Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 117166 times)

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Cheese, that’s well.. almost too nice [big grin]
Clever!
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Offline FestitaMakool

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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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Offline six-point socket II

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What a piece of kit. Awesome!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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I got me a 25mm Hultafors "EDC Chisel" -> https://www.hultafors.com/products/chisels/H0296-chisel-edc/80402













Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Cheese

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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

Offline FestitaMakool

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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.
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Offline hdv

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Guide rail spacers from Dictum



See this link


Offline jobsworth

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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.

Offline jcrowe1950

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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




It fit like a glove immediately and felt broken in.....Woohoo
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Latest Festool purchase...TID18 T18 set....love them

Offline DrDrey

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jcrowe1950: A beautiful apron!
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Offline DrDrey

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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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Offline Mike Goetzke

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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!


Offline FestitaMakool

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That’s a whole lot of saw for toy money [eek]
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Offline Vtshopdog

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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.


Offline tomp

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Just ordered one.  Here's a link Hose with Adapters $24.99 includes shipping.

Offline FestitaMakool

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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]
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline Cheese

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What non Festool tool did you buy today?...Woodpeckers Posi-Lock T-SQ
« Reply #646 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.




Here's a photo of it next to the 2616 square.




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.



« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 09:15 AM by Cheese »

Offline jobsworth

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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

Offline hdv

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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.

Offline CeeJay

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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:



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:





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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Offline FestitaMakool

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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.


Hanging from a Manfrotto clamp with ball head:
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline GoingMyWay

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I bought a Halder Simplex 30 Mallet from Lee Valley.

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Offline hdv

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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]

Offline ChuckM

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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/

Offline hdv

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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.

Offline Chris Perren

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Nice Hammer - What does the number 30 imply?  I can't find that model (i.e. 30) from KC Tools

Offline Alex

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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.

Offline hdv

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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.

Offline notenoughcash

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DTD154.  5th or 6th most powerful impact on the market.  not bad realy, considering i was used to the 152....
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Offline jobsworth

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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.