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Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2130 on: November 13, 2021, 09:49 AM »

Cool-tainer! That mug look decent. Is that cork on the bottom?
A Festool US special I think, never seen them here.

But, I believe that the CMS OF GE set should come complete on a pallet, strapped securely in a pallet sized box. That would be the original packaging from Festool.

Yes, it's one of the VERY few things we in the US get to lord over our EU/UK brethren as far as Festool goes.  The bottom looks like cork from afar, but up close it appears to be some sort of molded resin.  I think I'll post a separate review thread of the whole kit later.

Hartville ships via UPS (at least their free shipping option), so I think they break the pallet up and ship the constituent parts separately.  The alternative would be a freight/LTL shipment, which they definitely wouldn't absorb into their margins.  The remaining pieces arrived after dark in a late-90's Dodge Caravan with a leaky fuel line.  The driver told me, "no sense in coming at 2 in the afternoon when there's a signature required."  I must say, he had a good point.  Both delivery people were very kind and lovely people, and both seemed to appreciate that I brought a hand truck down to the street to receive the boxes.

I ordered at 9:30 PM on Tuesday, the whole kit was in my garage by 7:30 PM on Friday.  I'll start unpacking and looking for damage this afternoon; so long as there isn't any, I certainly can't complain.

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2131 on: November 15, 2021, 11:28 AM »
@Cheese You mean you didn't go pick yours up in person from @Bob Marino 's garage?  ;D

No Matt...unlike some other person that I know... [poke]...and I also had to pay full list... [poke]

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2132 on: November 20, 2021, 04:24 PM »
SYS3 M 137 FS/2-Set (Part no’ 577157) and FS-WA-VL (Part no’ 577041)

After finally in stock, I ordered these, just arrived Thursday. Initial impression is that this is really a “must have kit” for the TS, HKC and router. The extension is optional, but I thought this might come in as a useful extra. The extension is 800mm long in total, and heavy! Apart from the t-track it’s solid aluminium. Will do very well as a straight edge too. T-Tracks has the same dimensions as those on the rails. So any rail clamp, connector etc. will fit. Comes with two no’ 2 new Festool connectors, see photo where “stored” in the tracks.

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Offline neeleman

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2133 on: November 20, 2021, 04:58 PM »
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2134 on: November 20, 2021, 07:29 PM »
SYS3 M 137 FS/2-Set (Part no’ 577157) and FS-WA-VL (Part no’ 577041)

After finally in stock, I ordered these, just arrived Thursday. Initial impression is that this is really a “must have kit” for the TS, HKC and router. The extension is optional, but I thought this might come in as a useful extra. The extension is 800mm long in total, and heavy! Apart from the t-track it’s solid aluminium. Will do very well as a straight edge too. T-Tracks has the same dimensions as those on the rails. So any rail clamp, connector etc. will fit. Comes with two no’ 2 new Festool connectors, see photo where “stored” in the tracks.

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How heigh is that thing? Does it really need to be in such a fat Systainer?

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2135 on: November 20, 2021, 10:01 PM »
How heigh is that thing? Does it really need to be in such a fat Systainer?

The M137 is between the old Sys-I and Sys-II sizes.  Are you saying it should have fit in an M112?

I would buy that FS/2 Set in a heartbeat if they offered it in the states.  I wonder if they just have way too many MFT/3 sets laying around to risk cannibalizing the sales.

Offline imdking

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2136 on: November 21, 2021, 03:01 PM »
I wish that set would come with the ratcheting quick clamps. Or at least if the dealers would allow us to switch them out for a few more bucks as an upgrade.
TS55 REBQ, 2 x FS 1400/2, FS 800/2, Festool carrying bag for rails, FS-AW Cable Deflector, Kapex KS 120 REB, CTM Midi, Domino DF 500, FS-HZ 160 ratchet lever clamps x2.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2137 on: November 21, 2021, 04:59 PM »
I wish that set would come with the ratcheting quick clamps. Or at least if the dealers would allow us to switch them out for a few more bucks as an upgrade.

Please no, on the contrary, the ratcheting should only be an option. They are much heavier, demands much larger operating space, and are fiddly as a fishing reel backlash [scared] when operated one handed under the table, usually you have to use two hands..
 
