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Offline Svar

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A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:40 AM »
This is another take on blade guard window cover to improve dust collection. The cover is made from piece of plastic packaging. It is a rectangle with cut out corners and two sides bent to slide into the window opening. Easy to remove and stays put once installed.
Festool should sell these. I think $39 a piece would be a good price in line with company policy.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2015, 12:26 PM by Svar »

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Offline Alan m

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 11:48 AM »
i like it.
where did you get that plastic piece.
i like to be able to see  whats going on inside
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Offline Svar

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 12:10 PM »
i like it.
where did you get that plastic piece.
i like to be able to see  whats going on inside

It is just a piece from some packaging material. The kind of plastic that a lot of things are packed in these days.

Offline epicxt

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Re: Re: Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 02:11 PM »
I think $39 a piece would be a good price in line with company policy.
Hah! Just about right! ;)
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 02:37 PM »
The cover is made from piece of plastic packaging. It is a rectangle with cut out corners and two sides bent to slide into the window opening. Easy to remove and stays put once installed.

Very clever! Nice idea.
Thanks
Tim

Offline JerrySats

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 07:04 PM »
Clever idea , I haven't noticed much dust left behind now . Are others seeing that much dust left ?

Offline Svar

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 05:18 AM »
Clever idea , I haven't noticed much dust left behind now . Are others seeing that much dust left ?

SRSemanza claims that covering just the opening helps: http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/festool-reviews/517-cover-plate-review-festool-ts55-ts.html

BTW, people often mention that the dust escapes through that side window. It does not! The airflow through the window is in, not out (well, mostly). This additional flow path simply results in reduced airflow at the bottom. Covering the window increases suction in the area where chips are ejected.
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Offline jonathan-m

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 07:00 AM »
pretty cool
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Offline Tinker

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 08:51 AM »
I just ran down to the shop and put a piece of tape over the opening of my ATF 55 and made one quick cut on MDF.
usually good for a good supply of dust for which i have been attributing my use of a modified cyclone collection.
Surprise!  Almost no dust.  It is evn better than before i put in the intermediate cyclone collector.
I will leave tape on and see if the improvement is constant.

For now, i have to go out and collect leaves
Tinker
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Offline epicxt

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Re: Re: Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 02:45 PM »

For now, i have to go out and collect leaves
Tinker
I'd recommend the 50mm hose for that!;)
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Re: Re: Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 08:18 PM »

For now, i have to go out and collect leaves
Tinker
I'd recommend the 50mm hose for that!;)

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Offline DrD

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 10:38 AM »
Using the TS 75 on most any material - MDF, MDO, Ply, Solid Wood - it appears that virtually all of the dust is escaping from the front of the saw, with little coming from the side opening.

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 09:33 PM »
I just bought the Festool cover plate for my TS 55 REQ and was annoyed to find that the saw doesnt fit into the systainers plastic insert with the cover installed.
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Online Gregor

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 08:05 AM »
I just bought the Festool cover plate for my TS 55 REQ and was annoyed to find that the saw doesnt fit into the systainers plastic insert with the cover installed.

If you refer to the ABSA-TS 55: mine fits in the (T-LOC) systainer when put on the saw as in the picture.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 05:45 PM »
I just bought the Festool cover plate for my TS 55 REQ and was annoyed to find that the saw doesnt fit into the systainers plastic insert with the cover installed.

If you refer to the ABSA-TS 55: mine fits in the (T-LOC) systainer when put on the saw as in the picture.
Interesting. I wonder if you guys have a different plastic insert in the Systainer. I bought what I think it the equivalent to what you posted here: LINK and the TS 55 definitely does not fit back in the plastic insert with it on.
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Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 08:24 PM »
I just put painters tape over the opening on my saws. But I could definitely see this helping identify the blade if you switch them a lot.


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Online Gregor

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2017, 07:34 AM »
I just bought the Festool cover plate for my TS 55 REQ and was annoyed to find that the saw doesnt fit into the systainers plastic insert with the cover installed.

If you refer to the ABSA-TS 55: mine fits in the (T-LOC) systainer when put on the saw as in the picture.
Interesting. I wonder if you guys have a different plastic insert in the Systainer. I bought what I think it the equivalent to what you posted here: LINK and the TS 55 definitely does not fit back in the plastic insert with it on.
I have a REBQ 220V european model, that might make a difference. Will take a closer look at it tomorrow and make some photos.

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Re: A simple TS-75/55 dust cover
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2017, 02:02 PM »
Saw fits without problems:
264890-0
Here's the number on the insert:
264892-1