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Fein Dust Collector now Screamers7/22
We are now on our third Fein dust collector. After about one year, the first (Turbo II) machine turned from a quiet hum to a screaming whine. It still sucks okay - but the sound is horrific. Since we had three, that one was rarely used after we took it apart and could find no obvious malfunctions, blockage, broken parts, etc.. Now, six months later, the second Turbo II suddenly began doing the same thing. Again - no contributing factor to point to why it happens, and no apparent solution to quieting it down to normal. Though they work, the loud sound precludes comfortable use.
So - do we buy new, invest a lot more and buy Festool? I've found no replacement parts for these machines - all three were purchased at a trade show from an out of state vendor.
Has anyone had this same problem, and/or found a cure? I would like to salvage them as other than the sound they are great dust collectors.
By the way - we use them primarily with our Festool routers, circular saw and for general cleanup on job locations.
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