CT Dust Extractors

    Creating the cleanest, most efficient jobsites

    The global standard in dust extraction

    Simply the best for dust-free work.

    Keeping your work clean has never been so easy: thanks to its smooth exterior, the new suction hose ensures everything runs smoothly with improved suction. Practical features on the mobile dust extractors help improve workplace organization and improve the cleanup process. The innovative Bluetooth technology works for both occasional clean-up work and when using cordless tools with the Bluetooth battery packs. Combining this with tried and tested benefits is what makes the Festool suction system even more efficient and comfortable – the best ever. And the best is exactly what is required when thinking about your health and your success.
    Features & Benefits
    • Superior dust extraction

      Make a good impression on customers with the new Festool mobile CT Dust Extractors. Use the T-LOC to attach your SYSTAINER to the new SYS-Dock in an instant. This transforms your dust extractor into a mobile workstation, with all your working materials at your fingertips so you can get started right away — without wasting time unwinding the cable thanks to the new folding mechanism.
    • Strong connection with T-LOC

      For secure coupling of SYSTAINER, SORTAINER and SYS-ToolBox*.


      With all CT Dust Extractors except the CT 36 AC.

    • Stronger hose garage

      The hose garage has been reenforced and strengthened for better durability.

    • Hose holder

      Protects suction hose and mains power cable from damage. "Parking" the suction hose in the hose holder guarantees compact, clean transportation.


      Except for CT 15

    • Rapid cable unwinding

      It's quick and easy to remove the cable thanks to a clever folding mechanism.*


      Not with the CT SYS.

    • Full utilization of the container capacity

      Thanks to the strategically designed container geometry and space-saving flat filter, the net volume in Festool CT Dust Extractors is virtually the same as the gross volume.

    Product Comparison

    Bluetooth Connectivity*  X X Integrated Integrated Requires additional module Requires additional module Requires additional module Requires additional module Requires additional module
    US Catalog Price $349.00 $395.00 $590.00 $640.00 $730.00 $790.00 $830.00 $915.00 $975.00
    Product Number 574831 575280 574845 574837 574930 574935 574938 574933 576761
    Container Capacity  3.96 gal. 1.2 gal. 2.6 gal. 3.96 gal. 6.9 gal. 9.5 gal. 12.7 gal. 9.5 gal. 12.7 gal.
    Filter Bag Capacity  3.3 gal. 0.9 gal. 2.0 gal. 3.3 gal. 6.3 gal. 8.9 gal. 12.2 gal. 8.9 gal. 12.2 gal.
    Weight  24.7 lbs. 15.2 lbs. 21.0 lbs. 21.4 lbs. 28.7 lbs. 29.8 lbs. 35.9 lbs. 33.5 lbs. 43.21 lbs.
    Noise Level, Low Suction  62 db(A) 67 db(A) 62 db(A) 62 db(A) 62 db(A) 62 db(A) 62 db(A) 62 db(A) 62db(A)
    Noise Level, High Suction  72 db(A) - 72 db(A) 72 db(A) 71 db(A) 71 db(A) 71 db(A) 71 db(A) 71 db(A)
    Static Water Lift  96" 80" 96" 96" 96" 96" 96" 96" 96
    Max Suction Force  130 CFM 106 CFM 130 CFM 130 CFM 137 CFM 137 CFM 137 CFM 137 CFM 137 CFM
    Dimensions (L x W x H)


    16.5 "
    18.5 "
    Power Usage @ 120V AC 3.3-10 amps  8.3 amps 3.3-10 amps 3.3-10 amps 2.9-10 amps 2.9- 10 amps 2.9- 10 amps 2.9- 10 amps 2.9- 10 amps

    * Only new versions — CT 26 E, CT 36 E, and CT 48 E include the new features included above including Bluetooth compatibility (Bluetooth modules, batteries, and remotes sold separately), updated hose garage, and additional new features.

    Suction Hose. Simply flexible.

    Smooth, elastic and extremely robust: the new suction hose impresses with improved handling and a longer service life. It glides over any edges and ensures improved suction thanks to its conical geometry. Clever extra benefits: The new CLEANTEC dust-extraction sleeve means the ends of the hose can be connected to each other – to transport it cleanly or to extend the suction hose, depending on what you need.

    No snags. Less weight. More airflow.

    And it looks pretty cool, too.
    • Smooth exterior for snag-free work

      For gliding perfectly over any surface or edge, the extremely robust and smooth exterior protects the flexible suction hose inside. Ideal for working with the Festool guide rail.
    • CLEANTEC dust extraction sleeve

      With a bayonet fitting for secure connection of the suction hose to the tool and, if needed, to connect two suction hoses to each other to produce one long hose.
    • Conical geometry for improved suction

      For reduced friction and increased airflow, resulting in better suction and faster progress with your work.

