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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1590 on: June 12, 2020, 12:13 PM »
Please no drilling through the holes on this Stabila. These are not hardened bushings. The level will suffer immensely. Check the symbols on it. ;) It's only for layout/marking with a pen. Every time someones drills through the holes in a Stabila level, a tiny little Stabila level dies.  [crying] [crying] [crying]  :P :P :P

If you need a guide/template for drilling/layout flush mounted/ hollow wall boxes please use *the one and only* Kaiser drilling guide/template with hardened bushing(s): https://www.kaiser-elektro.de/en_DE/products/electrical-installation/tools/flush-mounting-and-masonry-tools/664/drilling-template?number=1190-65&c=185/

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1591 on: June 12, 2020, 12:14 PM »
Oh, and the LEV 800, that's a Festool unicorn if there ever was one. Congrats Stig!

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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1592 on: June 12, 2020, 12:34 PM »
@Gregor what are the used for holes for in that level?

They are used to layout combinations of outlets and switches - upholding the correct distance so you can install either a single cover that accomodates 2 to 5 (I have seen up to 8 ), outlets/switches. Or a single cover for each outlet/switch.

The distance (center to center) is 71mm for combined covers, 91mm for single covers.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline CarlsonCarpentry

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1593 on: June 18, 2020, 11:06 PM »
DTSC I found it used on eBay about half price. I’ve been enjoying it so far. For the price it is worth a couple quirks that come with used tool buying.

Offline Gregor

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1594 on: June 19, 2020, 04:53 AM »
@Gregor what are the used for holes for in that level?

They are used to layout combinations of outlets and switches - upholding the correct distance so you can install either a single cover that accomodates 2 to 5 (I have seen up to 8 ), outlets/switches. Or a single cover for each outlet/switch.

The distance (center to center) is 71mm for combined covers, 91mm for single covers.
I just realized that I know the works of someone who should have bought (or at least: used) such a level, prior to doing what he did:

316662-0

Apart from that, in the spirit of this topic:

316664-1

What can possibly go wrong now?  [big grin]
Apart from delivery of the saw  itself
that should have arrived today too
being delayed for three weeks...?
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Offline hdv

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1595 on: June 19, 2020, 06:41 AM »
Sanding pads. The one without suction is probably my favourite sanding pad. I have three of them and use them all the time.


Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1596 on: June 19, 2020, 07:18 PM »
Put down my money (or rather 1/2 of it plus all Gov Gruesome is going to get) for the Kapex UG set.
Wanted to buy locally, which I did. But I thought the guy (think the owner) could have made a little friendly, it's not like I was asking for a kiss.
Maybe it's to make it a truly German experience that they make like they're doing you a favor taking your money.
Well, my mail-order bride doesn't arrive until 1 August, a week before my birthday.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1597 on: June 20, 2020, 01:42 AM »
Maybe it's to make it a truly German experience that they make like they're doing you a favor taking your money.

. Greetings from Germany. ;)

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1598 on: June 22, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Oh, and the LEV 800, that's a Festool unicorn if there ever was one. Congrats Stig!

Kind regards,
Oliver

Thanks Oliver, and I think you’re right it’s rare. And for me even at a perfect timing as it will see good but careful use  [smile]

@Gregor I believe that the exact same level (as LEV 800) in Stabila colors don’t have a scale. Not that it’s very useful, but nonetheless nice. Wiha does also have these specialists levels for electricians:
As described by Oliver, the holes are most likely for positioning and marking purposes only.

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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1599 on: June 22, 2020, 06:42 PM »
Finally pulled the trigger on the Work Center.  Also ordered a DTS 400 and the TSX set.  I really like my CSX and wanted to try the other form factor.  All of the new drills had too many configurations to figure out.  At least now I will have 2 drills and 4 good batteries, so I should be good for a while.  This will be my third sander and eyeing a 4th (RO at some point).  Its weird that the part of wood working I hate most (sanding) is where I am spending a lot of $$.

Offline ScotF

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1600 on: June 22, 2020, 08:54 PM »
Finally pulled the trigger on the Work Center.  Also ordered a DTS 400 and the TSX set.  I really like my CSX and wanted to try the other form factor.  All of the new drills had too many configurations to figure out.  At least now I will have 2 drills and 4 good batteries, so I should be good for a while.  This will be my third sander and eyeing a 4th (RO at some point).  Its weird that the part of wood working I hate most (sanding) is where I am spending a lot of $$.

All of these tools are a gem - the DTS is one of my most used sanders and the TXS literally feels like an extension of my hand and I liked it better than the CXS in the store - so opted for it. Have not regretted it at all.

