Making the Cut. A Miter Saw Quality Comparison.

Thursday, September 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sliding Compound Miter Saws

Kapex Cut Quality

"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.


Per Swenson & John Lucas Discus Using the Kapex & Miter Fast

Festool Fest

Toolie Tips
by John Lucas, Wood Shop Demos

Two well known members of the Festool community, Per Swenson and John Lucas ( 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 Puts the Kapex to the Test!

Brice Burrell Kapex Review

Brice Burrell (, 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!

Kapex Now Available

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.

The New Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Kapex KS 120

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.