Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Rail forward design increases precision and creates a compact footprint while preventing head play for accurate cuts
Easily align cuts from the left or right side using the dual laser, lasers clearly define material to be cut
Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob, large bevel scale and fine pointers easily set precise angles

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The Festool Kapex miter saw comes with Festool’s high-quality 60-tooth carbide blade for use when cutting woods or soft plastics, an angle transfer device, a hold-down clamp for securing material, and a wrench for unit adjustments. Compact and lightweight at 21.5 kg (47 pounds), you’ll use the fine adjustment knob to keep an eye on bevel angles in fractions of a degree. The bevel knob has three settings: positive detents at 0 and -45 degrees, free movement between -45 and +45 degrees, and free movement up to +/- 47 degrees. Bevels can also be made to the left or right, and the bevel gauge appears on both sides of the saw. The Kapex blade creates a thin kerf which reduces load on the motor and improves the cut quality. The blades are specially designed to reduce noise levels and dampen vibration. The large 30mm arbor hole reduces blade deflection. A special cutting position allows the Kapex to have a cutting capacity as large as 4-3/4-inches (120mm). The deck height of the Kapex matches the height of our systainer 1 storage containers. On the job site, you’ll use one or more systainers to give a boost to the material being cut. The difference in height between the MFT/3 and MFT/3-Kapex multifunction tables is also equal to the height of the deck providing optimal work drift and give a boost to. The Magnesium alloy base of the Kapex used to be designed to be extremely rigid and durable yet very lightweight. Rubber feet in each corner provide useful traction and fit into the grid hole pattern of any Festool multi-function table. Features Festools patented FastFix blade change system. Turning the FastFix knob locks the arbor, mechanically locks out the trigger, and allows the blade to be changed with a single hand. Dual-line lasers define all the cut area. Festool products can only be sold in the 50 states.
Compact and incredibly precise, the Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw delivers professional results in the workshop and on the job site. Advanced electronics, dual laser guides, micro-bevel adjustments, quick-release fences, and easy-to-reference scales all assist you to take care of keep an eye on over cuts. And a host of other smart features help keep the saw’s footprint small and its body light and portable–all without sacrificing power, accuracy, or dust extraction capability.

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Kapex KS 120
Sliding Compound Miter Saw
At a Glance:

  • Dual-laser design allows accurate alignment from either side
  • Precise miter and bevel scales and locks ensure accuracy
  • MMC electronics and direct-drive motor for reliability
  • Quick, Secure FastFix blade changes
  • Integrated dust extraction for safer, cleaner work sites
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Dust Extraction PortDust Extraction Port sends debris away from your work area.
Miter ScaleStainless steel miter scale features a fine adjustment knob.
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter SawConvenient deck height eases work drift.View larger.
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter SawMiterFast angle-transfer device offers you quick, accurate results. View larger.
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
The lightweight magnesium-alloy base makes for easy transport. View larger.
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Integrates with MiterFast. View larger.
Dual LasersDual lasers ensure accuracy.
Bevel Lock KnobThe Bevel Lock Knob holds your desired angle.
Keyed, Non-Slip Material ClampKeyed, non-slip material clamp keeps your material in place.

Dual Laser Design for Accurate Setups
The dual lasers clearly define the material with a purpose to be removed all the way through the cut, and their design lets you align cuts from the left right side of the Kapex KS 120. Three-axis adjustment controls make fine-tuning the lasers easy, and the lasers are electrically powered and require no batteries. Also, a convenient button allows them to be operated without turning on the saw.

Once you’ve made up our minds your cut line, a center-positioned deal with lets you make cuts with either hand, at the same time as a two-stage trigger helps prevent accidental triggering.

Precise Miter Scale, Miter Lock, and Angle Transfer
The Kapex KS 120’s etched, stainless-steel miter scale offers large, easy-to-read angles–up to 50-degrees on the left and 60-degrees on the right. Positioned far from the axis of rotation, this scale allows for setups that are accurate within fractions of a degree. And once you’ve identified the desired setting, the miter lock on the Kapex provides an extremely aggressive hold to prevent inadvertent movement–even when near a positive detent.

Transfer of inside and outside angles from your work piece to the Kapex KS 120 is quick and easy, thanks to the included MiterFast angle-transfer device, which provides a reflective surface for use with the saw’s lasers, in addition to a sturdy lock that prevents slippage and keeps measurements accurate.

