Author Topic: Festool vs Off-brand Dust Collector Bags?  (Read 741 times)

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Offline dlu

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Festool vs Off-brand Dust Collector Bags?
« on: January 06, 2019, 06:56 PM »
I need to order some more CT36 dust collector bags and noticed that POWERTEC makes a 496186 compatible bag with decent reviews at about half the cost on Amazon. Does anybody have experience with these?

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Festool vs Off-brand Dust Collector Bags?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Never seen those, but thanks for posting about them. Good to know there are some other options out there for bags.
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Online GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool vs Off-brand Dust Collector Bags?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 08:07 PM »
I recently saw another post about POWETEC bags on the FOG and saw this warning: http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/tasting-the-koolaid-sure-is-tasty/msg565003/#msg565003.  Even though I'm pretty much only sucking up wood and sawdust, this was enough for me to just stick with Festool bags.
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Offline JD2720

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Re: Festool vs Off-brand Dust Collector Bags?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 10:01 PM »
I have been using them for a year in my CT36 & MINI without any problems.