I installed an entire house of crown molding yesterday, and really had a great opportunity to compare my Kapex to the DeWalt it has replaced.
Has anyone else here ever setup the kapex side by side
with another SCMS?
the differences are surprising when you do this, and I would suggest trying it if you get the chance to make some good comparisons like I did yesterday.
The mess made by the DeWalt was horrendous. -you can't truly appreciate the effectiveness unless you experience the difference SIDE BY SIDE, but to try to explain, 6-8 cuts on the DeWalt sprays out the same as the Kapex making 120-150 cuts of the same material.
my smartphone video didn't turn out well enough to share, so I will try this again when I have a better camera setup with a tripod...
across the board, it was really a night and day difference. initially, I was thinking to myself that I would probably end up using one saw for initial LH cuts and the other for the TH cut, but the comparison was akin to taking the DeWalt slider and comparing it to a Harbor Freight SCMS, and after just a few cuts, you no longer want to touch the inferior tool
-and to think I had been using the DeWalt saw/laser/Folding aluminum DeWalt "sawhorse" type stand for years all the while believing it was industry standard quality tool system
another BIG thanks to Festool for the end all - be all of professional tools! The Kapex + Kapex UG system is a priceless addition to my arsenal!
and for anyone trying to decide if Festool is really worth the price: YES, they certainly are, and more...