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Title: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: JZ Bowmannz on October 04, 2018, 09:20 AM
I own the 203148 Vac-Sys Vacuum Clamping System, pump and one head.

If I am expending the system into a pump with two vac units, which additional unit I should get? 580062 SE 2? Do I have to purchase any other accessories in order to make the system work?

Thank you in advance!

JZ
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: DynaGlide on October 04, 2018, 09:58 AM
I'll let @TylerC or @Shane Holland confirm but I think you're correct, the SE 2 is all you need. How are you planning to set yours up? A member recently showed off his Vac Sys cart and it has me thinking a mobile clamping station might be the ticket.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: Shane Holland on October 04, 2018, 10:01 AM
@JZ Bowmannz, yes, you just need the SE 2 unit (https://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-580062-vac-sys-clamping-unit-se-2.html) to expand your Vac Sys.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: JZ Bowmannz on October 04, 2018, 10:50 AM
I'll let @TylerC or @Shane Holland confirm but I think you're correct, the SE 2 is all you need. How are you planning to set yours up? A member recently showed off his Vac Sys cart and it has me thinking a mobile clamping station might be the ticket.

I was just thinking about mounting both on one side of the work bench, mostly for pantry box and door edge banding or sanding and routing, the vac cart idea is good, would you happen to have a link? Thanks.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: DynaGlide on October 04, 2018, 11:44 AM
@JZ Bowmannz

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/festool-vac-sys-cart-part-2/msg512113/#msg512113 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/festool-vac-sys-cart-part-2/msg512113/#msg512113)
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: mike_aa on October 04, 2018, 05:50 PM
Here's an old thread on mounting the VAC SYS (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/sys-vac-question/msg456461/#msg456461) to the MFT3.  Response 24 shows the specs.

Hope this helps!

Mike A.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: JZ Bowmannz on October 05, 2018, 07:28 AM
Appreciated everyone's help!

JZ
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: Mario Turcot on October 05, 2018, 09:08 AM
I visit Lee Valley two days ago and picked up the Vac-Sys. I asked what was the difference between the SE-1 and SE-2. The unit base are the same the only differences are the heads. On the SE-1 you get the large round head and on the SE-2 the Oblong head. In addition with the SE-2 you also get the pipe & fittings which is not included with a separate SE-1. If you buy only a second SE-1 you will have to get the pipe and fittings separately. This is where the 25$ difference between the SE-1 & SE-2, that I have been told.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: thedevme on February 12, 2019, 05:37 PM
I visit Lee Valley two days ago and picked up the Vac-Sys. I asked what was the difference between the SE-1 and SE-2. The unit base are the same the only differences are the heads. On the SE-1 you get the large round head and on the SE-2 the Oblong head. In addition with the SE-2 you also get the pipe & fittings which is not included with a separate SE-1. If you buy only a second SE-1 you will have to get the pipe and fittings separately. This is where the 25$ difference between the SE-1 & SE-2, that I have been told.

Thanks @Mario Turcot I was actually wondering if its worth buying both.  $25 is the difference if I buy just one vs both and the heads are different.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: Mario Turcot on February 17, 2019, 05:51 PM
I visit Lee Valley two days ago and picked up the Vac-Sys. I asked what was the difference between the SE-1 and SE-2. The unit base are the same the only differences are the heads. On the SE-1 you get the large round head and on the SE-2 the Oblong head. In addition with the SE-2 you also get the pipe & fittings which is not included with a separate SE-1. If you buy only a second SE-1 you will have to get the pipe and fittings separately. This is where the 25$ difference between the SE-1 & SE-2, that I have been told.

Thanks @Mario Turcot I was actually wondering if its worth buying both.  $25 is the difference if I buy just one vs both and the heads are different.

@thedevme

To avoid confusion, the 25$ difference is between the SE-1 and SE-2. Both base comes with a different cup but the SE-2 also come with extra pipe and fitting hence the 25$ extra. If you have a SE-1 and buy another SE-1 you will need to find a piece of pipe and fitting to connect both. As far as I know the SE-1 do not come with any pipe & fitting when bought separately.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: thedevme on February 17, 2019, 08:16 PM
I visit Lee Valley two days ago and picked up the Vac-Sys. I asked what was the difference between the SE-1 and SE-2. The unit base are the same the only differences are the heads. On the SE-1 you get the large round head and on the SE-2 the Oblong head. In addition with the SE-2 you also get the pipe & fittings which is not included with a separate SE-1. If you buy only a second SE-1 you will have to get the pipe and fittings separately. This is where the 25$ difference between the SE-1 & SE-2, that I have been told.



Thanks @Mario Turcot I was actually wondering if its worth buying both.  $25 is the difference if I buy just one vs both and the heads are different.

@thedevme

To avoid confusion, the 25$ difference is between the SE-1 and SE-2. Both base comes with a different cup but the SE-2 also come with extra pipe and fitting hence the 25$ extra. If you have a SE-1 and buy another SE-1 you will need to find a piece of pipe and fitting to connect both. As far as I know the SE-1 do not come with any pipe & fitting when bought separately.

Thanks @Mario Turcot I actually pulled the trigger on the entire system and it should arrive tomorrow. I cant wait
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: SoonerFan on February 20, 2019, 09:25 PM
@thedevme I think you will be very happy with the Vac Sys.  I got one last week after putting it off for a while based on price.  Big time saver, very flexible and super easy to setup/use.  Wish I had gotten it earlier.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: thedevme on February 20, 2019, 10:07 PM
@thedevme I think you will be very happy with the Vac Sys.  I got one last week after putting it off for a while based on price.  Big time saver, very flexible and super easy to setup/use.  Wish I had gotten it earlier.  Enjoy!

Thanks so far I like it I havent had a chance to use it yet as I am in the process of organizing my workshop.  I plan on making a cart for it but an MFT3 cart is first.  I look forward to actually using it regularly and not have to fiddle with clamps.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: Mario Turcot on February 21, 2019, 07:28 AM
@thedevme I bought the VAC-SYS about 4 months ago and start building the cart that actually host it. Here the thread (http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/the-my-shop-cart/) if you are looking for some ideas.

The mobile cart have a torsion box that also serve as an outfeed/assembly table. I have the VAC-SYS bases attached on two T-tracks for flexibility and ease of setup. The next step is to make a MFT/3 top that will sit on the torsion box with Festool like profiles. I will update the initial post with pictures of the actual state.
Title: Re: Vac-Sys Question
Post by: thedevme on February 21, 2019, 10:24 AM
@thedevme I bought the VAC-SYS about 4 months ago and start building the cart that actually host it. Here the thread (http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/the-my-shop-cart/) if you are looking for some ideas.

The mobile cart have a torsion box that also serve as an outfeed/assembly table. I have the VAC-SYS bases attached on two T-tracks for flexibility and ease of setup. The next step is to make a MFT/3 top that will sit on the torsion box with Festool like profiles. I will update the initial post with pictures of the actual state.

Beautiful cart.  I do not have a ton of space so I am first going to build this cart and then if I still have room I will build a smaller cart just for the Vac Sys.  I wish I had more room.