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Online Bob D.

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What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:41 AM »
I'm looking at my ZH-SYS-PS-420 and wondering what is missing that fills those open spots in the Systainer.
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Offline DB10

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Re: What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 03:56 AM »
In all the years I've had this kit I've never taken much notice of those empty spaces, the middle space looks like it's designed for a screw driver of some sort. The last slot is for the key chain for the cms.

Online Bob D.

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Re: What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 05:12 AM »
The keychain is there but you can't see it. When I got
my kit it was where it is now in its intended slot under
the angle base.

The first open spot on the lower left is slightly larger
than a splinterguard, I tried placing a splinterguard in
there and its too small.

The second from the left as you say does appear to be
shaped to hold a screwdriver but I don't know why you
would need one with this kit.

The last or closest to the right is a rather large space and
looks like it could some sort of attachment for the saw, but
I have no idea what. I've seen an edge guide from Festool
but don't know if its intended for use with the Carvex saws.
Maybe that fits in here somewhere.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 04:40 AM »
Maybe the big right space was intended for a tilting base (which completely tilts, instead of folding in the middle as the metal one does, but for some reason was forgotten to be created) which would have allowed us to use the circle jig with a blade angle <> 90°...  [blink]

Online Bob D.

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Re: What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 04:46 AM »
Maybe the big right space was intended for a tilting base (which completely tilts, instead of folding in the middle as the metal one does, but for some reason was forgotten to be created) which would have allowed us to use the circle jig with a blade angle <> 90°...  [blink]

Hadn't thought about that. Yes, how would one cut a radius or circle with a beveled edge with the Carvex. Can it be done using Festool accessories? I guess it would be possible to make your own jig to accomplish this but it is surprising they didn't allow for this.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: What other accessories are there for the PSC420
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Yes, how would one cut a radius or circle with a beveled edge with the Carvex. Can it be done using Festool accessories?

You can't cut a radius with a beveled edge with the Carvex using Festool accessories as the baseplate needed for that dosn't exist.

In case you want to do it with Festool: buy a Trion, that was perfectly able to do that. Then they came and made it better with the PS 400 and after that was a stillborn the PS 420 came soon after. A bit later with the PSC 420 you now can't cut beveled circles cordless

PS: I sadly only learned this after the window to return the whole stuff (basically the PS 420, tool systainer, CMS baseplate and whatnow) had closed. If I had known that in advance I wouldn't have bought it, overlooking that in the design process in regretable but we're all humans... but Festool not fixing it (through supplying a base that is able to do it, which would also be more stable than the available butterfly plate which gives only 50% surface on bevels) for several years (after being notified about the issue, which I did back then) can only be interpreted as clear middle finger greeting toward their PS(C) 420 customers.

Welcome to the system, at times it's great but at others it's not.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:23 PM by Gregor »