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Offline Ross Davis

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How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« on: June 21, 2021, 11:25 AM »
More of a how can I justify this to SWMBO question...

I'm toying with getting another dust extractor primarly for my Kapex. 

It something many or any of you do? 

Who is the "winner" with the most dust extractors in you shop?

rmd
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 12:14 PM by Ross Davis »

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 11:28 AM »
@tjbnwi will most likely win THAT category, hands down!   [big grin]
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Offline Holzhacker

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 11:33 AM »
1 CT 22 for general job site work
1 CT 22 for Kapex
1 Fein turbo II for rough or wet work
1 Sys vac for service work
Used to also have a CT 26 but sold that
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2021, 11:36 AM »
2-22
1-33
4-Midi’s
3-Mini’s
1-Sys
1-15
3-33’s
1-33 AC

Just hired 2 more people, will need 4 more CT’s, 4-CXS’s, various sanders and a Kapex.

I had 6 CT’s before I had any employees.

Tom
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 11:38 AM by tjbnwi »

Offline Alex

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2021, 11:41 AM »
Just 2 for myself, a Mini and a Midi.

Thinking heavily about changing the old 2006 Mini for a 26.

Offline Bertotti

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 11:44 AM »
I have my craftsman shop vac I use for wet and for everything wood my CT26 and shop sawdust wood chip collection set up. I see things like the CT as dust extractors the rest have different roles. So, is that one or more?
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2021, 11:48 AM »
CTM26 110-volt (site work)
CTL26 230-volt + CT-VA-20 (shop work)
CT-SYS (small trimming jobs involving only a few cuts)

Offline cpw

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2021, 11:53 AM »
I have a 26 and a Midi.  The 26 with the is best for general cleanup but harder to move up and down the stairs.  The midi is a good supplement for breaking down sheet goods in the garage, etc. when the 26 is in the basement with other tools or doing something on site.

I also have a Dewalt hybrid 20V battery / 120V corded vac which is quite convenient for small cleanup.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2021, 12:51 PM »
a midi and a titan (screwfix) 40l shopvac
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 05:07 PM by notenoughcash »
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 squall_line

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2021, 01:10 PM »
I have an OG MINI, for which I have about a dozen bags, and recently picked up a MIDI-2 from Recon and the bluetooth remote locally from Acme.  The MIDI will probably stay in the garage with the WorkCenter/Cyclone and the MINI will be the basement/indoors cleanup vac.

Offline Ross Davis

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2021, 01:27 PM »
@tjbnwi   It appears you are in Colorado.  I knew it was busy, but wow!  Did the lumber prices slow you down at all?  New construction or remodeling? Are people starting to build east, out onto the plains?

If renovating, are you bidding on this house?   [eek]
https://www.redfin.com/CO/Colorado-Springs/4525-Churchill-Ct-80906/home/34515765?utm_medium=share&utm_source=web_share&utm_campaign=facebook_share


Offline jeffinsgf

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2021, 02:11 PM »
CT-22 under the bench for Festool power tool jobs, Altos Attix 33 under the sliding miter saw, Shopsmith DC-3300 between my drill press and one radial arm saw, old Delta barrel collector at the other radial arm saw and old Kity 1hp single stage that rolls around the shop to everything else.

Offline Paul_HKI

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2021, 02:20 PM »
I have a pair of second generation Midi’s for TS/Domino and sanding work and thinking of getting a CTL-Sys again for the sheer convenience when mobile. 


There’s also an old Festo SR 151e AS in my workshop which I wouldn’t like to be without.  It runs a Dust Commander cyclone on a 120L HDPE barrel with D50 hoses connected to my table saw.  A real trooper of a vac and it’s not fussy about how it’s treated.


Festool should make a general purpose wet and dry builders vac again.  Spares for the 151 are now essentially unavailable due to age and if anything other than brushes, motor or bags (also now expensive as heck) need replacing, I’ll have to buy a Kärcher or similar.  I love the CT’s but they’re a different tool for a different purpose.
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Offline rst

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2021, 02:38 PM »
Midi, CT26 with WCR, CT36AC w/ CT-VA, vac sys, four Fein, Metabo ACR and 18V, Milwaukee 18v packout

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2021, 03:15 PM »
I have a Mini dedicated to my Kapex connected through a short wide hose. Works great. I have a Mini dedicated to my SawStop overarm guard. I have a Mini under my work bench for general use. I have a Fein in the back of the shop for general use. I have two 2hp  cyclones for the big power tools. I have a itty bitty Festool vac in the garage for the cars and the Big Green Egg.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2021, 03:17 PM »
@tjbnwi   It appears you are in Colorado.  I knew it was busy, but wow!  Did the lumber prices slow you down at all?  New construction or remodeling? Are people starting to build east, out onto the plains?

If renovating, are you bidding on this house?   [eek]
https://www.redfin.com/CO/Colorado-Springs/4525-Churchill-Ct-80906/home/34515765?utm_medium=share&utm_source=web_share&utm_campaign=facebook_share

I’m currently in Colorado Springs, got here about 3.5 years ago.

