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    Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws




    I’m not a fan of Torx Head Screws. Too sensitive to stripping without perfect Torx Head Screwdrivers.


    I’m happy to announce that FLEX is switching over to Socket Head Cap Screws (Allen Bolts).

    My prototype CBEAST came with Torx Head Screws. Made a trip to our local Fastenal Store and updated my CBEAST with Socket Head Cap Screws.







    Original factory Torx Head Screws




    Socket Head Cap Screws <-- I prefer these










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    Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Also...

    FLEX engineers have designed a new improvement to the original backing plate for the Finisher and the soon-to-be-available CBEAST.

    New design replacements will be available soon for anyone with the old style that would like to updated. Heres what the new backing plates look like.









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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Good deal, mille should follow suit too
    Great news in BP improvement

    And Mike I'll PM you a product we may see in near future

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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Mike when you say “Finisher” do you mean a new backing plate design for the corded version or just the cordless or both? I love my corded Finisher. Also is there a charge for this update? Thanks!
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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Are you using torque wrench as well, or just "hand" tightening?

    I could use some torque numbers for the Flex machines - I like tightening to "spec."

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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Torx heads are not bad if they are quality fasteners.

    The ones FLEX used look horribly cheap. For what that unit costs, there is just no excuse not to have the best of everything.

    Good call by FLEX to change those out.
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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post
    Mike when you say “Finisher” do you mean a new backing plate design for the corded version or just the cordless or both? I love my corded Finisher. Also is there a charge for this update? Thanks!
    Version 1 , version 2 ,and cordless XFE7-15 Along with the cordless xce and upcomming corded xce ..all same backingplate design

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    Re: Updating the CBEAST Backing Plate Screws

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post

    Mike when you say “Finisher” do you mean a new backing plate design for the corded version or just the cordless or both?
    I believe it's both. When I get to unpacking the pallet of tools coming back from the Auburn, Indian Roadshow Class I will take apart my two tools and take pictures.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post

    I love my corded Finisher.
    The cordless FLEX Finish is ALWAYS one of the most popular tools people like to test out and use at my car and boat detailing classes. And I'm pretty confident this leads to a LOT of sales.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post

    Also is there a charge for this update?

    Thanks!

    I think it's being sold as a new product but I'll find out.



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