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Old 03-11-2015, 06:29 AM   #1
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Got about 3,000 sq ft of hardie siding to throw up in a couple days. Hardi dust really sucks in the heat. Anyone use a Kapex and tracksaw on it hooked to a dust collector? Will I mess up my warranty?
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Got about 3,000 sq ft of hardie siding to throw up in a couple days. Hardi dust really sucks in the heat. Anyone use a Kapex and tracksaw on it hooked to a dust collector? Will I mess up my warranty?

Won't that destroy your blades?

I don't see why it would do anything to the warranty.

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That's gonna kill your blades for sure. I think a couple guys on here have hardie blades for their track saws
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That's gonna kill your blades for sure. I think a couple guys on here have hardie blades for their track saws

Yeah, Tom and Barri do I believe. NAINA blades. If there is a blade that was designed for FC you could get it bored for the Kapex.

OP, I assume you're aware of the shears for FC? Practically dustless.
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Highly unlikely it will affect the saw to even need to worry about warranty. You can get blades for cutting cement board products.

But if I was you I would buy a shear if the jobs big enough to warrant buying it.

Plus just to ease your mind incase you do use your kapex here's one being tested with some of the most abrasive dust on the planet

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My machinery guy has blades, I got that worked out, just wanted first hand experience.

I try not to do much hardi anymore but its for my sister. Long story short I sided a fresh market (grocery store) that was just north of 20k sq feet on cmu/tie beam and thick guage metal. It ruined me to ever want to do hardie siding again.
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I prefer to cut it with either nibblers or shear.

The 55 works good on it too. I think cmt makes a blade.
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Oh boy, I definitely wouldn't use that saw for cutting hardi. I suppose if it's just a one time deal maybe its not so bad.

That stuffs like sandpaper, it'll mess up the table/fence in no time.

The shears do work well, quiet/dustless, but not the best cut quality in my experience.

I agree the dust is horrible. I was wondering how a carvex with a hardi blade would do the other day.

Or you could buy a cheaper 10" Cms that has decent dust collection.
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Did hardy a few times. Burned out the armature on a Bosch tablesaw and dewalt chopsaw never sounded the same since. Hardie dust is hard on everything. Even my Pam gun had withdrawal sympthoms for a long time!!
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These are the CMT Hardie blades for the TS-55. Tom stocks the 4 tooth (.04H). It works very well on siding and backer board.

The TS-55 is my go to for cement base sheet goods. CMT also makes a blade for the Kapex for cement products.

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By the way, ditch the Hardie and go with LP Smartside.

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By the way, ditch the Hardie and go with LP Smartside.

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Does that come prepainted? Only ever seen primed
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These are the CMT Hardie blades for the TS-55. Tom stocks the 4 tooth (.04H). It works very well on siding and backer board.



The TS-55 is my go to for cement base sheet goods. CMT also makes a blade for the Kapex for cement products.



236.160.04H

236.160.10H



By the way, ditch the Hardie and go with LP Smartside.



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Why Smartside?
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Wood based product. We all have tools for it. Holds up better to physical damage. 50 year warranty.

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The CMT blade also works well on plaster.

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Blade on the saw.

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Wood based product. We all have tools for it. Holds up better to physical damage. 50 year warranty.



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Never looked at it. I'll have to check it out. Hardie is our go to replacement for Masonite siding. We always prime the ends before installing.

First whole house we did I read up on it more. Found out it's not impervious like we had assumed since it was cement board.
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That looks handy. We use an angle grinder and a vacuum currently for that sort of stuff.
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Never looked at it. I'll have to check it out. Hardie is our go to replacement for Masonite siding. We always prime the ends before installing.

First whole house we did I read up on it more. Found out it's not impervious like we had assumed since it was cement board.
Hardie is closer to a sponge the impervious.

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That makes it look like youre in an anti gravity room. My guess is screw and a clamp of some sort on the back of the track?

Those blades were the ones... except my machinery guy said he has no clue how long till he could get the kapex blade... said, "a long time".

Agreed on the smart side for tools and workability. For whatever reason its not pushed down here... probably the corrosive atmosphere. I'll have to talk to the guys at The lumberyard. I still have yet to use it but might soon.
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Yep, screw in the end holes or clamps.

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