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Old 01-26-2015, 10:49 PM   #3461
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Just got an email today that the Kapex will be 10% off in Feburary...now to find the money.
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Yeah that's a good time to buy it when it's 10% off.
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Just got an email today that the Kapex will be 10% off in Feburary...now to find the money.
Why can't they wait until spring or summer when I'm flush? Id really love to relegate my bosch to the shop and get a kapex to keep in the van.
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Why can't they wait until spring or summer when I'm flush? Id really love to relegate my bosch to the shop and get a kapex to keep in the van.

Cause In the summer, everyone's flush and buying... No need to stimulate sales then.


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So does any use thier RO sanders to polish? How about clean? Do they makes surface scrubbing attachments?
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So I noticed my festool midi didn't have the best auction as I was using it on a job today. I just replaced the bag recently. What could be the cause?
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So does any use thier RO sanders to polish? How about clean? Do they makes surface scrubbing attachments?
Yes, yes, yes.

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So I noticed my festool midi didn't have the best auction as I was using it on a job today. I just replaced the bag recently. What could be the cause?
Did you check the suction setting dial? Have you checked to make sure the bag has not filled up since the last change.

Checked it without the hose? Check the entry elbow for a blockage.

What have you been using it for since the last bag change?

Open the CT, smack the bag, try the CT again. If it's better, change the bag.

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So I noticed my festool midi didn't have the best auction as I was using it on a job today. I just replaced the bag recently. What could be the cause?
let us know what you find .my vote is plugged hose . those little hoses can plug up good .
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Did you check the suction setting dial? Have you checked to make sure the bag has not filled up since the last change.



Checked it without the hose? Check the entry elbow for a blockage.



What have you been using it for since the last bag change?



Open the CT, smack the bag, try the CT again. If it's better, change the bag.



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Check the hose, nothing there, suction dial turned all the way up, and opened it up and the bag is barely full. I have been using it to do minor clean up some remodels. I'm thinking the hepa filter in it, I have t cleaned it since owning the vac 4 years old. It doesn't look dirty but idk.
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Check the hose, nothing there, suction dial turned all the way up, and opened it up and the bag is barely full. I have been using it to do minor clean up some remodels. I'm thinking the hepa filter in it, I have t cleaned it since owning the vac 4 years old. It doesn't look dirty but idk.
Remove the hose. Is there any suction at the intake hole?
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Check the hose, nothing there, suction dial turned all the way up, and opened it up and the bag is barely full. I have been using it to do minor clean up some remodels. I'm thinking the hepa filter in it, I have t cleaned it since owning the vac 4 years old. It doesn't look dirty but idk.
Like I said, smack the bag, fine dust may have clogged the pores.

Run the unit with the bag without the filter, see how it works. If it's okay, clean or replace the filter.

As R L stated check the unit without a hose.

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Great thanks guys. I'll give all this a try this afternoon.
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Great thanks guys. I'll give all this a try this afternoon.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:48 AM   #3475
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Just got an email today that the Kapex will be 10% off in Feburary...now to find the money.
Mine will ship out Monday.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:41 AM   #3477
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Just picked up a like new MFT, Rotex 125, and a gecko suction cup track holder.

Also, a heads up on the gecko, it looks like it's on sale/clearance from a few places online for $26.
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I hope they add a delta head on the RO125 so you can get into corners. The 90dx is just to small
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:00 AM   #3479
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Is the RO 125 aggressive enough for coping/scribing? I know the RAS is probably the best suited for that stuff, but the RAS would just be a one trick pony for me. If the Rotex is decent enough, it'd be nice to also be able to use it for other sanding tasks as well.

And just to update, the Kapex came back to me with a nice flat base. The 1mm dip in the middle is gone, and the side tables are flat. It doesn't appear that they replaced the base, the paperwork just says I got a new spacer brush and leg spring, whatever those are. It'd be nice if they sent a little more detail about the repair, very vague. Plus they sent me someone else's beat up chitty looking box. Anyway, it's back and it's fixed!

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Old 02-01-2015, 09:17 AM   #3480
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Is the RO 125 aggressive enough for coping/scribing? I know the RAS is probably the best suited for that stuff, but the RAS would just be a one trick pony for me. If the Rotex is decent enough, it'd be nice to also be able to use it for other sanding tasks as well.

And just to update, the Kapex came back to me with a nice flat base. The 1mm dip in the middle is gone, and the side tables are flat. It doesn't appear that they replaced the base, the paperwork just says I got a new spacer brush and leg spring, whatever those are. It'd be nice if they sent a little more detail about the repair, very vague. Plus they sent me someone else's beat up chitty looking box. Anyway, it's back and it's fixed!

They did what I told you to do. Loosen the table bolt an add a shim.

I backed the bolt on mine off a touch to make the table swing fast.

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