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CX801
HEAVY DUTY BENCH
TOP LATHE
User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENT
General Safety Instructions ....................................................................... 3
Specific Safety Instructions ...................................................................... 4
Heavy Duty Bench Top Lathe Features..................................................... 5
Physical Features ...................................................................................... 6
Un-packing ............................................................................................... 7
Setup ......................................................................................................... 7
Mounting to a workbench .......................................................................... 8
Leveling the lathe ...................................................................................... 8
Installing the Tool Rest .............................................................................. .8
Installing the Bed Extension (optional) ...................................................... .9
Installing/Removing Tailstock Center ........................................................ .9
Installing/Removing Faceplate .................................................................. 10
Installing/Removing Headstock Center...................................................... 10
Test Run.................................................................................................... 11
ON/OFF Switch ......................................................................................... 11
Changing Spindle Speed........................................................................... 12
Tool Rest & Base ...................................................................................... 13
Tailstock Quill ............................................................................................ 13
Tailstock .................................................................................................... 13
Faceplate................................................................................................... 13
Alignment Between Centers ...................................................................... 14
Maintenance.............................................................................................. 14
Trouble Shooting ....................................................................................... 15
Parts Breakdown ........................................................................ ............... 16
Pars List ........................................................................ ............................ 17
Warranty.................................................................................................... .19
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not attempt to operate the machine until you have read thoroughly and have understood
completely all instructions, rules and conditions contained in this manual. Failure to comply
can result in accidents involving fire, electric shock, or serious personal injury.
Know your machine. For your safety,
read the owner’s manual carefully.
Learn its applications and limitations,
as well as specific potential hazards
pertinent to this machine.
Make sure all tools are properly
grounded. If the tool electrical plug
has three prongs, it should be used in
a three hole electrical socket. If three
prongs or two prongs adapter is used,
the adapter plug must be properly
grounded. Do not remove or disable
the third prong.
Keep all the guards in place and in
good working order. If a guard must be
removed for maintenance or cleaning,
make sure it is properly attached
before using the machine again.
Remove
adjusting
keys
and
wrenches. Form a habit of checking
to see that the keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from the
machine.
Keep your work area clean.
Cluttered areas and workbenches
increase the chance if an accident.
Do not use the machine in dangerous
environments.
Do not use power tools in damp or
wet locations or expose them to rain.
Keep work areas well illuminated.
Keep children away. All visitors
should keep a safe distance from the
work area.
Do not force the machine. It will do
the job better and be safe at the
operating rate for which it is designed.
Do not force the machine or
attachments to do a job for which they
are not designed.
Wear proper apparel. Avoid loose
clothing, gloves, neckties, rings,
bracelets and jewelry which could get
caught in moving parts. Non-slip
footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long
hair.
Always use safety glasses. Also,
wear a face or dust mask if the
operation area is dusty. Everyday
eyeglasses only have impact resistant
lenses. They are not safety glasses.
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CX801 HEAVY DUTY BENCHTOP LATHE
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Like all power tools and machinery, proper safety and attention must be adhered to. There
is danger associated with using any tool or machine so pay careful attention each and
every time you use your tool. If you are not familiar with the operations of a lathe, you
should obtain the advice and/or instructions from a qualified professional.
Read this operation manual carefully
and understand it before operating the
lathe.
Always wear a face dust mask if
operation creates a lot of sawdust
and/or chips.
Do not over-reach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
Always operate the tools in a wellventilated area and provide for proper
dust removal. Use a dust collection
system whenever possible.
Maintain machine in top condition.
Keep machine clean for best and
safest
performance.
Follow
instructions
for
lubrication
and
changing accessories.
Disconnect the machine from power
source
before
servicing,
when
changing accessories and when
mounting or remounting motor.
To avoid accidental starting, make
sure the switch is in the OFF position
before plugging in the power cord.
Turn OFF then machine before
making any adjustments or servicing.
Do not attempt to measure the workpiece size while the machine is
running.
Make sure the work-piece is clamped
securely between the centers before
starting the machine.
