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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: six-point socket on June 13, 2016, 01:17 PM

Title: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 13, 2016, 01:17 PM
Hi!

I love picture threads  [eek] [eek] [eek] and I love being inspired by purchases other people make  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin] - it would be really cool if we could get this thread running.

Please share whatever you feel like sharing when you made a tool / workshop related purchase - even the smallest gizmo/gadget  [big grin]  [big grin]  [big grin] Just no new Festool purchases, as there is an existing thread for that on the main board. :)

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I'll kick it off with my new, personalized Dryplexx Softshell Work/Shop-Jacket from Engelbert-Strauss (https://www.engelbert-strauss.de/Bekleidung/Jacken_Westen/Wetter-_Winterjacken/Softshelljacken/Softshell_Jacke_dryplexx_softlight-3131280-77420-1-1321.html) I received today among with some personalized workshop T-Shirts, too.

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Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mort on June 13, 2016, 08:55 PM
My latest was two Bessey 24" clamps. I don't have a picture, but just imagine what one Bessey 24" clamp looks like, and double it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on June 13, 2016, 09:05 PM
Beall Tilt Box II to use with my new Bosch Reaxx table saw.   ;D
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on June 13, 2016, 09:14 PM
A Rockler Dust RIGHT Cord and Hose Holder.  It doesn't swing around like the Festool Dust Extractor boom, but it's much less expensive and might serve until I can build my own out of PVC.

Some Makita old style systainer knock-offs and some Kaizen foam to organize them.  We'll see how that works.

A cheap sound meter off of Amazon.  I'm going to measure the sound of different tool combinations in my shop.  I'm still wondering if I can get away without ear protection for a CT 36 and ETS EC 150/3.

Some Mirka interface pads for my ETS.

Some quantum tilt out bin sets for small parts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on June 13, 2016, 09:27 PM
A couple of things much needed...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: erock on June 13, 2016, 10:43 PM
This is my first full summer in my new shop.  I have 8" insulated walls.  The other day it was 87* outside, my shop was 74*, way too warm for my liking.  So today I picked up this window AC unit.   I was originally going to go all out with a Mitsubishi ductless wall mount AC unit.   But I'm gonna give this little guy a try before dropping the coin on the Mitsubishi unit.   This is a little big box store number that didn't break the bank.

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This past Saturday I visited my local woodworking store.   I don't know how, but the Bosch GTS1031 table saw found it's way into the bed of my truck..... [cool]

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Lastly, a while ago I received the Ultimate Dust Deputy from Toolnut. 
 
As of now, all three new items for my shop are STILL in the original boxes.   That will all change tomorrow morning. 
First I'll install the AC unit.  Second I'll set up the Bosch table saw and then I'll hook up the UDD to my CT26. 
All so I can start building a chicken coop !    [scared]
The chicken coop is not for me.  I'm actually gonna get paid for building something  [eek]   [eek]

Eric
 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Paul G on June 14, 2016, 12:44 AM
My new story pole tape measure from fastcap isn't terribly exciting, but it was on sale  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 14, 2016, 02:40 AM
Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)
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Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55
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Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: #Tee on June 14, 2016, 02:54 AM
Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)
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Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55
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Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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very cool kev! some nice items everyone is posting here [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: McNally Family on June 14, 2016, 04:17 AM
In keeping with my goal of learning the metric system myself and teaching my Son as well, tools that show both Metric and Imperial measurements:

1) Starrett C434ME-300 300 and 11-3/4" Combination Set with Square, Center and Reversible Protractor Head and Blade

http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/C434ME-300
 
2) Mitutoyo 500-197-30 Advanced Onsite Sensor (AOS) Absolute Scale Digital Caliper, 0 to 8"/0 to 200mm Measuring Range           

http://www.mitutoyo.com/Images/003/308/500-197-30.jpg
 
3) Mitutoyo 950-300, Pocket Steel Rule, 6"/150mm (1/64"/1mm), 1/2" Wide, With Pocket Clip

http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/27424-950-300-mitutoyo-pocket-satin-chrome-eng-met-steel-rules.html   
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on June 14, 2016, 04:59 AM
Confirmed today.
Kress corded drill.
http://www.kress-elektrik.com/Power-tools.71+M5937e453d65.0.html?&tx_commerce_pi1%5BcatUid%5D=32&tx_commerce_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=1551
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 15, 2016, 06:33 AM
@Locky is to blame [wink]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jimmy FineCut on June 15, 2016, 11:14 AM
Blum Eco drill that also looks like a shocked robot
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Elmar50 on June 15, 2016, 12:00 PM
My 20 yr old Jet table saw's motor failed on me last Sunday. The SawStop was an unexpected but not unanticipated purchase that same day. The Jet would have been on it's third motor service. The added power, much improved dust collection and safety features drove the decision that I would not sink any more money into the Jet. I had considered the Jobsite model but stability and power won out over portability. A bonus was being able to use my cast iron router table on the new saw. The saw works great!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on June 15, 2016, 12:03 PM
I've got the TGP36 version of that saw its beautiful.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 15, 2016, 05:05 PM
So many contributions, great!  [eek] [eek] [eek]   [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Thanks for sharing all those awesome purchases!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: polarsea1 on June 16, 2016, 01:55 AM
Bought an inexpensive 8 1/2" blade for my Metabo SCMS intended to cut some 3/8" fiberglass fence rods for a break down drying rack.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 21, 2016, 08:48 AM
What's the best day of the month? Snap-On Tool Truck day!!!  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]

Always happy when my buddy arrives with his truck.

Today he had for me:

SDM410           Set, Bit, Metric, (41 pcs)
AWSGM800   Set, Wrench, Metric, Hex, Combination T and L-Shape, Soft Grip, Blue Handle, 8 pcs. (2mm to 10mm)   
AWSGT800   Set, Wrench, TORX®, Combination Tand L-Shape, Soft Grip, Green Handle, 8 pcs. (T10 to T45)

PTNDM4KA   4 pc Metric Magnetic Power Nut Setter Set (2x)
BTWOSK           5 pc Bit Miniature Ratcheting Handle Set (Blue-Point®)
106BTMXGLS    1/4" Drive Knurled Extension Set (1 1/4–11") (106BTMX) + 4 Glasses with Snap-On logos from '23, '48, '50 and '95.

MB5D               Bronze Injector Brush (Blue-Point®)
AC5C                Hand Scratch Brush (Blue-Point®)
VSG15T            FAST REL VISE GRIP 9LN

(http://up.picr.de/25965684za.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/25965685wi.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: StanB on June 21, 2016, 12:12 PM
Picked up a veritas honing guide. Very nice set up.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on June 29, 2016, 11:15 PM
GEDORE 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter.

(http://up.picr.de/26053254ht.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on June 30, 2016, 01:18 AM
@Mort : you gave me my first good laugh today.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on June 30, 2016, 01:23 AM
A cuppa coffee.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on June 30, 2016, 03:30 AM
4x Black Sys2's .. Tanos (does that could as non Festool?) and a Stihl moisture meter - should arrive tomorrow [smile]

Also ordered a bunch of stuff from Incra .. but it won't get here for a while [sad] ..

LS25WFNCSYS   INCRA LS Super System - 25" & 635mm Range in Metric

M-IRMASTER   INCRA Rules Master Set (Metric)

^ BND150M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 150mm

^ BND300M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 300mm

^ CENT300M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 300mm Centering Rule

^ IRPENCIL   INCRA 0.5mm Mechanical Marking Pencil x2

^ PRO160M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 160mm Protractor

^ RULE150M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 150mm

^ RULE300M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 300mm

^ T-RULE150M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 150mm

^ T-RULE300M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 300mm

WXWR365   Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge with Level

WXWR25   Wixey Mini Digital Height Gauge

INC-PUSHGUARD   INCRA PushGuard Combo Push Block & Hand Guard

MJGR-200   Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System Advanced with DVD

......


Plus my monster CADEX order should arrive soon [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: bkharman on June 30, 2016, 10:20 PM
I didn't buy it today but a while back I bought some B+W P5 wireless headphones. They are truly incredible sounding and I wear them at work, on walks and a lot in my shop as passive noise suppression.

Comfy as heck and brilliant sound to boot!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160701/153ea1af40e4f090b4c8d52e4940e3ac.jpg)

Cheers. Bryan.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DiscoStu on July 02, 2016, 03:12 AM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on July 03, 2016, 03:54 AM
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 18, 2016, 04:17 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 18, 2016, 05:06 AM
@Kev -- What a haul!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 18, 2016, 05:37 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 18, 2016, 05:46 AM

Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter

@Peter Parfitt HAH [big grin]

You're not guilty on the bike .. That's my Yeti 575, parked there as I'm about to put the AYUP's on for a bit of night trail riding.

Kev.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SMJoinery on July 18, 2016, 09:24 AM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Jeez Kev, you starting up a new dealership.
This is going to be my new screensaver! [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on July 18, 2016, 05:26 PM
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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Nice Kev!

 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on July 18, 2016, 05:43 PM
I bought a new house today with a 845sqft 3 car garage and a 20x20 space in the basement for shop space. This is a big improvement over the 250sqft basement shop that I currently have! I bought a Hammer A3-41 with silent cutter head back in December and received it in March that I will finally be able to take out of storage. I will now need to purchase a tablesaw. I'm wishing that I went with a Felder over the Hammer so that I won't feel the need to upgrade a few years down the road. I also bought 2 axes and a Sloyd knife from Lie Nielsen. I also just bought a bike, but that's not shop related.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 22, 2016, 12:55 AM
Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 22, 2016, 03:06 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 22, 2016, 03:45 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on July 22, 2016, 07:41 AM
I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??

@Kev
... Both... Together !
 [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on July 22, 2016, 10:37 AM
Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 25, 2016, 05:26 PM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2" 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:43 PM
Never used one before..... Ive been having some fun.... Shitting my pants.  I have soon learnt I HATE hollowing deep bowls its slow...boring.... and tense lol

Orderd a few Robert Sorby chisels.  Decided needed bigger stuff for hallowing so ordered sovereign chisels and Hope hollowing system with camera.  Although I did really want Clarks hollowing system or Korby but both American so not easy to get.  So settled with a less heavy duty british version. Hopefully it will come tomorow. 
 

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:46 PM
Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 25, 2016, 05:49 PM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)

Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say feck it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 06:57 PM

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 07:02 PM
I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/2282c7ffc57c0b922b87db056792a338.jpg)

Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say  it.

My local has a promo on Bessey (that I don't think goes for much longer) .. you get 30% off if you buy a mixed 10 clamps. Just don't know what to grab. K-Blocks are great, but have quite a few already.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 25, 2016, 07:04 PM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 26, 2016, 03:47 AM
Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.

(http://up.picr.de/26310286hm.jpg)

And here it is:

(http://up.picr.de/26310287bb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]

Hey Kev!

Basically it's a secret, but I guess it's safe to tell you, here on a woodworking platform  [scared] [scared]:

My friend and I, we have a side business. We travel the world to exorcise those pesky GEDORE'mons from car- and other workshops... It's quite dangerous  [scared]  [scared], doesn't pay as well as robbing banks  [eek] [eek], but the revenue through owning Snap-On shares - is OK  8) 8) 8). I mean, the harder we work, the more Snap-On is bought and shareholder value raises...

Here's a picture of me in action. That was quite a beast, had to bring out the crossed ratchet and pop-up screwdriver, too.... ;) ;) ;)

(http://up.picr.de/26311663pz.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

PS: Maybe for those that don't know, it's a face shield for welding/welding helmet - Snap-On offers a lot of cool "patterns" even an "Iron Man"... :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on July 26, 2016, 03:59 AM
LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 26, 2016, 04:04 AM
LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)

Oh yeah! :) :) :)

We're such super special secret squirrel stuff, we don't even have a name... But I like "The Knights of Snap-On" ... Maybe a new tattoo is in order....... ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on July 26, 2016, 08:27 AM

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.


Monitor and Camera arrived today.
[attachimg=1]

Hope hallowing Jig. Had a play for 30mins and I love it!!  There are better systems available but this does the job perfectly.  I feel safe and I dont get arm ache because Im sh itting myself
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on July 26, 2016, 10:34 AM
Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.

To add to the above, I took advantage of a Woodcraft sale to get the big boy PC router motor.  Just couldn't resist.  Added the 1/4" collet.

A while back I routed my left index finger doing something that I knew better than to do.  So I picked up a Woodpecker Free-Hand Guard as well.

And a couple of silicon glue cups.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 31, 2016, 04:35 PM
Missing part from my last Snap-On order came in Friday.

Snap-On CTUSB761 - turns the 14,4V Micro-Lithium battery packs into a power bank (5V 1A). (( @Festool USA maybe something to consider for the 10.8V and/or 18V batteries? - Would buy one straight away to throw into my CXS Systainer... :) ))

(http://up.picr.de/26367527mz.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 04, 2016, 10:16 AM
Hi!

Got me some digital calipers from Mitutoyo and some Pica stuff...

(http://up.picr.de/26399349ul.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 06, 2016, 06:58 PM
Got this little CoBolt and TwinKey from Knipex today  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/26421246bx.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 12:16 AM
Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils
[attachimg=1]

I'm also getting to crank up the base for my new Incra Positioner (thanks Precision Dogs)
[attachimg=2]

" ... I'm just mad about saffron ..." (they call it my Lamello)
[attachimg=3]

and it's got connections
[attachimg=4]

You'll never ever see these out in the wild
[attachimg=5]

I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."
[attachimg=6]

Then there's the old real estate mantra ... position, position, position
[attachimg=7]

I think the planets must have aligned today!!! [eek]


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on August 09, 2016, 02:52 AM
Lamello 🤑🤑🤑👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on August 09, 2016, 03:46 AM
@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 05:06 AM
@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...

@Holmz the Invis is targeted at an interesting way of connecting fins to boards (think big old timber stuff). It'll be a while before I get to play with it, but it was available for a promo price .. can't pass that by.

The TP jig is very nicely made. Yes - looking forward to using it [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 09, 2016, 05:11 AM
Great stuff @Kev

Like this best, lmao:


(...)

I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."


(...)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on August 09, 2016, 06:00 AM
I need to look for those promos .got a quote for puck lights... Ouch
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 11, 2016, 11:28 AM
Hi!

Today a pre-loved Woodpeckers 300mm Square arrived and a brand new Mini Square, fantastic.

(http://up.picr.de/26471579yr.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26471580ui.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26471581iu.jpg)

Very functional also outside the shop. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

(http://up.picr.de/26471583wy.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 16, 2016, 06:12 AM
Got a new pair of safety/work boots today, very comfy - love the look.

(http://up.picr.de/26522183ss.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 23, 2016, 07:25 AM
just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 23, 2016, 10:06 AM
Hi!

Got a new, better than my old, PRCD-S (Switched Protective Earth - Portable Residual Current Device) from Kopp Germany today. Bought it after someone explained to me why the product I have used before from a different manufacturer is basically useless, quite shocking (no pun intended) given this is supposed to be a safety device.

(http://up.picr.de/26595597vt.jpg)

 [eek] [eek] [eek] [scared] [scared] [scared] [unsure] [unsure] [unsure] [mad] [mad] [mad] [wink]
(http://up.picr.de/26595601rz.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595602jj.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595603ze.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595604yl.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26595607gm.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on August 23, 2016, 10:10 AM
just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter

Use this link. (http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CrazyLarry on August 23, 2016, 06:48 PM
Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils

I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 24, 2016, 02:25 AM
I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

@CrazyLarry so true. I'm currently in the process of moving a lot of my tools into a work unit while we fix up and present our house for sale .. moving all the systainer housed stuff was a snap. The TP is still in it's box on the bench behind me waiting to go into a box [sad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 26, 2016, 04:18 PM
Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 26, 2016, 05:36 PM
Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513

That thing is just crying out for an eye and some dinosaur teeth [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RockstarRemodel on August 26, 2016, 06:41 PM
Wasn't today, but my most recent non-Festool purchase was a BuildClean air scrubber. I'm digging it so far. It's not the magic air cleaner I had in my imagination, but I do notice an improvement.

I don't usually notice the noise because I work with ear protection always, but when the client comes in, I have to turn the jet engine down to 1.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 26, 2016, 10:33 PM
When you can buy a set for not much more than the 3 cutters yo want ...
[attachimg=1]

... and sadly my local paint store is closing down, but I scraped up a bargain
[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 27, 2016, 03:22 AM
You are definitely keeping the economy going with all the stuff you buy buddy
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DiscoStu on August 29, 2016, 06:11 PM
Bought the UJK Dovetail jig. I was tempted by the Leigh but it was more than twice the price and I doubt it will get a lot of use.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on August 29, 2016, 08:16 PM
Recieved the Bosch GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder from Acme Tool today.   I got tired of using my small digital angle finder for longer work.  It has great features including a lazer.  It will be great for checking for square the steel/aluminum entrances that are a large part of the work I perform.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 31, 2016, 04:35 AM
Hi!

Got me a water/dust/weather- and construction-site-proof "garage" 782 x 385 x 379 mm / 91 l (for my tool bag which is not water resistant and other stuff) and a diamond cutting disc.

(http://up.picr.de/26672539vh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on August 31, 2016, 05:57 AM
Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on September 01, 2016, 06:53 AM
Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

Clear Blanco or Tinto?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 01, 2016, 07:06 AM
Cab or merlot?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2016, 04:35 AM
Treated myself to these yesterday at a local hardware store and there is another package scheduled for delivery today  [eek] [eek]  [wink] [wink]

(http://up.picr.de/26739138mp.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Carquest on September 06, 2016, 07:19 AM
Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on September 06, 2016, 07:32 AM
@Holmz @rst

A boutique wine barrel stain maker called Shinas Estate ...

https://shinasestate.com/

... Amazingly good for the $'s.

Without a proper cellar I only keep a few cases on hand and mix it up with bottle shop purchases as we like variety. A cellar is a big tick item for the next place!!!


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2016, 02:56 PM
Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

Yes, Sir. It's two Knipex - I life 16 miles from the Knipex factory - so they are not completely unknown to me, as I do own a couple of them already ;)

---

As expected the package containing my new Fluke T 150 VDE was delivered today, great piece of equipment - loving it!

(http://up.picr.de/26744511ho.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26744513tr.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: #Tee on October 10, 2016, 08:27 PM
lovely new tools oliver!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on October 11, 2016, 03:05 AM
Today I got a a cheap Wagner spray gun and a couple of cheap chisels , rasps, etc ... Why?   Because my good stuff is as the wrong end of a very full storage unit [embarassed] [sad]

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

The cheap gun ($199AUD) is very disappointing, I think you'd get a better result throwing paint bomb balloons at the wall [mad]

You can alway use a rough chisel or two, so I'm not so upset about those.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on October 11, 2016, 01:50 PM
Certainly qualifies as non-festool "stuff", workshop-related not so much, but it ate up next years tool budget...  [big grin]

[attachimg=1]

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on October 22, 2016, 02:29 AM
Got my new Lamello few days ago 😁
[attachimg=1]


Had a play with it yesterday for first time. Trying it!  Straight away noticed something... and I think Lamello are missing a trick here.

I thought if I wanted to fix two clamex fixings ontop of each other I would have to drill two access holes on both timber faces inside and out.  I thought that would be daft why doesnt the clamex have a hole on both sides so I only need one access hole.

So I removed the rotating metal cam from the clamex and drilled another hole though. I reinserted the metal cam.  I drilled a access hole from one side through both lamello P slots.
BOOM works brilliantly!
At first I thought I might have trouble with alignemnt of the two allan key holes but Alan Key went through easily. 
[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]

[attachimg=4

][attachimg=5]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on October 22, 2016, 02:33 AM
Video yay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvE9dtzafA
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 22, 2016, 02:42 PM
Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Spiff on November 22, 2016, 02:52 PM
Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

Ha - you beat me to it!!  Well done  [sad]  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Spiff on November 22, 2016, 04:29 PM
In answer to the question in hand:

One of these, but in the 3m version.  Also made in Germany and also absolutely superb!!!  This stainless steel tape measure baffles everyone I show it to.  Yes, it opens itself, as if by magic.  Very useful when working single handed on large panels.  Super light too, with nothing to go wrong.  Whoever designed these is a genius!!   8)  [not worthy]

https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/2/429-bmimeter-1_1.jpg

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 22, 2016, 05:15 PM
I bought the Veritas honing guide set, three of the Diasharp stones, and the medium and carvers inflateable sanding drum set and sleeves.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 02:43 PM
I have been buying tools for woodworking, electronics and metal working for last 6 months and it it is not over yet. [sad]
CMT blade & bit cleaner, digital angle finder and router bits. Italy

[attachimg=1]

Martor ice tempered stainless knives and scissors. Germany

[attachimg=2]

Wera joker racheting wrench set metric & imperial. Germany

[attachimg=3]

Scala 3 pc stainless steel precison squares. Germany
Oneway manufacturing multi-gauge. Canada

[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 24, 2016, 02:49 PM
Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 03:19 PM
Picard magnetic nailholder hammer. Germany
Wiha heavy duty split head mallet.  Germany
Keller hand brush and table sweeper made with waxed beech wood and natural horsehair. Germany

[attachimg=1]

Wiha 57 pc. dynamic & topra ratchet set. Germany
Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany

[attachimg=2]

Stabila magnetic pocket and torpedo level. Germany
Knipex pliers & wrench set. Germany

[attachimg=3]

Heuer vise and stand-lift. Germany

[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 04:08 PM
Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth
Hi Seth,
I think I did shop from the same place for CMT. It was like 3 years ago and it was 50% off but I do not remember the name.
I buy them from www.routerbitworld.com now. Rich is a great guy to deal with and shipping is always $1 and the the prices are lower compare to any where on line.
I am not new to Martor and have been using them for 7 years. If you do not loose it or loan it to a friend that has a bad habit to breaking stuff, then most likely they indestructible.
Here is the link for them in USA and you can order it right there.
   http://www.martorusa.com/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on December 24, 2016, 04:44 PM
Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on December 24, 2016, 05:12 PM
Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.
http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/Steel-Precision-Squares-Made-in-Germany/products/510/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on December 24, 2016, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the link! I buy Forstner type bits from them but never thought to look for squares there.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 24, 2016, 06:10 PM
In the wast week I bought the new Milwaukee 18v 15ga brad nailer to replace my ancient 30 year old Senco FN 40... Acme sent me a 15% off birthday discount.  Also bought the Milwuakee 28 piece hole hawg set...$129.00 with 10% discount.  Ordered 2 1/2" spoil board bit with disposalble blades from Toolstoday...10% off.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 02:11 PM
Hi!

After some health wise - troublesome months - yesterday was again one of better/good days that have gotten rare as of lately and I spent some quality time with my Dad at the Gedore factory shop.

(http://up.picr.de/28183846as.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/28183851vu.jpg)

Bought just a couple of small pieces, can't do anything tool related anyway right now.

(http://up.picr.de/28183854fs.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on February 01, 2017, 06:26 PM
@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ivanhoe on February 01, 2017, 06:55 PM
Waiting for my Incra 1000 SE to arrive for my table saw. [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on February 01, 2017, 06:58 PM
@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

_______

Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 07:11 PM
@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.

Thank you very much @Kev !

@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

_______

Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.


Thank you very much @Untidy Shop

--

Just to clarify, it's nothing life threatening but it's really, really annoying because it sometimes changes within an hour - makes advance planning completely obsolete and I only dare to leave the house on what I call a "100% good day". Plus, I thought I was done with it, then it hit me again out of the blue. So I'm getting used as pin cushion again...

I still hope to be able to continue projects and start some new ones in a couple of months.

Kind regards and again, thank you very much for the well wishes!
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on February 01, 2017, 08:25 PM
Got this just after Christmas , took about 6-7 weeks to build.
Logo's on last week.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170202/9f51fdd547c53016798d4377683b7562.jpg)
Has really helped my work flow
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 01, 2017, 08:33 PM
Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: onevw on February 02, 2017, 06:11 AM
Must run fume hood with this stuff[attach=1][attach=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on February 02, 2017, 09:41 PM
Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver
That's funny cuz,the paint is called "desert sand storm"
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 14, 2017, 05:54 AM
Today I bought a CMT 10" calibration disc and a few adhesive sandpaper discs so I can get the table saw set up perfect and use it as a disc sander too. Speaking of the table saw, I picked up the sawstop jobsite saw not long before I joined the FOG along with a bosch gex125-150ave ros.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on February 14, 2017, 06:39 AM
Although, not something directly for the workshop they do aid in making stuff that goes into the workshop.  Some heavier Pfanner Gladiator chainsaw pants for the < 10 degree F days.  Been wearing the ventilation ones for a few months, but those let a little too much air up the rear  [eek]  in the winter. 

(http://www.treestuff.com/store/images/products/large/1815.jpg)
 
And a box of 50 Pfanner work gloves because I don't want to run out anytime soon!


Why chainsaw pants over chaps?  Well, when you're out in the woods all day you're spending more time planning a fall and skidding it out than actually running the saw.  Chaps are easier to take off than to put on.  And it never fails that an unseen limb or buck cut needs the saw on it and fatigue + daylight weening might make one neglect the chaps for that cut (I'm very guilty of this).  But I have never felt the desire to ditch the trousers for nature's full ventilation... the family jewels aren't for ticks!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 14, 2017, 03:04 PM
Not a pro , just the occasional tree to cut up. Never tried the pants but I have the chaps and find them bulky and awkward. Don't like the straps and such either. The pants look like the way to go.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on February 14, 2017, 03:44 PM
@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

Trevin
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 03:12 PM
@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

Trevin
They make them for few manufactures under different names but all have the same quality.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 03:25 PM
The very last purchase was last Friday from two locations.
51 pieces WIHA precison tool set.

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Aigner Distometer

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 18, 2017, 03:58 PM
That is a nice tray full of screwdrivers!

Do you have a part / stock / name number for that set?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 18, 2017, 04:16 PM
Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coliban on February 18, 2017, 04:34 PM
Woodpecker

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on February 18, 2017, 05:19 PM
Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth
Yep, that is the one.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on February 18, 2017, 05:37 PM
Here's a good deal on that Wiha set - $203.00 / 27% off


https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92191-51-piece-master-technicians-precision-set/


I have this version- https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92190-50-piece-master-technicians-bench-top-tool-set/


 in the metal storage rack - really a great assortment
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on February 19, 2017, 06:44 AM
@HAXIT

That looks like a nice set of screw drivers they definitely need to be in a drawer

I got these Friday . Now need to build a rack will need room for expansion will order 8
More next month love these clamps

Thanks Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 23, 2017, 06:44 AM
Does it count if I didn't buy it? This evening I went to collect payment for a recent job and the customer gave me a bonus of an extra $200 plus the 18v Bosch Destroyer brushless kit! Definately could handle a few more customers like that.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 23, 2017, 07:04 AM
I bought the 18v Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer, couple SDS drills, and chisels.  Now there are jobs where I won't need to drag my 30 some year old Hilti TE-72 along.  A couple months ago I bought the Milwaukee 18v 15 ga brad nailer...used the the day it came to reinstall mahogany stops at a skating rink where we replaced all the 4' x 5' insulated units.   Won't need my Senco and hose as much.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on February 23, 2017, 08:23 AM
Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on February 23, 2017, 10:06 AM
8" Knew Fretsaw
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on February 23, 2017, 10:21 AM
Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…

Its okay for some - I have a pair of Dutch bikes on order and I doubt whether the pound will pick up between now and Easter !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on February 23, 2017, 05:57 PM
I rounded out the Woodpeckers collection by making it more square.  6 & 8" squares came in today.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 10, 2017, 02:43 PM
Way nice @Poindexter !

--

After selling almost all of my Bosch stuff, I need replacements. New Fein AFMM 18 QSL.

(https://up.picr.de/28547553gt.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on March 11, 2017, 08:11 AM
Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: charley1968 on March 11, 2017, 03:00 PM
A Mafell BST 460S.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on March 11, 2017, 06:29 PM
I bought Hanson 3095001 2-Piece Adjustable Tap Socket from Amazon.  With these to grip the taps I can use my 3/8 drive Milwaukee for tapping or a 3/8 rachet for restricted areas.  You Tube is almost as hard on my bank account as FOG.  Check out this site for some really nifty tapping and drilling tools http://holemaker-technology.com/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on March 11, 2017, 08:57 PM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


        [attachimg=1]



Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 11, 2017, 09:12 PM
Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

(Attachment Link)

@Poindexter good to see you embracing Arbortech .. I managed to accidentally combine mine with a old angle grinder I sold (and got less for it that the Arbortech cutter was actually worth) [sad]

I'm looking forward to replacing it soon [smile]

It'd be nice to see what you're carving.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on March 12, 2017, 08:22 AM

    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
[attachimg=1]


Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HAXIT on March 12, 2017, 10:17 AM

    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]



Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
(Attachment Link)


Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Wera VDE bottle opener. Of course if you are thirsty, then you cannot work efficiently. So it is important. [big grin] [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on March 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]
Seth

Hi Seth,

Just as well you have not seen my other Wera video work !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 12, 2017, 06:22 PM
Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


        (Attachment Link)



Seth

Hi Seth,

Definitely something I gladly take the blame for  [big grin] [big grin]

Great choices by the way! And the pop-up bit-holder is really fun - I got the Snap-On version (same bit-holder, but their colors and "Instinct" handle style)  that Wera makes for them. It's great and fun to play with.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 16, 2017, 05:29 PM
Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on March 16, 2017, 05:49 PM
This was the thread I was actually looking for.  I posted this earlier in another thread.

Here is my new toy!
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Cannot wait to try her out this weekend.  Or maybe tonight... [big grin]

Trevin
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on March 16, 2017, 07:24 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 16, 2017, 10:24 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 17, 2017, 10:07 AM
Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

I now have improved versions of the two planes that I ordered, now that the blades are honed and adjusted.  Per previous experience, they only needed a little polishing on the back, and then a micro bevel.  The blade angle on the shoulder plane was off by a degree or two, but the micro bevel took care of that.

The Veritas jack rabbet plane is awesome, and the review from @derekcohen gave me even more ideas of things to do with it.  The only thing that I can see that you don't get from this plane is the toothed blades.  I wonder if Veritas would custom tooth a blade or two?

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/VeritasJackRabbetPlane.html
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on March 17, 2017, 03:11 PM
Got this today

Had a little play seems really nice, easy to use and a nice thin beam [attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]

But an absolutely horrendous colour clash with the festools lol. Doesn't even look like I could fit it in a systainer
But to be honest everything fits really nice in the box inc the tripod

Will be cool if the sys light fits on the tripod

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on March 17, 2017, 04:16 PM
That looks great.

There is a good chance that the Syslight will fit as most tripod kit that I have come across (apart from artillery range finders) has a standard thread fitting.

Petetr
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on March 17, 2017, 04:28 PM
Green laser, cool! So much better to spot than the red one.

Enjoy that awesome Leica!

Sys-Lite and Sys-Rock should fit that tripod, iirc they're all 1/4"

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on March 17, 2017, 06:23 PM
125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

100a for the moulder, 60a for a buss duct and the 20's because I found a couple.

I can't afford new ones, the 100a one is 450 bucks.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on March 19, 2017, 04:37 AM
Forgive me for I have sinned. It's been over a decade since my last Alternative Green (Ryobi) tool purchase, and hopefully it will be another decade before I am tempted again!

In my defense, my main router died last night and I was trying to beat a timeline for delivery of a project. My local big box hardware store opens at 7am Sunday mornings so down I went and grabbed the only 1/2" shank variable speed plunge router they sold. Now I'll need to submit a proposal to the minister of finance and war as to why I need the OF1400.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 19, 2017, 04:44 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on March 20, 2017, 01:53 PM
Some evening reading just showed up in the mail ...... now I am in trouble  [eek]


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Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Trevin on March 20, 2017, 05:45 PM
@seth I just ordered the same two catalogs the other day....

 [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on March 21, 2017, 04:20 PM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Kev on March 21, 2017, 09:10 PM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on April 03, 2017, 11:23 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jmbfestool on April 03, 2017, 11:25 AM
@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 03, 2017, 11:41 PM
I finally bought a SawStop PCS. I went with the 3hp, 52" T-Glide, industrial mobile base, and overarm dust collection. I seriously considered the industrial version and the Hammer K3.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 12, 2017, 05:05 PM
Received this today:

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 12, 2017, 05:12 PM
Very cool!

That Cadex *drool*  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:23 PM
Received this today:

(Attachment Link)


yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassss
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:37 PM
Here in the US, Tool Lady is running a sale on PB Swiss. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 05:44 PM
Here's what the slotted bits look like after a few years of using them like miniature prybars.
Glad they got rid of that awfully painted identification ring. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 12, 2017, 06:06 PM
Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

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In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 07:03 PM
Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

--

In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver

Agreed.  Everyone waxes poetic about their screwdrivers and hex keys, but it's their bits that never fail to impress me.
I could take or leave their screwdrivers.  Actually, I do in fact take Wiha and ye ol' Facom Ergotwist whenever it ain't bits.  :-0
The tips on the PB versions are the nicest, though.  For hex, I use Bondhus, Wiha and PB, interchangeably.   I'm not saying they're interchangeable.   I'm just saying, they all work fine for me. :0
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 12, 2017, 07:28 PM
Here's my attempt to turn the Fog into Garage Journal. 😂
Please don't ask me to travel to my home, mom's home, dad's home, sister's home nor
downstairs to the cobwebbed shop to snap  the Gedore, Facom,  Felo, Wera and whatever
else is spread all around. 😳
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 13, 2017, 11:53 AM
In another recent purchase I was able to complete my Bridge City Tool Works Japanese hand saw set with extra blades. The two burgundy saws I already had. The chisels are relatively new as well.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on May 13, 2017, 06:48 PM
Bought a Ryoba double edge and a Gyokucho Dozuki razor saw, also bought two Festool rustic planer heads, the HK 82 RG and RF.  Just received Freud triple bead and flute set.  Spent the day setting up to make custom base moulding.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CADru on May 14, 2017, 08:20 PM
Milwaukee M12 Fuel Hackzall. A 4.0 Ah battery shipped with kit & the 6.0 Ah battery was free with purchase. Two batteries are a must so when a free battery offer hits a tool I'm looking to pick up its a no brainer.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 15, 2017, 09:18 PM
@six-point socket II

I've been using 6mm hex, all day...on garment racks...at the office.   ;D

Anyway, yeah, 100 degree stubby l-keys from pbswiss.
Am I in love? 💜💙💚💛❤️💘💞💓💗💖💝 Mos def.



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 16, 2017, 01:59 AM
So cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 17, 2017, 02:10 PM
Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.

(http://up.picr.de/29220082yv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220083xd.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220084rv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220085bi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220086nb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Poindexter on May 17, 2017, 02:58 PM
Very nice!  Didn't know Spax had that.  You might have just spent me some money :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 26, 2017, 09:09 PM
Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.

(http://up.picr.de/29220082yv.jpg)



(http://up.picr.de/29220083xd.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220084rv.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220085bi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/29220086nb.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver


We think alike.   The same week that I had PB Bauman fest, I also
ordered a pile of Wera's nippled torx bits.   
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on May 31, 2017, 04:33 PM
Mafell Aerofix.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 07, 2017, 07:02 AM
Bench Crafted Moxon Vise hardware on the way.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 09, 2017, 12:41 AM

[attachimg=1]

Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holmz on June 09, 2017, 05:55 AM
A portable table saw arrived yesterday, so not exactly a gizmo.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on June 09, 2017, 10:02 AM



Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.



Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 09, 2017, 09:15 PM

Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set . . . .
Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth

Yes Seth agree re cool, but unlike the tool set itself I do not expect the raised logo/tool image will outlast my remaining life time.

@SRSemenza
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on June 10, 2017, 10:59 PM
Just came today ................. this set of Craftsman regular size / longish handle short blade Torx drivers. AKA, Super Stubbies. New old stock Made in USA.  T10 , T15, T20, T25. They just seemed like they might be handy.



[attachimg=1]


Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 27, 2017, 10:44 AM
Hi,

New PPE suited for the next project that will include paint stripping...

3M 4255 FFA2 P3DR (respirator mask)

3M 2890 (safety glasses)

Ansell SOL-VEX 37-675 (gloves)

(https://up.picr.de/29912888eh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 10:28 AM
Hi Oliver

Thought you might like this. I have been after these for a while

And just for reference unboxing wera is very similar to apple lol [attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 10:34 AM
Also

The 1/2 drive set is almost exactly the size of the drawer in a sys 3 3drawer box
I did research this first

So my plan is to make a mechanical kit in a couple of sys drawer units. I have given my traditional type box to my son

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 30, 2017, 11:08 AM
Hi Mick

I am an absolute fan of Wera tools. They are really well thought out and clearly designed by someone who uses tools.

I am a little jealous of your latest pile !

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 30, 2017, 11:18 AM
Lately, I've been breaking down 19mm sheets of maple ply. As much as I like the original TSO GRS-16, this newer version will make that task a lot easier.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 12:21 PM
hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 30, 2017, 12:36 PM
hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick

Hi Mick

Yes, I have that little ratchet and use it a lot. For the older or more arthritic members of the FOG it really does make life a lot easier.

At last years D&M show at Kempton Park I saw some low profile sockets that go with the ratchet but cannot find them on the Wera web site. They are very squat and so you can get the ratchet and the socket into a space about 25 - 30 mm high. Any ideas ?

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on July 30, 2017, 01:04 PM
Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 30, 2017, 11:03 PM
Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick

I don't think Wera has long / deep sockets.  But you can put any brand 1/4" drive deep socket on the ratchet. Are they just not available in the UK?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 04, 2017, 02:46 PM
Seth

I can definitely get some deep sockets from another make. but I do like a bit of brand allegiance lol

I think that's festools fault

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on August 05, 2017, 09:29 PM
Picked these up from Ebay. 9" length as opposed to many similar that are 8" so they compliment the 7" Knipex ones I already have better than 8" would. And I really like the beveled tips.


[attachimg=1]     [attachimg=2]     [attachimg=3]



Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: unclefester on August 06, 2017, 04:00 AM
My wife bought this for me  [big grin]for our anniversary.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 12, 2017, 11:23 AM
This turned up today don't know how lol
[attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]

Seem to need to feed the wera habit now
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2017, 10:01 AM
Hi,

I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.

(https://up.picr.de/30276947ah.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/30276951bs.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/30276952mj.jpg)

And then I visited one of my tool dealers and bought a Mini-Systainer with clear top and insert, a small chisel, a punch and mini-caliper.

(https://up.picr.de/30278327ei.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2017, 10:39 AM

I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.


Who makes that Oliver, it almost looks like an old Stanley.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 06, 2017, 11:12 AM
Hi @Cheese

Unfortunately I can't tell you for sure who the manufacturer is. Allegedly these are/were made by http://www.robert-schroeder.de/home/ueber-schroeder/ for a German store called Manufactum. ( http://www.manufactum.de )

What I can tell you for sure is that this particular model  was up until recently sold by Manufactum - but they have recently discontinued it, this one was purchased in one of their local shops that had stock left.

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.

It's called "Drillschraubendreher" or "Driller" in German, and if you search ebay for example - even NOS/ and used from German Military come up for sale... 

From Wera for example: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wera-Lit-Schraubendreher-445mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS1-/361919958257

"Hermes perfect" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Hermes-Schraubendreher-440mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS3-/391720427467

"Stanley" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Stanley-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS7-/361919957483

"Wiha" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wiha-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS13-/361922831266

Non of them being 1/4" hex variants though.

In this case, I have bought from the seller before and he is gtg (just in case someone must have one of them ;) )

--

There are even some to be found that were made back in the day in GDR:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/DDR-Smalcalda-Drillschraubendreher-Dreher-Schraubenzieher-Werkzeug-Praktikus-/222612373306


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2017, 11:28 AM
Interesting...especially the Hermes variants, I wonder what that was all about?

Ya Oliver, I thought it was a Stanley hand drill until the 1/4 hex drive caught my eye. That was the trigger [scratch chin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 06, 2017, 06:21 PM
I just bought the Wera 05051461001 816 Ra 1/4x142.0 Ratchet Screwdriver,
Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial,
and the
Wera 8100 SB 2 Zyklop 3/8" Metric Ratchet Set.  Sorry guys...no picture porn
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 07, 2017, 01:34 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2017, 02:04 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

From Wikipedia:
The trade name "YANKEE" screwdriver was first marketed by North Brothers Manufacturing Company in 1899, with the No. 30 spiral ratchet screwdriver.

The term "YANKEE SCREWDRIVER" is often used to describe push/pull type screwdriver other than one manufactured by North Brothers Mfg. Co. or Stanley Tools, who purchased the rights to the well-known YANKEE brand or trade name in the 1940s from North Brothers.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 07, 2017, 02:10 PM
Thanks

That makes sense


Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2017, 02:15 PM

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DB10 on September 07, 2017, 09:17 PM
We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick
@VW MICK  Stiil got my first cordless with the obligatory jubilee clip. At the time I was using this I was working at a boat builders and without the jubilee clip the Yankee would have been everywhere you didn't want it to be.
 Says on it Stanley Yankee no. 130b made by Stanley, West Germany. I hadn't realised that these Yankee's used to be made in Germany.
 I will now put it back in the bottom of the draw and crack on with my CXS.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 08, 2017, 04:47 AM

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow

Very interesting, seems to be from Schroeder as well. Thanks @Cheese !

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 05:12 AM
Morning guys
These turned up this week [attachimg=1]
I am finding these things really handy
I am not going to start the I wish Festool made them. As I couldn't afford them if they did lol
Also they are what I call beaters and lenders.

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 05:13 AM
Can someone turn my picture around please

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 10, 2017, 09:03 AM
Can someone turn my picture around please
Mick

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 10, 2017, 01:14 PM
Ha ha thanks @Cheese


Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 12, 2017, 01:13 PM
I seem to have killed this thread but these two turned up this week
[attachimg=1]

I’ve 9 of these things now they are so handy

Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on November 12, 2017, 01:48 PM
I have been looking at insulated screwdrivers for quite some time, but never could find a set with a good variety of tips.  Especially wanted slim and PlusMinus tips.  Then I found this one and couldn't resist.  Already used it putting in smart home fixtures and switches.  Really like it so far.

insulated screwdrivers (https://www.kctoolco.com/chris-insulated-screwdriver-set/)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 12, 2017, 01:53 PM
Nice

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on November 12, 2017, 05:58 PM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RobBob on November 12, 2017, 08:01 PM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver

If you do a google search on that Wera model number, it shows up as yellow/red everywhere I looked, just like the other insulated tools.  Maybe the one in the set was new/old stock?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mismarked on November 12, 2017, 10:46 PM
On the Yankee/ Stanley subject (a little late to the party) my dad gave me this. A painted glass display sign from a hardware store. I did not see a date on it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on November 13, 2017, 07:44 AM
Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver

If you do a google search on that Wera model number, it shows up as yellow/red everywhere I looked, just like the other insulated tools.  Maybe the one in the set was new/old stock?

I think the black / yellow is because they were / are trying to color code the square drives. You can also find pictures of the square  in bright green and yellow handle with red blade.  Also lots of places use the same pic for all the screwdrivers.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on November 13, 2017, 01:30 PM
Hi Seth,

forgive me, I'm not sure we're on the same page here. I know that some stores will use images that might not show the actual or a slightly different product - not taking any issues with that.

But in this instance the pictured screwdriver does exist, and has the 168i, 1000V and VDE stamps... Now that I knew what to look for I found quite a couple of sources to buy these from, even locally.

