First,Is the Kapex a good saw? YES!
Is it the best saw? You be the judge! I just bought the Kapex again,that's right,again.I first tried the Kapex when it first came out (July 2008)
I used it for 30 days and took it back.At the time i could not justified the cost.If you think about it,there are saws that cost at the most $600.00-$700.00 and can do a good job.(12" saws)As for 10" saws,they are anywhere from a little under $400.00 to about $550.00.So buying the Kapex is like buying 2-3 saws!
When i worked with the Kapex the first time,i really loved it.One thing about the saw that i did not liked was the miter table.AND I STILL DON'T LIKE IT NOW!
But the miter table is not smooth like i want it to be.I wish the table was as smooth as the Milwaukee saw.REALLY NICE!
The Kapex miter table reminds me of a,i know you are not going to like this but,it reminds me of a DEWALT miter table!
So now i decided to get this thing again.I got it again because it is a saw that you can easily set up anywhere.Accurate,nice blade,good design,and the dust control is by far the best i have seen.
As a matter of fact,I just did a job yesterday (remodeling)and did all of my cutting inside.The work that i had to do was up stair and the homeowner was allready using the bedroom and closet but not the bathroom as it has not been trim out(plumbing)I had to install vanity cabinets,an island in the closet and a entertainment/bookshelves.I did all of my cutting in the bathroom using my CT 22.NO PROBLEM! It would take me for ever if i had to go outside to do all of my cutting.
The saw looks big but it is light compared to other saws,easy to carry.I like the special cutting position it allows you to cut tall pc of wood,and can cut 6 5/8" crown nested against the fence.Witch i really like because i do come across large crown molding and i really don't like cutting crown on the flat.
So,is it worth it? Well,i think that when you are looking at the Kapex,the first thing you need to do is forget about the cost.You need to look at what the saw has to offer compared to others.Remember FESTOOL is not CHEAP! Everything they make is top notch and pricey.But you knew that!
Good luck with your decision.