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Online Cheese

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Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #990 on: July 18, 2022, 11:48 AM »
@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]


Please give me credit where credit's due, those are "Steel-toecapped Double Thickness safety moccasins".  [wink]

Ya I hear ya... [smile]...and I understand your concern...just a quirkiness I have.  [tongue]
« Last Edit: July 19, 2022, 11:01 AM by Cheese »

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Online Richard/RMW

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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]

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And there I'd thought I was the only FOG'er who'd taken up DIY projects after giving up on my lifelong dream of foot-modeling...

FWIW I've been looking for a project that would allow me to seriously justify the need for the Grabo, you landed on the perfect excuse requirement.

RMW
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Offline squall_line

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Double bonus, they make plenty of kits and adapters to turn the Grabo into an ersatz Vac-SYS.

I watch my neighbor do his project work and yard work in Crocs (or generic alternatives) all the time, and I don't think I've ever seen him wear a mask in his garage shop.  But at least he usually wears ear and eye protection?

Offline Bob D.

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Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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That's quite a coincidence. I just saw a You Tube video where Matias Wandell was doing just the same thing, with a gadget that he built from a shop vac and a 2-wheel cart. He used it to lever the pieces up, rather than lifting by hand (back) Keeps the toes away from it too.
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Offline Mini Me

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We are all different, I have never worn shoes of any type in the workshop or working in the yard unless I am either welding or cutting / grinding metal. Bare foot and medical insurance fixes them for nothing but curiously I have never had a foot injury that required a doctor. I got the bare foot habit from being in and out of boats in my child hood and I only had one pair of shoes I wore to school.

Online Cheese

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Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #996 on: July 19, 2022, 11:05 AM »
Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/

Thanks for that Bob...🙏...never heard of him but his cabinet installation adapter for the Grabo looks interesting along with the molds for epoxy knobs. [smile]

Offline Bob D.

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I thought his router templates using the Grabo were pretty cool.

Izzy has done some interesting stuff over the years. Look at some of the TS jigs he has built.
He has some nice BS jigs too.
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Online 4nthony

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I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.

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Offline festal

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I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.



Red adds density :)  Still waiting for mine to ship

Offline Coen

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Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...

Offline Bertotti

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It seems universal that everyone who tries vacuum clamping in their shops love it. I’m hesitant about buying the Festool vac sys, as good as it may be, simply because it isn’t generally readily available so I ordered up the excel5 kit and some of their pods. Should be here tomorrow as I head out for work naturally! I’m looking forward to trying it out. I have a few ideas for homemade jigs and if all goes well it will be a permanent setup in my shop! Maybe even add one of the Festool holder things at some point. Not sure about that yet they are a bit expensive.
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I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Coen

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I’m looking for wars to trying it out.

There is one in Ukraine.

Offline Bertotti

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I corrected the spell checks and auto-corrects. Thanks. I think I will avoid Ukraine for a while.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Coen

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Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...

I got a nice surprise... it already shipped. I guess their stock status was incorrect or something.