I still think - square drive or not - it's an accident waiting to happen if someone uses both the 100 VDE and 900 series side by side.

One thing though, I might stand corrected. Judging by the picture from KC Tools I would have sworn it's black/yellow. However if you look at Wera or other vendors, it seems kinda greenish or is that just my eyes?

http://products.wera.de/de/schraubendreher_kraftform_plus__serie_100_vde_160_i_168_i_6_rack.html

https://www.reichelt.de/?ARTICLE=197356


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on November 13, 2017, 05:56 PM
Yes, I realize that it exists in that color I have one too.  It does have a slight green hue. That one link is interesting that it shows two different square drive in that color. Which means they were not trying to follow the standard square color coding. Yes, bad idea, I don't get it.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: android on December 17, 2017, 05:05 PM
Well, I decided to get a square I could trust so I forked out some $$ for the Starrett 12" 4 piece set. It was on Amazon for $230. I checked all the head and they are "dead on balls accurate" as Mona Lisa Vito would say. I had bought a PEC hoping to save a few bucks, but the protractor head was off by about 1-1/2 degrees so I sent it back. The protractor head in the Starrett set is much nicer. If you just want the square and center finder, the PEC would be fine, but I wanted a really good protractor head so this will serve well.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on December 18, 2017, 06:19 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on December 18, 2017, 06:55 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.

Well, they DO look like props from Starship Troopers… : )
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on December 18, 2017, 07:38 AM
Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.

Are there more where you got those from?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 18, 2017, 11:07 AM
Wera Zyklop 8100 SC 4 1/2-Inch SAE Ratchet Set, 38-Piece....$345.00,
 Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial, 39 Pieces...$85.00
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 18, 2017, 02:14 PM
Hi @rst

Good purchase would like a picture


Thanks Mick
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on December 18, 2017, 10:35 PM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 18, 2017, 11:46 PM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on December 19, 2017, 12:19 AM
Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth

3 different drivers (2)slotted/philips, (1) each of slotted/philips/square and slotted/philips/torx. I have a few tools that I keep in my office at work, but most of them I just have at home for personal usage. I need to run a sub-panel to my garage and then run the electric for all my large shop tools.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 19, 2017, 06:47 PM
CuTech 8” Joiner with carbide spiral cutter head.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on December 19, 2017, 10:10 PM
Picked up a Wera bit holder:

Wera 051482 Rapidaptor Bitholding Screwdriver Handle (https://www.kctoolco.com/wera-051482-rapidaptor-bitholding-screwdriver-handle/)

I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it is.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 21, 2017, 12:09 PM
Williams SuperCombo wrench sets .................

   [attachimg=1]     [attachimg=2]


Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 21, 2017, 04:35 PM
Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on December 21, 2017, 04:42 PM
Graco cordless Ultra airless sprayer...25% off $250.00 @ Zoro
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ManipulatingWood on December 21, 2017, 06:42 PM
Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....

(Attachment Link)

I was looking at those CUTech jointers over the weekend, but was concerned when I couldn’t locate a phone # for customer service on their website.  I’d love to hear a full review after you’ve had a little time to play.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 21, 2017, 06:46 PM
It’s at the bottom of their website: https://www.cutechtool.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=123
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ManipulatingWood on December 21, 2017, 06:52 PM
D’oh! 🤦‍♂️

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Ajax on December 22, 2017, 11:47 AM
My kids (8 and 10) are really into architecture and building stuff.  They go to a shop to take classes and I volunteer there, but it's scary seeing them use large machines and I spend my time playing Mr Safety and operating tools their small hands can't handle.  So...I found the Proxxon line of model making / craft tools that are mini versions of the large shop ones and I'm outfitting a kids workshop in the basement next to my shop.  This is going to be a great Xmas for them...and if this is just a fad for them, now I have some small tools to use along side my big ones.

So far I've bought...

Table top saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27006.php

Chop saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27160.php

Scroll saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27088.php

Hotwire cutter
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27080.php


Power supply for the 12v tools
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28704.php

12v Drill/Rotory Tool
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28512.php

12v Jigsaw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28534.php

Drill stand
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28600.php


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: David on December 22, 2017, 03:03 PM
A massive piece of gorgeous Big Leaf Maple burl (see hammer for scale).

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 31, 2017, 03:39 PM
A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: McNally Family on December 31, 2017, 07:44 PM
A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]


Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference! 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on December 31, 2017, 10:30 PM
I ordered some Bessey rail clamps from woodpeckers , $56 usd for 2 clamps.
Ships after 1-18-2018 , but that’s o.k for me.
Got 4 at that price.
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 31, 2017, 10:47 PM
Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference!

Ya, it was a no-brainer for me. The Fuel Sawzall with a 9.0 battery and a charger in a cardboard box for $249, that’s something you don’t even think twice about. The naked Fuel Sawzall (tool only) goes for $199. [eek]  The 9.0 battery alone goes for $170 and the charger is a $40-$50 item.


Those blow molded Milwaukee cases however are a PITA. I just chuck them because they’re worthless. Solid structure for landfill.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Christopher Fitch on January 02, 2018, 05:13 PM
I've purchased two of these recently...(on sale for $9.92 - sadly normal price now - still think they are a good deal)

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https://www.kctoolco.com/felo-22198-1-4-nut-box-with-8-metric-sockets-adapter/

I like them a bunch - wish they had a standard version but I've not found one.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on April 24, 2018, 04:33 PM
Blue Spruce Toolworks coping saw.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 24, 2018, 06:22 PM
Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on April 24, 2018, 06:45 PM
Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.

A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool!  Did you have multiple rails?

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on April 24, 2018, 07:00 PM
@Peter Halle -

I had a Wedge Smart Level with 24 and 48" rails.  The level stopped working years ago and I pitched sensor and the 24" rail but forgot that I had the 48" rail..   Low and behold I go down in the shop just now and look up in the ceiling joists and there it is.  Dusted it off and think I might devise an insert to let my Wixey digital level be used with this over a 48" space. 

Could be fun project to make the insert with my Shaper!

Thanks for that inspiration!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 24, 2018, 07:05 PM
I only had the two footer...used to spring clamp it to a 72" extrusion to set doors.  Also clamped to 8'+ extrusions for installing automatic sliding door frames.  Lasers made that unnecessary.  Lasers also made stretching strings to check for plane obsolete.  Technology moves on.  Loving my Shaper, now I have to learn how to computer design and load. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on July 12, 2018, 03:55 AM
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Re- http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/some-new-wera-goodness!/?topicseen
Sure  it's made in the Czech Republic - but still quality.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 12, 2018, 11:27 AM

A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool!  Did you have multiple rails?


Not so fast youngsters...I still have the 24" and 48" models in the basement. And the module still works!!! I've placed them in an ever-growing pile of "tools I need to move along". This includes Bailey hand planes, Milwaukee 12v & 18v tools and the worst idea Milwaukee ever decided to market, the V28 line of tools. [crying] [crying]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 12, 2018, 12:07 PM
The 24" electronic level I have was the original, the module was built into the level, not transferable.  I've since bought the 72, 48, and 24" Stabila electronic levels.  These are great, they have various modes, including one that tells you how far out is the surface.  They also have different tones so you can tell without looking which way the level needs to move to find level or plumb.  Managed to buy them at 25% off through Zoro.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on July 12, 2018, 09:09 PM
Today I received my two new mallets from Blue Spruce Tools! Fancy maple heads with Cocobolo handles. I heard about Blue Spruce for the first time last week, here on the FOG. They fellgreat and look and feel even better!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 12, 2018, 09:31 PM

A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool! 


Check this out...like I said, this Dinosaur 🦖 still lives. I believe this has the original batteries which would be 20+ years old.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mclaeys on August 27, 2018, 11:26 PM
Picked up new a Flexzilla air drop hose and redid my boom arm with new new Festool flexy hose. Put together a quick vac power center board with vac blast gate mounts... slowly getting there. One thing at a time. Cheers.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: StanB on August 28, 2018, 12:16 PM
(Attachment Link)

Re- http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/some-new-wera-goodness!/?topicseen
Sure  it's made in the Czech Republic - but still quality.

These are by far the best allens out there. the hex plus heads bite like crazy. I just have a hard time finding SAE equivalents.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on August 28, 2018, 12:25 PM

... I just have a hard time finding SAE equivalents.

Why? Wera make HexPlus in imperial as well...
Or did I miss something?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 03, 2018, 03:22 PM
I dont think Weras Imperial is made i stainless.

But I went and bought a dremel 4300 w a accessory kit.

 I have to trim off some small 1/4" bolts. The ones I bought were tad to long. Tom recommended I use the dremel for it. Took his work and bought one this morning.

Had a dremel before it was a older one gave it away along with my stationary tools when I moved to England. So i got another.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 05, 2018, 04:28 PM
Hi!

I got these for my Birthday.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(https://up.picr.de/33750646wh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on September 06, 2018, 08:51 AM
Worksharp 3000, the wide blade attachment, an extra glass wheel (should've bought two), and the coarse abrasive pack (also need to get the honing pack) --- working on sharpening a batch of Korean chisels I picked up off eBay as a nostalgia purchase and so as to have one complete set of matched chisels.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on September 06, 2018, 09:16 AM
Incra 1000SE miter gauge.  What a solid, well built miter gauge, super pleased.  [big grin] [big grin]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 06, 2018, 10:14 AM
@Dick Mahany - I have one and it is a great miter gauge. You will love it! One side note if you have a Sawstop saw. A few weeks after I got my new Sawstop PCS I was talking on the phone to Sawstop customer service and the person that I was speaking to asked me if I had one (the Incra miter gauge) and when I said that I did he warned me that they are the number one reason that people trigger their saw. So if you have a Sawstop be extra careful as you set up for a cut. The slightest nick and in the aluminum extrusion and you are done😊.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 06, 2018, 10:21 AM
@Dick Mahany - I am looking more closely at your picture and I am fascinated by the extension that you built to give you more clearance in front of the blade for wider cross cuts. I can see the two captured stove bolts on top but can you tell me (or show me) more about how you mounted it underneath and what, if any, additional structure is under there? That type of fixture would solve a couple of issues for me. I like it!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on September 06, 2018, 10:51 AM
@Dick Mahany - I am looking more closely at your picture and I am fascinated by the extension that you built to give you more clearance in front of the blade for wider cross cuts. I can see the two captured stove bolts on top but can you tell me (or show me) more about how you mounted it underneath and what, if any, additional structure is under there? That type of fixture would solve a couple of issues for me. I like it!

@Alanbach The infeed table is on a DeWalt 7491RS.  It uses the extrusion for the rip fence and the vertical frame tube member to secure it on the saw.  It slides on and self-retains itself with no tools.  I have a number of pics that show how it is mounted in better detail.  PM sent.  One downside is that it does restrict rip fence travel when installed however that is of no concern to me when using a crosscut sled or the miter gauge.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 06, 2018, 12:26 PM
Bought a dremel 4300 just to cut a few bolt heads off using their cutting wheel. Did a awesome job. I had one before gave it away the when I moved to the UK.  I cnsider this amust have tool as it can do so many task and has a lot of attechments for it much
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mike_aa on September 06, 2018, 01:01 PM
@six-point socket II

Oliver, Happy Belated Birthday!

Mike A.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 06, 2018, 01:57 PM
Bought a V Line chalk line and tape holder and  Flexzilla air hose and two sets of fittings .
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on September 06, 2018, 05:03 PM
A belated "Many Happy Returns", Oliver; a nice haul of goodies you received. (Especially that ratchet - somebody loves you!)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 07, 2018, 12:53 PM
Some ABS pipe and a couple of 4" Magport fittings for the Dewalt 735.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 11, 2018, 11:13 AM
A belated "Many Happy Returns", Oliver; a nice haul of goodies you received. (Especially that ratchet - somebody loves you!)

@six-point socket II

Oliver, Happy Belated Birthday!

Mike A.

Thank you very much! :)

--

Today was peanut butter err, Festool Roadshow time. :) :) :)

I bought the limited edition SYS-2. Everything else are/were welcoming gifts from Festool and the dealer.

(https://up.picr.de/33797800sf.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 11, 2018, 06:13 PM
Minor purchase but I really like this; V-Line Clamp.  Holds chalk line or tape measure in various positions and clamps to the material.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 11, 2018, 08:26 PM
I got my Delve SS Square and my Bevel Guage from Woodpecker today. Now I know why people wait for the SS versions of their tools, very nice!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: waho6o9 on September 11, 2018, 08:56 PM
A Lie Nielsen Jack plane with a 50 degree frog showed up last week and it's awesome!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on October 02, 2018, 02:03 PM
Pearl Blue - I like. (Snap-On THLD72PB)  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(https://up.picr.de/33967489ew.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on October 02, 2018, 07:01 PM
Nice!
I have a set of SO screw drivers in pearl blue.

John
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ctvader on October 03, 2018, 05:47 PM
TSO rail square guide - told the boss I needed it for a table I was building for her.  ;-)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ctvader on October 05, 2018, 11:13 AM
I was able to 'play' with the TSO square yesterday and I was impresses with the accuracy.  Here are my measurements using the 5 cut test method:

Length of test piece - 19.25"
width of top of off cut - .462"
width of bottom of off-cut  - .458"
difference of width .06" over 19.25"

I would say it's pretty darn accurate...

Not sure what others with the TSO product found but if you're on the fence, hop off and buy it. 

Great job by @TSO Products
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Brian Livingstone on October 05, 2018, 02:38 PM

Bought a new Raimondi Exploit 70 wet tile saw.

I don’t really do enough tiling to justify the purchase but bought it anyway.

Made in Italy, has a Festool feel to it.  Tiling a bathroom floor this weekend, will try it out.

Brian
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on October 06, 2018, 02:15 PM
After my last impulse buy (Wheeler Engineering gunsmith screwdriver set), I decided I wouldn't buy anymore cheap tools if there was any sort of alternative, and that I would begin systematically replacing the cheap tools I have.

Ordered a Grace USA Gunsmith 24 Bit Magnetic Tip Screwdriver Set to make up for the Wheeler purchase and a Sturtevant Richmont F80-10 Torque Wrench 0-80 in/lb 1/4" Dr. off eBay since it was a fabulous bargain.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on October 06, 2018, 06:55 PM
I picked up a Woodpecker's 1281 square along with a 6" Incra t-rule and a hammerless nailset.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 07, 2018, 11:44 AM
Haven't purchased this yet but I did think it was some interesting stuff. The shot with the chainsaw is intriguing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt5ypLSu298

https://www.forj.com

This stuff was originally called BRAEÖN. This quote is from the website:

"THANK YOU FOR SEEKING OUT BRAEÖN. YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE BY BEING ABLE TO SPELL BRAEÖN!

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE RECEIVED LOTS OF FEEDBACK ABOUT THE NAME AND WE (still) THINK IT’S A COOL NAME, OUR SURVEYS TELL US THAT FEW CAN SPELL IT, PRONOUNCE IT (brawn), OR REMEMBER IT.

THAT PROMPTED THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF COMING UP WITH A NEW NAME…INTRODUCING...FORJ."
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 07, 2018, 03:06 PM
WERA 05051030001 KRAFTFORM KOMPAKT PISTOL RA COMBI-DRIVER WITH MAGAZINE...Chad's Tool Box...used my credit
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on November 07, 2018, 05:54 PM
I have an extension table coming tomorrow for my Hammer A3-31.  Also some 8 foot lengths of Misumi Engineering t-track are scheduled for delivery tomorrow.  Excited about both so I can continue working on my outfeed table/workbench project.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on November 23, 2018, 11:53 PM
As I’m sure several of us took advantage of some Black Friday deals.  I ran to Home Depot to pick up some electrical parts and couldn’t pass up a DeWalt 20v cordless OMT kit.  Tool, 20v 1.5amp battery, charger and a couple of blades for $99.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 26, 2018, 12:09 PM
I recently purchased a nice selection of 2" extended Torx drive bits from Apex Tools, made in the USA. Sizes 6 through 40. Very handy to have when those Torx screws are buried in a deep recess.

While not being Centrotec, I do find Apex to be the longest lasting bits on the market. Better than Festool & Milwaukee and 10 times better than Dewalt & Irwin. I've never had one shatter, crack or break. They last for years.

http://www.apex-tools.com/tools/bits

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on November 26, 2018, 11:56 PM
Purchased the SysLite Duo with the tripod from Bob Marino.  Have a basement drywall and painting project coming up and looking forward to using it.
darn that thing is bright.

I am thinking about adding an in-line power switch to the cord close to the light head - bought one from Amazon for $8 that I may try. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 12:39 AM
One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

Upgrade kits for my W&H;

https://www.williamsnhussey.com/collections/molders

some small stuff also...

Thank god I have an understanding wife....

Tom
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: koenbro on November 27, 2018, 12:40 AM
Got a tungsten sharpener from arc-zone built on the Milwaukee M12 platform.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on November 27, 2018, 08:39 AM
One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

....


For use together?  What are you going to use them for?  Sounds like a lot of wide boards to me.

Have fun.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 09:31 AM
One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

WRC wheels and tires for this;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pf-31-feeder-1hp-1ph-115v-4-speed/1790807K

....


For use together?  What are you going to use them for?  Sounds like a lot of wide boards to me.

Have fun.

No, the power feed is on the shaper. The stock PM tires are not that good. Needed the upgrade.

Long story on the jointer. Not worth the bytes to explain.

The W&H I bought used, the upgrades make it a better unit.

Tom
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 27, 2018, 09:43 AM
One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

Hey Tom, did you choose the straight blades or go for the helical head?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 27, 2018, 01:02 PM
One of these;

http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/1285-jointer-3hp-1ph-230v/1791241

Straights, it fit the budget.

Tom

Hey Tom, did you choose the straight blades or go for the helical head?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Runhard on November 27, 2018, 08:03 PM
I finally purchased a bench. One of the first projects that I wanted to work on was a Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo workbench. I bought 2 hardware vise packages, the lumber, tools and equipment to build 2 benches but just haven’t got around to getting my equipment setup and start building one. I ordered the classic bench and hope to use it to build a split top and Shaker style bench in the future. I’ll update with pictures when I get the bench delivered and moved into my basement.


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on January 14, 2019, 08:55 AM
Hi!

10mm SDS-Plus extraction drill bit from Heller tools. For an upcoming project.

(https://up.picr.de/34839827xx.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839828ac.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839829yi.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/34839830tf.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 11:10 AM
Hi!

10mm SDS-Plus extraction drill bit from Heller tools. For an upcoming project.

Nice Oliver...while at HD the other day, I noticed that Milwaukee, Hilti & Bosch are now also offering SDS bits with dust extraction holes. However they do command a premium price. [eek]  They're around 4-6X the price of regular 4-cutter bits.   Gundrilled holes don't come cheap.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on January 14, 2019, 11:40 AM
For me it's a live experiment. I want to see if I really can put in chemical anchors immediately after drilling the holes. Without blowing out residue. And I want to see how much residue (if any) will come out if I blow out the holes.

I honestly never understood why it was good practice to use a dust extractor while drilling and then blow out the residue without any form of dust extraction and just use a dust mask. (Or use no extraction and rely on a dust mask for both steps ...)

If it works as it should/ as it its marketed - the 10mm extraction drill bit is well worth the 25,- Euro I paid for it.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 12:03 PM
I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.

 I must say I really do like it.

I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on January 14, 2019, 01:20 PM
I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.

 I must say I really do like it.

I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.
If you use it with parallel guides you can.  Festool’s won’t work because they occupy the same space as the GRS.  The Seneca ones will work and I presume the Woodpecker’s as well.  You could also make a “fence” that would mount to the GRS.  I believe I saw that TSO was coming out with said fence.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 01:45 PM
I bought a GRS from TSO Products. Its really the first after market accessory for festools that I have bought.
I just wish that there was a away to make exact repeatable cuts.

Stay tuned...

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-guide-rail-squares/tpg-30-parallel-guide/?mc_cid=b779030d42&mc_eid=ef572d3138
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 03:41 PM
Do you know if that is metric or imperial?  Id need metric for the LR32. Do you know how long it is?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2019, 03:47 PM
Do you know if that is metric or imperial?  Id need metric for the LR32. Do you know how long it is?

I know nothing...but I’ll bet Hans @TSO Products may have some info.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on January 14, 2019, 04:24 PM
I'll answer (based on squinting at the pictures Hans posted).  :)  Metric and imperial are on the scale and it looks like it will handle 30-31" wide rips (or xcuts) with the rail pictured.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2019, 04:54 PM
Thats pretty dog gone good. I was just thinking (which is the reason I came back here) that I wuldn really need an metric scale for theLr 32 as I use a metric tape measure (fast cap) that has marks every 32mm. So it wouldnt matter.

But the scale having both would/is a good thing
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: TSO Products on January 14, 2019, 08:37 PM
Thats pretty dog gone good. I was just thinking (which is the reason I came back here) that I wuldn really need an metric scale for theLr 32 as I use a metric tape measure (fast cap) that has marks every 32mm. So it wouldnt matter.

But the scale having both would/is a good thing
@jobsworth - thanks for confirming that we made the right choice with Dual Dimensions on the new TSO TPG-30 Parallel Guide [smile]

Hans
PS: and thanks for honoring us with your first Non-FESTOOL accessory purchase - tip of the hat to you!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on February 27, 2019, 06:28 AM
Today I picked up a Dewalt 735 thinknesser, CigWeld 185A welder and a Makita 1019 scms. It was an expense afternoon!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: travisj on March 09, 2019, 05:32 PM
I received my Kumiko guide blocks (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190309/aa54a0df0f346911d00390931db33b1a.jpg)from Mike Pekovich earlier in the week.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: stickman on March 09, 2019, 11:14 PM
I bought a Toro Dingo TX 525w today. Can’t wait to go kick my yard’s a55 tomorrow
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 10, 2019, 10:03 AM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: leer on March 10, 2019, 11:55 PM
[attach=2]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.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: stickman on March 12, 2019, 07:40 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on May 05, 2019, 01:17 AM
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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 17, 2019, 08:37 PM
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 (https://www.vetopropac.com/redemption/) where you get a free TP4B with a qualifying purchase from March 1, 2019 through June 30,2019. 

[attachimg=1]

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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 17, 2019, 08:53 PM
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. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 03:18 AM
@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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on June 18, 2019, 06:04 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 18, 2019, 08:36 AM
@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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on June 18, 2019, 09:46 AM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 18, 2019, 12:18 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 01:10 PM
My long wait for my Nova Voyager ended this morning:

(https://i.ibb.co/23y9Td9/FD1848-D1-6-E5-E-4-EC5-B0-DC-113-CF3604247.jpg)

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

(https://i.ibb.co/gzFY9FC/DC0-F8485-CF35-4250-9-A58-9-A173-E471-A78.jpg)

Very pleased  [thumbs up]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 18, 2019, 01:27 PM
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. ?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 18, 2019, 03:59 PM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 18, 2019, 06:43 PM
Ordered Metabo's tapping drill and batteries...sooo, Milwaukee 12 & 18v, Festool 10.8 and 18v, Fein 18vand now Metabo 18v platforms
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 30, 2019, 01:24 AM
Picked up TSO Products parallel guides and a second GRS PE.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on June 30, 2019, 04:53 AM
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?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 30, 2019, 10:50 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 01, 2019, 02:33 AM
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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 01, 2019, 09:04 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 01, 2019, 04:39 PM
@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]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on July 02, 2019, 12:19 PM
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

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on July 02, 2019, 08:13 PM
bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... [attach=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 03, 2019, 03:41 AM
bought this pneumatic hydraulic elevating working platform today... (Attachment Link)

I like that  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 03, 2019, 10:23 AM
A pair of Bessey magnetic soft jaws. I really like the through-holes for gripping dowels or rods.

[attachimg=1]


[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on July 03, 2019, 10:37 AM
Metabo BEV 1300-2 drill. See this thread. (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/festool-drill-stand/msg583130/?topicseen#msg583130)

Seems like a good match for my DUSS drill stand.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: niky1 on July 04, 2019, 05:30 AM
ufff ..... [big grin]

(http://imgway.cz/v/Wz8.jpg)
(http://imgway.cz/v/Wz9.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on July 04, 2019, 04:48 PM
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.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 09, 2019, 08:57 PM
Ordered Metabo's 18v extractor AS 18 L PC (602021860) CORDLESS VACUUM CLEANER and two 5.2 batteries.  Has twice the CFM of my Milwaukee 18v vac and will attach to Systainers.  Not long ago I bought their tapping drill with two 2.0 batteries and charger.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on July 09, 2019, 09:27 PM
Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.


They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -


Available from Amazon, Ebay and many others online.  Home Depot carries Milwaukee but I have not seen this one in stores locally.
Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 09, 2019, 10:46 PM
Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.

They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -

Neil...I concur, 100%, here's a shot of the $40 Rover versus the $200 KAL II. The color rendition may be a bit better with the Festool light but these small Milwaukee lights aren't used in that capacity...it's just called a flashlight.  [big grin]

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 10, 2019, 02:42 PM
The Flexzilla retractable power cord I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday.  I mounted it to the existing garage door opener's bracket so fortunately I didn't need to screw anything into the ceiling joists.

[attachimg=1]

I also got a cordless Makita trim router, a little Rover light, and a 10" aluminum pipe clamp.

[attachimg=2]

I had been wanted a little trim router that I could setup with a dedicated chamfer of roundover bit.  I had thought about getting a little corded Bosch Colt, but I bought this one based on @Jiggy Joiner 's recommendation in another thread.  It made sense since I already have the Makita 18v platform.  This is my first time ever using a trim router or a roundover bit.  I'm really really liking it!  I'm gonna start going around putting a roundover on everything now!!

[attachimg=3]

I also got my first Japanese Pull Saw.  I have no idea how good it is, but it got 5 stars on Amazon and it was only $36.99.

[attachimg=4]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 10, 2019, 02:49 PM
That ZillaReel is way cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on July 10, 2019, 05:18 PM
@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 10, 2019, 08:23 PM
I’m going to call this the problem solver.  Once or twice a year I need a thin jaw wrench.  Usually to counterhold a thin nut in a tight location.  Last weekend was one of those instances while working on the brakes on my dad’s car.  10 trips back and forth to the toolbox to find something.  Needle nose pliers wouldn’t work, none of my open end or adjustable wrenches would work.  I have one bicycle cone wrench for doing the brakes on my car, but it was too small.  There was one small cheap craftsman adjustable that was a tiny bit too fat, but I made it work.  Enough already!

Channellock makes a version of these thin jaw adjustables, but reviews said the jaws aren’t parallel.  And since I can’t inspect locally before buying, I went with these Klein’s (made in Spain).  The jaws are perfect.  Machining isn’t anything to brag about, but they will do what I need them to do.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 10, 2019, 08:32 PM
Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

But that adjustable will work too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 10, 2019, 08:47 PM
Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

Really? Valve tappet wrenches...sorry Bob but you’ve now become one of us.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 10, 2019, 09:09 PM
Yeah, for how often the need comes up, I didn’t want yet another full set of wrenches in the box.  The adjustable will hopefully cover 90% of the needs that should arise.  The rest might require a larger version with a larger jaw opening.  Anyone need a 15mm cone wrench?   [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 10, 2019, 09:44 PM
Set of Stabila levels from ToolNut. My 4 footer is good, but I have been meaning to replace my 24 and 18 inch levels for some time now. So figured I'd pre-order the Stabila set and pick up a second 48 incher in the set.

https://www.toolnut.com/stabila-22130-limited-edition-4-piece-level-set.html
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 11, 2019, 08:24 AM
@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]

I have small hands and I found the rubber grip on the router very easy to hold and manageable.  It's a real winner!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 11, 2019, 09:04 AM
Veto Pro Pac CP4 "Grubber" Camo

(https://up.picr.de/36226034cg.jpg)


Viele Grüße,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 11, 2019, 04:27 PM
Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 12, 2019, 06:06 AM
The EGO yard tools have met my needs. I  have the mower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw. Recently picked up the string trimmer and it's OK but rotation is opposite of my last trimmer and not sure I like it. Other that that it's fine and has plenty of power. I have cut my entire lawn (19K SF) on one charge with the 7.5 AH battery. I did it a couple times just for kicks, usually I use the mower for trimming and tight spots I can't get into with the riding mower. Like you my Stihl equipment sits in the shed unused for now. Maybe next year when I feel confident that I can rely on battery power alone I will sell them off.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on July 14, 2019, 09:17 AM
Not actually today, but last week…

this little Veritas Edge Trimming Plane.

I deliberated long over ‘right-‘ or left-hand’. This seems, to me, to be more about the orientation in which one wants to use it, and how it fits one’s hand than whether the user is left or right-handed. I’m told it also works well as pull-plane, Japanese style. Haven’t used it yet, so can’t say if will be super-useful, end up staying in the drawer, or whether I’ll also be buying the ‘right-hand’ version!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 14, 2019, 09:30 AM
Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

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Three seasons ago I went all EGO - nice choice!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on July 14, 2019, 10:19 AM
Collins Coping Foot and Festool blades for Carvex.  FastCap Crown Clips.

Collins Bunny Planes - I have wanted them for years but they have been hard to get.  But they are available now!  Great experience ordering directly from them and dealing with humans versus computers!

Note:  The $20 bill is not included in the package.  Just there for size reference.

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Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 15, 2019, 12:33 PM
Veto Pro Pac TP4.

(https://up.picr.de/36260136dq.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on July 18, 2019, 09:35 AM
Another Milwaukee Rover LED light purchase. After seeing the above posts I had to have one. I originally was going to buy the 2112-21 stick light shown above but saw the 2114-21 pivoting base 10 LED 550 lumens right next to it. I'm a sucker for lights...to me lights are like clamps - never have enough of them:

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 18, 2019, 12:47 PM
I think we all have a little bit of a flashlight fetish. As a kid how many comic books did you read by flashlight when you were supposed to be asleep. That's where it all started. :-)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 18, 2019, 12:55 PM
Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 18, 2019, 03:03 PM
Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver

No Oliver,  NO! 

 You have enough flashlights.  [big grin]

Seth

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on July 18, 2019, 05:27 PM
I don‘t want to put Surfix-Oil on the flames here... ;)

BUT, I recently made a business trip to the US and used the journey to acquire some tools.
INCLUDING the brilliant Milwaukee Rover Flashlight!
@six-point socket II
It runs on 2xAA, has two Magnets and a clip.
I love it as an addition to the two battery powered Syslites. :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 07:41 AM
You guys are killing me ...  [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on July 19, 2019, 08:17 AM
Just say the word and I’ll put it in a box!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 08:31 AM
Oh, another cute Golden.   :) :) :)

Thank you Raj, but please, not at the moment. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 19, 2019, 03:00 PM
I got the Rockler Router Bit and Saw Blade Cleaning Kit.

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3 Rockler 1/4" router bits: 2 mini round overs and 1 mini chamfer

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Woodriver Router Bit Storage Rack

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2  16' Tajima Tape Measures

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 19, 2019, 03:14 PM
Love the cleaning kit and the rack!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 19, 2019, 03:33 PM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc

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I especially like that the 100mm Rapidaptor can be removed from the handle and used with a drill driver. I'll probably replace some of the three slotted bits with square drive bits.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 19, 2019, 10:29 PM
My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 20, 2019, 01:05 AM
My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.

You lost an hour at the Tappan Zee?  Are both of the new spans open now?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 20, 2019, 07:26 AM
Yes, both are open and the old bridge is gone/demolished. Westbound traffic on the new span is limited to 3 lanes as there is some construction still underway that has the two outermost lanes closed. They took down the last bits of the old bridge in May 2019. Traffic was good going up (NJ to CT), but those traveling south were jammed up, miles of backup and that was in the morning and no construction. We got loaded up and started home about 1430. Heading west from Danbury toward the TZ we again lucked out and hit no snarls until about 5 miles before the bridge, but managed to duck off on an alternate route and avoid much of it jumping back on 287W just before the bridge. On the west side of the Hudson is was slow for a couple miles on 9W but once we got to the NJTP was smooth sailing all the way to Exit 3.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 21, 2019, 12:15 AM
Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/wiha-usa-sale/msg584460/#msg584460

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The only thing better are some Swiss watchmaking screwdrivers for 3X the price.

https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-6899-ergonomic-watchmakers-screwdrivers-set-of-10-with-rotating-base/

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RustE on July 21, 2019, 10:21 AM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc
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...

@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on July 21, 2019, 10:26 AM
Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc
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...

@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?

@RustE , yes the KK60 (non-stainless steel version).  I got the metric set and realized afterward that the metric set didn't include a # 1 or #2 Robertson Square bit.  Fortunately I had a few 3" bits from other sources that I added to it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 22, 2019, 11:29 AM
Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(https://up.picr.de/36039615dq.jpg)


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 22, 2019, 11:44 AM
Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Sweet Oliver... [big grin]...is that bottom item a spring bar tool?

As you well know, the nice thing about Bergeon screwdrivers is that the individual blades are replaceable and they're available as a color coded set.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michel on July 22, 2019, 12:01 PM
Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 22, 2019, 12:08 PM
Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Sweet Oliver... [big grin]...is that bottom item a spring bar tool?

As you well know, the nice thing about Bergeon screwdrivers is that the individual blades are replaceable and they're available as a color coded set.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Yes, it's a simple Bergeon spring bar tool on the bottom.

They actually make a really cool & useful/ more easy/safer to use one: https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-7825-spring-bar-tweezers/


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 22, 2019, 12:11 PM
Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Very cool! I once had the complete, original release, Rotring 600 set. Very nice pens.

And those Lie Nielsen mortise chisels are awesome!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 22, 2019, 12:15 PM
Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Well that's an interesting thing, the Rotring design hasn't changed in over 20 years.  [eek]

Here's one I picked up at least 20+ years ago. The only difference is the small red band at the top of your pencil. Does yours still have a lead hardness indicator at the top?

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on July 22, 2019, 12:29 PM
 [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michel on July 22, 2019, 12:31 PM
Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Well that's an interesting thing, the Rotring design hasn't changed in over 20 years.  [eek]

Here's one I picked up at least 20+ years ago. The only difference is the small red band at the top of your pencil. Does yours still have a lead hardness indicator at the top?

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Yup lead hardness indicator in the top :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 27, 2019, 11:08 AM
Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

I received the Torque Vario yesterday and played around with it for a while. Me likeee...

It's advertised to be adjustable in 2"/# increments, however it can actually be set in 1"/# increments if you're careful.  [smile]

Even when set to the lowest torque setting which is 10 inch pounds, when you exceed the torque limit the feedback is immediately felt AND heard. It's very positive feedback.

With a typical spring adjusted torque wrench set to a low torque value, the feedback is usually subtle to say the least. You have to "wait and feel" it. The notification on the Wiha is up front, no anticipation required.  [big grin]

The torque values are adjusted by removing the red torque socket in the bottom of the tool and placing the black Wiha driver in the recess and then turning the driver until the correct value appears in the small window...pretty slick.

This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on July 27, 2019, 11:27 AM
Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

I received the Torque Vario yesterday and played around with it for a while. Me likeee...

It's advertised to be adjustable in 2"/# increments, however it can actually be set in 1"/# increments if you're careful.  [smile]

Even when set to the lowest torque setting which is 10 inch pounds, when you exceed the torque limit the feedback is immediately felt AND heard. It's very positive feedback.

With a typical spring adjusted torque wrench set to a low torque value, the feedback is usually subtle to say the least. You have to "wait and feel" it. The notification on the Wiha is up front, no anticipation required.  [big grin]

The torque values are adjusted by removing the red torque socket in the bottom of the tool and placing the black Wiha driver in the recess and then turning the driver until the correct value appears in the small window...pretty slick.

This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735.

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@Cheese What TSO product is that above your new tool?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 27, 2019, 02:58 PM
"This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735."

What is the torque value for the insert screws @Cheese .
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 27, 2019, 06:45 PM
What is the torque value for the insert screws @Cheese .

Byrd suggests 40-45 in/lbs of torque. The Torque Vario has a 50 in/lb max rating.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: AndrewG on July 27, 2019, 09:28 PM
I finally got myself a couple of snappy centrotec robertson bits! Very happy with them and they fit perfectly.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tjbnwi on July 27, 2019, 09:34 PM
@DynaGlide,

Obviously I'm not Cheese, to answer your question it is the 20" left hand arm for the TSO PGS.

Tom
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Don T on July 27, 2019, 10:31 PM
I just picked up the Milwaukee M18 18ga nailer. Only driven a few nails but seems to work pretty good.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michel on July 28, 2019, 02:06 AM
3 weeks ago I ordered a Mafell Erika 85 with sliding table. Looking really much forward to set it up, and start building some furniture again.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 15, 2019, 12:02 AM
Bought the TSO Big Foot for the domino ad the 50" PG for te GRS
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: threesixright on August 15, 2019, 02:47 AM
A cuppa coffee.

Special coffee, anti-gravity (picture)? How you drink that?  [tongue] ;D
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on August 15, 2019, 06:18 AM
Bought this truck today

very handy has tail lift.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 16, 2019, 01:17 PM
I purchased this Amana countersink. It's pretty sweet, it uses an internal thrust bearing. Here I compared the $35 Amana to the $78 Festool version. They both operate in the same fashion. The center drill along with the countersink are both adjustable for depth. The Amana uses a ball bearing thrust bearing while the Festool uses an Oilite thrust bearing. Neither one is supposed to mar the surface.

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The largest difference is that the Festool countersink cannot be adjusted for a deep countersink because the diameter of the countersink contains no cutters whereas the Amana has cutters so it can be drilled deeper and would work well for installing plugs. Say for use on wooden boats or flooring where plugging the screws may be required/desired. The Amana cuts a 3/8"Ø counterbore to use 3/8"Ø plugs or dowels.

The Amana also has carbide cutter inserts so it can also be used on aluminum or brass.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 16, 2019, 09:21 PM
I purchased it today but I won't have it for 10 to 14 days. I bought the Teknatool DVR motor upgrade for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. It's sold by Rikon but made by Teknatool for them. My next big purchase was going to be the NOVA Voyager Drill Press but looks like the bandsaw upgrade won out. Maybe next year for the drill press. I use the BS more than the DP anyway and the DP I have is in good working condition even though I bought it in 1983/4, don't remember exactly this may years later.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 17, 2019, 09:21 AM
I purchased it today but I won't have it for 10 to 14 days. I bought the Teknatool DVR motor upgrade for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. It's sold by Rikon but made by Teknatool for them.

I'd be interested in your feedback @Bob D.  once you complete the upgrade. I'm also curious how easy it would be to convert other band saws to the DVR upgrade.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 17, 2019, 02:40 PM
I D/L'd and read through the instructions on performing the upgrade. Pretty straightforward and very little electrical not that that scares me. Manual is very good with clear instructions and color photos illustrating each step.

As long as the shaft rotation was correct, you had a pulley that fit the motor shaft that was compatible with you saw's belt (or were willing to change to a multi-rib belt), and you had the space to mount it I bet you could install the motor upgrade kit on many saws, not just a Rikon. But I will know better once I see it first hand.

It's 1.75 HP which is a slight increase from the 1.5 motor on my 10-325, and can be wired 120 or 240 with no internal changes required, it automatically senses the supply voltage, just change the plug to a 6-15P. When I bought the 10-325 I didn't have 240v in the shop, but when I got the Unisaw I had to run 240 for the 3hp motor, so I may run the bandsaw on 240v but to start I will leave it at 120v.

Look at this @Cheese

http://www.dvrsmartmotor.com/motors.html

Striatech paper on uses for their motors, includes mounting info/dimensions.
Apparently they've been suppling them to ShopSmith for about 9 years now.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/67fda72905d847ddf25fc2f633fbfdb8?AccessKeyId=F25335855863D27C284A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 17, 2019, 05:24 PM
I have wanted a new block plane for years and I have started working on a trim project for a fabulous couple so I decided to treat myself to a:

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Love the size and the reduced weight.

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 17, 2019, 07:57 PM
Peter--very nice. I have the Lie Nielsen model and use it more than any other plane.  You will really enjoy that new plane.

I just bought a late 1800's Stanley transitional jack plane (wood body with metal frog, adjuster, etc.)  Nearly mint condition and a joy to use.  Spent not more than five minutes with the iron and it was making shavings.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 17, 2019, 08:08 PM
3 weeks ago I ordered a Mafell Erika 85 with sliding table. Looking really much forward to set it up, and start building some furniture again.

Hello Michel,


I reeeeaaaaalllyyy wanted to buy an Erika 85 but with the only dealer being such a long drive away from where I live, I couldn't do it.  For something that expensive I needed to see it in person.   I hope you will post some pics once you get yours set up.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 18, 2019, 11:12 AM
Look at this @Cheese

http://www.dvrsmartmotor.com/motors.html

Striatech paper on uses for their motors, includes mounting info/dimensions.
Apparently they've been suppling them to ShopSmith for about 9 years now.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/67fda72905d847ddf25fc2f633fbfdb8?AccessKeyId=F25335855863D27C284A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Thanks for that @Bob D. I've spent most of the morning reading about the Striatech motor.  [smile]  I wonder why more of them aren't in use...pricing?

I also just learned that Baldor was purchased by ABB a number of years ago.  [sad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 18, 2019, 11:33 AM
Yeah, it seems al the old American companies have been bought out by foreign concerns, probably for tax reasons.

I am thinking of starting a thread about doing the motor upgrade to my bandsaw. I really don't see why this could be done to your average 14" Cast Iron frame bandsaw that mimics the long running design of the Delta 14" CI bandsaw and all the copies sold under any of 3 dozen names in the last 50 years. They are different design than the Rikon and more modern steel frame saws I know but I think it's possible. Is it a sensible thing to do I doubt it. Putting a $600 motor on a $400 or 500 saw, will the upgrade be worth the trouble, maybe not. But adding this motor to a Grizzly or other saw should be easy.

I'm already thinking of what to do with the old 1.5HP Rikon motor. And if I read correctly if I power the new motor with 240 it is rated at 2HP, so something to consider there.

But enough about the motor upgrade for this thread, getting WOT.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 19, 2019, 11:41 PM
A few days ago I received the Woodpeckers Sharpening System. It's pretty slick. I've had the original Veritas jig for a number of years and it always worked well except for the micro bevel. I could never remember which way to turn the knob. So this was an opportunity to put that issue to bed.

The Woodpeckers system is really, really nice. It's so straight-forward and easy to adjust.  Set the jig for the correct angle, no goofy angle gauge to jerk around with, mount the blade/chisel in the holder, set the holder on the baseplate, touch off the chisel/blade to the depth stop, tighten and you're done. It's really simple and I think it will be an extremely accurate and repeatable way to sharpen tools.

For me, repeatability is the issue, if sharpening repeatability is not present, then you're sharpening to 25º one time and sharpening to 24º the next time. That means a lot of metal needs to  be removed, that slows down the process. I just want to sharpen it to 25º and be done with it. Throw in the 2º micro bevel and I'm done.

I think the Woodpeckers offering gets with the program. We'll see, I'll check it out in the next couple of days.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on August 20, 2019, 10:02 AM
@Cheese  looks like a mirror polish on that bevel. How’d you do that?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 20, 2019, 11:29 AM
@Cheese  looks like a mirror polish on that bevel. How’d you do that?

I used this stuff Michael along with a piece of leather mounted on a flat board. It produces a nice polished finish but I'm not so sure it provides any discernible cutting advantage.

