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Offline Opus

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Vlies abrasives discontinued?
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:59 PM »
I'm a new owner of a Rotex 125 and a DTS 400 with a LOT of steel cleaning to be done in the near future.  I was extremely disappointed to call Festool and hear that the Vlies abrasives are being discontinued, with no immediate replacement.  What should I look for as a replacement? 

Thanks!

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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Vlies abrasives discontinued?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 10:42 PM »
I'm a new owner of a Rotex 125 and a DTS 400 with a LOT of steel cleaning to be done in the near future.  I was extremely disappointed to call Festool and hear that the Vlies abrasives are being discontinued, with no immediate replacement.  What should I look for as a replacement?

@Opus, for what it's worth, Festool has not communicated this to dealers. As far as I'm aware, Vlies has not been discontinued. There's even brand new Vlies hand sanding options coming on 3/1.

@TylerC can confirm one way or the other.
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Re: Vlies abrasives discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 09:59 AM »
Vlies abrasives have not been discontinued. I'm not sure where you heard that, but it's a false alarm.

@Shane Holland is right that we're actually expanding our Vlies options.

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Re: Vlies abrasives discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 09:59 AM »
Thanks for the confirmation, Tyler.
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Offline Opus

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Re: Vlies abrasives discontinued?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 11:59 AM »
I got the information from Festool USA.  I recontacted them and got updated information.

RO 125 Sanders  Vlies    A120   Coarse   5   125 mm Diameter   Round   488107 has been replaced by part # 201131
RO 125 Sanders  Vlies    A280   Fine     5   125 mm Diameter   Round   488108 has been replaced by part # 201132
DTS 400 Sander     Vlies        A120Coarse   10   100 x 150 mm           Delta           489045 has been discontinued.

Of course, the last one is the one I REALLY need.