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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: rp127777 on December 17, 2017, 11:55 AM

Title: CXS or TSX?
Post by: rp127777 on December 17, 2017, 11:55 AM
Which would you buy first and why?
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: ben_r_ on December 17, 2017, 12:07 PM
First? Are you intending to buy both anyway?
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: petersd 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.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: rp127777 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.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: ScotF 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.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: Runhard 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.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: Knight Woodworks 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.

John
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: Birdhunter 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.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: jeffm13 on January 09, 2019, 09:13 PM
I tried the CXS and the TXS.  The TXS fit my hand better--the CXS felt a little cramped to me.  So I chose the TSX.  And the T18...  Definitely try them both before you choose.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: jarbroen on January 17, 2019, 11:52 AM
Flip a coin... lol

I have the CXS.  I tested both at a store and really liked the ergonomics of the CXS.  It also is handy to have more bit storage on the handle.

In the bigger drills I didn't like the C and ended up with a T18 which seems like it has better balance.

The CXS feels to me like an extension of my hand.  Makes it so easy to use.
Title: Re: CXS or TSX?
Post by: Birdhunter on January 17, 2019, 03:04 PM
Have both. Prefer TSX due to ergonomics. Purely a “feel” thing.