The reason I asked is because i see many people say their's is perfect. I realize this is in the eye of the beholder and why I asked if he actually measured it.
I'm curious to how many actually have flat tables. I hear people say they have flat tables and cant see light. If they cant see light, they must be within a few thousandths. I can easily see light on mine and therefore my saw can never have as good of a tolerance as someones that cannot see light.
So, someone asked bout the 4 cut method. Yup, I did it, and its flipping spot on! So kudos to festool for that...unfortunately the 4 cut only tests the flatness of your turret and not the entire table. My turret is dead flat and festool dialed the bevel in great! So if I am cutting 4-5" pieces I have perfect cuts. It's about .001 per inch off, in case anyone is wondering, which awesome.
So, what is my expectation of table flatness....within .003. What's aggravating is they have a fantastic saw, but built it on a sub par base. Which the base is critical since it effects everything else on the saw.
I am not going to return the saw. I really like the features and I can't really tell its off, unless I am cutting a piece that's over 2.5" tall. A 5" tall piece is pretty noticeable. It would also cost me $70 to return it. For $125 I could get it surface ground to within .001.
Now, before you all start busting my chops, I was talking to the machine shop about Blanchard grinding a welding table and I figured I would ask him about the miter saw table while I was at it. Takes about 15 minutes, but they have a 1 hour minimum. No, I am not going to do it. I was just curious as to the cost to make it flat.
There is actually quite a bit of flex in the base of the Kapex. I put a credit card underneath the center back of the saw. Where it rests on the MFT. I made a cut on a 4" tall piece that spanned the entire base. It was actually pretty close to perfect.