Author Topic: Trion PS 300 Q Won't cut through 40mm worktop and 18mm carcass rail for sink!!  (Read 5075 times)

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Offline Wrenfitter

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Am I missing something?..

My old Bosch jigsaw had no problems with this until the shaft flew out :) so I have invested in Festool expecting it to be much better which it is ..but.. I do not want to have to cut the worktop and front rail separate its going to take twice as long to fit a sink!, any ideas?

Cheers

Andy,

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Offline Festoolfootstool

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Andy whats the issue not enough power? more detail needed..
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Offline Wrenfitter

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It isn't cutting deep enough to go through 58mm, it has the power It's fine in that regard, the problem is I would have to cut my sink out of the worktop when it is not on the carcass which can be a huge problem with a big worktop :s

Offline Markj

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Try a longer blade ;D

Offline Rick Christopherson

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It isn't cutting deep enough to go through 58mm, it has the power It's fine in that regard, the problem is I would have to cut my sink out of the worktop when it is not on the carcass which can be a huge problem with a big worktop :s

It is simply that you are not using a long enough blade. A standard 75mm blade will only cut up to 54mm, but you need 58mm. Most blades are available in different lengths. Get a longer blade.

Even though you are using the PS300, you might find that the PS420 Supplemental Manual may be of benefit to read.

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Offline Wrenfitter

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I just assumed all blades were standard in length, as I said I never had any problems with my old bosch and the same sized blades, I hope they don't cost more money! I go through quite a few!

Offline Frank Pellow

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Am I missing something?..

My old Bosch jigsaw had no problems with this until the shaft flew out :) so I have invested in Festool expecting it to be much better which it is ..but.. I do not want to have to cut the worktop and front rail separate its going to take twice as long to fit a sink!, any ideas?

Cheers

Andy,

You must not be using the right blade.  I have certainly used a Trion to cut through much thicker material.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Rick Christopherson

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I just assumed all blades were standard in length, as I said I never had any problems with my old bosch and the same sized blades, I hope they don't cost more money! I go through quite a few!

Yes, the 75mm blade is very common regardless of the brand of saw or blade. There are many lengths available depending on your needs. The 75mm is common because it handles most tasks well, but when you need different lengths, you get different blades. That doesn't mean you have to only use long blades. You only use them when you need them.

So for the majority of your cuts, continue using the 75mm blades. When you need to make these deeper cuts, then get some 105mm blades.

Oh P.S. depending on the saw, a 75mm blade can have a different usable length. That could be why your older Bosch could handle the cut with the short blade. The usable length is dictated by how much of the blade needs to stay inside the saw. So for example, a saw that does not contain a lower blade guide may be able to have a slightly longer usable length, because the driver can get closer to the base of the saw.

Offline John_

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Your Bosch blades will work fine in the Trion

You want a larger blade - try this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000223G1/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Offline Deansocial

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I just cut sinks out with a plunge saw. Also take the rail out rip it down and refit it vertically.

Offline barnowl

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Andy, I'm assuming that you know this as you are doing countertops, but others here may not.

Bosch makes a down cut jig saw blade, that I've used for years with countertops, as it cuts on the down stroke.



Used to use them with a Bosch jig saw, and even my Triton, even though it has the zero clearance insert.

Takes a bit of geting used to, as it wants to push the saw away from the work, but they're ideal for countertops.

best wishes,

Steve

TS-55, assorted rails, Domino, Kapex, OF1400, ETS 125 EQ, RO 125 FEQ, RO 90, PSB 300 EQ, CT-22, CT-26, MFT-3

Offline Michael Kellough

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This is another option. .Bosch T308B 4-1/2-Inch