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Old 04-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #121
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I am left handed. Been doing things with either hand for so long it doesn't matter to me anymore.

My preferred framing saw is a blade left Skill worm drive. For some reason I find it more comfortable than the blade right sidewinder. I do push the saw with my left hand. I know its backwards, never claimed I was intelligent.

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #122
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Well couldn't hold out any longer. Went and got it.


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A few days early......

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A few days early......

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They got them in over a week ago I think. Not sure when the release date was meant to be but I guess it was early.
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They got them in over a week ago I think. Not sure when the release date was meant to be but I guess it was early.
May 1st, to pick up in store or for the dealer to ship.

I got my CMS 2 weeks early, dealer asked me not to post it anywhere, I guess they can get in a bit of trouble over it.

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So now you can hold your wiener with your other hand while cutting?

Wanna sell the old one?
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Used my ts55 today noticed I was getting a tear out on both sides of the cut. It's not terrible but it didn't use to do that. Any solutions to this?
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So now you can hold your wiener with your other hand while cutting?

Wanna sell the old one?
Sorry man i sold it a few weeks back. No ones ever bought any of the stuff i put on here so didn't even think of putting it on here.

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Used my ts55 today noticed I was getting a tear out on both sides of the cut. It's not terrible but it didn't use to do that. Any solutions to this?
Good question. is your splinter strip on the rail and the splinter guard in good condition and setup correctly. Sometimes i can use the saw without the splinter guard and i dont get no tear out but sometimes i have to use it.
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Used my ts55 today noticed I was getting a tear out on both sides of the cut. It's not terrible but it didn't use to do that. Any solutions to this?
Clean your blade. I just did two of mine.
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Bc, I'm pretty sure I have it setup correctly how it came, I thought I may need a new splitter guard. As for the blade it has been a while since I have changed it. What did you use to clean yours?
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Well couldn't hold out any longer. Went and got it.
What did it cost for that baby .
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Bc, I'm pretty sure I have it setup correctly how it came, I thought I may need a new splitter guard. As for the blade it has been a while since I have changed it. What did you use to clean yours?
Krud Kutter works well. The traveling Festool guy recommended it, too. He was pretty adamant about keeping them clean. It's easy with the Festool blades to let them go too long - they're so expensive. Saw shops will sharpen them, too. Definitely worth it.
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Krud Kutter works well. The traveling Festool guy recommended it, too. He was pretty adamant about keeping them clean. It's easy with the Festool blades to let them go too long - they're so expensive. Saw shops will sharpen them, too. Definitely worth it.
If the blade is sharpened won't that affect the saw accuracy on the rail?
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If the blade is sharpened won't that affect the saw accuracy on the rail?
Replace the rubber/plastic strip at the edge then just do test cut which will recut strip. Just finished doing that about 10 min ago, got new blade after tooth fell off previous new blade.

I have used oven cleaner to clean my blades for years
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I thought about the about the splinter chip. And I have replaced it on all my guide rails before. The issue I keep havering with it is it peels up a bit at the ends, not a huge deal but irritating.
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I thought about the about the splinter chip. And I have replaced it on all my guide rails before. The issue I keep havering with it is it peels up a bit at the ends, not a huge deal but irritating.
I had that same problem, hopefully this last one works better
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Use the two side tape from a window film kit to hold the ends to the guide rail.
The reason it is lifting is you are not cleaning the rail properly prior to installing the new strip. Seen it many times and it has always been improper prep that caused the problem. I've yet to have one come loose.

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Use the two side tape from a window film kit to hold the ends to the guide rail.
The reason it is lifting is you are not clean the rail properly prior to installing the new strip. Seen it many times and it has always been improper prep that caused the problem. I've yet to have one come loose.

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Well when the first one peeled I figured I hadn't cleaned it good enough and the second time I cleaned it really well with some mineral spirits, let it dry and still did that.
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Well when the first one peeled I figured I hadn't cleaned it good enough and the second time I cleaned it really well with some mineral spirits, let it dry and still did that.
Try lacquer thinner or rubbing alcohol. Mineral sprints can leave an oily residue behind.

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