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Offline ColossusX

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Dust collection options
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:10 PM »
Ok, first of all. I'm not invested in any one tool system yet, I have tools from a variety of colors.  As my remodeling business picks up, my standard rigid wet/dry vac isn't cutting it for dust removal in my clients home.  I'm seriously considering the CT-Midi for dedicated dust extraction.   But I am also doing more concrete work so would a DE like the Bosch VAC090AH which is both osha silica dust certified and the EPA RRP certified be better suited for my needs? I really like the whole festool system concept and plan on picking up at least 1 festool sander.
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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Dust collection options
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 08:05 PM »
Festool CT vacs are HEPA certified, they will work for RRP jobs (with the exception of the CT36 AC).  The CT36 AC is a pulse style vac, however, it doesn't come with a HEPA filter so it is not HEPA certified.  If OSHA and RRP compliance is important to you then you may be better served with the Bosch.         
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Dust collection options
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 09:23 PM »
Another option, although there is nothing wrong with Festool, and they do come with a sweet hose.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Dust collection options
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 11:14 PM »
CT48's sold out in the USA the month that the OSHA rules hit. 
Festool, Bosch, Nilfisk, Milwaukee, Starmix, Metabo, Hilti; are all going to get you there.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Dust collection options
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 06:53 AM »
The one tip I can give you if you ever go with a Festool CT. Make sure you get the NEW hose.


Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Dust collection options
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 07:21 AM »
Starmix and Hilti score high in comparitive tests online, FWIW.