Festool CXS Li 2.6 Set GB Cordless Screwdriver, 240 V £189 @ Amazon
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Festool CXS Li 2.6 Set GB Cordless Screwdriver, 240 V £189 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Jun
Box contains -
CXS Li 2,6 drill, Charger MXC, 2nd battery pack 2,6 Ah, FastFix drill chuck 10 mm
CENTROTEC bit holder, bit PZ 2, FastFix angle attachment, in a SYSTAINER SYS 1 T-LOC
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Never try Festool tools, are they as good as they pretend to be?
Not sure; arent they made by Uncle Fester in his basement ?? Thing helps him out sometimes.
pwel55 m ago

Never try Festool tools, are they as good as they pretend to be?

They pretend to be ridiculously expensive but they make zero effort in looking it.
If you didn't know this was festool you would assume it was a cheap Ikea pile of crap looking at the picture.
Also noticed it has "strong arguments"
That must be with the people who dare question the price!
pwel1 h, 14 m ago

Never try Festool tools, are they as good as they pretend to be?


Never tried them myself but going on reviews I've read they appear to be.
Gentle_Giant1 h, 4 m ago

Not sure; arent they made by Uncle Fester in his basement ?? Thing helps …Not sure; arent they made by Uncle Fester in his basement ?? Thing helps him out sometimes.


Uncle fester came to my mind aswell lol
They're meant to be very good.

Then Hilti, which are also less mainstream

Then I'd say Panasonic

If you just want a great drill, I'd get a Panasonic.
They look great too, carbon fibre effect.

If you want a whole set of tools/ecosystem, I'd go for Makita, or DeWalt if you're that way inclined.
I rate Makita higher and went Makita.

I do lust a bit over Panasonic though

Look at this beast, gorgeous:
ffx.co.uk/too…Kit

I'll get my coat.
fireman141 m ago

They pretend to be ridiculously expensive but they make zero effort in …They pretend to be ridiculously expensive but they make zero effort in looking it.If you didn't know this was festool you would assume it was a cheap Ikea pile of crap looking at the picture.


Haha, sort of reminds me of Bang&Olufsen back in the day..
Edited by: "pwel" 9th Jun
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Shinoke19 m ago

They're meant to be very good.Then Hilti, which are also less …They're meant to be very good.Then Hilti, which are also less mainstreamThen I'd say PanasonicIf you just want a great drill, I'd get a Panasonic.They look great too, carbon fibre effect.If you want a whole set of tools/ecosystem, I'd go for Makita, or DeWalt if you're that way inclined.I rate Makita higher and went Makita.I do lust a bit over Panasonic thoughLook at this beast, gorgeous:https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Panasonic-Ey79A2Lj2G31-5025232832415-18V-2X5.0Ah-Li-Ion-Brushless-Combi-Drill-KitI'll get my coat.


Panasonic are great, they just haven't got the range that others have sadly.
Shinoke9th Jun

They're meant to be very good.Then Hilti, which are also less …They're meant to be very good.Then Hilti, which are also less mainstreamThen I'd say PanasonicIf you just want a great drill, I'd get a Panasonic.They look great too, carbon fibre effect.If you want a whole set of tools/ecosystem, I'd go for Makita, or DeWalt if you're that way inclined.I rate Makita higher and went Makita.I do lust a bit over Panasonic thoughLook at this beast, gorgeous:https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Panasonic-Ey79A2Lj2G31-5025232832415-18V-2X5.0Ah-Li-Ion-Brushless-Combi-Drill-KitI'll get my coat.


I got in the Milwaukee system when they were top class, but Im not that impressed now, it looks like Panasonic got the edge, although have to try it first..but no need atm..
deleted8013019th Jun

Panasonic are great, they just haven't got the range that others have …Panasonic are great, they just haven't got the range that others have sadly.


Aye, that's why I went with Makita.

If I only wanted a drill I'd have gone panny

My little Makita vacuum that uses my 5ah batteries and only cost around £40 is great, and shows how the breadth of the tools available can be so handy.
You can even get a twin 18v chainsaw!
Leafblower, site radio, coffee machine!

