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Offline willr3

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Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:19 PM »
Hi All,

I now have an RO 90 and a CT 26 after several years of dreaming but I also have the requirement that I repaint the trim and kitchen cabinets before my next Festool. The RO 90 is for the paint and stain removal but I'm lost when it comes to choosing the right grits for the job.

Does anyone still break the 50 and 100 packs into smaller quantities?
I'd like to test out an assortment to see what works before picking up a stack 50 to 100 high :) The stores near me stopped when there wasn't enough demand but hopefully someone knows of an online shop.

While you're hopefully still reading, any recommendation on grits / settings for taking off layers of old paint (mostly oil) over stained wood? I've seen videos of people using Granat 40 and 60 but I'm having a hard time understanding that option. 40 grit in my belt sander and I feel like I'm carving not sanding. Then again, the disk of Granat 80 which came with my RO 90 didn't reach bare wood after several passes so maybe I need to get over my fear of destroying the wife's cabinets.
In either case, looking forward to testing that dust collection :)

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 03:24 PM »
 [welcome] to the FOG.

I thought Bob Marino was offering assortments, but I am not 100% sure, in the mean time here is an online guide that may help you decide which type of paper and grit:

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/bob-marinos-festool-abrasives-guide/c/1322/

Offline willr3

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 04:04 PM »
Thank you (on both the welcome and the link)

I am ordering Granat 40, 60, 80, 120, 220 plus some pads. Woodcrafter recommended the 120 and 220 but if 80 did not take off the paint I am somewhat doubting 120 will. Hopefully it will get here this weekend when my father is here to visit his granddaughter / and criticize my new "designer tool."

Offline jrb9

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 04:12 PM »
ToolNut sells 10 Packs, if that works?

John

Offline willr3

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 04:19 PM »
ToolNut sells 10 Packs, if that works?

John

Thanks John, unfortunately it looks like ToolNut does not think my little old RO 90 is worth the time splitting packs into 10 :) I'm already eyeing the RO 150 for the doors (which I'm sure will be my next task once they no longer match the trim) but by then I hope I know what grits I need.

I have an order in to Bob's and am waiting for their quote for air delivery, after waiting years to buy a Festool waiting a few days for sandpaper feels excessive.

Offline jrb9

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 04:25 PM »

Thanks John, unfortunately it looks like ToolNut does not think my little old RO 90 is worth the time splitting packs into 10 :) I'm already eyeing the RO 150 for the doors (which I'm sure will be my next task once they no longer match the trim) but by then I hope I know what grits I need.

I have an order in to Bob's and am waiting for their quote for air delivery, after waiting years to buy a Festool waiting a few days for sandpaper feels excessive.
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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 04:28 PM »
Thanks John, unfortunately it looks like ToolNut does not think my little old RO 90 is worth the time splitting packs into 10 :)

Just want to say this is not a Tool Nut decision, it's a Festool decision. [wink]

Festool doesn't offer the RO 90 Granat abrasives in smaller pack sizes. Hopefully they will add smaller pack sizes at some point. I think it's a gap that needs to be filled.

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Offline willr3

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Just want to say this is not a Tool Nut decision, it's a Festool decision. [wink]

Hi Shane, I know and hope my flavor of sarcasm came across as joking not insulting. Once I get a feel for this new tool (toy) I am sure the larger packs will be more appropriate.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 05:43 PM »
I've purchased 10-packs for my RO 90 from Uncle Bob.

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/granat-abrasives-d-90/p/497363/

Offline Alex

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 05:51 PM »
I sold my RO90 because of the way Festool makes RO90 abrasives available. Due to Festool's policy, for me, this sander is not economical in use.

Offline DB10

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 07:57 PM »
  It wouldn't kill Festool to make available 10 packs of the round discs for the RO 90 down here we can only buy 50 or 100 packs, some of these 100 packs are $70. We can get 10 packs of the V93 triangle pads in limited grades.
 What's also needed is mixed 10 packs, maybe a couple each in 5 different grades in say Granat and Brilliant to start with this would help enable users to experiment a lot more.

