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Old 09-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #1101
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Those tools are way too clean.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #1102
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Those tools are way too clean.
Tidy tools, tidy contractor lol

They ain't tidy after running that bit down the cedar and it rained right after. Cedar dust is stuck to everything. I will take them for a spa day at the weekend.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #1103
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Rain and saw dust is the worst.. barley even blows off with the blow gun..
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Rain and saw dust is the worst.. barley even blows off with the blow gun..
Not wrong. Not even 160psi would touch it. gonna have to wipe down everything. they smell good though as its cedar dust
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Hey atleast it will keep the moths out of the systainers
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #1106
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I don't even bother cleaning my Festool's. I gave that up years ago.
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I don't even bother cleaning my Festool's. I gave that up years ago.
i am slowly moving that way. i use to blow them of with air and wipe them down. Then i moved to just blowing them of with air and now i just blow them off with my mouth ok that dont sound right but you get the idea
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I don't even bother cleaning my Festool's. I gave that up years ago.
What you use them for work or something?
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Carvex isn't getting very good reviews. All the feedback I'm running into is very negative.

Sounds like it is not even possible to cut an angle with it unless you either buy the angle base accessory for $100 or get it in the accessory kit for $200. On top of that its set up that you have to be cutting along the edge of the board in order to cut an angle because of how the fence folds down. Talk about an engineering oversight...
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Carvex isn't getting very good reviews. All the feedback I'm running into is very negative.

Sounds like it is not even possible to cut an angle with it unless you either buy the angle base accessory for $100 or get it in the accessory kit for $200. On top of that its set up that you have to be cutting along the edge of the board in order to cut an angle because of how the fence folds down. Talk about an engineering oversight...
There's a few posts about this a few pages back. I been using mine all week and its done everything I asked it to upto yet. There seems to be one cut that some users are having issue with but I don't even use my jigsaw in that situation so its a non issue for me. the only issue I have had with it after using it for the last 4 days is the variable speed trigger does not have a button on the right hand side to release the trigger safty. I sometimes cut left or right handed so this is kind of an issue. I just switched to barrel grip for that cut though.
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There's a few posts about this a few pages back. I been using mine all week and its done everything I asked it to upto yet. There seems to be one cut that some users are having issue with but I don't even use my jigsaw in that situation so its a non issue for me. the only issue I have had with it after using it for the last 4 days is the variable speed trigger does not have a button on the right hand side to release the trigger safty. I sometimes cut left or right handed so this is kind of an issue. I just switched to barrel grip for that cut though.
Except for cutting 90 degrees...that's beyond it's capabilities?
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Carvex isn't getting very good reviews. All the feedback I'm running into is very negative.

Sounds like it is not even possible to cut an angle with it unless you either buy the angle base accessory for $100 or get it in the accessory kit for $200. On top of that its set up that you have to be cutting along the edge of the board in order to cut an angle because of how the fence folds down. Talk about an engineering oversight...
Yes, you need the angle base or kit. I did see the review about the lack of being able to back cut a scribe. The angle base will perform this operation. How often does a back cut scribe occur off the edge of a board?

I don't have a Carvex, but I know could resolve any of the issues brought up in the review. I do my best to avoid reading reviews, they are written from the prior experiences of the reviewer. Just because a new model tool does not work like the previous models, it does not make it wrong. You just need to be smarter than the tool.

One of the stupidest things from the review was they claim a Festool rep told them to use a Collins Coping Foot. It has been know since the announcement of the 400 that Collins would not make a coping foot for the Carvex.

I may have to buy a Carvex and base kit just to work this out.

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By the way, a jigsaw is not my preferred way to back cut and scribe.

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How do you guys normally back cut and scribe?
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How do you guys normally back cut and scribe?
Cordless circ saw and an angle grinder with 36 grit disc is what I like. Also use a power planer on occasion.
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Except for cutting 90 degrees...that's beyond it's capabilities?
But it does cut 90's. I bought the base even though I have never once cut a 90 with a jigsaw. I got the base just in case though.

What's nice is they didn't just bundle the base and add $ to the package. Most users may never cut a 90 in there lifetime because they gave other tools that will do that job much better.
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One of the stupidest things from the review was they claim a Festool rep told them to use a Collins Coping Foot. It has been know since the announcement of the 400 that Collins would not make a coping foot for the Carvex.
Did the collins coping foot work on the old style jigsaws. I was considering a festool barrel grip and the coping foot would be a must.????????

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