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Offline _Ben_

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Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« on: September 14, 2020, 09:33 AM »
Hi,

I've had a Kapex 120 REB for about a year. Probably used it once or twice as I'm only a DIYer.

About 2 seconds after pressing the trigger the power fades and cuts out.

Am I being dumb? Cuts perfectly well if I can get it done in the 2 seconds laser works also.

There's quite a bit of oil that has seeped out the bottom of the plastic housing during storage, could this be a problem?

Thanks,
Ben

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 11:18 AM »
You should call Festool.  The oil leakage is probably not related.

Peter

Offline _Ben_

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 02:41 PM »
Thanks, I figured as much so called them straight after. Shipping crate soon to be inbound I hope!

Offline MaineShop

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 08:24 PM »
After reading this I glanced at ours in the shop, I noticed we have a decent amount of oil around the plastic motor housing. Nothing I am worried about looking around the shop at some of the other machinery. It has been working nearly daily for years, I would not stress about that. The saw works great and is very accurate.

Offline _Ben_

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 04:05 PM »
Weird one. Checked saw this morning and it worked fine... I've cancelled the collection to save wasting festool's time.

It'll get a full day workout tomorrow, will see how it performs then.

Cheers,
Ben.


Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 09:28 PM »
Weird one. Checked saw this morning and it worked fine... I've cancelled the collection to save wasting festool's time.

It'll get a full day workout tomorrow, will see how it performs then.

Cheers,
Ben.

Glad it’s working again @_Ben_  and hope it works for many more years.  Like you I am a DIYer.  I have had my Kapex 5+ years it’s been great so far.

Offline _Ben_

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 03:24 AM »
No further problems to report, worked flawlessly all day. It saved me loads of time cutting 2x4, very pleased with its accuracy.


Offline _Ben_

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 04:48 AM »
I thought I would update this thread. Unfortunately the machine started to play up again on the next job. I noticed an uncomfortable amount of earth leakage through the body and the blade would run at inconsistent speed or stop unexpectedly.

Festool UK very quickly dealt with it, gave be a shipping create to send it back and UPS morning collection/delivery. All in all they had it about four days.

Needed a new "end shield" and "brush holder with brushes", bit weird given how little use the machine has had - must have been a bad one out of the factory?! Just need to unpack it and give it a dry run.

Cheers,
Ben.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Kapex 120REB stops unexpectedly
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 07:36 PM »
Glad you got it fixed.  Hopefully you now get many reliable years from your Kapex.