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Offline chipbored

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C18 trigger problem
« on: July 01, 2018, 04:47 AM »
Hi all

Just wondering if anyone has had an issue with the trigger on a C18?

My drill is a couple of months old. Hard to explain the issue but the green trigger bends down if I engage it on the lower half and just does not feel right, you don't get the fine speed control you expect from a festool. It has even locked in a few times and if I take my finger off the trigger the drill keeps spinning until I nudge it out.

Going to send off for repair but just concerned it's going to come back the same way or quickly happen again if this isn't a faulty component or assembly.


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Offline Gregor

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Re: C18 trigger problem
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Havn't noticed what you experienced on mine.

Offline alex946

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Re: C18 trigger problem
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 01:41 AM »
I had similar. The flat spring of the reverse fixation broke and the chip clung to the trigger. Replaced. Everything was fine.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 02:02 AM by alex946 »
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