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Offline Untidy Shop

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EazyGluide FSK!
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:33 PM »
Recently I purchased a FSK250 rail that had been the dealers display model. Found it a bit sticky compared to my 420. After removing the dealers sticker and checking the saw cams there was little improvement. After a light spray of Selley's EazyGliude all is well.  [big grin]
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 10:47 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline RustE

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EazyGluide FSK!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 01:10 PM »
There is a YouTube video about the HKC 55 posted by Donavans Homes.  You can see in this video a few instances where the FSK250 does not properly reset.  My thought was that he might not have the gib cams adjusted correctly.

With this thread, I wonder if the return spring in the FSK250 does not have enough force.  A lubricant applied to the guide rail reduces friction between it and the saw baseplate.  Now the return spring force is capable of consistently overcoming the friction force.

Offline Acrobat

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Re: EazyGluide FSK!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 05:40 PM »
Interesting, I have the same issue with the 420 fsk rail.  i have just cleaned it and sprayed some crc on it, hopefully this will help lube it and get a smooth return happening.
I noticed the lined caution tape on the side is peeling off so think that has something to do with slowing the return as well.
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Offline RustE

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Re: EazyGluide FSK!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 06:52 PM »
Interesting, I have the same issue with the 420 fsk rail.  i have just cleaned it and sprayed some crc on it, hopefully this will help lube it and get a smooth return happening.
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CRC brake cleaner or something else?  Just curious.  I would probably reach for Ballistol or Lucas Oil CLP.

Offline Acrobat

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Re: EazyGluide FSK!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2017, 07:09 PM »
CRC is marketed here as a spray lubricant - an alternative to WD40.
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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: EazyGluide FSK!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 07:11 PM »
@RustE

Look for this or something similar.



Normal WD40 is an option but as a wet lubricant there might be issues with saw dust. There is however a WD40 dry lubricant now on the market down here too. But I have not used it.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 07:16 PM by Untidy Shop »
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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values