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Offline MarkoSharko

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Dust Extractor Cord Wrap
« on: October 05, 2017, 01:35 PM »
Here is a simple cord wrap when using the boom arm kit (496372) with a dust extractor.  Installing the boom arm involves removing the original cord wrap.  My proposed alternative is an improvement.  It is adjustable in the vertical direction meaning no more bending down!!!

Instructions:
 - Start with a birch (hardwood) dowel that is 1 1/8" in diameter.
 - For each side, cut the dowel.  One section is 8" long and the other is 1 7/8" long.
 - Join the two sections with a 8mm x 50mm domino.  I plunged 20mm into each piece which leaves about 9mm between the pieces.
 - Attach the cord wrap to the CT handle using Festool "leg attachers" (also called "tube clamps").
 - The "leg attachers" are included in the boom arm kit (still looking for the part number).
 - This cord wrap can be adjusted up and down (height).  Also, the holders can be swung in and out so they don't stick out side wise.


« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 01:52 AM by MarkoSharko »

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Dust Extractor Cord Wrap
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 02:24 PM »
Do those leg attaches come with the boom kit? Are they for holding the outrigger legs? Any idea on the part number to order them separately?
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Offline MarkoSharko

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Re: Dust Extractor Cord Wrap
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 12:47 AM »
Hi Ben,

Yes, the leg attachers come with the boom arm.  The boom arm kit came with almost no instructions and no part numbers.

I've been looking through manuals.  The parts are called "tube clamps" and the part number might be 492784.  I can't be sure, but this is my best guess.  The charge is US$ 26.60 per clamp.

Mark
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 01:49 AM by MarkoSharko »

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Dust Extractor Cord Wrap
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 11:46 AM »
Hi Ben,

Yes, the leg attachers come with the boom arm.  The boom arm kit came with almost no instructions and no part numbers.

I've been looking through manuals.  The parts are called "tube clamps" and the part number might be 492784.  I can't be sure, but this is my best guess.  The charge is US$ 26.60 per clamp.

Mark
Awesome. Thanks for the info Mark and great idea on the cord wrap!
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