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Old 01-09-2019, 09:40 PM   #7201
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Something I would definitely consider if I did more trim work. Being as I don't do a bunch, I'm happy with the kapex. I just started using the CMT blade for the kapex and I like it a lot more than the Leitz blades or whatever festool blades are. If the armature of mine goes out I'll probably actually just do a 716 and a unipoint separately. Unipoints can be had for pretty cheap and have the added benefit of having a huge cutting capacity for shop work.
Do you have a part number for that cmt blade for the kapex? I have really liked the cmt blades on my other saws

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Old 01-12-2019, 08:10 AM   #7202
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Do you have a part number for that cmt blade for the kapex? I have really liked the cmt blades on my other saws

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I don't. I'll look at it today and maybe I can find one. It's a pretty nice blade.
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I don't. I'll look at it today and maybe I can find one. It's a pretty nice blade.
This Tenryu blade seems to get good reviews, only 6 on Amazon but they are all 4-5 stars https://www.amazon.com/Tenryu-Festoo...rds=30mm+arbor

Amana makes a 30mm arbor 10" blade that should work. 260mm is a little under 10-1/4" so you're only losing less than 1/8" of actual cut capacity at $58 it may be worth a shot https://www.amazon.com/Amana-610600-...ore+saw+blades
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Isn't festtool made for retired doctors playing carpenter? haha



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I have to think that's their target demographic given the price tags attached to some of their tools. $600 for a cordless drill, sander, oscillating tool, $900 (I think its actually more for some reason) for a miter saw stand etc.

I must say though, the HK55 is an awesome saw. Had they gone with the dual batteries on the HKC I probably would have bought that instead of the Makita cordless track saw.

I also have their older Trion barrel grip jigsaw, it's been through hell and hasn't skipped a beat. Festools jigsaw blades are also the best I've used and actually reasonably priced as far as Festool cutting implements go.
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This Tenryu blade seems to get good reviews, only 6 on Amazon but they are all 4-5 stars https://www.amazon.com/Tenryu-Festoo...rds=30mm+arbor



Amana makes a 30mm arbor 10" blade that should work. 260mm is a little under 10-1/4" so you're only losing less than 1/8" of actual cut capacity at $58 it may be worth a shot https://www.amazon.com/Amana-610600-...ore+saw+blades
It seems like it wouldn't be a big deal.....but it is. That little peice left in every cut is annoying as f*****

I want the cmt because it's a cmt. They are very good for the money. I've got a chopmaster signature series for it. I want the cmts for more general ourpose. It feels werid cutting deck boards with it though.

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It seems like it wouldn't be a big deal.....but it is. That little peice left in every cut is annoying as f*****

I want the cmt because it's a cmt. They are very good for the money. I've got a chopmaster signature series for it. I want the cmts for more general ourpose. It feels werid cutting deck boards with it though.

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Oh sorry, I wasn't implying it left a 1/8" nub on the end of the board, just that you would lose 1/8" in total crosscut capacity. I don't own a Kapex, but I can't imagine the throw on the saw is so exacting that it wouldn't cut all the way through a board with 3/16" smaller diameter blade but again I don't have one so I don't know this for sure. I've seen some videos of people drilling out 10" blades with 5/8" arbors to 30mm arbors and they seem to work fine.
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Oh sorry, I wasn't implying it left a 1/8" nub on the end of the board, just that you would lose 1/8" in total crosscut capacity. I don't own a Kapex, but I can't imagine the throw on the saw is so exacting that it wouldn't cut all the way through a board with 3/16" smaller diameter blade but again I don't have one so I don't know this for sure. I've seen some videos of people drilling out 10" blades with 5/8" arbors to 30mm arbors and they seem to work fine.
I've started boring out 10" blades with a 5/8" arbor on my milling machine to have a 30mm arbor hole. It does leave a little nib on any piece being crosscut so I padded my fence out 1/8". No factor.
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If you go with a smaller blade, the Kapex has an adjustment on it that allows the head drop drop farther.

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Do you have a part number for that cmt blade for the kapex? I have really liked the cmt blades on my other saws

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The number on the blade is 285.060.11M but I couldn't find anything on Google with that number. It's a 260mm blade 60 tooth 30mm bore 15° ATB and 10° hook. 1.88 mm plate and 2.8 mm kerf.

Little heavy on the hook but I Ilike it better than the festool blades...
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Thank you sir!

I will do some searching.

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The Kapex lives again!!!


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Makes me wonder if full kerf blades are too much for kapie.


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If you’re like me and have an mft3 that isn’t permanently setup, this TSO square sure makes life easier...

Looked at connecting a Seneca parallel guide stop by need to drill some holes and get some additional hardware. Love the evolution/integration of all these jigs and add-ons


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Anybody know of a 3D printer file to adapt an RO150 head to a Bosch 1250devs? Sander works great but I feel like the dust collection sucks and the more holes in the Festool paper would help.
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Nice idea, I bet a machined part would be more stable. There are some high end 3D printers that may be up to the task


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Anybody know of a 3D printer file to adapt an RO150 head to a Bosch 1250devs? Sander works great but I feel like the dust collection sucks and the more holes in the Festool paper would help.

Nice idea, I bet a machined part would be more stable. There are some high end 3D printers that may be up to the task


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If you’re like me and have an mft3 that isn’t permanently setup, this TSO square sure makes life easier...

Looked at connecting a Seneca parallel guide stop by need to drill some holes and get some additional hardware. Love the evolution/integration of all these jigs and add-ons


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Don't bother rigging something up. TSO is about to release their own guide which a member on here has been testing for a while and has said it's very good.

Using the single arm parallel guide in conjunction with the square Tom was never more than 1/128" off in 8'.

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products...arallel-guide/
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If you’re like me and have an mft3 that isn’t permanently setup, this TSO square sure makes life easier...

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What Travis said. They'll be shipping in a few weeks.

Duburban, you have a late release GRS 16 PE, the TPG will mount right to it.

For those who have an early release GRS 16 or GRS 16 PE, TSO has a drilling jig to retrofit for the TPG.

They look different than below, the picture is a second gen prototype.

It's a single arm system unless you're looking at narrow rips/cuts.

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The number on the blade is 285.060.11M but I couldn't find anything on Google with that number. It's a 260mm blade 60 tooth 30mm bore 15° ATB and 10° hook. 1.88 mm plate and 2.8 mm kerf.

Little heavy on the hook but I Ilike it better than the festool blades...
Found some

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