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Waldog

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06-24-2017 10:57 PM

I am planning on buying a Festool shop vacuum AND a Oneida Dust Deputy system that is MADE for the Festool vacuum. The majority of the dust is deposited in the Dust Deputy box with very little going into the Festool Box. Which size vacuum would you guys recommend. I’m old-school where “Bigger” always seem “Better. Would you go with a CT 48 or a much smaller vacuum model. It’s going to be a portable system. used in my shop and around the house.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 11:09 PM

CT 48 no doubt about it, wise choice purchasing the ODD as well.

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Loren

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 11:11 PM

If you go with one that’s tall you may
not be able to pick it up easily by the
Systainer on top to carry on stairs.

I had a Festool CT33 for awhile and
it was an ideal size for carrying with
a size 4 systainer on top.

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 01:24 AM

Hey Waldog,
You are buying the same vacuum whether it is a 26, 33 or 48 but the differences are larger capacity. Since you want to include the Dust deputy the majority of stuff ending up in the bag will be the lighter, finer dust. It makes no sense to go “bigger is better” here because you won’t obtain better vacuuming performance. Also look at the specs; the 26 weighs 11 pounds less than the 48 and costs about $100 less too.
I’ve got two CT22’s fitted with DD’s . One stays in my basement shop and the other one lives in my garage. That’s the one I carry to different parts of my house (or an occasional job) for sanding or sawing and it is a struggle with the DD attached but easy to carry when separated.
I’ve used the smaller vacs- the Mini and the Midi – but was not as happy with their performance as with the more powerful 22 and 26. Spend less money and go with the 26. Marc

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#4 posted 06-25-2017 01:54 AM

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Waldog

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#5 posted 06-25-2017 03:04 PM

Marc,
I really appreciate your response. I was hoping to get the opinion of some one that owned/used a CT Vacuum and DD combo. I was kind of leaning towards getting the smaller CT 26 instead of a larger size CT. Your post helped me decide. Thanks again!!!

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 06-25-2017 06:19 PM

Read this

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/festool-vacuum-comparison.aspx

Question please

What does putting the Oneida Dust Deputy system on a Festool get you?

Side note….I have a C22 I bought in 1999. I’m happy with that size. I only use it when connected to a festool tool. It takes more sanding than I like to do to fill a bag.

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#7 posted 06-25-2017 07:26 PM

I looked at getting one for my CT26 until I realized I’d have to go through 25 bags before the ODD would pay for itself. No thanks.

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#8 posted 06-25-2017 07:35 PM



I looked at getting one for my CT26 until I realized I d have to go through 25 bags before the ODD would pay for itself. No thanks.

- Drew

I haven’t use near 25 bags in the 18 years I’ve had mine. I also like to put a systainer on the top. Of course I don’t use mine for general clean up, just use it connected to tool.

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