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Old 05-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #221
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At the bottom of the track it looks like a kerf from a kickback

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Yep, wasn't me. A lesson not to let others use your tools, even if they own the same ones.

That will happen if you aren't aware of the location of the saw to the piece being cut. Plunging in without control will cause it to jump.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #222
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Yep, wasn't me. A lesson not to let others use your tools, even if they own the same ones.

That will happen if you aren't aware of the location of the saw to the piece being cut. Plunging in without control will cause it to jump.

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I stack my mft's on top of each other and put my kapex on top, when I load them in my suburban. Works great for me.
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When I first got my rail for my track saw I wasn't used to plunge cutting and the same chit happened to me. I've used a plunge router but never a plunge saw. It happened so fast there was no time to stop. It was a quick lesson learned.
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One of my employees was routing dados and managed to take chunks out of 2 of my rails. WTF. Nobody else gets to use my tools now.
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One of my employees was routing dados and managed to take chunks out of 2 of my rails. WTF. Nobody else gets to use my tools now.
Should I say, former employee....
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Should I say, former employee....
You fired him for that? He must of been a bad employee to begin with.
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One of my employees was routing dados and managed to take chunks out of 2 of my rails. WTF. Nobody else gets to use my tools now.
So glad I've never had any employes.

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You fired him for that? He must of been a bad employee to begin with.
Not for that. For cutting freehand on the tablesaw three times. Warned once, written up the next time, fired the third time.
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I hear you on the letting other people use your tools.

I have a very good friend that is also a GC. He's one of the most reliable people I know, gives me great advice, puts work my way, and is generally one of the only people I know that I can really count on if I ever need to.

But ******* is he hard on tools. When I first got the Kapex, I'd had it literally 2 days and I turn around and he's trying to bevel it but having never used it before didn't know you had to flip the thing up at the back and was twisting the rail as hard as he could. He'd managed to force it to about 20 degrees before asking if there was an easier way to do it.

He's also broken a router base, somehow an outfeed table, my old radio, taken a huge gouge out of the splinter guard strip on a Festool track. It's to the point where I literally tense up every time I know he's using something, plus in the back of my mind now every time anything goes wrong with a tool I probably unfairly think it's him.

But I won't say anything to him though, he's one of my best friends.
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I hear you on the letting other people use your tools.

I have a very good friend that is also a GC. He's one of the most reliable people I know, gives me great advice, puts work my way, and is generally one of the only people I know that I can really count on if I ever need to.

But ******* is he hard on tools. When I first got the Kapex, I'd had it literally 2 days and I turn around and he's trying to bevel it but having never used it before didn't know you had to flip the thing up at the back and was twisting the rail as hard as he could. He'd managed to force it to about 20 degrees before asking if there was an easier way to do it.

He's also broken a router base, somehow an outfeed table, my old radio, taken a huge gouge out of the splinter guard strip on a Festool track. It's to the point where I literally tense up every time I know he's using something, plus in the back of my mind now every time anything goes wrong with a tool I probably unfairly think it's him.

But I won't say anything to him though, he's one of my best friends.
Have you thought of maybe showing him how the various tools work? Festool's are a bit different, and though the initiated find them intuitive, the uninitiated may not fully understand the concepts.
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Have you thought of maybe showing him how the various tools work? Festool's are a bit different, and though the initiated find them intuitive, the uninitiated may not fully understand the concepts.
Anytime I ever try to I feel like I'm being really patronizing. The guy's been a carpenter about twice as long as I have. It just feels wrong to tell him how to use a tool, even though as you say, some of these Festools aren't exactly what he's used to. It's an awkward situation.
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Anytime I ever try to I feel like I'm being really patronizing. The guy's been a carpenter about twice as long as I have. It just feels wrong to tell him how to use a tool, even though as you say, some of these Festools aren't exactly what he's used to. It's an awkward situation.
Look at this thread, with a little guidance problems were resolved.

You may find showing him the difference in how some of the tools function may help him use them to their full potential. Eliminates both of yours frustration.

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Not for that. For cutting freehand on the tablesaw three times. Warned once, written up the next time, fired the third time.
You’d have fired me in the first five minutes for that reason
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Anytime I ever try to I feel like I'm being really patronizing. The guy's been a carpenter about twice as long as I have. It just feels wrong to tell him how to use a tool, even though as you say, some of these Festools aren't exactly what he's used to. It's an awkward situation.
I'm definately not shy about telling guys how to use my tools or not to use them at all. Most of the guys I've worked with have been in the trade longer than I've been alive too. I had a guy help himself to my kapex before, I came flying down the stairs and told him I don't like other people using "that saw". If he had asked first I would have given him a quick run down of it's features and told him to treat it like a $1300 saw should be. I think i was half his age at the time
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You'd have fired me in the first five minutes for that reason
If you pay your own WC, then whatever. But if I'm paying your wc, then you better follow my safety rules....
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