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Old 12-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #1521
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What size pipe is that to make it fit in the front of the ct and the hose?
2" Sch 40 PVC. I'll post a link to the process that I used. It is on FOG not sure if it will be allowed to stay here.

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #1522
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The simple act of installing toe kick:

• Hook-up to the Kapex – make length cut.
• Hook-up to the 55 – remove majority of scribe.
• Hook-up to the grinder – finish-off the scribe.
• Hook-up to the Dominao – attach toe to end panel.
• Hook-up to the grinder – slight adjustment to the scribe.

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• Hook-up to the Kapex…
Well I know how to kill two of those steps.. just plug the grinder into an extension cord.. no need to plug it into the dust extractor right ?
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I've been trimmin out a big house lately using the domino a lot each day That thing could come up missing
The HO is a trim contractor that does a lot of military work.
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I've been trimmin out a big house lately using the domino a lot each day That thing could come up missing
The HO is a trim contractor that does a lot of military work.
Yeah the domino is a sweet bit of kit. Have so many projects I want to use it on.
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Here is the thread from FOG that I documented the boom arm build in;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festoo...demonstration/



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Old 12-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #1526
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Another outside the box idea is to streamline you process. Do all your cuts on the Kapex, then all the scribing, etc....and also a cheap vac switch and a shop vac with a bag and filter on the Kapex would save some money over a second CT collector. Still can use the 1-1/2" hose for max extraction.
That world help until my ADD kicks in I have a hard enough time keeping one number and one work piece in my head at a time.

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This indeed would help. I never thought about putting a multi plug before the CT unit.

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Well I know how to kill two of those steps.. just plug the grinder into an extension cord.. no need to plug it into the dust extractor right ?
Still want dust extraction with the RAS and even with my regular grinder I follow it with the vac hose.
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Hey BC did you ever figure out what to put in the tackle box yet, I got one for Christmas and looking what to do with it.
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Hey BC did you ever figure out what to put in the tackle box yet, I got one for Christmas and looking what to do with it.
One thing you could do is order more boxes and use it for screws
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Not as of yet. Prob in the next few weeks after I go through and clean up the trailer.
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So I just got the new track saw, first festool and love it. However two questions

1. Is it normal to have a smell while the saw is running? It's almost smells similar to the old electric drills, just more faint.

2. I was trimming down a solid wood door and while cutting the saw bound up 3 times, while on the track pushing with medium pressure. Is this saw known to not have as much torque as say my makita right hand saw?

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So I just got the new track saw, first festool and love it. However two questions 1. Is it normal to have a smell while the saw is running? It's almost smells similar to the old electric drills, just more faint. 2. I was trimming down a solid wood door and while cutting the saw bound up 3 times, while on the track pushing with medium pressure. Is this saw known to not have as much torque as say my makita right hand saw? Thanks
Maybe it's the new festool smell. I can't remember if mine did.

As far as the second thing. I have had it bind a couple times. It's on things that are warped though and they are trying to close back up. Not sure why it would bind on a door unless it also had some tension that was pulling it.
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So I just got the new track saw, first festool and love it. However two questions

1. Is it normal to have a smell while the saw is running? It's almost smells similar to the old electric drills, just more faint.

2. I was trimming down a solid wood door and while cutting the saw bound up 3 times, while on the track pushing with medium pressure. Is this saw known to not have as much torque as say my makita right hand saw?

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New electric smell is normal. should go away after its used a bit.

Shouldnt have any issue with a solid door. I chopped up some butchers block maple the other day and it went through easy but i dont force the cut. i just let the blade do the cutting. If you try and puch it through faster than the blade can remove material then it will bog down.
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I don't have one, but shouldn't the riving knife help with the binding?
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I don't have one, but shouldn't the riving knife help with the binding?
The board I was ripping was pulling so much even the knife wasn't keeping it from binding. I just pulled up and went back in and it was good to go.
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New electric smell is normal. should go away after its used a bit. Shouldnt have any issue with a solid door. I chopped up some butchers block maple the other day and it went through easy but i dont force the cut. i just let the blade do the cutting. If you try and puch it through faster than the blade can remove material then it will bog down.
As far as the blade doing the cutting thing... Is a 48 tooth that comes on it the best option for ripping. It's a crazy clean cut but I had been wondering if I shouldn't get one with less teeth. Especially for stuff that doesn't need to be perfect.
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I don't have one, but shouldn't the riving knife help with the binding?
it does help but not in all situations. I was cutting down some rough 4/4 the other day and part of the board was so warped that when i cuut it the off cut sprung back into the blade but it didnt bind on the rear of the blade but on the middle. This has only happen 2x for me ever but they do help with most binds.
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As far as the blade doing the cutting thing... Is a 48 tooth that comes on it the best option for ripping. It's a crazy clean cut but I had been wondering if I shouldn't get one with less teeth. Especially for stuff that doesn't need to be perfect.
Depends what your doing. I use my 48tooth for nearly all cuts on my ts55 but on my ts75 in the table saw i use the 16tooth. i get a lot more vibration on the lower tooth count blade which does 2 things. a rough cut and damage to the splinter strip.
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I use the 24t blade most of the time on my 55. The 48t is a plywood cross cut blade imo.
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I use the 24t blade most of the time on my 55. The 48t is a plywood cross cut blade imo.
I never tried the 24t. Seems that could be a good in between blade.
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