Well, good news for those who love the ratchet, there’s a kit I’m hesitant to buy:
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2138 on: November 21, 2021, 05:09 PM »
@Coen - Not especially:

There’s 35mm or 1,3/8 of an inch of space in the tray beneath.
The protractor is roughly 50mm or 2” to the top of the knob.





What I like, is that there ARE some space left for accessories to go with this set.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2139 on: November 21, 2021, 07:40 PM »
@FestitaMakool ; so basically, it would fit perfectly fine in a Sys-I!? Then why the 137?

How heigh is that thing? Does it really need to be in such a fat Systainer?

The M137 is between the old Sys-I and Sys-II sizes.  Are you saying it should have fit in an M112?

Well, yes. I don't like the whole Sys3 thing, and one reason is the waste of space. Just about everything got put in a fatter Systainer, containing more air and otherwise wasted space.

Offline imdking

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2140 on: November 22, 2021, 08:57 AM »
I wish that set would come with the ratcheting quick clamps. Or at least if the dealers would allow us to switch them out for a few more bucks as an upgrade.

Please no, on the contrary, the ratcheting should only be an option. They are much heavier, demands much larger operating space, and are fiddly as a fishing reel backlash [scared] when operated one handed under the table, usually you have to use two hands..
 
Well, good news for those who love the ratchet, there’s a kit I’m hesitant to buy:
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That's the problem. No choice.
Some of us like the ratcheting clamps, but are forced to get the screw clamps if we get the kit. Then we buy the ratcheting clamps anyway, as an extra expense, then the screw clamps are just wasted, because I definitely don't use them.

They should let users have a choice to get either the screw clamps, or the ratchet clamps.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2141 on: November 22, 2021, 07:14 PM »
The problem with having the choice is the the retailers would have to deal with it. They would either have to stock 2 different kits (and hope they have the one you want in stock) or somehow juggle the swap and keep that straight.
Personally, I like them both, they have their place. I like the quick action of the lever, they even seem to have more pressure? But there are times/places when they just don't fit. The screw style fit in much tighter spaces.
I just wonder why the lever type don't come in the longer version?
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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2142 on: November 22, 2021, 07:54 PM »
Crazyraceguy, I ground the retaining nub off one of my quick and screw clamps and switched the shafts when I decided I needed a higher capacity for a quick clamp.

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2143 on: November 23, 2021, 12:58 PM »
RAS 115 and T15 added. RAS head is missing but for now it is for polishing glass. I will order the missing parts from Festool.

Wanted to buy a brand new basic T15 from a guy, he was ok with a 125 offer, but he didn't want to ship it, only local pick-up while he lives in the farthest-awayest corner of the country. 5 hour round trip. I don't get some people.  Now I had to pay more for a used one from 2009 and he has no buyer. [mad]






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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2144 on: November 24, 2021, 11:41 AM »
RAS 115 and T15 added. RAS head is missing but for now it is for polishing glass. I will order the missing parts from Festool.

Wanted to buy a brand new basic T15 from a guy, he was ok with a 125 offer, but he didn't want to ship it, only local pick-up while he lives in the farthest-awayest corner of the country. 5 hour round trip. I don't get some people.  Now I had to pay more for a used one from 2009 and he has no buyer. [mad]

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Ship him a box with a prepaid label back to you. Then he can just drop it in, close it and hand it back to the post guy. I think they now have (had, muh colona?) a rule that the Post NL dude picks up packages to be send for free if you receive packages.

Offline Alex

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2145 on: November 24, 2021, 01:48 PM »
Ship him a box with a prepaid label back to you. Then he can just drop it in, close it and hand it back to the post guy. I think they now have (had, muh colona?) a rule that the Post NL dude picks up packages to be send for free if you receive packages.

No, he didn't want to send it. "I don't ship power tools" he said. Game over. Any chance you live close to Tynaarlo? [tongue]

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2146 on: November 24, 2021, 06:55 PM »
Crazyraceguy, I ground the retaining nub off one of my quick and screw clamps and switched the shafts when I decided I needed a higher capacity for a quick clamp.

