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Festool Sander Guide
« on: March 12, 2017, 01:55 PM »
Here is a link to a well done guide to help choose the right Festool sander.

                http://topcoatreview.com/2017/03/which-festool-sander/

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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 03:31 PM »
Here is a link to a well done guide to help choose the right Festool sander.

                http://topcoatreview.com/2017/03/which-festool-sander/

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Wow, thanks for sharing, Seth.

I am happy to help people figure them out. And there are many users here who also know a great deal about the sanders.

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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 02:44 PM »
Hi Scott,

I really found this to be helpful.  I bought the LS130 last week for a stair refinish project. 

Took me a good thirty minutes to figure out how to change the pads.  Doh !

Thanks for the good work.

Brian
Kapex, TS75, MFT, OF1010, OF1400, DTS400 REQ, Parallel guide rails, 1080, 1400, 3000 guide rail, Domino 500, CT36, ETS 150/3, RS2E, Crown stops, 6 drawer Sortainer, Carvex, Syslite II, Festool safety glasses must start to wear.

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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 07:00 PM »
Hi Scott,

I really found this to be helpful.  I bought the LS130 last week for a stair refinish project. 

Took me a good thirty minutes to figure out how to change the pads.  Doh !

Thanks for the good work.

Brian

Glad to hear it, Brian. Yes, the LS130 IS the stair master!!
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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Excellent. Ill be directing some folks to this.
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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 12:04 AM »
A terrific reference.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 08:21 AM »
Thank you for sharing this guide!

I've recently come back to setting up a workshop (life got in the way the past 12 months), and have just started kitting out with Festool equipment, sanders were on my list to research tonight.

As it happens, this guide opened my eyes to the RTS400, which I believe will actually suit me better than the RTS300 I was looking at - so my heartfelt thanks for a very timely post  [smile]

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 11:40 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am glad to hear that you are finding the information helpful.

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Re: Festool Sander Guide
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 09:05 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am glad to hear that you are finding the information helpful.

Thank you for the guide, it was very enjoyable to read!  I ended up buying a Rotex Ro 125 before I read this guide about two weeks ago (already have an older ETS 150/5 EQ) and I probably would not have purchased it had I read your guide first and gone for something else.  I mainly do woodworking interior like cabinets and furniture.  My 5/50 was a used hand-me-down from my brother who has every festool made x 2 or 3 and so I never really even learned how to purchase a Festool sander.

It bums me out, I love the 125, the idea of it, I won't be doing any exterior sanding, none.  I hope that it works for me but I'll still keep it and just buy another one, the idea of giving it up now bothers me :|  Can't I just pretend it's great for cabinets and furniture?   I guess the 90 would have been a smart one to get, that's next if so!

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 09:08 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am glad to hear that you are finding the information helpful.

Thank you for the guide, it was very enjoyable to read!  I ended up buying a Rotex Ro 125 before I read this guide about two weeks ago (already have an older ETS 150/5 EQ) and I probably would not have purchased it had I read your guide first and gone for something else.  I mainly do woodworking interior like cabinets and furniture.  My 5/50 was a used hand-me-down from my brother who has every festool made x 2 or 3 and so I never really even learned how to purchase a Festool sander.

It bums me out, I love the 125, the idea of it, I won't be doing any exterior sanding, none.  I hope that it works for me but I'll still keep it and just buy another one, the idea of giving it up now bothers me :|  Can't I just pretend it's great for cabinets and furniture?   I guess the 90 would have been a smart one to get, that's next if so!

I love the RO125 as a tool, and it can do a lot for you in the finish realm, albeit bulky and requiring some technique to balance. It will excel on horizontals for you.

I see a DTS400 in your future.