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  1. Will do Mick. Played around with it a little yesterday afternoon and I really like it so far but I will definitely end up picking the smallest head for narrower (width wise) stock. But even with that head the stock still has to be the same length. Wish they made a head that was shorter in length as well. Cool. Planning on doing the same thing. Do you have it so when the head is flipped up it's about flush with the mft top? Do you know if they have dimensions for that jig? I saw a few people make carts for it and am contemplating on whether I want to do that as well.
  2. I’ve been eyeing the festool vac sys for a few years now but I really couldn’t justify the cost for a new one. The full set cost more than what I paid for my used pm2k. I would check the used market and even set up a couple of alerts on my phone but after a couple of years I never really had high hopes. Well yesterday guess what shows up on CL. Nearly spilled my coffee trying to hit the reply button. Agreed to meet early the next day and frankly I was still not convinced I was going to get it. Been burned more than a few times by Craigslist posters who agree on a price and time to meet then
  3. Craigslist is my go to for tools. There are many apps that can give you alerts for specific tools. But I also have good luck with forums classified section. Check out smc and woodnet specifically since they have a really large user base. And fog if you’ve been bitten by the green bug. If you don’t mind doing a little leg work you can get some amazing deals at estate sales. Only problem with them is you won’t know the price until you get there and there could be lots of competition. But I’ve gotten some great deals on large machinery from there. good luck with your search.
  4. Shows how much of a green koolaid drinker I am that I kept on wondering what the festool of1400 has to do with the pantorouter. Lol. congrats on the purchase. I’m looking forward to the review
  5. Well done. Love both my rt and ts Jessem stock guides
  6. Ended up ordering the SKF and saved a few bucks. More importantly will get it much sooner. Thanks
  7. I decided to get new bearings when I install my shelix head. No clue about bearings including brands. The place I got it from suggested Timken or Nachi. I called a few places locally and they have the Timkens for around $40 a piece. ouch. I checked online for similar sizes but different brands and found much cheaper options but I'm guessing inferior brand. Not really sure as I don't know any of the brands names. They also don't have the Timkens in stock would take a week. One guy said he could get a SKF the next day and said they were just as good. Anyone have any insight on this and i
  8. Didn’t arrive in the mail but I picked up the 2 in Craigslist. I watched a couple videos about the benches and they all say to be careful about the pinch points on the bench. But guess what happened when I was taking them down from my truck. So far I really like them except for that little annoyance.
  9. Another thing I found out is that you have to pair the battery with vac every time you unplug either the vac or battery. Not a big deal since once you do it's paired until you need to recharge the battery. The remote on the other seems to be always paired.
  10. Thanks for the replies guys. You’re I didn’t realize there was a difference between pipe and nut / bolt treads. And rainjer might be right that it is metric treads.
  11. Because the nut does partially go in the bolt. About an inch in however it gets stuck. Plus I actually counted the treads.
  12. I need to re tread a bolt on my jointer fence. It's a 1/2" - 14. I went and bought a set at harbor freight which had the requisite die size but when I got it home it's way too large. I must be missing something on how they designate sizing. Below is a pic of the nut and the die side by side. I want to order the correct one but am worried I'll get the wrong size again.
  13. I'll echo the post on keeping both Dominos. Unless I was really strapped for cash I wouldn't sell either. They both have their places in how I like to work. I almost always use the smaller one if I can. Especially if it's a small piece. Just so much easier to balance. But obviously for larger pieces or when you need a larger depth of cut, the XL is king. That said, if you're fairly certain you want to sell it, now would be the most opportune time given the shortage of supply. I've seen more than a couple used Festools listed for more than retail.
  14. These 2 were waiting for me when I got home. Now I just to find my bearing puller
  15. Great score on the XL. I love mine. You must have been quick. Dominos go super fast on the recon site
  16. jussi

    New Shop Thread

    Looking real nice. What part of socal are you in?
  17. I’ll echo this. My local store is great. The owner is super helpful. My only complaint is they moved to a new location farther away from me. Lol
  18. My newest festool Recon tool arrived today. I got it almost as much for the batteries than the saw it self seeing as buying 2 new batteries is more half the cost of the whole kit.
  19. im sure you’ll love it. Had mine for several years and had zero complaints. Coincidentally enough I just sold it after I I bought the cordless version on the refurb site a few weeks ago
  20. Wow those are gorgeous. Look as nice as vesper gauge.
  21. Here are my 2 RTs. I really like the side handle on the Jessem.
  22. I was pretty sure of the answer but didn’t want to reply until I tested it out. There is no need to do anything to use the bt switch with a corded cool attached. I was just sanding some ply with the rotex connected. Turned the sander off and then turned the vac on then off with bt
  23. Forgive me if I misunderstood the question but do you mean if a tool that is NOT plugged into the vac? If so, yes, this unit comes with a remote that attaches to the hose end. The ideal situation however is to use it with BT batteries. If the tool IS attached to the vac then there is no reason to use the BT.
  24. Beautiful work. Simple but elegant.