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Old 06-05-2015, 01:52 PM   #61
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A little late to the party, but I just picked up the Makita 8 1/2 inch as a lightweight companion to my older 10" Makita, and it's outstanding. I've looked at the Kapex a bunch of times, and I have my growing pile of Festool, but when my big Makita finally dies I'll buy another Makita or maybe the Metabo, and spend the extra $800-$1000 on something that matters more to me.
Is that the LS 0815?

I have the LS 0714 and like it but. It wont cut 3 1/4" base standing. Will yours?

The dust collection on the 714 is better than any saw I have ever used (Kapex included). how is the 8"?
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Is that the LS 0815?

I have the LS 0714 and like it but. It wont cut 3 1/4" base standing. Will yours?

The dust collection on the 714 is better than any saw I have ever used (Kapex included). how is the 8"?
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What about the Milwaukee miter saw?
i own one and a kapex for comparrison .what questions do you have .
1st -it is big ,huge . the digital miter gauge -fantastic . dust collection with a vac is not as good as kapex -though it cuts a much large piece of material and this hides much more blade ,blowing dust forward .but i hooked a 4" line to a 1hp DC and this is superior dust collection to kapex .
as far as cut goes with this milwaukee saw- with a forest blade in it -i have yet to experience an inferior quality cut . oh also must add - kapex is a slow gutless cutting dog - milwaukee saw has way more power .
the size though - it is big and heavy . kapex is also less intense .that milwaukee with that big ass blade and all the noise it makes ,man it is intense . seemly more so then for instance the dewalt 12" slider .not sure why . but can weird me out some when cutting little returns or something.
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i own one and a kapex for comparrison .what questions do you have .

1st -it is big ,huge . the digital miter gauge -fantastic . dust collection with a vac is not as good as kapex -though it cuts a much large piece of material and this hides much more blade ,blowing dust forward .but i hooked a 4" line to a 1hp DC and this is superior dust collection to kapex .

as far as cut goes with this milwaukee saw- with a forest blade in it -i have yet to experience an inferior quality cut . oh also must add - kapex is a slow gutless cutting dog - milwaukee saw has way more power .

the size though - it is big and heavy . kapex is also less intense .that milwaukee with that big ass blade and all the noise it makes ,man it is intense . seemly more so then for instance the dewalt 12" slider .not sure why . but can weird me out some when cutting little returns or something.

I just ordered one. Can't justify a Kapex yet. I hope I like it. I'm going to put it on my dewalt rolling stand.
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I just ordered one. Can't justify a Kapex yet. I hope I like it. I'm going to put it on my dewalt rolling stand.
Let us know what you think. I might pick one up on the 12th. Milwaukee store is having a one day sale. Saw plus stand $459. It's usually 650 on sale, 750 full price at home cheapo. Can't really afford it but my makita slider isn't cutting well any more.

If anyone has any input on the saw I'd love to hear it.
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Let us know what you think. I might pick one up on the 12th. Milwaukee store is having a one day sale. Saw plus stand $459. It's usually 650 on sale, 750 full price at home cheapo. Can't really afford it but my makita slider isn't cutting well any more.

If anyone has any input on the saw I'd love to hear it.

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My buddy has been using the Kapex for over 6 years. He loves it.
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Is that the LS 0815?



I have the LS 0714 and like it but. It wont cut 3 1/4" base standing. Will yours?



The dust collection on the 714 is better than any saw I have ever used (Kapex included). how is the 8"?

This is how I run shoe.

We used to have that saw and dust collection was terrible on it.
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We used to have that saw and dust collection was terrible on it.
poster must be mistaken .that saw really isn't made /designed for good dust collection .
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poster must be mistaken .that saw really isn't made /designed for good dust collection .
It's not as good as the kapex.but it's not bad. Much better then the big makitas
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What's the max size of trim you can cut on a bevel right and left on the DW780? I tried out my new Milwaukee on a trim job yesterday and couldn't cut 5" base on a right bevel. Sort of a deal breaker on a 12" saw, thinking of returning it.
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In position the 780 will cut 6 " base on either side if the blade and 7 " crown nested.
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I find that when I get away from the CT crowd and look at what all the trim guys I run into are using, 90% of the time it is dewalt. More often than not its a non slider.
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I find that when I get away from the CT crowd and look at what all the trim guys I run into are using, 90% of the time it is dewalt. More often than not its a non slider.
For trim the 716 is great. Simple, accurate, durable, and the motor has the balls to spin a standard kerf blade day in and day out. I'll drag a 10" or 12" SCMS out when needed.

My ideal saw would be a combination of either the Hitachi C15 or the Makita LS1440 and a DeWalt 716. Give me the blade diameter and motor of either he Hitachi or the Makita combined with the arm/motor clearances of the DeWalt. Throw in the DeWalt handle, miter scale, and XPS light system and you'd have a hell of a saw.
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That is funny that no one ever mentions the Variable speed on the Kapex.That is one of the reasons I bought it to cut aluminum extrusions. .The other reason was the weight.Everything else works like a miter saw should.
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Is that the LS 0815?

I have the LS 0714 and like it but. It wont cut 3 1/4" base standing. Will yours?

The dust collection on the 714 is better than any saw I have ever used (Kapex included). how is the 8"?
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Yes, the 815. It won't cut 3 1/4" standing against the fence (because of the curve of the blade, but will if you raise set the stop so you're barely cutting through the base, then block out the fence a couple inches. Ehh.

Dust collection is much better than my bigger Makita.

I like your shoe setup.

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