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Offline AlexDSL

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My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« on: October 26, 2015, 01:51 PM »
Hi everyone,

Some days ago I bought a machine that I dreamed of for many years, the Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander.  [smile]







Classic eccentric motion :



Roto-orbit motion (ROTEX) :



And, as test, I sanded a beech pallet board (yes) !    [cool]

Before :


After :


A beautiful pallet piece, right ?   ;)

As usual, I made a lot of photos that are on my (french) blog :

See you,

Alex
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« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 03:12 PM by AlexDSL »

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Offline Jbmccombe

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 03:48 PM »
Enjoy!  I love mine. It is a very versatile machine and I use mine for many tasks.   

Offline festyrob

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 03:57 PM »
love mine just free'd up a spare 1000 pounds to spunk on festool might get an ro90  ;D

Offline Wuffles

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 04:54 PM »
love mine just free'd up a spare 1000 pounds to spunk on festool might get an ro90  ;D

I prefer the ro90 to the ro150, and I like the ro150. So you won't be disappointed with the ro90 fellamelad.
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Offline Kev

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 07:12 PM »
Something people often miss is how good the ROTEX units are as polishers. In forced rotation mode they're an auto detailer's dream!

My only criticism would be the noise - wish they could do something to make them a bit quieter. Hearing protection solves it for me, but everyone else still hears it.

Offline jacko9

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 08:19 PM »
I just finished sanding my Ipe deck rail with my RO90 and now I'm wishing I had the RO150 to do the deck itself!

Jack

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 09:52 PM »
I'm interested in the RO 150, but it looks like a big heavy machine and I wonder if it is tiring to use for several hours at a time. It also appears to be a strictly two handed machine, which also seems like it would be tiring after a while.  Is that the case or am I off base here?

Offline sae

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 09:54 PM »
@Steve-Rice

It is big and heavy, and it is mostly a two handed machine.

That said, only use it on top of flat surfaces and it's really not an issue.

Offline Kev

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 10:53 PM »
I'm interested in the RO 150, but it looks like a big heavy machine and I wonder if it is tiring to use for several hours at a time. It also appears to be a strictly two handed machine, which also seems like it would be tiring after a while.  Is that the case or am I off base here?

It gets easier once you've learnt its behaviour ... as with most power loots of this nature, it takes a while to become "one" with it.

If you're using it at a normal working height and flat you'll find you can go for hours [wink]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2015, 11:15 PM »
I'm interested in the RO 150, but it looks like a big heavy machine and I wonder if it is tiring to use for several hours at a time. It also appears to be a strictly two handed machine, which also seems like it would be tiring after a while.  Is that the case or am I off base here?
It gets easier once you've learnt its behaviour ... as with most power loots of this nature, it takes a while to become "one" with it.

If you're using it at a normal working height and flat you'll find you can go for hours [wink]
@Steve-Rice  @AlexDSL

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« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 11:21 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline jmac80

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 04:24 PM »
Really like the look of the 150 but as i got a ets ec 150 i think i'll get a ro 90  [smile]
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Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 06:57 PM »
I'm going for the RO 125 I'm not that beefy so I've got to scale things down a little. ditto the ETS EC 125. I don't really need them right now I've got the Metabo 425 125mm sander but at some point when the Domino, etc are bought I'll upgrade to the two above mention sanders..
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Offline jjowen

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 09:20 PM »
I'm going for the RO 125 I'm not that beefy so I've got to scale things down a little. ditto the ETS EC 125.

I am with you on the RO 125 over the RO 150. I am a wimp and proud.

I did however go for the ETS EC 150. It meant yet another set of grits, but it is such an easy machine to use that 150mm is not a problem. Great for larger areas.

I have the DTS 400 for corners etc.
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Offline jacko9

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 01:49 PM »
I already have the ETS 150/3, RO90 and ETS 125 and LS130 and my sanding disc collection is getting too large.  I have limited the amount of sanding discs for the 125 because of overall costs and also because it's the second to last least used sander (after the LS130).

If I get another Rotex it will be the RO150 since the ETS 150/3 is my most used sander and it's where I have the largest inventory of discs.

As far as weight (I'll just take more breaks and a short afternoon nap) [wink]

Jack

Offline alisadunk

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2015, 10:50 PM »
Hi , I have a question about this sender. I'm installing a floating floor upstairs and I need to remove 1-2mm of the plywood sheets in some areas. I already have other festools  (like ETS sender) but I didn't have a need to remove this much of material. Will the rotex work, if it does do i need to get a hard pad instead of the one it comes with. Which type of sandpaper would you recommend. My other option is to get Floor Edger from homedepot but if Rotex can handle the job I would prefer to get it as I may use it in other projects and other floor installation upstairs. Thanks in advance.

Offline #Tee

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2015, 11:13 PM »
dam it all these sander threads keeps popping up! i have to get the ets ec for no reason now fml
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Offline SS Teach

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2015, 09:24 PM »
If you haven't already get the hard pad its more than worth it.
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Offline andreasg

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Re: My new Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ sander
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 02:46 AM »
If you haven't already get the hard pad its more than worth it.

For wich sander? And at what kind of jobs does it make the most difference?