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    I started out hoping for this too... and now have...

    I started out hoping for this too... and now have festool big 18V batteriesw, festool slim 18V's (for the sanders) - both fortunately use the same charger - dewalt flexvolt for their drill/impact...
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    Go into your nearest fe$tool dealer (total...

    Go into your nearest fe$tool dealer (total tools?) and try all three - they feel very different. Or call the rep and they'll come and visit you with all of them for you to play with an d pierce some...
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    SOLD: I'll take em. Want to pm me payment details?...

    I'll take em. Want to pm me payment details? (assuming post to NSW is ok?)
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    It will come with a UK plug. Mafell uses captive...

    It will come with a UK plug. Mafell uses captive power cords, as opposed to Fe$tool's plug-it type, so you either have to chop the plug off and put an aussie plug on, or use an adaptor (cheap) - like...
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    I don't have a DD, but I have a Mafell jigsaw. I...

    I don't have a DD, but I have a Mafell jigsaw. I bought it from Dictum in shermany. Took a while to get here (somewhere near the beginnings of the COVIDS), but pretty painless.

    Remember you're...
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    Frank Howarth has a pretty simple splitter hack...

    Frank Howarth has a pretty simple splitter hack for saws without riving knives (as an alternative) -
    https://youtu.be/zNXuYlwI8N0
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    Well, it turns out you can build one of these in...

    Well, it turns out you can build one of these in about 15 minutes. Which is nice.


    https://youtu.be/zy2rmZePwvI
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    Yes, I have the 4x4 pro, which is the same...

    Yes, I have the 4x4 pro, which is the same machine, only shorter (don't say dwarf - that's politically incorrect now).

    No issues with customs - you pays your money, and they buy doughnuts.

    The...
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    Poll: I had to look this stuff up - seems like a great...

    I had to look this stuff up - seems like a great alternative to MDF. Manufactured/similar to MDF, but pine fibres and mill waste, and coloured with 'organic' colourings. Water resistant, and can be...
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    I cut marine ply and mdf with mine when I had it....

    I cut marine ply and mdf with mine when I had it. No problems.
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    NEW No reason for the return on my amazon account,...

    No reason for the return on my amazon account, and I'm still waiting for the $ to hit my bank account.
    Have re-ordered, so will see what happens.
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    So, a stroke of luck: While browsing the...

    So, a stroke of luck: While browsing the internets for Aus aluminium extrusion, I recognised the packaging in a catalogue as being the same as some of the boxes the CNC bits arrived in. Turns out we...
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    NEW Has anyone else ordered and received the chuck...

    Has anyone else ordered and received the chuck yet? I ordered when it was originally mentioned, and then got a refund message from Amazon yesterday. I've had dispatch and tracking notices up to...
  14. This one was pretty good. I had to do a few joins...

    This one was pretty good. I had to do a few joins (hooray for the domino again) to get enough 40x40 for the frame, but the wider planks were pretty decent.

    If it was an indoor piece (beyond my...
  15. Yes, I suspect there'll be some issues down the...

    Yes, I suspect there'll be some issues down the track - I had to beat it a bit hard to get it all together!

    All down to limited experience and making it up as I go along. Be interesting to see how...
  16. Giving a pallet a new life: Plant and shoe shelf

    The missus frequently asks when I'm "going to make something useful". Apparently garage fit-outs don't count.

    We have had a couple of tons of backfill delivered on some hardwood pallets recently,...
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    I think Mat means it pokes you in your chubby...

    I think Mat means it pokes you in your chubby little belly when you retract it to process bigger bits of wood.

    This is Felder's official solution (a reassuringly pricey option of course):

    496472
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    Yes. Spindle and their plug & pray electronics....

    Yes. Spindle and their plug & pray electronics. Looks like the 3HP spindle I bought has now been replaced by a 4HP
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    It's almost done. I've got a ream of timelapse...

    It's almost done. I've got a ream of timelapse video of the build, which I'll get around to stringing together sometime.
    Around 25-30hours to get it together I reckon, mostly an hour or two snatched...
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    Be interested in the replies to this too. Big...

    Be interested in the replies to this too. Big part of the fun for me has been building it. Be interested to see what people get up to with theirs.
  21. Nice little unit

    Nice little unit
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    If you have an ABN, Wilson & Brad linked above...

    If you have an ABN, Wilson & Brad linked above are very good. Retail prices not so good though!

    I have a lot of their push-to-open King slides in the shop. Also got a Kia Ora as a sample, and it...
  23. Thread: Kapex

    by Bernmc
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    Wot this man sayeth. Call the rep (or hit the...

