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Offline ucs308

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Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« on: November 09, 2021, 05:17 PM »
Hi. I am totally new to the forum and while I did search I am not clear on what is going on. I went to Amazon to buy Festool aluminum cutting blade for some work I need to do with 80/20 and L-Track. I am going to be cutting quite a bit of it so I wanted a blade dedicated to the task.

While Amazon sells the Festool blade it has to be imported into the UK. I have looked at all the usual places here in the US that sells Festool and I can't find this dedicated blade. I can find off-brand blades, but I have no experience on which are high quality.

Am I missing something? Is the item number different here in the US? Does Festool sell a dedicated aluminum blade here in the US?

Thanks in advance.

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Offline imdking

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Re: Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 08:45 AM »
I would say call Festool USA, or toolnut for the best answer.
Good luck.
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Offline dwillis

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Re: Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 07:52 PM »
I believe that Festool USA discontinued selling the Kapex aluminum blade (495385) several years ago. I think there was a concern with hot metal chips in the dust collector.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 09:47 PM »
Ya, as has already been mentioned, Festool discontinued their aluminum cutting blades in the US about 4-5 years ago. I was fortunate enough to pick up a Festool aluminum blade for both the Kapex & the TS 55. Both blades perform well...superbly in fact.

There are others on the forum such as @rst that are very happy with the Amana aluminum blades that AGE manufactures (German) and are sold through Tools Today.

https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12275-md260-685.html

Offline pixelated

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Re: Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 07:52 AM »
I don’t have a Kapex, but I use a Diablo aluminum blade in my miter saw, it performs very well. Don’t know if they sell a Kapex compatible blade though.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Festool Kapex - 80/20 - and L-Track
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 08:49 AM »
I believe that Festool USA discontinued selling the Kapex aluminum blade (495385) several years ago. I think there was a concern with hot metal chips in the dust collector.
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