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Offline Ben63

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1350 on: December 01, 2018, 07:39 AM »
RO125.
I haven't used a Rotex before (in fact, this is the first real premium-quality sander I have owned for myself - rather than just 'used' or borrowed).

When used in non-geared mode as a finish sander, should I, realistically, expect results comparable to an ETS, or similar? (I accept that the stroke sizes are not exactly the same.)

I have the supplemental manual, but are there any other Rotex tips or warnings to be borne in mind?
Try different pads. Hard and soft. I have Mirka pad for abranet. I have destroyed them a lot, so I have also tested many.

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Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1351 on: December 01, 2018, 07:46 AM »
Thanks, Ben.
I planned on getting the hard pad too (don't think I have an immediate need for the very soft one).
Should I use Festool's 'protection pad' if were to use Abranet?

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1352 on: December 01, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Received DTSC 400 and STL 450 from Festool Recon today, hard to believe that they were used  by anyone. 

Online Peter Halle

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1353 on: December 01, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Thanks, Ben.
I planned on getting the hard pad too (don't think I have an immediate need for the very soft one).
Should I use Festool's 'protection pad' if were to use Abranet?

Although I am not Ben, I would use the protection pads.  Hard cheaper than possibly ruining the backing pad.

Peter

Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1354 on: December 01, 2018, 08:59 AM »
Thanks, Peter.
I've only used Abranet before with the rectangular Mirka vac-hand sanding pad, but was quite pleased with it (esp for dusty stuff like filler or odd bits of plaster repair). I assume the Festool mesh line is similar?

Also, do you have any thoughts about my 'expectations question' for finish sanding with the Rotex (principally for birch ply, valchromat and mdf)?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1355 on: December 04, 2018, 01:19 AM »
OF 1400 arrived today!

Matt

Offline Orion Jim

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1356 on: December 04, 2018, 06:43 PM »
My first Festool arrived yesterday. I am the proud owner of an ETS EC 125/3 EQ-PLUS. I know this may make all you fine woodworkers cringe, but it will be used to remove ablative antifouling bottom paint from my sailboat. It is an annual process which takes several days so the use of a fine orbital sander starts to make sense.
My next acquisition will be a CT MIDI dust extractor, but I’ll probably wait for the latest model to find its way into the marketplace before making the investment.

Offline simonh

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1357 on: December 05, 2018, 12:01 PM »
I got a good deal on an MFK700 EQ/B Plus for trimming ABS edgebanding. Amazon UK had 2 available for shipping and was around 40 quid cheaper than anyone else. Added it to my basket and slept on it. By this morning they'd knocked another 5 quid off it. Bought it, and the one remaining immediately jumped in price 46 quid. I think they have some algorithm at work that drops the price when they don't sell something for a while!

Offline fernando2014

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1358 on: December 06, 2018, 01:49 PM »
I received my cordless barrel grip Carvex yesterday! Wow.... also i'm already using it upside down and it is indeed easier to follow a line that way, much better visibility. Although I do have to practice because it's not as easy to keep the cut at a nice 90... gravity does not help from the underside!
Festools owned: Domino DF500, Carvex PSC420EB, Rotex RO 125, ETS 125 Sander, LS Sander

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1359 on: December 07, 2018, 01:01 AM »
Received these 2 beauties yesterday. [big grin]


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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1360 on: December 07, 2018, 10:02 AM »
I received my cordless barrel grip Carvex yesterday! Wow.... also i'm already using it upside down and it is indeed easier to follow a line that way, much better visibility. Although I do have to practice because it's not as easy to keep the cut at a nice 90... gravity does not help from the underside!

Welcome to the forum!  [smile]


Seth

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1361 on: December 07, 2018, 10:37 AM »
Received these 2 beauties yesterday. [big grin]

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@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1362 on: December 07, 2018, 10:44 AM »
@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

Hey Dick, I'm assuming you're talking about the removable hollow bar that's captured by the hinge pins...sorry nada, just open space.

Never knew what that bar was for until now. [smile]

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1363 on: December 07, 2018, 10:53 AM »
@Cheese curious whether the Special Edition Sys 2s have the reinforced bar between the hinges with the slots to hold small parts boxes?  I have noticed that Tanos branded systainers differ from the Festool branded systainers in that regard and am just wondering about these.

Hey Dick, I'm assuming you're talking about the removable hollow bar that's captured by the hinge pins...sorry nada, just open space.

Never knew what that bar was for until now. [smile]

Thanks for the info.  I also wondered why that bar was there until I saw a picture of some parts boxes hung on it.  The boxes also fit into the external label slots in the same fashion as the aux handle or accessory hooks do.

Edit: I have also noted that a few of my systainers have the bar with out slots, just a continuous surface.  Must be different production runs.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 11:04 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1364 on: December 19, 2018, 05:07 PM »
I have not posted here for some time, even though there have been a lot of Festools added to the collection, but today I need to share. :)

I finally got a PD 20/4 corded drill! 8)

Built in 2014 it was a demo unit and I found it at the Festool dealer. New dealer to me, since I just moved here...
After a bit of negotiation they gave me a very good price for the unit (SYS2 and basic parts included).

Main goal was always to get this drill for a drill stand, since I can not see myself getting the space to be able to have big drill press anytime soon.

I am very happy and am still astonished about the machine.
What a sexy tool.

Hopefully this concludes my drill-addiction for now. (PD, PDC, C18, CXS, BHC)
At least until the rumored cordless impact shows up next year. ;)


Offline Euclid

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1365 on: December 20, 2018, 03:47 AM »
I have the similar DR18; I wasn't sure if these machines were still available - and given how rarely (virtually never) they are mentioned around here, I thought I might be the only person to have one!
It's a lovely machine.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1366 on: December 20, 2018, 04:28 AM »
They were discontinued in 2017, I think.

I was surprised to find one at a dealer. :)

Offline Alanbach

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1367 on: January 10, 2019, 06:21 PM »
I received my second order from The Tool Nut today. Some sandpaper and a systainer to go with my new RTS 400 that I recently picked up from Festool Recon. I am really impressed with Tool Nut but probably not for the reasons you would expect. Tool Nut is one of the few companies that I order online from that has a first class shipping department. This stuff came so well packed I couldn’t believe it! I order a decent quantity of tools and supplies online and you might be surprised how much of it arrives damaged or at least in terrible packaging. No sales tax, free shipping and packed so professionally! Thanks @Shane Holland !