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Offline JG

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CXS\TXS Offset Chuck
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:52 PM »
I noticed some recent news that in the fall of 2019 Milwaukee will release as part of its M12 lineup an installation driver/drill.   This tool looks very similar to the CXS.  It has the same overall shape as well as attachments.  At a price of approx $179 for the bare tool, it will provide some competition.

https://toolguyd.com/new-milwaukee-m12-fuel-cordless-installation-drill-driver/

I also note it includes as part of its package an offset chuck.  It makes me wonder why Festool does not offer the offset chuck as part of its CXS\TXS tools.  When Bosch offered its competition to the CXS\TXS, it also included an offset chuck. 

An offset chuck is very useful in drawer and cabinet installation/construction.  The larger torque 15V or 18V is large and awkward in this type of an application. The smaller CXS\TXS is easier to handle.  Hopefully Festool will eventually offer an offset chuck to work in CXS\TXS drivers. 
 

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Offline Stunt

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Re: CXS\TXS Offset Chuck
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 01:18 PM »
Not having an offset Chuck was the only drawback to the CXS I saw.
Here's hoping Festool decided to fix that.

I do like Milwaukee tools and an impressed by what they are putting out.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: CXS\TXS Offset Chuck
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 01:49 PM »
Hi!

This was discussed multiple times over the years.

Festool USA chimed in on it here, for example: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/a-few-thoughts-on-the-cxs-(time-for-me-to-eat-crow)/msg155947/#msg155947

And then there was this thread, too. For example: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/t183-set-vs-bosch-12v-flexiclick/msg528548/#msg528548

Have you used the CXS?

The reason I ask this is because I have used mine plenty. And to this day I can't see any need for an offset chuck for it. The way it is build, and the way the angle attachment is build (it has a highly compact head) you can reach any if not all fasteners with it - whereas the Bosch, Milwaukee, (...) are itself, and this holds also true for their corresponding angle chucks, not nearly as compact as the CXS (+angle chuck).

I stand by what I wrote back in the day, it's not needed by design - and I'm also pretty sure an offset chuck would not get a CXS closer to any fastener.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline wood pulp

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Re: CXS\TXS Offset Chuck
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Looking forward to this offering by Milwaukee!