jussi

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  1. I made my own dominos in the beginning but quickly found I didn't have the patience and gladly paid for the convenience and time saved.  75% of my Festool tools are from craigslist so they're out there.  But their rise in popularity over the last few years means deals aren't as abundant as they once were.  They're currently selling recons right now.  They only sell one tool at a time and it's first come first serve though.  They had a couple df 500 discounted 25% off but they only come with 1 year warranty.  Festool vacs are great but if you're not ready to make the investment yet just get a 27mm adapter for your shop vac.

  2. No affiliation besides being a frequent buyer and an occasional seller.  Anderson just provides the space.  I'm not aware of any sale they have.  In fact I don't even think they're open on weekends normally.  I think you can buy small stuff but I doubt you can buy things like plywood because the entrance blocked.  John, the owner does sell some of his own tools occasionally but that's the extent of their involvement in terms of selling that I know of.  They hold the shows 3-4 places in socal and the businesses just allow them to set up in their parking lot.  Laura, listed on the post, is one of the organizers.  I've personally only been to the one in culver city and pasadena shows.

    They're prices are a littler higher than most but have really good quality.  There are closer lumberyards to me so I don't get up there often unless I can't find it anywhere close to me.

  3. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/6128960971.html

     

    May 20th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30AM. If you are new, wait until Laura or John get there because some areas are restricted.

     
    Please do not bring trailers. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's space. For more information, call show contact info The Swap Meet will be held Rain or Shine. When it is raining, we set up inside Anderson Plywood.
     

    There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscellaneous Items including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please bring at least 50% to 75% tools or tool related items if you want to sell at Anderson Plywood.

     

  4. 9 hours ago, Eric. said:

    I think you might be confusing "riving knife" and "splitter."  There is no aftermarket retrofit type of riving knife that I'm aware of...either your saw was designed to use one or it wasn't.  If it wasn't, you have to use some kind of splitter instead.  A riving knife moves up and down and tilts with the blade, which means you can keep it on for non-through and beveled cuts.  A splitter is fixed and has to be removed for these tasks.

    There is this.  No experience though.  And it seems like he's not making any at this time.

    http://theborkstore.com/

  5. 2 hours ago, Janello said:

    I just got a 2017 F-150 STX and love it. Has some bells and whistles that you normally don't get in the standard XL package but no leather interior like the XLT. I got it with the 2.7L ecoboost and it's great on gas and has tons of power.

     

     

     

    I'm in the market for a truck as well and on the fence between the F150 and Tacoma.  I was initially leaning towards the tacoma because it's history of reliability but a couple of the Ford dealerships are throwing out some very tempting rebates.  An XL I have my eye one has over $10k in discounts.  Which cab option did you get?  How well does it drive? What made you go with the F150 in the end?

  6. I'm a total fanboy and have all of the routers.  My favorites are the 2200 and mfk 700.  The 2200 has the best ergonomics and dust collection of any router I've used.  That said it's a beast and there many situations it's too akward to use (sometimes even with supports). I like the 1400 as well and while I think it's as good or better than most of the other routers i don't think It's far superior.  I have a dewalt 621 and 625 as well and really like the both routers, especially the 621.  Good dust collection ( almost as good as the 1400 if the cut is on the surface of the board).  Big advantage to the 1400 on edge work though. Some/many will disagree but I I like the ergonomics on the dewalt as well.  I was never a huge fan of the handle of the 1400 or 1010.  It works but I guess I'm just more accustomed to the regular 2 handles. Actually my favorite is the body grips from Milwaukee.  The 1400 has the advantage of begins part of a system like all festool products but I never really liked the guide stop attachment.  Wasn't very smooth when in use and took too much setup time.  I found the home made jig (like the one Marc shows in one of his vids) is much easier and faster to use  

    Best suggestion is to try out the routers yourself.  The handles on the festool are much different than other routers so make sure to try it out first. 

  7. I have both Mirka Deros and Ceros and had the older style Festool ETS 150.  All 3 gave good results but the ergonomics on the Mirka were much better.  The ETS with it's taller profiler just didn't feel as comfortable for me and I eventually sold it.  I've tried the newer EC models and they feel much better from quickly trying them out during demos but can't really comment much as I don't own one or have any extended use on them.   I also like the paddle switch but not everyone does.  Some people absolutely hate it.  So if you're thinking about getting one, I would seriously try it out first.   I use the Deros pretty much exclusively now since it doesn't have the power supply.  Also you can use both a 5" or 6" pad on the Deros.  But to be honest I never had a reason to buy a 5" pad.  If you get any of the MIirka sanders and wish to use a festool vac and don't want to permanently leave it on the sander you have to get an adapter.  Otherwise you have to thread the hose onto the sander.  Also if you use Abranet/Autonet make sure to get the pad savers/protectors.  It's much cheaper than getting a whole new pad.

