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Offline riles

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slight bend in 106" saw guide
« on: April 01, 2017, 12:43 PM »
Hi!!  I've got a 106" saw guide that seems to have developed a bow. its about 10 years old and along with other guides I own has been a real hero in my shop!  when I place a known straight edge across the raised guide track I get a slight "rock" in the straight edge,which brings about a heavy 1/16" bow in an 8' plywood rip.   My question is a) is this a common occurrence in older guides and b) any suggestions on how to fix this?! ( without buying a new guide!)  thanks for any help or input!( tried calling Festool a couple of times ,left voice mails   with no callbacks)
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 10:17 AM by riles »

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Offline ear3

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Re: slight bend in 106" saw guide
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 09:03 PM »
Any word on this @TylerC ?
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Re: slight bend in 106" saw guide
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 09:02 AM »
This is not a very common occurrence. Sometimes users will inadvertently push a bow into the rail, but it shouldn't happen on its own. To verify that it's an actual bow, place it flat against a sheet of plywood. Draw a line on the grooved side of the guide rail. Then flip it around and see if it lines up.

Unfortunately, if there is a bow, there's no real way to "unbow" it.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: slight bend in 106" saw guide
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 09:07 AM »
Make sure the plywood is well supported, any dip will cause a "bow".