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When A Bluetooth turns green.

When A Bluetooth turns green.

12-16-2021 10:44 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 45 comments »

Boy and Girls, Why do I keep getting sucked in by everyone elses phobia about shekel scrounging. Again, to what initially appeared to be my demise, I chose the cheaper option and purchased a Fe$tool Cordless Plunge Cut Saw ”skin”, as I already had a couple of Fe$tool 18V batteries and charger under my belt. I also recently purchased a basic, but “Bluetoothable” Fe$tool CTM36E dusty, and upgraded it with the Bluetooth function/feature after reading ic3ss’s great review of the Fest...

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Festool CT-F Bluetooth remote for CT Vac

Festool CT-F Bluetooth remote for CT Vac

09-28-2021 01:20 AM by ic3ss | 7 comments »

Oh man, I love this thing! I bought a CT26 vac last month and have loved using it. I have it parked next to a wall hanging tool cabinet. I’ve grown tired of bending down to turn it on for a quick cleanup but it’s not that big a deal. The other day I leaned down to turn it on and when I stood up I nailed my head on the bottom of the tool cabinet door, knocking a few tools onto the floor. Oh God it hurt so bad and a few bad words came out, but hey, I didn’t throw anything a...

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Fe$tool VAC $Y$.

Fe$tool VAC $Y$.

01-30-2021 01:21 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 33 comments »

Boys and Girls, I have been both lampooned and criticised in the past for my incestuous affair with Fe$tool and I don’t even have shares in the company. Not having noticed any mention of this system here at LJ, I can only assume no one owns the unit or are too ashamed to fess up to their capitalistic tendencies (“NASA laboratory”) due to derision by other members. Not wishing to disengage the more frugal members of Lumberjocks, I won’t refer to them as conscientious pe...

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For a fistful of shekels.

For a fistful of shekels.

08-18-2020 12:52 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 41 comments »

Boys and Girls, This is my response to pottzy’s review of the Bosch Dual-Mode Orbital sander. I couldn’t make a supportive comment as I haven’t experienced a Bosch attack and it would have been totally unfair to say anything negative, so I decided to back up my opinion with this ”review“ of the Fe$tool ROTEX. Yes, it is expensive(er), as I spell it with the $, however, just remember you cannot buy a Rolls in Kmart, unless it’s a baloney roll. Rather than go into all the pros ...

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Festool Mobile Systainer Base/Cart

Festool Mobile Systainer Base/Cart

06-01-2019 09:40 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 27 comments »

Boys and Girls, For a comprehensive review, one must set the atmosphere… and if you don’t need to breathe, scroll down to the first picture of the mobile base (about 1/2 way down… but then you wont know what I was talking about). Years ago I was like a lot of you LJers and avoided Fe$tool like the plague because of it$ price tag$. However years ago back in 2008 when I was young and naive, I bought a Makita Cordless 4 Mode Impact Driver (BTP140) for $830… yep $830 fo...

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Disappointment with Festool - Complete failure with minimal use

Disappointment with Festool - Complete failure with minimal use

07-14-2018 02:45 PM by Dangerreuss | 22 comments »

I am extremely disappointed with this product.SHORT SUMMARY: The tool’s primary components are poorly made and will likely fail. I used this tool very sparingly over 4 years of ownership as a hobbyist; maybe 20 times for less than 30 minutes in total. I only used one blade its entire life and it is still sharp. The tool then stopped working – the motor and lighting are still functional, but the blade no longer cuts. Sometimes the blade oscillates as normal, but then stops upon...

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Which Joinery Technique is Best? Time, Strength, Repeatability

Which Joinery Technique is Best? Time, Strength, Repeatability

02-09-2018 09:51 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 18 comments »

Hey Guys, So, I wasn’t REALLY just looking at the domino, but that is how reviews are posted on this site. What I really wanted to do is compare popular joinery techniques and test speed, consistency, and strength. I looked at the Festool Domino, the Kreg K5 system, Biscuit joints, hand cut and machine cut mortise and tenon joints. I looked at them from the perspective of a professional batching out pieces and a hobbyist throwing together one piece of furniture to see how it would...

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First use, what a pleasure

First use, what a pleasure

02-05-2018 06:19 AM by copythat | 8 comments »

At the end of November 20017, I bought a pre-owned, but never used, Festool Domino Joiner, the DF 500 Q set. I then ordered the Festool 498899 Assorted Domino Beech Tenons And Cutters. Yesterday, I started making a cabinet for my Incra router table set up and decided to use dominos to assemble the face frame. I changed cutters, added an attachment, changed a metric guide to imperial and BAM, it worked perfectly the very first time. I had the face frame mortised in about five minutes and was r...

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Festool MFT3 has essentially replaced my table saw sled for crosscuts.

Festool MFT3 has essentially replaced my table saw sled for crosscuts.

01-16-2018 05:24 AM by Mike_D_S | 18 comments »

So first off, I’m not a Festool guy. While I can see the value of having a “system” I think their pricing is not always aligned with the actual value delivered. For me, the MFT3 multifunction table is one of those love hate things. I have a friend who has one and all he does is tell me how great it is, how easy it is to use, how it helped him grow new hair for his bald spot, yada yada yada. So I had picked up a Makita track saw to break down sheet goods when I’...

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Many disappointments with this router

Many disappointments with this router

11-15-2017 01:00 AM by MagicalMichael | 30 comments »

I already owned a Festool drill, joiner, sander and dust collector before I bought the router, so I was certainly prepared to really like it. So far it has been a series of disappointments. First, when I opened the box many parts had popped loose and were scattered about. I saw a picture of the edge guide but no edge guide in the box. The last two routers I have purchased – Ryobi & Triton- both came with edge and circle guides so I was surprised and dismayed to see that a $570 r...

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