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Hmm, I guess the legs will interfere. Would need to build a stand and use both folded up. Also would need to remount the on/off switch on the CMS. Will place them on a table tonight and see if it is possible to allign them the way I hope.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Think I need a 2nd sander?
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 09:31 AM »
I still like the 150mm but don’t see that you can get an edge guide for it? Am I just not seeing it?

If so that may push me back to the 125, then adding the edge guide and 150 pad.

For the ETS EC series of sanders, they do not offer an edge guard/protector and will not attach to the newer sanding guide.   [sad]

The ETS 125 was designed to attach to the sanding guide and practically speaking, it is the sander that Festool chose for that task.

Another caveat, is that the ETS EC series will NOT support the use of a dust bag. It needs to always be connected to a dust extractor. To shorten the height of the sander and improve the ergonomics, Festool removed the internal impeller that would normally collect the dust and move it to the dust bag.

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makita DHS680z.  and a 100 quid gift card for axminster

what a birthday
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: CS-60 WET saw from Flex-Tools
« Last post by stefano on Today at 09:09 AM »
Yes, Flex use the Mafell/Bosch rails. No attachment available to let it work with festool rails.

Thanks mate for your reply.
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Found this post just now as I also have been missing the obvious and not realized that my sliding table can be used for attaching the Incra LS positioner (I have a Wonderfence waiting for me at the post office, just need to order a crown stop from somewhere). Did you try this out and did it work as expected? I have a CMS and a CS 50 so maybe I could place them in line, using the CS 50 as infeed table for the CMS GE with OF and then allign and attach them using the alternative position mounting screw on the sliding table. If the table is long enough I could then slide the entire LS positioner and use it both as ripfence for the saw and router fence for the OF. Need to try it out:-)
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Ask Festool / Re: C12
« Last post by Paul_HKI on Today at 08:56 AM »
The C12 LiOn batteries that I have, do not have battery charge indicators on them. The indicator is on the drill.

Seth
Yes, that is what I meant.

Presume the OP does not have the C12 Li but the original C12 without the charge indicator.

Batteries for the original C12 NiCd/NiMH version are still to be found (BPS 12), but IMO not worth it.


I’d recently bought VHBW branded aftermarket NiMh ones for a pair of old C12’s which prove to be good value for money.  €50 for a pair including delivery from Germany on the usual online auction site.
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Short review of countersinks.
« Last post by Packard on Today at 08:43 AM »
I'm not a big fan of countersinking unless the raised screw head creates a problem, though some of the screws I use have a self-countersinking feature. 

The problems with countersinking are few, but two are important.

1.  It is an extra step.
2.  It can promote the splitting of the wood. (The main issue.  The screw and countersink act as a wedge to split the wood.  This is not generally a problem with plywood, MDF or particleboard.)


For a finished appearance, I like to use finish cup washers.  I use these to mount cabinets to the wall. It gives a clean, finished appearance.



For a finished appearance and to sink the screw, this type of cup washer resolves the splitting issue.  It requires a square shouldered countersink made with a Forstner bit.  But there is no wedge action and it will not cause the wood to split.
 

I see now that Snappy makes square shoulder countersink bits.  So this thread is proving useful to me.  I will buy a set.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/sd-3-flat-bottom-counterbore-1-8-x-3-8-snappy?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7t-SvoTN9QIVwZyzCh1f8gc7EAsYBSABEgJCPPD_BwE
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Short review of countersinks.
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 08:30 AM »
Didn't catch that, thanks.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Think I need a 2nd sander?
« Last post by Thompmd on Today at 08:19 AM »
Thanks to everyone for their input!

I still like the 150mm but don’t see that you can get an edge guide for it? Am I just not seeing it?

If so that may push me back to the 125, then adding the edge guide and 150 pad.
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