|Project by ChuckM||posted 05-07-2015 10:12 PM||2504 views||6 times favorited||3 comments|
I can’t afford two CT26s in my shop, and this is what I did.
I attached two boards to the shop vac to make a mounting bracket/stand for the automatic vacuum switch. I also replaced the standard filter with a HEPA filter.
The modified shop-vac is similar to the Festool CT26 in airflow (about 140 cfm) and noise level (70 dBA). Cost comparison:
Shop vac – $100+$100 (upgrade) = $200
CT26 (variable suction and anti-static) – $850
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