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pack of 120g granat sanding blocks.  i am a convert.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Last post by Sci on Today at 05:55 AM »
I picked up a RO90 and RTS400 with the systainer to carry the ro90 papers at my local Rockler today.

M
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tho with the sys4 can wh have the plastic thickness of the classic, the top handle and the sizes of teh t-loc, and the lockky down stuff, the front handle, and the third hinge of a sys3, then that will make eveyone happy, exept those that think that change is bad [tongue]
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Member Projects / Re: French Cleat Thickness
« Last post by afish on Today at 05:40 AM »
If its just light to medium weight items I would use slat wall.  Not sure where in the world you are but HD, Menards sells it.  It comes in 4x8 sheets so you can just Tapcon it to the wall.  Its similar to French cleat system and there are tons of hooks and hangers made to work with it.  Its very popular in retail stores to hang merchandise on. 

Slat wall
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cut the riving knife out of an old 1.8 blade should be pretty strong

No.
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I like my saw with a riving knife. The physical riving knife in place is much better than any electronic measure can simulate.

Those new thin blades of 2.2 and 1.8 mm have an advantage while cutting, but, they create a problem for the riving knife, because a thin piece of metal of 2.2 or 1.8 mm is not that strong and will bend easily.

It was not a problem with the old blades that were 3 mm thick, solid is heck, but hit a 1.8 mm thin piece of metal from the side and it's bend out of place. And that's hard to fix without replacing it entirely.

cut the riving knife out of an old 1.8 blade should be pretty strong
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Looks like everyone agree on this one  [big grin]

It is a shame indeed they did not add the kickback stop on top of the riving knife. Probably they could not fit everything in the saw.
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I like my saw with a riving knife. The physical riving knife in place is much better than any electronic measure can simulate.

Those new thin blades of 2.2 and 1.8 mm have an advantage while cutting, but, they create a problem for the riving knife, because a thin piece of metal of 2.2 or 1.8 mm is not that strong and will bend easily.

It was not a problem with the old blades that were 3 mm thick, solid is heck, but hit a 1.8 mm thin piece of metal from the side and it's bend out of place. And that's hard to fix without replacing it entirely.
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I did not realise that the riving knife had been removed from the anti kickback models.

The riving knife is essential in my view as any cut made where the anti kickback feature clicks in will be uneven. The kickback happens when the stresses in the wood cause the kerf line to close behind the saw trapping the blade. When the saw is removed and restarted the final kerf line will have the whole history of the event.

The only time I ever experienced kickback was in the first few days of using my brand new TS55 - over 11 years ago and the first time I had ever used a plunge saw.

Peter
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maybe if you grind down the riving knife?
or TSO makes a replacement 1.8mm?  :D
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