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Offline ear3

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2018, 08:57 AM »
Good reminder for me to power up my Super Sawzall from time to time.  Since I got the M18 hackzall a couple of years back, the only time my Super Sawzall gets a workout is when my neighbor borrows it!

Apparently this is only a problem with the expensive grease that Festool uses.

Not really, here’s a shot of a Milwaukee mag drill that hasn’t been fired up in the last year. It just sits in its case and waits for its opportunity.  [cool]. Check out the deposits on the cord and the tell tale runs on the blow molded case.

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Offline Runhard

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I actually use the kapex to make a few cuts here and there every few months (I know that’s pathetic). So, it does not sit unused for a year or more. Granted, there are people who use their kapex more in a week than I do in a year, but mine still gets some use. My TS75 is the same situation and I have a paper towel sitting under it, on top of a CT26, collecting the oil that leaks out. I wouldn’t be surprised to here that it’s my fault because the TS75 was not designed to be used in a CMS for NA, but it’s fine every else in the world.  [eek]

Trust me, I’m a big fan of Festool, but they are not perfect and no tool company is. I’ve invested over 30k in Festool alone and am hoping that the tools are working for me when I want to use them. I’m 42 and I don’t expect them to last until I retire or anything, I just want them to be usable off and on for at least another decade or so.

Nothing is broke yet, so I’ll hope for the best and see what happens. I’m concerned about the kapex because the oil/grease is eventually all going to run out. Does anyone have experience or know the rough estimate to send a kapex (out of warranty) in for a service check up? I’m 2.5hrs from Festool USA, so shipping might not be bad. Too bad they don’t let people drop things off to get serviced, or do they?

Anyway, I will probably contact Festool and look into getting my kapex serviced. I’ll report back after I get the saw back. Hopefully Festool will shed some light on this greasy situation. 
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« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 11:09 AM by Runhard »
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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2018, 11:37 AM »
@Runhard 

>>TS75 was not designed to be used in a CMS for NA, but it’s fine every else in the world.  [eek]<<

I dont have mine in a CMS  But If I had one in the CMS Id rarely take it out and Id have none of the problems your having for some reason. BTW Mine is a US 110v TS 75.

Say what kind of cuts are you getting with yours in the CMS?

If mine was in the CMS I would have the CS 50 fence and not get as good a cut with it mounted in the CMS as I do using a guide rail.

How does yours cut?   Just curious
Thanks

If I had one in the CMS it would look like this

« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 11:51 AM by jobsworth »

Offline Runhard

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2018, 11:58 AM »
@Runhard 

>>TS75 was not designed to be used in a CMS for NA, but it’s fine every else in the world.  [eek]<<

I dont have mine in a CMS  But If I had one in the CMS Id rarely take it out and Id have none of the problems your having for some reason. BTW Mine is a US 110v TS 75.

Say what kind of cuts are you getting with yours in the CMS?

If mine was in the CMS I would have the CS 50 fence and not get as good a cut with it mounted in the CMS as I do using a guide rail.

How does yours cut? Just curious

@jobsworth
Mine cuts pretty good actually, but not as good compared to using a track. Obviously when using the track you have the splinter guard and a sacrificial surface below, so the cut is going to be cleaner. I do get straight cuts (from what I can tell) with the TS75/CMS. I use the Incra LS Super System with JessEm clear cut stock guides. I can start a new topic and I’ll try to get a few pictures posted on my setup and new shop space. I moved a year and a half ago and am still getting my shop spaces setup. The only issues I ever run into is getting material stuck on the splinter guard. My splinter guard it not 100% perfectly aligned, it’s been an issue from day 1 and I wasn’t able to come up with a solution. As long as I’m not rushing anything and I’m careful, I can usually avoid getting the material stuck. Once I get my sawstop up and running, I will probably only use the TS75/CMS for rough cuts.
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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2018, 12:06 PM »
I find that if Ihad one and were to make a cut on solid wood like maple, Id get saw marks and have to joint the pieces prior to glue up. I wouldnt have a problem doing it if I had one but as all woodworkers we want to save steps on our cuts. So Im guessing it must be the fence.

I got some time this morning so If I had one I would fool with it.

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2018, 12:11 PM »
I find that if Ihad one and were to make a cut on solid wood like maple, Id get saw marks and have to joint the pieces prior to glue up. I wouldnt have a problem doing it if I had one but as all woodworkers we want to save steps on our cuts. So Im guessing it must be the fence.

I got some time this morning so If I had one I would fool with it.

I honestly think that the JessEm clear cut stock guides help prevent the saw marks. You might be able to retrofit them to your fence. I’ll be getting their newer clear cut TS stock guides as well.
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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2018, 12:13 PM »
How was the saw stored? What where the temperature ranges?

I'd guess oil leakage becomes a bigger problem if your saw cycles between -10 and +30 as compared to +5 and +15. (degrees C; 0 is freezing, 100 boiling)

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2018, 12:28 PM »
How was the saw stored? What where the temperature ranges?

I'd guess oil leakage becomes a bigger problem if your saw cycles between -10 and +30 as compared to +5 and +15. (degrees C; 0 is freezing, 100 boiling)

Are you asking me or the OP?

Mine has always been in the upright position. I have it on the MFT/kapex when in my basement shop (90% of the time) or on the UG stand when in my garage (10% of the time) but always upright. It has never been subjected to extrem temperature changes. My basement is usually around 68° and the times that I had it in the garage, the temperature could range anywhere from 45° to 85°.
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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2018, 02:28 PM »
I find that if Ihad one and were to make a cut on solid wood like maple, Id get saw marks and have to joint the pieces prior to glue up. I wouldnt have a problem doing it if I had one but as all woodworkers we want to save steps on our cuts. So Im guessing it must be the fence.

I got some time this morning so If I had one I would fool with it.

If I had one with this issue Id go out and check the fence. If I were to find it out of adj Id adjust. I found it cut a lot better now. very little saw marks. Ill really have to wait til I get a project going and then Ill know for sure. But the test cuts I did loked pretty darned good. Finally as Ive been fooling with this for a while now.

I honestly think that the JessEm clear cut stock guides help prevent the saw marks. You might be able to retrofit them to your fence. I’ll be getting their newer clear cut TS stock guides as well.

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Re: Festool Service Says TS 55 REQ failed due to lack of use
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2018, 02:34 PM »
Hmm, my now fairly old ATF55 saw doesn't leak oil or grease at all..... Must be a dried up cake of crud inside the saw.... [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
 More thoughts on the Grease leakage.  I have to store grease guns in my shop with a clear plastic bag over them since I don't go through enough grease to get it empty in a hurry. I always see the base oil dripping out of the grease gun over the many months it's hanging up in my shop. Doesn't matter which grease it is except that any of them are NON-Synthetic. 
 
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