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Offline Paul Vanden Bout

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Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« on: November 10, 2021, 04:09 PM »
On the saw I purchased used, the black hood that hangs down at the rear of the blade guard interferes with the blade.  I can see that the blade has chewed on it.  What is the function of this part?  Do I need it?

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 04:14 PM »
Hi,

  If you are referring to the Kapex. It is the dust shroud. It directs dust into the dust port. It should only have a chance of interferring with the blade if cutting wide, thick stock or if the sliding fence is in too close to the blade. In those situations the rubber piece may get folded into the blade.

If it is hitting the blade all the time, make sure it is really seated into the proper position with the 'clip' holding it in place.

Seth

Offline Paul Vanden Bout

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Re: Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2021, 04:19 PM »
Seth - Thanks.  I think the rubber shroud may be missing.  The piece hanging there is hard black plastic.  Maybe I need to buy a part.

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Re: Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 04:28 PM »
If it is the piece I think it is 200215

   See this parts diagram  on Ekat

Seth
« Last Edit: November 11, 2021, 11:02 AM by SRSemenza »

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Re: Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 04:55 PM »
And  [welcome] to the FOG!

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Re: Function of black plastic hood at rear of the blade guard
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2021, 11:59 PM »
Oh, yeah, that too  ^^^^  [smile]

Seth