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Author Topic: Uk hoover/extractor with wrong plugs  (Read 33088 times)

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Offline bobfog

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Re: Uk hoover/extractor with wrong plugs
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Wow, haven't seen this thread before, but  [eek] [eek] [eek]

You're a more tolerant man than me accepting a screw together plug rather than a solid moulded version, very poor show on Festool's part from the outset.

However, even the "conversion" is bad! Your recent photo of the plug that Festool supposedly fitted themselves in the factory must have been done by someone woefully inept, as the amount of length on the tails was WAY too long and as such the rubber outer sheath was too close to the clamp and it worked loose. Your photo of the repair you've done yourself is how it should have been done in the first place.

Festool should find this whole debacle painfully embarrassing!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2016, 11:14 AM by bobfog »

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Offline Holmz

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Re: Uk hoover/extractor with wrong plugs
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2016, 08:13 PM »
Sorry to drag up an old thread but thought I'd update it.
Vac seems to be doing a good job of collecting the fine dust and now only beeps when the bags full !
Despite it only living in the workshop and having a gentle life, I noticed this the other day.

Not sure how it could have happened.

Looks like the plug clamp marks were on the wires and not the outer bit, so guess the outer bit slid back.
It's sorted now.

For site work where the vac may get more used and abused I'd definitely say a moulded plug is a must !


They are definitely better.

If they supplied it that way, with a hand maid swapped plug, then it makes it hard to not just buy the German machine. I can get a Eu Festool at about 1/2 to 65% of Australian FT prices. For that amount of coin I can live with the idea of a dodgy plug, or hire a sparky.