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Old 04-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #21
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That's just crazy for that . I can buy a lot of dew with that . . At least drink 3 12 oz bottles a day.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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I am counting the ts-75 in that price too.

You can't take the motor an blade out of your portable table saw and use it on a rail to cut something else. There is a sliding table for cross cuts, you can turn it into a router table, the dust collection will let you use that right in the room you are working in too.

You get a lot of extra's besides a way to make boards smaller.
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I am counting the ts-75 in that price too.

You can't take the motor an blade out of your portable table saw and use it on a rail to cut something else. There is a sliding table for cross cuts, you can turn it into a router table, the dust collection will let you use that right in the room you are working in too.

You get a lot of extra's besides a way to make boards smaller.
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I had to order from the UK as the people over here who are selling them want around $1500 with shipping for the parts. Which ain't to bad seeings they had the hassle of brining them over here. I had Familey bring them which run me about $1200 in total.

Cost depends on how your already setup. If you use all it's features your looking at about $4800. But if you have the tools already then cost is half that. Only down side is it will require a dedicated vac like the Kapex.

It def ain't cheap but what other company others something even near to how this setup functions. As Darcy says it can be setup in a room with no hassles of dust like a normal table saw. Even with my shop dust collector on my Bosch it still kicked out unreal amounts of dust. This saw will also be my dedicated shop saw when I need in in my workshop. Reason being is it can hang on a wall out the way when it's not in use and free up a massive area of floor space just like the MFT's can.


Here's a pic of the dust that come from my Kapex after a day of trim. I swept up the dust into a pile just to show how well it works. I would have this much on the floor from my Bosch axial glide after just a couple of cuts let alone a whole day.



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Perhaps when it stops raining here I will get to use it.
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Here's a pic of the dust that come from my Kapex after a day of trim. I swept up the dust into a pile just to show how well it works. I would have this much on the floor from my Bosch axial glide after just a couple of cuts let alone a whole day.
Dust collection with these tools is ridiculously good. There are some cuts, for example trimming less than a blade's worth of anything with the track saw, where the dust collection doesn't do anything, and you get a cloud of dust that the vacs don't pick up. Something I've learned to be aware of.
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compound miters on the kapex will make more dust also, but it usually just sits on the saw/ mft so its easy to vac up real quick. i always put a drop cloth down first so i can just vac up the saw and table real quick and roll up the drop.
after having the mft and ts55 i quickly found i dont need a big table saw on site.
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Yeah some cuts don't do much for dust extraction I have seen some methods to help this but for the few times I make them cuts I'm fine with it.

Got it in the trailer it's dam tight but it went in. Crazy thing is its as light as my Bosch even with the saw installed.


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I would like to have the CMS for the saw, but I can buy about 10k pounds of machinery for that.

I have my rips done when I leave the shop and anymore I can tune something up with a hand plane, power plane, my ras115 or with just my ts-55r.

Someday I will get one. Just the DC would be worth it to me.
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I would like to have the CMS for the saw, but I can buy about 10k pounds of machinery for that.

I have my rips done when I leave the shop and anymore I can tune something up with a hand plane, power plane, my ras115 or with just my ts-55r.

Someday I will get one. Just the DC would be worth it to me.
Trust me if I had the room I would want some bigger machines like yours for sure. Until I get our next house I'm stuck with a shed as a workshop lol

If I couldn't have got the saw insert I def wouldn't have bought it. I don't do enough routing to justify it as just a router table. Shame there's no US availability. Well there is but it's expensive.
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He married well.... Really well
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after having the mft and ts55 i quickly found i dont need a big table saw on site.
A curious side effect of this is an improvement of some of my measuring and planning. There's still some stuff - jamb extensions, odd floor boards, and the like, that still gets done best on the table saw. Those items now get measured much more carefully on site, made exactly to spec in the shop, then taken to the site for installation next day.
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A curious side effect of this is an improvement of some of my measuring and planning. There's still some stuff - jamb extensions, odd floor boards, and the like, that still gets done best on the table saw. Those items now get measured much more carefully on site, made exactly to spec in the shop, then taken to the site for installation next day.
exactly. There will always be a need for a small table saw on site.
i did a house a little over a year ago where i had to make extension jambs for the all the windows. i made them all in the living room and pre-fabed them all with the stool and casing.
then i thought if i measured and labeled them i could do that i the shop even.
it opens up a whole new world.
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Where do you find those wives? I want one. Mine would have me living in the trailer with that $4800 table saw
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Where do you find those wives? I want one. Mine would have me living in the trailer with that $4800 table saw
this is why my company money stays in that account and is none of my wife's business. i pay myself what i need to pay bills and thats all she needs to even know about.
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this is why my company money stays in that account and is none of my wife's business. i pay myself what i need to pay bills and thats all she needs to even know about.
My wife often goes. " who paid for those new tools." I simply say my customers and she's fine with that. She's on payroll for spending cash, and to buy groceries ect and is happy with that. Hope she doesn't ask for a raise lol.
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I have a trion! Yeah, that's it....

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