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Old 03-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #3681
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Except the manuals are almost worthless.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:29 PM   #3682
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funny you should say that Warner, I pulled it out to figure out why the rail stop has the funky notch when inserted from the back of the cut...never did find the answer.

do they make rail stop that works for the rear of the rail? I don't understand why it's make that way.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:48 PM   #3683
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The black plastic piece with a notch in it?

It's to back the saw base into for plunge cutting, stops kick backs.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:38 PM   #3684
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She's here! Midi and kapex! Ordered Sunday and arrived today! Not bad burns tools! Now where's my ug stand?
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:43 PM   #3685
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Desperate times.. all the knives are in the truck and it's snowing right now. This works! Now I know why I have a pex cutter..
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This is why I always order from burns tools, fast shipping and good service.. plus they always throw in shirts to sweeten the deal.
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This is why I always order from burns tools, fast shipping and good service.. plus they always throw in shirts to sweeten the deal.
I think spending more than 2k could have something to do wit it also
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funny you should say that Warner, I pulled it out to figure out why the rail stop has the funky notch when inserted from the back of the cut...never did find the answer.

do they make rail stop that works for the rear of the rail? I don't understand why it's make that way.
The notch in the black anti-kickback device is so the TS does not tip off the rail when you cut bevels. (really it's for what Darcy said, this is another use I found).

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I was cutting windows into solid core doors and didn't consider the 'jumping' out. Was trying to use the mark on the side of the saw as the starting position of the back of the blade...figured it out though
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Bob Marino take note – T-shirts with the order! I love the “Weapons of Mass Construction” logo
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Last time I was at Burns tool they gave me a new cup for my koolaid and all I bought was a toolie.

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Got a mft 3 today. Man that's heavy. Very well put together. I always thought they looked kinda flimsy in the pictures. I'm anxious to use it,just glad I have some one else to carry it haha
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Got a mft 3 today. Man that's heavy. Very well put together. I always thought they looked kinda flimsy in the pictures. I'm anxious to use it,just glad I have some one else to carry it haha
Once you figure it out it is easy to carry. I carry mine under arm.

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Slight rant...have had my Kapex for I guess about 3 years. Sent it in for a tune up. Guard sticking, miter out of adjustment. Got a quote back for $570.00. Still waiting from my supplier to see exactly what they are quoting...but I really can't imagine why it could be so much.

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Slight rant...have had my Kapex for I guess about 3 years. Sent it in for a tune up. Guard sticking, miter out of adjustment. Got a quote back for $570.00. Still waiting from my supplier to see exactly what they are quoting...but I really can't imagine why it could be so much.

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Guard sticking was an easy fix for me and miter adjustment is also meNt to be a fairly easy adjustment if you have the tools and time so I'm guessing there's few parts damaged at that price. A lot of parts.
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I have adjusted the miter a few times.over the years. Just figured since it was going in. It isn't really that the guard is stuck but more that the head doesn't go all the way back up. Like the springs are worn. Otherwise the saw works fine...just figured for a few hundred I could have it perfect. I am way to busy to be fiddling with it at night.
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$570 sounds like an awful lot for a spring. When you find out what's up let us know.
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Slight rant...have had my Kapex for I guess about 3 years. Sent it in for a tune up. Guard sticking, miter out of adjustment. Got a quote back for $570.00. Still waiting from my supplier to see exactly what they are quoting...but I really can't imagine why it could be so much.

Any guesses?
That doesn't surprise me one bit.
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I have adjusted the miter a few times.over the years. Just figured since it was going in. It isn't really that the guard is stuck but more that the head doesn't go all the way back up. Like the springs are worn. Otherwise the saw works fine...just figured for a few hundred I could have it perfect. I am way to busy to be fiddling with it at night.
For 570 bones I think I could take a night off to fiddle a bit.
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I received my Kapex yesterday. I'm not 100% sold on it yet but I have a crown job coming up next week that I'll be testing it out on. I was sold on the TS55 pretty quick, I'm a little skeptical that the Kapex is worth the coin though. I doubt I would have bought it without the 30 day guarantee. It seems nice enough out of the box though, lots of neat features. The forward rails and the DC are the main reason I bought it. I plan on setting it up in my Sprinter and moving it as little as possible.

Does anyone actually use the miter gauge? It seems like a cool idea...that an engineer in a cubicle thought up. I can't imagine trimming a house out one corner at a time though, unless I moved the saw around with me. My wife thinks it would be great for a prop in geometry class...I'll probably end up giving it to her :-)

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