New Cordless Impact Drill from Festool

With a new generation brushless EC-TEC motor, the latest release from Festool, the TID 18, is powerful, long-lasting, efficient, compact and low weight. Its standard quick-release chuck accepts 1/4” impact-rated bit holders and bits. It also has a removable, reversible belt clip, optimum LED illumination of the work area, and generous magnetic bit storage. With three speed settings, its clever electronics can detect the transition between sheet metal and wood and automatically adapt the speed. And with its long trigger pull, a woodworker can incrementally adjust the speed to reduce the risk of overdriving screws and fasteners. It has a T mode specifically for self-tapping screws, and its kickback free hammer mechanism drives the fastener rather than spinning the drill around the screw, thus protecting your wrist. It comes packed in a Systainer, so the TID 18 can be integrated perfectly into Festool storage. Its compact design and low weight (2.12 pounds) help with long workdays and overhead jobs. The tool only with a belt clip and Systainer case is $199, and a kit that also includes a charger and two batteries runs $349.