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But as I said, most of my usual glue-ups are done on the Dubuque clamps -- no need to worry about glue spills. They're very strong...watch out for overclamping!

Chuck/Willy, I too will just focus on the wax paper method but I wanted more on these clamps above.  I looked at them and they appear to have a notch in the rail as part of the ratcheting mechanism.  How are glue spills avoided with these?  I am missing something here.
I had 15 dubuques in 24 32 and 36 iirc. The aluminum is much easier to get glue off of. For one the super small detents on the besseys are difficult to worn with but the aluminum is more glossy and polished.

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But as I said, most of my usual glue-ups are done on the Dubuque clamps -- no need to worry about glue spills. They're very strong...watch out for overclamping!

Chuck/Willy, I too will just focus on the wax paper method but I wanted more on these clamps above.  I looked at them and they appear to have a notch in the rail as part of the ratcheting mechanism.  How are glue spills avoided with these?  I am missing something here.
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Festool How To... / Re: Edge Sanding Guide Hack
« Last post by CeeJay on Today at 10:04 PM »
Good hack!


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Festool How To... / Edge Sanding Guide Hack
« Last post by Rockhigh on Today at 09:50 PM »
It drives me crazy that every time I remove it from my sander I misplace my bolts. 

So quick fix is to add a couple of o rings on the bolts. Solved my problem and thought I would share.



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I usually use a piece of ply or MDF slightly narrower than the glue up, sitting on the Bessey plastic riser clips.

Some blue tape along the ply or MDF where the glue lines are.


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just looking for a solution I can use over and over in case I like making these and want to do a bunch of them.

My solution works well and saves glue but others here seem to want to do it the other way round, waste glue and fix the clamps later. Honestly, I have been using the same clamps for years and don't have the problem which to me seems to be the ultimate solution. Try it on some off cuts and see how well it works for yourself, If you get squeeze out to the degree it drops on the clamps reduce the amount of glue and do it again. The misalignment/sliding problem is also reduced or goes away as well if you allow the glue to tack off a little bit.
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I just got the handle (part number 495802) from Festoolproducts.com. I am scratching my head how to install it on the CT 36, as the holes in the handle mounting brackets do not match any holes on the back of the CT 36. I checked the model number on the CT, so can confirm it. is a CT 36 E.

If. anyone knows whether this is just a mismatch due to my CT being older, or if there are parts needed, I would appreciate your assistance. Especially Shane, but anyone who can help is most welcome to comment.
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setting aside the fine workmanship on the table and your success w/ the Osmo UV product, that is a stunning patio.  I am envious.

Thanks! It’s made a huge difference. Rather than sitting out in the garden once a month or so it’s now 2-3 times a week.

Can’t take credit for the construction. The guys who originally built our house put it together.

I do have the breakfast bar to construct next tho….


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Building Materials / Re: Anyone know of Torx 5mm hinge screws?
« Last post by afish on Today at 07:12 PM »
I agree, I wouldnt use the torx either. Most stuff is already pozi, +, or ■ one less bit or driver to swap out or have out on the bench the better.
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Building Materials / Re: Anyone know of Torx 5mm hinge screws?
« Last post by Crazyraceguy on Today at 07:01 PM »
I like Pozi myself. They are much less likely to cam out than those darn Phillips. I have always had issues with Phillips headed screws. Not only is the cam out thing a problem in the first place, but then that causes accelerated wear on the driver tip, making it worse.
We use Pozi with much of the cabinet assembly because of the screws that are in the hinge plates. The main manufacturers of cabinet hardware (Blum, Grass, Salici, etc) all have them for mounting and adjustment screws, so it is just easier to continue with the same driver. The CNC machines drill the 5mm holes for the hardware, so pozi screws are used for that too.
In other areas of the shop, it is mostly Robertson (Sq2). Drawer pulls are usually Phillips, it is rare to see Torx. The local big box stores are full of them though.
Nice that Hafele gives option though.
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