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Offline Telescopist

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Accessories for MIDI
« on: January 16, 2018, 03:24 PM »
I’m about ready to spring for a CT Midi T-Loc. I’m not excited about shelling out $96 on the Festool Compact Cleaning Set. 1. Is there an alternative cross over set that might fit such as can be found in a similar diameter range at Lowes, etc.? If the answer is no, does Cleaning Accessory Set [492392] for $26 enough for spot cleanup i.e.: floor, workbench, inside of table saw, etc.? Thanks

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Offline neilc

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 03:47 PM »
Here's what I did.  Small thumbnails are still visible but the originals are long gone with a photo loss on FOG years back.  Hope these give you a simple solution that is convenient and cost effective.  The small set is a Festool set with no systainer.

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 04:59 PM »
Search for "Bosch VAC011 Vacuum Cleaner Wand Kit" and I think you'll find, aside from the wand being in two parts rather than three (the latter 3-piece wand is designed to facilitate storage in a SYS-1) and, of course, the absence (in the case of the Bosch kit) of an accompanying systainer, that the kits are identical. This alludes to the other method of thinking about the cost of the Festool kit (or, for that matter, most any other Festool piece of equipment). You're also paying for (and getting the benefit of) a Sys-1 that retails on its own for US$72 while also benefiting from a wand that breaks down small enough to fit in a Sys-1. Just a thought.     
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 05:33 PM by TinyShop »

Offline Alex

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 05:02 PM »
Any accessory in the 35/36 mm range fits on the hose. In Europe that's a common standard and accessories are widely available. But I don't know exactly what sizes you use in the States, so you might have to look around a bit before you find something suitable.

The small set you refer to is indeed great for small clean up like the table saw and workbench, but I wouldn't use it for the floor though, you're better off with a full wand there.

Offline rst

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 05:03 PM »
I've bought two Festool kits,one on Ebay and one from Amazon Warehouse deals, both for well under the list price.  I think there is one one warehouse deals now.  Fein accessories also fit.

Offline PeterK

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 07:09 PM »
I use the Festool plastic compact cleaning set almost daily and am happy with it. Has lasted for at least 8 years now.
Another option to consider would be the traditional shop vacuum from your local big box store. I have one from HD for heavy duty nasty cleanup that is about 100 dollars. Noisy and clunky to use but works great for its purpose. They have models for considerably less money.

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 07:21 AM »
The Festool compact cleaning set is of very poor quality - I'm surprised Festool have their name on it. It is awful.

Get the Tradesman's cleaning set in a SYS-5 with a 36mm hose and stainless steel vacuum tubes. Great bit of kit.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Accessories for MIDI
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 07:22 AM »
Last year I bought a new vac for housecleaning and repurposed the accessories of the obsolete one for use in my shop w/ a Midi. Call me cheap…
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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