This Old House
In this episode of This Old House, Tom Silva helps homeowners install foam crown moulding in their home. Tom uses the Kapex's MiterFast tool to quickly, easily and accurately transcribe the angles needed for cuts from the corners to the saw. The MiterFast is just one more way that Festool helps you work Faster, Easier, Smarter.
The Kapex is equipped with MMC electronics and features variable speed. Have you ever wondered why and when you might use that?
Well, recently we had a customer who was cutting Ipe and was having difficulty achieving a square cut and asked for some assistance. Ipe being a rather dense material and not the easiest thing to machine in the world. It's also called Brazilian Walnut and is commonly used in decking and on boats. It can also be used in exterior-use furniture. It is an extremely durable wood that is difficult to machine, but provides a long, virtually maintenance-free life. If you ever travel to Atlantic City, their entire boardwalk is made of Ipe.
The perfect complement for the Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw and MFT/3-Kapex Multifunction Table, the Kapex Extension Set, will be available on April 1st, 2009. The Kapex Extension Set (P00107) offer material support with flip down stops for accurate, repeatable cuts. The extensions attach to the Kapex's crown stops (494369), sold separately.
"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words".
If that's true, then this photo tells an interesting story. We tested the cut quality of the new Festool Kapex sliding compound miter saw (top image) to that of a leading competitor's miter saw (bottom image). Both saws were tested with the stock blade, under the same conditions and using same piece of maple plywood.
by John Lucas, Wood Shop Demos
Two well known members of the Festool community, Per Swenson and John Lucas (http://www.woodshopdemos.com) meet up to swap notes on installing crown moulding and the unique features of the Kapex sliding compound miter saw that make this task easier than ever. John even includes a quick reference guide to help with cutting crown.
Brice Burrell (www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com), a professional remodeler who is quickly becoming a highly respected authority in the woodworking community, takes the Kapex and puts it to the test. Written from the perspective of someone who makes his living with a miter saw, Brice's 43-page review is probably the most thorough overview of the Kapex currently available. From out of the box to out on the jobsite, this will surely satisfy your appetite for information about the Kapex.
Kapex Now Available!
On July 1st, Festool dealers launched the introduction of one of the most anticipated new tools of 2008, the Festool Kapex sliding compound miter saw. Delivering unprecedented precision, the Kapex represents the culmination of years of testing and engineering to produce the world's best miter saw. Experience the features and benefits of the Kapex by visiting your local Festool dealer for a demonstration or visit our website for complete feature details and video.
Debuting July 1st, 2008. Meet The KAPEX!
The KS 120 was developed with one goal in mind: to be the best sliding compound miter saw, period. The KS 120 is the first miter saw with variable speed, enabling the user to match the speed of the blade with the requirements of the material for perfect cuts, every time. Finally, a sliding compound miter saw that combines a large cutting capacity with a compact lightweight design.