Festool CT Mini HEPA Vacuum Review

CT MINI HEPA Dust Extractor – 584156

The CT MINI is a Wet/Dry vac with tool-triggered auto start function that runs when connected tool runs and with variable suction force for different applications.

11-1/2 foot anti-static hose is flexible and kink-resistant and stores neatly into the top of the unit

Compact, light weight 19.2 lbs, and portable with recessed center handle and Sys-dock feature to attach Festool Systainers to the top. Integrated foot brake quickly engages to prevent unintentional run-off or movement.


Alex Specht says:

great little vac

Irwin - says:

A festool rep told me not to use my mini with the ks 120 mitre saw as the chips would be too big. Minimum for the ks 120 is the ctl26. Although ive had no issues so far with using both together i will at some stage get a ctl26 for mitre saw and use mini for everything else.

christschool says:

What would be useful to know is when is there a need this unit can’t satisfy?  For those of us with a small shop, space is important.  However, if you buy this, will you outgrow it if you are using certain tools?  Just checked on replacement bags.  $27 per bag!

James alt says:

Can I use all the different sized hoses like I can with my ct26?

One Man Band Woodworks says:

thanks for the review, looking to buy one of these as a more portable machine. I have the Bosch vac090S as the moment but it’s just too big to carry up narrow stairs in homes.
Trying to decide between the Mini and the Midi, which way would you go?

A Concord Carpenter / ToolBoxBuzz says:

Compact, light weight 19.2 lbs, tool-activated and portable – this HEPA vac collects dust at its source and allows me to project a more professional image to my clients!


Sergey Grunskiy says:

Thank you for the most thorough review, Rob!

You mentioned what others didn’t – really tight space for cord and hose storage. I just picked up a CT Midi and thought I was doing it wrong as the hose was sticking up a bit. It’s not me then, it’s by design… I wish they would make it just a tad taller.

Minimal444 says:

Looking at this right now.
DeWalt DWV010 / DWV901 is more powerful, has more suction, bigger airflow, 2 HEPA filters that are cleaned every 30 seconds, 3 times bigger capacity and doesn’t need bags that cost shitload of money.

A Concord Carpenter / ToolBoxBuzz says:

If your planning to use this with a miter saw I’d go bigger

KOYOT says:

You look like you almost make a poo

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