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Offline sanjay

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Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« on: July 20, 2021, 12:59 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have done lots of research online already but thought i would double-check just incase.  I have the Milwaukee M12 install tool which i really like and lots of other milwaukee / dewalt drivers and drills. I would like to use the centrotec bits until i can swap out my drills to festool.  I can buy the chuck but noticed the 1/4" adapter does not have any indents, so it wont lock into any of my drills until i use drill chuck.   Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket adapter that exists for the festool chuck that does lock into standard 1/4" drivers?

In addition, is the FESTOOL 576931 SYS3 ORG M89 CE-M. a good kit to start with?  I do mainly DIY and cabinetry work

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Offline macrutt

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 02:49 PM »

Offline sanjay

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 03:19 PM »
george,

Thank you. i already had links to both these items.  My question was not where i can buy them, but if there is a solution that allows for the chuck to lock into a non-festool 1/4" driver.


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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 03:32 PM »
So you want to put a Festool Centrotec chuck onto a different drill (as in power unit) brand? If so, the answer is no. Nothing I know of exists to do that.

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 03:34 PM »
But you could just use the Centrotec bits in a regular Jacobs type chuck.

Seth

Offline tsmi243

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2021, 06:30 PM »
Sanjay- Are you sure you need an adapter?  My Bosch PS21 and PS22 work just fine with Centrotec bits, no adapter needed.  I don't know if that's the case for Milwaukee and DW, but if you haven't tried yet, you might get a pleasant surprise. 

Beyond that, the only adapter I know of is probably the same one you've seen- and it's not even 1/4" on the drill end, it's 5/16". 

Offline mino

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 03:45 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have done lots of research online already but thought i would double-check just incase.  I have the Milwaukee M12 install tool which i really like and lots of other milwaukee / dewalt drivers and drills. I would like to use the centrotec bits until i can swap out my drills to festool.  I can buy the chuck but noticed the 1/4" adapter does not have any indents, so it wont lock into any of my drills until i use drill chuck.   Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket adapter that exists for the festool chuck that does lock into standard 1/4" drivers?

In addition, is the FESTOOL 576931 SYS3 ORG M89 CE-M. a good kit to start with?  I do mainly DIY and cabinetry work

Any way you slice it - it will be over the top complicated.

Your best bet is swap the M12 for a CXS instead of investing in the bits set and then get the bits later one. Pretty sure you can resell the M12 driver or keep it for specific tasks - never enough drivers on a job!
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Offline pixelated

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 08:00 PM »
I made the mistake of buying the adaptor assuming it would fit a 1/4 inch driver then discovering it's bigger. So it sits in my case of centrotec bits unused. If I had a welder and the welding skills and was looking for something to do, I'd probably cut off the socket and weld it onto a 1/4 hex shaft.

Offline Per42

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 03:12 AM »
I made the mistake of buying the adaptor assuming it would fit a 1/4 inch driver then discovering it's bigger. So it sits in my case of centrotec bits unused. If I had a welder and the welding skills and was looking for something to do, I'd probably cut off the socket and weld it onto a 1/4 hex shaft.

If it's bigger you should be able to grind it down to size?

Offline pixelated

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Re: Festool Centrotec Chuck in a non-festool drill
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 09:19 AM »
I made the mistake of buying the adaptor assuming it would fit a 1/4 inch driver then discovering it's bigger. So it sits in my case of centrotec bits unused. If I had a welder and the welding skills and was looking for something to do, I'd probably cut off the socket and weld it onto a 1/4 hex shaft.

If it's bigger you should be able to grind it down to size?

That's certainly possible, but I don't have a way of doing that  accurately and being able to use Centrotec bits in my 1/4" driver isn't enough of an advantage to justify the effort of doing it well. Actually, the same is true of welding it too, even if I had the gear.

Back when I bought it I thought it would make sense to "standardize" with centrotec bits, but I've come to a different conclusion. I have a few Centrotec drill bits that I use with the Festool drill in it's quick change chuck, I can chuck those same bits in my non-Festool drill's Jacobs chuck if I need, and there is little reason to put them on an impact driver.

For screw bits, short ones aren't Centrotec-specific, and I can substitute for the longer ones if I am using my impact driver.

It's interesting that the Bosch driver may accept both however.