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Old 04-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #41
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Got a chance to use it today. Dust extraction works well even on a 2x4 so should be even better with smaller material. I have some dialing in to do so I think I can improve the dust extraction to pretty close to how good the kapex is with a little playing around. Its not as powerful as my 15a Bosch but at 13a its pretty dam powerful. will grt some more pics of the dust extraction after i do my tune up on it. but its si much smoother, much quieter and much more precise than the Bosch.


Here it is with the out feed connected. I didn't bother putting on the other out feed as it was long enough with just the UG on its own.

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Here's the saw connected to the base

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Here's the dial you turn to move the fence fractions of a MM.

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Update: here's the fix to the dust issue. I'm not exactly sure why festool don't supply a clear cover of some kind for this window but tape is a quick fix.

Here's the tape on the window

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Here's the table after cutting 3 45" pieces of 2x4

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It's prob not far off as good as the kapex now.

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They sell a plate to cover that hole for better extraction, but tape and cardboard are cheaper. They don't put something permanent there because you need to be able to change the blade.
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They sell a plate to cover that hole for better extraction, but tape and cardboard are cheaper. They don't put something permanent there because you need to be able to change the blade.
I didn't know they sold a plate for that. Might have to look into that but like you say tape and cardboard works and its rare I will have to remove it.
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They have an accessory for everything.
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While that saw and their router table look cool, there's no way I would ever pay that kind of money for it.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Festool tools I own, I have 3 sanders, the TS55, and the CT36 (I think?) dust collector and they all work very well. But, IMO, they're getting a bit too gimicky and pricey w/ stuff like that. For instance, who in their right mind would pay $280 for a light?? What's that thing do for you? For that kind of money it better include a disco ball and some really loud, boomy speakers!
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While that saw and their router table look cool, there's no way I would ever pay that kind of money for it.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Festool tools I own, I have 3 sanders, the TS55, and the CT36 (I think?) dust collector and they all work very well. But, IMO, they're getting a bit too gimicky and pricey w/ stuff like that. For instance, who in their right mind would pay $280 for a light?? What's that thing do for you? For that kind of money it better include a disco ball and some really loud, boomy speakers!
Not sure what light your talking about. If you mean the syslight then that's $175 which is great value if you know anything about flashlights. My last flashlight cost me $325 and it ain't rechargeable like the festool one and does not take more battery's than what's inside it.
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Where do you find those wives? I want one. Mine would have me living in the trailer with that $4800 table saw
I had to hide my festool s for over a year going thru my divorce now that they seen the light of day I'm going to put them in my prenup agreement
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Just found the secret club. It's about time somebody made it, I had been considering the same thing.

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They have an accessory for everything.
Darcy you know the number to the part. I can't find it. I had the same issue with the inserts for the tools to go into the t-loc's. Was a mission to find the part numbers. Looks like this bits the same.
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Done this today as well. Moved both guns to the sys5 and made a holder for the gas cartridges. Just got to make one for the batteries.



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Darcy you know the number to the part. I can't find it. I had the same issue with the inserts for the tools to go into the t-loc's. Was a mission to find the part numbers. Looks like this bits the same.
Easiest way for me to do this on my tablet.

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Done this today as well. Moved both guns to the sys5 and made a holder for the gas cartridges. Just got to make one for the batteries.
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Somewhere, someone's built a cradle into a systainer. "And look, honey, we can store the baby on top of the dust collector, too!"
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Somewhere, someone's built a cradle into a systainer. "And look, honey, we can store the baby on top of the dust collector, too!"
Already done that. Had him in a sys5 few weeks ago. He can sit inside it and close the lid lol
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All my kids were put it one when they were little.

Then all stacked up and taken to grandma's with one trip from the truck.
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I think gray duct tape would be best
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Not sure what light your talking about. If you mean the syslight then that's $175 which is great value if you know anything about flashlights.
You are correct, but when I saw them there were a couple for sale at $280, I guess some people just trying to take advantage of fools.

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My last flashlight cost me $325 and it ain't rechargeable like the festool one and does not take more battery's than what's inside it.

My flashlight cost me about $25 and it's about 8 years old. I also have the lights that came w/ my cordless kits. I'm not exactly sure what a light should do aside from "shedding light", but mine all seem to work fine. What else is there to know about a flashlight?? If I need more than those can deliver I'll grab my halogens.
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You are correct, but when I saw them there were a couple for sale at $280, I guess some people just trying to take advantage of fools.


My flashlight cost me about $25 and it's about 8 years old. I also have the lights that came w/ my cordless kits. I'm not exactly sure what a light should do aside from "shedding light", but mine all seem to work fine. What else is there to know about a flashlight?? If I need more than those can deliver I'll grab my halogens.
You would be surprised at how much better a good quality light is to use. That little festool light will light up a pretty large area with good light. My 18v Makita don't put out anywhere near the same amount of light or quality of light.
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You would be surprised at how much better a good quality light is to use. That little festool light will light up a pretty large area with good light. My 18v Makita don't put out anywhere near the same amount of light or quality of light.
If you spend that much on a flash light it's obvious you have no employees.
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very true inner. i dont let many people even look at my tools. there is no way i would give them to an employee and let them use them with out me.
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That's one reason why I don't. I doubt I will ever take on another person. Would rather turn the work down than take on a crew. Leaves me with more money to buy the things I want.

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