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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1980 on: July 06, 2021, 10:01 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.

Nope, the rails are not available as spares, just some smaller items like connectors and fasteners. You can still purchase MFS sets from Europe.  [smile] 

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Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1981 on: July 06, 2021, 10:51 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.

Nope, the rails are not available as spares, just some smaller items like connectors and fasteners. You can still purchase MFS sets from Europe.  [smile]

If it's just the extrusions that you need, I believe that the "Template for Closed or Open Stairs" by Virutex uses the same extrusions.  The full set is only about tree-fiddy and appears to include a pair each of 200, 400, and 700 extrusions.  You don't get the fancy add-ons that come with the MFS 400/700 sets like the wide-span rest and edge guides (and 3mm hex?), but if you already have those, it might be a good way to get more extrusions. 

You might even try contacting Virutex to see if they sell individual extruded pieces.

I make no guarantees at compatibility, of course, just passing along knowledge I gleaned from the last time I researched this on the FOG.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1982 on: July 06, 2021, 11:32 PM »
The Virutex offerings are similar but are not exactly the same extrusion. Consequently, will they stand in as an alternative…maybe or maybe not.

Offline Cypren

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1983 on: July 07, 2021, 12:34 AM »
I can order a new MFS set imported from Europe for $300, so that's the route I'd be more likely to go down. But the damage to my existing extrusions is pretty minor, and cosmetic, not functional, so I'm more inclined to simply live with it as a reminder to be more careful in the future.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool did you buy today, Surfix anyone?
« Reply #1984 on: July 19, 2021, 10:19 AM »
Well it appears to be official, Surfix products are no longer available from Festool USA.  [sad]  I originally ordered some Surfix product from Woodcraft in December/January and through a series of mistakes & missed communication from both parties, Festool finally announced to Woodcraft that they no longer had inventory of the items and would not be receiving any from Germany.

However, Woodcraft went the extra distance and called up their other franchises and put together the list of items I originally ordered.  [big grin] [thumbs up]

So, the only Surfix items still available from Festool appear to be the 5L containers of oil, all other items are MIA.

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1985 on: July 19, 2021, 12:19 PM »
I can order a new MFS set imported from Europe for $300, so that's the route I'd be more likely to go down. But the damage to my existing extrusions is pretty minor, and cosmetic, not functional, so I'm more inclined to simply live with it as a reminder to be more careful in the future.

This is a good point.  As long as you're not in a hurry, it may be a good option.

When I saw the price of the missing pieces for my MFS set, I decided that just getting another full set from Amazon UK was the way to go.  The order was placed on July 6 and still hasn't shipped.  It currently has an estimated arrival date of "July 25 - Sept 10".  Last week, the delivery window said "Unknown arrival date", so I suppose it's a step in the right direction.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1986 on: July 19, 2021, 12:51 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.

Nope, the rails are not available as spares, just some smaller items like connectors and fasteners. You can still purchase MFS sets from Europe.  [smile]

The rails are a main catalog item, sold in sets of two.

MFS-VP 200   #492722
MFS-VP 400   #492723
MFS-VP 700   #492724
MFS-VP 1000 #492725
MFS-VP 2000 #492726

the number being the length in [mm]

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1987 on: July 19, 2021, 01:12 PM »

The rails are a main catalog item, sold in sets of two.


... in Europe.

The full sets and the rail pairs are NAINA.

Offline memtew

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1988 on: July 23, 2021, 06:56 AM »
OF 1010 REBQ
334036-0334038-1
Domino DF500 Q-Set / OF 1400 EBQ-Plus / ETS EC 125/3 EQ-Plus / Kapex 120 REB / TS 55 REBQ Plus / CXS Li 2,6-Set / SYS 1 CE-SORT / T 18+3 / CTL MIDI I x 2 / CT-VA-20 / TID 18 / BS 75 E-Set / Rotex RO 90 DX FEQ-Plus / OSC 18 E-Basic-Set / OF 2200 EB-Plus / PSC 420 HPC 4,0 EBI-Set / OF 1010 REBQ-Plus / SYS-MFT Fixing-Set

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1989 on: July 23, 2021, 11:40 AM »
Very nice. Looks fatter though.

Nice lid insert.

Quit a bunch of empty space above it. The magic of Sys3 I suppose.

Can you fit more accessories in the bottom insert?

Offline memtew

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1990 on: July 23, 2021, 02:25 PM »
Very nice. Looks fatter though.

Nice lid insert.

Quit a bunch of empty space above it. The magic of Sys3 I suppose.

Can you fit more accessories in the bottom insert?

Yes, now you have a place for collet, 2 cutters and one accessory I'm didn't recognized on photo:
334053-0334055-1
Domino DF500 Q-Set / OF 1400 EBQ-Plus / ETS EC 125/3 EQ-Plus / Kapex 120 REB / TS 55 REBQ Plus / CXS Li 2,6-Set / SYS 1 CE-SORT / T 18+3 / CTL MIDI I x 2 / CT-VA-20 / TID 18 / BS 75 E-Set / Rotex RO 90 DX FEQ-Plus / OSC 18 E-Basic-Set / OF 2200 EB-Plus / PSC 420 HPC 4,0 EBI-Set / OF 1010 REBQ-Plus / SYS-MFT Fixing-Set

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1991 on: July 23, 2021, 03:28 PM »
That is the Fine Adjustment FE-FS/OF 1000 #488754

I have one in the Classic Systainer with my OF 1010, in the small

Just like here;


(not the red arrow, but in the 'hole' top right), although I store the rods similar. 99/100 times I use the rods it's for guide rail use or side-mounted dust extracting, not the parallel guide
« Last Edit: July 23, 2021, 03:31 PM by Coen »

Offline Chainring

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1992 on: July 23, 2021, 05:14 PM »
CT Midi I from recon and it's in excellent condition. It appears to be one of the use it once drywall jobs.

