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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1710 on: August 26, 2020, 05:10 PM »

I'm only a bit miffed that 4 of the 5 clips are missing from the systainer, but I guess you get what you pay for.....

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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1711 on: August 27, 2020, 08:58 PM »
Should be ordering the Vac-sys set anytime.  After watching the videos on how to use it and seeing the Festool live on it this past Friday, it was like a light went on in my head.  Should I get both heads?  Or is one enough?  Is one ever enough?

I got just a single head with mine a couple years back.  I got the accessory set to have different shapes and sizes of heads at the same time.  I don’t use it for doors or large panels so one has been great for me.  I use the extra head options in the accessories set all the time for small projects and thinner stock.  Figured I would wait until a big enough project that needed two heads came along to buy the second.  Glad I waited since have not had that need yet.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1712 on: September 10, 2020, 01:52 PM »
Ordered the basic Impact. Already got a charger ad a couple of 18v batteries. Talking to Don at Anderson he said my 12v L-ion would work to so thats 4 batteries I can use.

looking forward to getting it and using it. got a shop to set up soon and a lot of outdoor projects to use it and the timber framing installer set I picked up in europe

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1713 on: September 10, 2020, 01:56 PM »
@jobsworth   12v batteries run the 18v impact?

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1714 on: September 10, 2020, 04:17 PM »
Vacsys set and the accessory modules.  Should have never watched Sedge do the video a few weeks ago.  But seriously, I can see where this one tool is going to revolutionize how I work in my shop. It will eliminate the need, at least 90% of the time, for a traditional workbench with a vise.  His tip about using templates with weatherstripping is simply genius as I have been using double sided tape and cursing while getting the parts to separate for years.  This alone will make it worth it.
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1715 on: September 10, 2020, 05:18 PM »
@Michael Kellough

@jobsworth   12v batteries run the 18v impact?

Thats what Don told me as long as they were L ion.

 In reality it doesnt matter as I have 2 18v that will do the trick lemme call him and double check.

Don was at lunch .

So I talked to Allan Kensley.

 Allan said yes they will work.

A 12v will work on my 18 v impact, but the 18 v battery wont work on my C12. Small volt batteries will work going up like 1v2 -18v tools but not going down 18v-12v.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 05:21 PM by jobsworth »

Offline niky1

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1716 on: September 10, 2020, 06:49 PM »
SYS-STF-80x133/D125/Delta Systainer3 ......
TS 55 EBQ, 2 x FS 1400/2, FS 800/2, PS 420 EBQ - Plus,  OF 1010 EBQ - Set + accessories, CXS Li 1,3 - Set, CXS Li 2,6 - 90 Limited Edition, DF 500 Q-Set + SORT-SYS DOMINO, set  ZOBO system, SYS 1 CE-SORT, PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set, SURFIX SYS3-SET, RTS 400 REQ-Plus + SYS-STF 80x133 + HSK-A 80x130, MFT 3 + SYS-MFT fixing set + FSZ 120, FSZ 300 + Veritas Parf Dogs, CMS-TS 55 R Set + all accessories, DOMINO  KV-SYS D8, KS 120 UG-Set KAPEX + all accessories, ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus + D27/22 x 3,5 m AS-GQ in SYS 3 T-LOC, CMS-OF, CMS-PS, OF 2200 EB-Set, LR 32-SYS, MFS 700, FS 2424/2-LR 32, MFK 700 EQ-Set, MFS-FS, MFS-VP 200, MFS-VP 400, FS 1400/2-LR 32, VECTURO OSC 18 HPC 4,0 EI-Set, AGC 18-125 Li EB, T 18+3 HPC 4,0 I-Set, Edge sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus .........

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1717 on: September 11, 2020, 04:57 AM »
one of these.

sys mini for a pencil case.

then a TSC!!!!!

turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline John Legg

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1718 on: September 11, 2020, 11:38 PM »
Fortunately, my poker skills have been shining lately and my local woodworking supply is on my way home from the card room.

Today, I bought the Festool DF 500 Q Set and the ETS EC 125/3 EQ Sander, 5mm tenons and sandpaper. However, I also purchased a TS 55 REQ-F-Plus (Tool+Systainer+55" Guide Rail) two days ago.

