Just found out about a new 12V Milwaukee / AEG drill launching in the UK. They've finally jumped the exchangeable drill head wagon. It looks heavily "inspired" by Festool's system of course.
Anyway, the Festool drills have long been catching my eye, but I wasn't really willing to invest in yet another battery line. I assume this system will also make it over to their new 18V drills that are likely to come out in the not too distant future.
Being I'm invested in Milwaukee batteries, I've been waiting for this for some time now. I'll probably end up getting one in the coming months. Hopefully it doesn't have too much runout and if it doesn't, it might be a cheaper alternative to a Festool drill.
The Milwaukee seems to be selling for approximately £180 / €228 / $290 on Amazon.co.uk at this point in time.
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2014 0:33:27 GMT -5 by jonathan
I like it, I like it a lot. I own two festool drills. The CXS and the T15. A small 10v drill has been a must have for me for a long time. I do a lot of work off of ladders and I often get those "I need you to fix something over there fast" calls. A compact drill is always at my side for this. Bosch was the first I noticed to come out with this and I snagged one as soon as I could. Life span, 1 year, milwaukee was next, 1 year, then ridgid, 2 weeks, then I didn't have one for a while as I figured I was too hard on them. When the cxs was released I snapped one up and It's been working for me constant for about 4 years. That's why I liked festool drills you could beat them silly and they'd ask for more. My T15 was bought shortly after the cxs mainly because i loved the cxs so much, though when I got it no one else was doing brushless motors really beyond panisonic. Now everyone makes them that way it seems. What I absolutley despise about festool is their proprietary bit system, centrotec. The only advantages to it are to festool's bank account, as you're suckered into their bits if you want a nice light quick change chuck.
The centrotec chuck has kept me from buying a festool drill.
On the Milwaukee subject- I have had the Milwaukee Fuel impact and drill with the 4 amp hr batteries for quite a while. I bought it right when they were available. I am pretty hard on them (deck lags etc) and haven't noticed any battery fade or any other negatives at all. I really like them. I'd definitely consider the one you show above if it becomes available here.
Just saw this drill at the tool show at Sandown Park last week. The rep was showing me the 90° impact rated bit holder by Milwaukee not the one that comes with this drill. He used this drill for the demo then showed me the different chucks. I like this especially as they have an offset chuck. There is no normal bit holder chuck so maybe metabos will work.
I wonder which is better Milwaukee or the Metabo as its German.
I may sell my Festool C12 for this. My C12 is old and I use it with T batteries as the C ones don't hold a charge. What I have is all the chucks offset, 90°, depth control and 13mm jacobs. What I will do is sell them and the batteries individually on ebay as I'll get more like that. Then I'll get either the Milwaukee, AEG or Metabo.
I was going to buy the milwaukee but festool tts were selling the pdc 18v drill for £285plus postage so I grabbed one and glad I did as its a great drill. Its being updated to 5.2a/h batteries so thats why they sold of lots cheap. I sold my dewalt 18v xrt drill and circular saw for £150 and sold my festool CDD 12v drill for £122 and sold my snappy impact driver for £55. I still have to sell my old festool fastfix depth chuck and angle chuck. So all in all i got a free PDC drill and making profit to boot.
I am hoping to get the new milwaukee 18v brushless impact driver later in the year.
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
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glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
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jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
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NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
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frezik24: Hello everyone
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lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
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