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Offline Coen

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #120 on: November 30, 2017, 03:31 PM »
The dust bag for the Festool EHL 65 EQ GB Planer is a complete & utter waste of money.

Literally NO dust whatsoever goes into the bag & i really do mean NO dust no matter what angle you plane at all the dust is ejected out the bottom of the planer. The planer works fantastic with dust extraction hooked up but seriously do not purchase the dust collection bag.

Euh, did you connect it on the wrong side? The EHL 65 dust port can be put on either side, but the chips are ejected primarily to one side, as a consequence of the design of the blade and the machine. With the vacuum cleaner there already is a big difference, but if you put the bag on the wrong side... yeah, no.

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Offline aloysius

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #121 on: November 30, 2017, 10:33 PM »
The dust bag for the Festool EHL 65 EQ GB Planer is a complete & utter waste of money.

Literally NO dust whatsoever goes into the bag & i really do mean NO dust no matter what angle you plane at all the dust is ejected out the bottom of the planer. The planer works fantastic with dust extraction hooked up but seriously do not purchase the dust collection bag.

Euh, did you connect it on the wrong side? The EHL 65 dust port can be put on either side, but the chips are ejected primarily to one side, as a consequence of the design of the blade and the machine. With the vacuum cleaner there already is a big difference, but if you put the bag on the wrong side... yeah, no.

There's summat amiss there somewhere, somehow.  Although I've never owned a "65", my own planers:  Festo 850E, Elu "80", a couple of Metabo's & a brace of AEGs all had one common characteristic.  Their dustbag were all, to a man, way too effective, filling to capacity in mere seconds!
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Offline Coen

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #122 on: December 03, 2017, 06:23 PM »
I had no problem either with the dustbag on the EHL-65.

The bigger problem is the price of original bags for the CT...

Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Is there a Festool Tool or accessory that you regret purchasing.
« Reply #123 on: December 08, 2017, 11:53 AM »
There's a parallel ripping guide for the TS-55:
https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=491469&name=Accessories-TS-55-and-TS-55-R-PA-TS-55

I regretted it, so I returned it. With enough finnicking it had a good shot at staying put and cutting straight - I cut up some plywood strips that when stood on end were nearly flush. But I ruined enough pieces with it wandering that I decided it was more frustrating than useful. It was also really difficult to set the width. If I ever need the same function again (I'll have my tablesaw in my shop soon enough) I'll opt for something shop-made that integrates a ruler somehow.