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Offline vinay

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TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:46 PM »
I have a new TS 55R EBQ-Plus.
I've done a few cuts in 18mm plywood to see how square cuts are and when checking with a square there is a slight unsquareness I can see (along the 18 mm width of the plywood).
How square should I expect cuts to be?

Also, I've noticed there is a small screw (colored green) which appears to be a way to set the 0 bevel but reading here various threads people describe more complex ways to align the 0 bevel. Is it because of different models or because that screw isn't meant for what I think it is?


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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 02:21 PM »
Yes that is the screw to adjust the saw.
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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 03:03 PM »
And it won't take much. Count your turns (or more like 1/4 turns) as you go so the you can reference the adjustment.

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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 03:49 PM »
So what is the adjustment referred to in this thread/post?

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/festool-ts55-bevel-stop/msg319069/#msg319069

And this video?


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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 11:44 PM »
In that video he is just measuring for square / perpendicular directly on the blade in relation to the plate while making the adjustment with the adjustment screw. Instead of making test cuts or using a square between the blade and bottom of the plate with blade plunged.

Adjustment screws are different because it is a model earlier saw.

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Offline vinay

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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 02:21 AM »
And once I set the 0, will it change the 45 degree bevel? Is there a way to set it separately? Is it required or is the saw built in such a way that the 45 is set as exact 45 degrees by the saw construction?

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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 04:05 AM »
That screw is the front bevel stop, If you set the rear bevel stop to zero, the 45 degree setting should automatically change with it.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-problems/festool-ts55-bevel-stop/msg317232/#msg317232


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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 12:02 PM »
@vinay

>>I have a new TS 55R EBQ-Plus.
I've done a few cuts in 18mm plywood to see how square cuts are and when checking with a square there is a slight unsquareness I can see (along the 18 mm width of the plywood).
How square should I expect cuts to be?<<

I get square cuts. As square or even more accurate (square cuts) Then I have with a table saw. If your not getting square cuts particularly with plywood ( Im assuming that is what your having issues with).


First we would need more info as to how you are cross cutting your piece to ensure it is 90 degrees from the edge of the piece.

My check list is.

Ripping:
Cut the factory edge.
Measure from that edge
Ensure your clear strip on your guide rail doesnt need repositioning or replacing.
Make sure you havent changed blades.
Measure from the edge where you removed the factory edge.
Accurately measure and make tick marks where you wish to cut on the piece .
Clamp the rail to the piece being cut.
When you make your cut:
Allow the saw come to full speed and is fully plugged (min required to cut the thickness of the piece).
While cutting beside your behind the saw, and not pulling the saw to one side or the other.

Now for cross cutting. I have some questions,

Are you using a MFT?

 If not what are you using to ensure you are cross cutting exactly 90 degrees?




« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 12:06 PM by jobsworth »

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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Pretty sure the OP is talking about the bevel not being exactly on. As in edge not being square to face.

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Re: TS55 - what level of "Squareness" to expect?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 01:08 PM »
I'm talking about bevel, and I use the rail doing cross cut and it is clamped to the plywood.