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Offline bwehman

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I mean, aside from form factor preferences...

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 03:14 PM »
Your comfort.  The Rotex is a great sander in my usage but if I don't need the aggressive mode I will skip right over to my ETS for the majority of finish sanding.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 03:27 PM »
I use the RO150 for 60-100 then switch to the ETS from 120 to 220. I find the ETS is a lot easier to “drive”. It never wants to go wobbly as does the RO.
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Offline aloysius

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 04:38 PM »
An ETS EC with the much smaller 3mm of eccentricity will prove much more adept at finishing duties than a Rotex ever could.
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Offline Alex

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 05:08 PM »
^ Rotex will do any finish just fine, ETS will make it a bit easier though.

Offline denovo

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 06:01 PM »
If you do any vertical or overhead sanding then the ETS EC is a lifesaver

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 06:05 PM »
I mean, aside from form factor preferences...

Because of the weight, Rotex is better suited to boards and unassembled projects.  If you’re sanding an assembled project with curves, vertical sanding and angles, you’ll appreciate the ultra-light weight functionally of the ETS-EC or Mirka Deros.

The Rotex shines on rough materials, polishing and material removal during renovation tasks.
 

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 05:56 PM »
I have both a Rotex 150 and an ETS-150/3. As far as I'm concerned, these are "complimentary" tools. I only use the Rotex for heavier work where either the rotary mode or larger orbit is beneficial to a project. It's a two-hand tool and that's not practical for the majority of the sanding I do. The ETS 150/3 does 95% of the work in that respect. But I like both and am glad I have both available.
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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 06:11 PM »
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Re: I own at Rotex 150. Is there any reason to get the ETS EC 150?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12 PM »
I own a RO150. Due to the recon sale I went and got the EC 150 3. I used  it for the first time yesterday. I must say it is nice. For final finishing with high grit paper 220 and up, it does a very nice job. I cant say whether it does  a good enough job thats better than the RO150 can do. But I can say Ill be using the heck out of it for final finishing cleaning up th surface getting rid of the swirl marks etc
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