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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM »
Hi Everyone

I have now completed the 3rd and final video in my Festool Cordless drill driver series. In the final one I try to provide information in order to help people decide which they should get. I strongly recommend that you should go to a show or to your local dealer and try each one before making up your mind.

Please note that the PDC18 does not have an eccentric chuck option.



Peter
« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 12:42 AM by Peter Parfitt »

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 10:11 AM »
Thanks for sharing this Peter. I agree with you, about visiting a dealer.

I bought the CXS a few months ago. I went to the local store and play with the CXS a bit (pun intended)  [tongue] I found the drill extremely versatile & light weight compare to my M18 drills.

Mario

Edit: dyslexic correction
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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 10:26 AM »
Very informative, thank you Peter. 

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 12:15 PM »
Great video Peter. Answered some questions i had and reminded me of a few things ...well I just plain forgot about  [embarassed]
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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 01:51 PM »
Many thanks chaps. I was worried that this video was a little plain but have been encouraged by your comments and the many comments now appearing on YouTube.

I decided to do this, following the "What Festool Sander" and "Which Domino" style videos as I received a huge number of questions seeking such advice. It is difficult to provide a balanced view as it is too easy to sneak in personal preferences. The key thing is to get the facts and then go somewhere to try before you buy.

I have used some great drills from Bosch, Dewalt and Hitachi but just love my two Festool machines - the old CXS and the PDC18.

Peter

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 01:57 PM »
Thanks Peter...nice job.  Wasn't "dry" in the least....you presented just enough info for anyone to go in the right direction.
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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 02:19 PM »
Peter good overview of the drill drivers.

I do have one question. At about 4:50 you state that the PDC will have an eccentric chuck. Is that a new offering? It's my understanding that the eccentric chuck from a T or C series will not fit the PDC. The 2018 catalog in the US doesn't list an eccentric chuck for the PDC.

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 06:21 PM »
There is an eccentric chuck, just not the same one...found that out the hard way.  I got a great deal on a PDC so I bought a chuck of Ebay.  Guess what?  Only fits the C & Ts.  Had to do some research to find the correct one.  Then I had to buy the C18 to fit the wrong chuck!   [blink]

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Hi!

Great video Peter! Thank you!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 06:39 PM »
There is an eccentric chuck, just not the same one...found that out the hard way.  I got a great deal on a PDC so I bought a chuck of Ebay.  Guess what?  Only fits the C & Ts.  Had to do some research to find the correct one.  Then I had to buy the C18 to fit the wrong chuck!   [blink]
. Yeah, I was curious so I went to Festool UK to see if there was a NAINA eccentric chuck for the PDC that I wasn’t aware of. Does not appear to exist.   [blink]
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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 06:47 PM »
My bad, no eccentric...should have checked systainer become inserting foot in mouth   [sad]

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 07:34 PM »
My bad, no eccentric...should have checked systainer become inserting foot in mouth   [sad]
And yet; why not.  Drill sends too much RPM or power for the ECCENTRIC Chuck to handle? I wonder why the PDC didn’t get one.  The DRC doesn’t have one either, right?  I would pay for a unique version Eccentric version if the PDC/DRC required it due design limits with the C/T series version.... [scratch chin] [scratch chin]
Protool never offered it to begin with either, so I guess there’s no demand for the PDC to have that Eccentric Chuck..... [oops] [oops]
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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2018, 04:55 PM »
Hi!

I can only guess, and imagine the following:

I actually don't think it's a torque or rpm "problem". I imagine that, and it's actually the same with the CXS, the angle attachment of the PDC/DRC puts you as close to an obstacle as somehow possible. Meaning: An eccentric chuck simply won't offer any benefit over using the existing angle attachment. At least for any use I can imagine right now.

If you look at the Bosch 12V FC, you'll notice that their angle attachment is "enormous" compared to the one of the CXS, that's why they need the additional eccentric chuck.

Like I said, it's only what I imagine and comes from my experience. Pretty sure that if you could gain something from an eccentric chuck with either the CXS or PDC/DRC, Festool would make one.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 05:31 PM »
I posted some pictures comparing the different CXS and Bosch Flexiclick chucks in this post: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/festoolrecon-com-coming-soon-(us)/msg539578/#msg539578.
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Festool Cordless Drill Driver Line-Up - Video
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 06:23 PM »
Hi!

I can only guess, and imagine the following:

I actually don't think it's a torque or rpm "problem". I imagine that, and it's actually the same with the CXS, the angle attachment of the PDC/DRC puts you as close to an obstacle as somehow possible. Meaning: An eccentric chuck simply won't offer any benefit over using the existing angle attachment. At least for any use I can imagine right now.

If you look at the Bosch 12V FC, you'll notice that their angle attachment is "enormous" compared to the one of the CXS, that's why they need the additional eccentric chuck.

Like I said, it's only what I imagine and comes from my experience. Pretty sure that if you could gain something from an eccentric chuck with either the CXS or PDC/DRC, Festool would make one.

Kind regards,
Oliver
. That sounds reasonable... [smile]
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