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Title: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: BobKovacs on May 07, 2011, 11:49 AM
Fastcap has a new fence/stand that looks interesting, but the fence brackets are mounted by drilling a few self-tapping screws into the sides of the saw. Would doing that void the warranty in any way?  I doubt it would harm the saw in any way, but it's worth asking.
Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: Steve R on May 07, 2011, 12:43 PM
Have you looked at the accessory mount by Fastcap.  http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm (http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm) it looks like if you're using the new stand or the MFT Kapex or a home made stand you could make it work and not have to drill the Kapex.

Cheers,
Steve

Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: mastercabman on May 07, 2011, 01:12 PM
Have you looked at the accessory mount by Fastcap.  http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm (http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm) it looks like if you're using the new stand or the MFT Kapex or a home made stand you could make it work and not have to drill the Kapex.

Cheers,
Steve


What Bob is talking about is a fence system from Fastcap comming out pretty soon.You need to mount 2 brackets to the saw by using a couple screws on each side of the saw.Then you can mount the fence to the brackets.
http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Best-Fence-p13398.htm (http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Best-Fence-p13398.htm)

Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: Steve R on May 07, 2011, 01:35 PM
Have you looked at the accessory mount by Fastcap.  http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm (http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Mounting-Bracket-for-Tile-Saw-p294.htm) it looks like if you're using the new stand or the MFT Kapex or a home made stand you could make it work and not have to drill the Kapex.

Cheers,
Steve

What Bob is talking about is a fence system from Fastcap comming out pretty soon.You need to mount 2 brackets to the saw by using a couple screws on each side of the saw.Then you can mount the fence to the brackets.
http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Best-Fence-p13398.htm (http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/Best-Fence-p13398.htm)

My bad.  Sorry read it to fast. At half the cost of the UG cart I can see that it is appealing. Also same wight. Only downside it is two things to carry/trips.

Cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: mastercabman on May 07, 2011, 02:05 PM
You could do something like I did so I could use my Kapex with a Sawhelper Fence.


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That's a good idea!   Because i didn't know what to do when i need to use my crown stop.
Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: BobKovacs on May 07, 2011, 02:39 PM
You could do something like I did so I could use my Kapex with a Sawhelper Fence.

Yeah, I could, but in this case there's an easier solution that doesn't require me to fabricate anything- all I need to domis run four screws into the side of the saw. I already fabricated adapters for my current setup- this time I'd li,e to just use a system as it is, provided it's not going to cause warranty issues down the road.
Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: Festool USA on May 07, 2011, 03:32 PM
Bob,I'd prefer to quote the warranty rather than answer your specific question.

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Excluded from the coverage under this warranty are: normal wear and tear, damages caused by misuse, abuse, or neglect; damage caused by anything other than defects in material and workmanship.

The complete warranty text can be found on our website at http://www.festoolusa.com/support/warranty.html. (http://www.festoolusa.com/support/warranty.html.)

If you feel like your modifications will not fall under those exclusions, then you should be fine.

Basically, if the modification causes a problem with the saw, it will void the warranty based on my interpretation.
Title: Re: Will Drilling Holes in a Kapex Void the Warranty?
Post by: BobKovacs on May 07, 2011, 03:40 PM


If you feel like your modifications will not fall under those exclusions, then you should be fine.

Basically, if the modification causes a problem with the saw, it will void the warranty based on my interpretation.

Makes sense. If a crack opened up in the base, emanating from the hole I drill, I'd expect Festool not to cover that.  If the saw motor stopped working, I'd expect that to still be covered under warranty, since the modification wouldn't cause that issue.

Thanks, Shane.