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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2020, 04:20 AM »
Cheers all. Been pondering better extraction on my (Makita) mitre saw. Just ordered that Bosch 36mm hose. A sweet $200 less than the Festool one.


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Offline HiCal

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2020, 09:35 AM »
In case you’re going for a 50mm hose. Don’t choose the Festool antistatic, it’s heavy and rigid.
The standard 50mm Festool or similar would be a lot lighter and more flexible.

I bought an extra AS 50mm 2m hose as a part of a deal on a pre-owned boom arm, with intention to use it with the Kapex. But no, unless you find a way to support it and make it follow the saws movement. That would quickly equal stationary use. Just an observation.

Thanks FestitaMakool! That is a very useful bit of info.

Offline Medickep

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2020, 09:14 PM »
Thanks for all of the help.  I wanted to follow up with what I ended up doing in case someone else runs into the same thing. 

I ended up buying this 35mm hose:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AV78B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The smaller end fits into the Kapex and the larger end fits right into my CT36.  I bought an adaptor that threaded right onto the hose for $15 dollars and had some other adaptors lying around that I used, so I could shorten up the hose. 

Offline CeeJay

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2020, 09:17 PM »
Great thanks for following up. I ordered the same hose. Should get it next week.


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Offline Medickep

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2020, 09:27 PM »
I had a more detailed follow up with pictures, but after do the post three times, I gave up.  Unless I have different rules because I'm new, this site seems to have a lot of quirks!


Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2020, 10:21 PM »
Thanks for all of the help.  I wanted to follow up with what I ended up doing in case someone else runs into the same thing. 

I ended up buying this 35mm hose:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AV78B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The smaller end fits into the Kapex and the larger end fits right into my CT36.  I bought an adaptor that threaded right onto the hose for $15 dollars and had some other adaptors lying around that I used, so I could shorten up the hose.

I bought the same hose 2 months ago.  Its a great hose.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Kapex Question
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2020, 11:23 PM »
I had a more detailed follow up with pictures, but after do the post three times, I gave up.  Unless I have different rules because I'm new, this site seems to have a lot of quirks!

You need to compress the size of the images. Make them each smaller than 1MB....Mine are usually 350k or so.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 11:38 PM by ChuckM »

Offline CeeJay

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Kapex Question
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2020, 12:27 AM »
Received the Bosch 35mm hose today.  Came from Bosch in Kentucky to Brisbane Australia via Amazon in 6 days. Great service.

What a difference it makes! Cut the hose down to about 1300mm and the fittings are a perfect fit into the CT Midi and the Makita at the other end.





Dust collection is probably twice as good now. Happy days!


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« Last Edit: May 19, 2020, 12:31 AM by CeeJay »