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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: ChuckS on December 01, 2021, 09:33 AM

Title: HEPA dust collection review -- Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops 2022
Post by: ChuckS on December 01, 2021, 09:33 AM
If you're looking for the latest take on how various HEPA shop vacs/dust extractors perform, check out the annual shop issue of Fine Woodworking. (Budget conscious, my choice would definitely be either the Bosch or Fein.)
Title: Re: HEPA dust collection review -- Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops 2022
Post by: afish on December 01, 2021, 12:29 PM
Not sure how you can have 3 vacs with a "best value" award... Having something be the "best" typically indicates a singular item.
Either way nice to see the Festool came out on top.  Im happy with my ct36ac but that makita was a close second for a considerable discount.  If it had a better hose storage solution I probably would of bought that over the CT36ac but I like how the festool stores the hose neatly up top.  End of the day im happy I went with the Festool and while I have my fair share of Festool I dont buy something just because its Festool. 
Title: Re: HEPA dust collection review -- Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops 2022
Post by: ChuckS on December 01, 2021, 12:36 PM
Based on the finer details provided in the article, I don't think that Makita (which is also the most expensive of the three) really qualifies for the Best Value award. But the author has the final say.
Title: Re: HEPA dust collection review -- Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops 2022
Post by: RustE on December 01, 2021, 01:01 PM
That picture appears to be an older Fein Turbo II, with the variable suction adjusted by a bleeder on the nozzle.  The newer Fein Turbo II X has variable suction on the motor, similar to Festool.