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Offline ScotF

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #660 on: May 13, 2016, 12:54 AM »
Well I was thinking about adding a Rotex 125 to my arsenal to use in my sculpted Maloof inspired dining set I am building. The 6 inch Rotex is too big for many areas and the RO90 is too small, so I wanted the 125mm size to follow my RAS. After trying it out and the new ETS EC125, I was blown away by the power and feel of the new ETS and so I came home with one to try. I figured I could take advantage of the 30 days and if it does not work, I can swap it for the Rotex 125 (which I also liked). I think that I am going to be happy with the ETS and the brake, weight, ergonomics and power were amazing. Festool seems to have gotten things right with this sander.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #661 on: May 13, 2016, 05:54 PM »
Eventually bit the bullet and picked up a MFT3 basic today and a pair of clamping elements to go with it also got 2x sys4 tl sorts and the guide rail angle attachment
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #662 on: May 13, 2016, 06:04 PM »
Got an OF1400 to round out the router family!



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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #663 on: May 13, 2016, 08:16 PM »
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer,  I already had done this same thing for to store my MFK 700 and bases.  I also ordered a sortainer sys 4 to put my electrical parts into (automatic door and mag lock parts and testing equiment).  Also ordered extra pads for my RO 90 and extra bags my Cts-Sys.

Offline TheMarvelousOne

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #664 on: May 14, 2016, 07:06 PM »
Went to the local woodcraft today for a free dust collection "class", found out the only guy who has ever been super helpful passed away a month ago. Total bummer! So I bought my first Festool sander, ETS 125 and all the Brilliant 2 paper they had. 180, 220 and 400.

I was amazed that nobody in that place knew anything about the paper, sanders or much of anything related to Festool. I wanted to check out the Rotex 150 but nobody seemed to know anything about it and it was zipped tied down so I just bought the ETS for now.

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Offline Kev

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #665 on: May 14, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Got an OF1400 to round out the router family!





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Offline blaszcsj

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #666 on: May 14, 2016, 11:20 PM »
Daddy bear's a mutant [scared]

It's kinda green!
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Offline Holmz

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #667 on: May 14, 2016, 11:30 PM »

Offline ear3

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #668 on: May 15, 2016, 07:20 AM »
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?
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Offline blaszcsj

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #669 on: May 15, 2016, 08:29 AM »
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?

@Edward A Reno III it is meh. But I have only used on solid surface where the chips are very stringy. They get clogged really fast in the small neck of the port. I imagine if I were doing a plunge cut in wood it would do ok. It has gobs of power though. The trigger switch is a little awkward at times but comfortable to grip.
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Offline Kev

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #670 on: May 15, 2016, 10:15 AM »
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?

@Edward A Reno III it is meh. But I have only used on solid surface where the chips are very stringy. They get clogged really fast in the small neck of the port. I imagine if I were doing a plunge cut in wood it would do ok. It has gobs of power though. The trigger switch is a little awkward at times but comfortable to grip.

I had an 2000W Hitachi that had the heart of a prize fighter. Unfortunately rust kinda killed him. That thing was scary outside of a router table [eek]

Though they may lack refinement, some of the big old routers can produce a great result.

Offline TheMarvelousOne

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #671 on: May 15, 2016, 01:05 PM »
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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Offline Kev

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #672 on: May 15, 2016, 01:28 PM »
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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@TheMarvelousOne to compensate for not having variable suction, the hose on the CTL-SYS lets you bleed off air ... open it up and you'll be fine.

Offline TheMarvelousOne

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #673 on: May 15, 2016, 02:09 PM »
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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@TheMarvelousOne to compensate for not having variable suction, the hose on the CTL-SYS lets you bleed off air ... open it up and you'll be fine.
Thanks Kev. I also think it was a clamping issue as well. The piece I was sanding wasn't really clamped down. Just clamped down a chunk of cedar to the MFT and it worked well. Still jumpy if I tried to control the path of the sander but I'm sure that's part of the learning curve.

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Offline griffs

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #674 on: May 15, 2016, 03:49 PM »


  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!

Offline Kev

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #675 on: May 15, 2016, 08:33 PM »


  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!

@griffs can you comment on the DWC? I've been told unofficially that it's not available on the local market here in Oz due to a minor change to a spring rate in the cartridge for better performance.

yeh - minor X-file [smile]

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #676 on: May 16, 2016, 01:44 PM »
Hi,

Ordered a Systainer SYS-STF Delta 100x150, to keep the DTS 400 EQ's sandpaper in. Should arrive Wednesday.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #677 on: May 16, 2016, 02:39 PM »
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer...

A SYS-Combi 3

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #678 on: May 16, 2016, 02:48 PM »
Looks great!

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #679 on: May 16, 2016, 02:54 PM »
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer...

A SYS-Combi 3


@Cheese makes a good point @rst - although the SYS Combi II was correct for your MFK 700, hopefully you got the SYS Combi III for your OF 1010.

Offline VW MICK

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #680 on: May 16, 2016, 02:55 PM »
@Cheese

That's a great idea. I like it

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #681 on: May 16, 2016, 02:56 PM »
Courtesy of the Festool UK vouchers and a cheeky eBay voucher too, today the VAC SYS joins the arsenal.


Offline Kynasf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #682 on: May 17, 2016, 04:57 AM »
Very pleased to find a NOS Ras 115 from a UK dealer yesterday. It's just been delivered. It looks a beast!

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Offline Kev

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #683 on: May 17, 2016, 05:32 AM »
Courtesy of the Festool UK vouchers and a cheeky eBay voucher too, today the VAC SYS joins the arsenal.

@GarryMartin I see you're deploying it in the kitchen for your dinner plate. Messy eater are we? [big grin]

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #684 on: May 17, 2016, 06:54 AM »
@GarryMartin I see you're deploying it in the kitchen for your dinner plate. Messy eater are we? [big grin]

You been talking to my wife @Kev?

Offline griffs

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #685 on: May 17, 2016, 04:44 PM »
hi kev.

  I was not aware of any problem with the dwc ,the one that i purchased works fine and are available in the full set, but the gun on its own has a waiting time of at least two weeks

  Clive.

  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!

@griffs can you comment on the DWC? I've been told unofficially that it's not available on the local market here in Oz due to a minor change to a spring rate in the cartridge for better performance.

yeh - minor X-file [smile]

Offline griffs

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #686 on: May 17, 2016, 04:59 PM »
 

  I will get better ,(computer) [laughing] [laughing] [laughing]

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #687 on: May 19, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Some swag I snatched off ebay arrived today. Someone was offering the folding ruler, pocket stick fix, twinbox, pencil and sticker for 20 bucks...

The Pica arrived from amazon, obviously not Festool ;)





Seems I need to re-oder the Sandpaper-Systainer from another source, the amazon marketplace dealer didn't deliver and doesn't communicate.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #688 on: May 19, 2016, 01:46 PM »
Bought the Vac-Sys and the systainer of extra vacuum heads. Now I'am waiting for the Vacuum pump, The Excel5. I could just not bring myself to spend $800 on a vacuum pump.  [embarassed]
Greg Powers
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Offline ear3

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #689 on: May 21, 2016, 08:12 AM »
I went for one of the deep cuts, and got myself the copier/scanner tool for the routers, which works in tandem with the angle arm.  This think this might be the highest dollar per square inch item in the entire Festool lineup.

EDIT: Looks like I'm psychic  -- http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/attachment-that-not-everybody-know-is-in-the-market-for-of-1400-of-1010/msg460305/#msg460305

« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 06:54 PM by Edward A Reno III »
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3