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Offline Festool USA

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This is a topic that comes up from time to time on the forum... Which jigsaw blade do I use for _________?

Well, to make it easier to determine the best blade to use, I have added a jigsaw blade search page to our website.

Simply choose your material type, thickness of the material being cut, and the type of cut you want (all optional) and the site will show a list of compatible blades.

Remember that Festool jigsaw blade work with all professional jigsaw brands that accept T-shank blades.

http://festoolusa.com/jigsaw-blades

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Offline neilc

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Thanks Shane.  Nice addition along with the abrasives search tool.

Could you add these to the 'product menu' on the FOG?  I go here far more than the FestoolUSA site, though it might make sense to call them out in the product nav there too.

Also, I notice on the FOG that clicking on a drop down menu from an iPad keeps it extended.  On FestoolUSA.com the menus do not stay down making navigation a challenge from an iPad.  Not sure if it is the same on other tablets, or not.

Thanks for these very useful new 'digital tools' that don't require UL approvals!

Neil

Offline Paul G

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Excellent feature Shane, so much better than scrolling through a long list of everything. Ditto to adding these search tools to the FOG pulldowns.
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Added to the "Product Websites" menu.

Offline Thunderchyld

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Excellent feature, had been looking for something like this as I've just recently picked up a Carvex.

Offline Bhend18

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I know Collins suggests the Bosch T244D for use with the coping foot. Is there a comparable Festool blade that is good for coping with the foot?
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I know Collins suggests the Bosch T244D for use with the coping foot. Is there a comparable Festool blade that is good for coping with the foot?

The Carvex S105 blade is almost identical in specifications.

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Offline jacko9

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Thanks Shane, great feature and one that will save us time doing a search for the correct blade.

Jack

Offline fdengel

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Nice...

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Thanks Shane!  This will definitely save some time!

Offline bkharman

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Shane,

I was looking for some Carvex blades on the site today (link above) and when I picked "scrolling, curvy" It returns

"No blades found that meet all of your criteria. Please change your selections and try again".  Looks like your filter is messed up as when i scroll down, I see that there are a couple of them that "match".

On that note... I want to do some tight turn cuts (need to build some plywood castle and super hero cutouts) with my Carvex, which blade would do me best?  I assume it would be one of these two:

  • S 50/1.4 K Jigsaw Blades
  • S 75/4 K Jigsaw Blades

Also, what does FSG REALLY mean.  And is the # after the length indicate the blade "depth" front to back?  as in 4mm tooth to rear?  (no need to insert jokes here, I get it...)

Thanks,

Bryan
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Bryan,

Thanks for the heads up on the search not returning blades for "scroll cuts". That has been addressed and is now working properly.

For really tight scroll cuts, I would suggest the S 50/1.4 K blade because it's more narrow and will work better for tight turns.

The first number, in this case "50", is the total blade length. The second number, 1.4 in this case, is the tooth spacing.

As with all of our products, FSG is something in German and I don't speak German. So, I don't know what it's an abbreviation for. But the FSG blade is a thicker blade and is well suited for cutting in thick materials.

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    In addition to what Shane posted I will also note that the FSG blades have offset teeth and the FS blades do not. In addition to the particular blade that Shane posted. The FSG blades will scroll better than the FS.  And the FS cut a little smoother  than the FSG. These are the two blades I use the most for wood because they both have the thicker  blade bodies to help prevent deflection.  The FSG will turn pretty tight because of the offset teeth.  The S 50 1.4 K is clearly designed for tight scrolling but it does have a limited depth of cut.

Shane , how about  Festool Saws Great ! ?    [thumbs up]

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« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 03:09 PM by SRSemenza »

Offline bkharman

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Thanks Shane and Seth.

I wasn't too far off in my analysis.  I will pick up some of the S 50/1.4 K blades as I am cutting 19mm ply and it might help on chipping.  I will of course run it with the splinter guard.

cheers!  Bryan.
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I think FS stands for Fuehrungsschiene = Guiderail... Great to get the German out once in a while....

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hi shane i didnt see carbon fiber on the list? which would you recommend to cut 3.7mm thick sheet goods? thanks
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hi shane i didnt see carbon fiber on the list? which would you recommend to cut 3.7mm thick sheet goods? thanks

We would recommend with a bimetal blade, 486558, (because of heat) with fine teeth to avoid pulling fibers.  Also our R54G, 486562, (carbide grit) blade would work.  Ideally, a router with a spiral bit might be the best option.

http://www.protechcomposites.com/pages/Working-With-Carbon-Fiber.html

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thank you Shane youre the best!
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thank you Shane youre the best!

Glad it worked out for you, Tee. I've been watching your project on Instagram.

Offline Tinker

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Shane, I just went thru your sandpaper chart.  Now this chart will be just as useful, maybe even more useful.  With sand paper, i have stacks of the stuff.  If one doesn't work out, i go get another grit or named paper.

With my jigsaw. I use it so seldom, i have about three blades.  I never know which should be used and usually start with the blade that is presently mounted in the saw.  I am slowly learning which blade to use, but don't have much of a clue when I need to replace.

Your chart will make a big difference and I might even get back to using my saw more often. 
Tinker
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Offline Zoofish

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thank you Shane youre the best!
I am slowly learning which blade to use, but don't have much of a clue when I need to replace.




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« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 01:06 AM by Zoofish »

Offline Holmz

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http://festoolusa.com/jigsaw-blades

^Nice!^

I need to cut some steel C Channels for a deck and have been beard-stroking as to the proper blade.
Thanks!

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now festool needs to make a diamond blade for glass [tongue]
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Offline Foghat

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Thanks again, another practical, time saving reference. Way to go.

Offline teocaf

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i'm curious to find out if the mafell CUnex thick blade will fit on the Festool Carvex?  has anyone tried this combination and is it even possible?

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i'm curious to find out if the mafell CUnex thick blade will fit on the Festool Carvex?  has anyone tried this combination and is it even possible?

@teocaf,

We tested and the CUnex blade has a special shank. It appears that this is the only blade that's like this from Mafell.

So, it will not fit in the Carvex. This blade is made for circle cutting and not ideal for other types of cuts.

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Offline teocaf

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@Shane Holland
thanks for checking on that for me.  i plan on getting the p1cc from you guys fairly soon, along with that blade.  i think it will make a nice complement to my cordless carvex and keep me from switching blades on my bandsaw too often when I'm doing a lot of quick pattern cutting, etc.

Offline Naildrivingman

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This link is broken both at FestoolUSA and here at FOG.
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Offline Douglas Urner

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The link is broken now :-(

Has the tool moved?

Offline Naildrivingman

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The link is still broken...is anyone listening?
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