Summary: 3 December 2014: I ordered a Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw. A few days later the saw arrived and I opened the box to examine the saw – here’s what I found; The ability to swing the base for miter cut setting was nearly impossible. It appeared that the tang on the bottom of the table and the clamping mechanism below that gripped the stainless steel miter gauge plate to lock the miter setting was not properly made or machined so that the stainless steel...
Summary: Read many reviews and thought a long while before purchasing a KAPEX. And I'm pleased! It is exceeding my expectations. Precise cuts. Excellent dust removal. I appreciate its compact size and ease of use. I craft furniture for a hobby.
Excerpt: Nice compact size, very well thought out and a big plus is that it can do dados. Had to down size my shop when we moved from Floyd, VA to Ormond Beach, FL and started purchasing Festool to help with the down size and have been very happy with them.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Long Run Time, Powerful, Safe, Very Well Thought Out Saw, Well Thought Out Sliding
Excerpt: I purchased this with the mobile base and extensions. It's a very tidy package. It's easy to break down and transport. It's a lot quieter than I'd expected. Dust collection is more efficient than any other miter saw that I've used. The blade is very good, in the same class as the premium "arborial" blades. I didn't have to adjust the laser at all. Overall, I'm very pleased.
bevel to right side motor hits easily on taller work or just miters
James R. Pieri "Yiquan one", Amazon
7 December 2014
Summary: Have owned a couple of weeks, it is accurate right out of the box, did complicated crown moulding job using it, it does not have the capacity of my old dewalt 12 inch , bevel to right side motor hits easily on taller work or just miters. I have not seen an issue yet, but I can flex the head way more than my dewalt, I measured with dial indicator, 1/16" each way, right to left. ! Not sure where flex comes from, seems like it is evenly distributed.
Summary: The Festool Kapex is worth every penny. I am a serious woodworker with 40+ years of experience. I learned long ago the difference between normal, "good enough" tools and the highest quality, industry standard tools. I demand industrial quality from my tools. The Kapex sets the industry standard for mitre saws. I am not rich, but make a decent living. So spending the money on the Kapex was a big decision, but attainable.
This is a great saw that being said it has a few major ...
shaun haddock, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: This is a great saw that being said it has a few major problems accuracy is not one but for a great saw find one of the old dewalt 12 sliders 97 or 98 model that or an old hitachi 12 inch compound slide around year 2003 those were the best saws ever made everything else is just expensive junk