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Author Topic: RO 150 plug-it design fault  (Read 12604 times)

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Offline Jdeadwyler

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Re: RO 150 plug-it design fault
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2017, 09:52 PM »
Rolex 150 used moderately. Replaced one plug 1.5 years ago and now have 2 more gone. Per the notice on the website, I will call service and find out what the issue is and how to resolve it. I have, like others,  been diligent to seed the cord correctly and twist it all the way. It is a amazing system but the plug issue is definitely a manufacture issue in my non professional opinion.

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: RO 150 plug-it design fault
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Did you see the post from 2012 about hardwiring a new cord into the Sander?  You lose the Plug-It connection, but are locked into the tool with no pins to work loose on you. After reading this thread, I'm liking my few Festool sanders that are hardwired from the Factory a bit more..... [cool]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline Alex

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Re: RO 150 plug-it design fault
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2017, 09:29 AM »
I agree that the entire design of the plug-it cord has an inherent weakness to it. They should have made all the connectors stronger. But I bet Festool likes it like now, people keep on shelling out money for new cords and connectors, me included.

Some cords or sockets of my tools are broken after hardly a year. Others, like my RO150 are still good after 8 years. It's a bit of a lottery, but if you have more tools, some will certainly fail eventually. The rate is much too high compared to other brands