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Offline ChuckM

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Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« on: September 06, 2020, 03:35 PM »
Over 5 years old, it's still as accurate as I expect it to be.

Tuned using the 4-cut calibration about 4 years ago and checked again about one year ago (using just a square), it has stayed true in making square cuts.

A 8-1/2" workpiece was cut this morning, and it came out dead square as verified by a Starrett and a Veritas. The 5-foot board was edge-trued on the SawStop PCS after thicknessing.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 04:47 PM by ChuckM »

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Online Thompmd

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Re: Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 12:46 PM »
Did you check it “just-cause” as I call it or did you suspect?

I’ve also got a Sawstop/Kapex and love them both.

They actually sent me a 3’x5’ Sawstop banner if you want(I have 2).

Sawstop Industrial Saw, TS75,2 1400 rails, CT36, Rotex RO 150 FEQ, CT-VA-20, Carvex PS 420 EBQ, Carvex acc. ZH-SYS-PS 400, Kapex KS 120, CT Cyclone Dust Collection Pre-Separator CT VA 20, DF 500 Q Set, Domino 1,060pc Tenon Assortment, UG-KA-SET Portable Imperial Stand & Extensions,OF1400 EQ-F-Plus, MFT/3, MFT-SP, FS-HZ 160

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 08:44 PM »
I check my machines (including the table saw) for accuracy occasionally when I maintain them for lubrication, etc. (no fixed schedule... 2 or 3 years?).

Indeed, the SawStop/Kapex combo is hard to beat for amateurs. I also use the SawStop for jointing, resawing, and circle-cutting.

Instead of banners, I picked up a few activated brake/blades from the SawStop demos, and have made a couple of clocks out of them, similar to the one in the image.

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 12:28 PM »
In five minutes it will be six o’clock sharp!

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 11:46 AM »
Ive had mines since 2011, used it on 2 continents one I had to use a tranny to convert from 230V to 110 and havent had a issue with it

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Kapex EB... not a ripoff as confirmed by this user
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 10:36 AM »
I have had my Kapex for 6 or 7 years.  I store it on a UG Stand and have the metric extensions.  I have never had an issue although I know several people on FOG have had motor issues.  The accuracy, ease of setup and portability are what sold me on the solution.  Still glad I made the purchase.