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Everything posted by Jronman

  1. Anyone know this was a thing? It flew under my radar. I knew about the other subcompact stuff like the drill without hammer, impact, rotary hammer, recip saw, and rumored jig saws but didn't know about this guy.
  2. Cordless Tool Trivia

    What brand has quad led impacts?
  3. Cordless Tool Trivia

    @dwain Milwaukee, DeWALT, Hitachi, Hilti
  4. Festool Connect 2017

    Anyone go to Festool Connect? What did you guys think?
  5. Wera or Felo?

    So I am finally interested in getting a quality bit set. I'm interested in something a little more than what my Flextorq set offers. I haven't had any complaints with my Flextorq set except it is missing a few bits that I occasionally use like Pozidriv and small sizes of flathead/strait/standard/or whatever it is called. A few screws used in Pella windows are Pozidriv and the Festool router guide rail kit uses them. I sometimes find the need for smaller flat head bits for older house hardware and whatnot. I have seen guys like both Wera and Felo on the forum so whats the pros/cons of each. I'm sure both brands are great.
  6. Cordless Tool Trivia

    metabo has a belt grinder sander thingy like ingersol rand so I would remove metabo from the list.
  7. Attempting to sell some new in box DeWALT tools.

    Well the drill and impact are being reserved for a buyer and if all goes well they will be sold. In regards to the saw I am going to now be selling it for $350 without the DS400. I'm not sure what I wanna do with the ds400 I may keep it I may sell it. At this point I have no plans for it. If someone really really wants the ds400 give me your best offer. Not even sure how easy or expensive it is to ship something of its size.
  8. Everything is new in box. I am thinking starting at $600 for everything. If you are interested or have any questions just post a message here or send me a pm thanks. Included are: DCF887B DCD996B DS400 DCS575T2
  9. More on saw stop

    Well SawStop is taking profit away from manufacturers of sliding table saws. They make a slider attachment now.
  10. Automatic Dust Collection Question

    Did I hear the Metabo extractor is activated using vibration of the tool running? Might be an option?
  11. Dewalt dcv584l vacuum for sander

    I personally would go with the 2 hepa filter 10 gallon or 8 gallon unit since they not only have a higher cfm than the cordless vac they also have more storage. The dual filters are nice for being able to go longer periods of time without having to replace the filter.
  12. Wera or Felo?

    I was looking at Felo's website. It's not a big deal if they are impact. I can just use my Flextorq kit for impact stuff.
  13. Cordless Tool Trivia

    Dewalt, Hilti, Festool, Metabo, Fein, Makita, Ryobi
  14. Sometimes this happens at work

    got ourselves a little buddy to keep us company during the day haha
  15. Cordless Tool Trivia

    Dewalt, Hilti, Festool, Metabo
  16. Wera or Felo?

    I couldn't find impact Felo bits but I found Impact Wera bits.
  17. Wera or Felo?

    It is hard to find a kit with both Pozidriv and Robertson Square. Either you get a kit with one or the other but not both.
  18. Always check your bevel

    @ChrisK not as bad as what I did. I cut a couple floor joists on the second floor of a 3ish story house from the 1930's. Thankfully the house did not fall down.
  19. Diablo Combination Blade Update

    RAS? I'm still using the stock flexvolt 60 tooth blade. Cuts pretty decent. Never really thought to use a combo blade on a miter.
  20. Wera or Felo?

    @BMack37 How do the Felo bits fair in an impact driver? I noticed they weren't "impact rated".
  21. Fein 18v Multimaster

    I'd check the buy sell section. someone is selling a Fein OMT.
  22. Here's my review of the Festool OF 1400 EQ Imperial Router This past week or two I got to play around with this new router of mine. I wanted to test out the unit for the first time basically blind to see if I could figure it out. To set the router I just used a scrap piece until I got the correct depth on the bit. I had done it this way when using routers in school so I used the same technique on this router. I felt like the router had potential to be a great router. Before my second use of this router I wanted to see how to accurately set the depth of the router. I watched a tutorial and it was a game changer. I didn't realize setting the depth of the router could be so easy. After you zero the router you can accurately use the scale to set the desired depth of cut. This router comes with a fair bit of accessories. You get a dust collection attachment and adapter, template guide, chip catcher, 3 collets (1/2in, 1/4in, 8mm), wrench, and 2 rods for using in conjunction with the edge guide or guide rail adapter. I was unimpressed with how the contents shipped. The systainer has a place for most everything but there is enough room for contents to move out of place and eventually become loose items in the box. Not sure if this is an issue with Festool or the shipping company/retailer. Also doesn't help the box was upside down when I saw it in my garage after I got home from work. Bit changing is good enough. The ratcheting feature is nice when the resistance is enough to where the ratcheting function engages. Sometimes the collet is too loose to engage the ratchet. I found getting it finger tight seems to help with engaging the ratcheting function. The collet loosens and tightens very smooth. I found with the 1/2in collet some 1/2 inch bits are tighter fitting than others. Some bits I installed with the collet as loose as possible and it was still tighter than I am used to. The dust collection adapter is easy to instal. Insert the 2 tabs then tighten the lever. It does a decent job at collecting dust. There is some dust not collected but it collects enough to where dust isn;t flying at your face and if it does it is not really a bother. I used the chip catcher to aid with dust collection when routing a couple edges. Did it help? I would guess it helped a bit but I wish I had payed more attention when I used it. Like the other attachments it was easy to instal. This accessory tended to snag on corners The plunge mechanism is very smooth and does not provide too much resistance like I have noticed in other plunge routers I have used. The depth stop system was enjoyable to use because of its ease of use and the fact it worked. I felt the micro adjust worked well and was found it to be useful. I got the guide rail adapter for the router so I can cut dados and found it works well. Setup is pretty straight forward but the rods did not instal as easy as I would expected from a Festool product. The rods seemed to have troubles being inserted into the holes located on the 2 sections that go onto the rail. If you have a Pozidriv bit you can adjust the guide rail system to remove any play you may have with the router to ensure it is as accurate as possible. The Festool track is one of the best in my opinion. The router runs very smooth on the track. Many say the price is too much but the precision engineering, included accessories, ease of use, and system integration make it worth the price. Pros- Easy to use once you know how to use it, includes a few extras in the kit that you may not get with other kit routers, Includes a Systainer which may not be quite as tough as other systems but the precision and quality is much higher but is a nice storage solution after the tool has been shipped, ratcheting collet is a handy feature, dust collection is included. Cons- The contents inside the Systainer could be better secured and protected during shipping. Systainer is not built for a jobsite and has a bit more flex than other systems ie Packout/Tough System. This is not a huge issue but could be something to consider if say a framer wanted to get into Festool. The removable power cable isn't compatible with all Festool products What would I want changed in the next version of this router- Built in dust collection would be nice instead of using an attachment, led light would be handy in some situations, brushless motor would be nice as to help keep the router running cooler. Would I recommend this router? Yes this router is the (insert luxury car brand here) of mid range power routers
  23. What tools did you buy today?

    something as simple as a rubber adapter that can be reformed if heated in warm water would probably work.
  24. Cordless Tool Trivia

    Congratulations we have a winner. Your turn to ask the question.
  25. What tools did you buy today?

    Well I tested the vac adapter set I got today. It doesn't really work on any of my stuff but for as cheap as it was I figured I would give it a shot. Maybe one day I will find a vac adapter kit with sizes I need. It is hard when you have 3 or 4 different sizes of dust ports on tools from 2 brands using a vac from a third brand.