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Offline Alex

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2016, 07:43 PM »
Europe doesn't use impact drivers

Please update your info, Europe has impact drivers everywhere.

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Offline pedarski

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2016, 05:04 AM »
Well if you don't buy it then I'm sure you'll be pleased once they do release their 18v impact. My guess is this year. Until then, Festool has made their batteries incredibly cheap (price wise) so tracking down the Ti15 even as a bare tool shouldn't eat into the wallet too much.

And as far as other German manufacturers, the ones you listed are sold at big box stores and many other carriers, whereas Festool is not. My guess is Bosch and Metabo probably have the extra funds to put into their line of tools, namely an impact driver. Festool is still much about word of mouth in NA.

Hilti and Mafell also sell impact drivers, to name a couple others that aren't sold in box stores, or even America, in the case of Mafell.

jbasen may have a point IF impact drivers aren't as popular in Europe. I can't exactly blame Festool if Europeans don't know what they're missing out on but I don't know how much to believe it.  I'm gonna guess that it may have more to do with Festool's identity, which may be morphing somewhat from finesse tools to finesse+. Impact drivers don't scream precision as does much of the rest of the Festool line-up. This may be changing a little with the introduction of the QuaDrive, Vecturo and more "rough" cordless products.

If I were to bet on Festool making available a North American 18v impact driver in the 2016 calendar year I'd give it about an 14% chance. How about you?

Offline Mort

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2016, 09:12 AM »
They're probably trying to figure out how to attach it to a guide rail. Once they do, they'll make one.
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Offline demographic

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2016, 11:25 AM »
You have to realize that Festool is a German company, manufactured in Germany, which is in Europe. Europe doesn't use impact drivers

Eh?  Impact screwdrivers on every site I visit nowadays.
And as far as other German manufacturers, the ones you listed are sold at big box stores

Again, Metabo in the big box stores?, not that I've ever seen.

I personally would be interested in a Festool drill IF and only if, they also did an impact screwdriver that runs on the same 18 volt platform. I'm past the days of having masses of different chargers and manufacturers better wake upto the fact that most other people are the same.

Not interested in having one machine that supposedly does everything either, I like having something to drill with and an impact screwdriver both setup with the correct bits so I'm not farting about changing bits all the time.

Offline Alex

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2016, 01:53 PM »
Again, Metabo in the big box stores?, not that I've ever seen.

A big box store called Praxis sold Metabo for years here. And DeWalt also. But they stopped with both brands a couple of years ago.

Offline Nigel

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2016, 03:31 PM »
You have to realize that Festool is a German company, manufactured in Germany, which is in Europe. Europe doesn't use impact drivers

Eh?  Impact screwdrivers on every site I visit nowadays.
And as far as other German manufacturers, the ones you listed are sold at big box stores

Again, Metabo in the big box stores?, not that I've ever seen.

I personally would be interested in a Festool drill IF and only if, they also did an impact screwdriver that runs on the same 18 volt platform. I'm past the days of having masses of different chargers and manufacturers better wake upto the fact that most other people are the same.

Not interested in having one machine that supposedly does everything either, I like having something to drill with and an impact screwdriver both setup with the correct bits so I'm not farting about changing bits all the time.

My thoughts exactly.

A Festool rep told me they don't make one because they don't like the idea of forcing screws into wood!

Offline pedarski

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2016, 04:54 PM »
You have to realize that Festool is a German company, manufactured in Germany, which is in Europe. Europe doesn't use impact drivers

Eh?  Impact screwdrivers on every site I visit nowadays.
And as far as other German manufacturers, the ones you listed are sold at big box stores

Again, Metabo in the big box stores?, not that I've ever seen.

I personally would be interested in a Festool drill IF and only if, they also did an impact screwdriver that runs on the same 18 volt platform. I'm past the days of having masses of different chargers and manufacturers better wake upto the fact that most other people are the same.

Not interested in having one machine that supposedly does everything either, I like having something to drill with and an impact screwdriver both setup with the correct bits so I'm not farting about changing bits all the time.

My thoughts exactly.

A Festool rep told me they don't make one because they don't like the idea of forcing screws into wood!


Hear, hear!

...and and eye-roll for the "screw forcing" excuse.

Offline DB10

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2016, 06:19 PM »
  Tool reps make it up all the time, that excuse is as implausible as Staniam's original quote, know one going to believe it.
 If a rep doesn't know the answer they should say I don't know, but I will find out and get back to you, they would get more credibility instead of making things up and treating the customer like a fool. the worst I witnessed was in my local tool store by Milwaukee rep, he must have been in the job two days.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2016, 03:58 PM »
I feel I've solved the issue of impact for Festool kit by owning the TI Impact after it was discontinued, I already had a 14.4 V 3 Ah battery which does the job for now, and will soon buy a 14.4 5.2 Ah battery for it. I'll use this for as long the Drill lasts, and upgrade to an 18v if Festool has released one by then. My two 14.4V batteries will work in all my 18v tools so I don't really see a big issue with the battery situation. I'm not interested in an Impact Chuck for obvious reasons..
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Offline fuzzy logic

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2016, 05:03 AM »
If the, now obsolete, Festool impact does the job ok for anyone - think what you're
saying makes a lot of sense. 
Many times used my 12v batteries (or whatever they were) in my 18v drills -
just didn't always need the extra umphh. 

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Offline LJD

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Re: Impact Chuck
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2016, 04:53 AM »
You have to realize that Festool is a German company, manufactured in Germany, which is in Europe. Europe doesn't use impact drivers

Eh?  Impact screwdrivers on every site I visit nowadays.
And as far as other German manufacturers, the ones you listed are sold at big box stores

Again, Metabo in the big box stores?, not that I've ever seen.

I personally would be interested in a Festool drill IF and only if, they also did an impact screwdriver that runs on the same 18 volt platform. I'm past the days of having masses of different chargers and manufacturers better wake upto the fact that most other people are the same.

Not interested in having one machine that supposedly does everything either, I like having something to drill with and an impact screwdriver both setup with the correct bits so I'm not farting about changing bits all the time.


I think we have Impacts in Europe...... [unsure] Jesus ! some people need to get out more !!  We inveted the Modern World , so dont think the US is the "front runner ' !


but i agree that too many guys use impacts for the wrong reason. I love my little Festool 10.8 volt CSX. I lent it to a kitchen fitter who was trying to fit doors with a 18v bosch !  he loved the size and more than ever the "lack of noise" impacts make. They drive me crazy.For small screws , i never use a impact. It ruins the job.