Author Topic: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?  (Read 638 times)

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Offline shdesign3

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I use the ETS 125 EQ mostly for fine sanding 150-600 grit.

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 12:10 PM »
If you like your results and don't need the extra power of the EC sander compared to your current ETS, then I would say no.
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Offline bobfog

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Re: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 12:56 PM »
The EC is far far superior in terms of ergonomics, comfort and all round pleasure to use. However, I don't believe your end results will be improved in any tangible way.

So, if you want a better user experience, go for it. If your primary concern is the quality of your end results I believe the difference is negligible, and the money would be better spent on filling some other gap in your tool line up.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 12:58 PM by bobfog »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 01:01 PM »
As bobfog stated...+1

However, it is a much more enjoyable sander to use and seems to remove finish at a much faster rate than the older ETS.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 02:56 PM by Cheese »

Offline antss

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Re: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 04:09 PM »
I'm with Bob on this too. But, I never liked the ETS though.

Some will feel the same about the squatty EC form I suppose too.

So, if you have the means - there's really not much of a downside to trying one out.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Is it worth upgrading to ETS EC 125/3 EQ from ETS 125 EQ?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:00 AM »
Yep, bobfog nailed it.

I never liked the handle setup on the ETS 125, so for me the ETS EC series was a must.
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