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Offline Untidy Shop

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HK55 - FSK 450 End Stop Failure.
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:07 AM »

Am wondering how many End Stops have snapped on the FSK rails of other FOG members?

Took my FSK 450 Rail out of its FESTOOL Bag today (after around 6 months of no use) and found the End Stop had snapped at the pully socket.

Have ordered a replacement - EKAT No 200219 End Stop at $Aust 40.05.
No warranty for accessories! 😱

Only good part of this was the excellent and timely service again provided by my Melbourne Dealer via email.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 07:56 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline demographic

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Re: HK55 - FSK 450 End Stop Failure.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 04:09 PM »
I've used the heck out of my HKC with 420 rail and other than having to put a little dry lube on it every once in a while it's been spot on.
Had it for  two and a half years or more now and honestly I've not been soft at all, its seen exactly the same kind of use that any other tool has.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: HK55 - FSK 450 End Stop Failure.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 09:01 PM »
@demographic

Thanks for your reply. Hopefully this 'repair' will be the one and only. My 450, as I implied in previous post, is hardly used whereas the FSK250 has regular use.

What lubricant do you use? I use a silicon based track spray from Selleys.
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Re: HK55 - FSK 450 End Stop Failure.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 03:39 PM »
I usually use silicone based spray as well but have also used PTFE pusbbike chain lube cos I had some in the van.
Worked just as well and it only needed spraying on a rag then a quick wipe anyway.

Offline mat

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Re: HK55 - FSK 450 End Stop Failure.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 12:05 AM »
Interesting, I am also in Aus. Same issue end stop snapped where pulley attaches. $40 for replacement - that stings.

Mat