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Offline Pykie

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HKC fouling splinterguard
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:35 AM »
Hey guys, having an issue with a HKC ive recently been running though its paces.

I've got a TS55 as well as a TS75 and never had this issue with the s;inter guard like this, only the glue detatching when it needs replacing.

I went through 3 pieces of splinter guard rubber today as the saw kept fouling the splinter guard and over cutting it closer to the aluminium track, then causing a furry cut with small tear out where the splinter guard had been cut back.

I thought it might have been a once off but once I replaced the guard, within 7-8 cuts it had fouled the rubber strip.

All these cuts were on 0 degrees and on the HKC 420.

This is the 18v HKC 55.

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 07:59 AM »
Perhaps this will be a stupid suggestion, but you might want to take the blade off and reinstall it again to make sure that it seats  properly and that it is tight.


Offline demographic

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 05:26 PM »
No chance the blade could be warped?
It's pretty slim and can be damaged if its stopped in the cut and pulled out badly.

Offline Cheese

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 08:59 PM »
I'd echo Peter's suggestion, remove the blade and clean the arbor, washer and nut and look for anything that could interfere with the proper mounting of the blade. Also look for any small metal burrs that may have gone unnoticed during the assembly process.

Offline bryan1982

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 12:45 AM »
Check to make sure the saw is running tight on the guide rail

Offline RTC

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 10:11 PM »
My HKC has also cut the splinter guard slightly unevenly. Not so much that it's been an issue. I have been putting the saw through its paces cutting stringers and rafters from wet lumber. So the minute blade drift seemed acceptable.  My splinter guard is slightly furry at the farthest point where the saw rarely travels.

Offline Pykie

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 06:35 AM »
Just an update on this.

Blade was installed correctly, was running fine on the track.

I think it's blade deflection in the 32mm hardwood decking. There's even a small knick in the aluminium on the track, so a good 2-3mm deflection in the blade to hit that.

I went through a fair bit of splinterguard sorting it out. Still not great and the cut quality isn't as good as a TS55.

The spring has already failed in the retractable guard as well.

Reconsidering weather or not to buy the HK 85 now.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: HKC fouling splinterguard
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 10:04 AM »
        When comparing cut quality make sure the same type of blade is being compared. I don't know if you have blades other than those that come on the saws but just for peoples general info. HKC comes with an 18 tooth blade that probably has a tooth geometry that is a compromise for rip and crosscuts. While the TS55 comes with a 48 tooth blade that is optimized for crosscuts and sheet goods.