No modification was made to the saw except to replace the two panhead 4mm bolts at the bottom of the bladeguard by two roundhead and slightly longer 4mm bolts. These two bolts hold the 1" aluminium square channel through two vertical slots in the inside wall of the channel.
On my TS-55, these screws are not 4mm . They are 4mm thick, but the screw pitch is extremely coarse. I can not find any screws with the same thread-pitch. Does anybody know where to find these screws?
Note that the saw being discussed in this thread is the older ATF55, not the TS55 which is currently being sold. The 4mm screws on the AFT55 that lat owns are described in the parts catalogue as "Flat head screw M 4 x 10" with Order No 228736, and are not used on your TS55. The catalogue describes the equivalent screws on the TS55 as "Screw DG 40 x 15", Order No 400710.
"M4 x 10" is a standard way of describing a metric-threaded screw which is 4mm diameter and 10mm long. Anyone know what the "DG 40" designation means for the TS55 screw?