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Offline leakyroof

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2017, 10:33 AM »
Anyone want to trade their ets ec 125 for my pro5 and an ets ec 150 without the pads?  Lol  [crying] [unsure]
You could easily sell those two and buy the ETS EC 125/3.
  True, esp. since the Pro5 is so hard to get still with Festool trying to catch up to the initial order.  [scratch chin]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

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Offline Holmz

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Anyone want to trade their ets ec 125 for my pro5 and an ets ec 150 without the pads?  Lol  [crying] [unsure]

This makes no sense to me.
If the ETS ETC 150 is 5-mm stroke, and the pro-5 is 2 or 3, do you really believe that you are going to want to switch out the base between course and fine sanding? That will get older than switching out router bits.

The 5-mm is not bad for finish sanding, and the smaller strokes are not good for taking material off quickly.

The only people what want one that does it all are those who do not want to spend the money for more sanders, but you are already invested

Or am I missing a key factor?

Offline AVO

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2017, 03:42 PM »
After reading this post many times my question is related to reply #36 from Cheese that states one of the differences between the 125 and 150 is bearing assembly.  It seams to me that that would be an important difference???

First off... [welcome] to the FOG.

Now to your question, the ETS EC 125 & 150 use different pad mounting geometries, thus the 125 assembly is different than the 150 assembly only because of the different mounting shaft styles, that's the only difference. Check out the photos below and it becomes more obvious.


I have started a new tread about almost the same subject as here. But i think my question belong here instead. I have an old RO150E which has the shaft style without the wings. I can fit the wings-style pad on the RO150E, but the sealing lip ( or is that the brake ? ) is not touching the pad. What will that mean ? Bad dustcollection or ?

I cannot find the old style pads anywhere, and I have two 150 mm sanders and a lot of sandpaper :-/

Online Distinctive Interiors

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2017, 03:55 PM »
Avo, go and have a look on your thread you started. I have put a link up that you may find useful.


Offline Eddy N.

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2017, 08:29 AM »
Hello all of you,
first of all, i am new here and from the Netherlands, so please don't mind my language. I try to be as clear as i can be.

For this topic: when i look at the pictures at Reply #43 and compare the 2 discs (125 and 150 mm) I see that the only difference is/are the 2 cutouts on the 150 disc. Since I want to use the ets ec 150/5 with an 125 mm disc i am wondering if it is possible to cut out these 2 little cutouts of a 125 mm disc myself. Because in that case I will end up with an ets ec 150/5 with 125 and 150 mm pad. And I know that would be the same set up as the Mirka Deros, but to me it looks like the Festool is more dureable than the Mirka Deros.   

Anyone have experience with adjusting the 125 mm pad?

Offline Holmz

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2017, 06:25 PM »
The Festool 150 pad fits on the 125, but not the other way around.
No one has posted such a modification so have at it. Seems conceptually easy enough.

Since you are in Europe and have 230v the DEROS seems to be a good choice.
If you really like the Festool switch over the DEROS paddle then that would make sense too.

Mirka have been making sanders for many decades, so they could be more durable than they "look".