Once again, Festool are bringing out new products (thanks for the heads-up Steve!) Sign of a healthy company, given that the first thing to typically go when things are stagnating (or worse) is the end of R&D.
Not everything has caught my eye, but there are some very interesting items in there never-the-less.
First is the introduction to the Cleantex range of an auto-cleaning vac. Unfortunately not backwards compatible!
This introduces an automatic filter cleaning system for keeping the filter clean and maintaining a constant suction power. One-touch cleaning can be initiated at any time and like the basic CLEANTEX CT26/36 models, the CLEANTEX AC is equipped with a flat filter and high-performance turbine.
Next is another item designed to fit with the Cleantex range – a storage module compatible with all (but the CT mini / midi)
For the Systainer crowd, there is a new CENTROTEC assembly package in a Systainer
And for the observant, yes, there is a new coupling mechanism between Systainers, and this one is compatible with the older Systainers as well.
The T-Loc allows one point to couple and uncouple Systainers. Engage in position, turn forwards and you’re done. The T-LOC SYSTAINERS were designed to fit on CT mobile dust extractors with SYS-Dock as well as all previous models of Festool SYSTAINER and are opened and connected with one another with a single turn.
And strangely in an original Systainer, is the Festool Rachet Set
I have a vision – a vision of a shed wall covered with Systainers!
There are other new products as well (including some from the previous product launch), but these particularly caught my eye.