Next decent win will have me bringing a CT Midi home.  [big grin]

Nearly every tool in my shop has come from poker winnings.

Offline mkasdin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1719 on: September 12, 2020, 03:19 AM »
Look at the CT15. Same thing just stripped down. Less money.  👍

Offline mkasdin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1720 on: September 12, 2020, 04:17 AM »
I  virtually window-shopped for a bandsaw mill. And lamented over the non purchase of a new of1010 or 1400... I need to get on a FT 10 step program.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1721 on: September 13, 2020, 11:08 PM »
@Michael Kellough

@jobsworth   12v batteries run the 18v impact?

Thats what Don told me as long as they were L ion.

 In reality it doesnt matter as I have 2 18v that will do the trick lemme call him and double check.

Don was at lunch .

So I talked to Allan Kensley.

 Allan said yes they will work.

A 12v will work on my 18 v impact, but the 18 v battery wont work on my C12. Small volt batteries will work going up like 1v2 -18v tools but not going down 18v-12v.

Not to go too far off track in the topic but ...............  Yes, the 12v will run the impact. I tried it with 1.5aH 12v. It has noticeably less power and speed though. Still will do the job if not getting into bigger screw sizes.

There is at least one exception to the smaller battery running bigger tools thing. Doesn't work for the TSC55 (maybe HKC too).  TSC55 needs at least 4.0 aH.  Amp hour has more to do with it than voltage. I have used 15v 5.2 with no trouble. But 3.1 18v won't do it.

I don't know if this is true with the newest tools but you can / could run LiOn tools on the old NiCd batteries too. I used to have some 12v NiCd that I used on my LiOn C12.

Seth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1722 on: September 14, 2020, 02:56 PM »
There is at least one exception to the smaller battery running bigger tools thing. Doesn't work for the TSC55 (maybe HKC too).  TSC55 needs at least 4.0 aH.  Amp hour has more to do with it than voltage. I have used 15v 5.2 with no trouble. But 3.1 18v won't do it.

I've run the HKC on a 15V 4.2 & a 3.0 battery. It's not exactly a powerhouse but in a pinch...

I've also run the TSC on a single 15V 3.0 battery. A lot of times I'll grab a 18V 5.2 and pair it with the 15V 3.0.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1723 on: September 18, 2020, 07:18 PM »
There is at least one exception to the smaller battery running bigger tools thing. Doesn't work for the TSC55 (maybe HKC too).  TSC55 needs at least 4.0 aH.  Amp hour has more to do with it than voltage. I have used 15v 5.2 with no trouble. But 3.1 18v won't do it.

I've run the HKC on a 15V 4.2 & a 3.0 battery. It's not exactly a powerhouse but in a pinch...

I've also run the TSC on a single 15V 3.0 battery. A lot of times I'll grab a 18V 5.2 and pair it with the 15V 3.0.

OK, so 3.0 will do the HKC.   And at least one that is greater than 3.0 is needed for the TSC.

Good to know.

Seth

Offline shu

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1724 on: September 19, 2020, 06:32 AM »
Just ordered KS 120 today. [cool]
Still deciding which table saw to go for - TKS80, TKS80, or TKS80 [embarassed]

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1725 on: September 20, 2020, 05:53 PM »
Look at the CT15. Same thing just stripped down. Less money.  👍

No AS hose. The hose alone will plug the price difference if bought separately in addition to the CT15.

Offline niky1

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1726 on: September 22, 2020, 01:04 PM »
Edge sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus  ......  [eek]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 02:10 PM by niky1 »
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1727 on: September 23, 2020, 10:57 AM »
Still deciding which table saw to go for - TKS80, TKS80, or TKS80 [embarassed]


If I had to choose one, I would go for the TKS80… Oh, wait, I already did!
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1728 on: September 23, 2020, 11:13 AM »
Edge sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus  ......  [eek]


@niky1 have you used it as an edge sander yet?  Your thoughts...

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1729 on: September 26, 2020, 06:28 PM »
@Michael Kellough

@jobsworth   12v batteries run the 18v impact?

Thats what Don told me as long as they were L ion.

