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Offline Peter Durand

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centrotec square bits
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:28 PM »
Is Festool ever considering making square (Robertson) centrotec bits. In my neck of the woods Robertson screws are by far the most popular and available screws.

Cheers,

Peter

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: centrotec square bits
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 11:33 PM »
Is Festool ever considering making square (Robertson) centrotec bits. In my neck of the woods Robertson screws are by far the most popular and available screws.

Cheers,

Peter

Atlas Machinery, they're in Canada. That's where I get mine.

http://www.atlas-machinery.com/r2-x-6-x-festool-centrotec-long-bit/

Tom

Offline ear3

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Re: centrotec square bits
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 08:47 AM »
Here's a link for the square bits from Toolnut: http://www.festoolproducts.com/accessories/aftermarket-accessories/centrotec-drill-driver-bits.html

As a sidenote I would just add, since I was doing a bunch of pocket holing over the last few days, that the best set-up I've found for driving in pocket hole screws with the #2 bit is to use the eccentric chuck and then a regular longer hex bit.  Centrotec bits don't lock in the eccentric chuck.  And I've found that when I use the Centrotec chuck plus the snappy square bit driver for this operation, the green sleeve of the chuck will often annoyingly will catch on the workpiece as the screw is driven in deeper. 
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: centrotec square bits
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Here's a link for the square bits from Toolnut: http://www.festoolproducts.com/accessories/aftermarket-accessories/centrotec-drill-driver-bits.html

As a sidenote I would just add, since I was doing a bunch of pocket holing over the last few days, that the best set-up I've found for driving in pocket hole screws with the #2 bit is to use the eccentric chuck and then a regular longer hex bit.  Centrotec bits don't lock in the eccentric chuck.  And I've found that when I use the Centrotec chuck plus the snappy square bit driver for this operation, the green sleeve of the chuck will often annoyingly will catch on the workpiece as the screw is driven in deeper.

Get a CXS, problem solved.... [big grin]

Tom

Offline jobsworth

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Re: centrotec square bits
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 11:43 AM »
adj the torq and I dont have that issue with a C12/C15
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline ear3

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Re: centrotec square bits
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 07:40 PM »
Yeah, I know.  It's just that when I do short-term site work (as I was doing over the past week), I tend only to bring one drill, and that drill usually ends up being the T18.


Here's a link for the square bits from Toolnut: http://www.festoolproducts.com/accessories/aftermarket-accessories/centrotec-drill-driver-bits.html

As a sidenote I would just add, since I was doing a bunch of pocket holing over the last few days, that the best set-up I've found for driving in pocket hole screws with the #2 bit is to use the eccentric chuck and then a regular longer hex bit.  Centrotec bits don't lock in the eccentric chuck.  And I've found that when I use the Centrotec chuck plus the snappy square bit driver for this operation, the green sleeve of the chuck will often annoyingly will catch on the workpiece as the screw is driven in deeper.

Get a CXS, problem solved.... [big grin]

Tom
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/Long-Life Bag • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3