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Author Topic: Kapex laser alignment  (Read 435 times)

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Offline ryanjg117

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Kapex laser alignment
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:09 AM »
Question - is the Kapex laser intended to only provide correct alignment at the full-up blade position? I've noticed as I bring the blade down, the laser wanders off the cut line.

I've poked holes in the label and attempted to fine tune it, but probably just made things worse. I tried to follow the steps in the Supplemental Manual but that didn't really work for me.

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Offline kevinculle

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Re: Kapex laser alignment
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 08:50 AM »
I went through the alignments in the Supplemental Manual on my 12 years old Kapex last year.  The five cut squaring was so close to perfect I didn't do any tweaking.  I did go through the laser alignment and was able to get the cut lines to align very well...the width of the laser lines does limit absolute accuracy here.  I haven't seen any shifting on my saw between the full up position where I typically register the cut line and the down sawing position.  For very critical cuts I will align a tooth with the cut line.

Offline Claimdude

  • Posts: 429
Re: Kapex laser alignment
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 10:19 AM »
I aligned my lasers after receiving my Kapex 5 or 6 months ago (snagged one of the new saws with upgraded insides from Hartville for a grand or there abouts) and have no issues with laser line moving.


Offline Don T

  • Posts: 2023
  • Phoenix, Az
Re: Kapex laser alignment
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 07:35 PM »
I had the same issue when I tried to adjust mine. I just kept tweeting it until it worked correctly.
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