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Offline rmhinden

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1950 on: May 27, 2021, 08:03 PM »

Show me a jigsaw which can cut a perfect, 100%-square-to-the-surface circle around a £2 coin in 50mm/2" solid oak countertop, and you'll have my attention.

My Mafell P1CC was demonstrated doing exactly the above - and that's the reason why I bought it. Anything green and black doesn't come close. Nowhere even remotely close. You guys should take off your blindfolds, stop following the one-brand herd mentality, and get your heads around the fact that there's other great gear out there which doesn't come in a grey-and-green case.

I considered getting the Mafell P1CC, but it was $180 more expensive than the Festool Carvex, and I would need to order it online.  For the Carvex I could go to my local dealer and see which model I preferred.    Plus I don't have any £2 coins :-)

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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1951 on: May 27, 2021, 08:15 PM »
@rmhinden enjoy the Carvex!  Around here it seems some like it and some don’t.  Like you I got the barrel grip and I am in the like it camp.  I have had it several years.  For me it works great and no issues at all. 

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1952 on: May 28, 2021, 12:57 AM »
I considered getting the Mafell P1CC, but it was $180 more expensive than the Festool Carvex, and I would need to order it online.  For the Carvex I could go to my local dealer and see which model I preferred.    Plus I don't have any £2 coins :-)

Hey Bob the P1 cc is indeed a sweet saw but the Carvex is still pretty competent. The biggest thing with the Carvex is to not let the saw blade start to deflect. Once it starts to deflect it will never return to a vertical position. So for contour cutting, just go slow and let the Carvex cut its own kerf, don't force the saw.

The LED's on the Carvex are really sweet...wish the P1 cc had that option.

Offline MikeGE

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1953 on: May 28, 2021, 06:46 AM »

Show me a jigsaw which can cut a perfect, 100%-square-to-the-surface circle around a £2 coin in 50mm/2" solid oak countertop, and you'll have my attention.

My Mafell P1CC was demonstrated doing exactly the above - and that's the reason why I bought it. Anything green and black doesn't come close. Nowhere even remotely close. You guys should take off your blindfolds, stop following the one-brand herd mentality, and get your heads around the fact that there's other great gear out there which doesn't come in a grey-and-green case.

Just sayin'......

It's too bad the Mafell demonstration didn't include a 29mm or 30mm Forstner bit in a drill for your £2 hole.  You could have saved a lot of money, and possibly time.

Just sayin'...

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1954 on: May 28, 2021, 01:36 PM »

Oh dear. I seem to have melted a few complainers here.

The point I was making is that the P1CC is the only jigsaw on the market whose blade clamping mechanism allows it to make curved cuts which are totally square to the surface - every time, all of the time - thus eliminating the single most frustrating and inaccurate aspect of using a jigsaw. Take a look at your curved cuts made with a Carvex - the chances are that they'll have a distinct lean angle on them. For the type of work I do - that's not even slightly acceptable.

It's also the only jigsaw I've ever found whose motor is powerful enough to cut scrolled ends on arbours and corbels in timber which is 5" thick. Using the 152mm long Bosch blades, it pretty much doubles for a bandsaw in this application.

 
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1955 on: May 28, 2021, 03:49 PM »
My Trion PS 300 jigsaw arrived from Recon today.  Build tag July 2020 (someone thought it would be much older than that, I think).

Only came with one blade, but unlike previous Recon items that came short of an included item, I think I'll just grab a Bosch sampler pack from one of the big boxes and call it a wash.

Speaking of "missing" items, my trim stop for my DF500 showed up from Recon this week, too.

Also picked up a 2008-vintage OF 1400 last weekend with a bunch of accessories.  That was back when they came in a Classic Systainer and I think some of the accessories were included back then, too.  I found a T-Loc Sys-4 on the Bay this past week that I hope to be able to move it into with minimal hassle.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1956 on: May 28, 2021, 04:46 PM »
Today the MFK700 that I got from the classifieds came. I waited about 3 hours later than the usual time for our UPS driver, expecting to have to sign for this package. Being the Friday before a holiday, we were having a cook-out at work, which usually means leaving early. Normally, he would have been there between 11 and 12, today......2:30.

