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Offline smunter1

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18V Impact driver
« on: December 05, 2016, 04:16 PM »
An 18V impact driver would be great!

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Offline demographic

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 02:13 PM »
Sure would, I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned it yet...

Offline Mike Upstate

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 08:40 PM »
Way overdue, in my ignorance invested $600 in FT's 18v system assuming I could add the impact driver after acquiring the PDC  [sad].  Still need to keep dewalt 18v batts and impact driver in kit. [mad]

Offline Distinctive Interiors

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 04:41 AM »
My intuition tells me it will be here in 2017...... Maybe, thats whats going to be announced by Festool "Live" this evening...???!!!

Offline Kev

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 04:52 AM »
My intuition tells me it will be here in 2017...... Maybe, thats whats going to be announced by Festool "Live" this evening...???!!!

@Distinctive Interiors my advice would be not to bet the farm on that.

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 07:34 AM »
My intuition tells me it will be here in 2017...... Maybe, thats whats going to be announced by Festool "Live" this evening...???!!!

@Distinctive Interiors my advice would be not to bet the farm on that.

@Kev

Which..??    You doubt an impact driver will be available in 2017..??? ...or that it wiil be this evenings announcement..??

Offline antss

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 08:08 AM »
Either one.

Offline Kev

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 08:15 AM »
Either one.

@Distinctive Interiors ans per @antss ... a new KS60 must have taken 10x design and development effort over a new 18V impact. The "need" for an impact to replace the somewhat embarrassing Ti15 has been very public, yet we hear zero!

I'd be pleased to be wrong, but I don't feel it [sad]

Offline antss

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 10:22 AM »
My take is that Festool Germany takes an entirely different approach to what they bring to market than to survey the needs of tradesmen.  Particularly the U.S. ones.

I'm pretty sure no one in a marketing survey ever said they needed or wanted a portable tenoning tool. Yet, Domino has been an unequivocal home run that has prompted a followup act - the 700series.

Perhaps a jobsite radio was mentioned, and delivered.  But, it sorta pales in comparison as it doesn't act as a battery charger and is not digital like many of the competitors.  The compact drill xs series was waaaaay late to the party and is pretty whimpy in performance and is not brushless.  Superior ergonomics appeals to the faithful ; but isn't enough for , mass appeal when compared to the pioneering co.'s lineup breadth and battery tech.

It seems kind haphazard what and when they launch things , but they keep plodding along and we keep buying. So...............................................


Offline Alec Buscemi

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Bump this! This tool is absolutely needed. Be it in a cxs impact or full sized.

Offline Mort

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 12:25 PM »
Or both
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Online Cheese

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 01:03 PM »
The Festool impact driver survey was issued in late 2015 or early 2016...so just tack on an additional 2-3 years.  [scratch chin]
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 04:43 PM by Cheese »

Offline MaineShop

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 02:07 PM »
I have a lot of green tools but they can't be my go to brand without one. Most used tool on many days, and the primary use of any battery system.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 03:40 PM »
Festool have all but confirmed there will be an impact driver. Now, whether that will be a 2017 or 2018 release is really anyone's guess at this stage though.

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 04:36 PM »
Festool have all but confirmed there will be an impact driver. Now, whether that will be a 2017 or 2018 release is really anyone's guess at this stage though.

......really?
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Offline antss

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 04:53 PM »
@Cheese - was that survey on FOG, or did they mail it to you ?

Anyone else participate ?

TylerC is on record here saying there WILL NOT be one in 2017 or 2018.  I'm not sure whether he was speaking just for NA or Worldwide.

Which begs the question: why not ?

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2017, 04:56 PM »
@Cheese - was that survey on FOG, or did they mail it to you ?

Anyone else participate ?

TylerC is on record here saying there WILL NOT be one in 2017 or 2018.  I'm not sure whether he was speaking just for NA or Worldwide.

Which begs the question: why not ?

......hence the reason why nothing is said about possible, potential or not at all releases.
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Offline antss

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2017, 05:07 PM »
Phil, just what exactly are you trying to not-say?

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 05:10 PM »
Phil, just what exactly are you trying to not-say?

.....all I am doing is pointing out that overall nothing is said about releases until set deadlines - it avoids rumours
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Online Cheese

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 05:35 PM »
@Cheese - was that survey on FOG, or did they mail it to you ?

Emailed it to me...I think they got my email through tool registration or possibly through purchasing parts from customer service. It was interesting though, especially the torque sensing questions.

Offline rst

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 07:52 PM »
I also received the survey via E mail.  I currently have two 18v Milwaukee impacts, one is the new Surge brushless.  I also have a 12v Milwaukee.  My use is mostly in metal and with a lot of self drilling metal screws.  As a commercial steel and aluminum entrance installer, doing automatic door and locksmithing work, my opinion is that they probably my most important installation tools.

Online Cheese

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Re: 18V Impact driver
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 12:00 PM »
I currently have two 18v Milwaukee impacts, one is the new Surge brushless.

@rst ...Not to change the subject...what do you think of the new Milwaukee brushless? I have an old Milwaukee V28 and it's a real piece of crap.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 08:01 PM by Cheese »