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Offline Motor

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Festool built melamine bookcase
« on: May 31, 2021, 09:01 AM »
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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 10:15 AM »
I liked how the "lid" that you used to secure it to the wall (safety always!) also acts as a display shelf and dust inhibitor to keep things from falling behind the bookshelf into oblivion and likely never to be seen again.

I'm curious on the TXS why it was left in drill mode and the screws 'bumped' into place instead of using one of the torque settings?  Is it harder to get a consistent torque setting for depth using particle board?

Good pacing on the video, I didn't expect to watch it all the way through but still found that I did!

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 10:32 AM »
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?


Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2021, 11:01 AM »
By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Hey Chuck, I think it may be this one.  I watched a couple videos when I started edge banding and this one was a hit with more than 1 person.  I got one and like it.

FastCap PLIERS-FLUSH CUT Flush Cut Trimmers

EDIT: I forgot to mention how cool that Hammer saw looks.  Way out of my price and skills range but it was wicked cool.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 11:24 AM »
Thanks, Rick. I faintly recalled seeing it on the Fascap website.

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 06:46 AM »
I liked how the "lid" that you used to secure it to the wall (safety always!) also acts as a display shelf and dust inhibitor to keep things from falling behind the bookshelf into oblivion and likely never to be seen again.

I'm curious on the TXS why it was left in drill mode and the screws 'bumped' into place instead of using one of the torque settings?  Is it harder to get a consistent torque setting for depth using particle board?

Good pacing on the video, I didn't expect to watch it all the way through but still found that I did!
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 06:48 AM »
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Yes that is their cutters. Work very well.

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2021, 06:51 AM »
By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Hey Chuck, I think it may be this one.  I watched a couple videos when I started edge banding and this one was a hit with more than 1 person.  I got one and like it.

FastCap PLIERS-FLUSH CUT Flush Cut Trimmers

EDIT: I forgot to mention how cool that Hammer saw looks.  Way out of my price and skills range but it was wicked cool.

The Hammer K3 is mint. I remember the day it was delivered feeling like a daddy again... and then feeling guilty because I was being a "Shallow Hal" for liking a tool that much. Cheers!

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2021, 06:54 AM »
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Yes that is their cutters. Work very well.

Glad you enjoyed the video.

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 08:26 AM »
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!

If you're going back and forth between drilling and driving, the TXS and CXS can be a hassle to rotate the collar back and forth, especially if the right-angle attachment is being used.  That said, if you're changing between drilling and driving you're still swapping bits, so it's just one added step.

I've found the clutch to be pretty consistent and handy, though, since the driver has a decent amount of torque in low speed setting.

If they ever switch to a brushless motor (there are no indications that this is in the future path of the TXS/CXS), they could add the drill/drive switch found on the T18/C18, which makes swapping between drilling and driving much quicker.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2021, 09:13 AM »
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]


 [thumbs up]...What Chuck said +1... [thumbs up]

I usually don't watch videos because they're usually a simple 5 minute message stretched to 15-20 minutes. Nice job on the video & book case.  [smile]

I'm also surprised with how good the dust collection is on the Hammer and I love the sliding table.

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 01:28 PM »
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!

If you're going back and forth between drilling and driving, the TXS and CXS can be a hassle to rotate the collar back and forth, especially if the right-angle attachment is being used.  That said, if you're changing between drilling and driving you're still swapping bits, so it's just one added step.

I've found the clutch to be pretty consistent and handy, though, since the driver has a decent amount of torque in low speed setting.

If they ever switch to a brushless motor (there are no indications that this is in the future path of the TXS/CXS), they could add the drill/drive switch found on the T18/C18, which makes swapping between drilling and driving much quicker.

Thanks. Will give it try. Hope they don't come out with a brushless... that would mean I'd have to buy one. LOL

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2021, 09:37 PM »
Very entertaining and inspiring video. I like the way you assemble the two parts together.
Mario

Offline Motor

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Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:38 AM »
Very entertaining and inspiring video. I like the way you assemble the two parts together.

Thank you!