It was worth it though. This is the most un-used "used" tool, I have ever bought. Plus, it gave me some time to work on the doors of the kitchen job that I am doing for my daughter. Pics of that to follow later in the members project area.
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1957 on: May 29, 2021, 09:17 AM »
Two of them  [scared]?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1958 on: May 29, 2021, 04:53 PM »
Two of them  [scared]?
I already had the one on the right. It is the one with the modified zero degree base. I keep it set-up with that 3/4" diameter, 1" cut length bit in it for wood edging trimming. Getting that set perfectly takes some time, so I just don't mess with it very much. The machine is very precise and the base plates are very repeatable. So I can swap between the zero base with one bit and the 1.5 degree with another bit and expect it to cut perfectly after doing that, but I don't really want to push my luck beyond that.
I just thought it would be nice to have another one to use with a vertical base too. One came up on the forum classifieds at a reasonable price, close to me. So my router obsession continues. Now I need to rearrange some stuff to give it a space.
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Offline Sailronin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1959 on: May 29, 2021, 10:28 PM »
Hi, I'm Dave and I have a Festool problem....

My local Woodcrafters had a Domino 500 in stock (only 2 left) so I'm a new Domino owner.
I've been rationalizing my Festool habit as "COVID therapy", don't know what I'll do when the state opens back up and I lose that excuse.
Rookie wood butcher...improving thanks to Festool accuracy.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1960 on: May 29, 2021, 10:57 PM »
Two of them  [scared]?
I already had the one on the right. It is the one with the modified zero degree base. I keep it set-up with that 3/4" diameter, 1" cut length bit in it for wood edging trimming. Getting that set perfectly takes some time, so I just don't mess with it very much. The machine is very precise and the base plates are very repeatable. So I can swap between the zero base with one bit and the 1.5 degree with another bit and expect it to cut perfectly after doing that, but I don't really want to push my luck beyond that.
I just thought it would be nice to have another one to use with a vertical base too. One came up on the forum classifieds at a reasonable price, close to me. So my router obsession continues. Now I need to rearrange some stuff to give it a space.

If I was doing this for a living I'd do the same.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1961 on: May 30, 2021, 09:19 AM »
Two of them  [scared]?
I already had the one on the right. It is the one with the modified zero degree base. I keep it set-up with that 3/4" diameter, 1" cut length bit in it for wood edging trimming. Getting that set perfectly takes some time, so I just don't mess with it very much. The machine is very precise and the base plates are very repeatable. So I can swap between the zero base with one bit and the 1.5 degree with another bit and expect it to cut perfectly after doing that, but I don't really want to push my luck beyond that.
I just thought it would be nice to have another one to use with a vertical base too. One came up on the forum classifieds at a reasonable price, close to me. So my router obsession continues. Now I need to rearrange some stuff to give it a space.

If I was doing this for a living I'd do the same.

A lot of what I do would be considered excessive, part of it is admittedly just me being me, but in reality it does save me a lot of time in a commercial cabinet shop situation. Then there is the fact that I am almost exclusively in the shop. I have no need to be mobile, so I don't have to save space or have the need for versatility where one tool may have to do several things to earn it's space.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1962 on: May 30, 2021, 10:02 AM »
Two of them  [scared]?
I already had the one on the right. It is the one with the modified zero degree base. I keep it set-up with that 3/4" diameter, 1" cut length bit in it for wood edging trimming. Getting that set perfectly takes some time, so I just don't mess with it very much. The machine is very precise and the base plates are very repeatable. So I can swap between the zero base with one bit and the 1.5 degree with another bit and expect it to cut perfectly after doing that, but I don't really want to push my luck beyond that.
I just thought it would be nice to have another one to use with a vertical base too. One came up on the forum classifieds at a reasonable price, close to me. So my router obsession continues. Now I need to rearrange some stuff to give it a space.

If I was doing this for a living I'd do the same.

A lot of what I do would be considered excessive, part of it is admittedly just me being me, but in reality it does save me a lot of time in a commercial cabinet shop situation. Then there is the fact that I am almost exclusively in the shop. I have no need to be mobile, so I don't have to save space or have the need for versatility where one tool may have to do several things to earn it's space.

I can identify with the bold text, but I’m self employed.

It sounds like you are buying tools with your own money to improve your productivity for the benefit of your employer which really does seem excessive, but I don’t know your compensation plan.

I do get the impression that your role is critical in the company’s ability to satisfy it’s clients and that you get a lot of satisfaction from your work, so maybe it works out just fine.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1963 on: May 30, 2021, 02:21 PM »
Not today but last week...
A Festool Systainer IV T-Loc, at a 20% discount...

