AWFS Tool News: Festool Launches Drill for Under $300
AWFS Tool News
Despite the fact that we’re not even in Vegas yet, we’re still seeing a trickle of tool news making its way to our in-boxes. First up is an announcement from Festool regarding their new CXS Compact Cordless Drill.
Here’s the scoop: The CXS offers 10.8 Li-Ion battery technology in a compact drill that seems as though it’d be well at home in most any furniture shop. UPDATE: Upon our arrival in Las Vegas, we found out that there may have been a mix-up with some of the promotional materials for the CXS. In fact, it’s not a brushless motor as we previously reported. However, Festool is gearing up to launch two more powerful drills in that new lineup which will, in fact, be brushless.
Three Chucks for Under 300 Bucks
What makes this drill even more interesting is the fact that for well under $300 (not bad for a Festool product), you’re coming away with three chucks (including a right angle model) as well as two batteries. All this in a drill that weighs in at under 2lbs. Are we skeptical? Always–but you can bet on the fact that we’ll be making a bee-line for the Festool booth. Heck, I might even pack a 4/4 white oak board and a whole mess of wood screws to really put this thing through its paces! We’ll most certainly have more to report on this drill upon our arrival in Nevada.
Festool's latest drill offers small size, a variety of chucks, and brushless technology, for under $300.
You can grab the CXS plus set, including a Centrotec chuck, keyless chuck, 2 batteries, and charger, for $225. For $50 more, they'll throw in the right angle chuck.
While the drill boasts only 10.8-volts, the technology employed in this unit allows for a heck of a punch--or so they say.