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Offline ALI Construction

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2018, 09:14 PM »
It’s only just under 3 MB, which is nothing, I don’t have permission to post it here though cause whole thread might get removed, unless we have festool a permission. Oh well, for now I’ll email to anyone that asks, and also anyone that gets it, spread it around, I don’t care what u do with it, if it saves another kapex I’m good with that.

So far quite a few ppl have asked, please include ur emails as well because I can’t attach it via this messaging system.

On my phone for now, will email few ppl that already asked when I get home

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2018, 10:03 PM »
It’s only just under 3 MB, which is nothing, I don’t have permission to post it here though cause whole thread might get removed, unless we have festool a permission. Oh well, for now I’ll email to anyone that asks, and also anyone that gets it, spread it around, I don’t care what u do with it, if it saves another kapex I’m good with that.

So far quite a few ppl have asked, please include ur emails as well because I can’t attach it via this messaging system.

On my phone for now, will email few ppl that already asked when I get home

Thanks for taking the time to put together the pdf.  Also, thanks for allowing us to pass it around, that way we can make sure this info gets to those that need it now and in the future. 

If any of you do share this pdf be sure to give ALI Construction the credit. 
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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2018, 10:14 PM »
I just tried it and it looks like you should have no problem attaching a 3MB PDF file to a post here.
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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2018, 11:08 PM »
I just tried it and it looks like you should have no problem attaching a 3MB PDF file to a post here.

Do not attach the pdf on this forum without permission from ALI Construction and Festool USA.
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Offline JD2720

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 07:20 AM »
Thank you to ALI Construction for taking the time to put this information together..

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2018, 09:18 AM »
Thank you Ali for putting together that tutorial. You have my permission to call it "Save a Kapex from the trash"  [big grin]

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Offline PaulH99

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2018, 09:19 AM »
You have my thanks too! It's one of those things that I hope to never need, but I'm happy to keep in my back pocket, "just in case."
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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 10:18 AM »
Many thanks ALI!! 
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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 12:08 PM »
I just tried it and it looks like you should have no problem attaching a 3MB PDF file to a post here.

Do not attach the pdf on this forum without permission from ALI Construction and Festool USA.
Interesting, why is it Festool USA cares if a PDF is attached? And FOG as well? Whats the deal there? And if it's an issue why don't they remove the option?
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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 12:34 PM »
Thanks for the PDF ALl Construction! it's printed out and filed away.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 12:40 PM »
Interesting, why is it Festool USA cares if a PDF is attached? And FOG as well? Whats the deal there? And if it's an issue why don't they remove the option?

I believe most people know that Festool USA owns and operates the FOG.  As a company owned forum Festool has to be careful about opening themselves up to possible liability when it comes to things like diy repairs posted on this forum.  If in doubt its best to check with Festool first if there is a question if something is appropriate or not.   
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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2018, 12:44 PM »
Interesting, why is it Festool USA cares if a PDF is attached? And FOG as well? Whats the deal there? And if it's an issue why don't they remove the option?

I believe most people know that Festool USA owns and operates the FOG.  As a company owned forum Festool has to be careful about opening themselves up to possible liability when it comes to things like diy repairs posted on this forum.  If in doubt its best to check with Festool first if there is a question if something is appropriate or not.   
Interesting... That sounds a little odd to me, but I guess legal stuff often takes on some wonky logic, so yea. Is this in writing somewhere on the site? What is the official process for gaining approval to post a PDF? Email a mod? Or a particular FOG member?
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Offline Alex

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2018, 01:11 PM »
What is the official process for gaining approval to post a PDF? Email a mod? Or a particular FOG member?

There is no official process, you just do it. If the content is not ok with Festool, it might be deleted by the mods. There is no problem with most posts or attachments, only with some that in some way might endanger a person or open Festool to liability.

Is this in writing somewhere on the site?

http://festoolownersgroup.com/forum-rules-guidelines-suggestions/

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2018, 01:21 PM »
What is the official process for gaining approval to post a PDF? Email a mod? Or a particular FOG member?

There is no official process, you just do it. If the content is not ok with Festool, it might be deleted by the mods. There is no problem with most posts or attachments, only with some that in some way might endanger a person or open Festool to liability.

Is this in writing somewhere on the site?

http://festoolownersgroup.com/forum-rules-guidelines-suggestions/

Thank you, on both points. Thats how I figured it would work and what would be normal. Brice was just making it sound weird.
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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Interesting, why is it Festool USA cares if a PDF is attached? And FOG as well? Whats the deal there? And if it's an issue why don't they remove the option?

I believe most people know that Festool USA owns and operates the FOG.  As a company owned forum Festool has to be careful about opening themselves up to possible liability when it comes to things like diy repairs posted on this forum.  If in doubt its best to check with Festool first if there is a question if something is appropriate or not.   
Interesting... That sounds a little odd to me, but I guess legal stuff often takes on some wonky logic, so yea. Is this in writing somewhere on the site? What is the official process for gaining approval to post a PDF? Email a mod? Or a particular FOG member?

