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Offline Milo.Marli

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New Kapex KS60
« on: November 03, 2016, 11:28 AM »
Hello guys,

i just found a new smaller Kapex Model, have fun.



« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 11:33 AM by Milo.Marli »

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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 11:36 AM »
Nifty! Glad to see a smaller format miter saw.
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Offline Doug S

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 10:43 AM »
That looks a nice little saw.

I will give this a bump because surprised at the lack of interest in it, think everybody is so concerned about their new sanders they have not noticed the new Kapex!

Doug


Offline mrB

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 10:57 AM »
darn, I seem to missed the opportunity to watch these videos. Can anyone say anything about the design? Was it just like a smaller kapex?
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Paul G

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 11:04 AM »
 [popcorn]
+1

Offline Cheese

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 11:06 AM »
[quote author=Doug S link=topic=48871.msg483407#msg483407 date=1478270602
I will give this a bump because surprised at the lack of interest in it, think everybody is so concerned about their new sanders they have not noticed the new Kapex!
[/quote]

I can't play the video, it's private and a password is needed. I then went to Festool UK and searched for a Kapex KS 60 and nothing came up, then tried Festool GMBH with the same results. [eek]

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 11:08 AM »
That looks a nice little saw.

I will give this a bump because surprised at the lack of interest in it, think everybody is so concerned about their new sanders they have not noticed the new Kapex!

Doug

LOL, I was about the post the same thing!

@ mrB, the KS60 seems optimized towards fitters and site work. The video primarily showed it used for installing engineered flooring. Like you,pointed out the video is no longer accessible, but my memory from the schematics flashed on the screen is that the bevel lock is of a more traditional rear mounted clamp, the forward mounted rails are still present, I couldn't tell if it still had rack and pinion bevel control, 46+ degree bevel both ways, 60 degree miter left and right.
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Offline Neohio

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 11:20 AM »
It was not a hard password to figure out. I might suggest starting with this forum's name. It might just get you in.

Offline mrB

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 11:32 AM »
^^ haha, nice one.

there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 11:44 AM »
With the smaller blade, this saw would be awesome for cutting crown moulding on the flat! Smaller blade, less flex/deflection. Looks like it's still compatible with the UG accessories....
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Offline Goz

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 11:50 AM »
Nice! When do you think that will be making its way to the US? Hopefully it will be introduced at half price like the PRO 5. [emoji6]

Too soon?

Offline Svar

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2016, 12:01 PM »
It was not a hard password to figure out. I might suggest starting with this forum's name. It might just get you in.
? FOG or fog or festoolownersgroup? Does not work.

Offline Neohio

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2016, 12:07 PM »
Drop "ownersgroup" and try again.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2016, 12:09 PM »
its festool guys, my first guess, I have a simple  mind I guess.  :)
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2016, 12:17 PM »
Cool I guess. No interest personally, but I hope this leads to them releasing an updated Kapex KS 120.
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Offline rjh

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2016, 12:19 PM »
Ok. so approx. 8.5 inch blade. That's nice but how much does it weigh? The 10" Kapex is already one of the lightest in its class, so the weight needs to really be somethings special.... And didn't the larger Kapex have minimal deflection already?
And!!!!! Can't they make an 18v version?
I'm also waiting for an 18v Sys-Vac. Common festool!

Offline DrD

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2016, 12:24 PM »
Naturlich ist dies fur den europaischen Markt. Gibt es Plane, diese in die USA brigen? Was ist der erwartete Peais? 

Hope I remember my German.  Is this coming to the US, and what is the anticipated price?
Dr.D

Offline Paul G

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2016, 12:41 PM »
And here I was hoping for 12", oh well
+1

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2016, 12:47 PM »
I would be surprised if the KS60 is released in North America prior to Spring 2018....

I would have been surprised to see a 12" Kapex. It kind of goes against the Festool ethic of compact tools, besides the market is already saturated with 12" saws. I am unaware of a <10" scms with dual bevel, other than perhaps a Metabo? Seems like a nice niche for Festool to explore.....
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Offline Daver

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2016, 12:58 PM »
I miss my old Hitachi C8FB2.

This Kapex is the same size (compact) but adds the feature of a double bevel.
I'll be very interested to see if/when this shows up as a US option.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2016, 12:59 PM »
If it's cordless I'm interested.

Offline mrB

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2016, 02:36 PM »
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there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline ear3

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2016, 03:10 PM »
I'm surprised their update of the Kapex was to smallerize it rather than go for a cordless version, given where the market is right now.

If it's cordless I'm interested.
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Offline mrB

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2016, 03:35 PM »
looks like a new version of the angle finder clipped into the back of the saw?
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2016, 04:41 PM »
I'd be very interested in a US version of this saw. No interest in a cordless model.

John

Offline glass1

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2016, 04:57 PM »
Interesting  belt drive. Could we be seeing an update to the ks120 drivetrain. If little guy cross cut 12". If so could be good

Offline Doug S

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2016, 04:59 PM »
The second video showed the new angle finder, looked similar to the old one but with more green plastic.

A couple of other things the second video showed which I don't think the first one does is that instead of a laser I think it looked to use a shadow line like dewalt. Also the base of the saw has extensions which pull out of the side to make it wider and give more support to what you are cutting.

Doug


Offline Kev

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2016, 05:18 PM »
What's the change that Festool was on the way to update the KAPEX, but noticed the massive growing market in smaller SCMS's being using specifically for flooring. A cordless version of this would be a natural follow on.

Looks like there's some features on this that would be welcome in an updated big KAPEX too. Love to see it in the flesh! To be worth it's salt it would need to be super precise. Very surprised they didn't incorporate a SYM capability like Metabo.

Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2016, 05:20 PM »
... If little guy cross cut 12". If so could be good

Yesterday I saw the second video ( the Dutch one), but I can't open it anymore to doublecheck the exact number, but it did say it could cut a bit over 30 cm (31.5 or so, and 12" is 30.48)

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: New Kapex KS60
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2016, 06:07 PM »
60mm depth, 305mm width

Looks like a matched cart to go with it too.




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