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05-18-2021 08:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: festool kapex miter saw sawstop safety

Apparently Festool is working on putting SawStop technology in their Kapex miter saws. Nate from Doresoom Tool Reviews mentioned it in his video based on some public patents.

Few more Festool patent images and info here.

Nice to see that Festool is continuing to develop SawStop tech after they bought the company. Curious as to how far from actual production this saw is (in contrast to the CNC track saw that I posted earlier, this seems a lot more feasible and useful). Also wondering how much more it will cost than the regular Kapex saws, which are already quite expensive.

Would you buy one if these came out?


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#1 posted 05-18-2021 11:45 AM

No.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 05-18-2021 12:03 PM

Yes as long as the saw is a solid performer.

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#3 posted 05-18-2021 12:17 PM

Nope.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 05-18-2021 12:52 PM

No, I plan to keep the one I have.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 05-18-2021 01:32 PM

One, they would have to prove it was a cabinet making level saw, not a rough carpentry, and two, they already get more than enough for a decent but not special saw. So probably not.

It might make a better saw as it would need to be massively strong.

My Lyons does not have a brake. I am sure if I were an idiot, it could take my finger clean off and leave a smoother cut.

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#6 posted 05-19-2021 11:50 AM

I dunno , will the motor have a good chance of burning out prematurely like the current one ?

Will it have some other problem festool denies is a problem at first only to begrudgingly look in to a fix after tons of bad press ?

How much weight will it add ? A heavy mitersaw isn’t very portable.

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#7 posted 05-19-2021 11:58 AM

No.

Then again based on the extreme (beyond the current extreme) cost increase required to add enough mass spinning the opposite direction that would also have to be stopped as quickly, it would also be much heavier.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#8 posted 05-19-2021 11:58 AM

WOW! Can you imagine the racket that thing will make when the brake is tripped!

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#9 posted 05-19-2021 12:45 PM

I’ll join the nope group.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#10 posted 05-20-2021 02:45 AM

Nope. Something about knowing to keep my fangers out of the blades path, really seems pretty simple to me.

A very solid ????

“How much weight will it add ? A heavy mitersaw isn’t very portable.”

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 05-20-2021 02:58 AM

What’s the price difference? 50$ More? Sure why not. 700$ jump? Probably pass.

This is why SS is so popular. The technology works and the price of their 3hp saw is basically the same of powermatic/jet/delta starting price point 3 hp saw.

Bandsaw seems like it would be easier more appropriate.

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#12 posted 05-20-2021 03:13 AM

Pro Tip: Don’t get your fingers near the blade.

-- I actually have two thumbs

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#13 posted 05-20-2021 04:47 AM

That will lock up the school market for them nicely.

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#14 posted 05-20-2021 11:33 AM



What’s the price difference? 50$ More? Sure why not. 700$ jump? Probably pass.

This is why SS is so popular. The technology works and the price of their 3hp saw is basically the same of powermatic/jet/delta starting price point 3 hp saw.

Bandsaw seems like it would be easier more appropriate.

- CWWoodworking

Good point. One positive sign is that Festools TKS 80 with Sawstop tech in Europe is actually not much more expensive (or maybe even exactly the same price, can’t remember) than the previous model. So it might actually not increase the price that much.

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#15 posted 05-20-2021 12:27 PM

no.

-- Woodworking is like a vicious cycle. The more tools you buy the more you find to buy.

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