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Offline mino

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2400 on: September 09, 2022, 09:51 PM »
I got the Centrotech bit set came today. It will go along with the longer bit holder and the manual driver handle that I got a week or so ago.
It seems the attachement is zero-size.

Did you get an actuall full Centrotec shaft driver, so it can accept the angle chuck etc., or the newer "direct" Centrotec holder ?

I am by now thinking of making a handle for the BA-CE Drill Adaptor so can use the angle and excentric chucks with it. Cannot seem to find the "shaft+chuck" handle anywhere.  [sad]
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2401 on: September 10, 2022, 05:20 AM »
Fixed the Pic, don't know what happened. It's the Wera style handle, but you can tell by the pic now.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
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
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set

Offline Muttley000

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2402 on: September 10, 2022, 09:30 PM »
I picked up the FS-HSK sanding block in the harder version.  It’s the least expensive festool I’ll ever buy lol
ETS EC 150
TS55 FEQ

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2403 on: September 10, 2022, 10:33 PM »
I got the Centrotech bit set came today. It will go along with the longer bit holder and the manual driver handle that I got a week or so ago.
It seems the attachement is zero-size.

Did you get an actuall full Centrotec shaft driver, so it can accept the angle chuck etc., or the newer "direct" Centrotec holder ?

I am by now thinking of making a handle for the BA-CE Drill Adaptor so can use the angle and excentric chucks with it. Cannot seem to find the "shaft+chuck" handle anywhere.  [sad]

I had to buy an old, used (but well taken care of) 1/4" ratchet set CE to get the "full Centrotec driver" that accepts the centrotec chuck, right-angle, etc.  They're rare as hen's teeth now that FUSA stopped importing them (and/or Festool as a whole stopped making them).

I also have one of each of the other newer Centrotec-ish drivers.  Each one has a plus and minus depending on the task for which I am using it.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2404 on: September 11, 2022, 05:18 AM »
The thing I was surprised by is the holding mechanism. It has a really strong magnet and apparently some kind of ball/spring to hold the groove, but it doesn't actually contact the round area that is the "stabilizing" part of the Centrotech chuck.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
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
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set

Offline mino

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2405 on: September 11, 2022, 07:12 AM »
The thing I was surprised by is the holding mechanism. It has a really strong magnet and apparently some kind of ball/spring to hold the groove, but it doesn't actually contact the round area that is the "stabilizing" part of the Centrotech chuck.
The round area is specifically for the Centrotec chuck. No chuck, no secondary interface point. Not that it is needed in a hand driver.
When The Machine has no brains, use yours.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2406 on: September 11, 2022, 09:30 AM »
Is this the driver you guys are talking about 495228?


Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2407 on: September 11, 2022, 10:35 AM »
No, that's the one that holds an actual Centrotech chuck.
The one I got is like this
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
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
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2408 on: September 11, 2022, 10:40 PM »
Here's the three I have.



From top to bottom:

Centrotec handle from an OG 1/4 CE RA Set 37 (in a Classic Mini Systainer)

Centrotec handle from Sys-CE 2015 USA (in a T-Loc Sys I)

Separate handle that I keep under the insert in a SYS-CE MINI 1 TL TRA


As I mentioned, each has it's pluses:  The OG handle will accept Centrotec chucks, even those that are completely ludicrous like a full-size Jacob's chuck from a T-18, but also the super-handy right-angle chuck from the CXS/TXS sets

The handle from the Sys-CE 2015 USA set is the most solid, leasy-wobbly fit when inserting the long screwdriver blades

The newer Wera-handled driver is a bit wobbly, but solidly held and it fits nicely under the insert in the SYS-CE MINI tray, so it makes a handy travel companion.

I actually like the 1/4" ratchet set for all sorts of purposes, especially the hex bit inserts.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2409 on: September 11, 2022, 10:53 PM »

Centrotec handle from an OG 1/4 CE RA Set 37 (in a Classic Mini Systainer)


So is my assumption correct that your OG and my 495228 handle are the same thing?

Offline squall_line

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2410 on: September 12, 2022, 10:30 AM »

Centrotec handle from an OG 1/4 CE RA Set 37 (in a Classic Mini Systainer)


So is my assumption correct that your OG and my 495228 handle are the same thing?

That would be a correct assumption/assessment.  I should have taken the chuck off for the picture.

Offline imdking

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2411 on: September 12, 2022, 07:49 PM »
Ok guys. Let's get back on topic. 😦.

Pictures of what you got today.
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 woodbutcherbower

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2412 on: September 18, 2022, 02:47 PM »
It's always nice when two apparently unconnected posts connect. I recently posted about this build in the 'Member Projects' section;

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/gothic-victorian-break-front-kitchen-dresser/

So I delivered it and installed it yesterday to a super-happy customer, and gave her the invoice. It was a big-ticket item as you'll imagine, and she'd paid me online by the time I got home. So to celebrate, I decided to mark the occasion with a rather fine Turner Road 2014 Reserve Merlot from your fine Californian countrymen. It went down very well indeed. Very, very well.

So well, in fact, that I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a TS60 as I drained the final glass  [big grin]

Expected delivery is the last week in October/first week in November. Really looking forward to it. I now just have to figure out what to do with my faithful TS55 and 20 blades ......

Kevin
« Last Edit: September 18, 2022, 04:09 PM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline kitfit1

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2413 on: September 18, 2022, 06:06 PM »
It's always nice when two apparently unconnected posts connect. I recently posted about this build in the 'Member Projects' section;

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/gothic-victorian-break-front-kitchen-dresser/

So I delivered it and installed it yesterday to a super-happy customer, and gave her the invoice. It was a big-ticket item as you'll imagine, and she'd paid me online by the time I got home. So to celebrate, I decided to mark the occasion with a rather fine Turner Road 2014 Reserve Merlot from your fine Californian countrymen. It went down very well indeed. Very, very well.

So well, in fact, that I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a TS60 as I drained the final glass  [big grin]

Expected delivery is the last week in October/first week in November. Really looking forward to it. I now just have to figure out what to do with my faithful TS55 and 20 blades ......

Kevin

I'll take the 20 blades as long as they is all sharp  [big grin]

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2414 on: September 18, 2022, 06:11 PM »
It's always nice when two apparently unconnected posts connect. I recently posted about this build in the 'Member Projects' section;

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/gothic-victorian-break-front-kitchen-dresser/

So I delivered it and installed it yesterday to a super-happy customer, and gave her the invoice. It was a big-ticket item as you'll imagine, and she'd paid me online by the time I got home. So to celebrate, I decided to mark the occasion with a rather fine Turner Road 2014 Reserve Merlot from your fine Californian countrymen. It went down very well indeed. Very, very well.

So well, in fact, that I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a TS60 as I drained the final glass  [big grin]

Expected delivery is the last week in October/first week in November. Really looking forward to it. I now just have to figure out what to do with my faithful TS55 and 20 blades ......

Kevin

Always nice to celebrate the successful delivery of a job with a new tool :)

Offline Lincoln

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #2415 on: September 19, 2022, 06:46 AM »
TPC18/4 basic
centrotec 3.5mm countersink bit
centrotec 5mm bit (replacing a lost one from my set)
EHL65 blade.