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Uh oh - this can't be good...

Started by texaspro, February 07, 2019, 08:28:05 PM

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Quote from: Ken S on February 11, 2019, 12:48:22 AM
To add to Rich's reply:

The water trough on the T8 is held in place by magnets. It is released by pivoting the bottom away from the frame. It is a good design. With a turkey baster, it is a better design.


Quote from: bisonbladesharpening on February 11, 2019, 04:09:22 AM
I find that puzzling.  I have a T-8 and the only magnet is on the scraper.
The water bin is held in place by 2 tabs that come out of the frame and is raised
or lowered by a knob.  Was there a change made to later models T-8's ?

I checked when this came up once before... I could find no evidence of any magnets holding the water trough.  It just sorta "snaps" into place... perhaps giving the impression there's a magnet?
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I stand corrected. My water trough has a decisive click when engaged against the housing. I assumed the hold was magnetic. That does not seem to be the case. I still consider it a good design, even without a magnet.