NEW Festool Cordless Drill CXS 12

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SKU: 576868
Regular price $299.00
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Our most compact drill and lightest drill. Ideally suited for common everyday tasks.

Light, compact and impressively powerful with more torque than the previous generation. The CXS 12 compact drill-driver is your go-to everyday driver for common tasks providing plenty of power in the most compact format. The ergonomic C shape facilitates precise working through the grip position in the drilling and driving axis. A number of available chuck attachments easily tackle the most difficult applications – even in narrow spaces or corners. The FastFix interface and the CENTROTEC system ensure fast bit changes. The compact battery pack is compatible with all chargers in the 18-volt cordless range. Clever details like the bit holder, the LED light control and the Systainer³ make the CXS 12 a compact, multitalented device for every shop or site.

  • Impressive ergonomics and low weight for easy drilling and fastening
  • The compact, ergonomic shape makes work easier, even in tight spaces
  • Impressive performance: Thanks to the extremely powerful, brushless and long-lasting EC-TEC motor
  • The ergonomic C-shape of the handle puts the user more in line with the bit for more precise work and less fatigue
  • Quick, tool-free conversion to drilling, driving, angular drilling and angular driving thanks to the FastFix interface
  • Numerous attachments for a variety of applications. All attachments for the current 18 V line are compatible with the CXS 12
  • The depth stops and eccentric adapter enable depth-limited screwdriving close to edges
  • High-quality lithium-ion battery with workpiece-friendly rubber coating, charge indicator and 2.5 Ah for a long life included with the CXS 12. Compatible with all chargers in the Festool 18-volt cordless line
  • Including removable 3/8" (10 mm) FastFix keyless chuck
  • Integrated magnetic bit holder
  • The work area is optimally lit by the onboard LED lighting that can be trigger-activated
  • Easy to store, easy to carry. The CXS 12 comes in a practical Systainer³ for quick access to dthe drill and matching accessories
  • 13 torque settings and torque switch-off for precise fastening
  • Durable removable belt clip that can be mounted on either side

Main applications

  • Furniture, cabinet and kitchen assembly
  • Installation of skirt boards, boxes, curtain rods
  • Interior finishing
  • Installation of skylights
  • Manufacture of façade panelling and patio decks
  • Light and medium drilling and driving in wood, metal and plastic
  • Driving into wood up to 1/4" x 7-7/8" (6x200 mm)(reference value for countersunk screws with partial thread in softwood. The maximum screw size that can be used varies depending on the screw type and wood type)
  • Drilling in wood up to 1-3/8" (35 mm) with Forstner drill bits


  • Belt Clip
  • 2x BP 12 Li 2.5 C Battery Pack
  • FastFix Keyles Chuck 3/8" (10 mm)
  • Rapid Charger TCL 6
  • Systainer SYS3 DF M 187

Drilling diameter, wood/steel: 1-3/8” (35 mm)/3/8” (10 mm)

Weight: 1.54 lbs (0.7 kg)

Max. torque, wood: 150.5 in-lb (17 Nm)

Chuck range: 1/32” – 3/8” (1 – 10 mm)

Torque setting 1st gear: 9.7 in-lb (1.1 Nm) - 70.8 in-lb (8 Nm)

Max. torque, wood/steel: 150.5 in-lb (17 Nm)/265.5 in-lb (30 Nm)

Torque setting 2nd gear: 3.5 in-lb (0.4 Nm) - 20.4 in-lb (2.3 Nm)