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Over the past month or so, I’ve been posting about new tools coming from Festool. As you may have taken from my post, Carvex, Festool’s totally innovative new jigsaw, had me jazzed – that doesn’t happen very often. (Although I do have to admit that Festool has been one company that has tweaked my saliva gland multiple times).

Since I had the tool in the shop and have used it numerous times, I was shocked to read that Festool has decided to hold back on the release of Carvex due to concerns raised during late round tests. It doesn’t shock me that Festool would make this call so late in the game. It would have been easy for the company to release Carvex, let the chips fall where they may and deal with any problems after the saw was in customer hands, but that’s not Festool.

Below is a letter from the President and CEO of Festool USA.

When I hear further news, or when Festool plans to re-introduce Carvex, I’ll get the information out quickly.


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