I wish my first post was more promising, but I too have had the problems other have been having. I received my PRO 5 around Christmas and it wast just plain unusable, so I sent it to festool and it was returned to me in a week. Well I have used the sander twice now and it's still terrible to use? What gives? Do I call festool back and send it in again? It's hard for me to believe this is even a festool product, and even more disappointing that even after repair it still runs terrible.
Any advise on next steps would be greatly appreciated. Also note that I do in fact know how to operate it, and how to reduce the vacuum pressure.
People often say that I am negative towards the brand.
So about 10+ years ago Clarkie came through town. He was talking about the 1/2 year in the NZ jail/gaol... The coppers asked him if thought he may be buying stolen goods when he was offered the 1000$ TV for $100?
Clarkies said, "of course, what Dxxkhead sells a $1000 TV for a $100?"
So I see the pro five for $100 and think how can an ETS EC quality sander get sold for 100$ ?
If they are claiming it is a Festool quality sander, then send it back until they send you what you were buying. Right now any of the low quality sanders on the market would out perform it. But it is dressed up with lipstick as a good tool.