  8. I have most of the tools they sell in the US.  If I had to do it all over again, a few tools I would buy again without question, some I would be on the fence on, and some I would just get another brand.  The last not because it was a poor product, but a less expensive option would work well enough for me.  Others are correct in that you're buying into a system.  One of my favorite and most used tools is the MFT and the only saw that will work with it is a Festool brand.  Same for the routers and using the edge guide (although I much prefer a home made jig)

     

  9. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/5871332429.html

    Saturday, November 19th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30 AM. If you are new, wait until Laura or John get there because some areas are restricted.

    Please do not bring trailers. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's space. For more information, call show contact info The Swap Meet will be held Rain or Shine. When it is raining, we set up inside Anderson Plywood.

    There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscellaneous Items including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please bring at least 50% tools or tool related items if you want to sell at Anderson Plywood.

  10. You're asking about the MFK700 I assume?  If so it's is much lighter than a 2-1/4 router.  Closer to a palm router weight.  With the horizontal base (which is all I've used so far) you just hold it and the handle with a small downward pressure but you're by no means bearing down on it.  Since it was designed to be used horizontally it feels very natural in your hands.   This is another benefit I forgot to mention.  With a normal router and flush trim bit, unless you made some kind of  jig for it you have to use it vertically.  This can be a cumbersome if you the piece is large.  That said I've also seen several home made jigs using palm routers to use in the horizontal position. 

  11. 16 hours ago, Alan G said:

    What am I missing here... Wouldn't a flush trim bit in the router accomplish the same thing?

    It would.  I think the big advantage with something like an MFK700 is the setup time and precision.  With a flush trim bit you have to clamp on a supporting piece or be really careful to avoid tipping.  Even then it's still not too hard to gouge the surface.  The mfk allows you to quickly dial the depth so it's ever so proudly above the panel and the sanding afterwards will get the edge banding dead flush.  It also comes with a 1.5 degree horizontal base that further helps you prevent from gouging. 

    All that said it's by no means a necessity.  And one advantage the flush trim bit has is that it follows the contour of the plywood much better than the MFK with it's comparatively much larger base.  So if your plywood has some serious waviness you will have a bit more clean up. 

  12. It's my favorite router for edge banding for sure.  I had the attachments for the 1400 and it works but the router is pretty heavy and so you have to be careful to always put alot of pressure on the handle.  The mfk is alot more balanced and alot faster to setup.  You can also dial in the bit depth alot faster.  That said it is a much specialized tool so it depends if you think you do enough work for it to justify the cost.  Or in my case just wanted a new toy :D

     

    Oh one negative about the mfk you are limited on the thickness of your edge banding.  This isn't a problem if you use commercial iron on type but if you make your own out of hardwood it can be.  I forgot the number I think it's something like 5/8"

  13. 10 hours ago, Cochese said:

    Hmm, I have been looking at the Rotex for refinishing furniture, particularly ones that had been painted. As it stands right this second, I am staring at an old dresser my wife has that has a bunch of flowers she painted on it when she was young. She'd like a glossy white to match my office stuff.

    Get a 150/5 to pair with my 150/3, or stick with the plan for a Rotex?

    Mirka Deros. :huh:

  14. Their vacs are also much quieter than the typical shop vac.  This is especially nice when sanding because that could take hours and I hate wearing hearing protection for that long.

    That said all those features can be found in other brands.  But at that level they're similarly priced.

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  15. 4 hours ago, Brendon_t said:

    That makes my decision.  I was about to buy it but no go if it is a proprietary hole set

    Or you could just use Abranet or Autonet (which is what I use since it's cheaper) and not worry about hole patterns.

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  16. Another tool swapmeet at Anderson plywood. 

     

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/5728737515.html

     

    August 20th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30 AM. If you are new, wait until Laura or John get there because some areas are restricted.

    Please do not bring trailers. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's space. For more information, call show contact info The Swap Meet will be held Rain or Shine. When it is raining, we set up inside Anderson Plywood.

    There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscelllaneous Items including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please bring at least 50% to 75% tools or tool related items to sell.