Not really a concrete use for it yet but I don't want any Sys^3's

Offline Imemiter

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1964 on: May 30, 2021, 05:21 PM »
Not today but last week...
A Festool Systainer IV T-Loc, at a 20% discount...

Not really a concrete use for it yet but I don't want any Sys^3's

Me too, although week before last. It was a used (but never used) Domino XL box. The foam core was actually in better shape than the one that I got from the recon site (thank you again,) so I swapped boxes for the XL and wedged my cordless nailers into the new (used) Sys4. I'm planning some modifications to my new nailer box but busy with other things.

For last week's Festool accessories I picked up the fine tuning dial for the OF 1010 parallel guide. It seems a little goofy but it got the job done well enough. The guide itself has what looks like a spot for a different knob centered there between the rail. Is there a part for that or is it some vestigial artifact from another era? 
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1965 on: May 30, 2021, 06:29 PM »
If you mean what I think you mean..

The black 'bar' of Festool 483358? That just looks so because it's the same part they use on the actual parallel guide itself. I think it also allows for putting it on the other side of the parallel guide.

And having the two parts the same saves Festool from having to make another mold.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1966 on: May 30, 2021, 09:23 PM »
That's the one. Thanks!
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1967 on: June 10, 2021, 10:25 AM »
A Sys-Roll cart showed up yesterday.  It was the first one I bid on that didn't end up selling over retail price in the last month (most were going 10-15% over retail).  In perfect shape other than the original box looking like it was dropped out of the back of a C-130 without a 'chute.

I also snagged an "Emerald Edition" Carvex PS 420 ass a buy-it-now, which showed up while I was gone on a business trip.  It came from a pawn shop, so it included whatever was with the saw when it was sold/pawned.  Besides the lovely blue systainer, it also came with a Collins Coping Foot, a set of 5 Bosch blades, a bunch of OSB chips/sawdust, and a slightly-used Festool 25-pack blade set.  Between the coping foot and the blade set, I saved quite a bit.  I would have preferred a cordless Carvex, but the pretty blue systainer and blade set drew me in at the price it was listed.

The Festool blades look pretty blued/burned and chewed up from the blade guide; it looks like whoever was using it wasn't aware that the blade guide could be widened to accept the thicker Festool blades.

Once I clean it all up (get all of the sawdust out of the systainer and out of the nooks and crannies of the dust shroud channels), it should be a good saw.  No idea what I'll do with all of these Plug-it cords that I seem to be collecting, though...

(note: I don't normally post my purchases out of fear of an intervention, but when I buy from a pawn shop I'll post it because I always worry a little about buying a stolen tool, and if it belonged to someone on the FOG, I want to make sure they can get it back)
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1968 on: June 11, 2021, 09:58 AM »
I also added a Rotex 150 and a CT 48 AC HEPA dust extractor.  Im living the dream! 
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1969 on: June 11, 2021, 07:41 PM »
Two of them  [scared]?
I already had the one on the right. It is the one with the modified zero degree base. I keep it set-up with that 3/4" diameter, 1" cut length bit in it for wood edging trimming. Getting that set perfectly takes some time, so I just don't mess with it very much. The machine is very precise and the base plates are very repeatable. So I can swap between the zero base with one bit and the 1.5 degree with another bit and expect it to cut perfectly after doing that, but I don't really want to push my luck beyond that.
I just thought it would be nice to have another one to use with a vertical base too. One came up on the forum classifieds at a reasonable price, close to me. So my router obsession continues. Now I need to rearrange some stuff to give it a space.

If I was doing this for a living I'd do the same.

A lot of what I do would be considered excessive, part of it is admittedly just me being me, but in reality it does save me a lot of time in a commercial cabinet shop situation. Then there is the fact that I am almost exclusively in the shop. I have no need to be mobile, so I don't have to save space or have the need for versatility where one tool may have to do several things to earn it's space.

I can identify with the bold text, but I’m self employed.

It sounds like you are buying tools with your own money to improve your productivity for the benefit of your employer which really does seem excessive, but I don’t know your compensation plan.

I do get the impression that your role is critical in the company’s ability to satisfy it’s clients and that you get a lot of satisfaction from your work, so maybe it works out just fine.

