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New Drywall Sander from Festool – Planex

The Festool Planex is coming to North America and is available March 1, 2012.

It claims to be virtually dust-free drywall sanding when paired with their CT 36 AutoClean Dust Extractor (fancy words for vacuum).

At roughly 8-10 lbs and with adjustable suction power to change the perceived weight of the machine (it can practically hold itself to the wall) should mean it will be easy to control and reduce operator fatigue.

I’m still waiting to hear some specs on the operating noise level.

I hear prices are $1000 for the planex and $750 for the dust extractor. For professionals this could easily be worth the price.

UPDATE: The price was pretty close.

You can find them on amazon here:




Festool Planex


Festool CT 36 AutoClean


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