What's new for the updated Kapex?
The new, improved Kapex offers the following upgrades from the previous model:
- FESTool's industry-leading 3-year comprehensive warranty, including wear and tear as well as free warranty repair shipping
- Redesigned motor to increase service life
- Extendable material support wings
- Locking dust port
- Newly designed base with integrated Miterfast angle finder stowage location
- New crown stops (203356) and crown support board (204536) available (sold separately)
The FESTool Kapex Miter saw incorporates laser precision with the cutting capacity of a 12" saw into a small and lightweight foot print. Features unique only to the Kapex Miter Saw allow the user to save on cleanup time, improve the quality of their finished product, cut setup times in half and make repeatability a breeze.
The Kapex's portability and compact size shine thanks to the rail forward design allowing the motor head to slide forward on the rails. Traditional sliding miter saws prohibit setup against walls due to rails which slide out the back of the saw. The Kapex's fixed rails allow setup in the tightest of hallways.
The variable speed motor can handle various tasks and cut through a range of material with the correct blade and speed selected. Fine bevel adjustment and a counter-balanced motor head with oversized scale and up front controls make it a breeze to select the exact bevel angle desired. The included Angle Transfer Device allows even the trickiest of inside or outside angles to be replicated within seconds ensuring precise mitering.
Achieve a perfect fit from the very first cut thanks to exact marking of the cutting width via dual-line lasers and precision adjustment for angled cuts accurate to the millimeter. Convenient and sage, the Kapex does not take up much space and never gets in the way, thanks to its compact design. The KS 120 is impressive with its precise cuts thanks to the twin-column guide, powerful cutting capacity of up to 120 mm and light weight of 47.3 lbs. The FESTool twin-column guide guarantees reliable, smooth guidance of the saw blade and represents maximum precision.
A double laser line precisely marks the saw cut. A high-quality cast magnesium base increases rigidity while keeping weight to a minimum. The special cutting position of the KS 120 allows you to cut strip material up to 4-5/8" (120 mm) vertically against the stop or cut coving and cornices. Variable speed preselection, smooth start-up, overload protection and also with integrated quick-acting brake. Always optimally prepared with FastFix for simple and quick replacement of the saw blade. Fine adjustment for setting the saw blade angle accurate to the millimeter. As with all important control elements, it can be adjusted quickly and conveniently from the front of the machine. With ergonomic hand grips for left-handed and right-handed users, cord holder, transport safety device, clamp and an extremely compact, lightweight design. With ergonomic hand grips for left-handed and right-handed users, cord holder, transport safety device, clamp and an extremely compact, lightweight design. Extraction system and chip deflector funnel extract the chips from where they are produced.
- Setup cuts quicker with dual lasers
- Change blades in seconds with FastFix blade change system
- Bevel easily with an oversized scale and counter balance dial with micro adjustability
- 91% dust extraction efficiency with a 36 mm hose
- Twin-column guide with two bearings for unique precision
- Dual-line laser for an accurate indication of the cutting line
- Fine adjustment of the saw blade angle accurate to the millimetre from the front of the machine
- Special cutting position for cutting depths up to 120 mm
- FastFix saw blade changing for adaptation to the working material
- Twin-column guide for accurate cuts
- Precision angle transfer via bevel and dual-line laser
- Compact, lightweight design for convenient transportation
- (1) 60-Tooth universal blade
- (1) MiterFast Angle Transfer Device
- (1) Hold down clamp
- (1) 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 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-torqueing and damage to the saw and blade
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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".
- 3-Year Service All-Inclusive Warranty
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
|Blade Diameter||10-1/4" (260mm)|
|Crown Nested Capacity||6-5/8"|
|Cutting Depth||90° / 90° 12" x 3-15/32"|
|Dimensions (w x d x h)||28" x 19-3/4" x 18-1/2"|
|Dust Port||27mm or 36 mm Hose|
|Left||45° / 45° 8-15/32" x 2-1/8"|
|Left/Right||45° / 90° 8-15/32" x 3-15/32"|
|Right||45° / 45° 8-15/32" x 1-3/8"|
|Max Bevel||47º / 47º|
|Miter Range||50º / 60º|
|Special Cutting Depth||4-23/32" x 3/4"|
|Power consumption||1600 Watts, 13 Amps|
|Speed||1,400 - 3,400 rpm|