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Old 09-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #1081
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So I was getting irritated at my kapex yesterday because i didn't want to drag the ct out for cutting deck boards but I was tired of the dust flying in my face

Went to the hardware store and found this for 20 bucks.

Fits perfect even though I realize its an abomination to the purest. But it solves my problem
Done that on my track saw many times for just a door or two.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #1082
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That's sacrilegious but not as bad as me keeping $500 worth of guide rails in a $30 Dewalt bag. Does it actually collect much? It seems the kapex really needs a vacuum because every time I use it with out one it blows dust every which direction and not that much out the dust port.
I used it Friday and it collected a real decent amount. If you've ever used the saw without the vaccum and saw how much comes shooting out the back of that dust collection... It collects all of that dust. It doesn't get all the stuff on the table that the vac usually pulls up. But it's the same or a little more than what my hitachis left behind with no vaccumm. I like the option of the vac for when it is advantageous to be super clean but when I am siding or building decks I don't see thee need to drag out the ct and waste bags
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #1083
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I use it with my CT outside. I hate dust blowing in my face. A bag is a small price to pay.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #1084
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Well I called festool again. Spoke to a woman who said she would get someone to call me back, also left a voicemail and still not return call. Still no return call from the one Friday either. Pretty pathetic really. For a couple of simple questions on making my cuts more square with this carvex. It's about 1/8 out top to bottom cutting a piece of 1.5" thick cedar. Not sure exactly what to adjust.



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Old 09-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #1085
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Panic over. They just called me back. Gonna test it out some more and see if their advice helped.
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Panic over. They just called me back. Gonna test it out some more and see if their advice helped.
Shouldn't have to wait that long for customer service call back or an answer over phone right then .
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Used my XL Domino today properly on a larger job. It sure is a pleasure to use.



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Used my XL Domino today properly on a larger job. It sure is a pleasure to use.
Nice! That's one of the tools that can take you to the next level of craftsmanship, and lets you do it efficiently.
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That thing is a frickin beast of a machine... dang I want one.
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I use it with my CT outside. I hate dust blowing in my face. A bag is a small price to pay.
Not to mention the h.o. Who flips out about getting dust on their plants, front doors, windows, etc.

Not huffing ipe dust has been a huge advantage in the last year.
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Used my XL Domino today properly on a larger job. It sure is a pleasure to use.
That things a BEAST.
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That things a BEAST.
It's does the 12mm 50mm like butter. It feels like I'm not even cutting anything!

Doing this today. Never used a 1.5" cutter bit in this router. Not sure if its gonna go good or bad.



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Well that went very smooth. Worked better than my router table.



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It can handle it, just dial the speed down and take a couple passes. I have slung bigger with my 1400.
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It can handle it, just dial the speed down and take a couple passes. I have slung bigger with my 1400.
It done that easy. Was pretty surprised it didn't even slow RPM at all.
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For those of you with the CMS router table, another dust collection tip.

(Guards/feather boards removed for videoing.)

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It done that easy. Was pretty surprised it didn't even slow RPM at all.

I didn't know you were just going to tickle the board.
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I didn't know you were just going to tickle the board.
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It's does the 12mm 50mm like butter. It feels like I'm not even cutting anything!

Doing this today. Never used a 1.5" cutter bit in this router. Not sure if its gonna go good or bad.

Well that went very smooth. Worked better than my router table.
If you had just one parallel edge guide for your of1400, would you have attempted that cut? Never thought about 2 connected.
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If you had just one parallel edge guide for your of1400, would you have attempted that cut? Never thought about 2 connected.
It is easy to do either way. Just make sure your travel direction pulls the edge guide into the work, not pushes it away.

Referencing BC's photos, edge guide on the left.

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I have used smaller bits with 1 guide but to be on the safe side I just used 2.

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