Sanding drywall has a reputation for being a very dusty task. Festool is out to change that with the CT 36AC dust extractor. The small particle size created when sanding drywall and joint compound can clog normal vacuums - but not the Festool CT 36AC dust extractor. Designed especially for drywall finishing, the CT 36AC is a special purpose dust extractor built to meet the demands of drywall professional, and especially for use with the Festool Planex drywall sander - which is available separately. The auto-start feature turns the vacuum on when you start your sander, so you always have dust collection where and when you need.
The Auto-Clean feature momentarily reverses the internal air flow within the dust extractor to keep the filter clean, and maintain even suction. It does so without the need to stop working. For use with as a regular dust extractor with routers, track saws and other tools, the auto-clean can be switched off. Like all Festool dust extractors the 36AC has a low center of gravity, large wheels, a centered handle for easy carrying, and comes standard with a 36mm anti-static hose.
This vacuum is recommended for use with the Planex drywall sanding system (see link below) and isn't generally needed for normal sanding. It's built to the same standards as all of Festool's dust extractors, and has the same 3 year warranty and support.
If you spend a serious amount of time sanding drywall in a cloud of white particulate - you owe it to yourself, your crew, and your clients to invest in a Festool CT 36AC.
|CT 36 Auto Clean|
|Container/Bag Capacity||9.5 gal/8.9gal (35.9L/33.7L)|
|DimensionD x W x H||24.8" x 14.4" x 23.4"
|Max. Suction||137 CFM|
|Noise||62 - 72 db(A)|
|Power||350-1200 watts, 2.9-10.0 amps 120v AC|
|Weight||29.8 lbs. (13.5 kg)|