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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1560 on: May 02, 2020, 10:56 AM »
This:





To arrive in my shop later this year, hopefully June/July.
Birthday present by me. : )
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1561 on: May 02, 2020, 08:30 PM »
That’s some birthday present!
Curious of that new protractor fence thingy - with rollers. It looks like I will buy the new version to retrofit to my CS 50 and the GE (For use on the move - compactness, I have the roller tables too)
Like the saw - but no pull saw function; Festool [poke]
- Now that I have come to love that feature.
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1562 on: May 05, 2020, 01:24 PM »
Still the same crappy construction on the parallel fence.  [unsure]

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1563 on: May 05, 2020, 04:30 PM »
Still the same crappy construction on the parallel fence.  [unsure]

I’ve heard some complaints about the parallel fence, but what do you think is wrong?
I like the micro adjust, although I did some minor improvement to let it move a bit smoother.. 🙄 And the lever that tightens rear part of the fence is not very smooth either..
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1564 on: May 06, 2020, 05:38 PM »
It's never forced to move the same on both ends. Seems a €800 Dewalt (including the parallel fence) is more accurate on that part than the Festool (which sells separate for €300). My brother asked me about a table saw, and I advised him to look beyond a CS 50 (which I use). The CS 50 table isn't even flat, the fence isn't perpendicular to the table, the table is tilted downward closer to the saw... meh. And everything seems to be just not stiff enough. Eg cutting plates with the sliding table (492100) doesn't seem to give more repeat accuracy than just measuring it out and cutting with TS55 and rail.

Honestly, I think that is a shame.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1565 on: May 07, 2020, 12:18 PM »
It's never forced to move the same on both ends. Seems a €800 Dewalt (including the parallel fence) is more accurate on that part than the Festool (which sells separate for €300). My brother asked me about a table saw, and I advised him to look beyond a CS 50 (which I use). The CS 50 table isn't even flat, the fence isn't perpendicular to the table, the table is tilted downward closer to the saw... meh. And everything seems to be just not stiff enough. Eg cutting plates with the sliding table (492100) doesn't seem to give more repeat accuracy than just measuring it out and cutting with TS55 and rail.

Honestly, I think that is a shame.

Hi, moved this to it’s own topic:
https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/parallel-fence-la-cs-50cms-troubleshooting/
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Offline Slowtee

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1566 on: May 09, 2020, 09:02 PM »
MFT/3 multi function table plus two ratchet clamps and the leg supports. Got it setup today and had to rearrange the shop/garage for it to fit ina good spot. Tomorrow i cut some wood w/TS55 REQ.

Offline ibluetooth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1567 on: May 12, 2020, 09:11 AM »
My first Festool purchase. CT 15 Dust Extractor. Looking forward to this wonderful journey.  [big grin]

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1568 on: May 12, 2020, 09:35 AM »
Just bought a second RS2e since it’s being discontinued and can’t find ANYWHERE!  Found a shop in Houston, TX with one left. 

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1569 on: May 12, 2020, 09:49 AM »
Picked up the small carbide scraper to clean glue off the edge banding after using the conturo

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1570 on: May 12, 2020, 09:57 AM »
Picked up an RTS EC 400 on Amazon and got an onsale ETS EC with batteries and charger to go with my DTS EC...mucho cordless sanding now possible.  Also bought another of the new bit holders so I have one in my C-18 and CSX.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1571 on: May 12, 2020, 12:57 PM »
I rolled the dice
Can anyone tell me the weight of the ug stand?
I have to lift the saw into a truck
Charlie


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Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1572 on: May 16, 2020, 04:03 PM »
With all this plastering I'm doing lately, I thought I'd get me a dedicated mixer. Doing it with a drill was beginning to bug me, the back doesn't like it. Not that I have problems there, but I feel the stress, and I prefer to work ergonomically to avoid getting them in the long run.

So I got me a Protool MXP 1602 E EF mixer. Currently sold as the Festool MX 1600/2 E EF.

I'll write up a little review later.



Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1573 on: May 16, 2020, 06:09 PM »
@Alex - That’s multiplying into a huuge amount of Belgian waffles! With Nutella of course!  [tongue]

@pettyconstruction - I believe the UG cart without wings are 10kg’s or approximately 22 Pounds
Complete with wings it’s about 21kg’s or 46 pounds.
Edit: I just noticed; did your Kapex come with zero clearance insert? Mine have clearance to all extreme bevel angles. European that is.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 06:13 PM by FestitaMakool »
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1574 on: May 16, 2020, 06:18 PM »
@Alex - That’s multiplying into a huuge amount of Belgian waffles! With Nutella of course!  [tongue]

Oh, blimey, don't give me any ideas!  [big grin]

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1575 on: May 16, 2020, 06:25 PM »
@Alex - That’s multiplying into a huuge amount of Belgian waffles! With Nutella of course!  [tongue]

@pettyconstruction - I believe the UG cart without wings are 10kg’s or approximately 22 Pounds
Complete with wings it’s about 21kg’s or 46 pounds.
Edit: I just noticed; did your Kapex come with zero clearance insert? Mine have clearance to all extreme bevel angles. European that is.
No I had purchased a Batterley insert awhile ago and after a quick tuneup, I installed it.
Thanks for the information , I will need to lift it into the back of the truck.
I can get my Saw Stop in the truck, so I think it will be similar.
Cheers Charlie


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Offline ART at WORK

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1576 on: May 16, 2020, 06:43 PM »
I just got the new FS WA/90. A pricy bit of Aliminium, and the only difference is no blue Anodising and a green piece of Rubber on the TSO clip. It was a lot cheaper for me to get this in Germany than to import the TSO original from the States.
Will give it a test run tomorrow.

