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Old 10-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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I was looking for a new miter stand for my new Kapex and this is what I got.

It's a long name: FastCaps Best Fence Pro vers.2

I am initially impressed. Shipping took 3 days and came totally crated, not in a cardboard box. In the bag containing the packing slip came a screw tip to take the crate apart. Who does that?

The majority of the stand came pre assembled, not a thousand parts. The directions were pretty good, with full color pics. There is also a video on line.
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Continued: Complete assembly and tuning took about 40 min.
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looks nice. show some close ups of how it functions. I couldnt fit it in me trailer but still nice to see how it works.
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Looks like a go cart!!! I got a extra Briggs and stratton
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Looks cool.
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looks nice. show some close ups of how it functions. I couldnt fit it in me trailer but still nice to see how it works.
I would just go on the FastCap website and watch the videos, they have a few of them.

It seems to work like advertised. The fence adjusted up just perfect and a lot quicker then my old Rouseau setup. The stops are pretty cool.

It is big. Setup, my system is 16' long. Take the rails off and the base is 66" long.

Time will tell how it holds up, but it seems like a lot of thought went into this.
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Seriously looks nice !! Now get that saw in there so we can all drool a little !
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Seriously looks nice !! Now get that saw in there so we can all drool a little !
What! you can't see the saw? Last 2 pics.

They also sell the fence system by itself, customized for a few stands, including the Kapex UG stand.
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Look at you go Mark.
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It's pictures like these that deplete my bank account.
That setup is sweet!
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SO folded up it is 66" long?

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After further review, I possibly might have gotten the Kapex UG stand and then added the FastCap fence. This is a big stand. I have a Nissan Frontier with only a 5' bed and I will have to have the tailgate down to carry this stand. I do have a bigger truck and trailers, but I really try to drive the Frontier when I can.

The stand is going to need a little tweaking to work seamlessly with the Kapex, nothing major though.

The Kapex is attached with nice thumb screws to the brackets that attach to the stand. These thumb screws are in the way of the Kapex angle finder being able to slide all the way home in the saw. One of the thumb screws prevents the saw from swiveling all the way to it's max. miter. It's just a matter of cutting the screw down or getting different mounting bolts.

The new fence rails prevent the high fence on the Kapex from sliding all the way out for 45 deg. bevels. I think that if I just cut a notch in the back of the new rails, this won't be a problem.

There is a carrier on the back of the stand to hold the fences for transport. If left on, the bevel of the Kapex is extremely reduced. However these carriers slide right out, so not really a problem.
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SO folded up it is 66" long?

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Yes, it is big. But it also is very stable, including the fence. A lot of the fence extensions I have seen are fairly weak when extended out, unless they have legs. This one is not.
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You said you wanted something you could cut big lumber on.
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I have been eyeing that setup since it came out and was hoping someone here would get it and review it. I have had great luck with all of the Fastcap stuff I have bought. Let me know how it works after you have used it a while. I think you can use the setup with a dewalt stand.
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You said you wanted something you could cut big lumber on.
That I did and it will.

Here is another little thing that was added to this setup. If you look at that bag under the saw, it came with a tape measure clipped onto the side. That's something like Festool might give you, but I don't think that they do.

Also, I'm not sure if you can see it, but there is a tape running the full length of the tracks. If you use the stops, it is dead accurate and in imperial measurements. I think that Festools tape is metric.
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There were tape measures on the old style Kapex wings I have. They are in metric and imperical, one had the numbers upside down....

I took them off and tossed them in a box somewhere. I do use the nice stops that are on the wings, I just set them off my first cut.
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For those that drink the green Kool aid, this may amaze you, I was actually more excited about the stand then the Kapex.

I have to cut a lot of long pieces of lumber, including mitering 2x12's. A lot of times this was a balancing act if I didn't have my big old heavy roller supports (I usually did not). Should not be a problem now.

I had the nice stops on my Rousseau stand, but they couldn't be used for blocking without a block in front of the stop. Not a problem now and setting up the stops doesn't require a tape measure any longer.
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For those that drink the green Kool aid, this may amaze you, I was actually more excited about the stand then the Kapex.

I have to cut a lot of long pieces of lumber, including mitering 2x12's. A lot of times this was a balancing act if I didn't have my big old heavy roller supports (I usually did not). Should not be a problem now.

I had the nice stops on my Rousseau stand, but they couldn't be used for blocking without a block in front of the stop. Not a problem now and setting up the stops doesn't require a tape measure any longer.
Looks like a decent stand, huge but definitely to be considered for setting up in one place and heavy duty enough today just about anything on! If you we're transporting it daily I can see some issues but once or twice a month you should be good!
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I have the old version as well as the Version 2. However, I do not have the "pro" version. Ergo, no wheels.

The more simplistic version takes up no more space than ... say a Dewalt stand does.

I do have another two of the extruded aluminum wings and the Third Hand tripods to connect the extension(s), which makes leveling easy.

Great setup and worth every penny.

If you wanted the ease of movement of the Festfool Kopeck stand, due to the size, look into the standard Best Fence Version 2. Not nearly as easy to wheel around and set up, but it does fold down very easily does not take up much space in the truck.

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