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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Must have Festool kit?
« Last post by Freetime101 on Today at 04:47 AM »
Interesting that the CXS gets so much love, I have a BOSCH GSR 12V-15 FC which is similar to the CXS and my most user driver! Out of interest, what's so special about the CXS? Without ever having touched one, I'd imagine it's smaller & lighter than a "normal" drill, and has the angle & offset attachments so great for tight spaces. I've never considered Festool drills as on paper, other brands seem better for the price and I'm not already invested in their batteries but naturally, this is only 1/2 the story.

One tool I forgot to mention but is high on my wish list is the ES ETS edge sander (thanks for reminding me Mino!), I just need to decide whether to go corded or cordless... I'm in a workshop so corded makes sense (cheaper and no need for batteries, will be connected to a vac anyway) but cordless is shiny and feels more flexible...

The Domino and edge sander seem specific to Festool, other brands make similar items but are not quite the same. Is anything else specific to Festool?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: festool tool belt.
« Last post by notenoughcash on Today at 03:27 AM »
ok, general consensus is that it isn't dimondback.

i'll go makita, because they seem good value for money.

just it would have been an absoulute steal if it had been DB
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Ask Festool / Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Last post by Cypren on Today at 01:16 AM »
Cordless Drill TXS Li 2.6 Set (564514) is now up.
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Systainers / Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
« Last post by squall_line on Today at 12:39 AM »
That's a bummer.  Hopefully they will come out with more inserts for Sys3.  I'm not concerned about the extra space as I'll need it for something else.

There are Festool/Tanos-branded inserts/systainers in the new Sys3 model for the DTS/RTS/125 papers, the DX93/RO90 papers, and the 150 papers.  They even have a version of the RO90 and D125 systainers pre-filled with an assortment of papers.

Or do you mean aftermarket inserts?
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Picking back up on this.. now the request is to do it in Ash. Which I think will look nice.  I will see if my sister wants to do anything interesting w/ the doors or panels (all veneered or ply). I can see a case for either option.

I was pondering the construction details a bit more and have pretty well decided I'll be doing double loose tenons at the frame joints. Since the d500 can cut a 33mm wide 10mm mortise, I'll mill up some extra wide tenon stock and use a shim to create two mortises per joint.

However, I'm not sure yet how I ought to handle getting this all assembled, and whether i could make some joinery choices to make life easier. Until now, I've been assuming that I will glue up in stages: sides, then the middle part.  But even that makes me a bit concerned, with the inner framework adding some additional pieces to glue together and align. I'd prefer to keep the anxiety levels as low as possible during assembly, and I can't imagine gluing in the back panels, cross pieces, vertical dividers, etc, in one shot is going to have that result.

Here's a detail shot of the middle of the case: 331434-0

It seems like perhaps another sequence would be easier or more manageable.. I'm just not sure what that is yet. 

Also, debating how to best place the 'shelf' panels in the assembly.  As of now the frame will be 45mm sq wood.  I can rabbet the parts that will have a shelf on them, and notch the shelf around the corners.I could also add 10mm to the width of those pieces and rabbet that, creating an internal ledge to place the shelf on.  That seems seems less risky than notching a veneer panel for the leg, and adjusting the rabbets (if necessary) would probably be a little simpler. 

Of course, I could also.. glue on material after the fact to hold up the shelf and align it to the framework.. kind of like drawer slips. That would be fine for the bottom shelves, but might look a little low-class from some angles on the upper shelves.  At least wood movement shouldn't be a big issue, with the panels being dimensionally stable.

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Systainers / Re: T-Loc 3 Sandpaper insert
« Last post by Agent 73 on Yesterday at 11:56 PM »
That's a bummer.  Hopefully they will come out with more inserts for Sys3.  I'm not concerned about the extra space as I'll need it for something else.
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Ask Festool / Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Last post by squall_line on Yesterday at 11:01 PM »
Boy The Radio went fast!  looks like they have several items up today!

Do you recall what were they going for? I probably would've hit on one of those.

Sys-Rock was listed for the standard 25% off retail (which is $125), so $93.75.  Not nearly the dollar discount of some of the higher-priced offerings, but $31 bucks is still $31 bucks.
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Ask Festool / Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Last post by Imemiter on Yesterday at 10:02 PM »
Boy The Radio went fast!  looks like they have several items up today!

Do you recall what were they going for? I probably would've hit on one of those.
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Ask Festool / Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Last post by squall_line on Yesterday at 08:59 PM »
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the

Cordless Sander DTSC 400 Li 3.1-Plus

is listed.

The 'Plus' version of these sanders only includes batteries and a standard TLoc Systainer.  It does NOT include the Mains adapter nor the Combi Systainer.
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Ask Festool / Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Last post by Cypren on Yesterday at 08:30 PM »
DTSC Plus set is now up.
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