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Offline elimelech12

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2013, 10:33 AM »
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Plus you could always sell it later if you wanted to re-buy the 55REQ and come out ahead in the deal.

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I wish I was able to receive a TS75 with a generous discount like the recall has offered to customers.

While the swap option is fair in my opinion, it's not the financial windfall it may seem to be.  Yes, there is a difference of $110 between the price of the 55R and the 75....however, the rails are not being swapped.  So unless my math is wrong, you are essentially coming out $40 ahead if you view the deal in its entirety.
Yup, I was thinking about that last nite. The t75 comes with longer guide rail  than the t55. I still going with the swap though. Got my ups return  label today, she will be leaving me tomorrow  [crying]

Well, all true, unless you buy a reconditioned TS75 then you come out on top with the longer rail. After all is said and done your NEW TS55 will be a reconditioned tool in the end.

EDIT: Also, wouldn't Festool want to get rid of some TS75's??? I'm sure they will implement the upgrades of the REQ into a TS75 REQ soon enough...minus the recall of course
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 10:41 AM by elimelech12 »
Sold my tools but kept a few Fes-tools...just in case.

Offline darita

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2013, 06:45 PM »
I'm one of those that are waiting for more info.  Is there any?

Offline RL

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #92 on: July 18, 2013, 07:18 PM »
Disappointingly, no.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #93 on: July 18, 2013, 08:17 PM »
I am sure that Festool will let us know more as soon as they can.  I am not involved and do NOT have any insider knowledge, but can only imagine that once they started the process all sorts of requirements and restrictions came into play.

Peter
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Offline darita

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #94 on: July 18, 2013, 10:43 PM »
Good clue!  Thanks...

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2013, 07:36 AM »
I strongly suggest no one attempt to modify their saw in any way.  You may void your warranty.
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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2013, 08:43 AM »
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.

Peter Halle
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Offline elimelech12

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2013, 09:19 AM »
I'm not suggesting anyone modify it, simply stating it could be done. Could and should are 2 different things. BUT LIKE STATED ABOVE- it would be stupid (i don't know about unnecessary though).

Anyhow, I'm taking a deeper plunge (pun intended); I'm swapping mine today for the TS75...I'm not sure how to feel about that yet as I just bought the saw a week and a half ago, but I need a track saw in my shop.
Sold my tools but kept a few Fes-tools...just in case.

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2013, 09:22 AM »
Please do not take my post as being directed to you.  I just worry about safety of others.

Peter
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Offline darita

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #99 on: July 19, 2013, 09:52 AM »
Well said Peter.

After looking at Sukurama's photographs, it has just occurred to me that there is a major difference in the 55REQ B sold in Australia and the one in Nth America, and I am not talking about voltage. Have a close look at this photograph.

I will modify this post with a closer picture within 24hrs, after all its 11.15pm here, I am in bed!
Please, share....

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2013, 10:42 AM »
Please Note:

The intent of this forum has always been to encourage education, discussion and sharing of knowledge particularly about Festool products.  Along those lines feel free in this thread to talk about what might be the problem at hand with the TS-55R here, etc, but in keeping with the forum guidelines developed and posted long, long ago, descriptions or imagery about modification of Festool products may be removed without prior notice.

This is not about censorship.  This is about safety and a product intimately performing safety wise as the manufacturer initially intended.

Peter
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Offline jelee01

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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2013, 10:55 AM »
Hi everyone. First time poster. I too had just sold my ATF for the REQ only to see this thread shortly after delivery. I too contacted Festool, considered the three options, and ultimately out of an abundance of caution returned the saw to my selling dealer for prompt refund. (inside 30 days) Will use my 75 model for time being.

I really appreciate the recent comments about safety and education to the FOG community and agree wholeheartedly.  At end of day I am grateful Festool is trying get ahead of this thing.

Cheers,

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #102 on: July 19, 2013, 12:49 PM »
Several post have been removed from this thread because they do not align with our forum guidelines about safety and modification of tools.

This thread is being locked. Any future threads or posts about this issue will be immediately deleted. As soon as more information is available, I'll be very proactive in sharing it. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused our customers.

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Re: Recall On 55REQ...
« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2013, 10:47 AM »
We are redirecting all new posts regarding the recall to this one thread ........... TS55REQ Recall

Please use that thread for all new posts on the topic.



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