Author Topic: CXS or TSX?  (Read 3386 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rp127777

  • Posts: 23
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Which would you buy first and why?

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 1136
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:07 PM »
First? Are you intending to buy both anyway?
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline petersd

  • Posts: 35
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 12:11 PM »
I looked at both. Ended up with the CXS and am very happy with it. A great little drill.

Offline rp127777

  • Posts: 23
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 04:01 PM »
Eventually I may buy both, but will only buy one now and then before the second one, I will buy other tools.

Offline ScotF

  • Posts: 2513
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 04:13 PM »
I would suggest trying them both out at a store. I really liked the TXS and thought it was an extension of my hand and the CXS not as much. Both are nice drills, though. Great balance, ergonomics and handy.

Offline Runhard

  • Posts: 803
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 04:17 PM »
I have both and really like both of them. I bought the CXS a few years before the TXS was available. I also have a T18+3 (my fist Festool drill), three Milwaukee’s, and two DeWalts.

I would still buy the CXS first if I had to do it over again.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 07:14 PM by Runhard »

Offline Knight Woodworks

  • Posts: 223
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 05:19 PM »
I own both. Got the CXS first, then the TXS. Initially I liked the T handle more, after a couple of years I've decided the prefer the CXS. As others have suggested, if possible, try them both before you buy.


Offline Birdhunter

  • Posts: 2382
  • Woodworker, Sportsman, Retired
Re: CXS or TSX?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 06:05 PM »
Like Runhard, I bought the CSX before the TSX was out. I did later buy the TSX and ended up preferring it. The CSX seems to get into tight spots better than the CSX. The TSX feels better in my hand better than the CSX. Both are great drills. If possible, handle both before buying.