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Offline pettyconstruction

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Sys-vac to cyclone
« on: November 06, 2019, 06:51 PM »
As the title says ,  anybody tried to use the small vac with the Festool cyclone.
If the vac has very little in the bag after the cyclone , then why use a big vac?
Something I’ve been noodling over today.
Thanks, Charlie


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Offline xedos

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 09:40 PM »
Power, power, power.

CT-Sys is a bit light in the pants to be running a separator , which reduces airflow but it's very nature.

It will work , but not well.  The small turbine wasn't designed with much capacity from the get go.

Offline Master Carpenter

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 10:52 PM »
Yes. I use ct-sys with the Festool separator all the time. 36 m hose to the Kapex. Performance is reduced from cyclone on ct-48 in my shop, but I’ve downsized to a smaller vehicle and it’s the best setup I can carry on a daily basis. It saves many emptying of the tiny bag in the ct-sys and it’s far better than no dust collection.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 08:45 AM »
Peter Parfitt produced a video about that pair and it looked pretty good to me.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 09:53 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 10:41 AM »
Thanks folks,
That is what I was looking for.
Small ,compact unit for a mobile worker.
Charlie


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Offline xedos

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 05:29 PM »
Curious why you don't just get a Mini or Midi ?

By the time you add in the separator your footprint / cu. ft. of storage is the same.

I can see for a quick service call where you might be drilling a couple of holes or cutting an outlet; the CT-sys would be advantageous.  But almost all other times the added power, and mobility of the mini/midi would shine.  If you run a planer a lot, the separator would be better too.




Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Sys-vac to cyclone
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 12:49 AM »
Curious why you don't just get a Mini or Midi ?

By the time you add in the separator your footprint / cu. ft. of storage is the same.

I can see for a quick service call where you might be drilling a couple of holes or cutting an outlet; the CT-sys would be advantageous.  But almost all other times the added power, and mobility of the mini/midi would shine.  If you run a planer a lot, the separator would be better too.
I think for me ,
I will get both.
I want/ need the cys-vac for small punch list stuff and the Midi for the rest. I have a ct-26 but find it a bit heavy for MY site work.
If I stay on site for a bit, it’s fine , but going to multiple jobs a day, I need more mobility.
Thanks again ,Charlie
Ps, I was just curious if anyone had done it.


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