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Offline ifit

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Ts55r blade sticking out
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:04 PM »
A heads up if you are using a ts55r without an extractor,  the blade did not return on mine the other day due to it clogging up around the riving knife with dust,
it took a while to un clog it and now my riving knife stays out about 20mm

I know the usa have had a recall but nothing in the uk but i assume it is the same saw so it must be to do with consumer law

Offline elimelech12

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 01:39 PM »
That is scary... [scared]
Sold my tools but kept a few Fes-tools...just in case.

Offline galwaydude18

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 03:04 PM »
Shane is there an issue in the uk with these?

Offline Festool USA

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 03:23 PM »
Shane is there an issue in the uk with these?

While I do periodically communicate with colleagues in other countries, I would hate to give an erroneous answer. So, I would direct anyone with a concern to their local Festool office and stop using their saw immediately if it is not operating properly.

Regarding the issue that has been reported by customers in the U.S., it is currently under investigation regarding the extent and cause of the problem.

Sorry I don't have a more definitive answer.

Shane

Offline LM

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 05:02 PM »
A heads up if you are using a ts55r without an extractor,  the blade did not return on mine the other day due to it clogging up around the riving knife with dust,
it took a while to un clog it and now my riving knife stays out about 20mm

I know the usa have had a recall but nothing in the uk but i assume it is the same saw so it must be to do with consumer law

I had this too.

I blamed my self for not using my ct, I had a Makita before my festool and that had the same issue without dust collection. My riving knife does fully retract though.

Offline Rick Christopherson

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 05:42 PM »
A heads up if you are using a ts55r without an extractor,  the blade did not return on mine the other day due to it clogging up around the riving knife with dust,
it took a while to un clog it and now my riving knife stays out about 20mm

I know the usa have had a recall but nothing in the uk but i assume it is the same saw so it must be to do with consumer law

There is no correlation between the riving knife and any other current issue. If you experienced sufficient sawdust impacted inside your saw to prevent retraction of the saw and/or riving knife, then I would recommend removing the outer cover of the blade guard (make sure to first unplug the saw, remove the blade, and keep the Fast-Fix lever raised to lockout the motor) and clean out any remaining debris that you missed. If the problem persists after all sawdust has been cleaned out, then the only remaining conditions are that you either bent the upper portion of the riving knife plate or broke a tab out of the aluminum housing. For either of these two conditions, your saw must be sent in for service.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 06:29 PM by Rick Christopherson »

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Ts55r blade sticking out
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 10:44 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.



Seth