Yes, you are correct. I buy everything that I use on my own, except consumables. They buy the Dominos, Zeta connectors, saw blades, sandpaper, etc. As I said before, part of it is just me being me. Some of that is because I can afford it at this stage of life. The investment has paid off. I have been doing this for quite some time and worked my way into it by upgrading as I went, but only as needed. I have told the story before, but you may not know, that I lost it all to a fire. That was nearly 2 years ago (August). So while replacing everything and moving into a much bigger space, I have gone with the system approach of the Festool gear. That is not all I have, of course, but experience has shaped my choices. I had some Festool stuff before, but not nearly as much as now. A big insurance check allows you to go with different choices, since I didn't have to justify to myself when replacing something that worked just fine. I wouldn't have upgraded a lot of the things I had, if not for the loss. They worked before, so I would have kept them until there was a genuine need. Some of it is just from learning about and experiencing the Festool equipment for myself. As I got into it, the draw to continue is there too and the Systainers do appeal to the OCD.
As far as benefitting the company, sure it does, but that comes back to me too. It's not like they don't know or appreciate the effort. Part of it is also from developing better ways of doing things over a period of time too. The Domino and Zeta were game changers in the way I work.
Some of it is just simplicity. If a particular task is easier, it just works out to be faster as a side benefit. Some of it is just satisfaction of getting the job done without having to go looking for a tool or maybe having to wait while someone else is using it. I know how they are taken care of and adjusted. I can pick up anything I own and expect it to work the same as the last time I used it. And I know where it is, no hunting for anything. Efficient is just faster as a secondary effect too.
Part of it is that I came up in the automotive trade, where you basically had to have everything to do the job at hand.  If you didn't have the required tools, the job went to someone who did, so you didn't get the hours. That mentality hasn't gone away. So, when I get a particular project and come across a challenge that I haven't seen before, I work through it. Sometimes I think of a better way as I go, but I am not equipped for it. That becomes the next purchase, so I have it next time, that adds up.
Yes, there is a lot of satisfaction from the job. I have had a few architects come to the shop to see their ideas/designs actually get built. That's always nice.
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PS420 + Base kit
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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1970 on: June 15, 2021, 02:07 PM »
Just got a call from Woodcraft...the new TSC 55 KEB has arrived, will hunt it down tomorrow.   [cool]

It's right on time, it was supposed to be available on June 15th.

Interesting though, the Surfix oils I ordered in December have still not arrived.  [sad]
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 02:11 PM by Cheese »

Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1971 on: June 15, 2021, 07:31 PM »
Picked up my preordered TSC 55 K today from Woodcraft. Probably won't have a chance to actually put it to use until this weekend, but I'm looking forward to it!

Offline jcameron42

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1972 on: June 18, 2021, 12:22 AM »
I picked up the Festool 576913 Limited Edition Systainer Installer's Set.




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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1973 on: July 06, 2021, 07:20 PM »
I came across a listing for an MFS 400 template guide set that had an extra set of 1000mm rails with it, for about the same as the MFS 400 set price.  Didn't have the "tilt protector" or the angle brackets or hex wrench, but had pretty much everything else.  Not sure if I actually got a deal or not, but it was worth it when I pulled the trigger.

Now to hit YouTube to figure out how to use the goofy things...

Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1974 on: July 06, 2021, 07:22 PM »
I came across a listing for an MFS 400 template guide set that had an extra set of 1000mm rails with it, for about the same as the MFS 400 set price.

The MFS is awesome. Make sure to read Brice Burrell's excellent supplementary manual for it: http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/Brice%20Burrell/Festool_MFS.pdf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1975 on: July 06, 2021, 07:25 PM »
Times are tough. Looks like several of the more popular tools will not be available until next year 2022. Both Domino’s and several routers.
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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1976 on: July 06, 2021, 07:34 PM »
Squall_line, check with Festool service, they may still have parts.  I bought parts for MFSs several times...worth checking.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1977 on: July 06, 2021, 08:01 PM »
Squall_line, check with Festool service, they may still have parts.  I bought parts for MFSs several times...worth checking.

+1

I've purchased several items for the MFS within the last 4 months.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1978 on: July 06, 2021, 08:58 PM »
@squall_line  Here's a thread that shows some of the MFS parts and their part numbers:

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/on-the-discontinued-mfs-jig/msg638515/#msg638515

@Cheese has some posts there showing pictures.  Coincidentally, I just used my MFS the other day to route a recess in back of a kitchen cabinet.

Good luck!  Mike A.

Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1979 on: July 06, 2021, 09:39 PM »
Can you get the extrusions themselves as replacement parts? I managed to damage one of mine by over-plunging until the router collet hit the extrusion and marred the scale. I've seen replacement part numbers for all the accessories, but not for the extrusion struts.