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I already own 3 chop saws. But that adjustable fence looks attractive.
BTW.. I took delivery of their latest Rotex 6" FEQ sander. I parked it beside my old trusty Rotex. now 4 years old and worked HARD. (3rd set of brushes now) At first I wasn't sure I liked the changes...it looked clunky and weird. http://www.festoolusa.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=7&prodid=571594 #
After 5 minutes..."ohhh, I get it..." I loved the old Rotex, and I couldn't have believed there was room for improvement.. somehow they made a great tool better.
And it is just like Festool to do something so obvious...a two-part fully adjustable fence....aand then do it so well.
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And it is just like Festool to do something so obvious...a two-part fully adjustable fence....aand then do it so well.
You amy be talking about the CMS that we may not be getting. I posted the wrong link on my first post. The second post is correct for the Kapex SCMS.
Courtesy of the popwood.com news letter here are some details of the saw that we should be getting "pretty" soon.
Ok, so how Kapex any different from other sliding miter saws? Festool has added a number of features that push Kapex past other saws. The bevel clamp locking mechanism is a simple flip latch located at the top of the tool, not way around back or in some inconspicuous location as with some other saws. Lift the bevel clamp and adjustment is all yours. Once adjustments are made a quick flip down locks everything in position
With the bevel clamp open the first thing you'll notice is the balancing act of the head. Position the saw head for a bevel cut - right or left - and wherever you let go, the saw head stays put, even if you're halfway between a detent. Festool uses counterbalancing springs to hold the head in place. It's cool
On top of that you are able to fine-tune the bevel with a gear-driven rotary knob located in one of the rails. Now it's possible to tweak the bevel to any setting up to and including 47. Half-degree settings are a snap.
The Kapex is listed as a 10" miter saw, but the cutting abilities would suggest a 12" instead. This saw affords you generous cutting capacity while being compact and lightweight. The saw weighs only 47 pounds.
Two additional features really caught my eye, the first being the "fast fix". This is a system found on other Festool tools that locks the blade for easy replacement or change. There is no fooling with multiple wrenches. Twist the knob, grab a wrench and you're back working in no time. And while the "fast fix" is engaged the trigger is locked out. There's no need to run to the outlet to unplug the tool.
The second feature I found of interest is how the lasers, the twin lasers, are adjusted. Don't look at or near the blade or arbor. The adjustment is located near the handle and the number of adjustments allows you to set the lasers spot-on based on your particular way of reading the lines. You can set the lasers to where you split the layout line as you cut, leave the entire line in tact or make the adjustment to anywhere in between.
Other tools talked about that I'll delve into in a later entry are a trim router (complete with interchangeable bases), and a large 3hp router that has a few features I've not seen before including a way to change the base plates that is ingenious.
Ok, so how Kapex any different from other sliding miter saws? Festool has added a number of features that push Kapex past other saws. The bevel clamp locking mechanism is a simple flip latch located at the top of the tool, not way around back or in some inconspicuous location as with some other saws. Lift the bevel clamp and adjustment is all yours. Once adjustments are made a quick flip down locks everything in position
With the bevel clamp open the first thing you'll notice is the balancing act of the head. Position the saw head for a bevel cut - right or left - and wherever you let go, the saw head stays put, even if you're halfway between a detent. Festool uses counterbalancing springs to hold the head in place. It's cool
On top of that you are able to fine-tune the bevel with a gear-driven rotary knob located in one of the rails. Now it's possible to tweak the bevel to any setting up to and including 47. Half-degree settings are a snap.
The Kapex is listed as a 10" miter saw, but the cutting abilities would suggest a 12" instead. This saw affords you generous cutting capacity while being compact and lightweight. The saw weighs only 47 pounds.
Two additional features really caught my eye, the first being the "fast fix". This is a system found on other Festool tools that locks the blade for easy replacement or change. There is no fooling with multiple wrenches. Twist the knob, grab a wrench and you're back working in no time. And while the "fast fix" is engaged the trigger is locked out. There's no need to run to the outlet to unplug the tool.
The second feature I found of interest is how the lasers, the twin lasers, are adjusted. Don't look at or near the blade or arbor. The adjustment is located near the handle and the number of adjustments allows you to set the lasers spot-on based on your particular way of reading the lines. You can set the lasers to where you split the layout line as you cut, leave the entire line in tact or make the adjustment to anywhere in between.
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