Offline AndrewG

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 08:14 PM »
I would love if Festool abrasives were all sold in packs of 10 or similar. Some of them are available in smaller packs but the majority are only available in 50 or 100 packs. At least here in Australia anyway.

If there was somehow an assortment of abrasives available in different abrasives types and grits I'd buy it in a heartbeat.


Offline DougB

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 08:31 PM »
Search for "assortment" at Festool Nirvana. They have assortments of Granat. I ordered the 150 assortment last month and they seem to be flexible on grits. They were out of one of the grits and gave me options to replace if I didn't want to wait for them to get it in stock.


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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 09:43 PM »
 I'm late to this discussion but  we do offer 10 packs of the abrasives. We currently offer 10 packs for the ROTEX 90 and all the 5" sanders and 6" sanders, as well as a assortment pack of Platin abrasives. By Friday - the latest, we will have 10 packs available for the RTS and DTS 400 sanders  as well as RS2E sander in the Rubin2 and Granat series.

 We do not however offer assortment packs as my assortment recommendation may not be your assortment choice. You can pick and choose the abrasives that meet your needs  rather than a guess on my part as to what's appropriate for you.

 But here's hoping that one day Festool will supply all the  abrasives in 10 packs.
 Until then I have them if you want them.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 08:57 AM »
@willr3
You can also check with your local Woodcraft store. The local one here sells a sample box of 10 each of Granat 80, 120, 180 & 220 grit discs for the RO 90/125/150 sanders.

Offline RustE

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 09:27 AM »
@DougB @gunnyr  Thanks for the lead.  A D125 assortment of Granat in the higher grits would be really nice.  Price looks reasonable as well knowing that the retailer has some labor costs involved.

@Cheese   Any chance the Woodcraft store you mention is located in Ohio?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2017, 09:30 AM »
Any chance the Woodcraft store you mention is located in Ohio?

Sorry...Minneapolis. [sad]

Offline Holmz

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2017, 12:43 PM »
I would love if Festool abrasives were all sold in packs of 10 or similar. Some of them are available in smaller packs but the majority are only available in 50 or 100 packs. At least here in Australia anyway.

If there was somehow an assortment of abrasives available in different abrasives types and grits I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Depending on what you are sanding you may want to consider the Mirka Screens (Abranet and similar)

If not from Amazon or similar , then there is a place in WA that peddles them. (There card is not near me)
https://www.amazon.com/Mirka-9A-241-APRP-6-Inch-Abranet-Assortment/dp/B001BKXW8A
http://www.ppgrefinish.com.au/Products/Consumables/Mirka.aspx
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 12:48 PM by Holmz »

Offline AndrewG

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2017, 03:52 PM »
I would love if Festool abrasives were all sold in packs of 10 or similar. Some of them are available in smaller packs but the majority are only available in 50 or 100 packs. At least here in Australia anyway.

If there was somehow an assortment of abrasives available in different abrasives types and grits I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Depending on what you are sanding you may want to consider the Mirka Screens (Abranet and similar)

If not from Amazon or similar , then there is a place in WA that peddles them. (There card is not near me)
https://www.amazon.com/Mirka-9A-241-APRP-6-Inch-Abranet-Assortment/dp/B001BKXW8A
http://www.ppgrefinish.com.au/Products/Consumables/Mirka.aspx


I'll check them out- thanks.


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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2017, 06:20 PM »
The DTS 400, RTS 400 and RS2E now have 10 packs available in the Granat and Rubin 2 series.  Up and available on my website.
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Offline Mort

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2017, 10:16 AM »
My local dealer breaks open packages so you can buy one at a time. PM me if you want me to fill up an envelope of whatever grit/type/amount you want.
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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2017, 03:58 AM »
Give Aldo a call a Intouch tools. Im sure he will work with ya to get ya what you need.
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Does anyone still break abrasive packs into assortments?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2017, 02:33 PM »
Just saw this in an email I received from from Hartville Tool.

Mike