Owners of CT MINI and MIDI Dust Extractors can now enjoy the benefits of self-cleaning filter bags, a new style of bag that was introduced with the new CT 26 and 36 models. Pricing of the new bags will remain the same as the previous traditional paper bags. See your preferred Festool dealer for availability.
If you've used other dust extractors, you may have experienced the issue of fine dust particles becoming caked to the inner lining of the vacuum bag. Festool has solved this problem by creating a filter bag from a fleece material that is designed to collapse and expand as the power is cycled on the dust extractor. This causes the dust cake to break up and disperse to the bottom of the bag.
The Workcenter WCR 1000 will help you organize and arrange your workplace more effectively, providing a convenient means to keep the tools you are working with close at hand, without getting in your way. The Workcenter can be mounted easily to almost any Festool Dust Extractor, enabling total mobility throughout the shop or jobsite.
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.