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Offline pilotboat

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Ct 26 efficiency
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:40 PM »
I have a CT-26 for my Festools.  I purchased a dust deputy kit that fits on top of the CT 26.  I am wondering how much  performance (if any) does the dust kit cause.  Anyone have an opinion?

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Offline Holmz

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 01:05 PM »
Please not any "opinions"... One could measure the Lessing of flow with something like a kestrel anemometer. And I believe that some measurement have been made.

Basically a DD pulling out the majority start off worse, but gets to be the same as the bag gets full.
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I ain't no pilot but i have some planes.
I ain't no sucker but i have a vacuum.
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Offline demographic

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 01:24 PM »
Can't remember who it was but someone on here has tested it (Peter Parfit maybe? and the loss of suction, although measurable was pretty much insignificant.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 01:35 PM »
I used to have the nice metal units years ago, sold them here actually.

My memory of those combined with how I use my units units now(the bags get packed so tight with dust they are like a brick) I would say there is no noticeable loss in real world use when using them. A loss might be measurable on some kind of meter, but that's it.
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Offline rst

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 01:42 PM »
I have two of the steel Oneidas and an Ultimate, there is no noticeable loss and not having to empty bags is great.  My two steel units sit on 25 gallon paint/grease drums and I can go months without filling.  Best yet, the vac filters look unused.

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 01:57 PM »

Offline kasezilla

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 10:04 AM »
I agree. I recently purchase the Ultimate and found it to have almost no difference in efficiency. The ability to suck up anything and know I am not going to paying to replace bags make the CT26 all the more useful. It also fits nicely on the vacuum and pulling around the unit works just as well as it did when I didn't have it attached. I recommend getting one you will be happy you did.

Offline them700project

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Re: Ct 26 efficiency
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 08:57 AM »
I run the ct26 for kapex, domino,of1400, and all sanders. I ran it at 65% or so and added ultimate dust deputy and just added 10% or so. It ddnt seem to impact me at all. The added benefit will be not clogging bags.

I just emptied my DD on friday and was amazed at how fine the stuff it was collecting actually was.