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Offline CADru

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FastCap Best Fence System for Kapex Saw
« on: March 31, 2019, 07:06 PM »
Can any owners of this system provide any pros/cons feedback? Curious to know how well the adapters fit/function for the fence to Kapex connection.

Thanks
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Offline papester

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Re: FastCap Best Fence System for Kapex Saw
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 09:12 PM »
I have the Best Fence with two extensions on each side of my Kapex. The system is easy to setup and accurate. I purchased two Stop blocks so I could have one on each side of the saw. I also have the crown stops which work well for crown molding alignment.

Offline jarbroen

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Re: FastCap Best Fence System for Kapex Saw
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 04:25 PM »
I've had the Best Fence for about a year and I'm pretty happy with it.
My one frustration with it is assembly.  If you need to install/uninstall each time you use it that can be a little cumbersome.
The plastic block that attaches to the Kapex and receives the rail has some flex to it.  Compound that with using a stand that you need to adjust to hold the off end and it can take a few minutes of fiddling to get it set/square.
I can see where the Festool version would have the advantage of quicker setup.

What I do like about the Best Fence vs the Festool fence (besides lower cost) is the scale and stop bar thing.  I know the Festool version has the flags but the Fastcap setup seems to be a more positive stop, especially with wider pieces.

Short answer - works really well, just requires a little more setup than a Festool product would.

Offline papester

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Re: FastCap Best Fence System for Kapex Saw
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 11:04 PM »
I would agree with jarbroen, the plastic connectors used to join two or more sections together can be a pain sometimes. But I rather have the flexibility to add as many sections as I want to either side of the blade then be limited with the standard Festool extensions. The original design of the connecting blocks when they were made of metal seemed to be a better design.The adjustable stop blocks are outstanding.