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Whats "new" about the CT26?
« on: November 24, 2021, 09:45 AM »
Hi,
 I was just about to place an order for a CT26 and stumbled on the fact that some vendors are offering different part numbers. For example; 574930 and 577083. I tried to read up about this at the Festool site and they list the 577083 as the current USA model and include a "new" label on the web photo, but I can not find any elaboration regarding what is new. Can I assume it is both "new" and improved?

Thank you!

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 10:03 AM »
The CT26 was updated in 2018.  Some sites may still have the old part number for some reason or another, but it would be worth checking if it's old stock or just an old number.

Here are some of the updates (not exhaustive, but fairly complete):
  • Smooth covered hose
  • Tapered hose
  • Different tool end for hose
  • Cord wrap
  • Stronger hose garage

Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 10:16 AM »
2018? I wonder when Festool is going to take the "new" label off the current webpage?

:-)

Thank you!

Offline Coen

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 11:45 AM »
Quote from: Woody Knotsensplintahs some vendors are offering different part numbers
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Amazon is notorious for mixing up article numbers, descriptions and pictures... while hiding the actual EAN / GTIN.

Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 12:18 PM »
This is "New" that made me wonder if I had missed something:


Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 12:25 PM »
The CT26 was updated in 2018.  Some sites may still have the old part number for some reason or another, but it would be worth checking if it's old stock or just an old number.

Here are some of the updates (not exhaustive, but fairly complete):
  • Smooth covered hose
  • Tapered hose
  • Different tool end for hose
  • Cord wrap
  • Stronger hose garage

The cord wrap is new? or modified/improved in some way? I seem to remember the old CT-22 having one? or am I imagining something?
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation

Offline squall_line

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 12:43 PM »
The CT26 was updated in 2018.  Some sites may still have the old part number for some reason or another, but it would be worth checking if it's old stock or just an old number.

Here are some of the updates (not exhaustive, but fairly complete):
  • Smooth covered hose
  • Tapered hose
  • Different tool end for hose
  • Cord wrap
  • Stronger hose garage

The cord wrap is new? or modified/improved in some way? I seem to remember the old CT-22 having one? or am I imagining something?

That's a list that I cribbed together from other discussions about the updates in 2018.  I think maybe the cord wrap update was the rotating ear?  Was that a thing on the older ones?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 12:52 PM »
I don't think so? That must be it, an improvement.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation

Offline Coen

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Re: Whats "new" about the CT26?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 03:04 PM »
The rotating ear to immediately release the whole cable wasn't on the earlier CT 26's.