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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Router Selection
« Last post by Crazyraceguy on Today at 05:15 PM »
Is there no bearing on that thing?


A 1010 with a 1/2" collet would be the best of all for me. I wouldn't run it past its limits I'd just like the option.

FWIW Festool sells their 20mm boring bit in a 8mm shank. Also their 35mm cup hinge bit. If the 1010 can handle those I'm pretty sure it could handle most 1/2" bits with light passes.

You're spot on Matt...here's a Festool 50 mm x 30 mm rebating cutter that's made specifically to use in the 1010. That's a 1/2" diameter Bosch bit for comparison.

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I would imagine they expect you to use the edge guide with it.
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Also, if you’re doing a lot of cutting it’s really annoying to not be able to quickly get the rail completely out of the way to remove and load workpieces.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: GRS-16 PE to square rail to fence?
« Last post by afish on Today at 04:47 PM »
So I'm trying to figure out why I can't square the benchdogs fence to the tracksaw rail using the GRS-16 PE?

Assuming your CNC cut hole pattern is accurate (definitely worth checking, by the way; do not assume the hole pattern is perfectly square to the outside profile of the worktop), and the Benchdogs fence sits in those dogholes along the back row, you could use dog rail clips and long dogs to support the guide rail and it should be dead accurate. Here's a video which shows the long dogs and dog rail clips in use - they're fairly cheap given what you've already spent to get this setup up and running.



This assumes you're just wanting to make accurate 90 degree crosscuts. If you're doing any variable angle stuff, the MTR-18 is definitely the way to go.

Dogs will never compete with a proper fence and good rail hinge. If you just doing installs where close counts then they are great. Otherwise no way will they beat the fence and hinge. 
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: GRS-16 PE to square rail to fence?
« Last post by mino on Today at 04:43 PM »
As for the GRS16, you can use it for squaring, but it does not have much reference surfaces.

While the GRS 16 it is very precise itself, about same as DIN Class 1, it connects to the rails over only 150 mm or so and this limits the overall accuracy as the "back" side of the rail is not - absolutely - parallel at all times. I found this the hard way and that is why I would advise the FS-WA ahead of the GRS 16 PE for absolute precision - as it can be calibrated in complete set with the rail even when the start of the rail is a bit off.

If you /just/ want something for squaring stuff, get a quality engineers square instead if you not already have one.


Example I would advise if you were over here is the Kinex stuff, but should help you for references - there is a PDF with the DIN standard for reference.

https://shop.kinexmeasuring.com/en/precision-flat-square-kinex-300x200-mm-din-875-0-p8452c22c34/

A Class 0 DIN square /not sure of the equivalent US standard/ provides for  for 0.01 mm accuracy over the shorter 200mm leg. That is way better than a GRS can give you and is aplenty when you are squaring two otherwise straight lines line when squaring a fence. It is also great to have when you need a know-good square for referencing.


That said, MTR18 is a great thing. But it is IMO way overkill for squaring fences with it...
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Member Projects / Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 04:34 PM »
@Crazyraceguy Thanks! Two applications of matte Osmo Polyx oil, which I use for just about everything.
 
Not at all what I expected from the title, but I really like it. Cherry is always great and that's a really nice piece. I didn't see anything about finish, what did you use?
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Router Selection
« Last post by ear3 on Today at 04:06 PM »
Is there no bearing on that thing?


A 1010 with a 1/2" collet would be the best of all for me. I wouldn't run it past its limits I'd just like the option.

FWIW Festool sells their 20mm boring bit in a 8mm shank. Also their 35mm cup hinge bit. If the 1010 can handle those I'm pretty sure it could handle most 1/2" bits with light passes.

You're spot on Matt...here's a Festool 50 mm x 30 mm rebating cutter that's made specifically to use in the 1010. That's a 1/2" diameter Bosch bit for comparison.

(Attachment Link)

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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: GRS-16 PE to square rail to fence?
« Last post by ryanjg117 on Today at 03:53 PM »
So I'm trying to figure out why I can't square the benchdogs fence to the tracksaw rail using the GRS-16 PE?

Assuming your CNC cut hole pattern is accurate (definitely worth checking, by the way; do not assume the hole pattern is perfectly square to the outside profile of the worktop), and the Benchdogs fence sits in those dogholes along the back row, you could use dog rail clips and long dogs to support the guide rail and it should be dead accurate. Here's a video which shows the long dogs and dog rail clips in use - they're fairly cheap given what you've already spent to get this setup up and running.



This assumes you're just wanting to make accurate 90 degree crosscuts. If you're doing any variable angle stuff, the MTR-18 is definitely the way to go.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jointers
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 03:48 PM »
I agree a 6" jointer is a teaser machine. I would have bought an 8" if I had the room to fit it. My shop is stuffed now and that's after I sold off a few things in the past 6 months (16" DP, 16x44 lathe, PM mortising machine, and some other stuff). Every other month I am tempted to sell the RAS but I'll never get more than $100 for it and it's worth more than that to me so I keep it.

I need a 10x16 shed I can stuff all my wood in then I could make loads of room.
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I've upgraded most of my abrasives of 3M's new Cubitron Xtract II mesh abrasives. I've got their 5" and 6" discs, and just got a few rolls to fit my RS2e. Knowing that all of these mesh abrasives require interface or protection pads, but it looks like Festool doesn't sell interface pads for this sander. I was wondering if there's a generic supplier of protection pads in larger sizes to fit something like the RS2e, or something that could be cut down to size?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Jointers
« Last post by JimH2 on Today at 03:15 PM »
I should have bought the Dual Drum Sander. Sold this morning after them having 13 months.
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