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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2019, 11:35 AM »
Many tools will fit both connectors; the 27mm goes into the tool dust port and the 36mm goes around it. Notable exceptions are the sanders (always 27mm, modern ones use a "bayonet" style that should come with your midi 27mm hose) and the OF1010 router (also only 27mm, squeeze fit).

My Domino XL only takes the 27mm  hose.

I think in practice if you have a variety of Festool products, you need both hoses. 

Bob

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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2019, 10:52 PM »
@rmhinden - I only have the 27mm hose. Would you mind giving some examples of where you use the larger hose. I assume Kapex, but I am curious as to what other tools.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2019, 11:26 PM »
TS 55/75, CMS,

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2019, 11:40 PM »
Haha! OK, that makes sense. I don’t have a Kapex or a CMS but I do have a TS55. I just don’t use it very often and I have not really noticed if the dust collection was underperforming. I am so used to circular saws spitting dust all over the place that I probably wouldn’t even notice if my Festool dust collection was less than optimal😊. Thank you!

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2019, 11:33 AM »
@rmhinden - I only have the 27mm hose. Would you mind giving some examples of where you use the larger hose. I assume Kapex, but I am curious as to what other tools.

In my case TS55 and 75, Kapex, and to an adapter I made for my old Delta bandsaw.

Bob

Offline JimD

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2019, 12:12 PM »
It's odd that the Domino XL won't take the larger Festool hose.  I use a Rigid shop vac with my XL and the Bosch 5 meter hose - which I think is the size of the larger Festool hose.  The small end of the Bosch hose fits over the connection of the XL well.  Tight friction fit like they were made for each other. 

Offline Gregor

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2019, 08:21 PM »
One thing to remember about the CTs is that they just differ in one part, the bins.

Which are available as a spare parts (prices from EKAT w/o VAT, for CT 26 / 36 / 48):

Just the bin (need to move wheels etc.): 53.25€ / 57.77 € / 100.00 €
For the lazy (complete, just attach the motor top):  103,90 € / 117,10 € / 121.75 €

Hint: when in need of a big one it's cheaper to get a small one and a big spare bin, at least here in europe...

Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2019, 07:18 AM »
People often comment that the TS55 benefits from a larger hose but the 27mm fits just fine and does a pretty good job. If that would be your only tool to use a 36mm hose I would save my money and storage space.

Offline cpw

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2019, 08:41 AM »
If you want to use it for general cleanup, I consider the D36 hose a requirement.  And now that I have bluetooth on my CT26, I am disappointed that my Midi doesn't have it.  If you are just going to use this for the tools, then the D27 hose is adequate for everything, only the router is likely to give you trouble.

I would purchase some kind of wand for the vacuum, even if just using a track saw you want to be able to vacuum up dust that is not captured and the rubber hose end can leave marks on your workpiece.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Shop Woodworker, which Vac should I get / ideal shop setup?
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2019, 10:24 AM »
I would purchase some kind of wand for the vacuum, even if just using a track saw you want to be able to vacuum up dust that is not captured and the rubber hose end can leave marks on your workpiece.
#440404 might be what you're after.