Author Topic: TSO rail square not square  (Read 3589 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline afish

  • Posts: 364
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2020, 02:18 PM »
Since I know its hard to picture sometimes I drew this up real quick and also had an idea.  If you attached a piece of non slip rubber to the bottom of the square it would help a ton.  The biggest issue I had was the blade of the square was thin enough to cause issues trying to make sure the track was tight against it but not overhanging at all and the non skid rubber on the track would tend to move the square having a non skid on the square and also spacing it up a small amount would fix both those issues. 

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline LumberSmith

  • Posts: 14
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2020, 03:24 PM »
I just took it to Woodcraft and after having 3 employees look at it on 3 Festool rails, we all concluded it’s the rail square. They were off by the same amount I was at home (1/16” over 34”). That’s now 5 rails it’s been tested on and same results so I feel confident it’s not a Festool rail issue. Pretty disappointed but it is what it is.

Thanks for everyone’s input and opinions.

Offline afish

  • Posts: 364
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2020, 03:31 PM »
return it and get the MTR.  Its more useful in my opinion.

Offline LumberSmith

  • Posts: 14
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2020, 04:27 PM »
I just got off the phone with Hans and he is going to send me some trouble shooting pictures and information as well as ship me a new square on Monday. Obviously I’m happy with that kind of customer service and thought I’d share that with everyone.

Offline ram

  • Posts: 11
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2021, 04:39 PM »
I'm also one of the people that has NEVER managed to get a square cut with the grs-16. They weren't even very long cuts.
I have several machinist squares to check from and several festool rails to test with, none of the rails gave me a square cut.

- Clamping the rail or not, didn't make a difference.
- I cut the factory edge of the panel to get a clean edge
- Made sure the square was firmly pressed against the panel.

It was really frustrating seeing all those Youtubers getting "perfectly square" cuts without any effort and without even clamping the rail.
For the price I've payed, I'm very disappointed in the product. It's an expensive paperweight now.

Somewhat "glad" to see I'm not the only one with issues.
Please report back with an update if you managed (or not)  to solve your problem.


Offline Roachmill

  • Posts: 275
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2021, 06:24 PM »
If you've never managed to get a square cut then something is not right. I have two squares and used them for a lot of work that has both been checked carefully for square and where it would be easily visible to the eye were it not; with accurate results every time.

Offline Mike Goetzke

  • Posts: 681
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2021, 11:21 AM »
At one time I had both the TSO squares (until the adapter cam out). The second one was not square. I looked at it with a magnifier and there was some hard debris on the edge that mates with the wood. Used my fingernail to remove it. Working with TSO they guessed it may have been from the anodizing process.

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 5017
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2021, 02:04 PM »
If you have a TSO square that you’re sure is not right, contact TSO and work something out. Or, get some shim stock and make it work. It a simple thing.

Offline TSO_Products

  • Retailer
  • *
  • Posts: 350
    • TSO Products LLC
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2021, 06:27 PM »
I'm also one of the people that has NEVER managed to get a square cut with the grs-16. They weren't even very long cuts.

@ram - please drop us a note with your customer name and email  to attention;  Hans
info@tsoproducts.com so we can take care of you.
We don't leave anyone stranded if we can help it!

Hans

Offline PaulMarcel

  • Posts: 1542
    • Voilà, my blog
Re: TSO rail square not square
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2021, 10:54 PM »
My "not square" experience with the rail square was different. When I got it, I popped it on my FS-800 rail, put it on a piece of long scrap then made a scoring cut with the TS-75. Checked it with my square. It was off. hmm...

The design of the rail should have the back edge parallel to the rib. The rail square is CNCed and unlikely off. I checked my square. My square was off. It's "user serviceable" so I corrected the square, checked the rail square: dead on.
Visit my blog for Festool adventures
IG: @PaulMarcel328 - basically stories, mix of circus, woodworking, maybe gym stuffs... it's not an extension of my blog, /tedtalk