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Offline daneeb

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How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:23 AM »
Hi,

I need to replace the counter flange on my t55 but i'm unsure how to remove it. Any ideas???


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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 10:25 AM »
What's a 'counter flange'?
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Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 10:34 AM »
rear of the blade mount [blink]
If the milk turns out to be sour, I ain't the kind of **** to drink it.......

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Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 10:47 AM »
 [big grin]
« Last Edit: December 29, 2010, 10:49 AM by Ken Nagrod »

Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 11:14 AM »
I assume you're talking about what Festool calls a counter flange. It holds the blade to the arbor.

First, take the plug-it cord loose.

Then, pull up and toward the front of the saw on the green lever at the top of the handle. Mine says, "Fast-Fix" on it.

Now, release the plunge lock and plunge the saw until it locks in the partially plunged position. You will see the arbor screw through the hole in the blade guard. Remove it and you're good to go.


Tom

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 11:22 AM »
There's a video that demonstrates the blade change process.


Offline daneeb

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 11:51 AM »
hi thanks for your help but its not the clamping flange that i need help removing (i'd be a little worried if i couldn't work that out [big grin]) but the counter flange (the one behind the blade). Does it unscrew?  or do i need to remove the motor in order to release it?


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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 12:42 PM »
I kind of like Shop Kitty's version of changing the blade.  [big grin]


Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 12:46 PM »
Rick,

You have such nice hands.  Laurie should have hidden that blonde hair!

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 01:04 PM »
Nice to put a face to a name [thumbs up]
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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010, 01:15 PM »
hi thanks for your help but its not the clamping flange that i need help removing (i'd be a little worried if i couldn't work that out [big grin]) but the counter flange (the one behind the blade). Does it unscrew?  or do i need to remove the motor in order to release it?

I think we're having trouble understanding what you mean by the "counter flange". It's not a common term we use. Can you go to the electronic parts catalog and tell us which number it is on the diagram that you're referring to?

http://ekat.festool.com/EKAT_USA/jsp/main.jsp?doAction=start&partLang=en&docuLang=en&locale=en_EN&viewerType=6&k_vari_top=491595&k_ver_top=&verticalLayout=1&HOOK_URL=&currency=USD&filter_F_Typ1=on&filterValues_F_Typ1=US&currencyKey=US

If you don't see the diagram, make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer (http://www.java.com).

Offline daneeb

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010, 01:26 PM »
My bad.... its the clamping flange that i need help removing.

 "#10 - 461389 - Clamping flange"  [smile]

Offline RonMiller

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2010, 02:13 PM »
After that hilarious video, I'm even more impressed with Rick's technical skills than before!
Ron

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2010, 02:17 PM »
Thanks for some help from David McGibbon, the master of all things Festool, for this answer.

The counter flange is the inner flange once the blade is removed.
It is keyed to the double flat of the arbor shaft and It normally just pulls straight off the shaft.
However, a build up of sawdust might be making it stick in placeā€¦ or, the worst case might be that the blade torque has hammered the inside of the flange against the flats of the arbor. If this is the case, remove the blade cover and grasp the flange with a channel lock pliers and twist the flange back and forth as you pull.

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: How to remove counter flange on a t55 saw?
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 03:01 PM »
rear of the blade mount [blink]

like what i said [huh]
If the milk turns out to be sour, I ain't the kind of **** to drink it.......

Why do Festool accessories only have a two month guarantee here in the UK ?