Just order this . Have a ets 150 and ro 90 so this should fit in the middle. With this deal I figured I could not go wrong.
Just saw the promotion and trying to make up my mind whether I should add this to my lineup. I have the RO150 and the RO90 already. What can I do with this new sander that my current ones can't? So far the pros I come up with are: shorter stroke, smaller size overall, voucher, low price. The cons that come to mind: not as versatile as those I have already, big outlay for new size consumables, not as powerful. Can someone throw in a few points I have not thought of?--part of me still wants to get this. Thanks
. I CAN answer this as the 5" inch sander is the last of Festool's line of sanders for me to finally buy into. I held off buying any 5"/125mm sander from them since I had multiple 6"/150mm sanders already and all the other versions... Planex, RTS, DTS, DX93 etc.
However, for trim work, refinishing doors and assorted Paint work, there were times I was missing a pad size in between 150mm and 90mm since one was too big and the other too small.
Now with my new version ETS/Pro 5 on order, I get an upgraded sander with more power over the older ETS 125, but the same fine 2mm orbit for Stain Grade work.
The new EC version 5" sander is 3mm, which is finer than 5mm but not a 2mm orbit for final sanding or sanding between coats.
The additional pad protector just adds value for the sander in usage around delicate edges you'd like to avoid slamming into while sanding, say something built-in that's already finished.....