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Offline Tilman

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New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« on: January 02, 2017, 02:02 PM »
Hello everybody,

I just joined after stumbling a lot over FOG threads while googling. A lot of the information in this forum is worth reading so I want to participate in the community. :-)

Right now I'm in the middle of renovating our home from '65 which holds quite some surprises every now and then.. In my first life I work in the office and I like doing most interior work myself (ceilings, walks, floors, network, electricity, ...) to get some balance. Over the last years I had to learn that good tools can help a lot to get the job done properly. I started with my first protool electric drill (a PDP 24-2 EAQ) ages ago and added useful (FES)tools every now and then. My newest addition is a CXS (unfortunately it's still in shipment) which will hopefully replace my oldish Bosch 14.4V cordless drill.

So far for a short introduction. Hope to read you soon!


P.S.: BTW, I just unboxed my RO150 that I got some time ago to find a hint in the manual that it mounts on a 27mm hose. Will the reduction valve RM D 36/27 do the trick, or do I need a 27mm hose? What strategy do you recommend when it comes to the different hose diameters?

Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 02:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

The reduction will work to attach a 36 mm hose to the rotex. (But the 27 mm will be easier in use).

My "hose strategy"  is that I use the 27 mm on the sanders and the domino, and the ts55 (before my of 1010ebq got stolen on that too ; the 36 mm hose get's used for vaccuuming the floor, with the kapex, the OF 1400ebq, the planer and the ts 55 (I don't really notice improved dust collection on the ts 55, but the type of hose I use depends on which tool I am alternating with at the time.) The OF 1400 does really benefit with the larger hose, and on the planer the smaller hose won't even fit.

I have a bunch of 27mm hoses, (they came standard with the festool dust extractors, and I bought an extra one to use with a hitachi vac) I also have both the non-AS and the AS version of the 36mm, and I much prefer the non AS version, which is a lot more flexible. I also have the oldstyle plugit hose, which I got at a reduced price as a deal with the ctl 26, but I really didn't like it, and I only use it on the boom-arm (which I rarely use).

Offline Alex

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 03:28 PM »
Hallo Tilman, herzlich willkommen zum FOG.

What strategy do you recommend when it comes to the different hose diameters?

The only strategy I really recommend is to own both a 27 and a 36 mm hose. Use the proper hose with the proper tool and for the proper job. Switching them out at the vac is easy and much more comfortable than dealing with different adapters.

All Festool tools work with the 27 mm hose, and only a handfull of them, those that make bigger chips, profit from the better suction the 36 mm hose delivers. On the other hand, the size of the 36 mm hose can be bothersome with the smaller tools. But for general cleaning the 36 mm is much better than the 27 mm hose.

The reduction sleeve RM D 36/27 does work but you'll have to mount it permanently on the 36 mm hose, so if you want to have 36 mm functionality back, you'll have to replace it again with the original sleeve.

This 36-to-27-mm sleeve works better. It fits inside the 36 mm sleeve and you can remove it when you want.

But best is to own the two hoses. Like Frank-Jan I also prefer the non-as 36mm hose over the AS version.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 01:06 AM »
Welcome to FOG,
I also agree with other folks that having both is the best way to go. I have both 27 and 36mm and use them all the time. The 36mm one stay connected to kapex and I use it with other tools as well. I do not know what is the difference in pricing between the hose and he cletaning set in Germany, but the cleaning set was the better value for me then just buy the hose alone.

Offline Tilman

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 03:02 AM »
Good morning guys,

Thanks for your opinion on this!  It kind of felt a little odd to have like 10 meters of hose lying around  when only needing 5. But the hassle with the adapters and inflexibility of the thicker hose doesn't sound that great either. Yesterday I tried to work with the ro150 having the 36mm kind of attached with sticky tape. Holding the heavy hose while working on the ceiling seemed like a very unnecessary challenge to me. You got me convinced - I'll stick to the 27mm hose instead. :-)

@Haxit: thanks for the tip with the cleaning set - I'll check the price. A 5m hose AS is around 100 EUR (without plug-it).

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 09:47 AM »
 @Tilman Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

   Be interested to see your projects as you do them.


Offline Tinker

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Welcome @Tilman
I have a 36mm hose hanging across my shop ceiling that gets moved around acording to the tool I am using.  I have several short sections of 27 mm hose that i hook up to my tools that require the smaller 27 mm connection. Those small sections slip onto the tool and into the end fitting of my 36 mm hose.  That gives me good connection to the tool and gives flexability of smaller hose connection.  I have no problem with suction by using the larger hose with the smaller hose section connected to the tool. 
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Offline neilc

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 06:52 PM »
Welcome to FOG.  Look forward to seeing your projects with your new (FES)tools!

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Re: New member from Wolfsburg, Germany
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 08:56 PM »
Herzlich Willkommen, Tillman,
Spread the word about the FOG forum among your friends in Europe, don't let the UK do all the work for the Continent  [smile].
And I also agree on the advice about having both hose diameters - the right way to go.

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