Shop Vacs

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A shop vac is needed for every operation of dust-generating power tools (see list below). It is also useful for cleaning your workspace or the floor after you are done for the day.

Accessories

Floor attachments should help clean the rooms more effectively. We have a few that came with the small "Shop Vac" brand machine; Mitja also 3D printed an orange adapter to connect those with the Festool hose.

Emptying Bags

On a windless day you can empty the shop vac's dry bag into a regular trash bag outside. If you notice any damage to the bag, or dirt inside the machine, report it immediately and do not use the machine until a new bag is purchased.


Festool CTM26 E AC

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Festool CTM26 E AC

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Synonyms: hoover, "Chip & Dale"; DE: Kesselsauger
Material: dry dirt in its usual setup,
wet dirt only with special bag
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: read this page & the manual!
Manual: libble.de
Tutors:


The two large Festool shop vacs can also be used as an extension cord of sorts and supports continuous (manual) or automatic (depending on the connected tool) action.

Make sure you uncoil the cord before use, and please be aware that our large Bosch chop saw draws too much power to be safely connected through the on-board outlet of a shop vac.

Use these shop vacs whenever dealing with dangerous dust - they are class "M" rated.

Troubleshooting

If Chip & Dale are not happy, they will let you know about it by beeping and maybe even ceasing to work. Please stop and fix the problem immediately!

  1. is the correct hose diameter selected on the little numbered dial in the front? It should be "27" and there is no reason to change that unless you connect a different hose!
  2. does the problem persist if you turn the shop Vac on with the hose pulled out? If not, check whether something got stuck in the hose and carefully remove the jam
  3. is the bag simply full? Please replace it (or report the problem if you can't find new bags)!
  4. RTFM

Compatible Tools

already compatible:

not tested/adapters needed:


ShopVac Super K11-SQ14

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ShopVac Super K11-SQ14

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Synonyms: Shop Vac Nass-Trockensauger Super 16
Material: dry dirt in its usual setup,
wet dirt only with special bag
Location: CNC room
Access Requirements: read this section
Tutors:


Our small shop vac is not equipped with a fine filter and therefore unsuitable for harmful dust. It is quite okay for "normal" cleaning tasks, though, and might be enough to hook up to the CNC router's dust extraction.

Perhaps we should add a fine dust filter to its exhaust once everything else (cyclone separator, connecting hose to the CNC router) is set up, we'll see!

Consumables

Compatible Tools

already compatible:

not tested/adapters needed: