This package deal comprises the Festool KAPEX KS 60 E-SET Mitre Saw, Festool UG-KS 60 Base Frame and the Festool KAPEX KA-UG-KS 60 Trimming Attachments.
Festool KAPEX KS 60 E-SET Mitre Saw
The Festool KAPEX KS 60 combines portability with Festool’s faultless build quality. It has a compact and lightweight design and a locking device for safe transportation. This professional compound mitre saw guarantees accurate results on site or in the workshop. It will swivel to 60° on both sides with indents at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, 45° and 60° for quick setting of common angles. The head tilts for bevel cuts 47° to the left and 46° to the right, with stops at 45° for fast setup. The KS 60 is capable of crosscutting up to 305mm wide and trimming strips, profiles and square timber up to 60mm thick.
The electronically controlled smooth start-up ensures that the machine starts up jolt-free. Variable speed control, from 1,300 to 3,500rpm, allows you to adjust the saw’s speed to the material you wish to cut. Integral extension tables on both sides, pull out to support longer workpieces.
The KAPEX KS 60 E-SET comes with 3 very useful accessories. A set of additional feet raises the KS 60 table to the exact height of a SYSTAINER SYS 1 case. This enables you to support long workpieces, without the need to scrabble around for odd packing pieces. The LED spotlight gives you a perfect view of the cutting line, which is especially useful in poorly illuminated situations. The cleverly designed bevel guarantees you fault-free angle transfer both internal and external. The bevel automatically bisects an angle allowing you to set the KAPEX KS 60 precisely when cutting skirting boards or cornices.
Festool UG-KS 60 Base Frame for KAPEX KS 60
With the UG-KS 60, you can turn your KAPEX KS 60 compound mitre saw into a complete mobile, mitre saw workstation. The combination is practical and robust resulting in portability with stability. There is no need to remove the saw for transport; the saw and base are very compact when folded down. Two large diameter wheels make it easy to move the frame over rough surfaces or up kerbs or steps. The folding support frame doubles up as a handle for transporting the machine. Setup is extremely fast and easy, and levelling feet ensure complete stability on uneven ground. Once set up the working height is a comfortable 900mm.
Festool KAPEX KA-UG-KS 60 Trimming Attachments
The trimming attachments (or material support extensions) attach to the side of the UG-KS 60 base frame and KS 60 compound mitre saw combination. They are easy to mount and each has an adjustable support leg for levelling with the saw table. Each extension is 1,480mm long with a metric scale and adjustable length stop for repeat cuts. Their outstanding feature is a pullout telescopic extension, which allows for a full 2,400mm of support. The pullouts have clear measurement scales and end stops. These attachments make working with full-length boards a breeze, plus they are safe, convenient and accurate.
|Bevel Angle Range||47° - 0 - 46°|
|Blade Diameter||216 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 40 mm|
|Max Compound Cut @ 45deg W x H||215 mm x 40 mm|
|Max Crosscut @ 0deg W x H||305 mm x 60 mm|
|Max Mitre Cut @ 45deg W x H||215 mm x 60 mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||60° - 0 - 60°|
|Motor Power||1,200 W|
|Nett Weight||17.8 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||661 mm x 475 mm x 430 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||100 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||91 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Speed||1,300 - 3,500 rpm|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
|Vibration Cutting Wood [Uncertainty K]||2.5 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]|
12 March 2018
Its intelligent design and features make this worth it.I can attest that the Kapex is more precise than the Dewalt chop saw or the Bosch slider I've used for many years. Until I got the kapex I pretty much avoided bevel cuts on miter saws altogether. I've never trusted the bevel gauges on the dewalt and Bosch saws. I'd either do it on a table saw or turn the wood 90 degrees and miter it standing up to avoid bevel cuts. With the kapex you can make essentially perfect mitre AND bevel cuts with great confidence. Yes, like a lot of German products it feels too lightweight, too full of plastic, to be a serious tool. That's just German engineering. It's evident in their cars and everything else they design. This is a precise instrument. It's not underbuilt or overbuilt.