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Offline Kwmc813

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Impact
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:20 AM »
Is festool discontinuing the impact driver?

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Offline Staniam

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Re: Impact
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 12:42 AM »
Yes and if you're interested in getting one Tool Nut has them 30% off. I assume any other dealer would too.
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Impact
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 02:12 AM »
Festool do need to have an impact driver in their line-up. Despite what some say about them being too noisy they save a huge amount of strain on the wrist. There are times when one is faced with 200+ 6x80 mm screws to put in and it is common sense to use an impact driver.

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Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: Impact
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 02:40 AM »
A guy at my local Festool dealership told me this two or three months ago. I thought maybe he was just saying it because they didn't have one in stock and it would force me to buy the Makita that I ended up buying. Looks like I owe him an apology.....

Offline carlb40

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Re: Impact
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 05:16 AM »
Some uk dealers still have stock of the Ti15. Have a look on ebay. They are being sold off reasonably cheaply.

I picked up one of the last few bare versions from nuts and bolts at the begining of december, but think they have now sold all of their stock.


I will say that the festool impact does not seem to sound as loud as my work mates dewalt or my makita.

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Re: Impact
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 06:04 AM »
When I said that some people found impact drivers too noisy I was referring to impact drivers in general not to the Festool product.

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Offline carlb40

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Re: Impact
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 11:58 AM »
When I said that some people found impact drivers too noisy I was referring to impact drivers in general not to the Festool product.

Peter

Sorry Peter if i gave you the impression i was bashing you over the noise issue. That was not my intention.  [embarassed]


I was just trying to pass on my ( non scientific ) experience with my Ti15 so far.   [smile]
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Re: Impact
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 01:04 PM »
Sorry Peter if i gave you the impression i was bashing you over the noise issue. That was not my intention.  [embarassed]


I was just trying to pass on my ( non scientific ) experience with my Ti15 so far.   [smile]

I did not think you were having a go at all. They are noisier than other drill/drivers but they do a great job at getting screws in - particularly the large ones.

I have an Hitachi impact which took over from the previous Hitachi impact which I had to replace as the batteries had gone and would cost more than a new machine to replace.

I suspect that the German market is not so hot for impact drivers but we shall see.

Does anyone know what Festool might have up their sleeve?

Peter

Offline yiquanone

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Re: Impact
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 02:36 PM »
The impact is one great tool, no comparisons to regular drill if you install screws, night and day difference, I never use the regular screw gun anymore to install screws., I hope they are coming out with a new model. I use the impact all the time, like I said, it is the only way you should install most screws.