On the Workbench #8: Upgrading my Miter Saw's Dust Collection

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Blog entry by ontheworkbench posted 11-25-2015 05:02 AM 2409 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lately, I had not been very satisfied with the dust collection on my 12” Porter Cable miter saw, and had found a number of people commenting on how great dust collection is on their Festool Kapex. I cannot afford that saw, so I looked it up and found a parts diagram that included a shoe (in my words), or in their words and “apron”, part #4731316 that is used to control dust on the Kapex. After studying the diagram for a while I decided to ordered it from Festool and give it a try. Here is a quick video on the process and results.

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 06:30 AM

great idea! may have to try to do same with mine!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 12:53 AM

Why WALTZ… when you can Rock and Roll ????

Festool claims 90%... and maybe this is 5% of that… so you went from maybe 70% to 75%.

Are you happy with that sawdust getting all over your shop?

-- Drew - NE Ohio

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