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Author Topic: AT 65 EB plunge saw & FS 800/2 guide rail 45° cut problem!  (Read 1548 times)

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Offline Vincent Palermo

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Héllo everyone!  [smile]

I've restored this AT 65 EB Plunge saw recently, did some minor repairs (bolts replaced, alignment etcetera) and ordered the 'table extension' that slides out to the right hand side for angled cuts.

My question might be pretty simple: When I put the saw on the (modified for clarity->) guide rail and extend the rail to keep the saw from tipping over to the right I have a gap underneath the extension which is the height of the guide rail, so the saw does still tip over!

-> IS there an actual solution to this problem?
-> Does this mean my saw is not 'optimally compatible' with the modern rails for 45° cuts?

Can I find a certain material that I could fix underneath the extension to cover the gap? It would then slide over the workpiece, which would also mean, in either case, that I cannot make cuts close to the edge. Might this keep the saw from sliding well & thus be dangerous?

I'd be very happy with any kind of advice!
I've looked for quite some time to find anyone with the same issue but could not find anything on the internet so far.


Kind regards, Vincent

PS: I've attached some images to clarify the issue!
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 06:51 AM by Vincent Palermo »

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: AT 65 EB plunge saw & FS 800/2 guide rail 45° cut problem!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 07:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  I hope that one of our members can offer some advice.  I wonder if there was an accessory piece that snapped on to make up the 5mm thickness difference.

Peter

Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: AT 65 EB plunge saw & FS 800/2 guide rail 45° cut problem!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 09:31 AM »
I believe the side extension is intended for use when the saw is off the guide rail.  So that the ATF saw is more like a standard circular saw and the extension is not an aid for beveling.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 09:34 AM by Scott in Bend »

Offline Vincent Palermo

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Re: AT 65 EB plunge saw & FS 800/2 guide rail 45° cut problem!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  I hope that one of our members can offer some advice.  I wonder if there was an accessory piece that snapped on to make up the 5mm thickness difference.

Peter

Hello Peter, thanks for the welcome, happy to be here.

I have the original exploded view parts list and there are no accessories missing now that I ordered the extension.

5mm is the thickness of the guide rail I assume? I was going to measure it if I were to glue a little bit of some type of plastic sheet material underneath.

I believe the side extension is intended for use when the saw is off the guide rail.  So that the ATF saw is more like a standard circular saw and the extension is not an aid for beveling.

Hey Scott, I guess not from what I can see on the plans! But the saw is compatible with the modern rails and has the two adjustment screws to fix it on the guide rail without play, do you think gluing some material underneath the table extension would be a good solution? I'm thinking of some kind of plexiglass rectangle of the right thickness or something else that slides well! Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 10:16 AM by Vincent Palermo »

Offline Ripit

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Re: AT 65 EB plunge saw & FS 800/2 guide rail 45° cut problem!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 09:35 PM »
i had the atf65e maybe a little newer then this one but same form factor, thats the “saw extension” and it is pulled out when making beveled cuts and pushed in tight when not. Really just for more stability when off the track and can also be used as a saw guide against a wall or something. I never used it and I had the saw for 13 yrs