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  1. G’day guys. I have had an issue with myplaner since new which has resulted in me removing it from my toolkit out of sheer frustration. It seems people have trouble with the planer taking to big of a cut even with the setting at zero. I have the opposite problem with it taking virtually nothing with the depth set at maximum. Now when I first got this plane I had an issue with the blade mounting plates hitting the timber before the blade( I checked that the blades were seated properly) but ended up grinding the edges of the mounting plate to get the tool usable. Has anyone had a similar issue and if so what was the remedy. Can the blades be adjusted? Is there any other way to adjust the cut. This is the first planer I’ve had with this kind of issue and am terribly frustrated . cheers Jim
  2. I just sent 2 dcn 660s back to my tool supplier only 1 month short of 3 years old. Neither gun working ,suspected worn driver assemblies and both are covered under warranty. I am in Australia and was surprised by this as I thought it would be classed as wear and tear.
  3. I would have a hard time trading in perfectly good tools. From past experience cordless tools have a limited lifespan, (6 to 8 years ) We don’t get the same range of tools in Australia that you guys get over there so I use Milwaukee,Dewalt, Hitachi as well as a couple of Paslode framers and will soon add Makita as I want a cordless laminate trimmer and I can’t source one from any of the platforms I already have. Remember he who dies with the most tools wins
  4. Got an adapter for mine a month or so ago as both my dcn660s are in for repair and with minor adjustment to the gun the adapter worked fine.
  5. Yep , got one from carbatec years ago. Well worth the money, takes around 5 mins to set up and bore mortise . Paid for itself on the first job I used it on.
  6. I’ve had these guns for about 9 months now and while the framer is powerful and has been fault free the rafter hook is an absolute pain to hook onto tool belt, so I’ve gone back to the paslode for any roofing work. The 15 ga da bradder is junk in my opinion. It is only useful for putting 38mm brads into softwood. Any thing longer and it won’t sink them consistently as with use on anything harder. This gun has been back to the supplier twice for long periods but it still has the same issues. I don’t know if mine is faulty or it’s just a poor gun. I regret this purchase as the combo cost around $1300 au and I don’t use either gun often now.
  7. Got sick of my dewalt bradders misfiring so bought a framer 15 ga combo. Will give them a run when I get back from holidays
  8. My tool supplier is trying to get a demo model in both framer and 15ga for me to try. I'll let you know my opinion if I get to try one.
  9. Turns out guns have done less work than I thought, 1 has had 50 k through it and the other 42
  10. Maybe, I didn't think so but they get used most days. It's about 40 box's of nails each gun. I'd love to know if you can work out how many nails have gone through them
  11. All good now, 2 guns working again with new driver blades.Local tool shop helped out with a little advice.
  12. In the last 2 days I have broken the driver blade on both dcn 660s that are around 18 months old and have probably shot 100,000 nails each. Pulled the covers off tonight but they seem a bit more complicated to change the driver blade than the old guns. Does anyone have a link to a YouTube video to pull these guns apart.
  13. Jimfish

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    I've stopped using the Fatmax's here in Aus as the springs are now so week they just won't retract the blade at all. It's disappointing as I've used them for years. This thread makes me green with envy as you guys get some smokin tool deals over there. We never get discounts like that in Australia .
  14. I've found it the same, I had 3 of the old xrp nailers and unfortunately they are just worn out. I have 2 Dcn 660s and both are suffering from the same problems. I have gone back to running air hoses for a lot of my work.
  15. Handyman I think you have summed it up perfectly. I have put probably 30 or 40 thousand nails through the new gun and it is definitely less powerful than the old gun. Having waited for so long for the release of these guns I have been left underwhelmed. I still like the gun but don't believe there has been any improvement on the old gun.
  16. I have now found this happens to my guns after use in areas that are dusty. A blowout of the magazine with compressed air gets it working properly again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hi Bremon , I have 2 of the new dewalt 16 ga nailers as well as 3 of the older models and am a big fan of them. I do see a use for a 15 ga as well and was wondering how they compare feel wise and strength wise in terms of depth of drive etc.
  18. Would it drive 64 mm nails in Hardwood and how do you rate these guns compared to the Dewalts ?
  19. Here in Australia the Bosch tracks are significantly cheaper than festool which ended up being the deciding factor for me. Not sure about a table as I use this saw mainly on site generally with 4x2s on saw horses as a bench.
  20. Just an update on how the saw performed on scyon 3m X 1.2 m sheets. I had 40 sheets to install and with this saw hooked up to a festool ct36 dust extractor there was no need for dust masks or even safety glasses as almost all dust was captured and caught in the dusty. The ease of use of the track saw was great and accuracy was brilliant. I cannot believe how long I persisted using straight edges clamped to sheet stock and cut with a circular saw. The track saw is much quicker and easier. I have also used it with the stock blade for cutting melamine and the results have been similar to it being cut on a panel saw with scribing blade. I am extremely happy with my saw and would put it in the I don't know how I got by without it category.
  21. Just got this saw yesterday in Australia,3.1 metre and 1.6 metre tracks,clamps and saw was around $500 cheaper than Festool. Going to have a play today. I bought it as I have a large cladding job coming up with Hardie panel and don't want to be cutting it without dust extraction.
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