Festool makes the best jigsaw. But, don't take our word.
If the result of our work at Festool is not better than everything else on the market,
we prefer not to come out with the tool at all. That is our philosophy on power
tool design and the reason that the new Carvex 420 represents the best jigsaw available.
Festool jigsaws have pushed the envelope in sawing technology, offering ground breaking
features that have completely changed the expectations of what a jigsaw can do.
The Carvex 420 incorporates many industry firsts, such as being the first jigsaw
to use brushless motor technology, the tool-free base system, stroboscopic LEDs,
the tool-free FastFix blade change system, and the triple blade guidance system
for perfectly square cuts. In all, the Carvex has a dozen patented technologies
to make it the most innovative and best jigsaw when compared to others.
Here are just a few examples of accolades received from our family of jigsaws over
Still not convinced?
Research on the internet and you'll quickly discover a trend. Festool is highly
regarded by professional woodworkers and recommended as the #1 power tool brand.
While other manufacturers offer jigsaws, only Festool has the most extensive range
of accessories, blades, features, capabilities, and full-unit HEPA dust extractors
to complement your jigsaw. Festool has unparalleled service and support for its
power tools, which are designed and manufactured in Germany.
No-risk 30 day guarantee.
What better way to decide if a Festool jigsaw is the right tool for you but to try
it yourself? Well, you can do that. Festool offers a 30-day money back guarantee
on all of its power tools. Get it, try it, and if it doesn't fully meet your expectations
simply return it for a refund, less any applicable shipping.
Festool Carvex PS 420 Jigsaw
May 2013, Pages 80-81
This new Carvex PS 420 jigsaw from Festool retains the distinctive features of the existing model, but this new machine pushes the boundaries even further in every application for which it's used. Festool's latest jigsaw has some clever new touches to put it above normal jigsawing application, with square cutting around tight curves one of the big selling points. Festool have certainly done their homework on the Carvex and it offers several innovations...
Sawing is Believing
November 2012, Page 64
One problem with all jigsaws is seeing where you are going. If you are cutting curves then you have to rely on hand and eye coordination and you need to see the blade clearly. Here the rapid dust removal and stroboscopic light combine to give a clear view of the blade, which appears under the strobe to be still. This is a brilliant idea, but it gets better. The other thing that often makes you list the line is a blade that drifts. The three-position saw blade guide is a great help in constantly feeding the blade back in line even with pendulum selected. All this adds up to a jigsaw that Festool can be proud of.
A Better Breed of Jigsaws
September 2006, Pages 76-81
It's the smallest saw I tried, cuts smoothly, and handles like the expensive
sports car it is. Its blade is only 1¼ inches from each edge of the base, an occassional
lifesaver when cutting countertops for sinks.
by Victor Rasilla
Many tool companies produce good stand-alone jigsaws, but Festool's Trion model is
a cut above. It has the advantage of being part of a system that includes optional
dust exrtactor vacuums and straightedge cutting guides. I've been using the Trion
PS 300 EQ for about six months, and it's superior to any other jigsaw I've used.
Jigsaw Review Festool PS 300 EQ Trion
My rating for the Festool PS 300 EQ Trion Jigsaw: 5 of 5. This is a powerful jigsaw
with an excellent blade guide system that guarantees precise straight cuts and no
blade wander. It's integrated dust extraction hose makes this Festool Trion PS 300
EQ jigsaw extremely easy to connect with any vacuum.
In Search of a Plumb Cut,
Good choice! When used with the sacrificial blade guide and Festool’s Trion blades
this baby don’t stutter. It attacked the oak like it was hot butter. This tool now
has a special spot hanging on the edge of my bench within easy reach. it’s great
for cutting stock to rough length and I don’t have to clean the junk off my tablesaw.
There is a God in Heaven.
March 2013, Page 47
With 3,800 strokes per minute, the new Carvex PS 420 from Festool is a powerful machine. A redesigned lifting mechanism guide and parallel adjustable carbide jaws that serve as a third guide are responsible for the increase in percision. They guarantee absolute directional stability of the saw blade and maintain a high degree of percision when cutting preset angles, irrespective of the material composition.
Tool Guide 2007, Page 42
With an overall grade of A-, the Festool Trion was one of the best jigsaws tested
by Fine Woodworking in its annual Tool Guide. With the new features and capabilities
of the Carvex 420, we expect it to rate well in this year's 2013 Tool Guide.
Testing Seven Top-Shelf Jigsaws
June 2011, Pages 44-52
This is a well-featured saw built by a company with a reputation for power tools
that stand up to rigorous professional use.
When testing cut speed, the Festool Trion
turned in the fastest average time: 2.74
seconds, notable because this saw doesn't have the highest-amperage motor or
fastest blade stroke speed in this group of jigsaws.
I found the Bosch and Festool consistently produced the least vibration when cutting
a variety of wood types and thicknesses with a variety of blades.
Best Reviewed, Jigsaws
For outstanding precision, ergonomics and dust control, reviews recommend the corded
Festool Trion PSB300 EQ as the best jigsaw. Comparison tests show that both the
top-handled and barrel-grip versions provide low vibration and precision even in
tight curves on thick wood, and reviews say blade changes are easy and convenient.
Dust gets extracted through the Festool jigsaw's baseplate in a unique, effective
way – connecting with the top-ranked Festool shop vac. Optional circle-cutting and
straight guide-rail systems are also available. This German tool brand has an excellent
reputation for design and build quality...