Offline Ajax

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1601 on: June 22, 2020, 09:05 PM »
2nd MFT.  Got the basic version and added diagonal braces and connectors.
Kapex KS120, MFT/3, TS55 REQ, LS130, RTS400, RO90 DX FEQ, D90 Assortment, RO150 REQ, ETS 150/3, PRO5, D150 Assortment, DF 500, Domino 4/5/8/10 Assortment, DF700 XL, Domino 12/14 Assortment,  CT Midi, MFT/3, Kapex MFT, 2 x SysRoll

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1602 on: June 23, 2020, 02:01 PM »
A good systainer week for me. Added six classic sys 1's for just 75 euros.

One of them is a Metabo systainer that came with an old hammer drill from 1998. Bought it for 45, sold the drill in a day for 40. The classic Metabo's systainers are pretty rare, some people ask over 70 euros for them.

Bought 5 Festool systainers for just 70 euros from Henk in my city, 2 minutes drive from my place. What is really nice is that 2 of them have the boxes for screws, and one of them is an empty centrotec systainer with all the inserts in good condition. I was looking for that last one, as I have bought all centrotec drills and bits separately and can finally organise them properly.

After I cleaned them all I will sell off two of the basic Festool systainers without insert, and I end up with 4 special systainers for 25 euros total. Festool doesn't need to be expensive if you do it the right way.






Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1603 on: June 23, 2020, 02:02 PM »
Just ordered the MW1000, was going to order an extra extension but it turns out that that price will not increase so I can hold onto my money a little longer for that.

Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1604 on: June 23, 2020, 04:41 PM »
A good systainer week for me. Added six classic sys 1's for just 75 euros.

One of them is a Metabo systainer that came with an old hammer drill from 1998. Bought it for 45, sold the drill in a day for 40. The classic Metabo's systainers are pretty rare, some people ask over 70 euros for them.

Bought 5 Festool systainers for just 70 euros from Henk in my city, 2 minutes drive from my place. What is really nice is that 2 of them have the boxes for screws, and one of them is an empty centrotec systainer with all the inserts in good condition. I was looking for that last one, as I have bought all centrotec drills and bits separately and can finally organise them properly.

After I cleaned them all I will sell off two of the basic Festool systainers without insert, and I end up with 4 special systainers for 25 euros total. Festool doesn't need to be expensive if you do it the right way.

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I find my Systainers pretty hard to clean, between the texture and the fact they're off-white. Any tips?

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1605 on: June 23, 2020, 04:46 PM »
I find my Systainers pretty hard to clean, between the texture and the fact they're off-white. Any tips?

I find it very well doable, but it does take some work.

In fact, now I have six of them to clean at once I'd thought I'd document how I do it and write it up here. I'll post it in one or two days. I just like to make them look clean again, I don't care about preserving the texture or make them look like new. So I don't mind using chissels, scrapers, power sanders and aggressive solvents.

Offline Doug S

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1606 on: June 23, 2020, 05:23 PM »
Got my first Festool in a few years today, a T 18

I needed another drill for the workshop, I'm all Makita cordless on site apart from a PDC which I have never liked and never use.

A place here in the UK is selling the T 18 bare units at a good price so thought I could make use of the PDC batteries that are just sitting around doing nothing. Glad I did, T 18 is very smooth, quiet and the trigger control is great.

Only downside is I'm fancying the compact batteries for it now  [sad]

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1607 on: June 23, 2020, 07:44 PM »
A good systainer week for me. Added six classic sys 1's for just 75 euros.

One of them is a Metabo systainer that came with an old hammer drill from 1998. Bought it for 45, sold the drill in a day for 40. The classic Metabo's systainers are pretty rare, some people ask over 70 euros for them.

Bought 5 Festool systainers for just 70 euros from Henk in my city, 2 minutes drive from my place. What is really nice is that 2 of them have the boxes for screws, and one of them is an empty centrotec systainer with all the inserts in good condition. I was looking for that last one, as I have bought all centrotec drills and bits separately and can finally organise them properly.

After I cleaned them all I will sell off two of the basic Festool systainers without insert, and I end up with 4 special systainers for 25 euros total. Festool doesn't need to be expensive if you do it the right way.

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I find my Systainers pretty hard to clean, between the texture and the fact they're off-white. Any tips?

Try a mixture of at least 1/3 natural vegetable soap (household type) and 2/3 water, use a manual spray gun/bottle, soak it all - go do something else or forget it for a while. Then use a stiff brush with even more soap. Rinse with warmer than lukewarm water. For more resistent stains, try the household scrub sponge. Car or boat polish/rubbing used with a stiff brush might also do the trick. I’ve done this to all my used Festool (and other stuff) and it works great. A newly acquired CT 26 got the works, and look almost like new - it was full of cement, plaster, rubber, plastic and paint stains. At least use a soap that has some natural oils or fat in it, it will help end result (plastic is soaking up the fat) and it resolves more easily most harder to loosen stains, because it softens it - therefore the soaking time is your friend - and you can grab a coffee or similar when the soap is working [wink] The more fat or oil resolving the soap is, the worse it actually is to get it clean as it dries out the plastic and stains. So ie dish soap is no good.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today? ABS restoration
« Reply #1608 on: June 23, 2020, 09:07 PM »
Here is an article about removing the yellowing that occurs in ABS plastic.

