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Festool Tools & Accessories / CTL 36 E AC HD and WHR-CT 36 - LHS 225
« Last post by TigerHo on Today at 06:03 AM »
Hi

I just got a Festool CTL 36 E AC HD for use with my LHS 225 and I got the WHR-CT 36 for storage of LHS between operations, but I cannot seem to mount the WHR-CT 36 on the CTL 36 E AC HD. Any tips for mounting or is it simply not suitable for the CTL 36 E AC HD?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: TS 75 blade nut stick
« Last post by Birdhunter on Today at 05:11 AM »
I use a product called Kroil Penetrating Oil to free seized metal parts. I soak the nut and bolt with Kroil. On a TS75, I would not let the Kroil run into the saw. After a few hours, and after being absolutely sure which way to turn the nut, I’d try loosening it. I use Snap-On sockets since I get a really snug fit and won’t round over the nut.

Good luck and don’t let the saw blade cut you when the nut breaks free.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Makitas new 18V trim router
« Last post by DB10 on Today at 04:26 AM »
Stephen Owen:name one issue that Makita fixed on their track saw from corded to cordless. For the record I own both.
I wish they would have used a true 36 Volt platform like Dewalt so you wouldn’t have to stick 2 batteries in the saw.  Overtime the two batteries could wear out at different rates impacting performance.

I have the 18Vx2 string trimmer and blower, with a pair of 5.0 Ah batteries for each, that I have used since July.  The blower runs through batteries pretty fast, so I have mixed and matched and used different chargers at different rates.  I have noticed no issues or changes in performance since new.

I wish I had read this thread earlier this week; I bought a corded Makita router that replaced a Bosch Colt with a bad lower bearing.  I looked at the cordless router and balked at the $70 premium over the corded model (with no batteries or charger).  The biggest issue with the corded router is the arcane placement of the power cord, coming straight up out of the top.  The memory in a coiled cord seems to swing the cord into the router's path.  If that cordless router is as great as everyone here says, I might still go get one.  One thing I noticed when I as looking at the cordless model was that the power switch is a single membrane switch in a weird location.  It seems like it would be hard to single-handedly turn it on and off.  Any thoughts on that?
It's also frustrating that the power cable is so short on the corded Makita model. Soft start and LED lights on the cordless model plus no cable getting in the way probably make it worth the premium imo.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool and mafell
« Last post by DB10 on Today at 04:16 AM »
The power planer is designed for processing large beams that cannot be surfaced easily any other way.

That’s why I mentioned decks.  The guys on the HGTV series “Deck Out”, use the Mafell on large beams for pricey deck projects they work-on for wealthy people. 

A lot of tool companies make power hand planes.  I’ve yet use on I’ve ever liked using.  Many of them make your hands numb with vibration.

 I've got a corded Bosch and a cordless Makita power plane and have never noticed any vibration on either of them, today I was levelling out a stud wall with the Bosch hooked up to my midi and no shavings or sawdust to clear up. Imagine the mess if that was done using a hand plane.
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With most things Festool that can use both the D 27 and D 36 hoses, the D 27 hose end goes "in" to it and the D 36 end goes "over" it; hence the reason the cleaning kits can support both the D27 and D 36 hoses.

Cleaning set works just fine with the 36 mm hose, but you always need the bend piece first. The 36 mm hose fits inside it, but doesn't fit to any of the other pieces like the 27 mm hose does. You always need the bend piece as interface.
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It's the floor cleaning kit which was my concern. Will it work without any form of adaptor with my current hose (green one)

Yes; the D 27 and D 36 references you see in the cleaning kits refer to the diameter of the tool end of the hose that can be used. Your CTL 36 E AC HD ships with a D 36/32x3,5m-AS hose so has the D 36 tool end.

With most things Festool that can use both the D 27 and D 36 hoses, the D 27 hose end goes "in" to it and the D 36 end goes "over" it; hence the reason the cleaning kits can support both the D27 and D 36 hoses.
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Welcome to the forum!  Sorry to hear about what appears to be shipping damage.  I wish that I could help you with your questions but I don't have that CT.  BUT others here do and I am sure an answer will be coming up.

Peter

It was indeed shipping damage and they also sent me the standard ets150 sander instead of ec version so i had to return that and then they had to wait to receive my replacement from festool. Being six weeks now and I haven't received my sander. Frustrating but it's finally on route, let's hope it's in one piece. Thanks
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Hi @Turner85 and welcome to the FOG.

There are a couple of versions of the CTL 36 E AC, including your HD version and a PLANEX version. The former comes with a 36mm to 32mm tapered green/black standard hose, and the latter with the black PLANEX hose.

If it's like the first picture, you're good to go with your ETS EC and the cleaning kits. If it's like the second picture, you'll need someone with a PLANEX hose to confirm as I'm unfortunately not "in the know" with regard to those.

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It is in fact the first one, ive also purchased the sleeved hose with the sander so thats not an issue. It's the floor cleaning kit which was my concern. Will it work without any form of adaptor with my current hose (green one)
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@shu corrected PDF attached.

@antss:
As you're the only one who brings up 'router table' I'm at a loss about what your point might be. Stuff might have been lost in translation (as I'm no native speaker), but I get your hint that I'm just an offtopic idiot that tried to help but failed miserably.
So I'll just stop. Sorry for distracting.
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The sander has a 27/22mm hose connection. A 36/32mm (green) antistatic hose (as delivered with a CT AC HD) won't fit as of having a too big connector. No idea about the (black) planex hose (as I have no clue about it's diameter) but as it's made for drywall dust it quite possibly isn't antistatic thus, should it fit, you might need to disable the exctaction detection in the sander.

Ideal hoses for the sander (and the other things made for the 27mm hoses) are the 201758 (5m) or 200051 (10m), these fit all current extractors and hide the cable in the sleeve so it dosn't get in the way. Not cheap (sadly) but ease the work quite a bit.
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