Getting a tablesaw

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Blog series by nakamaruchi updated 05-06-2008 05:48 PM 6 parts 13146 reads 41 comments total

Part 1: At the begining

12-17-2007 07:43 PM by nakamaruchi | 19 comments »

I have Festool TS55 circular saw, because my shop is too small to place a tablesaw which will occpy almost all the space of my shop.But these days, when I tried to make a small project, I found it very difficult to cut small pieces with Festool. So I decided to buy a table saw. Since there is no good table saw in Japan, I must buy one from the U.S.But it is very hard for me to find a shop which can ship heavy items to Japan. I am lost from the begininng.

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Part 2: Getting a Festool Multifunction table

02-19-2008 04:49 PM by nakamaruchi | 7 comments »

Before a lot of people advised me not to buy a new tablesaw for my small shop.So I changed my mind to do with my festool TS55 instead of a tablesaw.But for small work pieces Festool is not so accurate that I can not make the same pieces for my projects.Then I decided to buy a Festool multi function table or a kit of that.But in Japan we can not buy Festools because of poor dealer network, and even if I could find some, it would cost more than twice of those in America. For example TS55 co...

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Part 3: Wire Transfer

02-21-2008 05:33 PM by nakamaruchi | 7 comments »

I found a retailer which can send us Festool items. I thought I could get Festools again finally.But that shop will never receive my PayPal account because of type of my PayPal account . Though they require confirmed address, we Japanese can’t have it through PayPal. Dead-end again. But I couldn’t give up, so I approached again and that shop allowed me to trade through bank wire transfer. ——that was fantastic! But again I researched about international bank wi...

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Part 4: There must be a lot of trouble in using Festool

03-23-2008 05:41 PM by nakamaruchi | 5 comments »

Thanks to much advice from kind people in LumberJacks but I must give up useing Festool in Japan. 1 There is a Festool dealer in Japan. But they are not serious to sell what they have. They don’t have either net shop nor a actual shop as rfar as I know. 2 In Japan Festool is very expensive. It cost more than twice as much as purchasing in USA. 3 US dealer is prohibited to sell outside of US and if by any chance I could find some dealer that can ship something to Japan confid...

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Part 5: Finally I got a table saw.

05-02-2008 05:20 PM by nakamaruchi | 2 comments »

After long thinking I decided to buy a new table saw instead of looking for how to buy festool options from Japan. And I abandon Festool that is very hard to maintain for Jananese resident. Last month I found a dealer which can send tablesaw to Japan. That was Woodcraft though they rejected my first offer. I didn’t know why they refused once, anyway I could got Jet JWTS-10 contractor’s saw . That have very smart propotion, its morter is inside of the body ! You know my shop...

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Part 6: Cutting Unifence and Wixey Digital Read Out

05-06-2008 05:48 PM by nakamaruchi | 1 comment »

In accordance with Gary’s advice I asked Wixey if we could cut sensor strip of Wixey 700. They said that sensor strip was able to be cut at any place even after fixing up. I cut them with Festool and Metal Cutting blade made in Japan. It was very easy to finish cutting them. But another trouble has occured—every time I write this blog I repeat this phrase. For UNIFENCE we must use the universal magnet bracket because the standard magnet bracket does not fit Unifence body, so...

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