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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi,

Here comes the first part of my hunt for the perfect jigsaw blade(s). I'm very happy with my cordless Carvex but there's a large choice of blades out there. In this first part I used "what I had laying around" "vs." a couple of Festool blades + a special Metabo blade, a friend had send me for this video.

I just love doing this, no scientific approach or the like... I created the video some time ago, hope you enjoy it. Maybe it helps with choosing the right jigsaw blades.

One thing, because that frequently comes up: I had some trouble inserting saw blades when I first got the saw. That was until I understood that the saw blade guides need to be properly adjusted BEFORE inserting a saw blade. This is crucial, otherwise it/they will give you trouble while trying to insert a saw blade.



Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 03:12 PM by six-point socket II »

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Didn't watch the video but I'm sure it's interesting...

A picky correction; you can't adjust the blade guides before the blade is inserted and locked.
You do need to open the guides up enough to get the blade into the shaft clamp, then you can adjust.

Offline six-point socket II

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Didn't watch the video but I'm sure it's interesting...

A picky correction; you can't adjust the blade guides before the blade is inserted and locked.
You do need to open the guides up enough to get the blade into the shaft clamp, then you can adjust.

You're obviously correct. Opening up the blade guides, is a far better description! I apologize, english is not my native language.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Holmz

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You may wish to also try the skeleton blades. I have a pack, but I have not yet tried them.
http://www.spyderproducts.com/toolpages/spyder-skeleton-jig-saw-blade/

Offline J0hn

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Just keep this in mind - and I use mainly Bosch blades in my Trion

"Festool does not condone nor support the use of any non-Festool engineered, designed, and manufactured accessories or consumables with Festool products"

Festool will not cover repair of jigsaw at 1year into a 3 year warrenty

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Just keep this in mind - and I use mainly Bosch blades in my Trion

"Festool does not condone nor support the use of any non-Festool engineered, designed, and manufactured accessories or consumables with Festool products"

Festool will not cover repair of jigsaw at 1year into a 3 year warrenty

Just keep in mind they cannot legally deny warranty in the United States simply due to accessory use - they would have to prove it caused the failure.

Offline J0hn

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Just keep this in mind - and I use mainly Bosch blades in my Trion

"Festool does not condone nor support the use of any non-Festool engineered, designed, and manufactured accessories or consumables with Festool products"

Festool will not cover repair of jigsaw at 1year into a 3 year warrenty

Just keep in mind they cannot legally deny warranty in the United States simply due to accessory use - they would have to prove it caused the failure.

Well - read the thread I linked to, they did

Offline J0hn

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Just keep this in mind - and I use mainly Bosch blades in my Trion

"Festool does not condone nor support the use of any non-Festool engineered, designed, and manufactured accessories or consumables with Festool products"

Festool will not cover repair of jigsaw at 1year into a 3 year warrenty

Just keep in mind they cannot legally deny warranty in the United States simply due to accessory use - they would have to prove it caused the failure.

Well - read the thread I linked to, they did.  What is the average joe user supposed to do - sue Festool for violating the moss magnum act?

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Just keep this in mind - and I use mainly Bosch blades in my Trion

"Festool does not condone nor support the use of any non-Festool engineered, designed, and manufactured accessories or consumables with Festool products"

Festool will not cover repair of jigsaw at 1year into a 3 year warrenty

Just keep in mind they cannot legally deny warranty in the United States simply due to accessory use - they would have to prove it caused the failure.

Well - read the thread I linked to, they did

Once they mentioned they hit a screw, the case was lost.

But yes, if a manufacturer tries to tell you warranty is invalid because of accessory or consumable use, you can let them know you are aware of Magnuson-Moss and you will wish to have their findings examined by a third party. The situation tends to be resolved shortly after that.

Anyway, back to the blade test.

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Appreciate the warning on the warranty coverage. Those wishing to read the full story can follow the link to that locked topic. No need to rehash it all here in this blade test topic.

Thanks,

   Seth

Offline Holmz

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The blades are suppose to run cooler with more surface area on them to make up for the heat of the guide block rubbing, and keep sparks from shooting out.

Of course with my jigsaw I do not need them, but they look cool and I figured I would try them.

Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks @Holmz , I'm trying to source some right now :)

I love trying new stuff!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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If you can't, then I could send the unopened pack. (There is some value in have a comparison test.)

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Thanks for the offer @Holmz :) I have written to Spyder Products let's see where that goes :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Further posts in this blade comparison review topic about the warranty issue will be deleted.

For more o the warranty see this topic http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/re-oliver's-hunt-for-the-perfect-jigsaw-blade(s)-(festool-carvex-psc-420-li-eb)/

Seth
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 09:47 AM by SRSemenza »

Offline Jimdude

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Oliver,

I believe you're in Germany. You might be able to order blades from ecotools.nl , which is a rather popular vendor with BeNeLux buyers. They offer dirt-cheap 'white-goods' replacements (also for tracksaw blades, BTW), and have been getting VERY good reviews.

I've used their jigsaw blades - made in Germany! - much to my satisfaction (albeit in a, ehr, red jigsaw, but that shouldn't matter).