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Author Topic: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!  (Read 1020 times)

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Offline abates

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Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:26 AM »
Two questions:
1) how in the heck can that even happen?
2) is it easy enough to repair or should I send it in?  I am fairly mechanically adept, but don’t want to spend hours rebuilding a router. 
As the story goes: inserted a router bit, fast fix works fine, went to remove the bit after use and fast fix is broken.  So confused...

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Offline wpz

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Re: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 02:23 PM »
Hi,

1) It is not a normal spindle lock, but some kind of ratcheting mechanism.

2) There might be some dust in the ratcheting mechanism, see this topic:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/ratcheting-collet-not-working-on-of2200/

Hope this helps,
P


Online Peter Halle

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Re: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 02:52 PM »
  Check to make sure trigger isn’t accidentally locked on.  1400 has safety am not sure about 2200.

Peter

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Yes Peter is correct, it has that safety feature on the 2200 also.
Rick.
Have you walked your saw today?

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Re: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:18 PM »
BOOM!  You guys are great.  Pulled off the black cap and behold: a bunch of black, burnt dust clogged up around the lock.  You would have thought I was pouring espresso through the router with the color and consistency of the dust.  Well, back up and running.  Thanks again! 

Offline glass1

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Re: Festool of2200 fastfix spindle lock broke!!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 07:07 PM »
See why no one wants to call Festool first.