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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1050 on: September 22, 2022, 01:58 PM »
I was at my local borg (Bunnings) today and came back with a 1/2" thick heavy smooth rubber mat 600 x 1200mm.



This will be great for my workbench when assembling furniture.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Offline Zubo

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1051 on: September 22, 2022, 02:24 PM »
Yesterday I bought these kick clamp set

They are in systainer.

They are pretty lightweight. Not so much clamping force, but just right for finishing work or clamping stuff..
Practice makes perfect. Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.

Offline hdv

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1052 on: September 22, 2022, 02:26 PM »
Although I am a great fan of Bessey clamps, I really don't like their KliKlamps. They do shift the workpieces to be clamped too easily too much and too often to my liking.

[Edit: forgot to mention I have 20 of them, so I know this from first-hand experience. ]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2022, 02:28 PM by hdv »

Offline Zubo

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1053 on: September 22, 2022, 02:49 PM »
I used to have 4 of them always in my mft systainer and i clamp everything   ...for  me they work just fine so I decided to buy some more...
Yes i clamp regular shape like wood panels plywood when I use lamello, domino, mafell ecc.

I have notice deflection in the clamp when clamping. But never broke or never lost the grip on wood.
For sure you must be careful to clamp correctly at 90 deg..or they slip away.

For glueing and clamping down complex shape I prefer for sure something stronger.
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Offline Coen

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1054 on: September 22, 2022, 03:35 PM »
Yes nice Systainer. But the inlay is just some cardboard lol.

Offline Zubo

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1055 on: September 22, 2022, 03:54 PM »
You right. Some plywood around shop and replace it.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1056 on: September 22, 2022, 06:34 PM »
I've had that set sitting in my que for a few weeks, just haven't pulled the trigger.
I have used them before, had a few in the old shop. They seem to work just fine in lighter-duty situations, never noticed much shift with them though? The Festool ones can do that slightly too. Must be a side-effect of the mechanism?
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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1057 on: September 22, 2022, 07:39 PM »
I bought a set of the exact same type of clamp from Banggood and the holding force is very high, not as good as an F Clamp but given the size and construction difference you can really clamp them down hard I found.

Offline Zubo

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1058 on: September 23, 2022, 12:58 AM »
i noticed that the black plastic that goes against the wood near the leverage, is quite slippy.
it looks like when you spry silicone stuff on dashboard car.
maybe add some felt pad with double-sided tape on it to prevent slipping from wood.
By the way in the end i consider them useful because of the weight, to carry around site for light work.
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #1059 on: September 29, 2022, 05:31 AM »
I replaced my Jet 10-14 EVS lathe with a Rikon 12-16 EVS (model 70-150VSR).  Super quiet, lined up perfectly out of the box.  Still figuring out what it can do.  In addition to the expanded capability, the Rikon adds reverse for outboard turning and a nice indexing scheme.  It also has a safety switch and an RPM display, which I like quite well.


Almost all of the accessories that I bought for the Jet fit the new Rikon, except for the tool rest posts, which are 1" instead of 5/8".  Since my aftermarket tool rests are all modular, I also bought a couple of posts - my old rests now work on the new lathe.

Offline ChuckS

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In addition to clamps, I picked up Osmo, a steam generator and an IVac auto switch:


Offline Crazyraceguy

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A little set of hex drivers and a mag strip to store them on. I seem to keep reaching for the 4mm a lot, so a little quicker access can't be bad.
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RO90
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MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set
Socket/Ratchet set

Online derekcohen

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I was at my local borg (Bunnings) today and came back with a 1/2" thick heavy smooth rubber mat 600 x 1200mm.



This will be great for my workbench when assembling furniture.

Regards from Perth

Derek

I hereby present Derek with the award for the Least Interesting Product Picture in this thread :)

But, Chris, the photo makes up for it, not so? :)

Regards from Perth

Derek

p.s. seriously useful!
Visit www.inthewoodshop.com for tutorials on joinery, hand tools, and my trials and tribulations with furniture builds.

Offline rst

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Milwaukee 18v heat gun and transfer pump

Offline rvieceli

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@rst please let me know how that heat gun works for you. I’ve been thinking about it.

Ron

Offline rst

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Will do Ron, I've been thinking of this for a while, Acme sent me a $20.00 off so I bit the bullet.  Had to get the transfer pump as I will be travelling to St Augustine, FL as my daughter bought a condo that needs a new hot water heater and I'll need to drain and replace with an on-demand.  Have my Transit filled with everything that I can think of along with my painting gear as I can't be sure what all I'm going to need there.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2022, 11:01 AM by rst »

Offline Roachmill

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@rst please let me know how that heat gun works for you. I’ve been thinking about it.

Ron
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Will do Ron, I've been thinking of this for a while, Acme sent me a $20.00 off so I bit the bullet.  Had to get the transfer pump as I will be travelling to St Augustine, FL as my daughter bought a condo that needs a new hot water heater and I'll need to drain and replace with an on-demand.  Have my Transit filled with everything that I can think of along with my painting gear as I can't be sure what all I'm going to need there.

I used the Milwaukee pump recently to empty an inconsiderate neighbor’s neglected kid’s wading pool that had become a mosquito factory. It worked great! The rubber impeller consumed leaves and larva without complaint.

Offline ChuckS

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$1 Cdn a piece...goo spreaders:

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Not just regular glue spreaders for me. I thin out the stiff tongue of a couple of them, and use them to push glue into cracks, for example, in a repair job.

When I have a complex glue-up to do, I put several of them on the assembly table so I never need to worry where my spreader has gone in the middle of the job.

