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Offline Harvey

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A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:34 AM »
 

I was doing a video yesterday for my nieces & nephews for 'a day in the life' thread they have running on Facebook, showing me cutting some trim.  Turns out I made a pretty good demonstration of the Kapex's dust collection (by total accident).

 The first cut was with no dust collection, second cut connected to a Fein Turbo III vacuum with the dust deputy cyclone. Cuts were 45 degree bevels, 10 foot Fein 2 1/2" hose.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 11:39 AM by Harvey »
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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Neat video. The dust collection on my Kapex is a non-scientific 80%. My old miter saw was about 20%. Couldn't use it indoors.

I noticed you let the blade stop before lifting it. That's excellent practice. I learned the hard way (no injury, just a scare) that lifting the head with the blade still running can throw a piece of wood pretty hard.
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Offline #Tee

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 05:50 PM »
love it
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Offline overanalyze

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 07:26 PM »
Good video. I find pushing the saw through the material vs. The chop saw method makes the collection better too.

Offline Shopmonkey

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 11:40 PM »
great video

Offline FinishingCanuck

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 11:44 PM »
I agree with over. Slide, don't chop. Same with ANY miter saw

Offline ear3

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Are those three dowel holes for joining to the next board to ensure alignment?  How did you make them straight on such a long piece?
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Offline Harvey

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Re: A Video; Kapex Dust Collection
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 10:06 AM »
In retrospect sliding would have been the better method (according to the supplemental manual, too). Thanks for pointing that out.
Yes, the dowel holes were intended for alignment. In fact I didn’t end up using the dowels, but the joint was strong enough to move and install just with glue.  It was a 12 footer joined to a a foot and a half piece.
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