Author Topic: Work center with Dust Deputy  (Read 7483 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline coho10

  • Posts: 30
Work center with Dust Deputy
« on: January 07, 2016, 11:26 AM »
I recently mounted my dust deputy to the top of my CT26.  I wanted a better place to put my sanders and hose, so I came up with a work center type attachment.  I used 1/2" ply for the top and 3/4" ply for the bracket that mounts to the CT26.  It works pretty well and saved me a bundle (though the Workcenter is way cooler). Hope it can help somebody out.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Flatsawn

  • Posts: 194
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 08:25 PM »
Very nice. I'm not sure the work center is cooler than that.

Mark

Offline JimD

  • Posts: 350
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 09:01 PM »
Sorry but I do not have pictures of my setup on my laptop at this point but I have a little cart based upon a design from Woodsmith.  It's footprint is larger but it's height is less than your setup.  I like that because it is lower than my workbench and my table saw.  I also connected the shop vacuum (Rigid) with rigid PVC pipe.  I had to heat it with a heat gun but the smooth PVC reduces losses.  The shop vacuum didn't have an auto-on switch so I bought an after market one.  A Bosch 5 meter hose connects to most tools and I use a 2.5 inch hose to my table saw.  I'm sure the Festool vacuum is nicer but I'm pretty happy with my setup.  The cyclone reduces cleaning of the filter a LOT.  That is true regardless of the shop vac and filter. 

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3614
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Which aftermarket automatic start switch did you get for the shopvac?


Sorry but I do not have pictures of my setup on my laptop at this point but I have a little cart based upon a design from Woodsmith.  It's footprint is larger but it's height is less than your setup.  I like that because it is lower than my workbench and my table saw.  I also connected the shop vacuum (Rigid) with rigid PVC pipe.  I had to heat it with a heat gun but the smooth PVC reduces losses.  The shop vacuum didn't have an auto-on switch so I bought an after market one.  A Bosch 5 meter hose connects to most tools and I use a 2.5 inch hose to my table saw.  I'm sure the Festool vacuum is nicer but I'm pretty happy with my setup.  The cyclone reduces cleaning of the filter a LOT.  That is true regardless of the shop vac and filter.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline danbox

  • Posts: 70
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 11:52 AM »
More importantly what do you think of the jet drum sander? I was thinking of getting the 22-44, without the oscillating drum, have you had any issues with it?

Offline rst

  • Posts: 2073
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 03:18 PM »
I have that model Jet and the biggest issue with all wrapped sandpaper drum sanders is getting the paper tight enough so that it does not shift and overlap.  It is also important to keep checking that tha paper does not get clogs as then there are burnish marks in your piece.  I love mine, I installed a digital height gauge and have even used it to reduce engineering plastics to get the thickness I needed.

Offline JimD

  • Posts: 350
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 07:29 PM »
I use this one:

http://www.performancetoolcenter.com/dgc-products-is110m-i-socket-110m-tool-and-vacuum-switch/?gclid=CIf45N_Kr8oCFU07gQodDNgIWg

I think I paid about $10 less for it, however.  Maybe not.  I have been impressed with the ability to run the shop vac (about 6 amps) and the table saw (15 amps) off the same 20A circuit.  I've only tripped a breaker once doing this (when making a maximum depth rip).  It wants to fall out of the power socket so I hold it in place with a piece of wire. 

Offline coho10

  • Posts: 30
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 11:09 AM »
I use my drum sander all the time and I love it.  This is the older model but I modified the top for a 4" dust collection fitting.  You guys are right on about the paper. You need to make sure it's tight to avoid burning.  Once the paper has overlapped, it's toast and needs to be replaced.

Offline John1102

  • Posts: 28
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 08:18 PM »
Great idea and way cheaper than the festool work-center add-on.  Thanks for posting I plan on copying this idea to my vac.

Offline Alanbach

  • Posts: 197
Re: Work center with Dust Deputy
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 10:32 PM »
I love my Performax 22-44. I bought it in 2005, six or seven years after Performax was sold to Jet but before Jet got rid of the Performax name. It works great! I recently had to replace the drive / conveyor after 13 years of hobbyist use. Other than that I have never had one issue with the machine. The issue with the sanding belts burning the workpiece when the strips stretch and over lap is very curable with experience. I just check the belt for a nice snug wrap before each use and then I stop the unit and snug the belt up again after five or six passes. The belts start to stretch once they get warmed up.