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Offline EWTHeckman

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Chain saw with Dust Collection
« on: November 02, 2011, 04:32 PM »
I just finished spending most of the day cutting up branches damaged by the major snowfall om Saturday. Then I spent another hour cleaning up sawdust using my CT and a Dust Deputy; filling the 5 gallon bucket one and a half times. (Too much to just leave on the driveway.) It was hard dealing with leaves that mixed themselves into the sawdust, larger splinters that the CT could pick up but the hose couldn't swallow, and plenty of related clogs.

By the time I was done I couldn't help but wish that Festool made a chainsaw that I could just connect the CT to so the sawdust could be collected immediately, plus all the other schmutz could be avoided.
Ed "What the" Heckman

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 06:49 PM »
You cold use the protool chain saw sword?   Not ideal for the job though but it attaches to the CT!

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 07:17 PM »
You cold use the protool chain saw sword?   Not ideal for the job though but it attaches to the CT!

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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 09:45 PM »
I use my leaf blower in suction/mulching mode for large tasks like that. Do you have a blower/vacuum type thing?


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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 05:17 AM »
You cold use the protool chain saw sword?   Not ideal for the job though but it attaches to the CT!

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011, 11:16 AM »
For chainsaw dust / chip extraction, I recommend the CT96 with the D100mm hose,  [eek].

Also the long life bag is a good idea.  [smile]

Seth
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011, 05:11 PM »
You really cleaned up the chips with your vac? [blink]

That is what they make leaf blowers for.

Just what I want hanging off the back of a chain saw, dust collection.

Offline greenMonster

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 05:15 PM »
often I see people using a shop vac, when frankly a broom would be better...then use the DC for the fine stuff. *shrug

Offline EWTHeckman

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 11:00 AM »
No, I'm not completely serious about this. But it would be nice to avoid some of the after-action cleanup by collecting the sawdust as it's generated.

I used the vac this time for a couple of reasons.

First, I wanted to separate out the larger pieces so I could use the sawdust for mulch. The leaf blower/vac would have picked up some of those pieces, and possibly damaged the plastic fan.

Second, the CT is still new to me and I haven't been able to push it hard yet because my current project is on hold pending a few more purchases. This was a chance for me to see just how agressive I could be with it. By using the DustDeputy I didn't burn through any bags, so that wasn't an issue. And hey, it's a new toy. Why not use it?  [big grin]

BTW, I was using an electric saw. I was also only up in the tree for one cut; to remove the damaged portion of the broken branch. The rest of the job was on the ground where having a hose hanging off the back is not a big deal.
Ed "What the" Heckman

Offline fdengel

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Re: Chain saw with Dust Collection
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2011, 01:33 PM »
Just what I want hanging off the back of a chain saw, dust collection.

Unless the vac is integrated into the saw for portability... then the bag could hang off the bottom.

 ;D