Cochese

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  1. Legit jealous of anyone who has room in their shop to break down full sheets of ply on their floor. I have a Centipede XL, which except for my yard not being level works pretty well. Either a couple 2x4s or a thinner sheet of pink foam board does the job. I was thinking about building a table out of PT that would offset the pitch in the yard, or just waiting until I can do a patio for my new shop.
  2. I don't know if I'd buy one, but I'm all for new ideas.
  3. Man, I will never ever be that productive.
  4. Glad I could finally give something back to some people. As such, I'll leave it up. Goodbye.
  5. 20% off the clamps isn't worth getting out of bed over. Meh.
  6. What you just posted is why I picked the Trion over the Carvex. In most instances, if I'm a blade width or two off my cut line, it's not a big deal. But, if I need to be right on that line I have two options: remove the shroud and deal with a bit of dust, or cut from the bottom. There's actually a third option, which is to cut a viewing window in the shroud. I picked up a spare for $3 to experiment with.
  7. I thought for years I'd buy a Bosch, specifically the two latest ones in the $120-$150 range. But when push came to shove I spent a bit more and got the Trion. Is it overkill for my intended uses? Yes. It feels good, works well, and is an upgrade over my very ergonomic and innovative scroll/jigsaw. This one cuts perpendicular. Like I mentioned earlier, the Plug-It did it for me, along a couple other features. It takes a bit more effort to keep it on the line, but I figured it out.
  8. I might buy a pair of clamps (because I'd be shocked if they weren't on sale somewhere), but that's probably about it. A couple video games, some gifts for others. I'm at a point of saturation where I don't really need anything.
  9. That's what the voices tell me anyway.
  10. I must be more sane than most, because the drills don't seem like value at all. For me the Festool system starts and ends with the plug-it. Outside of that I'd just assume look at alternatives.
  11. It's not good enough of a sander to get in a tizzy over. Only my opinion, naturally.
  12. I've not used the flat wheel that corresponds to the heavy duty version. I use the medium duty rounder, darker red wheel. Works fine for my applications. 220lbs per wheel is a lot. I wonder how much better, if there is a difference, the brake works on the flatter wheel. No complaints though.
  13. So, a followup. Figure here was as good as my cabinet thread. I'm in general agreement with Eric on a 6" vs 5" sander, particularly with the two Festool sanders in particular. That said, I did enjoy using this vertically and upside down more than the ETS. I appreciated the inclusion of the bumper, which allowed me to sand right up to some obstacles. It's still a sander that I'm not sure I'd buy at more than $100, particularly with the ETS on hand.
  14. Best advice I can give is to take everything out that does not have a home. Put back things that you then make a home for. Trash the remainder. Easier said than done, but a clear space works as well as a clear mind.
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    Milk paint, huh? Well, I've never tried it so there's a plus to using it right there. I've been in a 'try new things' phase for awhile now. And yes, I do realize the joke I set myself up for there.
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    I was actually thinking of going the other way, stopping at 180. It's gloss to match the table and shelves, which came from Ikea awhile back. Thanks for the tip about high grit before the final coat. We'll see how well it turns out, but perhaps I should have bought more than a quart. Do you hit anything above a certain grit by hand? I'll need to get some above 320 either way.
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    Now, now. Be nice. Saw an article where Norm went to 220, but I think that might be too much.
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    If you were applying a rolled-on high gloss finish to ply and poplar, how far would you sand to?
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    I make pallets.
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    Why make things when you can just buy more tools?
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    Junk boat from China is worse. I don't want to know who you vote for, what you worship, nothing. I'd rather judge you by how ugly your shoes are in the feet up thread.
  22. Whatcha been watching in the bottom left there?
  23. So, my initial impressions: Anyone new to Festool is going to wonder why this sander normally retails at near $200. I remember my PC 390K I had before I bought my 150/3, and there was a very appreciable difference. There was this "Eureka!" moment you first started using it, and this one just doesn't have that. It's a very good sander, particularly at the $99 price point. At the $49 price point some are justifying with the voucher, it's a great sander. It's odd how our minds rationalize these things. The fit and finish is exactly what you would expect from Festool. The increased amount of paper included with this was exactly the right thing to do, but they shouldn't have bothered putting anything under 180 or 150 in. Give me 150 to 320 to demonstrate what it is going to be best served to do. Including 80 is just going to give people the wrong impression. This isn't what this sander is going to be suited to. I actually had just as good results (by feel, not under objective lighting) by going straight from a bare 80-ish grit surface to 220 than going through all the grits. I'm sure the scratch pattern isn't as good, but I was only evaluating by feel on this short excursion. The new port bayonet isn't that great with the old hoses, the dust builds up in those little notches annoyingly. I don't think any is escaping out of it, but I did notice a bit more dust on the sander than I was used to on the 150/3. Perhaps it's a one-off. I can't speak to the old 125, but I'll compare it to the old DTS - the ergonomics are certainly improved. The switch is better, the speed dial is in an improved spot, the top grip is a bit better. As I cant really speak to the power improvement, the power I thought was fine, particularly seeing as how I went from 0-220 with zero issue. I got to handle the new RTS/DTS and all of the pad protectors are seemingly well designed. The blue systainer is very striking, particularly with the green accents. IMO, an improvement over the light grey, but this is a minor detail reserved for the most ardent green sippers of the Kool Aid. The balance is pretty good, not as good as the 150 (due to the weight, obviously). It will start to kick out with the lower grits, but nowhere did I experience the wobble I had with my 390K, or my cordless Ryobi (the Disco Volante) that has long been consigned to the dust bin. In fact, it was staying so still I whipped the phone out. Don't leave it switched on if the power goes out, because you aren't strictly needed. I guess that's it?
  24. I think the family and I may go camping for a couple of days. I have a ceiling of 300 hours PTO that once I hit, I stop accruing. I'm a paycheck away from that happening, so might as well spend some. I know some people that basically take the last two months of the year off. That would sure be nice.