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Offline marmot

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2016, 03:00 PM »
I have researched this topic for a few months myself, and I've started settling in one boom arms for the photography industry.  That one I linked to seems like a great price point, and it's fairly large - full extension seems to be 49."  There are others out there that are beefier and larger.  These seem like a wonderful alternative that haven't been researched much yet.

Offline krudawg

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2022, 02:21 PM »
has anyone on this forum considered and decided to buy / or not buy the M0114 CT Boom Arm for use in a shop ?
The thinking behind the experience and the outcome / advice would really be appreciated.

One review I saw had the Boom Arm mounted separately from the CT which is an interesting approach.
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I posted this in another section but Wood Magazine(July 2022) has a Boom Arm build.  It looks interesting
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Offline Sbradley0911

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2022, 07:03 PM »
Here's one I've been looking at and just haven't  committed on it yet.  Looks like something you could make work and not all that expensive

Offline dwillis

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2022, 05:27 PM »
I've been using the boom arm mounted on a CT 33 E for years now and can't imagine working without it. Since I've moved for or five times since I got the set up it's been in each location. Since I'm in my final workshop the boom arm is parked next to two MFT 1080's that are attached to each other. In this configuration the boom arm easily reaches the entire work surface. About the only changes I've made since getting the boom arm is I stopped using the outriggers. They took up too much floor space and were tripping hazards. There's never been an issue with the setup toppling over. Other changes were to add the Workstation and CT VA 20 on top of the CT 33 E.

Because of my many moves and my final workshop being a large open space with a high ceiling, there's never been an opportunity for a wall mounted or ceiling mounted arm. My workshop is set up so that everything is mobile so the space may be configured to suit each project, so having the boom arm mobile is useful.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2022, 10:40 PM »
We have an umbrella similar to this that sees little use and I am
thinking rather than give it away or haul it to the dump I could
probably repurpose that 1.9" steel tubing for something in the shop.

Maybe a boom arm of sorts.
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Offline squall_line

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2022, 12:41 AM »
We have an umbrella similar to this that sees little use and I am
thinking rather than give it away or haul it to the dump I could
probably repurpose that 1.9" steel tubing for something in the shop.

Maybe a boom arm of sorts.

Considering how little they sell those for, it wouldn't be a bad repurposing if you aren't using the umbrella any longer.

Ironically, we were looking at one of those today.  It didn't look like the umbrella itself tilted, which negated its usefulness to us.  If it did, it was too unintuitive to figure out, also negating its usefulness to us.  The 10x13 model, sold for 5x the price, looked significantly sturdier and more useful.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2022, 07:56 AM »
I keep watching at the landfill (we have to haul our own trash to the dump out here, no municipal pickup) for an old kids swing set to show up with some 3 inch tubing still in good shape to serve as a source of material for shop projects.
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Offline AndrewG

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2022, 07:43 PM »
Hi all,

Can someone please confirm whether the boom arm brackets need to be taken off in order to change the bags?

Thanks

Offline guybo

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2022, 07:55 PM »
Hi, no they do not. guess i should have asked what brackets?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 08:08 PM by guybo »

Offline AndrewG

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2022, 12:19 AM »
Thanks for reply- by brackets I mean the mounting screws at rear. Can the CT26 top compartment come off to access the bag without having to unscrew or adjust the boom arm?

Thanks!

Offline guybo

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Re: shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2022, 09:37 AM »
Hi, you mean theses? no they take the place of cable holder,and the new piece holds tension on the handle nothing should impede with the bag change installation instruction here.https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/attaching-handle-and-boom-arrm-to-dust-extractor-ct-26-e/

Offline AndrewG

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shop use consideration of CT Boom Arm for Dust Extractors
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2022, 09:39 PM »
Thanks. So to confirm, the top compartment can be removed to access the bag with the boom arm on?