October 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm #48377
Do you guys use 18V cordless vacuums? If so what are your thoughts?
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I never have…they did not seem like they had very strong suction from what I remember when I tried one at a store…maybe I am wrong.
Orange County, CAOctober 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm #48384
I know one person that uses the Milwaukee 18V vacuum and he told me that it is a real time saver for quick and small jobs like cutting in an outlet or switch. It has a pretty good amount of power for a portable vac. I am curious if Bosch is considering getting into this game?October 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgModeratorOwatonna, MN - Minnesota
Jason, I have the Dewalt that is hin the middle. I really like it for small cleanup jobs and little repairs. It will take a HEPA filter if you need it to also.October 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm #48407supimeisterPro
If bosch had an 18v vacuum I might grab it. It would be great for quick little cleanups to take along with you with your 18v stuff.
I would be first in line to grab one if they found a way to fit it in an l-boxx 4 or something 😛 haha (that is – make it linkable with the lboxxes…)
I know their larger vacs that are coming out will be able to have lboxxes stack on top of them.
John SOctober 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm #48419AnonymousInactive
I had a 12v one once, I’d like to say it sucked, But unfortunately it didn’t, So it did. I hope the new 18v one’s are better.October 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm #48423redwoodPro
I have a Dewalt like the top one. It was fine for little stuff, but the Festool midi isn’t much larger and does a much better job. Only downside is that I need a cord.
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www.creative-redwood-designs.comOctober 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm #48431
The CT mini or Midi are compact vac with 137cfm and HEPA, but like Mark said, they are not cordless.
Orange County, CAOctober 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm #48443
Great idea to have it LBoxx stackable John. It looks like it works like a blower too.
Tools in action reviewed the Milwaukee vacuum:October 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm #48444supimeisterPro
Oh wow I didn’t realize the CT mini and midi are that small. That is really, really good to know. I am not sure I’d want to pay the price for them as cordless models 😛
John SOctober 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm #48448
Man $500 for a vacuum that small is a tough pill to swallow.October 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm #48451
Yes…the mini is pretty small, but capable.
Orange County, CAOctober 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm #48453
Cost is like anything…if it provides value and ROI then it is worth it in my opinion.
Orange County, CAOctober 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm #48466
Great point Scot, I think once I get one of these square vacs into my lineup my tune will change.
How do you feel about the CT 26E seems like it would be the way for me to start getting into Festool.October 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm #48468
Jason, I have both of the DeWalt models. The larger one I use around my lathe to pick up the mess made there. The smaller one is useful when you are doing little jobs around the house like hanging something – picks up the sawdust or drywall dust just fine. It is also a good car vac.October 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm #48482
Lon is the smaller DeWalt vacuum more powerful than a really good dust buster?October 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm #48485
I have never used a really good dust buster. I like that the hose comes out of the handle on the smaller one and works well in tight spots. Overall my feeling is that yes, it is more powerful than the dust buster.October 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm #48487
The CT26 is an all around good vac. That is what I ave along with a CT22. I would also take a look at the Bosch vacs as they seem very capable too.
Orange County, CAOctober 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm #48488
So Bosch has vacuums? I have not seen any before.October 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm #48490
The bosch vacuum does look tempting and its about the same price as the Festool.
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