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Offline zero4

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CT 26 dust separator
« on: January 22, 2023, 08:16 PM »
Had a 22 festool dust collector.  Used it for sanding and track saw. Worked. I saw dust separators that hookup to a regular shop vacuum.  Want to be able to get dust control on table saw, shaper.  Not sure if the ct26 I bought can do that or the shop vac would be a more economical choice and work the same.  Does anyone have both.  Thank you.

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Offline ChuckS

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2023, 08:20 PM »
A dust separator will work well with the CT26, but the CT26/shop vac alone or used with the separator won't be good enough for a table saw. You'll need a dust collector to handle the table saw.

Offline zero4

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 09:29 PM »
The only real benefit is to save on bags for the festool and capacity.  Is this correct.  Also, read about a mullet5  and an oneida specifically made for festool which seemed by many a much better system.

Offline darita

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2023, 09:03 AM »
I'd imagine it would depend on the table saw.  I can't see any vac working well on a cabinet or contractor style table saw, however on a jobsite or smaller table saw, I can attest to it working fine.  And using a separator in between would be advisable, unless you don't mind replacing bags often.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 11:24 AM »
The only real benefit is to save on bags for the festool and capacity.  Is this correct.  Also, read about a mullet5  and an oneida specifically made for festool which seemed by many a much better system.

Yes, the key benefits of using a dust separator like the Dust Deputy are to significantly reduce (eliminate, for me) the need for changing bags, and to greatly prolong the life of the HEPA filter. I also find it easier to tell when the DD bucket is full than if the bag in the CT is filled up.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2023, 06:32 PM »
Zero4,

As I went thru the manual for my new DD2.5, I saw this diagram:




I'd rather use a dust collector (1 HP & up) than two shop vac/DD set-ups for table saws or planers.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: CT 26 dust separator
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2023, 08:33 AM »
Absolutely @ChuckS As I see it, none of those "alternate" hook-ups are viable.

Series, would just reduce the suction even more, to what end? A small amount is going to get through even then, so you would never eliminate the filter or collection bin.

Parallel, really? You have already lost performance by having two volumes of air and all of the related connections/restrictions, then you add another inlet point? to a single source? Yet, they claim increased CFM? Still just one hose going into the vac, they "T" together, which is the worst way anyway. All this will ever do is decrease static pressure. (suction)

Multiple vacs to one hose? Nonsense. Even if it would work, the complexity and requirement of two separate circuits to run it would be prohibitive, ignoring the cost factor. For the cost of 2 vacs and 2 DDs, you could have what is really required for larger tools, higher volume of air movement in the form of an actual dust collector. Even the cheap, entry level models will work for a single tool.
They are louder and generally don't appreciate quick on-off cycles of something like a miter saw, but if you turn it on and let it get going, they will handle you table saw or planer (thicknesser)

Extractors work on speed of air movement, collectors work with the volume of air movement, and move more chips/dust along with it.
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