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.

The competitor's miter saw left visible blade marks and small undulations throughout the length of the cut, caused severe splintering and the saw blade discolored the wood. The Kapex provided a smooth, clean cut and did not create tear out in the delicate veneer of the test material. Proof that the level of engineering that went into creating the Kapex resulted in a machine that offers an unsurpassed cut quality which is extremely important in miter saw applications. Many of the technologies employed by the Kapex are the same features used by our TS plunge saws.

Kapex Cut QualityIf you already have a Kapex, we have recently released a new 32-page supplemental manual (3MB).

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