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Offline creesy

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Festool RO150E
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:13 AM »
Recently picked up one of these sanders from a mate for nothing (wasn't working).  I managed to get it going by fixing a break in one wires in the power cord.

I was thinking about using this sander as an RO polisher to do a couple of cars but I don't know if the backing plate on the machine is suitable for this and also what sponges/pads are compatible.  Ive attached images of the machine and backing plate (The hook and loop pad measures ~145mm in diameter)

Im just wondering if I can put a 150mm cutting sponge on it and polish cars or if I need something else.

Apologies for any terminology that is incorrect in this post :)

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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Festool RO150E
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 05:27 AM »
Get a polishing backing pad and a set of polishing sponges.

Offline creesy

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Re: Festool RO150E
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 05:43 AM »
Get a polishing backing pad and a set of polishing sponges.

thanks but they appear to be for a different model the backing plate on the one I have is held on by a Allen key bolt.

Also I see you are from pretty much the same area as me.  Do you know any where in Melbourne/geelong that stock a lot of bits for Festool tools?

Offline neeleman

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Re: Festool RO150E
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 06:39 AM »
For the older Rotex 150 you need the M8 screw model #496152.
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Festool RO150E
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 06:41 AM »
BTW welcome to the FOG. It would help if you include your location in your profile then you will get responses relative to your area.

You should have no problems getting the correct parts but identifying the part numbers is usually best done on EKAT. I prefer to use the one attached to the Ideal Tools website as the one on the FOG is the US one.

Your sander is under Machining surfaces/Surface preparation/Eccentric sander/RO 150 E - ROTEX and then you have a choice of 8 models all called RO 150 E. Festools websites are not the easiest to use as they really try hard to hide information and as you will find the pads are not listed so you need to get access to a catalogue or find someone who knows.

Shops you could try:-

Alltools 124 Fyans St, South Geelong (best in Geelong)

Total Tools 252 Thompson Road North Geelong

and in Melb Just Tools 180 Clarendon St South Melbourne have a very good range.

If you want info and to purchase by phone or internet then Anthony at Ideal Tools is very knowledgeable and as the prices are fixed pick whichever suits you.