Hi, As the title states my P1 was delivered today and when turned it on I was surprised by two things -- the vibration and sound. While I have not made any cuts with it yet it seems clear that it vibrate more and is louder than my old Bosch. There is also a bit of a hammer sound to it.
Any thoughts on whether this is 'normal' or an indication that something is amiss?
My P1cc is both loud and vibration-y, too. But when on the workpiece I feel like the vibrations aren't noticeable. The sound is still there, though. I think it has to do with the mass of what's moving inside the saw.
Are you running your P1cc at speed 6? I usually make cuts around 2-4 after playing around with blades (See my thread regarding jigsaw blade data) and I find the P1cc has less NVH than my Bosch 12V jigsaw (However, it does feel nicer to hold with the smaller diameter body...) Haven't used the bigger corded Bosch jigsaws so I don't know what they are like but I hear good things about them. The P1cc runs perfectly smooth in the work if it has sufficient support and I avoid overfeeding it with the pendulum setting set too aggressively.
I'll second that - I normally run at 3 or 4 - so smooth, lots of control and not a lot of noise. I guess max speed is needed for larger blades and thicker materials, but for now I haven't had the need.
I'll also add the note on feed rate too. Its a bit harder to describe with a jigsaw and since humans aren't CNC machinery... In the case of the various blades I used, the grain of the wood combined with the speed and pendulum changed everything, as did the relative resistance that I felt as I pushed the P1cc through the cut. With some of the cleanest cuts, I ran at lower speeds but had slightly more aggressive feeds which led to amazingly clean rip cuts in some blades (Like the Spyder Skeleton blade) in solid material. Going slow actually produced a cut that didn't feel like it was burnished/sanded down. The same applied when I went real slow and took off the pendulum. You'll have to experiment as well, since I found different species of softwood produced dramatically varying results as well (Not to mention some species also like to bind against the blade when ripped while others are fairly free cutting... Ask me why my tapered table legs aren't so straight...)
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