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Dust Extraction Port sends debris away from your work area.
Stainless steel miter scale features a fine adjustment knob.
|Convenient deck height eases work flow.View larger.|
MiterFast angle-transfer device gives you quick, accurate results. View larger.
The lightweight magnesium-alloy base makes for easy transport. View larger.
Integrates with MiterFast. View larger.
Dual lasers ensure accuracy.
The Bevel Lock Knob holds your desired angle.
Keyed, non-slip material clamp keeps your material in place.
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 Transfer
The 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 Lock
The 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 Design
For 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 Positions
The 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 Motor
Different 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 Changes
With 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 Portability
Featuring 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 Extraction
This 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 guarantee
What's in the Box
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw, angle transfer device, 60-tooth carbide blade, hold down clamp, and wrench.
|The KS 120's "Special Cutting Position" uses more of the blade, so you can tackle more types of jobs.|
No setup required out of the box; I was up and running about 3 minutes after unpacked, and it was extremely accurate. Very lightweight, but by no means cheaply made. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aaron J. Conlon
If you are going to buy a Kapex you have done your homework and an Amazon review will now sway you away from a sale. Read morePublished 2 months ago by matt
I like the saw, but one of the features I really wanted was the dual lasers and they don't work properly on this saw. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard G. Abend
I am a hobbyist woodworker and don't spend a lot of time in my shop. So all of my tools get limited use with respect to their age. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mike_wood
Despite many positive experiences with other Festool products, I was pretty wary of this purchase given the number and severity of complaints about it, both here and on the FOG... Read morePublished 4 months ago by HugeStakkaBoFan
Festool is an un-American company, they engage in price fixing (retail price maintenance). They were fined by the European Union for their practices. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gary C. Thomann
I was put off by the price and procrastinated for a long time, but this miter saw is very impressive. The details are perfect. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike
After using my Kapex for over a year, its hard for me to use any other SCMS saw for detail work.
I have a DW718 I use on framing and decks and like it very much, but the Kapex... Read more
Hellish kickback though, and has always sounded/felt like the armature has some sand in it, though as I understand it that is normal. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Rogers