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 (#1)

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Festool CTM26 E AC (#1)

Festool CTM26 E AC.jpg
Synonyms: hoover, "Chip & Dale"; DE: Staubsauger,
Werkstattsauger, Kesselsauger
Type: Shop Vac
Material: dry dirt in its usual setup,
wet dirt only with special bag
Location: Handheld Wood Tool Area
Access Requirements:
Status: Operational
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:

Dust Adapter Design

If you a interested in designing and 3D-printing an adapter for a tool, here are the dimensions (pdf) to implement:

Dust Adapter Template image.png


Festool CTM26 E AC (#2)

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Festool CTM26 E AC (#2)

Festool CTM26 E AC.jpg
Synonyms: hoover, "Chip & Dale"; DE: Staubsauger,
Werkstattsauger, Kesselsauger
Type: Shop Vac
Material: dry dirt in its usual setup,
wet dirt only with special bag
Location: Handheld Wood Tool Area
Access Requirements:
Manual: libble.de
Tutors:





Rainbow E-1

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Rainbow E-1

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Synonyms: Rainbow e SERIES Modell E-1
Type: Shop Vac
Material: dust; wet dirt (only without power nozzle!)
Location: Handheld Wood Tool Area
Access Requirements:
Status: in commissioning
Manual: rainbowsystem.com & hardcopy near the machine
Tutors:


This shop vac has a very fine filter: all the dirt passes through a water tank! Together with its power nozzle, this makes it suitable for thorough floor cleaning and sanding dust extraction but NOT for large particles like wood shavings or bits of metal. With a regular nozzle, it's capable to suck up liquids as well!

the water tank needs to be filled until the central pin is completely covered!
  • read the MANUAL
  • NEVER operate without a properly filled water tank
  • ALWAYS empty the water tank after use (straight into the canalization outside)

Power Nozzle

NEVER attempt to suck up liquids with the power nozzle (risk of electric shock)!

Technically, the power nozzle should not be used on hard floors, but it works pretty well on our stone floor as long as there are no large dirt particles lying around.

Power nozzle manual: rainbowsystem.com


This tool is not ready for use yet since not all commissioning steps have been completed. The process is not yet tracked on GitHub. Feel free to contribute to making it usable, any help is very welcome!

Task comment Status
Name the tool: - done
Take a picture - done
Find the manual as PDF needed for all machines - add a link to the InfoBox or comment where you could not find it done
Documentation this page, status: in commissioning done
Print QR-Code use the wikicrawler pending
Introduction - not needed
Security Check not dangerous - household appliance done
Test to be done or witnessed by a manager done
tool's name, owner and approx. value Lukas; still goes for >500 € on eBay will be donated if useful
Last step: make it available public testing phase pending


ShopVac Super K11-SQ14

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ShopVac Super K11-SQ14

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Synonyms: "Pikachu"; Shop Vac Nass-Trockensauger Super 16
Type: Shop Vac
Material: dry dirt in its usual setup,
wet dirt only with special bag
Location: CNC area
Access Requirements:
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.

Therefore, it is attached to the cyclone seperator for our CNC Router and should only be used for that.

Consumables

Compatible Tools

already compatible:

not tested/adapters needed: