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Offline FestitaMakool

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Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« on: March 24, 2021, 04:42 PM »
Hi,

I’m preparing an order at Rockler...
Wanted to know if you have some item(s) that I should look at? (Remember, I’m in metric. Not to exclude, but..  [big grin])

I’ve in the basket:
Apron + available clip on pockets
Bench cookie, master kit + clip and wall organiser.
Some glue applicator kit

Sensible inputs welcome!
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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 04:59 PM »
Uffda !- he wants Bench Cookies . . .

The items you list will be fine - based on personal experience with everything except the Apron, which I have seen but not purchased

go for it!

Hans

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 05:18 PM »
Haha.. Uffda! ..then it’s bad..
But they’ll hold a smallish sheet above the table? (Was thinking mainly for jig saw use in typical sawing in the middle of a stock/sheet)

Edit:
An example of other cheap stuff..:
I’ve looked for a pre-owned PSB 300 for 1 1/2 year.. “der Bügel Modelle” is nowhere to be seen here (Distributor only have the barrel) Sooo suddenly this showed up today, 1st in this period, fair price $85-ish but..
But for how long will it actually work? c/w plenty of rust..
Sold in minutes...






« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 05:27 PM by FestitaMakool »
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Offline SDWW2019

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 05:47 PM »
In my opinion, the best thing at Rockler is the Mixing Mate Paint Lid (gallon or pint size). Actually surprised its not more commonly available elsewhere.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 06:43 PM »
I have the bench cookie master set and like using them *shrugs* Made a donut 1/2" thick spacer for under the table so they can be tightened.


Offline ChuckM

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2021, 06:58 PM »
Hi,

I’m preparing an order at Rockler...
Wanted to know if you have some item(s) that I should look at? (Remember, I’m in metric. Not to exclude, but..  [big grin])

I’ve in the basket:
Apron + available clip on pockets
Bench cookie, master kit + clip and wall organiser.
Some glue applicator kit

Sensible inputs welcome!

Don't know what you plan to do with the bench cookies. I made some using old hockey pucks and this: https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/search#q=hockey%20puck&sort=relevancy&numberOfResults=24 Hardly used as they somehow seem to get in the way in assembly work.

I once had this for various different brands of machines. It was sold along with some of the machines:

https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-flexiport-power-tool-hose-kit-with-auxiliary-ports-3-to-12-expandable


Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 07:10 PM »
Thanks so far all!
Though, a question I forgot, and you brought it up: Rockler has quite an extensive range when it comes to dc fittings and hoses.
I’m more or less stranded at Festools 50mm vac end and the “universal” 100mm (4”) workshop system. I wonder if you have connected any of these sets/adaptors to Festool’s “50mm” connection. It should be around 2”, but there’s above 2 1/2 and below 2”.. And when the measures are a saying rather than actual size (so with Festool “50mm”) there’s choppy water.
dc tube sizes are a mud hole out of this world and can ruin ones day  [scared]
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 07:26 PM »

Offline Josh2

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 08:24 PM »
The Rockler Glue Caddy probably is my favorite purchase (together with silicone brushes): https://www.rockler.com/rockler-glue-caddy

Before everything was a mess...   :)

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 12:24 AM »
I stole some of the ideas and placed an order myself. I’ve already got the flexi-hose setup. ordered the hooks, mixing mate, and glue caddy.  [smile]

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 06:26 AM »
I have the bench cookie master set and like using them *shrugs* Made a donut 1/2" thick spacer for under the table so they can be tightened.

For the Bench Cookies I have the posts are 3/4", not 20mm. So they wobble a bit in my MFT dog holes or on my B&D Workmate which has always had 20mm holes. At least mine did when I bought it in the late 70s.

The Rockler Glue Keeper I find handy to work from.
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-silicone-glue-keeper
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 06:37 AM by Bob D. »
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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 08:10 AM »
My other hobby is photography, and I occasionally need a safe place for tiny screws. The glue keeper is working well for that, it keeps them contained, and has enough mass that it stays put on my repair bench.
I may buy another for glue. :)

Offline RobS888

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2021, 10:13 AM »
Thanks so far all!
Though, a question I forgot, and you brought it up: Rockler has quite an extensive range when it comes to dc fittings and hoses.
I’m more or less stranded at Festools 50mm vac end and the “universal” 100mm (4”) workshop system. I wonder if you have connected any of these sets/adaptors to Festool’s “50mm” connection. It should be around 2”, but there’s above 2 1/2 and below 2”.. And when the measures are a saying rather than actual size (so with Festool “50mm”) there’s choppy water.
dc tube sizes are a mud hole out of this world and can ruin ones day  [scared]

The rockler 4 inch connectors have rubber sleeves and band clamps so they are adjustable to some variance in machine ports.

Like this elbow connector.

https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-reg-quick-connect-4-elbow

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 10:26 AM »
I purchased the Bench Cookies years & years ago but really haven't used them a lot. However, I noticed Rockler is now offering a triangular top for them and that may prove to be a lot more stable than the typical small, thin yellow plastic painting triangles that always tip over if you're in a hurry.



I also have & like their silicone glue brushes.

