New Festool Cordless Drill Weighs Under Two Pounds
December 1, 2015 | 9:46 am CST
Festool TXS driver drill
Festool TXS driver drill

LEBANON, IN – Festool USA calls its new TXS Cordless Drill "extremely light and compact." Weighing in at under two pounds (10 ounces lighter than Festool's lightest T12 model) the drill generates notable torque for drilling and driving. 

Equipped with built-in fuel gauge and LED to illuminate the work area, it stores four bits in a magnetic storage area. Running high and low speeds with a multiple-position clutch, it is compatible with Festools accessory systems, such as Centrotec drill bits. 
 
“The TXS is so light and compact, that it feels like an extension of the user’s hand,” says Steve Rangoussis, chief of sales and marketing at Festool USA. Its design lends itself to drilling and driving in tight spaces, including impossible spots made possible with a right-angle chuck.
 
The new TXS drill is available in a Plus version with charger, bit holder, two Phillips bits, and the ever popular Systainer; and the Set version which includes the right-angle chuck, providing 16 settings while maintaining a compact length.  festoolusa.com/power-drills/

 

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