Other purchase is a CXS Set for my GF.

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1993 on: July 23, 2021, 05:52 PM »

Big spender here, investing the whole of my £25 micro-lottery win on equipment.

A new 1/4" collet for my OF2200, for use with the new Sautershop 32mm shelf pin hole routing jig which just arrived today. I have absolutely no idea what happened to my old one.

Beat that.

Offline Sci

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1994 on: July 27, 2021, 12:25 AM »
I received a second TSC55, this time the basic set, and second Carvex barrel grip and my first HL850 Planer and rustic cutter head.

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Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1995 on: July 27, 2021, 08:03 AM »
Grabbed an EHL65 planer, today. I've used a friend's before, so reasonably familiar with it. Installed a kitchen on Saturday and two things slowed me down - having to go outside to plane and then cleaning up outside at the end of the day - extraction is very ordinary on my current cordless planer. This purchase should fix that, plus I love the feel/ergonomics of it compared to standard shaped planers.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1996 on: July 27, 2021, 12:16 PM »
Be aware the EHL 65 has one 'good' and one 'mediocre' side of dust extraction. You can swap the side the hose goes on, but it doesn't give the same result.

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1997 on: July 27, 2021, 05:57 PM »
Be aware the EHL 65 has one 'good' and one 'mediocre' side of dust extraction. You can swap the side the hose goes on, but it doesn't give the same result.
Got it, thanks. Can't see myself swapping it over, but you never know.

Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1998 on: July 28, 2021, 11:14 AM »
With some uses you have no space for the hose on the good side.

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1999 on: July 28, 2021, 11:48 AM »
Be aware the EHL 65 has one 'good' and one 'mediocre' side of dust extraction. You can swap the side the hose goes on, but it doesn't give the same result.
Got it, thanks. Can't see myself swapping it over, but you never know.

You have to all the time. Depends on the piece you're planing. By the way, I never noticed there was a bad side. But I can't say I have made a lot of use yet of mine.

Offline Doug S

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2000 on: July 28, 2021, 01:15 PM »
There is a really obvious good and bad side when using the planer with just the bag but I never really notice the difference when using it with an extractor.

Offline SDWW2019

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2001 on: July 28, 2021, 07:04 PM »
New addition - the VAC SYS System Set and a box of pucks.

Offline Sci

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2002 on: July 28, 2021, 11:49 PM »
New addition - the VAC SYS System Set and a box of pucks.

I use mine way more than I thought I would.  I used it the last few days actually.  I accidently left the pump on overnight too.

Offline twistsol

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2003 on: July 30, 2021, 11:05 AM »
I'm not sure if it counts yet or not, but earlier this week I paid for the 1 STM 1800 that Woodcraft in Bloomington MN had received into stock. They'll let me pick it up on the 3rd.

I work alone and can still wrestle full sheets of 3/4 plywood onto my cutting table alone, but given my ever advancing years, 3/4 melamine is just a bit much to handle by myself repeatedly.

Offline Sci

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2004 on: August 01, 2021, 05:55 AM »
I picked up a RO90 and RTS400 with the systainer to carry the ro90 papers at my local Rockler today.

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Offline notenoughcash

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2005 on: August 01, 2021, 07:24 AM »
pack of 120g granat sanding blocks.  i am a convert.
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
PSC 420 EB, TSC 55 REB, CTL MIDI I

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2006 on: August 01, 2021, 08:12 AM »
pack of 120g granat sanding blocks.  i am a convert.

I had a brand I used that I thought was excellent, and still do, but I tried these Granat blocks and they're better, so I am a convert too. Funny thing, the Festool option is actually a bit cheaper, which you very rarely can say about Festool.

Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2007 on: August 01, 2021, 01:29 PM »
pack of 120g granat sanding blocks.  i am a convert.

I had a brand I used that I thought was excellent, and still do, but I tried these Granat blocks and they're better, so I am a convert too. Funny thing, the Festool option is actually a bit cheaper, which you very rarely can say about Festool.
You should not have said that on here, they may raise the price.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2008 on: August 01, 2021, 01:58 PM »
lol
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
PSC 420 EB, TSC 55 REB, CTL MIDI I

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2009 on: August 03, 2021, 10:42 PM »
Not technically a Festool purchase, since it was all Tanos branded, but my Systainer Store Mega Sale order arrived today.

Part of my purchase was a 5-pack of Sys-AZ drawers that, while not technically on sale, I had been putting off buying for a long time, hoping to snag a set off of someone on Facebook or eBay or something.

I grabbed the Centrotec driver out of the Ratchet set that I bought off another member here, hooked it to the right angle attachment from my CXS, and made short work of installing the confirmat screws into the bottom of my MW 1000. It now has 2 drawers, and I have 4 Sys-AZ drawers leftover to make my first Sys-AZ-Port, hopefully before the end of this month.

I forgot half of the rest of the stuff I grabbed from that sale until it arrived.  The 5-pack of multi-colored Sys-micros will make great stocking stuffers for my niece and nephews later this year. :)