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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2022, 08:07 AM »
What Cheese said. Super scribing job  [smile]

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Offline Econoline

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2022, 01:39 PM »
It's kind of ironic that when I found the sweet spot for the added grub screw, the Festy jigsaw blades no longer fit in the saw. The Bosch blades drop right in...
E.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2022, 05:41 PM »
It's kind of ironic that when I found the sweet spot for the added grub screw, the Festy jigsaw blades no longer fit in the saw. The Bosch blades drop right in...
E.

I have struggled with the genuine Festool blades since day one. It has to be the extra thickness. One of the two that came with the saw has never been in it. It just will not fit. All of the other T-shank blades from other manufacturers seem to be fine. I was under the impression that the thck ones were supposed to match the width of a standard TS55 blade, so you could finish a cut that was started with the track, by hand.
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Offline tsmi243

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2022, 07:13 PM »
It's kind of ironic that when I found the sweet spot for the added grub screw, the Festy jigsaw blades no longer fit in the saw. The Bosch blades drop right in...
E.

Happened to me too.  Back it off a quarter turn, and they'll probably pop right in. 

Offline Coen

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2022, 09:51 AM »
It's kind of ironic that when I found the sweet spot for the added grub screw, the Festy jigsaw blades no longer fit in the saw. The Bosch blades drop right in...
E.

I have struggled with the genuine Festool blades since day one. It has to be the extra thickness. One of the two that came with the saw has never been in it. It just will not fit. All of the other T-shank blades from other manufacturers seem to be fine. I was under the impression that the thck ones were supposed to match the width of a standard TS55 blade, so you could finish a cut that was started with the track, by hand.

Huh, never thought about that. How would that work with the new 1.8mm blade then..?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2022, 05:58 PM »
I would assume that they have newer blades to accommodate that, at the 1.8mm width?
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Offline Laminator

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2022, 09:42 PM »
I fixed my corded and cordless carvex and both saws are like new creatures for sure. 
Super quick and easy and inexpensive...should have come from the factory like this!

Offline Steve1

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2022, 08:09 AM »
For anybody looking for the screws, they would more commonly be called a "ball plunger" or "ball spring plunger".
Its not really a grub screw -- if you search that, you are likely to get a solid spherical point set screw.

Offline Econoline

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2022, 12:52 PM »
Somebody is calling them Grub Screws...

Offline Coen

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2022, 01:12 PM »
I would assume that they have newer blades to accommodate that, at the 1.8mm width?

Well, the jigsaw blades got renumbered and got a facelift a few years ago, but don't think width of cut was chaged honestly. Have not seen it mentioned anywhere either.

But looking at changing over to TS 55 F... good question. I know some blades are thinner than the TS55' 2.2mm. But would be nasty if they are wider than 1.8mm..

I do have a near-complete blade collection in my DIY Trion Systainer.. so I'm gonna check that.

Offline mino

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2022, 09:44 AM »
This looks like a design defect to me.

Looking at the design, it would seem to me the original pin is *expected* to stay put inside the plastic by friction but it does not.

I cannot imagine the original pin as *meant* to be allowed to freely move and be stopped only by the external housing - which is not guaranteed to be at the same position vis-a-vis the gearbox assembly to begin.

That effectively makes the pin completely pointless. Once out, stopped by the housing, THE ORIGINAL PIN NO LONGER DOES ITS FUNCTION -> the designer put it there for a reason. Not for fun.


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Can you please take this with HQ and see if can get some formal feedback ?

This to me looks like the *expected* scenario - pin staying put - is not seen in practice and after some use the pins, being smooth, slip out of the gearbox and as the "standard" servicing manual does not check for this problem it is not noticed when the saws are sent in.

This would also explain why hobby users tend to not complain much while the pro's like Coen scream about it.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 09:48 AM by mino »
When The Machine has no brains, use yours.

Offline Coen

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Re: Carvex pendulum fix
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2022, 01:10 AM »

This to me looks like the *expected* scenario - pin staying put - is not seen in practice and after some use the pins, being smooth, slip out of the gearbox and as the "standard" servicing manual does not check for this problem it is not noticed when the saws are sent in.

This would also explain why hobby users tend to not complain much while the pro's like Coen scream about it.

I complain about a lot, but until recently I wasn't aware of this particular Carvex problem. A few months ago I have used a Carvex in the wild and it definitely had this problem too. Very noticeable too, but for the owner this was the best jigsaw they ever had, so then the perspective is different.