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Old 09-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #1001
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I just knew I was going to win the Carvex and accessory kit in the August Festool Give-A-Way. Oh well

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Old 09-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #1002
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I just knew I was going to win the Carvex and accessory kit in the August Festool Give-A-Way. Oh well

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I do that every month! Surely one of these times ...
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I would love to have that new jigsaw, but the TS55REQ and a midi vac are ahead of it on my list...
Same here. Wish they would start selling them again...
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #1005
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Me 3! I think my local tool shop is having a demo for the Carvex on Tuesday. If I wasn't starting a job, I would play hooky and go play with it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #1006
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I have yet to use a jig saw that will keep a perpendicular cut through hardwoods. If the carvex can it would be worth it. I'm looking forward to hearing how she runs.
I had to notch out a 3x5 PT for sub-sills recently with my PS 300, it was pretty tight.

I am definitely looking to handle/cut with the Carvex as well.
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Carvex, had the cordless one for months

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Well, thunder storms are going to delay the start of the job so I guess I am going to play with them. ;-)
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #1009
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Carvex, had the cordless one for months

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Could you live with the cordless as your only/primary? How is the feel of using it compared to a slimmer corded version?
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I decided to stay home and tie flies tomorrow to get ready to catch some tuna instead of going to play with the Carvex. Probably a good choice as I might end up leaving there with one if I went.
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I decided to stay home and tie flies tomorrow to get ready to catch some tuna instead of going to play with the Carvex. Probably a good choice as I might end up leaving there with one if I went.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #1012
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Could you live with the cordless as your only/primary? How is the feel of using it compared to a slimmer corded version?
Its okay to use, i have the barrel grip version. It is a bit awkward to switch on and off.
I dont use a jigsaw that much but is just as good as a corded version.. but do get a spare battery

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Anyone have any thoughts on this carvex review?


http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ToolS...igsaw_-_re.php

I think I'm still getting one anyway XD But it's definitely something I didn't realize.
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Anyone have any thoughts on this carvex review?


http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ToolS...igsaw_-_re.php

I think I'm still getting one anyway XD But it's definitely something I didn't realize.
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That's just crazy! I have a hard time believing the good German engineers at Festool missed something as basic as a bevel setting.
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Anyone have any thoughts on this carvex review?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ToolS...igsaw_-_re.php

I think I'm still getting one anyway XD But it's definitely something I didn't realize.
Guess these guys don't use tools much lol. In the example they show I done maybe 20 cuts like that without issue yesterday. I also done 7 back bevel scribes or back cut scribes as they call it on baseboards for cope cuts and had no problem what so ever. I do mine a little different than they do though but I first 45 the material to get a nice line to cut to then I run my blade along that line then touch up with a very light sanding. I guess if you were rushing and wanted to run it down a pencil line more than 1/4" inside the material edge then the base wouldn't allow that but a simple fix to that is cut it from the backside. It's not rocket science lol

I also notice a lot of guys on here already cut from the back side anyway so its def a mon issue for these guys. My Makita ain't comfortable enough to do this but when I used my carvex d handle as a barrel grip yesterday it was comfortable.
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Please explain how to cut a back bevel on a tall pantry cabinet with a 1 1/2" extended stile, meeting a brick wall. From the back side.
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I don't own a Carvex, not sure if I ever will. I don't do a lot of jig saw work so......this is just what I observe from a far.

Looking at the photo in the review, if the base would have been set to an acute angle of 5 instead of an obtuse angle of 40 1/2 of the base (left side in the 7th photo, right side in the 8th photo) would have been on the material.

Yes, the base does both acute and obtuse angles.

The majority of back cuts for scribes I do with my TS-55.

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Please explain how to cut a back bevel on a tall pantry cabinet with a 1 1/2" extended stile, meeting a brick wall. From the back side.
I wouldn't use a jigsaw in that situation I would use a combination of ts55 and RAS. much more accurate and quicker than a jigsaw.

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