Only use correct size centers.
Never leave the machine running
and unattended. Turn the power OFF.
Do not leave the machine until it
comes to a complete stop.
After adjusting or servicing the
machine, remember to remove all
wrenches or other tools from the
machine.
Start and stop the machine
yourself. Do not have anybody help
you do this.
Do not use any power tools while
under the effects of drugs, alcohol or
any medication.
WARNING!
The safety instructions given above can not be complete because the environment in every
shop is different. Always consider safety first as it applies to your individual working conditions.
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CX801 BENCHTOP
LATHE
FEATURES
MODEL CX801 HEAVY DUTY BENCH TOP LATHE
As part of the growing line of Craftex woodworking equipment, we are proud to offer CX801
a Heavy Duty Bench Top Lathe. By following the instructions and procedures laid out in this
owner’s manual, you will receive years of excellent service and satisfaction. The CX801 is
a professional tool and like all power tools, proper care and safety procedures should be
adhered to.
Main Motor..........................................Single Phase 1/2 HP, 110V, 60 HZ, 6Amps
Speed..................................................1725 RPM
Swing Over Bed..................................10”(254mm)
Swing Over Tool Rest (Base)..............7-1/2”(190mm)
Distance Between Center....................15 ½” (394mm)
Tailstock Travel....................................3 ¼” (83mm)
Spindle Size.........................................7-51/64” x 1-7/8”
Spindle TPI..........................................1” x 8 TPI
Spindle Taper.......................................MT2
Spindle Center......................................5”(127mm)
Tailstock Taper.....................................MT2
Tailstock Center....................................5”(127mm)
Number of Spindle Speeds...................6
Spindle Speed Ranges.........................480, 1270, 1960, 2730, 3327, 4023 RPM
Bed Width..............................................8-3/16”(208mm)
Faceplate Size.......................................3” (76mm)
Bed Construction...................................Cast Iron
Headstock Construction Cast................Cast Iron & Steel
Tailstock Construction Cast...................Cast Iron & Steel
Bearings.................................................Shielded and Lubricated
Approx. Weight......................................105 lbs. (45 Kg)
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PHYSICAL FEATURES
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UNPACKING
SETUP
The machine is properly packaged in a
carton for safe transportation. When
unpacking, carefully inspect the crate and
ensure that nothing has been damaged
during transit. Open the crate and check
that the machine is in a good condition.
There is a bag which contains some loose
parts of the machine. After the machine
has been un-packed, check that all loose
parts shown in Figure-1 are present.
Before starting setting up the machine
you need to read and understand this
user manual completely. For the
protection of your eyes you need to have
safety glasses. The unpainted surfaces or
parts of the lathe are coated with rust
prevention waxy oil and you will want to
remove this before you begin assembly.
Use a solvent cleaner that will not
damage painted surfaces.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tool Rest
Tailstock Center (Live Center) MT2
Headstock Center (Dead Center) MT2
Center Knock-Out Bar
IMPORTANT
When setting up your machine, you will
want to find an ideal spot where your
machine will most likely be positioned
most of the time. Consider your
complete work environment as well as
working comfortable with the lathe
before placing your machine in the
ideal spot. The figure below shows
minimum workplace for the lathe.
Figure-1 Loose parts
WARNING
IMPORTANT
While doing inventory, if you can not
find any part, check if the part is
already installed on the machine.
CX801 weighs approximately 105 lbs.
Do not over-exert yourself. Get the
help of an assistant for safe moving.
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MOUNTING ON A
WORKBENCH
INSTALLING THE TOOL
REST
The lathe should be mounted on a
workbench of proper height. The
workbench must be rigid and flat enough
to support the weight of the lathe. Make
sure the lathe is mounted firmly on the
workbench, otherwise chatter problems
will occur while operation.
Locate the hole on the tool rest base and
thread the lock handle into the hole. See
Figure-3.
Before you start assembling the machine
you need to level the machine using the
four leveling feet.