    Wot this man sayeth. Call the rep (or hit the contact button on the website). They are very good. You pay a premium for Fe$tool because they will do things like loan you stuff. They'll probably only...
  24. In my less than humble opinion, the only reason...

    In my less than humble opinion, the only reason to go combo is to save space. My A3-31 is one of my favourite machines, but I'd opt for separates in a heartbeat if I had the space. Changeover is only...
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    I've started a new thread here...

    I've started a new thread here to detail the costs and the build of my Avid CNC. Thought I'd start a clean thread for anyone looking for similar info.
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    Avid CNC 4848 pro (4'x4') build

    This thread details the original discussion around the Avid CNC vs Axiom AR4 vs Hammer HNC machines. I thought I'd start a new, clean thread with costs involved, and to document the build.

    3 main...
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    There aren't huge numbers of US members here, so...

    There aren't huge numbers of US members here, so possibly not many with experience of WEN. It looks similar to the generic tall planer format used by many compnies. The DeWalt is quite a different...
  28. N.S.W. Replied Sold pending Payments to Mannum3

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  29. N.S.W. Want to pm me your address Mannum3, and I'll...

    Want to pm me your address Mannum3, and I'll check postage?
  30. N.S.W. Apple MacBook Pro 15”: i7 2.9/3.8Ghz, 16GB, 1TB SSD, Radeon Pro 460 4Gb

    I'll put this on scumtree shortly, but thought I'd see if anyone here needs a powerful laptop at a decent price.

    Every few years I buy the highest configuration MacBook available. You’ll see the...
  31. DONE: yes, all gone

    yes, all gone
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  33. I haven't played with dominos and miter joints of...

    I haven't played with dominos and miter joints of any sort yet. There's some advice over on the festool owners group, and the supplemental manual has this

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    Some older vintage Felders appearing in the...

    Some older vintage Felders appearing in the classifieds lately - scumtree at the moment: Felder BF 6-41 Combination Unit - 3 Phase Table Saw Planer Shaper | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Greater...
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    gone already - not surprised at that price

    gone already - not surprised at that price
  36. Thread: Felder AD741

    by Bernmc
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    Felder AD741

    Scumtree. Single phase AD741. Straight blade, not the silent power model, but a reasonable price

    Felder AD741 | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Colac-Otway Area - Lavers Hill | 1270740239

    I'd...
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    Good man :2tsup:

    Good man :2tsup:
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    I have one of these...

    I have one of these, which seems to find the deep nails too. Not sure whether it's worth the premium price compared to the cheap generics, but it only needs to save one decent blade to make it...
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    I have an AF16. Bought on similar lines to your...

    I have an AF16. Bought on similar lines to your thinking - a very quick setup. 30 mins and you suck.
    It is excellent quality - like all Felder stuff, you pays your money, but you know what you're...
  40. Thread: Domino XL

    by Bernmc
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    Domino XL

    do your due diligence. This is a very good price for one of these.

    Festool XL Domino | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Canterbury Area - Earlwood | 1269433290
  41. I'd look at Square - Square POS Pricing and Fees...

    I'd look at Square - Square POS Pricing and Fees | Square . You can take payments with card details (so no hardware required), and their card reader talks to your mobile phone or tablet. It's only...
  42. How about a parcel-locker type thing? No customer...

    How about a parcel-locker type thing? No customer touchy-feelyness I know, but a couple of electronically-coded lockers in a sheltered spot, order goes in the locker, customer gets the code and they...
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    excellent work. How do the bugs choose the bottle...

    excellent work. How do the bugs choose the bottle over the vac? Signposted? A baffle of some sort?
  44. There's a bit more info in the comments. The lock...

    There's a bit more info in the comments. The lock is for manual adjustment - not needed when using the motor. Planning a hall-effect sensor to limit blade wars.
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    RACV publish car running costs every year....

    RACV publish car running costs every year. There's a basic calculator at the bottom of this page. Limited models, but you can get a decent representation.

    2019 Car Running Costs | RACV.

    $500...
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    Doh!

    Doh!
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    I'd be tempted if it wasn't 4 hours away

    I'd be tempted if it wasn't 4 hours away
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    Battery tech is advancing so quickly that if you...

    Battery tech is advancing so quickly that if you don't need a new car now, then it's worth waiting. I also have this (probably vain) hope that one of those fat, balding middle-age dinosaur...
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    I have McJing t-track and it's decent stuff....

    I have McJing t-track and it's decent stuff.
    Armor-tool make a version that has spaces in the side wall to slot things in - ie you don't need to leave the ends open to insert things....
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    well overpriced then. Think I was quoted about...

    well overpriced then. Think I was quoted about $2K for outrigger bits for my K3.

    There's a K700 in Cairns for 10K which would be a great buy for someone close
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