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Author Topic: TS 55 REQ-F and HK 55 EQ-F gear grinding sound and vibrations  (Read 316 times)

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Offline rsum

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Hello group, I'm new to the world of festool products. My previous saw was a Skilsaw SPTH77M-22 7-1/4". It was buttery smooth when operating. I just picked up a new TS 55 REQ-F and HK 55 EQ-F. When I power these things on (lets say the TS 55 for instance) there is a weird grinding sound that comes on momentarily before I plunge the saw down for my cut. It sounds like gears or the saw rattling against something in the inside but it doesn't seem to affect my cut. It happens every time the saw is turned on and occasionally in the middle of a cut. I also smell the electronics a bit. Nothing too foul but definitely not what I'm used to. I'm wondering this this is normal operation of the saws. Thank you.

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Offline rsum

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Re: TS 55 REQ-F and HK 55 EQ-F gear grinding sound and vibrations
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 01:02 AM »
Nvm, just noticed a million people asked the same question. I guess its normal   :-X

Offline mrB

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Re: TS 55 REQ-F and HK 55 EQ-F gear grinding sound and vibrations
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 07:17 AM »
Yeah it’s normal.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job