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Old 05-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #181
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Atlas Tool fabricates them in Canada, I ordered mine directly from Atlas. I got both sets.

They have held up real well. You should be happy with them.

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I'm glad they are same size as the other festool bits too.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #182
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Got a chance today to use the Qwas dogs and rail dogs some more today.



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Got these in post the other day. Forgot I ordered them a while back and was a surprise when they turned up.
For me that's usually a sign that I was sipping Bourbon and surfing the net a few days earlier. UPS shows up, and it feels like Christmas until the credit card statement arrives!
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #184
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Bought an MFT/3 and the stupid expensive clamps last week and got to use it properly yesterday.

Absolute revelation in working. I'm in love with it already. Only complaint is that the table itself is a little on the heavy side but not too bad. Used it with the TS55, QF1400, Kapex and RO90, works great with all of them.

It's convinced me to get the UG cart and wings for the Kapex next.
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My Kapex/UGGG stand got it's inaugural run a couple days ago.

I'll be back to bitch later.
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Bought an MFT/3 and the stupid expensive clamps last week and got to use it properly yesterday.

Absolute revelation in working. I'm in love with it already. Only complaint is that the table itself is a little on the heavy side but not too bad. Used it with the TS55, QF1400, Kapex and RO90, works great with all of them.

It's convinced me to get the UG cart and wings for the Kapex next.
I might have one to sell you. Seriously. Used all of one day.
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I would rather use the kapex mft3 with the new style wings, if I was buying it all over now.
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The cart is no good?

Why would you prefer the table? Because you can use it as a table too?
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Yeah, I can use it for other things, perfect size for a work surface inside a small house/work space.

Plus you can set stuff on it when you are using the saw.
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I would rather use the kapex mft3 with the new style wings, if I was buying it all over now.
What are the new style wings?

I actually like the cart well enough but the wings... either there is something I am not getting or they they have issues.

Their connection to the Kapex just blows. The crown attachment seems to have a much better attachment mechanisim, why the UG wings don't have the same I don't understand. I also think the single leg is a bit sketchy.

On to the kapex, it cuts like butter very nice. I did however notice the small parts/projectile tendency.

But mainly adjustable fences get in the way of beveling!!? WTF?

Even taking those off the clamp is still in the way of a left bevel. I couldn't immediately figure out how to get the clamp off so I had to flip work.

WTF???

It needs a longer deck. You shouldn't have to take your saw apart to do a bevel cut.

What am I missing Kapex users?
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I don't believe the Kapex is the only saw that you have to adjust the fence for a bevel cut..that's why they make them adjustable.
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Yours are the new style wings if you have the single leg. If you do not loosen the thumb screw enough to push the retaining tab far enough into the Kapex the wings will be very unstable. Do not loosen the thumb screw so far that it falls out. You must push the retainer in all the way and then tighten the thumb screw. I had issues with the wings being wobbly at first also, once I figured out I was not pushing the retainer in far enough the problem went away. The single leg is fine, once you get the attachment worked out.

My Bosch I have to move the fence to bevel past about 20. If I'm doing a lot of bevel work, I just take them off. Make sure you vacuum out the fence slots on the yoke before you reinstall the fences.

I've had little problems with the small projectiles, but I know that it is an issue. When cutting small pieces I either back them up or let the blade come to a stop before I raise the head, just the way I've always handled small pieces like self return cuts. I think (but don't know for sure) the dust collection has something to do with the flying small pieces. It may lift the small piece into the blade as it being raised.

Which clamp? If it's the material hold down clamp, all brands get in the way of bevel cuts.

Not sure a longer deck would help.

One of the biggest thing I like about the UG wings is they mount to my MFT3 and CMS.

You can also reverse the UG wings side for each to act as your crown stops.

I have used the MFT Kapex, with the wings, and that little extra space around the saw is pretty nice. I don't like setting up the old style wings with the twin legs and strut. The new wings on the MFT Kapex would be a really nice combination. Not having the UG cart you do give up a little bit of ease of transport though.

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Thanks for the info. I got confused over which were the new and old style wings. I had it backwards. The new style with the single leg look much better.

They look pretty stable in this video.

http://youtu.be/mng4dyf7gFY?t=3m27s

Dunno if I like the cart or the mini MFT better though. If the mini MFT was the same height as the regular one I'd be sold. I'm 6'3" so it wouldn't bother me. I think the cart and the wings works out cheaper than the table and wings too. Although I don't even know if the cart will fit in the back of my cab or under the tonneau.
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The reason why the MFT Kapex is shorter is, with the Kapex on the table it is the same height as the MFT3.

The owner of the Kapex and UG system I'm in possession of transports the Kapex on the stand with the wings in the back seat of his Jetta. It is a 4 door so it fits right in, not sure how well it would fit in the cab unless it was a crew cab.

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I have the original/old style wings. I like them, especially having the crown stops.

They do take a few minutes to set up, but they are solid. For me, the cart would be worthless, I don't have the need to wheel my saw around or the room in my suburban for it.
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The reason why the MFT Kapex is shorter is, with the Kapex on the table it is the same height as the MFT3.

The owner of the Kapex and UG system I'm in possession of transports the Kapex on the stand with the wings in the back seat of his Jetta. It is a 4 door so it fits right in, not sure how well it would fit in the cab unless it was a crew cab.

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I should've guessed that it would work out the same height, being Festool and all.

I have a crew cab so it might just fit but I think it would take up a lot of the space I usually use for other stuff. Think I'm gonna go with the table and wings instead.
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Here's the table with the crown extensions and homemade wings. Quick setup and doesn't take up much space.
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I don't believe the Kapex is the only saw that you have to adjust the fence for a bevel cut..that's why they make them adjustable.
No.

Not "adjust".

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Here's the table with the crown extensions and homemade wings. Quick setup and doesn't take up much space.
That's nice.
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I had to move at least one fence for bevels on my old makitas and bosch saws.

The issue on the kapex is the forward rails. To save space behind the saw, there is compromise, the rails will hit the fence on bevels over 25?

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