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Old 06-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #2221
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Heavy??? it one of the reasons i got one is its so small and light
The side handle has never came out of the systainer, the same as any drill i have ever owned

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The Quadrive is what I found to be a little on the heavy side, at least for all day use.
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The Quadrive is what I found to be a little on the heavy side, at least for all day use.
I had the 22v hilti before the Festool, i guess thats why i think the Festool is so small and light.

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I'm not fully getting the cordless tools like the jigsaw and TS from festool. The whole point of these tools is dust extraction. So being cordless is about as much use as a chocolate fire guard. Guess they are great if dust extraction ain't the main point in owning them though.
Apparently the bag collects 90% of the dust according to the video here

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Apparently the bag collects 90% of the dust according to the video here http://www.slingers1858.co.uk/TSC-55...ss-Plunge-Saw/
Looks like it catches a fair bit of dust for not having a vac attached.
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Does anyone here have the carvex? I've been wanting to replace my bosch for a while now and am thinking either the carvex or the trion. Some of the reviews I've seen say the carvex doesn't do too well with back cutting scribes, which is mostly what I use a jigsaw for.
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I have the corded and cordless.
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Does anyone here have the carvex? I've been wanting to replace my bosch for a while now and am thinking either the carvex or the trion. Some of the reviews I've seen say the carvex doesn't do too well with back cutting scribes, which is mostly what I use a jigsaw for.
Both are very good jigsaws. The Carvex does have a issue where if your trying to back cut a scribe in the field it wont be able to do it because of the way the base operates. Close to the edge of the material is fine but not anywhere else in the material. I aint used the jigsaw in this situation yet as i use my RAS for scribes so it's not been an issue for me.
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I have the corded and cordless.
How do you like them? Top handle or barrel grip? I'm leaning towards a barrel.

Bc, what's an ras?
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How do you like them? Top handle or barrel grip? I'm leaning towards a barrel.

Bc, what's an ras?

I got the d handle as i can use it as a barrel grip too. I will say though the D handle aint anywhere near as ergonomic to use as my makita and the safty button is in a strange place so i find my self using it as a barrel grip most times.
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My bosch is a d handle. I use it mostly as a barrel style these days though. What's the RAS you use for scribing?
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Both are barrel grips. The corded is easier to hold upside down. I finally got around to putting a coping foot on one of them. Twisty back angled cuts are easy now.

I have the base kit as well, have not messed with it too much.

I actually like the cordless one a lot.
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I swore up one side and down the other I didn't need the carvex because I had a Trion and the Bosch d-handle with a band saw in the shop. Sold the Trion got the carvex and bases. The carvex is sweet, love the barrel grip now. I wouldn't use it for scribes too much either, but had to cut through some drywall and cutting to plane out an opening the other day, kind of dark on an addition in doing, made for a couple hour job (after putting up plastic in the house to control dust, cutting and getting crap in my eyes, chiseling out where I wasn't close enough because I couldn't see, etc) take a few minutes. Owner was watching and not real happy about me just cutting away until she saw very little mess, I smiled, swept up, done and done.

RAS is a grinder, probably has a flap disc sanding wheel.
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My bosch is a d handle. I use it mostly as a barrel style these days though. What's the RAS you use for scribing?
Check the video out I posted.
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Check the video out I posted.
Ah, doesn't work on my phone. I'll check it out when I'm in front of a computer later.
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I have the trion in barrel grip and the carvex in d handle, love them both. The carvex is surprisingly light.
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I have the barrel grip Trion and like it alot! I can't see the need for the Carvex features for what I use a jigsaw for. I am trying to get the Bosch 12v cordless barrel grip...that seems like the perfect size to put a collins foot on for coping and scribing.
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Like all festool stuff you end up finding stuff to use the carvex on.
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Guess who is jumping on the systainer band wagon......


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I know nothing about these........quality, durability,functionality...etc,etc,etc,....

I did notice a malfunction on the right "snap"....
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I guess I'll have to go in and try them out. Looking at the carvex more, the only bonuses I see are the brushless motor and the strobe light. I use a router and trammel for radius cuts, but I could see where the carvex base could be nice...

A cordless one seems pretty smart for the coping foot. I'll have to look into the dewalt 20v one.
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Guess who is jumping on the systainer band wagon......

http://youtu.be/UuBMKw3FcnE

I know nothing about these........quality, durability,functionality...etc,etc,etc,....

I did notice a malfunction on the right "snap"....
They have been out for a while. They are rebranded Sortimo boxes. I have a couple and they are nice. Kindof a cross between the Dewalt Tough system and a Tanos T loc.

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