As already mentioned, the measuring elements are excellent. The bevel and miter bases are what make the real difference between premium and cheap units. And judging by the two elements, this model is easily one of the most accurate and precise units within its category. The FastFix system helps you to change the blade quick and easy without having to struggle with recalibration and alignments.
Safety on this particular model is well taken care of. It comes with a transparent and easy to use automatic blade guard that only slides to reveal the spinning blade when you start to cut your material. Every important control liver and knob is well within your reach so you can react quickly in case something goes wrong.
While other brands take the dust control features as an afterthought, this unit doesn’t. It comes with a dust extraction system that captures up to 91% of dust, which is incredibly tempting. The best part is that it’s integrated into the unit instead of just being a single mounted dust bag.
The Festool Kapex KS miter saw doesn’t come with a premium price for nothing; performance is on a whole new level. It comes with a variable speed motor which is powered by the Festool’s unique multi-material control (MMC) electronics. The MMC technology provides a constant blade speed during cutting to match the material being cut. This protects the unit’s motor from overload and possible damage.
The Kapex KS comes with a special cutting position which provides enhanced cutting capacity by making use of the back portion of the unit’s blade more effectively. The blade can cut the material vertically up to 4.75 inche x 0.75 inches. You can cut crown molding up to 6-5/ inches when in a nested position similar to the 12 inch miter saws.
The bevel adjustments are finely tuned too. It comes with a fine-adjustment knob that you can use to cut up to a fraction of a degree with impressive precision. The bevel angle is quite large and easy to read too. You will also appreciate the convinient11 bevel stop points including 0, 15, 22.5, 30, 45, and 57 degrees both to the right and left.
The Kapex also features special trenching capacity that allows you to cut trenches and create lap joints. This can be engaged by simply flipping a knob. You can adjust the trenching depth by simply turning the same knob. In case you haven’t noticed, this is a premium miter saw model, hence the exceptional quality and performance.