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Old 01-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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IM ABOUT TO DO IT!!! Festool Planex.


So im about to purchase the new festool planex. Im going to buy the package deal with the 36 ac extractor.

When i not using it for drywall, Im planning on installing a normal filter bag with the hepa filter and shutting the filter cleaner off so i could use it as a normal vac. I dont do rrp so that is not a concern.

I know a few of you guys have them already so im looking for some advise/info.

Is there any extras i could get? What does it actually come with? Do i need to buy any back up pads, hoses, or edge guards?

What grits/type of sand papers have you found to work best? I know they cutrently offer two types in several grits.

Im going to need a differnt size hose to work with other tools like my ts-55 and my future ro-90. Which hose is the best?

How much dust does this thing actually capture? 80%+?


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Do you have to use a festool vacuum with the planex

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Do you have to use a festool vacuum with the planex
No, but you would still want something that had auto clean filters and by that time, you ought to just get the vac and sander package.
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Hey, Rich. This is Shane with Festool. Just wanted to make a quick post with some feedback on your questions.

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When i not using it for drywall, Im planning on installing a normal filter bag with the hepa filter and shutting the filter cleaner off so i could use it as a normal vac. I dont do rrp so that is not a concern.
5 pack of bags, 496186
HEPA filter, 498994

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Is there any extras i could get? What does it actually come with? Do i need to buy any back up pads, hoses, or edge guards?
The pad should last a very long time with normal use. The edge guard should never need replacing unless it gets broken or lost.

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What grits/type of sand papers have you found to work best? I know they cutrently offer two types in several grits.
Generally speaking, Brilliant 120 and 180 grits are a good start for most drywall work.

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Im going to need a differnt size hose to work with other tools like my ts-55 and my future ro-90. Which hose is the best?
The hose that comes with the CT 36 AutoClean will work with your TS 55. For the RO 90, you'll need a 27mm hose, #452878 for the anti-static version.

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How much dust does this thing actually capture? 80%+?
I would say it easily captures far better than 80%. But, don't take my word for it, let some of the other forum members who own one give their feedback.
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Re: IM ABOUT TO DO IT!!! Festool Planex.


Hi shane. Im happy you can answer my questions.


Now is there something special with the hose that comes with the planex combo? Is it anti-static?

Whats the length of the cord and hose? Do they make a longer one?

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Now is there something special with the hose that comes with the planex combo? Is it anti-static?

Whats the length of the cord and hose? Do they make a longer one?
The hose that comes with the CT AutoClean is made of a lighter weight material to prevent fatigue from dragging the hose around with you. It also has a flange that locks onto the handle of the Planex to keep it from coming uncoupled during use.





You can't get that exact hose in a longer length, but you can join multiple hoses together using a coupler. The hose that comes with the CT AutoClean is 11-1/2 feet long. The power cord on the CT is 24 feet long. So, together you have about 35 feet of reach, far more than you'd need for a typical room.
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Buying both saves a few bucks. When my PC sander dies I plan on getting one. I hate drywall so much that if I have to do it, it will be with a cool sander.
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Shane, you said i can use the black ac hose with ts 55. Do you recommend that? Will it stand up to the abuse like the others? Anti- static?
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You can't get that exact hose in a longer length, but you can join multiple hoses together using a coupler. The hose that comes with the CT AutoClean is 11-1/2 feet long. The power cord on the CT is 24 feet long. So, together you have about 35 feet of reach, far more than you'd need for a typical room.
Wont you only get 11-1/2 feet of reach, since that is the length of the hose?
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Shane, you said i can use the black ac home with ts 55. Do you recommend that? Will it stand up to the abuse like the others? Anti- static?
There are no issues with using the CT AC hose with the TS. The hose is very durable even though it's a lightweight material. Our hoses are reinforced and I can't recall ever hearing of anyone complaining of one failing. Although... Darcy did sand a hole in one of his.
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There are no issues with using the CT AC hose with the TS. The hose is very durable even though it's a lightweight material. Our hoses are reinforced and I can't recall ever hearing of anyone complaining of one failing. Although... Darcy did sand a hole in one of his.
They will melt if they get too close to a torpedo heater
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Wont you only get 11-1/2 feet of reach, since that is the length of the hose?
From the CT, but the CT can be pulled behind you around the room. Like I said, the hose latches to the Planex.

Edit: If you set the CT in the middle of the room, you could reach about a 20' x 20' room without it moving. I'm not going to encourage you to buy something you probably won't need.

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They will melt if they get too close to a torpedo heater
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Shane thanks for the information!
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Interested in hearing others experience with the planex.
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What's the price on that baby .
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What's the price on that baby .
$1,675 in the U.S. for the Planex in a Maxi Systainer and CT AutoClean dust extractor with hose when purchased together.

Note: We will have a price change effective February 1st.

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Is it going to be lower price or can't tell .
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Is it going to be lower price or can't tell .
Generally, prices go up and that will be the case with the Planex and CT AutoClean. So, it would be best to buy before then.

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