Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 106091 times)

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Offline bonnertuckbay

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Brought a Dewalt 12" duel compound mitre saw. On sale at Lowes for 349. I couldn't resist it. Will replace my 13 year saw.

Offline FestitaMakool

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I have the LIDL version of that KS-tools ratcheting set. It couldn't be more similar down to the selection of included bits.

I'm sure it'll break down soon enough, but so far it hasn't, and at 9 EUR, I'm not going to be overly concerned when the inevitable happens.

Post a pic of your set?

- I have a digital vernier calliper from Lidl.. it has been surprisingly good. No reason to trade it for a 4 times expensive one.
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Offline Vtshopdog

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Matchfit Dovetail fixture kit. 

Had been eyeing this for a while but had to get it when they added the little green threaded plastic slide inserts.  Planning to NOT buy so much T-track in future.




Offline Cheese

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I received a package of goodies from Iturra Design for my band saw.

I can't say enough about their service.  [thumbs up]  I called the order in at 2:00 and they shipped it out the same day.  [big grin]  It was a fairly large 3 foot long package that weighed 12# and they only charged $15 for 3-day "Tracked & Insured" service shipped from Florida to Minnesota. That's 1500 miles.

Just a couple of the items...band saw wheel shims, some Fenner 4L link belting and a DoAll Bi-Metal TiN Coated blade. The blade is made especially for re-sawing and is supposed to produce results similar to the Highland Wood Slicer but will last 10 times longer.

The TiN coating at first appears to look like rust/corrosion on the blade but after closer examination it is indeed TiN. I've just never seen a TiN coated blade before, I'm more used to playing with TiN coated machine tools.







Offline SRSemenza

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Those belts are nice. I put them on my drill press years ago. Besides smooth running, etc.  No more black crud from handling the belts when changing the speed.

Seth

Offline Cheese

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Those belts are nice. I put them on my drill press years ago. Besides smooth running, etc.  No more black crud from handling the belts when changing the speed.

Ya my drill press was the first machine I changed out...it's so much cleaner than the old black V belts. After that the jointer and the lathe got changed. The band saw is the last on the list but in actuality it should have been the 2nd right after the drill press.

Offline Gregor

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Do I see this correctly that these 'belts' are adjustable in length (and repairable in case of localized defects) as they consist of individual segments?

Offline rst

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I used them on my table saw, much quieter than standard belts.  Glad to see this topic, reminds me to replace my drill press'.

Offline Df1k1

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Festool....well close anyway....green HF tool chest. Really good quality for the price ($439)

Offline SRSemenza

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Do I see this correctly that these 'belts' are adjustable in length (and repairable in case of localized defects) as they consist of individual segments?

Yes, exactly.

Seth

Offline KelleyCrafts

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I bought a cast iron SawStop router table wing to use on an MFT/3, systainer storage cart I’ll start on this week.


Offline Cheese

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Do I see this correctly that these 'belts' are adjustable in length (and repairable in case of localized defects) as they consist of individual segments?

Ya in the US they are sold by the foot or by the inch...it depends upon the vendor. The manufacturer is Fenner so they may be available directly in the EU.

They are quieter and smoother than the typical vee belt, and as Seth noted, 10 times cleaner when changing speeds on the drill press.

They are pricey at around $1 per inch but otherwise are a good investment.

Just make sure to check the tension after 3-4 hours of constant use because they do stretch. For a drill press application that doesn’t apply.

It’s also mandatory that they be installed to rotate in a particular direction...kind of like the newer tyres. 
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 10:44 AM by Cheese »

Offline JayStPeter

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They make it a heck of a lot easier to change speeds on the drill press.  Definitely worth it on that.  They can reduce vibration on lower end machines with cheap pulleys.  They also prevent set on machines that sit for long periods.  Otherwise I'm not sure they are worth the significant price delta.  I got excited after the drill press and replaced jointer and bandsaw to zero result other than emptier wallet.
Jay St. Peter

Offline DeformedTree

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Do I see this correctly that these 'belts' are adjustable in length (and repairable in case of localized defects) as they consist of individual segments?

