Practically invincible cordless drills.
With all of the sophisticated technology packed into Festool cordless drills, let's
not forget a key criteria for any power tool --- durability! Festool power tools
are built to withstand your toughest demands. Don't get the impression that our
tools are too delicate for the jobsite. Festool torture tests all of its power tools
with some extreme conditions, many that you would never imagine doing to your own
Sure, many power tool manufacturer's may do a standard drop test where the drill
is dropped from a distance onto a hard surface. We do that too. But, we also pour
metal filings into the drill and run it, dowse it in a muddy water while it's running,
and run it in a dust chamber while harsh, abrasive dust is blasted into the tool
just to name a few of our other tests.
Warning! Do not try these tests yourself, they were performed in controlled
laboratory conditions. Always consult your Festool instruction manual for proper
As you can see, Festool power tools aren't fragile. We realize that you rely on
your power tools and can't afford to have a tool fail during a job. Purchase with
the confidence of knowing that Festool has already done more extreme things to its
power tools than you will ever do.
Thermal and overload protection.
What's the easiest way to kill a power tool?
Answer: Push it beyond its capabilities
resulting in a catastrophic failure. Festool cordless drills have integrated thermal
and overload protection to prevent this from happening. These drills are smart enough
to prevent themselves from being damaged. The motor and other components of the
cordless drill are susceptible to failure if pushed beyond their limits. But, Festool's
MMC electronics technology kicks in before those limits are exceeded to prevent
damaging effects. The tool will simply shut off temporarily until it returns to
temperatures within its parameters.
Unique electronic clutch.
Rather than incorporating a traditional mechanical clutch like our competitors,
which results in premature wear on the motor and transmission of the drill, Festool
uses an electronic clutch. That means your Festool cordless drill will last longer
and you'll get consistent results every time. Not only that, but you can switch
between the drilling and driving modes without losing your clutch setting. Just
another way that Festool helps you work smarter.
All of these features make it pretty hard to kill a Festool. With any other cordless
drill, you probably would have cooked the motor and been forced to buy a new one.
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