Fein and Festool vacuums?

This is idle curiosity at this point because I just bought a used festool CT22. I was trying to work up the nerve to buy a Fein III when I saw the Festool at a great price.
But for anyone who has seen both... Are they roughly the same power? Festool claim slightly higher CFM, but slightly lower static pressure. The festool seems to be a bit more powerful then my old Hoover GUV, despite the Hover having higher amperage. How about noise? I am very pleased with how quiet the Festool is; can the Fein really be much quieter as claimed? The Festool is way way quieter than the Hoover, eventhough the Hoover is way way quieter than my old old Shopvac.
I have googled, and there isn't anything meaningful out there.
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Try this. JG
http://groups.google.ca/group/rec.woodworking/search?hl=en&group=rec.woodworking&q ώin+festool+vacuum

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You won't go wrong with either Festool or Fein. I bought a CT22 for on- site solid surface seaming, mostly because I got a decent deal on it and it is small. Yet I bought another Fein shortly thereafter, because 'I just like the things'. The Festool doesn't tip over in the truck, the Fein does. The by-pass cooling is something I know works, I have yet to try to over-heat the Festool, but the Fein is always cool, even after a day's work. I also like the bags, the ones which Fein uses, a lot better. Another bonus for me, is that Fein has WAY better representation in Canada than Festool which has none. The Fein also works as a wet-vac.... and with a little futzing, a ShopVac bag will work too, unlike the Festool.
I have also been looking a lot at my buddy's Fein routers... verrry impressive after 6-7 years of hard work...
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Unfortunately I don't have the Festool to compare to, but the Fein is pretty quiet. As another person posted the center of gravity is a bit high so it may be a bit more top heavy than some of the wider, shorter vacs. But it is still a great vacuum. I posted what I like and dislike about it here: http://zo-d.com/stuff/tool-reviews/fein-turbo-iii-shop-vac-review.html
-Jack

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One thing very nice about the Festool CT22, it is easily guided and rolled around on a smooth or rough cement floor with 1 finger.
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Agreed, but I wouldn't use a CT22 as a vacuum hold-down. That is Fein territory.
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I bought the Festool strictly to attach to my Domino's orifice. Does that sound right? ;~)
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