Not just a nice jigsaw, a great system.
By Rick Bush, Festool USA Product Manager
Watch this short video as Rick Bush, Product Manager for Festool USA, reviews some
of the groundbreaking, revolutionary new Carvex 420 jigsaws.
The Carvex takes all of the great capabilities of our previous model of jigsaws,
the Trion 300 series, and kicks it up a notch. Brushless motor technology, high-intensity
stroboscopic LEDs for better blade visibility, improved blade guidance system, and
the multi-base platform are just a few ways the Carve is the most advanced jigsaw
on the market.
The Carvex jigsaw is the world's first multi-base platform. It offers a wide range
of options, such as a center-bevel angle base, expandable circle cutter, and even
a sub-base insert system for multiple materials.
The Carvex series of jigsaws will be joining our existing models of jigsaws and
there will be four variations to choose from: cordless D-handle, corded D-handle,
cordless barrel grip, and cordless barrel grip. All of these features integrate
with other Festool system components, like our HEPA dust extractors and guide rail
system used with our track saw and routers, breaking the barriers of what you thought
you could do with a jigsaw.
All four of the Carvex 420 models come standard with a brushless motor. This is
first jigsaw in the world to have a brushless motor. With brushless motors, we have
longer run times, a longer service life, it will be a stronger machine and lighter
The LEDs in the Carvex are four independent high-intensity LEDs that synchronize
with the blade. As the blade is moving up and down, the LEDs are turning on and
off at the same rate, and essentially the blade looks like it's not even moving.
So, now you can better see your blade in reference to your cut line and get that
precise cut every time.
The Carvex jigsaw can be adapted to virtually any material or application. The standard
base is great for use with a lot of different surfaces, and it's supplied with the
jigsaw. The hard fiber base insert is a phenolic resin base that glides well on
any wood or wood-like materials. The steel base insert is great for working with
metallic surfaces, protecting the base while giving you the perfect mating surface.
The dimple base insert works well with rough, uneven surfaces and reduces friction
due to the low surface area. The StickFix base insert uses a hook and loop system
along with felt pads to protect delicate surfaces from scratching.
But the best value is the Carvex Acccessory Kit (497709) because you get all of
the base inserts mentioned above plus the angle base, the circle cutter, the guide
rail adapter, a pack of replacement felts, and splinterguards all in a T-LOC Systainer®.
You know you're going to have what you need, when you need it.
We took no shortcuts on the cordless versions of the Carvex jigsaw. We wanted to
make sure they had the same functionality, same components and could do the same
work as a corded version but in a cordless format. You can do a lot of the same
work with a lot longer run time than a jigsaw without a brushless motor and take
the jigsaw to places where it's just not convenient to take a power cord.
When you look at all of the features and all of the things the Carvex jigsaws promise:
precision with the triple blade guidance, tear-free cuts with the splinterguard,
perfect visibility of the cut line, versatility with all of the different bases
and base inserts, a corded or cordless version, and durability. It's packed with
a dozen new patents. You've got thirty days to try it out risk-free to see if it
lives up to all of these promises and to your demanding expectations.