Tooltechnic Systems (AUST) Pty Ltd — Festool Kapex KS 88 and Kapex KS 120 Mitre Saws

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Product description

FESTOOL Kapex KS 88 and Kapex KS 120 mitre saws
230V variant
Product numbers 561398, 561396 and 561288
Manufactured from early 2007 to the end of January 2010

Saws used mainly to cut wood
Photograph of Festool KS 120 mitre saw
Photograph of Festool KS 88 mitre saw
Identifying features

Electrical approval number


Other identifying numbers

561398, 561396, 561288

Reasons the product is recalled

Some saws have been manufactured with electrical resistors and varistors that can be damaged by fluctuating voltages while connected to mains electricity. These damaged components can then become hot or start to smoulder if they continue to experience fluctuating voltage. This could also result in the saw catching fire.

The hazards to consumers

Injury to the user may occur due to melted or smouldering parts or fire. Property damage could also occur.

What consumers should do

The Kapex KS 88 and KS 120 mitre saws should be disconnected from the mains power when not in use.

Owners of potentially affected mitre saws should unplug their saw from the mains power and check whether their saw is affected by entering their saw's part number and serial number in the online search form at

Owners of affected saws should contact Festool via or Tooltechnic by phone on 1300 063 900 to register their details for free modification of the saw to make them safe. People who no longer own a Festool KS 120 or KS 88 mitre saw should contact Tooltechnic to provide contact details of the new owner of the saw.

Further information is available by visiting and selecting 'Australia'.

Traders who sold this product

Power tool specialists
Woodworking machinery suppliers

Where the product was sold


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Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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