Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 139843 times)

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Offline Cheese

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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.

Online Bob D.

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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
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline pettyconstruction

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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
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.
Charlie


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Offline slavi.yordanov

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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.


Offline hdv

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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]



[Edit] For those interested: M4 requires #7, M5 requires #8, M6 requires #10, M8 requires #13, and M10 requires #17
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Offline Roachmill

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That's a neat idea [I shall shamelessly rip off].

Offline hdv

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Gladly. That's what I post for!

Offline hdv

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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] :



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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Offline ChuckM

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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.
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Offline CeeJay

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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.



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.







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.




So feeling pretty fortunate today!!


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Offline Chainring

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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.

Offline rst

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Dust collection attachment for the DR4 works great

Offline Michael Kellough

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@rat   DR4?

Offline rst

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Hey...I have a wife to correct me😉

Offline Michael Kellough

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Hey...I have a wife to correct me😉

Sorry about that, but still, what is a DR4?

Offline CeeJay

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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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Offline rmhinden

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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


Offline rst

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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

Offline Michael Kellough

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Leigh jig is one thing I still haven’t bought.

Offline ChuckM

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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.

Offline CeeJay

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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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Offline CeeJay

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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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Offline ChuckM

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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).



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Offline DynaGlide

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I finished connecting the two new 20A circuits I ran to my workshop:



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.
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Offline CeeJay

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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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Offline ChuckM

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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.

Offline clark_fork

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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.

Clark Fork

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don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

Offline ChuckM

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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.

Offline Imemiter

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Oh Baby!

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!
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