Mhea... I don't see what all the fuss is about...What is the fuss all about?
For starters, if it doesn't take the Collins Coping Foot- you can keep it...
Try this on any other jigsaw (135mm diameter in 1-1/2in scaffold board - not soft, easy to cut chipboard like most people demo with):
The Collins foot is now available (in the UK from Toolovation - they also sell models for the Carvex and generic jigsaws) and I have one Nobody needs one - until they have to scribe quantities of massive oak cornice (crown) mouldings. Thanks to Tom Gensmer for making it possible
Te P1cc is out and out the most powerful jigsaw out there. It also has a superb angle base which allows you to cut left sides, then swap the base round to make identical right-side cuts. This can be brilliant when making complex scribes - the Collins foot diesn't do everything. Oh, and the P1cc bases attach and adjust without the need for tools. Not so bothered about the track, but pretty accurate with a W1 and the (Mafell) track
I've had mine 9 months. It replaced a Bosch GST135BCE which was bought in comparison to a Trion. I looked at the Carvex, too, but it wasn't for me
Only downside to the P1cc is the price - that was a massive ask for any tool and stalled my purchase several times.
Well I bought the Mafell, I tried it for a week and I am back to my Bosch. The darn Mafell barrel grips are horrible for me, just as are all the other barrel grips. If I cant control the speed with the trigger and if I cant get my hand around the thing and if I can't stop the blade from moving with the one hand I am holding the jig(meaning my trigger finger) it's an 800.00 piece of metal sitting on my bench.
Sorry, but the Bosch is still the king of jigs and until Mafell makes a D handle(if they do I cant find one) the Bosch will always be the king of the hill for 50% of all woodworkers that can't stand not being able to hold the tool and control the speed and STOP the cut with a fingers touch.
I recently tested 5 different jig saws(corded) , my conclusion, the Bosch is my favorite. It leaves the best cut top and bottom, does the best dust collection, is the simplest to control by a huge margin and if price is factored in, well its not even close.
This week I am testing cordless jig saws and right now have 4 cordless versions. I am testing against the corded Bosch and still none of them touch the Bosch, not even the cordless Bosch itself. So back they go as well. One thing I have learned is there isn't one cordless jig that compares to any of the corded jigs yet. Not if dust collection and rpm/power ratio's are considered.
The Mafell may cut deep and square, that's great, but the Bosch is near as good and for the majority of everything else(actually everything else), in my hand the Bosch is king.