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Everything posted by jussi

  1. I have the woodpecker prl 2 and the Jessem lift which is built in to the table. I like the Jessem better because it has a side handle and makes height changes much easier. If I were to buy new today I would go with the newer Incra mast-r-lift with the magna lock inserts. The slots on the inserts allow for better dc and are tool less to change. Incra also makes the same lift for woodpecker and Jessem.
  2. BT module for vac. I can finally use the auto on feature of the vac with my cordless tools. Felt like a caveman having to turn the switch on and off by hand. Lol
  3. Well done. I really like the space saving you utilized especially the clamp rack.
  4. Second purchase from recon sale. Btw if you're looking to get something from the sale I suggest subscribing to the thread on fog. There is a guy who always posts when the sales are up. That's pretty much when I find out.
  5. My larger vac is a 36 with a boom arm and that thing is as non portable as a vac gets. I have an older Fein (non hepa) that I use for the mitersaw station but that is a little too bulky for me as well. But then again. Maybe I’m just lazy :) This might be old hat to some of you but there are aftermarket bags for the vacs now which are much cheaper than festool. The ones I saw are from powertec and you can get them through amazon. No experience yet but I just ordered my first set yesterday. Reviews seem good though
  6. I was thinking about getting the Mini as well but wanted something with even more portability. I ended up getting this at the recon sale. So far I love it. Just wish it had BT. Just waiting for the other shipment to arrive. Let us know how you like the Mini
  7. Great work. How do you like the vac?
  8. So I finally ran out of my 1 gallon west systems and was initially going to order another gallon but thought I'd ask opinions here first. I've only used west systems so have no basis of comparison. Just saw Cremona's vid and notice he uses Total boat and see that it's alot less expensive than west systems. What have you guys used and which ones do you like? BTW I'll primarily be using it for glue joints and filling small voids not large epoxy fills.
  9. jussi

    USPS insurance

    I recently sold a tool on another forum. Shipping using USPS. It was kind of expensive so I’m thinking about getting insurance for it but not sure if it’s worth it. I was paid via venmo. If on the off chance I did need to file a claim will the venmo receipt be adequate proof of the value of the item. I figure if it’s not then I’ll just skip getting insurance.
  10. There 3 main differences are the grip, trigger and variable speed location. The following opinions are based on corded versions I had in the past but I think they should apply to cordless models as well. 1. For me the barrel grip provides better accuracy when doing curves. I find I have more control over the tool since you hold the tool closer to the blade. 2. The D-handle has a trigger while the barrel grip has a switch. I personally like the trigger better but that is not really possible to have on the barrel grip. It's also safer because you don't have to let go of the tool to
  11. Decided to get the barrel grip version.
  12. Some of the Chinese websites like banggood sell them. No personal experience but there are a lot of YouTube vids that do reviews on them. Most of them from Europe. Example below. Corner jig starts around 9:15 also YouTube by hookedonwood also does similar reviews. Haven’t gotten around to it but I’ll probably order a few in the future oh and they have many versions of the corner jig. They also have 45 degree versions as well as round over
  13. Good points. I will wait until I actually start the project but I will probably use a miter gauge. Just curious because I had never seen this technique before and was wondering if anyone else has used it before.
  14. I'm in the middle of watching the Morley lounge chair project. He uses a technique that I've never seen before and was curious if any of you have and whether you think it's safe. He is cutting the pieces to final dimension using a template. But instead of completely using a router he cuts the straight portions using an L-fence on a table saw. It seemed like a cool technique that I couldn't wait to try. But when he used it to make crosscut (one time with no miter gauge) it made my spidey sense tingle. Now this guy knows waaay more about ww so far it be it from me to question the man's tec
  15. Well done. Looks like a real space saver.
  16. Came a couple days late but finally got here. Got it from recon sale and Surprisingly comes with 2 chargers while the newer ones seem to only come with 1. Will be nice when using both batts though. Didn't realize how much bigger the systainer is compared to the corded model. Gonna figure out how I'm going to fit it in the cabinets.
  17. Yes and Heck yes. lol I kid. MSRP they're a little more. But you can often find really good deals on other brands and many stores will allow you to stack discounts or match competitors so you can usually get the batteries for a fraction of MSRP if you're patient and diligent enough to find the right deals. Festool almost never has sales and when they do vendors cannot apply any other discount. One thing about the new Airstream batteries is that because of the built in cooling system (hence the name) they charge real fast. Alot faster than my regular Milwaukee and Dewalt chargers and
  18. Is that the cordless version? How do you like it? I ordered one from the recon site as well but so far 2 days past delivery estimate Glad I didn't end up selling my corded version right away as I initially thought about doing.
  19. I have older model of the jessem with the lift integrated in the table and the side handle crank that I absolutely love. Especially the side handle. Makes bit changes a lot faster for me and don’t have to look constantly put in the handle when fine tuning a pass or if you’re absent minded like me misplacing the handle since the last time I used the Er and spending even more time looking for it.
  20. Looks like Milwaukee is finally coming out with a 23 gauge nailer. I've loved using my brad nailer and am hoping the quality holds up for the pin nailer. I currently have a Grex but I've been slowly going cordless on alot of my tools and have not looked back. I contemplated getting the cordless Grex but couldn't justify the cost. The Milwaukee is set to retail for less than half and with all the promos they offer I wouldn't be surprised if you could get it even cheaper. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-12-Volt-23-Gauge-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Pin-Nailer-Tool-Only-2540-20/
  21. Works very well for me. Besides using it to make rip/cross cuts I also really like to use it with a dado blade. Just make sure you don't do what I initially did and put the guides right on top of the blades otherwise you get a deeper dado than expected. Aside from the limitations Bob mentioned they're great and use them most of the time. Another piece of advice is to make sure not to set them so they put too much pressure on the wood. Consistently doing that will deform the O-rings eventually and they ain't that cheap to replace (at least not if you're ordering them from Jessem). DAMHIK.
  22. I haven’t done it yet but I’ve read that if you already have a vacuum press setup you can use that with the vac heads with a couple of adapters. This is probably the route I’ll go in the future.
  23. Beautiful work! How long did it take?