Hi Peter, Festools "thing" if you like is they take dust collection to a new level and yes with the Kapex I would think it does compared to other makes I've used, and the Kapex in general is far better than previous saws I've owned and used so it's a leap ahead in that regard, just some of the opinions I've read on it's dust collection to me seem to be rather overstated and certainly it's nothing like the collection rate from Festools sanders or Domino's where all gets taken away. But I guess the nature of the saw unless radically re-designed provides a major hurdle to eliminate dust completely.
I have all the correct hoses and vacs but am still disappointed with it's dust collection, probably my own fault in taking reviews too literally and having a too high an expectation of it and Festool gear in general. (Another example is the poor table saw "LA fence" alignment for the CMS, it certainly lets the whole kit down. Awkward and fiddly to get square to the blade). It would help to give a more critical review on items that need attention-improvement, but I enjoy your videos and learn something new from each one, keep them going. Very informative.
Peter, on a different note, I watched your demo on cutting on the cms saw table using two push sticks, that looked slow, awkward as heck and could be a tad dangerous. I suggest trying out the Grr-ripper push blocks, so much safer, I love them and highly recommend them for work like that, and no I'm not an employee of their maker:-) I'm sure once you try them you'll toss out the old sticks!