I don't know if its in writing anywhere and there isn't an official process for approval.  Also, this isn't about a pdf, its about posting any information that might be viewed as a liability for Festool. 

Servicing your own tools is a topic that sort of fall into a gray area.  There's nothing wrong with a qualified person servicing tools.  Posting a tutorial on how to service a tool for anyone to use, whether qualified or not, well like I said, its sort of a gray area.

As for inquiring about permission to post something that might be in that gray area, I'd suggest you contact TylerC, he's a Festool employee and the forum administrator.         
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Offline petar73

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2018, 02:55 PM »
This Is ridiculous , Festool should have sorted kapex’s motor problem years ago if they don’t want people DIY.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2018, 03:01 PM »
Each forum or site can dictate its own rules  But youtube has many unsafe videos that it seems to have no liability worries.

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2018, 03:43 PM »
Each forum or site can dictate its own rules  But youtube has many unsafe videos that it seems to have no liability worries.
Ha! Yea really. Good point.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2018, 07:43 PM »
Servicing your own tools is a topic that sort of fall into a gray area.
Festool sells the parts to their endusers, them having problems with their endusers being educating on how to install these would be a silly stance.

Slap a warning disclaimer on it ('you need to know what you're doing or you should make one that does do it') and post it.

Offline ALI Construction

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2018, 08:05 PM »
Hi all, just got home,
replied to everyone that PM'd me for it.

btw I'm not hosting it anywhere, its just on my desktop so i can only attach it for now and sand it to you via e-mail.

few people that PM'd me forgot to include their emails, so guys don't forget that.

So far i've only bin warned here, and i also asked a moderator for permission to post it here, but got no response yet, so i'll just be emailing it for now.

So far around 30+ ppl already asked and got it.

by the way guys that have it already, please spread it around for all I care.

I'm actually surprised that so many people are interested lol

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2018, 08:35 PM »

I'm actually surprised that so many people are interested lol

I was interested (thanks for your pdf) because I do not make $250 an hour, the estimated amount of saving I would achieve if I did the repair myself based on the estimated amount of time I would need to fix it and the cost of the parts).  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Offline Alex

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2018, 01:35 AM »
I'm actually surprised that so many people are interested lol

Lots of worried Kapex owners here.

Offline epicxt

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Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2018, 02:06 AM »
Hi all, just got home,
replied to everyone that PM'd me for it.

btw I'm not hosting it anywhere, its just on my desktop so i can only attach it for now and sand it to you via e-mail.

few people that PM'd me forgot to include their emails, so guys don't forget that.

So far i've only bin warned here, and i also asked a moderator for permission to post it here, but got no response yet, so i'll just be emailing it for now.

So far around 30+ ppl already asked and got it.

by the way guys that have it already, please spread it around for all I care.

I'm actually surprised that so many people are interested lol
There have been enough problems reported with the motor that all of us that have older saws are happy to have a cheaper fix. I've had mine since 2012 with no motor issues yet, but I'm stoked to have this option in case it burns out.

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2018, 07:42 AM »
Thanks for the PDF Ali, very easy to follow :D

Hi all, just got home,
replied to everyone that PM'd me for it.

btw I'm not hosting it anywhere, its just on my desktop so i can only attach it for now and sand it to you via e-mail.

What grit you've used :P
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2018, 08:48 AM »
Thanks Ali for the Kapex .pdf, it's easy to follow and reads well, I like the tips.  [thumbs up] 

Let's hope I never have to use it, however, I'm not holding my breath.  [eek]

Offline ALI Construction

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Thanks for the PDF Ali, very easy to follow :D

Hi all, just got home,
replied to everyone that PM'd me for it.

btw I'm not hosting it anywhere, its just on my desktop so i can only attach it for now and sand it to you via e-mail.

What grit you've used :P

This one :)

Offline ALI Construction

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2018, 10:34 PM »
repplied to all PM's again.

crazy. so far 53 ppl got it. if someone has a desire to host itsomwhere like geocitioes or wherever, go for it, otherwise i hope ill have time every night to keep up with PM's lol

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2018, 12:13 AM »
I say just post it here. The mods will take it down if they dont like it. Unless they already told you not to...
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Offline miclee15

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2018, 08:44 AM »
if someone has a desire to host itsomwhere like geocitioes or wherever, go for it

I've put this on a google drive :

« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 11:29 PM by SRSemenza »

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Re: Another dead Kapex.
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2018, 10:03 AM »
if someone has a desire to host itsomwhere like geocitioes or wherever, go for it

THERE we go! Thank you!
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 11:26 PM by SRSemenza »
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