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Sliding Compound Miter Saw KS 120 EB KAPEX

Item number 561287
KS 120 EB

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KS 120 EB
  • HW universal saw blade W60
  • angle transfer device
  • Hold Down Clamp
  • wrench
  • Qty. in pack: 1.00 Units
  • in carton

The Kapex is the most advanced sliding compound miter saw in the market today. In the hands of a carpenter, this saw will make cuts that rival the finest trim work being done today. Engineered to be light weight and compact, the KS 120 is the perfect saw for the workshop or the jobsite. Effective dust extraction, precise cuts, easy adjustments, and quality components are some of the features that should make this saw the number one choice of professional tradesmen.

  • The KAPEX features a rail forward design which 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 lasers. The lasers clearly define the material which will be removed during the cut.
  • Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob. Large bevel scale and fine pointers make it easy to set precise bevel angles.
  • Dust extraction up to 91% with behind the cut dust hood and pivoting 36 mm hose.

Product details

  • Portability

    The ergonomically designed carrying position combined with its light weight (47 pounds) make the Kapex easy to move around the job site. When being transported, the Kapex's head is locked down making it compact and preventing movement. The two handle locations keep the center of gravity of the Kapex close to your body, minimizing the strain on your back. Now, that's smart!

  • Counter Spring Balanced Bevel

    The bevel adjustment on the Kapex is counter spring balanced meaning that you can position the bevel at any angle and the head will stay in position even when it is not locked in place. This makes angle adjustment much less tedious and more accurate. Bevel gauges are on both sides of the saw for quick, easy reference. Using the micro adjustment knob, the Kapex can be dialed in very accurately to fractions of a degree.

  • Compact and lightweight

    With a rail-forward design, the KAPEX can be placed against a wall for all cutting tasks, maximizing the work space.

  • Bevel Lock Knob

    Use the Bevel Lock Knob conveniently located on the top of the Kapex to control the bevel positive detents and to lock the bevel angle. The counter spring balanced head on the Kapex allows you to position the bevel and let go of the saw with the head moving. Use the fine adjustment knob to control 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 be made to the left or right and the bevel gauge appears on both sides of the saw.

  • Special Cutting Position

    The Kapex incorporates a special cutting position that, when employed, provides greater than usual cutting capacity by utilizing the back portion of the blade more effectively. The Kapex is locked into the special cutting position with the flip of a lever. Cut crown moulding up to 6-5/8" in the nested position providing a cutting capacity equal to some 12" miter saws. Cut material vertically up to 4-3/4" x 3/4" (as pictured).

  • Dust extraction system design

    The flexible and removable rubber dust hood to the rear of the blade deflects waste material into the directional dust port for best-in-class 91% efficiency.

  • Rail Forward Design

    The Kapex features a rail forward design which increases precision and creates a compact footprint. The rails are robust at 30mm in diameter and are wide apart. This prevents head play to ensure smooth, accurate cuts every time. The rail forward design also allow the Kapex to be placed against a wall while being used which saves valuable work space. The compact footprint also makes transport and storage easier.

  • Dust Hood

    The Kapex features a dust hood which is responsible for directing the ejection of saw dust from the blade into the dust collection port. This pliable rubber hood arrests chips and helps the Kapex achieve up to 91% dust extraction when using a 36mm dust extractor hose reducing the time spent cleaning up.

  • FastFix Blade Changes

    The Kapex features Festool's 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. Blade changes couldn't be any easier! A cupped steel arbor nut prevents accidental over-torquing and damage to the saw and blade.

  • Ergonomic Handle Position

    A center-positioned handle allows you to make cuts with either hand making it easier to view the cut. Combine the Kapex with the MFT/3-Kapex multifunction table to place the saw at the optimal work height for greater comfort. A two-stage trigger helps prevent accidental triggering.

  • Dual-line lasers

    Fully-adjustable dual-line lasers accurately define the cut area for precise cut placement. Material between these laser lines will be removed, making it easy to precisely align cuts from the left or the right.

  • Blade Kerf & Guard Design

    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. The clear, narrow guard is also designed to improve dust extraction efficiency and visibility. These features allow Kapex to collect up to 91% of the saw dust when using a 36mm dust extraction hose, reducing clean up time.

  • Deck Height

    The deck height of the Kapex matches the height of our Systainer 1 storage containers. On the jobsite, you can use one or more systainers to support 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 flow and support.

  • MiterFast Angle Transfer Device

    The Kapex includes an angle transfer device named the MiterFast. The MiterFast makes the transfer of inside and outside angles from the workpiece to the saw quick and easy without complex angle calculations. The MiterFast is equipped with an aggressive locking mechanism to prevent slipping. Angles are easily transferred to the Kapex using the reflective surface of the MiterFast and the dual lasers on the saw.

  • Miter Lock

    The miter lock on the Kapex provides an extremely aggressive hold preventing inadvertent movement even when near a positive detent. When you set a miter angle you can trust that it will be exact. The miter scale provides positive detents at common angles for quick reference. The lock is easily released and engaged by flipping the end up the handle up or down.

  • MMC Electronics

    With variable speed capability, the Kapex enables you to match the speed of the blade to the requirements of the material, preventing burned or melted materials.

