Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw Review

Exceptional Performance, but Difficult to Use
Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw Review

Product Name: Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Product Description: Festool Jig Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

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  • 7.3/10
    Rating - 7.3/10
7.3/10

Summary

Our rating for the Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw is lower than some which is a 7.6 out of 10. The price on the top of it is high. But the unit is equipped with advanced components and it is designed for durable performance and is stable. It is a choice of professionals for producing clean cuts where precision matters.

Advancement in technology has changed the whole concept of power tools. Now a whole lot of power is packed in very small packages. Harder tasks have become almost effortless with the power a modern motor generates. Whenever you are choosing between jigsaw models, choose wisely between the motor technologies. A brushless motor is the most advanced version that delivers 2nd to none power and durability.

Its light weight, frictionless spin eliminates the need of carbon brushes. The Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw is equipped with the same motor and we will find more about this jigsaw below. If you are quality conscious, you may consider this tool for various cutting jobs, including the tough ones.

Cutting Edge Technology

Unlike Festool’s other models, the design of the Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw is different. The handle is on the top so that you can wrap your fingers around the handle easily for increased grip and comfort. It is well balanced and the base glides nicely on any surface. The blade can stroke up to staggering 3800 times per minute, thanks to the advanced brushless motor. This motor comes with variable speed and it can auto adjust power according to material’s hardness and thickness.

It comes with a multi-base system so you can easily cut on circular and straight lines. The stroboscopic LED light blinks in a pattern so you can have a clear sight of cut-line. This LED adapts the speed of blade and flashes between each stroke, visually freezing the blade and making the line easy to follow.

Exceptional Model with Exceptional Features

T-Shank type blades are known for their excellent performance and clean cuts. This package contains the same universal T-Shank blades. The length of each stroke is one inch and wood cutting depth is 4-3/4”, 3/8” in steel and ¾ into non-ferrous metal. The power source is 120V AC and the system consumes 400 watts of power. The power cord is detachable for convenient storage.

The Festool Carvex EBQ Jigsaw is little complicated to use, but you will quickly grab the controls. There is a dust port under the motor where you can connect a vacuum cleaner. You will love this feature if you have been struggling with the sight of cut-lines due to debris. It has center bevel tilt base for angular cuts and sub base inserts for several materials.

Specifications and Features

  • Universal T-Shank type blades
  • ¾” non-ferrous cutting depth
  • 3/8” steel cutting depth
  • 4- ¾” wood capacity
  • 400 Watts consumption
  • Variable 0-3800 SPM speed
  • 1” stroke length
  • SYS 1 T-LOC Systainer

Pros

  • EC-TEC brushless motor technology
  • Automatic variable speed adjustment
  • High SPM
  • Lightweight ergonomic design
  • T-Shank quality blades
  • Detachable power cord

Cons

  • Vacuum system won’t work for angular base if you are considering it for vacuum system

Verdict

Our rating for the Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw is lower than some which is a 7.6 out of 10. The price on the top of it is high. But the unit is equipped with advanced components and it is designed for durable performance and is stable. It is a choice of professionals for producing clean cuts where precision matters.

If you are happy with overall features but doubt about drawbacks, consider money back guarantee of 30 days, 3-years of warranty and free service. Some may complain about high price or minor complications, but technically there is no serious fault and 76% users are completely satisfied with its performance and durability.

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