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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2011, 09:26 AM »
How about a trade in program. :)  I would like to get rid of my Bosch and move to a Kapex.

You mean sorta like the cash for clunkers. [tongue]
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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #91 on: December 18, 2011, 09:33 AM »
How about a trade in program. :)  I would like to get rid of my Bosch and move to a Kapex.

You mean sorta like the cash for clunkers. [tongue]

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #92 on: December 18, 2011, 05:30 PM »
How about a trade in program. :)  I would like to get rid of my Bosch and move to a Kapex.

You mean sorta like the cash for clunkers. [tongue]

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Offline Alan m

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2011, 02:02 PM »
how about some dog holes in the top of the base part so that you could use the clamping elements to hold the stock
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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2011, 08:49 PM »
how about some dog holes in the top of the base part so that you could use the clamping elements to hold the stock

+1 on that. I now use the crown wings all the time and use the blocks to hold the stuff against the fence.

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Offline Steve R

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2011, 08:53 PM »
How about adding measurement marks on the fixed fence..... and yea they should be both imp and metric...... [2cents]

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Offline Chadster

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #96 on: March 03, 2017, 11:18 PM »
1. Some sort of area LED light... XPS type or whatever.  Keep the lasers however, they are quite valuable.  Also keep the on/off laser switch.

2.  Some type of one handed top handle.  It's not easy to try to carry the saw through a door when you have to open it and close it and you have to have Both Hands on the Saw!!

3.  A slightly longer trigger would be helpful.  Many times during a cut my hand just slides off the trigger enough to have to have the saw stop momentarily.

4.  An option for an extended dust shroud similar to bristles or curtains that could easily be snapped on and off if doing steep compound bevel cuts that could interfere with it.

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Power if fine with me...a few more RPS couldn't hurt though?
Keep the rail forward design.
Keep the weight down.
Maybe and option for hanging the fences off of the saw when they are removed?
Make the fences actually lock in square and not wiggle...at all.

Just bought my Second Kapex.  [eek] First one is in for service.   [unsure] Its much much smoother more refined and compact than my 10" dewalt slider with xps. 
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 11:24 PM by Chadster »
hmm,  lucky numbers today?  27 36 50.....mm of course ;)

Offline DiscoStu

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #97 on: March 04, 2017, 02:41 AM »

Offline Holmz

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #98 on: March 04, 2017, 05:58 AM »
A Cuprex motor on it is all is really needs.

Offline Chadster

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #99 on: March 04, 2017, 08:35 PM »



...yeah [wink]  maybe I'm a little late to the design party...haa
hmm,  lucky numbers today?  27 36 50.....mm of course ;)

Offline DiscoStu

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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2017, 02:13 AM »
Personally resurrecting old threads never bothers me. It's also quite timely with the new Kapex 60 having just been launched.


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Re: lets help design the new kapex
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2017, 01:42 PM »
So... ...how did the forecasting pan out from 2011? Is the Kapex KS60 "it"? [smile]
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