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Forum topic by riverb posted 02-03-2011 05:40 AM 2972 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2011 05:40 AM

I just bought the Festool ETS 150/3 and I wanna hook it up to my shopvac that I already own. Has anyone successfully accomplished this. I know I could go out in the shop and measure and run to the big box and find a solution, but I had knee surgery yesterday and am not up to that much adventure.

Thanks


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#1 posted 02-03-2011 06:35 AM

The Shop-Vac 9068700 Universal Tool Adapter fits if you cut off the
first nipple. The inside fits a Festool 27mm sander/jigsaw type outlet.
I bought it at Lowe’s.

You can also buy a Bosch 35mm hose. The tool end is identical
to the Festool hose and it fits the 2.25” ports on the vac end. This
I had to mail order. It’s a very nice, long, well made hose.

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#2 posted 02-03-2011 05:34 PM

thanks loren i will give the adapter a try

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#3 posted 02-03-2011 05:43 PM

I initially hooked my Festool sander to a shop vac. My “adaptor” was duck tape. It worked, but I’m glad I eventually got a Festool dust extractor.

The festool is much quieter and it comes on and off as needed based on when you start and stop the sander. Many think they need to bigger CT-22 or CT-33 dust extractors. I get along fine with my midi (which is smaller and cheaper).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 05:46 PM

richgreer would you say that you are getting more suction out of the Festool or the shopvac. I am sure some day I will get their extractor but that is a lot of money. I could buy some really nice tools for that. (like a bandsaw, or most of the way towards a planer)

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 06:33 PM

I’ve solved dissimilar dust collection connections by cutting pressure fit holes for the two ends in slightly larger squares of scrap 3/4 plywood, then fastening these together (glue, screw, or clamp depending on how permanent you want this connection).

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 12:50 AM

I actually just ordered the bosch hose off amazon

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 06:44 PM

Festool makes an adapter that almost fists the standard ports. I just wrapped some duct tape around it to make it fit. Works pretty good.

Domer

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 11:24 PM

I tell you what, those germans know how to design, manufacture and perfect some awesome stuff.

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 11:37 PM

I’d love to comment on this but Festool is a brand that my shop has never seen, and likely never will. I’d rather stay out of debt!

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 05:18 AM

I have a Festool vac and a $80 Kobalt wall-mount vac and in terms of the
things that matter most to me the Kobalt is as useful as the Festool
for dust-collection from power tools: about the same noise leve as
Festool , pliable hose has a widget for turning it on at the tool, and it
doesn’t get in the way or tip over all the time like a screaming, stiff-hosed
round wet/dry vac on wheels.

Festool vacs have some cool features, like the ability to clamp Systainers
to them and the HEPA filters. I thought about investing in another Festool
vac for my west coast shop, but economy won out when I found the
Kobalt. An added benefit is the accessories don’t cost an arm and a leg –
in fact they are included.

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#11 posted 02-07-2011 05:28 AM

Jim——I wasn’t going to reply to your message but oh well. I have read your blog and applaud you for staying out of debt but please don’t come and piss on my thread with no input of any value. now if you don’t like Festool products and would like to recommend and different than sure add but otherwise don’t. You have no idea about my situation or my why I choose the Festool. I have seen you list of tools and you are my friend are the reason there aren’t many products like the Festools, Veritas, Lie Nelson…. that are still made in the North America. As Deke pointed out we can and do make premium stuff it is just people like Jim that would rather go down to HF and buy the cheapest import they can find as opposed to wait and save up for a quality made product that will last them a life time.

rant over.

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#12 posted 02-07-2011 05:31 AM

I don’t know about the your dust collection hook up but this sander is the cream of the top, it just off the hook supreme…enjoy using …BC

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#13 posted 02-07-2011 05:53 AM

COOL DOWN BOYS! I wasn’t trying to “piss” on anyone’s thread. You are reading FAR more into my post than was actually there. I was simply saying that Festool is expensive and so I don’t own any. I am not saying it isn’t a good brand! I know a lot of woodworkers swear by them, and that tells me that they are good tools. I was just saying that they are out of my price range. But don’t misunderstand me- I would LOVE a shop full of Festool products! I just wish I wouldn’t have to mortage my house to buy them!

Maybe I shouldn’t have commented. I meant no offense…

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