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Offline SonOfMI

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Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:25 PM »
I know this was a hot topic at the Milwaukee NPS this year.  Tool nut is shipping it September 25.  Has anyone gotten their hands on this yet or thinking about ordering one?  If this is as accurate and well built as the Festool plus with the extent Milwaukee has built out their 12V line, it can be a big seller. 

https://www.toolnut.com/power-tools/new-power-tools/milwaukee-2505-20-m12-fuel-brushless-installation-5-in-1-drill-driver-tool-only.html


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Offline RKA

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 07:08 PM »
I think will will be a niche product unlikely to have mass appeal amongst their user base.  I suspect most will view it as a toy.  That said, it did take me a while to warm up to the CXS, and these days, if it can do a job, I’ll reach for that first.  So maybe it will take a while for the Milwaukee to build some momentum?
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 08:00 PM »
I'm heavily invested in the Milwaukee 12v platform and will eagerly add this one if it accomodates the use of an eccentric chuck.

The full kit is $229.  https://www.toolnut.com/milwaukee-2505-22-m12-fuel-brushless-installation-4-in-1-drill-driver-2-0ah-kit.html

Here's a video from Milwaukee on it.  The relevant portion starts at 6:39.

« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 08:18 PM by deepcreek »
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Offline gnlman

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 08:13 PM »
Hi. I  have 2 M12  drill an a M12 driver, nice little drills..wished they had this one out when I bought the second M12...coulda stuck to one battery solution....Wife gave me the Bosch Flex click for Xmas and while not brushless like the new Milwaukee it's a great little drill as well...with all the same attachments..about same power, but will start slower than M12 and the light seems brighter for inside cabinets...so don't see the new Milwaukee in my future unless my old ones start dying....or I drop a few hints to the wife.....haha
Greg

Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 10:38 PM »
This definitely has my interest. I have tons of M12 batteries and a handful of their tools (rocket light, stubby Impact Wrench, impact driver, and some ratchets) they all work great and are very compact with good power.

I think I really want to pick this up. I am missing a drill from my lineup with right angle and offset chucks.

I think the big hesitation and MISS here is that there is no forward reverse trigger. This seems so stupid to me. It is an electronic button on top. Even if you can get used to it it will drive you crazy to switch back to normal drills. Plus that will be the first part to break.
I’m not sold on this one but I want to be. I’ll wait for some reviews/promos. Milwaukee is know to have promos within first couple months of release.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 11:11 PM »
The first thing that I thought when I saw this tool was that I bet it will be on promotion during this upcoming holiday season.

Offline fshanno

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 12:50 AM »
I already bought the Bosch for Christmas.  I'm sure this is a fine product and I wish it had been out back then to compare.  I did get the Bosch on some kind of holiday sale online for $130 with all the attachments.   

This drill has the Bosch beat in several categories, it's brushless, has a belt hook, a little more power.  However, it looks like the Bosch is a little more compact in the hand which could be a very big thing with this kind of product.  The ball detent adapter on the Bosch looks to be about 1/2 to 3/4" shorter too and that's big for me.  I've done some stuff where the Bosch barely fit and where I think this Milwaukee wouldn't fit.
 
I wonder where Makita on this deal? 

The CXS seems like a dinosaur, not much reason for it to exist in it's current configuration -  no standard ball detent, no offset chuck, dead end battery platform.  It's simply not in the running.  In fact I bought the Bosch instead of new batteries for my CXS.
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Offline Getmaverick

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 02:40 PM »
I have a CXS, its my only Festool drill. This has been my favorite for hardware installation. That being said, if it ever dies I will be looking at the Milwaukee because of battery platform.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 05:20 PM »
I'll definitely be getting this at some point this winter...
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline xedos

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 06:19 PM »
Where is the forward / reverse switch on this drill ?

Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 10:20 PM »
Where is the forward / reverse switch on this drill ?

It’s an electronic button on the top like drill speeds are. Kinda a dealbreaker for me

Offline mrB

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 02:08 AM »
Where is the forward / reverse switch on this drill ?

It’s an electronic button on the top like drill speeds are. Kinda a dealbreaker for me

That is one of the worst decisions I've ever heard of! Ha ha ha 😂
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Online Bob D.

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 06:44 AM »
Where is the forward / reverse switch on this drill ?

It’s an electronic button on the top like drill speeds are. Kinda a dealbreaker for me

Why would they do that. I would want the Fwd/Rev switch accessible with my thumb or trigger finger without having to use my other hand or reposition my grip hand on the tool.
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Offline Roachmill

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Re: Milwaukee 12V CXS Copy
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 08:04 AM »
Thanks to the OP for posting this. I've been looking for an offset Chuck and that lead to the Festool one which needs a Festool drill (although not technically) and batteries... I'm not paying for all that for the limited functionality I'm after.

The M12 kits looks great apart from the fwd/rev switch but the only prerelease price for the kit here I the UK was £290. The 12V Bosch Flexiclick gets great reviews, has the drive direction switch where the big fella intended it and the whole kit was only £150 delivered.

The Milwaukee sure is a looker though!