Using this cyclone separator is an easy way to both increase the capacity of your shop vacuum and extend the life of its dust filters. It works through cyclonic separation; as debris enters the vortex, centrifugal force concentrates the particles at the periphery. Because the cyclone is conical, the debris spirals downwards, losing velocity and separating from the airstream. As much as 99% of shavings and dust are diverted into the container, ensuring very little reaches the vacuum itself, so filters load more slowly and suction loss is minimized.
The Deluxe kit, for use with any shop vacuum that has a 2-1/4" I.D. hose inlet, collects dust inside a pair of nesting 5-gallon plastic pails; the outer one serves as a housing while debris accumulates in the inner pail, which is removable for easy disposal. The kit can be used freestanding or affixed to the vacuum and includes a translucent plastic cyclone separator with tapered ports, a lid, a 61" flex hose, an elbow fitting for vacuum connection, plus hardware (including casters) and installation instructions.
The Ultimate kit has a 9-gallon bin that docks atop any Festool CT dust extractor. The kit includes the same cyclone separator and flex hose as the Deluxe model, plus two elbows, a 2-1/2" to 2-1/4" adapter cuff, as well as assembly hardware and instructions. A highly efficient and effective accessory for dust-collection systems.
Please be aware that Festool does not condone the use of non-Festool accessories with its products, as indicated by conditions posted on the Festool website: “Use of any non-Festool products may affect performance or void the warranty. Festool is not responsible for any damages or losses incurred and the user assumes all risk and responsibility with non-Festool derived products.”
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