Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 132481 times)

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Offline Cheese

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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.

Offline Imemiter

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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!

     
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Offline FestitaMakool

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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]
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Offline Cheese

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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.

Offline mrB

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Just received one of these from the US. It’s OAINA it seems.



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 :)
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline CeeJay

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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.
Came a day early. 8 days - that’s pretty amazing.




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Offline CeeJay

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Perfect timing for the jewellery box next project.




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Offline Cheese

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Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today...3M Cubitron II discs
« Reply #757 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]



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.




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.




So here's the selection from 80 to 400.


Offline squall_line

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Thank you for the detailed post on that, @Cheese !  Very much appreciated!

Offline notenoughcash

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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.
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