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Old 05-01-2015, 11:08 AM   #4221
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I used the Kapex this week for the first time really this week, been doing siding. I LOVE the saw!!! I also used the trenching capability and absolutely love that feature, it can be set deadon and would probably buy just for that feature.

Anyway, just wanted to post that I am very happy with the Kapex, looking at adding Fastcap fence yet.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #4222
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Using the domino to make some notches for hanger racks for file cabinet cabinets.
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I used the Kapex this week for the first time really this week, been doing siding. I LOVE the saw!!! I also used the trenching capability and absolutely love that feature, it can be set deadon and would probably buy just for that feature.



Anyway, just wanted to post that I am very happy with the Kapex, looking at adding Fastcap fence yet.

I just got the best fence. Zero regrets. Wondering why on earth I waited. Go for it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:59 PM   #4224
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I just got the best fence. Zero regrets. Wondering why on earth I waited. Go for it.
Yeah, I saw your post (on TBA)...cash to spend right now is the only thing stoping me! Went through a lot of cash this spring on tools, lol.
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Yeah, I saw your post (on TBA)...cash to spend right now is the only thing stoping me! Went through a lot of cash this spring on tools, lol.
I'm the exact opposite. I did pretty good about not spending on tools thus far this year, then I landed this job trimming this $2mil house on a ritzy lake. I can see its my ticket in and want to make sure I have everything dialed in to look elite and produce the best work they've seen. So I've been buying a few things...domino coming in the morning.
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I'm the exact opposite. I did pretty good about not spending on tools thus far this year, then I landed this job trimming this $2mil house on a ritzy lake. I can see its my ticket in and want to make sure I have everything dialed in to look elite and produce the best work they've seen. So I've been buying a few things...domino coming in the morning.
I think you are exactly right on the tools when high quality jobs are coming. I sure have learned in the past couple years that they make all the difference in the world. The Kapex really sold me while using it in building some cabinets this week, I was actually a little irritated at myself for not getting it sooner. The Best Fence I think will be exactly what I want in quality too. I'm trying to follow your lead, LOL.
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I'm the exact opposite. I did pretty good about not spending on tools thus far this year, then I landed this job trimming this $2mil house on a ritzy lake. I can see its my ticket in and want to make sure I have everything dialed in to look elite and produce the best work they've seen. So I've been buying a few things...domino coming in the morning.
Best to you on the trim out. Stay neat and organized.

Documernt everything, any changes, whether your charging for the change or not get a change order signed. Do your accounting every week at a minimum.

These dream jobs can quickly turn into a nightmare, watch your spending. I've seen it happen more than once.

Forgot---make sure you calibrate your Domino.

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Best to you on the trim out. Stay neat and organized.

Documernt everything, any changes, whether your charging for the change or not get a change order signed. Do your accounting every week at a minimum.

These dream jobs can quickly turn into a nightmare, watch your spending. I've seen it happen more than once.

Forgot---make sure you calibrate your Domino.

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Thanks. My gut feels good about this one so far. No bad vibes. I'll probably start a thread about this job. Lots to learn on this one. I'd like to post how I'm doing things and see how others do different.

I'm getting paid hourly. They are paying the high end of my hourly rate. Turn in hours at end of week and get check the following Friday. Only time will tell but I haven't been given a reason to be concerned at this point.

Thanks for the tip on domino calibration. I will look into that.
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At the end of each day or when you move onto something else during the day, make a note of it. This will do 2 things for you, begins to build a "how long does it take database" and gives you something to refer back to if you are questioned about your time submission.

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Hourly...........

Well,

Best of luck to you......
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Best of luck to you......

Believe me. I said the same thing but that was the deal they proposed and when I looked at the job I could see why.

Like I said, I'm getting a check every week so the risk is pretty low vs high reward.
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Believe me. I said the same thing but that was the deal they proposed and when I looked at the job I could see why.

Like I said, I'm getting a check every week so the risk is pretty low vs high reward.

Spencer, there's been many times on a huge custom, that I wish I did it hourly. Those houses could/will have some changes that throw the efficiency in the toilet.
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Yeah hourly is the best way with work like that. You never know fully what your walking into. They can end up as change order nightmares.
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They will appreciate seeing an efficient setup too. It will tell them you are serious and won't be milking the hourly thing.
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They will appreciate seeing an efficient setup too. It will tell them you are serious and won't be milking the hourly thing.
Amen to that. I'm be officially setting up shop on Monday morning. I'm curious to see what kind of reactions I'm gonna get from the super and owner.
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Amen to that. I'm be officially setting up shop on Monday morning. I'm curious to see what kind of reactions I'm gonna get from the super and owner.
Hey good luck on the project. Stay relaxed and you will do great which in turn will lead to more similar jobs.
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Can any of you guys tell me what this hooks to on the kapex. I know where it hooks on the blade guard but can't figure out where the other end hooks to. Thanks
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Of coarse I mess with if for a half hour. Decide to ask on ct. Go back out to the saw and instantly see where it hooks on. Thanks anyway. I got it.
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It appears to me that the OF1400 is the correct choice (among Festool's offerings) for a basic cabinet-making router. Right now mostly dadoing; routing profiles if I can't avoid it. I have the tracks and the dust collection. Are there any of the accessories that are must-have?
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It appears to me that the OF1400 is the correct choice (among Festool's offerings) for a basic cabinet-making router. Right now mostly dadoing; routing profiles if I can't avoid it. I have the tracks and the dust collection. Are there any of the accessories that are must-have?
If you're doing shelf pin holes get the LR32 kit and the track. Otherwise, I plow lots of 3/4" dados with the 1400 and it doesn't even blink. Great router. Love the 1/10th of a mm adjustment.

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