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Offline Lettusbee

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Plug it cord repair
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:48 PM »
How do you remove the plastic plug it piece and reconnect the cord a little further down so that the insulation can do it's job?

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Offline Alex

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 02:45 AM »
You can't, it's all molded together. Once a plug is broken you have to buy a whole new cord. One of the reasons these things suck so much. Good money maker for Festool. [thumbs up]

In the past they offered a new plug you could fit yourself, but they stopped doing that. But the new plug was only 25% cheaper than an entire new cord anyway.

Offline Oldwood

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 03:47 PM »
Make sure you get the heavy cord if you have tools that use them or plan to get them. Then you have a cord that will work with ALL the tools.

Gerry
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Offline lwoirhaye

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 10:36 AM »
I think I saw a post in here by a guy who said he could repair them.  He wanted to exchange two bad ones for one good one, but maybe he'll take a fee.

Offline Lettusbee

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:38 AM »
Since the plug itself still works fine, I was hoping it could be removed, slide the strain relief  down over the insulation and reconnect.  This cord is probably ten years old if that makes a difference.  Since green on festool is supposed to indicate  that it has a purpose, thought I might get lucky. 

Thanks y'all

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Online Mario Turcot

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 11:51 AM »
I suggest to split a larger size(bigger than the cable) shrink tube and heat it over the connector. It will make it stiffer but at least will protect it a bit more.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Good fix idea. I would even go one step further and repeat that with one or even two more still larger tubes.

Offline Lettusbee

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 06:45 PM »
Double Yep on the Shrink Tube. 

Thanks

Offline Bob Wolfe

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 10:07 PM »
Ever heard of electrical tape???

Offline Lettusbee

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Sure, but I run a classy operation [big grin]

Offline Bob Wolfe

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 12:01 AM »
Then use red tape.

Online NL-mikkla

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Re: Plug it cord repair
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 01:00 AM »