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Old 03-21-2019, 07:09 AM   #7261
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How do you like the hose?

Does it fit in the garage better? Is it much looser to manuvre? I had the ribs catching on finish work
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:16 AM   #7262
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How do you like the hose?

Does it fit in the garage better? Is it much looser to manuvre? I had the ribs catching on finish work
Works well.

About the same.

Yes.

Everyone has, thus the redesign.

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Old 03-21-2019, 08:19 AM   #7263
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I agree with Tom.

Our crews have also agreed, much nicer not getting caught all the time.
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How do you like the hose?

Does it fit in the garage better? Is it much looser to manuvre? I had the ribs catching on finish work


I was worried that the hose would not fit, being a 5m instead of a 3.5m ,but it fits the hose garage nice.
The old hose always seemed to catch on everything and kept its form after taking it out of the hose garage , making it hook on things Even worse .

I think you could jump out of a plane with just that hose and land safely . It would catch on everything on the way down.


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So in love with Hilti. Got bottom guide rail plate from UK. Best $3.00 that's right $3.00 ever spent.

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Old 04-24-2019, 01:55 PM   #7266
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Iíve been enjoying the TSP guide rail square but still check it with a tape from time to time bc that 1/16Ē makes a difference when Iím building some boxes.

Does anyone else use a tape off the back to set their rail? I can subtract 7-5/16 from the dimension and thatís the distance when I put the end of the tape to the track.

Would be nice to have a tape thatís offset by 7-5/16 (or adjustable based on your saws guide offset). Been waiting for the TSO parallel guide release, but thatís scheduled for May.


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Iíve been enjoying the TSP guide rail square but still check it with a tape from time to time bc that 1/16Ē makes a difference when Iím building some boxes.

Does anyone else use a tape off the back to set their rail? I can subtract 7-5/16 from the dimension and thatís the distance when I put the end of the tape to the track.

Would be nice to have a tape thatís offset by 7-5/16 (or adjustable based on your saws guide offset). Been waiting for the TSO parallel guide release, but thatís scheduled for May.


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Old 09-17-2019, 11:35 AM   #7268
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Just replaced my festool track saw with the one from Makita. Really impressed by the makita, very precise and definitely has more balls than the festool.
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Lee Valley has introduced their take on the "Track Saw Guide Rail Bag".

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...uide-rail-bags
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Iíve got an ETS 125 EQ sander that is leaving swirl marks Ė bad swirl marks. Iíll send it in for service but I need another so we can keep moving on the cabinets weíre doing.

It looks like I can get an ETS 125 REQ-Plus for $200 or an ETS EC125 for $400. Is the EC that much better (twice as good)?
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Iíve got an ETS 125 EQ sander that is leaving swirl marks Ė bad swirl marks. Iíll send it in for service but I need another so we can keep moving on the cabinets weíre doing.

It looks like I can get an ETS 125 REQ-Plus for $200 or an ETS EC125 for $400. Is the EC that much better (twice as good)?
Yes. You'll thank yourself for getting it and the ETS125 EQ will just sit on the shelf once it gets back.
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Iíve got an ETS 125 EQ sander that is leaving swirl marks Ė bad swirl marks. Iíll send it in for service but I need another so we can keep moving on the cabinets weíre doing.



It looks like I can get an ETS 125 REQ-Plus for $200 or an ETS EC125 for $400. Is the EC that much better (twice as good)?
Have you tried lowering vac speed

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Just replaced my festool track saw with the one from Makita. Really impressed by the makita, very precise and definitely has more balls than the festool.
Totally hands down.

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Iíve got an ETS 125 EQ sander that is leaving swirl marks Ė bad swirl marks. Iíll send it in for service but I need another so we can keep moving on the cabinets weíre doing.

It looks like I can get an ETS 125 REQ-Plus for $200 or an ETS EC125 for $400. Is the EC that much better (twice as good)?
The ETS EC 125/3 will also take the larger pads from the ETS EC 150/3, so youíre sort of getting two sanders.
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The ETS EC 125/3 will also take the larger pads from the ETS EC 150/3, so youíre sort of getting two sanders.
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I have a few festool sanders and my workers prefer the Milwaukee ros says its not as hard on their hands.
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I have a few festool sanders and my workers prefer the Milwaukee ros says its not as hard on their hands.
I tried the Maki band ended getting the Bosch 2nd gen 6".

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Just replaced my festool track saw with the one from Makita. Really impressed by the makita, very precise and definitely has more balls than the festool.
I only wish it had a 12í cord. Whoís the genius at Makita that decided to put a short cord on a track saw?

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