Author Topic: DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?  (Read 3036 times)

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Offline minimal

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DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?
« on: May 25, 2007, 12:10 PM »
These two sanders appear (in specs and parts diagram) to be *so* similar. Why can't we
change pads so that we only need one of them, not both?

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Offline NWW_08

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Re: DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 06:46 PM »
Yes. You can buy the additional pad an exchange them. I did that, but still use the rectangular base much more than the delta base...

Offline minimal

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Re: DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 08:09 PM »
Really! It says *specifically* on the website and in the catalog that this cannot be done.

Hmm...

Offline Bob Marino

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Re: DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 08:34 PM »
Really! It says *specifically* on the website and in the catalog that this cannot be done.

Hmm...


 Though it has been done, Festool recommends against it. It is not simply a pad change, but another piece needs to disassembled and reassembled, probabaly easy enough to do, but may affect the counterbalance of the unit.

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Offline minimal

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Re: DS400 / RS400 pad interchangeability?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 10:57 PM »
Well then I'm glad I started the thread here.

Dear Festool: Please forgo the (small) additional sales of the two units and implement the 
engineering necessary to combine them into one. Fine, upcharge 50%. If you can do the Rotex
you can do this in your sleep.

Thanks & Regards!