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Bye bye sliding compound mitre saw

Looks to me it's been made obsolete:

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/564636/SubProducts/564627

Well, unless you need a cut depth > 50 mm.

The thing about is is the way the rail attaches to the saw, and the angle adjustment. So much quicker and easier.

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  • I played with one today, while waiting for my mechanic to tell me how much the latest problem with my car is going to cost me. (One of the injectors appears to have shat itself, and to make life more amusing it won't come out.) I haven't gotten the answer yet but I have a feeling it's going to be several fancy new tool toys.... :(

  • bad luck about the car John

    New toys are much more important than cars (did I say that out loud?)

    I learnt a new skill this week, how to dovetail by hand using a tenon saw and a chisel.

    Fantastic outcome, but slower than 240V.

  • I've never needed a sliding compound saw anyway...and I can afford neither a new Festool or a new car.

    I can however cut dovetails by hand...if required.

  • GeeEmm said: bad luck about the car John

    I got out of it cheaper than I expected, actually, only 350 to get the stupid injector out, and $41 (!) for the copper washer/gasket that blew.

    Add the $3k for the turbo that went a couple of months ago and I'm really hoping that there's no more major upsets for a year or two. Coz' I love my mini!

    New toys are much more important than cars (did I say that out loud?)

    Heh heh, except when you have to get from A to B. Like from here to the shops so I can buy food. Also my wife has to keep going to the airport for some strange reason.

    I learnt a new skill this week, how to dovetail by hand using a tenon saw and a chisel.

    That will serve you well in your retirement, no doubt! Would be a nice project, build a pair of speakers that way. Or, how about a complete home theater system? That's the ticket :D

  • Seano said: I've never needed a sliding compound saw anyway...

    Neither have I, except that I can't get accurate right angle cuts.

    Maybe I just need a more expensive square.

  • edited October 2015

    I had bought one of these a while back but took it back because the zero point was off by nearly half a mm (!).

    https://www.carbatec.com.au/marking-and-measuring/squares/marples-300mm-square-h-d

  • Then in that case you NEED one each of these...

    http://www.woodworksupplies.com.au/300mm-precision-woodworking-square-(2) http://www.woodworksupplies.com.au/t-square-600mm-(2) http://www.woodworksupplies.com.au/160mm-precision-marking-protractor

    ...just don't keel over when you see the price. They are awesome and worth every cent for their quality and ease of use

    These are a little cheaper but almost as good (certainly as accurate) http://www.woodworksupplies.com.au/incra-guaranteed-squares-45s-(3)

  • edited October 2015

    I keeled over...

  • I think I'm just going to buy one.

  • ...I think that's an excellent idea. I'd suggest getting one of the Woodpecker sliding bevels while you are at it...but they aren't being made anymore!

  • I'm slowly building an inventory of wood gear for my new shed

    a 2nd hand chisel mortice, needs adjustment

    a 2nd hand combination planer/thicknesser, needs surface rust removed from thicknesser bed to stop timber grabbing

    a 2nd hand panel saw, delivered today, to be assembled

    31 sheets of ply get delivered tomorrow to line my 6 x 6m shed and build some benches

    To be cut on the panel saw via an extension lead :(

    then the power gets connected :)

  • Is a panel saw like a super duper table saw? :-|

  • Yep

    I also got a dust extractor, bag and suck-me tube

    Owning a 102 year old timber house will require ongoing maintenamce & TLC

  • All right :D

    Should be enough ply in there to build a couple pairs of speakers :-P

  • Or work shop come listening room :)

  • well, there will be a bar fridge, walk-up bar (50mm blackbutt hardwood top), turntable etc, so i better be able to listen to somethin'

  • GeeEmm said: well, there will be a bar fridge, walk-up bar (50mm blackbutt hardwood top), turntable etc, so i better be able to listen to somethin'

    Your 80% :D

    Cheers

  • Not yet, but I'm gettin' there!

    I've forgotten how to attach photos.

    I'm such a techno-dunce!

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