I Want to Break Free

I want to be dust-free
I want to be dust-free
I want to break free from the dust
This vacuum astounds even me….e
I’ve got to be dust-free
God knows God knows I want to break free

I’ve fallen in love
I’ve fallen in love for the first time
The Cleantex is the best I have se…en
I’ve fallen in love yeah
God knows God knows I’ve fallen for the Green

Its strange but it’s true
It is quieter than I even dreamed
But I have to be sure
When I vacuum the floor
Oh how I want to be dust-free baby
Oh how I want to be free
Oh how I want to break free

But life still goes on
I can’t get used to living without living without
Living without dust all around
The shop floor is clear
The workspace is clean
So baby can’t you see
I’ve got to be dust-free

I’ve got to break free
I want to break free yeah

I want I want I want I want to be dust-free….

Original lyrics and music (badly corrupted) by John Deacon (Queen)

Festool CT36

Yes, it rocks. Purchased from Ideal Tools, the CT36 Cleantex dust vac from Festool is quieter than my house vacuum, handles significant dust, connects to all my tools, has 36l of dust containment, fits Systainers on top, auto-starts with the tool, wheels easily, variable power, has a decent length of heavy-duty power cord, and a long anti-static hose. And that’s just a bit of a summary of features.  Add that it can handle liquids (I did not know that), has an electronic liquid depth sensor to cut out when it gets too full, HEPA filter, onboard hose storage, a nozzle designed specifically for shop floors and I could just go on.

I went to try it out last night for 5 minutes – ended up vacuuming the entire workshop (and felt like blaring out Queen while doing so!)

5 Responses

  1. gday stu
    I’ve got the ct22 and yes they are top stuff but if you want to improve it even more go to carbatec and get a oneida dust deputy picked mine up monday and used it in conjuction with the ct22 virtually no dust into the vac bag and the bucket fills beautifully and real easy to empty save fortune on bags
    looking to fit it to a systainer and then clip to ct22 making it a single unit
    anyhoo see ya round like a rissole

    • You mean one of these?


      Just looking around for a Systainer (Sys5) to customise (aka drill a hole in the top of) so it can fit on top of the CT36.

      Just like this commercial version mentioned here back early Feb!

      Festool Vac with Dust Deputy Cyclone

      I’m getting the Long-life filter bag when they are in stock (they can be emptied), and a boom arm, so will have to see how they all work together.

  2. cant justify cost of the boom arm so will attempt to bend and weld my own

  3. Is the price of a CT36 really $1200? Wow! Who can afford that for a shed vacuum? Certainly not me!

  4. thanks for the look at this, I’ve been wanting a single solution for all dust in my tiny shed, so this might work.
    I’ll see if Flint have it, they carry some Festool, so hopefully I can muck around with it there.

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