The Gnarly Wood Shoppe: A Douglas Fir Conference Table

Friday, December 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Saws

A Douglas Fir Conference Table


We had a contest a few months ago and asked for customers to submit stories about how the Festool TS plunge saw and guide rail system helped them to work faster, easier and smarter. Well, Mark Schroeder, proprietor of The Gnarly Wood Shoppe, sent in his story about constructing a massive conference room table from Douglas Fir and walnut.

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Curved Cabinet Humidor

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Saws

Humidor Minister


Bill Wyko is a member of the Festool Owners Group forum and creator of some exquisite rare and ancient wood humidors. Bill's signature line on his forum profile says a lot about his philosophy when it comes to tools... "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten".

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Flipping Cool: The Mobile Saw Table by Marte Yerkins

Friday, September 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Saws

Mobile Saw Table

 

A special thanks to Marte Yerkins for sharing his project for building a mobile saw table which can be folded for storage. At the bottom of this article, you will have the opportunity to download complete project plans and instructions. Here's what Marte had to say...

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MacGregor Building & Remodeling

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | How-To | Reviews | Saws

TS Success Stories


In June, we asked SysNotes subscribers to provide us with testimonials about their experiences with the Festool TS plunge cut saw and guide rail system. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and submitted a TS Success Story. It's always a pleasure for us to hear about how Festool is making a positive influence on your quality of workmanship, ease of use and profitability.

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Ripping Precision: Review of Festool Parallel Guides

Thursday, June 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | Reviews | Saws

Parallel Guides

 

In the edition of SysNotes earlier this month, we featured an article on Brice Burrell's review of the new Festool Parallel Guides. We mistakenly did not include a direct link to the review. If you had difficulty locating the review, you can view it online at the following location.

Webpage Brice Burrell's Review of the Festool Parallel Guides

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And The Winner Is...

Monday, May 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | Reviews | Saws

And the winner is...

 

If you've been on the fence about which plunge saw and guide rail system is the best, wait no longer. Recently, Woodworker's Journal, the Journal of Light Construction, and Fine Woodworking have written articles featuring a head-to-head comparison of the options available. In all instances, the editors chose the Festool TS plunge cut saw and guide rail system to offer the best performance and value.

Chris Marshall, Field Editor for Woodworker's Journal, said, "Without question, it's Festool", when choosing the 'Best Bet' winner in the genre of power tools. David Frane, JLC Senior Editor, stated, "...if I were to run out and buy one today, it would be the Festool TS 55 EQ", when choosing the best of class. In the editor's review of a competitor's offering, Mark Edmundson of Fine Woodworking wrote if he were to pick between the available plunge cut saws on the market, "...I'd choose the Festool."

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Jerry Work's Parallel Guide Tutorial

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | How-To | Saws

Jerry Work - Parallel Rip Guide

Jerry Work, a well respected member of the Festool community and author of numerous Festool tutorials, recently was given the opportunity to review the new Parallel Guide Set (Product No. P00108) which launches on March 1st.

Jerry prepared an 11-page pictorial tutorial for the new Parallel Guide Set that we would like to share with you. From what's in the box, to set up, to demonstration and tips, this tutorial is a great resource for anyone considering adding the Parallel Guide to their Festool arsenal. In Jerry's own words, "This tutorial shows how these impressive guides can elevate guided rail cutting to the point that there is little need for a table saw any more".

We encourage you to visit "The Dovetail Joint", Jerry's website, to peruse the numerous other Festool documents and tutorials he has produced.

PDF Jerry Work's Parallel Guide Tutorial (PDF - 5MB)

The New Festool Parallel Guides

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | New Products | Saws

Parallel Rip Guide

The new Parallel Guide accessory for Festool guide rails will be available for purchase on March 1st. This new accessory offers greater capability to the guide rail system by providing a faster, easier, smarter way to create consistent rip cuts. Visit your local Festool dealer for more information and a demonstration of this brilliant new addition to the Festool system.

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