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Offline memilanuk

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First dust extractor?
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:25 PM »
So... I don't have any Festool stuff (yet), but I'm looking to get a sander and accompanying sander later this year.  Eventually more tools to follow.  I hadn't realized how many different options there were as far as Festool dust extractors.  Any suggestions or advice as far as what to look for, what to prioritize, etc.?

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Offline Alex

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Re: First dust extractor?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:27 AM »
For use with a sander a CT Mini is great, you're always moving around and for that you want a small sander. Suction and bag capacity are more than enough. The Mini will also work with bigger tools if you get those later, only if you're planing or routing all day the bags get full quickly, but not with the rest.

Offline RKA

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Re: First dust extractor?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 07:36 AM »
Welcome @memilanuk
Generally, the extractors offer the same performance, except for the ultra small CT SYS.  As Alex mentioned, the biggest difference is capacity (and consequentially weight).  The other difference are accessory compatibility - Bluetooth remote trigger, the new cyclone and the boom arm set up, which are only compatible with the CT26, 36, 46. The Bluetooth is really handy if you’re doing shop or site clean up as you work!  Note: Festool is releasing new midi and mini models in Europe with Bluetooth built in.  Those won’t see North America for a year give or take (Festool hasn’t said when). 

Also note, if you’re in North America, you get 10% off with the purchase of a tool!