My drill's chuck isn't metal though
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pwel9 m ago

I got in the Milwaukee system when they were top class, but Im not that …I got in the Milwaukee system when they were top class, but Im not that impressed now, it looks like Panasonic got the edge, although have to try it first..but no need atm..


I can't complain about any of my Milwaukee tools (touch wood) but I'm starting to see more issues from others. If they'd have had the same range I'd have had Panasonic from the start, we ditched all our Makita for Panasonic at my old work and they really are good- so much so that several employees followed suit with their own tools having used them.
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Shinoke7 m ago

Aye, that's why I went with Makita.If I only wanted a drill I'd have gone …Aye, that's why I went with Makita.If I only wanted a drill I'd have gone pannyMy little Makita vacuum that uses my 5ah batteries and only cost around £40 is great, and shows how the breadth of the tools available can be so handy.You can even get a twin 18v chainsaw!Leafblower, site radio, coffee machine!My drill's chuck isn't metal though


Ha I saw the coffee machine the other day, couldn't believe it!
deleted8013019th Jun

I can't complain about any of my Milwaukee tools (touch wood) but I'm …I can't complain about any of my Milwaukee tools (touch wood) but I'm starting to see more issues from others. If they'd have had the same range I'd have had Panasonic from the start, we ditched all our Makita for Panasonic at my old work and they really are good- so much so that several employees followed suit with their own tools having used them.


No complain either, just the newer models don't feel as hefty and look more plasticky..
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Back to the deal though; every one I know who owns Festool tools raves about them, but at the same time I don't know anyone who owns a Festool drill/driver, combi, or even cordless screwdriver, so I would say that's telling.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 9th Jun
Even Makita arent as good as they used to be, but at least you can pretend to be Elton John and sing the song.
Am I reading this right, £189 for a screwdriver?
londongeeza7 h, 38 m ago

Am I reading this right, £189 for a screwdriver?



You are reading it correctly; now after me "Oh Makita you will never knowwwww. Anything about my home....."
Massive for a drill/driver.
Edited by: "ssc1" 10th Jun
Festool predominantly make top grade chippy tools, they makes the best table saws / guides / fences and jigs etc... For a site work drill though go with one of the more mainstream brands - makita or Dewalt - batteries are much easier to source and at a pinch you can share. 99% chance if you see someone with one of these he is a chips and has the whole suitcase going on
I have this drill and if you use quality tools this is what you need this drill is very light proberbly one of the lightest on the market also it will drive a 4” screw home in wood without a pilot hole ..... don’t waste your time commenting on festool if you don’t have a clue !!! You sound stupid
I've only ever used a festool plunge saw but when I went to buy one I chose the DeWalt due to the price as I felt the festool wasn't worth what they were asking for it over what the DeWalt cost me. Don't regret my decision one bit
bradfordjoiner1 h, 9 m ago

I have this drill and if you use quality tools this is what you need this …I have this drill and if you use quality tools this is what you need this drill is very light proberbly one of the lightest on the market also it will drive a 4” screw home in wood without a pilot hole ..... don’t waste your time commenting on festool if you don’t have a clue !!! You sound stupid



My 18v Litium Hitachi will drive a 5" screw into a joist without pilot hole whats the big deal there?
ginno7839 m ago

My 18v Litium Hitachi will drive a 5" screw into a joist without pilot …My 18v Litium Hitachi will drive a 5" screw into a joist without pilot hole whats the big deal there?


Please !!!!! Hitachi
bradfordjoiner45 s ago

Please !!!!! Hitachi


I take it your on about a decking joist
deleted80130110th Jun

Speaking purely from a professional view way above your level (no offence …Speaking purely from a professional view way above your level (no offence intended, and unless of course you used to run one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in England, in which case I apologise), while Festool are definitely the tool of choice for some tools, drill/drivers isn't one of them. Each to their own of course, but if you're going to call others stupid be sure you know more than them iland are not just trying to justify your own poor purchasing decisions by belittling others, because from my 15 years in the industry these really aren't what the pro's use.


