Festool Postpones New Jigsaw
The introduction of Festool’s new jigsaw, dubbed the Carvex is being delayed indefinitely while engineers work out problems that make the tool unsuitable for the US and Canadian market. In a press release dated April 26, 2011, the company says they won’t be able to meet the scheduled June 2011 on-sale date because “late-round testing in certain applications specific to North America has demonstrated that the current design does not meet the exacting standards that we demand of ourselves, and that our customers have come to expect.”
I applaud the company for taking a step back rather than release a tool that’s not up to snuff, but I’m curious what Americans and Canadian woodworkers and carpenters do with jigsaws that is so different from users in Europe where the tool is already on sale.
I might be opening up myself to a flurry of snide comments, but do any of you know what “applications specific to North America” Festool is talking about?