Compact, lightweight (21.5kg), but with a massive bite that's the Festool double bevel 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.
|Bevel Angle Range||47° - 0 - 47°|
|Blade Diameter||260 mm|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
|Dust Extraction||27 mm / 36 mm Outlet|
|Electric Brake||Standard Feature|
|Max Bevel Cut @ 45deg W x H||305 mm x 55 mm|
|Max Compound Cut @ 45deg W x H||215 mm x 55 mm|
|Max Crosscut @ 0deg W x H||305 mm x 88 mm|
|Max Mitre Cut @ 45deg W x H||215 mm x 88 mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||50° - 0 - 60°|
|Model||KS 120 EB|
|Motor Power||1,600 W|
|Nett Weight||21.5 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||713 mm x 500 mm x 470 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||101 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||88 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Speed||1,400 - 3,400 rpm|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
|Vibration Cutting Wood [Uncertainty K]||2.5 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]|
11 October 2018
Design faultsThis is a strange saw. So much has gone into the design that I wonder why soemthing as obvious as a wheel on the bladeguard has been over looked. I work for a company that has two Kapex saws. One is always in trouble. Usually it's the blade guard having exploded on a compund cut, or its not retracting properly. In my opinion the fact that the guard retracts inside the main housing means it runs too close to the blade. I've seen this happen repeatedly, and it's not user error. Festool need to take note of how many times tools are coming in for repair with repeated issues and do something about it. The company also has a big DeWalt which never gives any trouble.
13 April 2018
Not worth the price tagIve owned this saw for a year now, and bought it on the basis of other Festool tools that i own. Unfortunately, this one lets them down. I run a company that specialises in bespoke kitchens and furniture, so the saw spends its time on site, but this is not a "heavy" site environment, it is used for cutting cornice, skirting etc. I am most disappointed by the flimsy build quality. In the year we have had it, the rear drop down blade guard fell off, the laser has ceased to function, and the housing around the switch has cracked. As i say, this is in the context of light site use, not first fix roofing etc. For the money, i would have expected a far more robust saw, able to withstand the work it was designed for. I think this saw would be perfect if you are a hobbyist, with a large budget, as the motor is great, and it cuts well, but for anything more than that, the Bosch is a far superior tool. We have now replaced the Festool with a Bosch, and the Festool has been relegated to "rough work" use only. Its a shame, as i was a true fan of Festool from the early days ( my tracksaw and planer are both 14 years old, and work as well as the day i bought them), but this definitely seems to be a retrograde step for Festool in terms of build quality, and i will seriously consider whether the price for other tools is really worth the extra investment for any future purchases.
15 January 2018
Kapex 120Im a finish carpenter ( built in’s, walk-in closets,staircases,trim and millwork you get the idea) and do a lot of stain grade work then this is a must and that’s not to say my ls1013l makita isn’t a great saw but the kapex is plain and simple as good as it gets as far as square cuts,glue edge ready and ease of use . And I would say the kapex , track saw and sanders are must haves all else you could do with or without festool . Someone mentioned in another post about kapex doesn’t have enough power or struggles through cuts and says festool boy fans must be only working in there garages obviously doesn’t do finish carpentry or anything of that nature and it’s not to say I haven’t cut lvl or microlam with kapex but why would u use a $1500 work of art for that’s why I have my beast dw780 dewalt for rough carpentry
13 December 2017
Utter garbageHonestly do not be fooled or duped into buy any festool product especially this one. I work or large commercial construction job on price. Iv been using this mitre saw to cut mdf and hardwood along side the ctm26 ( also garbage ) the saw struggles with anything other than 15 mm mdf skirting and the extractor couldnt suck a feather up and you forced to buy expencive festool blades. There seems to be way to many festool fan boys promoting this brand I sometimes wonder if they even use the kit for money earning rather than knocking together a bit of furnature in the garage. Im sure this review will upset alot of the fan boys but i says it as i use it 0 our of 10 im afraid. Planer isnt bad but £15 for blades lol
30 October 2017
Insane sawBest mitre saw out there.