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Old 01-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #61
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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #62
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Not really. You do need some space behind the saw.
Ha that's my point. Another reason I dig my Kapex.
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Never used the kapex but my 12" makita and the saw hood work great.
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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.
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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.

And it only cost me $100
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As I understand the sheer, it only cleans the miter, it does not cut the miter???

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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.
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I remember seeing Norm use shears on NYWS ... Always thought they were cool
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Thanks bass, I was pretty sure that was how they worked.

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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.
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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.
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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.

And it only cost me $100
I love it, never even heard of such a tool!
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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.
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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).
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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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