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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: Bucky49 on May 03, 2021, 01:33 AM

Title: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Bucky49 on May 03, 2021, 01:33 AM
G’day,
I have a Kapex 60 and needing a new blade. In Australia Festool not only want an arm and leg but my left testicle too. Does anyone know what alternatives there are? I have tried google without any success, plenty for the Kapex 120.

Cheers Bucky
Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: CeeJay on May 03, 2021, 02:40 AM
Timbecon do a Torquata 220mm blade which should fit a KS60 I think.


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Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Alex on May 03, 2021, 10:24 AM
I found plenty 216 mm x 30 blades googling.

https://www.dewalt.com.au/products/dt90262-qz--extreme(r)-2x-life-circular-saw-blade-216mm-x-60t-16-25-30mm-

https://www.audel.com.au/metabo-628041000-mitre-saw-blade-hw-ct-216-x-2-4-x-30mm-48t/

https://www.sterlingtools.com.au/TBPP2163060/Austsaw-Extreme%3A-Wood-with-Nails-Blade-216mm-x-30_or_15.88-Bore-x-60-T-Thin-Kerf/pd.php

https://www.amazon.com.au/Faithfull-Circular-Saw-Blade-30mm/dp/B000C750P6

https://www.justtools.com.au/search.php?search_query=blade%20216&section=product

If you really want a lot of choice you can look at this Dutch website, 78 different blades, and they will ship to Australia.

https://www.toolnation.nl/accessoires/zagen/cirkelzaagbladen/cirkelzaagbladen-216-mm.html
Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Bucky49 on May 03, 2021, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the replies. I was under the impression that circular saw blades were not recommended for the Kapex mitre saw. Now to decide what one or ones to get.
Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Alex on May 04, 2021, 01:58 AM
I was under the impression that circular saw blades were not recommended for the Kapex mitre saw.

Oh. How's that?
Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Doug S on May 04, 2021, 04:02 AM
I was under the impression that circular saw blades were not recommended for the Kapex mitre saw.

Oh. How's that?

Blades for circular saws and table saws have positive rake teeth so they pull the wood down to the table.

Blades for mitre saws and radial arm saws should have negative rake teeth, this pushes the stock down and back to the fence.

If you use a positive rake in a mitre saw the cutting action makes the blade want to come towards you.

If you use a negative rake in a table saw it wants to push the stock back to you.

I haven't really explained it very well but that's the theory.

Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: Alex on May 04, 2021, 04:44 AM
Thanks Doug, I think you explained it pretty well.

I always thought that a small positive rake in a miter saw was also ok. But I must say, I do not have a lot of experience with miter saws.

Anyway, if the Australian links aren't interesting, the Dutch site I linked to has plenty of options. No need to be constrained by country borders these days.
Title: Re: Kapex KS-60
Post by: fuzzy logic on May 04, 2021, 05:30 AM
Guess that first need to establish what the hook angle, tooth count, what type / depth of carbide etc is used by the Festool blade(s). 

Then carefully check the spec's of the blades, from other sources, are exactly what you are looking for. 

Richard (UK)