Dust control is an integral part of the Festool system and design philosophy. That is why the CT 36 AutoClean dust extractor is equipped with tool-triggered auto start functionality so that when you plug your tool into the supplied outlet socket, the vacuum cycles with the tool. This represents greater efficiency in dust extraction, noise reduction, and with less energy consumption versus a constant-on unit. Variable suction force allows you to regulate the suction based on your tasks. A small detail sander may not require the full 137 CFM of this unit, but a router may require it.
This Festool CT dust collector comes standard with an automated filter cleaning mechanism that prevents fine dust from clogging the filter which reduces suction. We further optimize efficiency with the low- profile, flat-top design that allows the CT top to double as a tool rest as well as an integrated hose garage and docking station that allows the connection of Festool Systainers (not included) for easy transport and storage. The low center of gravity, integrated center handle, and extra large wheels make navigating rough terrain in the shop or jobsite easy without tipping over. A parking brake can even be locked to prevent unintentional roll off or drifting. The supplied 11 -1/2 ft. 36mm anti-static (AS) hose is long enough for power tool and general work site clean up tasks and is designed to be ultra flexible and lightweight.
With an industrial design for heavy use the CT is equipped with over 24 feet of 12 gauge cord. A cord wrap is supplied to attach to the rear of the unit. With 137 CFM and only 62 dB (on the low setting), the CT 36 can quickly and quietly remove large amounts of debris, with minimal noise. A HEPA filter comes standard and offers the ultimate in clean air and filtration. The CT 36 AutoClean is specifically designed to complement the PLANEX Drywall Sander but can also be used as a general dust extractor for all tools. Please note that an optional smaller 27mm diameter hose may be required for some tools, such as sanders.