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Author Topic: How to calibrate the new Festool Angle Stop?  (Read 453 times)

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Offline promark747

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How to calibrate the new Festool Angle Stop?
« on: October 16, 2022, 04:53 PM »
Just purchased one of these to replace my excellent Benchdogs guide rail square (mostly so I can do non-90 angles), and while I think it's going to be a great tool, the quality control from the factory was severely lacking.  The unit was way out of square, the detents were loose/sloppy, and the dial was nowhere close to zero.  Not sure how this made it out the door.

I think I managed to get it adjusted close to where it should be, but was wondering if there are any instructions/videos available on how to properly calibrate using a quality square and without having to do test cuts.

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Offline TinyShop

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Re: How to calibrate the new Festool Angle Stop?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2022, 07:49 PM »
I believe you've run headlong into the major design flaw associated with this accessory. I recall back when it first arrived on the scene that we had a lengthy thread about it and the ultimate takeaway was that the detents are sloppy and their positions cannot be calibrated/adjusted.

A quick web search turns up a single cryptic reference on a retailer's site which insinuates that adjusent of the detents is possible but there's no additional info provided.
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