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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Problems => Topic started by: ryanjg117 on January 31, 2019, 08:42 PM

Title: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: ryanjg117 on January 31, 2019, 08:42 PM
As initially reported in this thread (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/old-hose-but-at-50-still-a-great-deal/msg546668/#msg546668), it appears the "Sleeved hose in a SYS3" SKU is roughly 6" shorter than the 3.5m hose that came with my CT36. This is most unfortunate, since I intended to use this sleeved hose on my boom arm attachment, but the seemingly minor 6" difference makes this new cable incredibly frustrating to use... My tools are always just a couple inches away from my workpiece, requiring me to constantly reposition the vac to be right behind me the whole time. Since this seems to be a known issue, would Festool offer a swap-out for a true 3.5m AS hose?

Pics below - hardly scientific as I had trouble keeping them straight but you can visibly see the difference. Note the black cable is the AS hose included with the CT36, I just sleeved it myself.
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: Michael Kellough on January 31, 2019, 09:21 PM
I have that sleeved hose but have not measured it. I doubt it’s a mistake. Probably shortened the hose to suit the captive cord instead of producing a longer cord.
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: Alex on February 01, 2019, 01:20 AM
First thing I would do is measure the length. It is possible the older hose is a bit longer due to use, I know I'm pulling on mine all the time.
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: jimbo51 on February 01, 2019, 07:07 AM
First thing I would do is measure the length. It is possible the older hose is a bit longer due to use, I know I'm pulling on mine all the time.

ROFL
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: greg mann on February 01, 2019, 10:00 AM
With all due respect, Michael, I like Alex’s response better.  [poke]
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: Alex on February 01, 2019, 01:41 PM
Tsk, tsk, you guys have too much imagination.  [cool]
Title: Re: Short changed on AS sleeved hose length?
Post by: rvieceli on February 01, 2019, 04:01 PM
I have that sleeved hose but have not measured it. I doubt it’s a mistake. Probably shortened the hose to suit the captive cord instead of producing a longer cord.

The cord on my sleeved hose is more than foot longer than the hose. That would be more 300 mm for those metric folk following along.  [big grin]

Ron