CXS 18V Cordless Compact 2 Speed Drill Basic in Systainer


  • $395.00
  • SKU: 576882


Light, compact and impressively strong. The 18-volt CXS/TXS 18 compact screwdriver is your ideal helper for the most varied everyday work.

The ergonomic C shape facilitates precise working through the grip position in the drilling and screwdriving axis. A number of attachments find solutions for the most difficult applications – perfect also for narrow spaces or corners.

Fast tool change is secured by the FastFix interface and the CENTROTEC system. Clever details like the bit holder, the light control and the lid compartment Systainer³ make the CXS 18 a compact powerhouse with practical special equipment.

  • Impressive ergonomics and low weight for easy drilling and fastening.
  • The compact, handy shape makes work easier, even in cramped spaces
  • The ergonomic C-shape of the direct handle in the screwing axis enables more targeted power transmission and more precise work
  • Quick conversion to drilling, screwdriving, angular drilling and angular screwdriving without the need for tools thanks to the FastFix interface.
  • The depth stops and eccentric adapter also enable depth-limited screwdriving close to edges.
  • Numerous attachments for a variety of applications. All attachments of the current 18 V screwdrivers are compatible with the CXS 18 and TXS 18.
  • Long life also thanks to brushless EC-TEC motor.
  • Integrated magnetic bit holder.
  • The work area is optimally lit by LED lighting that can be switched on (in conjunction with a Bluetooth® battery pack, can also be controlled via the Work App)
  • For left-handed people, the Work App can be used to reverse the right-hand/left-hand selector switch such that the switch no longer causes disruption by protruding into the handle area during the main application – in clockwise rotation (only in combination with a Bluetooth® battery pack).
  • Simply mobile: the CXS 18 comes in a handy Systainer³ and so can be seamlessly integrated into bott vehicle equipment for easy transportation from the workshop to the construction site
  • 13 torque settings and torque switch-off for precision fastening
  • Robust belt clip that can be mounted on both sides

Main applications

  • Furniture, fittings and kitchen assembly
  • Installation of skirting boards, boxes, lamps, curtains
  • Interior finishing
  • Manufacture of façade panelling and patio decks
  • Light and medium drilling and screwdriving in wood, metal and plastic
  • Drive screws into wood up to 6x240 mm
  • Drilling in wood up to 35 mm with Forstner drill bits
Short design

The CXS/TXS 18 is extremely compact, with a length of 14 (TXS) / 15.6 (CXS) cm and a height of 22.4 (TXS) / 20.6 (CXS) cm (including the 3.0 Ah battery

Powerful 18 volt

Compact design combined with the compatibility of a 18 V battery. Ideal for work with screws up to 6 mm. All 18 volt lithium-ion battery packs fit the CXS/TXS 18 (except the Ergo battery pack)

Impressive performance

The CXS/TXS 18 boasts impressive performance, even when working with Forstner drill bits up to 35 mm and screws up to 6x240 mm in soft wood

Optimal lighting

With the integrated LED light, you can work precisely even in dark corners. You can use the dial to adjust the continuous light and the switch-off delay, and to switch the LED off. The brightness and duration of the light during the switch-off delay can also be customised using the Work app.

Everything is close to hand in an instant

Not only always with you, but you also have your hands free when you need them: the belt clip can be positioned for left-handers or right-handers.

Bits always at hand

The practical integrated bit garage provides space for several screw bits – secured magnetically so they won't fall out.

CENTROTEC chuck – for even more speed on the worksite

For lightning-fast changes between drilling, countersinking and screwdriving: trusted since 2001, the CENTROTEC chuck holds both drill bits and screw bits. For the use of a host of CENTROTEC accessories. And it does this with half the size and 80% less weight than standard chucks. A true Festool invention, with the high quality you expect of Festool.

Unique system width and perfect system compatibility

Owing to the smart FastFix interface, all attachments of the current 18 V screwdriver are compatible with the CXS 18. No other compact screwdriver has such varied possible uses!

In the smallest of spaces

The angle attachment is perfect for work around corners and reaching concealed screws at tight angles. Bits can also be inserted into the direct holder of the spindle in narrow spaces.

Chuck for standard tools

The chuck with a standard width of up to 10 mm is always included in the scope of delivery – for all tools with a cylindrical shaft. Tool-free mounting via the FastFix interface.

Precise work

With the handle positioned on the drilling and screwing axis, the handy and perfectly balanced C-design enables extremely precise work.

Work comfortably

Also comfortable for overhead work thanks to perfect ergonomics and low weight.

Amazingly powerful

A real powerhouse: with 18 V batteries, the CXS 18 rises to all challenges. 13 available torque settings for controlled power.

Tech Specs
Tool Weight (kg)
0.7 kg
Drilling Diameter Steel (mm)
10 mm
No Load Speed 1st Gear (rpm)
0 - 470
No Load Speed 2nd Gear (rpm)
0 - 1600 min?¹
Drilling Diameter Wood (mm)
35 mm
Battery Voltage (V)
18 V
Power Source
Motor Type
Torque Adjustment 1st Gear (Nm)
1.1 - 8 Nm
Torque Adjustment 2nd Gear (Nm)
0.4 - 2.3 Nm
Maximum Torque Wood (Nm)
22 Nm
Maximum Torque Steel (Nm)
40 Nm
Chuck Range (mm)
1 - 10 mm
1 x CXS 18V Cordless Compact 2 Speed Drill
FastFix 10 mm Compact Keyless Chuck
Belt clip
Systainer3 SYS 2 Medium 187mm x