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Offline SRSemenza

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Rail Deflector
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:48 PM »
I would like a redesigned rail deflector. One that has taller flanges, and make the flanges flair out more to the sides so that the hose /cord feeds better when not coming straight in. It would also help if the deflector covered the full width of the FS/2 rails. And eliminate any openings or gaps between the flanges and the flat portion.

I have a standard deflector that I modified years ago, so that it can be mounted in the other channel. This allows it to work better  when the hose is coming from the left.

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Rail Deflector
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 04:42 PM »
I'm with you on this one Seth.  I'd also like to see the it wrap around the bottom of the rail some to reduce snagging the hose.
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Offline ScotF

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Re: Rail Deflector
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 11:31 PM »
A guide rail connector fills the void in the slot and you can leave it slightly protruding out of the end - this helps keep the cord and hose in the deflector.  I agree that one the covers the entire rail would be nice and also a little narrower in width to give more room for the TS.

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Offline TomLewis

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Re: Rail Deflector
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 11:30 PM »
The rail deflector didn't change when they redesigned the rail to have two t-slots. My older rails only have one slot for an extension bar, not two, so this is a hold over from the previous version of rail.

It would be nice if it was more 'funnel' like.
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