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Quote from: Sometimewoodworker link=topic=67643.msg653701#msg653701
Using a vacuum for water will kill it quite quickly as the moisture isn’t good for motors not specifically designed for water collection.
The Festool IS specifically designed for water collection.


No it isn’t. It is the “ Mobile dust extractor CLEANTEC ” It is capable of also being used for water collection if you buy the accessory Wet filter

From the Festool website
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With the 15-litre container volume, it extracts dust, dirt and even water.

It’s a dust extractor that is capable of also picking up water.
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Quote from: Sometimewoodworker link=topic=67643.msg653701#msg653701
Using a vacuum for water will kill it quite quickly as the moisture isn’t good for motors not specifically designed for water collection. Buying another $67 wet and dry vac or $360 for a Festool CT15? Is any math needed?
The Festool IS specifically designed for water collection.

The OP has a CT15 and just wants to know if it can be used for water, which according to Festools own website and the instruction manual, it can. So if we do the maths, spending an extra $67 to do a job the OPs dust extractor is already capable of doing is a waste of money.

Not that a $67 wet and dry vac would even do a better job of it. And surely, if you’re spending $360 on a dust extractor, it makes financial sense to get as much use out of it as possible to justify the expense, rather than babying it and only using a fraction of its abilities?
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Festool for a wet-vac? Good heavens, no! I have a Fein Turbo for that.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Festool TKS ..Mafell Erica
« Last post by ScotF on Today at 01:34 AM »
Big proponent of the Erika. It also takes 30mm Arbor blades and I believe some Festival version are proprietary and hard to source in North America.

Tom outlines many of the benefits. I would add the saw is easily configurable to the task at hand. Cutting long base/trim/millwork and crown is easy, precise cross cuts with wide capacity, ability to add a sliding table for even more capacity if needed and the list goes on. It is also vibration free...passes the nickel test for start and stop and the blade has a brake which is nice. plenty of power to cut 8/4 hardwood without issue.

I too would buy another if something happened to mine.
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Maybe Scott @ Festool needs some additional in-house vac training.  [big grin]

Snip.

Workshop title: Wet vac training [tongue]
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Maybe Scott @ Festool needs some additional in-house vac training.  [big grin]

Sedge did a Festool Friday Live video a few months back that highlighted the proper way to prepare a Festool vac for wet service. We all know that Festool is a pretty conservative company and if using their vacs for wet duty was a no-no, then the video would have never been produced.

I've used all 3 of my Festool vacs to mop up wet floors from time to time. The CT 22 is 14 years old...
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Tilting table / vise for drill press
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 12:23 AM »
I'd take a look at Wilton, Palmgren or KBC. They all offer both inexpensive and industrial quality metal working vises depending upon your needs. Wood working vises tend to be smaller & lighter, however I gravitate towards the heavier metal working models as the additional weight becomes your friend because they resist movement if large material cuts are taken or if you machine metals.

However, the weight issue has to be balanced by how often you will be moving and removing the vise from the drill press table. I normally use a 40# Heinrich and that's at my limit of tolerance. Gone are the days when moving a 70-80# vise was considered easy or normal.

https://wiltontools.com/us/en/c/machine-vises-milling/cat_wlt_machine_vises_milling?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIldLL-Jns8wIVnWxvBB2lggVnEAAYASAAEgLpN_D_BwE

https://www.palmgren.com/category/Vises/3

https://www.kbctools.com/CatSearch/347/angle-vises
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Festool Tool Reviews / Re: Festool ct 15. Two thumbs way up
« Last post by Toolabundant on Yesterday at 10:19 PM »
Hooked up with one hose and other end plugged.
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had an interesting conversation with Scott @ Festool. when i told him i used the Festool CT 15 to suck up water after cleaning my garage out he told me that is absolutely NOT what the product is designed to do. it has a secondary capability of picking up "damp debris" or very small amounts of water but if you're filling the container and having to empty it, then you should be using something else entirely.

this was sort of news to me as it seems quite a few people use their vac for things other than pure dust extraction.

what are your thoughts on this comment?

thanks.
If you change the HEPA filter to the wet pickup filter and take the dust bag out, it’s certainly usable.
BUT and as you can see it’s a big but, for 1/5th the price you can get a wet&dry vacuum that has double the volume. So usable? Yes. Sensible to use it? Absolutely not.

Using a vacuum for water will kill it quite quickly as the moisture isn’t good for motors not specifically designed for water collection. Buying another $67 wet and dry vac or $360 for a Festool CT15? Is any math needed?

Will very occasionally using it to collect water when there is no alternative be extremely bad? Probably not.

Can you use a ½ million dollar computer controlled trammel saw to cut firewood? Sure. But a $22 axe is a better tool for the job.
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I can't recommend the Fuji MiniMite 4 enough!  I bought mine from Phelps Refinishing.  I spoke with Roger before purchasing and he was very helpful. 

I had tried a cheap compressor driven HVLP set up and ended up with overspray EVERYWHERE!  My 20 gal compressor wasn't up to the job either.

I struggled to learn how to spray until I learned to use a Ford cup to get the viscosity correct. (I was trying to spray SW Emerald).  Once I figured that out I have had spectacular results.  I'm sure you've read through the Finishing and Painting topics but I know it can get very overwhelming.  I find that I tend to over think things and painting was no exception!  I am most definitely not an expert but I can finish my own projects and occasionally find that I can out perform the pros!

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