LEVELING THE LATHE
Always note that if the lathe is not leveled
properly it may cause bed twisting. A
slight bed twisting will cause centers to be
out of alignment and also inaccurate
turning.
Level the machine by turning the four
leveling screws, located at the four
corners, at the base of the bed. Loosen
the nut by using a wrench before
adjusting leveling screw, turn the leveling
screw manually until the correct level is
achieved. Tighten the nut to lock the
leveler in place.
Figure-3 Tool rest lock handle installed
Now, insert the tool rest and turn the lock
handle to secure the tool rest in position.
See Figure-4.
Figure-4 Tool rest Installed
Whenever you want to move the tool rest
base, simply untighten the release lever
and slide tool rest base on the bed and
re-tighten the release lever.
Figure-2 Leveling screw and nut
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BED EXTENSION (Optional)
The bed extension is available as an
optional
component
(MODEL#
CX801EXT). The bench top lathe has
been factory drilled with two holes at the
end of the bed for installing the bed
extension. See Figure-5
INSTALLING / REMOVING
TAILSTOCK CENTER
Clean the tailstock center shank and the
tailstock quill and insert the center firmly
by hand into the tailstock quill.
To remove the tailstock center from the
tailstock quill, simply turn the quill
movement hand-wheel until the quill end
is nearly inside the tailstock. Then loosen
the quill fix lever and you can move the
quill in or out. See Figure-6.
Figure-6 Installing / Removing tailstock
WARNING
Figure-5 Bed Installing Extension Holes
Disconnect the machine from the
power source before mounting and
removing headstock center.
To install the bed extension, align the two
holes on the bed extension with the two
holes on the bed end. Tighten the bed
extension with two M8 screws.
It is necessary to make leveling
adjustments between the lathe bed and
the bed extension by using a straight
edge guide.
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INSTALLING / REMOVING
FACEPLATE
INSTALLING / REMOVING
HEADSTOCK CENTER
Make sure the switch is in OFF position
and the cord is disconnected from the
power source.
The headstock spindle is designed with
an MT2 taper.
Attach the faceplate to the headstock by
threading it on the spindle.
Now, use knock-out bar and tighten the
faceplate as shown in the in Figure-7.
Clean the spindle bore and center's taper
and insert the center into the spindle bore
firmly by hand.
Removing the drive center is done by
simply knocking it out, using the supplied
knock-out bar. When knocking out the
center, hold it by hand to prevent it
dropping down. See Figure-8.
Figure-7 Installing the faceplate
When you want to remove the faceplate,
simply do the above procedure in reverse.
Figure-8 Knocking out the drive center
with the help of knock-out bar
WARNING
Disconnect the machine from the
power source before mounting and
removing parts.
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TEST RUN
Once you have assembled your machine
completely, it is time for a test run to make
sure that the machine works properly and
is ready for operation.
Carefully look around your machine
before turning it on to ensure no tools are
left on the machine, all screws and knobs
are securely fastened, and all controls are
working properly.
During the test run the machine should
run smoothly and create very little noise
or vibration. If there is an unusual noise
coming from the machine or the machine
vibrates excessively, turn the machine
OFF and investigate the problem.
WARNING
Do not make any adjustments when
the machine is running. Failure to
follow this warning can cause a serious
personal injury.
IMPORTANT
Before a test run make sure that you
have read and understood the user
manual and you are familiar with the
functions and safety features on this
machine.
Before turning the machine on, make
sure you are wearing your safety
glasses and anyone around you is also
wearing safety glasses.
ON /OFF SWITCH
This lathe is equipped with a rocker type
paddle switch to start and stop the lathe,
located at the front side of the bed. The
switch has a removable locking key to
prevent unauthorized operation. If the
lathe is not in use for long time, remove
the locking key by pulling it out and
storing it in a safe place.
To start the lathe, insert the locking key
and turn it ON. To stop the lathe, shift the
switch to the right. See Figure-9.
Connect your machine to the correct
power source and turn the power switch
ON.
