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Old 10-03-2019, 04:07 PM   #1
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My Next Dust Extraction Unit


This Unit tested well against all the top names including Festool. Festool was expensive and bags were costly. Plus my Festool was only good for dry dust, though I think bigger units can do wet and dry.

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At the price I can buy 2 Makita for the price of Festool and warranty is a none issue for me because it's always LIMITED and I'd also need to ship out, wait for repair and return and buy that time I'd have purchased a new one for the interim! I was also never happy with Festool CS in Canada. I know Festool makes good product, I own a couple but they are too expensive and they do have good competitors who do not make all the connectors proprietary!
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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I've had that one in my sights for a while. Please let us know how it works when you get it.

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Is this for paint prep or will you use it for other things?
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Is this for paint prep or will you use it for other things?
Not for paint prep at all! Far to big and cumbersome for that. I'll keep using my smaller festool for most paint work. It is for connecting to my table saw & my chop saw.
As you may already know, painters are the original "Jack of All Trades". A sample of things I have been asked to do: change faucets, repair damaged doors, restore ancient windows and cap stair treads and risers. I also do a lot of my own "handyman" stuff. I have used my table saw to cut triangular floor slivers to fill gaps in my old floor (That was the trickiest project I've done!)

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Funny how they are picking up drywall dust to clog the filters. It's a dust extractor, not a vacuum. Just because you can use it as one doesn't mean it's designed for that purpose.

If it has a bag tapper it is made for drywall dust and probably setup as a mud sander.

I'm surprised that the Fein did so sucky. Those are the vacuums I use. But I have an older one and a bottom of the line one. Both are powerful and quiet. Didn't realized it sucked so bad.
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Funny how they are picking up drywall dust to clog the filters. It's a dust extractor, not a vacuum. Just because you can use it as one doesn't mean it's designed for that purpose.:
I do not expect people use them as vacuums, they were just stress testing the machines. I thought it a good test for a filled (dirty) machine.
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One thing is right. The HEPA filters are expensive. I know the one in my Fein is about $100. I don't use it. If I had to use the extractor for lead based paint or something of that sort I would. But I just suck up wood dust for the most part.
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I've had the same hepa filter in my Fein Turbo 2 for 8 years or so. Just blow or vac it clean and keep using it.

I use it for everything from glass to drywall to paint sanding to drywall dust to plain dirt.

I do use cheap knockoff bags, so that helps protect it.

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I have 2 Festools and a Metabo. The Festools outperform the Metabo at most things except when autoclean is needed. With drywall sanding and grinding old mortar up, the Metabo works very well since it has two filter knockers that run sequentially.
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I've had the same hepa filter in my Fein Turbo 2 for 8 years or so. Just blow or vac it clean and keep using it.

I use it for everything from glass to drywall to paint sanding to drywall dust to plain dirt.

I do use cheap knockoff bags, so that helps protect it.

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For what it is worth I have had the makita for about a month.
Very quiet and really like it. The cost is what held me back. And you have to add in the attachment set.

My opinion is it is overpriced like most dust extractors. Cant say it has anymore power than a good wet/dry vac.

But still really like it enough that I wish I had bought one sooner even at the high price.
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Well, I took the plunge. (CPO had it on for $400, though that's sold out. Amazon has it right now for $411, so pretty good discount.)

Very initial thoughts from a couple of days being lightly used on the jobsite:
- guys and I like how quiet it is
- sucks great
- there's a thumper inside that knocks the bag regularly, which is a little strange, but probably helps
- the powercord is nice and long
- the 1-3/8" (or so) hose is also really long. I'm thinking about traveling with a shorter 2" hose stolen from a shopvac
- it's pretty tall, but isn't top heavy when rolling it around
- I need to get some abs pipes to store the accessory kit tubes, both in the van and on the unit itself

I have a bunch of doors to scuff sand in the near future, so will report back on how the remote trigger and dust collection work inside a house.

Capsule summary: so far so good.

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