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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2012, 07:50 PM »
First problem [crying] the led lights seem to have a mind of there own. Sometimes they come on sometimes they don't..

John..

I have yet to make a video but I have used it a few times now definitely an improvement over the old carvex.

As to the LED lights  what is different to the old   when you tip the Carvex upside down  both on the OLD and NEW carvex the LEDS would switch off automatically BUT with the New model if you turn the jigsaw the right way up again the LEDS stay switched OFF   the old one they use to come back on again.   If I want the LEDS to turn back on again on the NEW carvex I have to switch the Carvex OFF and back ON again.

No big deal.

Does your dust cover at the front slide down on yours Neth?!  As mine I have tried and tried and I can not get it to slide down.  
For me its a Bonus as my old one use to slide down on its own so I stuck tape across it as I never use it any way.


JMB

Hi JMB
Glad to hear you got you new machine at last. I found the transparent cover on the front very difficult to move at first.
I think I used a screw driver to get down the first time. I was looking for good dust extraction so thought it would be better with the front down. I find it now moves more easily.
I think the lights going on and off is an over careful safety feature not to cause blindness or epileptic fits.

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2012, 04:57 AM »
First problem [crying] the led lights seem to have a mind of there own. Sometimes they come on sometimes they don't..

John..

I have yet to make a video but I have used it a few times now definitely an improvement over the old carvex.

As to the LED lights  what is different to the old   when you tip the Carvex upside down  both on the OLD and NEW carvex the LEDS would switch off automatically BUT with the New model if you turn the jigsaw the right way up again the LEDS stay switched OFF   the old one they use to come back on again.   If I want the LEDS to turn back on again on the NEW carvex I have to switch the Carvex OFF and back ON again.

No big deal.

Does your dust cover at the front slide down on yours Neth?!  As mine I have tried and tried and I can not get it to slide down.  
For me its a Bonus as my old one use to slide down on its own so I stuck tape across it as I never use it any way.


JMB

Hi JMB
Glad to hear you got you new machine at last. I found the transparent cover on the front very difficult to move at first.
I think I used a screw driver to get down the first time. I was looking for good dust extraction so thought it would be better with the front down. I find it now moves more easily.
I think the lights going on and off is an over careful safety feature not to cause blindness or epileptic fits.

Pip


Not tried a screw driver yet I thought I would be strong enough to move the cover by hand but clearly not.  My face went red and it still didnt move.

I know why the lights turns off  but what  I was saying was the Carvex 420 once the lights turn off  they dont not turn back on when you turn the carvex the right way up.  The old carved 400 it did turn back on.      Thats all I was saying.

Yeah really really really good service from Festool! Went to my dealer few weeks ago festool next day (fallowing day as I wasnt in next day) picked up my carvex bare in a plywood box I made for it!  

Few weeks later because it was coming from Germany    I received  Carvex 420 in a T-loc with charger and batterie   [big grin] Happy days!! SO im a charger and batterie and T-loc up!

Brilliant!  

Just gotta get my arse into gear and do a video.   So far I like the jigsaw  well its a big improvement from the old the blade feels more solid as the old Carvex the blade was just loose and rubbish.

JMB

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2012, 11:55 AM »
Well I have been using the carvex nearly all day today fitting kitchen worktops etc. I have to admit its a great jigsaw  [big grin].  The cutting out of the sink and hob were spot on.. The light problem must of been me turning it upside down as it has not happened today..
  I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2012, 01:35 PM »
Hi Neth

I have used the new Carvex quite a bit since doing the video and I think that it is an excellent piece of kit. I made some drawers on Saturday that sit behind a cupboard door and I forgot to do the hand-hold cutouts before assembly. The Carvex did the job and I had just a tiny bit of sanding to do before applying the PolyX. So, well done Festool.

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2012, 02:00 PM »
Hi Neth

I have used the new Carvex quite a bit since doing the video and I think that it is an excellent piece of kit. I made some drawers on Saturday that sit behind a cupboard door and I forgot to do the hand-hold cutouts before assembly. The Carvex did the job and I had just a tiny bit of sanding to do before applying the PolyX. So, well done Festool.

Peter

Two of the other lads i work with were also impressed with it  [big grin] Im just waiting for my second battery to be delivered now before i sell my Bosch GST140...
Just to add, i was not using the new carvex blades just some random Makita and Bosch blades which worked fine..

John...

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Hi John,

Yes, I forgot to say that when I did my hand-hold cutouts on my oak drawer fronts I used one of the old narrow Trion blades and it worked perfectly.

A second battery sounds like a good idea.

Peter

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Hello Everyone

I have just been to the timber yard (Timbersource here in the UK) and put the PSC420 in the car to show the guys as they are always interested in what I have been doing. I gave them a demo and then went and selected the various bits of oak and ash that I needed for the next bit of work. I was just about to borrow one of their hand saws to cut some of the longer pieces into manageable lengths when I remembered the battery driven Carvex.

I now take back everything that I said about preferring a mains powered machine. I sliced through 45mm thick ash and 50mm thick oak like a hot knife through butter.

Peter

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Re: Festool Carvex PSC420 Review - Video
« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2012, 05:44 PM »
Sent Festool Belgium a mail last week about my problems with the PS400, they rang me today and after a short discussion we agreed on a swap. I went to the dealer and came out with a 420! Great service, as i told them several others here on the forum (they know the fog very well!) had sent theirs in up to 4 times to get the same result, and that i couldn't be without one.

Had a chance to use it today and there is no comparison, it just feels like a proper jigsaw, the manual adjustment is a step back but at least it works.
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