Does Your Jigsaw Do This? || Festool Carvex Jigsaw Deep Dive !

Does Your Jigsaw Do This? || Festool Carvex Jigsaw Deep Dive !

Sedge goes through some of the finer tips and tricks with BigD on the Festool Carvex jigsaw. Blade guides, strobe setting, arbor reset, and blade changing to name just a few.

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  1. Water Chicken Woodworx by Dan Brown on August 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Boy i have a bunch of festool ,ok a lot of festool and everytime i see these videos i feel as though i have no idea that my what im doing ,cause half this i didn’t even know was a thing .but like a a kid at Christmas time once i see this i have to go to the shop and try it out . Thanks for the information 👍

  2. Floyd Brennan on August 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Awesome video sir we appreciate the information

  3. Welsh Rabbit on August 9, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Cutting upside down is especially useful when coping joints. I use it with a Collins coping foot. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the bright strobe light shining into my eyes when doing that.

  4. SirLesMeyer on August 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    I have had the Carvex for a few years now, but I always learn something from you. Thanks Sedge,

  5. M P on August 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Your channel helped me make the final decision to purchase Festool

  6. skylier36 on August 9, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    This video has great timing. Just bought one after trying my neighbors.

  7. Dave Curda on August 9, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Great video I only new one of those tips so thank you very much for the knowledge.

  8. Ira Kopilow on August 9, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Wow! Have had my Carvex for at least 5 years and never knew some of the tips and tricks you put out there. It is like MAGIC. Wicked pissah!

  9. Jeff LeMay on August 9, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    I love my Carvex and all that Festool magic!!! My Carvex has saved me many times! I have been having some issues loading and ejecting my blades…. they seem to stick when being ejected and I really need to wiggle/ work them in to seat them. Is this something that can be fixed? Does it just need to be cleaned? (It doesn’t seem that dirty) Thank you again for all the great videos guys!!

    As a side note, I just want to let you know that all the videos you have done (w/ Festool and this channel) have given me a lot of knowledge and confidence. I recently started my own business full time and I am now booked out for 6 months. I own a lot of it to your efforts and other very skilled trades people that share their passion and knowledge. Thank you!!

  10. Bill Kraemer on August 9, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    $445.00, no thanks.

  11. RUM on August 9, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Man, I love this channel. Between your personal channel and the Festool one, it’s really brought me up to speed, and shortened my learning curve in the shop. Keep up the good work.

  12. T K on August 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Sedge – did you do the pin replacement on your Carvex? I found without replacing the solid pin with a ball screw the blade has too much play because the solid pin moves out of position.

  13. Woodcraft CZ on August 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    mine takes forever to reset 😩

  14. Brian Russell on August 9, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Nice video! Thank you. The Carvex was my first Festool tool. I was doing a redwood house siding project. On the strobe light, I notice that the strobe varies with the blade speed setting. So to my eyes, during a cut, it makes the blade appear or ‘look’ like it’s standing still. Combine that with dust extraction, makes the Carvex, a game changer in jigsaws.

  15. Diane Bennett on August 9, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for this video, I Learnt a few things, as like all good wood workers I opened the box threw the user guide in the bin and started using the saw. Never looked at the blade guide set up, but alls good, worked straight out of the box.😄😄😄 Alf

  16. Sekrit Skworl - Sekrit_Studios on August 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Where is the hex key stored on a Carvex? I can’t seem to locate mine.

  17. Steve S. on August 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Perfect timing. I was just about to buy one of these jigsaws.

  18. Luke Pighetti on August 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    My carvex worked amazing when I first bought it but then one day it refused to cut and orbital mode doesn’t seem to work anymore. There are videos of folks on YouTube talking about a potential design flaw where the blade tilts away from the cut under normal load disengaging the cutting teeth but Festool hasn’t offered a solution or apology for the oversight. I need to send mine in for service, but I’m curious if you know anything about this?

  19. illezt on August 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Love festool

  20. Kieran Finnerty on August 9, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve had a Mafell P1CC for over 5 years now, cuts at 90 degrees every time no wander whatsoever and has no guides either side of the blade. Easy blade change and in my opinion is a far better machine, I’ve never been a lover of jigsaws as they always wander and can not cut at 90 the Maffel is a different animal 😉

  21. Stephen Nicholas on August 9, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    The splinter plastic isn’t magic. I used similar with a Bosch green range jigsaw over 30 years ago. Might even still have a few in a box. With a fresh blade, that saw did great work for many years till I gave it away

  22. David Janis on August 9, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Two different grips. Just a matter of preferences?

  23. CZ_WW on August 9, 2023 at 5:24 pm


  24. Rich Mann Wood Studio on August 9, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Great tips, Sedge! Thanks. I have a question. My clear shield is nearly impossible to move up and down. I see your move yours on and off so easily. How can I fix mine?

  25. William Smith on August 9, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    I may appear as a belly acher here from time to time but, don’t mean to be. I started my woodworking/finish carpentry journey way late in life and opted for Festool to try to give myself an edge. For the most part it has been highly successful especially with dust collection in peoples homes. I own a carvex and that accessory kit for it.
    In no way am I pointing the finger at you for this opinion but, Festool does give you the cool shirts.
    The manuals for these tools are weak at best. When you spend top dollar on tools the least you should get is directions on how to use it and ALL of the features it has instead of never knowing or burning time on the internet hoping for answers. I have ruined things due to not having vital information about the tool.

    I use the carvex mainly for coping with the Collins coping foot.
    I never use the accessory kit. The main tool I bought it for is the circle cutter which has zero information on how to use it anywhere on earth I can find.
    A deep dive (every step… most videos leave out the vital parts) into getting the size hole you want with the cut staying on a 90 would be really appreciated.
    I have literally have been considering dumping that accessory systainer into the trash and using it to store other items.
    That light turning off when you turn it upside down should have been an option. I have used my carvex to cut holes in weird tight spaces and it turning itself off when upside down makes for an unpleasant experience.
    Learning about the A button being keeping the blade @ 90° and not wobbling until it makes contact is very helpful. I had zero clue about that and have owned this tool for at least 5 years.

    Your videos are appreciated and thanks for taking the time to make them.

  26. Adam Weinstein on August 9, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    Very helpful and appreciated – thanks gents.

  27. Jon Dunn on August 9, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Another awesome video by two cool knowledgeable guys and love the TSO guides❤

  28. M P on August 9, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    I just purchases my first Festool track saw and domino joiner two weeks ago! I got us use the track saw yesterday and it was awesome. You have fun on your channel and are very knowlegable. Thanks for great content and positive attitude!!!

  29. Milan Djordjevic on August 9, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Another Great Video ,Thank you Guys .

  30. Kevin Criswell on August 9, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Sedge, you always pack a ton of info in your videos. I’ve had the cordless Carvex for a couple of years and you have re-opened my eyes to all the features I had forgotten..have to go back in the shop now and reacquaint myself with my carvex.


  31. Michael Payne on August 9, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Nice to see the Carvex getting some love, of all the tools in the Festool line up this one has some adamant haters.