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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: dlu on October 07, 2018, 05:27 AM

Title: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: dlu on October 07, 2018, 05:27 AM
I got my OF1400 after the switch to imperial depth scales, but fortunately the only difference between the machines in the stick on depth scale and Festool USA can provide you with a metric scale. Before I dive into this a wondered if anyone has experience removing the depth scale. The new scale is adhesive backed and I assume that the old one is as well. How easily does the scale come off? Any tips?
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: deepcreek on October 07, 2018, 05:42 AM
I just requested an OF1400 Metric scale from Festool USA.

They're currently on backorder but expect to have more soon.

The lady in customer service told me I had to send the router in for conversion and the cost would be $75.

I asked to speak to someone in service and Brett explained it was just a sticker.  Part number is 462622.

For what it's worth, the scale for an OF1010 actually screws on and has to be replaced.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: Duck76 on October 07, 2018, 10:32 AM
When I got my replacement scale I simply peeled off the old scale and stuck the new one on. The replacement scale came with a peel and stick back. Super simple.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: ADKMedic on October 07, 2018, 11:15 AM
I fully understand how it can be super easy to peel off one sticker and put on another, but does accuracy suffer?  My thought is that it would be very easy to be "off" by a millimeter or two when you put the new sticker on.  Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?

Andy
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: dlu on October 07, 2018, 12:09 PM
I fully understand how it can be super easy to peel off one sticker and put on another, but does accuracy suffer?  My thought is that it would be very easy to be "off" by a millimeter or two when you put the new sticker on.  Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?

Accuracy won't suffer. There is a "rabbet" where the sticker goes that should index it, and on top of that it is a relative setting. The absolute worst that you might do is get it placed so that you ran out of scale at one end or the other and I don't think that is too likely given the rabbet.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: dlu on October 07, 2018, 12:11 PM
For what it's worth, the scale for an OF1010 actually screws on and has to be replaced.

Replacing the OF1010 scale is super easy. Easier than the 1400, I think.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: ADKMedic on October 07, 2018, 12:14 PM
Doug, thank you for the reply!

Andy
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: dlu on October 07, 2018, 05:21 PM
When I got my replacement scale I simply peeled off the old scale and stuck the new one on. The replacement scale came with a peel and stick back. Super simple.

Thanks, did the same. It was way easier than I expected – almost no adhesive residue. The new one registers nicely and the adhesive seems to be quite forgiving.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: justaguy on October 07, 2018, 05:26 PM
I fully understand how it can be super easy to peel off one sticker and put on another, but does accuracy suffer?  My thought is that it would be very easy to be "off" by a millimeter or two when you put the new sticker on.  Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?

Andy

When you use a route scale it's typically a relative measurement. You install the bit, plunge until the bit makes contact with the material, zero out the scale, then set your cut depth.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: Duck76 on October 07, 2018, 05:30 PM
When I got my replacement scale I simply peeled off the old scale and stuck the new one on. The replacement scale came with a peel and stick back. Super simple.

Thanks, did the same. It was way easier than I expected – almost no adhesive residue. The new one registers nicely and the adhesive seems to be quite forgiving.

On top of the registration recess for the new scale you can use the calibration screw on the depth stop flag and get it bang on.  Sedge posted a short video tip on this a while back.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWh8sIdFGNt/
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: jeffm13 on November 05, 2018, 03:33 PM
I ordered a replacement scale from Toolnut about a month ago.  They just informed me that the replacement part (462622) has been discontinued...  Apparently, now we're stuck with imperial.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: Bob Marino on November 05, 2018, 04:37 PM
  I have the scales available for sale on my site.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: Svar on November 05, 2018, 04:48 PM
I have the scales available for sale on my site.
Any chance you have metric sticker for TS55REQ?
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: Bob Marino on November 05, 2018, 05:04 PM
I have the scales available for sale on my site.
Any chance you have metric sticker for TS55REQ?
 

 Unfortunately not.
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: jeffm13 on November 05, 2018, 10:43 PM
@Bob Marino, I can't find it.  Could you send me a link?
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: justaguy on November 05, 2018, 10:47 PM
Search for 462622
Title: Re: OF1400 Depth Scale Replacement
Post by: jeffm13 on November 06, 2018, 01:18 AM
Doh! Thanks @justaguy.  Just ordered it., aong with a pair of qwas fence dogs.