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Festool CT 26 E 6.9 Gallon HEPA Dust Extractor

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Compact, but also big. Light, but especially powerful. Just as uncompromising as it is adaptable: apparent opposites come together in the new CLEANTEX, which removes all the mess of work before it can be seen.
Powerful inside and outside with consistently high suction even over long periods of use. Driven by a high-power turbine with a newly developed dust container, SELFCLEAN filter bags specially optimized for use with it, and an in-built, space-efficient flat filter. All these features mean the CLEANTEX picks up significantly more dust.
  • 6.9 gallon (26 L) capacity
  • Compact design with surprisingly large volume
  • High performance turbine for consistent high-power suction
  • Stepless speed adjustment allows for precise dust extraction
  • Soft starting with shut-off delay and automatic electronic switch-on/shut-off ideal for power and air tools
  • Antistatic function prevents static buildup during use
  • Modular plug-in slot allows for maximum customization, flexibility, and variety in use
  • Suitable for both wet and dry extraction
  • LevelStop automatic level monitor switches off the power before the unit can overflow when vacuuming liquids
  • Hose garage and cord holder keep the unit self contained for easy storage when transporting or while not in use
  • Sys-Dock system allows for the attachment of all Festool Systainers (sizes 1-5) and all Festool Sortainers to the top for tool storage and contained portability
  • Optimum filter bag usage thanks to the economical SELFCLEAN bag reduces the frequency of changes needed and the number of filter bags used
  • Quick release clip system allows for fast and easy bag changes, no tools required
  • Single-point locking foot brake to prevent unintentional rolling, especially useful for uneven surfaces and grades or when transporting
  • Low-abrasion tires protect surfaces, minimize wear, and run quieter and smoother
  • Specifically designed for optimized servicing which saves time and money
  • CT 26 E 6.9 Gallon HEPA Dust Extractor - 583492
  • 1 in. x 11.5 ft. Antistatic Suction Hose
  • SELFCLEAN Filter Bag
  • Cord Holder


Weight: 13 kg
Air Flow (CFM): 137
Appliance Socket Connected Load: 2,400 Watts
Dimension (L x W x H): 24.8 in. x 14.4 in. x 21.25 in. (630 x 365 x 540mm)
Filter Surface Area: 3,060 cm sq
Power Cord Length: 24.6 ft. (7.5m)
Shipping Weight: 40.73 lbs.



4.7 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Yes (23)
Easy To Use (20)
Powerful (19)
Heavy (4)
Best Uses
Home Repair (7)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Incredibly Effective
Do not omit this portion of Festool's "system"; it works that well. Don't take me for gospel but every tool they make that has a blade on it also has integrated dust collection. This vacuum certainly fits the bill for taking care of nearly 100% of all the dust you can create whether it be chips from a hand planer or fines from finish sanding.

It really is more appropriate to call this thing a dust extractor. The suction on this thing is nothing short of intense. I've sanded drywall texture with 80 grit over dark wood floor and left no dust,...really. Beyond that, I am always impressed with the features/details that they include - the braking system, length of power cord, rubber coated wheels, integrated hose garage - these are all notable parts of the new design.

In reference to a review that cited the 'cost of bags', I will make one suggestion: Make the investment of a 'longlife filter bag'. They are not cheap (neither is this system), however once you have a bag that that you can conveniently empty you will use thing exclusively and not just for particlulates.
August 29, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
This product is amazing.
I purchased this as a package with the Rotex RO 125 FEQ Dual Mode Random Orbit Sander and it works beautifully. I also purchased the T-Loc Systainers to store the sanding pads, etc. And I purchased the compact cleaning set in the T-Loc systainer. I love how the systainers store on top of the the dust extractor and everything is at your fingertips. It keeps all that you need all neatly stored. The design is aesthetically pleasing and is a quality product. It has great power and I love how it automatically turns on when using the sander. It is a joy to use!
September 24, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Cornerstone of the Festool System
Owning Festool without the dust extractor is questionable. 'Dust extraction' really is the heart of the system. The 26 is a good size on site under a chop saw, or any of the other tools. It's big and heavy when getting full, so is cumbersome if working on a stair or in a tight space. It's tough, because the smaller unit looses capacity, so the hot set-up is both units if there is room to store, and budget allows.

