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Compact, lightweight (21.5kg), but with a massive bite that's the new Festool mitre saw Kapex KS 120. In common with the Festool ethos this machine is built for the professional who demands quality and accuracy without compromise. Festool have taken the concept of the slide compound mitre saw and redesigned it into a compact, portable machine with masses of well thought out features to enhance ease and accuracy of work. The main casting provides a firm foundation to support the twin bars which the saw unit travels on and give the saw its supreme accuracy and solid feel in operation. The Machine is supplied with a 60 tooth blade (2.5mm kerf), adjustable bevel and work clamp.
|Dust Extraction Outlet||27/36mm|
|Max Compound Cut @ 45deg||215 x 55mm (L), 215 x 35mm (R)|
|Max Mitre Cut @45deg||215 x 88mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||50°/60°|
|Model||KS 120 EB|
|Overall L x W x H||713 x 500 x 470mm|
|Speed||1,400 - 3,400rpm|
16 November 2016
Interesting sawI have my kapex for about 6 months now. It is very precise, I like the laser, the handle is ok but if you have to make more than a few cuts it becomes uneasy to operate. I noticed that the motor becomes worm and hot preaty fast, but I noticed this with my other Festool tools to. I do not know if it is normal or not.
3 April 2016
Well Worth The OutlayI needed to replace my old Electra Beckum KGS300 that had no NVR, blade guard was hit/miss, but nevertheless smooth and nice and quiet. I saved for quite some time and used the time to research the option, which came down to this saw, the Bosch Glide Mitre (the one with the hinges) and the DeWalt. I wouldn't regard myself as a brand/fashion victim, but don't mind paying for good quality on gear that feels good, easy to use and built to last.
17 February 2016
best mitre saw ive usedas a lot of people say I struggled with the price of this saw and debated it for quite some time before
13 December 2015
Festool kapex120 110. Volt versionBe warned if you buy 110volt version you will need a 5kva transformer to run both the Saw and extractor
10 October 2015
Absolutely worth itMy original mitre saw was a Dewalt 718 and very good it was too. BUT, it suffered from the familiar problem of rear overhang and in a space poor workshop, that wasn't on. I pondered long and hard before parting with the eye-watering amount of cash but am very glad I did. There's just nothing wrong with this saw. The accuracy is spot on (yes, I adjusted the lasers to my preference - cutting on the outside edge of the line rather than down the middle) and the ease and convenience of use is excellent. I'd agree that the handle takes a little getting used to but have not found it to be a problem. With the standard, fitted blade, the cut is almost 'finish' smooth. This saw is just part of the black, green and grey army advancing on my workshop!