I may try it again with the new Woodpeckers kit but I don't have any high expectations.

Whoops...forgot to add the photo.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jiggy Joiner on August 20, 2019, 05:10 PM
That looks a really class tool Cheese, Woodpeckers and TSO seem to make superb tools.  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on August 20, 2019, 06:43 PM
But Mom, it followed me home...

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Couldn't resist the cute little devil.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 20, 2019, 06:53 PM
That’s nice Richard...can be used in the vertical or horizontal position.  [cool]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on August 20, 2019, 07:04 PM
That’s nice Richard...can be used in the vertical or horizontal position.  [cool]

Yup. I have a knock off with the typical smaller jaws, this was too pretty and unusual to pass up. Plan on making some accessory mounting posts from 1.5" DOM so it's easy to move around to the 80/20 stuff all over the shop.

Total impulse at midnight last night, I'm still giggling. Should show up Friday.

Thanks.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 21, 2019, 07:59 AM
Richard, that vise just begs to have something clamped in it !  Any idea of the vintage?


On the way here is a late 1800's Stanley #113 circular plane.  I can't wait to use it.  I used to finish off  all my curved work with a spindle sander.  But after some local felons borrowed it (along with my truck)  [censored] [censored] [censored] I have been thinking about giving a 113 a try. 

No dust, just shavings now. [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 21, 2019, 09:48 AM
On the way here is a late 1800's Stanley #113 circular plane.  I can't wait to use it. 

Post a photo of that when you get it Rob...I'd love to see it.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 22, 2019, 01:26 AM
Cheese

Will do !   It arrived today and I already made some shavings.   [big grin] [big grin]

Busy day tomorrow, but I will try to get some pics posted for you tomorrow night.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 22, 2019, 07:03 AM
Congrats on your find, the #113 (http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan12.htm#num113) is a nice circular plane. I have it's cousin, the #20, and while I have not used it very often, the one time I really needed it (and the reason I bought it) it worked very well. I was replacing a curved porch balustrade with a 54 inch radius. I used it on the top and bottom rails.

A much younger me, circa 1984, when I took on restoring this 4700 SqFt craftsman house built in 1905.

Edit: I just realized looking at this photo closely that I still have that Plumb hammer with the red fiberglass handle.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tomp on August 22, 2019, 09:30 AM
I picked up one of these router planes from Amazon, Router Plane (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074LHXC44/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) pretty impressed so far. The cutter is tight in the housing and the cutter is only going to need some final honing to be acceptably sharp.

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The sole is dead flat, but I'm going to break the sharp edges on the outside corners of the upper parts to make it a little more comfortable in my hands. I also feel the handles are a little tall, will work with it a little cleaning up the recess for the Kreg Clamp Plate in my workbench top, and maybe make the decision to shorten them a little. So far, a nice little plane for $50
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 22, 2019, 10:49 AM
Tomp

That looks like an interesting design.  I have two ancient Stanleys and one new Lie Nielson small router plane. They are so much fun to use and not noisy like an electric router.  Easier on the dust collection as well .  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 22, 2019, 11:13 AM
Bob, Cheese

Here is the plane....  [smile]



Bob, is that an early 70's Catalina in the background of your picture?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 22, 2019, 11:28 AM
Don't know, not mine. I drove a Harley Low Rider and a F-150 back then, wife had a MG Midget. :-)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 22, 2019, 11:44 AM
Bob, Cheese

Here is the plane....  [smile]

Bob, is that an early 70's Catalina in the background of your picture?

Thanks for that Rob...that certainly is mechanical in nature.  [eek]  Love the 2 little pawls on the side. How well does it work?

It looks like a 1969-1970 Grand Prix to me.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on August 22, 2019, 12:43 PM
Cheese,  So far, it seems to work well.  The radius is adjusted the knob on the front.  I read (or was told) that the iron and frog are the same as in a #3. I haven't checked my #3 to verify that.

I guessed Catalina because a guy I knew in HS had a Catalina of that vintage.  [big grin] I would love to have an old cruiser like that again.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Scott in Bend on August 22, 2019, 02:16 PM
Cheese,  So far, it seems to work well.  The radius is adjusted the knob on the front.  I read (or was told) that the iron and frog are the same as in a #3. I haven't checked my #3 to verify that.


Hey Rob,

Cool plane...Check out Superior Works-Patrick's Blood and Gore website about the interchangeability of the #3 parts.  He seems rather knowledgeable and says otherwise.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan12.htm#num113
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on August 22, 2019, 03:19 PM
Richard, that vise just begs to have something clamped in it !  Any idea of the vintage?

Agreed, Rob. I think I'll line the jaws with some of the "cork rubber" from Andy Klein. I stopped myself from buying his vise (no place for it) but grabbed some of it for uses like this.

It arrived today, no dates anywhere but it is an absolute museum piece! Quick check of the Oracle and it appears that Will-Burt (https://progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/2016/02/one-of-my-vices-is-vises-will-burt.html) started making them around 1916-18. I have to assume it's a really good restoration but it's impossible to see any evidence. There isn't even any overspray or signs of masking around the riveted on name plate.

Also too perfect to take out to the shop...

RMW

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on August 22, 2019, 03:31 PM
@Richard/RMW - I finally received my shipment of the 'cork rubber' for vise faces and installed it.  Amazed at the holding power!

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on August 22, 2019, 03:34 PM
Just purchased a couple of pairs of the Armor Tools quick grip pliers.

They are outstanding.  Much better than the Vise-Grips I have used for years. 

Fully adjustable for tension, auto adjusting, and easy to release.  Plus padded handles that make them comfortable in the hands.

You can order from Amazon, but the best deals I've found is at the https://armor-tool.com website.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on August 22, 2019, 03:52 PM
@Richard/RMW - I finally received my shipment of the 'cork rubber' for vise faces and installed it.  Amazed at the holding power!

@neilc it looks amazing, firm enough to not compress under pressure and durable. Glad to hear you like it.

Did you take the plunge on one of the vises?

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: neilc on August 22, 2019, 03:54 PM
i did not!  I have six vises of various sizes and shapes right now.  So I'm all vised up!



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on August 22, 2019, 11:32 PM
@Rob Z - That is a very cool old plane, you are going to love it. It is a bit more work than your spindle sander was😊. Just keep the blade nice and sharp. The plane has to really work hard on the inside curves so sharp really matters. Also the sole on these planes are really thin for obvious reasons so don’t force it. Those front corners of the sole are really susceptible to catching and bending / crimping. Mine is a later model than yours. Mine has graduations on the gears where they mesh so that you have a reference to refer back to for repeatability if you change the setting and then need to go back. Not sure if there are other minor differences but they are very similar. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on August 23, 2019, 03:41 PM
Acme Tool delivering two Metabo sys cart...turns out the Metabo vac does not connect to Festool systainers.  I have two other Metabo systainers that while having a different latching, still attach to Festools system, bottom or top.  The Metabo carts I ordered will accept the Festools and also the different latch of the vac.  Other irritation experienced with the new vac is that there is no latching function on top of the vac at all...not only Festool that sometimes does really stupid things!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on September 01, 2019, 10:16 PM
bought this today.
had to drive 500km to get to it and then back.

SCM T40i Tilting shaft spindle moulder. probably weighs 1/3 of my other spindle moulder...

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 02, 2019, 06:43 PM
Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on September 03, 2019, 04:46 PM
Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dick Mahany on September 03, 2019, 04:48 PM
Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW

True and we know who was responsible for starting all of this  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 03, 2019, 05:01 PM
This site has been a wonderful source of new tools we never knew we needed.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on September 04, 2019, 07:08 AM
Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW

True and we know who was responsible for starting all of this  [smile]

Touché  [big grin]

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on September 05, 2019, 06:47 PM
From Lee Valley, I got a set of Veritas flushing chisels with an extra handle, and a plane screwdriver.  I've got a set of Veritas mortise chisels on the way.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: montyss on September 05, 2019, 08:56 PM
Hammer A3-31 arrived  [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 05, 2019, 11:20 PM
Thanks to @ryanwichman I recently became aware of FastCap.com. First I ordered their TrackRack products and hung my rail on my garage door. In that shipment I received a couple of their tape measures. Much to my chagrin and to my extreme enjoyment I also received their catalog in that shipment. Well that lead to the purchase of their Best Fence system which arrived a few days ago. My OCD didn’t end there. I received this today. Like my wife always says, woodworking is just the cover story for the REAL addiction that is tool collecting!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 06, 2019, 08:42 AM
Alanbach, your wife is waay tooo perceptive, you're never going to get anything by her.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on September 06, 2019, 10:17 AM
@rst - ha! You are about 36 years behind me on that observation. The good news is she is good with it!!! Our daughter is a Social Worker that does drug and alcohol addiction counseling and she jokingly calls my wife my tool enabler😊. Apparently every addict has one😊!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on September 06, 2019, 10:23 AM
Not woodshop related, but this is one of those time-savers or problem-solvers that some may find useful.  VIM Tools VHC77 stubby bit set.  The bits are 16mm long vs that standard 25mm and the ratchet is a bit shallower than most as well.  The set comes with a full complement of everything Audi shoved into my engine bay and a few others for good measure.  I swear the engineers over there go to a local nut and bolt warehouse and choose one of everything.  To make matters worse, they aren't consistent from car to car.  One might have a T30 for a particular application and the other will have an M8 triple square. 

Anyway, the set doesn't come cheap.  $80-90 on Amazon.  Here is a pic comparing the familiar Wera ratchet with the included T30 vs. the VIM ratcheting wrench with their 16mm T30.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 06, 2019, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the tip Raj!

I’ve had a situation where a 1” bit would fit into the head of the fastener but there wasn’t enough clearance to unscrew the fastener.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2019, 02:47 PM
Not woodshop related, but this is one of those time-savers or problem-solvers that some may find useful.  VIM Tools VHC77 stubby bit set.  The bits are 16mm long vs that standard 25mm and the ratchet is a bit shallower than most as well.

Anyway, the set doesn't come cheap.  $80-90 on Amazon.  Here is a pic comparing the familiar Wera ratchet with the included T30 vs. the VIM ratcheting wrench with their 16mm T30.

Very interesting...I chased down the Snap-on tool guy last week and purchased this Blue-Point 1/4" hex ratchet. Raj does this look familiar?

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on September 06, 2019, 03:28 PM
@Cheese LOL!  Yeah, SO fills out their tool line with odds and ends from lots of other sources.  There is a thread in garagejournal where you can find the OEM's or alternate brands that don't come with the SO tax. 

If access and reaching fasteners in hidden places is a frequent challenge, might I also suggest getting the HBR12 ratcheting wrench.  It's 12" long, which can help or hurt, but it has a pivoting head on one side.

https://www.vimtools.com/Flyers/HBR12%20FLYER.pdf (https://www.vimtools.com/Flyers/HBR12%20FLYER.pdf)

Oh, and don't chase the SO guy for this one, it's says "made exclusively for VIM Tools" on the flyer.   [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 06, 2019, 03:37 PM
@Cheese LOL!  Yeah, SO fills out their tool line with odds and ends from lots of other sources.  There is a thread in garagejournal where you can find the OEM's or alternate brands that don't come with the SO tax. 

That's funny Raj...the set I purchased even came with the Blue-Point branding applied.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on September 06, 2019, 04:02 PM
I've got a couple of the extra short bits that I use in the Wera ratchet (smallest one). They come in handy sometimes in weird cabinet spots. Such as behind a drawer slide mount or some such.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mikeoutrage on September 06, 2019, 05:19 PM
Shop cart. Hopefully this will help with keeping the work areas clear.  ::)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 13, 2019, 10:04 AM
FWIW...both of these items came from     https://www.infinitytools.com/

I just received a router bit vise to ease the task of holding the router bit without marring the shaft when changing cutters or bearings. It will hold 1/2", 1/4" & 8 mm diameter bits. It's very nicely machined from black Delrin. I was very surprised and impressed with the quality of the machining.  You can see the flycutter machining marks on the Delrin. The router bit shafts are held stationary with the one-way needle bearings.

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I also picked up a Colt 5-Star forstner bit in 1 3/16" diameter to install some Magswitch holdowns. The Colt 5-Star forstner bits are really nice and they're manufactured in Germany or France.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: kmickey on September 13, 2019, 02:42 PM
TSO Precision Triangle kit. I bought it during the Labor Day sale, got it this week.  Really well made, haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Need to design a Systainer insert to hold all the bits and pieces. 

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-precision-system-triangles/mtr-18-precision-system-triangle-set/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on September 13, 2019, 03:54 PM
Just ordered METABO: WPF 18 LTX 125 (613070860) 5" CORDLESS FLAT HEAD ANGLE GRINDER BARE TOOL...when you can't get into really tight corners.  Bought their 18V tapping drill and vac so already have batteries.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on September 17, 2019, 05:15 PM
As nothing interesting is coming from festool this year... some spare money was unallocated and a Wabeco BF1243 arrived.
Was time to retire the old (wobbly, as the bearings are worn) drillpress anyway.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on November 07, 2019, 11:21 PM
I just got my new Milwaukee M12 installers 4 in 1 drill driver from Tool Nut. All my cordless stuff is Milwaukee so I am really happy they came up with this. The CXS has been calling my name for a while now but the thought of another battery platform has kept me away. Looks like a great tool. I will do a better job of putting it through it’s paces tomorrow!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on November 11, 2019, 07:16 PM
Last week, I bought  a Lie Nielsen medium shoulder plane.  [big grin] The only thing wrong with it is that it's not the large shoulder plane. [scared]  I will order that next.  [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on November 11, 2019, 07:53 PM
Hey @Rob Z - Have you ever looked at the Clifton shoulder planes. I have many LN planes and love them but I am not a huge fan of their shoulder planes. I have a few Clifton’s which I love.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MrToolJunkie on November 11, 2019, 08:36 PM
The Veritas is also super nice...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on November 13, 2019, 08:46 AM
Morning Alan

I only know of Clifton because of two of my FOG buddies who are in England.  I don't know that I have seen them advertised for sale here in the US (?) .  I will take a look though, thanks for the tip.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 13, 2019, 09:40 AM
I only know of Clifton because of two of my FOG buddies who are in England.  I don't know that I have seen them advertised for sale here in the US (?) .  I will take a look though, thanks for the tip.  [smile]

Woodcraft sells them Rob...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on November 13, 2019, 10:05 AM
As does toolsforworkingwood.com

I think that I own their #410, #420 and #3110.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 13, 2019, 05:45 PM
Bought the new Milwaukee 12v drill, Acme's 11% off with free battery deal just killed me.  I already have a lot of 12v tools and batteries but at $203.00 + the 6 amp hr battery sucked me right in.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mike_aa on November 13, 2019, 07:35 PM
Bought the new Milwaukee 12v drill, Acme's 11% off with free battery deal just killed me.  I already have a lot of 12v tools and batteries but at $203.00 + the 6 amp hr battery sucked me right in.
Just went to the website and the free battery shows up in the cart, but it went away after I put the 11% code in.  Did you call your order in or do it online?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on November 16, 2019, 01:38 AM
I am thoroughly enjoying this 6”/150mm Metric/Imperial dial caliper I recently bought. I do have a soft spot for analog. [attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 16, 2019, 11:10 AM
Got tired of fighting with my caulking gun so I bought a Tajima...it's almost too pretty to use.  I think it will be at least a useful as the Tajima fine chalk line.  Also received the new Milwaukee 12v drill with the four chucks.  This one will go into my van with the rest of my mostly Milwaukee 12 and 18v cordless and the CXS will end up in the shop.  I do not have corded equipment in my van any more.  Along with the Milwaukees I have Fein 18v hammerdrill and oscillating tool that stay in the van.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on November 16, 2019, 11:11 AM
I am thoroughly enjoying this 6”/150mm Metric/Imperial dial caliper I recently bought. I do have a soft spot for analog.
Which is the right idea, as the thing will work as long as you have enough light to read it - not bail on you every few months (or the bad ones even lasting only weeks) when the batteries run out...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on November 16, 2019, 11:34 AM
I use a lot of electronic measuring devices and I learned over time to remove the batteries unless using over multiple days.  That being said I have Calculated Industries devices and Stabilas that I have never changed batteries.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on December 13, 2019, 08:34 AM
I ordered 2 CHANNELLOCK Wide Mouth adjustable wrenches and 2 sets of open box end ratcheting wrenches from Acme Tools during their Cyber Monday sale.

I've always wanted to give an open box end ratcheting wrench a try.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on December 13, 2019, 09:18 AM
I ordered 2 CHANNELLOCK Wide Mouth adjustable wrenches and 2 sets of open end ratcheting wrenches from Acme Tools during their Cyber Monday sale.

I've always wanted to give an open end ratcheting wrench a try.

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From my motorcycle wrenching background I have a drawer full of wrenches. If I can I always reach for the ratcheting style. The angle of the heads on mine are adjustable for getting into tight spots. I love them.

I keep each set on one of these, maybe not this exact model, but they're color coded black/red so I can quickly grab SAE/metric and take them with me to what I'm working on. They come in different sizes so you're not wasting space if you have 5 wrenches you don't need 10 slots etc:

https://www.amazon.com/Ernst-5089-5188-Gripper-Organizer/dp/B00SXIITUE/ref=asc_df_B00SXIITUE/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198151843411&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5982290594212471249&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008151&hvtargid=pla-351013749588&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Ernst-5089-5188-Gripper-Organizer/dp/B00SXIITUE/ref=asc_df_B00SXIITUE/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198151843411&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5982290594212471249&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008151&hvtargid=pla-351013749588&psc=1)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on December 13, 2019, 09:31 AM


From my motorcycle wrenching background I have a drawer full of wrenches. If I can I always reach for the ratcheting style. The angle of the heads on mine are adjustable for getting into tight spots. I love them.



@DynaGlide    -    Years ago I purchased some Craftsman branded wrenches like you describe. I have also seen them branded as Gear Wrench. I really like the way they only take a small angular motion to "click" but wondering if you have the same issue with the adjustable heads that I do. There is a tab to lock/unlock the head - if you disturb the wrench a little bit the lock releases on it's own. Annoying, but, I still love these wrenches.

Mike
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on December 13, 2019, 09:36 AM


From my motorcycle wrenching background I have a drawer full of wrenches. If I can I always reach for the ratcheting style. The angle of the heads on mine are adjustable for getting into tight spots. I love them.



They can be a bit finicky but once I lock them they don't unlock on mine. I think they're Gearwrench but I'd have to check they may be Craftsman.
@DynaGlide    -    Years ago I purchased some Craftsman branded wrenches like you describe. I have also seen them branded as Gear Wrench. I really like the way they only take a small angular motion to "click" but wondering if you have the same issue with the adjustable heads that I do. There is a tab to lock/unlock the head - if you disturb the wrench a little bit the lock releases on it's own. Annoying, but, I still love these wrenches.

Mike
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 13, 2019, 10:22 AM
Open end ?? 

Interesting that you went for the old school style (called laminated I think?) on the ratcheting wrenches  Do the ones you got have four sizes per wrench?

I have the Gearwrench 120xp ratcheting combo wrenches.  GW makes a whole bunch of different styles of ratcheting wrenches.

Craftsman ratcheting wrenches used to be made by GW.


Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on December 13, 2019, 10:33 AM
Oops!  You're right they're not open end.  I guess it's called a box end ratcheting wrench.  I better go correct my original post.

This is the old school style?  Yep, it's 4 sizes per wrench.  That sounded more versatile and compact.  I mainly bought this version because I was also buying CHANNELLOCK adjustable wrenches so I figured I'd stick with the same brand.  I think the Klein version I saw was a bit more expensive also.  I thought the black color was cool too.  They don't feel super high quality and the distance required in the gear to ratchet seems a bit far (I'm probably not using the best/correct terminology to describe that).

I don't know how well the 4 sizes in one will actually work out in real life.  I was wondering if there could be situations where the bolt's diameter is too large to fit through the opposite (smaller) size.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on December 13, 2019, 10:39 AM
Speaking of wrenches...after a month of waiting I have a set of Stahlwille 14 series combo wrenches getting ready to board a plane in  Frankfurt.  These have a 10 degree angle on the box end rather than the conventional 15 degree, which can be helpful with long pattern wrenches and they have slight offset which allows you to reach into a bolt head that is flush with other nearby parts.  I hope they don't disappoint.  I have a set of Stahlwille double box deep offsets that are great for struts and brake bleeders, but they are a little shorter than I would like.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on December 13, 2019, 10:47 AM
Oops!  You're right they're not open end.  I guess it's called a box end ratcheting wrench.  I better go correct my original post.

This is the old school style?  Yep, it's 4 sizes per wrench.

Maybe not the four sizes but I am pretty sure that type of wrench (the layered mechanical construction) was the first type of ratcheting wrench compared to the Gear Wrench style that is constructed like a  "normal" wrench.

Those that you have certainly make for a compact set. I think the trade off could be thickness of the head. But that only matters when it matters.

Yes, the black looks cool.  [smile]

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: egmiii on December 13, 2019, 11:38 AM
I use a lot of electronic measuring devices and I learned over time to remove the batteries unless using over multiple days.  That being said I have Calculated Industries devices and Stabilas that I have never changed batteries.

I have a Stabila laser which has used the same batteries for 5 years. I also have a 6" Mitutoyo digital caliper which has used the same battery for 8 years. Both get used a couple times a month. I've never taken the batteries out of either tool.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 13, 2019, 12:15 PM
Maybe not the four sizes but I am pretty sure that type of wrench (the layered mechanical construction) was the first type of ratcheting wrench compared to the Gear Wrench style that is constructed like a  "normal" wrench.

Here's a shot of the original laminated style ratcheting box end wrench and a newer integrated ratcheting flex box and open end wrench combo.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on December 14, 2019, 11:34 AM

I keep each set on one of these, maybe not this exact model, but they're color coded black/red so I can quickly grab SAE/metric and take them with me to what I'm working on. They come in different sizes so you're not wasting space if you have 5 wrenches you don't need 10 slots etc:


That's the same thing I do...SAE in red and metric in black.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RJNeal on February 08, 2020, 07:30 PM
A commercial building 😀 for my new shop approximately 1500 sq ft.
I relocating a little north of the Napa valley. I decided instead of building a shop on the property, it was easier to buy a c-3 zone building.
Film at eleven.
Rick.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on February 10, 2020, 04:31 AM
Film at eleven.
We're looking forward to your videos  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 10, 2020, 11:51 PM
Here's a really nice 82º carbide tipped adjustable countersink from Amana tools. It supports the Centrotec system. It includes a thrust bearing and will not leave marks in the wood. This is for a #4 screw.

It's also half the price of the Festool variant IF...Festool would even produce a countersink for a #4 screw.

https://www.toolstoday.com/carbide-tipped-82-degree-countersink-with-adjustable-depth-stop-with-no-thrust-ball-bearing-hybrid-compatible-with-festool-centrotec-system-2.html

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on February 11, 2020, 04:24 AM
the small matter of one of these.... (https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/mitre-saw/products/r210sms)

probably a sin to get one of them around here been non-festool and all that.  but how many 16 year olds can affod a £1000 mitre saw.

(there is also the minor complication of the ma and pa.  they dont see how i can justify it.........)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 11, 2020, 09:35 AM
the small matter of one of these.... (https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/mitre-saw/products/r210sms)

probably a sin to get one of them around here been non-festool and all that.  but how many 16 year olds can affod a £1000 mitre saw.


The local metal dealer, Discount Steel, uses normal Milwaukee metal chop saws for cutting metals but 3-4 years ago they added about a half-dozen Evolution sliders in the yard for cutting wider material to length. They're in use every day.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 12, 2020, 05:46 PM
4 each knurled 1/4" ID drill bushings

A 12" length of tight-tolerance 1/4" OD 12L14 steel rod

A Zobo System 3 Forstner bit in 16 mm diameter

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on February 12, 2020, 05:49 PM
@Cheese   hope you start a thread for whatever you’re doing with that stuff.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 13, 2020, 01:32 AM
@Cheese   hope you start a thread for whatever you’re doing with that stuff.

Hey Michael, I originally wasn’t planning on doing that but that’s probably a good idea. It’s a simple jig for attaching false drawer fronts onto drawers.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on February 13, 2020, 09:04 AM
Don’t use them all the time but always wanted a set:

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They look decent for $60 out the door (Craftsman).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 13, 2020, 09:59 AM
I've written before about these Amana countersinks. Previously I used them to countersink screws far below the surface of the material I was using. I now needed to countersink screws flush with the surface and decided to find out how difficult the adjustment process was going to be.

The first one I that I adjusted I did off of the drill press and it was pretty easy to get the correct setting in 2-3 tries. The next 3 were adjusted while still on the drill press and that was even easier & faster.  [big grin]

Here's a shot of a #10, #8, #6 & #4 countersink. Note that the #4 on the RH side is Centrotec compatible. That option was not available when I purchased the first 3 countersinks.

These countersinks are carbide tipped and can be used on aluminum.

https://www.toolstoday.com/carbide-tipped-82-degree-countersink-with-no-burning-and-marring-adjustable-depth-stop-with-no-thrust-ball-bearing.html

https://www.toolstoday.com/carbide-tipped-82-degree-countersink-with-adjustable-depth-stop-with-no-thrust-ball-bearing-hybrid-compatible-with-festool-centrotec-system-2.html

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 13, 2020, 10:59 AM
Darn it @Cheese now I want those. I have to build some base and upper cabinets. I like GRK R4 screws and I think I'll go #8 for attaching the sides to the bottoms and stretchers with dominoes for alignment and that Amana bit in 5/32 for doing the pilot holes.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 13, 2020, 11:10 AM
Darn it @Cheese now I want those. I have to build some base and upper cabinets. I like GRK R4 screws and I think I'll go #8 for attaching the sides to the bottoms and stretchers with dominoes for alignment and that Amana bit in 5/32 for doing the pilot holes.

Ya, because these are adjustable for depth, you can adjust them to cut just a smidge deeper to compensate for the cutter nibs on the bottom of the R4 screws...like this.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: TinyShop on February 13, 2020, 01:48 PM
Snappy sells a Centrotec-compatible countersink with ball bearing stop collar that fits their various "gold screw" countersinks. From what I've been able to determine they manufacture it themselves in the U.S. The Amana offerings are produced in Israel and are thus non-BDS compatible. I own the Snappy model and am very happy with it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 13, 2020, 02:16 PM
Snappy sells a Centrotec-compatible countersink with ball bearing stop collar that fits their various "gold screw" countersinks. From what I've been able to determine they manufacture it themselves in the U.S. The Amana offerings are produced in Israel and are thus non-BDS compatible. I own the Snappy model and am very happy with it.

@TinyShop Thanks for sharing. I already own the Snappy non-Centrotec countersinks. The stop collar @ $25 seems like a good deal to use what I already own.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 17, 2020, 06:49 PM
A level.. but what a level [tongue]
My two ageing Alu H-profile levels have served me many years. The most I love about them is that you can hold them with one hand when framing due to the H aluminium profile.
There’s not too many that enables one hand-holding-the 2x4” and the level at the same time..

Then I found this, and I realised that all the swearing I had done not seeing the air bulb in dim lighting had come to an end. Beware: this is a must have tool when your near sight becomes “dim” to say least.
And I felt grown up buying his longer brother in the same moment.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Dan Rush on February 17, 2020, 07:16 PM
I like my Stabilla levels, but be sure to keep some extra batteries close. They go thru them quickly. I do wish they lit up both plumb vials though. It seems that I'm always flipping the level while bracing a cabinet and juggling a driver.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 17, 2020, 07:33 PM
Ordered an 8' twin step ladder, 12amp/hrs Milwaukee 18v battery and two more 6 amp/hrs to power the 1 3/4 rotary hammer I bought.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 17, 2020, 07:45 PM
I like my Stabilla levels, but be sure to keep some extra batteries close. They go thru them quickly. I do wish they lit up both plumb vials though. It seems that I'm always flipping the level while bracing a cabinet and juggling a driver.

Thanks for your advise. I have an early developed panic for running out on batteries.. with my photo interest many years ago I went on holiday abroad to a remote place, determined to have some great photos taken.. back then the 2CR5 battery was nothing you bought on the local grocery store... and I had forgot to pack the spares... [scared] - I made me a promise back then.

Stabilas are great levels, and I agree with you, they could easily have lit both plumb vials simultaneously. Pushing the button, holding the 2x4 and the level with a hammer or drill.. yeah.. too bad the nose isn’t stiff enough sometimes  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on February 17, 2020, 08:00 PM
I would give my pinky finger for those lighted vials!  My stabilas have no such thing!  :(

Today’s workshop gizmo was an Epson industrial labeler.  It can print on heat shrink tubes, which I somehow only learned about last week.  No more peeling scotch tape and faded labels from the homeowner grade labelers (I hope).  They also have self laminating label stock for terminated cat cables and the like where you can’t slip the heat shrink tube over the cable or can’t apply heat to shrink the tubes.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 17, 2020, 08:24 PM
That sounds like a printer I’d like.. I like Epson photo printers from before.
I envisioned some tool labelling and so forth with those printed tubes.. cool.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 18, 2020, 12:04 PM
An Amana carbide tipped adjustable counterbore. You change the counterbore diameter by changing the drill bit size.

A 1/8" drill will yield a .453 diameter while a 19/64" bit yields a .637 diameter.

A 3 mm drill will yield a 11.4 mm diameter while a 7.5 mm bit yields a 16.4 mm diameter.

https://www.toolstoday.com/carbide-tipped-adjustable-counterbore-bits.html

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on February 18, 2020, 12:13 PM
Interesting, thanks for posting that Cheese.

Did you get a set of pilot bits or just the one you needed for this project.

Looked but couldn't find a set with everything included. Did you come across one?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 18, 2020, 12:41 PM
No pilot bits needed Bob, that’s the cool part. I can switch between metric and imperial and between twist bits and brad point bits.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mike_aa on February 18, 2020, 04:10 PM
@Cheese  You always come up with the coolest stuff!  Thanks!   [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2020, 04:58 PM
I got a couple of tools for free for my German job. No matter how many tools I have, there is always something I don't have, though that list is getting shorter one by one.

We needed to rent the tools anyway, for three weeks, and simply buying them was cheaper than renting. The good part is, I get to keep them. [tongue]

Metabo 2860-2 Quick hammer drill.

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Perfectmate 60 cm tile cutter.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 18, 2020, 06:08 PM
@Cheese That’s something new to me and very useful, haven’t seen these before. Noted  [smile]

@Alex That’s the successor to my UHP 28?? Something says to me that you will be impressed and happy with that hammer drill. I will not part with mine - it did even beat my neighbour’s big Hilti into drilling 20 mm holes in solid rock. He went out and bought the same as mine - and he’s a professional carpenter.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 18, 2020, 07:37 PM
@Cheese  You always come up with the coolest stuff!  Thanks!   [thumbs up]

Thanks @mike_aa . [smile]  I've always thought that tooling was an interesting subset of machining no matter what material you're using. Whether it's a Bridgeport a Hardinge or just a Festool router, the tooling is the magic. That expensive machine tool without tooling is just a huge chunk of scrap metal that's only worth 11¢ per pound.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 19, 2020, 01:51 PM
More hardened drill bushings... [drooling] [drooling]

This time though instead of being the press-in variety they are the threaded variety. This allows you to easily change them in your jigs/fixtures.

I like to use these in hard maple fixtures that you can drill & tap a nice thread into like it's aluminum using a 1/2-20 thread. They're also inexpensive at $1.50 - $2.00 each. The press-in variety run $8 - $12 each.

The only down side is they come in very limited diameters, 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8". Made in the US by Telco Tools out of Michigan.

https://www.hfwilson.com/search.asp?target=drill+bushing&Image131.x=0&Image131.y=0

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on February 19, 2020, 01:55 PM
More choices including some metric ones can be had at LVT: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/hardware/jig-and-fixture-parts/40089-drill-guide-bushings
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on February 19, 2020, 05:09 PM
Believe it or not but MDF is great for drill bushing jigs.
As long as you keep it away from water, it doesn’t warp.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 19, 2020, 10:09 PM
Believe it or not but MDF is great for drill bushing jigs.
As long as you keep it away from water, it doesn’t warp.

Thanks for that @Michael Kellough ...I'll give it a shot. The pressed-in drill bushings will be in maple to avoid splitting, I'll try the MDF treatment for the threaded in variety. In the end, It all becomes a science experiment at some time .  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on February 25, 2020, 03:58 PM
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bought this not today but not too long ago.

3rd forklift in 2 years...

learnt my lesson.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: vkumar on February 25, 2020, 04:11 PM
@online421 it is hard to top that!!!! [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on February 25, 2020, 05:50 PM
"learnt my lesson."

What was the lesson.

The last one should have been the first and only one?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jcrowe1950 on February 25, 2020, 08:18 PM
An Amana carbide tipped adjustable counterbore. You change the counterbore diameter by changing the drill bit size.

A 1/8" drill will yield a .453 diameter while a 19/64" bit yields a .637 diameter.

A 3 mm drill will yield a 11.4 mm diameter while a 7.5 mm bit yields a 16.4 mm diameter.

https://www.toolstoday.com/carbide-tipped-adjustable-counterbore-bits.html

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You are a dangerous man Cheese....

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on February 26, 2020, 02:01 AM
"learnt my lesson."

What was the lesson.

The last one should have been the first and only one?

Cry once, laugh forever... I always stick to this but because I don’t use the forklift that often so I thought an old forklift would do but NO....

My first forklift turned out did not have proper brakes (Mitsubishi brake on Komatsu) it was a 40-45 yo forklift
2nd forklift has transmission fault after I bought and used for 20 hours which would cost $3k to $6k to repair. It was about 30-40 yo.

Current forklift is a 10 yo with 10,000 hours on it. Bought from the company who sold it and serviced it since new. Ok not Brand new but a lot more reliable than the previous 2. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 27, 2020, 05:36 PM
I just couldn’t resist buying this.. The woodworker will be served   [tongue]
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on March 05, 2020, 04:41 PM
bought a 55 gal of titebond 50 couple days ago.
also bought a $10 pump yesterday to pump the glue out.
hopefully the pump is still ok next time I use it...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on March 07, 2020, 02:02 AM
the best high low quality tool [eek]  in all fairness maganusson (only in uk and euro afik) is good kit for the dosh
(https://media.screwfix.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/3528V_P&$prodImageMedium$)

6mm beggar.  sharp as.  as in cut a feather by its weight sharp
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 02, 2020, 06:26 PM
Raise your hand you who are absolutely sure you have enough bit sets and alike?!!
Me too.. [blink]
Then I found this beauty today.. [scared] It absolutely nails it, the extender is beautifully compatible with Wera and Festool screwdriver handles.. it’s soon gonna live in a Systainer mini T-lock dedicated to woodworking and tool adjusting tasks. (Should maybe have one in the car as well [crying]) Ratchet handle has a hex bit socket at the end of the handle, then the extender can double as a T-handle. You can even tilt the ratchet head to form a L shaped key.. Highly recommendable!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rubber_ducky on April 02, 2020, 10:13 PM
Raise your hand you who are absolutely sure you have enough bit sets and alike?!!
Me too.. [blink]
Then I found this beauty today.. [scared] It absolutely nails it, the extender is beautifully compatible with Wera and Festool screwdriver handles.. it’s soon gonna live in a Systainer mini T-lock dedicated to woodworking and tool adjusting tasks. (Should maybe have one in the car as well [crying]) Ratchet handle has a hex bit socket at the end of the handle, then the extender can double as a T-handle. You can even tilt the ratchet head to form a L shaped key.. Highly recommendable!

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That’s a great looking set. The flex-head alone is enough to sell me on it. What’s the country of origin?


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 03, 2020, 04:17 AM
Yes, it is in fact a great set, considering the ratchet and extender which makes it extremely versatile. I noticed that the ratchet and extender are available solo and as a set with 1/4” socket as well.

Have a look here:
https://www.kstools.com/en
There seem to be distributors all over Europe, including UK. But no mention of USA.
Their website is available in most languages as well.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on April 03, 2020, 04:23 AM
Does KS Tools have any relation to SK Tools?

SK has been available in the US for decades, but first I've heard of KS Tools.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jimdude on April 03, 2020, 05:56 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 03, 2020, 10:46 AM
Does KS Tools have any relation to SK Tools?

SK has been available in the US for decades, but first I've heard of KS Tools.

Nope no relation what so ever. SK was hooked up with Facom Tools (French) briefly, so if you see a Facom tool that reminds you of a SK tool that's the reason.

Some of my older wrenches are marked SK Wayne...that's an even earlier SK marriage.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: bonnertuckbay on April 03, 2020, 01:50 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 03, 2020, 02:12 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Vtshopdog on April 03, 2020, 06:36 PM
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.



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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 05, 2020, 10:30 AM
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.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on April 05, 2020, 10:38 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 05, 2020, 11:05 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on April 05, 2020, 07:35 PM
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?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 05, 2020, 07:51 PM
I used them on my table saw, much quieter than standard belts.  Glad to see this topic, reminds me to replace my drill press'.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Df1k1 on April 05, 2020, 08:21 PM
Festool....well close anyway....green HF tool chest. Really good quality for the price ($439)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on April 05, 2020, 11:38 PM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: KelleyCrafts on April 06, 2020, 12:37 AM
I bought a cast iron SawStop router table wing to use on an MFT/3, systainer storage cart I’ll start on this week.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 06, 2020, 01:11 AM
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. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: JayStPeter on April 06, 2020, 10:23 AM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DeformedTree on April 06, 2020, 02:57 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 09, 2020, 10:59 AM
I picked up 2 Starrett metric tape measures and 2 Klein allen key sets - metric and standard.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 09, 2020, 11:52 AM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on April 09, 2020, 01:26 PM
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).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 09, 2020, 01:45 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 09, 2020, 02:06 PM
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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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 10, 2020, 05:50 PM
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.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on April 16, 2020, 11:14 AM
Oh yeah, the Hazet Assistent. Oh those childhood memories. EVERY garage back then had a couple of those between the work bays. Timeless classic.

--

Last thing I bought was a Veritas Drill Stop Gauge.

(https://up.picr.de/38205704ws.jpeg)



Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 20, 2020, 03:06 PM
I ordered a Saddle Square, Pocket Layout Square, and 4" Double Square from Lee Valley.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 20, 2020, 05:23 PM
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.

-

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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 20, 2020, 05:28 PM
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!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 20, 2020, 09:18 PM
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.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on May 04, 2020, 05:00 AM
(https://images.ffx.co.uk/tools/Makita_DLS110Z.jpg?w=1280&h=960&scale=both)

just a little beastie
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 05, 2020, 05:38 PM
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.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 11, 2020, 03:49 PM
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. 

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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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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 11, 2020, 03:57 PM
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
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 12, 2020, 03:23 PM
Cool, good to know that the ratcheting feature works.

My Veritas shop apron and precision square arrived today.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: KelleyCrafts on May 12, 2020, 03:56 PM
Nice @GoingMyWay I have one of those on the way with the router box as we speak. Won't be here until next Tuesday though.

Tired of sawdust in the pockets of my apron, this one should solve that.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 12, 2020, 04:02 PM
I was very eagerly awaiting my apron delivery! 

This is the first shop apron that I've ever owned.  I need to figure out the best placement of tools.  I'm hoping this will help reduce the amount of time I spend looking for my tape measure, pencil, etc.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Jim Kirkpatrick on May 13, 2020, 05:25 AM
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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I have the 16 ft version.  I agree it's robust and the tape is easy to read. I have take measures all over my shop of various brands.  This is my favorite.  Just bought a 2nd one

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on May 13, 2020, 06:44 AM
Bought it last week but delivery expected today on a new 6"x48" belt/12" benchtop disc sander from Jet.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on May 13, 2020, 07:23 AM
Well, that wasn't a very long wait. Went for my second cup of coffee at 7am and looked out the window to the driveway and there is the truck with the new sander coming off the back of the truck. Have it staged in the garage after moving the wifes' car out of the way and will get in assembled and placed later today.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 13, 2020, 11:43 AM
Bought it last week but delivery expected today on a new 6"x48" belt/12" benchtop disc sander from Jet.

Congrats on the Jet...
I own the JSG-6DC on a closed stand. I purchased it when I needed to fabricate 60 corbels for a friend's Victorian house. You'll enjoy the Jet and you'll be surprised how often you use it. Just keep it plugged in and readily accessible and it will get more use than you ever imagined.  [big grin]   Also pick up one of these if you don't already own one. It literally adds months to the life of the disc and belt.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on May 14, 2020, 07:41 AM
Thanks Cheese, yes, I use a belt/disc sander a lot. This Jet replaces an old Palmgren Belt/Disc/Spindle sander I had used for over 15 years. The spindle quit a few eyars ago and I bought a Jet spindle sander. Now the gears are shot on the Palmgren and no parts available from them so sent it to the scrap yard. Feature I will miss on the Palmgren is the variable speed.

Yes, I use the 'erasers' to great advantage to clean sandpaper, works great.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 15, 2020, 03:44 PM
@GoingMyWay

I finally got around to dig out some pictures and a short video clip of the ratcheting action on that adjustable wrench.

(https://up.picr.de/38542717ck.jpg)

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(https://up.picr.de/38542720nw.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38542721mn.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38542722oj.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38542723ja.jpg)

And here's the video link: https://streamable.com/u6zq5b


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 15, 2020, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the pictures and video Oliver.  It looks like it works well.  Now I'm wondering if getting an adjustable ratcheting wrench would be more versatile.  This looks like a rebranded version of the one you have: https://www.autogrip.com/8-adjustable-ratcheting-crescent-wrench/.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 15, 2020, 04:08 PM
Yes. Right down to the Country of Origin. (Taiwan). I know because I asked WGB where these are made, as they also manufacture tools in Germany. "Sadly" not this one. But, like Snap-On and others, they are very upfront about this and provide the information upon request/ and in their data sheets.

But overall I think your wrenches are less bulky, might be favorable over the versatility/adjustable part.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 15, 2020, 04:24 PM
Wow I thought for your sure your wrench was made in Germany.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on May 16, 2020, 08:41 PM
Yes. Right down to the Country of Origin. (Taiwan). I know because I asked WGB where these are made, as they also manufacture tools in Germany. "Sadly" not this one. But, like Snap-On and others, they are very upfront about this and provide the information upon request/ and in their data sheets.

But overall I think your wrenches are less bulky, might be favorable over the versatility/adjustable part.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Taiwan used to make Hammer machines for Felder, until Taiwan became too expensive and Felder went to somewhere else.

 I know this cos the factory is less than 5km from my extended family's place in Taiwan.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on May 16, 2020, 09:04 PM
An Incra Miter 1000SE for my little Dewalt DW745 table saw.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 18, 2020, 10:42 AM
Wow I thought for your sure your wrench was made in Germany.

You'd be surprised how hard it is sometimes to get a tool "Made in Germany", while living in Germany. ... I literally live within just a double-digit mile radius from many well known and likewise many lesser known, high-quality German knife & tool manufacturers.

Yet, when I enter the closest DIY stores, with few exceptions (either DIY markets selling part of the corresponding manufacturers portfolios, or manufacturers selling directly through so called "factory outlets" on their properties), I can't buy their tools. I have to order them online, or drive triple-digit round trips to specialized stores.

Something has been and is wrong for a very long time.

But thankfully the world keeps on turning, anyway. ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: kmickey on May 18, 2020, 11:50 AM
I bought a left-handed drill holster.  I’ve used it once and the improvement in my work flow is incredible.  No more swapping hands or just setting it down in a random spot.

