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Offline chrish

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Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:34 AM »
I picked up a used Trion, only to realize later that the blade guide is not aligned and looks bent. I’m new to these tools. Is there a way to adjust this?

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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:47 AM »
IIRC there are two screws that hold that part in position accessable from underneath. The part may not move over far enough so it is a simple matter to replace it with new part available from festool service. I think it is part #499559 at about $34US if your machine is a PS 300 EQ.

Online Alex

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Re: Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 05:14 AM »
Just bend it back with some pliers.

Unless you want to spend $33.91 ex VAT on new part #499559 which you can order through any dealer or Festool directly. Used tools are not cheap if you have to spend tons of money on broken parts.

Online RKA

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Re: Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 06:41 AM »
It’s hard to tell from the pic, but it appears the guide itself has separate from the metal behind it and the metal is cracked behind the blade?  Might be better off replacing it.
-Raj

Offline chrish

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Re: Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 11:34 AM »
It is PS 300 EQ.

I’ll inspect more if it can be moved back or there’re cracks and has to be replaced. Thanks!

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Bent blade guide. Is there a way to adjust this?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 11:38 AM »
How does it cut?