Tool Test: Festool Cordless Drill is Exotic and Expensive – but Worth It

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 32

From the February 2004 issue #139
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Woodworkers seem to have two philosophies when it comes to cordless drills. Either we buy whatever is on sale and throw it away in a couple years or we spend some serious money on a professional tool.

The Festool CDD 12 FX is for woodworkers who are firmly in the second category. Priced at $395 for the basic 12-volt drill, charger and two batteries, this tool is a long-term investment. But after six months of hard use in our shop, I can say that my skepticism has been replaced by a healthy respect for this pint-sized tank.

From the February 2004 issue #139
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