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Offline Svar

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Rail splinter guard fix
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:48 PM »
Splinter guard typically starts to peel off from the ends. I wrap clear tape around the edges to secure it as shown.
Note: I used blue painters tape only to make it visible on the pictures. Clear packing tape works best. It adheres very well, lasts long time, does not interfere with anything, and secures the strip in all directions.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 07:52 PM by Svar »

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Offline Chris Perren

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Excellent Suggestion!

Offline Trevin

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 10:49 PM »
Good Idea!!!  I vote for @Svar to win some sandpaper!!!   [big grin]

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 12:25 AM »
Nothing like a simple solution sometimes. Amazing how many little things get overlooked until someone else points them out.   [doh]

Seth

Offline ear3

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 09:40 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion!  I think all of my rails require this treatment at this point.
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Offline RJNeal

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 10:53 PM »
I have been doing that since Festool switched guide strips. I usually use the red stucco tape. Seems to last longer.
Then again you should see the bottom of  my 10’ rail. It’s pretty much got a red racing stripe. I do have a replacement makita strip. 
Thanks for sharing
Rick
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Offline jtwood

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 12:16 AM »
Great idea, especially the price!

Thx,
Steve

Offline Cheese

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 10:04 AM »
Excellent idea Svar... [thumbs up]  clear packaging tape it is. I replaced the strip on 2 of my rails this spring but I noticed both are now just starting to droop a bit.

Offline Don Ware

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 10:20 AM »
I have always back cut the last 3/4" of the splitter guard. And back cut the very end. I never line anything up with the very end of the guide. And it keeps it from getting caught on things.
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Offline Kev

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 05:02 PM »
Where's the forum personal bookmark feature? [sad]

I'm replacing all of my strips soon, got to remember this!!!

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 03:22 PM »
I have always back cut the last 3/4" of the splitter guard. And back cut the very end. I never line anything up with the very end of the guide. And it keeps it from getting caught on things.
Ditto...this works well for me.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 02:48 AM »
Where's the forum personal bookmark feature? [sad]

I'm replacing all of my strips soon, got to remember this!!!
A bookmark in the browser should do that trick.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 10:51 AM »
Where's the forum personal bookmark feature? [sad]

I'm replacing all of my strips soon, got to remember this!!!
A bookmark in the browser should do that trick.

While not exactly what you are looking for it will  get you the same end result.   Click the "Notify" button towards the upper right of the topic. Even though you will only be notified when a new post is made that will also add it to your list of topic notifications. That list is in your profile. So the list will serve as a list of forum bookmarks that are links to the topic.

Seth
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Rail splinter guard fix
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 08:25 AM »
Im going to try that
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