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Author Topic: RTS400 pad replacement  (Read 1027 times)

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Offline czak

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RTS400 pad replacement
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:35 PM »
I bought a used RTS400 sander (not certain because the label is long gone) several years ago and have no idea how to replace the foam-backed velcro sander pad. This not like my Ryobi which has the velcro/foam pad attached to a plastic plate that screws to the sander. I bought Festool replacement pads but they do not have a plastic backing and there is no adhesive included to glue or instructions or pictures in the manual or online re: how to attach the pad to the unit. I have a plastic frame that the old velcro/foam pad was glued to and I would be shocked to think that festool would design replacement pads to require owners to scrape off glue from a flimsy old pad assembly and glue the new ones to it. Any suggestions other than buy a new sander would be most appreciated :)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 06:39 PM by czak »

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Offline Alex

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Re: RTS400 pad replacement
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 02:01 AM »
What you have there is not a replacement pad but an interface pad meant for a bit of cushioning on curved or delicate surfaces. Quite a bit cheaper than a new pad, but you need the pad first to attach it. You attach the real pad with the 4 black screws.

This is what you need:

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/stickfix-sanding-pad/p/489252/

I honestly don't know what the black grate thingy in your picture is for. Never seen it and my RTS400 doesn't have it.

By the way, I think you have the older model RS400 instead of the RTS400. If the part with the dust port on it is black instead of grey it is the older one.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 09:55 AM by Alex »

Offline czak

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Re: RTS400 pad replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 07:31 AM »
Thanks Alex!

Offline Alex

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Re: RTS400 pad replacement
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Made a little mistake this morning because my morning coffee didn't kick in yet.  [embarassed]

As soon as I got my sanders out for work I realised the RTS400 has the black part, and the older RS400 has the grey, so it's just the other way around and you do have the newer RTS400.

Offline czak

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Re: RTS400 pad replacement
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:14 PM »
Thanks again Alex for your help and model confirmation!