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Offline James Biddle

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Which of these sanders would you sell?
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:54 PM »
I’ve got more Festool tools than I need or want to store.  Which of these would you sell? (I just sold my RS2). Most of my sanding is hardwood cabinet parts or veneered panels.
RO 90 DX
RTS 400 REQ
ETS EC 150
RO 150 DX






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Offline ScotF

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 11:05 PM »
Tough call - they all excel at what they are intended to do. If I could only have two off of your list, I would keep the Rotex 150 and the Rotex 90.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 11:08 PM »
what Scot said

Offline Claimdude

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 11:12 PM »
Agree, RO 150 and 90

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Online Cheese

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 11:24 PM »
I’d dump the Rotex and the RTS 400...and then I’d fill in the void with a RS2.  [big grin]

Seriously, if you’re sanding cabinet parts and veneered panels...why would you need a Rotex to remove .060” of material? It’s like taking a belt sander to a table.

The RTS is just a small RS2. I’d repurchase the RS2 and relish in the fact that all the panels you sanded are now indeed flat.

The RO 90 is versatile, though at sometimes a bit cumbersome but still a keeper.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 11:41 PM by Cheese »

Offline duburban

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 11:30 PM »
I'd like to buy a ETS 150/5 if you're selling one
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Offline Master Carpenter

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 12:41 AM »
I'd dump the Ro90 from that list. I honestly can't remember that last time I used mine, I find it too small to be useful. Keeping the two 150mm sanders makes sense as they use the same paper but have different applications.
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Offline McNally Family

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 01:26 AM »
I would suggest looking at your sandpaper usage to determine which platform was the most useful to you in your everyday projects. 
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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 03:15 AM »
Apart from stripping material very fast (which seems unnecessary for your work) the ETS 150 does the same thing the Rotex 150 does and with the same paper, but with less noise and a lower weight. From that viewpoint I'd get rid of the Rotex 150, it should fetch a pretty price too. If you do need to strip those veneered panels and the ETS and RO90 are too slow for you, keep the Rotex and lose the ETS. The others all have specialized use cases that make them worthwhile. I kinda feel the RS2E was worth keeping too but it's something on my list and not something I've used so your judgment probably trumps mine there.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 04:44 AM »
Keep the ones with the same size pads.

Rotex 150 and ETS 150 are keepers.

Offline Alex

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 05:38 AM »
I myself could never get rid of my Rotex 150, but it doesn't really fit into the cabinet making you list as your main jobs.

You could replace the RO90 and RTS400 for a DTS400 and more or less keep the functionality while owning one less sander.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 07:03 AM »
Get rid of the RO150, the ETS EC 150 covers most of what it can do and the RO90. RTS400 is a great little sander.

Offline ScotF

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Fascinating how different everyone's perspective is. I guess that is why it is good to have so many options and shows what is right for one person is not for the next. I enjoy using all of my Festool sanders and appreciate each one for what it does well. The DTS400 is a gem, but I also could not do the work I need to do without the RO90 and I use both Delta heads for both sanders regularly. I use my Rotex 150 regularly for cabinets and I also use my ETS and ETS EC versions. However, if I could only have one Festool sander I might keep the Rotex 125 because it is so smooth and really works for me ergonomically for whatever reason, even though it is smaller than the 150.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 12:18 PM »
what Scot F said, except I dont have a 125 so exchange it for a 150. I went a very long time without a ETS bought on the Recon Sale , glad I did . I used my rotex 150 and 90 for everything. They do a great job in both rotex mode and orbital mode.

Wait til ya got to strip a finish ya botched spraying on a project ya been busting yer hump on building and have to respray. You'll be happy ya got a rotex.

The ETS150/3 I use for final finishing it does a beautiful job esp in the higher grits. I have also found it to do a great job when smoothing out the bumps on a piece after using the undulating head.

I also use the rotex ILO a belt sander.

My DTS 400 is great for refinishing applications. I havent touched on it in this conversation.

