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Old 06-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #361
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There is a couple options for a vac. Are they both comparable in strength?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #362
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Mike, does the noise go away when you cut the deck boars?

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Yes it does. Cuts very phucking nice
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Only difference in the CT vacs is the capacity, mini, midi, 26 and 36.
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Yes it does. Cuts very phucking nice
Then the noise is the electronic feed back system. With no load it is hunting and the gears are going through a load/no load cycle.

As Darcy said all of the new Festool CT's have the same motor/lift specs. You won't need the AC unless you're thinking about the Planex.

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I do mostly outside work, how's it for leaving outside, providing it doesn't rain of coarse. I don't usually roll up all my chit at the end of the day. I can just leave it in the back yards. So if a little dew got on it would it be alright?
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I do mostly outside work, how's it for leaving outside, providing it doesn't rain of coarse. I don't usually roll up all my chit at the end of the day. I can just leave it in the back yards. So if a little dew got on it would it be alright?
I know I'm not gonna try it to find out...if I was going to leave mine out, (which I doubt I ever will, ) I would at least throw a tarp or plastic or something over it.
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I am not leaving my 1400 dollar saw outside over night.

I have been caught in the rain and snow before, but I am not going to leave it unattended over night
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I do with a tarp. i just can't possibly take down 3-5 stories pack in the sprinter and do it all over again the next day. I said it before and I'll say it again you suburban guys got it made.
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Do you still use the vac even when your outside? Rockler said if I want the vac I can get 10% off, if I decide I still want it in the next 30 days

get them both. I use vac in / outside all the time. Pt ipe whatever. I have the midi vac it just fits better all around. you can bigger because you have the space. Also just don't want to clean up. What ever is left is not worth a conversation. Just finished a bad ass ipe deck and over 24gal of ipe dest was collected.
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here's a pict. The window washers came creeping down on us. pretty narly....
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here's a pict. The window washers came creeping down on us. pretty narly....
It's "Gnarly" damn eastern boys

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Sweet there's even a spot for them in the systainer that looks like it was made for them lol



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It's "Gnarly" damn eastern boys
thanks..hahaha
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Sweet there's even a spot for them in the systainer that looks like it was made for them lol



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sweet indeed. I love that thing. When I dominoing all that ipe i couldn't stop thinking of all of the other things I could use thing for.
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Mike, if you get the vac., make sure you get the bigger hose.

I'm now using Fast Cap saw hood to catch my dust. That allows me to use my vac in other areas.
Getting the 26 tomorrow.

Mark, which hose are you recommending that is better? Not familiar with any of this stuff.

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Is the ct26 rated for RRP
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Is the ct26 rated for RRP
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Is the ct26 rated for RRP
Yes all festool's current vacs are rrp rated except the 36 AC. For the kapex your going to want the 36mm hose. There's no real advantage to the anti static hose when using the kapex and they are very rigid and suck to roll up and store. I usually use my festool or bosch non AS 36mm hose. The bosch hose is usually on amazon for around $30. Its a little longer than festool hose and has the same tool end as the 27mm hose so it can be used with their sanders.
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Not sure why you wouldn't need an AS hose. If is still creating dust. Guess I'm about to learn something. I've never had a problem rolling up a hose. I did a video of storing the hose and cord in the Mini garage.

Which ever 36 mm (If you get the Bosch with the 27 mm end, I'm not sure your'e going to gain much) hose you get, set the vac in a location as close to the dust port as convenient. Cut the hose as short as practically possible. The shorter the hose, the better the dust collection.

Pick up a box of bags for the 26 away, sucks to need a bag and not have one. Some empty an reuse them. I'm way to lazy to do that.

Next a cleaning kit. And the long green and blue spiral begins.

Edit; you can order replacement cuffs for the Festool hose that way you can still use the cut off, not sure about the Bosch.

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After using AS hoses I won't go back to standard ones. I used to hate getting shocked bybthe dam vacs all the time. Used to get so annoying and the hose would have more dust on it than I sucked up. AS for me every time now. Think I have 5 AS hoses in all different lengths now to suit different setups.

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