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AC 36 FOR MASONRY.
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:16 PM »
Just arrived Love the “BobMarino”a couple of weeks ago. Beastly big compared to the midis' we have. But I need what I need.

Any way I have a 500sf interior brick pointing job.
Scope of work consist of:
Grinding mortar joints. 
Sanding / wire wheel brush brick (facelift)
Keeping clean.

Tools:
1) 36 AC
1) Hilti 600 or 6" grinder.
1) Hilti 5" dust boot. Yes they fit.
1) a lot of disposable AC bags.
1) separate shop vac.
1) safety glass and pro respirator.

1st week: 52hrs grinding / sanding old brick wall. Run on 2-separate 20amp outlets to keep the  possibility of overheating and tripping breakers to a minimum. I’m only doing this because I use to with Hilti set up. It will work just fine on 1-20amp if you don’t have a second. If your running like I do the 15amp could potentially trip or the AC will. I think of production and as much down time as possible.   
I used use the Hilti AC vac up until they walked a couple of years ago. Worked excellent or so I thought. Needed to be cleaned about 4-6x’s a day.  No biggie it was all that I new of. Still did the right the thing and used the best DC available at the time.
Festie: clogged 2 x’s because I was not paying attention to suction and simply filled up.  Dump the bag and manually hold turn knob to AC 2x’s At the end of the day I take out the filter and vac it with a other vac. Burning through 5-6 bags per day. That is about 30 or so gallons of dust collection.
At the end of the day way better then I expected. My Red Wings get a coating of brick dust and a lil grit in my hands. Vac up the floor / work area walk out clean like a Gentleman.
I have about 50hrs left on this job and two more back to back. Overall my AC will be running for the next 3 weeks. 200hrs -/+. The only time it’s off is when I take break for lunch etc. or when I’m done for the day. It runs 9-10 hrs per day.

Will update again at the end of 150hrs -/+ use. 
 I have several Festie’s and work the heck out of them on real job site environments. They get dropped kicked rained and bleed on. Do not baby them they'll be fine.

All the best,
Yanni
www.citydecksinc.com
www.citypropertiesinc.net
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 09:57 PM by City Properties Inc »

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Offline unityroad

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Re: AC 36 FOR MASONRY.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 09:58 AM »
Hi, Have you tried the Arbortech AS170 brick and motor saw. Much better setup. Alot quicker too. Plus plus collection. Have a nice day, [smile] Tim.
You are only as good as your ability to get PAID.

Re: AC 36 FOR MASONRY.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 10:21 PM »
That's pretty sweet. Do you have one? Use one? You know I'll be adding to my masonry collection. We haven't done any tuck pointing almost in almost 5years. Were doing one and booked up 2more jobs a total of 4-5weeks. Thanks.   

Re: AC 36 FOR MASONRY.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 09:26 PM »
Just arrived Love the “BobMarino”a couple of weeks ago. Beastly big compared to the midis' we have. But I need what I need.

Any way I have a 500sf interior brick pointing job.
Scope of work consist of:
Grinding mortar joints. 
Sanding / wire wheel brush brick (facelift)
Keeping clean.

Tools:
1) 36 AC
1) Hilti 600 or 6" grinder.
1) Hilti 5" dust boot. Yes they fit.
1) a lot of disposable AC bags.
1) separate shop vac.
1) safety glass and pro respirator.

1st week: 52hrs grinding / sanding old brick wall. Run on 2-separate 20amp outlets to keep the  possibility of overheating and tripping breakers to a minimum. I’m only doing this because I use to with Hilti set up. It will work just fine on 1-20amp if you don’t have a second. If your running like I do the 15amp could potentially trip or the AC will. I think of production and as much down time as possible.   
I used use the Hilti AC vac up until they walked a couple of years ago. Worked excellent or so I thought. Needed to be cleaned about 4-6x’s a day.  No biggie it was all that I new of. Still did the right the thing and used the best DC available at the time.
Festie: clogged 2 x’s because I was not paying attention to suction and simply filled up.  Dump the bag and manually hold turn knob to AC 2x’s At the end of the day I take out the filter and vac it with a other vac. Burning through 5-6 bags per day. That is about 30 or so gallons of dust collection.
At the end of the day way better then I expected. My Red Wings get a coating of brick dust and a lil grit in my hands. Vac up the floor / work area walk out clean like a Gentleman.
I have about 50hrs left on this job and two more back to back. Overall my AC will be running for the next 3 weeks. 200hrs -/+. The only time it’s off is when I take break for lunch etc. or when I’m done for the day. It runs 9-10 hrs per day.

Will update again at the end of 150hrs -/+ use. 
 I have several Festie’s and work the heck out of them on real job site environments. They get dropped kicked rained and bleed on. Do not baby them they'll be fine.

All the best,
Yanni
www.citydecksinc.com
www.citypropertiesinc.net


30days and still running like new. This is day in day out 8-10hrs per day in a real work environment . Really happy. We have a few more starting next week. 

Offline duburban

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Re: AC 36 FOR MASONRY.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 10:46 PM »
Can you elaborate? I polish small amount of concrete at times and would like to stop using water and embrace the dust.

Glad your running it through the paces. I want it to work for a future planex compatibility.
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple