CXS Cordless Drill and TwinBox Available June 1st!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Paint

CXS Compact Cordless Drill

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

The new CXS Compact Cordless Drill is now available from your preferred Festool dealer. The CXS Compact cordless drill is the latest, and by far the smallest, extension of Festool’s Li-Ion drill platform. Featuring the FastFix chuck system, the CXS can be used with the Centrotec chuck, keyless chuck, or a right angle attachment that allows you to get the job done right the first time in even the tightest spaces. As you would expect, the CXS features exceptional ergonomics, with a battery design that removes the bulk from the handle, ensuring maximum comfort over extended use.

Visit our website for complete details, video and specs on the new CXS.

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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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Carvex Jigsaw Introduction Postponed

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Reader Comments | Jigsaws | New Products

Dear Festool Customer,

At Festool we take great pride in delivering the most innovative and useful products available, while applying the highest possible quality standards. Though our tools are used by consumers at many levels, they are ultimately designed for the most demanding professionals, many of whom rely on them for their livelihood.

As a premium brand, our customers have extremely high expectations of us, and it is our ceaseless commitment to meet these expectations, oftentimes at great cost and effort. Our unwillingness to compromise means that we sometimes have to make hard choices.

With these factors in mind, we have decided not to introduce the Carvex jigsaw to the US and Canadian markets at this time. Late round testing in certain applications specific to North America has demonstrated that the current design does not meet the exacting standards that we demand of ourselves, and that our customers have come to expect.

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Reviews of the New RO 90 DX Sander

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders | Paint

Paul Marcel RO 90 Review

Paul-Marcel, a member of the Festool Owners Group Forum, has demonstrated a real knack for video reviews of tools which are not only informative but also entertaining, if not comical at moments. This month, Paul-Marcel was kind enough to share his experiences with the new Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander after putting it to good use for a couple of weeks.

A video overview of the RO 90 DX sander and its features
A video comparison of the RO 90 DX and DTS 400 sanders on a teak door
A video demonstrating the RO 90 DX stripping an oak cabinet

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Festool Contractor's First Aid Systainer

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Promotions | Systainer

First Aid Systainer

No shop or jobsite should be without a proper first aid kit. The hope is that you will never have a need for a first aid kit, but you should certainly be prepared just in case.

The Festool Contractor's First Aid Kit is in provided in a SYS 1 Systainer with clearly marked red first aid latches. The kit's contents have been certified to be ANSI/OSHA compliant. Contains all of the common first aid supplies required for emergency first aid care. The contents can be replenished by ordering online or by phone, reorder details included with kit.

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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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Greg Paolini Reviews the New RO 90 DX Sander

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander Review

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

Transform the way you tackle your next project!

Recently, we connected with Cliff, the self-proclaimed "Wood Nerd", and provided him with the soon-to-be-released RO 90 DX sander to run through its paces. Cliff was nice enough to produce a very detailed assessment of the RO 90 and give his candid thoughts about how it performed in his shop. His review includes several videos that demonstrate various features and techniques. If you like to soak up every detail about a product when considering a purchase, you'll really appreciate Cliff's thorough commentary, dozens of detailed photos and videos.

If, after reading over Cliff's review, you still want to learn more about the RO 90 DX then head over to our Rotex micro website. There you'll find in-depth information about the features and benefits offered by Festool's family of Rotex sanders.

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