Festool Dust Extractors
Each unit is portable, clip-locked to bases with oversized wheels and large carrying handles. The commercial dust extractors have a suction force ranging from 130 to 137 cycles a minute, and many of the units are HEPA-certified. The portable CSA-certified and HEPA dust extractors have a setting for varying the amount of suction required for particular clean-up tasks. The units can be synchronized with power tools to turn them on and off automatically when the power-tool trigger is activated. The Festool dust extractors have innovative self-cleaning filter bags, and the HEPA units use flat filters rather than canister style, to keep filtration separate from the containment area and the motor. Wide-diameter hoses attach to power tools easily with pressure-fit connectors and are static-resistant so that they won't get caked up with dust.
The commercial dust extractors can be accessorized with an array of Festool vacuum hoses and components, including cleaning kits and adapters, and with several Festool replacement bags and filters, including wet and dry filter elements. One key feature of Festool dust extractors is their compatibility with Festool storage products. Each extractor has a flat top that locks into place with other Festool tool storage containers, so integrating clean-up with job-site or workshop projects is quick and easy.
Festool's systematic, integrated, state-of-the-art approach to clean-up recognizes its importance not just for the sake of efficiency, but also for individual health. The CSA-certified and HEPA dust extractors are designed to contain chips and sawdust as soon as they fly off the power tool, to minimize after-project clean up. Their more important job is to minimize the amount of unseen, ambient fine particulates that wind up in the air and ultimately in people's respiratory system.