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By Fergal
#1227071
My Lidl track saw which has served me well for about 3 years now, has started misbehaving. When cutting a 600mm cross cut on a piece of 15mm melamine chipboard, the cut is bowed in the middle, that is it's on the line at the start and end of the cut, but about 2mm off in the middle. This has started happening since I dropped the saw the other day. There's no apparent damage and I've checked that everything is square. I'm not sure if it's been damaged by the fall or it's just the blade that's the problem.

Any ideas? Please don't say I should have bought a Festool!

Thanks

Fergal
By SteveF
#1227142
maybe pop the blade off and see if it lays flat
but i expect it would just become a wobble blade if was warped
it does sound like it is possibly moving sidewards on the track
By finish_that
#1227322
I bet its out of adjustment after dropping it , there is some adjustment details in the Parkside manual , but you can use the same method as suggested in the various festool ts55 manuals online.
Basically the track slot and blade need to be almost parallel, actually the blade should toe in by about 15 thou , or a piece of paper, if you have too much toe in - like after bumping the saw it will fight the track and deviate .
There are plenty of descriptions on line the saws are very similar in design , the saw bolts/screws to the sole plate and there is some wiggle room to align the track guide slot and blade.
see
page 22 of https://service.festoolusa.com/media/pd ... Manual.pdf
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By Pete Maddex
#1227369
Don't forget to get some extra track.

lidl-plunge-saw-extra-track-t106300.html

It's gone up a bit since then, but still a bargain at £17.53 inc P&P

Pete
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By porker
#1227415
Pete Maddex wrote:Don't forget to get some extra track.

lidl-plunge-saw-extra-track-t106300.html

It's gone up a bit since then, but still a bargain at £17.53 inc P&P

Pete


Hi Pete,
What number do you call? I have access to the Kompernass site but they don't show the Plunge Saws or accessories. I wanted an 800mm rail for my TS55 but if I can get 2 x 700mm for less than £20 rather than £45 (Screwfix) for 1 Festool rail, it seems like a good deal.

On the saw not cutting straight, assuming the track is straight I think the issue is probably the toe-in being knocked out by the drop. Not knowing this particular rail - is the same pressure being applied to the saw across the full width? I have have a few non-perpendicular cuts with my TS55 but it was due to me supporting the rail on a scrap piece of a different thickness but I don't think this is the issue the OP is having.

Thanks,
Matt
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By Pete Maddex
#1227480
porker wrote:
Pete Maddex wrote:Don't forget to get some extra track.

lidl-plunge-saw-extra-track-t106300.html

It's gone up a bit since then, but still a bargain at £17.53 inc P&P

Pete


Hi Pete,
What number do you call? I have access to the Kompernass site but they don't show the Plunge Saws or accessories. I wanted an 800mm rail for my TS55 but if I can get 2 x 700mm for less than £20 rather than £45 (Screwfix) for 1 Festool rail, it seems like a good deal.

On the saw not cutting straight, assuming the track is straight I think the issue is probably the toe-in being knocked out by the drop. Not knowing this particular rail - is the same pressure being applied to the saw across the full width? I have have a few non-perpendicular cuts with my TS55 but it was due to me supporting the rail on a scrap piece of a different thickness but I don't think this is the issue the OP is having.

Thanks,
Matt


Hi Matt

The number is in the first post in the thread link.

Pete
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By porker
#1227491
transatlantic wrote:Surely if it was toed in by 2mm that would be REALLy hard to push?


It wouldn't need to be toed in (or out) that much. Just a small error could cause the cut to pull the track slightly in one direction. If there is foam on the bottom of the track it could move small amount.
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By transatlantic
#1227528
porker wrote:
transatlantic wrote:Surely if it was toed in by 2mm that would be REALLy hard to push?


It wouldn't need to be toed in (or out) that much. Just a small error could cause the cut to pull the track slightly in one direction. If there is foam on the bottom of the track it could move small amount.


No - I meant that if the issue was the saw being misaligned, and the resultant cult is 2mm out of wack, then surely the saw would be really hard to push?