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Author Topic: LR 32 rod problem- SOLVED. Thanks FESTOOL!  (Read 1843 times)

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Offline David Fox

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LR 32 rod problem- SOLVED. Thanks FESTOOL!
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:18 PM »
THE rods for the parallel adjustment in my LR32 kit are losing their markings. Almost impossible to set it now due to the condition of the millimeter marking. I haven't used it THAT much. They appear to be printed onto the rods instead of etched? Nothing in the systainer is rolling around, and the way is all fits in there, the rods don't rub against anything. Anyone else have this problem?
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 07:36 PM by David Fox »

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: LR 32 rod problem
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 09:01 PM »
Not me and I use mine a lot. I
Have you called festool service or your dealer yet?

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I bought a extra set so i can adj them once. one set at 35mm te other at 22mm for hinges. I am going to buy a couple extra end stops so I will be able to do 2 cabinets at the same to me

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: LR 32 rod problem
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 09:03 AM »
Mine are 3 yrs old and used a lot, but not having this happen.  I wouldn't hesitate to give Festool service a call.  Possibly a bad run of markings.  It is difficult enough as is to see the markings to begin with (to me) and if they wore off, that would be bad.

Offline Gregor

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Re: LR 32 rod problem
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Mine are fine too.

The rods are somewhat strange though as of being massively massive, compared to everything else from Festool.

Offline David Fox

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Re: LR 32 rod problem
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 09:30 PM »
They called me to tell me they were sending one rod they had in stock. Next month, they will send the other. I just received the first one this past week.

Offline David Fox

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Re: LR 32 rod problem
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 07:36 PM »
update on the rods. I have received repacements for both rods. My problem is solved. New idea, place the new rod next to the old rod and transfer the markings with a fine sharpie, then using a dremel tool, and thin cut off abrasive, etch the marking in my old rods.