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Author Topic: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section  (Read 2542 times)

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Offline Stimpy

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HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« on: February 10, 2018, 07:39 PM »
Hey up folks, first post here....

Have a few Festool machines and on the hike love them I have to say.

Bought a HK85 recently and when I got it the outer box was broken... The saw looked fine. Then on closer inspection I noticed about 1mm of lateral play on the front end, this can be felt between the baseplate and blade / guard section. I spoke to my toolshop and they got it picked up, took a look and sent me a fresh one.

Opened the fresh one... courier had again modified the box.... And the saw had exactly the same amount of play as the last one!!?...

I understand that by design this area has to have a very minute amount of play but 1/1.5mm to the leading edge seems incorrect. I have spoken to my dealer and sent him a video- will wait to hear back - they’ve been very good so far.

Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue?

Thanks

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Offline Scratch Built

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Re: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 04:30 PM »
G'day Stimpy.
I have the exact same issue as this. Did you find a fix? regards Nic

Offline glass1

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Re: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 06:40 AM »
Not many sold ?

Offline glass1

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Re: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 07:18 AM »
And no answer from festool

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 10:30 AM »
I have notified our UK man, Phil, about this. He has been in and out of action a bit lately as is evident from some other topics about his situation.  I think this just got missed.


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Offline Lbob131

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Re: HK 85 - Lateral play on the front hinge pin section
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 06:49 PM »
I have the HK 85 and no issues with the front hinge.
On the power side  no issues either.