More Power, More Battery Life, Longer Service Life: The Story of Brushless Motors

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills

Bringing The Power.

All the versatility of the T+3 cordless drill is combined with a robust design that features a long-lasting, energy efficient brushless motor, compact transmission, and electronic health monitoring. Brushless motors offer significant advantages over motors with brushes, including higher efficiency and reliability, reduced noise, and longer service life to name a few. This helps the T+3 cordless drill outperform other drills that would otherwise be in the same class. Nearly all of Festool's power tools feature intelligent electronic monitoring and feedback which makes the tool smarter. In the case of the T+3, this technology protects the motor from overload, provides an electronic (rather than mechanical) clutch feature, and an intelligent drill mode with an electronic clutch override, as well as other innovative features.

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Perfectly square cuts on Ipe using the Kapex

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The Kapex is equipped with MMC electronics and features variable speed.  Have you ever wondered why and when you might use that? 

Well, recently we had a customer who was cutting Ipe and was having difficulty achieving a square cut and asked for some assistance. Ipe being a rather dense material and not the easiest thing to machine in the world. It's also called Brazilian Walnut and is commonly used in decking and on boats.  It can also be used in exterior-use furniture.  It is an extremely durable wood that is difficult to machine, but provides a long, virtually maintenance-free life.  If you ever travel to Atlantic City, their entire boardwalk is made of Ipe.

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Cutting 1/8" Stainless Steel with the Festool TS 75

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Saws

The versatility to tackle any task with accuracy and ease.

While not a common task, did you know that your Festool TS 75 is capable of cutting stainless steel up to 1/8" in thickness? Be sure to select the appropriate blade for the material you are cutting. Festool offers a wide selection of blades that are designed to cut specific materials. In this case, the 36-tooth metal-cutting blade (495384) was used.

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It works better than a belt sander!

Friday, November 5, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sanders

Don't take our word for it.

How do you move seamlessly between rough sanding and final sanding without switching sanders? It is easy when you own a Rotex dual-mode sander. The design of this multipurpose sander is nothing short of an engineering marvel. Use the aggressive action to quickly and efficiently remove wood, paint, or varnish. Switch to the fine setting for final finishing. Combine with a wide assortment of accessories for polishing tasks. There's virtually nothing these sanders can't handle with ease!

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