The new Festool Carvex 420 jigsaws utilize a tool-free base changing system
that allows you to choose a base that matches your application.
The angle base has two beveling feet that provide greater stability and accuracy
when making inside or outside angle cuts. A steel base plate is available for metal-cutting
applications. A guide rail adapter base gives you the ability to use Festool guide
rails for straight, accurate cuts and also serves as the base for attaching the
circle and radius cutting accessory. Use the hook-and-loop base plate with replaceable
felts to prevent scratches on delicate materials. A dimpled base plate is available
for uneven surfaces and is low-friction. The hard fiber base plate has an ultra-smooth
surface with low friction.
For your best value, consider the Carvex Accessory Kit, which contains
all of these bases as well as other accessories in a Systainer for organization.
Cut Line Visibility.
The new Carvex 420 jigsaws were designed to ensure high visibility of the blade
and cut line. After all, your cut is only as good as your ability to see what you're
We started with four high-intensity LED lights that are stroboscopic,
meaning that they pulse in unison with the blade. That strobe effect makes the blade
appear to stand still as you cut making it easier to stay on course. The LEDs provide
great visibility even in low-light conditions. The LEDs can be configured in three
modes: always on, always off or stroboscopic.
The adjustable dust guard can be slid up or down to maximize visibility
while ensuring effective dust collection.
Speaking of dust collection, Festool's reputation for great dust extraction means
you won't have sawdust covering your cut line.
When working with expensive materials like cabinet grade veneered plywood or MDF,
it is important to have cuts that leave splinter-free edges to
eliminate re-work or to minimize the amount of time spent cleaning up the cut.
Festool Trion and Carvex jigsaws have an innovative replaceable splinterguard that
acts as a zero clearance for the blade. The splinterguard prevents tearing and chipping,
leaving you with crisp, clean cuts. Splinterguards are made from
clear plastic, so your cut line is unobstructed. The splinterguard simply slides
into the base of the jigsaw without the need for tools or adjustments.
Festool's MMC electronics and a variable speed setting will ensure that a consistent
and appropriate blade speed is used for the material being cut. MMC also protects
the jigsaw from overheating and overload scenarios.