  • Miter Scale

    The stainless steel, etched miter scale on the Kapex is large and easy to read. Positioned far from the axis of rotation, the scale is extremely accurate and allows precise settings to a fraction of a degree. The miter scale provides positive detents at common angles for quick reference. The scale reads up to 50º to the left and 60º to the right.

  • Fine bevel adjustment

    Fine bevel adjustment with upfront controls, and large, easy-to-read gauges—coupled with a counterspring mechanism—ensures precise bevel placement.

  • Direct drive motor

    The 1,600 Watt motor in the Kapex utilizes direct drive for a more efficient transfer of energy to the blade. Festool's MMC electronics control the application of that power in a constant speed as you make the cut. The result in a cleaner, more accurate cut than with a conventional miter saw. The motor also has a magnetic brake to reduce the time needed for the blade to spin down.

  • Trenching Capability

    Another unique feature of the Kapex is a special trenching capability. With the simple flip of a conveniently placed knob (shown in photo inset), you can cut trenches to create lap joints or go around pipes and other obstacles. Flip the knob back up and you're back to normal miter saw position in seconds. Turning the knob will adjust the trenching depth. Make quick, accurate dadoes with your miter saw. Now, that's smart!

  • Keyed, Non-Slip Material Clamp

    The Kapex includes a clamp which is keyed to make insertion and removal quick and easy. The clamp will not slide down freely when the lock is disengaged keeping it out of the way while you are positioning your material. A single lever-actuated cam-lock secures the clamp in place and a rubber pad protects your workpiece. The foot on the clamp is oblong shaped providing a flat surface to be placed against the fence.

  • Crown Stop With Base Extension

    Sold as an optional accessory, the Crown Stop with Base Extension (494 369) attaches to the left and right of the Kapex using a V-Groove and locking knob providing additional support surface and aiding in the utilization of the special cut position. The crown stop (not shown in photo) allows the Kapex to be used in the special cutting position to cut crown moulding up to 6-5/8" in the nested position using the back portion of the blade.

  • Cord & Tool Storage

    Protect your investment. The Kapex includes onboard storage for the power cord and the arbor tool. A far superior and safer solution to simply wrapping the cord around the saw during transport. This simple feature protects your cord from damage and prevents tripping. The arbor tool is always handy for quick blade changes using the FastFix system.

  • Capacity to rival 12" saws

    Rivaling most 12" saws, the KAPEX can handle 4-3/4" in its special cutting position, and 6-5/8" crown in the nested position. Can cut miters from 50° (left) to 60° (right).

  • Durable, easy-to-read scales

    Easily read and adjust cutting angles without straining your eyes. Oversized bevel scale facilitates precision angle setting and improves readability.

Performance features

  • MMC digital electronics

    Processor controlled “Multi Material Control” power electronics provide adjustable and constant speeds as well as temperature monitoring for work on all types of material.

  • FastFix

    Makes changing routing, sawing, planing, sanding, drilling and screwdriving tools easier.


    Integrated bayonet fitting as the connecting element between the extractor and the tool.

  • Quick-acting brake

    For safe work when planing, sawing and routing.

  • Precision dual-line laser

    Two laser lines for simple, precision positioning along the scribe mark from the left or right.


Crown moulding diagonal cut 45°/90°
6-5/8" (168 mm)
Crown moulding diagonal cut at 90°/90°
6-5/8" (168 mm)
47.4 lbs (21.5 kg)
Saw blade diameter
10-1/4" (260 mm)
Work height
35-1/2" (900 mm)
Special cutting depth 45°/90° (right)
3/4" (20 mm) x 4-3/4" (120 mm)
Power consumption
1 600 watt
Special cutting depth 90°/90°
2-1/4" (60 mm) x 4-3/4" (120 mm)
Special cut. depth 45°/90° (left)
1-1/2" (40 mm) x 4-3/4" (120 mm)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
28" (713 mm) x 19-3/4" (500 mm) x 18-1/2" (470 mm)

Noise and vibration values

Sawing: Total vibration average, Ah
2.50 m/s²
Sawing: Uncertainty (noise) K
3.00 dB
Sawing: A-weighted sound power level, LWA
101.00 dB(A)
Sawing: A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA
88.00 dB(A)
Sawing: Uncertainty (vibration) K
1.50 m/s²

Includes KS 120 EB


Sliding Compound Miter Saw

  • Accessories
    Angle Transfer Device


  • Accessories
    Hold Down Clamp

    KL-KS 120


  • Crown Stop AB-KS 120

    For KS 120

    Item number: 494369

  • Hold Down Clamp KL-KS 120

    For KS 120

    Item number: 494391

  • Clamping Kit SZ-KS

    for KS 120, KS 88, KS 60

    Item number: 494693

  • Multifunction Table MFT KAPEX

    Item number: 495465

  • Underframe UG-KAPEX KS 120

    For KS 120

    Item number: 497351

  • Underframe UG-KA-KS 120-Set

    For KS 120

    Item number: 497354

  • Trimming attachment KA-UG-KS 120-R/L

    For KS 120

    Item number: 497514

  • NEW
    Crown Stop AB-KA-UG/2

    for KS 120, KS 88, KS 60

    Item number: 203356

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