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A Week In The Workshop 168




Hi everyone. A genuinely quicker one this week as I needed to press on with the drawer cabinet build, which has turned into a bit of a slog.


TL;DR. Dowels are hard work, even with a duo-doweller - or two! The Triton isn’t terrible and gave me no major problems, but I’m definitely out of practice at cabinet construction!


I - hopefully - answer a couple of follow-on questions about the centrotec vid and system, and should have a bit more on the 20mm router bit discussion for you in the week, when I’ll also do the Festool micr-systainer draw as well!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and thanks you as always, for your support, and for being part of Plus.


Peter


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petermillard
petermillard
Feb 16, 2023
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Thanks Peter. Can’t help but think this is a weird move by Festool. They seem to be dropping the whole 10.8v battery line in favour of 18v across the board, and while I see the logic in that, the CX/TX drills grow significantly in size - but the C18 still remains?? And yikes - those prices! 😯

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Festool's Centrotec chucks are a brilliant idea but I wonder how long their patent has left to run. When that runs out there will be umpteen drill manufacturers adopting their own version of it and at a much more reasonable price.

I remember a few years ago paying Fein a great dollop of money for their multitool. Short time later the patent ran out and every other manufacturer had one at about a third of the price I paid.

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Derek Caldwell
Derek Caldwell
Feb 12, 2023

Cabinets coming along nicely I know you said about the Festool forstner but set being expensive I have the zobo set don’t think they make it anymore but the cutters are the best I have ever used they were worth the money

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The new cabinet's off to a good start, I'm tempted to ask if it would've been easier just to paint it rather than faff around lipping the edges, but I know that's not really the point!


Re. Centrotec, I got to use my CXS for the first time yesterday with a centrotec pz2 screwdriver bit and brad bit for pilot drilling. I've got to say the whole experience just put a smile on my face, for the first time ever I actually didn't mind switching between bits and everything just worked and felt very secure. I'd be lying if I said it was an enlightening, life changing revelation or anything like that, but I'm definitely convinced. I've gone and ordered…

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Could be a fun April fools video, grab a few tatty old bits of chipboard out of a skip and wack it together with some massive nails. Call it the ultimate workshop cabinet or something similarly clickbaity. How long could you keep a straight face talking through that one? 😂

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