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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1830 on: January 31, 2021, 10:49 AM »
Why oh why didn't they make the nozzle with an adjustable ring like plenty of other vacuum cleaner brands do? Twist it one way, the valve opens, twist it the other, it closes? I'm baffled.

Like this... [big grin]


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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1831 on: January 31, 2021, 11:21 AM »
Not today, but earlier this week.... I ordered the wrong hose end...

Festool 204822... but that one has a permanent (?) bypass. Great...

I guess for the oldstyle D27 hose I need the 202346?  [huh]

Ha, I am amazed to see they made this. Another sign they closely watch this forum.

And I can't understand why Festool keeps doing everything that has to do with vacuum cleaners wrong.

PERMANENT bypass ... really? For the small sanders, ok, but how about when you're doing clean up or have a saw attached or a router? Then you want maximum suction. So you can't have this nozzle installed on your hose. Who uses his vac only with one type of tool?

Why oh why didn't they make the nozzle with an adjustable ring like plenty of other vacuum cleaner brands do? Twist it one way, the valve opens, twist it the other, it closes? I'm baffled.

I really don't know if it's permanent that is why I put the questionmark there. The description from Festool NL is absolute b*llcr*p.

Look at this;
https://www.festool.nl/accessoires/204822---d27-bp-asct#Overzicht
It translates to something like;
"for all sanders to improving guiding, especially recommended for RTS 400, RTSC ...etc."
 [huh]

In the German catalog the description is "für alle Schleifmaschinen zur Verbesserung des Führungsverhaltens" which if I'm not mistaken translates to: "for all sander to improve leadership behaviour"

I just looked up a D27 hose end, assumed the description was garbage on the sellers website and ordered it. It's still in the mail, but I came across the hose end I actually need and it had a different number from what I remembered, and I looked at what I ordered... the wrong thing.

Only some English language description actually make sense.

It looks to be longer than the normal hose end, so I guess I'm gonna ship it back (for a 5 bucks lost).

For sanding I put the CTL at minimum suction to get rid of the pad sticking to the surface. Maybe they invented this hose end to be used with the CTL sys that can't be nerfed? I dunno. Either way, the descriptions suck.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1832 on: January 31, 2021, 11:47 AM »

In the German catalog the description is "für alle Schleifmaschinen zur Verbesserung des Führungsverhaltens" which if I'm not mistaken translates to: "for all sander to improve leadership behaviour"



"For all sanders, to improve handling. Especially on/with RTS 400, RTSC 400, DTS 400, DTSC 400, ETS 125, ETSC 125 and RO 90 models."

And actually the German site is pretty specific:

"Functions:

Prevents sander from sticking to smooth surfaces."


The official translation on the co.uk. site reads:

"for improved control of all sanders, especially recommended for RTS 400, RTSC 400, DTS 400, DTSC 400, ETS 125, ETSC 125 and RO 90"

"Functions
- prevents sticking on smooth surfaces"

Personally I think that's pretty clear. Never trust dealer's website - one way or another, always verify with festool.de or festool.co.uk if unsure. You can even clearly read "Bypass" in the official picture.


Kind regards,
Oliver



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Offline Imemiter

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1833 on: January 31, 2021, 03:06 PM »
Yesterday, and... "I can't believe I spent $70 USD on a countersink bit!" But there it is.  [laughing]
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1834 on: February 01, 2021, 01:24 PM »

In the German catalog the description is "für alle Schleifmaschinen zur Verbesserung des Führungsverhaltens" which if I'm not mistaken translates to: "for all sander to improve leadership behaviour"



"For all sanders, to improve handling. Especially on/with RTS 400, RTSC 400, DTS 400, DTSC 400, ETS 125, ETSC 125 and RO 90 models."

And actually the German site is pretty specific:

"Functions:

Prevents sander from sticking to smooth surfaces."


The official translation on the co.uk. site reads:

"for improved control of all sanders, especially recommended for RTS 400, RTSC 400, DTS 400, DTSC 400, ETS 125, ETSC 125 and RO 90"

"Functions
- prevents sticking on smooth surfaces"

Personally I think that's pretty clear. Never trust dealer's website - one way or another, always verify with festool.de or festool.co.uk if unsure. You can even clearly read "Bypass" in the official picture.


