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Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« on: July 01, 2013, 03:13 PM »
As a few dealers have announced, we will be introducing the corded versions of the Carvex 420 on September 1st with the cordless coming later this year.

Please use this thread to ask any questions so everyone can easily find the answers they're looking for.

More information at http://www.festooljigsaws.com and some video below to get the party started.

Don't forget to check out Peter Parfitt's series of Carvex videos for more in-depth information.

Thanks,
Shane







« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 04:10 PM by Shane Holland »

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 03:28 PM »
Oh yeah, and if you want to have the chance to win one before it's available, head over to http://www.festoolsweepstakes.com (US/Canada excluding Quebec) for a chance to win one in this month's sweepstakes giveaway. Good luck!

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 03:55 PM »
Question---
How are the carbide side guides adjusted? Allen wrench, automatic, etc?
Don't see that covered in the videos.
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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 03:56 PM »
Question---
How are the carbide side guides adjusted? Allen wrench, automatic, etc?
Don't see that covered in the videos.
Thanks.

Same as the Trion jigsaws, with a wrench. Like Rick Christopherson pointed out recently, you only need to adjust them when you change blade types or want extremely perpendicular cuts, otherwise they can be left open.


« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 03:59 PM by Shane Holland »

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 04:00 PM »
Did they add on-board storage of the wrench?

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 04:05 PM »


A Festool video that has someone TALKING about the features.  Very nice ... Thanks
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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 04:12 PM »
Did they add on-board storage of the wrench?

The one that I have does not have on-tool storage for the wrench, but I had heard (at least I think I heard it) that it was in the works. I don't have an ETA. There is storage for the wrench in the Systainer insert.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 04:23 PM »
When ;D I win the Carvex 420 in this months drawing, will I have to wait until September 1st or will I receive it in August ???

By the way, send me a barrel grip.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 04:25 PM »
When ;D I win the Carvex 420 in this months drawing, will I have to wait until September 1st or will I receive it in August ???

As with all sweepstakes prizes, the winner must sign an affidavit which usually takes a few days to receive back at a minimum. Then prizes are usually shipped promptly thereafter.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 04:27 PM »
When ;D I win the Carvex 420 in this months drawing, will I have to wait until September 1st or will I receive it in August ???

As with all sweepstakes prizes, the winner must sign an affidavit which usually takes a few days to receive back at a minimum. Then prizes are usually shipped promptly thereafter.

No problem, I'll just drive down to fill out the paper work and pick up the prize;)

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 06:59 PM »
Got any info on the accessory kit? Pricing and what comes in it?

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Got any info on the accessory kit? Pricing and what comes in it?

I'll get the Carves and accessories added to our site tomorrow hopefully. The Accessory Kit will be $200 USD and includes:

Dimpled base plate (497 298), hard fiber base plate (497 299), metal cutting base plate (497 300), angle base (496 134), guide rail base (497 303), circle cutter (497304), five splinterguards (490 120), and Systainer SYS 2 T-LOC.

You can see this and other accessories at the bottom of this page:

http://festooljigsaws.com/jigsaws/models/#accessories

The accessory kit is also featured in the last video in my original post in this thread.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2013, 11:59 PM »
Sept release is great news.   I am waiting for carvex primarily for circle cutter.   That option to cut larger circles like table tops has me excited. Light and other enhancements are attractive too but by themselves may not get me to spend the extra.  Anyone have experience with circle cutter for larger radius projects?  Is it worth waiting for versus just getting a trion? Thanks. 


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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 05:54 AM »
Shane,

Will the accessory kit be 497709 ??  Just wondering if there will be a difference in NA vs. elsewhere.
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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 07:35 AM »
Shane,

Will the accessory kit be 497709 ??  Just wondering if there will be a difference in NA vs. elsewhere.

I'm just stepping in for Shane.  Yes, the Accessory Kit number (according to the catalog) will be 497709.  Whereas that part number appears to be the same as in the UK, I would venture a guess that it's contents are the same.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2013, 08:20 AM »
Thanks Peter.

If it's the same kit, it will be significantly cheaper in the U.S. than Germany...even without VAT. I'll get it in September while I'm home in Florida!  [drooling]

Germany Price with no VAT is  € 202.70 = $271.00   Even a 10% discount makes it $244.00.   The Germans have to pay € 241.20 with VAT = $323.00 at current exchange rate!  OUCH! [jawdrop]
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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2013, 07:35 PM »
Thanks Peter.

If it's the same kit, it will be significantly cheaper in the U.S. than Germany...even without VAT. I'll get it in September while I'm home in Florida!  [drooling]

Germany Price with no VAT is  € 202.70 = $271.00   Even a 10% discount makes it $244.00.   The Germans have to pay € 241.20 with VAT = $323.00 at current exchange rate!  OUCH! [jawdrop]

Our price in Oz is $AUD335 ... you'll notice similar value in buying the OF2200 accessories, LR32, etc, etc in the US.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2013, 08:40 PM »
I was just in Germany and had the Systainer in my hands. Asked Peter from Toolnuts  and he confirmed our US price and I left it in the shop together with a Carvex. I was planning to use the batteries from my C15 and not being able to transport two batteries and having a useless charger, made no sense at all to get it.
Our US prices are really good compared to Germany and believe me, the level of knowledge at this side of the pond is extraordinary. I ordered an insert for my CMS table and one week later,  still not at the dealer. Departed without my order.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2013, 01:41 PM »
I was just in Germany and had the Systainer in my hands. Asked Peter from Toolnuts  and he confirmed our US price and I left it in the shop together with a Carvex. I was planning to use the batteries from my C15 and not being able to transport two batteries and having a useless charger, made no sense at all to get it.
Our US prices are really good compared to Germany and believe me, the level of knowledge at this side of the pond is extraordinary. I ordered an insert for my CMS table and one week later,  still not at the dealer. Departed without my order.

