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Offline Raess

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Problems connecting cord to ts55
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:28 PM »
Brand new ts55,and i am able to pull out the plug with little effort. Tried plunging it all the way to get better access to no avail. Is this common? Any fixes? Thanks

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Offline Holmz

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Re: Problems connecting cord to ts55
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 06:31 PM »
Does it go in and then twist a 1/4turn to lock it in place?

Offline Raess

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Re: Problems connecting cord to ts55
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 08:15 PM »
it turns a quarter turn to the right, but i can pull the cord out with little resistance...the kind of resistance of grabbing the hose and cord to keep to keep clear of track.Thanks for the reply

Offline tjbnwi

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  • Cedar Tucky Indiana
Re: Problems connecting cord to ts55
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 11:49 PM »
There are outlined (counter clockwise) and filled arrows (clockwise) on the Plug-It cord.

There is an indexing line on the saw body where the Plug-It plugs in---at about 11:00.

Insert the Plug-It with a solid arrow (the arrow points clockwise) aligned to the index line.

Rotate the Plug-it until an outlined arrow (this arrow points counter clockwise) aligns with the index line. At this point the cord should be very firmly locked to the saw.

On new cord/tool combinations the cord can be very hard to twist.

All of the Festools I own and have seen with Plug-its have an indexing line so you know when the Plug-It is properly locked in.


Online Dick Mahany

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Re: Problems connecting cord to ts55
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 10:38 AM »
On my TS55, I found that the plug-it cord  was much easier to insert and fully engage the twist lock if I loosened the bevel angle locks and tilted the saw to be able to get a better grip on the cord.  Initially I had an occasional disconnect and thought that I had seated the plug, but really had not.

Offline Raess

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Re: Problems connecting cord to ts55
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 04:12 PM »
Your tip helped.Much harder than i thought it would be, i hope it breaks in quickly or i'll never disconnect it again.