|Review by lizardhead||posted 04-30-2011 02:15 AM||9032 views||0 times favorited||28 comments|
I have other Festool tools which are absolutely fabulous so when I needed to replace my old chop saw, I looked for a really good one, I considered the newest Bosch with all the fancy knuckle work instead of the sliding arm. I really thought the Bosch saw would be a welcome tool in my shop, but then I told myself that for a mere $500 more I could have the Festool Kapex, and own the very best, well now that I have the Festool Kapex and have taken it for a few laps around the shop, my dicovery is that it truly is not a $1400 saw, Yes it has some added features like the estimated $150 miter finder, and the forward moving slider & the depth stop and most importantly the Festool branding, But lets get real about the cutting, after all it’s the cutting isn’t it that we need? So does it cut better, With a good blade on either saw Whether a Festool or Hitachi if you are honest you cannot tell me that you would be able to tell the difference between the two, not even the Festool reps would be able to tell the difference. So did I spend more for a saw just to get the Festool branding? You bet your bippy I did. Am I satisfied with the tool—Yes I am. Do I wish I could go back in time and purchase The Bosch? Sure do. Will I ever buy another Festool Product? Absolutly. I want the best tool I can get. But if that tool has a $500 dollar price tag for the Branding—it had best be better than the competition. Just so there is no misunderstanding about this review. & why I gave it only 3 stars is because
I feel that it is well over priced. An $800 price tag would be more competitive
It is a better than average saw when considering Bells & Whistles.
It is average when considering the cut on the surface of the wood
-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az