 In reality it doesnt matter as I have 2 18v that will do the trick lemme call him and double check.

Don was at lunch .

So I talked to Allan Kensley.

 Allan said yes they will work.

A 12v will work on my 18 v impact, but the 18 v battery wont work on my C12. Small volt batteries will work going up like 1v2 -18v tools but not going down 18v-12v.

Not to go too far off track in the topic but ...............  Yes, the 12v will run the impact. I tried it with 1.5aH 12v. It has noticeably less power and speed though. Still will do the job if not getting into bigger screw sizes.

There is at least one exception to the smaller battery running bigger tools thing. Doesn't work for the TSC55 (maybe HKC too).  TSC55 needs at least 4.0 aH.  Amp hour has more to do with it than voltage. I have used 15v 5.2 with no trouble. But 3.1 18v won't do it.

I don't know if this is true with the newest tools but you can / could run LiOn tools on the old NiCd batteries too. I used to have some 12v NiCd that I used on my LiOn C12.

Seth

The newer tools have current short-circuit protection to save the Lithium batteries. I guess even on the newer ones the NiCd batteries will still work. It's just that there probably are no real good *original* NiCd batteries around anymore. I re-did one in 2013; it still has some power. But the self-discharge and the weight. I replaced the TDK 15,6 with a Bosch GSR 18V-60C... saved ~750 gram I think.

I looked into getting a Rotex 150... but could not find 'new old stock'. I dont want the new Ugly different-height Systainer3 as it would be the sole outlier and wont stack nicely with anything to get a consistent height.

SYS-STF-80x133/D125/Delta Systainer3 ......


That's a big downgrade compared to the older Systainers if you want to store 80x133. From six stacks to five stacks. A whole Systainer for five stacks of sandpaper... I am already lacking slots with the six stacks I have in the classic Systainer storage for 80x133 for the RTS. No way I would have bought it with that new inlay.

Also the stacks of DTS sheets even more sticking together with the new version.

Offline 05r50

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1730 on: October 02, 2020, 08:49 PM »
Not a purchase, but my daughter’s boyfriend sent me this little bit kit today.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1731 on: October 04, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Not a purchase, but my daughter’s boyfriend sent me this little bit kit today.


Ooh, where can I get one of those?

Seth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1732 on: October 04, 2020, 06:34 PM »
Hey Seth,

the German/European variant is #205485 (No square drive) and runs about 40 bucks.

-> https://www.mikestoolshop.at/festool-bitset-xxs-205485

Another search term: SYS3-CE XXS

Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 06:40 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1733 on: October 04, 2020, 06:48 PM »
More so up against $65-70 incl. tax.
I passed..

Micro SYS is great for some small stuff though, I’ve both the new SYS3 XXS and the old.
At $5-7 I make my own inserts instead  [wink]
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1734 on: October 04, 2020, 07:05 PM »
This I bought recently, ready made by Festool dealer.
How cute is that  [big grin]
(And a micro bevel is more handy than one might think in the first place)

Pencil for size reference.
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1735 on: October 04, 2020, 07:09 PM »
That is very cool!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1736 on: October 04, 2020, 07:21 PM »
- It is, and they have this one as well:
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1737 on: October 04, 2020, 07:27 PM »
This reminds me of those miniatures "Silverline" offers. Do you happen to know by chance if those are products from "Silverline".

( https://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Product/ProductDetail?ModelName=244990 )

What does you dealer charge for these kits?

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1738 on: October 04, 2020, 07:38 PM »
Yes, they are identical, Axminster do/did also carry just the tools.
In the micro SYS they are €26 - €32 + tax. The plane is 32.
Not too bad considering the inlays as well. And the tools them selves are very uasable.
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Offline woodferret

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1739 on: November 06, 2020, 06:22 PM »
I just pulled the trigger on a DTS400 REQ, it's associated sandpaper set, and a HSK&hose - but not any rectangular Granat.  Ran out of money there and wasn't too sure I'd burn through that many papers just by hand-sanding.  Instead, I'm going to grab a protector pad and some Mirka abranet 3x5 singles at my local dealer. 

After this all, I came to realize I hate the sandpaper industry :)