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Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby lothian » November 26th, 2018, 10:31 am

I have a stalwart 595. It's every bit as effective as its successors in its primary function, so I maintain it. But I do hate scooping it up when the thing fails to dock; and I wish it had a handle.

Sooo... my question: Is it possible to retrofit a handle from, say, a 650 to the 595?

If I presume various dimensions, fastener holes, and plastic convolutions are identical between the two models, then it seems to me one need only swap out two hunks of plastic: the Front Face Plate and the Internal Faceplate--it's this piece that the handle mounts to.

In fact, with the 595 Front Face Plate removed, the Internal Faceplate appears to have recesses that could--or are intended to--accommodate a handle.

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595 Internal Faceplate

Thoughts? Experiences?
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby leonicholson » November 26th, 2018, 10:33 am

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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby lothian » November 26th, 2018, 10:37 am

So the answer is, apparently, yes. (...it never occurred to me to search for a purpose-designed retrofit.)
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby leonicholson » November 26th, 2018, 11:20 am

Yeah, I've thought of adding one to my 595, as the one on my 665 is convenient.
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby ps0001 » November 26th, 2018, 2:29 pm

Did it not have a handle originally? My 530 has a handle...
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby leonicholson » November 26th, 2018, 3:15 pm

No the 595 Pet Series has a upgraded CHM and Aerovac bin like a 650, but no built in handle.
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby ps0001 » November 26th, 2018, 3:56 pm

Weird, I wonder why they omitted it in that model.
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Re: Retrofit a Handle onto a 500-Series

Postby Brett » November 26th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Because:
> Easy product differentiation
> Cost saving

The answer is yes - any cover/handle from a 5xx/6xx machine will retrofit. 2 screws.

Funny thing is when I hand their machines back to them (using the handle) a great many of my customers say "Oh is that a handle? I didn't know that!"
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