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Posted on Porter Cable or Festool dust extractors, Recommendations?

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 11:39 PM

I have the PC. it’s quite nice. fairly basic model, sucks well for most. I can use it with a ROS and it doesn’t leave any visible dust in the air – none. using it with jigsaw/circularsaw there is quite a bit of dust/chips that escape it (saw design is not perfect for the task more than the DC capabilities).

that said – the festool has better suction, and is considerably quieter.

If you only use this with ROS and other powertools that are noisier than the DC than the festool being quiet doesn’t make that much of an impact as the vac will be less noisy than the power tool.

FYI, I also have the dewalt, and find it works great as well, a bit noisier than the PC, but has variable suction which is nice when using ROS.

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