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Offline BlackOps5

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Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« on: April 11, 2022, 08:19 PM »
Just picked up an almost new Carvex Cordless Saw. Excellent condition and all seems to work correctly. Previous owner had rhe light turned off. I set the Light to Strobe mode and saved but I dont see any difference between constant on and strobe. Any suggestions or anyone had this problem? Thanks

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2022, 06:50 PM »
Strobe will make it look like the blade is not moving when the saw is running.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2022, 04:54 AM »
Try ramping up the speed. The strobe lighting doesn’t kick in at lower speeds, instead it’s a steady glow until you reach higher speed.
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Offline BlackOps5

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2022, 08:31 AM »
Strobe will make it look like the blade is not moving when the saw is running.
Understood, however I can clearly see the blade movement as blurry and not as if its not moving. It has been suggested to speed up the saw, so will try this later today.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2022, 06:36 PM »
Have you tried turning the saw upsidedown while running? This should make the light go out and come back on when turned upright.
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Offline BlackOps5

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2022, 08:46 PM »
Have you tried turning the saw upsidedown while running? This should make the light go out and come back on when turned upright.
I have not tried that yet. Will give it a shot.

Offline BlackOps5

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2022, 08:53 PM »
Update. Turned the saw upside-down and shut it off after the light went out. Validated the light was in strobe mode, started the saw and slowly adjusted the speed up and voila, strobe works at higher speeds. Problem solved! Thanks everyone for the insight.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2022, 07:24 PM »
Awesome! Glad it was that easy.
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Offline fraz

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2022, 03:41 PM »
Since the topic came up... why in the heck does the light shut off upside down?  Seemed dumb to me.  I was cutting outlet holes in a pine T&G ceiling and gee, I sure would like to have seen my line a little clearer.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 03:52 PM »
Since the topic came up... why in the heck does the light shut off upside down?  Seemed dumb to me.  I was cutting outlet holes in a pine T&G ceiling and gee, I sure would like to have seen my line a little clearer.

Exactly my experience too..
Apparently light shuts off when holding the machine upside down in order to not blind the operator.. usually, at least very often, if not always, there’s wood in between in that situation too.
I haven’t tried the different light modes, to see if one of them leaves the light on upside down though.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2022, 06:18 PM »
As I understand it, the point is that it doesn't shine in your eyes when you cut things like sink cutouts in countertops. This is done so that the blade doesn't tear out chunks, like it would when cutting from above.
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Offline fraz

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2022, 05:13 PM »
Seems silly but what do I know?  If you are worried about light shining in eyes, that implies you are holding the tool with a giant reach around and blade towards you in a not so safe angle.  Yeah I might not want to get blinded in that instance so I get that.  However, If I am in low light or cutting out things from below... I need my light**.  I read through the extended manual and didn't see it was an option.  Only that it is disabled upside down.  Maybe have to hit up Sedge and see if he has a workaround.

**At the minimum it helps me see the junk that is about to fall into my eyes  [eek]

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2022, 06:01 PM »
You would think that it would be one of the options in the modes, but no.
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2022, 04:02 PM »
The Carvex was also made to mount in a CMS table top, where it would be permanently upside-down and you would always be staring down at it.  In that configuration, an LED shining in your face would be poorly received.

Apparently it was easier to install an orientation switch to disable the light completely than have a separate button to enable/disable it?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2022, 07:10 PM »
The Carvex was also made to mount in a CMS table top, where it would be permanently upside-down and you would always be staring down at it.  In that configuration, an LED shining in your face would be poorly received.

Apparently it was easier to install an orientation switch to disable the light completely than have a separate button to enable/disable it?

My thought was that a switch is already there, in the "modes". You can disable the light entirely or turn it on, but you cannot turn it on "permanently". It will go off when turned upsidedown. That "automatic-ness" is what he objects too. If they just made the switch give you the choice of off or on, they wouldn't need the position switch at all. Seems simpler that way, but someone would complain that they had to do it manually too, so they just can't win.


It's just like the metric versus imperial measuring scale on the TS55. They were metric only for years, enough people complained about it, then they had the "add-on" tape thingy and switched to all imperial on the US version. Now some want the metric back.
Personally, I would rather have the metric. Everything else Festool is metric, why not just embrace it and move on?
I know, you can get the little depth stop for the fence in an imperial version, but what is the point? The cutter depth is still metric as are the cutters themselves, tenons too for that matter.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2022, 07:17 PM by Crazyraceguy »
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Re: Carvex Strobe Light Mode
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2022, 07:57 PM »
Please let's us keep this discussion going on the strobe light and NOT about metric vs imperial.

Peter