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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"!

Offline SRSemenza

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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

Offline jarbroen

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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