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Offline n2bragg

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Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« on: October 22, 2015, 10:47 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have lurked here for a while, and avoided registering so as to not exacerbate my mild addiction.

Currently I have a TS55 track saw and a jig saw, both of which I love.  I'm kicking myself for not buying a dust extractor sooner, and that will likely be my next purchase, and then after that... well the list is long.

You might be wondering why someone who owns (and adores) a TS55 wants to borrow someone's track saw.  Good question, you are very perceptive.  The situation is this:

I live in Chicago, and I will be traveling to Los Angeles (actually Culver City) to visit family.  My sister just passed away unexpectedly, so I'm going to be with family and support my brother in law as best I can.

As it happens my sister arranged for my 11 year old niece to get a bunk bed, and had some kind of scheme to figure out a permanent ladder solution for it, but she left us before those plans were really sorted out.  Right now my niece is using a 6' step ladder to get in and out, which works reasonably well, but I think you could understand why I might want to make their home life a little more ordinary at the moment.

So, my plan is to make a bookshelf / staircase out of 3/4" plywood, Kreg jig it together and slap a coat of paint on it for her.  I will probably also screw it to the wall for earthquake and general kid shenanigans.

I am going to check the Kreg jig in my suitcase, and a recent Christmas gift to the kids were some basic hand tools, so I think I have a couple of clamps, square, tape measure, etc.  So what I need is a way to cut the plywood down to size, and of course my first choice is a track saw.

I will be in town from Sunday October 25th through Wednesday Nov 4th and would love to either borrow a track saw, or bring over some plywood to break down.

I have gotten quite a bit of good advice reading other people's threads here, so I'm looking forward to being more active now that I'm actually registered.

Nathan in Chicago
P.S. - you guys will tell my wife that I absolutely NEED a dust extractor, right?

Offline #Tee

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 12:05 PM »
just buy one use it and return it, festool 30 day thing
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 12:21 PM »

just buy one use it and return it, festool 30 day thing

Before you do this (I am not a fan by the way) check with a dealer in the area to see if they will help you out. It may not work out but worth a shot.

Also, maybe a member will see this that lives nearby and can help out as well.

Lat resort, ship your track saw or check it in as a checked bag.

Sorry for your loss. Bryan.
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 01:18 PM »
just buy one use it and return it, festool 30 day thing

Where is the thumbs down icon when you need it?  [mad]

Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 02:01 PM »
just buy one use it and return it, festool 30 day thing

Please don't do this... 

Offline n2bragg

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 02:18 PM »
Good idea to check with a dealer.

I'm somewhat reluctant to buy with no intention of keeping it, just doesn't feel quite right.  Probably the best case is to connect with a local FOG member and maybe have a couple of beers.

Nathan in Chicago

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 02:26 PM »
just buy one use it and return it, festool 30 day thing

This kind of practice could lead Festool to stop the 30 trial.
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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 02:30 PM »
I'm an hour away PM me if I could be of assistance I'd be glad to help out. :)

Offline johninthecamper

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 02:42 PM »
I understand that you are only allowed 3 30day returns, per person

Offline ishmerc

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 10:22 PM »
I'm in Long Beach ,you are more then welcome to come use my track saw and whatever else you need .

Offline GregBradley

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Re: Borrow a Track Saw: Los Angeles Area
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 06:05 PM »
You are going to be in Culver City. I frequently travel over an hour to buy plywood from Anderson Plywood in Culver City and they are a Festool Dealer. THE source for Phenolic Faced Baltic Birch.

Do detailed drawings, buy your plywood, and see if you can use their demo to break it down.

Great guys. Link just in case you need it: http://www.andersonplywood.com/
« Last Edit: October 23, 2015, 06:10 PM by GregBradley »