Figure-9 ON / OFF switch with safety key
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CHANGING THE SPINDLE
SPEED
The CX801 Heavy Duty Bench Top Lathe
features 6 spindle speed changes: 480,
1270, 1960, 2730, 3327 and 4023 RPM.
The turning speed of the lathe is varied
with the work-piece diameter to be turned.
When turning a smaller diameter of workpiece, a higher spindle speed is
recommended. However, proper selection
of spindle speed for the work-piece is
made by the operator’s experience.
Loosen the belt tension lock knob before
shifting the belt tension lever and tighten it
securely after adjustment.
Release the V-belt tension by shifting the
belt tension lever, located under the bed
shown in Figure-10.
Position the V-belt on both pulleys as
shown in figure-11 to achieve the desired
speed. At the same time, turn the
headstock fly wheel to facilitate changing
of the belt position.
TO CHANGE THE SPINDLE SPEED:
Make sure the switch is in the OFF
position and the cord is disconnected from
the power source.
Open the V-belt guard located on the
headstock. Loosen the guard lock lever.
Figure-11 Spindle speed
Figure-10 Releasing belt tension
Tension the V-belt by shifting the V-belt
tension lever and then tighten belt tension
fixed knob.
Re-install the belt guard.
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TOOL REST & BASE
The tool rest base can be moved along
the bed slide-ways. Loosen the tool rest
base lock lever before adjusting the
carriage position. Tighten the lever
securely after position is achieved.
lathe. The tailstock can be moved along
the bed slide ways. Before moving the
tailstock, loosen the tailstock lock lever.
Move the tailstock by hand to the desired
position, and then tighten the tailstock
lock lever securely.
The tool rest should be adjusted so that
its top is 3/16” (suggested) below, above
the centers. Loosen the tool rest lock
lever before adjusting tool rest position.
Tighten the lock lever securely after
adjustment.
Figure-13 Tailstock and its components
FACEPLATE
Figure-12 Adjusting Carriage & Tool Rest
on the Bed
This lathe is furnished with a face plate in
case the work-piece to be turned and can
not be clamped between the headstock
center and the tailstock center.
The faceplate has been drilled with four
holes for screwing the work-piece.
TAILSTOCK QUILL
The tailstock quill can be moved in and
out of the tailstock by turning the quill
hand-wheel.
Loosen the quill lock lever before turning
the hand-wheel. Tighten it securely after
the quill has been moved to the proper
position.
TAILSTOCK
The tailstock is used to support the other
end of the work-piece to be turned on the
Figure-14 Showing faceplate attached to
the lathe
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ALIGNMENT BETWEEN
CENTERS
The center alignment has been adjusted
properly at the factory before the machine
is shipped to you. However, after lengthy
operation, the centers may be out of
alignment. At this time center alignment
needs to be done.
TO ALIGN THE CENTERS:
Make sure the cord is disconnected from
the power source.
Remove tool rest base and the tool rest
and slide the tailstock with the center
towards the headstock.
Loosen the four screws securing the
headstock to the bed. Slightly adjust the
headstock position so that the centers are
aligned with each other.
MAINTENANCE
During the life of your machine, you will
need
to
practice
some
regular
maintenance to keep your lathe in peak
performance condition,
WARNING
Make sure the machine is turned OFF
the cord is disconnected from the
power source before servicing and
removing/replacing any components of
the machine.
Check your lathe daily for loose mounting
bolts, damaged cord, worn switch and any
other unsafe condition.
CLEANING
1. Everyday after use, remove chips from
the machine and clean it. Apply oil on
the sliding surfaces.
2. Everyday after use, turn OFF the
power switch and remove the switch
key.
3. A build up of dust in the motor can
cause
motor
damage.
Periodic
cleaning of the motor is not only
recommended, but mandatory for
normal wood lathe performance.
Figure-15 Headstock and tailstock centers
aligned
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEMS
CUTTING TOOL
VIBRATION
POOR
MACHINE ACCURACY
CAUSES
CORRECTION
1. Work-piece is not
clamped firmly.
1. Clamp it firmly.
1. Work-piece is clamped
incorrectly.
