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Offline Ripit

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Anti static vs non anti static hoses
« on: February 27, 2018, 11:16 AM »
Hi, lots of postings on this bit nothing clearcut as far as i can find.

1. If i use a non-anti static hose on a ct26 is there a risk for damaging the tool being used or the vacuum? Lets say the tools are ts55, domino 500 and ETS ec 125 sander.
2. Is the only reason for the anti-static hose to reduce/eliminate static shock to the user?

Thanks for your help, Mark

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Anti static vs non anti static hoses
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Welcome to the FOG  [cool]

Others can correct me here. The anti static hoses prevent built up of static electricity. The anti static prevent from getting static discharge to you and to your CT electronic board. What can go worst? your CT may not function to it's full capacity i.e. the auto mode may not work at all or work as if it was on the ON mode.


Offline Alex

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Re: Anti static vs non anti static hoses
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 01:14 PM »
Anti static is mostly about comfort for the user, to make sure you're not getting zapped. It has no bearing on the tools or the vac, unless the static charge grows to enourmous proportions, which is exceptionally rare.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Anti static vs non anti static hoses
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 01:22 PM »
I live in an arid desert climate and static accumulates quickly.  I have a CT36 with a 27mm Antistatic hose for routing and my Domino, but use a Festool non-antistatic 36mm hose when coupled to my tracksaw.  I definitely notice static buildup in that configuration.  I have read about CT electronics getting zapped by static.  Am I risking the well being of my CT here?

I do have a dust deputy connected to a Ridgid shop vac, but never use it with my CT

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Re: Anti static vs non anti static hoses
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 01:45 PM »

Festool sells non-AS hoses specifically to be used with Festool CT vacuums.  I know that is not exactly a direct answer but it should indicate something.

I do not recall reading about any CT circuit board problems being associated with using a Festool non-AS hose. The only ones I remember were associated with using a cyclone dust add on unit. I have not read every post on the forum so there may very well be one. But the number must be quite small if any at all.