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Old 11-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #61
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It appears as if the metal tube kits will work.

There is this option;

http://www.tool-home.com/products/ca...ducts_id/17990

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #62
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Now I guess I have to get in line with the army of festool fanatics lol. I told myself there is no way I am going to jump on the bandwagon, its only a tool. I guess I was wrong.
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I received my new cleaning set courtesy of Shane from Festool. I am really impressed with the service he provides. Thanks again Shane.
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How did you get on with the planex? Used mine again the other day and still puts a smile on me face when I run it
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #65
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I haven't gotten to use it yet. Still hanging the drywall at the moment. Maybe next week sometime. I keep walking around my house trying to decide which wall I want to sacrifice but I painted most of them recently and don't feel like doing it again lol.

I am ready to buy another tool though and I haven't even used the one I got. Go figure.
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Now I guess I have to get in line with the army of festool fanatics lol. I told myself there is no way I am going to jump on the bandwagon, its only a tool. I guess I was wrong.
I said the same thing. Why would you spend that much money on that. You use it once and you want more. Im wishing for a Planex and CT 36 AC. I have the CT midi and TS 55 currently and it is so much nicer to use than the table saw with 4x8 sheets of veneers.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #67
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Yeah the TS 55 is the next one on the list. I am still trying to decide on the guide rails though. What size rails are you guys using? I would like to be able to cut up to 12'. I was thinking I would get the 106" rail, but I am not sure if I want to drive that around all the time. I also am not sure how much of a PITA or how accurate connecting multiple rails together would be.
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Yeah the TS 55 is the next one on the list. I am still trying to decide on the guide rails though. What size rails are you guys using? I would like to be able to cut up to 12'. I was thinking I would get the 106" rail, but I am not sure if I want to drive that around all the time. I also am not sure how much of a PITA or how accurate connecting multiple rails together would be.
I have 2 small rails I connect together which I carry in the trailer all the time. I have another rail just I case I need to go longer. As long as you push them against a level when tightening them down they will be dead on. I use my 8ft level when joining 3 tracks and it cuts very straight. I ain't got room to carry around a 106" track that could get damaged or bent.
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I also have 3 tracks, 2- 55" Makita tracks and 1 longer Festool track for the TS 75
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I have long and short rails. I prefer not having to connect rails for ripping 8' sheets. Longest cut I've made was just under 30' to trim up a deck. I had the rail on lookouts Kreg screwed to the rim board. 4 rails 3 connector sets.

I highly recomend getting some rail clamps also. The Rapid Clamp is a must for me. Many times I've had the rail mounted vertically and horizontally on walls with the Rapid Clamp.

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I currently have a 106" and a 55" track. I want to get another 55" track, connectors and clamps. I think with that combination I should be covered.
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Yeah the TS 55 is the next one on the list. I am still trying to decide on the guide rails though. What size rails are you guys using? I would like to be able to cut up to 12'. I was thinking I would get the 106" rail, but I am not sure if I want to drive that around all the time. I also am not sure how much of a PITA or how accurate connecting multiple rails together would be.
I use 2 55" rails to rip 8' sheets of ply. I connect the rails together tighten the bottem connector leave the top one fairly loose. Set the TS55 on the joint, tighten the top connector , and rip. I've been able to rip a 8' ply and have only 1.5-2mm difference in width over the entire 8' length.
Pretty darned good if ya ask me.
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Yeah the TS 55 is the next one on the list. I am still trying to decide on the guide rails though. What size rails are you guys using? I would like to be able to cut up to 12'. I was thinking I would get the 106" rail, but I am not sure if I want to drive that around all the time. I also am not sure how much of a PITA or how accurate connecting multiple rails together would be.
I use 2 55" rails to rip 8' sheets of ply. I use the parallel guides to set the width of cut, I connect the rails together tighten the bottem connector leave the top one fairly loose. Set the TS55 on the joint, tighten the top connector , and rip. I've been able to rip a 8' ply and have only 1.5-2mm difference in width over the entire 8' length.
Pretty darned good if ya ask me.
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Hi Is this shofestoolusa guy named Steve Bace
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Hi Is this shofestoolusa guy named Steve Bace
No, it is not Steve. Steve is the trainer at the Festool Henderson Nv. school.

Shane (shofestoolusa) is the IT guy for Festool USA, and an all around good guy.



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No, it is not Steve. Steve is the trainer at the Festool Henderson Nv. school.

Shane (shofestoolusa) is the IT guy for Festool USA, and an all around good guy.



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Thanks Looks like Steve will be here doing training and demos soon.
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Do what you can to see the demos and meet Steve. I have been in 2 classes he has co-taught. He definitely knows his stuff.

He was the trainer for the solid surface industry association. If you ever had a question on solid surface fabrication, he is the person to ask. One day I hope to attend the Festool solid surface class he teaches in Henderson. All the class I have attended have been in Lebanon, IN. it is about an hour south of me.

A word to the wise, if you do attend one of the class and a very tall German man wants to play you in Foosball, don't (unless you're really, really good).

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