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Offline David Stanton

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Kapex 60
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:54 PM »
After having the saw for 2 weeks I thought I would share a few things about it.
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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 06:19 PM »
Thank you David for a very informative look at the new K60.
Im happy to see you like it.
I have the K120 and have the problem that the casting is not very good.
So could you please put your Straight edge on the horizontal and Vertical working surface and show how flat/square the surfaces are and also if they are 90° to each other.
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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 12:28 AM »
258868-0258870-1 Square and flat! :)
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Offline mac sparrow

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 02:12 PM »
I would guess Festool might have plans to implement NFC at some point with the saw.  Maybe that's what the curved line things you were on about are?

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 03:28 PM »
Thanks for this good review.

What you think of dust collection so far?
This is very important for me and can't wait till next week and part 2

Vesa
I'd like to have RO 90, Kapex and maybe something else

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 05:48 AM »
Thanks Vesa. The dust collection is not as good as the Kapex 120 but non the less, pretty good.
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Offline Euclid

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 11:08 AM »
Much enjoyed your video (as always) David; thank you.

Did you get to try trenching with the Kapex 60? I believe it has a specific trenching setting, similiar to (or the same as) the larger model.

I recall that some KS120 users found the restrictions on height - and width (front-to-back) of workpiece once one has brought the piece forward so that the the blade can cut make the cuts full depth all the way across - were things to be borne in mind. So I wondered if you had a chance to try that with the 60 and what your findings were.


(And what did Barry think of it?)

EDIT:
Just watched again and I think you actually covered much of that in your general comments on cutting capacity - but if you do have an other specific thoughts, I'd be interested!

Thanks again, David.
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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 11:29 AM »
Very nice run down, David.  [thumbs up]

Looking forward to Part II.
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Offline ach_78

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 06:04 AM »
Thanks Vesa. The dust collection is not as good as the Kapex 120 but non the less, pretty good.
That is disappointing!

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 08:10 AM »
Enjoyed the review so far, I like the feature that removes the indents from the turn table.

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 04:16 AM »
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) Square and flat! :)
Have a look at the followup video I have placed on this forum.
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Offline alice

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 02:15 PM »
As far as I'm concerned professional Carpenter doesn't need lasers and shadow lines.if you can't cut to a pencil mark theirs a problem.

Offline DiscoStu

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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 02:41 AM »
Well I can't imagine that anyone can't cut to a pencil line. A laser to shadow however means that you have two hands free to move the material. Imagine you have something like a 6x4 that is 2.4m long. That's not very easy to move about on the saw. If you have to bring the blade down to line up the cut then that only leaves one free hand to try and move the timber into the right place.


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Re: Kapex 60
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 05:15 AM »
As far as I'm concerned professional Carpenter doesn't need lasers and shadow lines.if you can't cut to a pencil mark theirs a problem.

I've spent most of my working life using saws without light or laser guides, so sure. But when you're beveling on both axis in one cut it can be tricky and time consuming without a laser/light guide - in fact i remember my joy the first time i made such a cut with a laser equipped  saw!
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