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October 20, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Festool

Our Festool tool reviews take these woodworking tools and put them into the hands of our Pros. This gives our readers a real-world take that uses and tests the tools as designed. We also reviewed the Festool Hybrid sander line and paired it with the Festool CT 36 E AC CleanTec dust extractor. One of our Pro reviewers spent considerable time with the Festool Domino DF XL 700 joiner as well as the Festool Domino DF500 mortise & tenon joiner. Festool tools are designed to be used as a system. The tools feature a very unique look. Many professional woodworkers in small shops seem to appreciate their well thought-out design and functionality. Overall, while Festool has a limited number of tools, they all share exceptional build quality. Festool Tool Reviews in the Hands of Pro Woodworkers Our professional woodworkers give very precise opinions in our Festool tool reviews below. They provide invaluable feedback which helps Pros make the right purchase decisions for their small shops.

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Sand Any Edge or Angle with Precision Coming in October, Festool has a solution to maximize your precision and efficiency with sanding projects. The Festool Edge Sanding Guide attaches to Festool corded and cordless sanders to provide woodworkers, trim carpenters, and painters control over sanding surface edges and angles. Sand Edges with Confidence The Festool […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Festool T 18+3 18V Cordless Drill Review

Festool T 18 E 18V Cordless Drill Review

Festool T 18 E Compact Cordless Drill Helps You Find Balance and Control Looking for more balance and control in a world where cordless drills are simply getting faster and stronger? The Festool T 18 E compact cordless drill comes in with seemingly underwhelming numbers. However, the reality of its performance is far greater than […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Festool TID 18 Impact Driver Review

Festool TID 18 Impact Driver Finds the Sweet Spot Between Performance, Size, and Quality With the launch of the Festool TID 18 impact driver, our German friends are touting a long service life. It’s packing a an “extremely robust hammer mechanism” to go along with a new generation of Festool EC-TEC brushless motor. We put […]

Festool T18 Easy Drill Driver | Precision Made Easy

Lightweight Festool Drill Driver Joins Comprehensive Cordless Tool Launch The Festool T18 Easy Drill Driver works with the brand’s Li-HighPower 4.0 HPC-ASI 18V battery pack platform. Festool plans to ship the new tool in a Systainer case that has become synonymous with Festool products. Why Do They Call It “Easy?” We refer to this tool […]

Festool TID 18 Impact Driver

Festool TID 18 Impact Driver | Lightweight Precision

Festool Impact Driver Handles Wood and Metal Without Overtightening The July 2020 launch of Festool cordless power tools introduced their 18V Li-HighPower 4.0 battery platform. One of the flagship tools of the lineup is the Festool TID 18 Impact Driver, which combines ergonomics, power, and precise fastener control. Precision Engineering for Precision Performance The Festool […]

Festool AGC 18 Cordless Angle Grinder

Festool AGC 18 Cordless Angle Grinder

Festool’s Cordless Angle Grinder Tackles Tough Remodeling Jobs The Festool AGC 18 is an angle grinder that joins the ranks of Festool’s cordless 18V solutions. The word is that Festool has designed the new grinder to be durable, versatile, and easy to use. What They Say About the Festool AGC 18 “Professional remodelers tackle tough […]

Festool Vecturo OSC 18 Cordless Oscillating Tool

Festool Vecturo OSC 18 Cordless Oscillating Tool

Festool Vecturo OSC 18 Cordless Oscillating Tool Looks Set to Take On Top Performers Festool has announced the release of the new Vecturo OSC 18 Cordless Oscillator. Featuring precision multi-tool functionality, control, and durability, this tool represents the “workhorse” product in Festool’s 18V multi-tool lineup. What Is Festool Saying About the New Vecturo OSC 18? […]

Review7.5(out of 10)

Festool PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill Set Review

Festool is known worldwide for the quality and performance of their shop tools. They’re some of the most desired tools, especially among woodworkers. However, when you step out of the shop and onto the jobsite, the brand is not as widely used as the other big names. Even more, a lot of guys will balk when […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Festool LS 130 Linear Sander

Festool LS 130 Linear Sander Review

I love my job, but I don’t enjoy sanding. It’s time-consuming, messy, and all-around boring. Detail sanding is even worse. Getting into corners, sanding curved millwork and profiles, and cleaning up edges requires hand-sanding. I find hand-sanding tedious. Not only is it slow, but it tends to leave more dust lying around since there is […]

Festool Domino Connector Range

Festool Domino Connectors KV-SYS D8

In a perfect world, we’d conveniently build furniture and casework at our shops with the workflow set up just the way we like it. Then we’d pack it up for easy transport, unload it without a hitch, and carry it gently to its installation point. What a breeze, right? That’s a far cry from reality, […]