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Offline Woodworkingnut

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Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« on: February 16, 2020, 02:31 PM »
I was putting new trim around some windows this weekend. I needed to bring my Kapex up from the basement up to the second floor to trim out the windows. So I picked it up off my cart carried it up hill to my front door then upstairs.  And then I past out! I need to make the saw easily transported/ mobile. I am looking for pictures if someone has already done it. If not I will design something this week. Please let me know and see if you have already made something.

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Offline kevinculle

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 07:34 PM »
UG Cart and extension wings are a must if your Kapex travels.

Offline cubevandude

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 07:45 AM »
It sounds like you need some sort of stair dolly.  This one has some nice features:


Here's one that folds flat:
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 08:25 AM by cubevandude »

Offline Woodworkingnut

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 01:46 PM »
Out of 300+ reads I only got two responses regarding a useable cart. So over the last two days aI designed and built a foldable(for storage) cart for my Kapex. I finished it about an hour ago and hope to shoot a video of it tomorrow.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 04:43 PM »
“Self made is well made” is a saying.
There may not be too many ways to transport a chop saw up and down stairs. I think the two suggestions here are among what best can do.
If you can afford the UG cart (wings are optional and maybe not relevant for you) it is a very good solution. It is small enough to fit into a recessed place with ie a worktop on each side. Yet easy to remove and move elsewhere.
Photos of it:


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Offline demographic

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 01:03 AM »
Festool make the Kapex so its easy to transport, they called it the Kapex 60...

The bigger ones are big numb contraptions better suited to workshops than for a mobile subcontractor like myself anyway.

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 04:29 AM »
Unfortunatly the UG cart is designed for short buggers. I'm 6'4" and unless I walk stooped over the cart keeps trying to readjust my ankles.  [crying]

An extension handle would be a big improovement.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 07:19 AM »
They don’t think of us “the flag poles”.. I’m too over 6’.. But in my experience the odd working table is lower than Festool’s. Overall it’s 90 cm work height is not too bad.

And yes, the Kapex 60 is the one you really want, if to be moved a lot. I did also, but needed the capacity of the 120 (and use of the 120x60mm special cut depth) I’m still drooling on a KS 60 though.. [tongue]
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline demographic

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2020, 07:01 AM »
They don’t think of us “the flag poles”.. I’m too over 6’.. But in my experience the odd working table is lower than Festool’s. Overall it’s 90 cm work height is not too bad.

And yes, the Kapex 60 is the one you really want, if to be moved a lot. I did also, but needed the capacity of the 120 (and use of the 120x60mm special cut depth) I’m still drooling on a KS 60 though.. [tongue]

I'll hang fire til they make the 60 cordless.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 07:57 AM »
Hmmm...I have the Kapex on UG and I'm 6'5" and 67 years old and don't find it at all uncomfortable to use.  [cool]

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2020, 01:18 PM »
They don’t think of us “the flag poles”.. I’m too over 6’.. But in my experience the odd working table is lower than Festool’s. Overall it’s 90 cm work height is not too bad.

And yes, the Kapex 60 is the one you really want, if to be moved a lot. I did also, but needed the capacity of the 120 (and use of the 120x60mm special cut depth) I’m still drooling on a KS 60 though.. [tongue]

I'll hang fire til they make the 60 cordless.

Oh yes.. Though, I noticed when Makita released a teaser with their new 40V system, there was a new miter saw. But I have seen none since then. I think I saw a very compact, yet feature rich saw. I looked a bit like a bigger version of the DLS600:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-DLS600-Cordless-Brushless-Battery/dp/B07VQL6SKV
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline richey

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 11:26 PM »
Unfortunatly the UG cart is designed for short buggers. I'm 6'4" and unless I walk stooped over the cart keeps trying to readjust my ankles.  [crying]

An extension handle would be a big improovement.

Even at 6’00” it’s still way too short.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Kapex saw has anyone made it easily transportable?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2020, 12:24 AM »
We're full of creative problem-solvers on this forum. Perhaps someone can come up a shop-made solution.

Here's how one fellow solved the handle problem for his trolley: