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Offline slavi.yordanov

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Re: Festool drills / drivers, Why?
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2021, 07:52 PM »
I meant that the chuck can’t be removed from the drill, if a bit is locked inside.

But you can, I do it all the time. Why doesn't yours? Just lift the locking collar up and off it should go. See if there's some metal shavings inside, or other dirt, and spray it with WD40.
I actually have tried again after reading your post. At first it wouldn’t budge, but after some persuasion it came out. I put some lube  on the chuck and it seems to be better now.

I have accepted it as a safety feature before, even though it would make sense to have two or three chucks ready to swap between.

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Offline Alex

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Re: Festool drills / drivers, Why?
« Reply #91 on: February 24, 2021, 01:10 AM »

I meant that the chuck can’t be removed from the drill, if a bit is locked inside.


I do that all the time, if I have a lot of repetitive holes to drill with 2 different sized drills, I chuck the smaller bit in the CXS chuck and then chuck the larger bit in the C 15 chuck and swap chucks around on the CXS as needed. Swapping chucks is faster than swapping drill bits.

I do that sometimes too, but you know what's even faster? Not swapping chucks but swapping drills.  [smile]

I often have my 3 drills at hand, C12, T15 & Ti15 fitted with a different bit when I'm working.

With that line-up you have you should never have to swap a bit again.

Offline jhuh63tango

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Re: Festool drills / drivers, Why?
« Reply #92 on: March 09, 2021, 10:43 PM »
CXS is the best. It's the best tool purchase I've made. The ergonomics, quality, long lasting, and accessories make it amazing. The clutch system is a dream for when you need to do light work (other drills just plain suck at that).

It's way stronger than you think it is... I've driven plenty of long screws into studs and such. Short of decking there isn't really any reason why it couldn't be anyone's number one drill.

I've debated grabbing Makita's smaller brushless black combo several times, or even a Festool combo but... I just haven't required having anything else yet. Going towards 6 years now (I don't even like saying that, but it's true).

I agree. CXS is best for fine-control. I have other drills from other brands for other purposes. For cabinetry/woodworking, CXS is such a find drill to use.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool drills / drivers, Why?
« Reply #93 on: March 10, 2021, 05:53 AM »

I do that sometimes too, but you know what's even faster? Not swapping chucks but swapping drills.  [smile]

I often have my 3 drills at hand, C12, T15 & Ti15 fitted with a different bit when I'm working.

With that line-up you have you should never have to swap a bit again.

I also use multiple drills. Right now I have one with a bit for a pilot hole just short of the screw length, one with a #2 square drive bit, and the third with the bit from my Kreg jig which I use to sink the screw head 1/2" below the surface and make the counterbore for a 3/8" plug. The Kreg bit cuts a flat bottom counterbore and is easily set to the desired depth. Then I can cover those holes with 3/8" diameter plugs I make from scraps of wood for a near perfect match or go with a contrasting wood.

I have tapered screw bits with counterbore but they are limited in depth.
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