with stiffening ribs, one on either side of the saw bridging between the back of the saw and each side of the back support for the workpiece might be arranged to capture most of the sawdust and funnel it into the dust collection port.  Each skirt would be shaped like the surface of 1/8 of a globe, with the arcuate reinforcing ribs arranged similar to lines of longitude.  My hunch is that the sawdust would be captured well when connected to a vacuum source, but it might be it blown back into the face of the operator if a vacuum machine was not connected.  The shield should be designed to be easily removable if it is not effective without a vacuum connection.
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Offline Christian Oltzscher

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 03:30 PM »
It is sliding...

Christian

P.S. Well, didn't I say I can't talk about it  :D

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Crown Molding
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 03:49 PM »
OK, where is the sliding mechanism relative to the other components.  It still might be able to work.  You might have guessed that I used to be a development engineer in a past career life.  Now I merely work with them and their managers and execs.
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