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Offline zapdafish

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kapex blade guard question
« on: December 06, 2022, 05:30 PM »
I want to cut mitered ends on my drawers, they are about 5inches high. The guard is still covering the blade before it can start to cut. There something I can do to retract the guard without removing it for these cuts?   thanks
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Offline morts10n

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Re: kapex blade guard question
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2022, 05:56 PM »
Try the "Special cutting position"...even then 5" might be beyond the capacity of the saw...that is why I got the Makita 1019 instead

Offline morts10n

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Re: kapex blade guard question
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2022, 06:00 PM »
Kapex specs state that capacity is 4.75" in special position....cut while the parts are laying flat

Offline ChuckS

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Re: kapex blade guard question
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2022, 06:14 PM »
Correct. 120mm is the max. cutting height at the special cutting position.

Holding the guard slightly up is pretty simple since the guard has square holes for tying, but I don't think it's a safe practice or advisable to start the saw with the guard up and the blade exposed.

In a mock-up (with the boot removed for illustration) shown below, I was able to position the saw in the normal manner (without raising the guard beforehand) for a chopping (not sliding) cut on a 5" wide stock:



Maybe your stock is a lot wider than 5"?

« Last Edit: December 06, 2022, 06:24 PM by ChuckS »