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Author Topic: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?  (Read 6149 times)

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Offline Lettusbee

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2017, 10:26 PM »
I purchased both a CT26 and a midi this last summer.  The CT26 was already broken when I opened the box.  It was of course replaced by the vendor.  But still.  Decades of experience in plastics manufacturing, and we have to put up with this?   It's just a little weird some of the idiosyncrasies we accept in pursuit of superior tools.

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Offline Laminator

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2017, 11:08 PM »
I recently had to repair the top of my oldest 26 where the work center rests on it. I lazily used it to push myself from my knees after changing the bag and it cracked about 8".  I used pl8 adhesive and filled the hollow channel completely.  It now feels solid as a polyurethane rock.

Offline jools

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2017, 02:53 AM »
My 3yo midi is missing bits and has a cracked corner. Treated no different to a cheap vac which is in pristine condition.
It's seems to happen in the cold more.
It started with one little sander

Offline scholar

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2017, 07:56 AM »
My CT26 is getting on a bit now and is all in one piece.  The only problem I have with that is the old style systainer catches and I really wish Festool would redesign the top with a T-Loc catch.

My CT Mini did suffer a small bit breaking off the corner of the hose guide on the "garage", but I replaced the whole top with the new T-Loc style, since when it has survived unscathed.

Cheers

« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 09:30 AM by scholar »

Offline jools

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 09:50 AM »
That's where my midi broke first and I have the older systainer latches style. Was it hard to change @scholar ?
It started with one little sander


Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2017, 10:44 AM »
I purchased both a CT26 and a midi this last summer.  The CT26 was already broken when I opened the box.  It was of course replaced by the vendor.  But still.  Decades of experience in plastics manufacturing, and we have to put up with this?   It's just a little weird some of the idiosyncrasies we accept in pursuit of superior tools.

I have a CT36 with an intact hose garage that came that way.  It is in a home shop, so doesn't get tradesman use, but it has survived the granddaughters, who clean my shop once a month or so for spending money.

For all of that, I actually do use the garage quite a bit when I'm in the shop.  I use it to stage whatever tool I'm using at the moment that requires dust collection.  Usually a systainer for the tool I'm using with the CT and another for consumables (dominos or sandpaper).