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Well Festool has put a price tag on the North American Planex, they also have given the release date for this machine. Looks to be 1000.00 for the sander and 700.00 for the CT36 extractor.

I know some of you may think I speak of Festool too much but I just recently started using them and love them and have been curious about the price point on this one.

It is higher than the PC unit but that was to be expected.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/Planex-Sander-Accessories-s/259.htm
 

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I have been interested in that as well. Downside is the sander needs its own special vac which is not a HEPA vac, too bad for RRP.
 

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That is a down side but still a really nice tool that is no longer NAINA

What applications have you been considering this for Dean?
 

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I was thinking for sanding old walls with lots of bad texture from bad paint jobs, repairs after wallpaper removal,. Could also use it for NC wall sanding, but that is fairly painless with the 360 sanders already.
 

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I was thinking for sanding old walls with lots of bad texture from bad paint jobs, repairs after wallpaper removal,. Could also use it for NC wall sanding, but that is fairly painless with the 360 sanders already.
I like the 360 alot too Dean. The dustless aspect with drywall certainly is intriguing though. I hope someone gets one and shows its range.
 

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I was thinking for sanding old walls with lots of bad texture from bad paint jobs, repairs after wallpaper removal,. Could also use it for NC wall sanding, but that is fairly painless with the 360 sanders already.
I do X amount of drywall during the year but also figured it could be used for the purpose you mentioned.
 

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I do X amount of drywall during the year but also figured it could be used for the purpose you mentioned.
Definitely would be good after the level 5 skimming that usually follows wallpaper stripping, which invariably takes place in occupied homes and is a real attention getter in the household.

Planex could be a nice companion piece to the Fakir.
 

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If only it was HEPA and geared for exterior siding paint removal. We do not do drywall, so it would be paint related stuff only. I have heard the PC one leaves swirls on painted surfaces, so this one may not work for that either.
 

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If only it was HEPA and geared for exterior siding paint removal. We do not do drywall, so it would be paint related stuff only. I have heard the PC one leaves swirls on painted surfaces, so this one may not work for that either.
If it was on a current generation CT, I'm not so sure it wouldnt be "hepa".

I'm not aware of a sanding tool carrying that distinction?
 

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I have been interested in that as well. Downside is the sander needs its own special vac which is not a HEPA vac, too bad for RRP.
Why the special vac? I have a brand new CT26 and would consider this system if I didn't have to buy another one. On a separate note, I didn't know about auto clean when I bought my extractor. got one without. :censored:
 

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The ads say the 36 auto clean is not HEPA, maybe you only need the special vac for drywall. I doubt planex would have the torque for exterior paint, at least that was the thought when I floated the idea last summer.
 

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Definitely would be good after the level 5 skimming that usually follows wallpaper stripping, which invariably takes place in occupied homes and is a real attention getter in the household.
Without a doubt, of course this could be done with other festool sanders but if you have multiple uses for the Planex then it makes it a worthy investment.




If only it was HEPA and geared for exterior siding paint removal. We do not do drywall, so it would be paint related stuff only. I have heard the PC one leaves swirls on painted surfaces, so this one may not work for that either.
That would be interesting. Don't you have a paint shaver?

That swirls may be operator error, I have seen the PC do that on bare rock as well.
 

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Why the special vac? I have a brand new CT26 and would consider this system if I didn't have to buy another one. On a separate note, I didn't know about auto clean when I bought my extractor. got one without. :censored:
The Planex vac has a cleaning feature that knocks the dust off the filter so the finer particles of drywall dust do not end up clogging the filter. At least this is my understanding. Shane will probably comment before long and can clarify things.



Are you guys on the Festool "Jack Pauhl -Behr" bonus program?
I pass on behr.
 
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