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CT 22 Dust Deputy

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Project by snichols posted 06-04-2011 05:39 AM 2059 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably better suited for FOG I like to come here for inspiration so I thought I should give some love back. I loved the idea of the Dust Deputy for my CT 22 but couldn’t justify $250 for one specially made for systainer. I copied this off a few guys over at FOG and made the platform out of some scrap plywood. I did go with the $99 version of the dust deputy because by the time I priced out the extra trips to the store and the buckets, I was only saving about $10 or so – especially with a 25% off coupon from Rockler.

These guys are great for picking up plane shavings and other chips before clogging up the expensive Festool vacuum bags.

Enjoy.

-Shawn

-- -Shawn





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TheOldTimer

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 07:16 AM

Hi Shawn:

Nice job with the dust deputy and Festool dust extractor. I was curious if the dust deputy will preform with the dust extractor control set at the various levels or do you have to operate it at full throttle? I have the same dust extractor and have been thinking about adding the dust deputy.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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snichols

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 04:24 AM

Hey OldTimer,

I’ve used it on the tortoise and the hare setting with equal success. The Festool stuff has so much suction that it’s hard to make it quit. I used it as is, where is on everything – router, sanders, track saw, etc. I’ve read it might be a problem with the planer but that’s not a tool I ever intend to purchase. It’s really help with the clean up of plane shavings – that’s really where I see the benefit.

-Shawn

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