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Offline Hans627

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Kapex Needing Adjustment
« on: October 31, 2016, 03:44 PM »
I just purchased a Kapex 120 Miter Saw. I cut some 45 degree angles and they were off several degrees. I was really surprised that it needed adjustment from the factory. Is this a common issue?

Thanks!

BTW this is my first Festool product and I'm new to the FOG.

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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 03:52 PM »
@Hans627

 [welcome] to the FOG!

Have you checked the Supplemental Manual? A good thing to print out and keep on hand for the future.

http://www.festoolusa.com/media/pdf/Kapex-KS120-Supplemental-Manual.pdf

Offline Hans627

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 04:25 PM »
Thanks. I have downloaded the supplemental manual and have made an adjustment and now have the 45 angles looking pretty good. I have yet to do the 5 cut test. I will do this next!

My question, is adjustment necessary on all miter saws and this is normal. Or was something "bumped" out of alignment on my saw?

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 04:28 PM »


My question, is adjustment necessary on all miter saws and this is normal. Or was something "bumped" out of alignment on my saw?

My 2 cents is that any power tool may need adjustment once it goes through shipping . At any rate, enjoy your new saw and post some pics of your work when you get a chance.

Offline TomE

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 02:56 PM »
...........any power tool may need adjustment once it goes through shipping . At any rate, enjoy your new saw and post some pics of your work when you get a chance.
Agree....

Miter saws, table saws, drill presses, router tables, jointers, pretty much any tool that uses some sort of indexing like fences and tables need to be at least checked to verify 'true' function and adjusted if necessary regardless of factory sets.

This also allows one to become familiar with the tool functions and adjustments.

Offline ear3

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 04:31 PM »
Mine was fairly close out of the box, but nothing like a few degrees.  More like .5 off.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Kapex Needing Adjustment
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2016, 04:53 AM »
My Kapex was pre-used for demonstrations by a dealer -- and set up perfectly.

Flip side to that is that I have no real experience doing a calibrated set up.
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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