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Offline Austinwoodworker

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Kapex KS 120 Problem
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:37 AM »
I can't lower the saw down to cut.  It seems like it is hitting a stop.  My saw is relatively new, but I was able to make cuts before.

Thanks

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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Kapex KS 120 Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 09:56 AM »
There is a long, thin piece of steel that rides on a ball bearing and is used to retract the blade guard when you lower the cutting head. Over time, this arm can deform very slightly where it rides on the ball bearing, making it difficult to lower the blade. I had this happen on my Kapex and tried to repair it myself. There's a lot going on in there, and I ultimately ended up sending the saw in to Festool for repair.

Does this at all line up with what you are experiencing?
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Kapex KS 120 Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Did you accidentally engage the depth-stop?

Offline Don Ware

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Re: Kapex KS 120 Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 11:39 AM »
The knob that lock the saw in the down position for transport is pushed in will the saw up, it will also keep it from going down.
Make sure it's pulled all the way out.
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