The long wait for the Festool sliding miter saw may actually be over. Distributors are taking pre-orders, and they expect the tools to arrive by early July. But some Toolmongers may still be a bit skeptical, and rightfully so — Festool first teased us with the KS 120 about a year ago, and since then we’ve only had a few pictures and wishful thinking to go on.
The saw at the end of this wait does promise to have some kick-ass features — you can hook it up to Festool’s already-sweet dust collection systems, and the saw’s variable speed capability will let you cut wood, soft plastics, non-ferrous metals, acrylics, and some hard plastics, depending on your blade selection.
The only downside here – other than the long wait – is the price, around $1,300. Perhaps the long wait was so that anyone interested in getting one had time to save up.