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Offline Svar

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Origin of Centrotec system
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:56 PM »
Does anybody remember when Centrotec system was first introduced (year)?

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 11:33 PM »
Not sure but it was when FOG was still a Yahoo user group. Guessing around 2005...

Offline Corwin

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 11:37 PM »
Must be a little before that; my 2005 catalog has the Centrotec but it isn't with the 'NEW' items.

Offline neeleman

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 04:27 AM »
My CDD 9,6 FX is from 2004 and already has a FastFix and Centrotec chuck.
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Offline magellan

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 05:15 AM »
I agree with Neeleman.  I made a large Festool purchase that yr and still have every tool and all still working well. The CCD does need batteries but it would work. 

Offline Alex

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 05:31 AM »
I have a CDD 12 FX drill that's from 2001 and has centrotec.  And I have a CDD 12/1 drill also from 2001 without centrotec.

So I think 2001 was the year.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 07:11 AM »
The Centrotec chuck came after the introduction of Fast Fix didn’t it?

Online DeformedTree

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 10:19 PM »
This thread got me curious about "centrotec" again to look up what it is.  Thanks to Peters video.   I see many things referring to it as "Centrotec Standard" so is this something Festool submitted to ISO/DIN/ANSI/SAE/ILRI for standardization. Or are they just falsely using the world "standard" in there.

It looks like a nice refinement to bit attachments. But I can see it not going anyplace without becoming an actual standard.

Based on the timelines here, it will have its patents if it has any expire shortly. Which would generally mean most companies would A) make a design change to the protect, re-patent, repeat.  B) accept it will expire soon, and formally submit to a standards org for consideration while they have control over the design instead of letting it get standardized after the fact with everyone throwing in their ideas/changes to it.

Offline demographic

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Re: Origin of Centrotec system
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 09:33 PM »
Its one of the thngs I just don't "get" to be honest.
Maybe if I could get a better selection of bits at a reasonable price from the local builders merchants I'd be more interested but for me 1/4" hex is more use.
Especially when ironmongery manufacturers are such numpties and needing to use four different types of bit to fit one bleedin Salto lock (pozi 2, Philips 2, an allen/hex I cant remember the size of and a Torx I cant remember the size of) Jeez, have some standardization.
People keep saying that centrotec has less runout when spinning, which may well be true but they must be in a world where all the screws have perfect heads cos I'm not seeing a significant differance working as a full time site carpenter.