Festool Fan Club Thread - Page 25 - Tools & Equipment - Contractor Talk

Festool Fan Club Thread

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #481
Pro
 
BCConstruction's Avatar
 
Trade: Construction
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 16,392
Rewards Points: 2,394

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Peters View Post
Oh no...here we go again..
Oh yes
__________________
www.bcconstructionllc.com
BCConstruction is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 06-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #482
Fortune and glory, kid.
 
moorewarner's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler/Restorer
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,284
Rewards Points: 1,022

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by BCConstruction View Post
Oh yes


... paper or mesh...
__________________
"If you don't have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over?" ~ Wise Old Timer
moorewarner is offline  
Old 06-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #483
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,120
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Peters View Post
Oh no...here we go again..
Won't be from me. As much as I like my Festools and have a very slight understanding of them, I know each has their own wants needs and preferences.

On the 300, adjusting the blade holder is very important. Push the blade forward, tighten the blade clamp, begin to loosen the clamp until the blade just snaps back.

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #484
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 5,852
Rewards Points: 2,330

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Just spray the hose with static guard and it solves the problem
The shock that you get from the hose is not much, but it does surprise you.
rrk is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #485
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 37,654
Rewards Points: 16

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


What's this for?

Festool fan club thread-forumrunner_20130610_180626.jpg
Calidecks is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:19 PM   #486
Fortune and glory, kid.
 
moorewarner's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler/Restorer
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,284
Rewards Points: 1,022

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Californiadecks View Post
What's this for?

Attachment 93792
Cutting wood?? Is this a trick question?
__________________
"If you don't have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over?" ~ Wise Old Timer
moorewarner is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to moorewarner For This Useful Post:
Calidecks (06-10-2013)
Old 06-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #487
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,120
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Californiadecks View Post
What's this for?

Attachment 93792
It is the arbor bolt guard. Look at most miter saws, the arbor bolt is covered some how.

Loosen the center bolt, loosen the outer bolt, swing it out of the way, snug outer bolt to hold out of the way when changing the blade. When done, put back in place.

FYI, the bolt is left hand thread. Righty, loosey, lefty tighty.

You do know the green knob on the right side of the guard housing is the FadtFix to change the blade-----right?

Tom

Last edited by tjbnwi; 06-10-2013 at 08:28 PM.
tjbnwi is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #488
Pro
 
CITY DECKS INC's Avatar
 
Trade: DECK BUILDER. RESIDENTIAL. COMMERCIAL
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PHILADELPHIA PA
Posts: 2,923
Rewards Points: 4,608

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by californiadecks View Post
what's this for?

Attachment 93792
did you find the wrench behind the cord / handle?
That mini wrench loosens it up then you access the blade bolt. It's on ther for saftey in case the arbore bolt comes loose. You tube videos and take a min to go over throgh the manual.
CITY DECKS INC is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CITY DECKS INC For This Useful Post:
Calidecks (06-10-2013)
Old 06-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #489
I like Green things
 
WarnerConstInc.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Architectural Mill Work
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In a van, down by the river. Auburn, IN
Posts: 22,919
Rewards Points: 5,672

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


That part is for us in NA, it was a UL thing. The saw also has a slip clutch/disc under the arbor bolt. That way you don't ruin the gears if something binds up, it will just slip the blade.
__________________
Warner Mill Works
Facebook
YouTube
WarnerConstInc. is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to WarnerConstInc. For This Useful Post:
Calidecks (06-10-2013)
Old 06-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #490
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,120
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by CITY DECKS INC View Post
did you find the wrench behind the cord / handle?
That mini wrench loosens it up then you access the blade bolt. It's on ther for saftey in case the arbore bolt comes loose. You tube videos and take a min to go over throgh the manual.
Real question is, did Mike find the allen wrench for adjusting the lasers in the packaging????

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #491
I like Green things
 
WarnerConstInc.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Architectural Mill Work
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In a van, down by the river. Auburn, IN
Posts: 22,919
Rewards Points: 5,672

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
Real question is, did Mike find the allen wrench for adjusting the lasers in the packaging????

