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Battery powered wheelbarrow here ------------------> https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/re-what-non-festool-tool-workshop-related-gizmostuff-did-you-buy-today/

Too interesting to leave buried in the catch all topic.

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Offline GoingMyWay

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I picked up Wera Zyklop 3/8" ratchet to keep in the car.

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Offline twistsol1

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Added a Ridgid R5500 wall mounted shop vac to the shop for basic cleanup so I can keep my second CT33 connected to the dedicated OF1010 at the Schmitt32 station permanently.

My wife thinks 4 vacs (CT15, 2xCT33, and R5500) and a 3hp cyclone in the shop are overkill but since my shop is in the basement, it's better than complaints about dust in the house.
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Offline kevinculle

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A Forrest Chopmaster 90 tooth blade for my Kapex...spendy but the cut quality is wonderful.

Offline MikeGE

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A Forrest Chopmaster 90 tooth blade for my Kapex...spendy but the cut quality is wonderful.

I had the 12-inch Chopmaster on my DeWalt DWS780 and loved it.  It was too big for the new Kapex, so it went with the DeWalt when I sold it.

The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]

Offline kevinculle

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I was able to get the blade from Forrest through Amazon with 2 day delivery.

Offline GoingMyWay

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I picked up a Veto CP4 Pouch and a set of PB5 Small Parts Bags.



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Offline Cheese

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The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]

Yikes... [eek]...maybe now's the right time to sell a couple of extras that I have.  [smile]

Offline Coen

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The Forrest website states there is a five-month shipping delay now. and Slivers Mill is out of stock for the 80T.   [mad]

Yikes... [eek]...maybe now's the right time to sell a couple of extras that I have.  [smile]

That's about the wait on a Festool 577157  [tongue]

Offline DynaGlide

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I've been on a bit of a buying spree for things I need to work on my bench project:

WEN 4212 keyless 10" drill press - had originally ordered a Nova Viking for $200 off last weekend but canceled. I don't require all that fancy tech and I was worried about the electronics failing on me 10, 20, 30 years from now and being left with a paperweight.
WEN drill press table
Rockler forstner bit set
Incra Miter 1000SE - side note I had one and sold it because I didn't use it, and am now buying it again.
Freud box joint cutter blade

The freud blade will allow me to more easily cut tenons on my DW745 table saw. It doesn't accept dado blades but it does accept the freud blade kit which has two preset widths 1/4" and 3/8" and has a flat grind so it should work great for doing the tenons.

« Last Edit: July 08, 2022, 11:08 AM by DynaGlide »
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Offline JimH2

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Did not buy the SawStop ICS today, but it was picked up by the carrier this morning.

Offline festal

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Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Also picked up some red stuff yesterday. 



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Offline Chris Wong

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Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?
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Offline festal

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Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?

Haha.  Those are dog holes.  30mm inside and larger towards the top.  Dog holes are in the picture

Offline 4nthony

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Not a tool or gizmo, but I heard this book mentioned on a recent Fine Woodworking podcast and looked it up. I found a used copy of the 1970 edition for $7. The dust jacket is kinda beat up but all the pages are intact. It would've been cool to find some old handwritten notes in the margins but all the pages were clean. Should be an interesting resource to reference from time to time.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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That book is a good record of the state is woodworking in the UK about a century ago. You might on occasion need to ask one of our UK members what a specific term means.

Offline Mortiser

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Was going to build a workbench like @DynaGlide  is doing but this came up on Craigslist and for the price I couldn't pass it up.  Its heavy as **** and built like a tank.  I can't get it to rack left to right or front to back.  Vises work good.  Only possible issue is the height of it. Its 36" and I'm 5'8" so maybe an inch too tall.  Thinking of putting out rubber mats around it to counter that a bit.

Are those dog holes, or dust extraction ports?!?

Haha.  Those are dog holes.  30mm inside and larger towards the top.  Dog holes are in the picture

Likely the previous owner drilled them large to "straighten" the angled mortises for the square dogs that came with the bench.

Offline Joelm

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I bought these vises for my upcoming bench build.

My kids were very excited when I opened up the box. I thought they knew what HNT Gordon was, but no... They were excited for the packing peanuts that dissolve in water that the vises shipped with.  ::)

Offline festal

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I bought these vises for my upcoming bench build.

My kids were very excited when I opened up the box. I thought they knew what HNT Gordon was, but no... They were excited for the packing peanuts that dissolve in water that the vises shipped with.  ::)
beautiful vises

Online Packard

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I ordered it on Monday; it arrived yesterday; I used it today:

<iframe width="519" height="389" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wUNWDsVUynQ" title="CMT Flexible Template Review" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

It is the CMT routers template.  I ordered the 1200 (the video shows the 1000 model).  The 1000 is one meter long.  The 1200 is 4 feet long. 

