Garager, I'll PM you a link but you can visit our website and click the link for "find a dealer" to locate one in your area if you want to see it in operation. I would sugges that you call ahead though because we only started shipping the Kapex to dealers this past week in preparation for the July 1 launch. By the way, as an ex-climber, I like your signature line.
Don't get the impression that our tools need to be pampered and can't withstand the test of the elements. For instance...
We perform a test where Arizona dust is blown on a tool in a dust chamber while the tool is running. The time taken for the tool to fail under these conditions is measured. This is how it is determined if the switch, electronic parts and gears withstand the toughest conditions in a dusty environment and meet the minimum durability requirements of the tool. Arizona dust is supposedly the most aggressive dust in the world.
Crack, I still need to bring home the bacon, even in the middle of winter. And its not all that bad, you'd get used to it after a few years....:D
Make one that'll do all that in stainless, (with lots of nice,messy oil/water cooling) and I'll pay 5x that price for it.
Mine usually starts out with reminding myself that tools are my hobby as well as my livelihood, so I am entitled to treat myself to a good tool the same way others treat themselves to a new driver or surfboard or ski pass. Then I go into reminding myself how much I enjoy all of the great tools I have bought over the years, and how very little (almost nil) regret I have ever experienced once the tools are being used. Then I start to think about what kind of money I have that is not really earmarked for anything at the moment. I just paid off my truck for example--thats $479 a month in my pocket! Plus the $600 tax "refund". Plus the increase in sales at my office.
And hey, can you really put a price tag on your health? 92% of dust?!? That's a lot man! *puffs on his menthol cigarette thoughtfully*
Shoot, maybe I should get a part time job as a salesman, then I could afford all these toys!
Don't do it man. If a guy I look up to like you on this forum caves that'll be the straw on the camels back!:D
sorry i beg to differ. some of the first hand held orbital and eccentric sanders were air tools produced primarily for the auto body industry
being in the trades for 30 years and still going the first true orbital and eccentric sander i saw on the market and have owned and used BTW was from AEG still got it too that was soon followed by porter-cable before that there were several attachments that were made to be put on 4 inch grinders but they usually fell apart because at the time grinders were not of the variable speed variety and at 10K RPM the rubber for these attachments would separate from the attachments base.
but thats no big deal really you guys make a great sander one of if not the best all-be-it EXPENSIVE and that seems to be the prevailing sentiment here.
in my 30 years in the trades I've used many many tools and many brands of SCMS in fact i think that i was among the very First people to actually use a SCMS on jobs that was portable. it was a sears mini radial arm saw thing that slid on a rail but also had a table like todays saws for mitering it was GREAT but only had a 6 1/2 inch blade.
Anyway today most of us use one SCMS for all our jobs from framing, decks, Trim, small and large stuff we usually only carry one so its gotta be versatile, accurate and trouble free. the weight well when i was younger i didn't care LOL now i get the kids to roll them out :)
one feature i love about the Kaypax is the depth of cut adjustment. it seems very accurate and fast and would be great for slotting out 4 X 4 posts for decks.
the lasers are great too i like that they are not arbor mounted and that makes laying out your cut much faster.
However all that being said i must agree with a previous poster that this saw should have been a 12" because like i said most of us just buy and use the ONE saw all the time and don't have several of them for different types of jobs and the bigger blade just seems to lend itself to more versatility. Also price yea 1300 WAY too much and yeas i DO make my living behind a SCMS if ya sold these 10 inchers for $500 to $600 you wouldn't be able to Keep them on the shelves trust me.
At any rate WOW never thought this thread would grow like this so thats cool that theres an active discution.......thats what we are all about i guess all here to learn from each other. so Great tool there festool just umm ya know think about us working stiffs too a Little on pricing.