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FESTOOL’s CT HEPA Dust Extractors Are EPA RRP Certified


As of October 2011, all CT dust extractors shipping from FESTOOL have been tested and certified as full unit HEPA dust extractors. Learn more in this five-page PDF »

Why is that important? If your current vacuum includes a HEPA filter, but lacks Full Unit HEPA Certification, then you are at risk of being cited for noncompliance with EPA RRP regulations.

FESTOOL has just now completed extensive independent testing, resulting in full-unit HEPA certification for its entire line of CT Dust Extractors. This means that the entire unit is HEPA certified, not just the filter.

FESTOOL has also announced a new monthly sweepstakes. For January, this sweepstakes includes a C15 Cordless Drill Set. Learn more at

Best New Building Products of 2011: Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Quik Drive PRO300S auto-feed screw driving system includes a new decking nose clip, a handy accessory that centers the screw on the deck joist and places each screw the same distance from the edge of the board. This helps to give the deck a clean finished appearance. The Quik Drive PRO300S kit includes the auto-feed attachment, removable nose clip, extension for stand-up driving, as well as a choice of a DeWalt or Makita screwdriver motor. This lightweight tool is incredibly easy to use.

Visit National Lumber’s eShowroom to learn more about Simpson Strong-Tie Products, including adhesives, anchors, fasteners, and fastening tools.

FESTOOL’s Upgraded CT Dust Extractors Available October 1, 2011


FESTOOL recently announced that they have made some improvements to the CT MINI and MIDI models of their dust extractor family. The new units will come standard with a HEPA filter factory installed and the new self-cleaning filter bags that were introduced last year in the CT 26 and CT 36. The best part: the price remains unchanged!

This time last year, FESTOOL announced the introduction of the new CT 26 and CT 36 Dust Extractors. New for October 2011 is the CT 48 Dust Extractor, the largest Dust Extractor in the CT family. All of the new CT models feature HEPA filtration, variable suction control, tool-triggered operation, SysDock tool storage capabilities, an antistatic hose and many other features that you’ve come to expect from FESTOOL’s industry leading dust extractors. For a complete list of features, visit their website.

Festool’s New RO 90 DX Sander

Festool RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander

Festool RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander

Yes, FESTOOL has reinvented the sander. Again.

You may have heard about FESTOOL’s new RO 90 DX Sander that was featured by FESTOOL at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 25th & 26th. The RO 90 DX sander became available on March 1st, and has already received rave reviews from woodworkers and carpenters alike. Several reviews of the RO 90 DX Sander are now available on the FESTOOL website. You can also check out Paul Marcel’s video reviews of this product on his YouTube channel, HalfInchShy.

This product is now in stock at all National Lumber locations. Visit for more information on our full range of FESTOOL tools.

Why You Should Own a Festool Cordless Drill

Festool Power Tools, Cordless Drills

FESTOOL has announced that their brand-new CXS compact cordless drills are launching on June 1, 2011. However, in the meantime, you can check out the C-series and T-series cordless drills available at all FESTOOL dealers, including National Lumber. Learn more at!

Here are the top five reasons why you should own a FESTOOL cordless drill:

If all that wasn’t enough, FESTOOL also has a no-hassle, 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your tool, you can return it for a full refund, less shipping costs. You can also return the tool directly to your local National Lumber store, who can handle the return for you. For more information, check out the National Lumber Pneumatic Tool Division website.

FESTOOL’s New Cleantex Dust Extractors

FESTOOL CT 36 Dust Extractor

FESTOOL CT 36 Dust Extractor

FESTOOL is helping you to keep up with the new EPA Lead Paint regulations with the new Cleantex HEPA dust extractors and vacuum cleaners, available at National Lumber. Learn more about these products at National Lumber’s Festool Cleantex Vacuums and Dust Extractors dealer page.

FESTOOL and Fein HEPA dust extractor and vacuum cleaner products are available at a National Lumber store near you. Visit for locations. You can also visit our eShowroom brochures for Fein vacuums and Festool dust extractors.

A helpful buyer’s guide for these HEPA vacuums is now available in Tools of the Trade Winter 2011 magazine. You can read this informative article here:

Available October 2011: the new CT 48 dust extractor!

National Lumber Pneumatic Tools Division

September is Tool Month

Pneumatic Tool Division Event Photos

Each year, September is Tool Month at National Lumber, with special events at four of our locations – including free lunch. We will have great deals on tools, fasteners, and accessories, with special pricing every Friday in September at every one of our stores!

Our featured brands this year are Hitachi, Festool, Bostitch, Simpson Strong-Tie, Fein, and the HIDfast Decking System. You can click on any of the company names to learn more about each of them on our E-Showroom.

Special Events at 4 Locations
95 Pearson Blvd, Gardner, MA 01440 – Friday, Sept 3
15 Needham St, Newton, MA 02461 – Thursday, Sept 9 and Friday, Sept 10
245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA 02048 – Friday, Sept 17
3356 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 – Friday, Sept 24

You can learn more about this and other events on the National Lumber Events page. For more information, visit National Lumber’s Pneumatic Tools Division on our website or call Charles at 508-339-8020 x1217.

We Have The Power: Whisperwatt Generator for Rent!

Did you know we have a jobsite generator for rent? Rent our Multiquip DCA-70SSJU Whisperwatt Generator. It comes with three 240V (50 Amp) and two 120V (20 Amp) outlets, plus five UVWO Output Terminal Lugs.

For more details and rental pricing, contact Charles Majka at 508-261-6413 x 1217 or email

The Pneumatics Division of National Lumber knows the tools you need to get the job done. We sell power and hand tools, plus fasteners and accessories. We have the services you deserve to keep you productive. In addition to servicing and repairing all makes of pneumatic tools, our mobile pneumatic workshop comes directly to you – keeping you on the job.

See the Pneumatics Division section on the National Lumber website for more information.

National Lumber Pneumatic Division

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