I needed to cut an arc on a piece of trim.  I could have fabricated a rather long arm on my router to cut a true arc.  It would have be be 10 or 12 feet long.  Aside from determining the actual radius (which would have been tedious) a arm that long would be unusable in my shop.

I first drew the arc.  Then rough cut the sharp with a jig saw.  Then finished it on the router table using the CMT-TMP 1200 is $62.00 from Amazon.com.  It worked just like in the video.  I’m sure I will use it again in the future.

I used 1-1/4” #6 dry wall screws.  I left the screws in the jig for future use.  The resin takes a set if you leave it curled up.  I drove a screw at one end into a joist in the basement and hung it up.  I am allowing it to relax.  Eventually it will probably straighten out.

Very handy.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2022, 10:26 PM by Packard »

Offline rst

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Wiha sale - 6 Piece Color Coded Magnetic Nut Setter Set  70486 and to store them, Roll-up Precision Tool Pouch 914
Also pre ordered newly released Honda EU3200IAN generator...same weight and sound level as the 2200 I have but 3200watt


Offline Crazyraceguy

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I finally got around to getting a new magnetic digital angle box. Those things have come a long way since the last one I had. Not only can it show the angle difference between the saw table and blade by zeroing from the table, it also knows absolute level. It also has lasers out of either side and it's rechargeable with the newest USB port.  Pretty darn cool for less than $29.
It's so much easier/faster than comparing the blade to a T-bevel or even the digital angle finder that I have been using.
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Offline Mortiser

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@Crazyraceguy , can you say which model you got and where?

Offline Michael Kellough

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When considering Digital inclinometers, compare the specs carefully. Readout to two decimal places is better than one place but only if the resolution is the same.

Most specify a resolution of .1 degrees but I’ve seen some that are only .2 degrees.

Also look for the frequency at which the device updates it’s position.

When setting the table saw blade to an odd angle I stick a Wixey box to the blade but I noticed when I cranked the tilt wheel fast I could see the angle curser move continuously but the Wixey display changed increments at a much slower pace. I have to crank very slowly when approaching the target angle and even then I can see the hardware curser move between one tenth degree and the next. So, when I need very fine adjustment I go back to making supplemental increments for the built in bevel gauge and use a flashlight and reading glasses to hit the mark.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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@Crazyraceguy , can you say which model you got and where?

Sure, it was branded as COROLLAXA on Amazon

This one goes to 2 decimal places, in .05 increments IIRC?
I did test the first cuts against the bevel gauges that I had been using. It was just the same and much quicker.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 03:49 PM by Crazyraceguy »
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation
MFT clamps set

Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? Grabo Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #985 on: July 17, 2022, 04:50 PM »
In 2004 I constructed a 450 sq ft Bluestone patio in the back yard, it's been a great source of enjoyment and entertainment over the years but after 14 years of Minnesota freeze/thaw cycles some of the stones need to be re-leveled. Just basic maintenance...







I was originally going to fabricate a manual vacuum lifter using the MIDI as the vacuum source. Then I stumbled upon the GRABO, this thing's pretty slick. It has an on-board vacuum pump and monitors the amount of vacuum and when it goes below a certain level, it turns on the pump automatically to return to the proper vacuum level. The max lifting force ranges from 375# on glass to 165# on drywall. For rough slate, which would be similar to Bluestone, the max is 176#.

https://grabo.com/products/grabo-pro/

Here's a shot of me lifting a 18" x 36" Bluestone slab from a path...I'd estimate the weight is around 70-75#.





Offline Frank-Jan

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Congrats on the new acquisition. The pro version in the systainer is on my wishlist too. (They sell different versions and I believe the original plus version runs continuously instead of monitoring and adjusting)

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Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #987 on: July 17, 2022, 10:29 PM »
Congrats on the new acquisition. The pro version in the systainer is on my wishlist too. (They sell different versions and I believe the original plus version runs continuously instead of monitoring and adjusting)

Ya, thanks...🙏...in the USA the only version available is in a cloth bag. Would have been nice if they offered it in a Systainer but it really wasn't a deal breaker because there's really no alternative solution that I know of. It's like a Gecko on steroids and with a mind of it's own.  [smile]

This thing cycles on and off always trying to maintain some standard level of vacuum. If I had done this with a MIDI, the vac would have to be on 100% of the time. This new version is pretty slick.

« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 10:31 PM by Cheese »

Offline woodbutcherbower

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@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]

« Last Edit: July 18, 2022, 08:12 AM by woodbutcherbower »

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In fact your photo scared me so much, I decided to take a few seconds out of my working day to model these for you in the 'seated catwalk' style  [big grin]

« Last Edit: July 18, 2022, 12:43 PM by woodbutcherbower »