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Old 06-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #341
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Why don't they make the right side the same as the left so I don't have to take the fence off to cut a 45
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #342
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It is close to a 12. I went from a 12" to my kapex and have not missed the 12".

The right rail sticks out a little further due to the gearing to operate the bevel.

Not a huge deal to me as bevel cuts are only about 10% of my cutting.
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It is close to a 12. I went from a 12" to my kapex and have not missed the 12".

The right rail sticks out a little further due to the gearing to operate the bevel.

Not a huge deal to me as bevel cuts are only about 10% of my cutting.
Do you still use the vac even when your outside? Rockler said if I want the vac I can get 10% off, if I decide I still want it in the next 30 days
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Do you still use the vac even when your outside? Rockler said if I want the vac I can get 10% off, if I decide I still want it in the next 30 days
Yes, I use the vac out side with it. Sounds silly, but I have grown to appreciate the lack of dust blowing in my face.
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Another one, that if the tools running the CT is running. Once you get used to the very limited dust and mess, you despises both. Not having the saw dust on the miter scale is nice.

I hung 35 sheets of drywall today, the mess from the Roto Zip and screws going in annoyed me to no end.

Go get the CT, and a 36 mm hose.

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It sounds funny on start up
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Has a rattle
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Yes, I use the vac out side with it. Sounds silly, but I have grown to appreciate the lack of dust blowing in my face.
Dose the saw shoot the dust into your face
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Most probably normal. They use electronic clutches. First time users of the TS have the same comment. If you can post a video with sound, that would help.

It will blow a lot of dust out the port.

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It is gear driven, the noise is from the gear backlash as the electric motor controls work to keep the saw blade at a constant speed.

As Tom said, it sounds just like their rail saws.
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Mike, if you get the vac., make sure you get the bigger hose.

I'm now using Fast Cap saw hood to catch my dust. That allows me to use my vac in other areas.
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Mike, if you get the vac., make sure you get the bigger hose.

I'm now using Fast Cap saw hood to catch my dust. That allows me to use my vac in other areas.
Does your saw sound funny on start and winddown
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I hope it's the same thing Darcy is talking about. I'm having problems trying to post a video
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This thing cuts a composite decking board like it was cutting air
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it might sound funny compared to every other manfacturers saws, but it sounds just like every Festool. It has a growl to it.
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it might sound funny compared to every other manfacturers saws, but it sounds just like every Festool. It has a growl to it.
Well that is very comforting to know because I just dropped 1400 bucks. I couldn't believe how clean it cut. Can you use a forrester blade on it or do you have to use a festool blade?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAa2G...e_gdata_player

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I have both Festool blades. Never found the need for anyother. I do have the Forrest on my Bosch.

Strange, I own Kapex blades, but no Kapex.

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I have the 60t festool blade, a Tenryu, a Matsush! ta, a professional tools and some other one too. There are a lot of options out there now for a 30mm bore 265mm diameter blade.
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Mike, does the noise go away when you cut the deck boars?

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