Well designed, easy to add/remove from belt, using a molle-esque system.  The bungee to retain it works well when you squat or sit down.

Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Drill holster (https://www.atlas46.com/products.html#!/AIMS™-Large-Drill-Holster/p/88590011/category=12449576)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 18, 2020, 03:23 PM
Very interesting link, thank you! Awesome stuff!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on May 19, 2020, 07:05 AM
bought this today. didnt expect it was possible to buy Swedish bandsaw blade!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 19, 2020, 06:30 PM
bought this today. didnt expect it was possible to buy Swedish bandsaw blade!

Nahh, the Swedes are known for nice steel. Volvo? Saab? Little rust and thick high quality steel.. No more, just as German cars, it’s going down.. Even Land Rover looks like Audi: like a piece of hand soap. [scared]

Just an afterthought, being more interested in woodworking than ever, I notice that there were made some very nice woodworking machines even here some time ago judging by pre-owned equipment for sale, also in the US; a lot.. Germany, Switzerland, Italy. Most are vanished. Or am I wrong?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on May 19, 2020, 11:00 PM
Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

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Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 20, 2020, 12:15 AM
Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

That's interesting, so you change out the blade for the material you're cutting?  I wonder why a single blade wouldn't work for both materials? They're both rather soft.

I like the capacity, I usually have to cut that diameter on the band saw or on the metal cold saw.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on May 20, 2020, 08:17 AM
Bought a Ramset shot pin gun of Ebay, looks like new and saved $40.  I have a really good 80s Hilti buried in one of the three locations my equipment is stored.  Dug fruitlessly thru all three.  Stopped at HD to pick pins and shot, got home and realized I had picked up 27 cal instead off 22...forehead slap!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 20, 2020, 10:38 AM
Got two small packages from Bauhaus online-shop today.

Really only needed that IP54 socket, but also got me a Matador ScrewIT screw extractor, as that is a great tool - and my better half urged me to get the wonderful, full carbide Spax 2step Drill bit (drilling and countersinking in one step, no depth-stop but highly visible marking) - which was friendly reminder, a slap to the back of my head, to finally re-build the patio. Remove the natural stone plates and re-build with wood. ...

Now you might label me pedantic, but I really can't stand what happend/ arrived today. I'm receiving two small packages from Bauhaus, both large enough to hold all three items - but yet they have to send two. (Yes, I know about efficient shipping/ stocking/ warehouse logistics and the fact that this, on paper, might be cheaper then having packed everything in one box ...)

So I got my grumpy on, already.  [unsure]

I unpack the drill bit, it was packet neatly. Everything is fine.

Then I unpack the extractor and IP 54 socket. The packaging of the extractor looks like the item was shipped, inspected and returned multiple times. (Or taken from the self service shelf, inspected and returned multiple times) The extractor was obviously dirty from all the sliding inside that packaging. Looked horrible, but alas, since it's not a gift but for my personal use, I went over the extractor with one of my Snap-On tool & hand wipes and thats ok now. Not a reason to return, but it made me even more grumpy than I already was.  [scared] [big grin]

Then I inspected the socket, the only e'ffing thing I really needed from this order. It's missing the whole actual socket/ internal assembly. They have just sent me the outer shell. So no much needed socket replacement today. Instead I had to take pictures and write a lengthy e-mail to customer support. Hopefully I can trash the empty socket, so that doesn't have to be shipped all the way back, for them to trash it. As I'm pretty sure no one goes searching for the inner part in their warehouse.  [crying]  [mad]  [big grin]  [wink]

(https://up.picr.de/38584584pq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584585ze.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584586rp.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584587wa.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584588zm.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584589cw.jpg)

But now for the nice pictures!  [big grin]

Matador ScrewIT screw extractor, Made in Germany.  [thumbs up] [drooling]

(https://up.picr.de/38584626sg.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584627jx.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584629tv.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584630zi.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584631lx.jpeg)


And now for the wonderful, the fantastic, the great full carbide 2step drill bit from Spax. Rated for up to 2000 rpm which obviously compliments my Festool PDC 18/4.  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [thumbs up] [not worthy] [thumbs up]


(https://up.picr.de/38584647jw.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584648ao.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/38584649kb.jpeg)


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on May 20, 2020, 10:51 AM
Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

That's interesting, so you change out the blade for the material you're cutting?  I wonder why a single blade wouldn't work for both materials? They're both rather soft.

I like the capacity, I usually have to cut that diameter on the band saw or on the metal cold saw.


     I am not sure if the cutting edge is different or not. But the PVC disk is larger in diameter so that it will reach through the thick wall.  Yes, it is waaay better than sawing. That PVC  dust gets all over the place, even with DC, clings to things due to the static. Then you still have to clean up the cut edges.

     This type of cutter is nothing new but this Milwaukee is a very nice one. There are two different ones in with different cutting ranges. 1/2" - 2 5/8" and  1 5/8" - 3 5/8".

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on May 20, 2020, 01:53 PM
Three bitholders. One from Wiha, and two from Wera.

First, the Wiha 387:

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I bought this because it mechanically locks bits by pulling a collar forward. In some situations that just works better than using magnets. After using it a few times I can say I do like it, but for one thing. With a bit in the holder and the lock engaged, there is only a very small part of the bit that protrudes from the holder. This has already bitten me a few times with recessed screws where the hole was not large enough to accommodate the locking part of the bit holder.  [huh]

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Second, the ratcheting Wera 816RA:

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Well, I can be short about this one: this is a great piece of kit! I just works and it feels really sturdy. This might become my favorite screwdriver.  [big grin]

Third, a bit of a gamble, the Wera 826T:

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This one has a special feature in that you can speed up the revolutions by a factor of 4 by pressing a button on the back of the bitholder. It does this by engaging a small gearbox inside the handle. It does work as advertised. However.... even a little bit of torque will cause the gears to slip. [eek] So the "turbo" (which is what the T in 826T stands for) will be useful only when screwing something that has almost no friction. To illustrate this: just keeping the bit loosely between a thumb and finger is enough to stop the turbo. When this happens the gears just slip, so you can't even use it normally without the turbo action in such cases. To do that, you would have to press the turbo button again. My verdict: nice gadget, but not really useful in practise.  [unsure]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 20, 2020, 02:00 PM
Hi!

As I haven't had a chance to play with the 826T yet, stupid question: Is it supposed to slip/ does it have a "safety clutch" so it can only be used for literally loose, turning? Or is it maybe broken?

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 20, 2020, 02:05 PM
Just checked Wera's description of the 826T, you're indeed supposed to de-activate the Turbo for "high" torque (14 Nm max.) applications. So it's really only free speed.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on May 20, 2020, 03:17 PM
I got a second Kreg Multi-Mark.  I had been wanting to get another one for a while.

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I discovered that the left "holster" slot on my Veritas apron is the perfect location for my first Kreg Multi-Mark.  I'm really liking the apron!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on May 20, 2020, 03:39 PM
Hi Oliver,

As you found out already, it is indeed supposed to slip when the torque becomes too large. I kinda knew that before I bought it (I read the information on their website before I ordered the bitholder). I just made the mistake of thinking that 14 Nm would be a bit more than this. My bad, not Wera's.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 20, 2020, 07:09 PM
Today it was time to renew and add to my workwear..

A work kilt from Blaklader, the summer heat won’t be a hassle now!  [big grin]:
A definitely controversial piece of clothing for work. The kind lady behind the counter told me that you’d have to be a bold type to wear it, but you seems to be - and I said definitely!
It holds everything a pair of carpenters trousers would hold, including fasteners pockets and hammer.

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A vest, again from blaklader, carpenters type with detachable fasteners pockets - this means I can use it for indoor use and for finer work as well. Holds huge amount of tools right at hand. There’s even side entrance pockets that you can stick in a CXS as well - in a ladder that’s perfect.

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And last, a Carhartt Bib Rugged Flex Rugby overall. It’s extremely comfortable. Definitely gonna be a favourite for general work, although it doesn’t hold too much tools, but chest pockets helps hips clear of bulging pockets.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on May 21, 2020, 03:34 AM
iso tunes origional.  got a good deal on it ATM
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Doug H on May 24, 2020, 08:38 PM
These recently arrived from Wiha.
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Post by: CeeJay on May 25, 2020, 09:19 PM
Got this for my little Makita router:

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: online421 on May 26, 2020, 08:31 AM
Comatic DC40
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 28, 2020, 04:45 PM
This is nothing I really needed, but brand new for $100 I couldn’t let it go..
Will be handy with it’s very small compact size, dampened handle and all. (It’s Makita’s CXT 10,8/12V)
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 29, 2020, 03:06 PM
Hi!

First, a gift from a friend, after mine hit the ground in a rather unlucky manner. Means really a lot to me, because I really love these. And props to Festool for also looking for one for me, but sadly they are gone.

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A second package came from Germanys oldest, still manufacturing/producing file factory - by their own account. ( http://www.feilen-leist.de )

I ordered 6 quality workshop files (150mm) fitted with quality handles (110mm). And a set of 6 quality warding/key files in a tin box.

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Set of quality warding/key files in tin box.

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Quality workshop files.

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Flat cut 2 and cut 3 150mm/110mm

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Triangular cut 2 und cut 3 150mm/110mm

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Half-round cut 3 150mm/110mm half-round side

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Half-round cut 3 150mm/110mm flat side

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Round file cut 3 150mm/110mm

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The first impression I have of them is really good. Quality product, great communication/service and fast delivery. I absolutely love the fact that I can combine any file length with any handle length.

Now I have to use them to say more about them. ;)

Third package was a really necessary flat suction pump. (Kärcher SP2 Flat) It can start pumping and will pump water levels as low as 6mm and will pump until theres only 1mm left. This is necessary "liability insurance" for a project that is coming closer every day with large steps.

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Kind regards,,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 29, 2020, 05:40 PM
Those were nice Oliver!
Would you please share where you ordered them? I followed the link, but couldn’t find that they had a web shop?

The fact that you can order the length you need, and top it with a wooden handle is just great. I definitely would like the small set and a few larger ones.

Regards,
Stig
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on May 29, 2020, 05:54 PM
Hi Stig,

just E-Mail them, they get back to you with a price list and TOS. They sell directly to end users, but they don't have a designated online shop.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 29, 2020, 06:29 PM
Well, that’s kind of nice. I’ll certainly do as there’s only very very long files with even more horribly large plastic handles available. One very seldom hold a file just by the handle.
It certainly looks good with those wooden handles as well!

Thanks!  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: JD2720 on May 29, 2020, 10:53 PM
A Woodpecker Slab Flattening Mill arrived today. I ordered it before everything shut down & with all that has gone on I had forgotten about it. It arrived before they had stated it would. I believe when I ordered it, they said it would be delivered the 1st part of June. Woodpecker took a lot of care in packaging it. It arrived in great shape. Assembly was easy. I am very pleased with how well it slides. Now I need to get a planer bit ordered.



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 31, 2020, 10:52 AM
I just received 4 Anza Elite Felt rollers that have been highly recommended for yielding smooth finishes. We'll see how they work.  [big grin]

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On the other hand, I've used these Purdy Parrot Mohair rollers before and every time I've had dismal results.  [sad]  [mad]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rob Z on May 31, 2020, 02:01 PM

I think this is the first time I have seen this WP item set up, other than on their website .  That looks really well-made and a good design. I'm also a bit envious of what appears to be a large shop.  [big grin]


A Woodpecker Slab Flattening Mill arrived today. I ordered it before everything shut down & with all that has gone on I had forgotten about it. It arrived before they had stated it would. I believe when I ordered it, they said it would be delivered the 1st part of June. Woodpecker took a lot of care in packaging it. It arrived in great shape. Assembly was easy. I am very pleased with how well it slides. Now I need to get a planer bit ordered.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 31, 2020, 02:13 PM
I just received 4 Anza Elite Felt rollers that have been highly recommended for yielding smooth finishes. We'll see how they work.  [big grin]

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On the other hand, I've used these Purdy Parrot Mohair rollers before and every time I've have had dismal results.  [sad]  [mad]

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From my experience, Anza’s look just right, Purdy’s not so much - if near spray finish is the goal.
The right paint/lacquer and technique should yield near spray paint finish with Anza.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 05, 2020, 10:55 AM
Took a trip back to Ca. Stopped by Anderson ply to see Allen K and have him take a look at my TS55. Its old , dropped a few times and I wanted him to check it out makes sure everything is running right with it.

So He checked it out said all I needed was a new blade which I bought (I recently adjusted the toe in on it).

Picked up a couple of things, Bessey spring clamps, T handled edge band cutter, and one of Dons MFT squares. Allen double checked to make sure its square, it is. So today Im going to use it to check my MFT, I already used a WP 450CM triangle square to set it. But I like the Anderson one as its made from 3/4 material
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 08, 2020, 12:04 PM
Ordered a Dewalt DW744org mobile table saw stand to put my Metabo 36/18 table saw on from the HD.  Received the saw and two batteries last week.  Charger and another couple batteries should arrive tomorrow.  Can't wait to give it a spin.  Free plugin transformer is free as a Metabo incentive, but 8-10 week lead.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 09, 2020, 10:50 AM
I got a Striking Knife from Lee Valley.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 09, 2020, 11:58 AM
Series 221 (100x 221-412), (110x 221-413) and (25x 221-415) + 4 adaptor plates/mounting plates/carriers to use the series 221splicing connectors inside distribution panels

Geez Oliver, @six-point socket II  I just redid some landscape lighting using the new Wago 221 connectors. They are so much nicer than the original push-on versions. If you ever think you'll need to redo the connection, I'd just put in the 221 connector straight-away.

Wago 221 vs Wago push-on.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on June 09, 2020, 12:04 PM
Oh, yeah!  [big grin] And, you can finally mix solid and stranded wire/ respectively simply use one connector for both types.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 09, 2020, 12:20 PM
Oh, yeah!  [big grin] And, you can finally mix solid and stranded wire/ respectively simply use one connector for both types.

Ya I forgot that part...that can be a huge plus for some projects.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alex on June 09, 2020, 04:02 PM
I added the Makita JR3070CT recipro saw this weekend. Been aching for a long time to get one, nothing's gonna get in my way now because this 1500W powerhouse cuts through anything.

Ofcourse it came in this dumb molded case, I can't even get the cord in there, nor do the blades fit in the bottom left corner that was designed to hold them. I have to find me a nice systainer for it asap.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Gregor on June 10, 2020, 05:25 AM
I finally got around to dig out some pictures and a short video clip of the ratcheting action on that adjustable wrench.
'Hornbach only' when searching for the product number... or can you point me to another source?

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on June 10, 2020, 08:39 AM
I finally got around to dig out some pictures and a short video clip of the ratcheting action on that adjustable wrench.
'Hornbach only' when searching for the product number... or can you point me to another source?

Hi Gregor,

Here are some other sources. :)

Hersteller-Link: https://www.wgb-werkzeuge.de/produkte.detail.html?id=9351&Rollgabelschlüssel+mit+Ratschenfunktion

Amazon -> https://www.amazon.de/Rollgabelschlüssel-Ratschenfunktion-WGB-Das-Werkzeug/dp/B077ZZ7KS8/

Independent -> https://www.grube.de/wgb-rollgabelschluessel-mit-ratschenfunktion-17-244-01/

Kind regards,
Oliver

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 10, 2020, 09:46 AM
I only use the Wago 221's, even if I don't think I'll have to revisit it.  I love how easy they are to work with and how compact they are!  And you know, every time you do something and say to yourself, I won't be doing that again, something will come up and you WILL be doing that again!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on June 10, 2020, 11:25 AM
I got myself a pair of scissors yesterday:
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I need to cut leadax lead replacement soon, and when I was at the roofing supplies store I asked if they had a good pair of shears to cut it; because my previous experience with the stuff wasn't "fun" and they didn' have the width I need.
Their regular shears were out of stock, but they did have an expensive version; after testing them I got them anyway (these were € 55 +vat)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RKA on June 27, 2020, 05:42 PM
Those Kai scissors are really really good!  Good choice!

Today the FedEx person dropped this off.  All I can say is where has this been all my life?!   It’s a right angle M12 cordless impact wrench advertised at 220 ft lbs.  Next to it is my 1/2” torque wrench for scale.  They may be stretch the truth a little with that spec, but I quickly put it on some lug bolts torqued to 90 ft lbs and it spun them off with barely a rattle.  So it’s got some ooomph!  This will come in handy in all the places an impact wrench (even Milwaukee’s stubby) won’t fit.  Later this year it will be new rear brakes, shocks all around and 8 new control arms up front, end links and tie rods, most of which have 170k miles on them and a timing belt job.  This thing probably won’t get used anywhere else other than the car, but that’s fine with me!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on June 27, 2020, 05:44 PM
 [thumbs up] [drooling] [thumbs up]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 27, 2020, 07:38 PM
Increased my Milwaukee M18 collection, drywall router and straight 1/4" grinder.  Bought the offset grinder a while ago but sometimes access is limited with that one.  Also bought a drill powered rivet nut setter, 8/32 - 1/4.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 30, 2020, 11:50 PM
Purchased a Mafell F 160 rail...sweet...somethings are better than the Festool offering, while others are not.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Vondawg on July 01, 2020, 07:03 AM
@Cheese are you as happy with the Mafell55cc as their jigsaw ? I’m looking at the impressive features
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 01, 2020, 11:04 AM
@Cheese are you as happy with the Mafell55cc as their jigsaw ? I’m looking at the impressive features

Yes I am @Vondawg  I just got a chance to try it out yesterday. I was ripping some 5/4 mahogany and the first thing I noticed was the power. No rattling or fuss, just push it down the track. I have some 2x cedar to rip today along with some 5/4 birds eye maple, it'll be interesting to see how that goes.

You're right about all of the features...blade changing is actually enjoyable.  [big grin]  Also when changing the blade angle it's done with a single knob however it's locked in at 2 points. The scoring feature is really neat and so easy, just the flip of a lever that sits next to your thumb. The adjustment for sloppiness on the track is slick also, they're detented so they can be adjusted in very small increments.  I've never liked the adjusters on Festool track saws as they were not linear, the saw was either too loose or too tight.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Vondawg on July 01, 2020, 02:36 PM
yes the blade change feature leaves no reason to not switch one out when needed And the scoring looks very interesting...I’m “in”
Thanks....nice review in the other post very helpful
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ctvader on July 01, 2020, 02:57 PM
Betterly rail connector...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 01, 2020, 03:26 PM
yes the blade change feature leaves no reason to not switch one out when needed And the scoring looks very interesting...I’m “in”
Thanks....nice review in the other post very helpful

Just remember there is no riving knife...other than that, it's a sweet saw.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 01, 2020, 07:43 PM
I bought another Metabo tool box as the free 120v adaptor came and I needed a systainer to store it.  I had already bought on for the batteries and charger.  Amazon...$57.00.  And they do attach to Festools and Tamos, although a different  latch mechanism.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 07, 2020, 10:00 AM
I kept seeing the Pica pencil being used in the various Festool USA and Festool International videos so I had to get 2 for myself.  I also got a Woodriver Low Angle Block Plane and the Jessem Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides (on sale for $79.99 until July 31, 2020 at Woodcraft).

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 11, 2020, 11:01 AM
A 4" diameter anti-static dust hose and then just added some Magport fittings.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on July 11, 2020, 11:50 AM
A 4" diameter anti-static dust hose and then just added some Magport fittings.

I think you had asked me about how this hose was working out. So far so good. Much better on my DW planer even without making sure the grounding path is complete.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 11, 2020, 12:11 PM

I think you had asked me about how this hose was working out. So far so good. Much better on my DW planer even without making sure the grounding path is complete.


Good to hear Seth...I was wondering if I needed to do something about completing the ground path but I'll just use it first and see what happens.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 18, 2020, 10:35 AM
A 4" Magport with short connection hose for a Jet 48" belt/12" disc sander...JSG-6DC

And the new 4" Magport bolt-on connector for a 6" Delta jointer. The bolt-on connector was just released a week ago.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 22, 2020, 01:35 AM
I finally received the Woodpeckers EZ Edge Corner plane. It's incredibly nice...and it's really sweet to use. I'll be using this on 20 drawer fronts just to put a small 45º chamfer on the edges. I was thinking about using a hand plane and then thought about using the router table but this ultimately made the most sense and I'm glad I stepped up and made this decision. These chamfers are only 1 mm wide.

Nice...just plain nice.  [smile]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MrToolJunkie on August 22, 2020, 01:41 AM
That looks like it put a really nice edge on the boards. Very cool!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jcrowe1950 on August 22, 2020, 08:30 PM
Ordered a leather work apron from Calavera.....
Calavera Toolworks Tabacco (https://calaveratoolworks.com/products/tobacco-lets-get-it-on-updated)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 22, 2020, 09:29 PM
Cheese, do you know if the bodies on all four planes the same. They appear to be and only the cutter is different.

I see they are out of stock of most right now, only the chamfer plane and the set of four still in stock.

All the replacement cutters are out of stock at this time too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 23, 2020, 12:03 AM
Cheese, do you know if the bodies on all four planes the same. They appear to be and only the cutter is different.

@Bob D. I believe the bodies are all the same. After looking over the plane, I can’t imagine there would be a need to change the body to accommodate a different style cutter. That all makes sense.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on August 23, 2020, 05:36 AM
@Cheese: Nice to see those planes in action! Thanks for showing. I am still waiting for my set. (Ordered them in the first few days after they became available as a OTT.)

While we are on the topic of Woodpeckers: their current OTT is a sharpening set. I do have the Mark II Veritas and am very happy with it, but some of my chisels tend to slide in it, due to the top/bottom clamping instead of the side clamping. So I am thinking of buying another system for those chisels. Free-hand sharpening is too much of a challenge to me. My hand coordination isn't 100%, so I really do need a guide to help me with that. Would anyone recommend the Woodpeckers offering, or is the consensus that the Lie Nielsen is to be preferred? Would be happy to hear from you guys what you think.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rvieceli on August 23, 2020, 07:06 AM
@hdv Just pick up the narrow blade head for the Veritas guide. It clamps the blade from the side and works with all the pieces you already have.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/sharpening/jigs-mounts-and-rests/101438-narrow-blade-head-for-veritas-mk-ii-honing-guide-system?item=05M0909

Ron
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on August 23, 2020, 07:16 AM
Thanks! However, I read that this add-on will change the effective angle of the bevel by a few degrees. As far as I know those few degrees in themselves are not really significant to the performance of the chisels. But if I would have to redo the primary bevels for those chisels, that is a lot of elbow grease. Especially as there are two quite broad ones among them (the underside of those is perfectly flat, I made sure of that, but the upper side is definitely not, hence the sliding). Call me lazy...  [embarassed]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jcrowe1950 on August 23, 2020, 09:37 AM
A 4" Magport with short connection hose for a Jet 48" belt/12" disc sander...JSG-6DC

And the new 4" Magport bolt-on connector for a 6" Delta jointer. The bolt-on connector was just released a week ago.

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Cheese,

    Thanks for posting this....it will go a long way to solving some issues for my applications.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 23, 2020, 09:47 AM
While we are on the topic of Woodpeckers: their current OTT is a sharpening set. I do have the Mark II Veritas and am very happy with it, but some of my chisels tend to slide in it, due to the top/bottom clamping instead of the side clamping. So I am thinking of buying another system for those chisels. Free-hand sharpening is too much of a challenge to me. My hand coordination isn't 100%, so I really do need a guide to help me with that. Would anyone recommend the Woodpeckers offering, or is the consensus that the Lie Nielsen is to be preferred? Would be happy to hear from you guys what you think.

For the last 15 years I've used the Veritas MK I system. It's worked well but there have always been some niggling issues with it. The micro-bevel adjuster was always an issue, I could never remember which way to turn it. And the single bolt clamping method would skew the chisel blade if you weren't careful. 

So I was looking for a new system, specifically the MK II version or the LN version and then Woodpeckers came out with their system. I purchased the Woodpeckers setup and have been very happy with it. It's so easy to set-up and use. I like the dual rollers and the micro-bevel adjustment.


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on August 23, 2020, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the feedback on the Woodpeckers offering Cheese. I am tempted to order their sharpening set, but I am still hung up between that or the LN system. Ah well, I still have a few days to decide...   [unsure]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rmhinden on August 23, 2020, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the feedback on the Woodpeckers offering Cheese. I am tempted to order their sharpening set, but I am still hung up between that or the LN system. Ah well, I still have a few days to decide...   [unsure]

I have the Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide.  So far the stock jaws have worked with my chisels (non-LN) and plane blades (LN and Stanley).   I made a jig like they describe here:

Angle Setting Jig (https://d3h1zj156zzd4j.cloudfront.net/pdf/LNT-angle-setting-jig-2019.pdf)

Works well.   I am very pleased with the setup.

Bob
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on August 23, 2020, 12:08 PM
I sharpen chisels and plane blades freehand except when:

- honing back bevels or skew blades (Veritas MKII jig/skew registration jig), or
- sharpening the 1/16" chisel (Veritas MKII narrow jig).

If I had to choose between L-N and WP, it'd definitely be L-N because in the hand-tool world, L-N is one of the recognized leaders; WP isn't.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on August 24, 2020, 01:21 AM
I got an 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope.  Yeah - not a trades tool, but still a lot of fun for me and the grandkids.  I also ordered several accessories including a couple of eypieces, a Telrad (bombsite) finder, filters, colimator, and so on.  It all needs to go somewhere, so I'm in the process of building a telescope accessories case out of some #3 cherry that wasn't good enough for rustic-look architectural woodwork.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on August 24, 2020, 11:48 PM
I’m one of the cool kids now.
Chestnut tool co. “Clam Clamps”
I have been looking at these for a few years, but never thought the value was there. Until some cool you-tube videos.
Looking forward to upping my miter trim game.
Cheers,Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 25, 2020, 12:21 AM
I’m one of the cool kids now.
Chestnut tool co. “Clam Clamps”
I have been looking at these for a few years, but never thought the value was there. Until some cool you-tube videos.
Looking forward to upping my miter trim game.
Cheers,Charlie

You're going to love them Charlie...one of the cool things about them is they are custom made in-as-much as you have to talk to the man in person to be able to order some. These aren't off-the-shelf items.

After talking with Jim, I realized that the clamps are machined in the Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis) and then shipped down to Florida for assembly.

I only purchased a pair of them but they are well worth the money.  [big grin] [big grin]  I've used them for door & window trim.

They are a thing of beauty even in the raw state...or maybe more importantly...because when in the raw state, they offer up their good looks with the machined stainless plates, the brass pivot points and stainless fasteners. Then again, the laser etching also adds to their elegance. Very nice.

http://www.miterclamp.com
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on August 25, 2020, 04:47 PM
Couldn't resist a Bridge City Tool Works Palm Brace PB-2

(https://i.imgur.com/RRtjcvi.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on August 25, 2020, 05:08 PM
I received  my Shaper table today...the packaging was amazing...Uncle Bob would have been impressed despite there being no bubble wrap involved.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on September 14, 2020, 05:45 PM
I've been hearing a lot of good things lately about automotive masking tape so I picked up 2 rolls at the auto parts store.

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I've always used blue painter's tape because it's easily available and cheap.

I haven't had a chance to use it for anything yet.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 14, 2020, 10:07 PM
I've always used blue painter's tape because it's easily available and cheap.

I haven't had a chance to use it for anything yet.

I always use 3M tape because I'm a Minnesota kind of guy...besides I have stock in the company.  [smile]

The green tape has a very aggressive adhesive and I've used it for masking off NY bluestone treads and risers when grouting them. Nothing else would adhere to the stone. It's a killer product.

Thanks for the heads-up on the yellow tape, I'm not familiar with that item.  [smile]  I need to check it out.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 15, 2020, 11:00 AM
I recently purchased the Woodpeckers EZ Edge plane for putting 45º chamfers on drawer fronts. I like it a lot and it produces a nice uniform chamfer.

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However, after some use the thing I didn't like was that the thumb wheel that controls the depth of cut was not marked so if the thumb wheel was moved accidentally or purposely you had no idea where you were.

And when you did move the wheel to remove more material you'd either remove too little or remove too much which would cause "chunking/gouging" of the cut surface.

The thumb wheel connects to the cutter blade which has a 32 TPI thread. That means that for every 1 rotation of the thumb wheel the cutter advances .03125", let's just call it .032", or 1/32".  [smile]

I decided to place 8 equally spaced marks on the top of the thumb wheel so that as I moved from mark to mark the cutter would advance or retreat .004". To be easier to identify where you were in the cutting process I used a Magic Marker to color the 8 positions, Red-Blue-Green-Black-Red-Blue-Green-Black.

I used a spotting drill to mark the thumb wheel. I like it...it works well.

My guess is that Woodpeckers may implement something along this line on their next production run of EZ Edge planes. That'd be nice because they'd use laser marking.  [smile]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 15, 2020, 11:57 AM
@Cheese very smart and well implemented improvement!  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on September 15, 2020, 05:32 PM
Cheese, that’s well.. almost too nice [big grin]
Clever!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on September 18, 2020, 12:01 PM
Finally, I’ve waited a long time to get my hands on this kit. It is the 435ME-300 with both imperial and mm. Great ruler! The kit came in the plastic box which was a pleasant surprise as the photos and description didn’t say.
Bought from Axminster at a very reasonably price. Too bad they don’t have the double square and separate rulers in chrome. I’ll probably order them from Lee Valley very soon. Annoyingly Starrett is hard to find here.

@Cheese : Very pleased with this, and I see a slight addiction for these personal tools to come. That is that they are for me, and only me [big grin].

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 18, 2020, 04:22 PM
What a piece of kit. Awesome!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 18, 2020, 04:25 PM
I got me a 25mm Hultafors "EDC Chisel" -> https://www.hultafors.com/products/chisels/H0296-chisel-edc/80402

(https://up.picr.de/39462451is.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/39462452ao.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/39462454tl.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/39462455gu.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/39462457qt.jpeg)

(https://up.picr.de/39462460la.jpeg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 19, 2020, 11:46 AM
Finally, I’ve waited a long time to get my hands on this kit. It is the 435ME-300 with both imperial and mm. Great ruler! The kit came in the plastic box which was a pleasant surprise as the photos and description didn’t say.
Bought from Axminster at a very reasonably price. Too bad they don’t have the double square and separate rulers in chrome. I’ll probably order them from Lee Valley very soon. Annoyingly Starrett is hard to find here.

@Cheese : Very pleased with this, and I see a slight addiction for these personal tools to come. That is that they are for me, and only me [big grin].


Well, I see that Starrett's certainly stepped up their packaging quite a bit.  [smile]  That item was previously sold in a thin cardboard box.

The chrome finish that Starrett uses is absolutely the best. It's so easy to read and it holds up well to moisture. A number of years ago I purchased a 18" fully stainless blade to use with the square. While the stainless is impervious to rust, it's terrible to try to read. That's probably the reason they no longer sell stainless blades.

You can purchase items directly from Starrett. I just don't know about the shipping aspect.

https://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/13A
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on September 19, 2020, 08:47 PM
Finally, I’ve waited a long time to get my hands on this kit. It is the 435ME-300 with both imperial and mm. Great ruler! The kit came in the plastic box which was a pleasant surprise as the photos and description didn’t say.
Bought from Axminster at a very reasonably price. Too bad they don’t have the double square and separate rulers in chrome. I’ll probably order them from Lee Valley very soon. Annoyingly Starrett is hard to find here.

@Cheese : Very pleased with this, and I see a slight addiction for these personal tools to come. That is that they are for me, and only me [big grin].


Well, I see that Starrett's certainly stepped up their packaging quite a bit.  [smile]  That item was previously sold in a thin cardboard box.

The chrome finish that Starrett uses is absolutely the best. It's so easy to read and it holds up well to moisture. A number of years ago I purchased a 18" fully stainless blade to use with the square. While the stainless is impervious to rust, it's terrible to try to read. That's probably the reason they no longer sell stainless blades.

You can purchase items directly from Starrett. I just don't know about the shipping aspect.

https://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/13A

Thanks [smile] - I just looked into the UK site, I’ll try an order there, securing at least one chrome blade, and both the 100 and 150mm double squares. I might even add a more pocket friendly 150mm combination square.

Nice carpenters chisel Oliver! Have similar from Bacho, but yours looks better
I carry a couple of these too: https://morakniv.se/produkt/stam/

(Have the Hultafors version, but really hard to sharpen)
Morakniv has nice easy sharpened steel.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on September 22, 2020, 01:40 PM
Guide rail spacers from Dictum

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See this link (https://www.dictum.com/en/workshop-and-organisation/dictum-guide-rail-spacer-fsd15-pair-728989)

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 22, 2020, 05:45 PM
Bought a small wall mountable dust collector. Shop Fox along with clamps and 4" hose. Usually use my CTs for all dust collection , but they cant keep up when I use my 12" planer and jointer. I made a adapter to use my CT 22. It worked fine for light cuts but once I tried to take a normalcy the hose got clogged also the CT got clogged.
 So I thought since im only going to use it for the Jointer/Planer a small portable one will do nicely. Build a cabinet planer on top, DC on bottom should store nicely out of the way.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jcrowe1950 on September 22, 2020, 08:46 PM

Ever since taking a couple of classes from Gregory Paolini, I have lusted after a Calavera Toolworks Tobacco work apron. Yesterday I got the package from Michael and as I told him, it is in a single word....Awesome


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It fit like a glove immediately and felt broken in.....Woohoo
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DrDrey on September 23, 2020, 02:40 PM
jcrowe1950: A beautiful apron!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DrDrey on September 23, 2020, 02:46 PM
Strictly speaking, I did not buy this "today", but very recently.

NAREX Paring Chisel. Width: 1/2" (13mm). This is a chisel with a long blade, for hard-to-reach locations. Blade Length: 245mm (9-1/2"). Handle Length: 134mm (5-3/4"). Total Length: 390mm (15-1/4"). Excellent workmanship.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mike Goetzke on September 23, 2020, 03:06 PM
Sorry - this is a gloat too. I have had a Makita cordless for a few years now and really like it. For some reason I've been looking for a good price for another saw for backup so I'm not without a saw if something happens to my old one. Plus thought it would be nice to have a cross cut and rip cut dedicated saws.

I get an email maybe week+ ago about a FLASH sale. It shows the Makita kit for $499 with a 39" rail so that was probably the bonus. I click on the link and it says add item to cart to see price - $179! Before I could spit out my coffee in disbelief I ordered one. Second surprise I received it!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on September 23, 2020, 03:18 PM
That’s a whole lot of saw for toy money [eek]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Vtshopdog on September 24, 2020, 10:25 AM
10' vacuum hose with 3 pair flexible adapter ends.  This is not a sexy item, but all of the sudden my Midi and multiple other shop vacs will interface with my Dust Deputy, all my Festools and an assortment of other brand sanders, routers and my hand held power planer.  Even plugs on to end of my M-18 mini vac.  Not top end quality but nice enough and only $25 on Amazon.

The three pair of adapters can be mix and match configured to fit whatever tool and vac device combination is convenient.  Will solve all sorts of compatibility issues and will make it really easy to include Dust Deputy in vacuum chain.  Fits the end of my Midi hose and can function as an extension if I want to sand on a ladder or whatever.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tomp on September 24, 2020, 01:36 PM
Just ordered one.  Here's a link Hose with Adapters (https://www.amazon.com/Peachtree-Woodworking-Supply-Universal-Fittings/dp/B01M27BN5Y/ref=asc_df_B01M27BN5Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198061655183&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13817568119486068287&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007880&hvtargid=pla-320869303341&psc=1) $24.99 includes shipping.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on September 24, 2020, 02:37 PM

Ever since taking a couple of classes from Gregory Paolini, I have lusted after a Calavera Toolworks Tobacco work apron. Yesterday I got the package from Michael and as I told him, it is in a single word....Awesome


(Attachment Link)

It fit like a glove immediately and felt broken in.....Woohoo

Really nice apron!
I’d like some more dividers on the lower pockets, and holder/pocket for hammer, folding ruler or other longer items.
I’ve ordered Katz-Moses’ apron, looking forward receiving them, shipped august 15th.. still waiting [blink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 30, 2020, 10:12 PM
This is a pretty slick item, it was ordered on Jan 5th & I received it today. I'd still consider it well worth the wait.  [big grin] [big grin]

The movement is very smooth and there are detents that allow it to be easily set from +20º to 90º to -20º in 5º increments. The detents also allow it to be set at 22.5º & 67.5º.

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Here's a photo of it next to the 2616 square.

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And here is the business end of the T-SQ, notice both the squareness of it compared to the 2616 and also the length markings on both items. Parallax error in the photo makes it look like there is a small difference in the two rules but when seen by the naked eye they are both exactly the same.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 30, 2020, 10:22 PM
Bought a Wiha 1/4 socket set came with a set of reg sockets and deep well ratchet extension both metric and imperial.  I need a full set of 1/4 sockets, got them on sale. Listed at $249 got for $109
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on October 01, 2020, 04:11 AM
I seriously looked at that Posi-Lock myself when it was on offer. But it was only available in imperial, not in metric. Too bad.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on October 14, 2020, 07:20 AM
I got tired of tweaking my back twisting over to switch the DC on where I’ve got it wedged in down low between the bench and mitre station:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201014/726149e602c9bc9677299d030039cd1a.jpg)

So bought an iVac remote control unit.

Spent a few hours figuring out the wiring to bypass the Jet mechanical NVR switch on the DC to plumb it into the magnetic NVR switch on the iVac controller but all good and it works great:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201014/cdff6c30020faae94b1f1e094387c7dd.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201014/13deb835a4c4c0287d5bd18f38e4742f.jpg)

Having done that I now realise I didn’t really need the remote control - just relocating the NVR switch up onto the wall would have done the trick.

Nevertheless it’s pretty handy carrying the remote around to switch the DC on and off as I use the different machines, plus being able to program the off delay to 15 seconds to allow the lines to clear is quite cool.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on October 24, 2020, 04:44 PM
An opportunity to order a few items along with a couple of Starrett squares from LeeValley resulted in a pair of dry battery operated Orb Lights, and a rechargeable one.

Put to work today attached to a Manfrotto clamp which again was clamped to my windows handle. Swinging the window out it served as a pivoted point to get lighting from. It’s a very handy and useful additional light that can be attached to any 1/4” screw, as the “camera” standard for tripods and such.

Lots of light in 50% lighting mode had my work area lit where I’m removing paint “gluing” wether boards to the window frame I’m about to exchange for new windows.

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Hanging from a Manfrotto clamp with ball head:
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on December 21, 2020, 10:49 AM
I bought a Halder Simplex 30 Mallet from Lee Valley.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on December 21, 2020, 12:28 PM
I think you are going to like that hammer a lot!

But, just like the green stuff it is a slippery slope...  [embarassed]

I started out with a 30 mm version. After that I bought the 40 mm version. And then my wife gave me a fourth Halder. This one was the 80 mm (!) version. I use it with the Fiskars Splitting Wedge SAFE-T for making firewood. With these tools making firewood even becomes fun!  [tongue]

If there were a 20 mm version I might want to have that one too. I think it would be great for the more subtle jobs.

OK, now might be when I have to visit the AA for Halder owners...   [eek]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on December 21, 2020, 12:53 PM
I haven't used the Halder Simplex a lot as it has been with me for only a few months. But I found the blue face too bouncy, and am trying to get one of these: https://www.kctoolco.com/halder-simplex-mid-gray-rubber-replacement-face-insert-non-marring-1-18/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on December 21, 2020, 02:54 PM
I use the blue face regularly, but I do agree: it is quite soft. Most of the time I use the MID grey face and the MID super plastic face on the 30 and 40 mm hammers. On the big one I use the HARD nylon face the most.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Perren on December 21, 2020, 03:38 PM
Nice Hammer - What does the number 30 imply?  I can't find that model (i.e. 30) from KC Tools
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alex on December 21, 2020, 03:50 PM
Nice Hammer - What does the number 30 imply?  I can't find that model (i.e. 30) from KC Tools

Your questions are answered in the 4 posts above yours.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on December 21, 2020, 03:57 PM
It denotes the size of the faces in mm. The smallest they have is 30 mm, which is great for light taps, but I feel 20 mm would have been even better (it could be used as a wile plane hammer a.o.). My most-used one is the 40 mm. That gets used for almost everything. Except for driving nails and stuff like that. There is also a 50 mm face. Then you have an 80 mm face, which is more like an over-sized mallet. That things weighs almost 3 kg! If that isn't enough: the 100 mm comes in at more than 5200 grams. The 80 mm actually is really nice. The 100 mm is too large and heavy for me. I have no use for that beast.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on January 06, 2021, 06:26 AM
DTD154.  5th or 6th most powerful impact on the market.  not bad realy, considering i was used to the 152....
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 12, 2021, 12:43 PM
Bought a WIHA wrench set both metric and imperial, bought another wiha wrench set with ratcheting box end, also got WIHA metric 1/4 socket set and 3/8 socket set both standard and deep well.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on February 11, 2021, 12:33 PM
Not bought today, but they arrived a couple of days ago:
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Every once in while I have to a cut a bunch of m3 screws to length, to (re)install wall outlets and light-switches after the plasterer is done. With the screw shearing holes I don't need to deburr the threads.
 
On a job where we were remodeling a workshopspace in the backyard into a guesthouse, there was a fellow tradesman that was hired to build a patio cover, he had those and let me borrow them to try, and I liked them.

This was in Oktober, and it took untill the beginning of januari to get in stock at the German webshop, I ordered the cable shears just because, I had to pay shipping anyway, and these were 18€ and a comparable version by knipex is about 50€. (but those weren't in stock, and had an expected delivery time of a few days, which turned to over a month)

The 5 mm at the tip are for flush cutting (like those mini-sidecutters with a single bevel grind). I also tried the loopturning thingy for fun, and the crimping feature works just like the  one on the knipex installation pliers, but it presses a few ridges into the top of the V-shape.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 11, 2021, 04:42 PM
@Frank-Jan Could you please share where you found these?  [smile]

I’ve had two of these for years, I love them. They are so versatile and practical.
I’ve been looking for more from the Orbis brand. I supposed they had more innovative tools, but then they vanished here. Haven’t seen one despite searching before your post now.

One of my most guarded hand tools [big grin]:
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 11, 2021, 07:20 PM
 Orbis is a division of Knipex. So you might try searching through Knipex sources.

   https://www.knipex-tools.com/products/orbiswill/

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on February 12, 2021, 06:35 AM
Here's where I got them from: https://www.reichelt.com/de/en/evomaxx-xl-multi-function-cutter-c60-180-mm-ow-21-185-40rv-p116061.html

youtube promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awff-wehT14
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on February 12, 2021, 07:08 AM
This arrived today  [big grin]

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Youtube demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4N1AGI6kk

The height adjustment accessory will come in a next shipment, I hope to use it in about 2 weeks, if the freezing stops.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on February 12, 2021, 07:00 PM
This arrived today  [big grin]

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Youtube demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4N1AGI6kk

The height adjustment accessory will come in a next shipment, I hope to use it in about 2 weeks, if the freezing stops.
Wow,I’m a bit jealous .
Been looking at the Lamello Zeta fora bit,nice tool
I think I would like to get one to augment my Domino.
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 14, 2021, 07:08 AM
Thanks a lot Frank-Jan and Seth!

