Capacity in a compact design
The Kapex is the most advanced sliding compound miter saw in the market today. In the hands of a carpenter, this saw will make cuts that rival the finest trim work being done today. Engineered to be lightweight and compact, the KS 120 is the perfect saw for the workshop or the jobsite. Effective dust extraction, precise cuts, easy adjustments, and quality components are some of the features that should make this saw the number one choice of professional tradesmen.
FastFix Blade Changes
The Kapex features Festool's patented FastFix blade change system. Turning the FastFix knob locks the arbor, mechanically locks out the trigger and allows the blade to be changed with a single hand. Blade changes couldn't be any easier! A cupped steel arbor nut prevents accidental over-torquing and damage to the saw and blade.
Ergonomic Handle Position
A center-positioned handle allows you to make cuts with either hand making it easier to view the cut. Combine the Kapex with the MFT/3-Kapex multifunction table to place the saw at the optimal work height for greater comfort. A two-stage trigger helps prevent accidental triggering.
Dust Extraction Port
The Kapex features a swiveling dust extraction port which accepts a 27mm or 36mm hose. When combined with the Festool CT 22 or CT 33 Dust Extractor, the Kapex is capable of collecting up to 91% of the saw dust. The dust port has a swivel design to allow the dust extraction hose to be positioned.
Bevel Lock Knob
Use the Bevel Lock Knob conveniently located on the top of the Kapex to control the bevel positive detents and to lock the bevel angle. The counter spring balanced head on the Kapex allows you to position the bevel and let go of the saw with the head moving. Use the fine adjustment knob to control bevel angles in fractions of a degree.
The bevel knob has three settings: positive detents at 0 and -45 degrees, free movement between -45 and +45 degrees and free movement up to ±47 degrees. Bevels can be made to the left or right and the bevel gauge appears on both sides of the saw.
Easily align cuts from the left or right side of the Kapex using the dual lasers. The lasers clearly define the material which will be removed during the cut. Using the three axis adjustment controls, you have complete control to fine-tune the lasers. A conveniently placed button can be used to turn on the laser without powering on the saw. The lasers are electrically powered and require no batteries.
Rail Forward Design
The Kapex features a rail forward design which increases precision and creates a compact footprint. The rails are robust at 30mm in diameter and are wide apart. This prevents head play to ensure smooth, accurate cuts every time. The rail forward design also allow the Kapex to be placed against a wall while being used which saves valuable work space. The compact footprint also makes transport and storage easier.
Special Cutting Position
The Kapex incorporates a special cutting position that, when employed, provides greater than usual cutting capacity by utilizing the back portion of the blade more effectively. The Kapex is locked into the special cutting position with the flip of a lever. Cut crown moulding up to 6-5/8" in the nested position providing a cutting capacity equal to most 12" miter saws. Cut material vertically up to 4-3/4" x 3/4" (as pictured).
The ergonomically designed carrying position combined with its light weight (47 pounds) make the Kapex easy to move around the job site. When being transported, the Kapex's head is locked down making it compact and preventing movement. The two handle locations keep the center of gravity of the Kapex close to your body, minimizing the strain on your back. Now, that's smart!
Counter Spring Balanced Bevel
The bevel adjustment on the Kapex is counter spring balanced meaning that you can position the bevel at any angle and the head will stay in position even when it is not locked in place. This makes angle adjustment much less tedious and more accurate. Bevel gauges are on both sides of the saw for quick, easy reference. Using the micro adjustment knob, the Kapex can be dialed in very accurately to fractions of a degree.
The Kapex features a dust hood which is responsible for directing the ejection of saw dust from the blade into the dust collection port. This pliable rubber hood arrests chips and helps the Kapex achieve up to 91% dust extraction when using a 36mm dust extractor hose reducing the time spent cleaning up.
Blade Kerf & Guard Design
The Kapex blade creates a thin kerf which reduces load on the motor and improves the cut quality. The blades are specially designed to reduce noise levels and dampen vibration. The large 30mm arbor hole reduces blade deflection. The clear, narrow guard is also designed to improve dust extraction efficiency and visibility. These features allow Kapex to collect up to 91% of the saw dust when using a 36mm dust extraction hose, reducing clean up time.
The deck height of the Kapex matches the height of our Systainer 1 storage containers. On the jobsite, you can use one or more systainers to support the material being cut. The difference in height between the MFT/3 and MFT/3-Kapex multifunction tables is also equal to the height of the deck providing optimal work flow and support.
Lightweight, Compact Footprint
The Magnesium alloy base of the Kapex was designed to be extremely rigid and durable yet very lightweight when compared to other 10" miter saws. At only 47 pounds, the Kapex is truly a portable power tool. The compact footprint allows the Kapex to be placed against a wall when being used saving valuable space in your work environment. Rubber feet protect the work surface.