Recent Stupid Blunder -- while in a hurry to vacuum up a pile of hand plane shavings, with my back to the CT-22E dust extractor, I tried to "stretch" the boom arm connected hose just a little further and tipped the CT-22 onto its handle. [Of course, I had not taken the time to properly setup the anti-tip foot braces!] Because there was a tall stack of Systainers and Sortainers attached to the CT-22E, it crashed hard onto the concrete floor of my garage and broke the lower mounting points of the handle to the CT-22E, cracking the black plastic of the perimeter frame of the CT-22E in which the bottom ends of the handle mounting bracket are mounted. The middle mounting blocks and screws appear to be undamaged. The handle and boom arm can now be rocked slightly fore and aft due to there only being a single rigid mounting point located at those upper screw block mounting points.
Sorry, I do not have any photos of the damage at this time, and could not locate at FestoolUSA website any Festool photo of the handle mounting to the CT-22 that depicts the the lower mounting area.
Has anyone else experienced this type of breakage?
Any thoughts on making self-repairs to the handle mounting? I plan to disassemble the boom arm and handle to effect repairs.
Has anyone tried to glue any Festool components made of plastic?
My hunch is that the broken component is made of ABS plastic, but that is only a hunch/guess.
If 'yes', what kind of glue did you use?
Any ideas on reinforcing the repair area?
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