|Review by Chris||posted 02-29-2008 06:58 PM||3264 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This drill was Christmas gift from my wife this past year. My previous cordless had given up the ghost back in November and I had been grousing about have to use the corded drill all the time. We debated about the merits of 14v vs. 18v vs. 12v? for a while when I told her to pick what we could afford in the budget.
I will admit I had my reservation with regards to a 12v drill; I don’t have them any longer. The drill comes with the case (systainer), charger, two batteries, Centrotec & standard 3-jaw chucks, and the drill. It charges very quickly by the way. After I had it charged I decided to test out the Festool claims. I drove 3” Deck screws into a piece of 12/4 Hard maple; It did not even slow down. WOW! my old 18v would not do that…. It will last a very long time on a charge as well.
Changing to the different chuck and bits is child’s play. I have to say it makes me proud of my German heritage.
I rated it as a “4 Star” due to the cost.
Photo from the Festool Website
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