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Offline notenoughcash

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ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« on: May 17, 2021, 04:34 AM »
from what i have picked up, the only difereance between them is the m has a diferenent sticker on it, and an alarm?  but the filter is the same.  am i right in thinking that, so i should be OK using it with modified deadly cancerbord?
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline Alex

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 04:40 AM »
from what i have picked up, the only difereance between them is the m has a diferenent sticker on it, and an alarm?  but the filter is the same. 

Yep.

am i right in thinking that, so i should be OK using it with modified deadly cancerbord?

Very nope.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 05:20 AM »
why the very nope?  do i want a h class for that?

MDF i am referring to.

decent stuff, such as the medite stuff has no more nasties in it than ply
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline Freetime101

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 07:29 AM »
I thought you were referring to Asbestos not MDF  [eek]

Differences between CTL and CTM are discussed here: https://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/ctm-or-ctl-26/

Essentially filtering is the same but CTM has an alarm to tell you it's stopped sucking...

I'd caveat this though and say no dust collector is a replacement for a decent mask! 

Offline mino

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 09:18 AM »
why the very nope?  do i want a h class for that?

MDF i am referring to.

decent stuff, such as the medite stuff has no more nasties in it than ply
If you want/need better than M class, with or without (so L class formally) air flow sensor you need H-Class indeed.

However, in woodworking case, the way bigger issue is not the CT class (beyond M-class filters which all Festool vacs have) but how much dust dust generated by the tool is actually captured/not captured.

It makes little sense to even consider H-class until after you capture 95%+ of the micro dust by the vac. And even then a proper industrial respirator is a much better investment.


As usual, if not sure, get an air particles meter so you do not "shoot blind". Micro dust is nigh impossible to see, but can be measured by the right tool.
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Offline Alex

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 12:12 PM »
why the very nope?  do i want a h class for that?

MDF i am referring to.

Sorry, "deadly cancer boards" mean asbestos to me, not MDF.

M and L class are fine for MDF.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2021, 03:51 AM »
ok.

sory about the misunderstanding,  [embarassed] just i heard it beeing refered to as that on finish carpentry tv once, and for me, the name has just stuck.....
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline Coen

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Re: ctl and ctm midi diferances.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2021, 03:58 PM »
Perhaps the translation was wrong? Or do you watch Finnish TV without subtitles?

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