Posted on 28 October 2013 by AnthonyAnd now the SSP-200 sword saw. Great for post and beam construction and other large carpentry. 200mm max depth of cut. Runs on Festool/Protool guide rails.
We have a limited number of SSP 200 EB machines at a great price. Normally $1550, a small number are available at only $999.
Posted on 22 August 2013 by David LuckensmeyerSliding dovetails are superior to housing joints for carcass construction, whether making a fine chest of drawers or a rough storage case destined for the workshop. They can be made a variety of ways using power tools like the table saw and router, or hand tools like the tenon saw and specialty planes. However, sometimes stock dimensions invite a combination of power and hand tools, as in my project where I wanted to build a large storage unit.
Posted on 10 April 2013 by AnthonyAustralian Wood Review magazine is holding a cool competition.
Send one photo of your best, most interesting or unique dovetail work to AWR for posting on their online gallery, with the most favourite entry winning $500 CASH.
Posted on 24 February 2013 by AnthonyPeter Parfitt has recently completed two excellent series of videos:
A three part review of the the DOMINO XL DF-700.
A three part tutorial of domino techniques - extra stuff you can do with the standard or XL DOMINO machines.
Posted on 26 November 2012 by AnthonyIt never hurts to revisit the basics, and with saw blades I was doing some research on blade tooth geometry and blade types as a refresher on these subjects.
Following are fifteen videos covering most aspects of saw blade design and use, and I for one thank Daniel for taking the time to create this resource.
Posted on 25 November 2012 by AnthonyIn our demonstration workshop we had this custom workbench as a featured workspace, it was specifically built for use with Festool plunge-saws and guide rails.
Now it's looking for a new home.
Posted on 2 October 2012 by AnthonyThere's been a bit of buzz on various Festool forums lately about the 'new' Festool Compact Module System (CMS). The CMS in only new to North America, and only the router table configuration is available. In Europe and Australia we've had the full CMS system available for some time, including interchangeable table saw, router table, profile saw, and belt linisher modules.
Posted on 30 September 2012 by AnthonyLooking around the web you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about different glues types for woodworking. Which is great. But we thought we might slice and dice this down to a bite-size article more specific to modern woodworking which often relies on machine made joints and more specifically the Festool Domino system.
Posted on 21 July 2012 by Anthony
I've had various discussions with customers about the Protool cordless drill range having such high speeds, especially in the 4th gear - up to 3800rpm!
Such high speeds are great for smaller diameter bits in almost any material, and for larger and specialised bits in selected materials. But what are the optimal speeds, for different bit sizes, types and materials?
Which prompted be to find an easy to read yet comprehensive drill speed chart which can be printed out and pinned to the workshop wall.
Below is a chart from Australian Woodsmith magazine. I think it covers what most of us need to know about speed/material combinations, plus some helpful Shop Notes.
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