Here's another product showing Festool sweating the details, those little things we industrial designers are trained to look out for.
If you're using a drill to drive something into an overhead surface, you'll find that pulling that trigger subtly changes the balance of your grip. This is a minor issue for the DIY'er hanging a pair of IKEA lamps, but a major issue for someone who hangs drywall for a living and will drive hundreds or thousands of screws in a day. Thus Festool's DWC-18 series of cordless drywall screwdrivers feature an "Auto" setting, where the user simply presses the attachment's plunger against the surface to drive the screw.
Ergonomically speaking, this means you're just cradling the unit in your palm and pressing upwards, rather than gripping, squeezing and pressing upwards. Multiply that subtle energy savings over a full workday, across thousands of tool-buying customers, and that small design feature makes a profound impact.
Here's how it looks in action, and you'll also hear the rep run down the full list of the tool's stats and features:
Once again we must apologize to our U.S. readers, as this was one of only two Festool demos we were able to capture at JLC Live—and both of those tools are Euro-market-only, at least for now. (If you haven't yet seen the other, the dust-free TSC-55 track saw, be sure to check that out!)