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FORUM TECHNICAL => Forum Rules, Guidelines, & Suggestions => Topic started by: clark_fork on April 28, 2021, 12:34 AM

Title: Sticky Note Suggestion "Tool Calibration Methods"
Post by: clark_fork on April 28, 2021, 12:34 AM
Workshop competency is a worthy aim.  Of the four quadrants of competency, the conscious competent, the unconscious competent, the conscious incompetent and the unconscious incompetent, obviously the third quadrant, the conscious incompetent is the most challenging. The Rumsfeld paradox is certainly a truism that “There are things we don’t know we don’t know. In the workshop, calibration of tools such as parallel guides, track saws, rail add-ons, dovetail jigs and certainly the LR-32 system is an area where there is a lot we don’t know.

Last week, I set about setting up my LR-32 plate on the 1100 Router. Although of advanced age, I set aside my retro-generational ways of consulting a manual, and went immediately to You-Tube; quickly finding a video (Sedge). One segment surprised, that of calibrating the guide rod at zero, utilizing the notch in the front of the plate. It then occurred to me that there are a myriad of calibration tips, methods and steps that are just out there, unorganized and random.

Thus a suggestion to add a new Sticky Note….

Under the Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements, an additional Sticky Note “Tool Calibration Methods” would allow the posting of easily referenced calibration data, videos, and general postings specifically geared to achieving calibration competency.

In the instant case of the LR-32 system, I found the two guide rods required an adjustment, one that I was not aware I was able to make and I have used this system for three years.

Yes, I did not know what I did not know.

Title: Re: Sticky Note Suggestion "Tool Calibration Methods"
Post by: tsmi243 on April 28, 2021, 09:55 AM
You have a way with words, Clark  [big grin]