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Offline Len R

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Alignment of Kapex beds?
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:20 PM »
A problem has come up on my Kapex, which I've been using happily for several years.  The bed (cutting surface) to the left is 3/32" lower than the surface of the center (the place where the zero clearance insert goes).  The bed to the right is dead even with the center section.  I checked the height of the insert to make sure it is not protruding, and it isn't.  This height differential causes shorter pieces to tilt slightly, and can interfere with getting a cut that is square to the board face.  Is there any way to adjust the height of the left bed?  Another issue, although this is not new, is that the extension wing (the small one that attaches with a knob underneath) is 5/64" lower than the surface of the left bed. Is it supposed to be that way? Or should it be level, and if so, is there a way to adjust or shim it level? I looked at the supplemental manual and did not see answers to these questions.



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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Alignment of Kapex beds?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 11:06 AM »
Since no one has replied I thought I would. Maybe photos would help us understand whats going on. But personally I would contact festool service. They are pretty good at helping folks out

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Alignment of Kapex beds?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 01:24 PM »
Wow, 3/32" is a lot.  I'd contact Festool and ask for their guidance because there is no simple adjustment for this.
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Offline Picktool

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Re: Alignment of Kapex beds?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 03:45 PM »
@Len R  can you post pictures of this? This would help get a better visual.
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Offline Len R

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Re: Alignment of Kapex beds?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 11:32 AM »
Thanks. I will try to post some photos over the weekend.