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What the heck is that tabed metal beam setup for? Which Powermatic model is that? I have been wavering between an 87 or the lighter and smaller foot print of the Walker Turner. I do like Powermatic equipment though.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: TSC 55 K motor won't engage
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 12:49 AM »
Bummer...big bummer, from my limited exposure, I just put in a battery and pulled the trigger.

So for your issues, I’d just return the saw to the vendor and ask for a replacement. There are just too many signs that your saw is defective.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Advice on a Dust Extractor
« Last post by Peter_C on Today at 12:48 AM »
For size reference the CT36 is the same foot print, just the tub size is taller than the CT26, and uses bigger bags. Although I do it, the CT36 foot print and weight is a little much for carrying up tight stairs and through hallways with ease, especially as the bag gets full. The Midi is much smaller and portable. If I wanted a 3rd more portable unit, the Midi would be my size preference. If it was the only dust collector I had, then a cyclone would save substantially on bags, when throwing lots of wood chips like with a router.

Isn't Milwaukee's dust collector also a Nilfisk?
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Festool How To... / Re: Edge Sanding Guide Hack
« Last post by Rockhigh on Today at 12:06 AM »
Don't you have to remove the o-rings before mounting the edge guide? If so, how you keep track of the o-rings?

I keep the bolts and allan wrench together with a magnet.
Nope, just leave o rings on bolts and tighten up (they squeeze down) then bolts stay in one side of edge guide when I disassemble
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: TSC 55 K motor won't engage
« Last post by giantturtle on Yesterday at 11:59 PM »
I'm happy for you Cheese, but my saw is totally non-functioning, right out of the box.

Useful suggestions though. Both batteries read 100% charged on their displays. They have charged for several hours each. One of them has been plugged in for 5 hours. Both read 20.5 volts on the multimeter. I've tried it with both batteries in the correct location and with 2 batteries simultaneously. No blade motion. The lights on the saw come on when initially engaged, so the saw is getting power. Also, the odds against getting two dysfunctional batteries are steep, so all that makes me think it's not the batteries.

I currently suspect the saw is either misreading the battery charge or it is erroneously stuck in an overload state. I hope it's not like what has been happening with the sanders... I am just astonished that I waited 15 years to buy my first Festool, then when I finally saved up and went for it, then waited months for it to arrive, I got a lemon. I am kind of in shock. I am just glad I didn't buy a dust extractor and sander all at the same time, like I was planning. I am still hoping there is a way to reset the saw somehow or some solution I haven't foreseen.

I'll try and post some videos on YouTube in the next couple of days to demonstrate the problem. Any ideas for solutions are very welcome!
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One of the more requested routers was the Bosch 1617, I've just added a new rail plate for the Bosch 1617 plunge base adapter.

Bosch 1617 Plunge Base Adapter
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The ac adapter is a great thing.
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Festool How To... / Re: Edge Sanding Guide Hack
« Last post by ChuckM on Yesterday at 11:13 PM »
Don't you have to remove the o-rings before mounting the edge guide? If so, how you keep track of the o-rings?

I keep the bolts and allan wrench together with a magnet.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Advice on a Dust Extractor
« Last post by Lincoln on Yesterday at 11:12 PM »
You'll find that most branded vacs are made by someone else - Nilfisk, Starmix etc.
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Reminds me of when I taught motorcycle safety classes; once the bike is over far enough, just get away from it, because it'll take you down with it if you're lucky and it'll trap you if you're not.

Forever ago, when I was a teenager, my uncle taught me how to ride a little bit on his ‘72 Super Glide, and he said basically the same thing. He saw my beginner self wobble a little bit on a stop and said something to the effect of “Not that I want my bike to fall over, but it weighs like 700 pounds, and if you lose it, you’re not going to stop it - you’re only going to get hurt. The only positive thing you can do at that point is make sure you’re not under it - just get out of there and let it fall.”
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