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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: nj_five on May 05, 2021, 12:18 PM

Title: PDC 18/4 vs QUADRIVE TPC
Post by: nj_five on May 05, 2021, 12:18 PM
I see that on festoolusa.com the PDC cordless drill is listed as a new item but on festool.com they list the new TPC as a replacement of the PDC?

https://www.festool.com/blog/news/tpc-tdc

Anyone know the differences? The both seem to use the newer brushless motors.
Title: Re: PDC 18/4 vs QUADRIVE TPC
Post by: Alex on May 05, 2021, 01:14 PM
It is right, the older PDC and DRC drills are being replaced.

Their newer counterparts are more or less the same drills, maybe a few quirks brushed out, nothing more. The switch for the gear box is said to be better now, and the new drills now use the same attachments as the regular C and T series drills.
Title: Re: PDC 18/4 vs QUADRIVE TPC
Post by: mino on May 05, 2021, 01:50 PM
Good to add that the DRC/PDC drills were/are also "new" in Festool parlance in that they were recently refreshed with 4.0 batteries and packed in new SYS3 Systainers.

But the drills themselves are being changed only for the TPC/TDC generational update.
Title: PDC 18/4 vs QUADRIVE TPC
Post by: Cypren on May 05, 2021, 02:56 PM
The biggest practical difference is probably that Festool is claiming a 40% increase to maximum torque on the T-models. This was one of the glaring weaknesses of the previous models, with the PDC pulling about 60% of the torque of Hilti’s comparable 4-speed drill in head to head tests and falling well behind the heavy-duty drill drivers from most of the major brands.

If Festool’s claims about improved performance hold up in real world tests (and I have no reason to think they won’t; their claimed ratings for torque on the PDC were always modest), they’ll have closed half of that gap and be competitive with most everything out there except Hilti’s flagship. (Which, to be fair, is a much larger and heavier tool.)
Title: Re: PDC 18/4 vs QUADRIVE TPC
Post by: nj_five on May 05, 2021, 08:14 PM
Good info - any idea when it will be available in the States?