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Offline Naildrivingman

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Makita vs Kapex
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:21 AM »
Yesterday I had the opportunity to use the new Makita miter saw.  I own a Kapex and CT 26 and the Makita I used was plumbed to a Rigid shop vac.  I believe the dust collection of the Makita exceeds the Kapex. The saw was in use by two workers cutting interior trim for 8 hours and there was zero noticeable dust on the floor.  If my limited observations are correct in the long term, I think will will see a redesign of the Kapex (with a motor that does not go poof).
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Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Makita vs Kapex
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 05:56 AM »
I've had my Kapex for about two or more years now without any problems. I've been reading a lot of horror stories about problems but alas....nada. Last year we moved and my Kapex was stored in a portable bin, it ended up falling head first onto the steel floor from about five feet. Still works great, no deviation from 90. I would add I got. One on the recon sale. If I hadn't, I was looking at the Makita back then. Great saw. The new one looks amazing.
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Online ChuckM

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Re: Makita vs Kapex
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 11:27 AM »
my Kapex was stored in a portable bin, it ended up falling head first onto the steel floor from about five feet. Still works great,

What a bin!

Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: Makita vs Kapex
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 04:46 PM »
Is this some new model makita have just released? I'm guessing it must be cos my makita has been designed to throw as much dust as possible all over the place- drives me mad as it's otherwise a fairly good piece of kit

Offline antss

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Re: Makita vs Kapex
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 06:24 PM »
"I think will will see a redesign of the Kapex (with a motor that does not go poof)."

That is probably wishful thinkin cause FT won't / hasn't admitted there is a problem.  [tongue]

@tony_sheehan - Makita does have a new saw. Read all about here :
http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/best-miter-saw-options/


Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Makita vs Kapex
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 08:10 PM »
"I think will will see a redesign of the Kapex (with a motor that does not go poof)."

That is probably wishful thinkin cause FT won't / hasn't admitted there is a problem.  [tongue]

@tony_sheehan - Makita does have a new saw. Read all about here :
http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/best-miter-saw-options/
If there is a redesign, I think the only visible change will be the dust collection to mimic the Makita.  All other changes will be internal and unseen.
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