You have some tough choices to make. I couldn't get rid of any of my sanders.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 12:21 PM by jobsworth »

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 04:39 PM »
I’ve got more Festool tools than I need or want to store.  Which of these would you sell? (I just sold my RS2). Most of my sanding is hardwood cabinet parts or veneered panels.
RO 90 DX
RTS 400 REQ
ETS EC 150
RO 150 DX

I've got both the ETS EC and the Rotex sanders that you mentioned.  From the perspective of furniture & cabinet making, working with unfinished wood and veneered panels, I'd keep the ETS EC 150 and the RTS 400 (in my case, the DTS).  If I could keep a third, it would be the RO 90.  Why the ETS EC over the Rotex? - the Rotex is harder to handle, easier to tilt and gouge, while the ETS EC just floats over the surface.  If I were doing decks or refinishing, I'd keep the Rotex 150 and give up the ETS EC.

Offline Green Mojo

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 06:41 PM »
I would never get rid of my RO 90.

Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 06:54 PM »
I love/hate mine. Sometimes it's the best tool for the job and it is really powerful but it's balanced so poorly that it's a chore to use. If they'd do an EC weight version of that tool and shift more of the weight to the front I'd be all over that.

Offline SS Teach

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 08:42 PM »
More Festools than you need? How is that possible? I understand lack of storage space. There must be some non-Festools taking up space that your Festools need. You’re barely scraping by with only 4 sanders. How lucky we are to have first world problems.
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Offline vuongnuce

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 08:46 PM »
you could sell 90DX,RTS400 and buy DTS400
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Online Cheese

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 12:01 AM »
You’re barely scraping by with only 4 sanders. How lucky we are to have first world problems.

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Offline ear3

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 08:30 AM »
How about....none of them?
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Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 09:47 AM »
We indeed all have different ideas on this, influenced by how we work. If I had that list to "choose" from and was forced to divest of some of these sanders, I'd likely keep the two 150mm pad tools. Coincidently, those are the only two I actually happen to own and the 150/3 gets 98% of the work with the Rotex 150 getting specific tasks from time to time that are best handled by its more aggressive capability in rotary mode. I don't like using the Rotex for ROS work because it's a two-handed tool.
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Offline James Biddle

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 01:28 PM »
Wow, so many different replies, thank you. 

One of the sanders I'll keep is the RTS 400.  I bought that to use instead of the RO90 on face frames and I have the hand sander with the same size paper.  I'm think it will also serve to replace the RS2E I just sold, just taking longer to sand the same area.

I like the RO90 a lot, except it can be fatiguing when holding it one-handed and moving around face frames.  I do find myself turning to it for this odd sanding jobs, most recently a staircase project.  I still have a bunch of paper for it.

I bought the ETS EC 150 to replace a ETS 150 I sold that was my first Festool sander.  The ETS 150 was really good, but the EC version is that much better.  I still have quite a bit of the older Rubin paper without enough holes left over I want to use up before ordering newer paper.

I bought the RO150 mostly because I liked both the RO90 and the ETS 150 and hoped I'd reach for it more than I do.  I don't use it much but figure I'd really wish I had it when it would be needed.  Also, it will share the paper with the ETS EC 150.

So, if I kept the RTS 400 and the ETS EC 150, which of the RO sanders would you sell?


Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 01:32 PM »
So, if I kept the RTS 400 and the ETS EC 150, which of the RO sanders would you sell?

I'd sell the RO90.
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Online Cheese

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 01:41 PM »
If you need to get into corners, the RO 90 with the finger is awfully handy.

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 05:29 PM »

So, if I kept the RTS 400 and the ETS EC 150, which of the RO sanders would you sell?

The little one for sure...
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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 06:21 PM »
I'd sell the RO 90

Offline rst

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 06:43 PM »
RTS

Online RobBob

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 07:07 PM »
you could sell 90DX,RTS400 and buy DTS400

This makes the most sense to me.  You can use the DTS400 for the same things you would use the RTS400 for and many of the same things the RO90 is used for.

Offline grbmds

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Re: Which of these sanders would you sell?
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 12:45 AM »
Which sander do you use the least?
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