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Offline Chance B

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Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« on: September 12, 2016, 06:32 PM »
Fairly new to Festool here. My main question is this... Is everything in the Installers Set for sale individually in the event pieces are lost or worn out?


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Offline TylerC

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 08:57 AM »
Most of the pieces are available separately, but not everything. Specifically, the square drives are not available individually.
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Offline sroxberg

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 09:02 AM »
Interesting information on the Square Drive bits. I just bought the set and it hasn't even arrived yet but those bits were one of the reasons.

If I did want to purchase other Square Drives are they available from a third party?

Another question since I haven't received my set yet, what other items should I add to it? I just purchased my first Festool drill and so I don't have any Festool accessories for it yet.

Offline Mort

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 09:25 AM »
Snappy has the square drive bits. I'd give a link but my internet is being slow and stupid.
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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 10:33 AM »
I've used Apex bits for the last 15 years, now it's strictly Apex and Festool bits.

I've tried Dewalt, I've tried Milwaukee, I've tried the no-name version at 10 cents each, they're all trash. The bit gets buggered and that, then buggers the screw.  [mad]

Apex makes the square recess bit in 5 different lengths.



Offline JimS_1984

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 03:06 PM »
Do you mean replacement for the Imperial version of the Centrotec Installer Set? 

That includes wonderful brad-point drill bits 1/8", 1/4"....1/2".  I haven't found replacements for these.  Festool used to offer the Imperial Centrotec Wood Bits Set 496942, which I presume were the same, but that set dissappeared in 2014.  And I don't think the individual drill bits, say 1/2" centrotec, have ever been offered singly.  I hope I'm wrong...

Snappy offers Centrotec imperial options for 1/4" and smaller.  Nice for pilot holes.
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Offline Chance B

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 03:35 PM »

Kind of... I believe the imperial brad point drill bits would be what I replace the most. That is at least what I replace the most out of my current Dewalt/Irwin sets. My main concern is, I am spending $300 for a set that I may or may not be able to buy replacement pieces to continue and have a FULL set after pieces are lost or worn.

If I need a 3/8" brad point bit because some knucklehead misplaced it, I would like to order only that piece.

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Re: Centrotec Installers Set Replacement Pieces
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 04:46 PM »
The bits do have part numbers, and are listed as replacement parts. Part number for the 3/8" is 478317.
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