Festool Kapex KS 120 EB Compound Miter Saw
The Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a unique “rail forward” design that includes a pair of large (30mm diameter) stationary rails on the front side of the saw. The wide spacing of the rails adds stability and rigidity, and because the Kapex's head assembly slides, there are no protruding rails behind the saw, allowing you to situate the tool much closer to a wall in your shop than other miter saws of comparable cutting capacity. This feature, combined with the small foot print (24” x 28”) and light weight of the magnesium alloy base, make it a space saving tool that is easy to transport.
The Kapex KS 120 EB is the first variable speed miter saw. A 1400-3400 rpm variable speed, 1600 watt, 13 amp motor powers the 10” (260 mm) 60 tooth carbide-tipped blade. It provides a cutting capacity at 90° of 12” x 3-1/2”, and at 45° the capacity is 8-7/16” x 3-7/16”. Miter cuts can be adjusted to the left up to 50° and to the right up to 60°. In addition, a special cutting position allows for cutting 3/4” material up to 4-11/16” high. The compound tilt mechanism moves smoothly and is perfectly balanced anywhere along the 47° left and right swing. A large twist knob allows you to dial in the compound angle setting with micro-adjustability.
The Kapex's dual lasers display the cutting edges of the blade as dotted lines, making it easy to see your pencil line beneath the projected laser line.
Festool's MiterFast Angle Transfer Tool makes it simple to measure, calculate and cut bisected angles, and it's included as standard equipment. Used like a bevel square to pick up the work angle, you then lay the tool on the saw, lining up the laser lines to the center handle of the tool to arrive at the correct bisect angle to cut. And with a vacuum connected, you'll be amazed at the amount of sawdust captured when cutting.