Fine Bevel Adjustment and Protected Bevel Lock
The Kapex KS 120 allows for both left and right bevels, and a fine-adjustment knob controls the bevel of each cut within fractions of a degree. This bevel knob features three settings: positive detents at 0 and -45 degrees, free movement between -45 and +45 degrees, and free movement up to +/-47 degrees.

The knob rotates and engages a rack and pinion to move the head, which is counter spring balanced. Which means once you set a bevel angle there is no want to worry about it shifting before you engage the dependable bevel lock.

For added convenience, there are bevel gauges on both sides of the saw, and the large bevel-adjustment scale is easy to read.

Keyed Clamp and Compact Rail-Forward Design
For added peace of mind, your work piece is held in place by a sturdy, nonslip clamp, which is keyed to make insertion and removal of materials quick and easy. A single, lever-actuated cam-lock secures the clamp in place and a rubber pad protects your work piece, at the same time as the clamp’s oblong foot provides a flat surface to place against the saw’s fence.

Also contributing to the Kapex KS 120’s accuracy is its rail-forward design. The saw’s robust, 30-millimeter rails are set wide apart to prevent head play and ensure smooth, accurate cuts. This design also allows the saw to be placed against a wall all the way through use, which saves valuable workspace.

Versatile Blade and Unique Cutting Positions
The Kapex KS 120 uses specially designed thin-kerf blades that reduce stress on the saw’s motor, reduce noise levels, and dampen vibration for cleaner cuts in various applications.

It offers expanded cutting capacity by offering access to a “special cutting position” that utilizes the back portion of the blade more effectively. Which means by simply flipping a lever to put the saw in this position, you’ll cut 6-5/8-inch crown molding or cut vertical materials that measure up to 4-3/4-inches by 3/4-inch.

Similarly, simply flipping a knob allows the Kapex KS 120 to cut trenches, so you’ll create lap joints or pieces that fit around pipes and other obstacles.

Robust Construction Includes MMC Electronics and Direct Drive Motor
Different applications place different demands on your tools, and the Kapex KS 120 offers variable speed keep an eye on from 1,400 to 3,400 rpm for equally good results when working with various materials. With its constant speed monitoring, the saw is in a position to take care of consistent blade speeds under heavy loads, which produces clean, consistent results. Soft-start technology prevents jolts at start-up and improves your keep an eye on over cuts, at the same time as overload protection extends the life of the saw.

Also contributing to the Kapex KS 120’s performance is a 1,600-watt direct-drive motor, which offers efficient transfer of energy to the blade and features a magnetic brake that reduces the amount of time that the blade takes to spin down.

Quick, Secure FastFix Blade Changes
With Festool’s patented FastFix system, blade changes are fast, easy, and intuitive. Turning the FastFix knob locks the arbor and mechanically locks the trigger, so you should not have to worry about accidental start-ups. This allows the blade to be changed with a single hand, at the same time as a cupped steel arbor nut prevents accidental over-torquing and damage to the saw and blade.

Compact and Lightweight for Portability
Featuring magnesium-alloy base, the Kapex KS 120 is rigid and durable yet it weighs just 47 pounds–extremely light for a 10-inch miter saw. This makes it easy to move from workshop to job site and back again. Two deal with locations mean you can keep the saw’s center of gravity near your body at the same time as carrying it, reducing the strain on your back. Plus, the Kapex’s head locks down for transport, keeping the saw compact and preventing unexpected movement from throwing you off balance.

The saw’s shuttle-friendly design also offers onboard storage for the arbor tool and the power cord.

Integrated Dust Hood and Dust Extraction
This dependable compound miter saw also offers a swiveling dust port that directs dust away from you and your work surface, improving job-site safety and minimizing cleanup time. A pliable, rubber dust hood directs saw dust from the blade into the dust collection port as you work, arresting chips and improving the rate of capture.

This integrated port accepts both 27-millimeter and 36-millimeter hoses, and it may be used with a Festool CT dust extractor to achieve impressive 91-percent sawdust collection.

The Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw is backed by a three-year limited warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee

What’s in the Box
Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw, angle transfer device, 60-tooth carbide blade, hold down clamp, and wrench.


Festool Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter SawThe KS 120’s “Special Cutting Position” uses more of the blade, so you’ll tackle more types of jobs.



Rail forward design increases precision and creates a compact footprint at the same time as preventing head play for accurate cuts
Easily align cuts from the left or right side the usage of the dual laser, lasers clearly define material to be cut
Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob, large bevel scale and fine pointers easily set precise angles
Dust extraction up to 91% with in the back of-the-cut dust hood and pivoting 36 mm hose
Includes angle transfer device which automatically bisects transferred angles to the saw and aligns

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