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Forum topic by RalphCompton posted 06-30-2014 11:41 PM 962 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RalphCompton

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06-30-2014 11:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: festool dust deputy static dust extractor shop vac

Getting ready to purchase either a CT26 or CT36 for my small shop. Presently using a Ridgid vac and Dust Deputy but am tired of the noise and like the Festool feature of dialing the suction up or down as needed for the specific tool. I would like to continue using the DD in order to reduce bag use/changes in the Festool but am concerned about what I have read re static damage to Festool Vacs if not used with their grounded hoses. Static build up has never been an issue with my present system.

Oneida now catalogs “The Ultimate Dust Deputy” that has grounding routing capability and I think that will work fine for me. My questions are: If I use grounded hose from the vac to the DD, is it really necessary to have grounded hose from the DD to the tool? Such as, if air flow from the tool picks up static in non grounded hose (before the DD) will it loose the static when it flows into the grounded hose and be dissipated prior to entering the Vac?


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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 01:32 AM

Ok I’ve got the ct33e with the DD. I tried to use the stat strip but it’s garbage. I threw it away, I still use my DD all the time but without the back as the little gizmo to keep it open only worked part of the time. So I like it but the stat stuff is overrated. I have had a few discharges but my vac keeps on keepin on.

Hope that helps.

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 01:53 AM

When the dust travels into the grounded hose, it will lose some charge when it comes in contact with the walls, but dissipation can be limited because anti stat hoses rely on a wire coiled inside the wall, the hose itself isn’t really conductive. Usually roughness and buildup is the enemy of good flow, though, so why skimp?

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RalphCompton

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 04:10 AM

So stat won’t accumulate in Festool hoses?

It has suddenly (the light switched on) come to me that I don’t need bunches of hoses so buying all Festool will not be financially burdensome. Duh. What was I thinking.

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 02:04 PM

I’ve got the festool hoses and yes it does but not bad.

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