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Author Topic: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?  (Read 1889 times)

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Offline trevorg

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Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« on: August 22, 2016, 10:35 PM »
Hello Festool, I love my cordless Carvex and tracksaw and can't really imagine going back to corded when the power is there.  Any ideas when Festool might release a cordless multi-tool (to the US market)?

Also, ever considered making cordless 16-gauge and 18-gauge nailers for trim?  Seems like much of your market would have good use for them.  I'm super impressed with your cordless tools so far and would like to replace as many cordless and corded tools as I can with Festool cordless.

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Offline TylerC

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 09:22 AM »
As of now, we're not planning on a cordless version of our Vecturo Oscillating Multi-Tool. (At least not in the near future.) That's a tool where -- based on how it's used -- people are usually satisfied with a corded version. That said, we're continuing to invest in our cordless tools, so anything is possible.

There aren't currently plans to release a nailer.

Offline Blakestiles

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 05:17 PM »
I disagree with craftsmen not needing it cordless. I bought the vecturo before the cordless carvex and ts came out. After buying the cordless versions the cord really slows me down. Please make a cordless vecturo! My company will by 3 the day it comes out.

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 06:45 PM »
I think Festool will introduce a cordless version when their agreement with Fein allows them to. Festool will also then improve the plunge attachment to allow easy depth adjustment.

Offline rst

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 09:16 PM »
The Vecturo is really a Fein Supercut in disquise, I've had a MM for years.  Toolnut sold the corded Supercut in a systainer for what was 1/2 the traditional price and in a systainer and I jumped right on that deal.  I later bought the cordless 18v Supercut as I had also bought the Fein 18v drill.  The Supercut that Toolnut sold had the adapter that allows use of the MM blades.  All three tools are fantastic.

Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 05:02 AM »
I've got to disagree. I have a cordless Milwaukee and a corded Bosch. The only time the Bosch ever gets used is if the Milwaukee was left at another job. Fein already makes a 18v, it shouldn't be hard for Festool to make one that accepts their battery.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Any plans for a cordless multi-tool? If so when?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 06:23 AM »
"...people are usually satisfied with a corded version."

No me, I have had a Fein MM250Q for many years and I received the Ridgid 12V JobMax 2 years ago for Father's Day and since that day my Fein MM has never seen daylight. The JobMax has about 7 different interchangeable heads available that convert it to a 3/8" right angle drill, jigsaw, 1/4" hex drive impact, 3/8" ratchet, spiral saw, reciprocating saw, as well as the standard multi-tool cutting/sanding capabilities. The tool has four different consoles or power sources; 18V cordless, 12V cordless, pneumatic, and a corded 120V AC version. It's a good tool and the accessory heads I have work well. It's not Festool quality but it was not designed to be and the cost is significantly less. The jig saw does not have a light and none of the cutting attachments have dust collection capabilities which I miss but to the question being considered here about the 'need' or market for a cordless multi-tool I have to say that there is one and others will fill the void if Festool chooses not to.

I will sell my MM250 soon and get a Vecturo but if a cordless version was on the drawing board or coming out in the near future I would hold off for that as I am working to cut the cord on all my portable tools so have been replacing everything with cordless versions.

I sold four (two of which were cordless but w/o dust collection) circular saws including my corded DeWalt track saw and replaced them all with the TSC55. I did hang on to my 8-1/4 worm-drive Skillsaw and my PC 314H 4-1/2" worm drive saw though but they may hit the auction block soon if I have not used them at least once in the next year.

My corded drills rarely get used since I bought the T15+3 and the other cordless drills and drivers I already had. I am looking to get the PDC18/4 soon and that will have me covered for just about anything for handheld drilling or driving along with the Hilti TE17 for big stuff which after 25+ years just won't die.

My point is that cordless is where all my future handheld power tool dollars will be spent, or the majority anyway. If I have to buy outside the Festool brand then so be it, but I am cutting the cord on everything where I can. I am sure I am not the only one who is thinking like this.
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