So, what do all these features mean? With all of the hype surrounding the Festool Kapex, it's important that the tangible benefits of this saw are clearly explained.
First off, the Kapex is truly lightweight and easy to move at only 47 lbs. In fact, this is the lightest 10 inch sliding compound miter saw on the market.
Festool designed it to be able to be used against a wall or window, and the rails extend out over the front of the base. Wide, fixed rails make for smooth cuts.
Accurate bevel cuts are ensured by virtue of a large 7 inch bevel gauge that allows 1/2 degree increments. There are bevel pointers on both sides of the saw. Dial in a precise bevel angle with an easy to use adjuster without having to support the motor.
For safety reasons, Festool designed the Kapex so the saw motor will not start unless the safety trigger is completely engaged and the safety switch is also depressed.
Shops and work environments get dusty quickly, but the dust collection and extraction power of this saw is unparalleled. Whether cutting flat or in vertical chop saw mode, sawdust will not interfere with cuts.
The base of the Kapex is a magnesium alloy that is lightweight, with deep ribbing for stability and strength. The base's integrated blade trough also provides additional protection for the blade during transport.
Rubber feet in each corner provide slip-resistance to enhance stability on the floor or when fitting into the grid hole pattern of all Festool Multifunction tables, including the new MFT/3-Kapex. The spacing of the round rubber feet and their diameter allows the base of the Kapex to "drop" right into the perforated plate.
Festool also offers a clamping kit to securely fasten the base to any Festool perforated plate via the integrated flush mount pocket.
The Kapex KS 120 + CT Vacuum Packages are the complete saw and dust collection solution. Choose the package that best meets your need. We offer the Kapex KS 120 along with your choice of Festool CT MINI, CT MIDI, CT 26, CT 36 or CT 48 vacuums.
Also available is Kapex KS 120 packaged with MFT/3 Multifunction Table.