...the niggling of a potential motor meltdown keeps me from replacing my Milwaukee when the Kapex can't do the jobs I ask of a CSMS any better.
Nothing wrong with the Milwaukee slider, I've used one for over 20 years with a Forrest blade and never
had an issue. The only reason I switched to Kapex is because as I get older, the Milwaukee gets heavier and clumsier.
FWIW...the Milwaukee has cut wood, plastic, aluminum, 1/2" thick copper, brick, cement board strips and some steel and she still rocks with the original armature, field coils and brushes.
Come on Festool...you can do better...over the last 6-8 years, materials have improved, manufacturing methods have improved, FEA analysis along with QA analysis have improved, so where are the stumbling blocks? Just camp on the vendors' doorstep and don't accept anything less than a viable answer for the Kapex electrical motor issues.
Hey Festool, think of it this way...it's only your manufacturing reputation that's at risk.