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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #90 on: February 15, 2016, 12:52 PM »
One other consideration with the impulse technology is that due to the oil viscosity that you may not be able to use it in temps below freezing. But they are definitely quieter than a traditional impact. Just had my paws on one last week.
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Re: PDC test
« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2016, 04:01 PM »

One other consideration with the impulse technology is that due to the oil viscosity that you may not be able to use it in temps below freezing.

Well, that pretty much takes care of five months of the year. Sweet for Florida though.
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Re: PDC test
« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2016, 06:49 AM »

One other consideration with the impulse technology is that due to the oil viscosity that you may not be able to use it in temps below freezing.

Well, that pretty much takes care of five months of the year. Sweet for Florida though.

I really like the look of that Makita .. and what's this thing you call "freezing" ??

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #93 on: February 17, 2016, 05:08 AM »
It's a North American thing Kev. They would love our winters.
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Re: PDC test
« Reply #94 on: February 17, 2016, 05:15 AM »
It's a North American thing Kev. They would love our winters.

Imagine what our summer would do to them .. !! [big grin]

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2016, 08:12 AM »
Almost feels wrong to make my first FOG comment a non Festool one (and also slightly of topic since not directly related to the PDC...), but I just have to recommend the Makita oil impact (model DTS 141 in Europe). I used to have a small 10.8v Dewalt impact that I never used because of how loud it was. Now I use the Makita impact all the time and without needing ear protection. Guess I should wear it anyway but I just don't feel the need. With the 2ah battery it is very light and the short body also makes it very useful in tight Spaces. The torque is sufficient for my needs, however I have not used it for bigger screws than 6mm x 150mm (about 1/4" x 6"). Used a lot of those to reinforce 8" beams and it was really quick with the impact driver.

I love my Festools for the dc but also have a thing for low noise tools. Therefore my CTL Midi is my favourite "tool". Quiet and takes care of the dust. Maybe the next step for Festool should be to be more quiet than the competition, not just make less mess. A perfect start would be a quiet impact.

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2016, 08:25 AM »
Almost feels wrong to make my first FOG comment a non Festool one (and also slightly of topic since not directly related to the PDC...), but I just have to recommend the Makita oil impact (model DTS 141 in Europe). I used to have a small 10.8v Dewalt impact that I never used because of how loud it was. Now I use the Makita impact all the time and without needing ear protection. Guess I should wear it anyway but I just don't feel the need. With the 2ah battery it is very light and the short body also makes it very useful in tight Spaces. The torque is sufficient for my needs, however I have not used it for bigger screws than 6mm x 150mm (about 1/4" x 6"). Used a lot of those to reinforce 8" beams and it was really quick with the impact driver.

I love my Festools for the dc but also have a thing for low noise tools. Therefore my CTL Midi is my favourite "tool". Quiet and takes care of the dust. Maybe the next step for Festool should be to be more quiet than the competition, not just make less mess. A perfect start would be a quiet impact.

In Oz it's the DTS141Z at $529AUD street price (just the skin). Very expensive for a Makita .. if I already had Makita 18V stuff I could be tempted - but there's nothing in the stable!


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Re: PDC test
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2016, 05:48 PM »
First post here,

Got the pdc a week now. I hope it can replace my corded percussion drill, my angle drill, my good old Makita 14.4 v cordless drill and impact driver. Thus far I only missed my impact driver once or twice (loosening old rusty screws). I didn't mis the noise.

I'm happy with it, it has more power than my old wireless stuff, I tried putting in a 6x150 mm screw in a solid piece of maranti (tropical hard wood) with my old impact driver, and it stalled (which is odd, because it should have 120 Nm off torque), the pdc drove it in. It has less play (wobble). Also the light is positioned better than with my old tools.

I agree the belt hook is crap, like someone already mentioned. I'm also not a big fan of proprietary connections. centrotec is expensive, I like the quickchange, but 40 euros for a countersink... This is probably my biggest gripe with festool, you're not just buying a tool, you're buying into a system.

A bandscrew mechanism to use with this machine would also be greatly appreciated.

I bought this machine because a plumber I work with has the protocol version of it, I've seen the abuse it can take. 82 mm saw holes were no problem, neither was putting in tiny screws. I still need to work out the speed/torque settings though.

About the video in the op, meh, I buy my tools after seeing them in action. I'm not brand loyal. I just want gear that gets me the same result every time. I've never had trouble with consistency with festool.

I'm migrating from 14.4 to 18 volt, the only stuff I'd be able to reuse are some chargers. If there's a time to switch brand it would be now I think.

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2016, 05:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

   Great to here your personal experience with the drill.

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Offline TomE

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Re: PDC test
« Reply #99 on: February 18, 2016, 10:18 AM »
Kinda off topic but who uses spade bits any more? If I have to do quick and dirty holes I use speed bores.

I do, because they are inexpensive.  I also like I can keep a set in a nice small flat pack that doesn't take up a lot of space.

My favorite 'spade bit' is the Bosch Daredevil, hardly use my speed bores anymore when running through framework.