Kind regards,
Oliver

Yes, but I had to fill the online basket like four times, because every time I was a way for like half an hour I had to start over. So I added the hose end without looking too close and I didn't notice the "BP" in the title instead of "DM".

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1835 on: February 05, 2021, 02:10 PM »
@pdxrealtor - You may already know this but for the contours of a bathtub an interface pad (497481) or two may really come in handy. I don’t think that they make the extra soft backing pad for the RO 90 but the interface pads can be stacked on top of each other to create a great contour. If you use them just be super careful when you pull them off as they can tear easily and they are too pricey for that.

Thank you! I did not know this. To be honest I decided to slow down om the accessories because .... They add up quick. It's a great idea though. So far the medium pad has been working but we've only used it a couple times.


Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1836 on: February 05, 2021, 03:07 PM »
Picked up a like new OF 1400 with I think every accessory except the rail adapter. There was little dust on the router but the accessories look unused - some still in packages.

I only played around with this a bit but really like it. Not only excellent dust collection but also the ergonomics are different than most routers and I like it.

Two minor things I don't like:

1) No adjustment for guide bushing - mine is not 100% centered (have read this has been an issue since 2007). Thinking about making a P-C bushing base plate to correct this.

2) Idle (no load) speed. Every other router I have you can hear almost a linear speed difference dialing from #1 to #X. This router has a very high speed at #1 and does not seem to change speed until around 3.5 on the dial. Did some digging here and contacted Festool and this is normal for this router. When you put it under load it will slow down quite a bit on #1 and progressively speed up as it is dialed up. Must be something unique about the electronics on this router.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1837 on: February 07, 2021, 08:06 AM »
Bought a TS 55 and and a standard blade for it. The corded version. 2x FS 1400 for portability.

The 80mm polishing backing pad blue foam pad medium fine with polishing paste

Tried polishing scratched and hard used stainless steel for recycling to other uses.

Started with Granat 180 then moved on to 240 screen on the ro 150, the 320 g switch over to platinum 1000 and 2000 on the R0 90 with the 80mm backing pad and then moved to the  blue foam and paste. After this treatment The stainless steel looked like new. I'll get the orange foam pad with paste and eliminate the platinum stages. I'm doing maintenance on elevator control panels and button panels where I could start at 240 or 320, 500 and then switch to the polishing pads and paste.

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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1838 on: February 07, 2021, 09:09 AM »
@PreferrablyWood is that on the RO90? Or one of the 77mm sanders?

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1839 on: February 07, 2021, 11:37 AM »
@PreferrablyWood is that on the RO90? Or one of the 77mm sanders?

I used the RO 90 with the 80mm pad that's meant to be used with the foam pads that also are used with the Shinex 80. I used the screen abrasives on the R0 150 they are not available for the RO 90 but work great on stainless and brass og copper. There's very high grit granat that work more like a polisher, and then the platinum 1000 and 2000 pads that polish more than sand for the RO 90.

I will use the Ro 90 with 240 + grits for metal and with 80mm backing pad and foam pads  on the old buildings elevators door call buttons and panels kicks etc. I'm the custodian of.  It's kind of scruffy looking right now. Winter time pastime to shine things up!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 11:40 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1840 on: February 08, 2021, 10:11 AM »
Not today, but earlier this week.... I ordered the wrong hose end...

Festool 204822... but that one has a permanent (?) bypass. Great...

I guess for the oldstyle D27 hose I need the 202346?  [huh]

Ha, I am amazed to see they made this. Another sign they closely watch this forum.

And I can't understand why Festool keeps doing everything that has to do with vacuum cleaners wrong.

PERMANENT bypass ... really? For the small sanders, ok, but how about when you're doing clean up or have a saw attached or a router? Then you want maximum suction. So you can't have this nozzle installed on your hose. Who uses his vac only with one type of tool?

Why oh why didn't they make the nozzle with an adjustable ring like plenty of other vacuum cleaner brands do? Twist it one way, the valve opens, twist it the other, it closes? I'm baffled.

