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Offline DelboUy

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Dust extraction and MFTC
« on: October 23, 2020, 09:48 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I ultimately ended up here after stumbling onto a youtube video of the awesome MFTC.

I bought the plans and have not yet started building it because I am in a choice crisis as to what to do about dust collection.

Space is a premium and that's why i like the MFTC as it will allow me to keep space use to a minimum when not getting used.

However if I build the MFTC as is my only real choice is the CTL SYS which as far as I can tell is OK but not great.

I keep mulling over if I should get a CTL MINI as it seems like better bang for the buck, but that wouldn't go into the MFTC.

Maybe I could modify the MFTC plans to carry a CTL Mini but then most of the space would be taken up in dust extraction.

Would appreciate people thoughts on the dilemma or maybe someone has already built something similar?



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Offline mkasdin

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Re: Dust extraction and MFTC
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 04:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  😃
Look into the CT-15. I own one along with a midi and they share the same size bags.
I typically will not run the bags to full, especially if I’ve done a drywall job, where the dust hinders the performance and makes the bags heavier. The larger midi has a larger bag and sits taller than a mini, same footprint, but gives you the large capability for the volume of the bag. The mini to me is not a best case scenario, but if you really needed to be compact and in tight quarters: working in attics, boats, on top of scaffolding, on a roof, etc. just my thought.
Let me know what you decide, I’m getting ready to build the same cart, but I would just leave the vacuum off to the side or under the bench if there was no bottom shelf?
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 04:45 PM by mkasdin »

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Dust extraction and MFTC
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 06:18 PM »
Being largely a site carpenter, I love having a CT-Sys. But it's true that once you adapt the CT-Sys to shop use, it's not all that compact anymore.
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