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March 7, 2021

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Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor

Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor

Festool Dust Extractor Supplies HEPA Filtration and AutoClean Functionality

The Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor brings larger HEPA filtration and an automatic cleaning mechanism to remodeling and woodworking applications. This 12.7-gallon extractor is designed to capture high volumes of dust with peak suction at all times to help maintain a clean jobsite.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Festool CT 48 E AC
  • 12.7-gallon capacity
  • OSHA Table 1 Silica dust control solution
  • HEPA filtration
  • AutoClean Function automatically cycles the filter cleaning action to ensure optimum airflow and suction
  • Tapered 36-32 mm hose ensures optimal airflow and maintains both the volume and velocity of air
  • 3-piece cleaning accessory kit
  • Reducer allows connection to all Festool products with both a 36mm and a 27mm port
  • Warranty: 3-year wear-and-tear warranty
  • Price: $975

Clean Worksites, Clean Lungs

Festool designed the CT 48 E AC to ensure a clean worksite, whether you work with concrete, wood, or drywall. And, with OSHA Table 1-compliant HEPA filtration, this dust extractor aims to keep dust-related health concerns to a minimum.

Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor

As far as what you can expect from suction performance, the Festool CT 48 E AC maintains a 137 CFM of airflow. A tapered 36-32mm hose then ensures the volume of air and air velocity stays at peak performance levels.

The vacuum includes a flat filter and Festool’s AutoClean technology. This automatically cycles the filter cleaning action to help ensure the best airflow and suction performance at all times. Plus, with the filter fully integrated with the suction head, the dust extractor fully utilizes its 12.7-gallon tank capacity.

Festool also includes a reducer that fits with any Festool tool with either a 36mm or 27mm port. It also allows for the addition of the Festool Bluetooth Module for tool-triggered Bluetooth operation with compatible products. With that installed, when you pull the trigger on, say, your Festool TSC 55 REB track saw, the extractor fires up to eliminate extraneous debris from hitting the air or cluttering up your workspace.

Festool Cleantec vacuum Bluetooth remote module installed

Equipped for easy mobility, the Festool Dust Extractor comes with swiveling front caster wheels and large rear wheels. A locking brake keeps the extractor in place on any surface, as well as during transport.

Pricing

The Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor retails for $975, and it includes a 3-year warranty against wear and tear. You can expect it to become available beginning in October 2020.

To learn more about this dust extractor, as well the rest of the Festool Fall release lineup, click here.


Festool Dust Extractor Specs

  • Model: Festool CT 48 E AC
  • Weight: 43.21 lbs
  • Power Cable: 25 ft.
  • Capacity: 12.7 gallons
  • Filter surface area: 979 in²
  • Max airflow: 137 CFM
  • Max suction: 96 in. static water lift
  • Dimensions: 29 x 16 x 39-1/2 in.
  • Warranty: 3 years wear-and-tear
  • Price: $975
  • Available: October 2020

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Pete Jalbert

I purchased a CT 150 E dust extractor & couldn’t be more disappointed in the product. Hose gets kinked due to storage, plug cover spring failed. NOT worth the buying cost. Cheap unit.

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