They are intended as repair belts.  You keep a length of them around and when a belt fails, you adjust to to the length of the job till you get a replacement belt.  This way you don't have down time and don't have to keep a autoparts store worth of belts around. I haven't used them in a very long time, I remember them coming in a loose package of links.

But they are handy and people have found other uses beyond there original intent.  I'm surprised people have been able to get the life out of them to use them as a permeant solution.

Offline GoingMyWay

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I picked up 2 Starrett metric tape measures and 2 Klein allen key sets - metric and standard.

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Offline rst

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I had bought an airless sprayer tip to spray my cathedral ceiling on to find that it would not fit seven guards I already had.  I have so many because every extension I bought came with a guard. So I had to spend another $29.00 to accept the 617 tip.  GRRRR

Offline WillAdams

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In retrospect I wish I'd bought a Starrett metric tape when I bought a FastCap --- it's silly, but the stupid built-in pencil sharpener offends me (and I normally love multi-function anything).

Offline GoingMyWay

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I also started off with a FastCap FlatBack Metric Tape Measure.  It's good for its intended purpose, but because of its flat back it's really floppy and impossible to use one handed on a non-flat surface.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Don’t know if this is still available. I’ve never been a fan of tape measures (I use folding rulers).
But this is extremely robust, and I can safely extend it to a whopping 260 cm before it drops. So most measures under 240 cm’s it can be stretched out with confidence, almost as a wooden folding rule. And it has scales on the flip side as well.


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Offline FestitaMakool

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Couldn’t help it.. this came my way today. There are plans to convert it more to woodworking use  [wink] It even came with loads of tools and lots of imperial wrenches in which a have missed.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 05:52 PM by FestitaMakool »
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Offline six-point socket II

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Oh yeah, the Hazet Assistent. Oh those childhood memories. EVERY garage back then had a couple of those between the work bays. Timeless classic.

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Last thing I bought was a Veritas Drill Stop Gauge.





Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

"... . Say yes to stuff, and it will take you interesting places." - Anne Richards, CEO Fidelity International

Offline GoingMyWay

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I ordered a Saddle Square, Pocket Layout Square, and 4" Double Square from Lee Valley.

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Der Hazet Assistent ist hervorragend! (That’s about what I dear in German.. [big grin])
I remember too Oliver, it’s just one of those things you just remember from being a young light petrolhead. I’ve made an inquiry for the latest model too. It’s quite a bit wider.

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Those saddle squares from Veritas are nice! - Would be even better if I remember that i have them and to use them [huh] Really liked the pocket square - a must have order next time. Thanks.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Those saddle squares from Veritas are nice! - Would be even better if I remember that i have them and to use them [huh] Really liked the pocket square - a must have order next time. Thanks.

I also hope I remember I have these next time when I need them.  I bought them as a "nice to have" for some future need.  Lee Valley's free shipping with no minimum is a little dangerous for me!  It makes it too enticing to just order tools ad hoc... almost as bad as Amazon!
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Offline rst

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I just received my order of two@ size of the new Bessey Gearclamps.  Woodpeckers had them on sale and I had been wanting to try them.

Offline notenoughcash

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just a little beastie
wishlist:    take a look at every page in the festool website.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Deep down there in the darkness is a brand new bandsaw, very tiny!
After one and a half hour adjusting, it cuts very nicely and square.


“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”

Offline GoingMyWay

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I picked up a Craftsman ratcheting open end wrench set. I specifically got it to loosen plumbing supply lines. I don't know how well it actually works, but it seems like a good idea in theory anyway. 



I also picked up this re-threading kit thanks to Oliver's and Raj's posts: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/'quick-and-dirty'-basement-door-repair/msg607061/#msg607061

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Offline six-point socket II

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That ratcheting mechanism works, I have an adjustable wrench functioning the same way/ following the same principle.

-> https://www.wgb-werkzeuge.de/produkte.detail.html?id=9351&Adjustable+Gear+Wrench

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline GoingMyWay

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Cool, good to know that the ratcheting feature works.

My Veritas shop apron and precision square arrived today.



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