I just found an unexpected glue spreader to use for free:

A camera sensor cleaning swab handle (cotton swab removed):






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I took advantage of Lee Valley's Veritas Seconds Event last week.  I picked up a skew rabbit plane and a medium shoulder plane.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

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Offline ChuckS

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Congrats. I think the discount was 20% off or so.

They're both fantastic tools! I've used the Skew in a couple of coopering projects in addition to rabbeting. The medium shoulder plane in my view is the best of the three (small, med and large, not counting the miniature).

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Thanks Chuck!

Oops I just noticed I misspelled rabbet as rabbit in my other post.

I didn't really need either tool, but I'm a sucker for a limited time deal.  I actually really wanted a skew block plane, but I got so excited that I just read "skew" and added to cart and then checked out.  By the time I realized my mistake the skew block plane was sold out.

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Offline thudchkr

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Just received a Mafell KSS40 today and put it to work on the deck I am currently working on.  I am very impressed with it's power, smoothness and weight.  My decking material is S4S+Plus Cumaru, very dense and hard.  This saw cuts through it like butter.  I previously tried using my Festool HKC55 and it cut much more slowly and was leaving a rougher edge. The HKC also weighs considerably more than the KSS.  I then switched to a stand mounted Dewalt Miter Saw which worked ok, but actually cuts the Cumaru slower than the KSS.  This also required carrying the heavy decking boards to the saw for cutting.  With the KSS, I am able to place by boards, mark them for the required cuts, and then cut them without hauling them back up to the miter saw.  And if I need to trim one, it's a piece of cake with the saw mated to it's mitering rail. The miters are spot on, matching the 45's I've been drawing with my speed square, and mesh together nicely on the deck surface.

Hefty price tag but I wish I had taken the plunge earlier.  I might have already completed the deck by now if I would have had this tool from the beginning of the job.

Looks like I'm going to be selling an HKC in the near future now.  That, it's three sizes of rails and the bag that fits the 670 rail. I seriously doubt it will see much use in the future as I have little need for it's additional depth of cut, which is where it has a leg up over the KSS40.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
« Reply #1073 on: November 04, 2022, 01:09 PM »
Just received a Mafell KSS40 today and put it to work on the deck I am currently working on.  I am very impressed with it's power, smoothness and weight.  My decking material is S4S+Plus Cumaru, very dense and hard.  This saw cuts through it like butter.  I previously tried using my Festool HKC55 and it cut much more slowly and was leaving a rougher edge. The HKC also weighs considerably more than the KSS.  I then switched to a stand mounted Dewalt Miter Saw which worked ok, but actually cuts the Cumaru slower than the KSS.  This also required carrying the heavy decking boards to the saw for cutting.  With the KSS, I am able to place by boards, mark them for the required cuts, and then cut them without hauling them back up to the miter saw.  And if I need to trim one, it's a piece of cake with the saw mated to it's mitering rail. The miters are spot on, matching the 45's I've been drawing with my speed square, and mesh together nicely on the deck surface.

Been looking at that saw and I'm just surprised at how small & compact that thing is. That appears to be a perfect saw for decks & trim. The Flexi-Guide being able to be stored in the Systainer is a bonus round.

@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?

Offline Michael Kellough

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@Cheese that saw is very nice to use! And convenient to keep out of the box. Even with the short rail attached it can stand upright on the battery ready to grab and use.

Scope of delivery is confused at Timberwolf. Pictures show the same T-lok Sys mine came in a couple years ago but the description says it comes in a “T Max”.

Get the full kit with batteries since it includes the Flexirail. The “Pure” version (sans batteries) does not.

Offline woodbutcherbower

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@Michael Kellough 'T-Max' is the name Mafell give to the standard 2nd-gen T-Loc Systainer. All of their equipment still comes in these.

Offline Michael Kellough

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@Michael Kellough 'T-Max' is the name Mafell give to the standard 2nd-gen T-Loc Systainer. All of their equipment still comes in these.

I hope Mafell sticks with the T Max. I bought an older unused Festool MFK 700 to avoid the Sys 3 the current issue is shipped in.0

Offline Blues

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Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
« Reply #1077 on: November 04, 2022, 07:09 PM »

Quote

Been looking at that saw and I'm just surprised at how small & compact that thing is. That appears to be a perfect saw for decks & trim. The Flexi-Guide being able to be stored in the Systainer is a bonus round.

@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?

Few yrs ago when there was this one time deal from Mafell, missed getting this saw and regret it to this date.
All the Mafell tools (p1cc, mt55, ddf40) are such a joy to use and i cant be without (incl my domino xl)  most of my tools have turned red from green. It just works and a joy.
Hope there is another deal if and and when who knows.

Offline thudchkr

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Re: What non-Festool tool did you buy today?...Mafell KSS 40 18M bl cordless
« Reply #1078 on: November 04, 2022, 08:52 PM »
@thudchkr Curious if that comes in the old Systainer or the new SYS³?
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As others have stated, it comes in the T-Loc systainer. It’s the same size as the ones my MT55’s came in. They just come with a big red Mafell on them.  [big grin]

I was considering getting the KSS50 but one detractor for me was that it didn’t come in a systainer.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2022, 08:55 PM by thudchkr »
Clint

Offline festal

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I took advantage of Lee Valley's Veritas Seconds Event last week.  I picked up a skew rabbit plane and a medium shoulder plane.


Also got a medium shoulder plane.  Tried to get one of the smoothers, while i was trying to decide which one to go with, they all got sold out lol.  There were few options and i got stuck in analysis paralysis.  Bevel up, low angle smoother, 4 or 4-1/2.  Lesson - come prepared