'Cause getting zapped just isn't fun!
Ever touched a plastic hose and received a shock? This results when there is a build-up
of static electricity on the ungrounded hose. While none of us like getting zapped,
antistatic hoses offer real advantages beyond protecting you from the static discharge.
Antistatic hoses prevent the build-up of dust (attracted by the electrical charge
on the hose).
Note that an antistatic hose by itself is not enough. The tool must
be grounded to the hose, the hose to the extractor, and the extractor to the outlet.
Putting an antistatic hose on a tool or vacuum that does not complete the grounding
loop will have no effect. Antistatic capability keeps your clothing, shop, and
customer's space cleaner by reducing the amount of dust transferred should the hose
brush up against carpeting or clothing.
All Festool dust extractors come standard with an antistatic hose.