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Offline glass1

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2019, 06:12 AM »
Interesting. Different service for different folks.

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2019, 06:56 AM »
Here is information I received in response to a question I sent to Festool:


“The two part numbers that you referenced are:
 
A)   The individual armature only (203553)
B)   the end shield (203552) which has the armature noted above and all associated components assembled into one assembly
 
The Difference:
 
One might purchase the end shield if they do not have the appropriate fixture, tools, and test gauges to remove as well as press bearings and the other components included.”

The current US cost for the armature is $162.04.  For the complete assembly - $167.64.

Peter

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 07:01 AM »
Interesting. Different service for different folks.

Perhaps at the time Tom ordered his there was only an assembly.  Or perhaps there was a back order and there was a part substitution.  Or someone accidentally sent the wrong part whereas the part numbers are so close.

But here is one certainty:  Tom would not have asked for preferential treatment.  Tom does favors for people and does not expect anyone to do anything special for him.

Peter

Offline Gregor

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 08:14 AM »
The current US cost for the armature is $162.04.  For the complete assembly - $167.64.
The $5 difference should be a no-brainer.

Offline RKA

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2019, 09:10 AM »
Thanks Peter!!!  That’s incredibly helpful!  I’m putting the extra $5 in the cookie jar, seems worth it!  [smile]
-Raj

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2019, 09:23 AM »
Interesting. Different service for different folks.

I'll explain how this went about;

We burnt up 2 MFK-700's (definite router abuse). Sent them in to be rebuilt (love those routers).

Service called with quote. I said fine, fix them, while we're at it send me an armature for a Kapex, gave him one of the serial numbers, his response was, brings the total to $xxx.xx. At no point did I know what was chosen at the other end, all I know is I was getting an armature. I doubt the person the other end of the line had any clue who I was.

As you can see from the previously posted pictures, the armature is still in the box. Since I got the armature---of course a control board went out, had to order one replace that on one of the Kapex(s).

As I said previously, I'm the guy with the knowledge, tools and equipment to change the armature out. Go figure....

Tom
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 09:25 AM by tjbnwi »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 09:53 AM »

Since I got the armature---of course a control board went out, had to order one replace that on one of the Kapex(s).


Hey Tom, I'm curious what properties the Kapex displayed when the control board went south? Thanks...

Offline JimH2

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06 AM »
Here is information I received in response to a question I sent to Festool:


“The two part numbers that you referenced are:
 
A)   The individual armature only (203553)
B)   the end shield (203552) which has the armature noted above and all associated components assembled into one assembly
 
The Difference:
 
One might purchase the end shield if they do not have the appropriate fixture, tools, and test gauges to remove as well as press bearings and the other components included.”

The current US cost for the armature is $162.04.  For the complete assembly - $167.64.

Peter

It is quite the savings to purchase it that way. I missed out on that. The diagrams I was looking at showed the individual parts only, so I was looking at the other drawings.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 10:12 AM by JimH2 »

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2019, 10:38 AM »

Since I got the armature---of course a control board went out, had to order one replace that on one of the Kapex(s).


Hey Tom, I'm curious what properties the Kapex displayed when the control board went south? Thanks...

A cut was made, returned to saw to make next cut nothing. No lasers, nothing. Checked circuit by switching the CT from auto to manual. CT turned on. Maybe bad CT board?????, grabbed another CT, nothing.

When I had time, pulled cover, checked power in, good there, checked power at the brush holders—-nothing.

Tom

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2019, 11:11 AM »
Interesting. Different service for different folks.

Perhaps at the time Tom ordered his there was only an assembly.  Or perhaps there was a back order and there was a part substitution.  Or someone accidentally sent the wrong part whereas the part numbers are so close.

But here is one certainty:  Tom would not have asked for preferential treatment.  Tom does favors for people and does not expect anyone to do anything special for him.

Peter

I'm calling today to see if I can swap out instead of buying more parts. I'll post if I am successful. I am hoping TylerC will see this and give me a hand if need be.

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2019, 11:24 AM »
Interesting. Different service for different folks.

Perhaps at the time Tom ordered his there was only an assembly.  Or perhaps there was a back order and there was a part substitution.  Or someone accidentally sent the wrong part whereas the part numbers are so close.

But here is one certainty:  Tom would not have asked for preferential treatment.  Tom does favors for people and does not expect anyone to do anything special for him.

Peter

I'm calling today to see if I can swap out instead of buying more parts. I'll post if I am successful. I am hoping TylerC will see this and give me a hand if need be.

   @TylerC




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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2019, 12:32 PM »
@JimH2 I received your message and will respond ASAP.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2019, 06:16 PM »
My Kapex is back in business. Thanks to all who provided their input and recommendations. The tip of the day is to order the complete part and not the armature which requires additional steps to get it ready to go. The complete part is only a few more dollars.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Help finding Kapex Armature Replacement Guide
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2019, 07:10 PM »
Good to know.

If someone (or...a company) can put together a "maintenance" video documenting the replacement of armature, imagine how many Kapexes would fly off the shelf. Just sayin'.