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Offline Leighton

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Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:55 AM »
There standard drill/drivers are grate but in the uk we love impact drivers

Offline Alex

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 08:36 AM »
Well, you're in luck, apparently there's one comming out real soon.

See this thread for more details.

https://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-new-products.html
Nothing to see there...

Offline Alex

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 08:57 AM »

Offline mrB

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 09:19 AM »
I'm from the UK and I've never owned an impact. I hate them, though it seems I'm the only one. It's the noise I can't bare.

REALLY REALLY hoping festool have made a quiet one.  But after many years of using drills I am starting to get problems in my forearms from driving big screws with a drill. So either way I'll probably be buying it the next time a big screw type job comes up. God I hope it's a quiet (ish) one.

Does anyone know if the quiet impact drivers from other manufacturers were up to snuff? ie: not breaking early etc etc?  Guess I'll find out soon either way.
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Offline rst

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 09:24 AM »
I have the Milwaukee M18 surge impact and it is very quiet compared to the earlier versions.  I work with steel and aluminum primarily so an impact is necessary.  I will probably get sucked into yet another Festool when they release theirs.  I have Milwaukee, Fein and Festool equipment, but the Festool drills are definitely smoother then the rest in use.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 09:39 AM »
It's the noise I can't bare.

REALLY REALLY hoping festool have made a quiet one. 

FWIW...one of the questions in the Festool impact survey that they conducted about 2 years ago was " Do you prefer a hydraulic driven impact or a conventional mechanical driven impact?"  Or something to that effect.  [smile]

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 07:19 PM »
I'd love an impact. Finally took the Fes 18v plunge with the PDC and it frankly baffles me. @ torq setting of 12 it wouldn't fully drive 2" #18 door screws into fir 2X material, one click to the drill setting and it almost broke my wrist.

Could be me, I may have to break down and read the directions.

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Offline Don T

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 07:45 PM »
I overheard a conversation at Connect that they are coming out with a 18V impact.
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Offline SouthRider

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 09:51 PM »
Festool Roadshow wandered through South Louisiana in November, and they confirmed an impact available sometime in the spring.
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Offline James Carriere

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 10:44 PM »
I also heard at a California roadshow when I asked that an 18v impact driver would be released 2019.



Offline Gregor

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Re: Will festool ever release an 18v impact driver
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 09:02 AM »
I can report similar from Germany: impact and angle grinder (both cordless) have been mentioned by staff to be coming early 2019.