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Old 02-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #3521
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It is about 3-4 inches thick when it is folded up. The green one from Sams has the quick grip clamps with it that have a storage spot on board and the adjustable legs. There is a red model out there that doesn't have the adjustable legs. I prefer it on the highest setting.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:37 PM   #3522
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Pick up a Keter work table from Sams club. The one at Sams is even green! $60. We have two of these. They are very quick to setup and lightweight.

I have the yellow version that I use for my table saw. Works pretty good, considering it was a freebie from a friend.
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On the 20th of this month a local contractor supply center is having a "contractors day", I go every year, highest spent amount on "little" stuff at the sale has been just over 2k...Festool is having a rep at this one and with the 10% off, I'm going to pick up the Kapex, 36AC and assessory kit for the vacuum. So gonna break the record of mine I think.

I have been checking all of the sliding compound miter saws lately for slop on the full pull out. The Dewalt so far has deflected the least by far but (only ones I havent checked is the Kapex and Glide Saw) still pisses me off for fine trim when using my Dewalt. I will check the Kapex and Glide saw at the contractor show.

BTW, I checked the Kolbalt 12" slider, cheap I know but that thing actually would hit the side of the rotating base during deflection, not shocked I guess.
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Pick up a Keter work table from Sams club. The one at Sams is even green! $60. We have two of these. They are very quick to setup and lightweight.

When I was there with my wife I almost bought one but she says you have too much stuff ( Lol ) . See has keys to my shops . Bad idea on my part .
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So who uses the DTS400 on drywall?
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I do. Just lent it to a buddy he was blown away. Ets150 on its way to me for open areas. Not quite ready to spring for planex yet
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I do. Just lent it to a buddy he was blown away. Ets150 on its way to me for open areas. Not quite ready to spring for planex yet
What grits? What vac? I have no intention of doing large rooms. When I rock and finish I single walls, bathrooms, repairs or follow behind repairs
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I use a ct26. I have used brilliant 2 220, I have granat 220 coming for the 150.
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I use a CT 26 or Midi with the ETS125. Around half suction on the vac and usually full speed on the sander. I have Granat 150 but I need to get some 220. 150 is just a tad aggressive on AP mud. 150 does work well on hit mud though.

Haven't used it too much yet but it seems that the idea is enough suction to keep the dust down but you don't want to suck it too hard to the wall. You also really have to watch your speed. I try and move it fairly quickly especially with the 150. Ceilings are a bit harder to let it ride flat and not dig in somewhere.

But all in all, for patch work and small stuff it's awesome and very low dust.
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If you tape well, 180 or 220. Brilliant 2 is not as sharp as Granat.

I use the ETS 125, DTs or RTS to compliment my Planex.

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If you tape well, 180 or 220. Brilliant 2 is not as sharp as Granat.

I use the ETS 125, DTs or RTS to compliment my Planex.

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I tape very well. At least I'd like to think so. Lol. My work looks better than my dry walls subs... I'm just pickier.

That is why I want 220. I'm not trying to do much with it and 150 is overkill and is probably harder to manage than 220.
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I tape very well. At least I'd like to think so. Lol. My work looks better than my dry walls subs... I'm just pickier.

That is why I want 220. I'm not trying to do much with it and 150 is overkill and is probably harder to manage than 220.
Over sanding is the biggest problem using these sanders. There is no dust cloud to judge by.

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My trouble is using the 150 on AP mud, the edge will dig in a bit if I'm not perfectly flat to the surface. It's a bit harder on the ceiling than a wall. I'm thinking 220 will help a lot.
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There was some scuttle on Fog about a new Kapex coming out in Europe late this year. The scuttle said it would actually be a smaller size saw. Can't see how a smaller one makes sense...
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There was some scuttle on Fog about a new Kapex coming out in Europe late this year. The scuttle said it would actually be a smaller size saw. Can't see how a smaller one makes sense...
I got an email the other day and at the bottom it mentioned some talk of a new Kapex model coming out but it laid the rumor to rest saying they had no plans of a new Kapex model.

Although.......could you imagine a 7 1/4 Kapex? That sounds pretty cool!
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There was some scuttle on Fog about a new Kapex coming out in Europe late this year. The scuttle said it would actually be a smaller size saw. Can't see how a smaller one makes sense...
There is already a stripped down version available in Europe, has less cutting depth, hence it being called kapex 88.

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