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Old 04-26-2019, 03:18 PM   #21
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I just watched that video and that saw doesn't work like that unless you have those tits trust me I've tried
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:45 PM   #22
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I just watched that video and that saw doesn't work like that unless you have those tits trust me I've tried
The only way to verify that would be a "hands on" demonstration....
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:53 PM   #23
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Easy girl......
I didn't click the video before but this time I did to see if she took a No hands approach.
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Anyone switch away from it and feel it was a mistake

I still have both slide and nonslide . The nonslide is at the jobsight ,no issues .I do like the slider in the shop when building cabinets ,comes in useful .Though in the field doing trim or remodel it really isn't worth the extra weight and size .
Is there a lot of capacity lost I do like to cut deck post sleeves or large crown my 12in?
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I like how she says safety first with the wife beater on.
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Well, went Dewalt reconditioned. We’ll see how it does. Going to use my old Bosch for framing and boral as long as I can.
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I use my a non slide 90% of the time. Slide only when needed. Slide is just too heavy unless I’m on a job for a long time or I need to do dados or larger boards.


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So it’s got no balls at all?
Nope, none at all. I like the rail forward makitas a lot.

I'll sell you my Kapex for half that.
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I'd let her soft my starter.... er start my softer....er, uh.......

What was the demo video about again?


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I’m so disorganized my miter saws end up getting bumped and prodded in my tool trailer. I would feel really guilty doing that to a kapex. Plus, I’m cheap.
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Kapex is gutless. For guys the cut composites often it's quite annoying. I own the Makita front rails 10". Love that saw. The only issue is the indents. You just have to pay attention to not slam it in the indent.


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Kapex is gutless. For guys the cut composites often it's quite annoying. I own the Makita front rails 10". Love that saw. The only issue is the indents. You just have to pay attention to not slam it in the indent.


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Is the 10" enough to cut post sleeves? My little Makita has some play in the dedents and I cant seem to true the the fence adjustment. its a hair short of the max I can pivot
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Kapex is gutless. For guys the cut composites often it's quite annoying. I own the Makita front rails 10". Love that saw. The only issue is the indents. You just have to pay attention to not slam it in the indent.


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Mike, I seem to recall you use a Frankenstein type setup. What stand do you use and isn’t it setup with best fence rails or something?
I think I’ve got to have a setup where my saw comes off the stand to reduce weight and to store my saw safer. Also save my back.
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I have 2 of these setups. I store my saw upright in my trailer without issue.





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It rides at the front of the trailer.


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Well, received my saw and it was just as the reviews said. Pretty much bounced around in the box during shipping. Sending it back. Think I’ll recoup and probably just get a brand new saw. Otherwise every reconditioned will probably be bashed up from shipping. Rethinking on the Dewalt. Maybe going to try the Makita. I like the bevel adjustment up front like my old Bosch.
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I have 2 of these setups. I store my saw upright in my trailer without issue.





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12” or 10”?
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12” or 10”?


10. Thinking about getting the 12 now that I'm not needing to lift it up into the truck and have the trailer.


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Well, received my saw and it was just as the reviews said. Pretty much bounced around in the box during shipping. Sending it back. Think I’ll recoup and probably just get a brand new saw. Otherwise every reconditioned will probably be bashed up from shipping. Rethinking on the Dewalt. Maybe going to try the Makita. I like the bevel adjustment up front like my old Bosch.


Not sure what Makita you’re thinking of but to be clear the bevel adjustments for the front rail Makitas, are NOT up front. Just so you know.


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I'm happy with this one.


https://www.amazon.ca/DEWALT-DWS780-...sr=1-3-catcorr


I dont like anything dewalt other than their bigger things (miter, table, planer)


I have a 10" makita that I like

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