Tool Test: Festool’s Five-in-one Drill-driver

By Glen D. Huey
Page: 18

From the April 2010 issue #182
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Festool markets the new T 12 + 3 Lithium-ion cordless drill set as a five-in-one drill. The set includes an eccentric chuck, a 1/2″ keyless drill chuck, a quick-change “Centrotec” chuck and a right-angle chuck (the fifth in the set is a depth-stop chuck; it’s optional), but that’s not all this drill is about.

At 9 1/4″ tall and with a 7 1/2″-long body, this drill sits squarely in the compact category. It has a two-speed gearbox (0-450 and 0-1,500 rpm) and switches between gears with ease. It also has a drill/drive mode selector switch that, when set in drill mode, overrides the clutch to provide the maximum power and torque.


From the April 2010 issue #182
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