1. Check balance.
2. Tailstock center and
headstock center is out of
alignment.
2. Adjust center
Alignment.
3. Check machine
leveling periodically.
3. Machine leveling loss.
MOTOR DOES NOT RUN
WHEN POWER WITCH IS
TURNED ON
MOTOR DOES NOT RUN
AT A FULL SPEED
MOTOR DOES NOT
REACH FULL SPEED
1. Switch is burnt out.
1. Replace the switch.
2. Connection wire is loose
or damaged.
2. Tighten or replace wire.
1. Power voltage is too low.
1. Test voltage.
2. Motor is damaged.
2. Check and repair
motor.
1. Incorrect power wiring.
1. Replace with correctly
sized power wiring.
2. Overloaded.
2. Reduce load.
MOTOR OVERHEATING
1. Motor is dirty.
1. Clean motor.
2. Motor is damaged.
2. Check and repair
motor.
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CX801 PARTS BREAKDOWN
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CX801 PARTS LIST
INDEX
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
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DESCRIPTION
IVM
SCREW - SET M6-1.0 X 6
HEADSTOCK HANDWHEEL
PULLEY SAFETY COVER
SCREW - SET M4-0.7 X 6
SPINDLE PULLEY
BEARING 6004Z
HEADSTOCK CASTING
BEARING 6005ZZ
SPINDLE
SPUR CENTER MT2
INDEXED SPINDLE
FACEPLATE 3"
LIVE CENTER MT2
BEDWAY
TAILSTOCK QUILL
TAILSTOCK LEAD SCREW
C-RING EXTERNAL M15
WASHER - FLAT M15
RUBBER COLLAR
TAILSTOCK CASTING
ECCENTRIC SHAFT
QUILL LOCK HANDLE
NUT - HEX M4-0.7
SCREW - CAP M4-0.7 X 16
C-RING M30
PIN - ROLL M5 X 30
ADJUST SHAFT
SLIDE COLLAR
NUT - LOCK M10-1.5
SCREW - SET M6-1.0 X 6
TAILSTOCK HANDWHEEL
QUILL HANDWHEEL HANDLE
ECCENTRIC SHAFT
C-RING M16
TAILSTOCK RELEASE LEVER
LEVER KNOB
KNOCK OUT BAR
LOCK HANDLE
GUARD PLATE
ULTRA FLEX BELT 7 X 3.4 X 600
COMPRESSION SPRING
THREADED SHAFT
NUT - HEX M8-1.25
SCREW - CAP M8-1.25 X 35
SCREW - THUMB M5-0.8 X 15
PSS02M
P0624002
P0624003
PSS79M
P0624005
P6004
P0624007
P6005
P0624009
P0624010
P0624011
P0624012
P0624013
P0624014
P0624015
P0624016
PR05M
PW14M
P0624019
P0624020
P0624021
P0624022
PN04M
PSB16M
PR01M
PRP05M
P0624027
P0624028
PLN05M
PSS02M
P0624031
P0624032
P0624033
PR06M
P0624035
P0624036
P0624037
P0624038
P0624039
P0624040
P0624041
P0624042
PN03M
PSB40M
P0624045
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47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
57-1
57-2
57-3
57-4
57-5
57-6
58
59
60
61
62
63
63-1
64
65
66
67
OT
68-1
68-2
68-3
68-4
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
BELT TENSION LOCK KNOB
PIN - ROLL 3 X 12
SHAFT
SPACER M18
COMPRESSION SPRING
LOWER PULLEY ACCESS PLATE
NUT - HEX 3/8-16
RUBBER FOOT
SCREW - PAN HD PHILLIPS M5-0.8 X 10
WASHER - FLAT M5
STRAIN RELIEF
SWITCH - ASSEMBLY
SCREW - PAN HD PHILLIPS 10-24 X 1 1/2
WASHER - TOOTHED EXT M5
SWITCH PLATE
SWITCH BOX
NUT - HEX 10-24
SWITCH W/ SAFETY KEY
SCREW - SET M4-0.7 X 6
MOTOR PULLEY
NUT - LOCK M8-1.25
SCREW - PAN HD PHILLIPS M6-1.0 X 16
MOTOR PLATE
WASHER - FLAT M5
WASHER - LOCK M5
SCREW - CAP SOC HD M5-0.8 X 15
TENSION BRACKET
BOLT - SQUARE HD
RUBBER SLEEVE
MOTOR
CAPACITOR COVER
CAPACITOR 25MFD 250VAC
FAN
FAN COVER
DUST GUARD
LOCTITE SCREW 10-24 X 6
C-RING EXT M10
TOOL POST BASE
TOOL REST LOCK HANDLE M6-1.0
ADJUST SHAFT
SLIDE COLLAR
NUT - LOCK M10-1.5
TOOL REST
PIN - ROLL M4 X 20
C-RING EXT M14
ECCENTRIC SHAFT
LEVER KNOB
TOOL REST RELEASE LEVER
WRENCH - HEX M2.5
P0624046
PRP61M
P0624048
P0624049
P0624050
P0624051
PN08
P0624053
PS09M
PW02M
P0624056
P0624057
PS10
PTLW02M
P0624057-3
P0624057-4
PN07
P0624057-6
PSS79M
P0624059
PLN04M
PS11M