Well, I received that hose end with the bypass (204822)... and yes, it's a permanent bypass.

I also found out why I ordered it wrong. See title of the product;
https://www.festool.nl/accessoires/202346---d-27-dm-asct
vs
https://www.festool.nl/accessoires/204822---d27-bp-asct

In the name of the hose end that I wanted (202346) there is a space between "D" and "27". So when I searched the seller's website for "Festool D27" the one with the bypass showed up, and the normal one without the bypass didn't show up.

Apparently... ALL the Festool hose-ends have that space between the D and the actual diameter in numbers, except the one with the bypass...
The devil is in the details..

The hose end with the bypass is on it's way back now. I have absolutely zero use for a hose end that makes the entire hose only suitable for sanders...

I also found out that the Festool FS-WA/90° (205229) does not fit in the classic Systainer. You can fit it in the same Systainer as the TS55 if they Systainer is T-loc. The T-loc Systainer is a bit wider internally at some places. In the classic it only fits on it's side in higher Systainers near the back, but before the rear side clips. With the T-Loc those clips aren't there and the Systainer is wider more closer to the hinge and the FS-WA fits even with the TS55 in the Systainer.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 10:15 AM by Coen »

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1841 on: February 10, 2021, 11:46 AM »
I was thinking the MFK 700 Set would be a waste of money and that I'd just keep using my OF 1010 with adapter plate for trimming 3/4" edge banding but got the itch and bought it during the Recon sale. 

I'm not sure it will be any better than the OF 1010 but at least I'll have a dedicated router for the task even though it'll be an expensive one after buying the 0 degree base.  Hopefully it does turn out to perform better and maybe I'll even find some other good uses for it.  Now, another year to wait and drooling over the Vac Sys!!

Offline hdv

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1842 on: February 10, 2021, 12:38 PM »
I can promise you'll get to like that little router a lot in time! I had my doubts in the beginning as well. But now I wouldn't want to be without it anymore.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1843 on: February 10, 2021, 01:07 PM »
I can promise you'll get to like that little router a lot in time! I had my doubts in the beginning as well. But now I wouldn't want to be without it anymore.

Thanks, looking forward to finding some good uses for it! :)

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1844 on: February 11, 2021, 05:09 AM »
a pack of 5 S75/1,4 K's
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 Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today...OF 2200
« Reply #1845 on: February 12, 2021, 10:02 AM »
Picked up an OF 2200 from Festoolrecon at 25% off, $746.25 vs $995.

I pulled the bakelite base and found some dust inside, which is to be expected, overall it's in terrific shape and probably at 90%-95% condition. The lower corner of the Systainer is damaged, probably from shipping. Overall...quite pleased.






Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1846 on: February 12, 2021, 03:59 PM »
a pack of 5 S75/1,4 K's

I use those (the 50mm predecessor) with the PS in the CMS to cut 9mm multiplex. Fresh splinterguard. Very nice cuts.

But somehow the carbide blade guide in my PS300 is off-center  [huh] [huh]
EDIT: Ahaa. One Torx 15 screw holds that in place. Now they are centered once again

Although I doubt for how long. It definitely feld like I loosened some loctite  [tongue]
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 04:21 PM by Coen »

Offline ChuckS

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1847 on: February 12, 2021, 04:23 PM »
Instead of sharing the Shop Vac/Dust Deputy with the Kapex, I'm getting a CT15 dust extractor as a dedicated vac for the DF500/PRO95 which don't generate a lot of dust like the Kapex. (I'd hesitate to use my Kapex (old motor) with anything but a dedicated 15amp circuit.)

The new vac will be put to use the week after next (still too cold here) for another Domino project. An extra pack of filters and a few other things have also been ordered...picking everything up this Sunday.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 06:53 PM by ChuckM »

Offline jg24

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1848 on: February 12, 2021, 08:36 PM »
Picked up a CT Sys and a Vecturo off the Recon site.

Vecturo is missing the dust port so hopefully they get send one out.

