What kind of Festool 561287 Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw do you need?
Rail forward design 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 laser, lasers clearly define material to be cut. Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob, large bevel scale and fine pointers easily set precise angles. Dust extraction up to 91 with behind-the-cut dust hood and pivoting 36 mm hose. Mitre angle 50 60 . Crown moulding diagonal cut 45 90 -6-5 8 inch. Special cutting depth 45 90 right -3 4 inch x 4-3 4 inch. Crown moulding diagonal cut at 90 90 -6-5 8 inch. Saw blade diameter-10-1 4 inch. Includes angle transfer device which automatically bisects transferred angles to the saw and aligns
What is the advantage of this Festool 561287 Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw?
The Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw.
Your work is too important to compromise.
In the hands of a carpenter, the Kapex 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.
Use the fine-adjustment knob to control the bevel of the cut to fractions of a degree with extreme precision. The knob rotates and engages a rack and pinion to move the head. The head is counter spring balanced which means that once you set a bevel angle it will not move before you lock it. The bevel angle is very large and easy to read and the distance from the axis of rotation provides maximum accuracy.
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.
Easily more from the workshop to the jobsite. The ergonomically designed carrying position combined with its lightweight 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.
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 inch in the nested position providing a cutting capacity equal to some 12 inch miter saws. Cut material vertically up to 4-3 4 inch x 3 4 inch.
Increases your precision and create a compact footprint with Kapex s rail forward design. The rails are robust at 30 millimeter 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.
Another unique feature of the Kapex is a special trenching capability. With the simple flip of a conveniently placed knob shown in photo inset , you can cut trenches to create lap joints or go around pipes and other obstacles. Flip the knob back up and you re back to normal miter saw position in seconds. Turning the knob will adjust the trenching depth. Make quick, accurate dadoes with your miter saw. Now, that s smart
The Kapex features a variable speed motor powered by Festool s unique MMC multi-material control electronics. MMC provides constant blade speed while under load, provides variable speed control to match the blade speed with the material being cut and protects the motor from overload and damage.
When the smallest details matter, you need a tool that will deliver every time.
Good work takes time, but it shouldn t take any more time than necessary. Your time is money, and the Kapex provides countless features that will help you do more work in less time.
From the compact design to the FastFix blade change system to the ergonomic handle, the Kapex is designed to be easy, comfortable and user-friendly.
Keep your work clean and healthy.
Dust control shouldn t be an afterthought when it can save you time, increase your efficiency, improve your work, and even create happy and loyal customers. Whether you re working in the shop or on a jobsite, a good dust extraction system should start removing dust at the source, where it is being created. Clean air and fast cleanup are two things that you and your customers can appreciate. One thing is clear, regulations are moving in the direction of requiring contractors use a HEPA dust containment system.
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Compact and incredibly precise, the Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw delivers professional results in the workshop and on the job site. Advanced electronics, dual laser guides, micro-bevel adjustments, quick-release fences, and easy-to-reference scales all help you maintain control over cuts. And a host of other smart features help keep the saw s footprint small and its body light and portable–all without sacrificing power, accuracy, or dust extraction capability.Once you ve determined your cut line, a center-positioned handle allows you to make cuts with either hand, while a two-stage trigger helps prevent accidental triggering.Precise Miter Scale, Miter Lock, and Angle TransferThe Kapex KS 120 s etched, stainless-steel miter scale offers large, easy-to-read angles–up to 50-degrees on the left and 60-degrees on the right. Positioned far from the axis of rotation, this scale allows for setups that are accurate within fractions of a degree. And once you ve identified the desired setting, the miter lock on the Kapex provides an extremely aggressive hold to prevent inadvertent movement–even when near a positive detent.Transfer of inside and outside angles from your work piece to the Kapex KS 120 is quick and easy, thanks to the included MiterFast angle-transfer device, which provides a reflective surface for use with the saw s lasers, as well as a sturdy lock that prevents slippage and keeps measurements accurate.Fine Bevel Adjustment and Secure Bevel LockThe Kapex KS 120 allows for both left and right bevels, and a fine-adjustment knob controls the bevel of each cut within fractions of a degree. This bevel knob features three settings positive detents at 0 and -45 degrees, free movement between -45 and 45 degrees, and free movement up to -47 degrees.The knob rotates and engages a rack and pinion to move the head, which is counter spring balanced. This means that once you set a bevel angle there s no need to worry about it shifting before you engage the dependable bevel lock.For added convenience, there are bevel gauges on both sides of the saw, and the large bevel-adjustment