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Old 14th April 2013, 02:13 AM   #11
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Ooh la la. I wanna see. That's rare stuff. Festool is really the perfect tool. If you work with tools on a regular basis, you REALLY appreciate a good one. I have a feeling you have a nice collection. You hand build wood boats, by chance?
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Old 14th April 2013, 05:00 AM   #12
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A cheaper alternative is the ez tracksaw system, check it out at eurekazone.com. I have one of their setups and love it.
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Old 14th April 2013, 11:15 AM   #13
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That's rare stuff.
Common as muck here, average fully trained construction carpenter has a collection of the finest in his van.
Up till the real estate bubble popped, the majority was selfemployed, IRS has a special registration for single independents.
Company registered vans are exempt of luxury tax on cars, plus sales tax, saves half the money.
Main reason why most in construction went selfemployed (subcontractor), and drive the fanciest turbo-diesel Mercedes or Volkswagen transporters, really wild ones used to do Ram SRT-10's. (half of those are now trying to eat their superduper van)

Wood/expanded PU core/glassfiber roving sandwich on a stringer/crossframe/bulkhead skeleton, all-epoxy.
Epoxy laminated steel spaceframe for the retractable keel, draught from 2'7'' up to 7ft all down. => http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analo...ml#post3417019
All diy, up to the welded stainless steel railing, machined scepters and propeller shaft.

I'm 3/4 down renovating my home, 1935 former private orphanage, three floors plus large attic & all-concrete cellar, ~5500sqft.
Everything from woodwork to plumping & electricity. Eats tools, every replacement is an investment to save time and hassle.
(i'm not into borrowing money, most folks find me tiresome)

Even after a dozen years, still not used to the name change from Festo to Festool.
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Old 14th April 2013, 11:32 AM   #14
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The guide/fence cost as much as the saw(s).
Thinking someone could design/sell a retro kit for a typ. saw like a Skilsaw 77. (e.g new base and extruded alum guide)

Easy to make a rip fence with 1/4" ply and 1x2 (8' long), they'll last a long time, but nowhere as good as Festool.

My only complaint about the Festool guide, no extra alum on "left' for clamping; although the rubber strips on the back of the guide work well.






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$550 for a circular saw!
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Old 14th April 2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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Awesome, Jacco.
10" hand held circular saws are not so common on this side of the pond.
The house sounds cool. Would love to help with the renovations. Our next will be timber built barn style with big open main hall(for music of course), wings off to the side, and master loft.
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How much home-reno BS can you handle ?

Any codes hidden in the forum ? (da vinci code style)
Monster Output Stage- 2 KW

The piccy I just pinched from the web, and it's not a plunger.
Image of the Makita : http://www.arondia.com/rftp/sat/arti...7_5143r_g2.jpg
Likely not sold in the US, weighs 31lb, over $1k, sometimes I have to saw thicker than 4''.
I have a 16'' circular table saw (3-phase) in the barn, got tired of having to walk up and down 1-2 stairs all the time, better for my knees.

My best ever investment in a tool : When buying a plunge router...
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Old 14th April 2013, 12:49 PM   #17
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Radiant heat flooring in concrete. Exactly what I will use in the next home. I will probably put laminate over top, as I am unsure about how solid wood will handle heat. Best router you can buy is made in Australia, Triton. AS good as any two combo router set that I have ever used. Fine quality tool.
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seen it in action
if only I had the money
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