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Offline Wood_Junkie

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« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2010, 05:38 PM »
I would like to see a vacuum power brush attachment like the fein PB350 and a high efficiency compact compressor.

Well, you are in luck.

the power brush is part number 450644 and is available even in North America.  The compressor we will have to wait on.

WHAT THE !?  I have been hoping and looking for something like this.  I can't believe I haven't tripped across it on my daily excursions through festoolusa.com

Does this power brush actually have "power"?  E.g. sweeping bristles such that it could be used on upholstery (couch cushions)???

What about this one?
http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/multipurpose-floor-nozzle-452911.html


What I've been trying to ascertain is if the CTs would be appropriate to use as a shop vac (of course it is!) AND as a household vac.  It's actually much easier to use, with the long hose, than some upright vacuums.  I just have to convince my wife a CT26 works on carpet and couches.  ;-)
If so, and I adopt the vacuuming chore (twice monthly, pshaw) then another CT could be in the future.



PS:  Some product descriptions need a biiiiit more info and detail. 

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« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2010, 05:49 PM »
It says its called a Multi-Purpose Floor Nozzle  so I dont know where your reading power from.

Looking at it it does not have a rotating brush.   Looks just normal with retractable brush.


JMB


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My mum always wants to use my CT vacuum for the car she says its got more suction than her
 
DYSON
http://www.dyson.co.uk/store/product.asp?product=DC33-IRPU


She says it gets the Dog hairs up better with the FESTOOL CT  even though the Dyson says its for Animals!!!.  She never leaves the dog at home it goes with her ever where even in the car.


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« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2010, 05:53 PM »
The power brush works on air volume to turn the brush.  The Fein works the same way.  Tom B. posted a video a believe in the CT-26 / 36 thread that has that brush on to illustrate the difference in airflow.

I will research and correct this post if I am wrong.

The other brush is not powered.  It just has retractable bristles I believe.

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Offline jmbfestool

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« Reply #123 on: August 23, 2010, 05:57 PM »
I think you mean this one with the Power brush.

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/dust-extractors/floor-nozzles/turbo-suction-brush-450644.html

For carpet and hard surface with 4 casters. Suction-activated rolling brushes, requires 36 mm hose.


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Offline woodtradesman

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« Reply #124 on: August 23, 2010, 05:59 PM »
Sorry Peter. That one won't, It doesn't have a motor powered spinning brush.

I don't know where you got the idea that the Fein one works the same way. If you look closely you'll see that the Fein is corded and described as "Electric Floor Brush".

Follow the link bellow:

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1
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« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2010, 06:05 PM »
I admit I did not research the Fein brush.  I stand corrected.

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Offline Wood_Junkie

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« Reply #126 on: August 23, 2010, 09:40 PM »
Sorry Peter. That one won't, It doesn't have a motor powered spinning brush.

I don't know where you got the idea that the Fein one works the same way. If you look closely you'll see that the Fein is corded and described as "Electric Floor Brush".

Follow the link bellow:

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-PB350-Electric-Floor-Brush/dp/B00005Q7C1

Hrrm... Ok, now the question is... can that Fein electric floor brush be used with the Festool hoses, etc?  Seems like a natural fit to have it plugged into the CT socket and bammo, you have a full featured drag-along vacuum.  KINDA pricey, but...

I guess I wish Festool made a...   Powered vacuum head.   I'mma poke around and see if a local dealer has the suction powered unit so I can fiddle with it.  It would probably suffice for furniture vacuuming (pet hair.. bleh).

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« Reply #127 on: August 23, 2010, 09:52 PM »
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush can be seen in action in this thread.

I used it to show the difference in airflow between a 27mm and 36mm hose. Please note that it is air powered and that the amount of airflow is significant between the two hoses.


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« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2010, 10:02 PM »
The Festool Turbo Suction Brush can be seen in action in this thread.

I used it to show the difference in airflow between a 27mm and 36mm hose. Please note that it is air powered and that the amount of airflow is significant between the two hoses.


Tom

Thanks Tom!

