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Author Topic: CT 26 cord ground prong broke out  (Read 946 times)

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Offline COrider

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CT 26 cord ground prong broke out
« on: February 10, 2020, 03:21 PM »

My CT 26 ground prong broke off.  Do I just cut the end of the cord and add a new plug or is there another way to fix this that anyone has done.  thanks

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Re: CT 26 cord ground prong broke out
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 04:03 PM »
My CT26 did the same thing.  Luckily mine was under warranty and they replaced it along with the newer top garage and motor.

Offline rubber_ducky

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Re: CT 26 cord ground prong broke out
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 05:29 PM »
I recent bought my first festool vac (second hand, local sale). Save for making sure it worked at the time of sale, I haven’t used it yet. This thread prompted me to check the plug on that unit. Pic attached.

I’m completely ignorant when it comes to “angry pixies” (i.e. electricity). What’s the risk of using it as is?

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Offline ChuckM

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Re: CT 26 cord ground prong broke out
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 06:50 PM »
"removal of the ground pin from an appliance. This common procedure not only prevents grounding but also bypasses the appliance’s polarizing feature, since a de-pinned plug can be inserted into the receptacle upside-down."


Replacing a broken grounded plug is not difficult (there must be some tutorial videos out there). A new plug costs a few bucks or so.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 06:54 PM by ChuckM »

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: CT 26 cord ground prong broke out
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 07:42 PM »
Surprising this looks to be common.  I might look at this as an opportunity for a better cord in general. The one on my 110V model is pretty awful (hard plastic-like vs soft rubber) compared to the one on my 230V machine.  Also it's is almost like the idea of having a molded cord clip on the plug for when you wrap it up doesn't not exist to festool.