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Offline Birdhunter

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Kapex Surprise
« on: July 28, 2019, 08:47 PM »
My Kapex dust collection went from great to terrible. I checked the Festool Midi, no problem. I checked the hose from the Midi to the Kapex, clear. I removed the Kapex blade and there were no obstruction between the hose port and the rubber funnel.

I was baffled!

I had to pick up some Midi bags so visited Highland Woodworking. I examined their display Kapex.

I found the display had a spring loaded plastic shroud that covered the back of the saw blade. I didn’t remember that on mine.

When I got home, I found that shroud was jammed in the retracted position. A narrow slice of wood had gotten sucked up and jammed the shroud. I wiggled the slice out, cleaned up the accumulation of dust and tried a cut.

The dust collection had returned to normal.

Very weird!

Birdhunter

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Offline bwehman

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 07:34 PM »
Yep, happens from time to time. Good reminder to check that first.

Offline ear3

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 08:05 PM »
Btw, does anyone out there still use the kapex mustache?

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 08:37 PM »
Where does one get the part?
Birdhunter

Offline neilc

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Edward - I use the mustache. Got it from FastCap.  I did reinforce it with some brass thin stock to keep it attached to the Kapex.  I can take photos if you need them.

Search the forum here as there are some others and I think Poplar Shop even did a video.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2019, 11:32 PM »
I use the mustache when I have a lot crosscuts to do; otherwise the stock rubber shroud is used. Fastcap carries it.


Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 05:14 AM »
I found a 4” and a 2” Saw Stacie. Whick one?
Birdhunter

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2019, 06:54 AM »
Can’t find a Stache over here, I might try and make one from a truck wheel arch splash guard.
I did make up a rubber extension but, it dragged too much.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2019, 11:53 AM »
4 inches.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2019, 04:40 PM »
Thanks
Birdhunter

Offline NeoTerror

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Re: Kapex Surprise
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 01:55 AM »
Learned something today from your experience. Thanks!  [big grin]