Introducing the new CT 26 & 36 Dust Extractors

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | New Products

The newest additions to the Festool family of CT Dust Extractors.

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the new CT 26 and CT 36 models which will be available for purchase beginning on October 1st, 2010. To learn everything there is to know about these new models, simply visit our micro website at http://hepa.festoolusa.com.

What are the new features of the CT 26 & 36?

CT 36 dust extractorSo, you're probably interested in knowing what's new about the new CT models. The CT 26 and 36 will feature HEPA filtration, variable suction control, tool-triggered operation, SysDock tool storage capabilities, an antistatic hose and many of the other common features that you've come to expect from the Festool's industry leading dust extractors. For a complete list of features, visit our website.

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Festool product reviews galore!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | Reader Comments | Festool Owners Group | Reviews

So, you've been thinking about checking out a Festool to add to your Systainer stack but you're not quite sure about it yet. Count on the Festool Owners Group members to help you decide!

Not so long ago, we put together a contest whereby forum members submitted written or video product reviews for a chance to win a Rotex 150 Dual-Mode Sander. The contest produced dozens of great product reviews from customers who use the tools on a regular basis. The reviews are completely unbiased and offer first-hand experiences and opinions.

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Sanding doesn't have to be a dreadful task.

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders | Reviews

A video from Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer.

In this video, Marc demonstrates the Festool sanding and dust extraction system which turns the tables on what is widely regarded as the most tedious task by most of you: sanding.

Sanding is a necessary evil, but still a critical factor in achieving that beautiful finish. The fine dust produced by sanding is messy, which can become a workplace hazard. Sanding dust can contribute to premature failure of your sander due to dust buildup on the motor. The dust produced by sanding actually creates heat which causes your sandpaper to wear out more quickly. Not having to clean up after sanding means you can go straight to applying your finish.

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Charles Brock: Making chairs with the RAS 115 Sander.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Reviews

RAS 115: A dream wood sculpting machine, by Charles Brock

Several years ago at the Festool IWF booth, I told one of the reps what type of work I do and he said you've got to try the "Termite Tool!" Full of woodworker's cynicism , I thought, Yeah! Just another grinder. I didn't try it, so I continued to shape my rocking chair seats using a grinder with a carbide wheel attachment while turning my shop's air into a dusty haze. My only alternative was to go outside on a windy day and let my neighbor deal with the dust. As usual, necessity is the mother of ..... well? How about "Change!"

I was planning my first Seven Day Build Your Maloof Inspired Rocker Class and was worried about the air quality and the mess when the five students started sculpting their seats in the classroom. I was afraid the air would look like a 1970s rock concert. Festool to the rescue! Thanks to the help from the staff at Highland Woodworking and the Festool Representative, Dan Durant, they put together a group of three Festool RAS 115 sanders and their CT 22 Dust Extractors. How did that "change" work for me?

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