You should really do your homework ..... this is a 10.8v drill the best on the market ....... for its weight battery running time and torque ..... like I said don’t comment if you haven’t a clue about quality ..... and stick to using cheap heavy diy tools ..... by the way hope this hasn’t upset anyone .......don’t want them to chuck there TOYS out a pram
deleted80130110th Jun

When you speak about doing homework, I can only presume you mean you've …When you speak about doing homework, I can only presume you mean you've tried everything else available? I have. When you're used to buying £500,000 CNC machines then a £200 drill is nothing. Again no offence intended, but if you're going to argue with me you're out of your league. This is nowhere near the best 10.8v driver on the market, it's just a very expensive toy. Tools at less than half the price have more than twice the power. I don't criticise you for buying it and liking it, and so you shouldn't criticise others for not doing.


Mafell are the best these days but out of my price range ....... I’ve used all the market brands ..... and my opinion this is the best drill driver and is by far a very good deal ..... what other low volt drill can match this ? Please let me know I’ll buy all the team one
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bradfordjoiner9 h, 44 m ago

Mafell are the best these days but out of my price range ....... I’ve used …Mafell are the best these days but out of my price range ....... I’ve used all the market brands ..... and my opinion this is the best drill driver and is by far a very good deal ..... what other low volt drill can match this ? Please let me know I’ll buy all the team one


To be honest this one is so low down the pecking order I wouldn't know where to start. In terms of 10.8v/12v gear Milwaukee is pretty evolved, they have combi's in the 45Nm range, so around 3 times the power of this Festool. But I can't think of any 10.8/12v that's got such a low power output as this. It's pretty much bottom of the pile. We changed from Makita to Panasonic, but we were only using 18v, though again the 10.8v Panasonic has more poke than this. There's plenty to choose from but this isn't one of them.
Like I said, I've been in this game a long time and never seen anyone with a Festool drill/driver, etc, and it isn't be because they couldn't afford them or didn't know what they were doing.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Jun
Accidental damage, loss and theft risk can eliminate a lot of toys from my list !
Don’t Panasonic make televisions ..... wouldn’t have one given imagine the embarrassment on a proper site
bradfordjoiner11th Jun

Don’t Panasonic make televisions ..... wouldn’t have one given imagine the …Don’t Panasonic make televisions ..... wouldn’t have one given imagine the embarrassment on a proper site


Now who sounds silly. Panasonic tools are right up there with the best and FYI if you want to drive big screws deep into big timbers, use an impact driver like the rest of the world!
Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like the weight ,warranty , insurance then you wouldn’t even think of giving a cheap £1 shop battery supplier a chance .... sorry will take a lot of convincing........ sounds like an Aldi from Asda comment
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bradfordjoiner12th Jun

Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like …Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like the weight ,warranty , insurance then you wouldn’t even think of giving a cheap £1 shop battery supplier a chance .... sorry will take a lot of convincing........ sounds like an Aldi from Asda comment


Try searching Panasonic on the Festool Owners Group forum and see just how many Festool owners use Panasonic drivers.
bradfordjoiner12th Jun

Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like …Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like the weight ,warranty , insurance then you wouldn’t even think of giving a cheap £1 shop battery supplier a chance .... sorry will take a lot of convincing........ sounds like an Aldi from Asda comment


Panasonic are the number one manufacturer of lithium ion cells in the world. There is a good chance many of your tools have Panasonic cells in them.
bradfordjoiner12th Jun

Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like …Going off the point pal ......... If you actually use festool and like the weight ,warranty , insurance then you wouldn’t even think of giving a cheap £1 shop battery supplier a chance .... sorry will take a lot of convincing........ sounds like an Aldi from Asda comment


Panasonic annual turnover 70.8 BILLION U.S Dollars. Festool annual turnover £340 million. And you think Panasonic just make cheap batteries? Defend your overpriced chippy tools if it makes you feel better, the world seems to know otherwise.
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 16th Jun
I do apologise guys they actually do have a very good review ........
I’m after a descent battery jigsaw I’ve had the first dewalt one which was good for cutting up sheathing ply and that’s about it ...then had a 110 Bosch for 15 years now I’ve got the ps400 festool its been in repair 3 times and needs to go back in again ..... it’s the worst thing I’ve ever bought from them so I do agree when you say they don’t build everything well ...... any experiences would be appreciated.......
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