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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1110 on: April 07, 2019, 07:19 AM »
Systainer based cord real, basically so when you are switching tools, moving the vac, or go from tool to clean up mode the cord gets retracted back in.  I'm finding the cord to be a pain during switching around. And with the cyclone on top, there isn't a good place to toss the cord.  If it could fit under the cyclone with a jumper to the vac and then you pull the cord out as you need to work.

And maybe have another outlet for plugging in a battery charger.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1111 on: April 07, 2019, 07:55 AM »
A handsaw that cuts the exact width as a ts55. I had to finish some angled plunge cuts into a corner and the thin blade on my pull saw likes to go off on it's own course. Bonus points if it cuts on the pull stroke and fits in the systainer. limited edition is fine.

What if you shimmed the thickness of a pull saw with some magnetic sheet. You could place it on either side depending on which side of the saw kerf you needed to follow. Haven't tried it myself I just thought of it while reading your post. You can get magnetic sheet material in fairly large sizes, I don't know if the thickness would make up the entire difference between the TS saw blade and your pull saw but it might be worth a look.
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Offline kevkrieg

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1112 on: April 11, 2019, 08:13 PM »
An adaptor plate to use the DF500 with the LR32 track.

Offline mostlylab

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I wish Festool offered a Centrotec Chuck to accept 1/4" hex shank bits.
« Reply #1113 on: December 06, 2019, 02:08 PM »
I understand the currrent Centrotec chuck lets the shank end of Festool drill and driver bits insert deep into the collet of the drill.  This is extra stability and we understand why the design is the way it is.  My issue is that Festool is not currently offering imperial sized drill bits.  If Festool continuously offered imperial sized drill bits,  I would not be posting this "wish".  But they don't that I can see.  (They have in the past in installer's sets I believe (now discontinued). And those folks are out of luck when they are looking for replacements).

Standard 1/4" hex shank bits, those with a dentent groove, have a shortened shank from the groove to the very end of the shank (compared to Festool shanks).  It would be more of a challenge to have a quick style chuck hold these shanks secure, but certainly not impossible to design a Centrotec type chuck to work with these ubiquitous shanked bits in north America.

Even if a chuck just allowed a magnetic hold, with no lock on a detent groove, I think it would be well received.  I get that Festool probably wants every shank end you stick into a Centrotec chuck to lock in positively, so a magnetic only hold method may not ever fly with them (and inserting a 1/4" hex shank direct into the collet of the drill's nose spindle works, but it's not elegant by any measure).  But we do know that the collet of the drills can accept the 1/4" size hex shanks, it's the Centrotec chuck design that keeps us from inserting 1/4" shanks into the chuck.

Using imperial drill bits with 1/4" hex shanks (that you can find in every home center in America) in Festool's included 1/4" hex shank bit holder that comes with their drills can induce inaccuracy to one's drilling results due to the increase in length and the extra play in a second "connection".  So please Festool, either sell imperial sized twist drill bits (at least) for your Centrotec chuck, or make and sell a Centrotec type chuck accessory to work with standard 1/4" hex shank tooling found in north America / USA.

We want an easy way to drill imperial sized holes and then fast change to drive a screw, while remaining as close to the nose of the drill as possible for accuracy's sake.

Thanks for listening.
(And if you're a Festool drill owner and would like to see an accessory Centrotec chuck take 1/4" hex shanks directly, speak your wishes to Festool.)

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1114 on: December 06, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Agreed..
Centrotec is a nice idea, but falls in on its own. To use an adaptor for using world wide 1/4” hex bits, and second to exchange to a Jacobs Chuck for using standard drill bit. No..
Centrotec should have accepted standard hex bit in the first place. The next, so I see may come, is the that the impact driver should use std. hex bit, as also the contact area of bits through Centrotec chuck is too small, I bet the bit would brake or deform otherwise.
Another thing, me and several user of Festool drills, who are used to, and still use drills from all other manufacturers, end up dropping Festool drills to the floor - gripping the drill by the chuck (Centrotec) to change bit... [blink] Good thing I have wooden floors..
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Sooo, a redesigned Centrotec is welcome. As runout is minimal, bit changes fast, and it is narrow. But so is the ones that comes with (my) Makita impacts, amongst others. Here the bit sits deep, so std. short bit won’t do here either...

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1115 on: December 06, 2019, 10:13 PM »
@mostlylab - if you are unaware you can at least go from 1/8" up to 3/8" (and 1/64" on either side of each) using Snappy's Centrotec-compatible drill bit holders/adapters:

https://www.snappytools.com/product-category/festool-centrotec-compatible-accessories

A far cry from comprehensive, I realize, but nonetheless a meaningful workaround. Buy your US-made jobber-length drill bits in bulk from a supplier like Victor Machinery Exchange (buy a lot, their minimum shipping charge is terrible) and always have extras on hand for when you break or dull a bit.

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Offline mostlylab

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1116 on: December 07, 2019, 12:46 AM »
@TinyShop  - Thanks for the lead on the aftermarket drill bits to work in the Centrotec chuck.  Much appreciated!

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Fill in the blank: I wish Festool made a ______!
« Reply #1117 on: December 08, 2019, 02:00 AM »
@TinyShop  - Thanks for the lead on the aftermarket drill bits to work in the Centrotec chuck.  Much appreciated!

@mostlylab - I forgot to mention that Snappy also makes a locking bit holder that's Centrotec compatible designed to accept standard 1/4" hex-shanked tooling. So, can you have your cake and eat it too! :)

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ETS 150/5 EQ (DE) [po], TS 75 EQ (DE) [po], OF 1400 EQ-F (DE) [n], CXS (DE) [n], CMS-GE [DE] [po], CMS TS 75 (DE) [n], LA-CS 50/CMS (DE) [po], VB-CMS (DE) [n], MFT/3 (CZ) [n], DF 700 EQ w/Seneca Small Mortise Kit (DE) [po], FEIN Multimaster 350 QSL (DE) [n], Bosch 1274DVS w/dust collection, sanding frame,  stand & fence (CH) [n], BOSCH 1590EVS w/dust collection (CH) [n], CS Unitec CS 1445 HEPA extractor <re-branded Starmix ISP 1435 H> (DE) [n], CT SYS (DE) [po], Milwaukee 0302-20 (US) [n], Two (2) Porter Cable 862 (TW) [n], Porter Cable 447 (US) [n], Zyliss Vise (CH) [nos], Hitachi C 8FB (JP) [h], Walko 4 MKII (NL) [nos], Festool MFS 400 w/add-on 700 profiles & router slide (DE) [n]

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