In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool OF 2200 router in conjunction with a CT dust extractor for solid surface work. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor. You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.
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?
So, 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.
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.
The new Boom Arm Tool Holder, featured on page #23 of the 08/09 catalog, offers convenient storage and cradle of two electric sanders. This accessory requires the Festool Boom Arm be installed on your CT dust extractor.
Available in limited quantities. Contact your local Festool dealer for more information.
Boom Arm Tool Holder
Product No. 493 558
Watch our newest video as Marc Spagnuolo, host of thewoodwhisperer.com, 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.
Special thanks to John Lucas of woodshopdemos.com 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.
Don’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.
CT Dust Extractors & Festool Sander Video Demonstration
Marc Spagnuolo of thewoodwhisperer.com, 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.