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ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« on: July 03, 2018, 03:40 PM »
Working over the weekend, my ETS125 dropped from table height onto the concrete floor.  I know I can send it into Festool, but it is past warranty, and last time the cost to repair a tool cost as much as the tool new.  When I chose to pass on that repair, I just got the piece back in dismantled parts.  Live & Learn.

So before I buy a new one or send in the old one for repair, I thought I'd ask... where would be a sensible place to start looking for the problem given it fell?  I've opened it up and haven't seen any issues immediately.

Thanks.

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Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 03:56 PM »
Working over the weekend, my ETS125 dropped from table height onto the concrete floor.  I know I can send it into Festool, but it is past warranty, and last time the cost to repair a tool cost as much as the tool new.  When I chose to pass on that repair, I just got the piece back in dismantled parts.  Live & Learn.

So before I buy a new one or send in the old one for repair, I thought I'd ask... where would be a sensible place to start looking for the problem given it fell?  I've opened it up and haven't seen any issues immediately.

Thanks.

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Check the armature for any deflection, damage to any electronic such as becoming loose from mounting position
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Offline Alex

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Re: ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 02:18 AM »
I've repaired many Festool sanders, so I have my way of trouble shooting these things.

But you aren't being very descriptive. It fell, but what exactly is the problem? Doesn't run? Any visual indications on the outside?


Offline koenbro

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Re: ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 09:46 AM »
You have to post photos.


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Re: ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 01:10 AM »
I dropped my RO150 and RO 90 a couple of times and didnt have a issue

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Re: ETS 125 EQ Dropped - now what?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 09:27 AM »
If it landed on the pad it could have bent the pad resulting in it running rough. (out of balance) A new pad would resolve that.
 Other than that as has been said a description of the problem is needed.
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