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Anyone want to make a little video (or pictures) on how to realign the bars? I also have the problem and I tried doing it. However, I'm not sure what to do exactly and since I don't want to brake it, I will need to get graphic help to be sure I'm doing the right thing.

Thank you
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: DF500 Height Fence Moves
« Last post by Birdhunter on Today at 01:13 PM »
This fence movement sounds highly unusual. You should not have to rough up the posts! The lock down lever should be strong enough even with moderate pressure to prevent any movement of the fence.

Suggest you call Festool support before abrading anything.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Why the big tool sell off?
« Last post by Mortiser on Today at 01:02 PM »
Baby-Boomers have finally started downsizing. More a matter of age and realizing you (or your kids) don't want to be burdened with things you are no longer using or using that much.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Why the big tool sell off?
« Last post by ProCarpenterRVA on Today at 12:43 PM »
I have a one year rule. If a tool hasn't been used, or is under utilized in a year, it has to be a tool I am sure I'll need to work with in the future. If not, I put them up for sale.

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General Friendly Chat / Re: Why the big tool sell off?
« Last post by Richard/RMW on Today at 12:26 PM »
Interesting questions, thanks for posing it.

I haven't sold any of my Festool but I did dispose of some older tools on eBay, stuff I haven't used in years like a corded Milwaukee Sawzall and 1/2" Magnum drill, a Veta Pro Pack bag and DeWalt laser level.  The buyers got great deals, nothing was bid up much beyond my minimum.

In my case I'm a DIY'er and tool hoarder, finally admitted I didn't need the stuff. I have cordless versions of the tools I sold and the bag/laser were leftover from when we were building the house. Figured I'd dispose of them and hold the $$ in the PayPal account as fun money whenever I found something I couldn't live without.

I'm looking at purging a lot of unused Starrett machinist tools and fly fishing gear also, even a couple bamboo rods, collectible reels and an AK Best tying vise that are gathering dust.

Separately, I will admit that I'm expecting a downturn in 2020 and I've curtailed my splurging on tools. I'm also in a general purging mode after over-acquiring for the past 10 years and hitting my mid-50's.

RMW
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Festool and Tanos Systainers / What height kaizen foam?
« Last post by nicholam77 on Today at 12:23 PM »
I have a few generic T-Locs I want to fit some non-Festool tools in with kaizen foam. Never done it before. What height foam would be recommended for a small drill, orbital sander, and biscuit joiner. Going back and forth between the 30mm (~1 1/8") and 57mm (~2 1/2") options and not sure what would work best. Thanks for any input!
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General Friendly Chat / Why the big tool sell off?
« Last post by mackenzie on Today at 11:58 AM »
Is it just me or has anybody else noticed the massive tool sell off that's been taking place in the classified section this year especially?  I've never seen so many tools being sold off.  What do you think?

If any members are reading this post who have recently sold off some tools and feel comfortable sharing the reason why I'm very interested to know.  I've been hearing of an imminent down turn and just wonder if those of you are have a business have seen a decline forcing a change of circumstances.

I've wanted to post this topic for months and it seems the tool sell offs are getting even more frequent.

Thank you
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Good idea, if you use de-waxed sanding sealer your top finish will adhere better. 

I use zinsser de-waxed shellac as a wash coat before glue up to prevent glue spot appearances afterwards.

I think it's worth it.

GF has some great products as well but I haven't used their sanding sealer. 

Practice on some scraps and you might like the results.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: DF500 Height Fence Moves
« Last post by kevkrieg on Today at 11:34 AM »
Thanks, Michael, I will try to rough the fence up some to give it more grip.  I feel like I have tightened the screw and locking mechanism as much as I can without fear of damage.  It moved again on me yesterday doing a table top glue up, makes it a pain in the rear.
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I'm getting ready to make a solid walnut top for a bedroom cabinet project and was wondering if it was "worth it" or useful to use a sanding sealer.  And if so, what sanding sealer might be recommended.  I have been trying to do some research on this and am curious.

The zinser product seems like it is good.  Dries in a hurry.  But  I do have some concerns about how it might change the color of the wood.

I have developed an affinity to some of General Finishes other products, and was curious if anyone has had any experience with their water based sanding sealer (which is also appealing).

Thanks,
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