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jusfine

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1433 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question festool boom arm

Amazed by the sanding demo on a piece of 5/4 purpleheart at one of the Festool dealers, I ended up shelling out some cash today for ETS 125 EQ, RO 125 FEQ, and CT33 E Hepa with a boom arm and handle (demo machine).

Haven`t had time to connect or plug anything in yet, but since I bought the demo CT33, they didn`t have any instructions for the boom arm accessory, and was wondering if anyone has it or knows where the info would be for assembly.

They had it set up, but there were three additional pieces they couldn`t figure out.

Heard so much about them, saw the demo and looking forward to being a believer… :)

Thanks in advance!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 1433 days ago

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I’m a “qualified” festool fan. I think they make some genuinely great and innovative tools. The RO 125 FEQ, the dust extractor (I have a midi) and the plunge saw all fit this description. They are true “break through” tools and, IMO, worth the price.

Other festool tools are just very good (and very expensive) tools. I can’t justify $500 for a cordless drill or $1,300 for a sliding miter saw.

I recently bought a used festool jigsaw on ebay at a pretty cheap price. I’ve only given it a short test run and, for me, the verdict is still out as to if this tool is good, great or exceptional.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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jusfine

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Thanks rhett!

Rich, the SCMS is $1700 here…

I did find some info on the boom arm.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

Welcome to the cult!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

What they don’t tell you is that the CT33 has an additional hose that hooks onto your wallet when you’re not looking …

The slope is steep and very slippery. You’ve stepped over the precipice, my friend. Soon you’ll be asking for your Big Mac in a Systainer to go.

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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Steven H

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

-- shdesign3.com

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

Here’s the instructions.

http://www.woodshopdemos.com/fes-64.htm

-- shdesign3.com

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

Hey Woodnerd, I have a mark on my right hind cheek where the vacuum took everything I had plus left a bruise. It hit me so fast and with such force, I didn’t have a chance to get out unmarked. :)
Sure wish I would have had these containers and tools years ago when I was finishing…

Thanks Steven! Nobody has ever told me that.

I do appreciate the photo instructions and your assistant looks like she was really enjoying putting it together.
If I end up with problems, will she come help?

It was the back support curved pieces and flat cross members that they did not have installed at the store, makes way more sense now.

I just unloaded and everything in the shop last night, and will enjoy setting it up and trying it out this weekend!
Thank you for the help!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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