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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Tape over hole on TS55
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 11:45 AM »
I have a combination of Svar's and Anthonyz's.  I used .080 and .125 black ABS to close up the hole.  Two layers, the .125 one friction fits the hole and the .080 is marginally larger to keep the plug from falling thru.  I have a strip of National Guard Products 1" brush weatherstrip to close the gap along the blade opening and it is fastened at either end using small 8/32 locking knobs.  I've done this to my 55 and 75.  I actually cut much more plastics (acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, phenolics) than wood and with the above mods, I have minimal kickout of dust.
@rst Any pictures?  Oh, and where did you get the brush weatherstrip?

Thanks, Mike A.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 11:52 AM by mike_aa »

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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Tape over hole on TS55
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2017, 03:25 PM »
What blade is in your saw in that photo?
Oslun blade. They work pretty darn good and at the price point they are at, it is not worth sharpening them.
https://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBFT-160048-Crosscut-Festool-SP6000K/dp/B0030GGFRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489004411&sr=8-1&keywords=oshlun+festool

I have a combination of Svar's and Anthonyz's.  I used .080 and .125 black ABS to close up the hole.  Two layers, the .125 one friction fits the hole and the .080 is marginally larger to keep the plug from falling thru.  I have a strip of National Guard Products 1" brush weatherstrip to close the gap along the blade opening and it is fastened at either end using small 8/32 locking knobs.  I've done this to my 55 and 75.  I actually cut much more plastics (acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, phenolics) than wood and with the above mods, I have minimal kickout of dust.
I would like to see pics too please.

Any pictures?  Oh, and where did you get the brush weatherstrip?

Thanks, Mike A.
The brush weatherstrip can be had from Fastcap, and Amazon, along with other places I am sure.

Offline rst

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Re: Tape over hole on TS55
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2017, 04:18 PM »
I'm having issues attaching pictures, something to do with how they are saved.   this is not the NGP one that I used but is similar.  Amazon Pemko Door Bottom Sweep, Clear Anodized Aluminum with 1" Gray Nylon Brush insert, 0.25"W x 1.875" H x 48" L
this is not the NGP one that I used but is similar.