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Offline ifit

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Bags that fit ctl26
« on: May 10, 2014, 04:18 PM »
Im selling my midi and buying a ctl26

I have always used henry hepa-flow bags on my midi

Which alternative bags do you use on the 26?

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 03:59 AM »
The CT26s bags are reusable. Just empty the out (which can be a bit dusty) and reuse. I bought a a box of 5 and after 4 years or so I still have one or 2 left.

Then Im going to get a long life bag for it.

Already got one for my CT22

Offline shed9

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 05:58 AM »
Even if you don't re-use them, not sure I see the advantage here on using non-Festool bags to save around £6. Why spend c£400 on a dust extractor to skimp on one of the essential parts of the whole system by buying a cheaper alternative from another vendor?

I'm not trying to be flippant here and I'm open to any advice and experience of others.

Got my first CT vac turning up next week so I'm all ears. Am I missing something?

Offline ifit

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 06:21 AM »
I have not done the maths on the ctl 26 but for the midi

festool paper 5 bags £20 = £5 per bag

hepa-flow cloth 5 bags £3.65 = £.75 per bag

use 3 in a day and its a big saving

Offline ccarrolladams

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 06:33 AM »
I have not done the maths on the ctl 26 but for the midi

festool paper 5 bags £20 = £5 per bag

hepa-flow cloth 5 bags £3.65 = £.75 per bag

use 3 in a day and its a big saving

Excuse me, but if 5 bags cost £20 that equals £4 per bag.

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 06:45 AM »
I use the hepaflow bags too. Dependant on what im doing i could fill upto 5 in a day.

Offline ifit

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 06:59 AM »
I have not done the maths on the ctl 26 but for the midi

festool paper 5 bags £20 = £5 per bag

hepa-flow cloth 5 bags £3.65 = £.75 per bag

use 3 in a day and its a big saving

Excuse me, but if 5 bags cost £20 that equals £4 per bag.

Its £ not $  things work different over here  :P

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 07:03 AM »
 Did wonder if the hepa flo nvm 3bh or 4bh bags would work. 22 and 40 litre volumes. Ive just seen too that for £30 odd they do a reuseable bag i could put in the midi. https://www.henryvacs.co.uk/acatalog/Re-Usable_Cloth_Zipped_Bag_for_Charles__George_and_all_370_machines.html#SID=114

Offline ccarrolladams

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 07:06 AM »
I have not done the maths on the ctl 26 but for the midi

festool paper 5 bags £20 = £5 per bag

hepa-flow cloth 5 bags £3.65 = £.75 per bag

use 3 in a day and its a big saving

Excuse me, but if 5 bags cost £20 that equals £4 per bag.

Its £ not $  things work different over here  :P

The point is 20 divided by 5 equals 4. Math is the same all over the world.

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 07:07 AM »
Why so serious

Offline ifit

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014, 07:45 AM »
I have not done the maths on the ctl 26 but for the midi

festool paper 5 bags £20 = £5 per bag

hepa-flow cloth 5 bags £3.65 = £.75 per bag

use 3 in a day and its a big saving

Excuse me, but if 5 bags cost £20 that equals £4 per bag.

Its £ not $  things work different over here  :P

The point is 20 divided by 5 equals 4. Math is the same all over the world.

Have you ever divided 20 x 5 in the uk? its maths here not math so its a little bit more

ok,ok I made a typo - get off my back will ya!


Offline ifit

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2014, 07:48 AM »
Did wonder if the hepa flo nvm 3bh or 4bh bags would work. 22 and 40 litre volumes. Ive just seen too that for £30 odd they do a reuseable bag i could put in the midi. https://www.henryvacs.co.uk/acatalog/Re-Usable_Cloth_Zipped_Bag_for_Charles__George_and_all_370_machines.html#SID=114


Might be worth a try
Ive seen these too
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121321930638?var=420273821313&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Has anyone tried them ? how long do they last?

Offline ccarrolladams

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2014, 07:51 AM »
Simple arithmetic is universal be it called 'Maths' or 'Math'.

An ability to do such basic calculation is vital in woodworking.

Nobody is on anyone else's back about this.

Offline ifit

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2014, 07:55 AM »
Simple arithmetic is universal be it called 'Maths' or 'Math'.

An ability to do such basic calculation is vital in woodworking.

Nobody is on anyone else's back about this.

I get by ok  [wink]

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2014, 08:04 AM »
Ignore grumpy. I looked at those too, didnt see the zip type then

Offline shed9

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 09:40 AM »
Okay I see the argument there especially if your using around three bags a day at £4 (or $5  [wink]) a bag...

Not sure how many bags I'll be going through myself so will suck it and see.




Offline Deansocial

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2014, 11:11 AM »
General use is ok it is when you kick up the planer etc they soon fill up

Offline bigchas

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 01:12 PM »
I've just bought a couple of those zip ones this week. Hopefully they will come tomorrow and I'll report back. I never knew the Henry ones fitted. I've got a box of 100 Henry hepa bags which cost £25 (that's 30p each [tongue]) and I've often thought that I can't notice any real difference in the material so now I'm going to try the Henry's too.

Offline john5mt

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2014, 09:05 PM »
So am I right in thinking those hepa flow alternatives are naina?
Smoking the green crack

Offline bigchas

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Re: Bags that fit ctl26
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 03:09 AM »