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« Reply #129 on: August 24, 2010, 02:00 AM »
i wish they made quick release guide rail connectors, i see these being a good seller
been thinking about this now and think 4 little levers with cams on the end, also making the connector long there making the connection straighter without the aid of a straight edge

Offline DimTex

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« Reply #130 on: August 25, 2010, 06:26 PM »
I wish they made a good portable HVLP system, portable, easy to use and contained in a single systainer
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« Reply #131 on: August 25, 2010, 06:38 PM »
I wish they made a good portable HVLP system, portable, easy to use and contained in a single systainer

Oooh!  Oooh!  Yes - this sounds like a winner.  I remember reading a post talking about Festo painting equipment in an auto assembly plant, so clearly this is an area where they have some expertise.  It also seems like an area where lots of improvements could be made (easy pattern adjustment, easy cleaning, good performance with a wide range of viscosities, lightweight portable ventilated spray booth, etc. etc.)

I'm in line for this one!

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« Reply #132 on: August 26, 2010, 08:34 AM »

Hrrm... Ok, now the question is... can that Fein electric floor brush be used with the Festool hoses, etc?  Seems like a natural fit to have it plugged into the CT socket and bammo, you have a full featured drag-along vacuum.  KINDA pricey, but...

I guess I wish Festool made a...   Powered vacuum head.   I'mma poke around and see if a local dealer has the suction powered unit so I can fiddle with it.  It would probably suffice for furniture vacuuming (pet hair.. bleh).


I don't see why the Fein wouldn't work in just the way you describe. That is probably the exact way it works with the Fein DC itself. Don't underestimate the turbo head, though. These seem to be very common in Europe. We have one that is about half the width that we bought to use with our Miele for couches, chairs and carpeted stairs. You can bog it down if you really try but it still has amazing power, and that's on a 27mm hose. When I use it with a Festool or Fein DC it really cranks. The cleaning action is very comparable to a powered head, IMO.
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« Reply #133 on: August 26, 2010, 06:00 PM »
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

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« Reply #134 on: August 26, 2010, 06:05 PM »
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

Dan

hehe, what you're asking for is called a "Sysport".    [tongue]

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« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2010, 06:18 PM »
Some gadget that would safely cut small pieces.  For instance, I use a lot of slip tenons, generally about 3 inches long, but they need to be cut precisely to the combined depth of the two mortises, minus a couple of mm to allow for excess glue.  No way to clamp it down on the Kapex.  Could probably make some sort of jig for a guide rail and a ts55, but it sure would be nice to have a saw that can safely clamp and cut small pieces....

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« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2010, 09:09 PM »
I'd like to see sortainers with deeper drawers.  Like 6-8", or even big enough for the 55.  I always grumble a bit when I have to move a sys or sort to get to another systainer in the stack.  If I could, I would have nothing but a stack of sortainers with really deep drawers.

Dan

Dan, I asked for this a couple of times.  I'd like to see all tools come in large Sortainers.


hehe, what you're asking for is called a "Sysport".    [tongue]

Junkie,  the problem with the Sysport is that fact that is really isn't made to be transported to the jobsite every day.  With the large Sortainers we'd have Sysport functionality in a portable format since we'd be able to break down the stack to manageable size to carry.
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« Reply #137 on: August 26, 2010, 11:12 PM »
Brice:

I haven't been on a job site regularly for a year or so but a hand truck and Sysports seems like a pretty good solution to me. The last time I was on a job site regularly with my Festools, I just rolled everything I needed in each day with the CT 22. I suspect you need a few more than I did at the time though...


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« Reply #138 on: August 27, 2010, 05:02 PM »
Brice:

I haven't been on a job site regularly for a year or so but a hand truck and Sysports seems like a pretty good solution to me. The last time I was on a job site regularly with my Festools, I just rolled everything I needed in each day with the CT 22. I suspect you need a few more than I did at the time though...


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« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2010, 11:29 PM »
The fronts could just flip down

Offline Corwin

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« Reply #140 on: August 28, 2010, 01:50 AM »
The fronts could just flip down


That was what I first thought too when I read how Brice wanted drawer Systainers for the tools.  The flip-down front may work okay for just the tool, but would likely not work as well for all the other stuff that normally accompanies the tools in their storage boxes.  The full-sized drawer for the tool Systainers would work better, but would surely cost much more and require a greater amount of space to house the same amount of contents than the current method.  

