You may recall that I have set up my dust collection in such a way as there is no path for static electricity to make its way safely to ground. If you have been following my obsessional warblings about static electricity you will also know that and this spells certain doom. Here is my solution: the … Read more Dust Collection – Final Touches
Here is a review of the Festool CTL SYS from the perspective of the small workshop user. Until a couple of weeks ago we had a Sebo hoover in the house but in a stroke of good fortune it broke down. I made a half-hearted attempt to fix it and then persuaded my wife that … Read more Festool CTL SYS Mobile Dust Extractor Review
Some Festool vacuum owners had issues with the original Ultimate Dust Deputy (UDD), apparently because it caused a static build up that discharged through the vac damaging its motherboard in the process. Do you need to be concerned about the same thing happening to your vac? You can read Oneida’s official description of the issue … Read more Static Electricity and the Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy
As mentioned in an earlier post, I did a fair amount of research before settling on my preferred option for dust extraction (an Oneida Dust Deputy) and it seems that at some point a few years ago there was controversy around its use with Festool Vacuums. As per the picture below, although the Dust Deputy will … Read more Will Static Electricity Fry My Tools?
I did quite a lot of research into dust collection cyclones that would fit in a small workshop. This research involved some discoveries about the wonders of static electricity – of which more later – but in the meantime, here is what I decided to get: As you can see from the picture, it was … Read more Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy II – Dust Collection In Action
I have been researching how to connect various dust extractions components to my vac. After a fair amount of investigation I had’t found much useful information, other than it seems to be a well kept secret that the defacto standard diameter for the hose inlet for vacs is 57mm (2 1/4 inches). Confusingly, when specifying … Read more Dust Extraction – Vacuum Connections
The contenders Rough uk prices are for saw + 1.4M rail: festool TS55 (~£400), makita SP6000 (~£300) , mafell MT55 (~£500), and DeWalt DWS520KR (~£300). Festool are the grandaddy of the pack, having invented guide saws in the 1960s and holding a patent on key technologies that barred their German competitors (all of the above, … Read more Plunge Saws – Part II
This is what I found out about plunge saws. Note that all the below is from research – I am not an expert. In particular note that I have also included some comments about safety features, again, gleaned from t’internet. If you value your fingers do your own research to be sure. With that said, … Read more Plunge Saws