Festool cordless drills are second to none when it comes to power, performance and general ease of use. Festool cordless drills look different, because they are different. Crafted to the highest level of German engineering, Festool cordless drills offer a level of quality not found in other cordless drills. The T series drills continue the practice of having interchangeable FastFix and Centrotec chucks on a single body, for flexibility in use and speed. EC TEC Brushless motors give a greater amount of power than traditional motor technologies.
I really like a couple of features in particular: (1) The drills have a lot of torque because of their energy-efficient brushless motor. Don't be fooled by the voltage - there's a lot of power here. (2) They use lithium ion batteries, which are lighter and longer-lived than other batteries. Festool also goes the extra step of testing and matching battery cells to enhance cell balancing (equalizing charge and discharge cycles) to prolong battery life. The batteries are even included in the 3 year warranty on the drill and charger - wow! (3)
A LED light illuminates your work when you drill. (4) A light strip on the back tells you how much power you have left. (5) A pants or pocket clip that is designed be interchangeable for righties or lefties.
The drills do a lot of thinking about the mundane stuff, so you could think about the bigger picture (or even about the fun stuff you'll do after you're done working): it beeps when it's time to charge the battery, and when it's being overloaded. You're free to focus on other things! Even better, its independent clutch quickly changes from drill to drive mode without losing your favorite clutch setting. Now, what are you going to do with all that freed brainpower?
The three models of drills are identical except for voltage, power, and weight.
- RPM: 0-450 / 0 - 1500
- Chuck Capacity: 1/16" - 1/2"
- Torgue Setting Range: 4.4 -70.8 in lbs (.5-8 Nm)
The basic drill includes:
The Drill, 2 batteries, FastFix keyless chuck, Centrotec Starter Kit, Centrotec chuck, and a Systainer for storage.
The set version of the drill is identical to the basic set only it also includes a right angle chuck and an eccentric chuck.
| ||T 15+3||T 18+3|
|Voltage||14.4V(15v max)/5.2 Ah||18V (18v max)/5.2 Ah|
|Max torque in steel||354.0 in lbs (40 Nm)||398.3 in lbs (45 Nm)|
|Max torque in wood||238.9 in lbs (27 Nm)||265.5 in lbs (30 Nm)|
|Weight||3lbs 9.1 oz||3 lbs 13.7 oz|