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Craftmark 01-19-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Roofcheck (Post 1680739)
Can you cut in a 4' hallway with this hood type? I see the benefit of this hood cutting outside.

If you have a Kapex you shouldn't need it. :no:

Roofcheck 01-19-2013 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by alboston (Post 1681030)
Not really. You do need some space behind the saw.

Ha that's my point. Another reason I dig my Kapex.

alboston 01-19-2013 09:30 PM

Never used the kapex but my 12" makita and the saw hood work great.

blackbear 01-20-2013 09:20 AM

my 12" dewalt and a sharp blade get the job done. you can get sweet cuts on any saw as long as you spend the time to properly tune it.

basswood 01-20-2013 12:59 PM

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Of course, 1800's technology shears cleaner miters than any saw, and makes no dust, only wood shavings, so it needs no dust collection, unlike a Kapex. :euro:

And it only cost me $100

tjbnwi 01-20-2013 09:34 PM

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As I understand the sheer, it only cleans the miter, it does not cut the miter???

Tom

basswood 01-20-2013 10:13 PM

Most miter shears can cut small moldings and softwoods. For best results, and with large moldings and hardwoods you have to make a rough cut, with the miter shear or with another saw, then do a final trimming.

Still a remarkable tool, and does save on dust making... and on energy consumption.

TimelessQuality 01-20-2013 10:51 PM

I remember seeing Norm use shears on NYWS ... Always thought they were cool

tjbnwi 01-20-2013 11:00 PM

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Thanks bass, I was pretty sure that was how they worked.

Tom

hdavis 01-20-2013 11:17 PM

There are only a few ways to get a true cabinet quality miter. With hand tools, you plane or shear to get the final surface, possibly doing any fine adjustment at the same time.

For cabinet quality work, the final edge should appear polished. I haven't seen a miter saw yet that would do that.

hdavis 01-21-2013 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by blackbear (Post 1681558)
my 12" dewalt and a sharp blade get the job done. you can get sweet cuts on any saw as long as you spend the time to properly tune it.

Agreed. I'd heard there is a new blade out that burnishes the edge as it cuts - possibly a step up from what can be done with other blades, but I haven't been motivated to track it down yet.

maxwage 01-29-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by OW! My thumb (Post 635782)

Every time I see one of your posts, Its like reading a Haiku.

:laughing:

Roofcheck 02-03-2013 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by basswood (Post 1681707)
Of course, 1800's technology shears cleaner miters than any saw, and makes no dust, only wood shavings, so it needs no dust collection, unlike a Kapex. :euro:

And it only cost me $100

I love it, never even heard of such a tool!

Tom Struble 02-04-2013 12:07 AM

Basswood is on a roll over at facebook,if you get a chance see what He's up too

Workaholic 02-04-2013 12:10 AM

I say use what ever makes you money. I use Festool sanders and Festool dust extractors and I do highly recommend them but each business is different and our individual needs are different. One thing I can say is most who take the Festool plunge wonder why they did not do it sooner.

r4r&r 02-04-2013 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 1695660)
Basswood is on a roll over at facebook,if you get a chance see what He's up too

Ain't that the truth. He's gotta be saddle soar by now.

CarpenterSFO 02-04-2013 02:32 AM

I've just drunk the green Kool-Aid when it comes to sanding. 16 painted interior doors to be sanded and sprayed and a bunch of cabinetry to be sprayed. Worth it for the dust collection alone. First orbital I'm OK having an employee use in a customer's furnished house (not the 16 doors and the cabinetry, but a bunch of other items).

hdavis 02-04-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 1695660)
Basswood is on a roll over at facebook,if you get a chance see what He's up too

Lots of good stuff happening.

WarnerConstInc. 02-04-2013 08:32 AM

Your not going to cut a board with a miter trimmer, just take a fine sliver off the end to tune it up.


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