They have "the book" for ghost's saw. German co.s are renowned for keeping records.
Kapex's issues whether real or perceived should not be dismissed by anyone considering purchase - if they care about their wallet. We're talking about the most expensive saw on the market , not some Craftsman or Ryobi at $300 or less that people can quickly get over if /when it fails in three years or so.
It would appear that Kapex's motor problems are more than an outliers or a couple of kooky woodworkers voicing displeasure that their saw crapped out. I've read here of a few Kapex problems like bad paint job, or misaligned laser, warped table ect... But those are very rare and some I cannot recall hearing of a second instance. Things like that I'd chalk up to bad luck, kooky user, ect.... But when multiple people come on here and other places and say they have a Kapex Motor Problem - then it would seem to be more than a few unlucky chaps.
What does this mean for the prospective buyer. Nothing if you're swimming in cash and just want to roll the dice on a nice saw. If you value your money a bit more then you have to assign some sort of value to the risk you're exposing yourself to by purchasing a Kapex. Maybe you get one that works fine for seven or ten or more years with no cosmetic flaws amd it only ends up costing you $150 a year to own.
But............what if you're not that guy? What if yours goes tits up in year one and you have to scramble to secure another saw to finish a job by a deadline. How will you feel? Think Jim will loan you his to finish ? What if yours bites the dust 3 1/2 years in and your faced with scrapping it or a $4-500 repair bill ? Will you feel the xtra $800-$1000 xtra you spent on Kapex will have been worth it at that point for the accuracy, portability, easy bevel and cool factor ?
I think most people are't as freewheeling with the dice and their bankroll and wouldn't feel this saw worth it if it dies in less than ten years. Honestly, I've used it and it's not that much more (if at all) accurate than other quality saws. The rest of Kapex's love fest is really starting to feel like a case of the emperors new clothes to me.