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Guide Rail Deflector Modification
« on: September 14, 2007, 11:20 PM »
Hi,

   I cut a notch in one of my Deflectors and removed the side projection on the bottom. This allows it to be positioned in either Guide Rail slot. I thought this might help a bit when the hose is dragging from the left. I also plan to use a heat gun or something to heat up the plastic enough so that I can bend the sides out a little. A flare out may also help when the hose is coming from the extreme left or right.  Not sure yet how much difference this makes but it is  easy to do.  I marked out the section to remove with an exacto knife and small saddle square. Went to a utility knife to get a good line / cut part way through. Then finished off with a hack saw.  I am sure a band saw would make quick work of this. 



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Re: Guide Rail Deflector Modification
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 11:34 AM »
Hey S, what problems / issues were you having that prompted this modification? 

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Re: Guide Rail Deflector Modification
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 03:11 PM »
Hi,

   No real problem. I just like to try improving things whenever I see a possibility. If the deflector is over closer to the left side when the hose is coming from that direction , then it should be a little smoother.  Also see my post on this in the Wish List.

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Re: Guide Rail Deflector Modification
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 11:17 PM »
A very belated update .................  this does help a lot if you tend to have the hose / cord coming from the left instead of the right. Been using it for years now.


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Re: Guide Rail Deflector Modification
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 08:32 PM »
Nothing like a ten year study! [poke]
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan