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Author Topic: Kapex blade guard stuck sometimes  (Read 491 times)

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Offline krm197

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Kapex blade guard stuck sometimes
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:50 PM »
My recently purchased Kapex (less than a week of use) starting exhibiting problems lowering the saw head.  I identified the problem as a pin near the top blade guard which gets stuck on a piece of the guard itself.

Image of the offending pin attached to this post.

I've stuck a piece of tape there for now to prevent the pin from returning to its default position all the way, which temporarily fixes the problem for now.

Does anyone else have any advice or experience with this?

Thank you!

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Offline Claimdude

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Re: Kapex blade guard stuck sometimes
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 07:42 AM »
Mine does the same thing. I had not spent enough time to diagnose the offending part but did find that if I start the blade before lowering it lowers without a hitch. Thanks for posting and I am looking forward to seeing if anyone has a permanent fix.


Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex blade guard stuck sometimes
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 11:13 AM »
Looked at my Kapex. On the right side of the blade, there is a silver metal bar that acts to retract the blade guard IF both the trigger and the interlock buttons are depressed at the same time. This also allows the motor to start. If the two buttons are not both depressed, the silver metal bar doesn’t allow the blade guard to retract.

The pin appears to be part of the safety interlock system.

If the pin does not retract when both buttons are depressed, there is probably something broken in the interlock safety system or there may be debris clogging the mechanism.

I am not a Kapex e pert, just saying what I see on my Kapex.