The new T-Loc Systainers may just prove to be a good compromise.  While they will still require to stack and unstack (aside from using SystainerPorts), the single latch will make this process much faster and easier.  I'm almost sorry to see these new T-Loc Systainers come to be since they will make our current Systiners out of date.  But, I do think it will be a more space efficient and cost effective solution than the other options suggested.
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« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2010, 07:37 AM »
A base for the fence to allow the centering of a mortise on 10-14mm stock using the 4mm cutter.

Here is my Teztool hybrid design [big grin]

Pic 1- Take one Festool Trim Stop and remove all hardware, cut the two side wings off (if you dont want to revert to the original, but my tip is you wont as this is a ripper jig if you are into boxes or work where you constantly use thin stock)

Pic 2 -  slip shoe plate back on.

Pic 3 - just another angle [smile]

Pick 4 - Shows the left side mortise in a 10mm board with the Domi fence on the lowest 14mm height setting. The right side mortise shows the result when the Teztool Shoe is fitted to the base and the height setting is set to 20mm. Perfect center alignment. If you want to center an 8mm board, just set Domi on the 16mm setting.

I have on order via Post some some 4.5mm and .5mm black plastic that will be used as an infill for the jig so small widths can be plunged. Will post an update when completed. I love this jig, and its well worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop.
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« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2010, 08:50 AM »
Tezzer,

Have you checked out the Domino jig by RonWen? Loads of us on this site have bought one of his jigs. Here is the thread:-

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130

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« Reply #143 on: September 08, 2010, 09:17 AM »
Tezzer,

Have you checked out the Domino jig by RonWen? Loads of us on this site have bought one of his jigs. Here is the thread:-

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/domino-gadget-for-box-building/msg115130/#msg115130

Richard.


Richard i have made his prototype and its a ripper, Ron done an excellent job coming up with this. But we have totally different jigs for different applications. Mines not so much for stability, but for lowering the plate to center in thin stock.

If i wasnt so far away i would love to get one of Rons jigs [thumbs up]
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« Reply #144 on: September 08, 2010, 09:22 AM »
Have it shipped in a fogtainer!

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« Reply #145 on: September 08, 2010, 09:28 AM »
Have it shipped in a fogtainer!

I would love to, but i think the Fogtainers are all gone.  :'(  Plus the first three letters of my surname are Fog and that was my nic name for years [big grin]
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« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2010, 01:29 PM »


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 Mines not so much for stability, but for lowering the plate to center in thin stock.

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    Maybe someone would swap a paddle version for yours?

Offline Rob-GB

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« Reply #147 on: September 08, 2010, 02:07 PM »
A base for the fence to allow the centering of a mortise on 10-14mm stock using the 4mm cutter.

Here is my Teztool hybrid design [big grin]

Pic 1- Take one Festool Trim Stop and remove all hardware, cut the two side wings off (if you dont want to revert to the original, but my tip is you wont as this is a ripper jig if you are into boxes or work where you constantly use thin stock)

Pic 2 -  slip shoe plate back on.

Pic 3 - just another angle [smile]

Pick 4 - Shows the left side mortise in a 10mm board with the Domi fence on the lowest 14mm height setting. The right side mortise shows the result when the Teztool Shoe is fitted to the base and the height setting is set to 20mm. Perfect center alignment. If you want to center an 8mm board, just set Domi on the 16mm setting.

I have on order via Post some some 4.5mm and .5mm black plastic that will be used as an infill for the jig so small widths can be plunged. Will post an update when completed. I love this jig, and its well worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop.

Cool idea Terry, having had the privilege to work with a bunch of antipodeans a few years back I quite understand the "worth the expense of rooting a perfectly good Trim Stop"  ;D Cheers.
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« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2010, 02:09 PM »
I wish Festool made a set of very nice measurement and layout tools like woodpecker or Incra does. Squares, T- Squares, rules, etc.
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« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2010, 06:41 PM »
How about a nice laser?