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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: Peter Parfitt on April 13, 2018, 04:20 AM

Title: Festool CXS and TXS - Video
Post by: Peter Parfitt on April 13, 2018, 04:20 AM
Hi Everyone

I have had a lot of requests to do something about Festool's cordless drill drivers and have borrowed some kit from Festool UK in order to make 3 videos.

The first video will appear under this thread and covers the CXS and TXS. They are essentially the same machine but with a different body style. My old version CXS has given me excellent service over several years and I consider it to be my "Goto" drill driver. Here is the first video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLBblNouQWU

I will start new threads for the other two videos once the work is complete. There will be a video about the C18. This machine has had the most requests for more information than any other drill driver. The final video will be a round up of the main Festool cordless drill drivers and will include the BHC18 and PDC18.

Peter

EDIT:

Please note at 4 minutes I need to correct the label but YouTube does not allow this - the New CXS can take the Old CXS batteries
Title: Re: Festool CXS and TXS - Video
Post by: ChrisK1970 on April 13, 2018, 06:25 AM
Wonderful video Peter and great advice! I ended up selling my CXS and buying the TXS after several years of happy use. I like the open handed position better. Phenomenal tools, my only complaint or wish is that Festool make a Eccentric chuck for my TXS. Would be very helpful on really narrow openings when I forget to use my power of insight during an install [eek]
Title: Re: Festool CXS and TXS - Video
Post by: Peter Parfitt on April 13, 2018, 06:55 AM
Hi Chris

Yes, the eccentric chuck would be nice but perhaps tricky to do.

I have been playing with the C18 for a couple of weeks and am finishing off its video. That is the only tool that I have had with an eccentric chuck and I am really sold on the concept. I saw George von dem Bussche of Festool HQ demonstrate the machine with the eccentric chuck and I knew that it would be a "must have" accessory. I certainly wish I had one to fit my PDC 18.

Cheers.

Peter
Title: Re: Festool CXS and TXS - Video
Post by: Sanderxpander on April 13, 2018, 09:43 AM
The Bosch 12V GSR 15 FC kit comes with one, if you can stand not using a Festool driver for those odd occasions you really need one. It's cheap by Festool standards.
Title: Re: Festool CXS and TXS - Video
Post by: yetihunter on April 15, 2018, 12:18 AM
Hi Chris

Yes, the eccentric chuck would be nice but perhaps tricky to do.

I have been playing with the C18 for a couple of weeks and am finishing off its video. That is the only tool that I have had with an eccentric chuck and I am really sold on the concept. I saw George von dem Bussche of Festool HQ demonstrate the machine with the eccentric chuck and I knew that it would be a "must have" accessory. I certainly wish I had one to fit my PDC 18.

Cheers.

Peter

You know I love your vids and personality, Peter (and you're responsible for me buying that super awesome wera bit ratchet a few years back), but if you owned a T18 or C18, you'd begin telling your 12 v drill not to wait up late because you have a lot of work to do at the office, that she's just imagining things, and that that's just one of the co-workers in the background and not another drill/driver.