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Old 05-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #2001
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You will enjoy it lol. That was my first purchase was the ETS and the ct36ac for sanding drywall in some very uppity houses.
I'm happy to hear that... I was worried the dust collection wouldn't be adequate.

Does it release a noticeable amount of drywall dust?
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I'm happy to hear that... I was worried the dust collection wouldn't be adequate. Does it release a noticeable amount of drywall dust?
Ha with the ETS there will be more dust cutting one sheet of drywall with a utility knife than sanding a whole bathroom with that sander.
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Ha with the ETS there will be more dust cutting one sheet of drywall with a utility knife than sanding a whole bathroom with that sander.
Now I can't wait to use it!
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I bought it with a pack of disposable bags... The reusable one is way out too expensive.

I got the gallant 180 and 320. Where's a good place to order the brilliant paper?
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I do not have a reusable bag. I can't see using it for dust, chips from a plainer -- maybe. Dust never.
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Ha with the ETS there will be more dust cutting one sheet of drywall with a utility knife than sanding a whole bathroom with that sander.
This why I use my TS-55 to cut drywall.

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Now I can't wait to use it!
Set the sander speed to 4, CT to 50%. Adjust from there.

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This why I use my TS-55 to cut drywall. Tom
I could see for repetitive rips. But for the normal cuts? Don't they make a fiber cement blade or something of the like!?
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I could see for repetitive rips. But for the normal cuts? Don't they make a fiber cement blade or something of the like!?
I was kinda kidding. I only use the 55 for repeat or stacked cuts. I use a 48 tooth blade on drywall.

They do not market the FC blade in North America. BC and I had Tom bring some in from Europe.

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Just upgraded to a CT36AC

Got a couple of bags, wet filter new if anyone's interested
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Almost bought a rotex yesterday, then spent all day using my crappy rigid sander wishing I had something else...
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There is a handsome fella in the new festool catalogue.

I got a sweet Festo belt buckle in the mail from my buddy's down at Festool HQ.

Oh, the 18v PDC drill is a bad mamma jamma.
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There is a handsome fella in the new festool catalogue. I got a sweet Festo belt buckle in the mail from my buddy's down at Festool HQ. Oh, the 18v PDC drill is a bad mamma jamma.
Welcome back dude. Oh yeah that fella ugly
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There is a handsome fella in the new festool catalogue. I got a sweet Festo belt buckle in the mail from my buddy's down at Festool HQ. Oh, the 18v PDC drill is a bad mamma jamma.
Welcome back! Where you been?
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I am borrowing a cxs from my dealer to do a cabinet install and this is the first festool Ive used that doesn't live up to the hype. It's bogging down/shutting itself off on 2 1/2 screws

Oh well there's more sustainers and sortainers to buy instead
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I am borrowing a cxs from my dealer to do a cabinet install and this is the first festool Ive used that doesn't live up to the hype. It's bogging down/shutting itself off on 2 1/2 screws

Oh well there's more sustainers and sortainers to buy instead
I can run 4" grks in with mine. You got the clutch settings right?

It's by far the best compact drill I have owned.
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Strange never heard of anyone not liking the CXS. I have put a lot off 2-1/2" screws into studs to hold cabinets and its been great. doubt it would put a 3" screw into some oak. Remember it is only a 10.8v drill and not a 15-18v. I would first check the battery is charged though.

Also if I remember correctly it will do that with a low battery. Never had it shut down like that unless it is flat.
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I ran them both through the charger......maybe the batteries are out of juice and not retaking a charge. I love the weight, size and balance. Maybe I need to do the 30day thing and try a new one
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I ran them both through the charger......maybe the batteries are out of juice and not retaking a charge. I love the weight, size and balance. Maybe I need to do the 30day thing and try a new one
I would. Them packs may have sat for 6 months flat and destroyed them. Let me go out and test mine in some material and see what happens. I'm sure it only cuts of like that with low battery. It don't have the electronics of the more expensive drills like the ec-tec
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I would. Them packs may have sat for 6 months flat and destroyed them. Let me go out and test mine in some material and see what happens. I'm sure it only cuts of like that with low battery. It don't have the electronics of the more expensive drills like the ec-tec
It has the same electronic controls/ monitoring as the other drills, just not brushless motor.

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