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Old 01-29-2019, 10:09 AM   #7221
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Iíve yet to figure out how to assemble the hose and cord to make it fit. Anyone know how???




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Old 01-29-2019, 12:37 PM   #7222
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Looks like you have the uhhh, gecko I think, supporting the other end of the rail. Is that necessary? How are you finding the accuracy?



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What Travis said. They'll be shipping in a few weeks.

Duburban, you have a late release GRS 16 PE, the TPG will mount right to it.

For those who have an early release GRS 16 or GRS 16 PE, TSO has a drilling jig to retrofit for the TPG.

They look different than below, the picture is a second gen prototype.

It's a single arm system unless you're looking at narrow rips/cuts.

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Old 01-29-2019, 03:08 PM   #7223
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:11 PM   #7224
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Looks like you have the uhhh, gecko I think, supporting the other end of the rail. Is that necessary? How are you finding the accuracy?
Yes, it is the Gecko. I use them on pre-finished material. The rail will slide on pre-fin. Raw material I do not use the Gecko.

In 97" itís 128th out.

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Easy peezy.....



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Old 01-29-2019, 08:26 PM   #7226
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The hose for the CT-SYS is shorter than the "standard" hose. If they get mixed up you won't get the longer hose in the unit.

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The hose for the CT-SYS is shorter than the "standard" hose. If they get mixed up you won't get the longer hose in the unit.



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It's also more of a challenge on mine because it fell off my tailgate and the hose garage shattered like glass.

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It's harder with the new smooth hose, but it's doable.

You have to wrap the hose three times and really shove it into the side of the garage. The third wrap will wedge between the second wrap and the top of the hose garage.

Then wrap the cord in the middle and finish wrapping the hose.
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What Travis said. They'll be shipping in a few weeks.

Duburban, you have a late release GRS 16 PE, the TPG will mount right to it.

For those who have an early release GRS 16 or GRS 16 PE, TSO has a drilling jig to retrofit for the TPG.

They look different than below, the picture is a second gen prototype.

It's a single arm system unless you're looking at narrow rips/cuts.

Any questions (besides cost) just ask.

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Iíve been following your conversation over on FOG also. Iím always behind your progress by 3 months to 30 years...

So the GRS16 is still providing the square reference and the additional stop extension does zero part referencing/squaring, correct ?

I know your getting good results and it may be for proof of concept but is cross cutting 8í really practical? Could you align things accurately if it wasnít pre finished ?




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It looks like there needs to be some sort of spacer between the GRS16 and the parallel guide. Is that a loose part or captured by the hardware ?


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Iíve been following your conversation over on FOG also. Iím always behind your progress by 3 months to 30 years...

So the GRS16 is still providing the square reference and the additional stop extension does zero part referencing/squaring, correct ?

I know your getting good results and it may be for proof of concept but is cross cutting 8í really practical? Could you align things accurately if it wasnít pre finished ?




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The GRS does square the guide rail off the reference edge of the sheet being cut. The reference edge is any edge of the piece being cut. You can set the system to cross cut or rip, all depends on the edge you're referencing against.

The TPG allows you to create very accurate repeat cut. The system can be used to cross cut or rip.

Not for proof of concept, all of the testing was to prove it works very well and work the bugs out of the system. This has taken over two years to get it right.

We cut pre-fin and raw. Only difference is if I use the Gecko or not to secure the free end of the rail. If your question is "is it practical to rip 8' sheets" the answer is without a doubt. Safer and faster than most table saws, far more accurate than my $10,000.00 sliding table saw.

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There is no spacer. The three primary parts are the GRS, TPG rail and the TPG stop with calibration pin.

See disclosure in previous post.

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Only close up of the system against a work piece.

If I remember I'll take a few other pictures tomorrow.

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Donít waste your time with more photos, Iím sold already, thanks


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To late....

Removed the rail so the contact area is clearer.

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Got an email that Bob Marino's Festool Store is shutting down. Who's been running it? Didn't Bob pass a bit ago?
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He is retiring and more than likely moving out of NJ with everyone else

He is recommending a place in St Louis Beaver Industrial Supply
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Sorry, I thought I had heard that Bob passed away some time ago. Probably a mistake on my part.
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