I have tried the FS WA/90, it OK it does what its sposed to do. I was working with some old bent and damp 22mm Plywood. I found the Aluminium Part a bit short to really see if I was deed on 90° over a 2,50m length. I think it would be easier on Melamine coated Chipboard as it would have a cleaner cut edge than bad old ply.
One advantage is it fits flat in a Systanter and upright in a Sys5 where my TSC 55 Battery Saw lives.
I think with time and the job it will pay for itself, not a must have if you dont do a lot of Chipboard.
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Offline doug H

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1577 on: May 24, 2020, 08:44 PM »
Just received my BigFoot from TSO. Thanks, Hans.

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1578 on: May 24, 2020, 09:07 PM »
Ordered TSO Bigfoot and needed flush cut blades for my Supercut.  I like Bosch, Amazon had deal 20% off $100.00 and I had $24.00 rewards...ended up paying $60.00 for five $20.00 blades.

Offline CeeJay

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What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1579 on: May 26, 2020, 11:47 PM »
Having read how much folks seem to love their DTS 400s I thought I’d get one.

Picked up a nice 3 yr old unit from Cash Converters (pawn shop) for about half the price of a new one. Came with a swag of Granat and Rubin too.

In great condition and seems to work well. Can’t wait to give it a run this weekend.






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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1580 on: May 27, 2020, 11:42 AM »
Having read how much folks seem to love their DTS 400s I thought I’d get one.

Picked up a nice 3 yr old unit from Cash Converters (pawn shop) for about half the price of a new one. Came with a swag of Granat and Rubin too.


Good for you...you managed to score the latest version with the larger motor, the removable pad/edge protector along with the new bag.  [smile]

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1581 on: June 05, 2020, 02:09 PM »
A LEV 800 in bag which i stumbled upon, pre-owned. I guess I was just lucky, I had eyeballed the same level in Stabila’s own colours. It is very handy, as it will ease calculations. With the ability to calculate slope in mm/m (in/ft) among other very useful built in tools. Very happy with this find, it will see a lot of use. It does also have a scale on top which I don’t think Stabila yellow has?

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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1582 on: June 05, 2020, 03:48 PM »
I received Metabo's 36/18v tablesaw, discovered that it does not accept the standard 18v batteries...of course since I had ordered two of the regular 8amp ones.  Ordered two proper ones at great discount on Amazon as well as a combo battery and charger again at discounted pricing.  Metabo has a voucher for free transformer or battery as ongoing deal, as has $25.00 rebate for any HTP purchase.

Offline HowardH

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1583 on: June 06, 2020, 04:27 PM »
Just ordered the TID18 impact driver.  Just wondering tho, this thread has been around for 6 years or so.  Is it the most read/replied to thread on the site?  It's coming up on half a million views. 
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Offline jg24

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1584 on: June 08, 2020, 07:22 AM »
Recently picked up a used DF500 and a used Carvex.  Also purchased DF500 domino assortment.

- Pre-Ordered a TID 18
- TSO GRS-16 PE
- Precision Dogs Parallel Guides
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 07:25 AM by jg24 »

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1585 on: June 08, 2020, 06:35 PM »
Finally, a CT 26E showed up pre-owned. Being a little disturbed by slight OCD to have used tools cleaned up I did with this as well. I scrubbed the outside which had its fair part of stains from paint, cement and plaster along with scuff marks. I did also dismantle it to get to its inner checking dust build up around motor and electronics. Dusted the whole inside (which wasn’t bad at all) Finally I mounted the handle and Bluetooth module which I had laying as new parts waiting for a used CT. I bought it (and the Festool level) from a carpenter who clearly took care of his tools.
The filter, which of most used CT’s I’ve seen have been totally clogged, like clay.. [eek] was on now mine, in a near new state, along with totally clean tub and 4 new bags.
I even got loads of hose connectors, one 36mm and a 22mm AS hoses, stainless piping, HD adjustable floor nozzle, and even more hand nozzles in the purchase. Not to forget a brand new filter for water pick up. Not a single thing was broken, only slight wear on some parts, but totally insignificant. All that for $350. It was a bit of a clean up, but it was worth 1 1/2 hour. Now that I’ve checked it, it will probably run problem free a long long time.
Put to duty:
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 06:40 PM by FestitaMakool »
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Offline kmickey

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1586 on: June 11, 2020, 11:08 PM »
Thanks to COVID (I think?) the STM 1800 is still available to pre-order so I got one from toolnut.  Ordered the Guide Rail Square set from TSO while I was at it.

Offline Gregor

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1587 on: June 12, 2020, 03:16 AM »
A LEV 800 in bag which i stumbled upon, pre-owned. I guess I was just lucky, I had eyeballed the same level in Stabila’s own colours. It is very handy, as it will ease calculations. With the ability to calculate slope in mm/m (in/ft) among other very useful built in tools. Very happy with this find, it will see a lot of use. It does also have a scale on top which I don’t think Stabila yellow has?
Stabila yellow with a scale seems to exist:

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1588 on: June 12, 2020, 08:56 AM »
@Gregor what are the used for holes for in that level?

Offline Gregor

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1589 on: June 12, 2020, 12:00 PM »
@Gregor what are the used for holes for in that level?
My guess would be: as a rough drill guide.