The biggest advantage I see working on site is the [near] end-of-dust and sawdust. The $5 a piece bags are cheap when compared to time lost with clean up, not to mention the benefit to the client.

Very well made parts, switches, etc. The cord is the heaviest cord I own. They're not cutting corners here. Wheels roll well and brakes hold.

The cord is the one obvious design oversight I can mention. The plug is for European receps; the included corded plug adapter complicates use; and God forbid you ever loosing the thing. The argument to have it in case you're working in Europe falls flat, so I am guessing it has to do with importing into the US....
I have had some trouble with the bags breaking, which is tough to straighten out without another vac on hand.

Again, want it or not, I see this as the starting point of working with Festool.
August 30, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Pricey, but worth it
I have a small shop, so I want to control dust and noise: the CT 26 is unbeatable in both departments. Since it is pricey, I considered another top-quality vac (the orange one). But that unit's slightly lower price didn't seem worth it when comparing the quality of hoses, the ability to easily adapt shop-vac attachments to the CT 26, and the CT 26's overall design. The designers at Festool are pretty sharp!
August 30, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Dust Extractor keeps the dust out!
love the Auto feature, works on several other non-festools
October 11, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Love My CT26E Festool Dust Extractor
I'm finishing kitchen cabinets my husband is making. It's so easy to change sanding disks since I'm 69 and not strong. The suction is so powerful I even sand in my spare bedroom. Never have to vacuum the room. There's nothing "not so great about it". It's fantastic.
January 28, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Worth every dollar !!
Less clean up and nice, clean air to breathe. The CT26 Dust Extractor is worth the cost for health reason alone. Don't let the initial cost dissuade you from considering this as an option. Its a quiet machine in comparison to your household vacuum, shop vac, and or blower. Its compact and easy to take with you to other areas around the house / yard. I can use the CT26 with my TS55 REQ outside in the nice sunshine when I'm working on 'outside / yard' projects -- planter boxes, trellis, etc. Try doing that with a table saw and large, stationary dust extractor. My only disappointment with this product is that for the price Festool should include both hoses rather than offering a larger capacity hose as an additonal product. Other than that, you can't beat the quality, design, and mobility of the CT26.
February 11, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Vac
I have the festool skill saw, domino, 5" sander and 3" sander. I use the vac sytem for each tool and it keeps my work room 99% dust free. Great system!
August 11, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Powerful Sucker!
This is the best vacuum on the market I have used. Very powerful, easy to use and works great with all festools and is great with any collection. When used with the kapex and larger dia hose only 10% of saw dust is left behind. Remarkable!
August 17, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
best vac ever
painting contractor- great vacuum,even better paired with 125 rotex sander a must have just buy it
January 18, 2012

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Will this work hooked up to a stationary table saw? Had a 1hp dust collector and it didn't perform well. Thanks
Mike on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most folks would recommend against it. If you look at the flow requirements (CFM) in your tabIe saw's manual you will likely find that this isn't even close. However, I use mine with a Delta Unisaw with the largest diameter hose available from Festool on a 6 foot run. The Unisaw is a closed cabinet saw and I took the time to put some tape over all of the holes in the cabinet except the motor cooling vents. I also use a zero clearance insert. It works fairly well for me and I don't plan on replacing it with another solution as my shop is extremely short on space. The bags do fill up rather quickly, I can say.
Noise level of ct 26 e
John on Apr 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The noise level of the Festool 583492 CT 26 E 6.9 Gallon HEPA Dust Extractor ranges from 62 db to 72 db.
How can I hook this dust extractor up to my miter saw with a 1-1/4" dust port?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Dust port on this unit is 1 inch.
Does a hose come with the unit?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. A 1 in. x 11.5 ft. Antistatic Suction Hose is included.
Will this unit work for drywall sanding application, and if not what unites do you suggest from festool?
Tony on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The best tools for drywall sanding by Festool includes the CT 26 + Planex. The model number is P26571579. Visit to view this item online.
Is there any type of adaptor so this works with tools that are not Festool brand?
Sandman972 on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, hose adapters are made by multiple companies. It will just require an adapter from the 1in hose to whatever size your dust port on the tool is
would this work for concrete dust?
SageRN on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Festool 583492 will work for concrete dust
Can this be used for concrete dust?
SageRN on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Festool CT 26 E 6.9 Gallon HEPA Dust Extractor can be used for concrete dust


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