Tom
The real question is he going to piss and moan like all the tool dorks on thr FOG about poking a hole in a sticker?
__________________
Warner Mill Works
Facebook
YouTube
WarnerConstInc. is offline  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #492
Pro
 
BCConstruction's Avatar
 
Trade: Construction
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 16,392
Rewards Points: 2,394

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by WarnerConstInc. View Post
The real question is he going to piss and moan like all the tool dorks on thr FOG about poking a hole in a sticker?
I used my festool counter sink bit to make the holes look tidy after I bitched to my wife about them being popped open and untidy.
__________________
www.bcconstructionllc.com
BCConstruction is offline  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #493
Contractor of the Month
 
Inner10's Avatar
 
Trade: Control Systems
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 25,822
Rewards Points: 4,366

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by WarnerConstInc. View Post

The real question is he going to piss and moan like all the tool dorks on thr FOG about poking a hole in a sticker?
I'd never use the term faggot in a derogatory manner...unless it was to describe certain members of that site.
__________________
The Following User Says Thank You to Inner10 For This Useful Post: Leo G
Inner10 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Inner10 For This Useful Post:
WarnerConstInc. (06-10-2013)
Old 06-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #494
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,120
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


I bet there is a part number in the ekat for the sticker.

It would be funny if Festool started sending 3 new stickers with each saw.

I treat my tools well, but in the end they're still just a tool. have to get the work done.

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:16 PM   #495
Pro
 
duburban's Avatar
 
Trade: building
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: vermont
Posts: 1,723
Rewards Points: 1,754

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


i was playing around with the festool drills at the store today. just drooling really. if they made a cordless circ saw and decent impact i'd switch in a heart beat. the biggest reason for me not to buy one is knowing how much the old guys i work with would pick on me after they found out the $$
duburban is offline  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #496
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 37,654
Rewards Points: 16

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post

It is the arbor bolt guard. Look at most miter saws, the arbor bolt is covered some how.

Loosen the center bolt, loosen the outer bolt, swing it out of the way, snug outer bolt to hold out of the way when changing the blade. When done, put back in place.

FYI, the bolt is left hand thread. Righty, loosey, lefty tighty.

You do know the green knob on the right side of the guard housing is the FadtFix to change the blade-----right?

Tom
Yes I didi know that, thanks
Calidecks is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #497
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 37,654
Rewards Points: 16

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post

Real question is, did Mike find the allen wrench for adjusting the lasers in the packaging????

Tom
I did find the Allen, however the laser can be a little hard to see outside. I am doing 1400 s.f. of floor this week. I'm hoping I can bring the set up inside now that I have the vac. I will play with the adjustment in the morning
Calidecks is online now  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #498
Pro
 
Tylerwalker32's Avatar
 
Trade: General contractor
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,217
Rewards Points: 1,844

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


Almost pulled the trigger on a kapex today. It was a kapex and a stand for 900 bucks. If I didn't already own 3 mitersaws.
Tylerwalker32 is offline  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #499
Interior Remodeling
 
Eric K's Avatar
 
Trade: Interior Remodeling
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elizabeth,PA
Posts: 1,275
Rewards Points: 570

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


How big of crown can you cut with the kapex? (Nested)
Eric K is offline  
Old 06-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #500
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 37,654
Rewards Points: 16

Re: Festool Fan Club Thread


From what I was told it will cut 5-1/4" crown that has a 4- 5/32" drop, meaning while nested the height is 4- 5/32"

Advertisement

Calidecks is online now  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jigsaws...Bosch vs Festool jdeck Tools & Equipment 35 02-23-2016 08:43 PM
Fine Finish w/o Festool basswood Finish Carpentry 78 02-04-2013 08:32 AM
festool Planex and cleantex BCConstruction Tools & Equipment 10 05-11-2012 06:56 AM
Finally met Festool! Knighton Finish Carpentry 13 05-15-2010 07:41 AM
Festool john5mt Tools & Equipment 2 04-08-2010 10:16 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?