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Offline Dick Mahany

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Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:05 AM »
I've thought about making dividers for a RO 90 abrasives in a SYS2 such as this one.   However I ran out of material and then saw this one by Tanos which looks like possibly a good alternative.  Has anybody used one for RO 90 abrasives as it looks like it should work well and be versatile?  ( I realize that there is an insert for RO 90 discs that stores them horizontally, however it looks like it is a less than efficient use of space with less capacity)



« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 11:14 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 12:38 PM »
I have the original RO 90 insert in a Systainer and the worst thing about it is the unpiling and repiling of abrasive discs to get the correct ones. Hate it...[mad] [mad] [mad]...I’m going to make my own out of thin ply and form it in the fashion that @Sparktrician did. The same goes for my RO 125 inserts.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 02:46 PM »
I have the original RO 90 insert in a Systainer and the worst thing about it is the unpiling and repiling of abrasive discs to get the correct ones. Hate it...[mad] [mad] [mad]...I’m going to make my own out of thin ply and form it in the fashion that @Sparktrician did. The same goes for my RO 125 inserts.
Your forgot to mention the 150mm size too! I need to get back on it and build a few inserts for abrasives myself. I do like the adjustable versions, but not sure I see a need, other than a way to increase different grits. Hmmm...

For the 125mm one I plan to fit the most common abrasives into the same Systainer as my Pro5 sander. Not sure I will even need a second Systainer dedicated to abrasives as it is a finish sander, not an RO125, so no need for course abrasives.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 02:59 PM »
Your forgot to mention the 150mm size too! I need to get back on it and build a few inserts for abrasives myself. I do like the adjustable versions, but not sure I see a need, other than a way to increase different grits. Hmmm...

The 150mm insert I have is a vertical orientation.  [tongue]

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 03:12 PM »
 I did make some dividers for 5" disks in a Sys2.  The joints on the dividers are a sloppy fit which is an advantage for some abrasives, but I was just hoping to take the lazy way out for the RO90.




Offline coho10

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 07:55 AM »
I put my ro90 in a sys2 combi.  Works pretty well.

Offline coho10

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 07:57 AM »
Here's what I did for my 125mm paper.

Online PeterJJames13

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 07:58 AM »
What a great idea. I may try that one!

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 08:23 AM »
I put my ro90 in a sys2 combi.  Works pretty well.

Nice setup.  Having the abrasives always with the sander is super convenient.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 10:39 AM »
The Combi Systainer's are nice but also expensive. At the time I made this insert for my RO90 they also weren't available yet. Like Cheese I have one of the RO90 Sys-1's for holding abrasives and agree is sucks. So I keep the most used sandpaper with the RO90 in a SYS-3 and have the second abrasive Systainer when needed.

I'd like to do something similar in a single layer with the abrasives on edge for my Pro5, kinda like shown above. We all have our most commonly used abrasives.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 02:02 PM »
The Combi Systainer's are nice but also expensive. At the time I made this insert for my RO90 they also weren't available yet. Like Cheese I have one of the RO90 Sys-1's for holding abrasives and agree is sucks. So I keep the most used sandpaper with the RO90 in a SYS-3 and have the second abrasive Systainer when needed.

I'd like to do something similar in a single layer with the abrasives on edge for my Pro5, kinda like shown above. We all have our most commonly used abrasives.


Another nice setup.  I wish I had your dust port on my RO 90.  What are you using to fab your inserts?  Are you solvent welding them?

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 02:10 PM »
Another nice setup.  I wish I had your dust port on my RO 90.  What are you using to fab your inserts?  Are you solvent welding them?
Yes #4 solvent. Plastic is superior to wood in many ways. ABS would be perfect for these types of projects, but I got these plastic sheets for free. Thinner would be better too. That Systainer is heavy.
https://www.amazon.com/Weld-Acrylic-Adhesive-Applicator-Bottle/dp/B0096TWKCW

I'll probably just use luan for my next insert. Light and cheap.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2018, 07:27 PM »
The Tanos insert arrived today and is just the ticket for the RO 90 abrasives in a Sys-2. It needed minor trimming on the rear because the Festool Systainers have several molded vertical reinforcing webs that the Tanos versions do not.  Now I need to find that label maker [smile]




Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Insert for RO 90 Abrasives?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2018, 08:20 AM »
I have the original RO 90 insert in a Systainer and the worst thing about it is the unpiling and repiling of abrasive discs to get the correct ones. Hate it...[mad] [mad] [mad]...I’m going to make my own out of thin ply and form it in the fashion that @Sparktrician did. The same goes for my RO 125 inserts.

As noted by @Cheese, here are links to my two abrasives Systainers:
     First for the RO 90, then for the RO 125.  I used a Sys2 for the RO 90, and a Sys3 for the RO 125. 

Edit: Corrected link to the RO 125 abrasives Systainer.  (Thanks, @mike_aa).
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 02:01 PM by Sparktrician »
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