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Offline Johan Badenhorst

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Df 500 domino
« on: December 27, 2019, 12:58 AM »
Hi

I work with the DF500 on a regular basis and found it a little difficult when there is inadequate lighting, it would be a great enhancement on a already nice machine if there was some sort of work light which will light up the front of the machine.


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Offline kmickey

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Re: Df 500 domino
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 11:03 AM »
I highly recommend one of these.
https://www.rei.com/search?q=Headlamp

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Df 500 domino
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 11:37 AM »
I think I've seen a video in which someone improvised and added a (corded) LED light to his router. It's certainly a nice feature for routers, domino joiners and the like.

This is Veritas' solution to its plunge base: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/workshop/lighting/110491-task-light-for-veritas-plunge-base  The only weakness to it is that the light uses batteries, and for prolonged uses, I need to replace the batteries more often than desired. I sometimes use a sewing machine flexible goose neck LED light (dirt cheap under $10) as a task light (for routing, DF mortising, hand sawing, etc.).

Edit: Google found me this: https://tinyurl.com/yx3mlujm Perhaps it can be mounted to a power tool as a task light somehow.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2019, 11:47 AM by ChuckM »

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Df 500 domino
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 03:29 PM »
These are excellent, and cheap ....





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