I'm the biggest walking contradiction in the world. I'm well known for using things in unintended ways, but some things I just can't bring myself to modify. I know that this would be easy to do, but I couldn't bring myself to grind that nub off to do it in this particular case.  [scared]

Yet, I'm the nutty guy who built a 84 ci stroker Knucklehead Harley with a right-foot clutch, left-hand rear brake (no front brake) jockey shift and a 15" car tire on the back. This was clear back in 1994, way before the huge rear tire thing hit with roadbikes.
I hand-made the rear hub, the off-set plate for the transmission, etc, yet won't grind the nub off of a $30some dollar clamp?.....lol, nope
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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2147 on: November 24, 2021, 09:00 PM »
Crazy, I'm just the opposite, there are very few tools in my vast collection that I have not modified to suit my purposes.  All my old corded tools cords were removed and replaced with 20' cords that I cut the female end off and wired into the tool with soldered connections, some tools got modified before I even ran them.  Working off a ladder and having an extension and tool plug catch on the rungs only happened once or twice before I started converting.  Early B&D industrial drills had a wire bail belt clip that later models and other companies did not offer.  I bought a bunch and had them on all my tools used.  The originals attached to the drills with the housing screw, I cut off the holes and used hose clamps to attach.

Online Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2148 on: November 24, 2021, 09:57 PM »
I know that this would be easy to do, but I couldn't bring myself to grind that nub off to do it in this particular case.  [scared]

Yet, I'm the nutty guy who built a 84 ci stroker Knucklehead Harley with a right-foot clutch, left-hand rear brake (no front brake) jockey shift and a 15" car tire on the back. This was clear back in 1994, way before the huge rear tire thing hit with roadbikes.
I hand-made the rear hub, the off-set plate for the transmission, etc, yet won't grind the nub off of a $30some dollar clamp?.....lol, nope

Well there's a lot of meat to chew on in this post...first off, who in their right mind would stroke a knucklehead to 84 CI?  That being said, I respectively bring up the thought of intervention...some serious intervention.

From one biker to another, the thought of willingly bastardizing  [smile] that knucklehead while not being willing to grind a small steel "pimple" from the clamp makes little sense. I say, instead of using a grinder on the clamp to remove the "pimple", use a file instead and that way you can justify that you are only profiling the surface rather than defacing it. That's the first step...towards help. [smile]
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2149 on: November 25, 2021, 08:09 AM »
In my defense, that bike was well modified before it got to me. It was originally an EL (61 ci) that had been modded to FL internals (74 ci). It was in a later model Panhead frame that had been cut and raked by some hack, back in the 70s. I changed nearly everything, going from a 12" over fork, tall and skinny chopper from the 70s, to a very low and wide 90s influenced bar hopper.

All of my Festool gear is in it's original Systainer and stored in a very orderly fashion right behind my assembly bench, exactly 36" back.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
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RO90
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ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
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Online Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2150 on: November 25, 2021, 09:47 AM »
I've always been a big fan of knuckle heads...the engine was the thing, as was the engine on Vincents.

Wow, that is a car tire on the rear, nice job, do you wish you still owned it?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2151 on: November 25, 2021, 05:10 PM »
I've always been a big fan of knuckle heads...the engine was the thing, as was the engine on Vincents.

Wow, that is a car tire on the rear, nice job, do you wish you still owned it?

I do wish I still had it. The guy I traded it to still has it. His intent was to restore it to original condition, but I imagine that it turned into much more than he thought. The only thing "original" parts left are the externals of the engine, the whole transmission, and the title.
The car tire part was strictly an experiment to see if it could be done, same as the clutch and brake parts, both of which are hydraulic. The lines meet underneath at a junction block. These could have been swapped, if it had been un-ridable. Fortunately it worked out very well, but I'm the only one to ever ride it that way. The next guy did swap the lines and put a foot shifter on it.
That's a 245/65/15 BFGoodrich radial T/A on a Weld Drag-Lite wheel. The wheel is unmodified, it would literally bolt directly onto a mid 70s Camaro.

Sorry, we derailed the thread a bit.
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
Shaper Origin/Workstation