Offline SDWW2019

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1849 on: February 12, 2021, 09:33 PM »
Went on a tear with Festool purchases this past week. Picked up a:

-   CARVEX PS 420 EBQ JIGSAW
-       CARVEX ACCESSORY SYSTAINER SYS3
-   RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER ETS EC 150/3 EQ-PLUS
-   OF 1010 EQ IMP ROUTER (from Recon Site)
-   SYS3-OF D8/D12 SYSTAINER
-   SYS-STORAGE SYSTAINER
-   New blade for my TS55

Only thing on backorder is the 150/3 sander (which I expect to be shipped sometime within the next decade). Still keeping my eyes peeled for a MFK 700 and FESTOOL ROUTER TABLE SET, CMS-GE on the recon site. I guess we’ll see what happens.


Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1850 on: February 13, 2021, 01:24 AM »
Good week for you @rjboch!  Enjoy all the new kit!

Went on a tear with Festool purchases this past week. Picked up a:

-   CARVEX PS 420 EBQ JIGSAW
-       CARVEX ACCESSORY SYSTAINER SYS3
-   RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER ETS EC 150/3 EQ-PLUS
-   OF 1010 EQ IMP ROUTER (from Recon Site)
-   SYS3-OF D8/D12 SYSTAINER
-   SYS-STORAGE SYSTAINER
-   New blade for my TS55

Only thing on backorder is the 150/3 sander (which I expect to be shipped sometime within the next decade). Still keeping my eyes peeled for a MFK 700 and FESTOOL ROUTER TABLE SET, CMS-GE on the recon site. I guess we’ll see what happens.

Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1851 on: February 13, 2021, 10:37 AM »
I picked up a panther blade for my TS75.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1852 on: February 14, 2021, 07:25 AM »
It was already shipped, should arrive on Tuesday.



-> https://www.festool.com/accessory/576759---mx---a#Overview

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1853 on: February 14, 2021, 07:35 AM »
So what project are you planning to use it for, Oliver?

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1854 on: February 14, 2021, 07:39 AM »
The basement project, I laid out in my thread. There is (again) a lot of plaster in my future.  [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline mikeyr

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1855 on: February 16, 2021, 03:29 PM »
Kapex, been on the fence for years, I bought a cheapie a few years ago because the Kapex had motor issues but the new one seems better and the store had one in stock when I was buying some other tools. Wifey was a little upset at my impulse buy, but all better now that I will finish some projects around the house.  Kind of nice to finally get back into woodworking, have been restoring a car last 2 years and I prefer woodworking.
ex-cabinet maker, now I just play with wood

Offline ChuckS

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1856 on: February 16, 2021, 03:39 PM »
Welcome to the Elite ([tongue]) Kapex Club!

For the best dust extraction, use a 36mm hose for your saw.

Online Yardbird

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1857 on: February 16, 2021, 04:07 PM »
Kind of nice to finally get back into woodworking, have been restoring a car last 2 years and I prefer woodworking.

What kind of car?  I guess it was not a Woodie. 

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1858 on: February 17, 2021, 01:21 PM »
I just needed to replace the centrotec D5 D4 D3 CE/W bradpoint bits the 5mm got overheated and likely degraded though it works fine, 4mm and 3mm as backup.

 Sandpaper for the RO 90 60g 80g for stripping paint 240.g regular paint sanding, 500 gr. pre polish on metal and lacquer

Orange polish pad for the RO 90 with polishing paste to match

Sandpaper for the RS 300 which I've had now for 9 years so I filled out the with 60g. 80g. So now have grits 40, 60, 80,120,180, 240, 320 which will last until the end of my time...Higher grits are seldom used the lower grits are covered with 100 sheets in 60g 50 in 80..
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 10:57 AM by PreferrablyWood »
TS 55 R EBQ, Vecturo OSC, BHC SDS, RO 150, 850 HL E Planer, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, OF 2200, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set, 
Festool 18V HKC 55, TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus   TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1859 on: February 18, 2021, 05:47 AM »
The dust extraction nozzle "MX-A" arrived. I'm going to call this setup "Naja Festooliensis".  [scared] [big grin]




Viele Grüße,
Oliver
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Oliver

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