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Old 04-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #101
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Last but not least the part i needed custom made but he already had something that would work for what i needed. I wanted a way to mount my Syslite to my Kapex for when light levels get low its hard to make out your cuts. I also wanted it for when i work on my MFT's so that i can light up the work space. It uses standard 1/4 threaded rod so will fit most cameras, lights, laser levels etc etc.

Im also going to make a custom block that has 20mm holes on 5 sides of a cube and powerful magnets so that the speed dog can be used for numerous other job that require a mount for 1/4 thread rods. Im mainly using it for a light/camera support though currently.











Holy Crap! Those tools are cleaner than SuperSeal's truck! You ever plan on using those for work or anything?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #102
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Holy Crap! Those tools are cleaner than SuperSeal's truck! You ever plan on using those for work or anything?
Lol I use them all the time. They get blown off with air line after every day and once every couple months get a tidy up.

I try to keep on top of keeping the trailer and tools being tidy. Can stand stuff being messy and dirty looking.
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Barri, tell me about the custom identification tags on the systainers?
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Barri, tell me about the custom identification tags on the systainers?
I tried the festool label maker but didn't like the way it limited me so I knocked up a template to use on photoshop. Printed them on photo paper then laminated them. I then used a sharp blade and ruler to cut them out.
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I have an RO 90 and a RO 125. I love them both but for different tasks. I use the 90 for quick/coarse sanding (usually small areas) and the 125 for larger/finish sanding. I think both take some getting used to – “jitterbugging”. I’m never sure if they do it due to the pressure I’m putting on them or if it’s a harmonics thing – sometimes both are happening.

I think my Kapexs (both) are the biggest money makers I own. The reality though – without the dust collection – I wouldn’t invest in any of their tools.

Here’s a rundown of my stash:

• Kapex (2)
• RO 125
• RO 90
• ETS 125
• CT 26
• CT 36
• TS 55
• PSB 300 (my least favorite of everything I own)
• Domino
• Pocket Stickfix (3)
• Various clamps and accessories.

I also think the TS units were engineered for lefties (not the political ones).

I guess I'm in the fan club!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #106
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I tried the festool label maker but didn't like the way it limited me so I knocked up a template to use on photoshop. Printed them on photo paper then laminated them. I then used a sharp blade and ruler to cut them out.
What are you using to stick them?
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What are you using to stick them?
He wasn't happy with commercially available adhesives so he raises Belgian tigers until maturity until they are capable of hunting unicorns.

He then melts the unicorn horns with the heat from the fire in the 3rd circle of hell and distills it into glue for systainer lables.
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He wasn't happy with commercially available adhesives so he raises Belgian tigers until maturity until they are capable of hunting unicorns.

He then melts the unicorn horns with the heat from the fire in the 3rd circle of hell and distills it into glue for systainer lables.
Don’t BS me Inner! I tried that and they still don’t stick!
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #109
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He wasn't happy with commercially available adhesives so he raises Belgian tigers until maturity until they are capable of hunting unicorns.

He then melts the unicorn horns with the heat from the fire in the 3rd circle of hell and distills it into glue for systainer lables.
You were close. It was the 4th circle of hell and lamb wool mixed with the unicorns horns and a dash of green koolaid.

That didn't work either so I just used the business card slots.
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But the Festool duct tape would have to be green and cost $200 a roll, and then these guys would say it's the best duct tape ever and is so much better than the silver.

$175 for a flashlight? Put any spin on it that you want, it is a "FLASHLIGHT"

I even own a couple of festool tools, but now they are just getting greedy
I love the festool flash light it's sweet when I'm working in right places like cabinets or small closets def worth the coin!
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I love the festool flash light it's sweet when I'm working in right places like cabinets or small closets def worth the coin!
I use mine almost everyday. Today it's job is a drywall light. Worse very well for that. The brightness with the color temp really make imperfections stand out.
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The two sided tape from the window film kits work great or reaffixing the Systainer labels. Haven't had any come loose since I started using the tape.

Remove the label, clean back of label, apply tape in rows across the entire back of the label, clean Systainer label area (or the entire Systainer), apply label.

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Anyone have an ro90? Thinking about getting one
I have an RO90. It's a great tool but as others have stated it takes some getting used to. Once you have the feel for it though you can use it with one hand. It's not a do-everything type of sander by any means but for some applications there really is nothing else like it.

Somehow I've ended up with these in less than a year.

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Next is a domino and another DC.

Also can't recommend their jigsaw blades enough. I use them in my barrel Bosch and they're awesome.
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Well the TS55r saws are in stock at some places so may have to go get me self one this week.
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The two sided tape from the window film kits work great or reaffixing the Systainer labels. Haven't had any come loose since I started using the tape.

Remove the label, clean back of label, apply tape in rows across the entire back of the label, clean Systainer label area (or the entire Systainer), apply label.

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Thanks Tom. I've tried a few different things with no joy.
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Well the TS55r saws are in stock at some places so may have to go get me self one this week.
I’ll wait until they come out with one designed for use with the right hand!
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I’ll wait until they come out with one designed for use with the right hand!
I'm right handed and never had an issue with it. It's opposite to all my other saws but it ain't caused me any problems. Guess it makes no difference as its on a track and you don't have to see where your going.
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I’ll wait until they come out with one designed for use with the right hand!
The left-handedness does take some getting used to, but after you get accustomed to the idea that the saw is going to make a perfect cut exactly where you tell it to, every time, you stop caring about watching or controlling the blade.
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I'm right handed and never had an issue with it. It's opposite to all my other saws but it ain't caused me any problems. Guess it makes no difference as its on a track and you don't have to see where your going.
Seems that when cutting sheet goods – you need to be left landed. Tom (tjbnwi) posted a video and I noticed he cut with his left hand also. I can’t find a way to cut comfortably with my right. I’ve gotten pretty good using my left.
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Seems that when cutting sheet goods – you need to be left landed. Tom (tjbnwi) posted a video and I noticed he cut with his left hand also. I can’t find a way to cut comfortably with my right. I’ve gotten pretty good using my left.
I normally use my left hand on the saw and grab the cut piece with the right.

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