I did also find a new incarnation of my favourite plier:
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 14, 2021, 07:13 AM
Your original Orbis must be from a time when Orbis and Will still were separated companies, and therefore way before Knipex bought "Orbis+Will".

Cool!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 15, 2021, 11:58 AM
Stig, this is entirely your fault, no one but you is to blame for my most recent tool shopping! ....  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

(https://up.picr.de/40558996ns.png)

( https://www.reichelt.de/vde-flachrundzange-35-gebogen-160-mm-ow-16-1600-44rv-p260920.html?search=OW+16-1600+44RV )


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 16, 2021, 04:04 PM
 [big grin] [big grin]
You have earned it Oliver! You’re gonna love it! Glad to help making ones life happier and richer [wink] You have a taste for the tools that makes a difference. Sometimes it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.. such as The Perfect Pencil..
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on February 24, 2021, 07:24 PM
Mafell FM 1000 WS quick change spindle:

(https://i.imgur.com/7PZBCFp.jpg)

Need to make an adapter plate and work up dust collection.

Got it because I've been doing a lot of small projects with multiple tool changes, and some days it felt like I was spending more time wrenching than anything else.

One glitch is the 6mm collet/adapter sleeve, while described as taking 1/4" tooling on the German website:

https://katalog.mafell.com/index.php?IdTreeGroup=13380&IdProduct=34438

is of course only for 6mm tooling --- I'm trying to see if Elaire Corp. will make a custom collet, but in the meanwhile have ordered an Amana RB-106 which I hope will serve --- does anyone know of a nicer 8mm (5/16")--1/4" (6.35mm) reducing bushing?

The other thing I was curious about --- the manual uses loop staples, but their spacing doesn't match up with any binders I have handy --- is this a European size? Anyone know of a binder which the manual would fit into using the loop staples? I'm probably going to get two more Mafell tools (drill and jigsaw) and it would be nice to have something to fit them all into.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on February 25, 2021, 05:47 AM
Purchased from Dieter in Berlin: mostly Keiba-brand pliers and tweezers. And Side Cutting Pliers from Engineer (with screw removal Jaws…). I already owned some Keiba and they work as advertised. Gotta love Japanese tools.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on February 25, 2021, 06:23 AM
Found a full set of 13 Irwin Mainbor bits on eBay at a good price. It runs from 1/4 to 1 inch in sixteenths.
It came with a copy of the 1926 edition of the Use and Care booklet.

The current version of this set is still available from Irwin today for about $140US, I paid about half that.
Most need sharpening but that's an easy task. but no damage/abuse that I can see and they are all straight.

I have Forstner bits but sometimes these are a better choice. And I already have a good brace which was my great uncles and handed down to me 50 years ago. It came with a few bits which were in sad shape and I have been wanting to find a old set to go with the brace.

You can find a copy of the 1951 edition of Use and Care booklet that Irwin supplied with these bits at archive.org (link below).
https://archive.org/details/HowToSelectUseAndCareForBits/mode/2up

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 25, 2021, 10:18 AM
 
 @Bert Vanderveen 

     Can you tell me some more about those  tweezers?

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on February 25, 2021, 11:24 AM

 @Bert Vanderveen 

     Can you tell me some more about those  tweezers?

Seth


What I know is what I read here:


https://www.fine-tools.com/pinzetten.html
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 25, 2021, 12:38 PM
The tweezers looks very similar to some fine hobby tools I have, also these from Japan.
They have a very nice feel and accuracy to them.

Those pliers looks interesting, have had a look at them at your Dieter shop Bert  [wink].
Preparing an order this evening from them, trying to be tough with myself  [blink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 25, 2021, 12:45 PM
Very fine tweezers like these are used widely by the electronics manufacturers...I bought mine for model making, Mouser electronics and hobby suppliers carry many variations
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on March 01, 2021, 05:06 PM
Got me a square today, some recognises this as a Kapro. Probably is too.
It’s proven square, tested as soon as I could. I was going to order a Kapro online - but IF it was not ok, then this local find was easy, as I could “try try” - in store  [wink]
For $13 that’s a whole lot of nice square.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on March 09, 2021, 06:06 AM
From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.
Edit: Poorer eyesight? Don’t want more battery digital callipers? Get a dial calliper! Don’t know why I didn’t before.. [huh]

Second, some accessories for Klemmsia clamps - long reach arms and side clamps, Dubuque clamps - love these, so some smaller ones added. And a first for a Otoro clamp; looks like I’m getting more of these too as they reach in without a handle getting in the way (As Bessey’s gear clamp)

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on March 09, 2021, 07:52 AM
The Otoro clamps take some getting used to, but are really useful, esp. in situations where there is not a lot of space to tighten a regular clamp.
That plastic calliper is my favourite measuring tool!


(I am on a strict schedule of visits to Dieter’s website — not too often b/c I always want something!)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 09, 2021, 11:19 AM
From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.

Love the BMI Meter, I'd keep that next to the Kapex for marking off lengths of boards. Hate using a regular tape as when you roll it on its side to get the markings next to the wood, the clip on the end of the tape slips off the edge of the board and now you have to start all over again.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on March 09, 2021, 12:37 PM
The Otoro clamps take some getting used to, but are really useful, esp. in situations where there is not a lot of space to tighten a regular clamp.
That plastic calliper is my favourite measuring tool!


(I am on a strict schedule of visits to Dieter’s website — not too often b/c I always want something!)

I kind of registered that it felt a bit backwards, playing with the Otoro. Nonetheless it seems very well constructed, at a very good price point and being so versatile.

I think the dial calliper will be my most used measuring tool too, there’s really no excuse to not put that one in a pocket on me. I’ll order a steel one soon as I do occasionally scribe with them, and a lock on the calliper is needed. The one I use mostly now has only a push lock, so I need to pay attention not to accidentally move it.. [huh] My digital one I try spare a little.

I’m eyeballing the Starrett dial calliper on Dieter’s, so indeed you are right, there’s so many really nice items there that I’ll need schedule myself too. They have very good descriptions of the tool category and most directly of the tools too. The simpleness of their pages down to the small tabs sticked to the tools with part no’s shows good old school [smile]. Even packaging was better than most.

Just a heads up on the new Klemmsia Adapter clamps.. they are really versatile. I got one set now for use on my (19mm) Sjöbergs Pro portable vice/bench and for a drill press table I’m waiting for. I’m going to show how I’ll be using them soon, as I’m currently modding my Bosch drill press to make it better for woodworking me. With some simple and not costly accessories these are a bit “Swiss Army knife” of clamps.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on March 09, 2021, 12:53 PM
From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.

Love the BMI Meter, I'd keep that next to the Kapex for marking off lengths of boards. Hate using a regular tape as when you roll it on its side to get the markings next to the wood, the clip on the end of the tape slips off the edge of the board and now you have to start all over again.

That’s a good very idea Cheese.. And one of the reasons I’ve  always used folding rulers on the miter saw.. These rulers are “always” 2 meter, you won’t believe have many cuts that have been made on the two meter mark.. a few years ago I learnt a new rule! Ie: Always measure the 39cm’s FIRST of a total of 239cm’s, then put the full length 2m ruler from the 39 mark... Two pencil marks too close to each other when you’re “in the flow” - nah, catastrophic.. cut again at the wrong mark.. it’s bound to happen [embarassed]

The BMI meter, especially the 3 meter version is perfect for this. (I always mark at the end of the measuring ruler or whatever I’m measuring with, leaving the number I want at the end of the clean cut stock). With the BMI one can have the full length ruler without its housing, and the housing is so light for using it half rolled too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on March 09, 2021, 03:37 PM
You forgot the best part of the BMImeter - pressing the button and the tape magically extending itself. It keeps the young boy in me amused... every... single... time!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on March 10, 2021, 04:25 PM
Roachmill.. you’re so right.. add to that, that it feels so intuitive and pleasant to use.
I bought a Pico too for fun, it’s all right but it’s not as the BMImeter, it will come in handy though.
I found that when using the housing to hold a fully extended rule it was easy to move around holding by its housing, the housing can also be used as a stop.

In general I find this thread very interesting and useful. Especially to discover relatively low cost tools that make a difference. There’s too many tools that’s just another near identical take to an established tool.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: RustE on March 10, 2021, 06:12 PM
After the thread on current draw when using a dust extractor, I thought a slightly better meter would be nice.

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Amprobe AMP-220 AC/DC TRMS Clamp Meter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on March 10, 2021, 08:05 PM
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They have two flex shaft drivers. This one can get very close to a panel due to it’s slim bit holder, only 10mm (3/8”). The bit holder is both magnetic and mechanical. The end (with the dual rings) is pulled out to release the locking ball. Insert the bit, then push the end back in, and the bit is secured.

The handle is smaller diameter than I’d like but maybe that is to limit the torque and save the flex shaft.


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Also bought this but not as impressed. Again, the handle is small diameter compared to say a Phillips #2 driver from Wera. And this bit holder is also magnetic and mechanical.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on March 10, 2021, 11:59 PM


They have two flex shaft drivers. This one can get very close to a panel due to it’s slim bit holder, only 10mm (3/8”). The bit holder is both magnetic and mechanical. The end (with the dual rings) is pulled out to release the locking ball. Insert the bit, then push the end back in, and the bit is secured.

The handle is smaller diameter than I’d like but maybe that is to limit the torque and save the flex shaft.


Also bought this but not as impressed. Again, the handle is small diameter compared to say a Phillips #2 driver from Wera. And this bit holder is also magnetic and mechanical.


The Wera flex drivers are the only ones I have tried that actually work well.  They have the right amount of flex vs stiffness. Used mine yesterday.

Many / most of the Wera bit holding drivers (including the flex) have the 98mm (length) handle size. I think because it is in the middle of the size range with the idea that it will be a compromise for normal handle size for both larger and smaller bit sizes.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on March 11, 2021, 10:22 AM
The last of these arrived today [big grin] and I need to share the boyish excitement with someone. After an unexpected bonus came my way I set about the business of pondering how to spend it wisely... then gave up and bought "some" hammers:
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The astute amongst you will notice the handle cap colour choice on the M79. It seemed appropriate.

The two Kinetic Customs hammers are real things of beauty made by a couple of guys in England. They do a few different "twisted" hammers:
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And offer a range of finishes with this being my favourite - their case hardened one:
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The M79 has seen use already smashing stuff up (the Better Half even used it to put a brass pin nail in the wall to hang a small mirror) which it did [both] admirably. I will be putting the KC ones to use... just not quite yet. Much like putting your first ever kerf in a MFT, they deserve a few days of not wanting to do that [wink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on March 19, 2021, 07:14 PM
My very first Lie-Nielsen purchase arrived today - a 3/8" Mortise Chisel.  I'm planning on attempting to make a Shaker Hall Table with it (we'll see if/when that actually happens).

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on March 20, 2021, 11:20 AM
Only wood connection is that I'm using my Titan 440 airless sprayer. Using it with my Graco pressure fed roller and extensions to paint the plywood walls and ceiling where my better half will park her 4 Runner or TT in my new building.  So, I needed a new 25' hose as my old one bit the dust and also a new 4' whip.  Oh, and another $82.00 worth of primer at $39.00/ gallon on sale and contractor pricing...jeez
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 21, 2021, 11:25 PM
It's taken almost 2 months to receive these but Woodpeckers had a special for 20% off of Whiteside router bits.

The 1/2" one for the router table and the 1/4" one for the 1010 with bearings on both ends.   [big grin]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: LooseSox on March 27, 2021, 12:12 AM
14" bandsaw
8" jointer
16/32" drum sander
2hp dust collector
CNC laser

Might need to go build myself a dog house, as that is where I'm at with the wife after the above  [laughing]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MrToolJunkie on March 27, 2021, 12:26 AM
14" bandsaw
8" jointer
16/32" drum sander
2hp dust collector
CNC laser

Might need to go build myself a dog house, as that is where I'm at with the wife after the above  [laughing]

That is a pretty nice haul!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 01, 2021, 02:42 PM
Some “small” stuff from Dieter in Germany arrived, finally there where a 100mm/4” Starrett double square in stock. Look how tiny it is compared to the 150mm/6” square.. I didn’t realise it’s was so much smaller. But that is a pleasant surprise.
Also:
- Shinwa 150mm and 100mm scale rulers (So carry friendly compared to my 300mm ones, and they include the 1:300 scale which most rulers are missing)
- Starrett 819 Automatic centring punch, stumbled upon, and it’s just a great problem solver to mounting hardware... [wink]
- Starrett 18AA Automatic center punch. So much more nimble when it’s hard to see and it’s tight to reach. Compared to my old punch which is the same size as the self centring punch beside it in the photo it is easy to see why.
- A selection of t-track hardware kit and some t-tracks to try out arrived as well.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 03, 2021, 03:19 AM
Finally got round to fitting the Jessem Stock Guides for my TS on a removable piece of 3/4 ply using a couple of MagSwitches.

Works a treat!

Very pleased with this mod. Now I can easily remove the stock guides to use my jigs which fit over the fence.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: WillAdams on April 03, 2021, 11:34 AM
I bought a binder (European A5 size) which fits the loop staples of the manual for my Mafell FM 1000 WS perfectly:

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Now I just need to save up to buy a jigsaw, drill, and maybe a saw --- first up though is a Festool MW 1000 and a Bridge City Tool Works DJ-3 drilling jig once that latter is available.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 03, 2021, 11:46 AM
Untidy, that's a great set.  I bought a #3 driver to finish out my set and gave sets to my sons in laws for xmas.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on April 03, 2021, 03:01 PM
Some “small” stuff from Dieter in Germany arrived, finally there where a 100mm/4” Starrett double square in stock. Look how tiny it is...

Thanks for posting! Didn’t know there was a 100mm double square, will need to add that to the shopping list.

How do you like the Shinwa rulers?
...you tried to let the BMI ruler go by unnoticed that apparently also found its way into the shopping cart.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 03, 2021, 04:55 PM
Some “small” stuff from Dieter in Germany arrived, finally there where a 100mm/4” Starrett double square in stock. Look how tiny it is...

Thanks for posting! Didn’t know there was a 100mm double square, will need to add that to the shopping list.

How do you like the Shinwa rulers?
...you tried to let the BMI ruler go by unnoticed that apparently also found its way into the shopping cart.

You’re welcome  [smile] and we can thank Cheese and Bert Vanderveen in here for this  [big grin]
And truly, I’m very grateful, as these items “does not exist” in Norway.. Starrett for the most, unfortunately. Thanks to Dieter Schmidt, and their very thoughtful selection of “Fine tools” (A name that suits them) I can see why Cheese uses two 100/4” squares now, they are very pockety and versatile. I’ve used mine every day since arrival.. the BMI is actually no’ 3.. this was a second 2m version that happened to move to my basket.. they are lovely. I just came in from my shop using it for setting up for a sheet cut. Square and fast [smile] They stay flat even hanging off the end of a sheet, moving the use of folding rulers to the side a bit..

I haven’t tested the Shinwa rulers yet, but they are accurate to a class 1 ruler, they have documented deviation too. These are very pocket friendly, compared to my 300mm ones. It’s not too often I use them, but these will certainly be at hand for drawing and measuring on printed drawings at work. They are very reasonably priced too, with finish and quality as expected from Shinwa.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 11, 2021, 08:44 AM
Some guarded bits from Wera for slotted screws. I have a tendency to slip from the slots and wanted to try these out for a while now. I hope these will help me prevent from marring the screw heads.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on April 11, 2021, 12:21 PM


Some guarded bits from Wera for slotted screws.
Never seen those before and I'm not adverse to trawling Wera's product catalogue. Slotted screws are the devil's work due to bit slippage so I'd love to hear how they work for you once you've had time pretty please.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 11, 2021, 12:38 PM
Yeah, I had never seen them before either until about 2 months ago. It seems these are little known items from their product range. I hope to spend some time in the shop next week. If I manage to do that I'll try them out and let you know my experiences.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 11, 2021, 12:53 PM
A square fence picked up the other day - https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/marking-accessories/44624-veritas-square-fence?item=05N5401

Still debating if I should get this one to upgrade my framing square:  https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/squares/32587-carpenters-stainless-steel-square?item=60N4801

(Another option: https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/squares/69569-chappell-squares?item=60N4824)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on April 11, 2021, 12:59 PM
I just ordered a screwdriver set too from Chapman.

https://chapmanmfg.com/products/wood-case-mity-master-set-v2-chapman-mfg?_pos=2&_sid=815ced5e4&_ss=r&variant=32075452579905

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA-BUEnH6o
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on April 11, 2021, 02:09 PM
Yeah, I had never seen them before either until about 2 months ago. It seems these are little known items from their product range. I hope to spend some time in the shop next week. If I manage to do that I'll try them out and let you know my experiences.
I managed to track down the product page (https://products.wera.de/en/bits_holders_adaptors_the_range_of_bits_guide_sleeves_807_4_z.html) but they don't look like they're available here in the UK. A bit more detective work is required perhaps.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on April 11, 2021, 04:08 PM
I bought 3/4" and 1" IBC chisel, mortise gauge attachment, and a medium tenon saw from Rob Cosman.

I picked up some Wera tools: Tool-Check Plus, Kraftform Kompakt, and a Zyklop set.

I also got a Knipex Plier Wrench.  I only learned such a thing existed a few days ago.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 11, 2021, 05:28 PM
I ordered a 115v Robinair vac pump to use with my vac jigs, my present pump is 20+ years old and 220v. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 11, 2021, 05:30 PM
@Roachmill : I see them at Conrad in the UK. See

https://www.conrad.com/p/wera-8074-z-slot-drive-bit-4-mm-tool-steel-alloyed-hardened-f-63-1-pcs-1360331

for one of the set. Not sure this is a good price over there though.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on April 12, 2021, 02:54 AM
@Roachmill : I see them at Conrad in the UK. See

https://www.conrad.com/p/wera-8074-z-slot-drive-bit-4-mm-tool-steel-alloyed-hardened-f-63-1-pcs-1360331

for one of the set. Not sure this is a good price over there though.
Thanks for that. Thanks to the brain fart that is / was Brexit, ordering from the EU (Conrad are based in Germany IIRC) is no longer much fun.

I managed to dig them up on a UK site TerrierTools (https://www.terriertools.co.uk/?i=Search+Results&s=WERA+8007%2F4Z) for about 10 UKP each -  which is a lot cheaper than other places. They don't appear to hold them in stock so it'll be a 10 day wait but they are now on order. Fingers crossed they work well enough as I have a lot of slotted screws in my life. Thanks again for sharing them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 13, 2021, 01:54 PM
This air detector arrived in the mail. Will make some saw dust in the coming days to see if it will tell me how good or bad my dust collection /filtration system is.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 14, 2021, 08:00 AM
@Roachmill : I see them at Conrad in the UK. See

https://www.conrad.com/p/wera-8074-z-slot-drive-bit-4-mm-tool-steel-alloyed-hardened-f-63-1-pcs-1360331

for one of the set. Not sure this is a good price over there though.
Thanks for that. Thanks to the brain fart that is / was Brexit, ordering from the EU (Conrad are based in Germany IIRC) is no longer much fun.

I managed to dig them up on a UK site TerrierTools (https://www.terriertools.co.uk/?i=Search+Results&s=WERA+8007%2F4Z) for about 10 UKP each -  which is a lot cheaper than other places. They don't appear to hold them in stock so it'll be a 10 day wait but they are now on order. Fingers crossed they work well enough as I have a lot of slotted screws in my life. Thanks again for sharing them.

Thanks for that..Wera heaven? [smile] Seems like they would ship to me as well  [oops]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on April 15, 2021, 12:03 AM
I needed a planer so got a Dewalt.
I’m impressed with the machine,considering the relative size

As a side note,I used about 7-8 CT-26 bags in about 8 years,and never considered a cyclone .
That is until now , I have gone through 4 bags since Monday, the day I picked up the planer.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Ross Davis on April 15, 2021, 08:59 AM
Good choice.  And soon, you'll be adding a Byrd Shelix head to it and be very happy with the decision.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jeffinsgf on April 15, 2021, 09:47 AM
It's taken almost 2 months to receive these but Woodpeckers had a special for 20% off of Whiteside router bits.

The 1/2" one for the router table and the 1/4" one for the 1010 with bearings on both ends.   [big grin]

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Tighten the little set screw in the collar of the upper bearing. DAMHIKT
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 15, 2021, 10:07 AM
Tighten the little set screw in the collar of the upper bearing. DAMHIKT

Is there an issue with the set screw as it comes from Whiteside? If so, thanks for the heads-up Jeff.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on April 15, 2021, 11:54 AM
Congrats on the new planer.

Didn't your DW735 come with a hose and cloth trash can topper?

Mine did but that was over 10 years ago. You don't need an external cyclone
with the DW735 IF you are piping directly into a trash can and using the supplied
hose which is only about 5 feet long. It's enough to get the can off to the side and
will save you going through so many bags on your CT.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: jeffinsgf on April 15, 2021, 01:11 PM
Tighten the little set screw in the collar of the upper bearing. DAMHIKT

Is there an issue with the set screw as it comes from Whiteside? If so, thanks for the heads-up Jeff.  [smile]

No known issue. Just the one I used (fresh from the factory packaging) projectiled out at 23,000 RPM. It's about half the size of a BB. I heard it hit the wall, but I haven't found it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on April 15, 2021, 11:54 PM
Congrats on the new planer.

Didn't your DW735 come with a hose and cloth trash can topper?

Mine did but that was over 10 years ago. You don't need an external cyclone
with the DW735 IF you are piping directly into a trash can and using the supplied
hose which is only about 5 feet long. It's enough to get the can off to the side and
will save you going through so many bags on your CT.
It did not, but it did come with a exhaust fitting.
Rockler has some bags I may look into to save the CT.
Nice little planer though.
Charlie


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Rick Herrick on April 16, 2021, 08:09 AM
It did not, but it did come with a exhaust fitting.
Rockler has some bags I may look into to save the CT.
Nice little planer though.
Charlie


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Another option here, is what I use.  They have versions without the zipper, don't go that way.  Its miserable emptying it.

5 Micron Replacement Bag (https://www.rockler.com/5-micron-replacement-bag-for-dust-right-650-cfm-wall-mount-dust-collector?country=US&sid=V91041&promo=shopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=PL&tid=pla&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(ROI)_Shopping_-_All_Products&msclkid=2d2365981b201c39a14d05e16654cb41)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 16, 2021, 09:15 AM
Because the internal blower is so powerful on the DW735 there are several options available to you. I have a Jet Vortex DC that the Dewalt is plumbed into. I don't even bother to turn on the Jet, the Dewalt just pumps the dust & chips into the Jet all by itself.  [big grin]

Consider swapping in a Byrd Shelix head at some time...it's a very worthwhile upgrade.  Also, the Wixey WR510 digital readout is very nice for only $65.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on April 16, 2021, 10:38 AM
This is the animal I was referring to. Maybe when I bought mine it was included in the package, not sure.
It might not be available any  longer but once you're had a look at it someone handy with a sewing machine could whip one up in a few minutes and then use any 4 inch hose.

DEWALT DW7353 Chip Collection Accessory for DW735 Planer

To see what it looks like look at this listing on Lowes website.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Chip-Collector-for-the-DW735-Planer/3513538
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on April 16, 2021, 06:21 PM
It did not, but it did come with a exhaust fitting.
Rockler has some bags I may look into to save the CT.
Nice little planer though.
Charlie


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Another option here, is what I use.  They have versions without the zipper, don't go that way.  Its miserable emptying it.

5 Micron Replacement Bag (https://www.rockler.com/5-micron-replacement-bag-for-dust-right-650-cfm-wall-mount-dust-collector?country=US&sid=V91041&promo=shopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=PL&tid=pla&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(ROI)_Shopping_-_All_Products&msclkid=2d2365981b201c39a14d05e16654cb41)
That’s what I’m thinking also,
I may dump it in a pillow case and sew it up and sell dog beds. Lol
The Byrd cutter head is in the cart for sure.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: slavi.yordanov on April 16, 2021, 09:57 PM
I have got a second brushless Flexiclick. Highly recommended even at MSRP. I just have to figure out what to do with the extra right angle and offset adapters. I’m doing some framing in my bathroom and it drives 4” construction screws no problem.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 17, 2021, 10:06 AM
Well, this was not bought, but I regularly do buy and use insert nuts. The ones with an Allen key slot are somewhat OK to screw in, but the ones with a slot I do hate with a passion. So yesterday I decided to do something about it.

I had some nut drivers for a drill (i.e. 1/4" hex shank) laying around doing nothing. I cut some hex bolts to a length of 11 mm [1] and glued them in with epoxy after thoroughly cleaning the sockets and bolts (I used the activator I showed a while back for that). To prevent marring the wood I glued a nylon washer on top of the bolt heads. This morning I tried them out and they work great! The bolts really do not get loose. I think I'll use these a lot in those cases where I can't bring the work to the drill press. Probably even on the drill press as well. I have one each for M4, M5, M6, M8, and M10 now.  [big grin]

[1] The insert nut for M4 was 10 mm long and I added 1 mm for the nylon washer. My OCD compelled me to make the rest exactly the same length and 10 mm is long enough to withstand the forces exerted on the threads for this type of use.   [embarassed]

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[Edit] For those interested: M4 requires #7, M5 requires #8, M6 requires #10, M8 requires #13, and M10 requires #17
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on April 17, 2021, 12:14 PM
That's a neat idea [I shall shamelessly rip off].
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 17, 2021, 01:47 PM
Gladly. That's what I post for!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on April 24, 2021, 12:10 PM
I dropped my beloved Ulmia 605 and needed a new sliding bevel gauge. I was looking for one with a rock-solid locking mechanism and was thinking of waiting 'til a new run of the Woodpeckers offering. Based on comments I read here those sliding bevels should be great. But after some positive feedback from a fellow FOGer on the quality of their locking mechanism I ended up ordering these beauties in 5 and 7 inch (medium blue with maple) from Blue Spruce  [drooling] :

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And, like a real sucker for beautiful tools, I just couldn't resist the temptation. So, here's my confession as an addict [embarassed] :

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and

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 24, 2021, 04:19 PM
Between WP and BS, I'd definitely go with the latter since we're talking about hand tools.

I have two sliding bevels (made in Canada, and made in England) as often a project may call for more than one angle to be recorded. Another tool that should be owned in a pair or more is the protractors for a similar reason. Speaking of protractors, I much prefer the one that has etched graduations from 0 to 180° in opposite directions ($7.5 Cdn), instead of the Shinwa ($49.50 Cdn).

The Veritas, now discontinued, is a one-hand operation tool.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 24, 2021, 09:17 PM
I clocked up 15 years with the same company and they gave me a nice bonus so I pulled the trigger on a few things I have coveted for a few years.

Firstly a Lie Neilson #4 in bronze. I have used a friend’s one and it is an absolute beauty. Used it to trim dovetails yesterday. So sweet.

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Also a Leigh D4R pro dovetail jig. I’ve always cut dovetails by hand and while I’ll still do this for ‘nice’ work, for more functional pieces I thought this would be faster. Sure is. Knocked up this box from recycled hoop pine and jarrah flooring yesterday. Pretty nice for a first go. A couple of mistakes but they are mine not the jig. BUT - boy does it create chips!! The DC on the OF1400 isn’t great to start with but this is a doozy. Will be getting the DC rail for the jig next.

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And last but not least got this awesome set of 16 Fisch Forstner bits. These are just fantastic. Fast, clean, accurate, durable. A dream to use.

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So feeling pretty fortunate today!!


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chainring on April 24, 2021, 10:34 PM
Oh man, those Fisch bits are awesome. A few months ago I scored the full 16 bits in Imperial at a really nice price. I'd like to have the metric as well, but I'm not sure I really need them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 25, 2021, 09:37 AM
Dust collection attachment for the DR4 works great
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on April 25, 2021, 10:26 AM
@rat   DR4?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 25, 2021, 11:09 AM
Hey...I have a wife to correct me😉
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on April 25, 2021, 02:23 PM
Hey...I have a wife to correct me😉

Sorry about that, but still, what is a DR4?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 25, 2021, 02:28 PM
He’s referring to the Leigh jig - the model is D4R Pro.

The dust rail thing I mentioned is called the VRS. I’ve tried ordering it but seems to be out of stock in Australia.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rmhinden on April 25, 2021, 02:33 PM
The dust rail thing I mentioned is called the VRS. I’ve tried ordering it but seems to be out of stock in Australia.

I have a VRS for my Leigh jig.  I works very well and creates a large platform for the router.

Bob
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 25, 2021, 02:34 PM
VRS for D4R -

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-accessories/58337-leigh-vrs-vacuum-and-router-support?item=17N1243 ($165 Cdn; reduced shipping to Australia, I think).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 25, 2021, 03:52 PM
Sorry Mike...thought you were yanking my chain 😉 I bought my jig with all the bits and attachments in 08 when the bottom fell out of the economy, got everything for less than $700.00.  Later bought the finger joint pattern also.  Got the FMT Pro and imperial guide sets for the same price.  Turns out they were as great an investment my Festools and Lie Neilsons
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on April 25, 2021, 05:55 PM
Leigh jig is one thing I still haven’t bought.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 25, 2021, 06:20 PM
I sold my Leigh dovetail jig about a decade ago after deciding to do dovetails by hand. The trouble I had with the jig was that I seldom used it, and I had to re-read the manual to familiarize myself with what bit and setting to use for the tails as well as for the pins, every time I wanted to use it. So anyone who is getting the Leigh jig should use it often enough.

If I were to get a dovetail jig again, I'd consider the Keller system: https://kellerdovetail.com/models.html , which, I think (but not 100% sure), can also be used on the router table.

Keller released the cheaper 1500 & 2200 models about 8 years ago or so to stay competitive after Peachtree marketed a similar system using phenolic instead of aluminum. I believe the Peachtree version is still cheaper.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 25, 2021, 07:30 PM
VRS for D4R -

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-accessories/58337-leigh-vrs-vacuum-and-router-support?item=17N1243 ($165 Cdn; reduced shipping to Australia, I think).
Thanks Chuck. I’ll give that a whirl.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 26, 2021, 02:52 AM
VRS for D4R -

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-accessories/58337-leigh-vrs-vacuum-and-router-support?item=17N1243 ($165 Cdn; reduced shipping to Australia, I think).
Order placed. Says 3 days to ship....


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 27, 2021, 03:02 PM
A roller stand was on sale for $19.99 Cdn; to get the free shipping, I threw in few other items including a reversible ratchet screwdriver which can be a lifesaver in certain situations. I got one from LV several years ago, but couldn't find it when I needed it last time for a job (The product is no longer available at LV: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/screwdrivers/drivers/32210-reversible-ratchet-screwdriver?item=88K1110 ).

The LV one seems a bit more robust, but on sale at $4.99 Cdn, there isn't much to complain about the backup tool. Now the chances of missing both reversible screwdrivers should be lower. [big grin]

The order was placed Sunday night, and it arrived this morning via postal courier from the warehouse (located about 150km).



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on April 27, 2021, 03:13 PM
I finished connecting the two new 20A circuits I ran to my workshop:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LTGQNdc/0/101876be/XL/i-LTGQNdc-XL.jpg)

I have a FLEX vac available for a dedicated Kapex collector. It has a tool port but it's only rated for 550W. Plan is to have the Kapex on one circuit, FLEX vac on another, and an iVac pro switch to trigger the vac wirelessly. The iVac pro line has a sensor you strap around your power cord to sense the current draw.

I'm sure this is an overkill solution but I didn't want to plug my Kapex into anything besides an outlet.

I'll grab another tool sensor for my Dewalt table saw and use the setup for that as well.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on April 28, 2021, 07:19 PM
VRS for D4R -

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-accessories/58337-leigh-vrs-vacuum-and-router-support?item=17N1243 ($165 Cdn; reduced shipping to Australia, I think).
Order placed. Says 3 days to ship....


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Well UPS is saying May 4th so it’s a Star Wars delivery!

Not quite 3 days but still 8-9 days from Canada to Australia door to door is pretty good.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 28, 2021, 08:30 PM
I wonder if they meant 3 days to process and ship out your order.

8-9 days is impressive given the pandemic time we're living in. Many Amazon orders take 4 to 6 days to get from the States to Canada after they're placed.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: clark_fork on April 29, 2021, 10:36 AM
I replaced my 31 year old Jet Dust Collector. The Powermatic Anniversary Dust collector came with a chip collector. Went together very easily but needed helper twice to lift and fit two components in place. Came with a remote control and extra bags. I plan another location in the shop requiring another electrical outlet. I am converting the motor to 220 and installing another 220 outlet in addition to one for a Powermatic planner and table saw.

The nuisance issues are the sound; much louder than expected and decibel level is unmentioned in the documents. The second item is that the chip cyclone requires a 5” hole, gasket and needs some sort of container. My choice is a 30 gallon steel barrel from U-Line.  A 5” hole saw was under $20.00. I used a muffin pan to keep track of the nuts, bolts and screws. Requires  13, 14 mm wrench and 6mm hex. Direction manual is excellent and somewhat necessary due to the variety of fasteners. The nearest Woodcraft store is five hours by Interstate in another state. I was willing to make the drive but the Store was not a participating dealer. The consequence was a flat shipping charge to $150.00 to make its way to Montana. Arrived shrink wrapped on a pallet in A-1 condition. 

Only advice offered is to take care moving the motor assembly. It has thin metal flanges around the bottom that can easily be bent if the assembly is tipped on edge.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 29, 2021, 10:54 AM
Snip.

The nuisance issues are the sound; much louder than expected and decibel level is unmentioned in the documents.



Download a free app to your phone. It's not as accurate as a decibel meter, but close enough to get a general idea of the noise level.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Imemiter on April 29, 2021, 11:14 AM
Oh Baby!
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This thing is ridiculously handy. I'll forget that I have it and then remember, "Oh Yeah!" A serious problem solver. 

Last week also brought the Wessel nozzle that was all the rage for a page or two there. Thank you FOG!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 29, 2021, 11:44 AM
Last week also brought the Wessel nozzle that was all the rage for a page or two there. Thank you FOG!

Are you running the Wessel on 36 mm hose?  What are your thoughts?

The band file is really handy...besides abrasive belts, ScotchBrite belts are also available.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Imemiter on April 29, 2021, 12:09 PM
So far I've only used it with the 27mm(?) that came with the Midi and CT Sys. The nozzle works incredibly well on carpet and hardwood. A big improvement over the well-used Fein it's replacing. One of my clients is a crazy cat lady who I know has some model of Roomba. Just to experiment I vacuumed an area rug outside my work zone. The difference was so noticable I had to vacuum the whole room. The rug didn't look bad before, but post-Wessel it looked much, much better.

I'm using it with the Festool wand/handle and it's nice being able to adjust brush speed with the air flow valve. I was due for a new nozz' and your review came at just the right time. Thanks!

     
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 29, 2021, 06:52 PM
Oh Baby!
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This thing is ridiculously handy. I'll forget that I have it and then remember, "Oh Yeah!" A serious problem solver. 


Nahh you did did you.. I want one too! One untethered one, and I did notice this ones release, seemed a bit pricey, but as you say it’s a problem solver. Please let us know how you like it in a while  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 30, 2021, 12:20 AM
The nozzle works incredibly well on carpet and hardwood. A big improvement over the well-used Fein it's replacing. One of my clients is a crazy cat lady who I know has some model of Roomba. Just to experiment I vacuumed an area rug outside my work zone. The difference was so noticable I had to vacuum the whole room. The rug didn't look bad before, but post-Wessel it looked much, much better.

Thanks for the input...that's also been my general impression. Pretty impressed with the results so far, I've been using mine with a 36 mm hose. And I'm way impressed with using it on black rugs that contain white dog & cat hair.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mrB on April 30, 2021, 06:12 AM
Just received one of these from the US. It’s OAINA it seems.

(https://i.ibb.co/1M7Tmmm/9-F86747-A-8-E2-F-4604-A87-B-B153-AF4-AB173.webp) (https://imgbb.com/)

I’m very excited to stop hauling my compressor around as much. I typically used an 18g Brad nailer and initially thought the 35mm pin length too small to replace that, but on greater consideration decided that while less good for 10% off my tasks the pin nailer will actually be better for 90% of my uses with its smaller finish holes. Carrying a SYS1 around for my nailing  needs is gonna be sooo much nicer than that compressor.

Sadly I can’t use it yet as the tool got here faster from the US than the pin nails coming from the UK :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on May 02, 2021, 10:03 PM
I wonder if they meant 3 days to process and ship out your order.

8-9 days is impressive given the pandemic time we're living in. Many Amazon orders take 4 to 6 days to get from the States to Canada after they're placed.
Came a day early. 8 days - that’s pretty amazing.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: CeeJay on May 02, 2021, 10:35 PM
Perfect timing for the jewellery box next project.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 07, 2021, 11:07 PM
3M Cubitron 125 mm sanding discs in a sample pack...pretty sweet. Note the "Not For Retail Sale" notice on the front of the package, now that makes sense because these things were only 30 cents each...that's what I'd call a loss leader.  [smile]

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So Mother Mining offers a package of 3 each 80-120-150-180-220 film discs and a package of 5 each 240-320-400 film discs. If purchased in these 15 disc trial packages the 125 mm discs are 30 cents each, if purchased in normal 50 each quantities they are 90 cents each.

This allows you to figure out what papers you really need and will use. I also like that 3M is using a film based substrate as compared to a paper based substrate. The film based substrate goes back to 3M's experience with automotive finishing. It's supposed to provide a smoother, more uniform surface and is compatible with water.

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These are the 3M part numbers for the discs...No Hole (NH) discs on the left and the Clean Sanding Discs (spiral hole pattern) on the right.

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So here's the selection from 80 to 400.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: squall_line on May 08, 2021, 12:46 AM
Thank you for the detailed post on that, @Cheese !  Very much appreciated!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on May 08, 2021, 01:41 AM
a makita rail bag, for festool rails

(i know i can hear the upror from here)

reason beeing.

its less likey to get nabbed on site if it doesnt say festool on it.

also you pay 2x the amount for having festool writen on it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on May 12, 2021, 05:50 PM
18" blending curve and 6" hook rule from Lee Valley. Too bad that the longer hook rules are no longer available.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on May 19, 2021, 01:44 PM
not bought, but i got a goodie pack from medite in the mail today.

SUPRISE [smile] [smile] [smile] [smile]

had a water bottle, a pad and pen and a competition entry slip in it.

now what can i make for that competition to get that £1000 prize pack?!??!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on May 26, 2021, 07:02 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bLFVrp6/0/c04ad390/XL/i-bLFVrp6-XL.jpg)

I have a very nice wife. Very early anniversary gift. In exchange she will be getting a full on custom closet with the works after I finish the office.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Stan Tillinghast on May 26, 2021, 09:27 PM
My Dash-Board workbench and accessories finally arrived! Love the design and quality of materials and workmanship, can’t wait to start using it!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 26, 2021, 10:01 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bLFVrp6/0/c04ad390/XL/i-bLFVrp6-XL.jpg)

I have a very nice wife. Very early anniversary gift. In exchange she will be getting a full on custom closet with the works after I finish the office.

Hoy boy Matt...there were probably a lot of genuflections and "but honey" conversations going on for that acquisition. [smile]

But did you ever consider, maybe she just really wants her own FatBoy?

And don't leave out the custom closet...that's also part of the pact with or without the FatBoy and the Lamello.



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on May 26, 2021, 11:24 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bLFVrp6/0/c04ad390/XL/i-bLFVrp6-XL.jpg)

I have a very nice wife. Very early anniversary gift. In exchange she will be getting a full on custom closet with the works after I finish the office.

Hoy boy Matt...there were probably a lot of genuflections and "but honey" conversations going on for that acquisition. [smile]

But did you ever consider, maybe she just really wants her own FatBoy?

And don't leave out the custom closet...that's also part of the pact with or without the FatBoy and the Lamello.

@Cheese

I have a very nice Fat Bob (not Boy)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9Pp2LQR/0/43774943/X3/i-9Pp2LQR-X3.jpg)

It's very custom although it might not look it. I went the Johnny Cash route. Engine, transmission, gearing, suspension you name it I did it and myself too. She has no interest in motorcycles. But surprisingly there was very little " but honey" thrown around for the Zeta. I said I needed it to finish the office and do her closet and that was that.

I made a sys port with the clamex and boy is it easy to use.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on May 27, 2021, 10:03 AM
I got a second Kreg Multi-Mark.  I had been wanting to get another one for a while.

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I discovered that the left "holster" slot on my Veritas apron is the perfect location for my first Kreg Multi-Mark.  I'm really liking the apron!

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I got the Milescraft version from Amazon.com ($9.00) which is almost the same but has two level vials.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071RPGZM9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was concerned about the accuracy of the square, so I gave it to  our QC manager at work to put on the Nikon comparator.  He reported that the 90 degree was dead on, and 45 degree was off by less than  1/2 degree.  I think that is acceptable accuracy for woodworking.

All other functions are pretty much the same as the Kreg unit.  I did not test the Kreg unit so I don't know the accuracy of that one.

(https://www.milescraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/8406_S1.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ghjaxman on May 27, 2021, 11:36 AM
I ended up buying a Rabbit Air 2 to clean the air in my shop.  I wish I had bought it earlier, it works great and it is quiet. It really makes a difference.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on May 27, 2021, 11:38 AM

@Cheese

I have a very nice Fat Bob (not Boy)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9Pp2LQR/0/43774943/X3/i-9Pp2LQR-X3.jpg)

It's very custom although it might not look it. I went the Johnny Cash route. Engine, transmission, gearing, suspension you name it I did it and myself too. She has no interest in motorcycles. But surprisingly there was very little " but honey" thrown around for the Zeta. I said I needed it to finish the office and do her closet and that was that.

I made a sys port with the clamex and boy is it easy to use.

Nice looking bike Matt... [cool] very  [cool]

The first thing that jumps out at me are the Michelins, they look similar to the ones my neighbor recently put on his 996 and 1100 Monster. Those tires look good on your bike.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on May 27, 2021, 12:12 PM
A friend of mine lived in a rough neighborhood and he had a Harley.  He would wash his bike in front of a neighbor's home who he disliked. 

Often, the evening after washing the bike, the neighbor's garage would be broken into.  No Harley there though.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on June 01, 2021, 01:31 PM
Oh man, look what arrived today!  [cool]  I feel like I am in an art gallery.   [drooling] Even the packaging is beautiful (fittingly they have used wood shavings as filler, not plastic).  [thumbs up]

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I am sure I will enjoy using these (as soon as I find the time to spend in the shop, which has been too long).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 07, 2021, 06:28 PM
I picked up the Astra Coated Whiteside UDC9112 Ultimate Flush Trim Combination Router Bit after seeing Sedge use it in the "Build A Chair From One Board!" video.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cypren on June 08, 2021, 06:52 PM
I picked up the Astra Coated Whiteside UDC9112 Ultimate Flush Trim Combination Router Bit after seeing Sedge use it in the "Build A Chair From One Board!" video.
I love this thing. A friend calls it the "BFPB": "big f'ing pattern bit". One of the few things I use that demands the OF2200.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: madjalapeno on June 11, 2021, 09:18 PM
Just bought one of these after admiring them on too many Korean and Japanese YouTube videos.

https://suzukitool.com/tools/japanese-woodworking-tools/layout/matsui-seimitsu/matsui-kegaki-scribing-gauges.html

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on June 17, 2021, 10:05 PM
Teak dowels for the teak furniture refurbish project. The teak furniture has 6 mm, 8 mm & 12 mm dowels so I purchased 3 foot lengths of 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" diameter teak dowels. I'll need to turn them down to metric diameters on the lathe.

