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Offline Stevefpv

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Kapex ks 60
« on: June 27, 2021, 03:53 AM »
Hi, I'm looking to buy a ks 60 but not sure if I can justify the price. I'm a cabinet installer and only need it for trimming the odd wardrobe cleat and hanging rails etc the dewalt is $1000 dollars cheaper but I just see green and want it  [big grin] any advice would be great.

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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Kapex ks 60
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 05:43 AM »
Hi Steve

I have a KS120 which was part of my very first Festool purchase in 2010. I love it but would think very hard about the KS60 if I were buying a new mitre saw today.

This may help - video Part 1:



and Part 2:



Peter

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kapex ks 60
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 06:16 AM »
For me, the lighter weight and vastly superior dust collection swung the decision to sell my old miter saw and go Festool. Better breathing and very little clean up.
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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Kapex ks 60
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 06:32 PM »
No. Just no.

Makita LS0714.

Cheaper, lighter, better built from better materials, just as accurate, more robust, identical dust control ability, cheaper blades, cheaper service, massive crosscut capacity, 100% reliable. A small football player, not a small ballerina.

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Kapex ks 60
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2021, 09:55 AM »
For what you're doing, save the cash and buy something else you'll really use and enjoy.

I can recommend the Dewalt 716, or for you, the 10" model would be good. If you take time to set it up, install a dust shroud, and don't drop it out your van, it will serve you very well. I've had my 716 for over 3 years, use it every day, and don't see much reason to get a Kapex for what you're doing.

Offline demographic

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Re: Kapex ks 60
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 01:35 PM »
I like the size of the KS 60 and am sure dust collection will be great but I'm hanging fire til they make a cordless version.
I don't fancy chucking a load of money at the corded one only for it to be superseded a year later with the cordless version.

The people who only ever work in workshops can just keep quiet now cos I'm on sites where power is variable at best. Nowadays I need a VERY good reason to buy a corded tool.