Greg Paolini: Curing Sander Swirl Marks

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders

Greg Paolini


In this article, Gregory Paolini shares a story about one of his students and why they were getting swirl marks while sanding. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at


New Tools & Drill Accessories!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | Dust Extractors | New Products

New Product - Oct 2011


Read to learn more about new power tools and drilling accessories that will be available starting on October 1st, 2011.


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

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.


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.


Marc Spagnuolo Discusses Routers & Dust Collection

Sunday, May 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | How-To | Routers

Marc Discusses Routers & Saw Dust

Watch our newest video as Marc Spagnuolo, host of, discusses routers and how to manage the dust they produce. Learn how he spends more time woodworking and less time cleaning up and see the difference between working with and without dust collection.


Where The Sawdust Hits The Shop Floor

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | How-To | Reviews

Special thanks to John Lucas of for sharing his expert, hands-on experiences with Festool dust extraction in this month's Toolie Tip. Be sure to peruse John's website which has detailed overviews of many projects and applications using Festool power tools.


Mark Clement's "An Extract Science": Festool’s CT 22 E Versatility and Power.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Reviews

Mark ClementDon’t call it a shop-vacuum. Festool’s CT 22 E—officially called a dust extractor--is more. I call it one heck of a versatile vac.


I love fine tools, but really don’t care about finery when a jobsite is covered with demo debris. I care about getting the floor and horizontal surfaces clean. Gratefully, the CT 22 E shows no quarter in this regard. The CT 22E devours all the dust, plaster chunks, pieces of wire—whatever my push broom misses. You can feel and hear it sucked through the hose and smash the inside of the 5.7 gallon tank. Cool.


Making Sanding More Tolerable (Without Dust)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders

Marc Spagnuolo: Making Sanding Tolerable

CT Dust Extractors & Festool Sander Video Demonstration

Marc Spagnuolo of, demonstrates the capabilities and unique features that, when combined, can make even the dreaded task of sanding a tolerable, and possibly enjoyable, process. Find out how Festool approaches the real challenges and problems faced by woodworkers and finds innovative solutions. As an added bonus, Marc shows how to levitate wood with your Festool sander.

Enjoy this great video done in Marc's entertaining yet informative way.