The prices were reasonable with 2-day delivery service. They also produce spindles and plugs in various materials.

https://shop.midwestdowel.com/shop/dowels-15/

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 21, 2021, 03:57 PM
Wera 05008874001 Kraftform Kompakt Stubby, KNIPEX 2 PC PLIERS WRENCH SET PROMO 180 AND 250MM, 00 20 07 S1 KNIPEX 3-PC. ALLIGATOR PLIERS SET (7, 10, & 12)...Chadstoolbox.com...check out closeouts and limited time promo
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on June 21, 2021, 09:37 PM
Having been a tool junkie for longer than my kids have been alive little surprises my family regarding my tool purchases. However, I did surprise them today. As a result of this groups influence I have been aware of Wera for a number of years now. I hunt bargains and have put together a nice collection over that time. Today I learned about something I knew little if anything about before today. Wera makes Advent Calendars! Being raised Jewish I barely knew what an Advent Calendar really was let alone that Wera has made some almost iconic Advent Calendars since their introduction in 2010. To add to the ironic humor of this situation I ordered one today on Amazon Deal days for a great deal and it was the 2019 version. I am now officially a fan😊.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on August 05, 2021, 05:24 PM
This afternoon I was at a local hardware store to get some locks and stuff, and saw they had a couple of viking arms.
They were at a discount in their folder for June, and I asked if they could still sell them at the discounted price.... and they did [big grin]
(It was a bit over 20% below the lowest price of the online toolstores, not like the fake stuff from the facebook adds)







Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on October 05, 2021, 02:44 PM
a HR004G with two 2.5 ah and in my quest for dust collection, i got it with the DX14
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on October 06, 2021, 08:30 AM
This afternoon I was at a local hardware store to get some locks and stuff, and saw they had a couple of viking arms.
They were at a discount in their folder for June, and I asked if they could still sell them at the discounted price.... and they did [big grin]
(It was a bit over 20% below the lowest price of the online toolstores, not like the fake stuff from the facebook adds)


Also bought a pair a couple of weeks ago. Now I need to figure out where to use them…  [embarassed]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on November 01, 2021, 05:45 PM
I bought a few goodies from Lee Valley.

Router Plane Set along with a Small Router Plane

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Carpenter's Saw Bag

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Folding Rules

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I bought these from Highland Woodworking

Hirsch #7 Straight Gouge (I plan on using to attempt to carve some spoons using the Limewood blanks that I also bought from Lee Valley) and some Renaissance Wax.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on November 01, 2021, 06:22 PM
I bought a few goodies from Lee Valley.

Router Plane Set along with a Small Router Plane

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Carpenter's Saw Bag

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Folding Rules

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I bought these from Highland Woodworking

Hirsch #7 Straight Gouge (I plan on using to attempt to carve some spoons using the Limewood blanks that I also bought from Lee Valley) and some Renaissance Wax.

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Whoa! That router plane did I (not earned..) get from my gf - I love it. Getting the medium one to add soon. What a pleasure, fun and relaxing thing to use, besides being immensely effective doing exact work..

Check out this bag for those Japanese saws too:
https://www.dictum.com/en/saw-cases-baam/saw-and-tool-bag-712896
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on November 20, 2021, 04:01 PM
Makita guide rail connectors. It appears to be a new version. Part no: 198885-7
Spotted these on my visit to the equivalent Home Depot here..

Two steel plates permanently connected with rivets. They seems to work very well, some adjustment is allowed. Nice that they stay in one piece, apart from that hex key.. one day.. [big grin] These won’t dent or mar your rails at least.
These could be used in conjunction with the new self adjusting Festool connectors or TSO’s self adjusting. Using these on the top t-track and the self adjusting ones on the main saw track.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on November 26, 2021, 04:30 PM
A revolving shelving unit from Uline, being the most price-competitive source in Canada, based on my research.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on November 29, 2021, 05:03 PM
Another online order arrived: a crock pot for warming up my Old Brown Glue, which I use for certain projects. I saw that use by American Antique Furniture Restorer Tom Johnson. His hide glue pot broke down, and he has been using OBG in the interim.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: waho6o9 on November 29, 2021, 08:52 PM
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I bought the Joker ratcheting set today. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MrToolJunkie on November 29, 2021, 11:58 PM
I went full throttle on new PB Swiss and Knipex tools - nothing delivered yet, so nothing to post...but great discounts at Tool Lady and KC Tools for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Cannot wait to get the goodies in the mail!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on December 06, 2021, 04:32 PM
Just arrived from the UK: Stripping knives (UK made), and palette knife (Italian product) which I use for applying glue/veneer repairs. Total order - $14 Cdn including (two-week) shipping.

It would have cost me about $20 Cdn just for the palette knife from Amazon (shipped from the States).

Jackson's Art Supplies offers many other British/EU affordable, finishing related supplies.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on January 01, 2022, 02:58 PM
Curiosity got me, I found a new brand of measuring tools nearby.

Had to give it a go, price vice a bargain if they hold up.
1 Combo square from Empire
1 Carpenter square also from Empire.
Both are square after initial checks. However the combo square has a cast locking pin.. aka no steel one like Starrett. I’m curious if it holds up  [huh]. Other than that both squares gives a very good impression.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: twistsol on January 01, 2022, 09:58 PM
Picked up a 2022 Nissan Frontier to tow my trailer full of Festool. I can't get a trailer hitch installed for a couple of weeks, so the trailer is on holiday until then.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on January 14, 2022, 04:32 PM
I picked up some waste-side cut jigs, vacuum hose/cable clips, and dust covers for the TS55 and 75 from Strawbyte Workshop before Christmas.

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Today my order from Woodcraft arrived.  I ordered some epoxy, my first ever cabinet/card scraper set, a burnisher, 151 spokeshave, some chisel guards, and a Fisch brad point bit set because it was on sale ($43 off until 1/31/2022).

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on January 14, 2022, 05:53 PM
What a coincidence. I also bought a set of lipped brad point drill bits - https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/drill-bits/42247-hss-lipped-imperial-brad-point-drills

I've used the metric lipped bits, and was impressed with the results.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on January 15, 2022, 12:12 AM
I picked up some waste-side cut jigs, vacuum hose/cable clips, and dust covers for the TS55 and 75 from Strawbyte Workshop before Christmas.



Today my order from Woodcraft arrived.  I ordered some epoxy, my first ever cabinet/card scraper set, a burnisher, 151 spokeshave, some chisel guards, and a Fisch brad point bit set because it was on sale ($43 off until 1/31/2022).


The Fisch brad points are really nice! They cut clean and fast.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on January 25, 2022, 09:17 AM
makita DHS680z.  and a 100 quid gift card for axminster

what a birthday
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on February 02, 2022, 04:24 AM
and with that 100 quid axi card, i got a powered wetstone grinder and some 2500g scary sharp paper
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Woodboss on February 03, 2022, 12:04 AM
Lie Nielsen block plane
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 03, 2022, 07:42 AM
I went down a Knipex rabbit hole:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Jh4kN6s/0/8a32353e/L/i-Jh4kN6s-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 03, 2022, 07:45 AM
Makita guide rail connectors. It appears to be a new version. Part no: 198885-7
Spotted these on my visit to the equivalent Home Depot here..

Two steel plates permanently connected with rivets. They seems to work very well, some adjustment is allowed. Nice that they stay in one piece, apart from that hex key.. one day.. [big grin] These won’t dent or mar your rails at least.
These could be used in conjunction with the new self adjusting Festool connectors or TSO’s self adjusting. Using these on the top t-track and the self adjusting ones on the main saw track.

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@FestitaMakool I have the older version of those. They're great.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 03, 2022, 10:37 AM
I went down a Knipex rabbit hole:


It is less of a rabbit hole and more like they get a grip on you.  ::)

You'll be posting about every week or so with your latest Knipex purchase.  [big grin]

After never having had any good pliers I bought a pair of Knipex needle nose ...............  I don't dare count how many I have now.  [blink]

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on February 03, 2022, 10:40 AM
I went down a Knipex rabbit hole:


It is less of a rabbit hole and more like they get a grip on you.  ::)

You'll be posting about every week or so with your latest Knipex purchase.  [big grin]

After never having had any good pliers I bought a pair of Knipex needle nose ...............  I don't dare count how many I have now.  [blink]

Seth

I'm thinking I should toss my old junk ones. I can't believe how nice these are in comparison.

I hang onto old vice grips that I need to abuse with a BFH on occasion.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 03, 2022, 06:24 PM
Makita guide rail connectors. It appears to be a new version. Part no: 198885-7
Spotted these on my visit to the equivalent Home Depot here..

Two steel plates permanently connected with rivets. They seems to work very well, some adjustment is allowed. Nice that they stay in one piece, apart from that hex key.. one day.. [big grin] These won’t dent or mar your rails at least.
These could be used in conjunction with the new self adjusting Festool connectors or TSO’s self adjusting. Using these on the top t-track and the self adjusting ones on the main saw track.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

@FestitaMakool I have the older version of those. They're great.

Thanks, yes so I’ve heard. The two piece design with press fit rather than screws that dig-fit like Festool’s. I don’t understand why Festool haven’t changed until now (though, one of the kit connectors are just like the old) I’m sure all of you are experiencing that any “adjustment” or fastening screw, sort of like the screw for the pointer needle on tools which most times are of soft steel or plastic that the screw head dig into. Make that tiny calibration or adjustment, and the screw pops right back to its former seating.. [huh]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on February 10, 2022, 11:40 AM
What are those blue things?

I've been having some issues with the Morse taper in the metal lathe and because it's a small MT1 taper it's pretty difficult to clean. With the drill press using a MT3 taper it's fairly easy to clean out, but the smaller tapers are difficult because you don't want to scratch the inner tapered surface.

These are injection molded plastic with felt pads attached. I'll use them with some isopropyl and we'll see how much gunk they remove. They're referred to as Big Kaiser spindle cleaners.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on February 10, 2022, 12:37 PM
I recently learned that Class 1 tape measures were a thing, so curiosity got the best of me and I ordered a 3 meter Hultafors. In some non-scientific tests (hooking the tape to a Woodpeckers 900mm rule and seeing where the marks line up), it doesn't appear to be any more accurate than my Fastcap. Neither of them match up to the rule when there's tension on the hook, but the marks on the tapes are perfectly matched across all three. I won't be marking out dovetails any time soon so I think I'll be ok using them [cool]

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-02-10_09-18-14.png)

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-02-10_09-23-23.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on February 10, 2022, 12:56 PM
The only tape measure that's good for me is the SAME tape that is used throughout the same project/same measurement. The classes don't matter to me. Most of my tape measures (even with the same brand or from the same source) don't align with each other, or with the tape on my SawStop.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Stan Tillinghast on February 13, 2022, 01:31 PM
I found myself working in northern California at our family home; I had brought my old-style Vecturo and my ETS/EC 125/150.
Had the need to do some detail sanding; ordered a Starlock adapter from Amazon but it wasn’t going to arrive until too late. So I found myself ordering a Makita MXT04 multi tool and charger/battery along with a Starlock sanding pad. Why the Makita? Because I have a bunch of. Other XLT 18V tools.
The reviews of the MXT04 emphasized low vibration; I didn’t realize how big a deal that was until I started using the new multi tool with the sanding pad. Really an astonishingly low level of vibration, and the tool did the job on the detail sanding, while the ETS/EC 125 was great on the flat surfaces.
The whole Makita kit with battery, charger, and Starlock sanding pad was about 350, which is about 1/2 the cost of the cordless Vecturo. I haven’t cut anything with it yet, and it doesn’t have the depth cut and square cut accessories of the Vecturo, but I have those with my old corded Vecturo.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MikeGE on February 13, 2022, 01:54 PM
After getting tired of fighting with the Holzmann HOB260NL jointer/planer (planer/thicknesser) for nearly two years, I bought a Minimax FS 30G with the three-knife Tersa head.  It arrived on Friday and I'm waiting on a friend to come over and help me move it to the basement.

If I can't find a new home for the HOB260NL, I'll haul it to the metal reclamation yard (I'm serious).  If anyone in the greater Frankfurt area is interested, it's free for collection.  It is the only machine I regret buying.


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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on February 13, 2022, 02:54 PM
Hi Mike,
Interesting.. having seen these Holzmann machines marketed here quite frequently, I had the joy of reading from the dealers ad: “A compact and reliable combination planer and thicknesser for the small workshop, easy and quick to convert between the two functions”.

They look all right, although my scepticism to brands that I don’t know of have put me off.
I tend to ask around pro’s which brand to look for as a hobbyist. Usually I get straight honest answers. (As the guy who where selling his MFK 700 and I was curious, he told me to keep using my Makita for roundovers. So he sold it to another guy..)

But Minimax has caught my eye, when I grow up I’d like to have a look at a combination machine, preferably with a slider. Hope you let us know how you like your new machine!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MikeGE on February 13, 2022, 03:58 PM
Hi FestitaMakool,

I was just starting to outfit my workshop when I bought the Holzmann machine.  My purchase was based solely on what was in stock and what looked like it might function.  I wanted to buy machines from Axminster in the UK, but they would not ship to Germany, so I bought local.  The Holzmann is manufactured to a price point and as delivered, it is not possible to adjust the infeed and outfeed tables to make them coplanar.  Each table has two steel pins on the hinge side that lock it in position and prevent the adjusters from working.  Removing the pins allows the tables to be adjusted.  In fact, I removed the adjuster bolts as an experiment and the tables didn't budge.  There is no mention of these pins in the owner's manual, so they are not transit pins to be removed.

The thicknesser table changes alignment with the cutter block with minor changes to the height adjustment, and locking the table in place changes the alignment again, but the change is not consistent.  For example, passing a board through the thicknesser at 50mm might result in one side being 49mm thick and the other side being 51mm thick.  Adjusting the table for a thickness of 48 mm might result in the previous thicker side now being thinner and the thin side being thicker.  Measuring the thickness after a cut is almost better than a random number generator.  I gave up trying to use a Wixey DRO on the thicknesser because the table tilt was too random.

There are several versions of this machine from other manufacturers that appear to share the same factory...with the same faults.  I will be very disappointed if the Minimax suffers from any of these problems, but am confident it will be fine based on the quality of the other SCM machine I own.

When I was looking for a table saw, I wanted a decent cabinet saw, but was not able to find any in Germany.  The choices were contractor saws or larger sliders.  I was leaning towards the Hammer K3 Winner or Basic; however, after talking to the sales rep, I changed my mind and bought the Minimax SC2C.  The Hammer would take between 90 and 120 days before it was ready to ship and I would have to make my own arrangements for shipping and commissioning.  The Minimax was in stock at the distributor (also my Festool source) and the price, which was nearly the same as the Hammer, included delivery, assembly, and commissioning.  I bought the FS 30G from the same distributor.

My selection of tools is based on the ability to navigate down the stairs to the basement shop, either in whole or in part.  The SC2C was delivered in parts, but I had to disassemble it more by separating the cast iron table from the chassis and removing the concrete counter balance in order to be able to move it.  I reassembled the chassis when it was in the basement.  I didn't tell the commissioning technician that I had taken it apart, but he knew.  He told me the wiring harness was dressed better than it was when it left the factory.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 14, 2022, 03:52 PM
I bought a little Stabila level that came with a holster from Amazon.  Yesterday I went to Lowes to buy a Dremel.  I thought being cordless would be more versatile so I decided on the 8220 model.  I later learned it can work with the same Bosch 12V batteries that I have from my Bosch Flexidrill (requires a slight modification).  I also grabbed a retractable pencil, a Purdy folding 10 in 1 painters tool, a Lenox folding jab knife, a Hillman Bolt, Nut, and Screw Gauge, and a pair of Knipex Cobra Pliers.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Holzhacker on February 14, 2022, 04:08 PM
darn FOG
with the bridge city tools sale posted on the Fog the other day I broke down and put in an order. Ordered a couple squares and the center scribe.
I've wanted the center scribe for a long time but ~ $300 wasn't a realistic option. Been watching fleabay as well but the old rosewood and brass ones go for quite a bit. At $169 it was a more reasonable purchase.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on February 19, 2022, 02:48 PM
I picked up some waste-side cut jigs, vacuum hose/cable clips, and dust covers for the TS55 and 75 from Strawbyte Workshop before Christmas.

(https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=47061.0;attach=340058;image)

I just learned about these waste-side cut jigs. Hey @GoingMyWay how are they working out for you? Are you finding them to be useful, or is it one of those things that are quickly forgotten and end up in drawer?

I finally picked up an oscillating belt sander as I'm hoping to get cleaner edges on my templates.

This -- or, the previous version anyway -- seems to be one of the most popular tools I see in people's workshops and the reviews I've read and watched tend to be overwhelmingly positive. Interestingly, the new version (https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscillating-Edge-Belt-Spindle-Sander-R4840/315674228) is $20 cheaper than the old version (https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscillating-Edge-Belt-Spindle-Sander-EB4424/202459151). Less plastic, I suppose.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-02-19_11-38-06.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on February 19, 2022, 02:58 PM
Skilsaw, for steel.

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One thing leads to another, needed its own "guide rail"...

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Whomped up from some 1/4" plate and flat bar.

RMW

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 19, 2022, 05:04 PM
WERA 05020110001 6004 Joker 4 Set 1 Self-setting spanner set
WERA 05020104001 6004 Joker XL self-setting spanner 19-24mm
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tsmi243 on February 19, 2022, 07:10 PM
Skilsaw, for steel.


Whomped up from some 1/4" plate and flat bar.

RMW

THAT is cool. 

Along those same lines, the Grizzly mini tracksaw happens to take 4.5" blades.... with a 5/8 arbor..... at ~12k rpm...... you see where this is going.  I need to find a replacement for the rubber splinter guard, but for now just offsetting a few mm isn't too bad. 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on February 20, 2022, 10:59 AM
I picked up some waste-side cut jigs, vacuum hose/cable clips, and dust covers for the TS55 and 75 from Strawbyte Workshop before Christmas.

(https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=47061.0;attach=340058;image)

I just learned about these waste-side cut jigs. Hey @GoingMyWay how are they working out for you? Are you finding them to be useful, or is it one of those things that are quickly forgotten and end up in drawer?

Hi @4nthony I actually haven't had a chance to use the waste-side jigs yet.  I haven't really done any woodworking since last November.

I more often than not find myself making narrow cuts with the tracksaw.  I keep a Veritas 3/32" setup block in my apron pocket to aid with the narrow cuts, but I thought these jigs would be easier and more convenient so I expect that I will find these jigs very helpful. 

I'll try to report back once I finally get around to using them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on February 23, 2022, 12:52 PM
Delphin 03 Utility Knife with Holster ($30 Cdn) ordered...to be here in a week.

The set deal is better ($69 Cdn), but I don't need any retractable or snap-off knives:


https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/knives/114561-set-of-3-delphin-knives-and-30-blades?item=25K0330
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on February 23, 2022, 03:35 PM
For the last several years, I have settled on the OLFA brand of knives.  They seem to be consistently better engineered and better built than the others I have tried.  Surprisingly they don't seem to offer any single blade utility knives.

The most recent I have is this one.  The thumb wheel lock seems to be 100% reliable--better than any of the other systems I have tried.

On a side note, I tried a package of carbide tipped blades--I don't remember if it was DeWalt or Stanley.  They were nice and sharp and stayed sharp except for the tip at the end of the blade.  That seemed to dull faster than a regular blade.  Since I slice a lot of paper, that tip has to be sharp or the paper tears.  I won't be buying those expensive blades again.

(https://www.olfaproducts.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/thumbnail/1500x1500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/o/l/olfa_1135529_mxp-l_angled_2.jpg)


My favorite pocket knife is this Gerber.  Sturdy construction and it holds the blade securely.  Just $11.00.  Since I never used the clip I removed it to make it even more pocketable.  It does leave an notch in the handle, but overall, an improvement for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqK-ipVblE


https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Lite-Pocket-Knife-31-000345/dp/B002RILCLY/ref=sr_1_5?crid=AK11RNOOTQ2W&keywords=folding+utility+knife+with+belt+clip&qid=1645648755&s=hi&sprefix=folding+u%2Ctools%2C98&sr=1-5

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on February 23, 2022, 05:00 PM
I don't carry a knife in my pocket or apron. I place the knives on a shelf by the bench. The Solingen, also made in Germany, is the knife I usually use for all light cutting tasks: paper, boxes, cork sheets, etc.

The Delphin 03 will mostly cover the heavy cuts.

When I pick up a knife, I often prefer to be able to use it right away without unfolding or removing it from a holder first as my other hand may already be occupied, such as holding a box to be cut.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 23, 2022, 05:12 PM
I've been using Olfas forever, every size from the pen size to the heavy duty one...I only by their blades as they are sharper and last longer.  I just ordered 4 more Kreg flip stops so I can leave them on my drill press instead of removing from my saw station. Using them on 10 series extrusions.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on February 23, 2022, 08:15 PM
On a utility knife tangent, I've been honing my blades on an Arkansas stone with a little spit and cannot recall the last time I replaced one. Even the narrow break-to-renew type.

My dad laid carpet for years, before blades came in the hundred pack, and he'd stone them till there was nothing left. That memory made me realize how wasteful it was to toss a blade the first time it got dull.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on February 24, 2022, 11:26 AM
I helped lay carpet in the 70s, we kept a stone in our pockets to sharpen our razor blades
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on February 24, 2022, 11:53 AM
I used to sharpen blades before I became a picture framer back in the 1980s.  With each frame, I applied a craft paper dust cover that hand to be hand trimmed with a blade. The tip had to be perfectly sharp or it would tear the edges.  I got into the habit of using a fresh point for each frame.  I could go through 5 to 8 points per day in that way. This was light-duty work, so breakaway blades worked fine.

Each morning I would make sure the 8 or so utility knife handles had fresh blades for that same reason.  Blades were way cheaper than redoing a piece of work.

Also, to maintain a rhythm, I did not want to be loading blades while working.  So I made sure that all the handles were loaded.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on March 01, 2022, 04:43 AM
wera VDE Kompact set with 4 flat heads and a pz 1 and 2
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 01, 2022, 10:44 AM
These arrived today, they're pretty slick. They start off as normal Norton bench sharpening stones that are then ground with a diamond wheel so that each is flat to within .0001". Their purpose is to remove very small burrs and high spots from precision tooling items such as gage blocks, parallels and machine tool beds. I purchased a pair to clean up the male Morse tapers on the drill press & lathe tooling.

https://www.kineticprecision.com/all-about-pfg-stones1

[attachimg=1]


As an introduction, I decided to use them on a pair of small Starrett Double squares which have always had a sticky sliding action unlike their larger Starrett relatives. The 1st photo is a view of the blade edge before stoning and the 2nd is after.

[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]


What a huge improvement, I'd recommend this treatment highly for any precision tooling or accessories.

[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: batmanimal on March 12, 2022, 12:27 AM
eBay deal came in today: complete PAPR system kit by RPB Safety. Box included the belt-attached air purifier unit, hose, helmet, two hoods, two batteries and one charger, two filters and 20 prefilters. This was more than was listed in the posting, so i was pleasantly surprised, especially about the extra battery. Also nice to see that everything is made in the USA.

Model for the purifier unit is the previous gen (PX4 vs PX5). Price was $495 plus shipping for everything, which is quite a steal, previous gen purifier or not. (Lookup seller “kotonk_kid” on eBay if you’re interested.)

I tried it briefly today, and can tell it’s going to make my time in the shop much more pleasant, even if I do look like Dustin Hoffman in “Outbreak” now.

[attachimg=1]

Only complaint so far is the battery is annoying to get on and off the charger.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on March 12, 2022, 08:14 AM
I picked up some waste-side cut jigs, vacuum hose/cable clips, and dust covers for the TS55 and 75 from Strawbyte Workshop before Christmas.

(https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=47061.0;attach=340058;image)

I just learned about these waste-side cut jigs. Hey @GoingMyWay how are they working out for you? Are you finding them to be useful, or is it one of those things that are quickly forgotten and end up in drawer?

Hi @4nthony I actually haven't had a chance to use the waste-side jigs yet.  I haven't really done any woodworking since last November.

I more often than not find myself making narrow cuts with the tracksaw.  I keep a Veritas 3/32" setup block in my apron pocket to aid with the narrow cuts, but I thought these jigs would be easier and more convenient so I expect that I will find these jigs very helpful. 

I'll try to report back once I finally get around to using them.

@GoingMyWay @4nthony

I bought a set a few years back. I keep them in the systainer with my saw at the back where the manual sits, they fit perfectly. I use them more often than I thought.

Matt
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on March 12, 2022, 07:08 PM
A light-duty broom arm for $55 Cdn from Amazon.

I don't have any immediate need for a broom arm (for my CT15), but since the price is right, I hoard it for now.

Amazon prices have gone crazy lately: I got two crock pots for $14 Cdn each about three months ago. Now, it's $24 each... a jump of some 70%. The gas price has gone nuts, too. [eek]

P.S. One of the pots is used to keep OBG warm.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on March 14, 2022, 08:42 PM
Magnetic tray from Lee Valley Tools, and pet brush from Dollar Tree.

Why pet brush? It is used to clean the hook & loop pad, a tip I gleaned from one of the woodworking magazines.

The brushes were hard to find; I tried many Dollar Stores before with no success.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on March 17, 2022, 08:47 AM
My new gizmo… my BCT Jointmaker Pro arrived a few days ago; I’m excited to get it set up and begin experimenting (need to make some room for it first, it’s quite space-hungry for a ‘hand’ tool).

Something of a ‘luxury’ purchase, yes, and some might say it’s a toy, but I’m hoping it will be fun to use and help me with some things that my particular needs and circumstances make tricky for me. Also, since ordering the thing, I’ve picked up a hand injury - not woodwork related - the long term effects of which are not yet clear, so it might possibly be more helpful than I imagined (just for example, dovetailing with less chisel work needed, maybe  - although I think my primary use will be for tasks more akin to architectural modelmaking and small detail and decorative components for larger projects).

I realise that this is very much a niche tool - and virtually unheard of in the UK - but would appreciate any feedback, hints, warnings from other users.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on March 18, 2022, 01:13 AM
This arrived in the mail today. I handed it to my wife to open and she was all delicate, sliding the box out of the sleeve, gently taking off the lid, then couldn't believe it was "just a tool". Because of the packaging, she thought I bought a fancy wallet or something.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-03-17_22-04-25.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Euclid on March 18, 2022, 06:34 AM
Understandably perhaps, given its size, the Jointmaker was not quite so seductively packaged...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on March 18, 2022, 02:11 PM
I bought a Freud 5/16" router bit with a 1/4" shank.  I tried to find a Whiteside down spiral but it was only available with a 5/16" shaft.   Do they make 5/16" router collets?

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51gkCK72GUS._AC_SS450_.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 18, 2022, 02:16 PM
5/16"??? Are you sure it isn't just a normal 8mm one?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 18, 2022, 02:24 PM
I've never seen a 5/16" collet although Milwaukee made 3/8" collets for years.

I'm thinking that 5/16" bit would probably be used in a 8 mm collet - .3125" vs .3149".

So the 5/16" bit shaft at max material limit and the 8 mm collet at min material limit will probably produce a marriage.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on March 18, 2022, 02:28 PM
Amazon does not call out the shaft diameter and I did not read the description carefully.  I doubt I would have guessed a 5/16" shaft.  The packing slip said 5/16" as did the plastic envelope that it arrived in.

Read this Amazon description and tell me where they indicate the shaft diameter (I am not able to link at this time--it is an Amazon description):

Whiteside Router Bits RD3100 Standard Spiral Bit with Down Cut Solid Carbide 5/16-Inch Cutting Diameter and 1-Inch Cutting Length

Whiteside does sell a 5/16" collet.  I am disinclined to add another collet to my collection.  Freud bits are good quality and I'm sure this will be fine.

https://www.amazon.com/Whiteside-Router-Bits-6401-Diameter/dp/B0012JEY64/ref=sr_1_2?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4Lv_vaTQ9gIVaQaICR2NIQIqEAAYAiAAEgLW6fD_BwE&hvadid=198208241741&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1022759&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=5967980463645274298&hvtargid=kwd-341180022849&hydadcr=8434_9618940&keywords=5%2F16+router+collet&qid=1647627981&sr=8-2
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 18, 2022, 03:11 PM
Yeah Whiteside indeed claims 5/16", they also have bits in 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4"

I think they are intended for CNC use.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rvieceli on March 18, 2022, 03:42 PM
@Packard For future reference Whiteside does make a 5/16 down cut spiral with a 1/2 inch shank.

https://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/products/RD4850

You are right on a lot of the Amazon router bit descriptions. I have been burned a couple of times.  [sad]

I have started going directly to Whiteside or even routerbitworld for the description and getting the actual model number. Actually routerbitworld has a big selection and does a decent job of getting orders out and they only charge $1 for shipping.

www.routerbitworld.com

Ron



Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on March 18, 2022, 04:15 PM
It may be cheaper to buy the extra collet than to have Whiteside machine the solid carbide from 5/16” material or from 1/2” material.  The extra collet is just $15.00.  I did not know that.

With a 5/16” cutting size from 5/16” diameter carbide would involve the minimum amount of machining.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on March 18, 2022, 04:43 PM
Another vote for routerbitworld.com and toolstoday.com are my go to sources for bits and more.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on March 18, 2022, 04:55 PM
Only dealt with toolstoday.com once, but was happy with its customer service. The bit set ordered (over $250) didn't arrive as expected, and they resent another set. Out of nowhere, the original set showed up weeks later. They covered the return shipping.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on March 19, 2022, 07:59 AM
I have had mixed results with Routerbitworld. They ship quickly, but I have had "picking" mistakes too.
One time a couple of years ago, I ordered a 1/8" diameter cutter with a 1/4" shank. It came in 2 days, but had only 1/8" shank. At that time, I had no way to use it, so I called customer service. The guy I spoke to was fantastic. He sent me a replacement with Next Day delivery. It was wrong again, exactly the same bit again. The next call went to a management guy who said the he would go pull it and ship it himself. He did (next day again) correctly, and even told me to just keep the 2 wrong ones.
Okay, I got the right thing....eventually. They did happily fix it, but they also got it wrong twice first and cost me a few days too. They had to have lost money on this deal. The Next Day shipping, twice, alone had to cost more that the profit of the correct bit, plus the 2 they "gave away"? I did eventually get a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter sleeve on a later order, to be able to use those freebies.
This was all long before I got the Shaper Origin and started collecting 1/8" shanks too.
All of the other times have been better. Tools today has gotten quite a few dollars from me too, much of the time through Amazon, rather than direct.
I have started to notice that Amazon doesn't seem to have "everything" though, even from vendors who have their own sites or actual retail stores? This has sent me back to the actual sellers directly in some cases. Things are just easier to find too, less of the overwhelming "suggested" or "sponsored" hits.
Simply searching the Festool offerings will leave a lot of things out. Places like Hartville and Highland have much more complete catalogs, but don't sell all of it through Amazon.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on March 19, 2022, 10:03 AM
FWIW, Elaire has collets in imperial and metric for numerous routers, and they say they will make custom ones for sizes they don't stock.

http://www.elairecorp.com/routercollets.html

I just received M8 for use with the @Bob D. adapter for DeWalt router to the LR32, the quality is awesome.

It may be cheaper to buy the extra collet than to have Whiteside machine the solid carbide from 5/16” material or from 1/2” material.  The extra collet is just $15.00.  I did not know that.

With a 5/16” cutting size from 5/16” diameter carbide would involve the minimum amount of machining.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on March 23, 2022, 11:42 AM
This just arrived: "how-far-out" laser receiver that works with my old rotating laser (topcon RL Ha, with invisible laserdiode). This one is the same as the topcon LS-100D receiver, but at the store I ordered from, this one was less expensive.
It shows in the display how many mm above or below the set grade you are.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 24, 2022, 11:27 AM
A Stanley "made in USA" glass scraper. Genious tool for not even 4 bucks. This thing; https://www.stanleytools.com/product/28-500/95mm-professional-glass-scraper

I bought the Toughbuilt Utility knife / scraper 2-in-1 thing for that... but it's junk for scraping as it doesn't allow for low scrape angles. I returned that and got the Stanley for not even 1/4th the cost. I absolutely regret not getting that sooner. I used to just use a spare blade...  [eek]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on March 24, 2022, 11:52 AM
A Stanley "made in USA" glass scraper. Genious tool for not even 4 bucks. This thing; https://www.stanleytools.com/product/28-500/95mm-professional-glass-scraper (https://www.stanleytools.com/product/28-500/95mm-professional-glass-scraper)

I bought the Toughbuilt Utility knife / scraper 2-in-1 thing for that... but it's junk for scraping as it doesn't allow for low scrape angles. I returned that and got the Stanley for not even 1/4th the cost. I absolutely regret not getting that sooner. I used to just use a spare blade...  [eek]


It IS nice, but tends to leave scratches on glass in my experience.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on March 24, 2022, 12:14 PM
I have that scraper.  But I also recently bought this Stanley Scraper and I like it better.  The "cap" acts as a non-marring plastic scraper.

Less than $8.00 from Amazon.

(https://www.stanleytools.com/NAG/PRODUCT/IMAGES/HIRES/28-593/28-593_4.jpg?resize=530x530)

I also ordered these TCP Global "razor blades".  Plastic and non-marring.  $6.00 for 100 blades and three holders. 

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81hRQ2wnEiL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 24, 2022, 05:18 PM
A Stanley "made in USA" glass scraper. Genious tool for not even 4 bucks. This thing; https://www.stanleytools.com/product/28-500/95mm-professional-glass-scraper (https://www.stanleytools.com/product/28-500/95mm-professional-glass-scraper)

I bought the Toughbuilt Utility knife / scraper 2-in-1 thing for that... but it's junk for scraping as it doesn't allow for low scrape angles. I returned that and got the Stanley for not even 1/4th the cost. I absolutely regret not getting that sooner. I used to just use a spare blade...  [eek]


It IS nice, but tends to leave scratches on glass in my experience.

Even with new blade?

I intend to use it to remove wall paint from painted door frames.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on March 24, 2022, 06:13 PM
I have the same one. They used to be black, now all you can get is that yellow.
I use mine for scraping laminate corners after filing. I use the same blade for years at a time though.
It seems funny, but you can't use it (the way I do) if the blade is sharp. I hone some of the sharpness off with a diamond stone and then only use it in the holder one way. You cannot turn it over after it starts to get worn-in. It will dig in and destroy the edge.

If you are scraping glass, frequent blade changes are your friend. It should be fine.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 24, 2022, 07:26 PM
I'm not even scraping glass with it. And in this project; if the paint is perfect it will draw too much attention to bigger failures... like the whole door frame sitting at 88 degrees relative to the wall instead of perpendicular  [blink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 24, 2022, 07:28 PM
I have that scraper.  But I also recently bought this Stanley Scraper and I like it better.  The "cap" acts as a non-marring plastic scraper.

Less than $8.00 from Amazon.

(https://www.stanleytools.com/NAG/PRODUCT/IMAGES/HIRES/28-593/28-593_4.jpg?resize=530x530)

I also ordered these TCP Global "razor blades".  Plastic and non-marring.  $6.00 for 100 blades and three holders. 

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81hRQ2wnEiL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

Oooh, that yellow thing (I also see one listing with red) is about the same in Dutch webstores; 4 euro's. But doesn't it have a steeper angle of attack? It does use blades I use already elsewhere, that's a bonus.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on March 25, 2022, 07:41 AM
Visited the Lee Valley webstore today to find out about the updated delivery status of the #5½ I ordered on March 13 last year (yep, that's not a typo!  [blink]  ). Then I saw these:

(http://[attachimg=1])

and these:

[attachimg=2]

I ordered 4 of both to go with the Bessey toggle clamps I already have. I have almost no 20 mm stuff, but quite some 19 mm. So this will come in quite handy.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on March 25, 2022, 07:43 AM
Hmm... that first picture didn't come through.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 25, 2022, 01:07 PM
But what is it??
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 25, 2022, 01:13 PM
But what is it??

It attaches to the Bessey toggle clamps so they can be used in the dog holes.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on March 25, 2022, 02:43 PM
Ah, good question! Sorry, I didn't realise I hadn't added a description.  [embarassed]

It is as Cheese said: these are plates for mounting Bessey Toggle Clamps to workbenches (the first photo) and T-tracks (the second photo). I have opted for the version with a ¾" post, but they do have them with a 20 mm post as well.

I might be one of the few Festoolies who has almost no MFT-related gizmo's in the workshop. No 20 mm holes here. Not that I have anything against them, but I already had everything that needed holes in the other dimension and never found a compelling reason to add more confusion to the mix.

The weird thing is that I do have a very nice systainer with a set of 20 mm dogs from Woodpeckers. I don't think I have ever opened it yet. It was a present from someone. Maybe I should sell it so that someone else might put them to good use. That might be better than letting them gather dust and take up space. But then again, it was a present. Dunno...  [unsure]

Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Parabolic Drill Bits
Post by: Cheese on March 26, 2022, 12:02 PM
Normal twist drills are designed to only drill to the depth of 2x-4x the drill diameter before the drill has to be withdrawn to clear the chips. This is the case for drilling in both metal and wood, although you can force the drill deeper in wood because of its softer nature, but then hole quality can become an issue. This is the reason "peck drilling" came about.

I've been looking at parabolic drill bits which are designed to drill to the depth of 12x-15x the drill diameter before chip packing becomes an issue. 

I purchased Viking parabolic drill bits manufactured in St. Paul Minnesota. They're a 135º, split point, M42 (cobalt) based bit that's been TiN (Titanium Nitride) coated.

http://www.vikingdrill.com/pdf/section/2021%20Viking%20Drill%20Section.pdf

Interesting points:
1. The drill bit packaging and marketing materials call out fractional sizes but the actual drill bit is marked in mm.
2. Anyone familiar with cobalt and Tin coated tools understands there's a premium price to pay for either option let alone when both options are needed/wanted.
For instance, the 1/16" bit was $4.30 while the 9/32" bit was $12.21. However, for the rest of the sizes from 19/64" through 1/2" the prices varied from $2.15 to $2.26.  [eek]   I don't know if it's a close out sale but I do know that in those larger diameters, you'd be hard pressed to find a common, garden variety 118º HSS black oxide drill bit for 2X those prices. I purchased them at Travers if anyone is interested.

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[attachimg=3]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rvieceli on March 26, 2022, 02:31 PM
@Cheese where did you get those?

Thanks

Ron

 [eek]

Sorry apparently I need to read for content
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on March 26, 2022, 02:43 PM
Finally received my Woodpeckers mitersaw fence. I don't even remember how long ago I ordered it. Showed up today so I hope to get to work on finishing my mitersaw station soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM82We-8Jxo
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Parabolic Drill Bits
Post by: Cheese on March 26, 2022, 05:24 PM
@Cheese where did you get those?

Thanks

Ron

 [eek]

Sorry apparently I need to read for content

 [smile] LOL Ron  [smile]...Actually I thought about you when I ordered these Ron. Those lamp bodies you do are such a deep drill that something like a parabolic drill form would service your needs nicely I think.  Viking also manufactures parabolic drills for deep holes in 6", 9" & 12" lengths.

Type XGT-UB
Extra Length
EXTRA LENGTH DRILLS
Heavy Duty 135o Split Point --- 6" - 9" - 12"
Type 200 & 208
• Gyroidal Torsion flute and wide land construction yield exceptional performance in deep hole drilling applications .
• Recommended for work hardening grades of stainless steel and other hard metal drilling operations .
• Will drill 12 or more diameters deep without drill removal to clear chips . Feed rates may be twice that of standard drills .

http://www.vikingdrill.com/pdf/section/2021%20Viking%20Drill%20Section.pdf

I'm gonna try the ones I purchased tomorrow.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on March 26, 2022, 08:23 PM
@ Cheese wrote "I don't know if it's a close out sale but I do know that in those larger diameters, you'd be hard pressed to find a common, garden variety 118º HSS black oxide drill bit for 2X those prices. I purchased them at Travers if anyone is interested."

Must be your good karma. The price of that Viking 13/32" bit at Travers for the rest of us... (https://www.travers.com/product/viking-38823-13-32-135-176-m42-8-cobalt-high-speed-steel-jobbers-drill-01-910-526)
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Parabolic Drill Bits
Post by: Cheese on March 26, 2022, 09:20 PM
Must be your good karma. The price of that Viking 13/32" bit at Travers for the rest of us... (https://www.travers.com/product/viking-38823-13-32-135-176-m42-8-cobalt-high-speed-steel-jobbers-drill-01-910-526)

 [smile]  That's interesting Michael, so it must have been a pricing mistake that just went in my favor... [big grin]

It was weird because all of the drills were at their normal price point and when I entered the "Discount Code", the small drills dropped by 15% while all of the larger drills went down to the $2.00 range. I actually figured there'd be a price adjustment at some point but once I paid for them the low prices were still in effect so I was clueless as to what was going on.

I see they still haven't updated the pricing on the 3/8" diameter drill.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rvieceli on March 30, 2022, 10:30 AM
@Cheese since you’re doing electrical, check this stripper out. My favorite thing. 24-10 AWG auto adjust. Strip length adjustable from 6-15mm

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https://www.amazon.com/Jokari-20050-Ergonomic-Automatic-0-2mm-6mm/dp/B002BDNL4Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?crid=2GL9ITALWE5OF&keywords=jokari+wire+stripping+tool&qid=1648650281&sprefix=jokari+%2Caps%2C260&sr=8-4

Ron
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on March 30, 2022, 12:14 PM
I like that one a lot aswell. They're also rebranded by a lot of companies, I have one rebranded to veidec, but I have seen housebrandnames of DIY-stores, and even knipex versions.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on March 31, 2022, 06:03 AM
15mm is too short for some uses. I think some Gira branded outlets with push contacts are 16mm
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on March 31, 2022, 09:04 AM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-K63HCr6/0/f02558c3/L/i-K63HCr6-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on March 31, 2022, 09:07 AM
Nice Matt...are you going to install a helical cutter head?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on March 31, 2022, 09:12 AM
Nice Matt...are you going to install a helical cutter head?

@Cheese I'd like to, but availability from reputable sellers is scarce. Amazon has it from some company I've never heard of before and there are a lot of websites with "shelixheads" "byrdtools" or some variation offering it so it's hard to tell which are authentic.

Matt
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Dewalt 735 Planer
Post by: Cheese on March 31, 2022, 09:47 AM
@Cheese I'd like to, but availability from reputable sellers is scarce. Amazon has it from some company I've never heard of before and there are a lot of websites with "shelixheads" "byrdtools" or some variation offering it so it's hard to tell which are authentic.


I purchased the small diameter Shelix from Holbren before the larger diameter was offered. I would have preferred the large diameter version but I'm still quite satisfied with the version l have. The stock Dewalt knives are like butter, they give a real nice surface finish but they wear out quickly and cannot be resharpened.

Have you heard of Lux Cut? That may be an alternative.

https://mywoodcutters.com/LuxCutIIIHead_for_DEWALT_13_INCH_Planer_Model_DW-735_or_DW-735X

The Shelix head is manufactured in the US and comes with German manufactured carbide inserts.