    Hose details

    Product Product Number Length Recommended CTs
    D 27x3.0m 201665 3.5 m CT SYS
    D 27/32x3.5m 500677 3.5 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48
    D 27/32x5.0m 500678 5.0 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48
    D 27/32x3.5m 500680 3.5 m CT MINI / CT MIDI
    D 36x3.5m 500681 3.5 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48
    D 36x5.0m 500684 5.0 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48
    D 36x7.0m 500685 7.0 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48
    D36/32x3.5m 204923 3.5 m CT 26 / CT 36 / CT 48 

    The new smooth hose is not included with the CT 36 AC (AutoClean)


    Remotely control your CT without stopping your work.

    • Bringing Bluetooth to dust-free

      The combination of the Bluetooth module on your CT Dust Extractor and the remote control on the suction hose saves you from having to go over to the dust extractor. Simple start the dust extractor from the hose using the remote control. This is ideal for occasional cleanup jobs. Additionally, when used with the Bluetooth battery packs, the Bluetooth module will start the dust extractor when you switch your cordless tool on. You can now benefit from Festool's perfectly designed dust-free system when you're working with Festool cordless products.
    • Bluetooth battery packs *

      For communication with the Bluetooth module on your CT Dust Extractor, and to make sure that even cordless tools start automatically when the mobile dust extractor is switched on.



      * Battery packs available exclusively as accessories with 5.2 Ah and with 6.2 Ah.

    • Bluetooth remote

      For switching on the CT Dust Extractor directly at the suction hose, even when the extractor is in AUTO mode.

    Bluetooth Products

    Product Description Item No.
    Remote control - CT/F I/M Set Bluetooth remote for CT 26, CT 36, and CT 48. Module for installation in the free module slot (to be carried out by a qualified electrician). Remote operation via remote control (included in the set). Retrofit set for CT 26, CT 36, and CT 48. 202097
    Remote Control - CT/F I Suitable for all CT Dust Extractors with Bluetooth (in combination with Bluetooth reception module). 202098
    Battery Pack - BP 18 Li. 5.2 Ah AS Bluetooth lithium-ion (L-ion) battery pack with AIRSTREAM function for all Festool 18 V cordless tools (except CXS/TXS/ETSC/DTSC/RTSC) 202480
    Battery Pack - BP 18 Li. 6.2 Ah AS Bluetooth lithium-ion (L-ion) battery pack with AIRSTREAM function for all Festool 18 V cordless tools (except CXS/TXS/ETSC/DTSC/RTSC) 202478

    Accessories for CT Dust Extractors

    Get more out of your CT Dust Extractor when you use it with any number of compatible accessories and consumables — from cleaning sets to hoses to filter bags.
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    Download Full Unit HEPA Certificates

    EPA RRP Guidelines

    All current Festool CT Dust Extractor models have been independently tested and certified to be FULL UNIT HEPA Dust Extractors. When you purchase a new Festool CT Dust Extractor, regardless of model, you will find a printed certificate in the box as well as labeling on the dust extractor documenting its Full Unit HEPA certification. If your current vacuum only has a HEPA filter and is not Full Unit HEPA Certified, then you are at risk of being cited for noncompliance with EPA RRP regulations. Simply put, there's absolutely no substitute for Full Unit HEPA Certification when using your vacuum for RRP.

    A HEPA filter is only as good as its seal with the vacuum.

    Tell me more about the EPA RRP guidelines and how Festool fully complies with them.

    In April 2008 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a rule regarding Lead paint know as Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP), 40 CFR Part 745. This rule covers the practices of renovation such as sanding, cutting, and demolition that may disturb surfaces containing lead-based paint, which has been found to be harmful to adults and children. Any firm performing renovation, repair, or painting projects that disturbs lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities, and schools must be trained and certified by EPA-approved training providers.

    The EPA RRP guidelines outline many practices related to the above activities. Some of those practices require the use of HEPA exhaust control and HEPA vacuums. The specific guidance of the RRP defines a HEPA vacuum with this verbiage:

    "HEPA vacuum means a vacuum cleaner which has been designed with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter as the last filtration stage. A HEPA filter is a filter that is capable of capturing particles of 0.3 microns with 99.97% efficiency. The vacuum cleaner must be designed so that all the air drawn into the machine is expelled through the HEPA filter with none of the air leaking past it."

    Festool has exhaustively tested its CT Dust Extractors to the strictest standards (IES RP-CC-002, IES-RP-CC-0034.1) to ensure that our units not only filter particles to 0.3 microns with 99.97% efficiency, but also that the seal between the filter and the vacuum does not allow for bypass leakage. We feel that this measure was important, not only to follow the letter of the definition but also to ensure the highest level of protection for the user. Effective October 2011, all Festool CT Dust Extractors (CT MINI, CT MIDI, CT 26, CT 36, & CT 48) will be shipped as Certified Full Unit HEPA Dust Extractors, in accordance with these standards.

    To maintain Full Unit Certification on any Festool CT Dust Extractor (CT SYS, CT MINI, CT MIDI, CT 26, CT 36, & CT 48), the customer must use a Festool-branded HEPA filter, following manufacturer guidelines on service and replacement.

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