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Old 06-16-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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Well, lost count of all the money I spent on tools this week.....My son picked up our new Festool to use for the first time, pulled the trigger....and the damn thing sounded like the bearing was already shot! It sounds bad for the first two seconds after it starts. Did not even cut anything with it, EVER. In fact we did not even set it on anything too cut! Between the sound and the vibration, I brought it back to where i purchased it from. They said it was fine. Sounds as if its grinding....not good.
Wonder why my new Bosch sounds perfect from the get go?
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That sound is normal, it is the feed back system and the gear train. The vibration is probably is just the feel of the saw.

About 1:15 in you'll hear mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjFXJDpmO-I

My TS saws have 1000's of hours on them with no issue.

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Absolutely normal. The Bosch doesn't sound like that because it doesn't have the electronic feedback.
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That sound is normal, it is the feed back system and the gear train. The vibration is probably is just the feel of the saw.

About 1:15 in you'll hear mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjFXJDpmO-I

My TS saws have 1000's of hours on them with no issue.

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Tom, great video! Really like the idea of using the r-10 foam as a work surface, thank you!

Regarding the rail for the Festool - there's no clamping? What holds it in place?
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They stay pretty well put with the rubber strips on the bottom. You can clamp them though, if you need too
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Tom, great video! Really like the idea of using the r-10 foam as a work surface, thank you!

Regarding the rail for the Festool - there's no clamping? What holds it in place?
As Jim said the rail will stay put on most surfaces.

A photo of the clamps I carry with me on most jobs. Quick Clamps, long screw clamps, Geckos with rail adapters, Rapid Clamp.

Geckos are for refinished/slick material, I used the Geckos today to set a mirror, I also use them for lifting and placing large format tile.

A video of the Rapid Clamp holding the rail vertical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ris8_OdlGYc

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They stay pretty well put with the rubber strips on the bottom. You can clamp them though, if you need too
Thanks for the input!
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As Jim said the rail will stay put on most surfaces.

A photo of the clamps I carry with me on most jobs. Quick Clamps, long screw clamps, Geckos with rail adapters, Rapid Clamp.

Geckos are for refinished/slick material, I used the Geckos today to set a mirror, I also use them for lifting and placing large format tile.

A video of the Rapid Clamp holding the rail vertical.

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The more I watch your videos the more anxious I get to own this set up. Wow is all I can say.

So the rapid clamp holds the rail - how does it grip the material you cut?

Thanks for the pictures, videos and insight thus far!

BTW, I subscribed to your video channel under my company Benhardt Construction earlier this morning.
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The more I watch your videos the more anxious I get to own this set up. Wow is all I can say.

So the rapid clamp holds the rail - how does it grip the material you cut?

Thanks for the pictures, videos and insight thus far!

BTW, I subscribed to your video channel under my company Benhardt Construction earlier this morning.
I shot this a year or so ago, finally uploaded it today. Figured somebody would ask.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i0jPsA25Ec

You're welcome, thanks for subscribing.

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Very much appreciated, thanks!
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Tom sucks at making videos. But he is a genius so we forgive him for it.

There you go Tom. You have now been called a genius twice.
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Well, there goes some more of my money. Thanks Tom.
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He makes it easy doesn't he.

Don't ask for photos of Justin's systainers or you will need more tools and more systainers.
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Well, there goes some more of my money. Thanks Tom.
You're welcome, very happy to be of assistance.

Hell, those are just the clamps I carry.

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What do you use the long screw clamps for Tom?
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My torsion table with 2" foam on it is to tall for the Quick Clamp or the small screw clamps to reach.

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He makes it easy doesn't he.

Don't ask for photos of Justin's systainers or you will need more tools and more systainers.

What. I wanna see...

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