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Old 02-10-2014, 09:05 AM   #1801
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rrk, it's just another job. I've built show cars that have taken over two years.


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???? What does a show car have to do with running a construction business?
My point is using all of your resources directed to 1 long project which takes you away from multiple other projects from regular long time customers. All based on "potential" future work.

Unless of course business is very slow for you and time is not an issue.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:11 AM   #1802
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I'm begging Festool USA to send me their new edge bander to test.

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They have one of those?
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:57 PM   #1803
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need picts man.. need picts.
I wish I had them of me almost getting run over in the intersection sweeping fasteners out of the road but didn't get any. I'll take some of what's left of the festool tackle box and the surviving sortainer... Still deciding on if I want a funeral or cremation of the tackle box.

I drive a large dually so when I say smashed I mean it EXPLODED, I'll show what's left... Very little I'm afraid.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:31 AM   #1804
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???? What does a show car have to do with running a construction business?
My point is using all of your resources directed to 1 long project which takes you away from multiple other projects from regular long time customers. All based on "potential" future work.

Unless of course business is very slow for you and time is not an issue.
Patience, both take an extreme amount of patience and planning.

This project is done in phases. When the rooms are ready, I do my install. They down one floor at a time, it's weeks before I can get in to complete our work. This phase has been such a push because the project manager forgot to let me know they started in December. Once we bail him out, it's just another job.

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #1805
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So over on FOG I saw this. A cordless ts55! It's not even out yet overseas so you know it's at least a year or two away from hitting NA.

http://leza.be/uploads/product/pdf/TSC55%20Folder.pdf

Also a Festool multitool.

http://leza.be/uploads/product/pdf/VECTURO.pdf
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So over on FOG I saw this. A cordless ts55! It's not even out yet overseas so you know it's at least a year or two away from hitting NA. http://leza.be/uploads/product/pdf/TSC55%20Folder.pdf Also a Festool multitool. http://leza.be/uploads/product/pdf/VECTURO.pdf
Very nichie market on that cordless saw . Has to be to much money on return of investment . No dust collection on multitool they missed the mark . The Rockwell one does which I have and use .
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Very nichie market on that cordless saw . Has to be to much money on return of investment . No dust collection on multitool they missed the mark . The Rockwell one does which I have and use .
I love our Fein and think it has a dust collection adapter. It definitely looks like a direct copy of a Fein SuperCut. Just posted for fun. The saw being cordless could be nice, but agree it will be pricey and not worth having it and a regular powered version.
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The job is moving along. First set is finished and install these 2 floors go out this weekend.

In no particular order. The rack of parts goes on a rolling rack once the lower is in the trailer. The two combined are to tall to go through the door.

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Just pulled the trigger on a 55 and vac along with some tracks, the kit with angle gauge, parallel guides, extra clamps, extra blade, and some other crap. $2200. Ouch. Only took ripping 18 sheets of 3/4" advantech into 7" strips on my table saw outside this Monday. At least it was sunny. About 3 sheets in I was like "you idiot". I learn after my mistakes. My right shoulder is just feeling better
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Just pulled the trigger on a 55 and vac along with some tracks, the kit with angle gauge, parallel guides, extra clamps, extra blade, and some other crap. $2200. Ouch. Only took ripping 18 sheets of 3/4" advantech into 7" strips on my table saw outside this Monday. At least it was sunny. About 3 sheets in I was like "you idiot". I learn after my mistakes. My right shoulder is just feeling better
You will love the parallel guides . I made a wood case for mine. Very handy
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The irony. Everything is in but the parallel guides. Oh well. Back to the table saw
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The irony. Everything is in but the parallel guides. Oh well. Back to the table saw
You do not need the parallel guides for 7" rips. The rail is about 7-3/8" wide. Align the edge of the clamp channel to the edge of the ply and you'll be real close to 7". You should be able to do this by feel. I would not use parallel guide for this width rip.

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Close to 7". I need 7" exact. Doesn't matter, all done with. I want to pick up all the green stuff at once. should be in early this week.
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The job is moving along. First set is finished and install these 2 floors go out this weekend.

In no particular order. The rack of parts goes on a rolling rack once the lower is in the trailer. The two combined are to tall to go through the door.

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That's smart with the Domino-based racking, Tom. I can see a lot of uses for that.
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Close to 7". I need 7" exact. Doesn't matter, all done with. I want to pick up all the green stuff at once. should be in early this week.
Then put some toilet bolts in the rail groove install a stop. One about a foot from end of the rail will index off the edge if the piece.

I have a ton of pictures on how to rip consistently. I'm in Cleveland doing the second phase install. Head over to FOG search my screen name for the posts with pictures.

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I'm done ripping. Still haven't picked up saw yet. Now I won't need it for awhile guaranteed. I'm super busy, so I don't want to pick up saw. I know I'll waster 1/2 a day f'ing around with it.
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How are you guys storing your tracks.
Any issues with it possibly warping/bowing if I'm storing the longer tracks just vertical against the wall....

Or will I need to lay some shelving up so the tracks sit flat..
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:32 PM   #1818
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I set my rails flat on top of one of my shelving units.

My 106 has a bow in it after 5 years of use. Between transport, heat, cold and general use I consider it normal. I'm cutting it into a 3' and a 3'6", the balance I'll figure something out to due with.

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I set my rails flat on top of one of my shelving units.

My 106 has a bow in it after 5 years of use. Between transport, heat, cold and general use I consider it normal. I'm cutting it into a 3' and a 3'6", the balance I'll figure something out to due with.

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So the bigger question is... will you use the track saw to cut the track?
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So the bigger question is... will you use the track saw to cut the track?
Most likely the Kapex.

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