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 light weight 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.
- The Kapex features a rail forward design which increases precision and creates a compact footprint while preventing head play for accurate cuts
- Easily align cuts from the left or right side using the dual lasers. The lasers clearly define the material which will be removed during the cut
- Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob. Large bevel scale and fine pointers make it easy to set precise bevel angles
- Dust extraction up to 91% with behind the cut dust hood and pivoting 36 mm hose
Lester's Review on the Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Why I love it?
•92% Dust Capture Capabilities
•Clean edges - little to no blowout
"The Festool 561287 Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw is a top-of-the-line sliding compound micro saw. It’s a great tool. I currently have one and it works quite well. It's made from reinforced fiberglass, which is a strong, sturdy material. There are a couple of key features on the Festool Miter Saw that are very interesting.
The Festool Miter Saw highlights a depth gauge on the back of the saw. With a simple flip of a switch, the depth gauge limits the intensity of the blade. So if you’re making certain cuts or need to adjust the depth of the blade, it can adjust itself easily.
It also has a 47-degree bevel. While other saws do a 45-degree bevel, this saw goes to 47. Usually, there's a big knob on the back of an old-style bevel. It was a big wing nut, and you had to turn it. With this saw, you have a handle that's micro-adjustable.
Another great feature is the saw has a dual laser on the left and right side of the blade. It also has a variable speed motor. So, if you're cutting certain materials (wood, brick, etc.) you can speed up and slow down your blade to make the cut. There's a guide on the side of the engine to let you know, based on what materials you're cutting, what speed to cut it at.
The blade geometry on this is different than the standard 62-blade. The teeth are different sizes. It’s not a consistent tooth all the way around, it gives you a different pick, which provides you with a cleaner cut.
It has a dual trigger to provide extra safety. There’s a button on the side of the saw if you push, you can’t turn the blade. It locks up the blade. So, if you’re someplace where there are children or if you want to for general safety purposes, you can just lock it up.
To sum it all up, you're getting a quality saw for an amazing price. You can't beat that!" - Lester