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Old 09-12-2013, 06:41 AM   #1121
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Did the collins coping foot work on the old style jigsaws. I was considering a festool barrel grip and the coping foot would be a must.????????
Yes, it will fit the Trion. The Trion also has the common type of angle base.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #1122
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How do you guys normally back cut and scribe?
Rail saw and RAS.

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #1123
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But it does cut 90's. I bought the base even though I have never once cut a 90 with a jigsaw. I got the base just in case though.

What's nice is they didn't just bundle the base and add $ to the package. Most users may never cut a 90 in there lifetime because they gave other tools that will do that job much better.
Something doesn't make sense to me here...I thought you bought a $100 square to see if your saw was cutting a true 90...
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #1124
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Something doesn't make sense to me here...I thought you bought a $100 square to see if your saw was cutting a true 90...
Not sure why people by these squares.......that's what dual plane lasers are for

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Something doesn't make sense to me here...I thought you bought a $100 square to see if your saw was cutting a true 90...
I did and it is. Off course the square has other uses. It's not just to check how square my carvex can cut.

Also 90 is a typo. That was meant to say 45
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I did and it is. Off course the square has other uses. It's not just to check how square my carvex can cut.

Also 90 is a typo. That was meant to say 45
Just giving you a hard time...I was confident you meant 45 just couldn't keep my mouth shut :-)
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I bought the carvex and base kit and love thatsaw.

I never usually cut anything but 90 to the work piece so the angle base hasn't been on the saw except to play with it. Even on my bosch when I was back cutting I would just lean the saw. I would never take the time adjust the base.

Never used a Collins coping foot. Always have coped with basswoods angle grinder trick
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BC- why were your cuts not 90 originally? You were having some issues right?
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So I bought the C15 drill set today and I'm not sure if I like it hundred percent. I been spoiled with impactsall this time. Plan was to buy the TI15 and have a combo. Now I'm thinking to ditch the c15 and get the Ti15 with accessories and have two in one.

Btw I really like my carvex barrel grip a lot.
Definitely it will be used a lot.
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So I bought the C15 drill set today and I'm not sure if I like it hundred percent. I been spoiled with impactsall this time. Plan was to buy the TI15 and have a combo. Now I'm thinking to ditch the c15 and get the Ti15 with accessories and have two in one.

Btw I really like my carvex barrel grip a lot.
Definitely it will be used a lot.
Don't get the Ti.

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Don't get the Ti.

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Why not? Which one you own and why did you chose the one you have?
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I put the TI through exhaustive testing for 6 weeks.

Conclusion: It sucked. I wanted it so badly to be great. It wasn't.

Solution: CSX and DW Brushless 20v Li set, because I can't live without an impact, but the CSX is the finest thing since Halle Berry and took over 60% of my screwing/drilling operations (wish Halle would have taken the other 40).
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I put the TI through exhaustive testing for 6 weeks.

Conclusion: It sucked. I wanted it so badly to be great. It wasn't.

Solution: CSX and DW Brushless 20v Li set, because I can't live without an impact, but the CSX is the finest thing since Halle Berry and took over 60% of my screwing/drilling operations (wish Halle would have taken the other 40).
Haha good one. I was really eyeing the Csx today but figured the price was so close that I would better get this and the Ti later. I do like my old Makita 18v set and the little 10.2 ones. The right angle is the nicest feature for me in their kit but Csx seemed like to light duty. Probably I'm wrong about it.
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Haha good one. I was really eyeing the Csx today but figured the price was so close that I would better get this and the Ti later. I do like my old Makita 18v set and the little 10.2 ones. The right angle is the nicest feature for me in their kit but Csx seemed like to light duty. Probably I'm wrong about it.
I thought the same thing.

I was wrong.

It is an absolute game-changer of a tool. You're not gonna drive 3 1/2's all day with it, but that little thing has balls. It is sooooo effing light, and so versatile, and pretty damn tough.

A wise man on this thread once said, "if you can't find your CSX, it's probably in your hand". It just becomes an extension of your hand, you forget it's even there.

I'm sure all the guys here who have them would totally agree. F the TI, get the CSX. You won't be sorry.
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There are very few tools that do multiple things well, the Ti is in that category. Festools parent company is porting their Protool line to Festool. I believe we will see an influx of some Protools in Festool colors. The impact included.

I've been without an impact for about 2 years, just can't find one worth owning.

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There are very few tools that do multiple things well, the Ti is in that category. Festools parent company is porting their Protool line to Festool. I believe we will see an influx of some Protools in Festool colors. The impact included.

I've been without an impact for about 2 years, just can't find one worth owning.

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They are out now in the uk, there isnt a impact driver. Protool don't do a impact driver, only a impact wrench..

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Protool don't do a impact driver, only a impact wrench..

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I did not know that, thanks.

I guess they better get working on an impact driver (one worth buying).

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I've been without an impact for about 2 years, just can't find one worth owning.

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I can't imagine not haven impact guns . There so many good brands . Why hold out for one brand to make one . And the prices have come down on sales for them .
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I can't imagine not haven impact guns . There so many good brands . Why hold out for one brand to make one . And the prices have come down on sales for them .
It's not that I'm holding out for one brand, it's that I can't get one to last more than a year. I've tried/owned the Bosch, Makita and Hilti, none lasted more than a year.

If I really need an impact, I own, 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" drive air powered impact guns. If I can't drive it one of those I have more problems than an impact can solve.

I don't find myself missing an impact that often.

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