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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2019, 06:25 AM »
Oliver,

    Does the Centrotec Rapidapter stay in the unlocked / forward position?  Or do you have to hold it forward to insert / remove bits?

Seth

Hi Seth,

I'm sorry, I have only seen your question now.

Pretty sure it does. I will check later and get back to you!

Kind regards,
Oliver

As expected, it does. :) (Sorry, just noticed it was already clear with @Dick Mahany 's post , I'm a little sidelined right now.)





Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Oksana

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2020, 06:00 PM »
Hello fellow tool lovers. This is my first post after purchasing Festool tools and joining FOG. I read through this thread before either of those events. I'm using the the TSX cordless drill and the BHS-60-CE. I was using a Milwaukee that requires two hands on the chuck to remove a bit. I don't have a third hand to hold the drill, so that was a bummer and not very ergonomic. I was wasting a lot of time and motion changing bits, which like most of you, I do frequently.

Has anyone noticed the 25mm bits will lock in the BHS adapter but the 50mm bits don't? The bottoms of both bits appear to be the same, so why won't the longer bit lock in?  They both came in the Mini Centrotec kit. The 50mm is easier to handle, especially with gloves, so I prefer them, but they fall out easily.   

As an aside, it's funny that spellcheck on this forum doesn't recognize "Festool"!

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2020, 10:36 PM »
Hello fellow tool lovers. This is my first post after purchasing Festool tools and joining FOG. I read through this thread before either of those events. I'm using the the TSX cordless drill and the BHS-60-CE. I was using a Milwaukee that requires two hands on the chuck to remove a bit. I don't have a third hand to hold the drill, so that was a bummer and not very ergonomic. I was wasting a lot of time and motion changing bits, which like most of you, I do frequently.

Has anyone noticed the 25mm bits will lock in the BHS adapter but the 50mm bits don't? The bottoms of both bits appear to be the same, so why won't the longer bit lock in?  They both came in the Mini Centrotec kit. The 50mm is easier to handle, especially with gloves, so I prefer them, but they fall out easily.   

As an aside, it's funny that spellcheck on this forum doesn't recognize "Festool"!

Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

   I am guessing that the 50mm bits are the ones that are already Centrotec. They will go directly into the Centrotec chuck on the drill. The BHS 60 CE is essentially a quick change adapter to allow non-Centrotec bits of both wire and  ball detent to be used. Cebtrotec bits will not lock into the adapter, just regular bits.

  So try the 50mm directly in the Centrotec chuck. And use what ever 50mm ball detent bits that you like in the BHS 60 CE.

Seth

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2020, 03:59 PM »
I finally bought myself one of the BHS-60 'green' bit holders.  $30 well spent.
Literally my only complain with my Festool drills was the lack of good bit holders.  Either ones without any retention or retention that requires 2 hands.
Now I have one hand each switch of bits just like my other WERA adapters.
Centrotec is neat if you have bigger/specific bits, but it's nice they are finally accommodating all the other bits we have laying around.
Plus, I like the bright green - especially on St Patrick's day!

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2020, 02:18 PM »
I liked the new bit holder so much that I bought another one that was bundled with a bit set.
Even better, the bit set is one that fits in the attic tray on my T18 systainer.
Had to order from the UK - looks like 'NAINA' (as the kit).

It's the little things that are keeping me sane... :D

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2020, 11:08 AM »
Hi,

First post, just received the Festool Ratchet set and it had a new type handle with a fixed BHS-60 bit holder. Very nice in the hand!

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     Cheers

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Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2020, 01:22 AM »
Looks like a Wera. I have several, both ratcheting and fixed — this handle style is my favorite.


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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2020, 08:45 AM »
Hello,
The new holder  BHS 60 CE. Good for new TID or is better option out there? I have Wera Impaktor and its good, but i dont like magnet to hold bit. I need mechanical holding power.
Sorry for my english.
Take care. bye

EDIT: BH CE 60 is Centrotec - not for TID18. For TID 18 is BT-IMP SORT3
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Offline Markiee77

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2020, 05:18 PM »
Can anyone tell me the difference between the Centrotec bit holder BH60CE and BHS 60 CE?

Thanks in advance!

Mark

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2020, 12:00 AM »
Can anyone tell me the difference between the Centrotec bit holder BH60CE and BHS 60 CE?

Thanks in advance!

Mark

One is a Festool branded Wera Rapidapter that fits into a Centrotec chuck ...............

     https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/205097---bhs-60-ce


The other is a more standard impact bit holder that fits into a Centrotec chuck............

       https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/498974---bh-60-ce-imp#Overview


The most important take away though is that the 'S' model is a very nice quick change bit holder the other(s) are more standard style , but all fit into a Centrotec chuck. 
       

Seth     
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Offline shdesign3

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2020, 10:37 PM »
Is there a difference between these as for the magnets?

« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 10:43 PM by shdesign3 »

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2020, 11:31 PM »
Is there a difference between these as for the magnets?

Did you mean except for the magnets?

    Yes, there is a difference. Take note of the shaft design.

                   The top one  is Centrotec with the longer straight rear portion of the shaft.

                   The second one is a regular 1/4" hex bit holder. It will not fit into a Centrotec chuck.

                   I believe the bottom one is the impact version designed for impact drivers. It will not fit into a Centrotec chuck.

Seth

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2020, 11:42 PM »
 @Markiee77 , @shdesign3
 
      Maybe I or others can help a little more if we know what bit, driver, holder connections you want to make.

Seth

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2020, 01:37 AM »
Im using the bit holder that came with my CXS drill with festool pozidrive bit. The bit holder cant even hold the pozidrive bit. It is worse than my bosch bit holder magnet. I don't want to use Centrotec Quick Release

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2020, 09:48 AM »
Im using the bit holder that came with my CXS drill with festool pozidrive bit. The bit holder cant even hold the pozidrive bit. It is worse than my bosch bit holder magnet. I don't want to use Centrotec Quick Release

Currently it looks like it comes with a BH 60 CE.

Maybe it's just a bad magnet?  Not sure.

 I haven't had a problem with that type not holding bits.  I have , like others , had the magnet come out of the holder. I just super glued it back in.

Seth

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Re: Festool Bit Holder Reference Topic
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2020, 10:33 AM »
The Festool magnetic bit holder from the CXS measures 9.58mm at the thickest point.  The Festool magnetic bit holder from the Ti 15 measures 11.08mm at the thickest point.  Both are Centrotec and can be inserted on either tool, but only the thicker one is impact-rated. 
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