I am not a fan of the dual triggers either.
I would prefer one large trigger similar to the Makita models.
The ergonomics of the Makita trigger are the most comfortable of all the drop saws I have used over the years.
The L.E.D. light is a great idea.
In a perfect world, every work site would be perfectly lit for safety reasons of course.
But lets be realistic, 99 percent of the time there is no power to the house I am building.
So there definitely is no internal lighting.
Apart from the portable lights I set up myself.
Power comes from a temporary switchboard, usually located 20 to 30 metres away with a limited number of power outlets. (4 to 8 maximum).
The L.E.D. light could be designed as an accessory that could be clipped on and off. This design could be used for multiple Festools. I would like to be able to safely clip a light on to my CMS also.
That way, the blokes that work in nice, shiny, clean, safe workshops do not have to purchase the light.
The depth adjustment is a bloody joke.
It failed miserably for me last week when using the saw to cut some halving joints.
I could not believe this $1800 saw could not cut a trench 45mm deep. 20 trenches to cut is a lot of work without the right tool.
I ended up using my trusty old Makita LS1013.
No thought has been put into this design what so ever.
I would love to meet the person who signed off on this particular feature.
The failure of the depth adjustment reeks of rushing a product to market.
I think the Kapex is an ok tool.
But knowing what I know now, I would never spend $1800 on a drop saw that has as many flaws as the Kapex.
It is the most expensive saw on the market, and its features should reflect the extremely high cost.
For me personally, of all the Festools I have purchased over the last 11 years, the kapex is certainly not worth the extreme price.
But knowing Festool, I am confident that the next generation will be an awesome tool which will be worthy of the lofty price tag.