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Offline stickman

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I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s a55 tomorrow
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 05:36 AM by stickman »
KS-120 | TS-75EQ | DF-500Q | XLDF-700 | RO-150FEQ | RO-90DX | HKC-55EQ-FSK420 | EBQ-420D | MFT/3 | CT-26 | CT-SYS | T18+3 | OF-1400EQ |  TSC55 REB PLUS | HL 850 | RAS-115 | VECTURO OS 400 | PDC 18/4 | LR32-SYS | SYS-ROLL 100

Offline Bob D.

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Thanks for posting Oliver. I wasn't aware Wago made DIN rail holders for the connectors.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Cheese

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I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s  tomorrow

Now that's very cool. [cool] [cool]

I rented one for 2 days when I poured new front steps.

That was such a positive experience that I rented one again for 2 weeks when I put in the blue stone patio. 

I'd love to have one just sitting in the garage next to the motorcycles.  [big grin]

Offline leer

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[ Specified attachment is not available ]Bought a Milwaukee Angle Grinder with paddle switch.  I had a Harbor Freight that I bought when I used one maybe annually.  Never really like the side-mount switches on most angle grinders.  Side handle broke, so it’s in the garage for when my neighbor wants to borrow a grinder.   [smile]

I plan to get a Kutzall Shaping Disk for the Milwaukee.

Lee

Offline stickman

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I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s  tomorrow

Now that's very cool. [cool] [cool]

I rented one for 2 days when I poured new front steps.

That was such a positive experience that I rented one again for 2 weeks when I put in the blue stone patio. 

I'd love to have one just sitting in the garage next to the motorcycles.  [big grin]


Having a Dingo around (or any diesel mini skid steer) is so handy. I have done a month of projects in 3 days. I dropped some trees and bucked them then moved everything into a pile, I pulled out a bunch of landscape plants, I fixed a fence that has been bugging me for years, I have pulled out a ton of English ivy, etc
KS-120 | TS-75EQ | DF-500Q | XLDF-700 | RO-150FEQ | RO-90DX | HKC-55EQ-FSK420 | EBQ-420D | MFT/3 | CT-26 | CT-SYS | T18+3 | OF-1400EQ |  TSC55 REB PLUS | HL 850 | RAS-115 | VECTURO OS 400 | PDC 18/4 | LR32-SYS | SYS-ROLL 100

Offline Alanbach

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Yesterday I finally purchased Jessem’s clear cut TS stock guides. I also purchased two mag switch 150’s so that I could mount the guides on my Sawstop PCS without drilling holes in my fence. I followed Dave Stanton’s plan laid out on YouTube. Thank you Dave, this is a GREAT idea! I am really pleased that I was able to install these guides in this way so that I can easily remove the guides when needed as I was not going to drill holes in my fairly new saw anyway. I mostly work alone in my shop and although I do own a TS55 I tend to break down most plywood on the table saw anyway. This makes handling a large sheet so much easier since the guides take care of the process of making sure the edge stays registered properly against the fence.

I make a lot of stuff but nothing pleases me more than a good shop fixture!

Offline GoingMyWay

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A couple of weeks ago I bought the Veto Pro Pac Tech OT-MC and got a TP4B free.  Veto is currently running their spring promotion where you get a free TP4B with a qualifying purchase from March 1, 2019 through June 30,2019. 



I already have Veto Pro Pac XLT, but it's really heavy fully loaded and I also like this open design better.  I need to buy more hand tools to fill out my new toolbags.  I took out some of the tools in the picture from the XLT.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Offline RKA

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A wall clock for the garage (I trust no pics are necessary).  I’m always losing track of time when I’m out there and it’s a nuisance to find the phone or run in the house to check.  It really is something I should have bought years ago.

Funny thing is I wanted an analog clock that I didn’t need to adjust since it would be high on a wall.  I thought with all the WiFi enabled stuff out there, surely there is a better option than the atomic clocks.  The answer is...there is and they are marketing these things for commercial settings ($$$) where all the clocks are synchronized and nobody needs to set them.  So, the atomic clock won.  Thankfully it did find the signal inside of 10 minutes. 
-Raj

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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@GoingMyWay I love the Veto Pro Pacs bags, we have a XXLF closed top that’s nudging 7 years old and still going strong. Also a now discontinued OT-XXL that’s of similar age, and in very good shape.
They’re expensive but very durable, I cannot think of another tool bag that comes close.