This is from Byrd Tool:
Since April 2020 we have been overrun by demand for DW735 Shelix heads. Note, due to extreme demand plus raw material shortages DW735 heads typically ship between 38 and 48 weeks from when your order is placed. Fully installed planers with DW735 heads pre-installed typically ship with 7 to 10 business days and are ready to use right out of the box.

https://youtu.be/NtN08HIvy44?t=5
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on March 31, 2022, 10:02 AM
@DynaGlide - Call Byrd Tool Corp. directly at 1-800-441-BYRD (2973). Ask for Becky and if you get the answers you want ask her if you can have a discount. There are a lot of resellers that buy their heads at wholesale and then resell them for less than they do at retail. Their websites are easy to find and they make themselves look the manufacturer but they are not. Becky is great, very knowledgable and helpful but don’t put too much stock in her time estimate, they do run behind.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on March 31, 2022, 10:35 AM
I did not buy this recently, but I did use it the other day.  Transfer punch set.  Allows you to transfer the center points of holes to another piece of stock for accurate drilling.

This is not the illustration in Amazon, but it shows the parts better.  I purchased it for about $27.00 for the set.  Harbor Freight has it for a lot less and that would probably be fine if all you are marking is wood, aluminum or brass.  I don't use it often, but when I need it, it is the only thing that really works.  They are pretty similar to dowel centers.  They are available in metric or imperial sizes.  I have imperial and it is close enough in size to work for the metric holes I had to center.   The video shows mounting a router plate on a router table (a perfect application for these punches).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utrplu0swU4

(https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/imagecache/7c487466-5b70-4655-a333-a77501087dad/100-192-00300-Transfer-Punch-Set---Metric_600x700.jpg)
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? KEO Center Drills
Post by: Cheese on March 31, 2022, 06:08 PM
I purchased a set of KEO M42 (cobalt) center drills, which is a countersink combined with a small drill point that’s typically used to produce a center in the end of long material that will be turned between centers on a lathe.

I use them a lot for spotting holes in metal that will be drilled on a drill press or even drilled by hand. The traditional method is to mark the hole, center punch it and then attempt to center the drill bit and start drilling the pilot hole, the usual result is that the drill bit “walks” off of the center punch and tries to drill at a slight angle. It mucks up the starting hole and it mucks up the drill bit geometry.

The reason for this is the combination of the large point/lip size and the small diameter of the drill bit shank along with its long length. The wide lip skates off of the center punch mark and the long drill bit flexes/bends.

With a center drill, the drill point is small while the drill body is large and short. It’s an extra step in the hole drilling process but if you need straight, accurately placed holes in metal it’s worth the extra effort.

These also work well on wood if you need extreme precision for hole locations. I can draw something up in CAD, print 1:1, use that as a template, attach it to the wood and then center drill the hole locations with the small diameter center drill. The hole locations will all be within .005” if you’re careful.

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Just to give you an idea of the drill body diameter vs the drill point size, it usually runs around 2.4:1.
#1 = 1/8” body = .046” hole dia
#2 = 3/16” body = .078” hole dia
#3 = 1/4” body = .109” hole dia
#4 = 5/16” body = .125” hole dia
#5 = 7/16” body = .187” hole dia

As I mentioned, these are 60º cobalt while HSS is standard but TiN coated and TiAlN coated HSS and solid carbide are also options. Optional angles are both 82º and 90º.

And finally here’s a photo of a standard length #4 body (5/16” diameter) center drill vs a 4" long length #4 body center drill usually referred to as a #4 x 4. This is a 4” version and they’re offered in lengths up to 8” long to reach into difficult areas.

If you’re interested in just trying one for your projects, I’d suggest the #4 is probably my most used size and that’d be a good way to evaluate its usefulness

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: batmanimal on April 02, 2022, 03:25 AM
I purchased a small 7.5” multi material chop saw called the “Evolution Rage 4” because I’m building an outdoor kitchen and need to cut steel tubes.

Why they named this cute little thing like it’s a horror movie, I do not know, but I am looking forward to trying it. It was $111 USD and includes a decent blade.
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I have not had time to build or do anything enjoyable, as most of my free time the last two weeks has been spent troubleshooting my septic system, which really has been a bit of a horror movie!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on April 02, 2022, 06:28 AM
Didn't buy it today, but it finally showed up yesterday evening.

Veritas #05P2901 Scraping Plane.

Ordered on 8/30/2021, arrived 4/01/22

Took the long way I guess but it's finally here. :-)

I had wanted this for the sewing table project I was building last Fall. I thought I had ordered far enough in advance to be sure it would arrive before the project progressed to the point where I would need it. But COVID and the global shipping debacle shot that theory full of holes. I ended up using a my trusty old Disston 3x5 card scraper which worked fine.

After 7 months of waiting I was just about to cancel the order when I got the shipping notice. Not Lee Valleys' fault I understand but I've made it this long without one so I figured I probably don't need one to begin with. I had been watching for a clean old Stanley to show up on Patrick Leach's monthly tool list (http://www.supertool.com/forsale/2022listfebr.html), but all the planes that showed up and were in acceptable condition (to me) were more than the cost of a new Veritas so that's the route I went as I wanted a worker not a museum piece.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: notenoughcash on April 05, 2022, 06:30 AM
ammo bit holder for my dtd154.  lifesaver
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 05, 2022, 02:32 PM
Remodeling our 1999 Airsteam Bambi, needed tools to redo PEX lines.  I bought the copper clamping breaker, new clamping rings, clamping tool and short lengths of red and white pipe.  All new to me, been soldering copper for 50 years, including my house done 35+ years ago.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on April 05, 2022, 04:31 PM
I purchased a small 7.5” multi material chop saw called the “Evolution Rage 4” because I’m building an outdoor kitchen and need to cut steel tubes.

Why they named this cute little thing like it’s a horror movie, I do not know, but I am looking forward to trying it. It was $111 USD and includes a decent blade.
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I have not had time to build or do anything enjoyable, as most of my free time the last two weeks has been spent troubleshooting my septic system, which really has been a bit of a horror movie!

I considered that type of cutoff saw, but it seemed to create too much dust.  The small portable band saw I bought keeps the shop cleaner.  It did cost more though.

I got it from Northern Tool:  https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200888098_200888098

Another advantage (which I never had occasion to use) is that it can continue to make a cut without an operator.  If you are cutting, for instance 2" thick solid bar, then you can start the cut and it will continue to make the cut without intervention.  You do need to shut it off eventually. 

It is also considerably quieter.  I see it is now about $400.00 so a lot more expensive.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on April 05, 2022, 05:40 PM
Just got WIHA 36689 ErgoStar Torx Ball End and Standard L-Key Set T5-T45 in Automatic Fast Open Holder, 13-Piece delivered.  After 51 years of making do with whatever tools I could find local, I've become addicted to Festool, Wera, Wiha, Metabo, Fein, Flex etc.  My kids are going to have the tool sale of the century.
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Compressor Unloader Valve
Post by: Cheese on April 06, 2022, 02:10 PM
I've been without my main air compressor for the last 2 years because of the unloader valve going wonky. I have a work-around because I have some backup but the sheer inconvenience finally got to me. And besides, locating an unloader valve for a 50+ year old air compressor doesn't have the same fun factor that locating a part for a 50 year old car/motorcycle/gun has.

I typically don't use Zoro.com because their prices are usually 2x or greater than anyone else. However they do have a really great selection of valves and the prices for these items seem to be in-line with other retailers.

https://www.zoro.com/cdi-control-devices-unloader-check-valve-38-in-ca12-1a/i/G1747995/

However, the best part was that the new valve is exactly the same as the original valve, no re-plumbing the compressor or adding adapters, this is truly a plug n play item. Who'd have thunk?  Very [cool]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on April 06, 2022, 02:57 PM
On demand hot water heater / gas line topic https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/on-demand-hot-water-and-gas-lines/

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on April 06, 2022, 03:20 PM
This arrived today: [attachimg=1]

A set of stabila replacement leds for my festool 1400 level (The slideswitches had become too loose) Seems like a good upgrade, they now have a pushbutton instead of the sliding button; AND they are powered by 1 AAA battery, instead of 2 CR2016's.

Replacement inserts for the colliflower slide & snap ZCI, these are also different from the original, a bit stiffer and translucent material, looks 3d printed.

Fastcap knucklebender hinge adjustment wrench

Scangrip nova R rechargeable worklight. (someone stole my old syslite a few months ago, I already had a cheaper backup worklight,  so I haven't replaced the syslite yet, if I like this scangrip, and it makes me miss it less, I might not get another syslite)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on April 06, 2022, 03:52 PM
Then after two hours the battery runs out and you have to wait four hours to charge it !?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on April 06, 2022, 04:19 PM
I haven't used it yet, but you can also use with the chargecable plugged in, like the syslite (it just won't take festool batteries as extra juice like the syslite) it has 5 brightness levels, and hours indication on the back which says 10 hrs at 10%, 5 at 25%, 3 at 50%, and 1 at 75 and 100%
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on April 06, 2022, 05:50 PM
Yes, but then it burns at half-brightness, right? And probably takes even longer to charge.

The specs says battery is 4 Ah x 7.3V and the DC adapter is only 5V 2A. So... (4x7.3)/(5x2) = 2.92 hours. Add losses = 4 hours. Now since the battery is only 29.2 Wh and that runs the light for just under 2 hours... it's 15W. So the DC adapter can't even power the light for 100%.  :-X

Bosch sells these things too, but with 18V battery. With two batteries and even the slow 4A charger you can keep light on 24/7. Don't ask me how I know  [tongue]

Even midrange phones charge faster.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on April 07, 2022, 07:21 PM
WAGO Electrical Connector topic is here ................................. WAGO (https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/building-materials/wago-electrical-connectors/)   Seemed like a good one to break out.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 08, 2022, 03:01 PM
Toolmaker's vise/ drill press vise for $30 Cdn, made in India. This kind of vise can be outfitted on a workbench as a tail vise.

Source: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/workshop/workbenches/vises/110469-toolmakers-vise?item=70G1115
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: tsmi243 on April 08, 2022, 03:32 PM
Toolmaker's vise/ drill press vise for $30 Cdn, made in India. This kind of vise can be outfitted on a workbench as a tail vise.

Source: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/workshop/workbenches/vises/110469-toolmakers-vise?item=70G1115

Dang Chuck, how many of these you got?  I bought one years ago at your recommendation.  Never did turn it into an end vise, but I'm sure I will eventually
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 08, 2022, 03:42 PM
The first one -- $60! -- came from eBay or Amazon several years ago. The latest one from LV was sold out last year, and after months of waiting, the stock came back. This time I quickly snapped one -- this time for use at the drill press.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related Shelix Cutterhead
Post by: DynaGlide on April 11, 2022, 09:43 AM
I rigged up a dust collection setup for my new DW735:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-z3ZX6BR/0/fcf75c51/L/i-z3ZX6BR-L.jpg)

It should do a few things: get the hose out of the way of outfeed, give me a sizable place to dump chips, and keep any chips that try to escape in the 5 micron bag.

The elbow and bag are from Rockler. The hose is a nice short length from Amazon that stays rigid. The trash can lid with 'cyclone' (kind of) fittings is from Woodcraft.

Also received a Shelix cutterhead for the machine, which I haven't even used yet. I guess I let all the positive reviews get to me.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LvsCjZN/0/8f0528f6/L/i-LvsCjZN-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related Shelix Cutterhead
Post by: Cheese on April 11, 2022, 10:39 AM
I rigged up a dust collection setup for my new DW735:

Hey Matt, make sure that lid is securely mounted to the trash can as the chip blower in the 735 really packs a wallop and that becomes a real mess.

Which Shelix, original diameter or reduced diameter?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on April 11, 2022, 10:44 AM
OEM. I've since added some bungie straps to that lid.

On the topic of Shelix, this guy has done an above and beyond job testing the upgrade. What's interesting is the planer draws several more amps under load with the upgrade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47PyY4K47KU&list=PLvDK1rlZrs5k2rDPn_N94MIuxfLSVdCdR&index=2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47PyY4K47KU&list=PLvDK1rlZrs5k2rDPn_N94MIuxfLSVdCdR&index=2)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 11, 2022, 02:18 PM
I'm ordering a set of the new imperial edge rules (25% off till end of the month) -- Stock photo. Metric is also available:

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/rules/114657-veritas-metric-edge-rules?item=05N4660
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 13, 2022, 03:30 PM
From Hammerstroke a box with TSO Products landed at my local post office today.

Hammerstroke provides a customer experience like I’ve not seen to often.
Apart from the obvious goodies from TSO Products, there’s a candy and two stickers.
In English the message is: “You cry only once”TM ..  [big grin] [big grin]

SmartConnect dogs and Power-Lock dogs soon to be put into action:

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Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? TSO Upgrades
Post by: Cheese on April 13, 2022, 09:43 PM
From Hammerstroke a box with TSO Products landed at my local post office today.

Well Festita....it certainly was a TSO kind of day for the both of us.  [big grin]  A pair of the new V2.0 flip stops, a pair of upgrade kits for the older flip stops and a pair of their new stainless clamps for use on the narrow stock rods.

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I find the machine work on these small stainless clamps incredible for the price they charge. Stainless is difficult to machine because it work hardens and is very tough on tooling. Besides, the hex driver recess in the bolt head is a custom size (3 mm) so that all the bolts/screws on the track components can be adjusted with the same tool. This does embrace the "attention to detail" ethos.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on April 15, 2022, 01:45 PM
Products, there’s a candy and two stickers.
In English the message is: “You cry only once”TM ..  [big grin]

Is the candy thát acidic?  [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 15, 2022, 06:42 PM
A double TSO  [big grin] - That’s some nice upgrades Cheese.. No wonder why TSO have satisfied customers, or fans for that matter. What you point out that they have gone to the length of using the same hex head for adjustment - That makes a difference. A tool which improves workflow and increase speed is always welcome, a mindset that reaches beyond that is a long term winner!  [smile]

Coen.. my kitten found the candy very interesting to play with, now I don’t know where it is..  [scared] He has been lazy sleeping a lot today, maybe it was an all time highscoreliste him last night? 😅

Well it’s a new gizmo thread.. so here’s a bit set I have eyeballed for some time.
WERA is never wrong, and this really caught my eye.
The long bits are impact rated, love that it come with a handle - although I imagined it was the same size as my EDC Wera handle for my work trousers, but it was quite small.. my old handle to the right. And the inclusion of stubby ball end hex set ices the cake.  [smile]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on April 17, 2022, 08:11 AM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QdcJg4t/0/560b7413/XL/i-QdcJg4t-XL.jpg)

I'm slowly dipping my toe in the water with hand tools. I've recognized power tools are not always the best option for final fitment and am looking forward to using this Veritas Low Angle Jack. My only other plane is a low angle block from Bench Dog/Rockler. I love that thing. I use scary sharp and a Veritas honing guide to keep it sharp.

This Jack plane accepts different irons for different tasks like smoothing, scrubbing, and should do nicely for shooting miters.

Matt
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on April 17, 2022, 02:58 PM
A double TSO  [big grin] - That’s some nice upgrades Cheese.. No wonder why TSO have satisfied customers, or fans for that matter. What you point out that they have gone to the length of using the same hex head for adjustment - That makes a difference. A tool which improves workflow and increase speed is always welcome, a mindset that reaches beyond that is a long term winner!  [smile]

Coen.. my kitten found the candy very interesting to play with, now I don’t know where it is..  [scared] He has been lazy sleeping a lot today, maybe it was an all time highscoreliste him last night? 😅

Well it’s a new gizmo thread.. so here’s a bit set I have eyeballed for some time.
WERA is never wrong, and this really caught my eye.
The long bits are impact rated, love that it come with a handle - although I imagined it was the same size as my EDC Wera handle for my work trousers, but it was quite small.. my old handle to the right. And the inclusion of stubby ball end hex set ices the cake.  [smile]

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With that type of fat bitholder you need the longer bits more often. I still can't understand why they don't have more 'long bits' sets.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 17, 2022, 06:54 PM
A double TSO  [big grin] - That’s some nice upgrades Cheese.. No wonder why TSO have satisfied customers, or fans for that matter. What you point out that they have gone to the length of using the same hex head for adjustment - That makes a difference. A tool which improves workflow and increase speed is always welcome, a mindset that reaches beyond that is a long term winner!  [smile]

Coen.. my kitten found the candy very interesting to play with, now I don’t know where it is..  [scared] He has been lazy sleeping a lot today, maybe it was an all time highscoreliste him last night? 😅

Well it’s a new gizmo thread.. so here’s a bit set I have eyeballed for some time.
WERA is never wrong, and this really caught my eye.
The long bits are impact rated, love that it come with a handle - although I imagined it was the same size as my EDC Wera handle for my work trousers, but it was quite small.. my old handle to the right. And the inclusion of stubby ball end hex set ices the cake.  [smile]

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With that type of fat bitholder you need the longer bits more often. I still can't understand why they don't have more 'long bits' sets.

Agreed, but once I tried the locking bit holder, these became my standard. No more ripping the bit out of the bit holder. Still, I hold on to the old magnetic narrow ones.
A worthy mention here is the “standard” bit holder that comes with the TXS/CXS - this holds the bits very well, thanks to a very strong magnet (and tight tolerances). This usually sits on the Centrotec chuck. The Wera Bit Check Mini 50mm is also standard in my pocket, along with the handle. Since it’s so slim and compact, I do forget that it is in my pocket, and instead I’m looking for bits elsewhere..  [scared] [big grin]

This:
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on April 17, 2022, 08:13 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QdcJg4t/0/560b7413/XL/i-QdcJg4t-XL.jpg)

I'm slowly dipping my toe in the water with hand tools. I've recognized power tools are not always the best option for final fitment and am looking forward to using this Veritas Low Angle Jack. My only other plane is a low angle block from Bench Dog/Rockler. I love that thing. I use scary sharp and a Veritas honing guide to keep it sharp.

This Jack plane accepts different irons for different tasks like smoothing, scrubbing, and should do nicely for shooting miters.

Matt

got the same one during the seconds sale. friend of mine sharpened it and thats as far as i got so far lol
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on April 17, 2022, 08:41 PM
Great choice; the first handplane in my collection.

It's my favorite bench plane, and I also use it on its side, as well as upside down. I switch the blade when dealing with reverse grain.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on April 18, 2022, 07:51 AM
Great choice; the first handplane in my collection.

It's my favorite bench plane, and I also use it on its side, as well as upside down. I switch the blade when dealing with reverse grain.

@ChuckS I was thinking of picking up the toothed blade for it to use it for scrub work/rough flattening of high spots. There's three options: Coarse, Medium, Fine. I'm guessing I'd go Course.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: heidtwd on April 18, 2022, 10:04 AM
I mounted some bright LED floodlights to my hose boom for shadowless cutting and sanding.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 27, 2022, 05:05 PM
Lighting on my boom arm are on the paper, at least too - nice!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 27, 2022, 05:10 PM
Which drill bits need refilling  [big grin]
Carrying hearing protection more often leads tu use..
And a small gem, removable rubber thingys on the jaws even!

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Bonus:
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More exciting news tomorrow…
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 28, 2022, 01:46 PM
Got an email yesterday from the Hammerstroke shop, notifying me of a newly arrived product.
- Order placed after a few minutes, received today:

TSO GRE-13
This will also be used as a short guide rail for the router(s) or for any other guide help.
Those connectors are, just as you say, a beautiful piece of very useful aluminium.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on April 28, 2022, 02:07 PM
TSO GRE-13
This will also be used as a short guide rail for the router(s) or for any other guide help.
Those connectors are, just as you say, a beautiful piece of very useful aluminium.

I think that short TSO rail would be perfect for setting blade to splinter strip distance on multiple track saws.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on April 28, 2022, 05:30 PM
I didn’t think of that Cheese, added to the versatility list now!  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on April 28, 2022, 05:36 PM
I got slightly one to use with a GRS-16 as a totally unnecessary "chop saw" for cutting narrow stock to length.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 02, 2022, 02:55 PM
Having the short rail, only the imagination stops the use for it..

Bought a selfie stick for men, and a drill holder to-go  [big grin]

Visited my local and one of the best photo stores on the Nordic hemisphere, initially to get the Manfrotto boom arm..

Old colleague asked how I was going to use it - Well, for now I’m going to hang my vacuum hose in it, next I saw the universal tumbler holder, which could also be used as a fishing rod holder - that’s now my drill holder I said.. He just shaked his head and laughed  [big grin]
Well, it works as foreseen, look at the forstner bit protruding out at the bottom.. end caps are removable. Great but slightly expensive bit of plastic. The springs are incredibly strong and keeps it firmly in place thanks to rubberised pads.
Should be at a store near you too.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on May 02, 2022, 03:58 PM
I have two of those boom arms and one light stand-mounted boom arm (with a heavy counterbalance).  A solid piece of equipment and fairly light-weight too.  If you work within its design limits (weight) it should last as long as mine have (about 35 - 40 years). 

Manfrotto has been marketed under various other names over the years and they are making some pieces that are used for store displays. 

I am fairly certain that you will be happy with this.  Mine came with clips that allowed to organize electrical cables and that might be handy too. 

They were never cheap, but seem less cheap nowadays.   But probably cheaper than a Festool boom.

Also a possibility is hospital curtan track and hooks.  If there is a suitable mounting surface and you don't need the ability to swing left and right, then the track might work as well.  Zip ties would attach the hose to the hooks. 

https://www.cubiclecurtainfactory.com/cubicle-curtain-track-hardware?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3JH9_MvB9wIVYYlbCh0dQgH-EAAYAiAAEgJJcvD_BwE

They sell complete kits starting at $200.00 but if you can find a place that sells a few feet of track, it should be cheaper.

(https://www.britevisualproducts.com/assets/img/products/large/custom-track.large.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 02, 2022, 04:41 PM
Packard, seems like you’re have your experience in photography/video [smile]
I’ve a background in the photo industry too. So Manfrotto (Bogen..) is well known to me, and certainly the M098 Boom arm. I’ve a Magic arm, Expan and triple hooks for backgrounds as well as a few light stands and various bits and bobs that connects together. Though everything is used as an amateur. Gotta love the system of Manfrotto, it’s Lego for adults!  [big grin]

Funny, I was looking into Kirsch.. they do pretty minimalistic rails with nylon gliders.. for curtains  [wink] These meant for hospital use is new to me though, I’ll have a lookout for these.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on May 02, 2022, 04:48 PM
I have two 500 CM Hasselblad bodies, four backs, two 80mm lenses, one 150mm lens.  And a Manfroto camera stand that probably costs $1,000.00 nowadays.  And I have not used any of it for 20 years.  I should sell them, but I'm still emotionally attached.

And a Omega Rapid, two Nikon F-bodies and a bunch of lenses, a Nikon FM with a zoom and a mild tele.

A Nikon digital which I never really learned to use. A full black and white darkroom.  Three strobe packs and 6 light heads. 

None of it is Festool, so this is the right thread. [big grin]

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Blues on May 02, 2022, 05:21 PM
@DynaGlide - Call Byrd Tool Corp. directly at 1-800-441-BYRD (2973). Ask for Becky and if you get the answers you want ask her if you can have a discount. There are a lot of resellers that buy their heads at wholesale and then resell them for less than they do at retail. Their websites are easy to find and they make themselves look the manufacturer but they are not. Becky is great, very knowledgable and helpful but don’t put too much stock in her time estimate, they do run behind.

Followed exactly your instructions.. talked to Becky and a week later it was shipped. Am yet to fix it. Thanks.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Alanbach on May 03, 2022, 12:52 AM
@Blues - I’m glad that helped! Let us know how you like it once received and installed!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on May 03, 2022, 01:21 PM
Packard, seems like you’re have your experience in photography/video [smile]
I’ve a background in the photo industry too. So Manfrotto (Bogen..) is well known to me, and certainly the M098 Boom arm. I’ve a Magic arm, Expan and triple hooks for backgrounds as well as a few light stands and various bits and bobs that connects together. Though everything is used as an amateur. Gotta love the system of Manfrotto, it’s Lego for adults!  [big grin]

Funny, I was looking into Kirsch.. they do pretty minimalistic rails with nylon gliders.. for curtains  [wink] These meant for hospital use is new to me though, I’ll have a lookout for these.

A 6' track with hooks is available from Amazon.com for $60.00.  Of course it does not swing side to side,  but it can slide along the length.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086CDSKY4/ref=syn_sd_onsite_desktop_309?pd_rd_plhdr=t&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRU05TDU1UVFRRjkwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjY0NDYzMjZGUVZSTkJRTVBBRCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDY0MDEwM0lKTUo3QzlDRzVZQyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNkX29uc2l0ZV9kZXNrdG9wJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 07, 2022, 01:39 PM
Following up on the non Festool gear Packard  [big grin]. These may or may not be used in photography, who knows  [wink]

I was really positively surprised when these arrived from Fine-Tools.
Sash clamps and pipe clamps for 3/4” pipes. Both clamp types have heads that can move from the end to ie have them centred or as well as used as spread clamps. I picked up some galvanised pipes from the local big box store in a hurry. I’ll get more heads for these pipes. Starting with a set that can clamp either 600mm + or 1200mm +. The beauty is that the heads can easily be moved over to longer pipes. And this way I can store different length of pipes alone and pick the length I need every time without having complete clamps in every length.

The sash clamps have 3,5 mm thick profiles, and have a really nice finish too.

Also a Veritas micro adjust scriber and another Otoro clamp.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on May 07, 2022, 01:56 PM
I quite like those marking  gauges and have two myself. I faceted the edges of the head so they don’t roll.
(https://flairwoodworks.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/heptagonal-gauge.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on May 07, 2022, 03:43 PM
[mention]FestitaMakool [/mention] thank you for the tip
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 07, 2022, 04:42 PM
Chris Wong - It’ll be very bold of me to do such to my Veritas tools, even worse: To a brand new one [scared] But yes, the inevitable of it rolling off somewhere were it shouldn’t has struck me.. concrete or stone bed markings isn’t any better  [wink]
I’d better also get one of those with oval head  [embarassed] (And yes, “marking gauge” I had a black out and just couldn’t remember when I wrote the post and didn’t bother looking it up either)

Festal - That’s cool! It has marvellous holding power, and if the plastic will hold up it’ll last for a while. Really versatile.
(There was immediately a familiar, ehrrm, apron in the background too  [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on May 07, 2022, 04:45 PM
Snip.

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The micro-adjust rod can be had for under $40 Cdn, and is highly recommended for any owners of the Veritas standard marking gauge who wants to have the micro-adjust feature. No more trial and error adjustments in scribing a line.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 07, 2022, 05:00 PM
ChuckS - This is on my bucket list, although as a complete marking gauge. I’ve only had without micro adjust before, so I figured I’d try the newest one first. (Aka; new isn’t always better..)
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Metric caliper from Brown & Sharpe
Post by: Cheese on May 10, 2022, 06:03 PM
I've been looking for this item for a long time, Long Island Indicator used to offer these but about 4-5 years ago when the new version came out they decided to no longer offer them. The original version was sold under the Brown & Sharpe, TESA or Etalon name. All parts were made in Switzerland and it was also assembled in Switzerland. According to Long Island Indicator "Brown & Sharpe 599-579-XX was an excellent dial caliper, the likes of which will probably never be seen again."

The new versions of the Brown & Sharpe, TESA & Etalon calipers have various parts made in China and some are also assembled in China, so it's a real mixed bag.

This particular caliper is metric so that's why it's difficult to locate state-wide. I located several in Europe and one was recently available in Israel used for $180 plus $150 for shipping.  [eek]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on May 14, 2022, 07:50 PM
I just happened to be at the local supplier and Festool dealer this morning with one of the bosses from work and I picked up a new Snappy self-centering bit. I was really only looking for the drill bit itself, and they had all of them available individually, except the 5/32". Sold out, probably because it is the smallest/most likely to break? So, he says "just get the whole thing, I'll buy it". OK, not only new tool, but free too. I will still hunt down the right bit for the other one though, my level of OCD won't let hat stand unrepaired.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: afish on May 14, 2022, 08:08 PM
put my Rockler 15% coupon to use on 4 new bessey K body clamps. can never have enough clamps. oh and and amazon dropped off a rubber bucket for mixing
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on May 18, 2022, 08:09 PM
I got a collet extender this morning, after ordering it late in the afternoon yesterday. I'm not particularly a fan of them though. Seems a bit sketchy with the mass spinning so far away from the motor's bearings? Plus, the cutter itself out there trying to get you. I needed it to reach far enough to cut out a mistake I made the other day without doing any damage to the rest of the assembly.
It's way in the back left corner of the 1/4" and 1/2" bit box. The 8mm have their own spot somewhere else.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on May 18, 2022, 08:51 PM
Edge rulers. My guess is that the smallest one will be used most often. Great for marking crosscut lines for the table saw.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on June 05, 2022, 05:01 PM
A work bench in fact, a big gizmo!
Have wanted one for some years, this pre-owned came along with perfect timing and with a cabinet below. Very happy, spent a couple of hours freeing the tail vice - now only some lubricating gizmo has to be found..

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A selection of pages from the original manual that it came with, wich was also a very positive surprise, along with warranty certificate and assembly instructions:
(A good few tips that didn’t immediately strike my mind)

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on June 05, 2022, 07:31 PM
Was it a bargain find?

Tools and accessories stored underneath will give increased rigidity to the bench.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on June 06, 2022, 10:58 AM
Yes Chuck, very..
These are here usually around here in your money; $200-250 used (new - 1500+)
I paid $50.. This is about 5’ long and 1’ 4” wide so it’s manageable to move (split the top & bottom too with two bolts)

There will be some 20mm holes to be drilled, maybe a metal screw vice too (add on, not exchanging)
What’s interesting, and something I haven’t seen before is the larger metal sleeved hole (33mm) that I discovered was intended for a clamp bigger in size. I’m thinking adopting a smaller metal vice to drop in when needed. A Festool style rail clamp just makes it through also.

On top of having great storage underneath, yes, it adds useful weight too - that’s why I wanted one with a cabinet. Thus also store the typical tools that one use with this bench.
Now, those planes I don’t have..
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on June 06, 2022, 12:12 PM
$50? What a score!

The bench top surface, good for planing tasks, looks pretty small for assembly work. Consider putting on a removable cover (3/4" ply) to the tool tray to make the top bigger when you need to use the bench for assembly tasks as well.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on June 06, 2022, 03:21 PM
- It sure was, I added a couple of photos in the original post - from the supplied original manual.
Yes, it a good idea to cover the tool tray, I was thinking of partly cover it. Then, there’s the option to just have a drop in plate, or hinged, or several hinged. I briefly thought about a drop in with 20mm holes - just need a way to secure it in place. Hope to utilise the bench from all sides.

Look at the suggestion in the manual above, to make a surface board that covers it all, secured with its own vices. Hmmm  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Lincoln on June 06, 2022, 11:07 PM
x 2 of the Hikoki cordless trim routers. Bought one last week used it, went back today and grabbed another. Really nice tool, the LED light is much appreciated. Also ordered a couple of sub bases from Amazon.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 08, 2022, 05:17 PM
I really like the look that Garde-Hvalsoe (https://www.gardehvalsoe.dk/en/project/a-kitchen-of-love/) achieves with their finger/box jointed drawer boxes. The fastest way for me to test multiple sizes without having to build multiple jigs was to pick up an INCRA i-Box. It took a few tries to get it dialed in with some scrap BB, but overall, it works well and I'm happy with it.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-06-08_14-00-33.png)

Love the look of this drawer:

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Garde-Hvalsoe-Kitchen-model-Lykke-oak-steel-Pietra-grey-Photo-by-Michael-Rygaard-11-WEB-1.jpg_10001400_2022-06-08_14-06-53.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on June 08, 2022, 06:34 PM
That's a cool looking detail. I have never seen anything like it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Lincoln on June 08, 2022, 08:27 PM
@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 08, 2022, 08:39 PM
@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?

You have to set up the pin plates based on the width of the kerf (single blade min 1/8" or dado stack) so I don't think it can work by making multiple passes.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on June 08, 2022, 09:23 PM
I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on June 08, 2022, 09:59 PM
They're nice because of the parallel jaws which are also smooth
so they won't chew into you fittings, especially brass and chrome.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Lincoln on June 08, 2022, 10:28 PM
@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?

You have to set up the pin plates based on the width of the kerf (single blade min 1/8" or dado stack) so I don't think it can work by making multiple passes.

Ok, thanks.


Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on June 09, 2022, 03:51 AM
I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
You'll be buying more in different sizes; I find even the teeny-tiny "XS" (100mm) surprisingly handy.

They're nice because of the parallel jaws which are also smooth
so they won't chew into you fittings, especially brass and chrome.

For times when you really don't want to mark something, they also sell plastic caps for most of the different sizes. For the 250s there's these 86 09 250 V01 (https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Knipex%2086%2009%20250%20V01). Over here they come in packs of 3 pairs of covers meaning you can dot them around various places for the times when you want them... or lose them [blink]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on June 09, 2022, 06:39 AM
In the past when I was worried about marking some chrome or other delicate surface I just put a couple layers of tape on the jaws. Works well enough in a pinch but yes it would be nice to have those jaw covers.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on June 09, 2022, 07:29 AM
A work bench in fact, a big gizmo!
Have wanted one for some years, this pre-owned came along with perfect timing and with a cabinet below. Very happy, spent a couple of hours freeing the tail vice - now only some lubricating gizmo has to be found..

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A selection of pages from the original manual that it came with, wich was also a very positive surprise, along with warranty certificate and assembly instructions:
(A good few tips that didn’t immediately strike my mind)

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Very nice bench.  What model is it? 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mike_aa on June 09, 2022, 12:29 PM
I really like the look that Garde-Hvalsoe (https://www.gardehvalsoe.dk/en/project/a-kitchen-of-love/) achieves with their finger/box jointed drawer boxes. The fastest way for me to test multiple sizes without having to build multiple jigs was to pick up an INCRA i-Box. It took a few tries to get it dialed in with some scrap BB, but overall, it works well and I'm happy with it.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Monosnap_2022-06-08_14-00-33.png)

Love the look of this drawer:

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/Garde-Hvalsoe-Kitchen-model-Lykke-oak-steel-Pietra-grey-Photo-by-Michael-Rygaard-11-WEB-1.jpg_10001400_2022-06-08_14-06-53.png)

@4nthony Your test results with the Incra jig look like you can get a very precise fit. 

That drawer picture from Garde Hvalsoe is really interesting.  Any clues on how he was able to achieve that curved inset drawer side?

Thanks, Mike A.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 09, 2022, 12:51 PM
Any clues on how he was able to achieve that curved inset drawer side?

If I was to make one today, my first try would be to cut it on the bandsaw then smooth the curve with a spindle sander.

Maybe they used some kind of flattening jig with a large panel bit (bearing removed) for the curved end? I'm not sure.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/5900E_-_Whiteside_Machine_Company_2022-06-09_09-46-01.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on June 09, 2022, 01:59 PM
A shaper/spindle moulder?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Lincoln on June 09, 2022, 05:08 PM
Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: FestitaMakool on June 09, 2022, 05:39 PM
A work bench in fact, a big gizmo!
Have wanted one for some years, this pre-owned came along with perfect timing and with a cabinet below. Very happy, spent a couple of hours freeing the tail vice - now only some lubricating gizmo has to be found..

(Attachment Link)

A selection of pages from the original manual that it came with, wich was also a very positive surprise, along with warranty certificate and assembly instructions:
(A good few tips that didn’t immediately strike my mind)

(Attachment Link)
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Very nice bench.  What model is it?

Thanks, it is!
From the manual it’s named "1522 BS"
So that would be: Sjöbergs 1522 BS or BS 1522
1522 would be in line with it’s length in millimeters.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 09, 2022, 06:23 PM
Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.

I think you're probably right. Take off a 1/16" with each pass. After the first pass, support the forward-middle of workpiece with shims on subsequent passes (1/16, 1/8, 3/16, etc.). Once the start of the cut makes it past the cutter head and is supported by the outfeed table, you remove the shim and push to the stop block. When you've achieved your desired depth, the cutter head makes the final curve.

At least this is how I see it working in my head [big grin]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on June 09, 2022, 09:51 PM
You'll be buying more in different sizes; I find even the teeny-tiny "XS" (100mm) surprisingly handy.
Hmm... Do you like these ones over the shiny chrome ones? I felt the chrome ones were superfluous for my needs.

For times when you really don't want to mark something, they also sell plastic caps for most of the different sizes. For the 250s there's these 86 09 250 V01 (https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Knipex%2086%2009%20250%20V01). Over here they come in packs of 3 pairs of covers meaning you can dot them around various places for the times when you want them... or lose them [blink]
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I did not know about these covers. Good to know about.

I've used tape before on regular pliers, but the serrated jaws just cut through unless you have so much tape that the pliers don't grip. I have a pair of Japanese soft jaw pliers with screw-on plastic jaws, but I found that when not using the entire width of the jaw, the metal part would sometimes spin in the jaws.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on June 14, 2022, 07:30 AM


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Thanks, it is!
From the manual it’s named "1522 BS"
So that would be: Sjöbergs 1522 BS or BS 1522
1522 would be in line with it’s length in millimeters.

THank you.  There is one for sale by me.  But asking price is $500 and one vise is competely siezed up and second one is hard to turn.  Not sure if its worth the effort to buy it.  Tried to negotiate but they are firm.  They started out asking $1500 for it lol
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 21, 2022, 11:19 AM
Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.

You were right. This guy has been recreating the drawers and about 15 seconds into this clip, he makes the profile on the jointer in one pass.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd8qb0NDJUw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on June 21, 2022, 11:56 AM
I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 21, 2022, 01:55 PM
I recently purchased the Veto Pro Pac MP1.  I got to put it to use while re-taping the seams on our flat roof.  It really came in handy.  Veto Pro Pac makes good stuff, I like it!

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on June 21, 2022, 02:43 PM
I saw this in a recent video and ordered an aluminum extrusion to swap out one of the stock faces on my TS fence. It's convenient for mounting auxiliary fences and such -- I rebuilt an L-fence (https://www.finewoodworking.com/project-guides/shop-projects/the-incredible-l-fence) this weekend to use it -- but the one aspect I'm finding most helpful is having an extra length of fence in front of the table to reference when cutting longer panels.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on June 22, 2022, 10:51 AM
I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
(Attachment Link)

Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.

The pliers with moulded handles are much harder to find locally. Amazon does list them, but for almost double the cost. I don't regret getting the 10" size, but I'm already seeing that a smaller size would be nice. What do I get next? The 5" size?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on June 22, 2022, 10:55 AM
I get my Wera and Knipex from chadstoolbox.com
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on June 22, 2022, 11:58 AM
I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
(Attachment Link)

Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.

The pliers with moulded handles are much harder to find locally. Amazon does list them, but for almost double the cost. I don't regret getting the 10" size, but I'm already seeing that a smaller size would be nice. What do I get next? The 5" size?

I live next to Germany, everything Knipex I can get for normal prices :)

A few years ago they went from version 2 to 3, keeping the same product number. So yours is often sold as having 46mm capacity, but has 52. Same applies to the 180mm version.

I have the 125 in my velomobile.

If things are really stuck, handle length becomes the limit instead of jaw opening.

Recently bought the 180mm version 3. Huge weight saving vs my 250 version 2 while capacity is almost the same. Even couplings for 28mm pipe are possible. For chrome nuts, get the plastic jaw attachment to prevent scarring.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on June 22, 2022, 03:42 PM
Milwaukee 2505-20 Installers Kit

I have the Bosch 12V multi-head drill but it has one major flaw. To couple the various heads is a twist action CW on and CCW off. So when you go to open the chuck your hand will often also catch the coupler ring and you (or I do anyway) disconnect the head from the tool and invariably it falls to the floor and hopefully does no damage on the way down.

I grew tired of that so opted for the Milwaukee 2505-20. $179 for the kit with 3/8" chuck, 1/4" hex drive, offset drive, and right-angle drive plus a charger and two M12 batteries.

The Milwaukee has a coupling mechanism similar to the Festool CXS. Pull the lock ring back and slip the head on the tool and release. You can't twist it off.

I think after a week or two and I am satisfied with the Milwaukee I will sell the Bosch GSR12V kit.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on June 22, 2022, 08:19 PM
Yeah, but after having the head drop twice... you know where to grab??

I have the same. Saved a lot of trouble with some 20cm wide cabinets.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on June 23, 2022, 11:48 AM
I live next to Germany, everything Knipex I can get for normal prices :)
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If things are really stuck, handle length becomes the limit instead of jaw opening.
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Recently bought the 180mm version 3. Huge weight saving vs my 250 version 2 while capacity is almost the same. Even couplings for 28mm pipe are possible. For chrome nuts, get the plastic jaw attachment to prevent scarring.
Very interesting information; I appreciate it. Here, the pliers are marketed as being suitable for use on chrome fittings because the jaws are smooth, and the plastic jaws don't appear to be marketed or stocked by the dealers around here (or, maybe since I wasn't aware of them when I was looking at pliers I did not see them).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on June 23, 2022, 03:34 PM
Yeah they are. But the plastic pieces make it even better. Alternatively tape over the chrome nuts.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Joelm on June 24, 2022, 09:12 PM
I bought a second extension table for my bandsaw.

Using both tables as infeed/outfeed my total table length is now 5'!

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Or I can use them side by side for supporting wide boards.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: SRSemenza on June 25, 2022, 11:15 AM
Battery powered wheelbarrow here ------------------> https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/re-what-non-festool-tool-workshop-related-gizmostuff-did-you-buy-today/

Too interesting to leave buried in the catch all topic.

Seth
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on June 28, 2022, 10:06 AM
I picked up Wera Zyklop 3/8" ratchet to keep in the car.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: twistsol1 on June 28, 2022, 10:27 AM
Added a Ridgid R5500 wall mounted shop vac to the shop for basic cleanup so I can keep my second CT33 connected to the dedicated OF1010 at the Schmitt32 station permanently.

My wife thinks 4 vacs (CT15, 2xCT33, and R5500) and a 3hp cyclone in the shop are overkill but since my shop is in the basement, it's better than complaints about dust in the house.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: kevinculle on June 28, 2022, 11:43 AM
A Forrest Chopmaster 90 tooth blade for my Kapex...spendy but the cut quality is wonderful.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: MikeGE on June 28, 2022, 12:06 PM
A Forrest Chopmaster 90 tooth blade for my Kapex...spendy but the cut quality is wonderful.

I had the 12-inch Chopmaster on my DeWalt DWS780 and loved it.  It was too big for the new Kapex, so it went with the DeWalt when I sold it.

The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: kevinculle on June 28, 2022, 03:15 PM
I was able to get the blade from Forrest through Amazon with 2 day delivery.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on July 08, 2022, 10:09 AM
I picked up a Veto CP4 Pouch and a set of PB5 Small Parts Bags.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on July 08, 2022, 10:49 AM
The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]

Yikes... [eek]...maybe now's the right time to sell a couple of extras that I have.  [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on July 08, 2022, 10:57 AM
The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]

Yikes... [eek]...maybe now's the right time to sell a couple of extras that I have.  [smile]

That's about the wait on a Festool 577157  [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: DynaGlide on July 08, 2022, 11:04 AM
I've been on a bit of a buying spree for things I need to work on my bench project:

WEN 4212 keyless 10" drill press - had originally ordered a Nova Viking for $200 off last weekend but canceled. I don't require all that fancy tech and I was worried about the electronics failing on me 10, 20, 30 years from now and being left with a paperweight.
WEN drill press table
Rockler forstner bit set
Incra Miter 1000SE - side note I had one and sold it because I didn't use it, and am now buying it again.
Freud box joint cutter blade

The freud blade will allow me to more easily cut tenons on my DW745 table saw. It doesn't accept dado blades but it does accept the freud blade kit which has two preset widths 1/4" and 3/8" and has a flat grind so it should work great for doing the tenons.

