Further upgrade (cyclone) to a Shop Vac-turned Festool CT26E like Dust Extractor

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Project by ChuckM posted 05-21-2015 08:53 PM 1369 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cyclone set-up for my Festool CT26E ( functions perfectly. I copied the set-up for my recent Shop Vac ( The steps were straightforward:

1) Remove the top handle
2) Screw a scrap board on the top
3) Mount the cyclone unit (bungee cord works great).

All together, the upgrades (auto switch, cyclone unit and HEPA filter) cost about $140. Add the cost of the vac ($100) and you can have a shop-made CT26 at 1/3 of the cost of a new Festool dust extractor (full price is $850+).

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