Are you sure that wasn't just that particular dealer?

My local Festool dealer is great here in Oz and gets stuff for me next day if it isn't in his shop - but there are also stores locally selling Festool that I won't touch.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2013, 03:24 PM »
Probably, it is a "shop in a shop" and I expected same level of engagement I get back at home. Customer service culture in Germany is substandard. Try to buy cold cut 30 minutes before they close and you will hear a ......
My point is, after trying several times in Germany I will source my tools in the US. I love to get my stuff next day...
Carvex, here we come....

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2013, 05:52 PM »
Wow have not been over here for a while till i got the notice for the carvex.  Man you guys going to make me spend a lot of money.  Question and chance of a combo deal with the saw and accessories kit, similar to when the domino came out?  I did not see a link to the acc kit.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2013, 05:54 PM »
Wow have not been over here for a while till i got the notice for the carvex.  Man you guys going to make me spend a lot of money.  Question and chance of a combo deal with the saw and accessories kit, similar to when the domino came out?  I did not see a link to the acc kit.

There is no package deal or savings for purchasing the Carvex + Accessory Kit together. The kit is already discounted versus purchasing those items separately.

Information on the accessory kit is on our website and included in one of the videos in my OP.

http://festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/jigsaws/carvex-bases-and-inserts/accessory-kit-for-carvex-jigsaw-497709

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2013, 06:06 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  Does not change the decision anyway.   I guess the bosch will be on ebay soon.  :)   I'm assuming all issues resolved.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 02:10 PM »
I was wondering if someone who has some experience with the Carvex could explain the differences between the d-handle and the barrel grip outside of personal comfort. I wanted to know if there are any benefits of having one over the other. I may have to just wait until they come out and hold each one in my hand in order to decide. I've only owned a d-handle jigsaw.
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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2013, 02:11 PM »
I was wondering if someone who has some experience with the Carvex could explain the differences between the d-handle and the barrel grip outside of personal comfort. I wanted to know if there are any benefits of having one over the other. I may have to just wait until they come out and hold each one in my hand in order to decide. I've only owned a d-handle jigsaw.

As I mentioned in another thread, the D-Handle does offer variable speed at the trigger on the handle. The barrel grip does not. Otherwise, it's personal preference.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 04:02 PM »
I was wondering if someone who has some experience with the Carvex could explain the differences between the d-handle and the barrel grip outside of personal comfort. I wanted to know if there are any benefits of having one over the other. I may have to just wait until they come out and hold each one in my hand in order to decide. I've only owned a d-handle jigsaw.

As you have mentioned, one of the biggest factors in the decision of which model to purchase is personal preference. I have all 4 models sitting in my office behind me for comparison. My personal preference is sided toward the D-handle models, especially because on the new Carvex design, all 4 models still contain the left and right thumb switches on the barrel. Therefore, all 4 models can be used as a barrel grip.

As Shane pointed out, the D-handle contains an extra variable-speed trigger in the D-handle that affords you additional variable speed control besides just the speed control dial on the side of the motor. Here is some additional information about the existence of this feature:
  • All 4 models have an upper speed limit of 3800 strokes per minute (SPM). However, when the variable speed trigger is utilized, the D-handle jigsaw has a lower speed limit of 1000 spm, as opposed to the lower speed limit of the speed control dial of 1500 spm. In other words, when the thumb switches are used to turn the saw on, all saws have a lower speed limit of 1500 spm, but the D-handle has the capability of slowing to 1000 spm via the trigger switch.
  • The maximum speed of the trigger switch is still dictated by the speed control dial. The variable speed trigger switch simply permits speed control from 1000 spm up to whatever speed setting the speed control dial is set to.
  • All 4 models have an automatic speed mode "A" on the speed control dial. This reduces the motor speed when the saw is not cutting so you can line up the blade with your cut line easier, but then increase the motor speed to maximum speed when the saw detects that it is cutting the workpiece. This auto speed mode is not available when you use the variable speed trigger. It is available only when you use the thumb switches.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2013, 10:46 AM »
Can the carvex cut up flush to a surface without the need to use another tool like a flushcut saw or fein tool.  For in stance when cutting in a cabinet, can the carvex cut to the bulkhead all the way without leaving that inch or so remaining that the base will not allow you to cut to.  thank you

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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2013, 12:13 PM »
Can the carvex cut up flush to a surface without the need to use another tool like a flushcut saw or fein tool.  For in stance when cutting in a cabinet, can the carvex cut to the bulkhead all the way without leaving that inch or so remaining that the base will not allow you to cut to.  thank you

Frank, the Carvex cannot flush cut like you describe.

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2013, 03:50 PM »
How is this Carvex different from the model that was supposed to be released in 2011 but postponed?

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Re: Consolidated Q&A for Carvex 420 Jigsaws
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2013, 04:00 PM »
Are blades specially made for the Carvex? If so where we can order some?

There is never a situation where it can't be done with the right hand tool - even though it may be a lot more work.