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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« on: October 23, 2020, 09:07 AM »
There's a Yellow sticker with some wood underneath it which was stuck to the deck by the Right edge where you have the 60 degree mark ... what is this for?  Was this for protection during shipping?  Should I throw it out, stick it somewhere else, save it in case I have to ship the saw back someday?

Here's the sticker I'm referring to ...

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« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 11:38 AM by Bugsysiegals »

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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 11:32 AM »
A picture would be helpful.

Bob

Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 01:49 PM »
Hello

Unboxing the kapex REB and this sticker is applied to the base/fence. What is it for or what does it signify? Tried digging through the manual but couldn’t find it. Thank you.

Offline Doug S

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 02:36 PM »
Someone asked exactly the same question yesterday but didn't get an answer!

Online FestitaMakool

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 03:33 PM »
Im pretty sure it marks the parking position - used when transporting alone, and almost certain when when collapsing on and transporting on the UG cart.

Look closely at (the not so clear) drawings and explanations in the manual.
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Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 07:52 PM »
I’m leaning toward parking position too, appreciate the thought. I had wondered that as I knew it was supposed to be parked there, but thought it odd they’d include a sticker as they don’t leave them for anything else obscure.

Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 07:53 PM »
We’re wondering if it’s to signify the parking position

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 08:12 PM »
We’re wondering if it’s to signify the parking position

I hope thats all it is.  When I set mine up last week, I looked at and wondered 'what the heck is this'.  Now I can't find it.  I still haven't found the tool to allow you to remove the fences.

Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2020, 08:16 PM »
What tool is this you speak of? Because all that came with mine was an Allen key?

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2020, 08:21 PM »
Yep, the allen key is what's missing, I think...  Not an issue but I hope I didn't lose it somehow.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2020, 08:42 PM »
My Allen key was used to adjust the lasers.
Birdhunter

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2020, 08:45 PM »
We’re wondering if it’s to signify the parking position

I hope thats all it is.  When I set mine up last week, I looked at and wondered 'what the heck is this'.  Now I can't find it.  I still haven't found the tool to allow you to remove the fences.


There are two Allen keys if you got the stand ... one for the stand and one for the fences/lasers.  The little one was stuck into one of the pieces of styrofoam.  I was hoping to find a place to hide it but didn’t. I believe I threw them in a ziplock bag and wrote Kapex in permanent marker on it as I’ve so many loose odds and ends bolts, screws, washers, etc. with no idea what product they came from!!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 08:48 PM by Bugsysiegals »

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2020, 08:51 PM »
My Allen key was used to adjust the lasers.

They say the lasers come factory set but I know for sure the Left one isn’t even near the edge of the blade. When you adjusted your lasers, did you make them so the cut is on the inside or outside of both lasers?  I suspect the only way to make the laser stay in the same place regardless of blade height is to set it so the cut is on the inside of the lasers which is fine but just curious how you set it up.

Offline SouthRider

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2020, 08:54 PM »
Mine came with the strange little shim taped to the same location - still have no idea what it is for........
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2020, 09:12 PM »
Call Festool or call your dealer they should be able to tell you

Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2020, 09:06 AM »
Mine came with the strange little shim taped to the same location - still have no idea what it is for........

I wonder if the shim is to make the sticker easier to remove?

Offline johnsayen

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2020, 09:06 AM »
I wonder if the shim is to make the sticker easier to remove?

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2020, 10:18 AM »
  Merged topics.


  @DerickC  Can you check on the yellow sticker?

   Seth

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2020, 07:19 PM »
The little one was stuck into one of the pieces of styrofoam. 

Thank you sir, glad I did not accidentally toss it.


Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2020, 08:26 PM »
The little one was stuck into one of the pieces of styrofoam. 

Thank you sir, glad I did not accidentally toss it.
Yep, that’s it!  I’ve so many spare ones from different kits but it’s nice when you have things in little bags which are labeled and you’re not wondering, “what’s this for?”.

Offline MikeGE

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2021, 05:33 PM »
I unboxed my KS 120 this week and mounted to my miter saw workstation.  I asked my dealer about the yellow sticker and he didn't have any idea either, but said everyone who buys a saw from him asks the same question.  So far, Festool hasn't been able to tell him why the sticker is there.

Also, I looked all over my Styrofoam packing, and did not find the elusive small hex key for the LASER alignment.  The hex key used to change the blade is where it should be, but I couldn't find the small hex key.  Are the newer models still shipping with the small hex key?

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Kapex Yellow Sticker with Shim?
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2021, 06:00 PM »
It should be stuck into one of the pieces of styrofoam.  I don’t believe there’s a dedicated spot for this as I’ve mine in bag on the shelf labeled Kapex. That said, I only used it once to setup and will likely never need it again for a long time.