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Offline matte

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2015, 01:09 AM »
Yesterday i went to a festool store over here. And they re also dealer of fein.  I was looking for a new drill. I also had the fein 14 ascm qx in mind. Butt when i saw i in real i was very dissapointing. I would felt it a rather big drill driver. Also on the top where the gears are located is very wide. When you compare it to a t15 you really can see and feel the difference. Thats why i choose for the t15

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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2015, 10:17 AM »

Charlie: I believe the 18V Fein line up (drills) were made "not in Germany". I might be wrong about this. They never appealed to me and I was surprised over the line up, bulky and reports similar to yours.

The 12V line up (at least the brush less ASCM)  seems like a bonafide German made machine and an in house Fein construction. Overall the fit and finish and the "haptics" were first rate. Same for the Multitalent multicutter though I would not replace my Supercut with it.

They are made in Germany and very high quality. I think that Charlie had a bad unit. I like mine even though it is a tad on the heavy side. A right angle chuck would make this a near perfect drill in my opinion.
i agree I think I just got a bad one.
I am not saying anything negative about the company,the drill just wasn't a good fit for me.
Charlie

Offline sae

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2015, 02:26 AM »
Charlie: I believe the 18V Fein line up (drills) were made "not in Germany". I might be wrong about this. They never appealed to me and I was surprised over the line up, bulky and reports similar to yours.

The 12V line up (at least the brush less ASCM)  seems like a bonafide German made machine and an in house Fein construction. Overall the fit and finish and the "haptics" were first rate. Same for the Multitalent multicutter though I would not replace my Supercut with it.

They are made in Germany and very high quality. I think that Charlie had a bad unit. I like mine even though it is a tad on the heavy side. A right angle chuck would make this a near perfect drill in my opinion.

I'm willing to bet the excessive size is due to the 4 speed gearbox.

Hence why the PDC and DRC are so large as well (and the T18 isn't as bulky).

Offline yetihunter

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2016, 06:16 AM »
Just to clarify in response to some earliers posts:

Most of the newest generation of Fein drills are made in China.
The ASCM models are made in Germany.

Don't know about the new 12v.

Spare batteries are outsourced from Japan and are shockingly expensive.

Offline matte

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2016, 01:23 PM »
12 v ascm is also made in germany.

Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 02:03 AM »
Got word yesterday that the angle chuck and bit chuck is still in the pipe but no release date yet. Did get official word from Fein Sweden that they will release 5 Ah batteries for the 12V series. :) 
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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Ok, swept by to pester the local pusher today and one of the staff had spoken to the Fein rep who had showed him pictures on his phone on the new angle chuck for the ASCM - and a few other goodies that he could not mention or simply did not recognize - or ask about. One of the other accessories did look like a centrofix quick change bitchuck when he sketched it up from memory - based on shape and colour of the chuck. If so, good news!

The angle chuck looked really well made according to the guy and looked like a unit in production (the guy is a machinist and has an eye for it) so he thought it would not be long before release.

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Sys- and Sortainers galore.


Red Green and Blue does mix well in the shop.

Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2017, 12:54 PM »
And here they be:

https://fein.com/en_uk/drilling/cordless-screwdrivers/professional-set-for-ascm-12-qc-tapping-0359422/



https://d17a3dwm7bmd8g.cloudfront.net/cdn/v1.1084/media/product/359422/10_800x600.jpg

Fast chuck - and other special chucks - but where is the angle chuck... ???
...apparently still not ready...

At least they got out a quick change locking bit chuck and some extras for metal workers...   

« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 01:05 PM by Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits »
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Sys- and Sortainers galore.


Red Green and Blue does mix well in the shop.

Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 02:59 PM »
Ok, got me the drill. Chucks are en route and should arrive tomorrow. It is a great little drill and very well built.
It feels as good as and perhaps even better than the T18 when it comes to slow driving - it feels verrrrry precise.

After speaking once again with the sales rep he was sure he did see a right angle chuck and drew it up from memory. He also said it looked very solidly machined and that he viewed a high resolution image which assured me he did not mistake the other add ons for a right angle chuck. There is one in the works. :)

I normally use a CXS and a T18 for fitting kitchens and the Fein drill is probably going to replace both when the angle unit arrives as it is nimble enough and has plenty of power. Ordered the LED light and some other extras while I was at it. Since I have been wanting a (preferrably small) impact drill from Festool for years and years I decided to get the Fein Impact and an extra battery and round off the kit with the MultiTalent. Looking forward to putting them to good use.     
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set,  RTS400 sander, OF1010 router, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500, EHL65 CTL Midi Vac, CTL 26 MFT800+1080 tables DSC-AG Grinder, ETS EC 150/5 Drills: T18,  CXS. SysLite KAL II, RAS 115. KAPEX KS60 (yeah, I know...)
Sys- and Sortainers galore.


Red Green and Blue does mix well in the shop.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: New Fein 2015 models
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2017, 07:20 PM »
What are the chances that you can snap some pics of the size differences between the ascm 12, cxs and T18?  pretty pretty please  [big grin]