P0624062
PW02M
PLW01M
PSB10M
P0624065
P0624066
P0624067
P0624068
P0624068-1
P0624068-2
P0624068-3
P0624068-4
P0624069
P0624070
PR01M
P0624072
P0624073
P0624074
P0624075
PLN05M
P0624077
PRP39M
PR02M
P0624080
P0624081
P0624082
PAW02.5M
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WARRANTY
CRAFTEX 3 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY
Craftex warrants every product to be free from defects in materials and agrees to correct such defects where
applicable. This warranty covers Three Years for parts and 90 days for labour (unless specified otherwise),
to the original purchaser from the date of purchase but does not apply to malfunctions arising directly or
indirectly from misuse, abuse, improper installation or assembly, negligence, accidents, repairs or alterations
or lack of maintenance.
Proof of purchase is necessary.
All warranty claims are subject to inspection of such products or part thereof and Craftex reserves the right to
inspect any returned item before a refund or replacement may be issued.
This warranty shall not apply to consumable products such as blades, bits, belts, cutters, chisels, punches
etceteras.
Craftex shall in no event be liable for injuries, accidental or otherwise, death to persons or damage to property
or for incidental contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
RETURNS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS
To return, repair, or replace a Craftex product, you must visit the appropriate Busy Bee Tools showroom or
call 1-800-461-BUSY. Craftex is a brand of equipment that is exclusive to Busy Bee Tools.
For replacement parts directly from Busy Bee Tools, for this machine, please call 1-800-461-BUSY (2879),
and have your credit card and part number handy.
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All returned merchandise will be subject to a minimum charge of 15% for re-stocking and handling with
the following qualifications.
Returns must be pre-authorized by us in writing.
We do not accept collect shipments.
Items returned for warranty purposes must be insured and shipped pre-paid to the nearest warehouse
Returns must be accompanied with a copy of your original invoice as proof of purchase. Returns must be
in an un-used condition and shipped in their original packaging a letter explaining your reason for the
return. Incurred shipping and handling charges are not refundable.
Busy Bee will repair or replace the item at our discretion and subject to our inspection.
Repaired or replaced items will be returned to you pre-paid by our choice of carriers.
Busy Bee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement or repairs or replacement if a third party without our
prior authorization has carried out repairs to the item.
Repairs made by Busy Bee are warranted for 30 days on parts and labour.
Any unforeseen repair charges will be reported to you for acceptance prior to making the repairs.
The Busy Bee Parts & Service Departments are fully equipped to do repairs on all products purchased
from us with the exception of some products that require the return to their authorized repair depots. A
Busy Bee representative will provide you with the necessary information to have this done.
For faster service it is advisable to contact the nearest Busy Bee location for parts availability
prior to bringing your product in for repair.
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