Author Topic: Do you find splinterguard edge hard to see? Anyone sell alternative colors?  (Read 2094 times)

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Offline Benito

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I find it a little hard to see the edge on the standard clear splinterguard. Does Festool sell splinterguards in different colors? Anyone have any tips or tricks for making the edge stand out a little more clearly?

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Offline RJNeal

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First welcome to the FOG.
Second, when Festool 1st came out there were black. Then they came out “clear” so you can see your mark. And the now with the switch the adhesive doesn’t stick.
Long story short pick up some Makita guide rail strips. Also the glue is better.
Clean off old strip with acetone.
Hope this helps.
Rick.
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Offline Cheese

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I take a green or red Sharpie and rub it against the cut edge of the splinter strip. Blue and black Sharpie kind of blends in with the pencil marks. It only lasts for a few cuts though because of the blade kissing it all the time.

I just mark maybe a 2" strip on each end of the rail.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2018, 08:35 AM by Cheese »

Offline Benito

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Cheese, That's a good idea. I'll try coloring the edge with a red Sharpie. Thanks!

Offline SRSemenza

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I like the clear better than black. I find it easier to distinguish the strip from the pencil mark.

Seth

Offline IndyMike

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I haven't had any issues seeing it but I try to make sure I have good contrast.
Mike

Offline Svar

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I take a green or red Sharpie and rub it against the cut edge of the splinter strip. Blue and black Sharpie kind of blends in with the pencil marks. It only lasts for a few cuts though because of the blade kissing it all the time.
What if you color the underside of the strip? Haven't tried it myself, just a thought. The strip is translucent, so you'll be able to see the color.

Offline Benito

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I like the clear better than black. I find it easier to distinguish the strip from the pencil mark.

Seth

I agree that black would also probably hard to see or distinguish. I like that the strip is translucent. I just wish it had a little color to it so that the edge would 'pop' a little more. The clear kind of disappears on me. Maybe Festool could offer one or two alternative tints. Still translucent, but maybe a red tint to help with contrast.

Offline IndyMike

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Green tint so it’s not perfectly clear but still translucent enough to see marks through.
Mike