Haven’t tried it myself and don’t know if the process also cleans at the same time.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1609 on: June 23, 2020, 09:36 PM »
I went to the dark side and ordered a Mafell P1CC. I hate using jigsaws and I'm looking forward to owning the best of the best.
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Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today? ABS restoration
« Reply #1610 on: June 24, 2020, 02:09 AM »
Here is an article about removing the yellowing that occurs in ABS plastic.

Haven’t tried it myself and don’t know if the process also cleans at the same time.

It does not clean, it only bleaches. It is expensive, and very labour intensive as it needs to be repeated a couple of times before your systainers are back to original. You also need a good UV light source like a lamp or a sun that shines very brightly.

This process is more something you use for irreplaceable things, but it would be a lot more trouble to restore a yellowed systainer than to buy a new one.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1611 on: June 29, 2020, 05:37 PM »

I picked up one of these today, got tired of joining rails.
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1612 on: July 03, 2020, 02:40 PM »


The impact is basically a free tool with the batteries and charger I needed.
Quick assessment: Makita is objectively the best, the Bosch is better too.
Take that with a grain of salt since I’m working with totally different types of tools this week (concrete repairs).

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1613 on: July 03, 2020, 03:37 PM »
Quick assessment: Makita is objectively the best, the Bosch is better too.

Congrats for obtaining one, especially since you're in the States I believe?

I was at the store yesterday and played around with one again though they didn't let me try it for real. Talked a bit with the guy in the store and he said Festool was running far behind with their production. Over 20 people had ordered the impact already with him, but they could not deliver them yet. And it is only the basic version without systainer, a full set is totally impossible to get right now.

So, as you have a bit of first hand experience, what makes the Makita and Bosch Better than the Festool?

Offline Cheese

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What Festool Did You buy Today? Depth-setting ring
« Reply #1614 on: July 03, 2020, 03:38 PM »
Well, it took me a while but I finally located the depth-setting ring, 715167, for the HL 850 planer when it's used on the bench stand.

Festool says they will retain inventory of parts on obsoleted tools for 10 years, however, the bench stand was only obsoleted 5 years ago and they already no longer inventory this item.  [mad] [mad]


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1615 on: July 03, 2020, 04:12 PM »
Not bought today, but I had the first use today of my new HKC55.

I basically used the opportunity of the Festool battery promotion to „rejuvenate“ my batteries and slim down on what I have.

To get my hands on the new 4ah batteries, the only feasible way was to order a TID18 set.



My first impact driver. It did nice work on a quick deck repair.

The HKC could be a little more powerful, but I wanted the „attached rail“ and battery power for mobile cuts.
When I collected some birch ply today, it ripped 30mm (18+12) with a little hesitance, but that was completely ok.
Might also have been some stress on the blade, since the sheets were only resting on a couple of battens...

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1616 on: July 03, 2020, 04:50 PM »
Grmbl..... the more I see the TiD18 the more I want it.  [mad] Stop exposing me to all this temptation!  [smile]

I've got the T15 and the Ti15 and they're both fine machines that work great for me, but all 4 of their 15v batteries are almost completely dead. So buying them new is costly, too costly actually to invest in such old machines. Really such a pity, having to ditch fine tools just for the sake of their batteries. So I can't get the thought of a new T18 and TiD18 out of my head.......  [crying]

I added this industrial beauty this week, for free. Bought an entire set, old but unused, and sold off the hose and the systainer and got more than my money back. Still contemplating whether I'll keep the floor nozzle, as it's a mighty expensive floor nozzle at €140, or sell it off also. All I wanted was the iron tubes for their rigidity.


   

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1617 on: July 03, 2020, 04:57 PM »
Stop exposing me to all this temptation!  [smile]

...Still contemplating whether I'll keep the floor nozzle, as it's a mighty expensive floor nozzle at €140, or sell it off also. All I wanted was the iron tubes for their rigidity.

Alex, sorry but not sorry.
I did also not need the TID but was tempted by the idea and, like a good FOG member, found reasons to justify the purchase. ;)

I love the floor nozzle. Great for shop clean up and built like a tank!

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1618 on: July 03, 2020, 05:02 PM »
I love the floor nozzle. Great for shop clean up and built like a tank!

Very sturdy indeed, yes. My house has carpet everywhere, how does it work on carpet?

Offline grobkuschelig

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What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1619 on: July 03, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Very sturdy indeed, yes. My house has carpet everywhere, how does it work on carpet?

Unfortunately I am not able to comment on that.
My expensive cleaning tools are restricted to the garage.

Inside the house, it’s the wife’s expensive cleaning tools.

Carpet in the house?
I recommend concrete. Concrete and sawdust. Works great on concrete.
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