Are our Tools Really as Tough as We Claim?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Reviews | Paint

Drill Torture Tests

Yes, it really is practically impossible to kill a Festool cordless drill.

We talk about how our tools are designed for the toughest conditions. We've shown photos and videos of the torture tests that we perform to make sure that there's virtually nothing you can do to destroy your Festool power tool. Well, even with all of our evidence there are sometimes skeptics out there and we found a video from one of them!

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First Impressions of the CXS Compact Drill

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Reviews | Paint

We sent Brice Burrell, a carpenter living in the Pittsburgh area, one of our CXS compact cordless drills to test out. The CXS is being introduced on June 1st and offers the benefits of the FastFix interchangeable chuck system found on all Festool drills. The CXS is just under two pounds and offers exceptional battery life and ultra-fast charge times. If you're considering a compact cordless drill, check out the Festool CXS! Here's what Brice had to say about his use of the CXS over the past few weeks...

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Festool's commitment to durability.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Paint

Drill Torture Tests

It's practically impossible to kill a Festool cordless drill.

With all of the sophisticated technology packed into Festool power tools, let's not forget a key criteria for any power tool --- durability! Festool power tools are built to withstand your toughest demands. Don't get the impression that our tools are too delicate for the jobsite. We torture tests all of our power tools with some extreme conditions, many that you would never imagine doing to your own tool.

Sure, many power tool manufacturer's may do a standard drop test where the drill is dropped from a distance onto a hard surface. We do that too. But, we also pour metal filings into the drill and run it, dowse it in a muddy water while it's running, and run it in a dust chamber while harsh, abrasive dust is blasted into the tool just to name a few of our other tests.

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The New CXS Compact Cordless Drill

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Paint

Festool CXS Compact Cordless Drill

Your cordless drill just can't do what our cordless drills can!

You probably spend more time using your cordless drill than any other power tool in your toolbox. For that reason alone, it's important that it be the reliable, versatile, lightweight, and offer exceptional battery life. Here at Festool, we care about the details that other manufacturers seem to overlook. So, we're confident that you'll find that our cordless drills are remarkably better than any other cordless drill you've ever used. Back that up by Festool's commitment to manufacturing products of the highest level of quality backed by a comprehensive three-year warranty, and there's little reason not to consider adding a Festool cordless drill to your tool arsenal.

Watch the videos showing the CXS compact cordless drill in action.

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More Power, More Battery Life, Longer Service Life: The Story of Brushless Motors

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills

Bringing The Power.

All the versatility of the T+3 cordless drill is combined with a robust design that features a long-lasting, energy efficient brushless motor, compact transmission, and electronic health monitoring. Brushless motors offer significant advantages over motors with brushes, including higher efficiency and reliability, reduced noise, and longer service life to name a few. This helps the T+3 cordless drill outperform other drills that would otherwise be in the same class. Nearly all of Festool's power tools feature intelligent electronic monitoring and feedback which makes the tool smarter. In the case of the T+3, this technology protects the motor from overload, provides an electronic (rather than mechanical) clutch feature, and an intelligent drill mode with an electronic clutch override, as well as other innovative features.

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Win an exclusive Festool CXS Compact Cordless Drill!

Sunday, September 26, 2010 | Reader Comments | Promotions | Cordless Drills

Wait a minute... win a what?!

In mid-2011, Festool USA will be introducing a new model in its cordless drill line up, the new CXS. You have the opportunuity to win something that won't be offered in the U.S. or Canada for another 8-12 months. It's so exclusive that we don't even have one at our U.S. headquarters offices yet! How cool is that?!

This new model will add a compact drill/driver with all of the great features you've come to expect from Festool. The CXS will take advantage of the Centrotec interchangeable chuck system. It operates on Lithium Ion battery technology, has an integrated light and belt clip, and comes in at about 2.4 lbs. with the battery attached. You can see a quick video review of the new CXS from one of the Festool Owners Group members who lives in Europe where it has already become available.

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Save Up to 25% on Festool Power Tools!

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Promotions | Routers | Sanders

Festool Owners Group


Save up to 25% off regular catalog pricing on select products! Festool has discontinued the following tools and implemented updated catalog pricing (as shown). All products are in brand new condition. Quantities are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis. Prices are in U.S. dollars and can be purchased and shipped only within the United States. Please contact your Festool dealer of choice to place your order.

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Brushless Motors: Superior Performance Through Efficiency

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Festool Facts

Brushless Motors

 

Festool cordless drills deliver epic amounts of power and torque when compared to competitor's models. For those of you who now own a Festool drill, this will come as no surprise since you have experienced it first hand. One reason that Festool cordless drills can attain performance levels that leave you reeling in astonishment is the use of the brushless motor (available in C 12 and T+3 series drills).

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