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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: jbuss8706 on May 31, 2017, 11:08 PM

Title: ETS EC Turbo Bag
Post by: jbuss8706 on May 31, 2017, 11:08 PM
Are there any plans to make a turbo bag for the new ETS EC sander? I have a 125 that I just purchased but I'm considering returning it as, it's pretty much useless when not connected to a DC. So when I'm not in my workshop and doing something in the house as a reno (not going to lug around the CT26 up and down stairs just to sand something small, so let's not use that as a suggestion), I find myself going back to my old sander that has a filter bag. Otherwise, I really like the sander but I feel like this is a huge shortcoming?? Thanks!
Title: Re: ETS EC Turbo Bag
Post by: TylerC on June 01, 2017, 11:50 AM
No, this isn't feasible with the ETS EC sanders. With the ergonomic design and compact motor, the ECs do not have an internal fan like our regular ETS sanders do.
Title: Re: ETS EC Turbo Bag
Post by: jbuss8706 on June 01, 2017, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the confirmation. Unfortunately it does seem I will need to return this and try to find an ETS or Pro 5 on the used market. I hope it is taken into future consideration that lugging around a DC isn't always feasible and having two high priced sanders that do the same thing just to have a bag isn't a smart use of money. I love the EC, but spend much time sanding stuff outside of my workshop where my DC is built into a system that would be difficult to undo every time I needed to lug it around.
Title: Re: ETS EC Turbo Bag
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2017, 05:01 PM
I really dislike sanding with a dust bag. There's always so many dust left, which I find unacceptable, especially when sanding indoors. The built in fan of a sander is nowhere near as efficient as a full vac.

I agree lugging the CT26 up the stairs isn't much fun though, so that's why I prefer to use my CTL Mini over my 26 when I'm on the move. The stairs problem is suddenly non-existent. And bring a CT-SYS with you, and you hardly even notice anymore you've got a vac with you.

The ETS EC is designed mainly for use in the automotive sector. Nobody uses a dust bag there. They're all attached to vacs.