Having trouble with your Festool power tool? Well, we're here to help you. Before posting to the forum, give us a chance to diagnose and resolve your issue. In the U.S. and Canada, call us toll-free at 888-337-8600 on Monday-Friday between 8a-5p EST or contact us via email at service@festoolusa.com. For other countries, please visit http://www.festool.com for contact information for your local Festool service department.

Author Topic: Titan 2 sand paper  (Read 4051 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MTRANGER

  • Posts: 72
Titan 2 sand paper
« on: December 23, 2009, 04:59 PM »
How come the 5" Titan 2 1200 grit sand paper  don't have any holes.
Shane

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Shawn

  • Festool Dealer
  • *
  • Posts: 126
Re: Titan 2 sand paper
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 06:46 PM »
Hello, I believe there are certain sandpapers that when you get to certain grits they become polishing pad like and holes are not needed for smoothing like action.  The Platin2 series papers from 400-4000grit all are foam pads and the small amount of dust created by using them can go trough the foam pads into the vac, but not much dust is really created anyway.  I am not 100% on the Titan ones though as I have not seen the higher grits, most of my customers are wood guys.  Maybe some of the more automaker festoolians (titan users/sellers) can chip in on that. 
Thanks
Shawn
Shawn Ederman
Atlas Machinery Supply Ltd.
233 Queen St. W., Toronto, Canada
www.atlas-machinery.com
416 598 3553

Offline Alex

  • Posts: 5699
Re: Titan 2 sand paper
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 07:00 PM »
Shawn is right about the polishing. When grits go over 1200 there's very little dust made. I think with grits of 1200 and higher the holes might introduce a problem you don't need. Every hole means another edge after all, and edges can trap dirt that can create scratches. When you're in the stage of very fine sanding/polishing, you certainly don't need those scratches. Combine that with the very small amount of dust made the risk might become bigger than the benefit of the holes.
 

Offline Festool USA

  • Festool USA Employee
    FOG Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 8396
    • Festool USA
Re: Titan 2 sand paper
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 10:59 PM »
Sorry, I overlooked this question.  The responses are correct.  Grits that high are considered for polishing.