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Offline clark_fork

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Un-Packing the TSC 55 KEB
« on: June 24, 2021, 09:22 AM »
Un-Packing the TSC 55 KEB

With the announced shipping date of June 15, there is likely a lot of un-packing going on among the FOG followers.

There are two steps missing from the directions that no doubt seemed to the manual writers too obvious to include. Mindful of those of the retro-generation who rely less on intuition and more on the literal contents of manuals and direction instructions, I mention them:

1.   To install the green splinter guard (6-2) the attached viewing window must be removed. A gentle tug straight from the side will allow this to be removed. There are directions on sawing a splinter guard that seems oddly unsafe but I have not accomplished this step yet (“Set the machine at maximum cutting depth, Set the speed to 6, etc.)

2.   To install the mobile dust extractor, the angled coupling (1-B) must be removed.

Next,  there is a mysterious track clamp included (FS-RSP) This is the kickback stop essential in plunge cutting and cut-outs. I am guessing the use of this is not readily intuitive, and a visit to the directions is strongly recommended. Perhaps the whole subject of cut-outs and plunge cuts is a worthy subject for a Friday Sedge Episode.

The directions have a very interesting note buried in the narrative. Big Brother is watching: “The power tool contains a chip which automatically stores machine and operating data. The data saved cannot be traced back directly to an individual.”
Lastly, a suggestion: I now photograph and file photos of each new machine and a close up of the serial number. There may be a time when this will be useful in an insurance claim or such.

The saw arrived in a plain brown box unscathed from its trip to Montana.  The saw had full family approval reasoning anything that would more efficiently complete the family to-do-list is acceptable. I did not have to worry about secretly spiriting my plain brown box to the shop from the front porch.

The saw seems lighter than the corded  saw even with the batteries. Perhaps earnest fact checkers would check and report.

Clark Fork

"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths."  Stephen Wright

"straight, smooth and square" Mr. Russell, first day high school shop class-1954

" What's the good of it?" My Sainted Grandmother

"You can't be too rich, too thin or have too many clamps." After my introduction to pocket joinery and now the MFT work process

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don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Un-Packing the TSC 55 KEB
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2021, 09:59 AM »
I did not have to worry about secretly spiriting my plain brown box to the shop from the front porch.

I feel exposed.   [sad]