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Old 03-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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I haven't bought any power tools recently so, I've been thinking my T15 needs a little brother. For those of you with the CXS, how do you like it? What are your thoughts on the D handle? Would you buy it again? Thanks
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I really hated compact drills. The cxs is my favorite drill. 90 degree chuck is handy on that little drill.

Mine has been abused for two years and still operates like new. I also have a c-12 so the d handle was a non issue to me. I think a t handle drill feels weird now.

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I've never used a D handle. What is the benefit?
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I use that sucker for 90% of what I do. Great little drill for sure! I thought the 90 degree chuck was neat, but would only get used sparingly. And I have to say I've been surprised at the amount of times I've used it.
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Love mine...the belt clip works really well, it's extra long... and the drill is so light you'll forget you're wearing it!
As for the d handle... you have to use it to really understand... it's just really comfortable and feels like an extension of your hand

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I've never used a D handle. What is the benefit?
It holds the extra bit tips on the front. I have a c12 with d handle. I've actually become more fond of this style.
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I love mine! Don't know how I've gotten by without it. This is my first d handle style and I can honestly say I don't think there is any going back. I love my T15 but I grab for the CXS more times than not. This is not your typical compact drill!
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You won't go wrong with the CSX. One of the best drills I've ever owned.

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The local tool man dropped off my new toy on Monday. I'm liking the little guy. This is also my first tool with a T-Loc case. The new design is a vast improvement over the old design but a handle on the front would be nice.

Here's a pic of it with it's big brother.

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