We do casework and millwork for new construction homes.

The material issue affected the brand of hardware we use due to availability, we had to order in sheet goods early so we got them when we needed them, longer solid lumber lengths were hard to come by.

The homes you linked went for over the asking of 590,000.00. It is in the Broadmoor area, at 590 it is just a shack for the area…..

The area is moving east. The home my wife and I just purchased is on the east boarder of Colorado Springs. We paid 40K over asking for the home.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2021, 03:19 PM »
I should also mention 3/4 of the CT’s have the Festool Separator on them. We have to change the bags about every 10th dump of the separator bin.

Tom

Offline kevinculle

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2021, 03:38 PM »
CT26
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Jet 600CFM collector
Jetkenstein 1200CFM collector(cobbled from Jet frame with motor and blower from somewhere else)

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2021, 07:00 PM »
Only one, so far, at least. I've got a CT26 at the end of my assembly bench and a couple of 4" ports from the main dust collection system at the shop. One of them goes to the Dewalt Mitersaw and one for the jointer.
I have been thinking about getting a CT15 for a bit more portability. I have a pretty big workspace and I like keeping the CT26 in one place. A second extractor would be handy.
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Offline morts10n

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2021, 09:24 PM »
CT 22, CT 26, and CT Midi

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2021, 10:30 PM »
For my Festool Kit I have a CT36 for sanding, routing, cutting, etc.  Then a CT Midi which is basically dedicated to the Kapex while in the shop and which moves with me the little I do outside the shop.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2021, 07:38 PM by SoonerFan »

Offline twistsol

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2021, 04:20 AM »
1 CT33 with a boom dedicated to the MFT/3 station where all the small tool work is done.
1 CT33 dedicated to the OF1010 for my Schmitt32 system (used to be dedicated to the Kapex)
A Jet JCDC-3 3hp Cyclone for almost everything else in the shop
A Ridgid wet/dry vac for the ShopSmith
Another old Ridgid wet/dry vac for general cleanup.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2021, 06:35 AM »
CT26 under the main assembly bench, Mini for on site, and a 5 gallon FÍEN on the Kapex ran thru an IVac switch box…..and dust collector takes care of Sawstop ect.
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2021, 08:49 AM »
Festool CTL Midi (original with updated top) + CT-VA — for TKS tablesaw, sanding, sawing and domino-ing on and around MFT/3
Festool CTL-SYS — for incidental jobs away from the shop
Mirka 1230 L (OEM Nilifisk Attix 33) — with cyclone + barrel for Kapex 120 & when needed with router table
And a Felder AF14 — for planer/thicknesser, bandsaw and HS950 sander
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Offline Claimdude

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2021, 09:13 AM »
CT22
Fein Turbo I
Jet 1 1/2hp w/cone
Shopsmith 1 1/2hp DC6000

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Offline KG6

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2021, 11:03 AM »
I recently got my first, a Midi.  For use with my TS, Sander, Router, and Miter Saw.  I have a Rigid Shop Vac to clean up the work space and floor.

My miter saw is on a mobile cart, so the dust extractor works for it right now.  But for those with more dedicated miter saw stations, is a dedicated dust extractor better for you than running a line to the dust collector?  I see it often when looking through youtube videos of peoples shops. 

Offline Erich

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2021, 12:09 AM »
We have a CT36E for the sanders, ETS's, RO's, RTS.  We use a Fein Turbo II for the OF's, DF's, TS's, Planers and the Kapex.  We have a circa 1998 stainless steel Shop Vac on the overarm guard on the Table Saw. 

We use an Oneida Dust Gorilla Portable for the Table Saw, J/P, Band Saw, Router Table, and Drum Sander.

We have a Flex VCE44AC for general cleanup and an Atrix Lil' Red for small jobsite work. All are HEPA rated filtration and disposable bags, even the Oneida uses drum liners for ease of Cleanup.

Offline online421

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2021, 03:57 AM »
CT36 and Starmix 1635. 1 man shop
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Omga T55-300
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SCM TI145EP
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Offline Ross Davis

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2021, 11:45 AM »
@tjbnwi 
I realize now that the sale listing I linked had changed after it was first brought to my attention.  It sounded like the house from heck with every surface damaged or spray painted - even the bathroom sink and tub.  And the unplugged freezer full of meat...  The person who told me of this listing said it would go for far more than the listed price even in that distressed shape.
I guess a complete rip out would let a person have the home the way they like it...  I wonder what it would cost to just get it back to new walls alone..

What employment in the area is supporting homes in the heated market?   Or are there a lot of speculative investors messing with the market?


Offline Imemiter

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Re: How many of you have Multiple Dust Extractors?
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2021, 12:02 PM »
My Makita 410 sounds like it's on its last legs, but what a workhorse that thing has been! I also got a good fifteen years out of a Turbo II before the auto-switch gave out. I keep meaning to fix it and sell or use it to death on some jobsite, but the Midi replaced it for the smaller jobs I do. The CT Sys seemed like it'd be perfect for those kinds of jobs, but "the button" swayed me away and now the Sys stays home a lot.   
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