Festool TID 18 Impact Driver | Lightweight Precision Review
The Festool TID 18 Impact Driver | Lightweight Precision is a precision impact driver which is designed for use with small diameter drills such as the Festool 576479. It’s main purpose is to provide greater control over your workpiece. The TID 18 impacts on the material at a very fine point allowing it to cut through the material without damaging or scratching it. The TID 18 is available in various sizes from 1/8″ to 3/16″. It weighs only 2 ounces (57 grams) making it easy to handle and transport.
Made of high quality aluminum alloy with a hard coat anodized finish.
Impact driver features a large surface area for cutting through materials with minimal effort. Its light weight makes it easy to carry around and use while working on small projects.
Tested to meet or exceed ANSI SAE J1349 requirements.
Specifications: Weight: 2 oz (57 g). Length: 5.25″ (127 mm) Width: 1.75″ (44 mm) Height: 4.5″ (114 mm) Depth: .625″ (.17 cm).
Diameter at base of chuck opening: 1/2″. Maximum drill bit size 0.030″, 0.040″, 0.050″, etc.
Lightweight (2 ounce) impact driver for cutting and driving. Hardened aluminum alloy with black anodized finish.
What we like about the TID 18 is how easy it is to use. You just twist the top part of the tool and it cuts through materials without damaging or scratching the finish. This is a great tool for people who want precision over speed.
While some users have reported that this tool can slip out of your hands easily because of how light it is, most users will not find this to be a problem. Just hold onto it firmly when using it.
This is definitely one of the best woodworking tools available. If you want something that is going to help you with precision driving and easy handling, the TID 18 can’t be beat.
TESTIMONIALS: “The TID tool is all I go to for driving pocket screws. It is solidly built and I just love it. I use it every time I build something out of wood now.” David O’Grady, Woodworker.
“The TID is my go-to driver for driving in screws. I’d say it’s reduced my driving time by at least 60% when building furniture. You can really feel the bit biting into the wood and the light weight of the tool means that it doesn’t tire out your wrist after a couple hours of use. Pretty nifty little tool.” John Miller, Furniture Maker.
Why you should buy the TID 18:
If you want a tool that provides precision over speed, the TID 18 is an excellent choice. The tool is easy to use and ideal for woodworkers who build furniture on a regular basis.
Festool 576479 Review
The Festool 576479 is a cordless combo kit which comes with a drill and impact driver. The tools share the same battery pack and charger. It features a state of the art Li-Ion battery which provides up to 1,000 recharges. You can get up to 2,600 RPM and 1,500 impacts per minute with this tool. It is lightweight at only 4 pounds making it easy to handle for long periods of time.
The rubber over mold provides a solid grip on this tool ensuring that it doesn’t slip out of your hands.
The 576479 is available in two different kits. You can get it with just the drill or with both the drill and impact driver. The kits also come with a carrying case to store and transport the tools. It’s an excellent tool for people who do professional work and need a cordless driver or drill on a regular basis.
Comes with 1 Li-Ion battery pack and 1 battery charger.
Comes with 1 LED light to illuminate dark areas.
Features a “Synchro-Lock” system which locks the chuck by simply turning it clockwise.
You can get it in a kit with the drill or in a kit with the drill and impact driver.
Ergonomic design with anti-slip rubber over mold for an easy to handle tool.
Weighs 4 pounds.
Includes: 1/2″ metal keyless drill chuck, 1/2″ metal impact ratcheting chuck, and a carrying case.
Bare tool or kit. Accessories sold separately.
Designed for professional use.
What we like about the 576479 is its versatility. You can get it in a kit with either the drill or the impact driver. It’s an excellent choice for both professionals and home owners alike.
The only downside to this tool is that it is expensive compared to other options. However, if you take into consideration the 1,000 recharges that the Li-Ion battery provides you can see that it actually works out to be a better deal. If you’re looking for a tool that can get the job done then the Festool 576479 is an excellent choice.
TESTIMONIALS: “The best tool I own. I use it for everything from driving screws to light duty demolition work. It’s incredibly powerful and easily the most useful tool in my shed.” Sam Sheldon, Carpenter.
“I’ve had this for 6 months now and can honestly say it’s one of the best tools I own. It feels great in the hand, is lightweight but still extremely durable. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” David Richards, Handyman
Why you should buy the 576479:
If you’re looking for a tool that can get the job done then the 576479 is an excellent choice. It’s lightweight and easy to use so you wont get fatigued after prolonged use.
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