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Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #941
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Hi guys, I am looking to get Kapex and probably CT 26 or maybe CT 36. Does anyone have any idea if next gen of Kapex is somewhere close? Any speculations? I would hate to buy it just to find out in 4 months that I can get new model for the same price. It's a big purchase for me and first Festool.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #942
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To the best of my knowledge there is no imminent upgrade to to Kapex. I've heard or read nothing that indicates there will be a change to the Kapex.

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Hmm. Kapex has been out for about 3-4 years right? It seems to me like they might be coming up with updated model in some near future (maybe within a year). They have new TS 55 REQ out why not Kapex, right?

The reason I was trying to find out is to make decision on purchasing order.... It looks like there is a lot get.. :-). For start I want Kapex, dust extractor, plunge saw and maybe table or saw stand. I don't have plunge saw and I have Dewalt DW 708 that is pretty messed up. These two are on top of the list. I wanted to get Kapex first but given how old existing model is maybe I should get my DW 708 fixed and wait a little bit longer. I could get TS 55 REQ with dust extractor and maybe MFT in the mean time.

I know I can't afford to by all I want in be shot anyway. Prices are nuts but I like good quality tools. We all had to start somewhere but I think I'm ready for Festool. It should be great jump from what I have now.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:21 PM   #944
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The TS 55REQ is currently not available.

Getting the TS with a dust extractor saves you 10% on the extractor. There are packages with the MFT also that saves a little money.

It appears as if most upgrades by Festool is closer to the 7-8 year range.

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I wouldn't worry about being surprised by a upgraded or new tool. It would be available in Europe well before we ever see it in the states. It usually takes a year or two for their new technology to trickle down to the states before passing UL.

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The TS 55REQ is currently not available.

Getting the TS with a dust extractor saves you 10% on the extractor. There are packages with the MFT also that saves a little money.

It appears as if most upgrades by Festool is closer to the 7-8 year range.

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Is that because there is problem/recall on this? I just saw something on different forum.
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Is that because there is problem/recall on this? I just saw something on different forum.
There were a few of the R's that had issues with retracting fully after a plunge cut under certain conditions. Festoon requested that the saws be returned and notified the Consumer Products Saftey Commission. The CPSC has to approve the repair prior to the re-release of the saw.

From what I have read it appears that the issue was on less than 25 saws and occurred only on saws sold in North America.

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There were a few of the R's that had issues with retracting fully after a plunge cut under certain conditions. Festoon requested that the saws be returned and notified the Consumer Products Saftey Commission. The CPSC has to approve the repair prior to the re-release of the saw.

From what I have read it appears that the issue was on less than 25 saws and occurred only on saws sold in North America.

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I see. So I guess at this point nobody knows when they will be back on the market.
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I see. So I guess at this point nobody knows when they will be back on the market.
To the best of my knowledge, you are correct.

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My ts55req works fine. Too busy using it to return it.
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When I tilt the kapex it seems to drag with a scraping noise. I think it dragging on this plate here. Is there an adjustment. And yes the lever is fully dissengaged
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Here's a pic

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When I tilt the kapex it seems to drag with a scraping noise. I think it dragging on this plate here. Is there an adjustment. And yes the lever is fully dissengaged
Mine also has marks in that same place but no dragging. Perhaps there's a off cut of something got in there and its rubbing.
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I opened it cleaned it sll out to no avail. However, it only rubs in the position with the indents. The other positionsv are smooth sailing

This one


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I opened it cleaned it sll out to no avail. However, it only rubs in the position with the indents. The other positionsv are smooth sailing

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Huh?

It rubs at 0 and 45? Isn't that how it stops itself at those numbers?

The whole mech is all gears for that.
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Huh?

It rubs at 0 and 45? Isn't that how it stops itself at those numbers?

The whole mech is all gears for that.
No it rubs between those numbers. and stops as it was intended at 0 and 45. There was a burr on the indent pin that I noticed when I got into it. filed it down and alls well. Not sure if it was the plate that was burred on the top edge where the indent pin rides or it was the indent pin itself, or both, but I slightly filed both and it works great now

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Huh?

It rubs at 0 and 45? Isn't that how it stops itself at those numbers?

The whole mech is all gears for that.
I meant to say it only rubs in the position of this particular indent setting, Between the 0 and 45.
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Went to pick the Carvex up this morning. Got a perfect job for it this week.



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Went to pick the Carvex up this morning. Got a perfect job for it this week.
You sure do love your festools. Picking one up the ,morning it comes out. Nice job

I do like it. However I think I would need a job that I would def use it on before I pull the trigger. Unless I just build something for the house with it haha. Could use so e end tables in the living room. Hmmmm.

Edit...noticed you picked up the accessory kit too. Very nice

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