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Offline Segovia

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Dust Extraction Advice
« on: Yesterday at 06:20 AM »
Hi

I am a hobbyist woodworker, weekend only and small projects. 

I have a 40lt Fein dust collector that I can hook up to my power tools which include Festool routers, it's about 10 years old so I am retiring it to a shop vac.   I will probably get a Festool extractor but bewildered at the number of options available.  Tried to contact Festool but permanently engaged. What would you advise, the CT MIDI, I don't want to spend a fortune, £400.00 would be my tops

J   

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Online Alex

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 06:29 AM »
The Midi or a Mini is great and will fullfil all your needs. Buy it, don't look back. You'll be very happy with it.

Offline AstroKeith

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:03 AM »
I've had the Midi for about 6 months and love it. Its very effective with all my power tools.

Worth getting the hose mounted bluetooth button too.

Online aloysius

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:35 PM »
Which particular tools are you intending to connect?  The type, particulate size & volume of swarf produced will be relevant to hose size, vac capacity & adjustability.

Will you require the safe extraction & disposal of potentially hazardous materials: lead based paints, silicates & concrete derivatives, asbestos & other fibrous residue etc?  This should determine the safety rating of your extractor choice.
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Offline ear3

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:08 AM »
MIDI should be ample for what you've outlined.

Hi

I am a hobbyist woodworker, weekend only and small projects. 

I have a 40lt Fein dust collector that I can hook up to my power tools which include Festool routers, it's about 10 years old so I am retiring it to a shop vac.   I will probably get a Festool extractor but bewildered at the number of options available.  Tried to contact Festool but permanently engaged. What would you advise, the CT MIDI, I don't want to spend a fortune, £400.00 would be my tops

J   
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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:36 AM »
If you’re only using power tools, not stationary machinery, and occasional/weekend only a Midi will suit you great. Suits me for similar use with SCM saw, routers, sanders, rail saw etc.


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Online Alex

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:02 AM »
Which particular tools are you intending to connect?  The type, particulate size & volume of swarf produced will be relevant to hose size, vac capacity & adjustability.

Will you require the safe extraction & disposal of potentially hazardous materials: lead based paints, silicates & concrete derivatives, asbestos & other fibrous residue etc?  This should determine the safety rating of your extractor choice.

Jeez, talk about going off on a tangent, he is a hobbyist woodworker.

I doubt he needs it to clean up Chernobyl.

Offline grbmds

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #7 on: Today at 01:03 PM »
@Segovia I'm a hobby woodworker also. When I bought my CT the decision was based on the fact that I would never move it out of my workshop and it would be used as dust collection for my TS55, Festool routers, Festool sanders, and the Domino. Because of my use for all of those tools, I wasn't moving it out of my shop, and I really didn't want to be emptying it frequently, I went with the CT48.

If I was using it just for less tools, like just sanders for example, I'd would have bought a much smaller CT or the Midi.

As for performance, I was never sorry I bought the CT. It works with all the tools I use it for, collects more of the dust than any other vac I've owned (including my old Fein which is a great vac), is quiet, and doesn't require frequent cleaning or maintenance.
Randy

Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: Dust Extraction Advice
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:12 PM »
If you're not wed to the Festool brand or aesthetics, the Bosch GAS range may offer you better value for money.