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Offline Tinker

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2015, 08:52 AM »
I like the space saving quality of the 120.
This thing you would need to clear an entire room for space to cut any variety of angles on long pieces.  I don't think i wood care for that in a small shop.
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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2015, 09:06 AM »
To take the edge out of my earlier post I would like to clarify a little about what I have heard about the "new, smaller Kapex". [big grin] The dealer that spoke of it knew it was an ongoing project at Festool - this he had been told when visiting the factory and discussing tools (i.e. wants and wishes from the woodworking community) in general with Festool. He did not see any mock ups in the flesh or anything but was told that it was "in the works" but that the saw had been delayed a few months and that a European release would mot likely not be until this fall, but they hope to have it on the market this year.

I am not too keen on rumors floating around, giving false hope and such. I do have to say that so far, the info I have been given (in slight advance) on product release from Festool has been accurate.

The only time I have been given a straight NO from official Festool representatives was when there was a rumor about the C18 floating around. My dealer called Festool and talked to a representative and the rep said that the C18 was not going to happen at all - due to high risk of torque/wrist strain. It seemed like a well informed - and official - answer.

Still, barely a MONTH later the C18 was available for order!!! My take on that episode is that I trust my dealer - who orders and deals straight from Germany - more than I trust the reps from our country. When I have attended wood working fairs and visited the Festool booth I have seldom walked away with any more information than I already knew beforehand.

To close off that loop I think they throttled down the torque on the C18 to be able to release it, it has a mere 5NM more torque than the C15 and still a whopping 20NM less torque than the DRC18/4 - which has the additional handle attachment. Still, a C18 is a very welcome addition to the line up - I think. :)
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Offline andyman

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2015, 10:57 AM »
So I'm just debating about buying the Kapex or the Bosch Axi Glide and I read this.
I'm in a similar quandary

So now I'm in a muddle!

Offline Richard A.

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2015, 11:27 PM »
You joke, but the new Bosch, SawStop competitor has Near Field Communication, to enable interface with smartphones and lock the tool/disable the blade safety feature...
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 It does not work with "smart"-phones. Only Droid-phones. iPhones (smartphones) don't have Near-Field-Communication yet.
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Offline elfick

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2015, 08:02 AM »
It does not work with "smart"-phones. Only Droid-phones. iPhones (smartphones) don't have Near-Field-Communication yet.
The iPhone 6( and 6+) has NFC hardware. It is just currently limited to Apple Pay in software so it could be opened up in an update.

Offline narrowboatboy

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2015, 01:42 PM »
FFX have just knocked another £5 of the price of a 120 now £819  [eek]
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2015, 11:04 PM »
Smart phone topic other than Kapex related posts is now  here

 http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-wish-list/droid-phones/msg395071/#msg395071


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Offline narrowboatboy

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2015, 12:57 PM »
24hrs later another £2 off now £817 wtf
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Offline notenoughcash

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #68 on: May 21, 2021, 05:00 AM »
In 2023, someone is going to come back into this thread and say, 'I told you they were coming out with a new one.'

Let's see now, in 2023 I will be, let me think, er, ah, oh yes, i'll be 39.  I think i can wait til then.
Tinker

well......

its 2021, so you only have 2 years to wait yet [big grin]
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Offline Spandex

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2021, 05:22 AM »
In 2023, someone is going to come back into this thread and say, 'I told you they were coming out with a new one.'

Let's see now, in 2023 I will be, let me think, er, ah, oh yes, i'll be 39.  I think i can wait til then.
Tinker

well......

its 2021, so you only have 2 years to wait yet [big grin]
The KS60 (presumably the ‘smaller Kapex’ they’d heard rumours of) came out a few years after this thread started, so I don’t think anyone needs to wait until 2023.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2021, 08:32 AM »
well.  i heard that there was a ksc in the works.
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Re: New Kapex
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2021, 09:45 AM »
I like the space saving quality of the 120.
This thing you would need to clear an entire room for space to cut any variety of angles on long pieces.  I don't think i wood care for that in a small shop.
Tinker

Hi @Tinker

If you make your Kapex work station mobile by using industrial quality castors with brakes then you can move things around when required.

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