I strongly suggest no one attempt to modify their saw in any way. You may void your warranty.
I TOTALLY AGREE!
Modifying your tool when you have been offered options is plain stupid and unnecessary. This recall is about safety concerns. Please pay attention and discontinue use of the tool, investigate the options available to you offered by the manufacturer.
We often read here about the resale values of Festool products and there is even an active Classified area on the forum. Let me introduce a thought to you who aren't thinking about going thru the recall process or are thinking about self-modification. If later on someone who has one of the affected saws sells his saw as used, and he has modified it himself, or has not gone thru the recall process - and the buyer gets injured, guess who will contacted by the personal injury attorney? The person who previously owned the saw; knew about the recall; didn't adhere to the manufacturer's requests, and modified his tool, and then sold it that way. Good luck to him / her.
Disclaimer: I am a Festool owner. I am not an employee. I was elected by members here more than three years ago as a Moderator of this forum to be a representative of the members on a manufacturer owned forum and I have done my best to make this place a better place to visit and share knowledge. The comments above are my own, not encouraged or discussed with the manufacturer or anyone else. In fact I may have been too harsh and I run the risk of moderation for my shouting and potential rudeness, but this is serious and I don't care.
I do care about the health and wellness of people here both now and in the future.