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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: burgerman on March 16, 2018, 12:08 PM

Title: Difference between Carvex PSC 420 EB and PSC 420 EBQ?
Post by: burgerman on March 16, 2018, 12:08 PM
I have searched online and even called Festool this morning, and cannot seem to get an answer on this.  I recently purchased, from Festool, a reconditioned Carvex PSC 420 EBQ, but they sent me the PSC 420 EB.   

Does anyone know what the difference is between the EB and EBQ models?   Thanks very much. 
Title: Re: Difference between Carvex PSC 420 EB and PSC 420 EBQ?
Post by: kcasser on March 16, 2018, 12:54 PM
Just looking at the line up, it looks like the EB is battery operated while the EBQ is corded.  Can that be right?
Title: Re: Difference between Carvex PSC 420 EB and PSC 420 EBQ?
Post by: burgerman on March 16, 2018, 01:05 PM
I thought maybe that was the difference, but then again, I thought maybe the "C" in the PSC denotes cordless.   

Here is info straight from my order confirmation with Festool:

Well drats, it won't late me paste in the screen print. 

I'll paste just the text:    Carvex PSC 420 EBQ Cordless Lithium Ion 18V Jigsaw
Title: Re: Difference between Carvex PSC 420 EB and PSC 420 EBQ?
Post by: wpz on March 16, 2018, 05:15 PM
The Q (quicklock?) denotes that it has a plug-it cord, e.g. when festool changed the vecturo from a plug it cord to a normal cord, the name changed from VECTURO OS 400 EQ to VECTURO OS 400 E.

The C (cordless?) indeed means its battery powered, e.g. TS 55 REBQ vs TSC 55 REB

So a CARVEX PSC 420 EBQ does not exist, it's either a CARVEX PS 420 EBQ or a CARVEX PSC 420 EB, and since they mention Lithium Ion 18V, it's probably the latter, so the Q is just a typo I guess.

Unless you are getting a cool new prototype that can work on batteries and AC power like the ETSC 125 Li 3,1 [eek]
Title: Re: Difference between Carvex PSC 420 EB and PSC 420 EBQ?
Post by: burgerman on March 19, 2018, 11:38 AM
wpz:  Thanks very much.  It must have indeed been a typo, since a cordless tool of course would not have any kind of cord.  Thanks very much!