Track saw not retracting

Darren Wright

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I noticed today after using my track saw it wasn't retracting fully.
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So I started taking the cover off and the last screw stripped the screw head, doesn't seem to be my day for removing bolts/screws. :dunno:
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So I was able to drill the head off the screw, then get the stud out with a pair of vice grips. And here is what I found
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Guess I'll be hooking up the shop vac/DC when using it in the future.
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I took a few pics with one of my metric rulers on the saw to scale it by. I may draw and print out some plastic channels to help direct the dust/vacuum flow a little better. There really are some dead spots around some of the screw posts inside.
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I"m also going to print up a cover for the front plate to cover the hole to help with vacuum and escaping dust.
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