scale is easy to read.Keyed Clamp and Compact Rail-Forward DesignFor added peace of mind, your work piece is held in place by a sturdy, nonslip clamp, which is keyed to make insertion and removal of materials quick and easy. A single, lever-actuated cam-lock secures the clamp in place and a rubber pad protects your work piece, while the clamp s oblong foot provides a flat surface to place against the saw s fence.Also contributing to the Kapex KS 120 s accuracy is its rail-forward design. The saw s robust, 30-millimeter rails are set wide apart to prevent head play and ensure smooth, accurate cuts. This design also allows the saw to be placed against a wall during use, which saves valuable workspace.Versatile Blade and Unique Cutting PositionsThe Kapex KS 120 uses specially designed thin-kerf blades that reduce stress on the saw s motor, reduce noise levels, and dampen vibration for cleaner cuts in a variety of applications.It offers expanded cutting capacity by offering access to a special cutting position that utilizes the back portion of the blade more effectively. This means that by simply flipping a lever to put the saw in this position, you can cut 6-5 8-inch crown molding or cut vertical materials that measure up to 4-3 4-inches by 3 4-inch.Similarly, simply flipping a knob allows the Kapex KS 120 to cut trenches, so you can create lap joints or pieces that fit around pipes and other obstacles.Robust Construction Includes MMC Electronics and Direct Drive MotorDifferent applications place different demands on your tools, and the Kapex KS 120 offers variable speed control from 1,400 to 3,400 rpm for equally good results when working with a variety of materials. With its constant speed monitoring, the saw is able to maintain consistent blade speeds under heavy loads, which produces clean, consistent results. Soft-start technology prevents jolts at start-up and improves your control over cuts, while overload protection extends the life of the saw.Also contributing to the Kapex KS 120 s performance is a 1,600-watt direct-drive motor, which offers efficient transfer of energy to the blade and features a magnetic brake that reduces the amount of time that the blade takes to spin down.Quick, Safe FastFix Blade ChangesWith Festool s patented FastFix system, blade changes are fast, easy, and intuitive. Turning the FastFix knob locks the arbor and mechanically locks the trigger, so you don t have to worry about accidental start-ups. This allows the blade to be changed with a single hand, while a cupped steel arbor nut prevents accidental over-torquing and damage to the saw and blade.Compact and Lightweight for PortabilityFeaturing magnesium-alloy base, the Kapex KS 120 is rigid and durable yet it weighs just 47 pounds–extremely light for a 10-inch miter saw. This makes it easy to move from workshop to job site and back again. Two handle locations allow you to keep the saw s center of gravity near your body while carrying it, reducing the strain on your back. Plus, the Kapex s head locks down for transport, keeping the saw compact and preventing unexpected movement from throwing you off balance.The saw s travel-friendly design also offers onboard storage for the arbor tool and the power cord.Integrated Dust Hood and Dust ExtractionThis dependable compound miter saw also offers a swiveling dust port that directs dust away from you and your work surface, improving job-site safety and minimizing cleanup time. A pliable, rubber dust hood directs saw dust from the blade into the dust collection port as you work, arresting chips and improving the rate of capture.This integrated port accepts both 27-millimeter and 36-millimeter hoses, and it can be used with a Festool CT dust extractor to achieve impressive 91-percent sawdust collection.The Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw is backed by a three-year limited warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranteeWhat s in the BoxFestool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw, angle transfer device, 60-tooth carbide blade, hold down clamp, and wrench.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. The KS 120 has a small footprint with a great amount of power. The power and impressive cutting capacity of the KS 120 will make you think that you are working with a much larger saw. This saw rivals the cutting capacity of a 12 unit and is capable of cutting crown molding up to 6-5 8 inch in the nested position with the special cutting position, and hardwoods greater than 3 thick, smoothly and precisely. The saw comes with a MiterFast angle transfer device to eliminate complex angle calculations by copying the angle directly from the wall to the saw. Accurate cuts are made easy with dual line, fully adjustable lasers that clearly define the cut by showing the material that will be removed by the blade. Easy to read, whether feeding stock from the left or the right. Work in tighter spaces and reduce your footprint on-site with the rail-forward design that allows the head to move and the rails are fixed. Enjoy true front to rear tracking of the head on the rails thanks to their robust build of 30 mm machined steel and wide distant for even greater stability. Dust extraction design starts with the blade and follows through from the guard to the dust hood to the rotating dust port to achieve up to 91 dust extraction efficiency when using a 36 mm hose. Made to be compact and lightweight while providing accurate repeatable cuts with maximum capacity, the Kapex fits the bill with tons of use features that make cutting faster, easier, and smarter. Made in Germany.
Customer reviewsIt just makes me happy.
Is it worth the price Well, I won t argue with you if you say no. I have been eyeing this saw for 10 years or so. I finally did it when I wanted to shrink my shop footprint. That was the straw that broke the camel s back.