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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).

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 05:53 PM »
My old CT 33 still has its hose garage intact; the newer (and more used) CT 36 has a broken garage. Everyone wants to sell me a garage for the CT 33, but the design is different. I can't find a part number for the hose garage for the CT 36. I recall the garage was an accessory for the 33 but standard on the 36.
Does anyone have a US source and part number for the hose garage replacement for the CT 36?

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 07:33 PM »
My old CT 33 still has its hose garage intact; the newer (and more used) CT 36 has a broken garage. Everyone wants to sell me a garage for the CT 33, but the design is different. I can't find a part number for the hose garage for the CT 36. I recall the garage was an accessory for the 33 but standard on the 36.
Does anyone have a US source and part number for the hose garage replacement for the CT 36?

Looks like 496237 on the EKAT. Contact a dealer to order.

You can find parts diagrams on the Festool Spare Parts selection on the Festool Websites drop down in the top bar.

Seth

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 07:42 PM »
My CT36 is still in great shape after 6+ years but it rarely gets pulled out from under the outfeed table of my tablesaw.
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Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 07:42 PM »
I'm so glad to see this post. I have spoken with Shane and Tyler about it already. Tyler is gonna get this resolved with festool Directly.   THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!
    Each day that goes by gets me more irritated, having 5 festool vacs.  All broken garages.     

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2017, 08:46 PM »
I'm so glad to see this post. I have spoken with Shane and Tyler about it already. Tyler is gonna get this resolved with festool Directly.   THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!
    Each day that goes by gets me more irritated, having 5 festool vacs.  All broken garages.   

I hope you mean Festool is going to fix the issue with the plastic, and not just your broken vacs.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2017, 10:33 PM »
SRSemenza, thanks for checking on that part number 496237. Yes, EKAT does show that as the correct part for the CT 36. I was going by the images I see online for that part, which is the picture for the older hose garage as far as I can tell. I will check with the local dealer, thanks. Or maybe I won't and will wait until Festool makes an unbreakable hose garage.  [wink]

Offline fralapp

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2018, 12:26 PM »
I just purchase a used CT 26E vacuum and the hose garage plastics have broken without any provocation at all.  First thing, it snapped of in my hand when I attempted to roll it by grabbing the plastic edge.  The plastic looks like it is made of Baklite plastic and is thin and brittle.  This should have been covered by a product notice and recall by Festool. 

When ordering a new garage, the replacement is described as such: Replacement T-LOC hose garage for Festool CT 26, CT 36 and CT 48 dust extractors. New improved 2018 model with improved reinforcement from two main points – new structural design and an upgraded ABS thermoplastic.

For a tool that cost over $700.00, Festools have lost some the shine for me.  Otherwise, the extractor works very well

Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2018, 08:56 AM »
I have the CT26 still intact but I don't move it around a lot. How does the cracking happen? Is it from moving around from job site to job site or when you store and remove the hose? When I first got it unit I thought that it seemed a little tight to remove the hose from the garage.

My several-year-old CT26 sits on a cart in the garage and is only moved when I empty the bag.  Mine garage broke by grasping the lip front lip of it and pulling the vacuum towards me so I could access the latches and remove the bag.  It was a simple pull, nothing out of the ordinary (IMO).  The plastic got brittle over time and all it took was a simple pressure on that particular spot.

My several-year-old Midi garage busted after tumbling down 2 carpeted steps.  This vacuum was dragged all over the place throughout the house.  Again, the plastic became brittle over time and it didn't take much for it to bust.

I bought a new garage for the Midi, but it didn't fit.  Festool sent me an updated version along with another part to ensure it fit.  This part feels much more robust.  I'm very thankful for the level of service I received from Festool.

Offline bror

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Re: Does anyone have a vac with a hose garage intact?
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2018, 10:21 AM »
My second hose garage has died. It bit me in the finger when it went.

That will not happen again.



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