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  • #669275
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Is that using their standard blade, or one of their speciality blades for when cutting Ipe?

    That was a speciality blade, I think it cost 90 bucks.

    Which one? I’m looking at Ipe for my deck and from what I read Ipe goes thru most blades fast.

    #669279
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Is that using their standard blade, or one of their speciality blades for when cutting Ipe?

    That was a speciality blade, I think it cost 90 bucks.

    Which one? I’m looking at Ipe for my deck and from what I read Ipe goes thru most blades fast.

    I was using a HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TF and HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TF

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #669289
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    #669392
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    That was a speciality blade, I think it cost 90 bucks.

    Good tools cost money, but save time.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #669522
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    I don’t think that’s it, you may need to go to your local Woodcraft store or who ever sells the fessys up there.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #669554
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    I don’t think that’s it, you may need to go to your local Woodcraft store or who ever sells the fessys up there.

    Do you know what type it is otherwise intended for? Meaning, I know that the aluminum blade is good with laminates. Is the one you buy to use for Ipe made by Festool maybe the one intended for hard surfaces like Corian?

    #669576

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    I don’t think that’s it, you may need to go to your local Woodcraft store or who ever sells the fessys up there.

    Do you know what type it is otherwise intended for? Meaning, I know that the aluminum blade is good with laminates. Is the one you buy to use for Ipe made by Festool maybe the one intended for hard surfaces like Corian?

    Not sure who sells it, but the product number is 496306

    #669670
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    I don’t think that’s it, you may need to go to your local Woodcraft store or who ever sells the fessys up there.

    Do you know what type it is otherwise intended for? Meaning, I know that the aluminum blade is good with laminates. Is the one you buy to use for Ipe made by Festool maybe the one intended for hard surfaces like Corian?

    I was using a HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TF and HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TF

    Just a guess but I would think the HW stands for HardWood the 48 is the number of teeth and that’s all I got.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #669773
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I found this the HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TE.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491952

    But I can’t find the HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TE.

    I don’t think that’s it, you may need to go to your local Woodcraft store or who ever sells the fessys up there.

    Do you know what type it is otherwise intended for? Meaning, I know that the aluminum blade is good with laminates. Is the one you buy to use for Ipe made by Festool maybe the one intended for hard surfaces like Corian?

    I was using a HW 160×2.2×20 Z52TF and HW 160×2.2×20 Z48TF

    Just a guess but I would think the HW stands for HardWood the 48 is the number of teeth and that’s all I got.

    It’s their aluminum blade.

    https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=496306

    Doesn’t surprise me. It’s also the recommended blade for laminates too IIRC.

    #717506
    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    I have parked my corded festool and use the Makita cordless on my festool tracks.

    I put two extra strips of the rubber on the bottom of the track and never carry the track with the zero clearance side in your hand. Eventually it will loosen and sawdust will get in and then it flops and comes off. I always carry by the metal edge.
    The zero clearance tape I replace once a year. It can be moved over once as long as you use acetone to clean the track and put double sided tape on the plastic.

    Track saws are invaluable

    Eric

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #717508
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Track saws are invaluable

    I agree, I use the Makita 18vXs track saw all the time. I love that tool.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #717548
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I have parked my corded festool and use the Makita cordless on my festool tracks.

    I put two extra strips of the rubber on the bottom of the track and never carry the track with the zero clearance side in your hand. Eventually it will loosen and sawdust will get in and then it flops and comes off. I always carry by the metal edge.
    The zero clearance tape I replace once a year. It can be moved over once as long as you use acetone to clean the track and put double sided tape on the plastic.

    Track saws are invaluable

    Eric

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    Welcome to the BTP Eric. You on the FOG as well? Seem to know your track saw stuff. Many of us started out on the FOG with this acumen of such with track saws.

    #717560

    I have parked my corded festool and use the Makita cordless on my festool tracks.

    I put two extra strips of the rubber on the bottom of the track and never carry the track with the zero clearance side in your hand. Eventually it will loosen and sawdust will get in and then it flops and comes off. I always carry by the metal edge.
    The zero clearance tape I replace once a year. It can be moved over once as long as you use acetone to clean the track and put double sided tape on the plastic.

    Track saws are invaluable

    Eric

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    Welcome to BTP
    Definitely be a great addition to the tools or workshop

    #717566
    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Thank you Kevin,

    I have festool tools but they do have some flaws. The mitersaw has an upright motor with the brushes on top. As they wear the dust falls down and accumulates on the magnets of the field. When this buildup gets to be about one mm after about two years, it breaks off and puff your saw goes up in smoke.

    This has happened twice to me. I learned this by taking it apart the second time and giving it a good inspection. So now the plan is to remove the motor once a year and clean it. I will not get it repaired a third time.

    Eric

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #717567

    Thank you Kevin,

    I have festool tools but they do have some flaws. The mitersaw has an upright motor with the brushes on top. As they wear the dust falls down and accumulates on the magnets of the field. When this buildup gets to be about one mm after about two years, it breaks off and puff your saw goes up in smoke.

    This has happened twice to me. I learned this by taking it apart the second time and giving it a good inspection. So now the plan is to remove the motor once a year and clean it. I will not get it repaired a third time.

    Eric

    Geeze that sounds like a problem in the design ,

    #717569
    redwood
    Pro

    I gave up on my Kapex after the first crash.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #717608
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Welcome to BTP OldCountryWoodworks; you will find we are a friendly bunch.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #717620
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Thank you Kevin,

    I have festool tools but they do have some flaws. The mitersaw has an upright motor with the brushes on top. As they wear the dust falls down and accumulates on the magnets of the field. When this buildup gets to be about one mm after about two years, it breaks off and puff your saw goes up in smoke.

    This has happened twice to me. I learned this by taking it apart the second time and giving it a good inspection. So now the plan is to remove the motor once a year and clean it. I will not get it repaired a third time.

    Eric

    I’ve not heard of that issue. Maybe I shoupd check mine out out for that.

    #717663
    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    I have since then been using my bosch 12inch. As soon as I get my modifie trihorse rigged into my van the Kapex will go back to work on the jobsite.

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #717664
    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Kevin, if you do, take pictures of how the wiring lays on top. It is maybe a one hour job.

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

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