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Offline JCLP

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New Blade for Kapex
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:38 AM »
Looking for some advice on a new blade for my Kapex. I have used The Festool Universal 60 Tooth saw blade, #495388, for the last 4 years and it has worked flawlessly for me, but with a price tage of $212.50 plus 13% tax I'm looking for an alternative.

Has anyone had any experience with the Tenryu 260mm 80T, 30mm Bore, ATAFR, Kapex Mitre Saw Blade. At a list price of $189.40 plus 13% tax it's a little more attractive to the pocket book.

Cheers,
JC

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Online Birdhunter

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 01:36 PM »
That’s about $50/year or $4/month based on 4 years of use and a $212 price. Pretty good deal.
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 02:08 PM »
A more affordable option is Age Series from Amana Tools

I have the laminate TCG blade, haven't tried it yet since my Kapex is fairly new. I will give it a try this week end doing some short dados to see if it gives a nice cut.

Mario
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Offline Don Ware

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 11:22 PM »
I don't know the price in Canada but in the US Festool 203150 is a set of kapex blades a 60 tooth and a 80 tooth.
220.00 us for both blades 2 festool blades 110.00 per not bad !!!!!
Don Ware
Anderson Plywood Sales
Culver City, California

Offline mwildt

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Did you get it sharpened at all those 4 years ? If not then that may be cheaper.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 10:26 AM »
I just installed a Tenryu Silencer 72T blade (SL-26072) on my Kapex while the stock 60T goes out for sharpening.  The blade was $73 on amazon with free shipping.  I ran a test cut in a piece of 2x4 Ipe left over from my deck project and I am very impressed with the cut quality in view of the price.  Here's the result:

Offline rumble-chicken

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 05:32 AM »
Got an advertisement for this one - New! 260mmx80T Forrest Chopmaster for FESTOOL KAPEX KS 120

Bought my Forest blades from them, they have great customer service.  I do not own this one yet, but definitely considering it.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 05:37 AM by rumble-chicken »

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Looking for some advice on a new blade for my Kapex. I have used The Festool Universal 60 Tooth saw blade, #495388, for the last 4 years and it has worked flawlessly for me, but with a price tage of $212.50 plus 13% tax I'm looking for an alternative.

Has anyone had any experience with the Tenryu 260mm 80T, 30mm Bore, ATAFR, Kapex Mitre Saw Blade. At a list price of $189.40 plus 13% tax it's a little more attractive to the pocket book.

Cheers,
JC

JC,  I just bought this blade at the JLC Live last week.   After I installed and made a test cut, I had to look to see if I had made the cut it was so effortless.  My Festool blade never cut this good even when it was new.  I think I paid $103 USD "show price"

Offline Job and Knock

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Re: New Blade for Kapex
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 08:08 AM »
That’s about $50/year or $4/month based on 4 years of use and a $212 price. Pretty good deal.
I'd say so, too. I average about 12 weeks from my blades!
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