Offline Bob D.

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A wall clock for the garage (I trust no pics are necessary).  I’m always losing track of time when I’m out there and it’s a nuisance to find the phone or run in the house to check.  It really is something I should have bought years ago.

Funny thing is I wanted an analog clock that I didn’t need to adjust since it would be high on a wall.  I thought with all the WiFi enabled stuff out there, surely there is a better option than the atomic clocks.  The answer is...there is and they are marketing these things for commercial settings ($$$) where all the clocks are synchronized and nobody needs to set them.  So, the atomic clock won.  Thankfully it did find the signal inside of 10 minutes.

Or just stick an Echo Dot in the shop and you can ask Alexa the WX or time when you need to, set a timer for some task you're doing, use the intercom feature to contact (or be contacted by) someone in the house, stream music to the shop, chat with a friend across town or hundreds of miles away, or listen to podcasts. You could even tie it into your HA system and use a remotely controlled switch our outlet (with appropriately rated capacity of course) to start/stop a shop vac or dust extractor by a verbal command. I bought a refurbed 2nd Gen Echo Dot for the shop for $29 not long ago. That's not much more than the price of a clock.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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@GoingMyWay I love the Veto Pro Pacs bags, we have a XXLF closed top that’s nudging 7 years old and still going strong. Also a now discontinued OT-XXL that’s of similar age, and in very good shape.
They’re expensive but very durable, I cannot think of another tool bag that comes close.

They are very nice, albeit a bit expensive.  I'm not a even a professional tradesman or anything like that.   They're very solidly built and as a result they're not exactly light even when completely empty.  I'm hoping this setup will be a little lighter than my XLT since they can't hold as many tools.  I'm also trying to be more judicious in the tool selection.  I bought the Klein 7-in-1 nut driver instead of having 7 separate nut drivers (none or maybe just 1 or 2 of which I really even need) like I have in the XLT.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Offline DynaGlide

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Picked up my first table saw yesterday. DW745 from Home Depot on Special Buy. I've avoided owning one for a couple years now due to being nervous around them but with all the safety features nowadays and needing something to do narrow rips it's time. Everything is square out of the box and the rack and pinion is a pleasure to use. Too bad the CMS fence isn't rack and pinion ...might have to change that. The track saw is great and I'll use it for everything I can but for narrow rips it's too much fussing around.

Now I need @TrackTubesGuy to finish his mobile station plan for incorporating this saw for proper outfeed.  [cool]
Instagram @matts.garage

Offline RKA

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Or just stick an Echo Dot in the shop and you can ask Alexa the WX or time when you need to, set a timer for some task you're doing, use the intercom feature to contact (or be contacted by) someone in the house, stream music to the shop, chat with a friend across town or hundreds of miles away, or listen to podcasts. You could even tie it into your HA system and use a remotely controlled switch our outlet (with appropriately rated capacity of course) to start/stop a shop vac or dust extractor by a verbal command. I bought a refurbed 2nd Gen Echo Dot for the shop for $29 not long ago. That's not much more than the price of a clock.

Yeah, for whatever reason I haven't jumped on that bandwagon.  I don't love the idea of talking to a computer (or having it listening or recording, etc.).  I suspect that's a matter of time though.  Some use case will come up that will force me to rethink, but today it's not the "time of day" issue.
-Raj

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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My long wait for my Nova Voyager ended this morning:



Up and running, and what an amazing piece of kit, I’ve used lots of drill presses, nothing like this though.



Very pleased  [thumbs up]


Offline Cheese

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My long wait for my Nova Voyager ended this morning.

Up and running, and what an amazing piece of kit, I’ve used lots of drill presses, nothing like this though.

Very pleased  [thumbs up]

Is there a distributor in the U.K. or did it come from the U. S. ?

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Hi Cheese, yes a UK distributor. Tbh at the start of the year, I searched for weeks for a distributor. I found a seller that imported with more or less no warranty cover. I was about to give up when I found a link, I contacted them and they said they’d put me on a back order list, with the machines said to arrive in June.

