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Offline jefL

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On the road to poverty........
« on: November 26, 2015, 03:47 PM »
.....or at least I could be without a little restraint.
I'd better explain that. Just a means of saying hi really. I bought my first Festool back in  March, a TS55 REQB and seem to have got myself hooked.
I am about to retire after 40 years in the electricity supply industry and decided to treat myself to a decent means of cutting doors and large panels without the high wastage rate due to inaccurate marking, cutting the wrong side of the line and marking for the saw going left and then cutting right, result one panel exactly the right width minus the kerf width  ::)
Although I am only in DIY this saw was a revelation, it's just so accurate. I then found this forum and began lurking and discovered this whole new world of Festool. Since that TS 55 purchase I have added a OF1010, ETS 125 and a CT17 extractor, hence the title of this post. As I only occasionally indulge in woodwork that may be it for a while.
Anyway, after months of lurking I took the plunge and joined up. Not sure if I'll have much to contribute but I'll pop in from time to time. I'm from the west country, in England by the way, with easy (too easy) access to Nuts and Bolts in Weston-super-mare, one of the UK's leading Festool dealers, so I may yet fulfill the thread title. ;D

Offline Don T

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  • Phoenix, Az
Re: On the road to poverty........
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 06:01 PM »
First  [welcome] to the forum.  Just an FYI you are not done.  I can see a Domino, Drill, and more sanders in your future.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline Kev

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Re: On the road to poverty........
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 06:02 PM »
Welcome aboard [smile]

Judicious Festool spending probably results in a net saving .. I haven't mastered that unfortunately.

Offline DB10

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Re: On the road to poverty........
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 08:17 PM »
Welcome to the forum jefL and don't be fooled into thinking that the spending has ended for now, as just when you think you're done with spending on tools, you need to go out buy more consumables and boy can those start to add up fast!

Offline jefL

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Re: On the road to poverty........
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 08:46 AM »
Thanks for the welcome guys. Yes I realise that the spending never stops. I have purchased the guide rail clamps, the twin pack screw up ones. And now I find myself looking at the lever clamps as a replacement already. ::)

And the sanders, yes another will soon be on the list. I'm replacing the garage doors and was sanding the new doors with the ETS when a rough bit needed a more aggressive sander so I dug out my old Black and Decker 1/3 sheet sander. This has been a stalwart for many years but I now find myself dissatisfied with using it after using the ETS. It still does the job, just not well enough. Time to have another look through the Festool catalogue. ;)

Offline Acrobat

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Re: On the road to poverty........
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 06:27 PM »
Hi, welcome to the Forum, and ditto What Kev Said!
Don't wake me, I'm livin' the dream!