Author Topic: Festool 204310 Telescoping Dust Extractor Handle For CT 15 / CT MINI I / CT MIDI  (Read 833 times)

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Offline WillAdams

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Pretty sure my CT-Midi is pre-2019 --- easy way to tell?

What does this connect to on the unit? Is there no way to adapt it to a pre-2019 model?

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Offline squall_line

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Pretty sure my CT-Midi is pre-2019 --- easy way to tell?

What does this connect to on the unit? Is there no way to adapt it to a pre-2019 model?

Easiest way to tell is: if your unit has knobs and dials instead of a touch pad, it's pre-2019.

The handle attaches low on the unit right above the wheels into pre-drilled holes.  I never investigated a way to attach it to my pre-2019 MINI, but I did take the cord reel that came with my MIDI-I (post-2019) and attached it to my pre-2019 MINI because the holes matched up for that. The cord reel frees up a good amount of space in the hose garage.

Offline imdking

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Also note that when you get the telescoping handle, you have to remove the cord wings from the back of the Dust collector before you install the handle. My Midi was bought in 2020, and it has the Bluetooth and TouchPad.
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Offline WillAdams

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My unit is pre 2019, so no cord management, hence my interest in this.

Is the cord management unit from current machines available separately and does it fit the older models?

Offline squall_line

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My unit is pre 2019, so no cord management, hence my interest in this.

Is the cord management unit from current machines available separately and does it fit the older models?

Yes, Festool 203722, available at your favorite retailer of choice.

Some have posted that you need to scribe the unit to make it fit on the older MINI/MIDI, but I just bolted mine straight up.  The threads are coarse enough that I'm not terribly concerned about it flexing or breaking loose.  Also, I was in a hurry and not feeling particularly enthusiastic about scribing it.

See also: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/no-cord-wrap-on-ct-mini/

Offline imdking

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If I'm not mistaken, the telescoping handle comes with cord management on it.
TS55 REBQ, 2 x FS 1400/2, FS 800/2, Festool carrying bag for rails, FS-AW Cable Deflector, Kapex KS 120 REB, CTM Midi, Domino DF 500, FS-HZ 160 ratchet lever clamps x2.

Offline squall_line

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If I'm not mistaken, the telescoping handle comes with cord management on it.

It does.

Also, it doesn't fit the older MINI/MIDI.  The only real accessory that fits is 203722, which is the cord wrap.