Model#: FESN584014

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Festool CT 36 AC CT 36 AutoClean 9.5 Gallon Dust Extractor

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Product Overview


Dust control is an integral part of the festool system and design philosophy, and that's why the CT 36 E AutoClean is equipped with tool-triggered auto-start functionality. When you plug your tool into the supplied outlet socket, the vacuum cycles with the tool, providing greater efficiency in dust extraction, noise reduction and less energy consumption versus a unit constantly operating. Variable suction force allows you to regulate the suction based on your tasks.
With an industrial design for heavy use, the CT 36 E AutoClean is equipped with over 24 ft. of 12-Gauge cord for added mobility, with an integrated cord wrapped for easy cord storage. With 137 CFM and a 62 dB noise rating (Low Setting), the CT 36 E quickly and efficiently removes dust and debris with minimal noise.
  • 9.5 gallon (36 L) capacity
  • Compact design with surprisingly large volume
  • High performance turbine for consistent high-power suction
  • Automatic start with tool start-up increases efficiency
  • 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
  • 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
  • CT 36 AC AutoClean 9.5 Gallon Dust Extractor - 584014
  • 1 in. x 11.5 ft. Antistatic Suction Hose


Weight: 15.2 kg
Dimension (L x W x H): 24.8 in. x 14.4 in. x 23.5 in. (630 x 365 x 596mm)
Filter Surface Area: 6,318 cm sq
Power Cord Length: 24.6 ft. (7.5m)
Shipping Weight: 46.14lbs.



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Careful what you buy.
Bought this unit with the intention of using it as an overall shop/jobsite clean up tool. I do some drywall work but not enough to justify the purchase of the drywall sander, but it did like the idea of the auto clean feature to pick worksite debris, to include occasional drywall dust. What I did not realize (or did not read enough) that the unit only comes with the 36mm hose for connection to the drywall sander. Opps. That mistake cost me an additional $115.00 to buy the 27mm anti-static hose to connect to my other Festool tools, including the Festool compact cleaning set. Pays to read the fine print. On another note, the AutoClean feature when engaged will "thump" or "thunk" as it cleans which takes some getting use to while in use, which is something you probably could not hear while using the drywall sander.
May 1, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Worth every dollar
Without a doubt the most expensive vacuum I have ever purchased. I primarily bought it for use with my Planex drywall sander. These 2 are perfectly matched. I also bought the full hose and tool kit which cost another $150 but again worth it. It is silent for in home use, But still has tremendous suction. Yes the bags are expensive but they last for a while as well. Paired with other Festools it is spectacular. Sure you can vacuum with another shop type vac but it blows everywhere and looses suction, often distributing more debris around. This one does not. You can clean up once and leave the job without dusting.
May 31, 2012
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Use of the CT36 without the cloth bag will allow drywall dust to travel directly into the Heppa filter. This is the case if you choose to use the clear plastic debris bag option sold for this machine. The Festool website shows this using a GoPro inside a working vacuum and the dramatic results of the filter being cleaned of caked drywall dust. The website even shows the unit being used without any bag at all!
Here is my question: How can Festool allow fine drywall dust to travel directly into a $60 filter and expect this to function? Hard to believe. Now I own a CT unit now without the auto clean feature, but I'm concerned about investing another $800 into this machine
jim on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Your question would best be answered by the manufacturer.Please contact Festool direct at 1-888-337-8600 for technical assistance.
Are there hose adapters so I can use the CT 36 with a SawStop Industrial saw?
Michael Mauno on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not retail a 4in hose adapter made by Festool at this time


Festool Warranty

Festool offers a 3-year warranty, one of the longest in the industry. This warranty is valid on the pre-condition that the tool is used and operated in compliance with the Festool operating instructions. Festool warrants that the specified tool will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a term of 3 years from the date of purchase.

Conditions of 1 + 2 warranty

You are entitled to a free extended warranty (1 year + 2 years = 3 years) for your Festool power tool. Festool is responsible for all shipping costs during the first year of the warranty. During the second and third year of the warranty the customer is responsible for shipping the tool to Festool. Festool will pay for return shipping to the customer using UPS Ground Service. All warranty service is valid 3 years from the date of original purchase on your receipt or invoice.

Festool makes no other warranty, express or implied, for Festool portable power tools. No agent, representative, distributor, dealer, or employee of Festool has the authority to increase or otherwise change the obligations or limitations of this warranty. The obligations of Festool in its sole discretion under this warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement of any Festool portable power tool that is found to be defective as packaged with the User Manual.

Excluded from the coverage under this warranty are: normal wear and tear; damages caused by misuse, abuse, or neglect; damage caused by anything other than defects in material and workmanship. This warranty does not apply to accessory items such as circular saw blades, drill bits, router bits, jigsaw blades, sanding belts, and grinding wheels. Also excluded are "wearing parts," such as carbon brushes, lamellas of air tools, rubber collars and seals, sanding discs and pads, and batteries.

Festool portable power tools requiring replacement or repair are to be returned to Festool. Call (800) 554-8741 for address details. In no event shall Festool be liable for any consequential or incidental damages for breach of this or any other warranty, express or implied whatsoever. All warranties implied by state law, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby limited to the duration of three years.

Some states in the U.S. do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. With the exception of any warranties implied by state or province law as hereby limited, the foregoing express limited warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, guarantees, agreements, and similar obligations of Festool.

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