(https://images.freudnation.com/s/tr:w-2000/ikq9chbg1cekd0yrkd6h.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: JimH2 on July 08, 2022, 02:24 PM
Did not buy the SawStop ICS today, but it was picked up by the carrier this morning.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on July 08, 2022, 03:12 PM
Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Also picked up some red stuff yesterday. 
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on July 08, 2022, 05:39 PM
Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on July 08, 2022, 08:09 PM
Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?

Haha.  Those are dog holes.  30mm inside and larger towards the top.  Dog holes are in the picture
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on July 13, 2022, 12:02 PM
Not a tool or gizmo, but I heard this book mentioned on a recent Fine Woodworking podcast and looked it up. I found a used copy of the 1970 edition for $7. The dust jacket is kinda beat up but all the pages are intact. It would've been cool to find some old handwritten notes in the margins but all the pages were clean. Should be an interesting resource to reference from time to time.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on July 13, 2022, 12:17 PM
That book is a good record of the state is woodworking in the UK about a century ago. You might on occasion need to ask one of our UK members what a specific term means.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mortiser on July 13, 2022, 12:24 PM
Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?

Haha.  Those are dog holes.  30mm inside and larger towards the top.  Dog holes are in the picture

Likely the previous owner drilled them large to "straighten" the angled mortises for the square dogs that came with the bench.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Joelm on July 14, 2022, 11:16 AM
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I bought these vises for my upcoming bench build.

My kids were very excited when I opened up the box. I thought they knew what HNT Gordon was, but no... They were excited for the packing peanuts that dissolve in water that the vises shipped with.  ::)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on July 14, 2022, 01:22 PM
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I bought these vises for my upcoming bench build.

My kids were very excited when I opened up the box. I thought they knew what HNT Gordon was, but no... They were excited for the packing peanuts that dissolve in water that the vises shipped with.  ::)
beautiful vises
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on July 14, 2022, 04:09 PM
I ordered it on Monday; it arrived yesterday; I used it today:

<iframe width="519" height="389" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wUNWDsVUynQ" title="CMT Flexible Template Review" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

It is the CMT routers template.  I ordered the 1200 (the video shows the 1000 model).  The 1000 is one meter long.  The 1200 is 4 feet long. 

I needed to cut an arc on a piece of trim.  I could have fabricated a rather long arm on my router to cut a true arc.  It would have be be 10 or 12 feet long.  Aside from determining the actual radius (which would have been tedious) a arm that long would be unusable in my shop.

I first drew the arc.  Then rough cut the sharp with a jig saw.  Then finished it on the router table using the CMT-TMP 1200 is $62.00 from Amazon.com.  It worked just like in the video.  I’m sure I will use it again in the future.

I used 1-1/4” #6 dry wall screws.  I left the screws in the jig for future use.  The resin takes a set if you leave it curled up.  I drove a screw at one end into a joist in the basement and hung it up.  I am allowing it to relax.  Eventually it will probably straighten out.

Very handy.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on July 15, 2022, 10:01 AM
Wiha sale - 6 Piece Color Coded Magnetic Nut Setter Set  70486 and to store them, Roll-up Precision Tool Pouch 914
Also pre ordered newly released Honda EU3200IAN generator...same weight and sound level as the 2200 I have but 3200watt

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on July 17, 2022, 11:55 AM
I finally got around to getting a new magnetic digital angle box. Those things have come a long way since the last one I had. Not only can it show the angle difference between the saw table and blade by zeroing from the table, it also knows absolute level. It also has lasers out of either side and it's rechargeable with the newest USB port.  Pretty darn cool for less than $29.
It's so much easier/faster than comparing the blade to a T-bevel or even the digital angle finder that I have been using.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mortiser on July 17, 2022, 01:18 PM
@Crazyraceguy , can you say which model you got and where?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on July 17, 2022, 02:31 PM
When considering Digital inclinometers, compare the specs carefully. Readout to two decimal places is better than one place but only if the resolution is the same.

Most specify a resolution of .1 degrees but I’ve seen some that are only .2 degrees.

Also look for the frequency at which the device updates it’s position.

When setting the table saw blade to an odd angle I stick a Wixey box to the blade but I noticed when I cranked the tilt wheel fast I could see the angle curser move continuously but the Wixey display changed increments at a much slower pace. I have to crank very slowly when approaching the target angle and even then I can see the hardware curser move between one tenth degree and the next. So, when I need very fine adjustment I go back to making supplemental increments for the built in bevel gauge and use a flashlight and reading glasses to hit the mark.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on July 17, 2022, 03:45 PM
@Crazyraceguy , can you say which model you got and where?

Sure, it was branded as COROLLAXA on Amazon

This one goes to 2 decimal places, in .05 increments IIRC?
I did test the first cuts against the bevel gauges that I had been using. It was just the same and much quicker.
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Grabo Pro Vacuum Lifter
Post by: Cheese on July 17, 2022, 04:50 PM
In 2004 I constructed a 450 sq ft Bluestone patio in the back yard, it's been a great source of enjoyment and entertainment over the years but after 14 years of Minnesota freeze/thaw cycles some of the stones need to be re-leveled. Just basic maintenance...

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I was originally going to fabricate a manual vacuum lifter using the MIDI as the vacuum source. Then I stumbled upon the GRABO, this thing's pretty slick. It has an on-board vacuum pump and monitors the amount of vacuum and when it goes below a certain level, it turns on the pump automatically to return to the proper vacuum level. The max lifting force ranges from 375# on glass to 165# on drywall. For rough slate, which would be similar to Bluestone, the max is 176#.

https://grabo.com/products/grabo-pro/

Here's a shot of me lifting a 18" x 36" Bluestone slab from a path...I'd estimate the weight is around 70-75#.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Frank-Jan on July 17, 2022, 06:54 PM
Congrats on the new acquisition. The pro version in the systainer is on my wishlist too. (They sell different versions and I believe the original plus version runs continuously instead of monitoring and adjusting)
Title: Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
Post by: Cheese on July 17, 2022, 10:29 PM
Congrats on the new acquisition. The pro version in the systainer is on my wishlist too. (They sell different versions and I believe the original plus version runs continuously instead of monitoring and adjusting)

Ya, thanks...🙏...in the USA the only version available is in a cloth bag. Would have been nice if they offered it in a Systainer but it really wasn't a deal breaker because there's really no alternative solution that I know of. It's like a Gecko on steroids and with a mind of it's own.  [smile]

This thing cycles on and off always trying to maintain some standard level of vacuum. If I had done this with a MIDI, the vac would have to be on 100% of the time. This new version is pretty slick.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: woodbutcherbower on July 18, 2022, 03:28 AM
@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: woodbutcherbower on July 18, 2022, 03:39 AM
In fact your photo scared me so much, I decided to take a few seconds out of my working day to model these for you in the 'seated catwalk' style  [big grin]

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Title: Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
Post by: Cheese on July 18, 2022, 11:48 AM
@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]


Please give me credit where credit's due, those are "Steel-toecapped Double Thickness safety moccasins".  [wink]

Ya I hear ya... [smile]...and I understand your concern...just a quirkiness I have.  [tongue]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on July 18, 2022, 02:57 PM
@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]

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And there I'd thought I was the only FOG'er who'd taken up DIY projects after giving up on my lifelong dream of foot-modeling...

FWIW I've been looking for a project that would allow me to seriously justify the need for the Grabo, you landed on the perfect excuse requirement.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: squall_line on July 18, 2022, 03:26 PM
Double bonus, they make plenty of kits and adapters to turn the Grabo into an ersatz Vac-SYS.

I watch my neighbor do his project work and yard work in Crocs (or generic alternatives) all the time, and I don't think I've ever seen him wear a mask in his garage shop.  But at least he usually wears ear and eye protection?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 18, 2022, 05:20 PM
Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on July 18, 2022, 08:23 PM
That's quite a coincidence. I just saw a You Tube video where Matias Wandell was doing just the same thing, with a gadget that he built from a shop vac and a 2-wheel cart. He used it to lever the pieces up, rather than lifting by hand (back) Keeps the toes away from it too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Mini Me on July 19, 2022, 01:39 AM
We are all different, I have never worn shoes of any type in the workshop or working in the yard unless I am either welding or cutting / grinding metal. Bare foot and medical insurance fixes them for nothing but curiously I have never had a foot injury that required a doctor. I got the bare foot habit from being in and out of boats in my child hood and I only had one pair of shoes I wore to school.
Title: Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
Post by: Cheese on July 19, 2022, 11:05 AM
Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/

Thanks for that Bob...🙏...never heard of him but his cabinet installation adapter for the Grabo looks interesting along with the molds for epoxy knobs. [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bob D. on July 19, 2022, 12:08 PM
I thought his router templates using the Grabo were pretty cool.

Izzy has done some interesting stuff over the years. Look at some of the TS jigs he has built.
He has some nice BS jigs too.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on July 20, 2022, 04:07 PM
I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/IMG_3781.HEIC_2022-07-20_13-03-50.png)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on July 21, 2022, 07:28 AM
I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/screenshot-dump-monosnap/IMG_3781.HEIC_2022-07-20_13-03-50.png)

Red adds density :)  Still waiting for mine to ship
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on July 24, 2022, 06:25 AM
Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bertotti on July 24, 2022, 01:58 PM
It seems universal that everyone who tries vacuum clamping in their shops love it. I’m hesitant about buying the Festool vac sys, as good as it may be, simply because it isn’t generally readily available so I ordered up the excel5 kit and some of their pods. Should be here tomorrow as I head out for work naturally! I’m looking forward to trying it out. I have a few ideas for homemade jigs and if all goes well it will be a permanent setup in my shop! Maybe even add one of the Festool holder things at some point. Not sure about that yet they are a bit expensive.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on July 24, 2022, 06:12 PM
I’m looking for wars to trying it out.

There is one in Ukraine.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bertotti on July 24, 2022, 07:26 PM
I corrected the spell checks and auto-corrects. Thanks. I think I will avoid Ukraine for a while.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on July 25, 2022, 08:47 PM
Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...

I got a nice surprise... it already shipped. I guess their stock status was incorrect or something.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on August 12, 2022, 05:52 PM
Snappy Centro-tec bit set. I do wish that they had made the pouch thing just a bit smaller, but I will probably make a grooved insert to fit there with some round-bottom grooves.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on August 13, 2022, 02:46 PM
Finally, I got to work on this non-Festool purchase (a last year's Xmas gift): https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/what-non-festool-tool-workshop-related-gizmostuff-did-you-buy-today/msg655648/#msg655648

Add plastic spacers to increase the clearance (for some of the packages):
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Most storage cans are still empty, waiting to be worked on:
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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on August 13, 2022, 05:28 PM
Cool, that looks like quite a space saver.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on August 13, 2022, 06:53 PM
I'm still trying to find ways to organize the storage unit to reach its full potential. A good friend of mine built his own revolving unit several decades ago:

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The one that I've been looking to buy for bench use, but couldn't find one is this one:

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 21, 2022, 08:43 AM
Well, it might be a stretch to call this a tool.  But she will create dust that can be collected by an extractor.  Certainly can create wood chips if released to that end.  Also has the possibility of spending time in the shop if I ever get it set up, although setting on a shelf would be oh so wrong.  Sitting a chair would be ok.  I guarantee that she will be able to temporarily disappear like every tape measure and razor knife I have.

This is Xena - yes, my fourth Golden Retriever.  Eight weeks old and oh so ready to teach me a thing or two about canine Fluid Dynamics.

She joins Indiana Jones, Magnum P.I., and Remington Steele in our canine-centric family.

(And yes, Daddy wanted a little girl again...)

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Peter

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on August 21, 2022, 08:59 AM
Interesting dog names for sure, though I imagine that Remington Steele would go past most people. That was quite some time ago.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 21, 2022, 09:06 AM
Interesting dog names for sure, though I image that Remington Steele would go past most people. That was quite some time ago.

The dog names started with MacGyver who was our first Golden.  He came to us during a time when things weren't going so well at home, and I hoped that with some duct tape and perhaps a Swiss army knife he could make things better.  He did.  That was twelve years ago and although he passed away 3 years ago his memory and legacy continues.

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on August 21, 2022, 10:05 AM
Peter, she's beautiful & the expression on dad's face is priceless. Xena's a lucky girl.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on August 21, 2022, 10:28 AM
Aren't dogs the greatest and most trustful companions? Whenever you're down, they will help you see the positive side of things. Just having to care for them, even when you are not feeling up to it due to circumstances, helps you get through the worst of times. And they will never ever abandon you.

Enjoy your new family member!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: krudawg on August 21, 2022, 11:51 AM
Hi!

I love picture threads  [eek] [eek] [eek] and I love being inspired by purchases other people make  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin] - it would be really cool if we could get this thread running.

Please share whatever you feel like sharing when you made a tool / workshop related purchase - even the smallest gizmo/gadget  [big grin]  [big grin]  [big grin] Just no new Festool purchases, as there is an existing thread for that on the main board. :)

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -


I'll kick it off with my new, personalized Dryplexx Softshell Work/Shop-Jacket from Engelbert-Strauss (https://www.engelbert-strauss.de/Bekleidung/Jacken_Westen/Wetter-_Winterjacken/Softshelljacken/Softshell_Jacke_dryplexx_softlight-3131280-77420-1-1321.html) I received today among with some personalized workshop T-Shirts, too.

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Kind regards,
Oliver

I just ordered the Benchdog Quad MFT Hinge system.  I have bought several aftermarket MFT Hinge replacement systems and I don't like them.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 21, 2022, 12:23 PM
Xena is absolutely gorgeous Peter...I love her coloring. Some people refer to that color dog as a Canadian Golden Retriever.

She seems rather large for only being 8 weeks old.  [huh] 
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on August 21, 2022, 02:03 PM
@Peter Halle, wasn’t it MacGyver who helped you pack the special edition FOG Systainers?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 21, 2022, 04:00 PM
@Peter Halle, wasn’t it MacGyver who helped you pack the special edition FOG Systainers?

@Michael Kellough yes it was.  He helped keep me motivated and entertained.

Thanks for remembering.

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 21, 2022, 04:05 PM
Xena is absolutely gorgeous Peter...I love her coloring. Some people refer to that color dog as a Canadian Golden Retriever.

She seems rather large for only being 8 weeks old.  [huh]

We''ll see what color she turns out to be.  All nine in her litter were different colors.  She is actually the half-sister of our Magnum (same dad, different mom).  Magnum is extremely light but does not have the Golden fur at all even though he has the proven bloodline.

Ironically our over two came from a different breeder and Indiana is an Uncle to Remington.  Remington's mom was Indiana's sister (different dad of course.)

Back to trying to solve Fluid Dynamic problems...

Peter
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on August 21, 2022, 06:09 PM


Back to trying to solve Fluid Dynamic problems...

Peter

Unless it is contained within a pressurized vessel, it responds to gravity.....lol
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on August 21, 2022, 09:02 PM
Dogs are just the most precious thing in our house, we couldn't live without them. Golden retrievers are a beautiful breed, congrats!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on August 21, 2022, 11:28 PM
Just reflecting on how sweet all of these Goldens as a breed are...here's one of my favorite photos.  Here's our Jackson with one of his pups...does it get better than this?

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on August 22, 2022, 09:14 PM
$1 Cdn a piece...goo spreaders:

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Not just regular glue spreaders for me. I thin out the stiff tongue of a couple of them, and use them to push glue into cracks, for example, in a repair job.

When I have a complex glue-up to do, I put several of them on the assembly table so I never need to worry where my spreader has gone in the middle of the job.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: afish on August 23, 2022, 10:45 PM
picked up..., well clicked on this today in the am and was at my door in about 8 hours. crazy
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 09, 2022, 07:07 PM
Makita Bluetooth radio. I have had a tiny cylinder style speaker for a while. It works, but it's not ideal. Really all it can do is play. Volume adjustment, pause, skip, etc had to be done on the phone itself. This Makita unit is far more comprehensive. It rolls the song title/artist on the screen as it plays, volume adjust onboard, etc and it can be much louder.
Title: Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...PB Swiss stubby screwdriver
Post by: Cheese on September 09, 2022, 10:18 PM
One of the major annoyances I've had with the 1010 & 1400 routers is that the fasteners they use to attach various accessories are all different style drives.

The 1010 uses Torx, flat blade as well as Phillips head fasteners.

The 1400 uses Torx, Posi-Drive as well as Phillips fasteners. It's always a mess when I bring a router outside to use as I NEVER have the correct style drive. I'm hoping this will change the situation.  [big grin]

This PB Swiss stubby will just reside in the router Systainer with the router until it's needed. Sweet...it stores 6 different drives inside the handle and those can be changed out as needed.

Thanks to Ron @rvieceli for mentioning the recent PB Swiss internet sale.  [smile]

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Lincoln on September 10, 2022, 01:19 AM
Hilti PM20-CG laser level, green beam. Really nice bit of gear.
Title: Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...PB Swiss stubby screwdriver
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 10, 2022, 06:06 AM
One of the major annoyances I've had with the 1010 & 1400 routers is that the fasteners they use to attach various accessories are all different style drives.

The 1010 uses Torx, flat blade as well as Phillips head fasteners.

The 1400 uses Torx, Posi-Drive as well as Phillips fasteners. It's always a mess when I bring a router outside to use as I NEVER have the correct style drive. I'm hoping this will change the situation.  [big grin]

This PB Swiss stubby will just reside in the router Systainer with the router until it's needed. Sweet...it stores 6 different drives inside the handle and those can be changed out as needed.

Thanks to Ron @rvieceli for mentioning the recent PB Swiss internet sale.  [smile]

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I feel your pain there. I bought a single T-15 driver to keep inside the Systainer of the first OF1010. It worked out great. Then when I got the newer version OF1010, I ordered one from Amazon, to keep in that one too. Seems a little silly because they are only a few inches apart in the rack, but inside the already opened unit seemed better than opening the other one to get it? It was just an add-on with some other stuff. I pulled it out to swap the ring in the base to discover that it was wrong. Somehow a driver with T-15 marking on the handle, is actually a T-20? I have never seen anything mismarked like that.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: derekcohen on September 10, 2022, 09:18 AM
Just reflecting on how sweet all of these Goldens as a breed are...here's one of my favorite photos.  Here's our Jackson with one of his pups...does it get better than this?

(Attachment Link)

We've had Golden Retrievers for 30-odd years. We lost our last one, Rufus, a few years ago. He was 14.

This photo was taken when Rufus was 8 weeks old and my wife, son Jamie, and I went to meet him. Well, his mother wanted to meet us as well ...

(https://i.postimg.cc/63DGtjcF/Jamie-Rufusandmum.jpg)

Regards from Perth

Derek
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: derekcohen on September 10, 2022, 09:27 AM
I was at my local borg (Bunnings) today and came back with a 1/2" thick heavy smooth rubber mat 600 x 1200mm.

(https://images.thdstatic.com/productImages/a450f932-d21d-4ca9-9168-64cd6329bcb9/svn/black-technoflex-gym-mats-f3000-15hd-64_600.jpg)

This will be great for my workbench when assembling furniture.

Regards from Perth

Derek
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on September 10, 2022, 09:56 AM
Just reflecting on how sweet all of these Goldens as a breed are...here's one of my favorite photos.  Here's our Jackson with one of his pups...does it get better than this?

(Attachment Link)

I had a German Shepherd a while back and his cat died (the cat was 24 years old when he passed).

The dog was in morning so I got him another kitten.  The first evening the 14 week old kitten was in the house he jumped up on the bed and slept with the dog in almost exactly that position. Your picture reminded me of them.

The 24 year old was a Maine Coon Cat and the kitten was a Norwegian Forest Cat.  (I got him two of the Forest cats; one was a a back up.)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on September 10, 2022, 11:13 AM
@Cheese ; the Festool Toolie is supposed to have all the drivers needed to adjust Festools.

But putting some dedicated tool in the box is good too. The Toolie isn't the most comfortable formfactor.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 10, 2022, 04:35 PM
@Cheese ; the Festool Toolie is supposed to have all the drivers needed to adjust Festools.

But putting some dedicated tool in the box is good too. The Toolie isn't the most comfortable formfactor.

They aren't the easiest thing to get ahold of around here either.
It's kind of what I call the "Swiss Army Knife" factor. It can do many things and none of them well.
In the US, that is the "Shop Smith". Somewhat the original multitool as far as big machinery.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bertotti on September 10, 2022, 07:42 PM
Clicking through the woodpecker site they had a one time tool that was a steel straight edge. I have the 12 sse already but could use the 36” one sadly the last run of them was sold out but ona. Whim I traveled back through their old one time tools and discovered one time tools aren’t so one time. Back farther they had run these straight edges before and still have some 12” and 36” for sale. I emailed and yea they had them in stock so a 36” sse showed up in my door step! They are machines to .0002, yes .0002 over 12”. Plenty good enough for my set ups!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on September 13, 2022, 05:21 PM
Optical center-punch. Dunno why it took me so long.

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Actually, I do. Reluctant to admit I needed it.

RMW

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 13, 2022, 06:52 PM
I got the silliest little thing today, but it's so handy. Quite often, I use both the DF500 and Zeta at the same time, or the TS55 and DF500 together. Swapping the extractor hose back and forth is no big deal, they are at the tool-end. Changing the plug every time gets old real quick. And it never fails that the wrong one is plugged in.
While shopping for some wire management clips, I came across this, for a whopping $3.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bertotti on September 14, 2022, 01:29 AM
ShaperPlate ordered on the US shaper web site just went live so I ordered plate.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on September 14, 2022, 04:03 AM
I got the silliest little thing today, but it's so handy. Quite often, I use both the DF500 and Zeta at the same time, or the TS55 and DF500 together. Swapping the extractor hose back and forth is no big deal, they are at the tool-end. Changing the plug every time gets old real quick. And it never fails that the wrong one is plugged in.
While shopping for some wire management clips, I came across this, for a whopping $3.

You could always just plug a powerboard into the socket on the extractor? That's what I do to save time when using multiple tools off the one dusty, that way I only ever need to change the dust hose to what I'm using.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: woodbutcherbower on September 14, 2022, 07:14 AM
A replacement set of 3 x DMT diamond plates for my Kirschens. Expensive, but still the best and fastest way to get razor-sharp chisels IMO.
Title: Re: What non Festool tool/workshop related gizmo did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on September 14, 2022, 08:56 AM
I got the silliest little thing today, but it's so handy. Quite often, I use both the DF500 and Zeta at the same time, or the TS55 and DF500 together. Swapping the extractor hose back and forth is no big deal, they are at the tool-end. Changing the plug every time gets old real quick. And it never fails that the wrong one is plugged in.
While shopping for some wire management clips, I came across this, for a whopping $3.

I keep one of these 3-way outlets plugged into all 3 CT's. Especially handy when I'm sanding.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on September 14, 2022, 01:54 PM
Schaaf Chisels on sale at Amazon for $30 (normally $43) for a four chisel set.


I got one set to start.  The grinding is rough, but the backs are flat to slightly convex, so straightforward to flatten.  Once I found a technique for flattening that took a reasonable amount of time (see https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/i-just-got-better-at-flattening-chisels/msg676481/?topicseen#msg676481 (https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/i-just-got-better-at-flattening-chisels/msg676481/?topicseen#msg676481)) and verified that the steel was reasonably good, I decided to buy another two sets at that price.


Schaaf carving tools have gotten suprisingly good reviews, and are also very reasonably priced.  I have a set of the carving tools and like them so far, so when these came on sale, I thought I'd give them a try.  They won't replace my Veritas PMV-11 chisels, but they will make good chisels for several teens in my life who enjoy woodworking.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 14, 2022, 06:21 PM
ShaperPlate ordered on the US shaper web site just went live so I ordered plate.

I pre-ordered one a few days after hearing about it. I got an E-mail stating November 4th shipping date.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Sbradley0911 on September 14, 2022, 06:49 PM
Same here,  just ordered my shaper plate
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Bertotti on September 14, 2022, 09:18 PM
My order says 4-6 weeks but today that has increased to 12-14 weeks. Must be a hot-selling item!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: mino on September 15, 2022, 06:23 AM
My new buddy, the Mommy of HK 132.

Wanted the Daddy, CSP 165E, but could not resist the $600 price for this one. Needs some cosmetic TLC, but mechanically is in an excellent shape.
 [smile]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on September 15, 2022, 07:39 AM
My order says 4-6 weeks but today that has increased to 12-14 weeks. Must be a hot-selling item!

I ordered while it was still showing 4-6 weeks so hopefully it won't take 12-14
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 15, 2022, 09:43 AM
My order says 4-6 weeks but today that has increased to 12-14 weeks. Must be a hot-selling item!

I ordered while it was still showing 4-6 weeks so hopefully it won't take 12-14

Ordered directly from Shaper yesterday morning and acknowledgement email said eta was 10-12 weeks.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on September 15, 2022, 08:10 PM
I'm in the 4-6 week tranche, pulled the trigger yesterday AM. I'd been planning to pass the buck to Santa but, you know...

Somehow the 16mm hogging bit mysteriously ended up in the cart at checkout.

RMW
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 16, 2022, 06:45 PM
I'm in the 4-6 week tranche, pulled the trigger yesterday AM. I'd been planning to pass the buck to Santa but, you know...

Somehow the 16mm hogging bit mysteriously ended up in the cart at checkout.

RMW

So far, I have been successful at avoiding that bit. Don't know how much longer that will hold though.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on September 18, 2022, 06:19 PM
Just picked up a WWII 20T rip blade (my 30 T WWII struggled a bit with stock over 2" thick) , Fastcap Uni-vac, and shim stock from Lee Valley, and some erasers (as glue bottle caps). Will report on the uni-vac after testing it.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on September 22, 2022, 01:58 PM
I was at my local borg (Bunnings) today and came back with a 1/2" thick heavy smooth rubber mat 600 x 1200mm.

(https://images.thdstatic.com/productImages/a450f932-d21d-4ca9-9168-64cd6329bcb9/svn/black-technoflex-gym-mats-f3000-15hd-64_600.jpg)

This will be great for my workbench when assembling furniture.

Regards from Perth

Derek

I hereby present Derek with the award for the Least Interesting Product Picture in this thread :)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Zubo on September 22, 2022, 02:24 PM
Yesterday I bought these kick clamp set

They are in systainer.

They are pretty lightweight. Not so much clamping force, but just right for finishing work or clamping stuff..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220922/26af577182e337f5aa3a518245b23007.jpg)
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: hdv on September 22, 2022, 02:26 PM
Although I am a great fan of Bessey clamps, I really don't like their KliKlamps. They do shift the workpieces to be clamped too easily too much and too often to my liking.

[Edit: forgot to mention I have 20 of them, so I know this from first-hand experience. ]
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Zubo on September 22, 2022, 02:49 PM
I used to have 4 of them always in my mft systainer and i clamp everything   ...for  me they work just fine so I decided to buy some more...
Yes i clamp regular shape like wood panels plywood when I use lamello, domino, mafell ecc.

I have notice deflection in the clamp when clamping. But never broke or never lost the grip on wood.
For sure you must be careful to clamp correctly at 90 deg..or they slip away.

For glueing and clamping down complex shape I prefer for sure something stronger.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Coen on September 22, 2022, 03:35 PM
Yes nice Systainer. But the inlay is just some cardboard lol.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Zubo on September 22, 2022, 03:54 PM
You right. Some plywood around shop and replace it.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on September 22, 2022, 06:34 PM
I've had that set sitting in my que for a few weeks, just haven't pulled the trigger.
I have used them before, had a few in the old shop. They seem to work just fine in lighter-duty situations, never noticed much shift with them though? The Festool ones can do that slightly too. Must be a side-effect of the mechanism?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on September 22, 2022, 07:39 PM
I bought a set of the exact same type of clamp from Banggood and the holding force is very high, not as good as an F Clamp but given the size and construction difference you can really clamp them down hard I found.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Zubo on September 23, 2022, 12:58 AM
i noticed that the black plastic that goes against the wood near the leverage, is quite slippy.
it looks like when you spry silicone stuff on dashboard car.
maybe add some felt pad with double-sided tape on it to prevent slipping from wood.
By the way in the end i consider them useful because of the weight, to carry around site for light work.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on September 29, 2022, 05:31 AM
I replaced my Jet 10-14 EVS lathe with a Rikon 12-16 EVS (model 70-150VSR).  Super quiet, lined up perfectly out of the box.  Still figuring out what it can do.  In addition to the expanded capability, the Rikon adds reverse for outboard turning and a nice indexing scheme.  It also has a safety switch and an RPM display, which I like quite well.


Almost all of the accessories that I bought for the Jet fit the new Rikon, except for the tool rest posts, which are 1" instead of 5/8".  Since my aftermarket tool rests are all modular, I also bought a couple of posts - my old rests now work on the new lathe.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on October 03, 2022, 06:28 PM
In addition to clamps, I picked up Osmo, a steam generator and an IVac auto switch:

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on October 03, 2022, 06:56 PM
A little set of hex drivers and a mag strip to store them on. I seem to keep reaching for the 4mm a lot, so a little quicker access can't be bad.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: derekcohen on October 07, 2022, 06:29 AM
I was at my local borg (Bunnings) today and came back with a 1/2" thick heavy smooth rubber mat 600 x 1200mm.

(https://images.thdstatic.com/productImages/a450f932-d21d-4ca9-9168-64cd6329bcb9/svn/black-technoflex-gym-mats-f3000-15hd-64_600.jpg)

This will be great for my workbench when assembling furniture.

Regards from Perth

Derek

I hereby present Derek with the award for the Least Interesting Product Picture in this thread :)

But, Chris, the photo makes up for it, not so? :)

Regards from Perth

Derek

p.s. seriously useful!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on October 07, 2022, 10:07 AM
Milwaukee 18v heat gun and transfer pump
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rvieceli on October 07, 2022, 10:26 AM
@rst please let me know how that heat gun works for you. I’ve been thinking about it.

Ron
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: rst on October 07, 2022, 10:57 AM
Will do Ron, I've been thinking of this for a while, Acme sent me a $20.00 off so I bit the bullet.  Had to get the transfer pump as I will be travelling to St Augustine, FL as my daughter bought a condo that needs a new hot water heater and I'll need to drain and replace with an on-demand.  Have my Transit filled with everything that I can think of along with my painting gear as I can't be sure what all I'm going to need there.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Roachmill on October 07, 2022, 11:11 AM
@rst please let me know how that heat gun works for you. I’ve been thinking about it.

Ron
Tools & Stuff did a review of 4 cordless heatguns including a Milwaukee here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoRtdO4ztzI
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on October 07, 2022, 01:24 PM
Will do Ron, I've been thinking of this for a while, Acme sent me a $20.00 off so I bit the bullet.  Had to get the transfer pump as I will be travelling to St Augustine, FL as my daughter bought a condo that needs a new hot water heater and I'll need to drain and replace with an on-demand.  Have my Transit filled with everything that I can think of along with my painting gear as I can't be sure what all I'm going to need there.

I used the Milwaukee pump recently to empty an inconsiderate neighbor’s neglected kid’s wading pool that had become a mosquito factory. It worked great! The rubber impeller consumed leaves and larva without complaint.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on October 22, 2022, 05:43 PM
$1 Cdn a piece...goo spreaders:

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Not just regular glue spreaders for me. I thin out the stiff tongue of a couple of them, and use them to push glue into cracks, for example, in a repair job.

When I have a complex glue-up to do, I put several of them on the assembly table so I never need to worry where my spreader has gone in the middle of the job.

I just found an unexpected glue spreader to use for free:

A camera sensor cleaning swab handle (cotton swab removed):

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on November 03, 2022, 06:08 PM
I took advantage of Lee Valley's Veritas Seconds Event last week.  I picked up a skew rabbit plane and a medium shoulder plane.

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Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on November 03, 2022, 07:59 PM
Congrats. I think the discount was 20% off or so.

They're both fantastic tools! I've used the Skew in a couple of coopering projects in addition to rabbeting. The medium shoulder plane in my view is the best of the three (small, med and large, not counting the miniature).
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: GoingMyWay on November 03, 2022, 09:18 PM
Thanks Chuck!

Oops I just noticed I misspelled rabbet as rabbit in my other post.

I didn't really need either tool, but I'm a sucker for a limited time deal.  I actually really wanted a skew block plane, but I got so excited that I just read "skew" and added to cart and then checked out.  By the time I realized my mistake the skew block plane was sold out.

Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: thudchkr on November 03, 2022, 09:55 PM
Just received a Mafell KSS40 today and put it to work on the deck I am currently working on.  I am very impressed with it's power, smoothness and weight.  My decking material is S4S+Plus Cumaru, very dense and hard.  This saw cuts through it like butter.  I previously tried using my Festool HKC55 and it cut much more slowly and was leaving a rougher edge. The HKC also weighs considerably more than the KSS.  I then switched to a stand mounted Dewalt Miter Saw which worked ok, but actually cuts the Cumaru slower than the KSS.  This also required carrying the heavy decking boards to the saw for cutting.  With the KSS, I am able to place by boards, mark them for the required cuts, and then cut them without hauling them back up to the miter saw.  And if I need to trim one, it's a piece of cake with the saw mated to it's mitering rail. The miters are spot on, matching the 45's I've been drawing with my speed square, and mesh together nicely on the deck surface.

Hefty price tag but I wish I had taken the plunge earlier.  I might have already completed the deck by now if I would have had this tool from the beginning of the job.

Looks like I'm going to be selling an HKC in the near future now.  That, it's three sizes of rails and the bag that fits the 670 rail. I seriously doubt it will see much use in the future as I have little need for it's additional depth of cut, which is where it has a leg up over the KSS40.
Title: Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
Post by: Cheese on November 04, 2022, 01:09 PM
Just received a Mafell KSS40 today and put it to work on the deck I am currently working on.  I am very impressed with it's power, smoothness and weight.  My decking material is S4S+Plus Cumaru, very dense and hard.  This saw cuts through it like butter.  I previously tried using my Festool HKC55 and it cut much more slowly and was leaving a rougher edge. The HKC also weighs considerably more than the KSS.  I then switched to a stand mounted Dewalt Miter Saw which worked ok, but actually cuts the Cumaru slower than the KSS.  This also required carrying the heavy decking boards to the saw for cutting.  With the KSS, I am able to place by boards, mark them for the required cuts, and then cut them without hauling them back up to the miter saw.  And if I need to trim one, it's a piece of cake with the saw mated to it's mitering rail. The miters are spot on, matching the 45's I've been drawing with my speed square, and mesh together nicely on the deck surface.

Been looking at that saw and I'm just surprised at how small & compact that thing is. That appears to be a perfect saw for decks & trim. The Flexi-Guide being able to be stored in the Systainer is a bonus round.

@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on November 04, 2022, 02:20 PM
@Cheese that saw is very nice to use! And convenient to keep out of the box. Even with the short rail attached it can stand upright on the battery ready to grab and use.

Scope of delivery is confused at Timberwolf. Pictures show the same T-lok Sys mine came in a couple years ago but the description says it comes in a “T Max”.

Get the full kit with batteries since it includes the Flexirail. The “Pure” version (sans batteries) does not.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: woodbutcherbower on November 04, 2022, 05:50 PM
@Michael Kellough 'T-Max' is the name Mafell give to the standard 2nd-gen T-Loc Systainer. All of their equipment still comes in these.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on November 04, 2022, 06:48 PM
@Michael Kellough 'T-Max' is the name Mafell give to the standard 2nd-gen T-Loc Systainer. All of their equipment still comes in these.

I hope Mafell sticks with the T Max. I bought an older unused Festool MFK 700 to avoid the Sys 3 the current issue is shipped in.0
Title: Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
Post by: Blues on November 04, 2022, 07:09 PM

Quote

Been looking at that saw and I'm just surprised at how small & compact that thing is. That appears to be a perfect saw for decks & trim. The Flexi-Guide being able to be stored in the Systainer is a bonus round.

@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?

Few yrs ago when there was this one time deal from Mafell, missed getting this saw and regret it to this date.
All the Mafell tools (p1cc, mt55, ddf40) are such a joy to use and i cant be without (incl my domino xl)  most of my tools have turned red from green. It just works and a joy.
Hope there is another deal if and and when who knows.
Title: Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
Post by: thudchkr on November 04, 2022, 08:52 PM
@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?
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As others have stated, it comes in the T-Loc systainer. It’s the same size as the ones my MT55’s came in. They just come with a big red Mafell on them.  [big grin]

I was considering getting the KSS50 but one detractor for me was that it didn’t come in a systainer.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: festal on November 05, 2022, 04:41 AM
I took advantage of Lee Valley's Veritas Seconds Event last week.  I picked up a skew rabbit plane and a medium shoulder plane.


Also got a medium shoulder plane.  Tried to get one of the smoothers, while i was trying to decide which one to go with, they all got sold out lol.  There were few options and i got stuck in analysis paralysis.  Bevel up, low angle smoother, 4 or 4-1/2.  Lesson - come prepared
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Crazyraceguy on November 05, 2022, 05:53 AM
I just got a physical hard copy of the mini catalog in the mail yesterday and I already had them on my mind this week anyway. I need a few things, now maybe a few more?

Today, while at the Festool dealer, I finally decided to pick up some of this drawer lube stuff. It's supposed to be good for lubricating nearly any material, buy non-greasy and no silicone. I actually got it to relube my drawer guides after cleaning. They get a build-up of dust and start feeling rough.
So, today was maintenance day for that. The best surprise was how well it worked on this long drawer under my bench. It is over 45" long, pulls out from either direction, but it is purely wood on wood contact. It wasn't hard to move, but not easy either. A little swipe on both surfaces made it way easier.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Muttley000 on November 08, 2022, 07:46 PM
Today my DFM Standard Dowel plate came.  I need some hickory dowels, so decided to make my own!
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on November 15, 2022, 02:45 PM
@Muttley000 Nice! I've always wanted one but never pulled the trigger. I have made my own from angle iron, or shaved it close and pounded it through a drill index backed up with a wooden block on past occasions.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Packard on November 15, 2022, 03:50 PM
I’ve never felt the urge to make my own dowels, though dowel fastening is my joinery method of choice.

In what situation does it make sense to make your own?  Purchased dowels are cheap.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: 4nthony on November 15, 2022, 03:58 PM
Today my DFM Standard Dowel plate came.  I need some hickory dowels, so decided to make my own!

I've seen people drill various holes into some 1/8" steel L-bar (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-in-x-1-8-in-x-48-in-Plain-Steel-Angle-803027/204325582) and make dowels.

I wonder what the difference in finish quality is like?

I've never tried it and like @Packard haven't had the need to make my own, but I could see it being useful if I need dowels in a specific type of wood.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on November 15, 2022, 04:54 PM
I’ve never felt the urge to make my own dowels, though dowel fastening is my joinery method of choice.

In what situation does it make sense to make your own?  Purchased dowels are cheap.

An immediate application, and one I have right now, is for drawbored mortises on a breadboard end, to match the timber used.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 15, 2022, 05:08 PM
I needed teak dowels for teak furniture. Luckily I found some teak dowels, otherwise I’d be making my own.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Chris Wong on November 17, 2022, 07:08 PM
When I make my own dowels, they are not for joinery applications. Drawboring tenons is probably the most common application for shopmade dowels, and I can't think of any others.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on November 17, 2022, 07:15 PM
Perfect timing, my HSS dowel plate arrived today, now I don't have to use the crappy old hand made trimmer to make dowels! Looking forward to trying this one out as I need some ebony dowels for a table I'm working on!
Title: Re: What non-Festool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 17, 2022, 07:31 PM
Funny that no one has mentioned the Lie Nielsen versions that are offered in imperial & metric.

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Title: Re: What non-Festool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: luvmytoolz on November 17, 2022, 08:09 PM
Funny that no one has mentioned the Lie Nielsen versions that are offered in imperial & metric.


I looked at the metric one from Lie Nielsen, but like all import stuff in OZ they're hideously expensive, nearly $200. The one I got from from McJing (who are a fantastic local supplier) was around $85 from memory and identical to the L/N one.
Title: Re: What non-Festool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Cheese on November 17, 2022, 08:19 PM
I looked at the metric one from Lie Nielsen, but like all import stuff in OZ they're hideously expensive, nearly $200. The one I got from from McJing (who are a fantastic local supplier) was around $85 from memory and identical to the L/N one.

Gotcha, forgot about the Oz issue,  [tongue]  they're only $100 in the states.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: Muttley000 on November 18, 2022, 05:39 AM
I’ve never felt the urge to make my own dowels, though dowel fastening is my joinery method of choice.

In what situation does it make sense to make your own?  Purchased dowels are cheap.

Customer requests a small scale railing on the fronts of some shelves with 5/16 dowels all stained to match the hickory that was used to trim the space.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: ChuckS on November 18, 2022, 10:20 AM
There're several other well-known ways to make custom size dowels, including on the table saw, using a lathe (or a drill press), a router and a steel sheet drilled with the desired hole. The lathe is the most common way used by furniture restorers.

The trick to using a plate (shop made or commercial) is to start with a straight-grained wood close to the size of the dowel hole, and taper the entry end first. Make the dowel longer and then trim the bruised ends with a fine-toothed saw.
Title: Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
Post by: woodbutcherbower on December 01, 2022, 02:28 PM
1 - A pair of new DeWalt Bolster safety boots. My fifth pair, each lasting me around a year both onsite and in the shop before I wear right through the soles. Super-comfortable right out of the box, unlike all the others I ever tried.

2 - A subcompact Milwaukee 12v combi drill for my girlfriend. She's just bought her first house and she's very hands-on. I'm gradually gifting her all the DIY-level tools she's going to need. It's strangely satisfying to have been referred to as a 'power tool nerd' for many years - only to then catch her secretly compiling her own power tool wishlist ......

3 - A CNC-cut plywood handtools tote with 2 x drawers which fits inside a spare Sys4 T-Loc I had hanging around. My historical handtool storage (excepting expensive stuff like chisels, squares, block planes etc. etc.) has previously been embarrassingly chaotic, with everything just dumped into a Sys3.   

4 - A nice warm Hilti-branded beanie hat. It's getting cold.

5 - A bigger (1.5-litre) Stanley flask for coffee. It's getting really cold.

6 - Two 5-packs of Wera Impaktor PZ2 bits, plus one 5-pack of PZ3's.

7 - Four new Goodyear Eagle F1 235/45ZR18 101W tyres for the van - plus four replacement sets of discs/pads, plus a replacement set of rear bump stops, plus a new passenger-side door mirror glass, plus my regular 6000-mile oil and filter change, plus the annual MOT test (the UK equivalent of DOT I guess). Ouch. And you thought that Festools were expensive ???

And finally ......

5 A Mafell LS103EC chain mortiser to replace my ancient old Makita. Something I've been Jonesing after since forever, but never being able to justify. But now - three big oak framing jobs booked in for January/February/March, so it will pay for itself quickly. An absolute beast of a machine.

Kevin