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Offline john molloy

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Festool parrallel guides
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:11 AM »
What have people done to improve usingthe parrallel guide

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Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 11:44 AM »
Read the instructions…
Watch the video - Several times.
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Offline heidtwd

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2021, 11:44 AM »
I added a tabs made from an RC40 chain link to the stops to prevent the parallel guide from tipping.  There's a disc spring under the tab to hold it in place either extended or retracted.

Offline john molloy

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 08:00 PM »
Very good

Offline xedos

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2021, 08:19 AM »
What have people done to improve usingthe parrallel guide


Got the TSO version.

Offline twistsol

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 06:17 PM »
I used a red sharpie to make the alignment arrow much easier to see.


Offline Brewstermmc

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Re: Festool parrallel guides
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 10:13 AM »
I added a tabs made from an RC40 chain link to the stops to prevent the parallel guide from tipping.  There's a disc spring under the tab to hold it in place either extended or retracted.

Great idea! That issue always made me scratch my head. Now I’m balding.