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Offline Eli

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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2014, 02:36 AM »
I agree with guys who own the impact as I do. If you stroke the trigger right you can get it to fire a single hammer blow. It is completely controllable.
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Offline ostwest

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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2014, 05:34 PM »
Maybe I am the only one around here but i love my Ti15!
its a perfect Impact driver that when odd bit comes up serves as a drill or an angle drill. I have it 9 months now.
Primary function as for driving screws - its fantastic, just you need time to get used to it(when people borrow it to drive a screw they give it back with a puzzled look: it dont stop like makita impact) but when you do -no problems(I only once drove 30mm screw trough 2x16mm laminated chipboard carcass put together that I was joining)
Since Ti15 is my 1st and only impact driver or drill I have to say its doing good on a battery as well it lasts me a day on a charge unless i do them odd bits i mentioned before like 80mm holesaw:)
Which brings us to drill mode which is everyones talking point. If you read the directions that festool say its for drilling with bits up to 13mm then no problem there(i dont work with hardwoods but i assume same applies) but when you start doing stuff like 120mm holesaw into beams and similar things that tool isnt designed for - it wont work like that(btw i drilled with 105mm holesaw trough 100mm joists and it went through but it drained battery as well)
All in all thats an different impact driver that when you get used to u love and also small diameter drill
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2014, 06:46 PM »
You're not the only one.. I really like mine as well
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2014, 07:37 PM »
I really appreciate that info guys I need an Impactor and sold my Fuel. Anyways my local Woodcraft has the basic for $350 plus 10% off because of the upgrade to the battery platform. I have no idea why they are including the basic in the discount as it doesn't come with batteries but I'm happy with it! I'm buying it this Friday.
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2014, 10:42 PM »
I really appreciate that info guys I need an Impactor and sold my Fuel. Anyways my local Woodcraft has the basic for $350 plus 10% off because of the upgrade to the battery platform. I have no idea why they are including the basic in the discount as it doesn't come with batteries but I'm happy with it! I'm buying it this Friday.

I don't know but I'd guess the insert is now different (to fit the charger) in the "new" basic Ti15.  If you have the new style charger you might want to find out if it fits in the "old" insert.
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2014, 10:11 PM »
Hi guys....I just wanted to say thanks for all the input on this decision. I bought it! Wowzers... Love it! Not an 18v but it'll slap some lags in PT just as quick as my Milwaukee! Absolutely love the tool. Also, the spinning chuck after you depress the trigger I though was going to be an issue....nope! No issue at all! Plus I have a freed up TLoc now too! I was using one of my l boxxes for all my clamps for my MFT/3, looks like I can make em green now!
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Offline JBs

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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2014, 09:07 PM »
So I am thinking of a Ti-15 but the forum members that dislike its drill function concern me.  So, what do you guys and gals dislike about a Ti-15 being used as a drill?
Thanks,

JBs

P.S. New to the forum and this will be my first Festool.

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Re: Re: Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2014, 09:20 PM »
So I am thinking of a Ti-15 but the forum members that dislike its drill function concern me.  So, what do you guys and gals dislike about a Ti-15 being used as a drill?
Thanks,

JBs

P.S. New to the forum and this will be my first Festool.

Welcome JBs!  Regarding the Ti-15 used as a drill...I think you're much better suited using a separate drill for drilling. The Ti has been great for me as an impact but I've tried some drilling tasks and found that its not really meant for that. Best of luck!
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2014, 12:20 AM »
What kind of applications are you using the Ti15 for drilling where it sucks?

I just drilled 50+ holes with mine last weekend into aluminum profile and it worked just fine as a drill?

When I changed my summer tires the other week it did kind of feel a bit under powered in drill mode to spin the wheel bolts (after they were loosened with a wrench) but it was still strong enough to pull the rims against the axel plate for final tightening with my torque wrench. Wish Festool made a 1/2" wrench centrotec bit to try how the impact mode would affect this job. (They do make a 3/8" one)

Can't say how good or bad it is as an impactor since I haven't used it as such yet.
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2014, 06:59 AM »
I'm just a beginner woodworker and DIY guy but....I am making some pergolas using heavy timbers and thus far I love the Impactor. Not as powerful as my M18 Fuel but if you pre drill there are no issues I have seen. Very limited use so far but I am happy I bought it. I just wish the kit came with another centrotec chuck, I have to buy one so I can keep one on my TI 15 and my T 15. Probably mid summer I'll spring for a 4.0 pack but just strictly out of curiosity sake, the batteries are awesome.
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2014, 07:35 AM »
Man! I just won this drill in an online contest. I was fairly stoked until I came here and read the reviews! Once I get the drill in hand and able to test it myself I'll come back with my review!

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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2014, 07:40 AM »
Man! I just won this drill in an online contest. I was fairly stoked until I came here and read the reviews! Once I get the drill in hand and able to test it myself I'll come back with my review!
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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2014, 07:46 AM »
Man! I just won this drill in an online contest. I was fairly stoked until I came here and read the reviews! Once I get the drill in hand and able to test it myself I'll come back with my review!

First,  [welcome] Chkultr!

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Offline Chkultr

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Re: Festool Ti-15 Impact driver, sorry gents but it's bad news
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2014, 10:25 AM »
I own the 1400 router and a sander. This is my first drill from Festool. I plan on using the accessories for it and not the generic stuff.  I was I. My local woodcraft store yesterday and a guy bought the kapex and wanted to know what aftermarket blades he could buy for it! SMDH!

I'll report back soon. I just got the tracking number this morning. It will be delivered tomorrow!