However, the one hidden gem that no one else offers is the magnetic cord keeper. Even though I put in 2 separate circuits in my shop, because of space limitations there are 4 machines placed around 2 hanging outlets. Those cords always need to be swapped out.  [sad]

https://www.rockler.com/magnetic-cord-keepers








Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 04:12 PM »
Working on it! [blink]
Seems that I’ll use pucks and eat from the cookies from my freezer..
there where suddenly something that caught my attention, a CT-VA 20 at an campaign.. need that.

But, do you get how Rockler get this:
Take a look at the illustration in the lower left corner on how to connect two hoses, and then the ID and OD.. (probably dipping my feet in the mud by ordering a 2 1/2 gate and Y connection kit..)

“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 JimH2

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2021, 05:12 PM »
I have a lot of the cookies and use them for painting and routing where the bit needs some clearance. The pointy tops are ok.

...and yes like anything else you can make your own, but if I were to make everything myself I would not have time to do what I want to do. A few minutes here, an hour there and next thing you know you've wasted a lot of time with little benefit for what would have been a $20.

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2021, 05:32 PM »
Working on it! [blink]
Seems that I’ll use pucks and eat from the cookies from my freezer..
there where suddenly something that caught my attention, a CT-VA 20 at an campaign.. need that.

But, do you get how Rockler get this:
Take a look at the illustration in the lower left corner on how to connect two hoses, and then the ID and OD.. (probably dipping my feet in the mud by ordering a 2 1/2 gate and Y connection kit..)
(Attachment Link)

I would say that adapter doesn't exist. How can it if the ID and OD are the same. :-)
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2021, 06:01 PM »
I would say that adapter doesn't exist. How can it if the ID and OD are the same. :-)

I mean, technically the OD is labeled on one end and the ID on the other, so it could have a gentle taper...

But otherwise, it's all just a clever illusion that the infinitely-thin material on the adapter is even visible to the camera. ;)

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2021, 06:58 PM »
Guys, thank you all. I looked into every suggestion, the only thing I was unsure of was the mixer - due to possible non fitment to “our” pints and “gallons”. It sure looked smart.

But, big disappointment, for my basket of approximately $276 the landed cost including shipping (UPS Expedited) and tax, behold.. was $565.. (UPS saver was actually slightly higher)

For some small, but very nice to have items, that’s steep. Yes, tax is high here, 25%, and we get that on the shipping charge as well. I’ll move that money towards a Festool sander instead.

I’ll check in later, seems like COVID has raised shipping costs very high from overseas.
I order from Germany and neighbouring countries, and with tax withdrawal at the border, I only pay Norwegian tax, and when taxes are about +/- 20% that makes a difference on the grand total.
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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2021, 07:37 PM »
Over here, if you create an online account and agree to receive their email specials, you get free shipping. It’s likely that the free shipping is only valid for the continental US, but just in case you want to try...

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2021, 07:43 PM »
Good tip, thank you!
I did sign up for emails, I’ll have another look for specials..
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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2021, 10:06 PM »
Festita...just to make your day a little bit better, here goes, misery loves company.  [smile]

@Oliver asked me to send him some Spax fasteners. Natuarally I agreed.  [big grin]

So I took this mother-lode of screws  [tongue]  to UPS and requested they be sent to Germany. The tally...$128. I then inquired upon the rates from Fed Ex, USPS and DHL. There was really not a significant difference in any of the options. So a plastic box, 2"x3"x1/2" that weighs 1-2 oz delivered to Germany costs $128...something's really wrong here.

I haven't given up...I'll try one last idea.  [smile]


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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2021, 01:44 AM »
So I took this mother-lode of screws  [tongue]  to UPS and requested they be sent to Germany. The tally...$128. I then inquired upon the rates from Fed Ex, USPS and DHL. There was really not a significant difference in any of the options. So a plastic box, 2"x3"x1/2" that weighs 1-2 oz delivered to Germany costs $128...something's really wrong here.

Yep.

A long time ago there was an Aussie member here who collected systainers, and heard me speak here how easy it was to find them here on the used market. He asked me to find some for him and send them from The Netherlands to Australia, which is about the biggest  distance you can get for a package, 14,784 Km.

So I send a few, and the postage for a packet up to 5 kg was €35.

Offline Svar

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2021, 02:15 AM »
So a plastic box, 2"x3"x1/2" that weighs 1-2 oz delivered to Germany costs $128...something's really wrong here.
This is strange. I shipped packages to/from Europe, Australia, etc. recently and in the past and the cost was not nearly what you were quoted.

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2021, 10:18 AM »
This is strange. I shipped packages to/from Europe, Australia, etc. recently and in the past and the cost was not nearly what you were quoted.

This has happened a number of times to me. I ordered a Festool router bit from the UK and the store sent me the wrong item. The postage to return the router bit would have cost me more than the bit itself...I still have the router bit.  [sad]

I've had items shipped FROM Germany & the UK and the postal rates are very reasonable. Going the opposite direction however is cost prohibitive.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Need input for Rockler order - are there gems?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2021, 10:20 AM »
Postal services should be cheaper for international parcels, if delivery time is not critical. But not every vendor offers that option.

When I buy things that are shipped from the States, I mostly shop at Amazon because a) the shipping cost is usually reasonable, b) I often get free shipping if the combined orders are over $35 Cdn. No unforeseen costs or surprises.

Buying direct from a US merchant carries a risk: Custom fees can be levied on me without warning until the courier fellow shows up!

So I buy my woodworking machines, tools and supplies from my local merchants whenever I can.