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Festool 576868 CXS 12 Compact Drill Driver PLUS

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Our smallest drill in the 12 V range. The hero amongst the compact screwdrivers.

Light, compact and impressively strong. The CXS 12 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. The FastFix interface and the CENTROTEC system ensure fast tool changes. The compact battery pack is compatible with all chargers in the 18-volt cordless range. Clever details like the bit holder, the light control and the Systainer³ make the CXS 12 a compact, multitalented device 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.
  • Impressive performance: Thanks to the extremely powerful, brushless and therefore long-lasting EC-TEC motor.
  • 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.
  • Numerous attachments for a variety of applications. All attachments for the current 18 V screwdrivers are compatible with CXS 12
  • The optional 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 service life included in the scope of delivery. Compatible with all chargers in the Festool 18-volt cordless range
  • Including exchangeable 10 mm FastFix keyless chuck
  • The work area is optimally lit by LED lighting that can be switched on.
  • Simply mobile. The CXS 12 comes in a practical Systainer³ for quick access to drilling and screwdriving accessories
  • 13 torque settings and torque switch-off for precision fastening.
  • Robust belt clip that can be mounted on both sides.



  • Battery voltage: 10.8 V, 2.5Ah
  • Gears: 2
  • Idling speed (1st gear / 2nd gear): 0 to 470 rpm / 0-1600 rpm
  • Drilling diameter (wood / steel): 1-3/8" (35 mm) / 3/8" (10 mm)
  • Torque setting 1st gear: 9.7 in-lb (1.1 Nm) to 70.8 in-lb (8 Nm)
  • Torque setting 2nd gear: 3.5 in-lb (0.4 Nm) to 20.4 in-lb (2.3 Nm)
  • Maximum torque (wood / steel): 150.5 in-lb (17 Nm) / 265.5 in-lb (30 Nm)
  • Keyless chuck capacity: 1/32" to 3/8" (1 to 10 mm)
  • Motor: Brushless EC-TEC
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs (0.7 kg)

Features & Benefits 

Short design

With a length of 6-5/32" (15.6 cm) and a height of 6-31/32" (17.7 cm), the CXS 12 is extremely compact and ergonomic. With the handle positioned on the drilling and screwing axis directly behind the motor, the handy and perfectly balanced C-design enables extremely precise work.

Impressive performance

The CXS 12 also performs impressively when working with Forstner drill bits up to 35 mm and screwdriving up to 6x200 mm in softwood (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).

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.