Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 100959 times)

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Offline Dan Rush

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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.

Offline rst

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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.

Offline FestitaMakool

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

Offline RKA

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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.

-Raj

Offline FestitaMakool

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

Offline Cheese

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What non Festool tool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #485 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




Offline Bob D.

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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?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 12:18 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline Cheese

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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]

Offline mike_aa

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@Cheese  You always come up with the coolest stuff!  Thanks!   [thumbs up]

Offline Alex

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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.



Perfectmate 60 cm tile cutter.




Offline FestitaMakool

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

Offline Cheese

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@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.

Offline Cheese

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What non Festool tool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #492 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



Offline ChuckM

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Offline Michael Kellough

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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.

Offline Cheese

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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]

Offline online421

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bought this not today but not too long ago.

3rd forklift in 2 years...

learnt my lesson.

Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
Omga T55300
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Comatic DC40
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, OF2200 CT36
Starmix 1635
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline vkumar

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@online421 it is hard to top that!!!! [big grin]
Vijay Kumar

Offline Bob D.

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"learnt my lesson."

What was the lesson.

The last one should have been the first and only one?
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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: What non Festool tool gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #499 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....

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Offline online421

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"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. 
Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
Omga T55300
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Comatic DC40
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, OF2200 CT36
Starmix 1635
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline FestitaMakool

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I just couldn’t resist buying this.. The woodworker will be served   [tongue]

« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 05:39 PM by FestitaMakool »
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”

Offline online421

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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...
Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
Omga T55300
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Comatic DC40
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, OF2200 CT36
Starmix 1635
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline notenoughcash

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the best high low quality tool [eek]  in all fairness maganusson (only in uk and euro afik) is good kit for the dosh


6mm beggar.  sharp as.  as in cut a feather by its weight sharp
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 03:20 AM by notenoughcash »
wishlist:    take a look at every page in the festool website.

Offline FestitaMakool

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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!




« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 06:34 PM by FestitaMakool »
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”

Offline rubber_ducky

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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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Offline FestitaMakool

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

Offline Bob D.

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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.
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Offline Jimdude

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

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

Offline Cheese

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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.