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Offline EdWilliams

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Df500 plunge depth adjust problem.
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:17 PM »
 I've had my DF500 about four years.  From day 1 the depth adjustment (the metal lever not the plastic clip) has been very stiff to adjust.  After my last project I gave the tool a good clean and lube.  I can now flip between all the depth settings with minimal force - EXCEPT for the 28 mm (the deepest setting), which I can't get in at all.  I'm reluctant to use more than finger strength to get it in.
  Any ideas how to fix this?  I don't want to start a random disassembly of an expensive precision tool.

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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Df500 plunge depth adjust problem.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 12:33 PM »
Interesting. I've never seen this part with any issues. I would call Festool Monday and get a recommendation from them.
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Offline Picktool

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Re: Df500 plunge depth adjust problem.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 03:46 PM »
Is there something stuck in there? Wood chip?
You're talking about the 2-part knob system on the left side
below the on/off knob?

I managed a few wood pieces in there and couldnt get past 20
I took off the base and all was free moving and seen there was
crap in there. Air chucked and good to go.

Other than that, what Chris said
Well Dogey

Offline EdWilliams

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Re: Df500 plunge depth adjust problem.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 05:31 PM »
  I does seem like it's jamming on something but I sure can't find it.  I'll call Festool.