I got a call a couple of days ago, saying I was second on the list, and the machines were in. I jumped at it.
I filled out the online warranty registration earlier, so not only happy but, now have peace of mind too  [thumbs up]

Offline rst

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Ordered Metabo's tapping drill and batteries...sooo, Milwaukee 12 & 18v, Festool 10.8 and 18v, Fein 18vand now Metabo 18v platforms

Offline jobsworth

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  • Festool Baby.....
Picked up TSO Products parallel guides and a second GRS PE.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Picked up TSO Products parallel guides and a second GRS PE.

Just waiting for the parallel guides to make their way over here, and I’ll be on them.
I love the TSO stuff.
@jobsworth Ron, which length guides did you go for, or did you buy the full package?

Offline jobsworth

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  • Festool Baby.....
Hey Jiggy,

I got me the 20" and 30" l/h and r/h sides. Tom who tested them for TSO told me you dont really need 2 GRS's for long rips but it does make it easier, so I bought GRS PE (cheaper one) to use for long rips. Made some long rips a couple of days ago and hes right. Made it very easy and accurate.

I am thinking about getting one 50" PG to use on my MFT when I use a GRS mounted to the hinge on the MFT for repeat cuts.

not sure how much they want for one. Oh I think TSO will ship international dont know the cost though.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Hi Ron, thanks very much for that.
I already have the TSO GR-16 and GR-16 PE set, so I’m halfway there. The 20” and 30” sound like they’d cover most situations.

I’ve bought previous TSO stuff from Axminster, so hopefully they’ll be getting some, otherwise, I’ll get them shipped directly.

Thanks again  [thumbs up]

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Hi Ron, thanks very much for that.
I already have the TSO GR-16 and GR-16 PE set, so I’m halfway there. The 20” and 30” sound like they’d cover most situations.

I’ve bought previous TSO stuff from Axminster, so hopefully they’ll be getting some, otherwise, I’ll get them shipped directly.

Thanks again  [thumbs up]

I purchased the 20/30/50 set and have used it on a couple projects so far. I have by far fond the 30" to be the optimal length for my projects. The 20" only extends about 4" beyond the square and the 50" is a bit long to have on the track and move it around the shop. The t-tracks can be swapped out fairly easily but it's nice to set it and forget it.

Mike

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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@Mike Goetzke  Thanks Mike, I was thinking originally of buying the full kit, as I will have a fair amount of use for the 50”.
Might treat myself when the chance arises  [thumbs up]

Offline jobsworth

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  • Festool Baby.....
Though I dont have any electrical projects coming up in te near future. I bought some Wiha insulated pliers and a crimper. Just wanted the darned things

« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 03:41 PM by jobsworth »

Offline online421

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bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... 300262-0
Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... (Attachment Link)

I like that  [thumbs up]

Offline Cheese

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A pair of Bessey magnetic soft jaws. I really like the through-holes for gripping dowels or rods.





Offline Michael Kellough

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Metabo BEV 1300-2 drill. See this thread.

Seems like a good match for my DUSS drill stand.

Offline niky1

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ufff ..... [big grin]


TS 55 EBQ, 2 x FS 1400/2, FS 800/2, PS 420 EBQ - Plus,  OF 1010 EBQ - Set + accessories, CXS Li 1,3 - Set, CXS Li 2,6 - 90 Limited Edition, DF 500 Q-Set + SORT-SYS DOMINO, set  ZOBO system, SYS 1 CE-SORT, PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set, SURFIX SYS3-SET, RTS 400 REQ-Plus + SYS-STF 80x133 + HSK-A 80x130, MFT 3 + SYS-MFT fixing set + FSZ 120, FSZ 300 + Veritas Parf Dogs, CMS-TS 55 R Set + all accessories, DOMINO  KV-SYS D8, KS 120 UG-Set KAPEX + all accessories, ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus + D27/22 x 3,5 m AS-GQ in SYS 3 T-LOC, CMS-OF, CMS-PS.........

Offline online421

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and this arrived yesterday.

this is not my first forklift, sold my previous forklift thinking I wont be needing it with some planning....
but we all know the story, the day after you sold your tool- you need to use it!!!

no sideshift, runs on petrol, pretty basic 1.8ton/4000lb lifting capacity.

Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6