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Forum topic by mbs posted 08-15-2013 10:19 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2013 10:19 PM

My wonderful wife decided I needed a kapex for our anniversary. Who am I to argue with sound logic like that?

I was using a friends Bosch miter saw who got tired of storing it since he didn’t use it often. It’s back at his house now.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 11:28 PM

Congratulations! Love Festool and although I’ve thought about a Kapex, I just haven’t pulled the trigger. Let us know how you like it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 11:31 PM

That’s a good woman! So, what do you have to build her in return?

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 05:45 PM

I’ve had one for a couple years now, if you’re doing a lot of repetition it can cause a little fatigue in the wrist, other than that it’s one helluva miter saw. I’m building a 3000 bottle wine cellar that requires thousands of cuts, it has performed flawlessly. Truly worth every penny.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 06:07 PM

That’s a great testimony. But are sure your wrist isn’t sore from tipping all the wine bottles?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 10:22 PM

I have to admit it really seems like a well thought out tool. I saw a review/how to video of it on Youtube. I love everything about it, but I don’t know if I can adapt to the handle/trigger. I honestly think the vertical handle and safety locks would have me sending it back. I have used dewalt and similar designed saws for ever. I recently used the festool track saw and love everything about it except the plunge/trigger lock. It just seemed clumsy to me. I have done mostly production trim/casework, the first thing I do is roll the guard up with my thumb as I grab the handle. when I use a saw that won’t allow this I makes me stop and think, it takes all the motion/habit out of the project. It slows me way down. For a few years dewalt moved their handle over the guard so you could do this and that is one of the main reasons why my last saw wasn’t theirs. Since they have changed it back. They really are sweet, but I just don’t know if I can retrain a 10 year habit. Does anyone else feel this way???

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 10:24 PM

Something in me just refuse to buy name brand tools9 read expensive) not matter how good they might be.

-- Bert

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